Current Affairs Quiz: March 05, 2021

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  1. When is National Security Day celebrated?
    A) March 1
    B) March 2
    C) March 4
    D) March 5
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Security Day (Rashtriya Suraksha Diwas) is observed every year on March 4, in the honor of the Indian Security Forces.
  2. What is the theme of National Safety Day 2021?
    A) Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety)
    B) Enhance Health & Safety Performance
    C) Cultivate and Sustain a Safety Culture for Building Nation
    D) Make Safety Movement for achieving the goal of no harm
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    National Safety Day is observed on March 4 every year to commemorate the foundation of the National Safety Council, which aims to raise awareness about safety measures that need to be undertaken to prevent accidents and mishaps.
    This year’s theme if National Safety Day 2021 is ‘Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety).’
  3. When did India commemorate ‘Chabahar Day’?
    A) March 2
    B) March 4
    C) March 1
    D) March 3
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India commemorated ‘Chabahar Day’ on March 4th on the sidelines of the Maritime India Summit 2021 being held in Delhi.
  4. Where has the low-cost optical Spectrograph named as Aries-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph & Camera (ADFOSC) developed by scientists at Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences been commissioned?
    A) Leh
    B) Nainital
    C) Mussoorie
    D) Shimla
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Scientists at Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences (ARIES), Nainital, have indigenously designed and developed a low-cost optical Spectrograph named as Aries-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph & Camera (ADFOSC).
    It has been commissioned on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT), in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is the largest reflecting telescope in India, as well as in Asia.
  5. Which of the following has integrated with India’s official vaccination registration website, cowin.gov.in?
    A) MapmyIndia
    B) Bharat Maps
    C) Maptell
    D) Indiamap Digital
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    MapmyIndia has integrated with India’s official vaccination registration website, cowin.gov.in. The second phase of Covid-19 vaccine started and registrations are now open via the Aarogya Setu app and the official website.
  6. The World Customs Organisation recognised Central Revenues Control Laboratory CRCL, New Delhi as a regional customs laboratory for Asia Pacific. Where is the HQ of World Customs Organisation situated?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Sydney, Australia
    C) California, USA
    D) Brussels, Belgium
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Customs Organisation recognised Central Revenues Control Laboratory CRCL, New Delhi as a regional customs laboratory for Asia Pacific. The CRCL is working under the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, CBIC.
  7. Which railway station has become the first railway station in Maharashtra to be awarded with Gold certification as per CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) ratings?
    A) Hazur Sahib Nanded
    B) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
    C) Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
    D) Pune Junction
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station of Central Railway is the first railway station in Maharashtra to be awarded with Gold certification as per CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) ratings.
  8. Who has been appointed as the director general (DG) of CRPF?
    A) Vinay Awasthi
    B) Mahesh Sharma
    C) Kuldiep Singh
    D) A P Maheshwari
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    IPS officer Kuldiep Singh has been assigned to “look after” the charge of CRPF director general (DG) after incumbent chief A P Maheshwari retired recently.
  9. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) champions and veterans committee?
    A) Lucia Rijker
    B) Christy Martin
    C) Regina Halmich
    D) Mary Kom
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Six-time world champion pugilist Mary Kom has been appointed as the Chairperson of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) champions and veterans committee.
  10. Which state/UT team topped the medals tally in the second edition of Khelo India Winter National Games?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Ladakh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir topped the medals tally in the second edition of Khelo India Winter National Games.
  11. Who won the women’s singles titles in Badminton at the 2021 Uganda International in Kampala?
    A) Ashmita Chaliha
    B) Malvika Bansod
    C) Rituparna Das
    D) Mugdha Agrey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian shuttlers Varun Kapur and Malvika Bansod registered hard-fought wins to clinch the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively at the 2021 Uganda International in Kampala.
  12. Which company acquired C&S Electric Ltd. in India?
    A) Siemens
    B) IBM
    C) General Electric
    D) Robert Bosch
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Siemens said it completed its acquisition of C&S Electric Ltd. in India.
  13. Which state government has collaborated with multinational technology company IBM to provide free skills training to the youth?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Telangana
    C) Goa
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Goa state government has collaborated with IBM to provide free skills training to the youth.
  14. As stated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the entire rail network in the country will be fully electrified by which year?
    A) 2026
    B) 2025
    C) 2030
    D) 2023
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The entire rail network in the country will be fully electrified by 2023 while all rail networks will run on renewable energy by 2030. This was stated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal while addressing the Maritime India Summit-2021.
  15. India has joined hands with which country in the area of marine spatial planning in the oceanic space for the next five years?
    A) Swaziland
    B) Poland
    C) Mali
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India and Norway have agreed to jointly work in the area of marine spatial planning in the oceanic space for the next five years.
  16. Post-harvest agritech firm Arya has entered into a strategic partnership with which bank for collateral management and warehousing services?
    A) Canara Bank
    B) Union Bank of India
    C) central Bank of India
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Post-harvest agritech firm Arya has entered into a strategic partnership with Canara Bank for collateral management and warehousing services.
  17. In February 2021, Unified Payments Interface or UPI has registered how many trasactions worth over 4,25,000 crore rupees?
    A) 3.41 billion
    B) 2.78 billion
    C) 2.29 billion
    D) 3.12 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Unified Payments Interface or UPI has registered 2.29 billion transactions worth over 4 lakh 25 thousand crore rupees in the last month.
  18. Government notified comprehensive amendments in which of the following act in March 2021?
    A) Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2014
    B) Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2017
    C) Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2016
    D) Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2015
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Government notified comprehensive amendments to the Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2017, with a view to improve the working of the Insurance Ombudsman mechanism to facilitate resolution of complaints regarding deficiencies in insurance services in a timely, cost-effective and impartial manner.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Leh
    C) Nainital
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of MapmyIndia situated?
    A) Noida
    B) Chennai
    C) Pune
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. Where is the HQ of International Boxing Association situated?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) Lausanne, Switzerland
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. Where is the HQ of C&S Electric situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Surat
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. Where is the HQ of Siemens situated?
    A) Munich, Germany
    B) Brussels, Belgium
    C) Copenhagen, Denmark
    D) Oslo, Norway
    View Answer
    Option A

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