Current Affairs Quiz: March 25, 2021

Current Affairs 25 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Union Jal Shakti Ministry signed a memorandum of agreement with Uttar Pradesh and which other state to implement the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    The governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh signed a memorandum of agreement with the Union Jal Shakti Ministry to implement the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project.
  2. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), India signed an MoU with Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) of which country to facilitate sharing of experience and expertise?
    A) Thailand
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), India and Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC), Afghanistan. It will facilitate sharing of experience and expertise of both the institutions in the area of recruitment.
  3. Which state government launched i-Learn, a capacity building and performance tracking application for Community Health Officers, CHOs in the state?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Nagaland
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom launched i-Learn, a capacity building and performance tracking application for Community Health Officers, CHOs in the state at his office chamber in Kohima.
  4. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched e-Office, e-Heli Service, and e-Aagman for which district?
    A) Keylong
    B) Manali
    C) Kinnaur
    D) Lahaul-Spiti
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur virtually launched e-Office, e-Heli Service, e-Aagman and e-Lahaul for Lahaul-Spiti district from Shimla.
  5. Where was the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak inaugurated by Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’?
    A) Delhi
    B) Raipur
    C) Ranchi
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, virtually inaugurated the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak in New Delhi.
  6. Pakistan and China will hold joint exercise “Pabbi-Antiterror-2021” with which other country?
    A) Singapore
    B) Nepal
    C) India
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India, Pakistan, China and other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise this year.
    The decision to hold the joint exercise “Pabbi-Antiterror-2021” was announced during the 36th meeting of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  7. Which bank has become the first in India to introduce an instant EMI facility called ‘EMI @ Internet Banking’ on its internet banking platform?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank announced the launch of an instant EMI (Equated Monthly Instalments) facility on its internet banking platform.
    Called ‘EMI @ Internet Banking’, the facility aims to offer increased affordability to millions of pre-approved customers, as it enables them to convert their high-value transactions up to ₹5 lakh into easy monthly instalments.
    ICICI Bank is the first in the industry to introduce an instant EMI facility on its internet banking platform. The Bank has tied up with BillDesk and Razorpay, leading online payment gateway companies to offer this facility.
  8. Nabard’s wholly-owned subsidiary NABSanrakshan Trustee Pvt Ltd (NTPL) has been appointed by the government as a trustee for how much amount Credit Guarantee Fund under Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF)?
    A) Rs 550 crore
    B) Rs 450 crore
    C) Rs 750 crore
    D) Rs 650 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Nabard’s wholly-owned subsidiary NABSanrakshan Trustee Pvt Ltd (NTPL) has been appointed by the government as a trustee for Rs 750 crore Credit Guarantee Fund under Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF).
  9. As announced by Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, non-performing assets of banks declined to what amount in December 2020?
    A) Rs 4.70 lakh crore
    B) Rs 4.56 lakh crore
    C) Rs 3.90 lakh crore
    D) Rs 5.70 lakh crore
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Non-performing assets of banks declined to Rs 5.70 lakh crore in December 2020 and the recovered amount stood at Rs 2.74 lakh crore following a slew of measures taken by the government, Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur told.
  10. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has hiked the maximum cover under the standard health insurance plan — Arogya Sanjeevani Policy from _________ earlier to Rs 10 lakh.
    A) Rs 5 lakh
    B) Rs 6 lakh
    C) Rs 8 lakh
    D) Rs 7 lakh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To bring more people under the ambit of health insurance, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has hiked the maximum cover under the standard health insurance plan — Arogya Sanjeevani Policy — from Rs 5 lakh earlier to Rs 10 lakh.
    The insurance regulator has made it mandatory for insurers to offer a sum insured between Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh under the Arogya Sanjeevani policy as against the previous range of Rs 1 -5 lakh.
  11. According to Fitch Ratings, What is the estimated India’s GDP growth for next fiscal?
    A) 8.9%
    B) 12.8%
    C) 10.9%
    D) 9.5%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    American credit rating agency Fitch has revised India’s GDP growth estimate to 12.8% for next fiscal from the previous 11% on the back of a stronger carryover effect, a looser fiscal stance, and better virus containment.
  12. Which of the following has established an e-Tendering Portal-PRANIT?
    A) Steel Authority of India
    B) NHPC Limited
    C) Power Grid Corporation of India
    D) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, a central PSU, has established an e-Tendering Portal-PRANIT. This will lead to less paperwork, ease of operation and make the tendering process more transparent.
  13. According to the data by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s Software Services Exports surged by what percent in FY20?
    A) 9.1%
    B) 9.6%
    C) 8.9%
    D) 8.4%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the data related to the 2019-20 round of its annual survey on exports of computer software and information technology enabled services. India’s export of software services stood at US$ 128.6 billion during 2019-20, registering 9.1% growth over the previous year. The USA was the major destination for software exports with 56.6% share. Europe had 27.6% share, nearly half of which was in the UK.
  14. India Legends beat with team to win the inaugural Road Safety World Series T20 2020-21?
    A) UAE Legends
    B) South Africa Legends
    C) Bangladesh Legends
    D) Sri Lanka Legends
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan struck quickfire fifties as India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs to win the inaugural Road Safety World Series T20 2020-21 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur.
    Winners – India Legends, Runners-up – Sri Lanka Legends
    Cracking Player of the Match (FINAL) – Yuvraj Singh – $ 1000
    Player of the Match (FINAL) – Yusuf Pathan – Rs 1.25 lakh
    Player of the Tournament – Tillakaratne Dilshan – Rs 2 lakh.
  15. Which country put 38 foreign satellites from more than a dozen countries into orbit in March 2021?
    A) India
    B) Russia
    C) Italy
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Russia put 38 foreign satellites from more than a dozen countries, including South Korea, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy and Brazil into orbit after a successful launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan following delays due to technical issues. Among them was the Challenge-1, the first satellite made completely in Tunisia, which was created by the Telnet telecommunications group.
  16. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) demonstrated India’s first free-space quantum communication over a distance of ________.
    A) 300 m
    B) 400 m
    C) 100 m
    D) 200 m
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently demonstrated free-space quantum communication over a distance of 300 m for the first time.
  17. Which state has become the first in the country to launch FPO (Farmer Producer Organization) Shakti Portal as part of Kisan Kalyan Mission?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched UPFPO Shakti Portal as part of Kisan Kalyan Mission at an event in Gorakhpur. The portal, which is the first of its kind in the country, is aimed at benefitting the farmers at the grassroots level.
  18. Feminist icon and author Nawal el-Saadawi who passed away recently belonged to which country?
    A) Turkey
    B) Libya
    C) South Africa
    D) Egypt
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Egyptian writer, activist, and physician Nawal El Saadawi has died. She was 89.
  19. Who is the author of the book titled “Bringing Governments and People Closer”?
    A) Suresh K Malhotra
    B) BG Tripathi
    C) M. Ramachandran
    D) N. Krishnanarayan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Book “Bringing Governments and People Closer” was launched through virtual mode by Sri M. Venkaiah Naidu. The book was authored by Dr. M. Ramachandran.
  20. What is the theme of World Tuberculosis Day 2021?
    A) The Clock is Ticking
    B) Unite to end TB
    C) Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world
    D) It’s time to End TB
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Every year on March 24, we observe World Tuberculosis Day to spread awareness regarding this fatal disease. The theme of World Tuberculosis Day 2021 is ‘The Clock is Ticking’.
  21. When is World Puppetry Day celebrated?
    A) March 22
    B) March 21
    C) March 19
    D) March 20
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Every year on March 21st, World Puppetry Day seeks to recognize puppetry as a global art form. It’s also a day to honor puppeteers around the world.
  22. When is United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Nowruz celebrated?
    A) March 19
    B) March 18
    C) March 20
    D) March 21
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Nowruz celebrates the start of the Persian spring festival March 21 ever year. It occurs on or around the time of the March equinox.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Power Grid Corporation of India situated?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Noida
    C) Delhi
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option A

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