Current Affairs Quiz: March 31, 2021

Current Affairs 31 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who is the author of the book titled “Indians: A Brief History of A Civilization”?
    A) Ravi Kishan
    B) Annu Kapoor
    C) Namit Arora
    D) Dhruv Rathee
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Indians: A Brief History of A Civilization” authored by Namit Arora has been released recently.
  2. Who is the author of the book titled ‘1232 km: The Long Journey Home’?
    A) Rahul Bagga
    B) Vinod Kapri
    C) Vipin Gaba
    D) Ajit Anjum
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    HarperCollins India announced the upcoming publication of journalist turned filmmaker, Vinod Kapri’s compelling book, 1232 km: A Long Journey Home, a true account of human grief, grit, and gumption, which will release in May 2021.
  3. ISRO partnered with Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) based where to Advance Space Research similar to NASA-JPL-Caltech Model technology?
    A) Thiruvananthapuram
    B) Malappuram
    C) Palakkad
    D) Kozhikode
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ISRO is embarking on a mission of a different kind by taking the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) to a much higher, futuristic research orbit. The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency is striking a partnership with the IIST ‒ something similar to the JPL- Caltech model in the United States.
  4. Who has been elected as the new chairperson of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE)?
    A) Sheena Awasthi
    B) Reena Madhvi
    C) Sarita Gupta
    D) Soma Mondal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Soma Mondal, chairperson of state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), was elected the new chairperson of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), while Pradip Kumar Das, CMD, IREDA has been entrusted Vice Chairman’s role after the biennial elections.
  5. Who won gold medal in Women’s 10 metre air pistol event at the 2021 ISSF World Cup at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi?
    A) Manu Bhaker
    B) Chinki Yadav
    C) Yashaswini Singh Deswal
    D) Nivetha Paramanantham
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India finished at the top of the medals table at the 2021 ISSF World Cup at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi. India secured 30 medals which included 15 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze. USA came second with eight medals including four gold, three silver and one bronze.
    Complete list of medals — https://aspirantszone.com/daily-current-affairs-30-march-2021/
  6. Public procurement of goods and services has crossed what amount from government buying portal GeM since the platform was launched in August 2016?
    A) Rs 1 lakh crore
    B) Rs 2 lakh crore
    C) Rs 3 lakh crore
    D) Rs 4 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Public procurement of goods and services has crossed Rs 1 lakh crore from government buying portal GeM since the platform was launched in August 2016, on account of a sharp increase in buying activities by different ministries.
  7. S&P Global Ratings raised India’s growth forecast for financial year 2021-22 to what percent?
    A) 8%
    B) 9%
    C) 11%
    D) 10%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    S&P Global Ratings raised India’s growth forecast for financial year 2021-22 to 11% from 10% earlier, led by an expansionary fiscal policy aimed at boosting domestic private spending.
  8. Tata Motors signed an MoU with which bank to offer financial assistance for the purchase of the company’s range of small and light commercial vehicles?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tata Motors said it has signed a three-year MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the State Bank of India, to offer financial assistance for the purchase of the company’s range of small and light commercial vehicles.
  9. Which of the following has rolled-out its innovative lending product- Distributor to Retailer (D2R) Finance which will focus specifically on empowering Small and Medium Enterprises?
    A) Freecharge
    B) PhonePe
    C) Paytm
    D) BharatPe
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BharatPe has rolled-out its innovative lending product- Distributor to Retailer (D2R) Finance which will focus specifically on empowering Small and Medium Enterprises. With this new lending product, the company will offer collateral-free loans of upto Rs. 50 lakhs for a period of 7 days to 30 days.
  10. Karnataka Bank has partnered with which of the following to introduce KBL Smart Trade, a facility that will allow all Karnataka Bank customers latter’s solution to serve their capital market needs?
    A) Sbicap Securities
    B) IIFL Securities
    C) HDFC securities
    D) Edelweiss Securities
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Bank and IIFL Securities Limited have partnered to introduce KBL Smart Trade, a facility under which all Karnataka Bank customers will get the facility to access IIFL Securities Demat and Trading account solution to serve their capital market needs.
  11. In partnership with which of the following has Yes Bank launched ‘YES Essence Plus’, a unique accelerator to support women-led startups?
    A) SHEROES
    B) NAAREE
    C) SAIREE
    D) NOILSEE
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    YES BANK announced the launch of YES Essence Plus, a unique accelerator to support women-led startups in partnership with SHEROES, the women-only social network.
  12. Where did the 9th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process on Afghanistan held?
    A) Tajikistan
    B) Turkmenistan
    C) Kazakhstan
    D) Kyrgyzstan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar reached Dushanbe on a three-day visit to Tajikistan. He attended the 9th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process on Afghanistan.
  13. Which country has become the 2nd in the world to pass a legislation giving mothers and their partners the right to paid leave following a miscarriage or still birth?
    A) UK
    B) New Zealand
    C) Mauritius
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    New Zealand’s parliament has passed legislation giving mothers and their partners the right to paid leave following a miscarriage or still birth, becoming only the second country in the world to do so.
    India is the only other country with similar legislation.
  14. Where was the children’s shelter ‘Fiyavathi Home for Vulnerable Children’ inaugurated in March 2021 which is renovated under Indian grant assistance?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Indonesia
    C) Maldives
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Maldives government has inaugurated a children’s shelter that was renovated under Indian grant assistance. A virtual ceremony was held to mark the completion of the Fiyavathi Home for Vulnerable Children in Hulhumalé in North Male.
  15. Which of the following published the ‘World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives’?
    A) Asian Development Bank
    B) United Nations
    C) International Monetary Fund
    D) World Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Bank has published the World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives, which provides a blueprint on how to harness the power of data for development, to ensure no one is left behind. The World Development Report focuses on how data can improve the lives of poor people and advance development objectives, to ensure no one is left behind.
  16. Which state government launched ‘Dekho Apna Pradesh’ marketing campaign, to advertise tourism throughout the state to heal the harm triggered to the sector by the COVID 19 pandemic?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched ‘Dekho Apna Pradesh’, a brainchild of Khandu conceptualized in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ marketing campaign, is an try to advertise tourism throughout the state to heal the harm triggered to the sector by the COVID 19 pandemic.
  17. Which state government will start Affordable Rental Housing and Complexes (ARHC) scheme, a scheme offering affordable rental housing for poor people living in cities?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Tami Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government will start Affordable Rental Housing and Complexes (ARHC) scheme, a scheme offering affordable rental housing for poor people living in cities and a proposal to this effect was approved by the state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
  18. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed an agreement with the Government of India, to provide how much loan amount for development of Phase 2 of ‘R6, 2A and 2B’ of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL)?
    A) Yen 52,872 million
    B) Yen 52,451 million
    C) Yen 52,376 million
    D) Yen 52,036 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed an agreement with the Government of India, to provide Japanese (ODA) loan amounting to Japanese Yen 52,036 million (approximately ₹3,717 crore) for the development of Phase 2 of ‘R6, 2A and 2B’ of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL)in Bengaluru.
  19. Who will head the committee set up by Ayush Ministry to explore the potential of Yoga as a productivity enhancing tool for the population?
    A) H. R Nagendra
    B) B Ramakrishnan
    C) KK Chadha
    D) Mukesh Pahwa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of AYUSH has set up an interdisciplinary team of experts to explore the potential of Yoga as a productivity enhancing tool for the population. The committee is chaired by H. R Nagendra, Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana.
  20. Which country extended aid for Andaman infrastructure project to bolster Indo-Pacific partnership?
    A) USA
    B) Japan
    C) France
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Japan prolonged grant support and loans to India for a slew of infrastructure tasks together with a mission for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a part of New Delhi’s Indo-Pacific partnership with Tokyo.
  21. The Consulate General of India in which country has partnered with Uttar Pradesh to boost tourism to India post COVID-19, highlighting the state’s various religious sites and other attractions?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Djibouti
    C) Columbia
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Consulate General of India in S Africa has partnered with Uttar Pradesh to boost tourism to India post COVID-19, highlighting the state’s various religious sites and other attractions.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of BharatPe situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Lucknow
    C) Jaipur
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Tata Group situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. Where is the HQ of S&P Global Ratings situated?
    A) California, USA
    B) New York, USA
    C) Munich, Germany
    D) London, UK
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option A

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