Current Affairs Quiz: March 5, 2019

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  1. Which event has secured place in the Guinness Book Of World Records for the largest crowd management,largest sanitation drive and largest painting exercise of public sites?
    A)Gangasagar Mela
    B)Sonepur Mela
    C)Pushkar Fair
    D)Kumbh Mela
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 has secured place in the Guinness Book Of World Records for the largest crowd management,largest sanitation drive and largest painting exercise of public sites.

  2. PM Narendra Modi recently inaugurated Ordance Factory Board in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Gorakhpur
    C)Amethi
    D)Lakimpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indo Russian Ltd Plant at Ordance Factory Board Korwa in Amethi inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  3. What wiil be the financial outlay of the Pradhan Mantri JI VAN Yojana recently approved by the Cabinet?
    A)Rs 1542.25 cr
    B)Rs 1969.50 cr
    C)Rs 1024.50 cr
    D)Rs 1457.14 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Pradhan Mantri JI VAN Yojana was approved by the Union Cabinet for providing financial support to Integrated Bioethanol Projects using lignocellulosic biomass and other renewable feedstock. The Cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  4. What was the outlay of the scheme “STARS” launched by HRD Ministry recently?
    A)Rs 250 cr
    B)Rs 275 cr
    C)Rs 300 cr
    D)Rs 400 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javedkar launched STARS-Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science to fund science projects. The ministry has approved funds worth Rs 250 crore for the scheme.

  5. Recently,Ayushman Bharat inked agreement with which cab aggregator for providing free healthcare for drivers?
    A)Uber
    B)Ola
    C)Meru
    D)Oyo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A ride-sharing company has partnered with the government’s flagship healthcare insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat, to facilitate free healthcare for several drivers associated with the firm. The National Health Authority, the apex body implementing the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana has inked an MoU with Uber.
  6. According to NITI Aayog,Hailakandi district of which state has topped aspirational district list?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Telangana
    C)Assam
    D)Odisha
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Assam’s Hailakandi district has shot up to number one from the 52nd position, among the aspirational districts of the country, a new report released by the NITI Aayog.

  7. Which state will develop 100 trout farms for production of car fish this year?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Himachal Pradesh
    C)Odisha
    D)Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Himachal Pradesh will develop 100 trout farms for production of car fish this year. It will provide employment to over 550 people. The government plans to set up two trout hatcheries under the public-private partnership (PPP) initiative to provide seeds. A smoked trout and fillet canning centre would also be set up in the Kullu district.

  8. Which state’s government has decided to set up a centre of excellence for Himalayan fibre?
    A)Himachal Pradesh
    B)Punjab
    C)Uttarakhand
    D)West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Uttrakhand government has decided to set up a centre of excellence for Himalayan fibre in Almora district of Kumaon.

  9. Who created the Guinness World Record for “longest single line bicycle parade” at the Yamuna Expressway,Noida?
    A)Coal India
    B)Indian railways
    C)Central Industrial Security Force
    D)Hubballi Bicycle Club
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Central Industrial Security Force(CISF) created the Guinness World Record for “longest single line bicycle parade” at the Yamuna Expressway,Noida. CISF personnel rode 1,327 bicycles non-stop in a single line, maintaining a uniform distance between the bicycles.

  10. Recently,RBI has imposed a monetary penalty on Dena Bank and which other Bank for non-compliance with various directions?
    A)SBI
    B)BOB
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)PNB
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    RBI has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 2 crore on Dena Bank and Rs 1 crore on IDBI Bank for non-compliance with various directions.

  11. Recently,RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 4 crore on which bank for delayed implementation of four “Swift” related operational controls?
    A)Karnataka Bank
    B)SBI
    C)Federal Bank
    D)HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    RBI has levied a penalty of Rs 4 crore on Karnataka Bank for delayed implementation of four “Swift” related operational controls.

  12. Which country topped Global Consumer Confidence Survey?
    A)Russia
    B)Canada
    C)India
    D)UK
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The global consumer confidence in india is at peak. This was revealed in the latest Conefrence Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, which is conducted in collaboration with Nielsen.India had a Consumer Confidence Index(CCI) score of 133 in the fourth quarter of 2018 edging past the Philippines (131) and Indonesia (127).

  13. Which PSB has recently received government nod to handle import and export transactions with Iran?
    A)UCO Bank
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)BOB
    D)PNB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The IDBI Bank has received government nod to handle import and export transactions with Iran, a move which would help in promoting two-way trade amid US sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation

  14. Who has become only the 4th Indian batsman to complete 13000 runs in List A cricket?
    A)Rohit Sharma
    B)KL Rahul
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)MS Dhoni
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former India captain MS Dhoni has become only the 4th Indian batsman to complete 13000 runs in List A cricket. Dhoni has amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79.

  15. Who has been appointed as President of Senegal for the 2nd term?
    A)Faye Sall
    B)Macky Sall
    C)Mahhmmed Dionne
    D)Aminata Toure
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senaglese President Macky Sall has won re-election without the need for a second round of voting, giving him five more years in office. Sall, the incumbent president ultimately received 58.27 percent of the vote.

  16. Who has been appointed as chairman of National Commission for Backward Classes(NCBC)?
    A)Amitabh Kant
    B)Sudha Yadav
    C)Bhagwan Lal Sahni
    D)Birbal Rai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bhagwan Lal Sahni, a BJP leader from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, has assumed charge as the chairman of the newly constituted National Commission for Backward Classes(NCBC).

  17. Who joined as the 15th Finance Commission member?
    A)Ajay Narayan Jha
    B)Ajay Tygai
    C)Dinesh Dixit
    D)Shaktikanta Das
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ajay Narayan Jha joined the 15th Finance Commission as its member. He joins in place of Shaktikanta Das who had resigned as a member of the Commission after being appointed as governor, Reserve Bank of India.

  18. Who was appointed as chairman of Tea Board ?
    A)PK Bezbaruah
    B)Dinesh Shah
    C)Pradeep Kumar
    D)Amitabh Chaudhary
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Commerce Ministry has reappointed PK Bezbaruah as the chairman of Tea Board for a period of three years.

  19. Recently, Bharat Mohan Adhikari, has passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Politics
    C)Poet
    D)Director
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Deputy PM and Senor Communist leader of Nepal,Bharat Mohan Adhikari, has passed away. He was 83

  20. What is the theme of this year’s World Hearing Day?
    A)Childhood Hearing loss
    B)Hearing and Health
    C)Check Your Hearing
    D)Hear the future
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Hearing Day is a campaign held each year by Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the WHO. Activities take place across the globe and an event is hosted at the World Health Organization on March 3.The theme is “Check your Hearing”.

  21. What is the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day?
    A)Listen to the Young Voices
    B)Life Below Water:for people and planet
    C)Animals and Plants
    D)Protection of Wildlife
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    World Wildlife Day is observed on March 3 every year.The theme is “Life Below Water:for people and planet”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of IDBI Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Society for WorldWide Interbank Financial Telecommunication(SWIFT)?
    A)Canada
    B)Belgium
    C)USA
    D)UK
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the capital of Senegal?
    A)Kiev
    B)Dakar
    C)Port Louis
    D)Addis Ababa
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. What is the currency of Senegal?
    A)Euro
    B)Dollar
    C)Rupee
    D)Franc
    View Answer
    Option D

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