Current Affairs Questions/Answers
01. Who has been appointed the Joint Secretary to the President?
Answer- Ajay Bhadoo
02. When was Chandrayaan-1 launched?
Answer- ISRO launched Chandrayaan-1 on 22 October 2008 from Sriharikota.
03. Which city to host DefExpo 2020?
Answer- Lucknow will host the 11th biennial edition DefExpo 2020 from February 5 to 8, 2020.
- Main theme- “India: the emerging defence manufacturing hub”.
04. Who has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy in July 2019?
Answer- S. Sowmya
05. Who won the Indonesia Open 2019?
Answer- Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi defeated India’s P. V. Sindhu by 21-15, 21-16.
06. Which two countries will carry out the military exercise “Hand in Hand”?
Answer- India and China will will carry out the exercise in December 2019 at Umroi, Meghalaya.
Read More- Important Current Affairs 19 July 2019
Hima Das wins again, Grabs 5th gold
Indian sprinter Hima Das won fifth gold of the month. She won the 400m competition with a season-best time of 52.09 seconds in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. She is fondly called the ‘Dhing Express‘.
Shiva Thapa First Indian boxer to win gold at President’s Cup
Shiva Thapa became India’s first gold-medalist at the President’s Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the 63 kg category finals in Astana, Kazakhstan. He was to fight Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the summit clash.
Knowledge Booster- PM of Kazakhstan: Askar Mamin
Capital of Kazakhstan: Nur-Sultan
Currency of Kazakhstan: Kazakhstani Tenge
LJP MP Ram Chandra Paswan passes away
Lok Janshakti Party MP from Bihar’s Samastipur Ram Chandra Paswan passed away. He was the younger brother of Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.
Ram Chandra Paswan was a four-time MP and was first elected in 1999.
Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Malik clinches Mr South Asia title
Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik has clinched Mr. South Asia title. He has crowned the overall champion at 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu.
Knowledge Booster- PM of Nepal: K P Sharma Oli
Capital of Nepal: Kathmandu
President of Nepal: Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Currency of Nepal: Nepalese rupee.
Chandrayaa-2 launched by ISRO
India launched its 2nd moon mission from Sriharikota. It was launched by GSLV MkIII-M1 Vehicle.
Knowledge Booster- ISRO Director- K. Sivan
Chandrayaan-1 was launched in October 22, 2018
Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh inagaurates Ujh and Basantar bridges in Jammu & Kashmir
Ujh Bridge in Kathua district and Basantar Bridge (617.40 m) in Samba district are the two bridges inaugurated. The 1 km Ujh Bridge is the longest bridge so far constructed by Border Roads Orgaisation.