Current Affairs Quiz: March 12, 2021

Current Affairs 12 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. When did Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) celebrated its 52nd Raising Day?
    A) March 10
    B) March 11
    C) March 12
    D) March 13
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) celebrated its 52nd Raising Day on March 10 in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad.
  2. Name Chef Kunal Kapur’s new book released in March 2021?
    A) A Chef in Every Home: The Complete Family Cookbook
    B) Kunal Kapur’s the Yellow Chilli Cookbook
    C) Kunal Kapur In The Kitchen
    D) No Oil Cooking
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chef Kunal Kapur has written a new book titled “Kunal Kapur In The Kitchen”, published by Om Books International, is slated to be released on March 15.
  3. Which of the following is going to launch the DMSat-1 satellite, the region’s first environmental nanometric satellite?
    A) Sydney
    B) Dubai
    C) Beijing
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dubai Municipality, in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has announced that it is preparing to launch the DMSat-1 satellite, the region’s first environmental nanometric satellite, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 20.
  4. Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) based where has successfully conducted the maiden flight trial of deploying Indigenous Instrumented Torpedo Advanced Light (TAL)?
    A) Visakhapatnam
    B) Coimbatore
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Nainital
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Visakhapatnam-based Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) has successfully conducted the maiden flight trial of deploying Indigenous Instrumented Torpedo Advanced Light (TAL) with Parachute system from Indian Navy’s Aircraft IL-38SD off Visakhapatnam.
    This is the Nation’s first such trial for firing the indigenous light weight torpedo from fixed wing aircraft.
  5. Who won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award (ISWOTY) for 2020?
    A) Mary Kom
    B) Dutee Chand
    C) Rani Rampal
    D) Koneru Humpy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chess player Koneru Humpy from Andhra Pradesh has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award (ISWOTY) for 2020, following a public vote.
    Former long jumper Anju Bobby George was given the Lifetime Achievement award for her contribution to Indian sport. She remains the only athlete to win a World Championship athletics medal for her country.
    England’s cricketer Ben Stokes announced the winner of the Emerging Player of the Year award, with Manu Bhaker receiving the honour, which was added to the awards for the first time.
  6. Who has become the first Indian cinema personality to be bestowed with the FIAF Award for his dedication and contribution to the preservation of the world’s film heritage?
    A) Priyanka Chopra
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Akshay Kumar
    D) Deepika Padukone
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with an award by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).
    The veteran actor will be the first Indian cinema personality to be bestowed with the FIAF Award for his dedication and contribution to the preservation of the world’s film heritage.
  7. In March 2021, President Ram Nath Kovind presented a Baton of Honor decorated with the emblem of the Indian Republic and a letter of appreciation to whom?
    A) Anusuiya Uikey
    B) Tamilisai Soundararajan
    C) Kiran Bedi
    D) Baby Rani Maurya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind presented a Baton of Honor decorated with the emblem of the Indian Republic and a letter of appreciation to former Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  8. Who among the following was presented the Top 20 Global Women of Excellence Award for 2020 during the 9th Congressional International Women’s Day Gala at Naperville, Illinois?
    A) Manoj Sinha
    B) Praful Khoda Patel
    C) Kiran Bedi
    D) Tamilisai Soundararajan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Lt. Governor of Puducherry Tamilisai Soundararajan was presented the Top 20 Global Women of Excellence Award for 2020 at a US event.
    She joined a league of extraordinary women achievers across the world chosen for the award, including US Vice President Kamala Harris.
  9. Who have won the ICC men’s Player and ICC women’s Player for the Month of February respectively?
    A) Ravichandran Ashwin and Tammy Beaumont
    B) Ravichandran Ashwin and Rachael Haynes
    C) Ravichandran Ashwin and Katherine Brunt
    D) Ravichandran Ashwin and Heather Knight
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was named the ICC men’s Player for the Month of February for his stellar show against England in a four-match Test series at home which India won to qualify for the World Test Championship final.
    England’s Tammy Beaumont was adjudged the women’s Player of the Month.
  10. Which company joined the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ‘Partnering for Racial Justice in Business’ initiative to promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice in the workplace?
    A) Tech Mahindra
    B) Wipro
    C) HCL
    D) TCS
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Wipro has joined the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ‘Partnering for Racial Justice in Business’ initiative to promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice for people of all racial backgrounds in the workplace.
  11. Amending the Insurance Act, Union Government increased the FDI limit from 49% to what percent?
    A) 100%
    B) 65%
    C) 74%
    D) 82%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet gave its nod for amendments in the Insurance Act, paving way for 74 per cent foreign direct investment in the sector. Currently, the permissible FDI limit in the life and general insurance stands at 49 per cent with ownership and management control with Indian.
  12. AckoDrive, a one-stop solution for first-hand car buying, has announced a partnership with which bank to issue free FASTags?
    A) IDFC FIRST Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) Bandhan Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    AckoDrive, a one-stop solution for first-hand car buying, has announced a partnership with IDFC FIRST Bank to issue free FASTags.
  13. Which bank launched ‘Garima Savings Account’, a “Women Savings Account” catering to the financial needs of women?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B) Jana Small Finance Bank
    C) AU Small Finance Bank
    D) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has announced the launch of a “Women Savings Account” catering to the financial needs of women.
    ‘Garima Savings Account’, as the product has been named, will offer multiple customised benefits to women, including up to a maximum of 7% rate of interest on the savings account.
  14. Which bank has launched the ‘Vikas Asha’ loan scheme for women?
    A) Kerala Gramin Bank
    B) Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank
    C) Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank
    D) Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Dharwad-headquartered Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB) has launched the ‘Vikas Asha’ loan scheme for women.
  15. Which bank in partnership with Thales and Tappy Technologies has launched the country’s first contactless wearable payment devices to allow customers make on-the-go transactions more conveniently?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender Axis Bank launched the country’s first contactless wearable payment devices to allow customers make on-the-go transactions more conveniently. Announcing the ‘Wear N Pay’ wearable devices brand, Axis Bank said it is the first bank in India to offer such a service.
    The bank has partnered with Thales and Tappy Technologies to design and create these products, which are exclusively available on the Mastercard platform. T
  16. Which country launched “AsterX”, its first military exercise in space to evaluate its ability to defend its satellites and other defense equipment from an attack?
    A) Iraq
    B) Russia
    C) France
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    France launched its first military exercise in space to evaluate its ability to defend its satellites and other defense equipment from an attack.
    The exercise, codenamed “AsterX” in memory of the first French satellite from 1965, will be based on 18 simulated events in an operations room.
  17. Where is India’s first World Skill Centre being launched?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Odisha
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated India’s first World Skill Centre at Mancheswar Industrial Area on the birth anniversary of legendary Biju Patnaik.
  18. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated two Technology Centres and three Extension Centres of MSME in March 2021. Where are the Technology Centres being inauguared?
    A) Srinagar and Jaipur
    B) Visakhapatnam and Bhopal
    C) Jaipur and Noida
    D) Bhopal and Nagpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the two Technology Centres and three Extension Centres of MSME virtually.
    The Technology Centres which were inaugurated have been set up at Visakhapatnam and Bhopal and the Extension Centres at Srinagar, Jaipur and Nagaur.
  19. According to the report titled Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India, released by NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute India, India’s Electric Vehicle financing industry is projected to be Rs 3,70,000 Crore in which year?
    A) 2030
    B) 2025
    C) 2028
    D) 2024
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s Electric Vehicle financing industry is projected to be Rs 3,70,000 Crore in 2030. This was said in the report titled Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India, which was released by NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute India.
  20. The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) as a single non-lapsable reserve fund for share of Health from the proceeds of Health and Education Cess levied under which act?
    A) Finance Act, 2015
    B) Finance Act, 2010
    C) Finance Act, 2007
    D) Finance Act, 2018
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) as a single non-lapsable reserve fund for share of Health from the proceeds of Health and Education Cess levied under Finance Act, 2007.
  21. Who became the first serving MP to be appointed as Captain in the Territorial Army?
    A) Anurag Thakur
    B) Rajeev Shukla
    C) J. P. Nadda
    D) Piyush Goyal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Anurag Thakur became the first serving MP to be appointed as Captain in the Territorial Army. The four-time BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur was commissioned into the Territorial Army as a Lieutenant by then Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Dalbir S Suhag TA in July 2016.
  22. Indian Navy’s which third stealth Kalvari class Submarine was commissioned at the Naval Dockyard Mumbai?
    A) INS Vagir
    B) INS Khanderi
    C) INS Vela
    D) INS Karanj
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Navy’s third stealth Kalvari class Submarine INS Karanj has been commissioned at the Naval Dockyard Mumbai through a formal commissioning ceremony.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of IDFC FIRST Bank situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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