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  • February 9, 2019 Current Affairs - Daily Current Affairs
1. 

Who won the EGAT Cup International Weightlifting,that held in Thailand?

A. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
B. Karnam Malleswari
C. Punam Yadav
D. Vandna Gupta

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The 24 year old World champion Manipuri weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up gold at EGAT Cup in Chiang Mai city, Thailand. Mirabai Chanu has won 48 kg category Gold with effort of 192 kg in the silver level Olympic qualifying event for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

2. 

What is the name of the new white dwarf galaxy that was found by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope?

A. 90377 Sedna
B. NGC 6752
C. 9048 Orcus
D. Triton

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study white dwarf stars within the globular cluster NGC 6752.

3. 

RBI imposed Rs.1 crore penalty to this bank under Section 47 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

A. Canara Bank
B. Indian Bank
C. State Bank of India
D. Union Bank of India

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a fine of Rs.1 crore penalty State Bank of India (SBI). This penalty was levied as the lender violated the RBI norms. RBI levied the penalty in the exercise of powers conferred under Section 47 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 as SBI was not monitoring the end use of funds in respect of one of its borrowers.

4. 

Who was appointed as the Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs?

A. Navin Verma
B. Sanjay Kothari
C. Sailesh
D. Tarun Shridhar

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Shri Sailesh, IAS, Assam-Meghalaya Cadre,took charge as the Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs. He will also hold the post of Secretary, Department of Official Language as an additional charge.