August 02, 2019



#1 Who clinched the Formula One German Grand Prix 2019?

Red Bull’s driver Max Verstappen clinched the rain-hit German Grand Prix 2019 at Hockenheim. He secured his 2nd win of the season and 7th of his career. He held himself calm and composed in a race littered with crashes and safety cars. Four-time former champion Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claimed the 2nd spot after starting from the rear of the grind. Russian Daniil Kvyat achieved the third spot for Toro Rosso followed by Canadian Lance Stroll in fourth for Racing Point.

#2 Shawala Teja Singh temple, which is in news recently, is located in which country?

Pakistan has opened a 1,000-year-old Hindu temple in eastern city Sialkot for worship for the first time since partition on the demand of the local Hindu community. The step was taken on the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Shawala Teja Singh Temple in Dhaarowal was built by Sardar Teja Singh and closed during partition. The Hindus of Sialkot stopped visiting the temple after a mob damaged it in 1992 while protesting the demolition of the Babri Masjid in India

#3 The researchers of which institute have discovered a new species of vine snake from the Western Ghats that dates back 26 million years?

The researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru have discovered a new vine snake species called Proahaetulla antiqua in Western Ghats . This is an ancient species which is endemic to southern Western Ghats. This is thought to have evolved around 26 million years ago during the mid-Oligocene period. Vine snakes get their names due to their slender bodies and vine-like appearances. These new vine snakes are named after the Latin words ‘antiqua’, meaning ‘old or ancient’. The common name suggested for these individuals is ‘keeled vine snake’.

#4 According to the 2018 Tiger Census report, which state has recorded highest number of tigers? (

On the occasion of 2019 International Tiger Day (ITD), Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the results of the 4th cycle of All India Tiger Estimation report 2018 in New Delhi. The count of tigers in India has risen to 2967 in 2018. The rise in tiger numbers was in conformity with the average annual growth rate of tigers since 2006. According to the Tiger census, Madhya Pradesh saw the highest number of tigers at 526, closely followed by Karnataka t 524 with Uttarakhand at 442.

#5 Jerlin Anika, who won gold at the 2019 World Deaf Youth Badminton Championships, is from which state?

Tamil Nadu girl Jerlin Anika has won gold at the 2019 World Deaf Youth Badminton Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. She has also bagged two silver and one bronze medal in the championship in the Under-18 category. She is just 15 years old and a student of class 10 in a government school in Madurai.

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