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Exercise :: International - Latest Current Affairs

  • International - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Jyske Bank launched the world's first negative interest rate mortgage. It belongs to which country?

A. Russia
B. China
C. Japan
D. Denmark

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Denmark's third-largest bank Jyske Bank launched the world's first negative interest rate mortgage. The bank handling out loans to homeowners where the charge is minus 0.5% a year. It has begun offering borrowers a 10-year deal at -0.5%. Jyske bank borrowers will make a monthly repayment, as usual, The amount still outstanding will be reduced each month by more than the borrower.

2. 

Name the country which won the T20 Physical Disability (PD) World Cricket Series 2019.

A. India
B. England
C. Bangladesh
D. Pakistan

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

India won the T20 Physical Disability (PD) World Cricket Series 2019 after defeating England by 36 runs in the final held at the New Road Stadium in Worcester, England. The tournament was organized by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). 6 teams- India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, England, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe had participated in the tournament. The Indian team had scored 180/7 in the first innings, while England could only score 144/9. The team was coached by former Mumbai coach Sulakshan Kulkarni.

3. 

Fifth BRICS Minister of Environment Meeting held in which country?

A. Singapore
B. Russia
C. Japan
D. Brazil

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Fifth BRICS Minister of Environment Meeting held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is preceded by the 2-day meeting of BRICS Joint Working Group on Environment. The Indian delegation led by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar. Prakash Javadekar stated that India achieved its Nationally Determined Contributions(NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, reduction of energy intensity by 25 %, increment of forest cover by nearly 15,000 sq km Swachh Bharat Mission initiative, Waste Management Rules. The initiatives of BRICS countries and reaffirmed India's support to BRICS cooperation.

4. 

This country contributed $1 million to the United Nations (UN) Development system.

A. India
B. Mexico
C. Indonesia
D. Nigeria

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

India contributed $1 million to reform the United Nations (UN) Development system by contributing to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) for the resident coordinator system. It is a specific fund established mainly to receive, consolidate, manage and account for all contributions and financial transactions in an efficient and transparent way. It is housed within the UN secretariat. SPTF web portal: The web portal displays in real-time all commitments, contributions and expenditures recorded for the fund.

5. 

Which country's Women cricket team has made history by posting the highest T20 Internationals score made by a team?

A. Bangladesh
B. Netherland
C. Australia
D. Ireland

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Ireland women's cricket team made two records in the 2019 Netherlands Women's Quadrangular series against the Netherlands held at Sportpark Het Schootsveld cricket ground in Deventer, Netherlands from August 8-14, 2019. It made history by posting the highest T20Internationals score made by a team. They scored 213-4 from 20 overs. Other records: It is also the second highest T20I team score for Ireland(men or women) and 7th highest team score in T20I history.Irish Opener Gaby Lewis made her second ever T20I half-century with a total score of 71 runs from 41balls marking her highest T20I score.