Current Affairs Quiz: March 09, 2021

Current Affairs 9 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme for International Women’s Day 2021?
    A) Think equal, build smart, innovate for change
    B) Realizing Women’s Rights
    C) I am Generation Equality
    D) Choose to Challenge
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8 every to honour women, salute their courage, celebrate their success and raise awareness about women’s equality.
    This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is “Choose To Challenge”
  2. Shrikant Moghe who passed away following age-related illness was related with which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Author
    C) Filmmaker
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran Marathi actor Shrikant Moghe has passed away following age-related illness. He was 91.
  3. Veteran Indian athlete Ishar Singh Deol who passed away was related with which sport?
    A) Hockey
    B) Tennis
    C) Football
    D) Cricket
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran Indian athlete Ishar Singh Deol, a recipient of the Dhyan Chand National Sports Award, has died at the age of 91.
  4. M.G. George who passed away was the chairman of which group?
    A) Muthoot Group
    B) Bajaj Group
    C) Reliance Group
    D) Mahindra Group
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Muthoot Group Chairman M.G. George died after a fall in his fourth floor residence in South East Delhi’s Amar Colony area. He was the third generation from his family to become the chairman of the Muthoot Group.He was also the Chairman of the FICCI Kerala State Council.
  5. Which state/UT launched mobile app ‘ANMOL’ to empower auxiliary nursing midwives (ANMs) and frontline health workers in carrying out their day-to-day work efficiently and effectively?
    A) Delhi
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Jammu and Kashmir administration distributed tablets among auxiliary nursing midwives (ANMs) and launched ANMOL, an application under the national health mission for identification and tracking of beneficiaries.
  6. Which American filmmaker will be presented with the first-ever Valiant Award from The Hollywood Critics Association at fourth Annual HCA Film Awards ceremony?
    A) Zack Snyder
    B) Ray Fisher
    C) Henry Cavill
    D) Eli Snyder
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    American filmmaker Zack Snyder will be presented with the first-ever Valiant Award from The Hollywood Critics Association at the virtual fourth Annual HCA Film Awards ceremony.
  7. G R Chintala who took over the chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA), is the chairman of which of the following?
    A) SEBI
    B) SERB
    C) NABARD
    D) RBI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Chairman G R Chintala took over the chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA), a multilateral platform of 24 countries involved in agriculture, rural and micro financing development.
  8. Name the first Indian-American to have been appointed as the first Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York?
    A) Manick Sorcar
    B) Naureen Hassan
    C) Medha Yodh
    D) Kavita Ramdas
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian-American financial services industry veteran Naureen Hassan has been appointed as the first Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  9. Who won gold medal in the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event and reclaimed the top rank in her category in Rome?
    A) Geeta Phogat
    B) Babita Kumari
    C) Sakshi Malik
    D) Vinesh Phogat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her second gold medal in the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event and reclaimed the top rank in her category in Rome.
  10. Who won gold medal in the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event in men’s category?
    A) Bajrang Punia
    B) Ravi Kumar Dahiya
    C) Rahul Aware
    D) Yogeshwar Dutt
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In wrestling, World Championship bronze medallist Bajrang Punia has clinched a gold medal by defeating his familiar rival Tulga Tumur Ochir of Mongolia in the Matteo Pallicone World Ranking Series event in Rome.
  11. India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu settled for a silver medal in the BWF Swiss Open Super 300 after getting defeated by whom in the final of the women’s singles event?
    A) Nozomi Okuhara
    B) Ratchanok Intanon
    C) Carolina Marin
    D) Pornpawee Chochuwong
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu settled for a silver medal in the BWF Swiss Open Super 300 at Basel, as she went down against World No. 3 Spaniard and reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin 12-21, 5-21, in the final of the women’s singles event.
  12. Who own gold medal in the 35th Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain in 63kg category?
    A) Vikram Narwal
    B) Manish Kaushik
    C) Amit Panghal
    D) Vishesh Bhriguvanshi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Olympic-bound Indian boxer Manish Kaushik (63kg) struck gold in his first competitive outing in a year even as five others signed off with silver medals in the 35th Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain.
  13. Which team won the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) Winners Shield?
    A) SC East Bengal
    B) Kerala Blasters FC
    C) Mumbai City FC
    D) ATK Mohun Bagan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The football club Mumbai City FC defeated ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 in the final league game to clinch the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) Winners Shield.
  14. Which country was the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India between April-December 2020 at $15.7 billion?
    A) Indonesia
    B) China
    C) Mauritius
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Singapore was the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India in the first nine months of FY21 at $15.7 billion, followed by the US at $12.82 billion with Mauritius at the third position at $3.47 billion.
    Gujarat garnered the highest share of FDI in the period at $21.23 billion followed by Maharashtra at $13.63 billion.
  15. On 10th March, in a first, the Reserve bank of India will purchase government securities worth Rs 20,000 crore and sell securities worth how much amount?
    A) Rs 12,000 crore
    B) Rs 18,000 crore
    C) Rs 15,000 crore
    D) Rs 20,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a first, the Reserve bank of India announced that it will purchase government securities worth ₹20,000 crore and sell securities worth ₹15,000 crore on 10 March.
  16. Where did President Ram Nath Kovind lay the foundation stone for renovation work of Singourgarh Fort?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Gujarat
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone for renovation work of Singourgarh Fort and participated in a ‘Janjatiya Sammelan’ in MP.
  17. India has extended a grant of how much amount to Nepal to build a new school building in Rupandehi district of the country under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Partnership?
    A) NR 31.34 million
    B) NR 37.09 million
    C) NR 43.26 million
    D) NR 44.17 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India has extended a grant of 44.17 million Nepali Rupees to Nepal to build a new school building in Rupandehi district of the country under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Partnership.
  18. Which state/UT government has decided to set up its own board of school education in the state/UT?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Delhi
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Delhi government has decided to set up Delhi Board of School Education in the national capital.
  19. Where was the first ever White Water Rafting Festival being organized?
    A) Bihar
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the first-ever adventure sports event, Chenab White Water Rafting Festival organised by the Doda District Administration in coordination with Bhaderwah Development Authority (BDA) and J&K Adventure group culminated at Premnagar Shibnote in Doda amid overwhelming response from the people.
  20. Titan’s Fastrack brand has partnered with which bank to enter the smart wearable category of fitness bands with digital payment component?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Titan-owned youth accessories brand Fastrack has partnered country’s largest public sector bank Yono-State Bank of India (SBI) to enter the smart wearable category of fitness bands with digital payment component under its sub-brand Reflex in order to strengthen the company’s foothold in the wearables category for the youth.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association situated?
    A) Bangkok, Thailand
    B) Manila, Philippines
    C) Brussels, Belgium
    D) Vienna, Austria
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Federal Reserve System situated?
    A) Washington DC
    B) New York
    C) California
    D) Seattle
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States of America.

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