Current Affairs Quiz: March 06, 2021

Current Affairs 6 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the annual rate of interest as recommended by Central Board of EPFO for current financial year?
    A) 8.2%
    B) 7.8%
    C) 8.5%
    D) 7.3%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Central Board of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization has recommended 8.5 per cent annual rate of interest for the financial year 2020-21.
  2. Mohankrishna Bohara will be awarded Bihari Puraskar 2020 for his which book?
    A) Rachnakar ka Sankat
    B) Samkaleen Kahanikar: Naya Vitan
    C) Dumchalla
    D) Taslima: Sangharsh aur Sahitya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 30th Bihari Puraskar for 2020 will be given to Mohankrishna Bohara for his Hindi book of Criticism, titled Taslima: Sangharsh aur Sahitya. The K.K. Birla Foundation announced this in New Delhi. The book was published in 2016.
  3. India received highest ever FDI of over what amount during April-December 2020?
    A) USD 71 billion
    B) USD 92 billion
    C) USD 67 billion
    D) USD 45 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India received the highest ever Foreign Direct Investments of over USD 67 billion for the first nine months of a financial year, last year.
  4. Which digital platform has been launched by Tripura government to boost e- governance in the state?
    A) Jagrut Tripura
    B) Sachet Tripura
    C) Sajeev Tripura
    D) Hoshyaar Tripura
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Tripura government has come up with a digital platform ‘Jagrut Tripura’ to help people get benefits from various schemes of the Centre and the state government.
  5. Which of the following launched first-of-its-kind initiative called ‘Yield’ an online platform to buy and sell bonds as well as debentures in the secondary market?
    A) HDFC Securities
    B) Yes Securities
    C) Axis Securities
    D) ICICI Securities
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Axis Securities announced the launch of ‘YIELD’ – an online platform to buy and sell bonds as well as debentures in the secondary market.
  6. Which country is going to build the world’s first refuge for the platypus, to promote breeding and rehabilitation?
    A) Australia
    B) Netherlands
    C) Denmark
    D) Haiti
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Australian conservationists unveiled plans to build the world’s first refuge for the platypus, to promote breeding and rehabilitation as the duck-billed mammal faces extinction due to climate change.
  7. Which year is declared as the International year of Millets by U.N. General Assembly as it adopted India-led resolution?
    A) 2024
    B) 2023
    C) 2022
    D) 2021
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The U.N. General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution sponsored by India and supported by over 70 nations declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets, aimed at raising awareness about the health benefits of the grain and their suitability for cultivation under changing climatic conditions.
  8. India signed a key pact with which country for the sale of “defence material and equipment”, including BrahMos cruise missiles?
    A) Rwanda
    B) Philippines
    C) Madagascar
    D) Nigeria
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India signed a key pact with the Philippines for the sale of “defence material and equipment”, which are likely to include BrahMos cruise missiles.
  9. Where is India’s and Asia’s first National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) set to open?
    A) Shimla
    B) Lucknow
    C) Nainital
    D) Patna
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s and Asia’s first National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will come up on the bank of the Ganges in the premises of Patna University.
  10. In March 2021, Exim Bank inked $10.40 million soft loan pact with which country?
    A) Botswana
    B) Eswatini
    C) Lesotho
    D) Mozambique
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) said it has inked a USD 10.40 million (Rs 75.99 crore) loan deal with Eswatini (Swaziland) on behalf of the Indian government.
  11. India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) upgraded its FY21 credit growth estimates to what per cent from 1.8 per cent?
    A) 6.9%
    B) 4.5%
    C) 7.3%
    D) 5.6%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has upgraded its FY21 credit growth estimates to 6.9 per cent from 1.8 per cent, given the improved economic environment in 2H FY21 and the government’s focus on higher — spending especially on infrastructure.
  12. As per Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), India’s unemployment rate in February 2021 stood at what percent?
    A) 7.2%
    B) 5.9%
    C) 7.8%
    D) 6.9%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s unemployment rate in February stood at 6.9 per cent, much lower than 7.8 per cent clocked in February 2020, suggesting the unemployment rate has recovered to pre-Covid levels.
  13. Which city topped the list of 111 cities in the government’s ‘Ease of Living Index’?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Pune
    C) Chennai
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bengaluru topped the list of 111 cities in the government’s ‘Ease of Living Index’, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore and Vadodra.
    Shimla was ranked top in the category of cities with ‘population less than million’.
    New Delhi Municipal Council topped the ‘Municipal Performance Index’ list in the ‘less than million population’ category.
    Indore was ranked top on the ‘Municipal Performance Index’ list in the million-plus population category.
  14. Which of the following launched its first international mutual fund scheme “International Access – US Equity FoF”?
    A) Axis Mutual Fund
    B) Canara Mutual Fund
    C) Kotak Mutual Fund
    D) SBI Mutual Fund
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    SBI Mutual Fund has announced the launch of SBI International Access – US Equity FoF, an open-ended Fund of Fund scheme that would invest in mutual fund scheme/ETFs that further invests in the US markets.
  15. In March 2021, where was the Udaipur Science Centre inaugurated?
    A) Tripura
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Delhi
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Governor of Tripura Ramesh Bais has inaugurated the Udaipur Science Centre, at Udaipur, Tripura.
  16. Which company is going to acquire UK-based IT consultancy Capco for $1.45 billion?
    A) Cognizant
    B) TCS
    C) Wipro
    D) HCL
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Wipro Ltd. announced that it had agreed to acquire Capco, a London-based technology consultancy, for $1.45 billion.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital city of Eswatini?
    A) Maputo
    B) Maseru
    C) Mbabane
    D) Gaborone
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Capitals: Mbabane, Lobamba
    Currency: Swazi lilangeni
  2. Where is the HQ of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Pune
    C) Jaipur
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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