World Red Cross Day (also known as Red Crescent Day) is observed every year on May 8. It is a gentle nod to all the volunteers who have made an unparalleled contribution to people in need. The 2019 theme chosen by them is, ‘Love’.
India along with which country agreed to jointly produce film on the life of Mujibur Rahman?
India and Bangladesh agreed to jointly produce the film based on the life and works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and documentary of Bangladesh Liberation War 1971. The delegation from Bangladesh side led by Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Adviser to Prime Minister of Bangladesh met Amit Khare, Secretary of Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
Indian student Trio won _______ prize in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Championship.
The ‘Team Caeli’ from India comprising of three Indian students namely Bharat Sundal, Aakash Bhadana and Vasu Kaushik emerged as First Runner-up (second position) in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Championship final held in Seattle, US.
Which country has been re-elected as an Observer to Arctic Council?
At 11th Arctic Council ministerial meeting held at Rovaniemi in Finland, India was re-elected as an observer to intergovernmental forum Arctic Council. India promised its commitment towards contributing more to Arctic Council.
How many medals are won by Indian boxers at 36th Feliks Stamm International Boxing?
Indian boxers finished with six medals, including two gold at the Feliks Stamm International Boxing Tournament in Warsaw, Poland. Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik bagged one gold each.
Which organization announces two new award categories to promote womens football globally?
None of these
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) introduced two new award categories, off Women’s goalkeeper of the year and a women’s team of the year, to promote women’s football across the globe. These additions means and both men and women will be up for receiving accolades in the same categories at the FIFA Best ceremony 2019 in Milan.
Which Assembly Passes Act to allow shops & businesses remain open 24X7?
Tamil Nadu Assembly
‘Gujarat Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2019’ passed by Gujarat Assembly which came into force from May 1, 2019. The Act will allow the shops and other businesses in the state to operate 24×7.
Which ministry held ‘Chintan Baithak’ with stakeholders of Renewable Energy Sector?
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) held a ‘Chintan Baithak’ with the stakeholders of the Renewable Energy sector. The ‘Baithak’ (meet) was chaired by Secretary, MNRE, Anand Kumar and saw good participation from Renewable Energy (RE) sector including the representatives of major RE developers, equipment manufacturers, financers, regulators, think-tanks, industry bodies and skill developers.
Who Sets Guinness World Records On Longest Dancing Marathon?
None of these
A 18-year-old Nepali girl, Bandana danced continuously for 126 hours to set a Guinness World Records on ‘Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual’, a feat previously held by an Indian. Bandana beat the record set by Kalamandalam Hemlatha, who danced continuously for 123 hours and 15 minutes in 2011.
Who won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019?
None of these
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas beat his English teammate Lewis Hamilton by 1.5 seconds to win Azerbaijan Grand Prix. With this, Mercedes became the first team to win the opening four races of an F1 season with one-two finishes.