Current Affairs Quiz: March 16, 2019

Current Affairs 16 March 2019 Quiz

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  1. A man portable anti tank guided missile was successfully test-fired recently by DRDO in which state?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Rajasthan
    C)Gujarat
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A man portable anti tank guided missile was successfully test-fired in Rajasthan.desert. The missile has been developed by the DRDO. The indigenously developed, low-weight missile operates on a “fire and forget” principle, which means it does not require guidance after the launch.

  2. What was the rank of India in terms of highest number of impacted species in biodiversity rich zones due to human actions according to a study by PLOS Biology?
    A)16th
    B)15th
    C)14th
    D)12th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India was ranked 16th in the world in terms of highest number of impacted species in biodiversity rich zones due to human actions. In India, 35 species affected on an average in biodiversity-rich zones.

  3. Which institute tied up with ISRO to set up a Space Technology Cell at its campus?
    A)IT Delhi
    B)IIT Mumbai
    C)IIT Roorkee
    D)IIT Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The IIT Roorkee in Uttrakhand said it tied up with the ISRO to set up a Space Technology Cell at its campus.
  4. Who was appointed as mediator to resolve disputes of cricket administration in BCCI?
    A)Anurag Chaudhary
    B)Lingaswamy Iyer
    C)Thortall Lingaswamy
    D)PS Narsimha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court appointed senior advocate PS Narasimha, who is assisting the apex court as an amicus curiae in the BCCI matter, as mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration in the country.

  5. How much amount was given by African Development Bank to fight against climate change?
    A)$30 billion
    B)$10 billion
    C)$25 billion
    D)$20 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The African Development Bank would provide 2.5 trillion shillings ($25 billion) over the next 5 years to help in the global fight against climate change.. The bank currently provides 34 per cent of its overall lending portfolio to projects aiming to boost the fight against climate change.

  6. The UK’s Royal Mint unveiled how much denomination coin inspired by the late legendary British physicist Stephen Hawking’s seminal work on black holes?
    A)50 pence
    B)100 pence
    C)20 pence
    D)10 pence
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The UK’s Royal Mint unveiled a new commemorative 50 pence coin inspired by the late legendary British physicist Stephen Hawking’s seminal work on black holes.

  7. Recently,India awarded 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to which country’s students?
    A)Srilanka
    B)Bhutan
    C)Nepal
    D)Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Embassy of India in Kathmandu awarded 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to meritorious Nepali Students for continuing their studies in various undergraduate courses at different universities and colleges across Nepal for the academic year 2018-19.

  8. RBI recently named SBI,ICICI and which other bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks?
    A)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)Bank of Baroda
    D)HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    RBI named SBI, HDFC and ICICI Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks, which in other words mean banks that are too big to fail.

  9. Which bank has recently been categorized as a private sector lender following acquisition of majority stake by LIC?
    A)Bank of Baroda
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)Dena Bank
    D)Vijaya Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    IDBI Bank has been categorized as a private sector lender following acquisition of majority stake by LIC.

  10. How much amount of swap facility as offered to banks to aid liquidity before the end of the financial year?
    A)$8 billion
    B)$4 billion
    C)$5 billion
    D)$10 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    RBI offered a $5 billion swap facility to banks to aid liquidity before the end of the financial year. The auction will happen on March 26 and the buy/sell swap will run up to March 28, 2022, or for a three-year duration.

  11. The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI) will set up incubation centre in which state for biotech solutions?
    A)Odisha
    B)Haryana
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    the Energy and Resources Institute(TERI), one of country’s leading think-tanks, will set up an industrial incubation facility of TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology research Centre in Odisha.. The facility will support development of biotechnology solutions to address issues affecting agriculture, environment and energy.

  12. Colombia and which other country will co host upcoming edition of Copa America football tournament, to be held in 2020?
    A)Argentina
    B)Belarus
    C)India
    D)Austria
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Argentina and Colombia have been selected as the host nations for the upcoming edition of Copa America football tournament,to be held in 2020.
  13. Who has been appointed as non executive chairman of Acuite Ratings and Research ?
    A)Viral Acharya
    B)SS Mundra
    C)Bimal Jalan
    D)Raghuram Rajan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Acuite Ratings and Research said that former deputy RBI governor SS Mundra has been appointed as non-executive chairman to its board with immediate effect. In high four-decade long banking career, Mundra has served as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India and as Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda.

  14. Who will head the National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage?
    A)Ravneet Gill
    B)Pranav Ghosh
    C)Amitabh Kant
    D)Viral acharya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will head the National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage , which is being set up to promote clean and sustainable mobility initiatives in the country.

  15. Who was named as the winner of the Commonwealth Award for his work towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal for Zero Hunger?
    A)Padham Rai Sen
    B)Guruchandra Narayan
    C)Prabhat Swamy
    D)Padmanaban Gopalan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Padmanabhan Gopalan,founder of No Food Waste, was named the winner of the award worth 3,000 pounds at a ceremony at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London for his work towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal for Zero Hunger with his innovative system of recovering excess food to distribute to those in need.

  16. Who has been conferred the “Nari Shakti Puraskar” award for her contribution towards women empowerment over the last 15 years?
    A)Anindita Chaudhary
    B)Seema Mehta
    C)Akansha Joshi
    D)Simran Kaur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Renowned Kathak dancer Seema Mehta has conferred the “Nari Shakti Puraskar” award for her contribution towards women empowerment over the last 15 years.

  17. Recently,which prominent Lingayat Pontiff and Basava Dharma Peetha President passed away?
    A)Gurumata Devi
    B)Laxmi Gurumata Devi
    C)Mahadevi Sen
    D)Maate Mahadevi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prominent Lingayat Pontiff and Basava Dharma Peetha President Maate Mahadevi breathed her last at a private hospital. She was 74

  18. What is the theme of this year’s World Consumer Rights Day 2019?
    A)Building a Digital World of Marketing
    B)Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer
    C)Trusted Smart Products
    D)Basic Rights of Consumer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated every year on March 15. It is a day marked to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs.The theme is”Trusted Smart Products”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of DRDO?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of African development Bank?
    A)Kiev
    B)Tunis
    C)London
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of IDBI Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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