Current Affairs Quiz: March 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who is the head of the committee reconstituted by centre to chalk out a plan for studying the mythical Sarasvati river for the next two years?
    A) Dharmendra Pradhan
    B) Narendra Singh Tomar
    C) Hardeep Singh Puri
    D) Prahlad Singh Patel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Centre has reconstituted an advisory committee to chalk out a plan for studying the mythical Sarasvati river for the next two years, after the earlier panel’s term ended in 2019.
    The committee would continue to be chaired by the Culture Minister – Prahlad Singh Patel
  2. Which state has launched ‘Kalanamak Rice Festival’?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    After the grand success of the Strawberry Festival in Jhansi and the Jaggery Festival in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh state government is organising a three-day ‘Kalanamak Rice Festival’ in Siddharthnagar district.

  3. Where Indian Railways’ 1st fully centralized AC terminal will be started soon?
    A) Pune
    B) Vadodara
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mysore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The country’s first centralized air-conditioned railway terminal in Bengaluru would be operational soon. It will be named after one of the foremost civil engineers, Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.

  4. Which state government will join hands with United Nation and other global agencies to empower women?
    A) Delhi
    B) Karnataka
    C) Punjab
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Punjab government is going to join hands with various the United Nations arms, besides other global agencies in an effort to ensure women empowerment. Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh will also virtually launch eight special initiatives to mark the International Women’s Day.

  5. At which Place government is about to set up Winter sports Institute?
    A) Leh
    B) Gulmarg
    C) Jammu
    D) Dehradun
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the government is working to set up a Winter Sports Institute in Gulmarg, Kashmir.

  6. How much amount is collected by Government by decreasing its stake in DPSUs in last 5 years?
    A) Rs 25467 cr
    B) Rs 26547 cr
    C) Rs 28457 cr
    D) Rs 26457 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    he government has collected Rs 26,457 crore by decreasing its shareholding in six defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) in the last five years, according to details provided by Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik in Rajya Sabha.

  7. Allianz Investment Management SE (Allianz) is partnering with which investment firm to invest in Indian private credit market?
    A) Bajaj Finserv
    B) Max Ventures
    C) Oswal Greentech
    D) Kotak Investment Advisors
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Kotak Investment Advisors (KIAL) and Allianz Investment Management SE (Allianz) – the investment management arm of Germany’s Allianz Group – announced that they are partnering to invest in Indian private credit market

  8. Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to implement the image-based Cheque Truncation System (CTS) in all branches by which date?
    A) June 30, 2021
    B) March 31,2022
    C) June 30,2022
    D) Sep 30,2021
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to implement the image-based Cheque Truncation System (CTS) in all branches by September 30 this year. The move is aimed at faster settlement of cheques resulting in better customer service.

  9. India’s foreign-exchange reserves has surpassed which country to become world’s fourth largest?
    A) USA
    B) Japan
    C) Russia
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s foreign-exchange reserves surpassed Russia’s to become the world’s fourth largest, as the South Asian nation’s central bank continues to hoard dollars to cushion the economy against any sudden outflows

  10. According to Human Performance Indicator (HPI) by JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle), India is leading by how much percent?
    A) 51%
    B) 61%
    C) 71%
    D) 81%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle), a commercial real estate and investment management company, released the Human Performance Indicator (HPI), a new formula that gives a comprehensive view of how different aspects of the workplace function. The report found that India is leading with 81 per cent of high performers practicing flexible working, including flexible hours and work-from-home, in comparison to other APAC countries.

  11. Who has become first ever Indian Fencer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games?
    A) Bhavani Devi
    B) Kabita Devi
    C) Gisho Nidhi Kumaresan Padma
    D) Jyotika Dutta
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu’s C.A. Bhavani Devi has become the first ever Indian fencer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

  12. Which country is launching first project to map genomes in Indian Ocean?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Indonesia
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India is launching a 90-day scientific cruise mission in the second week of March to sample water, sediments, planktons and various organisms in search of genomes and micro-nutrients.

  13. Which company has made first ever PCs with plastic waste in ocean?
    A) Dell
    B) HP
    C) Lenovo
    D) Apple

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Computer maker HP made its first ever consumer PC using plastic waste in ocean, a move that builds on the company’s sustainability commitment.

  14. ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler passes away. He was related to which sports?
    A) Athletics
    B) Wrestling
    C) Boxing
    D) Cricket
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Boxing Champion ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler passes away. Hagler, the American legend, ruled as the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987.

  15. Renowned Padma Bhushan awardee Laxman Pai passed away. He belonged to which field?
    A) Painter
    B) Sculptor
    C) Singer
    D) Poet
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Renowned artist and painter from Goa and Padma Bhushan awardee Laxman Pai passed away at his residence in Goa. He was 95.

  16. World Consumer Rights Day is observed on?
    A) March 13
    B) March 12
    C) March 15
    D) March 14
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    With the aim to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs, World Consumer Rights Day is observed every year on March 15, since 1983. The theme of the World Consumer Rights Day 2021 is ‘Tackle plastic pollution’

  17. National Vaccination Day is celebrated every year on which date?
    A) March 14
    B) March 15
    C) March 16
    D) March 13
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    National Vaccination Day Also called the National Immunization Day, is celebrated every year on March 16 to convey the importance of vaccination to the entire nation.

  18. International Day of Mathematics is annually celebrated on March 14. What was the theme this year?
    A) Mathematics and it’s world
    B) Better Maths, Better world
    C) Better Mathematics for the world
    D) Mathematics for a Better World
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    This year, the theme of the International Day of Mathematics is “Mathematics for a Better World”.

  19. International Day of Action for Rivers is celebrated on which date?
    A) March 12
    B) March 13
    C) March 14
    D) March 15
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    International Day of Action for Rivers is marked on March 14 across the world. The theme for the 24th International Day of Action for Rivers is to celebrate the ‘Rights of Rivers’

  20. Which Album received ‘Album of the year’ at Grammy Awards 2021?
    A) King’s disease
    B) The New Abnormal
    C) All the good times
    D) Folklore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 63rd edition of the annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. Album Of The Year:“Folklore” by Taylor Swift.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UNCTAD?
    A)Geneva
    B)New York
    C)Vienna
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of Russia?
    A)Rupee
    B)Dollar
    C)Peso
    D)Ruble
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of International Olympic Organisation?
    A)India
    B) Switzerland
    C)UK
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option B

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