Current Affairs Quiz: March 28, 2021

Current Affairs 28 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who is the author of the book titled “Names of the Women”?
    A) Ravinder Singh
    B) Aravind Adiga
    C) Jeet Thayil
    D) Manu Joseph
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Write India author Jeet Thayil’s new book titled “Names of the Women” has been released recently.
  2. Renowned poet Adam Zagajewski who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) Poland
    B) Madagascar
    C) Denmark
    D) Estonia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Renowned Polish poet Adam Zagajewski has passed away. He was 75.
  3. Which bank has been awarded ‘Great place to work’ certification by the Great place to Work Institute?
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    C) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    D) Jana Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kerala based ESAF Small Finance Bank had been awarded ‘Great place to work’ certification by the Great place to Work Institute.
  4. A team from which institute emerged as winners at the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 6.0?
    A) IIT Madras
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Kharagpur
    D) IIT Kanpur
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    A team of four undergraduate students from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-K) emerged as winners at the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 6.0, sponsored by Cushman and Wakefield, KI and IA: Interior Architects.
  5. Who will be awarded the Maharashtra Bhushan award as announced by the state government?
    A) Asha Bhosle
    B) Anil Kakodkar
    C) Ratan Tata
    D) Sachin Tendulkar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Maharashtra government said singer Asha Bhosle has been selected for the Maharashtra Bhushan award, the State government’s highest honour.
  6. Whose term has been extended as Principal Scientific Advisor by a year by the government?
    A) Sunil Arora
    B) Krishnamurthy Subramanian
    C) K. Vijay Raghavan
    D) K. K. Venugopal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government has extended the term of Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) K. Vijay Raghavan by a year.
  7. Who has been appointed as the chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI)?
    A) Ramkrishnan Advani
    B) Dinesh Iyer
    C) Rajiv Mathur
    D) Sanjeev Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government appointed senior IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar as the chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI).
  8. Who has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)?
    A) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
    B) Saurabh Garg
    C) Ajay Tyagi
    D) Amitabh Kant
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Senior bureaucrat Saurabh Garg has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Prior to Garg, Ajay Bhushan Pandey was the CEO of UIDAI.
  9. Who has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Food Corporation of India?
    A) Atish Chandra
    B) Arun Kumar Shrivastava
    C) Gudey Srinivas
    D) Vivek Aggarwal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Atish Chandra has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director, Food Corporation of India in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  10. Denis Sassou Nguesso has been re-elected as the president of which country?
    A) Cameroon
    B) Guinea
    C) Poland
    D) Congo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been re-elected with more than 88% of the vote, official results showed, extending his 36 years leading the Central African oil producer despite a prolonged economic crisis.
  11. Which of the following has been included in the Khelo India Youth Games 2021 in a bid to develop it as a competitive sport?
    A) Surfing
    B) Baseball
    C) Yogasana
    D) Karate
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the government has included Yogasana in Khelo India Youth Games 2021 in a bid to develop it as a competitive sport.
  12. Khelo India Scheme has been extended to which year from 2021-22?
    A) 2024-25
    B) 2025-26
    C) 2026-27
    D) 2023-24
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Khelo India Scheme has been extended to 2025-26 from 2021-22 , Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced in Rajya Sabha.
    An amount of Rs 8750 crore has been estimated as financial implication of the new Khelo India Scheme (2021-22 to 2025-26) in the EFC memorandum furnished to the Ministry of Finance. An amount of Rs 657.71 crore has been allocated in the Budget Estimate (B.E.) for the year 2021-22 under the Khelo India Scheme.
  13. Adani Ports will acquire 58% stake in which port?
    A) Gangavaram Port
    B) Vizag Port
    C) Munda Port
    D) Kamarajar Port
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Adani Ports will acquire 58% stake in Gangavaram Port for ₹3,604 crore, the company announced in a regulatory filing.
  14. According to a report by BofA Securities, India is likely to emerge as the world’s third largest economy in which year?
    A) 2029
    B) 2027
    C) 2025
    D) 2031
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India is likely to emerge as the world’s third largest economy in 2031 (fiscal 2031-32), suggests a recent report by BofA Securities, and should touch Japan’s nominal GDP (in USD) that year.
  15. TRIFED has signed a MoU with which state government for the implementation of the MSP for MFP Scheme and the Van Dhan Yojana in the state?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Tripura
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Assam
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    TRIFED has signed a MoU with Government of Arunachal Pradesh for the implementation of the MSP for MFP Scheme and the Van Dhan Yojana in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  16. India is working on a third Joint satellite Mission with which country, even as the bilateral space collaboration has been entering into multiple domains, including the human space flight programme?
    A) France
    B) Netherlands
    C) Maldives
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Chairman of ISRO K. Sivan has informed that India and France have been working on their third Joint satellite Mission, even as the bilateral space collaboration has been entering into multiple domains, including the human space flight programme.
  17. Who launched launched Central Scrutiny Centre and Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority, IEPFA mobile App to leverage digital solutions to achieve Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Digitally empowered India?
    A) Nirmala Sitharaman
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Nitin Gadkari
    D) Rajnath Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched Central Scrutiny Centre and Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority, IEPFA mobile App to leverage digital solutions to achieve Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Digitally empowered India.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of BofA Securities situated?
    A) New York
    B) Copenhagen
    C) Austria
    D) Sydney
    View Answer
    Option A

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