Current Affairs Quiz: March 15, 2021

Current Affairs 15 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who is the author of the poetry collection titled, ‘Hunchprose’?
    A) Ranjit Hoskote
    B) Ashok Vajpeyi
    C) Sudhir Patwardhan
    D) Manu Parekh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Poet, cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote released poetry collection titled, ‘Hunchprose’.
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Kindle version of which of the following book?
    A) Bhagavata Purana
    B) Rigveda
    C) Mahabharata
    D) Bhagavad Gita
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Kindle version of Swami Chidbhavananda’s ‘Bhagavad Gita’ via video conferencing.
  3. Ishraq Ali Khan has taken over as executive director (ED) of which bank?
    A) Bank of India
    B) UCO Bank
    C) Syndicate Bank
    D) United Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ishraq Ali Khan has taken over as executive director (ED) of state-owned UCO Bank. He joined the bank on March 10.
  4. S Srimathy is appointed as the Executive Director of which bank?
    A) Indian Overseas Bank
    B) Indian Bank
    C) Canara Bank
    D) Dena Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    S Srimathy has assumed charge as Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) with effect from March 10.
  5. Retail inflation for the month of February 2021 climbed to what percent?
    A) 4.09%
    B) 5.03%
    C) 4.56%
    D) 5.65%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Retail inflation quickened in February to 5.03%, a three-month high, spurred by higher food and fuel prices, official data showed.
  6. Which of the following launched ‘Wheels of Love’, a holistic programme to support parenthood?
    A) Mahindra Group
    B) Tata Motors
    C) Bajaj Auto
    D) Larsen and Toubro
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tata Motors has launched Wheels of Love, a holistic programme that supports new parents in their exciting journey both as a parent and also as a valued employee while promoting a progressive culture of care, inclusion and sensitization within the organization across levels.
  7. In March 2021, the finance ministry infused how much amount mainly in the banks that are under the RBI’s prompt corrective action framework?
    A) Rs 13,500 crore
    B) Rs 14,500 crore
    C) Rs 12,500 crore
    D) Rs 11,500 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The finance ministry is likely to infuse Rs 14,500 crore mainly in the banks that are under the RBI’s prompt corrective action framework in the next few days to improve their financial health.
  8. In world-first trial, which of the following venture started producing hydrogen from dirty coal?
    A) Russia-China
    B) Sweden-Canada
    C) Japan-Australia
    D) Singapore-Norway
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A Japanese-Australian venture has begun producing hydrogen from brown coal in a A$500 million ($390 million) pilot project that aims to show liquefied hydrogen can be produced commercially and exported safely overseas.
  9. Where has India opened an “energy office” that will have the presence of five top Indian energy PSUs?
    A) Moscow
    B) Copenhagen
    C) Geneva
    D) Ottawa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has opened an “energy office” in Moscow’s at the 45th floor of the Federation Tower that will have the presence of five top Indian energy PSUs even as Moscow and Delhi increase engagement in the sector.
  10. Where was the festival of Shivratri ‘Herath’ celebrated?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the festival of Shivratri ‘Herath’ is celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir.
  11. Where did World famous Swarnim International Shivratri Fair held?
    A) Haryana
    B) Bihar
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    World famous Swarnim International Shivratri Fair of Mandi began with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur formally announcing the opening of the Mela at historic Paddal ground in Mandi.
  12. Under a new central scheme, all-India tourist permits will be provided to operators within how many days of submitting online applications?
    A) 15
    B) 30
    C) 45
    D) 60
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Under a new central scheme, all-India tourist permits will be provided to operators within 30 days of submitting online applications, the government said.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UCO Bank situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Kolkata
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of Indian Overseas Bank situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option A

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