100 Important Current Affairs Questions For AFCAT 2019

Candidates who are preparing for the AFCAT 2019 written exam can check out the latest current affairs questions for the examination. These questions will be helpful for your written exam preparation along with the SSB interview preparations. These current affair questions are selected from the past few months which are likely to come in upcoming competitive exams. You might face around 5-7 questions from current affairs section in AFCAT 2019.

AFCAT EXAM PATTERN:

SECTIONQUESTIONSMARKSTIME
General Awareness2575 
Verbal Ability in English2575 
Numerical Ability18542 hours
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test3296 

If you look at the exam pattern general awareness has 25 questions and it nearly consists of 75 marks. It is suggested that you read the news and make notes every day to keep an upper hand in GK and Current Affairs Section.

100 Important Current Affairs Questions For AFCAT 2019

  • V. K. Yadav has been appointed as the new Railway Board Chairman.
  • Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan took over as the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court, which came into existence on the first day of 2019.
  • State-owned Allahabad Bank has tied up with SBI Life Insurance to sell the policies of the insurer from over 3,200 branches.
  • The third edition of women’s national boxing championships started in Vijayanagara, Karnataka.
  • Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched Ujjwala Sanitary Napkins initiative in Bhubaneswar.
  • The government has infused 10,882 crore rupees in four public sector banks, including UCO Bank and Syndicate Bank. It is a part of 28,615 crore rupees capital infusion to be done in about half a dozen public sector lenders
  • South Africa assumed the seat as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council
  • Life Insurance Corporation of India MD Hemant Bhargava has been given the additional charge of the chairman.
  • Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s President.
  • A 12-year-old Indian-origin student Dhruv Manoj from Singapore has bagged two gold medals at the World Memory Championships held in Hong Kong.
  • Saurabh Kumar took over as Director-General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and chairman, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in Kolkata.
  • Union Home Ministry has approved the Uttar Pradesh government proposal to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj.
  • Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar took charge as the acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  • According to the UNICEF, India welcomed as many as 69,944 babies on New Year’s Day, the highest in the world.
  • Padam Shree awardee cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who is credited with shaping the early career of Sachin Tendulkar, died. He was 87.
  • Justice A K Sikri has been nominated as the Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
  • A Chinese lunar rover ‘Chang’e-4’ landed on the far side of the moon, becoming the world’s first spacecraft to touch down on the moon’s uncharted side never visible from Earth.
  • The United States and Israel officially quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • The Union government approved the merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda (BoB).
  • In Arunachal Pradesh, East Siang District has achieved 100 percent electrification under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana- Saubhagya Scheme.
  • National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of 100 crore rupees on Meghalaya Government for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state.
  • Andhra Pradesh government bagged the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) award for speedy execution of Polavaram multipurpose project on the Godavari River.
  • Indian American Varun Rai has been appointed as the director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas.
  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has announced his resignation from his post. Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank CEO, will assume the role of interim President effective February
  • Nepal Army Chief General Purna Chandra Thapa will be conferred with the honorary rank of ‘General of Indian Army’ by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has appointed Su Tseng-chang as the Prime Minister of the country.
  • Sheikh Hasina sworn-in as the Bangladesh Prime Minister for the fourth term. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office to Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai pens a new book, titled ‘We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World,’ charting her experiences traveling the world and visiting refugee camps.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award in New Delhi.
  • T C A Anant assumed charge as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has launched the ‘One Family One Job’ scheme
  • India Women ODI captain Mithali Raj has become the first woman cricketer to feature in 200 ODIs, achieving the feat in the third ODI against New Zealand. The 36-year-old, who made her ODI debut on June 25, 1999, has played 200 of India Women’s 263 ODIs. With 6,622 runs, she is the highest run-scorer in women’s ODI cricket.
  • India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider Arianespace’s rocket from French Guiana
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a total penalty of Rs 2.2 crore on private sector lender Axis Bank in two separate cases. A penalty of Rs 2 crore has also been imposed on UCO Bank and Rs 1 crore on Syndicate Bank for violation of norms
  • US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has named Salil Gupte as its India’s head, effective March 18. Gupte succeeds Prat Kumar, who was appointed a vice president and program manager of Boeing’s F-15 fighter aircraft program in November last year
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) said Prafulla P Chhajed has been elected as its president for the 2019-20 year. Atul Kumar Gupta has been elected as vice-president for 2019-20, the ICAI said in a release
  • Former Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India for the second time
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman Sushil Chandra has been appointed as an Election Commissioner.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off India’s first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, that will ply between Delhi and Varanasi.
  • India has announced that it had decided to withdraw the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status granted to Pakistan.
  • India has raised the basic customs duty to 200 percent on all goods imported from Pakistan.
  • Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal has become the first woman flight engineer.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind launched Digital Kisan Platform in the Fourth Agri Leadership Summit, at Gannaur in Sonipat, Haryana.
  • The Union Cabinet approved setting up of a new AIIMS at Manethi in Rewari District, Haryana at a cost of Rs 1,299 crore.
  • Software firm Adobe has partnered with Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) to collaborate on enhancing digital literacy and creativity skills across all Atal Tinkering Labs in the country.
  • Ravneet Gill took charge as MD and CEO of Yes Bank.
  • Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command.
  • Air Marshal R D Mathur assumed charge of the Eastern Air Command of the Indian Air Force.
  • Former Indian captain Anil Kumble has been re-appointed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee.
  • Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be the first recipient of the ‘Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar’ instituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Digambar Jain Mahasamiti.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the 2019-2020 as the year of construction technology.
  • CISF set a Guinness world record in ‘single line bicycle parade’
  • Narendra Nath Sinha has been appointed as the Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • A 116-year-old Japanese woman Kane Tanaka has been honored as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records.
  • Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has been awarded the ‘Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018’ for his contribution to economic development.
  • First BRICS Sherpa meeting was concluded at Curitiba in Brazil.
  • The Indian Army began a 10-day military exercise “Africa-India Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX)” with armed forces of 17 African nations at Aundh in Maharashtra, reflecting the growing strategic ties between India and the Africa continent.
  • Air Marshal NJS Dhillon took charge as the new Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which looks after a nuclear arsenal of the country
  • Goods and Services Tax collections in March 2019 has been reached to ₹ 1,06,577 crore, the highest in the history of the tax in India
  • Saurav Ghosal has become the first Indian male squash player to enter the top 10 in the latest PSA (Professional Squash Association) world rankings.
  • Reliance Jio Digital Services Ltd. has acquired artificial intelligence firm Haptik for Rs 700 crore
  • BSNL has received a license from the Department of Telecommunications to provide Internet and mobile services on flights
  • Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has been inducted into the International Hall of Fame at the US Army’s Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth
  • Virat Kohli became the highest run scorer in the Indian League after completing 8,000 runs in the T20 format of the cricket
  • Keshav Murugesh has been appointed as the Chairman of Nasscom for 2019- 20.
  • Indian Navy and CSIR signed an MOU to undertake joint research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy.
  • World Health Day is observed every year on 7 April.
  • Two Indian naval ships — INS ‘Kolkata’ and ‘Shakti’ — would take part in the Chinese Navy’s 70th anniversary of celebrations
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with “Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle” the highest civilian award of Russia for his contribution on bilateral ties
  • President Donald Trump has announced that Tiger Woods will be awarded the country’s highest civilian honor “Presidential Medal of Freedom” after his Master’s victory.
  • Civil services day is celebrated on April 21, 2019
  • India has been ranked at 19 out of 28 countries in Index of Cancer Preparedness (ICP) released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
  • According to India Ratings and Research, India’s GDP growth is expected to be at 7.3 percent for 2019-20 fiscal due to below normal monsoon prediction and loss of momentum in industrial output
  • Benjamin Netanyahu sworn-in as Prime Minister of Israel
  • Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will take over as the Vice Chief of Indian Air Force.
  • Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria assumed charge as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, succeeding Air Marshal Anil Khosla
  • Former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the first nonBritish president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
  • Defence Ministry approved the Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire 10 Kamov-31 choppers from Russia at a cost of around Rs 3,600 crore
  • INS Ranjit, the Indian Navy’s frontline missile destroyer, decommissioned at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam after having served for 36 years.
  • Software services major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reclaimed the status of the country’s most valued firm by market valuation, surpassing Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most successful wicket-keeper in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Cabinet approved a proposal to extend the benefit of Rs 6,000 per year under the PMKISAN scheme to all farmers in the country.
  • According to a FICCI survey, India’s GDP growth rate is projected to 7.1 percent for the financial year 2019-20.
  • Six Indian-origin students have won the prestigious 2019 Scripps National Spelling
  • Telangana celebrated the fifth Formation Day on 2nd June
  • ICC has entered into content partnerships with Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
  • Former president Pratibha Patil was conferred with the ”Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca” (Order of the Aztec Eagle) highest civilian award of Mexico
  • South Africa’s Imran Tahir Becomes Second South African Spinner to Play 100 One Day Internationals.
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India Rajiv Mehrishi has been elected as external auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO) for four years from 2020 to 2023.
  • Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh has become the first woman fighter pilot to fly a Hawk jet aircraft
  • India ranked 95th out of 129 countries in a new index that measures global gender equality looking at aspects such as poverty, health, education, literacy, political representation and equality at the workplace. The Sustainable Development Goals Gender Index has been developed by UK-based Equal Measures 2030.
  • Current Policy Rates are- v Repo Rate- 5.75% v Reverse Repo Rate- 5.50% v Bank Rate- 6.00% v Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) – 6.00% v Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai and NASDAQ president Adena Friedman have been chosen for the prestigious Global Leadership Awards 2019.
  • FIFA has appointed Qatar as the host of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019 and 2020.
  • A major exercise, Kharga Prahar, was jointly conducted by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) in Punjab
  • The Indian Air Force has signed a Rs 300 crore deal with an Israeli defence firm to procure a batch of SPICE 2000 guided bombs.
  • Team India’s Champion All-rounder Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket
  • India cricket captain Virat Kohli has once again become the sole Indian in the Forbes 2019 list of world’s highest-paid athletes. However, Kohli is last on the list of top-100 athletes, headed by Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi.
  • P K Mishra has been re-appointed as Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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