Current Affairs Quiz: March 23, 2021

Current Affairs 23 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Name the Inter Parliamentary Union President who arrived in India in March 2021 to attend felicitation ceremony and address Members under the auspices of the Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG)?
    A) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
    B) Houlin Zhao
    C) Duarte Pacheco
    D) Guy Ryder
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Inter Parliamentary Union President Duarte Pacheco arrived in India to attend felicitation ceremony and address Members under the auspices of the Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) in Central Hall of Parliament House.
  2. Which state/UT government has launched the SAAMAR (Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anemia Reduction) campaign to tackle malnutrition in the state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Jharkhand government announced the launch of SAAMAR (Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anemia Reduction) campaign to tackle malnutrition in the state.
  3. In Haryana, Government College for Women at Salaheri in Nuh district has been renamed after whom?
    A) Preeti Wadhwa
    B) Mayuri Chaudhary
    C) Surbhi Rana
    D) Kiran Shekhawat
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Haryana, Government College for Women at Salaheri in Nuh district has been renamed as Shaheed Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat Government College for Women, Salaheri.
  4. Which state/UT government launched ‘Education Mentoring Programme’ for Girls of Class 9-12?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Delhi
    C) Sikkim
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Over 200 students from Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women will mentor 1,000 girl students of Delhi government schools in grades 9 to 12 under the AAP dispensation’s “Education Mentoring Programme” launched.
  5. According to a study released by defence website Military Direct, India stands at which position in terms of having strongest military force in the world?
    A) 3rd
    B) 5th
    C) 4th
    D) 2nd
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    China has the strongest military force in the world while India stands at number four, according to a study released by defence website Military Direct.
    The USA, despite their enormous military budgets, comes in 2nd place with 74 points, followed by Russia with 69, India at 61 and then France with 58.
  6. Which country’s prime minister inaugurated Amar Ekushey book fair in the country?
    A) Thailand
    B) UAE
    C) Pakistan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Amar Ekushey book fair in Dhaka. She also released the book ‘New China 1952’ which is the English translation of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib’s book ‘Amar Dekha Naya Chin’.
  7. According to a report by The Economic Times, India is at which position in terms of having largest stock market in the world?
    A) 7th
    B) 4th
    C) 3rd
    D) 6th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    With an increase in total market capitalisation to $2.7 trillion, India notched up three spots higher to become the seventh-largest stock market in the world. A report by The Economic Times claimed that India’s stock market is now bigger than Canada, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
    The New York Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in the world, with an equity market capitalization almost 24.5 trillion U.S. dollars in January 2021.
  8. Which of the following launched a mobile app for its upcoming e-commerce portal ‘Bharat e Market’?
    A) Confederation of All India Traders
    B) Federation of Associations of Small Industries of India
    C) Indian Industries Association
    D) Electronic Industries Association Of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Traders’ body CAIT launched a vendor onboarding mobile app for its upcoming e-commerce portal ‘Bharat e Market’. The app will enable businesses and service providers to register on the portal and create their own “e-dukaan”.
  9. Who won gold medal in the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup held at Al Ain in the UAE?
    A) Vishnu
    B) Vishal Khera
    C) Singhraj
    D) Manish Narwal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian para-athlete Singhraj won gold medal in the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup at Al Ain in the UAE. He defeated Uzbekistan’s Server Ibragimov to get the top honour in the P1 – Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 final.
  10. Who own the All England Badminton Championships women’s title 2021?
    A) Kento Momota
    B) Nozomi Okuhara
    C) Pornpawee Chochuwong
    D) Carolina Marin
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia has won the All England Badminton Championships men’s title as he defeated Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen in the summit clash.
    Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara won the women’s title as she defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-12, 21-16 in the finals.
  11. The Indian men and women’s team won respectively in which event in the ISSF World Cup being held in New Delhi?
    A) 20m air pistol
    B) 15m air pistol
    C) 5m air pistol
    D) 10m air pistol
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian men and women’s team won their respective 10m Air Pistol events to take India to the top of the medals tally at the ongoing ISSF World Cup being held in New Delhi.
  12. Gary Wilson who announced his retirement from professional cricket played for which country?
    A) Ireland
    B) Norway
    C) Jamaica
    D) Kenya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Ireland skipper Gary Wilson announced his retirement from professional cricket.
  13. Which team won the Vijay Hazare Trophy title 2021?
    A) Delhi
    B) Karnataka
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Wicketkeeper-batsman and veteran Aditya Tare scored an unbeaten 118 while skipper Prithvi Shaw slammed 73 as Mumbai beat Uttar Pradesh by wickets in the final to clinch the Vijay Hazare Trophy title at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
  14. Name the first indigenously developed App Store developed by India to rake on Google and Facebook?
    A) E-marketplace Appstore
    B) Aatmnirbhar Bharat Appstore
    C) Mobile Seva Appstore
    D) Sabka Vikas Appstore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to make India Atmnirbhar, India has developed its first indigenously developed App Store called “Mobile Seva Appstore”.
    Unveiling the app government has indirectly targeted the big tech companies Google and Facebook.
  15. Sagar Sarhadi who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Filmamker
    C) Lyricist
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sagar Sarhadi, veteran filmmaker and writer, passed way following a brief illness. He was 88.
  16. What is the theme of World Down Syndrome Day 2021?
    A) We Decide
    B) Leave no one behind
    C) What I bring to the Workplace
    D) Are we doing our best?
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21 every year. The day is marked to raise awareness about Down syndrome. The World Down Syndrome Day 2021 Theme is ‘We Decide.’
  17. What is the theme of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2021?
    A) Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity
    B) Recognition, justice and development
    C) Youth standing up against racism
    D) Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March to remind people about the negative consequences of racial discrimination. This year theme is “Youth standing up against racism”.
  18. What is the theme of the International Day of Forests 2021?
    A) Forests and Biodiversity: Too precious to lose
    B) Forests and Education
    C) Forests for sustainable cities
    D) Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Every year, March 21 is celebrated as the International Day of Forests. The day is aimed at raising public awareness about the values, significance, and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on the earth. The theme of the International Day of Forests for 2021 is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being.”
  19. What is the theme of World Water Day 2021?
    A) Leaving no one behind
    B) Water and Climate Change
    C) Nature for Water
    D) Valuing Water
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Water Day is observed annually across the globe on March 22 with the purpose of highlighting the importance of water and raising awareness about the water crisis that the world faces. The theme of World Water Day 2021 is “Valuing Water”
  20. When is World Fragrance Day celebrated?
    A) March 21
    B) March 18
    C) March 22
    D) March 20
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Fragrance Day is celebrated every year on March 21. It celebrates all wonderful smelling things in this world, especially perfumes.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Shooting Sport Federation situated?
    A) Munich, Germany
    B) Copenhagen, Denmark
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Inter-Parliamentary Union situated?
    A) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Sydney, Australia
    View Answer
    Option A

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