Current Affairs Quiz: March 21, 2019

Current Affairs 21 March 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently, the centre has given its nod to change the name of village Mangkhi to Mungankhun. The village is situated in which state?
    A)Assam
    B)Manipur
    C)Meghalaya
    D)Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Centre has given its consent for changing the name of a village in Nagaland, , taking to nearly two dozens the number of name-change proposals, including those of towns and railway stations, to be cleared in the past one year.

  2. Which organization released a “special stamp cover on Ice Stupa” in Leh?
    A)RBI
    B)NABARD
    C)Department of Post
    D)Department of Revenue Services
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian Department of Post released a “special stamp cover on Ice Stupa”. The stamp was released by Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Postmaster General during a function organised at the Ice Stupa site at Gangles Village in Leh.. A number of officers and dignitaries from Army and civil administration were present on the occasion.

  3. How much amount was cleared by Defence Ministry to buy 10 lakh “Made in India” multi mode hand grenades?
    A)Rs 350 cr
    B)Rs 250 cr
    C)Rs 400 cr
    D)Rs 500 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Defence Ministry cleared a major project for the Indian Army for the acquisition of 10 lakh “Made in India” multi mode hand grenades.
  4. Which organization has become the single largest rail coach manufacturer in the world surpassing top Chinese manufacturers?
    A)Integral Coach Factory
    B)RRT,Chennai
    C)Rail Coach Factory
    D)Wheel and axle Plant
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Integral Coach Factory(ICF),the rail coach manufacturing factory at Chennai, which became famous for manufacturing Train 18, has become the single largest rail coach manufacturer in the world surpassing top Chinese manufacturers.

  5. Which mobile application was launched by Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in collaboration with National Mental Health Program, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat to cope with exam related stress and anxiety for students and their parents?
    A)Conquer Exams and Stress
    B)Reduce Exam Stress
    C)Exam Phobia
    D)Conquer Exam,Be a Warrior
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A mobile application to cope with exam related stress and anxiety for students and their parents has been developed by Indian Institute of Public Health ,Gandhinagar,Gujarat, in collaboration with National Mental Health Program,Department of Health and Family Welfare,Government of Gujarat. The mobile application is called ‘Conquer Exam, Be a Warrior.’

  6. Which company has unveiled its Cloud Gaming Service called Stadia?
    A)Adobe
    B)Google
    C)Amazon
    D)Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Google has unveiled its Cloud Gaming Service called Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in san Francisco.
  7. Recently, Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned from his post.He was the former President of which country?
    A)Kazakhstan
    B)Afghanistan
    C)Israel
    D)Tajikistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned from his position after nearly 30 years in power. Nazarbayev, 78, who has led Kazakhstan since its independence from the Soviet Union, announced his resignation.

  8. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy bOard of India(IBBI) signed a MoU with which organization for effective implementation of the new bankruptcy law?
    A)IRDA
    B)SEBI
    C)NABARD
    D)RBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy bOard of India(IBBI) signed a memorandum of understanding with the SEBI with for effective implementation of the new bankruptcy law.

  9. Who was appointed as India’s first Transgender Election Ambassador?
    A)Priyal Rao
    B)Arunima Bhateja
    C)Gauri Sawant
    D)Monika Sahu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Election Commission of India has appointed transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 election ambassadors from Maharashtra.

  10. Who won the Windham-Campbell Prize in the non-fiction category?
    A)Durjoy Dutta
    B)Chetan Bhagat
    C)Raghuvansh Rajesh
    D)Raghu Karnad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Journalist and writer Raghu Karnad won the $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize in the non-fiction category for his debut book,

  11. Who won the 2019 Abel Prize?
    A)Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck
    B)Niels Henrik
    C)Dick Dale
    D)Raghu Karnad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters named US mathematician Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck as the winner of the 2019 Abel Prize.
  12. Recently, Dick dale passed away. He was related to which profession?
    A)Poet
    B)Writer
    C)Sports
    D)Guitarist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Surg guitar pioneer Dick dale, whose song Misirlou, played over the opening credits to Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, has passed away aged 81. Dale was known for his blindingly fast strumming style, which inspired acts like The Beach Boys and Jimi Hendrix.

  13. Recently, Alan B. Krueger passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Poet
    C)Sportsmen
    D)Economist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Alan B.Krueger, an esteemed labor economist who advised Bill Clinton and Barack Obama during their presidencies, passed away recently. He was 58. A pioneer in his field, Krueger shepherded the empirical revolution in economics, using data to tackle some of the country’s toughest quandaries.

  14. Recently, which 1971 India-Pakistan war hero passed away?
    A)CR Joshi
    B)MN Samant
    C)AN Rajesh
    D)MN Rao
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 1971 India-Pakistan war hero, Captain M.N. Samant of the Indian Navy, who helped set up the foundation of the Bangladesh Navy, passed away in Mumbai following cardiac arrest. He breathed his last at the Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital in Juhu.

  15. What is the theme of this year’s World Sparrow Day?
    A)House and Sparrows
    B)Sparrows and Love
    C)People and Sparrows
    D)I Love Sparrows
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Every year March 20 is observed as World Sparrow Day to raise awareness about the bird. The theme is “I love Sparrows”.

  16. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Happiness?
    A)Happiness, Love and You
    B)Happiness and You
    C)Share Happiness
    D)Happier Together
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Day of Happiness is celebrated on March 20 every year since 2013.The theme is “Happier Together”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Integral coach Factory?
    A)Kochi
    B)Pune
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Google?
    A)California
    B)London
    C)NewvYork
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. What is the currency of Kazakhstan?
    A)Tenge
    B)Krone
    C)Won
    D)Rufiyaa
    View Answer
    Option A

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