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  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

What is the new name given the faraway ice world 'Ultima Thule'?

A. Canis
B. Magellanic
C. Arrokoth
D. Maffei

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Ultima Thule, the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, has been renamed Arrokoth, or "sky" in the Native American Powhatan language, following a backlash over the previous name's Nazi connotations.

2. 

Which regional group releases the "Brown to Green Report"?

A. G20
B. ASEAN
C. G7
D. OPEC

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Brown to Green Report is the world's most comprehensive annual review of G20 climate action. The report draws on the latest emissions data from 2017 and covers 80 indicators on decarbonisation, climate policies, finance and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.

3. 

What is the theme of the 11th BRICS summit?

A. Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions
B. Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future
C. Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution
D. Economic Growth for an Innovative Future

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

11th BRICS Summit will convene in Brasilia, Brazil. The 2019 Brazilian Presidency focuses on the theme, 'BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future'.

4. 

Which rank was secured by India at the newly released Women, Peace, and Security Index?

A. 133
B. 134
C. 123
D. 101

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

India ranks 133rd among 167 countries in 2019 Women, Peace, and Security Index. The index was compiled by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security and National Geographic. Norway, Switzerland and Finland are the top 3 ranked countries. Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen are the bottom 3 ranked countries.

5. 

Which smart watch company has been bought by Google?

A. ASUSTeK Computer
B. Polar Electro
C. Fitbit
D. Pebble Time

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Google has bought Fitbit, a company that makes fitness bands and smart watches. The company has paid $2.1 billion for the smart watch maker.