CURRENT AFFAIRS PIB 27th MARCH 2019- PRELIMS 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM PIB(PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU), MARCH 27th, 2019

 

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PIB March 27 2019

LIMA-19

LIMA-19 Current Affairs PIB
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  • Indian Navy to take part in the 15th edition of LIMA-19 (Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition).
  • Indian Navy’s frontline ASW corvette, INS Kadmatt arrived at Langkawi, Malaysia.
  • Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition,LIMA-19 is a seven day event.
  • INS Kadmatt (P 29) is an indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette. The ship is fitted with state of the art weapons, sensors and machinery.
  • Malaysia and India are maritime neighbours.

What is a corvette

  • Corvette is a small warship and it is the smallest class of vessel in sea to be considered a proper warship.
  • Above warship class is the frigate which is bigger than corvette.

 


Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Makalu

Mount Makalu Current Affairs PIB

  • In a first, the Indian Army to take its maiden Mountaineering  Expedition to Mt Makalu (8485m).
  • The objective is of summiting all challenging peaks above 8000M, which will start from Mt Makalu.
  • Mt Makalu is considered the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres.
  • Mt Makalu located in the southeast  of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China.
  • Mt Makalu is considered amongst the most dangerous peaks.
  • To summit the peak one has to go through the freezing temperatures and inclement weather conditions which is considered very challenging.
  • Mt Makalu is an isolated peak & whose shape is like that of a four-sided pyramid.

Top five highest peaks of the world

  1. Mount Everest (8848m), Nepal
  • Also called “Sagarmatha” in Nepali or Chomolungma in Tibetan.
  • It got its name after a survey by the Land  Surveyor General ’Sir George Everest’.
  • Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary was the first one on earth to climb Mount Everest in May 1953.
  1. Mount K2 (8611m), Pakistan China
  • Mt K2 is situated on the border of China and Pakistan.
  • The name K2 stands for the 2nd peak in the Karakoram Range.
  • Mt K2 also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori.
  • Mt K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest.
  1. Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nepal/India
  • Mount Kanchenjunga is located in both parts, Nepal and India.
  • Kanchenjunga is also known as “The Five Treasures of Snows”.
  1. Mount Lhotse (8511m), Nepal
  • Mount Lhotse is connected to Mount Everest.
  • Lhotse is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet.
  • Also known as one of the most deadly mountains in the world.
  1. Mount Makalu (8485m), Nepal
  • Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain on the earth with an elevation of 8485m.
  • Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy were the first people on the earth to climb Mt Makalu.

 


What is Mankad run out in Cricket

# Mankad is a type of dismissal where the bowler runs out the batsman at the non-striker end when the batsman leaves the crease before the bowler throws the ball to the batsman at the strikers end.

# The dismissal is named after the great ex India cricketer Vinoo Mankad who was the first to do this type of dismissal.

# Vinoo Mankad did this in a Test against Australia in 1947.

# Recently this came in news when in the ongoing cricket tournament Indian Premier League where the KXIP captain Ravichandran Ashwin did this typ of dismissal (mankaded).

 

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