Current Affairs Quiz: March 13, 2021

Current Affairs 13 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who is the author of the book titled “Karunanidhi: A Life”?
    A) A.S. Panneerselvan
    B) N. T. Ramachandran
    C) Edappadi K. Palaniswami
    D) K. D. Kumaraswamy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Karunanidhi: A Life” written by the biographer A.S. Panneerselvan has been released recently.
  2. The 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Mahamadou Issoufou, president of which country?
    A) Libya
    B) Chad
    C) Niger
    D) Senegal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced.
  3. Who among the following actor from India joined the 2021 list of the Young Global Leaders (YGLs) compiled by the World Economic Forum?
    A) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    B) Shilpa Shetty
    C) Disha Patani
    D) Deepika Padukone
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Actor Deepika Padukone and several Indian citizens and India-origin persons joined the list of the Young Global Leaders (YGLs) compiled by the World Economic Forum.
  4. Which company has appointed Pallav Mohapatra as the new chief executive officer and managing director?
    A) Asrec
    B) Alchemist
    C) Arcil
    D) Phoenix
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Asset reconstruction company – Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited (ARCIL) said it has appointed Pallav Mohapatra as the new chief executive officer and managing director.
  5. Where is National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) going to commission India’s largest floating solar power plant in May 2021?
    A) Telangana
    B) Goa
    C) Karnataka
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Telangana is all set to host India’s biggest floating solar power plant with a capacity of 100 MW. The project expected to be opened in May, is being set up at Ramagundam thermal power plant reservoir near Peddapalli district.
  6. IBM collaborated with which state government to introduce the ‘IBM STEM for Girls’ program in 130 secondary and higher secondary schools across five districts in the state?
    A) Goa
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IBM announced a collaboration with Samagra Sikhsha Uttarakhand, the Government of Uttarakhand’s education mission, to introduce the ‘IBM STEM for Girls’ program in 130 secondary and higher secondary schools across five districts in the state.
  7. WE Hub, India’s first and only state-led incubator to foster and promote women entrepreneurship announced ‘UPSurge’ with collaboration with which country?
    A) Canada
    B) Australia
    C) France
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    WE Hub, India’s first and only state-led incubator to foster and promote women entrepreneurship to start up, scale up and accelerate with global market access, announced ‘UPSurge’, a collaboration with the Australian government.
  8. Which bank topped the list of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeitY) Digital Payment Scorecard for 3 consecutive months?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) State Bank of India
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has topped the list of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeitY) Digital Payment Scorecard for 3 consecutive months.
  9. Samsung signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with which of the following to develop a biometric card that features a built-in fingerprint scanner to authorize transactions securely at in-store payment terminals?
    A) Mastercard
    B) Rupay
    C) SBI card
    D) American Express
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mastercard, Samsung Electronics’ System LSI Business, and Samsung Card has announced signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a biometric card that features a built-in fingerprint scanner to authorize transactions securely at in-store payment terminals.
  10. Cholamandalam Investment and Finance company has partnered with which bank for co-lending business, eyeing to garner a larger market share across segments?
    A) Syndicate Bank
    B) Karur Vysya Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Cholamandalam Investment and Finance company has inked a partnership with private sector Karur Vysya Bank for co-lending business, eyeing to garner a larger market share across segments.
  11. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has removed which bank from restrictions placed on it due to its poor capital, asset quality and leverage position four years ago?
    A) Laxmi Vilas Bank
    B) Indian Overseas Bank
    C) Bank of India
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has removed IDBI Bank from restrictions placed on it due to its poor capital, asset quality and leverage position four years ago.
  12. Magicbricks has partnered with Razorpay and whichbank to create a secure online solution for rent payments through credit cards with an eye on the 10-million rental residential household market?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Magicbricks has partnered with Razorpay and HDFC Bank to create a secure online solution for rent payments through credit cards with an eye on the 10-million rental residential household market.
  13. Which bank partnered with TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers & Retail Associates of India), a non-profit engaged in training and placement of youth in e-commerce & retail sectors?
    A) DBS Bank
    B) City Union Bank
    C) Catholic Syrian Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    DBS Bank India announced its partnership with TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers & Retail Associates of India), a non-profit engaged in training and placement of youth in e-commerce & retail sectors.
  14. In March 2021, people of which country voted to ban full-face coverings like burqa and niqab in public places, except sites of worship?
    A) Egypt
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) Switzerland
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Voters in Switzerland narrowly backed a proposal to ban full-face coverings like burqa and niqab in public places, except sites of worship. The right-wing Swiss People’s Party put across the proposal.
  15. Which country topped the UNCTAD’s Business-to-Consumer E-commerce Index 2020?
    A) Kenya
    B) Switzerland
    C) Denmark
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Switzerland replaced the Netherlands at the top of UNCTAD’s Business-to-Consumer E-commerce Index 2020, which ranks 152 countries on their readiness to engage in online commerce.
  16. Where did the India – Uzbekistan joint military exercise DUSTLIK II held?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The India – Uzbekistan joint military exercise DUSTLIK II commenced in Foreign Training Node Chaubatia, Ranikhet in Uttarakhand.
  17. Where did Uttar Pradesh got its 8th airport in March 2021?
    A) Kanpur
    B) Hindon
    C) Bareilly
    D) Gorakhpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Flight operations at the much-awaited Bareilly airport have started. With this, Bareilly becomes the eighth airport to operate in Uttar Pradesh after Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Hindon.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of MagicBricks situated?
    A) Noida
    B) Jaipur
    C) Lucknow
    D) Ranchi
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of DBS Bank situated?
    A) North Korea
    B) China
    C) Singapore
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of Samsung Group situated?
    A) Beijing, China
    B) Seoul, South Korea
    C) Singapore
    D) Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of NTPC Limited situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Noida
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. Where is the HQ of Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited (Arcil) situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Chennai
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

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