Current Affairs Quiz: March 21, 2021

Current Affairs 21 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Union minister Nitin Gadkari expected to complete the construction work of Dwarka Expressway before 15 August 2022. It will connect Dwarka in Delhi to which region?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Noida
    C) Jaipur
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that he is hopeful that the construction work on Rs 8,662-crore Dwarka Expressway will be completed before 15 August 2022.
    The 29-km expressway, which connects Dwarka in Delhi to Gurugram, is being constructed under the Bharatmala Project.
  2. Under the Gram Ujala programme launched by State-run EESL arm Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), high quality energy efficient LED bulbs will be given at what price per piece?
    A) Rs 12
    B) Rs 10
    C) Rs 8
    D) Rs 15
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    State-run EESL arm Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) launched the Gram Ujala programme under which high quality energy efficient LED bulbs will be given for Rs 10 per piece in certain villages of five states in the first phase.
  3. Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog partnered with which of the following to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in India?
    A) Amazon
    B) Google
    C) Microsoft
    D) Facebook
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, and Amazon Web Services announced new initiatives to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in India.
  4. In which state/UT is the project “Awaam Ki Baat” – a Radio program launched?
    A) Delhi
    B) West Bengal
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, initiated the project “Awaam Ki Baat” – a Radio program by launching its website at Raj Bhavan, Jammu.
  5. India has been ranked at which position among countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021?
    A) 145
    B) 140
    C) 124
    D) 139
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India has been ranked 139 out of 149 countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021 released which is topped by Finland. In 2019, India was ranked 140th. 138th — Sierra Leone. 139th – Burundi.
    People in war-torn Afghanistan are the most unhappy with their lives, followed by Zimbabwe (148), Rwanda (147), Botswana (146) and Lesotho (145).
  6. In March 2021, under Operation Sankalp, Indian Navy undertook Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with which country’s navy?
    A) Bahrain
    B) Norway
    C) Palau
    D) Oslo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Navy undertook Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Bahrain Naval Force Corvette Al Muharraq in the Persian Gulf under Operation Sankalp.
  7. International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed which bank as one of its IATA EasyPay service providers in India enabling greater payment flexibility to travel agents?
    A) Deutsche Bank
    B) Standard Chartered Bank
    C) HSBC Bank
    D) Citibank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Standard Chartered Bank as one of its IATA EasyPay service providers in India enabling greater payment flexibility to travel agents.
  8. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised how much amount from its first panda bond issue in more than a decade, representing its largest-ever borrowing in an Asian local currency?
    A) $ 391 million
    B) $ 325 million
    C) $ 307 million
    D) $ 387 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised 307 million dollars from its first panda bond issue in more than a decade, representing its largest-ever borrowing in an Asian local currency.
  9. According to Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, India needs to grow at what per cent in real terms in the next fiscal?
    A) 11.5% – 13%
    B) 11.5% – 12%
    C) 10.5% – 11%
    D) 10.5% – 12%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India needs to grow at 10.5-11 per cent in real terms in the next fiscal and sustain that to overcome massive ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said.
  10. According to a report by UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), India’s economy is estimated to grow at what per cent in 2021?
    A) 3.4%
    B) 4.6%
    C) 4.0%
    D) 5.0%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s economy, estimated to contract by 6.9 per cent in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, is forecast to record a “stronger recovery” in 2021 and grow by 5 per cent, according to a UN report.
    The report, ‘Out of the frying pan Into the fire?’ as an update to the Trade and Development Report 2020 by UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said the global economy is set to grow by 4.7 per cent this year
  11. According to Moody’s, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to grow at what percent in 2021?
    A) 12.0%
    B) 7.8%
    C) 8.9%
    D) 11.4%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    After contracting by 7.1 per cent in 2020, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to grow 12 per cent in 2021 as near-term prospects have turned more favourable, Moody’s Analytics said.
  12. What is the theme of International Day of Happiness 2021?
    A) 10 steps to happiness
    B) Happiness For All, Forever
    C) Shaping Peace Together
    D) Happier Together
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The International Day of Happiness is observed every year all over the world on March 20 to highlight the importance of happiness in the diurnal lives of people.
    The theme of International Day of Happiness for this year is “Happiness For All, Forever” which implies the significance of happiness for people all over the world.
  13. Who is the author of the book titled “The Pain-Free Mindset”?
    A) Deepak Ravindran
    B) Ritesh Agarwal
    C) Abhijeet Ganguly
    D) Rishi Deshpande
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled “The Pain-Free Mindset” authored by Deepak Ravindran has been released recently.
  14. Where was the eighth and last ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mark IV Class, L58 commissioned into the Indian Navy?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Goa
    C) Port Blair
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian Naval Landing Craft Utility (LCU) L58 was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This is the eighth and last ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mark IV Class.
  15. Where is the largest floating solar farm of the world being built?
    A) Belarus
    B) Maldives
    C) Denmark
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The largest floating solar farm of the world is being built in Singapore. The country has resorted to set up the energy plants off the coasts and reservoirs across it.
  16. Samia Suluhu Hassan is sworn in as the first female president of which president?
    A) Tanzania
    B) Ethiopia
    C) Mozambique
    D) Uganda
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Samia Suluhu Hassan made history when she was sworn in as Tanzania’s first female president after the death of her controversial predecessor, John Magufuli, who denied that COVID-19 is a problem in the East African country.
  17. Who won his fourth term as prime minister of Netherlands?
    A) Mario Draghi
    B) Mark Rutte
    C) Stefan Lofven
    D) Mette Frederiksen
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte claimed an “overwhelming” victory in elections, vowing to use his fourth term in office to rebuild the country after the coronavirus pandemic.
  18. Who has been roped in as the brand ambassador of NeoGrowth Credit Pvt. Ltd by the company?
    A) Ajinkya Rahane
    B) Rohit Sharma
    C) Ravichandran Ashwin
    D) Ravindra Jadeja
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    NeoGrowth Credit Pvt. Ltd, a lender to small businesses, announced the appointment of cricketer Ajinkya Rahane as its brand ambassador.
  19. Who set a new national record in the men’s 3000m steeplechase event in the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships held in Patiala?
    A) Tajinderpal Toor
    B) Dharun Ayyasamy
    C) Jinson Johnson
    D) Avinash Sable
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian athlete Avinash Sable set a new national record in the men’s 3000m steeplechase event in the ongoing Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships in Patiala, with timing of 8:20.20.
  20. Haryana defeated which state team to clinch the 11th Hockey India sub-junior women National Championship 2021 title?
    A) Goa
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Haryana defeated Jharkhand 4-3 in a shootout to clinch the 11th Hockey India sub-junior women National Championship 2021 title after the final ended 0-0.
  21. In Pakistan, Rawalpindi’s ‘historic’ KRL Stadium has been renamed after which cricketer?
    A) Imran Khan
    B) Shoaib Malik
    C) Shoaib Akhtar
    D) Shahid Afridi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that he was lost for words after Rawalpindi’s ‘historic’ KRL Stadium was renamed in his honour.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Air Transport Association situated?
    A) Montreal, Canada
    B) Havana, Cuba
    C) Brussels, Belgium
    D) Amsterdam, Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Who issues World Happiness Report?
    A) International Institute for Sustainable Development
    B) UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
    C) International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
    D) Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The World Happiness Report 2021, issued by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, focuses on the effects of COVID-19 and how people all over the world have fared.

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