Current Affairs Quiz: March 30, 2021

Current Affairs 30 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. American author Carmen Maria Machado won the Rathbones Folio prize for which of her following books?
    A) The Mythic Dream
    B) In the Dream House
    C) Her Body and Other Parties
    D) The Low, Low Woods
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    American author Carmen Maria Machado has won the Rathbones Folio prize for her memoir, In the Dream House.
  2. For the first time, Indian Navy conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) and a joint patrolling with navy of which country?
    A) Djibouti
    B) Seychelles
    C) Comoros
    D) Madagascar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a first, the navies of India and Madagascar undertook joint patrolling of Madagascar’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and also conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX).
    The INS Shardul and Malagasy Naval Ship Trozona undertook the patrol.
  3. Who has been appointed as the managing director and chief executive officer of Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M)?
    A) Anish Shah
    B) Deepak Kataria
    C) Harish Sehgal
    D) Mahesh Awasthi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The board of directors of Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has appointed Anish Shah as the managing director and chief executive officer of the company effective April 2.
  4. Who are the authors of the book titled ‘Escaped: True stories of Indian fugitives in London’?
    A) Shivshankar Menon and Ananth Krishnan
    B) Rajiv Sikri and Ruhi Khan
    C) Danish Khan and Ruhi Khan
    D) Danish Khan and Shivshankar Menon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    ‘Escaped: True stories of Indian fugitives in London, new book chronicles Indian fugitives who escaped to UK. The book, by London-based journalists and researchers Danish and Ruhi Khan, includes a recap of the more recent cases involving former Kingfisher Airlines boss Vijay Mallya and diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India on fraud and money laundering charges, as well as some historic ones including those of former Indian Naval officer Ravi Shankaran and musician Nadeem Saifi.
  5. Kamalesh Chandra Chakrabarty who passed away was related to which of the following organizations?
    A) Reserve Bank of India
    B) SEBI
    C) NABARD
    D) NASSCOM
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Kamalesh Chandra Chakrabarty passed away due to a heart attack. He was 69 years old.
  6. According to a new report titled ‘Global Wind Report 2021, released by the Global Wind Energy Council, which year was the best year in history for the global wind industry?
    A) 2021
    B) 2020
    C) 2019
    D) 2018
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the year 2020 was the best year in history for the global wind industry as this sector installed 93GW of new capacity in 2020, according to a new report titled ‘Global Wind Report 2021, released by the Global Wind Energy Council.
  7. Which bank has been named as the India’s best bank for SMEs at the Asiamoney Best Bank Awards 2021?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Bank of India
    C) State Bank of India
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank was adjudged the India’s best bank for SMEs at the Asiamoney Best Bank Awards 2021. In its evaluation, the magazine said on its website – “HDFC Bank’s transformation of its micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) business over the past few years makes it a worthy winner of this award.”
  8. Mahinder Giri, a range officer of which tiger reserve has become the only ranger from Asia to win the prestigious International Ranger Award?
    A) Rajaji Tiger Reserve
    B) Bandipur Tiger Reserve
    C) Kanha Tiger Reserve
    D) Manas Tiger Reserve
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mahinder Giri, a range officer who has been deployed at Motichur range of Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR) for the past few years, has become the only ranger from Asia to win the prestigious International Ranger Award.
  9. Which team has partnered with Equitas Small Finance Bank for the IPL season 2021?
    A) Kolkata Knight Riders
    B) Sunrisers Hyderabad
    C) Chennai Super Kings
    D) Mumbai Indians
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Equitas Small Finance Bank has renewed its partnership with Chennai Super Kings for the IPL season 2021.
  10. Niyo in partnership with which bank launched NiyoX?
    A) AU Small Finance Bank
    B) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    C) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    D) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Niyo announced the launch of NiyoX in partnership with Equitas Small Finance Bank. This state-of-the-art mobile banking solution for millennials offers a 2-in-1 account in the form of a digital savings account and a wealth management suite.
  11. Where is the Shaheed Ashfaq Ulla Khan Zoological Park inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh?
    A) Prayagraj
    B) Gorakhpur
    C) Varanasi
    D) Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated Shaheed Ashfaq Ulla Khan Zoological Park in Gorakhpur. This is the first zoo in Purvanchal and the third in the state.
  12. How much amount has been approved as Performance Incentive fund for seven states – Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh – under Jal Jeevan Mission?
    A) Rs. 465 crore
    B) Rs. 386 crore
    C) Rs. 492 crore
    D) Rs. 345 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat has approved Rs. 465 crore as Performance Incentive fund for seven states under Jal Jeevan Mission. These states are Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Niyo Solutions Inc. situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Chennai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Global Wind Energy Council situated?
    A) Paris, France
    B) Brussels, Belgium
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Washington DC, USA
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Asiamoney, a financial publication established in 1989, is based in which country?
    A) Singapore
    B) China
    C) USA
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option D

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