Current Affairs Quiz: March 24, 2021

Current Affairs 24 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Mohammad Haneef Atmar who arrived in India on a 3-day visit is the foreign minister of which country?
    A) Qatar
    B) Iran
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit on the back of a new push by the US to speed up the peace process in Afghanistan.
  2. Fruit growers in which sate have started an innovative ‘movement’ to promote fresh fruit cakes as a healthier option, instead of the traditional bakery-made cakes?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Haryana
    C) Gujarat
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Fruit growers in rural Maharashtra have started an innovative ‘movement’ to promote fresh fruit cakes as a healthier option, instead of the traditional bakery-made cakes, to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions.
  3. What is the theme of the campaign ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of World Water Day?
    A) Catch the Rain, monsoon period
    B) Catch the Rain, pre-monsoon and monsoon
    C) Catch the Rain till it falls
    D) Catch the Rain, where it falls, when it falls
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of World Water Day on March 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign in a bid to conserve water through a participatory approach.
    The water conservation campaign — launched under the theme: ‘Catch the Rain, where it falls, when it falls’ — will be implemented in all districts, rural as well as urban areas, of the country during the period March 22, 2021 to November 30, 2021 (the pre-monsoon and monsoon period).
  4. More than how many loans have been sanctioned to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors, Atma Nirbhar Nidhi Scheme – PM SVANidhi so far?
    A) 23 lakh
    B) 19 lakh
    C) 31 lakh
    D) 37 lakh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Government has said that more than 23 lakh loans have been sanctioned to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors, Atma Nirbhar Nidhi Scheme – PM SVANidhi.
  5. How much amount have been disbursed under Atal Pension Yojana till February this year?
    A) Rs 76,000 lakh
    B) Rs 57,000 lakh
    C) Rs 35,000 lakh
    D) Rs 82,000 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Government has said that more than 57 thousand lakh rupees have been disbursed under Atal Pension Yojana till February this year.
  6. As per the data, till 22nd March, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has constructed how much of National Highways in the current financial year 2020-21?
    A) 12,705.25 km
    B) 12,205.25 km
    C) 17,205.75 km
    D) 17,205.25 km
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has constructed 12,205.25 km of National Highways in the current financial year 2020-21, till 22nd March, with the construction of 34 kilometres per day.
  7. Which state launched a state wide Sankalp or resolution campaign for a week to create awareness on covid appropriate behaviour?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh launched a state wide Sankalp or resolution campaign for a week to create awareness on covid appropriate behaviour.
  8. Which state has become the first state in the country to have its own ethanol policy, called Ethanol Production Promotion Policy, 2021?
    A) Bihar
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Telangana
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bihar became the first state in the country to have its own ethanol policy, called Ethanol Production Promotion Policy, 2021, which has been approved by the Cabinet.
  9. According to international property consultancy Knight Frank, which country topped the global home price index in 2020?
    A) Denmark
    B) Egypt
    C) Netherlands
    D) Turkey
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Roiled by the pandemic, home prices in India fell 3.6 per cent in December quarter 2020, pushing down its global ranking to the lowest 56th as compared to 43rd in the year-ago period, while Turkey continued to lead the tally, says a report.
  10. Government will borrow how much less amount from RBI this fiscal on review of position of cash balance?
    A) Rs 20,000 cr
    B) Rs 10,000 cr
    C) Rs 30,000 cr
    D) Rs 40,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government has decided to cancel its Rs 20,000 crore borrowing scheduled for March 26 on review of position of cash balance, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said. This means, the government would be borrowing Rs 20,000 crore less than its target of Rs 12.8 lakh crore announced in the Budget on February 1 for the current fiscal.
  11. India’s target of becoming a USD5-trillion economy by 2030 will delay by how many years due to the Covid-19 pandemic?
    A) 1
    B) 4
    C) 2
    D) 3
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The pandemic-induced shocks to the economy which have already shaved off 15.7 per cent of the GDP from the previous year, will delay the ambitious target of becoming the third largest economy by three years to 2031-32 now, says a report.
    Currently, the country is the fifth largest economy in the world behind Germany. The government has set a target of becoming a USD5-trillion economy by 2030.
  12. To which country did India supply two Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) each weighing 100 tons in March 2021?
    A) Thailand
    B) Iran
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Poland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India supplied two Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) each weighing 100 tons to Iran. It is part of India’s continued commitment towards development of phase-I of Shahid Beheshti port in Chabahar.
  13. Which company has become the first Company globally to be certified with highest level of verification – L3, by UN-backed Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) ecolabel?
    A) LT Foods Limited
    B) Heritage Foods
    C) Ruchi Soya
    D) REI Agro Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    LT Foods Limited has become the first Company globally to be certified with highest level of verification – L3, by UN-backed Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) ecolabel.
  14. The Defence Ministry signed a deal with which of the following to acquire 4,960 anti-tank guided missiles at a cost of ₹1,188 crore for the Indian Army?
    A) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    B) BEML Limited
    C) Bharat Dynamics Ltd
    D) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Defence Ministry sealed a deal with state-run Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) to acquire 4,960 anti-tank guided missiles at a cost of ₹1,188 crore for the Indian Army.
  15. When is Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ day observed in the country?
    A) March 23
    B) March 20
    C) March 22
    D) March 21
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ day is observed on many days in India, especially on January 30 and March 23, to pay homage to the freedom fighters of our country.
  16. What is the theme of World Meteorological Day?
    A) Weather-ready, climate-smart
    B) The Sun, the Earth and the weather
    C) Climate and Water
    D) The Ocean, Our Climate and Weather
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Meteorological Day is observed every year on March 23 to highlight the importance of the role that people and their behaviour play in protecting Earth’s atmosphere. The theme of World Meteorological Day 2021 is “The Ocean, Our Climate and Weather.”
  17. When is World Poetry Day celebrated?
    A) March 17
    B) March 21
    C) March 19
    D) March 20
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Poetry Day is celebrated every year on March 21 and is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  18. GV Ramakrishna who passed away in March 2021 was the former chairman of which organization?
    A) Securities and Exchange Board of India
    B) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
    C) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
    D) Small Industries Development Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) GV Ramakrishna passed away in Chennai after a brief illness. He was 91.
  19. Who has been conferred with the Gandhi Peace Prize 2019 award by the culture ministry of India?
    A) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
    B) Taimur bin Feisal
    C) Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said
    D) Yohei Sasakawa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2020 is being conferred on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the culture ministry said.
    The prestigious prize for the year 2019 is being conferred on late Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman in recognition of his vision to strengthen relations with India, and his efforts to promote peace and non-violence in the Gulf region
  20. Who is the head of the committee formed by the RBI for evaluating applications for universal banks and small finance banks?
    A) Anand Sinha
    B) Harun R. Khan
    C) Shyamala Gopinath
    D) Usha Thorat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a five-member committee, headed by former RBI Deputy Governor Shyamala Gopinath, for evaluating applications for universal banks and small finance banks.
  21. Which pair won the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event at the The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup held in Delhi?
    A) Divyansh Singh Panwar and Manu Bhaker
    B) Vijay Kumar and Manu Bhaker
    C) Vijay Kumar and Elavenil Valarivan
    D) Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan won the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event at the The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup being held in Delhi.
  22. Manoj Bajpayee won the best actor award for which film at the 67th National Film Awards?
    A) Panga
    B) Bhonsle
    C) Super Deluxe
    D) Asuran
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 67th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi.
    Best Actor — Manoj Bajpayee, Bhonsle; Dhanush, Asuran
    Best Actress — Kangana Ranaut, Manikarnika, Panga
    Best Director — Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, Bahattar Hoorain
    Best Feature Film — Marakkar Lion of the Arabian Sea, Priyadarshan
    Best Supporting Actress — The Tashkent Files, Pallavi Joshi
    Best Supporting Actor — Super Deluxe, Vijay Sethupathi
    Click here for complete list of awards – https://aspirantszone.com/daily-current-affairs-23-march-2021/

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