Current Affairs Quiz : March 17 2020

1.

Name the Indian Ministry which launched the ROPAX transport service in Maharashtra (March 2020).

   A.) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
   B.) Ministry of Civil Aviation
   C.) Ministry of Shipping
   D.) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Answer: Option 'C'

Ministry of Shipping

Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical and Fertilizers inaugurated ROPAX services at Alibag, Maharashtra. It is a Water Transport Service Project under Eastern Waterfront Development from BhauchaDhakka in Mumbai to Mandwa in Maharashtra. ROPAX Vessel M2M -1 was built in Greece in September 2019, which is specially designed for the passengers for a time-saving journey and it is highly manoeuvrable.

2.

Name the Indian state government which announced the Chief Minister’s Akhannaba Sanaroisingi Tengbang (CMAST) & Chief Ministergi Artiste SinggiTengbang (CMAT) schemes for Sportsperson and Artistes (March 2020).

   A.) Meghalaya
   B.) Arunachal Pradesh
   C.) Manipur
   D.) Assam

Answer: Option 'C'

Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam(N) Biren Singh announced the Chief Minister’s Akhannaba Sanaroisingi Tengbang (CMAST) & Chief Ministergi Artiste Singgi Tengbang (CMAT) to provide benefits to sports persons & artistes who have brought laurels to the State & country.

3.

When was the Moghai Ojah award instituted?

   A.) 2000
   B.)

2005

   C.) 2008
   D.) 2011

Answer: Option 'D'

The Moghai Ojah award was instituted in 2011 by the Jorhat district unit of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP). The award is annually presented on 15 March, on the death anniversary of Ojah.

4.

What is the name of the vaccine that is used in the first human trial of a vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19)?

   A.) mRNA-15A
   B.) mRNA-1273
   C.) tRNA-A140
   D.) tRNA-184

Answer: Option 'B'

mRNA-1273

The first human trial of a vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19) began at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) in Seattle, the US. The vaccine is called mRNA-1273. The vaccine has shown promise in animal models.

5.

The first human trial of a vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19) began at ________.

   A.) Germany
   B.) US
   C.) UK
   D.) France

Answer: Option 'B'

US

6.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) flagged off the first-ever thrice-weekly flight from Indore to _________.

   A.) Kishangarh
   B.) Ujjain
   C.) Jaipur
   D.) Kota

Answer: Option 'A'

Kishangarh

7.

Name the E-Commerce company which partnered with Aegon Life Insurance company to sell quick access life insurance policies (March 2020).

   A.) IndiaMart
   B.) Justdial
   C.) Amazon
   D.) Flipkart

Answer: Option 'D'

Flipkart, an E-commerce company based partnered with Aegon Life Insurance to sell comprehensive insurance solutions to customers seeking instant digital policies with an assured sum up to Rs 10 lakh.

8.

The GST on mobile phones and specified parts were increased from 12% to ____% on the 39th GST council meet held at New Delhi.

   A.) 15
   B.) 18
   C.) 21
   D.) 28

Answer: Option 'B'

18

The 39th GST council meet headed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held at New Delhi in March 2020. During the meet the GST on mobile phones and specified parts were increased from 12% to 18%. Also, GST on all types of matchsticks has been rationalised to a single GST rate of 12%. Till now, the handmade ones were taxed at 5% and the rest was taxed at 18%.

9.

Name the Navratna company which signed Crude Oil Sales agreement (COSA) with Numaligarh refinery (March 2020).

   A.) National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC)
   B.) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
   C.) Oil India Limited (OIL)
   D.) Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)

Answer: Option 'C'

Oil India Limited (OIL)

The country’s second-largest national oil explorer – Oil India Limited (OIL) signed an agreement named as Crude Oil Sales Agreement (COSA) with Numaligarh Refinery for sale &purchase of crude oil at Narengi, Guwahati.

10.

The tender for the Indore-Kishangarh route during the UDAN 3 bidding process was awarded to ________.

   A.) TruJet
   B.) Alliance Air
   C.) Star Air
   D.) Air India

Answer: Option 'C'

Star Air

The tender for the Indore-Kishangarh route during the UDAN 3 bidding process was awarded to Star Air. The aim is to connect the unconnected regions. MoCA has operationalized 268 routes under the UDAN scheme.

11.

UGC is to set up ________ Chairs in different fields with an aim to carry out research activities to encourage women.

   A.) 5
   B.) 8
   C.) 10
   D.) 14

Answer: Option 'C'

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is to set up 10 Chairs in different fields with an aim to carry out research activities to encourage women.

12.

An MoU was signed between Government of Telangana, GMR Hyderabad International Airport and _________ at the Wings India 2020.

   A.) Aero360
   B.) Airbus BizLabs
   C.)

Onema India

   D.) KUN Avian Ltd.

Answer: Option 'B'

Airbus BizLabs

13.

When was the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) established?

   A.) 1927
   B.) 1950
   C.) 1934
   D.) 1967

Answer: Option 'A'

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was established in 1927, on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi by GD Birla and Purushottam Das Thakurdas, it is the largest, oldest and the apex business organization in India.

14.

The pilot project of Mission Solar Charkha was implemented in _______ at Khanwa village, Nawada District of Bihar.

   A.) 2015
   B.) 2016
   C.) 2018
   D.) 2017

Answer: Option 'B'

2016

Mission Solar Charkha aims to generate direct employment to nearly one lakh persons. A pilot project was implemented in 2016 at Khanwa village, Nawada District of Bihar.

15.

Which country provided three new school buildings in Nepal?

   A.) India
   B.) Pakistan
   C.) Indonesia
   D.) Iran

Answer: Option 'A'

India

Indian government will provide 107.01 million Nepali Rupees for three new school buildings in Nepal. Embassy of India and Nepal’s Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Mahakali Municipality, Darchula, and Mukhiyapatti Musharniya Rural Municipality, Dhanusha in Kathmandu today for the construction of two new school buildings.

16.

When was the Indian Culture Portal launched?

   A.) 2015
   B.) 2016
   C.) 2018
   D.) 2019

Answer: Option 'D'

Indian Culture Portal was launched on 10 December 2019.

17.

The ________ GST Council meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman.

   A.) 40th
   B.) 45th
   C.) 39th
   D.) 36th

Answer: Option 'D'

39th

The 39th GST Council meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman on 14 March in New Delhi. The officials discussed the issues faced by the taxpayers in the GST system. A summary of the recently observed IT issues, and the way forward to resolve them was submitted.

18.

Indian journalists Arfa Khanum Sherwani & Rohini Mohan jointly won the “Chameli Devi Jain Award 2019” for outstanding Women mediapersons. The award was instituted by _________.

   A.) Devi Jain Foundation
   B.) Women Foundation
   C.) Media Foundation
   D.) Award Foundation

Answer: Option 'C'

Media Foundation

Indian journalists Arfa Khanum Sherwani, senior editor of the news website ‘The Wire’ and Bengaluru-based freelancer Rohini Mohan jointly won the “Chameli Devi Jain Award 2019” for outstanding Women mediapersons. The honourable mention was received by Rukmini S, an independent data-journalist from Chennai. The award is an Indian journalistic award which was instituted by the Media Foundation in 1980.

19.

Where is Bhaucha Dhakka located?

   A.) Madhya Pradesh
   B.) Odisha
   C.) Maharashtra
   D.) West Bengal

Answer: Option 'C'

Maharashtra

Bhaucha Dhakka is a wharf along the Thane Creek, along the coast of Dockyard Road on the Eastern seafront of Mumbai, the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

20.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the _______ birth Anniversary celebrations of 'Jatir Pita' Bangabandhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in Bangladesh on 17 March.

   A.) 75th
   B.) 120th
   C.) 100th
   D.) 125th

Answer: Option 'C'

100th

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to participate in the 100th birth Anniversary celebrations of 'Jatir Pita' Bangabandhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in Bangladesh on 17 March (through video message). Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the planned events will be held without any public gatherings.


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