Current Affairs Quiz: March 03, 2021

Current Affairs 3 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state is chosen as the venue for the 2020-21 edition of the Indian Women’s League?
    A) Odisha
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Goa
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The All India Football Federation confirmed Odisha as the venue for the 2020-21 edition of the Indian Women’s League. The dates of the tournament will be announced soon.
  2. Where was the Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 inaugurated by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar?
    A) Surat
    B) Lucknow
    C) Jaipur
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 is underway at Noida Haat. The fair was inaugurated by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. It will continue till 14th March.
  3. Which app was launched by Minister for Social justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot along with handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest”?
    A) Visheshika Bharat App
    B) Sugamya Bharat App
    C) Shaurya Bharat App
    D) Samridhi Bharat App
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Minister for Social justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot virtually launch “Sugamya Bharat App” and a handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest”.
    It provides for five main features of which four are directly related to enhancing accessibility.
  4. When is Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021 being celebrated in India?
    A) 1st – 7th March
    B) 3rd – 9th March
    C) 4th – 10th March
    D) 2nd – 8th March
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Third Jan Aushadhi Diwas celebrations began. The week-long celebrations will go on till 7th of March. Jan Aushadhi Kendras conducted Health Check-up Camps across the country.
  5. From which date has the government made FASTag mandatory with any vehicle not fitted with it will be charged double the toll at electronic toll plazas?
    A) 1st February 2021
    B) 15th February 2021
    C) 1st March 2021
    D) 15th March 2021
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched the Real-Time Monitoring System of Toll Plazas at a function in New Delhi. The government has made FASTag mandatory from the 15th February midnight and any vehicle not fitted with it will be charged double the toll at electronic toll plazas across the country.
  6. Who has been appointed as the Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau?
    A) Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia
    B) Suresh Patnaik
    C) Jaideep Bhatnagar
    D) Bishan Swaroop
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mr. Jaideep Bhatnagar has taken over as Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau. He takes over from Mr Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia who has superannuated.
  7. When is Zero Discrimination Day observed?
    A) March 1
    B) March 4
    C) March 3
    D) March 2
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Zero Discrimination Day is observed globally every year on March 1 to promote equality in practice and before the law.
  8. Where was the second edition of Global Bio-India-2021 inaugurated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Faridabad
    C) Noida
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the second edition of Global Bio-India-2021 in New Delhi through virtual mode.
    The theme for this year is “Transforming lives” with the tag line “Biosciences to Bio-economy”.
  9. India and which country have agreed to observe the 2003 ceasefire agreements along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors?
    A) China
    B) Pakistan
    C) Nepal
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Pakistan have agreed to observe the 2003 ceasefire agreements along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors.
  10. Bhabhatron-II, an advanced digital cobalt therapy machine has been doated to which country by India?
    A) Mauritius
    B) Malawi
    C) Madagascar
    D) Seychelles
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina inaugurated Bhabhatron-II, an advanced digital cobalt therapy machine at the Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital (HJRA) in Antananarivo in the presence of Public Health Professor Jean Louis Hanitrala Rakotovao and Indian Ambassador Abhay Kumar.
  11. What is the theme of World Civil Defence Day 2021?
    A) Civil Defence and the first aider in every home
    B) Civil Defence and Safety at Home
    C) Strong Civil Protection to preserve the economy
    D) Civil Defence and national institutions against disasters
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Civil Defence Day is observed on March 1 annually, across the world. The theme of World Civil Defence Day 2021-Civil Defence and the first aider in every home.
  12. To which country did India gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to mark the Golden Jubilee of 1971 War of Liberation?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Nepal
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    To mark the Golden Jubilee of 1971 War of Liberation, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force.
  13. Which country has successfully launched its first satellite “Arktika-M” to monitor the Arctic’s climate and environment?
    A) Australia
    B) India
    C) France
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Russia has successfully launched its first satellite to monitor the Arctic’s climate and environment, the country’s space corporation Roscosmos.
    A Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the “Arktika-M” satellite on board blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  14. In which district of Uttarakhand, did its Chief Minister launch a programme named ‘Gharaiki Pehchand Chelik Naam’ under which nameplates of homes will feature the names of daughters in the family?
    A) Uttarkashi
    B) Nainital
    C) Chamoli
    D) Pauri Garhwal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated a programme in Nainital district under which nameplates of homes will feature the names of daughters in the family.
    While the programme in Pauri Garhwal was called ‘Ghaur ki pachyan, Nauni ku Nau’, the one launched in Nainital is named ‘Gharaiki Pehchand Chelik Naam’. Both mean ‘Identity of the house, in the name of the daughter’.
  15. Which state government launched five online services of WCD, Mission Shakti Dept which include ”Take Home Ration” (Chhatua), mobile app ”e-Kalika”, ”MAMATA App & MIS” among others?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Odisha
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched five online services which aimed at empowering women and providing better childcare facilities.
    The online services include ”Mo Chhatua” app for streamlining supply chain management of ”Take Home Ration” (Chhatua) and ”e-Kalika”, an application for monitoring crches for children under three years of age.
    ”Mo Sishu portal”, a comprehensive web-based information management and monitoring system for child protection services, and ”MAMATA App & MIS” for seamless transfer of cash benefit to pregnant women were also rolled out.
  16. What is the minimum sum assured under standardized product called “Saral Suraksha Bima” rolled out by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)?
    A) Rs 4.5 lakh
    B) Rs 3.5 lakh
    C) Rs 1.5 lakh
    D) Rs 2.5 lakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has come out with a standard personal accident cover which will allow all general and health insurers to offer covers up to a sum assured of Rs 1 crore.
    The standardized product set to go live from April 1 has been named “Saral Suraksha Bima.” The minimum sum assured has been set as Rs 2.5 lakh.
  17. Which state government launched 4 public welfare schemes Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana, Dr BR Ambedkar Awas Navinikarn Yojana among others?
    A) Haryana
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced four public welfare schemes during a state-level programme organised on the occasion of the 644th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas at his Chandigarh residence.
    Under the Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana, one lakh poorest families of the state would be targeted.
    Khattar announced that the financial assistance of Rs 50,000 being given under the Dr BR Ambedkar Awas Navinikarn Yojana for the repair of the house to Scheduled Caste families living below the poverty line was increased to Rs 80,000.
    An amount of Rs 11 crore has been allocated under the Sant Mahapurush Vichar Samman and Prasaar Yojana.
  18. Which movie won the best motion award in drama category in the Golden Globes 2021 awards?
    A) Judas and the Black Messiah
    B) The Mauritanian
    C) Soul
    D) Nomadland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Golden Globes 2021 awards were handed out under pandemic conditions The ceremony saw big wins for Netflix and a lot of celebrities in glamorous outfits, at home.
    Best Motion Picture — Drama: Nomadland
    Best Director — Motion Picture :Chloé Zhao for Nomadland
    For complete list of awards – https://aspirantszone.com/daily-current-affairs-2-march-2021/

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Press Information Bureau situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Gurgaon
    C) New Delhi
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of All India Football Federation situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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