Current Affairs Quiz: March 18, 2021

Current Affairs 18 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. ‘My Life in Full’ is the memoir of whom?
    A) Chanda Kochhar
    B) Indra Nooyi
    C) Chandrika Tandon
    D) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has a memoir, titled ‘My Life in Full,’ will hit the stands on September 28 and will be published by Hachette India.
  2. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Undertow’?
    A) Mamoni Raisom Goswami
    B) Santwana Bardoloi
    C) Rita Chowdhury
    D) Jahnavi Barua
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bengaluru-based Jahnavi Barua’s latest book Undertow was recently longlisted for the JCB Prize 2020.
  3. Which country will host the Asian Boxing Championships 2021?
    A) India
    B) Thailand
    C) South Korea
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced that Asian Boxing Championships 2021 will be hosted by New Delhi, India from May 21-31.
  4. Who beat Dutee Chand to take the 100m Gold in the competitions at the NIS Campus?
    A) PT Usha
    B) M R Poovamma
    C) Vismaya
    D) Dhanalakshmi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 22-year-old Dhanalakshmi of Tamil Nadu took the gold in 100m by clocking 11.39 seconds ahead of Dutee (11.58) of Odisha to become the fastest woman of the championships on the second day of competitions at the NIS Campus.
    Gurindervir Singh of Punjab won the men’s 100m final.
    Veteran M R Poovamma, representing Karnataka, took the gold in women’s 400m, winning the final race in 53.57 seconds.
  5. According to Stockholm-based defence think-tank SIPRI, India’s import of arms decreased by what percent between 2011-2015 and 2016-2020?
    A) 40%
    B) 33%
    C) 54%
    D) 22%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s import of arms decreased by 33 per cent between 2011-2015 and 2016-2020 and Russia was the most affected supplier, although India’s imports of US arms also fell, by 46 percent, according to a report released Stockholm-based defence think-tank SIPRI.
  6. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched the ‘UPI-Help’ feature on which app in order to address issues and resolve complaints of users while conducting UPI transactions?
    A) U-Mobile
    B) BHIM app
    C) PhonePe
    D) YONO SBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched the ‘UPI-Help’ feature on BHIM app as a part of Digi-Help stack by NPCI in order to address issues and resolve complaints of users while conducting UPI transactions.
  7. Which insurance company has launched Bachat Plus, a non-linked, participating, individual life assurance savings plan?
    A) Life Insurance Corporation of India
    B) SBI Life Insurance
    C) The Oriental Insurance Company
    D) New India Assurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India has launched Bachat Plus, a non-linked, participating, individual life assurance savings plan. The minimum basic sum assured is ₹1 lakh with no upper limit.
  8. In March 2021, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) approved IPO application requests via which app?
    A) Paytm
    B) Airtel Thanks
    C) YONO SBI
    D) Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has approved IPO application requests via Paytm UPI handle. This will help enable fast and seamless applications for the IPO, Paytm Payments Bank Ltd said.
  9. Which bank and mobile app respectively topped the app category on the UPI platform in terms of volume and amount involved in the transactions that it facilitated in February 2021?
    A) ICICI Bank and Paytm
    B) ICICI Bank and PhonePe
    C) State Bank of India and Paytm
    D) State Bank of India and PhonePe
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    SBI was the top remitter on the UPI platform in February, while Paytm Payments Bank led the chart in the beneficiary segment, as per data published by the National Payments Corporation of India. PhonePe topped the app category on the UPI platform in terms of volume and amount involved in the transactions that it facilitated.
  10. In March 2021, Reserve Bank of India imposed a penalty of how much amount on State Bank of India (SBI) for contravention of norms?
    A) Rs 4 crore
    B) Rs 3 crore
    C) Rs 2 crore
    D) Rs 1 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India imposed a penalty of Rs 2 crore on State Bank of India (SBI) for contravention of norms, including specific directions to the lender on remuneration to its employees in the form of commission.
  11. Which city and capital city have been ranked at top in ‘World Air Quality Report, 2020’ as most polluted city and capital city respectively?
    A) Mumbai and Beijing
    B) Xinjiang and Delhi
    C) Xinjiang and Dhaka
    D) Mumbai and Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Twenty-two of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India, with Delhi being ranked as the most polluted capital city globally, a new report said. The report is prepared by Swiss organisation, IQAir, in the form of the ‘World Air Quality Report, 2020’, which has released globally. It said that despite the improvement, Delhi ranked as the 10th most polluted city and the top polluted capital city in the world.
    Delhi is followed by Bangladesh’s Dhaka, Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar, Afghanistan’s Kabul, and Qatar’s Doha.
    As per the report, the top most polluted city is Xinjiang in China followed by nine Indian cities. Ghaziabad is the second most polluted city in the world followed by Bulandshahar, Bisrakh Jalalpur, Noida, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow and Bhiwari.
  12. Who is the head of the committee formed by central government to review Medical Care and Public Health arrangements for Kumbh Mela at Haridwar in Uttarakhand?
    A) D Bhagwat
    B) Harshul Narain
    C) Vikas Bhalla
    D) SK Singh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Centre has deployed a three-member high-level central team to review Medical Care and Public Health arrangements for Kumbh Mela at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The team is being led by Dr SK Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
  13. Which state government will set up 100 nursery sports academies to give an opportunity to children to play in their districts in the academies?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Rajasthan government will set up 100 nursery sports academies to give an opportunity to children to play in their districts in the academies, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ashok Chandna said.
  14. National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development announced in this year’s budget, approved by cabinet, will be set up with a corpus and initial grant of how much amount respectively?
    A) Rs 20,000 cr and Rs 8,000 cr
    B) Rs 20,000 cr and Rs 5,000 cr
    C) Rs 22,000 cr and Rs 5,000 cr
    D) Rs 25,000 cr and Rs 7,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The cabinet has approved a detailed proposal for setting up the developmental finance institution (DFI) that was announced in the budget last month, clearing the decks for a dedicated government-owned infrastructure financier.
    The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) will be set up with a corpus of ₹20,000 crore and an initial grant of ₹5,000 crore from the government.
  15. Which states in the country have lead in the usage of drip irrigation?
    A) Assam, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra
    B) Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala
    C) Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra
    D) Sikkim, Kerala, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Up to 60 per cent of water used for sugarcane, banana, okra, papaya, bittergourd and few other crops could be saved if a drip irrigation system is employed for cultivation. But only four States — Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra — have more than half of the net cultivated farmlands under micro-irrigation.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Boxing Association situated?
    A) Lausanne, Switzerland
    B) Paris, France
    C) Mexico City, Mexico
    D) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option A

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