Current Affairs Quiz: March 10, 2018

Current Affairs 10 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. Name the President of France who was on a visit to India for strengthening the bilateral relation?
    A) Edouard Philippe
    B) Gerard Larcher
    C) Emmanuel Macron
    D) François de Rugy
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived for a four-day-visit (March 9 to 12) to India, on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The visit of President Macron is aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic, political and strategic dimension of our engagement.
  2. The Swachh Shakti 2018 was held in which city on the occasion of International Women’s Day?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) New Delhi
    C) Indore
    D) Lucknow
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in association with Uttar Pradesh Government had organized Swachh Shakti 2018, a Women’s Convention on occasion of International Women’s Day in  Lucknow. This year, Uttar Pradesh had hosted Swachh Shakti 2018, being largest state in country (in terms of population) with massive rural populace.
  3. The book titled Fulfilling Bapu’s Dreams – Prime Minister Modi’s Tribute to Gandhiji was launched recently. The book is written and published by ____________
    A) Cambridge University Press India
    B) Bluekraft Digital Foundation
    C) Foundation Publishing House
    D) National Book Trust of India
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, received the first copy of the book ‘Fulfilling Bapu’s Dreams – Prime Minister Modi’s Tribute to Gandhiji’ from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  4. Recently, Madhya Pradesh became the first Indian state to pass death penalty bill for rape of girls aged 12 or below. Which is the second state to do the same?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Haryana
    C) Karnataka
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Rajasthan assembly unanimously passed a bill that will see rapists of girls 12 years or below being hanged till death. Rajasthan has become second state after Madhya Pradesh to pass such a bill. Now the bill will be sent to the Centre and will need the assent of the President to become a law.
  5. As per the recent government data, the total NPA of all the banks in India was calculated to be about Rs __________ lakh crore in December 2018
    A) Rs 6. 09 lakh crore
    B) Rs 8.41 lakh crore
    C) Rs 9.21 lakh crore
    D) Rs 7.66 lakh crore
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The government announced that the gross non-performing assets (NPAs) of all the banks in the country amounted to Rs 8,40,958 crore in December, led by industry loans followed by services and agriculture sectors. The highest amount of gross NPAs was for country’s largest lender SBI at Rs 2,01,560 crore.
  6. Pyare Lal Wadali passed away recently. He was a renowned ____________
    A) Director
    B) Actor
    C) Singer
    D) Politician
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Pyare Lal Wadali, the younger brother of Sufi singer Puran Chand Wadali of the Wadali brothers, died of cardiac arrest. The Wadali brothers some years ago had taken the country by storm by their hit album featuring Sufi songs such as ‘Tu mane ya na mane dildara, aasan te tenu rab manya’.
  7. Which among the following Union Territory has become the first UT of India to be 100% solar power efficient?
    A) Diu
    B) Lakshadweep
    C) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    D) Chandigarh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Diu has become the first Union Territory in India to run 100 percent on solar power generated energy. Diu has managed to generate surplus solar power for its residents, reducing their electricity costs, in a span of just three years.
  8. Who has been appointed as the first Indian brand ambassador of Uber?
    A) Salman Khan
    B) Shahrukh Khan
    C) Akshay Kumar
    D) Virat Kohli
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Popular ridesharing app Uber announced the appointment of Indian skipper Virat Kohli as its first brand ambassador in India, thus embarking on a first-of-its-kind initiative across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
  9. Name the railway station of Bengaluru which became an all-women-run railway stations of the city on the occasion of International Women’s Day?
    A) Yesvantpur
    B) Banaswadi
    C) Karmelaram
    D) Channasandra
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    From March 8 (on the occasion of International Women’s Day), Banaswadi railway station in Bengaluru, Karnataka will be run entirely by women. Apart from this, other all-women-run railway stations are located in Matunga in Mumbai, Gandhinagar in Jaipur, Chandragiri in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district and Ajni in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  10. The Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh scheme was launched by which state on March 8 for single women above 50?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Haryana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    On International Women’s day on 8th March, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched ‘Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh’ scheme. Under this scheme, the women who aren’t married and are above the age of 50 will be given pension.
  11. Who among the following has become the first women to be inducted as the India’s first direct-entry combat officer in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police?
    A) Nusrat
    B) Bhavya
    C) Prakriti
    D) Sukruti
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    In another first for women, 25-year-old Prakriti has been inducted as the first direct-entry combat officer in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. The ITBP is the last of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to induct women officers in combat roles after the government first allowed it to enrol them in 2016.
  12. The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on which among the following small finance bank for selling products without prior approval?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    C) AU Small Finance Bank
    D) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Equitas Small Finance Bank for failing to comply with a licensing condition of obtaining prior approval from the central bank for certain actions. The company was selling mutual fund, pension and insurance products without taking approval from the regulator.
  13. When is the World Kidney Day observed?
    A) March 8
    B) March 9
    C) March 7
    D) March 10
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    World Kidney Day, which is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness on the importance of kidneys, was celebrated on March 8 this year. Ever since its inception in 2006, it has been observed on the second Thursday of March with a special theme for the year.
  14. In a first of its kind initiative, which among the following train has been installed with sanitary pad dispensing machine on March 8?
    A) Duronto Express
    B) Rajdhani Express
    C) Shatabdi Express
    D) Tejas Express
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, for the first time in the country a sanitary pad dispensing machine was installed in a coach of Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.
  15. How much amount of Penalty has been imposed by RBI on Airtel Payments Bank for non-compliance of guidelines related to KYC norms?
    A) Rs 3 crore
    B) Rs 2 crore
    C) Rs 6 crore
    D) Rs 5 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank has imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on Airtel Payments Bank for violating operating guidelines and Know Your Customer (KYC) norms.
  16. What was the theme of the World Kidney Day 2018?
    A) Kidney Disease & Children: Act early to prevent it
    B) Kidney Disease & Obesity
    C) Kidneys and Women’s Health
    D) Chronic Kidney Disease and Ageing
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The theme of  World Kidney Day 2018 is “Kidneys and Women’s Health”.

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