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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 April 2019

30 April 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 the topics like Labour Day 2019, Japan’s new imperial era and Indonesia to relocate its capital among others.

Apr 30, 2019 17:30 IST
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30 April 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 the topics like Labour Day 2019, Japan’s new imperial era and Indonesia to relocate its capital among others.

1. When the Labour Day is observed in India every year?
a) 1st May
b) 25th August
c) 11th October
d) 2nd November
 
2. Indonesia recently announced to relocate its capital. What is the Capital of Indonesia?
a) Denpasar Bali
b) Jakarta
c) Ubud
d) Surabaya

3. What is the name of Japan’s new imperial era that will begin on May 1, 2019?
a) Showa
b) Taisho
c) Reiwa
d) Heisei

4. RBI recently announced to issue Rs 20 banknotes of greenish-yellow colour. The new Rs 20 banknotes will bear which heritage site?
a) Elephanta Caves
b) Badami Caves
c) Bhimbetka Caves
d) Ellora Caves

5. Which city hosted run to vote mini-marathon on April 28, 2019?
a) Leh
b) Gangtok
c) Darjeeling
d) Srinagar

6. Who was named 2019 FWA footballer of the year?
a) Virgil Van Dijk
b) Lionel Messi
c) Raheem Sterling
d) Cristiano Ronaldo

7. Which city hosted the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' conclave?
a) Tashkent
b) Wuhan
c) Hangzhou
d) Bishkek

8. Which rule under the ‘Conduct of Elections Rules’ lists out a six-month jail term and a Rs 1000 fine for falsely reporting malfunctioning of EVMs and VVPATs?
a) Rule 49MA
b) Rule 51GCA
c) Rule 37PB
d) Rule 24TR

ANSWERS

1. (a) 1 May
The Labour Day was observed across the world on May 1, 2019. The day is also known as International Worker's Day and May Day. The day is celebrated by the working classes and is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists and communists.

2. (b) Jakarta
Indonesia on April 29, 2019 announced its plans to move its capital away from Jakarta. President Joko Widodo’s government plans to establish a new Capital out of the crowded Java Island to ensure more equitable development of the country amid environmental concerns and overcrowding issues.

3. (c) Reiwa
Japanese Emperor of ‘Heisei’ era, Akihito began his abdication rituals on April 30, 2019 at a Shinto shrine, marking the end of his reign with hope for a new era. Japan on April 1, 2019 declared ‘Reiwa’ as the name of its new imperial era that will begin on May 1, 2019.

4. (d) Ellora Caves
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue Rs  20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Shaktikanta Das, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. The new Rs  20 banknote has motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Greenish Yellow.

5. (a) Leh
A mini-marathon titled 'run to vote' was conducted on April 28, 2019 in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region which is going to polls in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 6. The main objective of the marathon was to promote voter awareness and educate the target population about EVM and VVPAT.

6. (c) Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling has been named the 2019 footballer of the year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA). The Manchester City and England forward topped the poll of the 400-strong FWA membership as a clear winner, with 62 percent of the votes. It was more than 100 votes ahead of Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.

7. (d) Bishkek
The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' conclave was held at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan on April 29, 2019. India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended the conclave and held bilateral meetings with her Chinese and Russian counterparts and Chief of General Staff of Kyrgyz Armed Forces. Key bilateral defence issues, including defence co-operation, were discussed. India became a full member of the SCO in 2017.

8. (a) Rule 49MA
The Supreme Court on April 29, 2019 sought a response from the Election Commission on a plea seeking abolition of a provision in election rules that provides for prosecution of an elector if a complaint alleging malfunctioning of EVMs and VVPATs turns out to be false. A three-judge bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi took note of the plea, which alleged that Rule 49MA of 'The Conduct of Elections Rules' was unconstitutional as it criminalises reporting of malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails.

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