Current Affairs Quiz: March 9, 2019

Current Affairs 9 March 2019 Quiz

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  1. India signed pact with which country on Chakra 3 Attack submarine?
    A)France
    B)USA
    C)Japan
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Amid the ongoing tension with Pakistan, India signed a $3.3 billion deal with Russia for leasing the third nuclear powered Akula Class attack submarine.. An Inter Governmental Agreement (IGA) was signed between the two countries in New Delhi. The submarine, to be called Chakra 3,will be delivered in 2025 for a 10 year period.
  2. Recently,the government announced to launch coin of which denomination?
    A)Rs 200
    B)Rs 20
    C)Rs 50
    D)Rs 100
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a first,the government announced new Rs 20 coin which will be shaped like a 12 edged polygon (dodecagon). The outside diameter of new Rs 20 coin will be 27mm (millimeters) and it will weigh 8.54 grams

  3. The Cabinet cleared how much amount for regional air connectivity recently?
    A)Rs 5500 cr
    B)Rs 5000 cr
    C)Rs 4500 cr
    D)Rs 4000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    the CCEA has given its approval for extension of time and scope for revival and development of unserved and underserved air strips of state governments, Airports Authority of india,civil enclaves,central public sector undertakings, helipads and water aerodromes at the total cost of Rs 4500 crore with the budgetary support of government of India.

  4. Recently, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched which application where all the three modules- Conversion, Substitution and Mutation related to properties have been made online?
    A)e-Dharti
    B)e-India
    C)e-Bhoomi
    D)e-Bharat Bhoomi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched e-Dharti App where all the three modules- Conversion, Substitution and Mutation related to properties have been made online. The payment system in Land and Development Office, L&DO has also been completely digitized.

  5. As per statement by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal,all the trains coming to Delhi will be on electric traction by which year?
    A)Aug 2019
    B)Dec 2019
    C)April 2019
    D)Nov 2019
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    All trains coming to Delhi will be on electric traction by December 2019 said the railway minister Piyush Goyal. The move will cost the government Rs 12,134 crore. Further, in the next 2.5 years, all mail express trains and Rajdhani trains will have bio-toilets with air vacuum cleaning system similar to that in airplanes.

  6. The country’s 500th Passport Kendra has been opened up in which state?
    A)Kerala
    B)Odisha
    C)Rajasthan
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The country’s 500th Passport Kendra has been made operational at Pratapgarh in Rajasthan.

  7. According to Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy(CMIE), the unemployment rate in india rose to how much percent in Feb 2019?
    A)7.2%
    B)7.1%
    C)7.5%
    D)7.6%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    the unemployment rate in India rose to 7.2% in Feb 2019, the highest since September 2016, and up from 5.9% in February 2018, according to data compiled by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy(CMIE).

  8. Which state launched “Mukhya Mantri Karigar Sahayata” scheme?
    A)Rajasthan
    B)Telangana
    C)Odisha
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the “Mukhya Mantri Karigar Sahayata” scheme in Bhubaneshwar.
  9. Recently,the Delhi government launched which application to allow users plan more efficiently their journey with Delhi Metro and all city buses?
    A)Delhi Sewa
    B)One Delhi
    C)Delhi Nation
    D)Ek Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    To ease the use of public transport in the nation capital, the Delhi government launched a common mobility app “One Delhi” to allow users plan more efficiently their journey with Delhi Metro and all city buses.

  10. Which state government set up North East Skill Centre in collaboration with the Singapore based ITE Education Services?
    A)Arunachal Pradesh
    B)Assam
    C)Sikkim
    D)Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Assam government in collaboration with the Singapore based ITE Education Services set up the North East Skill Centre in Guwahati,
  11. Ancient language “Gondi” will be taught in tribal districts of which state?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Chhattisgarh
    C)Telangana
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In Madhya Pradesh,ancient tribal language Gondi will be taught in tribal districts. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has decided to include Gondi in the primary education curriculum of the state’s tribal-dominated districts.

  12. Recently, Kummanama Rajasekhran resigned from the governor post of which state?
    A)Nagaland
    B)West Bengal
    C)Mizoram
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Kummanama Rajasekhran ,the governor of Mizoram resigned from his office, and President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation.
  13. Which country has recently become a member of the International Criminal Court?
    A)Malaysia
    B)Belarus
    C)Canada
    D)Austria
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Malaysia has become a member of the Inernational Criminal Court.The ICC is the world’s only permanent war crimes court and aims to prosecute the worst abuses when national courts are unable or unwilling.

  14. According to labour Ministry,the income tax exemption limit has been doubled to how much amount?
    A)Rs 25 lakh
    B)Rs 15 lakh
    C)Rs 20 lakh
    D)Rs 10 lakh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The labour Ministry said that the income tax exemption limit has been doubled to Rs 20 lakh .from the existing Rs 10 lakh, a move that will benefit employees who are not covered by the Payment of Gratuity Act,1972.

  15. According to OECD, world economy would grow at how much percent in 2019?
    A)3.6%
    B)3.4%
    C)3.5%
    D)3.3%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The OECD forecast its interim outlook report that the world economy would grow 3.3 percent in 2019 and 3.4 percent in 2020.
  16. Which small finance company announced its partnership with a new age insurtech company, Acko General Insurance Limited to provide customized insurance products?
    A)ESAF Small Finance Bank
    B)AU Small Finance Bank
    C)Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    D)Equitas Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    AU Small Finance Bank Ltd.. , a Fortune India 500 company and one of India’s fastest growing banks, announced its partnership with a new age insurtech company, Acko General Insurance Limited..

  17. Which Indian organization has entered into a partnership with Xuzhou city in Jiangsu province to develop an IT corridor in China?
    A)HCL
    B)NASSCOM
    C)TCS
    D)CRIS
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian IT apex body NASSCOM said it has entered into a partnership with Xuzhou city in Jiangsu province to develop an IT corridor in China.
  18. Who has been named as Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization?
    A)Radhika Apte
    B)Shyam Srinivasan
    C)Nayan Shukla
    D)Soumya Swaminathan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Soumya Swaminathan, a Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organization has been named Chief Scientist of the WHO.
  19. Who has been appointed by the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. supporting the agency’s fight against inequality and discrimination around the world?
    A)Milie Brown
    B)Padma Lakshmi
    C)Bobby Brown
    D)Hima Das
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian America television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. supporting the agency’s fight against inequality and discrimination around the world.

  20. Which airport has been adjudged as the best airport in the category of over 40 million passengers per annum in Asia Pacific by Airports Council International in the Airport Service Quality Programme for 2018?
    A)Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
    B)Indira Gandhi International Airport
    C)Kempegowda International Airport
    D)Jolly Grant Airport
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi has been adjudged as the best airport in the category of over 40 million passengers per annum in Asia Pacific by Airports Council International in the Airport Service Quality Programme for 2018.
  21. Recently,King Kong Bundy passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Wrestler
    C)Poet
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Professional Wrestler King Kong Bundy, who rose to fame in the 1980s when he battled Hulk Hogan in a steel cage match, has passed away at the age of 61.

  22. Recently,Jerry Merryman passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Engineer
    C)Poet
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Jerry Merryman, a self-taught electrical engineer who helped design the first pocket calculator, passed away in Dallas. He was 86.

  23. What is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day 2019?
    A)Step Up for Gender Equality
    B)Women in the Changing Way of World:Planet 50-50 by 2030
    C)Think Equal,Build Smart,Innovate for Change:Balance for Better
    D)Time is Now:Rural and Urban Transformation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    international Women’s Day is observed on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements from the political to the social while calling for gender equality.The theme is “Think Equal,Build Smart,Innovate for Change:Balance for Better”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Health Organization?
    A)New York
    B)Geneva
    C)Rome
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of AU Small Finance Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Jaipur
    C)Lucknow
    D)Nashik
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Acko General Insurance Company?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Nagpur
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of International Criminal Court?
    A)Beijing
    B)Hague
    C)Rome
    D)Tokyo
    View Answer
    Option B

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