Current Affairs Quiz: March 10, 2021

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  1. ‘Maitri Setu’ inaugurated between India and Bangladesh by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been built over which river?
    A) Muhuri
    B) Gomati
    C) Juri
    D) Feni
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh along with other infrastructural projects in Tripura.
    ‘Maitri Setu’, which spans 1.9 kilometres joining Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh, has been built over the Feni river which flows between the Indian boundary in Tripura and Bangladesh.
  2. With the support of which country will a centre of excellence for the dairy sector be set up in Rajasthan?
    A) Singapore
    B) Denmark
    C) Netherlands
    D) Germany
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    A centre of excellence for the dairy sector will be set up in Rajasthan in collaboration with Denmark. Denmark Ambassador Freddy Svane discussed the idea at a meeting with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
  3. Where did the Border Roads Orgnisation (BRO) construct a 200-ft bailey bridge in 26 days to re-establish connectivity with Niti border?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Bihar
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Border Roads Orgnisation (BRO) constructed a 200-ft bailey bridge in 26 days at deluge-affected Chamoli area in Uttarakhand to re-establish connectivity with Niti border.
  4. Which state has become the first in the country to have a separate Mission Shakti department that would exclusively work for around 70 lakh rural women associated with nearly six lakh women self-help groups?
    A) Odisha
    B) West Bengal
    C) Tripura
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Odisha government has cleared a proposal for a separate Mission Shakti department that would exclusively work for around 70 lakh rural women associated with nearly six lakh women self-help groups (SHGs) created under the Mission Shakti movement.
    Odisha will be the first state to have an exclusive department for the SHGs.
  5. Where is the first Forest Healing centre of India inaugurated?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttarakhand
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    First Forest Healing centre of the country was inaugurated at Ranikhet in Kalika, Uttarakhand.
  6. Where is India’s first ‘Transgender Community Desk’ been opened?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Goa
    D) Kerala
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    In what is claimed to be the first-of-its-kind gender inclusive community policing initiative in the country, Cyberabad police inaugurated a ‘Transgender Community Desk’ at Gachibowli police station of Telangana.
  7. Where are the two new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) been launched in March 2021?
    A) Karnataka and Punjab
    B) Punjab and Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh and Goa
    D) Tamil Nadu and Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has launched two new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in Karnataka and Punjab.
    The new KVs are opened in Sadalaga, Belagavi, Karnataka and KV IIT Ropar, Punjab.
  8. According to an index of 158 countries in UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2021, India overperformed by how many ranking positions?
    A) 55
    B) 61
    C) 65
    D) 57
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India is the biggest “overperformer” in frontier technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) to name a few, according to a new country-readiness index released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
    According to an index of 158 countries in UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2021, India actual index ranking was 43, while the estimated one based on per capita income was 108. Hence, India had overperformed by 65 ranking positions. It was followed by the Philippines, which overperformed by 57 ranking positions.
    The United States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom were best prepared for frontier technologies.
  9. Which of the following has launched a report titled “COVID-19: A threat to progress against child marriage” according to which at least 10 million more girls are at a risk of being forced into marriage due to COVID-19?
    A) United Nations (UN)
    B) UNESCO
    C) WHO
    D) UNICEF
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    At least 10 million more girls are at a risk of being forced into marriage due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new analysis by United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) – the report titled COVID-19: A threat to progress against child marriage.
  10. The certificate of registration of which company as a sub-broker has been cancelled by the Markets regulator Sebi?
    A) Sahara India Financial Corporation
    B) Angel Broking Franchise
    C) ICICI Direct Franchise
    D) Peerless Group
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Markets regulator Sebi cancelled the certificate of registration of Sahara India Financial Corporation Ltd as a sub-broker citing its failure to fulfill the “fit and proper” criteria.
  11. National Skill Development Corporation has collaborated with which of the following to promote digital enablement and financial inclusion in the country?
    A) WePay
    B) FulPay
    C) SahiPay
    D) MePay
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    With a vision to promote nano-entrepreneurship amongst youth in the financial services sector, National Skill Development Corporation announced its collaboration with SahiPay — an Android based integrated platform developed by Manipal Business solutions (MBS) to promote digital enablement and financial inclusion in the country.
  12. Which bank has launched mentoring programme called ‘SmartUp Unnati’ to support women entrepreneurs?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    To support women entrepreneurs, HDFC Bank announced the launch of mentoring programme ‘SmartUp Unnati’.
  13. NS Lakshminarayana Bhatta who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Poet
    B) Actor
    C) Filmmaker
    D) Dancer
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Noted Kannada poet, critic and translator NS Lakshminarayana Bhatta died in Bengaluru. He was 84-years old and was suffering with age related ailments.
  14. Anshuman Singh who passed away was the former Governor of which state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Rajasthan Governor Anshuman Singh passed away at the age of 86 due to some health ailments.
  15. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s biography was translated from English to which language which was released recently?
    A) Urdu
    B) Bengali
    C) Marathi
    D) Assamese
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A biography of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, which has been translated by Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from English to Assamese, was released recently.
    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal released the book titled “Amit Shah aru Agragami BJP”
  16. Recently, the autobiography of Freedom fighter Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, fondly known as Bacha Khan or Badshah Khan, was translated into English titled “The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle” by whom?
    A) Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
    B) Imitiaz Ahmad Sahibzada
    C) Iskander Mirza
    D) Chaudhry Fazal Ellahi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    First published in Pashto in 1983, the autobiography of freedom fighter Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, fondly known as Bacha Khan or Badshah Khan, is now out in English, announced publishing house Roli Books.
    The book, titled “The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle”, is translated by former Pakistani civil servant and author Imitiaz Ahmad Sahibzada.
  17. Which bank appointed economist Ashok Gulati as additional independent director on its board for a term of five years?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank appointed agricultural economist Ashok Gulati as additional independent director on its board for a term of five years, effective 6th March, 2021, subject to the approval of the Members of the Bank.
  18. Which company launched a new web platform ‘Women Will’ to support 1 million rural women in India to become entrepreneurs?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Facebook
    C) Amazon
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Marking the importance of “International Women’s Day”, Google India kick-started a new web platform ‘Women Will’ to empower Indian women.
    This platform will provide its support to 1 million rural women in India to become entrepreneurs.
  19. According to Delhi’s Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi’s economy is estimated to suffer a contraction of what per cent in the gross state domestic product (GSDP) in the current financial year?
    A) 5.9%
    B) 6.1%
    C) 5.6%
    D) 4.9%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Delhi economy is estimated to suffer a contraction of 5.6 per cent in the gross state domestic product (GSDP) in the current financial year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Lt Governor Anil Baijal said.

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