3-13 September 2019 Current Affairs

Indus Valley Civilisation | Indigenous metro coach | Ram Jethmalani | US Open 2019 | Robert Mugabe |

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 12:16 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) Fresh light was thrown on the Indus Valley Civilisation as study of DNA from skeletal remains excavated from a Harappan cemetery has confirmed that Indus Valley settlers had distinct lineage. This important study was conducted at which Harappan site in India? – Rakhigarhi (The DNA study carried out at on skeletal remains found in Haryana’s Rakhigarhi has concluded that the theory of the Harappans having Steppe pastoral or ancient Iranian farmer ancestry is incorrect. It has also negated the hypothesis about mass migration during Harappan times from outside South Asia. The study was conducted by Prof. Vasant Shinde, Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune)

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2) What is the name of the Chief Justice of Madras High Court who resigned after she was shifted to the Meghalaya High Court during September 2019? - Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani (Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani, the Chief Justice of Madras High Court resigned on 7 September 2019 after the Supreme Court Collegium declined her request for reconsideration of transfer to Meghalaya High Court. Madras High Court is one of the most prestigious High Courts of India with wide jurisdiction area while Meghalaya High Court is one of the smallest High Courts of the country)

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3) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 September 2019 inaugurated the first coach for Mumbai Metro which has been manufactured under the 'Make in India' programme. This coach has been built by which entity? – Bharat Earth Movers Limited (Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) has built the first indigenous metro coach under ‘Make in India’ initiative at its Bengaluru facility in record time of 75 days. This metro coach was commissioned in the Mumbai Metro by PM Modi on 6 September 2019)

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4) Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani, who passed away on 8 September 2019, had held two Union minister portfolios during which Prime Minister’s regime? – Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Ram Jethmalani was the Union Law Minister and the Urban Development Minister during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government. Later he was ousted from BJP and fought against Atal Bihari Vajpayee from Lucknow. He passed away at the age of 95 on 8 September 2019)

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5) Whom Rafael Nadal defeated to win the men’s singles title of US Open of 2019 on 8 September 2019? - Daniil Medvedev (Rafael Nadal (Spain) defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia by 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 and 6-4 in a thrilling final to claim his fourth U.S. Open crown on 8 September 2019. With this win he moved within one Grand Slam title of matching his great rival Roger Federer's all-time record)

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6) Who won her maiden tennis Grand Slam title by winning the women’s singles title of 2019 US Open on 7 September 2019? - Bianca Andreescu (Bianca Andreescu has become the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title as she defeated 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the US Open final by 6-3, 7-5 on 7 September 2019. With her maiden Grand Slam title win she also became the first teenager to win a Grand Slam title in 13 years)

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7) Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe passed away on 6 September 2019 at the age of 95. One of the largest serving head of state he served as his country during which years? – From 1987 to 2017 (Robert Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987. He later became country’s President in 1987 and continued till he was ousted from power in a military coup in 2017. But his years in power were characterised by financial collapse, violent intimidation and vicious power struggle)

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