Current Affairs Quiz: March 07, 2021

Current Affairs 7 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power’?
    A) Rajiv Malhotra
    B) Sanjeev Kapoor
    C) Harshul Vaidya
    D) Vivek Awasthi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power’ written by Rajiv Malhotra has been released recently.
  2. DRDO successfully carried out a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from where?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Balasore
    C) Kolkata
    D) Chandipur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
  3. Which institute topped the QS World University Rankings by Subject in which 12 Indian institutions made it to the top 100?
    A) California Institute of Technology
    B) Harvard University
    C) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    D) Stanford University
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, as many as 25 courses offered by Indian universities have been featured in the top 100 globally while 12 Indian institutions have made it to the top 100.
    12 institutions which made to the top 12 include IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IISC Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, JNU, Anna University, University of Delhi, and OP Jindal University.
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA have retained its position as number 1.
  4. National Committee to be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence has how many members?
    A) 259
    B) 253
    C) 262
    D) 267
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Government has constituted a National Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence.
    The committee has 259 members and includes dignitaries and eminent citizens from all walks of life.
  5. Which state has ranked first in the country for the Land Records Service Index in the ranking given by the National Council for Applied Economic Research?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Bihar
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh has ranked first in the country once again this year for the Land Records Service Index in the ranking given by the National Council for Applied Economic Research.
  6. According to report titled “Freedom in the World 2021 – Democracy under Siege”, which country’s status has been downgraded from “free” to “partly free”?
    A) Singapore
    B) UK
    C) India
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s status as a democracy and free society has been downgraded to “partly free” in the latest annual report on global political rights and liberties by Freedom House, a US government-funded NGO that studies political freedom around the world.
    The report titled “Freedom in the World 2021 – Democracy under Siege” said India “appears to have abandoned its potential to serve as a global democratic leader”.
  7. Which state government launched ‘path pradarshak’ free coaching facility across the state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    With an aim to provide a suitable atmosphere to the aspirants of various competitive exams in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched ‘path pradarshak’ free coaching facility across the state under the ‘Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Yojana’.
  8. According to a United Nations report, how much estimated food were wasted globally in 2019?
    A) 952 million tonnes
    B) 931 million tonnes
    C) 968 million tonnes
    D) 927 million tonnes
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    An estimated 931 million tonnes of food were wasted globally in 2019, enough to circle the Earth seven times, according to a UN report which said that household food waste in India is about 68.7 million tonnes a year.
  9. PNB Housing Finance signed agreement with which bank to offer customized retail loans for homebuyers at competitive interest rates?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    PNB Housing Finance and Yes Bank said they have entered into a strategic co-lending agreement to offer customised retail loans for homebuyers at competitive interest rates.
  10. National Payments Corporation of India has joined hands with which of the following to launch “RuPay SoftPoS”, for millions of Indian merchants?
    A) Mastercard
    B) American Express
    C) VISA
    D) SBI Payments
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Payments Corporation of India, the umbrella entity for digital payments in India, and SBI Payments have joined hands to launch “RuPay SoftPoS”, for millions of Indian merchants.
  11. Which insurance company launched Business Kisht Suraksha, a unique cover aimed at protecting the balance sheet of MFIs, financial institutions and banks in the event of a catastrophe or natural disaster?
    A) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance
    B) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    C) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    D) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HDFC ERGO General Insurance, India’s leading non-life insurance company in the private sector, announced the launch of Business Kisht Suraksha, a unique cover aimed at protecting the balance sheet of MFIs, financial institutions and banks in the event of a catastrophe or natural disaster.
  12. Reliance Power formed a joint venture with Jera Co. to develop a new gas-fired power generation project in which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Nepal
    C) Maldives
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power has formed a joint venture with Japan-headquartered Jera Co. Inc to develop a new gas-fired power generation project in Bangladesh.
  13. Which country regained its position as India’s top trade partner in 2020?
    A) Australia
    B) China
    C) USA
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    China regained its position as India’s top trade partner in 2020, as New Delhi’s reliance on imported machines outweighed its efforts to curb commerce with Beijing after a bloody border conflict.
  14. Which of the following won the ‘Champion Publisher of the Year’ at WAN IFRA’s South Asian Digital Media Awards?
    A) The Economic Times
    B) The Indian Express
    C) The Hindu
    D) Business Standard
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Hindu Group won two golds and two silvers at WAN IFRA’s South Asian Digital Media Awards, culminating in being named ‘Champion Publisher of the Year’, owing to the highest tally on the points table.
    Sportstar’s website (sportstar.thehindu.com) won a gold in ‘Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Services’ and The Hindu’s website (thehindu.com) won a silver in ‘Best Paid Content Strategy’ (including pay wall, membership or crowd funding models).

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of The Hindu Group located?
    A) Chennai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of National Council of Applied Economic Research situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Pune
    C) New Delhi
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

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