Current Affairs 11th March 2019: Quiz

Current Affairs 11th March 2019 for Bank, SSC & Railway Exams

Current Affairs Quiz 11 March 2019: This Current Affairs Quiz is based on previous day’s news that will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the upcoming Bank, SSC, Railway & other Govt. exams. You can also go through the Current Affairs, News & Daily GK Update of 11th March before attempting the quiz.

Q1. The CCEA has approved Rs ____________________ crore interest subvention for extending loans by banks to sugar mills.

(a) Rs 2,790 crore

(b) Rs 1,332 crore

(c) Rs 12,900 crore

(d) Rs 3,943 crore

(e) Rs 15,200 crore

Q2. The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 500 crore on German auto major _________________ for damaging the environment through the use of “cheat device” in its diesel cars in India.

(a) Toyota

(b) Volkswagen

(c) Mercedes-Benz

(d) BMW

(e) Audi

Q3. India and Paraguay have agreed to identify sectors of mutual interest to promote bilateral investment and decided to explore new areas of collaboration, including Information and Communication Technology and space and biotechnology recently. What is the capital city of Paraguay?

(a) Montevideo

(b) Buenos Aires

(c) Asuncion

(d) Bogota

(e) Santiago

Q4. The OECD cut forecasts again for the global economy in 2019 and 2020 recently. The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation & Development forecast in its interim outlook report that the world economy would grow _____________ percent in 2019 and ___________________ percent in 2020.

(a) 3.5 percent and 3.6 percent

(b) 3.7 percent and 3.8 percent

(c) 3.9 percent and 3.8 percent

(d) 3.3 percent and 3.4 percent

(e) 3.1 percent and 3.2 percent

Q5. The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs _________________ crore on German auto major Volkswagen for damaging the environment through the use of “cheat device” in its diesel cars in India.

(a) Rs 2500 crore

(b) Rs 200 crore

(c) Rs 100 crore

(d) Rs 1000 crore

(e) Rs 500 crore

Q6. Tech giant _________________ has unveiled a new app ‘Bolo’ that aims to help children in primary school learn to read in Hindi and English.

(a) Yahoo

(b) Facebook

(c) Google

(d) Microsoft

(e) Wipro

Q7. India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for __________________ Million US dollars for additional financing of Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project recently.

(a) 96 Million US dollars

(b) 500 Million US dollars

(c) 10 Million US dollars

(d) 123 Million US dollars

(e) 25.2 Million US dollars

Q8. The Centre has announced a new Rs 20 coin which will come in _______________-edged polygon (dodecagon) shape.

(a) 16

(b) 10

(c) 14

(d) 08

(e) 12

Q9. Where is the headquarters of United Bank of India?

(a) New Delhi

(b) Kolkata

(c) Pune

(d) Gurugram

(e) Mumbai

Q10. Who has been named for the Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Journalist for the year 2018?

(a) Priyanka Mishra

(b) Priyanka Chopra

(c) Priyanka Singh

(d) Priyanka Dubey

(e) None of these

Solutions

Ans.1.(a)

Exp.  The CCEA has approved Rs 2,790 crore interest subvention for extending loans by banks to sugar mills. This is in addition to Rs 1,332 crore already approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in June 2018.

Ans.2.(b)

Exp.  The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 500 crore on German auto major Volkswagen for damaging the environment through the use of “cheat device” in its diesel cars in India. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the carmaker to deposit the amount within two months.

Ans.3.(c)

Exp. India and Paraguay have agreed to identify sectors of mutual interest to promote bilateral investment and decided to explore new areas of collaboration, including Information and Communication Technology and space and biotechnology. The decisions were taken as Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited the country. He is the highest-level representative of India to visit Paraguay since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1961. Capital of Paraguay: Asuncion, Currency: Paraguayan Guarani.

Ans.4.(d)

Exp. The OECD cut forecasts again for the global economy in 2019 and 2020, following on from previous downgrades in November, as it warned that trade disputes and uncertainty over Brexit would hit world commerce and businesses. The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation & Development forecast in its interim outlook report that the world economy would grow 3.3 percent in 2019 and 3.4 percent in 2020. Those forecasts represented cuts of 0.2 percentage points for 2019 and 0.1 percentage points for 2020, compared to the OECD’s last set of forecasts in November.

Ans.5.(e)

Exp.  The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 500 crore on German auto major Volkswagen for damaging the environment through the use of “cheat device” in its diesel cars in India. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the carmaker to deposit the amount within two months.

Ans.6.(c)

Exp.  Tech giant Google has unveiled a new app ‘Bolo’ that aims to help children in primary school learn to read in Hindi and English. The free app, which is being launched in India first, uses Google’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technology.

Ans.7.(a)

Exp.  India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for 96 Million US dollars for additional financing of Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project.

Finance Ministry in a release stated the World Bank has been supporting the State Government since 2014 to restore housing and rural connectivity and to build the resilience of communities.

Ans.8.(e)

Exp.  The Centre has announced a new Rs 20 coin which will come in 12-edged polygon (dodecagon) shape. The government is also planning to release new coins of Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 10. However, the govt has not announced the exact date for the issuance of these new series coins.

Ans.9.(b)

Exp.  Headquarters of United Bank of India is in Kolkata.

Ans.10.(d)

Exp. The bilingual correspondent with the BBC Priyanka Dubey has been named for the Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Journalist for the year 2018.

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