Current Affairs Quiz: March 08, 2021

Current Affairs 8 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state government launched Engineering Research & Development (Engineering R&D) Policy to raise its contribution to the sector to 45% in the upcoming five years?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Goa
    C) Karnataka
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Karnataka government launched Engineering Research & Development (Engineering R&D) Policy to raise its contribution to the sector to 45% in the upcoming five years.
  2. Which year is chosen as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables by the United Nations General Assembly?
    A) 2021
    B) 2023
    C) 2024
    D) 2022
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    At its 74th session, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed YEAR 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV).
  3. Which day is declared as the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development at 74th session of UN General Assembly where UNCTAD is mandated to implement the resolution?
    A) 2024
    B) 2020
    C) 2022
    D) 2021
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    At the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, 2021 was declared the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.
    Indonesia was the main sponsor of the proposal, which was presented by a global grouping of countries, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines and Thailand.
  4. Which year is declared as the International Year of Peace and Trust by United Nations General Assembly?
    A) 2022
    B) 2021
    C) 2023
    D) 2024
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.
  5. According to a report by economists at Bank of America, since 1990, gender inequality has cost the world around how much amount?
    A) USD 80 trillion
    B) USD 50 trillion
    C) USD 30 trillion
    D) USD 70 trillion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Gender inequality has cost the world USD 70 trillion since 1990 and it would take at least 257 years more to bridge the gender gap, a report by economists at Bank of America has revealed.
  6. Which private sector bank is going to handle the salary account of the Indian army personnel?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) IndusInd Bank
    D) IDFC FIRST Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank will handle the salary account of the Indian army personnel, the bank said.
  7. Nine banks and 2 non-bank entities are going to put in how much amount jointly as initial capital in the proposed bad bank that aims to help extract funds stuck in non-performing loans?
    A) Rs 5,000 cr
    B) Rs 4,000 cr
    C) Rs 7,000 cr
    D) Rs 2,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Nine banks including the State Bank of India (SBI), Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Bank of Baroda (BoB) and two non-bank lenders are likely to put in Rs 7,000 crore jointly as initial capital in the proposed bad bank that aims to help extract funds stuck in non-performing loans.
    The entities include PSBs like State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Union Bank of India, Bank of India. Other than these, private sector lenders ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, IDBI bank are also a part of the combine
    Meanwhile, the non-bank entities include state-owned financiers of power projects- Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC).
  8. Which insurance company has entered into a partnership with electric two-wheeler manufacturer Okinawa Autotech to provide a comprehensive insurance policy to auto customers?
    A) Edelweiss General Insurance
    B) Universal Sompo General Insurance
    C) Royal Sundaram General Insurance
    D) Reliance General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Edelweiss General Insurance (EGI) has entered into a partnership with electric two-wheeler manufacturer Okinawa Autotech to provide a comprehensive insurance policy to auto customers.
  9. Drug major Glenmark Pharma said it has signed whom as brand ambassador for its product Candid Powder?
    A) MS Dhoni
    B) Rohit Sharma
    C) Yuvraaj Singh
    D) Virendra Sehwag
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Drug major Glenmark Pharma said it has signed cricketer Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador for its product Candid Powder.
  10. Who is the author of the book titled “They Found What/They Made What”?
    A) Kavita Bhandari
    B) Reeta Tiwari
    C) Bhawna Sethi
    D) Shweta Taneja
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The book titled “They Found What/They Made What” is written by fantasy and science-fiction author Shweta Taneja.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Okinawa Autotech situated?
    A) Bihar
    B) Delhi
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of Edelweiss General Insurance Company Ltd. Situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pune
    C) Delhi
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of Kotak Mahindra Bank situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Where is the HQ of United Nations General Assembly situated?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) New York, USA
    C) Brussels, Belgium
    D) London, UK
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

  5. Where is the HQ of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development situated?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) New York, USA
    C) Brussels, Belgium
    D) London, UK
    View Answer
    Option A

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