Current Affairs Quiz: March 3, 2018

Current Affairs 3 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. The state government of Maharashtra has collaborated with which of the following for promoting Marathi language?
    A) Wikipedia
    B) Amazon
    C) Google
    D) Samsung
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra government has tied up with Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, to propagate the Marathi language and increase its usage online.
  2. Which among the given bank has signed an agreement with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for financial support to MSMEs in North Eastern India?
    A) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
    B) Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank)
    C) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
    D) National Housing Bank (NHB)
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for financing a project on ‘Capacity Building of MSMEs in North East India for Export Competitiveness’.
  3. The Karnataka government has launched ‘Arogya Karnataka’ healthcare scheme in which it will provide free medical facility to BPL families while bear about ______ percent of total treatment cost for APL families of the state
    A) 40%
    B) 25%
    C) 50%
    D) 30%
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiled a healthcare scheme aimed at benefitting about 1.43 crore households in the state. The ‘Arogya Karnataka’ (Healthy Karnataka) will provide quality primary, secondary and tertiary treatment to both BPL and APL families in the state.
  4. The Cabinet has approved setting up of the NFRA as an independent regulator for the auditing profession. What is the full form of NFRA?
    A) National Financial Reporting Authority
    B) National Finance Report Audit
    C) National Financial Regulating Agency
    D) National Fiscal Regulator Authority
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA). NFRA will act as an independent regulator for the auditing profession which was one of the key changes brought in by the Companies Act 2013.
  5. Which state has launched a 24 X 7 toll free helpline number to provide guidance and information related to education to the students?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Gujarat
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Tamil Nadu Government has set up a 24-hour helpline which is for the first time in the country that would provide information on education and offer guidance to students. Chief Minister K Palaniswami formally launched the toll free number 14417 through the 24-hour Education Guidance Centre set up at the Secretariat that would offer information relating to school education and offer guidance to students.
  6. Which country has topped the Hurun’s Global Rich List 2018?
    A) United States
    B) China
    C) Germany
    D) Russia
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    With 31 new Indians on the list, India comes third after China and USA on Hurun’s Global Rich List 2018. The Hurun Rich List 2018 ranked 2,694 billionaires from 68 countries and 2,157 companies.
  7. Which among the following ministries has launched a competition for design of a logo and tagline for the Ayushman Bharat programme?
    A) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
    B) Ministry of AYUSH
    C) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    D) Ministry of Communication
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a competition for design of a logo and tagline for the Ayushman Bharat programme, announced in the 2018-19 Budget this year. The main aim of the competition is to generate awareness among the population about these health sector initiatives and engage them towards ownership in shaping a healthy India. 
  8. The first phase of the world’s largest 2000 MW solar park named Shakti Sthala has been inaugurated in which state recently?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Karnataka government inaugurated the first phase of a 2,000 megawatts (MW) solar park in the drought-prone Pavagada region of Tumkur district, about 180km from Bengaluru. The first phase of the Rs 16,500 crore park called “Shakti Sthala” will generate 600MW, while the balance 1,400MW is expected to be commissioned by the end of this year.
  9. What is the rank of India in the Hurun Global Rich List 2018?
    A) Seventh
    B) Second
    C) Sixth
    D) Third
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    With 31 new Indians on the list, India comes third after China and USA on Hurun’s Global Rich List 2018. The Hurun Rich List 2018 ranked 2,694 billionaires from 68 countries and 2,157 companies. The report mentioned that the most number of billionaires – 19 – in India were produced by the pharmaceuticals sector, followed by automobiles with 14 and consumer products with 11.
  10. Who has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of SBI Life Insurance Co?
    A) Sanjeev Nautiyal
    B) Arijit Basu
    C) Dipak Mazumder
    D) Gopikrishna Shenoy
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    SBI Life Insurance Co has announced that Sanjeev Nautiyal has been nominated as its next MD and CEO as the current head Arijit Basu has been posted as Deputy Managing Director of Corporate Accounts Group of parent company SBI.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the CEO of the Export-Import Bank of India?
    A) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
    B) Yaduvendra Mathur
    C) Kshatrapati Shivaji
    D) Sriram Kalyanaraman
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Export–Import Bank of India is the premier export finance institution in India, established in 1982 under Export-Import Bank of India Act 1981.
  2. Where is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) headquartered?
    A) New York
    B) Vienna
    C) Paris
    D) Geneva
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations’ global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

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