Current Affairs Quiz: March 01, 2021

Current Affairs 1 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. When was World Pangolin Day 2021 observed?
    A) 20 February 2021
    B) 24 February 2021
    C) 22 February 2021
    D) 27 February 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the “Third Saturday of February” every year to raise awareness about these unique mammals and speed up conservation efforts.
    In 2021, the annual World Pangolin Day is being celebrated on 20 February 2021.
  2. Who is author of the book titled ‘Bride of the Forest: the Untold Story of Yayati’s Daughter’?
    A) Shrishti Das
    B) Namita Munjal
    C) Madhavi S Mahadevan
    D) Kriti Upadhyay
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhavi S Mahadevan’s latest #novel ‘Bride of the Forest: the Untold Story of Yayati’s Daughter’ traces feminist lineage by telling the lesser known story of a delicately poised figure in Mahabharata, Yayati’s daughter.
  3. Who is the author of the book titled “India: A Scamster Born Every Minute”?
    A) Romila Thapar
    B) Snigdha Poonam
    C) Madhuri Vijay
    D) Anita Desai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Award-winning journalist and author Snigdha Poonam’s book titled “India: A Scamster Born Every Minute”, will be released under Penguin’s Viking imprint in 2022, the publishing house.
  4. Who is the writer of the book “Bare Necessities: How to Live a Zero Waste Life”, along with sustainability consultant Tim De Ridder?
    A) Kunal Kapoor
    B) Anita Dongre
    C) Sahar Mansoor
    D) Saurabh Munjal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A “one-stop guide” on how to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle in India, “Bare Necessities: How to Live a Zero Waste Life”, published by Penguin, is written by environmentalist Sahar Mansoor and sustainability consultant Tim De Ridder.
  5. Whom of the following announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket?
    A) Pragyan Ojha
    B) Ashok Dinda
    C) Abhimanyu Mithun
    D) R. Vinay Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former India cricketer and Karnataka captain R. Vinay Kumar announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket.
  6. HDFC Bank and which another bank is going to pick 9.99% stake each in Ferbine Private Limited?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) IDFC First Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank to pick up 9.99% stake each in Ferbine
  7. Mohamed Bazoum has been elected as the new president of which nation?
    A) Burkina Faso
    B) Benin
    C) Cameroon
    D) Niger
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Niger’s President-elect Mohamed Bazoum has ruled out a power-sharing deal with the opposition and blamed it for bringing children from rural areas for post-election protests.
  8. Supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova who became a United Nations goodwill ambassador hails from which country?
    A) Canada
    B) Russia
    C) France
    D) UK
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova became a United Nations goodwill ambassador, pledging to promote the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls and tackle stigmas surrounding their bodies.
  9. Levi’s® has announced whom as its global brand ambassador?
    A) Anushka Sharma
    B) Kareena Kapoor
    C) Deepika Padukone
    D) Sonam Ahuja
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Levi’s® is proud to announce a strategic partnership with internationally acclaimed actor and global fashion and youth icon, Deepika Padukone.
  10. Sharad Goklani has been appointed as the President & CTO of which bank?
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) Jana Small Finance Bank
    C) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    D) AU Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sharad Goklani has been appointed as President & CTO at AU Small Finance Bank.
  11. Matam Venkata Rao has been appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of which public sector bank?
    A) Central Bank of India
    B) Indian Overseas Bank
    C) Bank of India
    D) Canara Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Centre has appointed Matam Venkata Rao as Managing Director & CEO of Central Bank of India for a period of three years.
  12. Common Service Centres is going to be integrated with which portal to facilitate rural consumers for Consumer grievance redressal?
    A) INGRAM
    B) E-Daakhil
    C) e-Abhijoga
    D) Airsewa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    E-Daakhil portal for Consumer grievance redressal is now operational in 15 States and Union Territories. Common Service Centres is to be integrated with e-daakhil portal to facilitate rural consumers.
  13. India’s warship Pralaya participated in two naval defence exhibitions NAVDEX 21 and IDEX 21 at which place?
    A) Abu Dhabi
    B) Dhaka
    C) Male
    D) Bali
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has sent Pralaya warship to Abu Dhabi to participate in two naval defence exhibitions NAVDEX 21 and IDEX 21, in reflection of its gradual expansion of military cooperation with the United Arab Emirates.
  14. Who is the member of the committee formed by IRDAI to review its information and security guidelines due to exponential increase in cyber-attacks across the globe in the wake of Covid-19?
    A) Shubhankar Das
    B) Vimal Gupta
    C) D. Janakiram
    D) Sudarshan Desai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Insurance sector regulator Irdai said it has formed a committee to review its information and security guidelines due to exponential increase in cyber-attacks across the globe in the wake of Covid-19.
    The 14 member committee is to be headed by Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) Chairman Janakiram.
  15. Which has become the India’s first commercial music streaming service to have UPI AutoPay option integrated with its app?
    A) Hungama
    B) Spotify
    C) Gaana
    D) JioSaavn
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced that UPI AutoPay has now gone live on Gaana. Its integration with UPI AutoPay has made Gaana the first player in the Media and Entertainment industry to rollout the innovative e-mandate feature on UPI.
  16. Which bank has tied up with JPMorgan to use the US bank’s blockchain technology to speed up overseas transactions?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India has tied up with JPMorgan to use the US bank’s blockchain technology to speed up overseas transactions.
  17. Indian automotive and rail parts maker Omega Seiki is going to invest 100 crore rupees to set up an electric vehicles manufacturing plant in which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Maldives
    C) Indonesia
    D) Thailand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian automotive and rail parts maker Omega Seiki announced plans to invest 100 crore rupees to set up a plant near Dhaka to manufacture electric vehicles.
  18. Social Alpha has partnered with which of the following to set up the Swavalamban Divyangjan Assistive Tech Market Access (ATMA) fund?
    A) RBI
    B) SEBI
    C) SIDBI
    D) NABARD
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Social Alpha and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) have partnered up to set up the Swavalamban Divyangjan Assistive Tech Market Access (ATMA) fund, an inclusion fund offering financial grants to Social Alpha-incubated startups working in the Assistive Technology sector.
  19. Which state government approved a scheme titled ‘EBC Nestham’, under which it would grant Rs 15,000 each to economically-backward women among dominant castes?
    A) Telangana
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Kerala
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh government approved a scheme titled ‘EBC Nestham’, under which it would grant Rs 15,000 each to economically-backward women among dominant castes.
  20. By 2023, which Indian city will have the India’s first undersea tunnel, part of the city’s Rs 12,000 crore Coastal Road project?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Panaji
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    By 2023, Mumbai will be home to India’s first undersea tunnel, part of the city’s Rs 12,000 crore Coastal Road project. The Coastal Road project is an under construction 22.2-kilometre freeway that would run along Mumbai’s western coastline connecting Marine Lines in the south to Kandivali in the north.

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