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Current Affairs Quiz: March 6, 2024

  1. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) celebrated its 174th Foundation Day on which date?
    A) 4th March, 2024
    B) 5th February, 2024
    C) 6th February, 2024
    D) 3rd March, 2024
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Geological Survey of India (GSI) celebrated its 174th Foundation Day on 4th March, 2024, in a grand manner across all its offices throughout the country. The event was marked with great fervor and enthusiasm.
  2. Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of MoPSW & AYUSH inaugurated the 60T bollard pull tug named ‘Ocean Grace’ and the Medical Mobile Unit (MMU), virtually. By which shipyard is the 60T bollard pull tug named ‘Ocean Grace’ being developed?
    A) Kattupalli Shipyard
    B) Hindustan Shipyard
    C) Cochin Shipyard
    D) Bharati Shipyard
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Ocean Grace is the first make in India ASTDS Tug developed by the Cochin Shipyard Limited under MoPSW. The Medical Mobile Unit (MMU) is part of port’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. This initiative highlights ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative of PM Modi.
  3. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated India’s first-ever dolphin research centre in Patna. What amount did it cost?
    A) 25 crore
    B) 30 crore
    C) 40 crore
    D) 50 crore
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated India’s first-ever dolphin research centre in Patna. Built at a cost of Rs 30 crore, the National Dolphin Research Center (NDRC) stands on the banks of the Ganges inside the Patna University campus and will help students and researchers understand the behaviour of freshwater dolphins, particularly of those found in the Ganges.
  4. By what name, the department of telecommunication’s launched a new platform, that simplifies reporting on fraud calls and messages, and allows for real-time intelligence-sharing among several stakeholders?
    A) Trax
    B) Chakshu
    C) Featurespace
    D) SenseTime
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The department of telecommunication’s new platform, Chakshu, simplifies reporting on fraud calls and messages, and allows for real-time intelligence-sharing among several stakeholders.
  5. Union Minister for Steel and Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, virtually inaugurated India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Plant in Stainless Steel Sector located at which place?
    A) Hisar
    B) Hansi
    C) Lucknow
    D) Barwala
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Steel and Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, virtually inaugurated India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Plant in Stainless Steel Sector located at Jindal Stainless Limited, Hisar, Haryana.
    The project is the world’s first off-grid green hydrogen plant for the stainless steel industry and the world’s first green hydrogen plant with rooftop and floating solar units
  6. Which state has emerged as the first state in the country to issue five crore Ayushman cards?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has emerged as the first state in the country to issue five crore Ayushman cards. Additionally, Uttar Pradesh maintains the leading position in terms of the highest number of Ayushman cards issued compared to other states.
  7. Which state announced a significant boost to the housing sector with the launch of the Indiramma Housing Scheme 2024?
    A) Telangana
    B) Karnataka
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Telangana Revenue Minister Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy announced a significant boost to the housing sector in Telangana with the launch of the Indiramma Housing Scheme 2024.
  8. In a significant move to empower the youth and boost entrepreneurship, which state recently launched the MYuva Scheme?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Punjab
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a significant move to empower the youth and boost entrepreneurship in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently launched the MYuva Scheme.
  9. Which country enshrined the right to abortion in its constitution, a world first welcomed by women’s rights groups as historic and harshly criticised by anti-abortion groups?
    A) Belgium
    B) Monaco
    C) Spain
    D) Andorra
    E) France
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    France enshrined the right to abortion in its constitution, a world first welcomed by women’s rights groups as historic and harshly criticised by anti-abortion groups.
  10. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved a $530-million all-stock merger of Fincare Small Finance Bank Ltd with which bank?
    A) Capital Small Finance Bank
    B) AU Small Finance Bank Ltd
    C) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    D) Suryoday Small Finance Bank
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it has approved a $530-million all-stock merger of Fincare Small Finance Bank Ltd with AU Small Finance Bank Ltd. The effective date of the merger will be April 1, 2024.
  11. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed which of the following company to stop sanctioning or disbursing gold loans or assigning/securitising/selling any of its gold loans with immediate effect?
    A) Centrum Capital
    B) L&TFH-RE
    C) Radiant Cash
    D) IIFL Finance Ltd
    E) VLS Finance
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed IIFL Finance Ltd. to stop sanctioning or disbursing gold loans or assigning/securitising/selling any of its gold loans with immediate effect.
  12. Global rating agency Moody’s has raised India’s growth forecast for 2024 calendar year in March to what percent?
    A) 5.8 per cent
    B) 6.8 per cent
    C) 6.6 per cent
    D) 6.9 per cent
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Global rating agency Moody’s has raised India’s growth forecast for 2024 calendar year to 6.8 per cent from 6.1 per cent estimated earlier on the back of strong economic data
  13. By what name Google unveiled AI platform which can create video games from text and image prompts?
    A) yellow.ai
    B) Genie AI
    C) neuroflash
    D) AdCreative.ai
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Google’s DeepMind team has unveiled “Genie” – a groundbreaking AI model poised to revolutionise the gaming industry and creative endeavours alike.
  14. E-commerce marketplace Flipkart launched its own unified payments interface (UPI) handle to enhance its digital payment offerings for all customers. Flipkart UPI will be powered by which bank?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    E)None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In the first phase, Flipkart UPI will be powered by Axis Bank. It will initially be available for Android users. Customers can register for UPI with the @fkaxis handle and can do fund transfers and checkout payments using the Flipkart app
  15. Who won the Pro Kabaddi League trophy 2024 for the first time ?
    A) Puneri Paltan
    B) Pawan Kumar Sehrawat
    C) Pardeep Narwal
    D) Deepak Niwas Hooda
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Puneri Paltan won the Pro Kabaddi League trophy for the first time as they defeated the Haryana Steelers in the final at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Hyderabad.
  16. Who is the only female (BSF) woman sniper, sub-inspector student enrolled in the sniper course out of 56 male peers?
    A) Punita Arora
    B) Padma Bandopadhyay
    C) Suman Kumari
    D) Madhuri Kanitkar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a first, Border Security Force (BSF) welcomes woman sniper, sub-inspector Suman Kumari. She has recently completed an eight-week sniper course at Indore’s Central School of Weapons and Tactics (CSWT) to become the first woman sniper of the BSF. Suman has achieved ‘instructor grade’ at the course.
    It’s noteworthy that Suman was the only female student enrolled in the sniper course out of 56 male peers. Through this achievement, she aims to inspire other women to join the military.
  17. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has announced whom as the brand ambassador for their Premium Petrol ‘Speed’?
    A) Neeraj Chopra
    B) PV Sindhu
    C) Saina Nehwal
    D) Sania Mirza
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is pleased to introduce Olympic and World Javelin Champion Neeraj Chopra as the brand ambassador for their Premium Petrol ‘Speed’.
  18. Which golf player has been selected to receive the Bob Jones Award, the highest honour bestowed by the United States Golf Association (USGA)?
    A) Old Tom Morris
    B) Robert Trent Jones
    C) Tiger Woods
    D) Jack Nicklaus
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Legendary golfer Tiger Woods has been selected to receive the Bob Jones Award, the highest honour bestowed by the United States Golf Association (USGA).
  19. On the occasion of the 48th Foundation Day of the Indian Civil Accounts Service, which ministry has been honored with the Award for Best Performance in Accounts during the Financial Year 2023-24?
    A) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
    B) Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
    C) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    D) Ministry of Communications
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of the 48th Foundation Day of the Indian Civil Accounts Service, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has been honored with the Award for Best Performance in Accounts during the Financial Year 2023-24.
  20. The Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2024 has been bestowed upon whom for recognizing his groundbreaking work in the field of regenerative medicine?
    A) Virginia Apgar
    B) Abhideep Chaudhry
    C) Dr. Pradeep Mahajan
    D) Georges Duhamel
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2024 has been bestowed upon Dr. Pradeep Mahajan, recognizing his groundbreaking work in the field of regenerative medicine.
  21. Professors and students from the department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras have found a child burial site at Chettimedu Pathur in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu. It belongs to which period?
    A) Paleolithic period
    B) Neolithic period
    C) Mesolithic Period
    D) Chalcolithic Period
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Professors and students from the department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras have found a neolithic child burial site at Chettimedu Pathur in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu.
  22. Eminent archaeologist Arun Kumar Sharma passed away recently. He was awarded with which prestigious award ?
    A) Bharat Ratna
    B) Padma Vibhushan
    C) chPadma Bhushan
    D) Padma Shri
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Eminent archaeologist and Padma Shri awardee Arun Kumar Sharma dies at 91
  23. Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers and Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated 3 centers of Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET) established in Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. Where is the CIPET in Madhya Pradesh launched?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Indore
    C) Ujjain
    D) Jabalpur
    E) Gwalior
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:
    These three new CIPET centres dedicated to the nation by the Minister are CSTS Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), CSTS, Ranchi (Jharkhand), and CSTS Gwalior (MP).
  24. Which company recently in March 2024, announced to include India Fully Accessible Route (FAR) bonds in the Bloomberg Emerging Market (EM) Local Currency Government Index and related indices, to be phased in over a ten-month period, starting January 31, 2025. 
    A) Goldman Sachs
    B) Bloomberg
    C) JP Morgan
    D) Morgan Stanley
    E) UBS
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bloomberg said it will include India Fully Accessible Route (FAR) bonds in the Bloomberg Emerging Market (EM) Local Currency Government Index and related indices, to be phased in over a ten-month period, starting January 31, 2025. This comes about five months after JP Morgan had announced it would include India in its widely tracked emerging market debt.
  25. Rupa Tarakasi (Silver Filigree) has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry in March 2024. It belongs to which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Assam
    C) Odisha
    D) West Bengal
    E) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The famous Cuttack Rupa Tarakasi (Silver Filigree) of Odisha has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai.Alongside Tarakasi, other crafts such as Banglar Muslin, a fine cotton fabric from Bengal, Narasapur Crochet Lace from Andhra Pradesh, and the Kutch Rogan Craft have also been honoured with the GI tag.
  26. Around Uranus and which other planet, are the 3 previously unknown moons be discovered by the astronomers from International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Minor Planet Center?
    A) Haryana
    B) Assam
    C) Odisha
    D) West Bengal
    E) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Astronomers have discovered three previously unknown moons around Uranus and Neptune, the most distant planets in our solar system. The three moons were all spotted several years ago but were recently confirmed by the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Minor Planet Center, the organization responsible for naming new solar system objects such as moons, asteroids and comets.

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