Current Affairs Quiz: March 27, 2021

Current Affairs 27 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. In which district of Jammu and Kashmir ‘Pashudhan Mela’ was organized in March 2021 to educate farmers about the latest cattle breeds?
    A) Kathua
    B) Kangra
    C) Kulgam
    D) Jammu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Jammu and Kashmir, Principal Secretary Animal & Sheep Husbandry Department, Naveen Kumar Chaudhary has inaugurated ‘Pashudhan Mela’ in Kathua. ‘Pashudhan Mela’ is the first of its kind Mela held in the Union Territory organized with the objective to educate farmers about the latest cattle breeds.
  2. Where was the regional Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans Society (SARAS) fair 2021 organized?
    A) Agartala
    B) Dimapur
    C) Kohima
    D) Imphal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The regional Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans Society (SARAS) fair 2021 offering the best of traditional, ethnic food, handlooms and handicrafts of the State, was inaugurated by Advisor, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie (Nicky) Kire at Khouchiezie Kohima Local Ground.
  3. Virat Kohli was ranked at which position in the latest ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings?
    A) 4th
    B) 7th
    C) 3rd
    D) 5th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma are among the India batsmen to progress in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after clinching the home series against England 3-2 in Ahmedabad. Kohli has moved up one place to fourth position and Rohit moved up three places to 14th in the latest weekly rankings update.
  4. When is International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members observed?
    A) March 26
    B) March 27
    C) March 28
    D) March 25
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    March 25 is the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members. This date is the anniversary of the abduction of Alec Collett, a journalist who died while working for the UN.
  5. What is the theme of International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 2021?
    A) Women and Slavery
    B) Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together
    C) Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice
    D) Breaking the Silence, Lest We Forget
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is on March 25 each year. This year theme of International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice”.
  6. When is International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims observed?
    A) March 25
    B) March 24
    C) March 23
    D) March 27
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed annually on 24th March every year to pay tribute to “Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero” as he was murdered on 24 March 1980.
  7. According to a new report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), about how many children live in areas of extreme water vulnerability?
    A) 620 million
    B) 760 million
    C) 450 million
    D) 540 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A new report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that 1 in 5 children worldwide does not have enough water to be meet everyday needs. The report says that globally, more than 1.42 billion people, including 450 million children, live in areas of extreme water vulnerability. The report was part of its ‘Water Security For All’ initiative.
    South Asia is home to the largest number of children living in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability – more than 155 million children.
  8. Where is the World’s first ‘Super Mario’ theme park opened?
    A) Japan
    B) Singapore
    C) Canada
    D) Laos
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Super Nintendo World has officially become a reality- for Japan at least. Universal Studios Japan (USJ) opened its $550 million, pandemic-delayed Mario-themed attraction, marking this as a major leap for the gamers maker outside of the virtual world.
    It also includes the world’s first interactive Mario Kart theme park ride and a battle with Bowser Jr., one of the characters.
  9. Who has become the most successful captain in T20 internationals breaking MS Dhoni’s record?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) Simon Katich
    C) Mashrafe Mortaza
    D) Asghar Afghan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Afghanistan’s Asghar Afghan went past former India captain MS Dhoni to become the most successful captain in T20 internationals.
  10. In March 2021, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched more than how many comic books created by teachers and students of CBSE schools and curated by NCERT?
    A) 400
    B) 300
    C) 100
    D) 200
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has launched more than one hundred comic books created by teachers and students of CBSE schools and curated by NCERT. The comics are aligned with topics of NCERT textbooks and have specific storyline and characters.
  11. Suh Wook is the foreign minister of which country who visited India in March this year?
    A) North Korea
    B) South Korea
    C) China
    D) Hong Kong
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Minister of National Defence of Republic of Korea (RoK) Mr Suh Wook on a three day visit to India.
  12. Where is the new airport inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh which is named after the first ever freedom fighter of the country, Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy, as a tribute to him?
    A) Guntur
    B) Amaravati
    C) Kurnool
    D) Kadapa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has inaugurated the Kurnool Airport located at Orvakal and named it after the first ever freedom fighter of the country, Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy, as a tribute to him.
  13. Which bank launched a savings account named ‘Trendy’, customised for the growing millennial population?
    A) Indian Overseas Bank
    B) Bank of India
    C) Canara Bank
    D) Union Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) launched ‘IOB Trendy’, a savings account customised for the growing millennial population in the country by keeping their banking preferences in mind.
  14. Who is the author of the book titled “My Experiments With Silence”, which is about anxiety and self-discovery?
    A) Sanjay Kapoor
    B) Gaurav Gera
    C) Chunky Pandey
    D) Samir Soni
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Actor Samir Soni will come out with his debut book titled “My Experiments With Silence”, which is about anxiety and self-discovery.
  15. Who won the gold medal in the P4 mixed 50m pistol SH1 event in the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup?
    A) Rakesh Khera
    B) Manish Narwal
    C) Pawandeep Singh
    D) Raj Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Promising Manish Narwal shattered the world record en route clinching the gold in the P4 mixed 50m pistol SH1 event on the penultimate day of the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup.
  16. Defence Ministry signed contract with which company to get 1,300 Made-in-India Armoured Light Combat Vehicles?
    A) Goa Shipyard
    B) Mahindra Defence Systems
    C) Bharat Dynamics
    D) Reliance Naval Ltd
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The defence ministry said it finalised a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) to procure 1,300 light combat vehicles for the Indian Army at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore. The induction of the vehicles is planned to be completed in four years.
  17. Which airport partnered with Magzter to become World’s First ‘Smart Reading Airport’?
    A) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    B) Los Angeles International Airport
    C) Dubai International Airport
    D) Singapore Changi Airport
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Customers flying through Dubai International (DXB) now have free access to Magzter’s collection of more than 7,000 leading magazines, newspapers, journals and comics, making DXB the world’s first smart reading airport’.
  18. Which of the following district of J&K along with Lakshadweep have become the first in the country to be declared TB-free by the government?
    A) Srinagar
    B) Kulgam
    C) Samba
    D) Budgam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Lakshadweep and Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district are the first in the country to be declared TB-free, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Singh said on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day celebrations at Dr Ambedkar International Centre.
  19. Which country is going to build world’s first ship tunnel?
    A) Norway
    B) Mali
    C) Philippines
    D) Latvia
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    World’s First Ship Tunnel is being made in the Norwegian mountains as the country has given approval for a tunnel bypassing the Stadhavet Sea.
  20. Which state’s tuberculosis eradication programme has won national honour for reducing the prevalence of TB through various systematic initiatives?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Kerala
    C) Telangana
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kerala’s tuberculosis eradication programme has won national honour as the state bagged the Union government’s award for reducing the prevalence of the disease through various systematic initiatives.
  21. Which state has emerged as the champion state for Van Dhan Vikas Yojana?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Tripura
    C) Manipur
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Manipur has emerged as the champion state where the Van Dhan programme has emerged as a major source of employment for the local tribals. Since the time that the programme was launched in the state in October 2019, 100 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras have been established.

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