Current Affairs 13th March 2019: Quiz

Current Affairs 13th March 2019 for Bank, SSC & Railway Exams

Current Affairs Quiz 13March 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 12th March before attempting the quiz.

Q1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly unveiled e-plaques for development projects in Bangladesh through video conferencing. Both the leaders launched the e-plaques for these projects in Bangladesh:

  1. Supply of buses and trucks,
  2. Inauguration of 36 community clinics,
  3. Inauguration of 11 water treatment plants,
  4. Extension of National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh.

(a) Only (1)

(b) Both (1) and (2)

(c) Both (2) and (3)

(d) All (1), (2), (3), and (4)(e) Both (3) and (4)

Q2. Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test fired the PINAKA guided WEAPON rocket system from _________________.

(a) West Bengal

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Punjab

(d) Gujarat

(e) Odisha

Q3. The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu had recently visited which of the following pair of countries for the first time?

(a) Costa Rica and Argentina

(b) Bolivia and Argentina

(c) Paraguay and Costa Rica

(d) Argentina and Brazil

(e) Paraguay and Argentina

Q4. State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) has sanctioned loans worth ___________ to over 1,600 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through the psbloansin59minutes.com portal as part of its effort to promote such industries.

(a) Rs 578 crore

(b) Rs 689 crore

(c) Rs 235 crore

(d) Rs 455 crore

(e) Rs 729 crore

Q5. Name the bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) that has approved the Rs 42,000-crore resolution plan submitted by ArcelorMittal for the debt-ridden Essar Steel Ltd.

(a) Kolkata bench

(b) Varanasi bench

(c) Ahmedabad bench

(d) Kochi bench

(e) Mumbai bench

Q6. The new visa agreement recently came into effect between India and ______________.

(a) Bangladesh

(b) Nepal

(c) Sri Lanka

(d) Afghanistan

(e) Maldives

Q7. Name the Distinguished Scientist and Director, physics group of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) who has been appointed as the director of BARC recently.

(a) K P Masand

(b) Dr. Anurag Basu

(c) K.N. Vyas

(d) Dr. A.K. Mohanty

(e) Dr. P. Cristopher

Q8. India is the second largest importer of weapons in the world, as per the annual report ‘Trends in International Arms Transfers-2018’ released by the think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).  It was replaced from 1st position by which of the following country?

(a) Egypt

(b) Iran

(c) Israel

(d) Saudi Arabia

(e) China

Q9. After the sad demise of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) was renamed Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in ______________.

(a) 1936

(b) 1966

(c) 1987

(d) 1984

(e) 1975

Q10. What is the Capital city of Paraguay?

(a) Sucre

(b) La Paz

(c) Savanna

(d) Asuncion

(e) Baku

Solutions

Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly unveiled e-plaques for development projects in Bangladesh through video conferencing. Both the leaders launched the e-plaques for these projects in Bangladesh:

  1. Supply of buses and trucks,
  2. Inauguration of 36 community clinics,
  3. Inauguration of 11 water treatment plants,
  4. Extension of National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh.

Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test fired the PINAKA guided WEAPON rocket system from Pokhran range in Rajasthan.

Ans.3.(c)

Exp. The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu visited the Republic of Paraguay and the Republic of Costa Rica. This was the first high-level visit from India to both these countries. He was accompanied by a high-level delegation including the Minister of State for Tourism (I/C), Alphons Kannanthanam, the Members of Parliament and senior officials from the Government of India.

Ans.4.(b)

Exp. State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) has sanctioned loans worth Rs 689 crore to over 1,600 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through the psbloansin59minutes.com portal as part of its effort to promote such industries.

Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The Ahmedabad bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the Rs 42,000-crore resolution plan submitted by ArcelorMittal for the debt-ridden Essar Steel Ltd. The tribunal’s approval for the mega-deal has come 583 days after it started the insolvency proceedings, instead of the mandated 270 days.

Ans.6.(e)

Exp. The new visa agreement between India and Maldives came into force. The new policy provides a liberal visa policy for Maldivian citizens seeking medical treatment as well as education and business opportunities in India.

Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Dr. A.K. Mohanty, Distinguished Scientist and Director, physics group of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Director, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata took over as Director, BARC from Mr. K.N. Vyas, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy.

Ans.8.(d)

Exp. India is the second largest importer of weapons in the world, as per the annual report ‘Trends in International Arms Transfers-2018’ released by the think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Saudi Arabia is now the world’s largest weapons importer.

Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha established the Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) in January 1954. After the sad demise of Bhabha in 1966, AEET was renamed Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Paraguay Capital: Asunción, Currency: Paraguayan guaraní.

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