Current Affairs Quiz: March 19, 2021

Current Affairs 19 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who announced his retirement as Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
    A) Nripendra Misra
    B) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
    C) Pramod Kumar Mishra
    D) P.K. Sinha
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    A year and a half after he was appointed Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister, retired IAS officer P.K. Sinha has resigned from the PMO.
  2. Who has become the first ever batsman to make 3000 runs in men’s T20I cricket?
    A) AB de Villiers
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Joe Root
    D) Jasprit Bumrah
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India captain Virat Kohli became the first batsman to make 3000 runs in men’s T20I cricket.
  3. Who is honoured with the International Woman of Courage (IWOC) Award 2021 by U.S. Consulate?
    A) Medha Patkar
    B) Aruna Roy
    C) Gowsalya Shankar
    D) Vandana Shiva
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The U.S. Consulate honoured Tamil Nadu-based anti-caste activist and human rights defender Gowsalya Shankar with the International Woman of Courage (IWOC) Award in the city.
  4. Which renewable energy firm has now become a part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network?
    A) ReNew Power
    B) Suzlon Energy
    C) Tata Power Solar
    D) Azure Power
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Renewable energy firm ReNew Power said it has become a part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network.
  5. Which telecom equipment maker has partnered with Microsoft, Amazon web services and Google to develop new cloud-based 5G radio solutions with its radio access network (RNA) technology?
    A) Nokia
    B) Samsung
    C) Huawei
    D) Ericsson
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia announced it has partnered with Microsoft, Amazon web services and Google to develop new cloud-based 5G radio solutions with its radio access network (RNA) technology.
  6. The ICC slapped eight-year bans on cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt playing for which country?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) UAE
    D) Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The ICC slapped eight-year bans on United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt for their alleged role in trying to fix matches in the T20 World Cup qualifier in 2019.
  7. Which country has become the first country in central America and the third in all Americas to be declared malaria-free by World Health Organization (WHO)?
    A) Costa Rica
    B) Panama
    C) Nicaragua
    D) El Salvador
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    El Salvador has become the first country in central America and the third in all Americas to get the malaria-free certificate from the World Health Organization (WHO) in recent years.
  8. Samsung India partnered with which university to open a Samsung Innovation Lab under the Samsung Innovation Campus initiative?
    A) Delhi Technological University
    B) Birla Institute of Technology and Science
    C) Netaji Subhas University of Technology
    D) Maharshi Dayanand University
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Samsung India has inaugurated a Samsung Innovation Lab at Delhi Technological University (DTU) under the Samsung Innovation Campus initiative, strengthening its commitment towards the Government’s Skill India initiative as part of its new vision #PoweringDigitalIndia.
  9. Moudud Ahmed who passed away was the former prime minister of which country?
    A) Turkey
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Pakistan
    D) Kuwait
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Bangladesh PM and eminent lawyer Moudud Ahmed passed away while undergoing treatment at a Singapore hospital.He was 81.
  10. According to global rating agency S&P, India and which other country were the most vulnerable to a repeat of the taper tantrum of 2013 as reflation trades were lifting US bond yields?
    A) Egypt
    B) Singapore
    C) Denmark
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India and the Philippines were the most vulnerable to a repeat of the taper tantrum of 2013 as reflation trades were lifting US bond yields, according to global rating agency S&P.
  11. Who is the head of the committee constituted by the government of India for the overall execution and monitoring of the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme?
    A) Drishay Nagpal
    B) HK Mittal
    C) M Awasthi
    D) Vijay Rana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government has constituted an experts advisory committee which will be responsible for the overall execution and monitoring of the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme. The committee would be chaired by H K Mittal from the Department of Science and Technology.
  12. Which bank lead on overall daily and absolute mobile transaction values amongst private banks, as per data released by advisory and research firm Bernstein?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Despite facing multiple technical glitches in the past two years, HDFC Bank continues to lead over ICICI Bank and Axis Bank on overall daily and absolute mobile transaction values amongst private banks, almost 1.5-2x times it competitors, data released by advisory and research firm Bernstein showed.
  13. Sikkim has been paired with which of the following under Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat programme?
    A) Telangana
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Delhi
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Under Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat programme, Sikkim has been paired with national capital New Delhi, under which various programmes and activities have been undertaken.
  14. John Magufuli who passed away was the president of which country?
    A) Uganda
    B) Tanzania
    C) Kenya
    D) Zambia
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has passed away at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. He was 61.
  15. Which country has signed the International Solar Alliance under the amended ISA Framework Agreement in March 2021?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Netherlands
    C) Italy
    D) Norway
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Italy has signed the International Solar Alliance under the amended ISA Framework Agreement. The amendments to the Framework Agreement of the ISA entered into force, opening its Membership to all Member States of the UN.
  16. India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which country for cooperation in Sports and Youth Affairs?
    A) Maldives
    B) Thailand
    C) Russia
    D) Sweden
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment of Maldives for cooperation in Sports and Youth Affairs.
  17. As informed by Railways’s Minister Piyush Goyal to Lok Sabha, Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors will become operational in which year?
    A) 2022
    B) 2021
    C) 2023
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors will become operational in 2022 informed Railways’s Minister Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha.
  18. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the international body Stop TB Partnership Board?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Nitin Gadkari
    C) Prakash Javedkar
    D) Dr Harsh Vardhan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan has been appointed as the Chairman of the international body Stop TB Partnership Board. He was appointed in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the movement to eradicate Tuberculosis from India by 2025.
  19. DIlip Gandhi who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Film Director
    B) Author
    C) Politician
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Union Minister and BJP leader Dilip Gandhi has passed away. He was 69.
  20. Who is the author of the book titled “Prince with a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma”?
    A) Shilpi Singh
    B) Smita Verma
    C) Chandran Bhatia
    D) Shobha Tharoor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The children’s book, titled Prince with a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma, is written by author-poet Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan will hit the stands in April, announced publishing house Westland.
  21. Who is the author of the e-book titled ”Dawn Under The Dome”?
    A) Prachi Rani
    B) Swati Pandey
    C) Meeta Awasthi
    D) Kirti Tandon
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari released a digital book depicting the history of Mumbai General Post Office building. The e-book, titled ”Dawn Under The Dome” has been authored by Post Master General of Mumbai Swati Pandey in collaboration with Orchida Mukherjee.
  22. Union Tourism Ministry has signed an MoU with Monument Mitras to take up development, operations and maintenance of basic amenities of Dara Shikoh Library Building situated where?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Tourism Ministry has signed an MoU with Monument Mitras to take up development, operations and maintenance of basic amenities of Dara Shikoh Library Building, Delhi. The MoU has been signed under the Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan project.

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