Current Affairs Quiz: March 9, 2018

Current Affairs 9 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the following bodies has tied up with NITI Aayog to launch the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) initiative?
    A) FICCI
    B) NASSCOM
    C) ASSOCHAM
    D) CSO
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) has tied-up with NITI Aayog for the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) initiative. Through a joint programme, Ficci and NITI Aayog shall provide hand-holding, mentorship, capacity building, scaling up and networking support to 100 technology led women enterprises over a period of five years.
  2. When is the International Women’s Day observed?
    A) March 9
    B) March 6
    C) March 10
    D) March 8
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. Before the UN adopted it in 1977, the day was mostly celebrated in socialist and Communist countries. The Day is dedicated to celebrating womanhood, their social, political, cultural, economic achievements and their significant contributions to society. The day also emphasises the importance of gender equality.
  3. Recently, the government of India has sanctioned an agreement with UN for re-construction of earthquake hit homes in which country?
    A) Mexico
    B) Nepal
    C) North Korea
    D) Bhutan
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    In a reconstruction bid for earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the Government of India has sealed an agreement with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to build 50, 000 homes for quake victims. The agreement signed will provide socio- technical facilitation to the earthquake victims of Gorkha, the epicenter of 2015’s earthquake and the Nuwakot district of Nepal.
  4. On the eve of Women’s Day, the Government of India has launched biodegradable sanitary napkins under the name ______
    A) Laabh
    B) Suvidha
    C) Saubhagya
    D) Adhikar
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Shri Ananthkumar launched ‘Suvidha’, the 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP). The affordable sanitary napkin will be available for Rs. 2.50 per pad at over 3200 Janaushadhi Kendrasacross India and would ensure ‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’for the underprivileged Women of India.
  5. Recently, Justice Gita Mittal has been conferred with the 2017 Nari Shakti Puraskar. She is the acting Chief Justice of which High Court?
    A) Bombay High Court
    B) Allahabad High Court
    C) Delhi High Court
    D) Guwahati High Court
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Delhi High Court acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal has been conferred with “Nari Shakti Puraskar”. Justice Mittal is one of the 30 individual awardees who have been selected for the Puraskar. This year, 30 individual awardees and nine institutional awardees are selected for these Puraskars. The Ministry of Women and Child Development announces these national level awards for eminent women, organisations and institutions.
  6. The Reserve Bank of India has recently imposed a fine of Rs 40 lakh on which bank for non-compliance with directions issued by it on ‘Detection and impounding of counterfeit notes’?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Oriental Bank of Commerce
    D) Syndicate Bank
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs. 40 lakh on State Bank of India (SBI) for non-compliance of its directions on detection and impounding of counterfeit notes.
  7. Who among the following has been honored with the 2018 Pritzker Prize?
    A) Brinda Somaya
    B) Raj Rewal
    C) Hafeez Contractor
    D) Balkrishna Doshi
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi was awarded this year’s Pritzker Prize for being able to interpret architecture and transform it into buildings that respect Eastern culture, at the same time that he has improved the quality of life in his homeland.  He is the first Indian to win the award.
  8. The Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance has joined hands with which of the following housing finance company to sell its insurance products to latter’s customers?
    A) HDFC
    B) Repco Home
    C) Can Fin Homes
    D) LIC Housing Fin
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance has joined hands with Can Fin Homes for a three-year corporate agency tie up to sell its policies to potential home buyers. All the life insurance products of the company would be made available to customers of Can Fin Homes.
  9. What is the theme of the International Women’s Day 2018?
    A) Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it
    B) Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives
    C) Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030
    D) Equality for Women is Progress for All
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Women’s Day 2018 theme is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”
  10. What is the rank of India in the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) 2018?
    A) 52
    B) 46
    C) 49
    D) 35
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India ranked 52 among 57 countries studied for the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE), according to the findings of its second edition.
  11. Name the bank which has tied up with the National E-Repository as repository participant for pledge finance?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Bank of Maharshtra
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The National E-Repository, a subsidiary of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, has tied up with Bank of Baroda to facilitate pledge finance on its electronic negotiable receipt issued against goods stored in the accredited warehouses.
  12. Which among the following IT firms has been named as the world’s fastest growing IT services brand in 2018, according to the report of leading brand valuation firm, Brand Finance?
    A) Infosys
    B) Wipro
    C) HCL Technologies
    D) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Leading global IT services organisation, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was named as the fastest growing IT services brand in the world in an assessment done by leading brand valuation firm, Brand Finance. This puts TCS in a unique group of businesses with a brand valuation over USD 10 billion mark.
  13. The government of Karnataka has recently unveiled its new tricolor state flag. Which among the given colors is not included in the flag?
    A) Yellow
    B) White
    C) Green
    D) Red
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Karnataka government has unveiled a state flag. The flag design will now be sent to the Central Government for approval, following which it will be announced as the state flag. The unveiled flag consists of three colors- red, white and yellow and has state emblem “Ganda Bherunda”, a two-headed mythical bird in the middle.
  14. Udyam Sakhi Portal has been launched by which ministry for women entrepreneurs of India?
    A) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME)
    B) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
    C) Ministry of Women and Child Development
    D) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8,the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) launched a portal for women entrepreneursof India: www.udyamsakhi.org. 
  15. Which Indian city has attained top spot in the global city wealth index 2018 among 314 global cities listed?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    According to the independent global property consultancy Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2018, Mumbai ranked 47th on the “city wealth index” among 314 cities in the world.  The “city wealth index” is drawn from four major indicators — wealth, investments, lifestyle and future.
  16. What percent of Dearness Allowance (DA) has been approved by the Union cabinet for Central Government employees?
    A) 2%
    B) 1%
    C) 1.5%
    D) 2.5%
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved 2% Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners.
  17. On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the pan-India expansion of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme from the present 161 districts to ___________districts across India.
    A) 560
    B) 690
    C) 530
    D) 640
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, PM Narendra Modi launched the National Nutrition Mission and Pan India Expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) covering all 640 districts of the Country at a mega event held at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.
  18. Which country has achieved top position in the 2nd edition of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE)?
    A) Russia
    B) New Zealand
    C) Ghana
    D) Australia
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Ghana (46.4 percent) ranks first in the world with the highest number of women business owners, followed by Russia (34.6 percent), Uganda (33.8 percent), New Zealand (33 percent) and Australia (32.1 percent). 
  19. Which among the following cities has achieved the top rank in the Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2018 titled “city wealth index”?
    A) Singapore
    B) Guangzhou
    C) New York
    D) Sydney
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Guangzhou, a city in China, tops the list with property prices appreciating by 27.4% in the last one year. 
  20. The Union Government has extended the deadline for the logo and tagline design competition under the Ayushman Bharat programme. What is the extended date?
    A) March 18
    B) March 31
    C) April 1
    D) April 15
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare extended till March 18 the deadline for the competition to design a logo and tagline for the Ayushman Bharat programme.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Pritzker Prize is given for excellence in ___________
    A) Science
    B) Architecture
    C) Music
    D) Literature
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually “to honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture
  2. Who is the CEO of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange?
    A) Vijay Kumar Venkataraman
    B) Saurabh Chandra
    C) Mrugank Paranjape
    D) P. K. Singhal
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    It is a public limited company, incorporated on 23 April 2003 under the Companies Act, 1956 and obtained its Certificate for Commencement of Business on 9 May 2003. It commenced operations on 15 December 2003. Headquarter- Mumbai
  3. The headquarter of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is in which city?
    A) Beijing
    B) Paris
    C) New York
    D) Washington
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations’ global development network. Headquartered in New York City. Head- Achim Steiner
  4. Where is the global headquarter of United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) located?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) Paris, France
    C) The Hague, Netherlands
    D) Copenhagen, Denmark
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, dedicated to implementing projects for the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners around the world. The organization’s global headquarters is located within UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark
  5. Ganda Bherunda is the state emblem of which Indian state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Kerala
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A

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