Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 February 2019
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Geneva Convention, National Science Day and Indian Railways among others.
28 February 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Geneva Convention, National Science Day and Indian Railways among others.
1. How many countries have ratified the Geneva Convention?
2. Which state is going to get a new Railway zone?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Tamil Nadu
3. The second edition of Indian Sign Language Dictionary comprises how many words?
a) 5000 words
b) 7000 words
c) 10000 words
d) 6000 words
4. Which player was honoured with Asian Hockey Federation’s Player of the Year award?
a) Harmanpreet Singh
b) Birendra Lakra
c) Akashdeep Singh
d) Manpreet Singh
5. Who is currently the highest-ranked Indian singles tennis player?
a) Prajnesh Gunneswaran
b) Yuki Bhambri
c) Ramkumar Ramanathan
d) Rohan Bopanna
6. When the National Science Day is observed every year?
a) February 25
b) February 26
c) February 27
d) February 28
7. Indian Railways on February 27, 2019 launched a new facility for rail passengers to view which information online?
a) Train Charts
b) Vacant Berths
c) Both (a) & (b)
d) None of the above
8. Which Ministry on February 27, 2019 launched the ‘Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills’ (SHREYAS) for providing industry apprenticeship opportunities to fresh graduates of 2019?
a) Ministry of Human Resources Development
b) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
c) Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises
d) Ministry of Youth Affairs
9. Which state recently declared Monkeys a Vermin species for next one year?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Himachal Pradesh
10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 in which field?
a) Science & Technology
c) Education & Skill Development
1. (c) 196
The Geneva Conventions are a set of international treaties agreed to between 1864 and 1949 that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in case of war. The conventions were ratified, in whole or with reservations, by 196 countries across the world.
2. (a) Andhra Pradesh
Southern Coast Railway will be a new zone of the Indian Railways. This new 18th railway zone of the country will be headquartered at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The new zone will comprise the existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions that currently fall under the South Central Railway.
3. (d) 6000 words
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot on February 27, 2019 launched the 2nd Edition of Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary in New Delhi. The dictionary includes six thousand words under the categories of academic, legal, medical, technical and everyday terms.
4. (d) Manpreet Singh
The Asian Hockey Federation has honoured Indian skipper Manpreet Singh with the 2018 Player of the Year award. Women team's striker Lalremsiami has bagged the Rising Player of The Year prize. Manpreet had led the Indian team to an unbeaten streak at the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat where the team was declared joint winners with Pakistan.
5. (a) Prajnesh Gunneswaran
In Tennis, India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved his career-best ranking, rising three places to 94th in the latest list. Ramkumar Ramanathan dropped nine spots to 137, while Yuki Bhambri further slipped to 171. In doubles rankings, Rohan Bopanna remained at 38th and Divij Sharan at 39th, while Leander Paes jumped two spots to 73rd.
6. (d) February 28
The National Science Day 2019 was observed across India on February 28, 2019 to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (CV Raman). The theme of National Science Day 2019 was "Science for the People and the People for Science."
7. (c) Both (a) & (b)
Union Minister of Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal on February 27, 2019 launched a new facility for Public Viewing of Train Charts and Vacant Berths to enhance travel experience and bring greater transparency for Indian Railway passengers. With this, rail passengers can view the information about reservation chart and vacant berths through IRCTC website.
8. (a) Ministry of Human Resources Development
The Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Prakash Javadekar on February 27, 2019 launched the ‘Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills’ (SHREYAS) for providing industry apprenticeship opportunities to fresh graduates of 2019.
9. (b) Himachal Pradesh
The Himachal Pradesh Government recently declared monkeys as a Vermin species for next one year for eleven districts and 91 tehsils and sub-tehsils due to monkey menace in the state and the damage being caused by them to crops.
10. (a) Science & Technology
On the occasion of National Science Day 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 to the awardees. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.