Current Affairs Quiz: March 14, 2019

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  1. The 4th IOT India Congress will be held in which city/UT?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Pune
    C)New Delhi
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 4th IOT India Congress, an event which will see digital technology leaders converge to discuss and explore business opportunities in mainstreaming Internet of Things (IOT), will be held in Bengaluru in August 2019.

  2. Which was recently presumed as Wetland of International Importance, , making it the largest protected wetland in the country?
    A)Sunderbans
    B)Sambhar Lake
    C)Pulicat Lake
    D)Kanji Wetland
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Sunderbans Reserve Forest in India, located within the largest mangrove forest in the world, the Sunderbans, is now a Wetland of International Importance, , making it the largest protected wetland in the country.

  3. Recently,Erode turmeric of which state got a GI tag from the Geographical Indication Registry?
    A)Odisha
    B)Karnataka
    C)Tamil Nadu
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    After an eight-year-long process, Erode turmeric of Tamil Nadu finally got a GI tag from the Geographical Indication Registry.
  4. Who will head the committee that has been set up to “reform higher education” in the national Capital?
    A)Jasmine Shah
    B)Pranab Kumar
    C)Amitabh Chaudhary
    D)Kumar Sikri
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Delhi government Dialogue and Development Committee a think-tank that advises the government on key issues, has set up a 17-member high-level committee to “reform higher education” in the capital. The committee, chaired by DDC vice-chairperson Jasmine Shah will “recommend goals, metrics, policies, and actionable plans for reforming Delhi’s higher education system within a year”.

  5. The experts from india and which other country’s university announced a collaboration to jointly develop strategies to resolve health, social and economic issues linked to air pollution in Delhi?
    A)England
    B)USA
    C)Canada
    D)Maldives
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Experts from the University of Birmingham and policy makers and researchers from India announced a collaboration to jointly develop strategies to resolve health, social and economic issues linked to air pollution in Delhi.

  6. Who recently stepped down as the chairman and Non Executive Director of Bajaj Finserv?
    A)Rahul Bajaj
    B)Amrish Sheh
    C)Nanoo Pamnani
    D)HN Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Leading industrialist Rahul Bajaj will step down as the chairman and Non Executive Director of Bajaj Finserv.
  7. Which company was announced as official sponsor for the upcoming men’s cricket World Cup 2019?
    A)DLF
    B)GoDaddy
    C)Vivo
    D)PepsiCo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Website hosting company GoDaddy announced its partnership with international Cricket Council(ICC) as official sponsor for the upcoming men’s cricket World Cup. The 2019 World Cup will be held in the UK from May 30 to July 14.

  8. India granted how much loan assistance million to Nepal for the reconstruction of infrastructures in the areas of housing, education, health and cultural heritage?
    A)USD 250 million
    B)USD 200 million
    C)USD 150 million
    D)USD 450 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has extended a grant assistance of up to USD 250 million to Nepal for the reconstruction of infrastructures in the areas of housing, education, health and cultural heritage that was destroyed during the devastating April 2015 earthquake which saw the death of over 9,000 people.

  9. Which country has been elected deputy chairman of the PUIC’s general body?
    A)China
    B)Pakistan
    C)India
    D)Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Pakistan has been elected deputy chairman of the PUIC’s general body on the first day of its four-day conference being held in Rabat,Morocco.

  10. Which bank has become the first public sector banks to launch a crèche/child care facility for children of its employees?
    A)Bank of Baroda
    B)Vijaya Bank
    C)Indian Bank
    D)IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bank of Baroda has become one of the first public sector banks to launch a crèche/child care facility for children of its employees.
  11. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Agricultural Scientific Recruitment Board?
    A)SN Rao
    B)Pranab Kumar Verma
    C)Aditya Kumar Mishra
    D)Arnav Sen Dixit
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veterinary Professor & former Vice Chancellor of GB University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar, Shri Aditya Kumar Mishra has been appointed as the new chairman of the Agricultural Scientific Recruitment Board.

  12. Which state government has appointed self-styled godman Namdev Tyagi,also known as Computer Baba,as chairman of a river trust?
    A)Haryana
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Himachal Pradesh
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has appointed self-styled godman Namdev Tyagi,also known as Computer Baba,as chairman of a river trust in the state.
  13. Who was appointed as new non executive part time chairman of Axix Bank?
    A)Dilip Sangreshkar
    B)Ravneet Kumar Gill
    C)Amitabh Chaudhary
    D)Rakesh Makhija
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Axis Bank announced appointment of Rakesh Makhija as its new non executive part time chairman.. The appointment will be effective from July 18, 2019 till July 17, 2022. The term of non-executive, part-time Chairman Sanjiv Misra “will expire with effect from the close of business hours on July 17, 2019”.

  14. Who has been chosen for the “Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018” for his contribution towards economic development?
    A)Raghuram Rajan
    B)Sunil Arora
    C)Viral Acharya
    D)Shaktikanta Das
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has been chosen for the “Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018” for his contribution towards economic development.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Bajaj Finserv?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?
    A)Kiev
    B)Jeddah
    C)Bishkek
    D)Baghdad
    View Answer
    Option B

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