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Current Affairs Quiz: March 10 & 11, 2024

  1. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar unveiled the plaque of whom for Multipurpose Stadium at Shri Ram College of Commerce, SRCC, University of Delhi?
    A) Sharad Yadav
    B) Arun Jaitley
    C) ChandreGowda
    D) Ranjit Singh Talwandi
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar unveiled the plaque of the Arun Jaitley Multipurpose Stadium at Shri Ram College of Commerce, SRCC, University of Delhi.
  2. New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister arrived in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on an official visit to India from March 10 to 13. Who is New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister ?
    A) Winston Peters
    B) Roosevelt Skerrit
    C) Lee Hsien Loong
    D) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters arrived in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on an official visit to India from March 10 to 13.
  3. Where did Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda inaugurate the Agriculture Integrated Command and Control Center?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Mumbai
    C) Delhi
    D) Lucknow
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    With the aim of empowering the farmers of the country by equipping them with information, services and facilities using digital technology, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda inaugurated the Agriculture Integrated Command and Control Center established at Krishi Bhawan, Delhi.
  4. Who inaugurated the National Cooperative Database and released the ‘National Cooperative Database 2023 report’ in New Delhi?
    A) Amit Shah
    B) Dharmendra Pradhan
    C) Sarbananda Sonowal
    D) Virendra Kumar
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Amit Shah, inaugurated the National Cooperative Database and released the ‘National Cooperative Database 2023: A Report’ in New Delhi.
  5. India’s Prime Minister on which occasion dropped the price of LPG cylinder by 100 rupees in year 2024?
    A) World Braille Day
    B) Women’s Day
    C) Data protection day
    D) World Marriage Day
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said that on Women’s Day(March 7), Government has decided to reduce LPG cylinder prices by Rs. 100. This will significantly ease the financial burden on millions of households across the country, especially benefiting our Nari Shakti, he further added
  6. On 24th January, 2024, the Department of Justice had organized an event in New Delhi during which the Hon’ble Vice-President of India inaugurated a year-long campaign titled ‘Hamara Samvidhan, Hamara Samman’. In which city was the event held in March 2024?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Jamshedpur
    C) Bikaner
    D) Kochi
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    To commemorate 75th Year of India as a Republic, Hamara Samvidhan, Hamara Samman Campaign Event held in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Earlier, on 24th January, 2024 ,the Department of Justice had organized an event in New Delhi during which the Hon’ble Vice-President of India inaugurated a year-long campaign titled ‘Hamara Samvidhan, Hamara Samman’ aimed at empowering every citizen with awareness about Constitution and their legal rights and duties.
  7. To provide immediate assistance to accidents victims and strengthen the Incident Management System (IMS) on the National Highways, NHAI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which oganisation?
    A) HLL Lifecare Limited
    B) NAKODA PLAST INDUSTRIES
    C) DHARRANEE ROOFFING PLANT
    D) KOIDE INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To provide immediate assistance to accidents victims and strengthen the Incident Management System (IMS) on the National Highways, NHAI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HLL Lifecare Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW)
  8. As per Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda how many Eklavya Model Residential Schools will be made functional across the country by 2025-26?
    A) 860
    B) 740
    C) 500
    D) 450
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda has said that 740 Eklavya Model Residential Schools will be made functional across the country by 2025-26.
  9. On which occasion, Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs , Anurag Singh Thakur announced the establishment of two National Centres of Excellence?
    A) International Women’s Day
    B) World Braille Day
    C) National Girl Child day of India
    D) Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
    E)None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of International Women’s Day(March 7), Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur announced the establishment of two National Centres of Excellence, exclusively for women. NCOEs cover 23 focused/priority disciplines where Indian athletes have a chance to win medals in global competitions like the Asian Games and the Olympics.
  10. In a significant leap towards bolstering support for persons with disabilities, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which company?
    A) PDFfiller
    B) SignRequest
    C) Jotform
    D) SignAble Communications
    E)None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a significant leap towards bolstering support for persons with disabilities, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SignAble Communications
  11. Private sector life insurer Kotak Life Insurance launched a non-linked participating product Kotak G.A.I.N which offers long-term saving or income. What is the the minimum annual premium payable to avail the product?
    A) 25,000
    B) 30,000
    C) 50,000
    D) 60,000
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Private sector life insurer Kotak Life Insurance launched a non-linked participating product Kotak G.A.I.N which offers long-term saving or income
    The minimum annual premium payable to avail the product is Rs 50,000. While taking the policy, the minimum age of the policyholder should be 90 days while the policy maturing age should be minimum 40 years and maximum 85 years.

  12. India’s unemployment rate dropped to what percent in 2023 from 3.6 per cent in the preceding year, reflecting continued improvement in the labour markets, revealed the latest employment-unemployment indicators report released by the National Statistical Office (NSO)?
    A) 3.1%
    B) 2.8%
    C) 3%
    D) 2.5%
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.1 per cent in 2023 from 3.6 per cent in the preceding year, reflecting continued improvement in the labour markets, revealed the latest employment-unemployment indicators report released by the National Statistical Office (NSO).
  13. Crisil predicted India’s GDP to grow up to what percent in FY25 ?
    A) 6.8%
    B) 7.23%
    C) 5.8%
    D) 4.4%
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian economy will witness significant growth in the coming fiscal with a GDP growth rate of 6.8 per cent in the next fiscal year, ratings agency Crisil said.
  14. European aviation major Airbus said it has signed a contract with which institute to offer aviation training to professionals?
    A) IIM Mumbai
    B) IIM Kozhikode
    C) IIM Indore
    D) IIM Raipur
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    European aviation major Airbus said it has signed a contract with Indian Institute of Management Mumbai to offer aviation training to professionals.
  15. Which cricketer has become the first-ever fast bowler to pick up 700 Test wickets?
    A) James Anderson
    B) Ben Stokes
    C) Ben Duckett
    D) Joe Root
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    James Anderson achieved a piece of cricketing history as he became the first-ever fast bowler to pick up 700 Test wickets. The 41-year-old got to the major landmark when he dismissed Kuldeep Yadav on Day 3 of the fifth and final Test against hosts India at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala
  16. President Droupadi Murmu has nominated educator, author, and philanthropist Sudha Murty to the Rajya Sabha. Murty has been awarded with which prestigious civilian award?
    A) Padma Shri
    B) Bharat Ratna
    C) Padma Vibhushan
    D) Padma Bhushan
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    President Droupadi Murmu has nominated educator, author, and philanthropist Sudha Murty to the Rajya Sabha.
    Murty was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for social work by the Government of India in 2006. In 2023, she was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India.

  17. Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Election Commissioner Arun Goel has resigned from his post. By whom the resignation was accepted?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Om Birla
    C) Droupadi Murmu
    D) Amit Shah
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Election Commissioner Arun Goel has resigned from his post. President Droupadi Murmu has accepted the resignation tendered by Mr Goel.
  18. Which country received ‘Measles and Rubella Champion’ Award for Exemplary Efforts in Measles and Rubella Disease Prevention?
    A) Nepal
    B) Bhutan
    C) India
    D) Myanmar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In recognition of country’s tireless efforts to combat Measles and Rubella, India has been bestowed with the prestigious Measles and Rubella Champion Award by The Measles and Rubella Partnership at the American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington D.C., USA. Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Washington D.C. received the award on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
  19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the first-ever National Creators Awards at the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. In how many categories were the awards presented ?
    A) 23
    B) 15
    C) 20
    D) 15
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the first-ever National Creators Awards at the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. This award celebrates the contributions of digital content creators who have brought about positive social change and innovation.
    Over 200 creators were nominated across 23 categories ranging from The Best Storyteller Award to Favourite Celebrity Creator to New India Champion.

  20. What is the name of satellite which will track and measure methane emissions at a global scale and was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket from California?
    A) MethaneSAT
    B) Bhaskara-II
    C) INSAT-1A
    D) Starlink
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    MethaneSAT, a satellite which will track and measure methane emissions at a global scale was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket from California.
  21. Which state has launched the first government-owned OTT platform called ‘CSpace’?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Karnataka
    E) none of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kerala has launched the first government-owned OTT platform ‘CSpace’ with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan describing it as a decisive step in the onward journey of Malayalam Cinema.
  22. Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, launched India’s fastest and indigenously-designed IP/MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) router in Bengaluru. Who is the Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology?
    A) Ashwini Vaishnaw
    B) Dharmendra Pradhan
    C) Sarbananda Sonowal
    D) Giriraj Singh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, launched India’s fastest and indigenously-designed IP/MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) router in Bengaluru.
  23. With which of the following has the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the empowerment and skill development of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)?
    A) Electronic Industries Association of India
    B) Centre for CSR and Sustainability Excellence
    C) Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council
    D) Electronics Sector Skills Council of India
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a pivotal move towards enhancing the empowerment and skill development of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI).
  24. Recently, President Droupadi Murmu presented the President’s Standard’s to two fighters squadrons of IAF and President’s Colours to two formations at Hindon Air Force station. How many units have been awarded the President’s Standard and Colours together in this single ceremony, making a history?
    A) 4
    B) 3
    C) 6
    D) 2
    E) 5
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    President Droupadi Murmu presented the President’s Standard’s to two fighters squadrons of IAF and President’s Colours to two formations at Hindon Air Force station. This is the first time in the history of the service that four units have been awarded the President’s Standard and Colours together in a single ceremony.
    These include No. 45 ‘Flying Daggers’, the first Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) squadron of the IAF, No. 221 Squadron ‘Valiants’ which flew almost one-third of all offensive missions of the IAF during the 1999 Kargil conflict will be at President’s Standard while the 11 Base Repair Depot (BRD) and 509 Signal Unit (SU) will be presented President’s Colours.

  25. Krystyna Pyszkova, hailing from which country, has been crowned Miss World 2024 in its 71st edition?
    A) Prague
    B) Slovakia
    C) Hungary
    D) Austria
    E) Czech Republic
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    Krystyna Pyszkova, hailing from the Czech Republic, clinched the coveted title of Miss World in the 71st edition of the esteemed pageant.

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