Current Affairs Quiz: March 16, 2021

Current Affairs 16 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. How many PSBs are kept out of privatization plan by NITI Aayog?
    A) 4
    B) 3
    C) 5
    D) 6
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Niti Aayog has kept Punjab National Bank, Union Bank, Canara Bank and Indian Bank, and Bank of Baroda and State Bank of India out of privatization plan.

  2. ‘Mahasamruddhi Mahila Sashaktikaran scheme’ is recently launched by which state ?
    A) Telangana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra government launched a women empowerment scheme to increase the participation of rural women across fields. Mahasamruddhi Mahila Sashaktikaran scheme was come into effect on March 8.

  3. China along with which other nation have agreed to jointly build a research station on the moon ?
    A) USA
    B) Russia
    C) Japan
    D) Australia
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    China and Russia have agreed to jointly build a research station on the moon, expanding the two countries’ cooperation in space. The lunar base will be open to “all interested countries and international partners.

  4. Which country has become India’s second biggest oil supplier?
    A) UAE
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) USA
    D) Afghanistan
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The United States overtook Saudi Arabia as India’s second biggest oil supplier last month, as refiners boosted cheaper U.S. crude purchases to record levels to offset OPEC+ supply cuts, data from trade sources showed.

  5. According to PwC Survey, what is India’s rank on the list of growth destinations ?
    A) 2nd
    B) 3rd
    C) 4th
    D) 5th
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has emerged as the fifth most attractive growth destination, slipping one position after being surpassed by the United Kingdom, according to a global survey of chief executive officers.

  6. Tech Mahindra has acquired how much stake in Perigord Asset Holdings ?
    A) 40%
    B) 60%
    C) 70%
    D) 50%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    IT services firm Tech Mahindra has acquired a 70% stake in Perigord Asset Holdings, a digital workflow and artwork, labelling and BPO services firm.

  7. Who has been appointed as the next Director and Chief Executive of leading think-tank Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)?
    A) Gita Gopinath
    B) Deepak Mishra
    C) Urjit Patel
    D) Ashok Lavasa
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    World Bank economist Deepak Mishra has been appointed as the next Director and Chief Executive of leading think-tank Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is currently a Practice Manager in the World Bank’s macroeconomics, trade and investment global practice responsible for East Asia and Pacific region.

  8. Giant Cricket is named after which country’s Prime Minister ?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Australia
    C) India
    D) South Africa
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    A newly discovered cricket has been named after New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, making it the fourth insect to be named in her honour.

  9. Noted artist Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair passed away. He was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Dancer
    C) Poet
    D) Politician
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted Kathakali artist Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair passed away in Kozhikode, Kerala.

  10. ‘Baanjh: Incomplete Lives of Complete Women’ is written by whom ?
    A) Amrita Pritam
    B) Susmita Mukherjee
    C) Jhumpa Lahiri
    D) Khushwant singh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Actor, producer, director, writer Susmita Mukherjee’s new book of short stories ‘Baanjh: Incomplete Lives of Complete Women’ was released recently.

  11. World Sleep Day Is celebrated on which date ?
    A) 15 March
    B) 16 march
    C) 17 March
    D) 19 March
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Sleep Day is held the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year (exact date changes annually, but always on a Friday ). This year it is fall on March 19,2021 to raise awareness about the importance of sleep

  12. Recently Edelweiss General Insurance company partnered with which company to introduce free travel cancellation insurance?
    A)Intermiles
    B)Floyd
    C)SpiceJet
    D)Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s first cloud-native Edelweiss General Insurance (EGI) has launched Edelweiss Group Domestic Travel Insurance in partnership with InterMiles, a leading travel and lifestyle rewards programme.

  13. Who has been awarded with UN Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2021 under Gender Leadership And Impact category?
    A)Sushmita Jain
    B)Nirmala Sitharaman
    C)Anees Prabhakar
    D)Chadwick Boseman
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior forest officer (DFO) from Odisha, Sasmita Lenka has been shortlisted to receive the United Nations (UN) Asia Environmental Enforcement Award, under ‘Gender Leadership and Impact’ category.

  14. Who accepted the best actor award in a motion picture drama on behalf of the late actor Taylor Simone Ledward in golden globe awards?
    A)Tyler Rays
    B)Chadwick Boseman
    C)Robert Niro
    D)Al Pacino
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Chadwick Boseman’s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award for best actor in a motion picture drama on behalf of the late actor, who died in August of colon cancer at age 43 — three months before Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was released.

  15. Who won the first MK Arjunan Master Award 2021?
    A)Navneet Jain
    B)Sreekumaran Thampi
    C)Sidirao Dev
    D)Shri Shri Ravishankar
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The first M K Arjunan Master award was conferred on lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi The event was organised by M K Arjunan Master Foundation in association with Medical Trust Hospital.

  16. Who has won the Kendra Sagitta Akademi Award 2020for his anthology of poems Agniswaasa ?
    A)Nikhileswar
    B)Somnath Chaturvedi
    C)Ashish Singh
    D)Somdev chatterjee
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Renowned writer Nikhileswar, and one among the six ‘Digambara Kavulu’ has been chosen for the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award-2020 for his anthology of poems Agniswaasa penned in 2017.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Bank of Baroda?
    A)Vadodara
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Edelweiss General insurance?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Nagpur
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

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

  4. What is the currency of Saudi Arabia?
    A)Riel
    B)Riyal
    C)Rupee
    D)Yen
    View Answer
    Option B

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