Current Affairs Quiz: March 11, 2021

Current Affairs 11 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Indian Railway integrated all its railway helplines into which single number which is Rail Madad Helpline for quick grievance redressal and enquiry during the journey?
    A) 139
    B) 141
    C) 189
    D) 196
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Railway has integrated all railway helplines into single number 139 which is Rail Madad Helpline for quick grievance redressal and enquiry during the journey. As the new helpline number 139 will take over all the existing helpline numbers, it will be easy for the passengers to remember this number and connect with Railways for all their needs during the travel.
  2. Super-75 scholarship scheme is launched in which state/UT on International Women’s Day to support the education of meritorious girls from poor families?
    A) Kerala
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    On International Women’s Day, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced the launch of Super-75 scholarship scheme to support the education of meritorious girls from poor families, so that they can excel in streams like medicine, engineering, ITI (Industrial training institutes) and humanity and contribute to nation-building.
  3. NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar), a joint collaboration capable of producing extremely high-resolution images is targeted to launch in which year?
    A) 2024
    B) 2023
    C) 2021
    D) 2022
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    ISRO has completed development of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capable of producing extremely high-resolution images for a joint earth observation satellite mission with the US space agency NASA. NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) is a joint collaboration for a dual-frequency L and S-band SAR for earth observation.
    NISAR will be the first satellite mission to use two different radar frequencies (L-band and S-band) to measure changes in our planet’s surface less than a centimeter across.
    The mission is targeted to launch in early 2022 from ISRO’s Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district, about 100 kms north of Chennai.
  4. What is the rank of India among the 40 countries in Asia-Pacific in the latest Economic Freedom Index published by a US-based think tank?
    A) 39th
    B) 26th
    C) 34th
    D) 19th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A US-based think tank published the latest Economic Freedom Index, ranking Singapore on top for the second consecutive year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Singapore scored the most points among the 184 countries that were covered for the study.
    India has been ranked 121st freest in the 2021 index, scoring 56.5 points. India has been ranked 26th among the 40 countries in Asia-Pacific and is ranked under the category of ‘mostly unfree’.
  5. Which bank has launched women-centric ‘Essence’ services that will offer preferentially-priced loans and healthcare benefits, among other services?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Yes Bank announced the launch of women-centric ‘Yes Essence’ services that will offer preferentially-priced loans and healthcare benefits, among other services. It has been launched on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
  6. As per Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, banks sanctioned loans worth how much amount to about 92 lakh accounts under the Rs 3-lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme for the MSME sector?
    A) Rs 2.18 lakh crore
    B) Rs 3.38 lakh crore
    C) Rs 3.92 lakh crore
    D) Rs 2.46 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Banks have sanctioned loans worth Rs 2.46 lakh crore to about 92 lakh accounts under the Rs 3-lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme for the MSME sector, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur announced.
  7. According to Delhi Economic Survey 2020-21, the economy of Delhi is estimated to contract by what percent in the current financial year?
    A) 3.92%
    B) 4.34%
    C) 4.87%
    D) 3.34%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The economy of Delhi is estimated to contract by 3.92 per cent in the current financial year, according to Delhi Economic Survey 2020-21.
  8. The aquaculture tech company Aquaconnect has partnered with which bank to pave the way for access to formal credit for 1.6 million aquaculture farmers?
    A) Indian Overseas Bank
    B) Central Bank of India
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The aquaculture tech company Aquaconnect has partnered with Bank of Baroda to pave the way for access to formal credit for 1.6 million aquaculture farmers.
  9. Which state regained its spot as the largest state in terms of microfinance loan outstanding?
    A) Bihar
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    West Bengal has regained its spot as the largest state in terms of microfinance loan outstanding, replacing Tamil Nadu while Bihar remained in the third position.
  10. As per Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) interim economic outlook, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is going to rebound to what percent in FY22?
    A) 12.6%
    B) 10.0%
    C) 10.9%
    D) 11.5%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) interim economic outlook has pegged India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to rebound to 12.6% in FY22, which will be the fastest in the world, followed by China at 7.8% growth.
  11. As per Crisil, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is going to rebound to what percent in FY22?
    A) 11.3%
    B) 12.0%
    C) 11.0%
    D) 10.6%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s GDP growth is expected to rebound to 11% in FY’22 as people learn to live with the new normal, flattening of the Covid-19 affliction curve, rollout of vaccinations, and investment-focused government spending converge, according to ratings firm Crisil.
  12. The National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA) disciplinary panel imposed sanctions on Madhavan R and boxer Ruchika for violation of its code. Madhavan R belongs to which sport?
    A) Squash
    B) Athletics
    C) Powerlifting
    D) Weightlifting
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA) disciplinary panel imposed sanctions on weightlifter Madhavan R and boxer Ruchika for violation of its code. Weightlifter Madhavan R, who tested positive for prohibited substance Phentermine and Mephentermine, was handed a four-year ban by the Anti Doping Disciplinary Panel.
  13. Who has been again appointed as the chairman of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations for 2021?
    A) Shashi Kant Sharma
    B) Girish Chandra Murmu
    C) Manoj Sinha
    D) Rajiv Mehrishi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Comptroller and Auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu has been again appointed as the chairman of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations for 2021.
    Currently, the CAG is also the external auditor of the World Health Organization, Geneva (2020 – 2023) and Food & Agriculture Organization, Rome (2020 – 2025) and Inter Parliamentary Union (2020-2022).
  14. Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned as the Chief Minister of which state, position taken over by Tirath Singh Rawat?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Telangana
    C) Bihar
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned as the state’s ruling BJP opted for course-correction a year before polls, amid growing resentment in the ranks.
    Garhwal Member of Parliament Tirath Singh Rawat took oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the Raj Bhawan in Dehradun after he was elected by the BJP Legislature Party.
  15. Who was conferred the Sunil Gangopadhyay Memorial Award for year 2019?
    A) Nirendranath Chakraborty
    B) Prafulla Roy
    C) Sanjib Chattopadhyay
    D) Buddhadev Guha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Sunil Gangopadhyay Memorial Award, initiated by The Bengal in 2013, was recently conferred on Buddhadev Guha and Sanjib Chattopadhyay for the years 2018 and 2019 respectively.
  16. Who is the author of the book titled “Essays on Srimanta Sankaradeva”?
    A) Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
    B) Maheswar Neog
    C) Sarit K. Chaudhur
    D) Sailen Baishya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    “Essays on Srimanta Sankaradeva”, the new book of Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti highlights hitherto unexplored areas of Indian culture and philosophy.
  17. Who is the author of the book titled ‘The Lemonade: A collection of sweet, salty, and sour stories’?
    A) Dhanashri Ubhayakar
    B) Kankane Rakhi Surendra
    C) Vedanshi Y. Barapatre
    D) Saki Maupassant
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Author Kankane Rakhi Surendra’s short story collection ‘The Lemonade: A collection of sweet, salty, and sour stories’ has been released.
  18. Who is the author of the book titled “The Monk’s Secret – 99 Pages to Acquire The Art of living a Happy Life”?
    A) Preeti Bhagnani
    B) Ravi Shashtri
    C) Pritam Singh
    D) Sheetal Nair
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A serial entrepreneur and a promising storyteller, Dr. Sheetal Nair, has written his new book titled “The Monk’s Secret – 99 Pages to Acquire The Art of living a Happy Life” where he talks about the secret to leading a happy life.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National Anti-Doping Agency situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Chennai
    C) Pune
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development situated?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) New York, USA
    C) Paris, France
    D) Brussels, Belgium
    View Answer
    Option C

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