Current Affairs Quiz: March 02, 2021

Current Affairs 2 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of Rare Disease Day 2021?
    A) Reframe Rare
    B) telehealth
    C) Rare is many
    D) Bridging health and social care!
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Rare Disease Day (RDD) has been held annually on the last day of February (28 Feb 2021) to spread awareness about rare diseases, and the need for us to act now to recognise these diseases sooner . The theme of this year’s Rare Disease Day is telehealth.
  2. When is National Protein Day observed?
    A) February 24
    B) February 28
    C) February 27
    D) February 26
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Every year on February 27th, National Protein Day draws public attention and awareness on the health benefits of protein. This year’s theme ‘Powering with Plant Protein’ of Protein Day shines the spotlight on plant-based sources of protein.
  3. What is the theme for National Science Day 2021?
    A) Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills, and Work
    B) Women in Science
    C) Science and Technology for a sustainable future
    D) Open Science, Leaving No One Behind
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28. This day recalls the notable invention “Raman Effect” by India’s greatest scientist C V Raman.
    The theme for National Science Day 2021 is “Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills, and Work”.
  4. Who is the author of the book titled “Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis”?
    A) Anurag Awasthi
    B) Virendra Kumar
    C) Kodi Ravichandran
    D) Anindya Dutta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The banker-turned-author Anindya Dutta has come out with his new book titled “Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis”, which is about the history of Indian tennis.
  5. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), an organisation that assigns official names and designations to celestial bodies, has recently confirmed the discovery of 18 new asteroids by Indian students as part of a global science programme. Where is the headquarters of IAU situated?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) California, USA
    C) Paris, France
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Astronomical Union (IAU), an organisation that assigns official names and designations to celestial bodies, has recently confirmed the discovery of 18 new asteroids by Indian students as part of a global science programme.
  6. Which country’s satellite called Amazonia 1 was lifted off by ISRO along with 19 satellites from Brazil, USA and India on 28 Feb 2021?
    A) Brazil
    B) USA
    C) UK
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C51 (PSLV-C51) rocket loaded with 19 satellites from Brazil, USA and India lifted off from the rocket port at Sriharikota successfully. After four stages of separation, the rocket launched Brazil’s 637 kilogram Amazonia 1 satellite, its primary passenger.
    Later after a gap of more than an hour it launched the remaining 18 passenger satellites. This is the first commercial mission of New space India limited.
  7. Who has been given additional charge as secretary of Department of Revenue?
    A) Varun Bajwa
    B) Tarun Bajaj
    C) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
    D) Somesh Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs Tarun Bajaj has been given additional charge of Department of Revenue. He has been given additional charge after superannuation of Revenue Secretary Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey.
  8. Who has taken charge as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Naval Command?
    A) Ajit Kumar
    B) Vikram Sachdev
    C) Bhanu Singh
    D) R Hari Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar took over as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Naval Command. He succeeded Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar,
  9. Who won the gold medal in Ukraine wrestling event (women’s 53-kg category)?
    A) Sakshi Malik
    B) Babita Kumari
    C) Vinesh Phogat
    D) Kavita Devi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won the gold medal in the women’s 53-kg category at XXIV Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial in Kyiv, Ukraine.
  10. Who won silver medal in boxing at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria?
    A) Dingko Singh
    B) Deepak Kumar
    C) Shiva Thapa
    D) Amit Panghal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Boxing, Deepak Kumar (52kg) wins the silver medal at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  11. After 10 years, which sports federation of India has been again given recognition by the Indian sports ministry?
    A) Gymnastics Federation of India
    B) Fencing Association of India
    C) Shooting Ball Federation of India
    D) Amateur Baseball Federation of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Sports Ministry has restored the recognition of the faction-ridden Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) after 10 years, taking into records Sudhir Mittal’s election as president in the polls held in November 2019. The recognition has been granted for the period till 31st December 2021.
  12. In February 2021, which payments bank has been included in the Second Schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934?
    A) Jio Payments Bank
    B) Airtel Payments Bank
    C) NSDL Payments Bank
    D) Fino Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India notified that it has included Fino Payments Bank in the Second Schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
  13. Public sector Indian Overseas Bank has signed a corporate agency agreement with which insurance company to retail its insurance products to bank customers?
    A) IDBI Federal Life Insurance
    B) PNB MetLife India Insurance
    C) Max Life Insurance
    D) SBI General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Public sector Indian Overseas Bank has signed a corporate agency agreement with SBI General Insurance to retail its insurance products to bank customers.
  14. Which insurance company launched ‘Activ Health policy’, a health policy offering up to 100 per cent return of the premium if the customer did not make a claim in earlier years
    A) DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance
    B) Aditya Birla Insurance
    C) Aviva Life Insurance
    D) Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Aditya Birla Insurance has launched a health policy offering up to 100 per cent return of the premium if the customer did not make a claim in earlier years.
    The offering is a new version of its existing Activ Health policy that provides a comprehensive health protection with extensive wellness benefits.
  15. The Rupee Co-operative Bank Ltd, which has been granted extension for its banking licence by the RBI for further three months is based where?
    A) Chennai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Pune
    D) Nashik
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Rupee Co-operative Bank Ltd, Pune has been granted extension for its banking licence by the RBI for further three months.
  16. How much fund has given by India to Nepal for the reconstruction of 25 health posts in the Himalayan country?
    A) NR 560 million
    B) NR 530 million
    C) NR 490 million
    D) NR 450 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Embassy of India in Nepal signed four Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) for the reconstruction of 25 health posts in the Himalayan country.
    Twelve health posts are located in Dhading district and 13 are located in Sindhupalchowk district and these health posts, damaged during the 2015 earthquake will be reconstructed at a cost of NR 530 million.
  17. Traditional doll making art ‘Kaniya-Putri’ belongs to which state which was also shown in first ever virtual India Toy Fair 2021?
    A) Bihar
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the virtual India Toy Fair 2021 via video conference. Participants from Bihar have come up with traditional doll making art like Kaniya-Putri which is an important part of folk-culture in the state.
  18. Which country is the partner country for the Maritime India Summit-2021?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Portugal
    C) Namibia
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Maritime India Summit-2021 through video conferencing. Denmark is the partner country for the three-day summit.
  19. In collaboration with which institute, has the government decided to form a Centre of Excellence in gaming and other related areas?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Chennai
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Government has decided to form Centre of Excellence in gaming and other related areas in collaboration with IIT Bombay.
  20. Chenab bridge, the world’s highest railway bridge, is all set to complete an important construction milestone by?
    A) March 2021
    B) May 2021
    C) August 2021
    D) June 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chenab bridge, the world’s highest railway bridge, is all set to complete an important construction milestone by March 2021. The Chenab bridge is being made at a height of 359 metres above the river bed – making it the highest railway bridge in the world.
    The railway bridge is being built to cross the deep gorge, and the main arch has a span length of 467 metres, which Indian Railways claims is the largest in the country.

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