Current Affairs 15th March 2019: Quiz

Current Affairs 15th March 2019 for Bank, SSC & Railway Exams

Current Affairs Quiz 15th 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 15th March before attempting the quiz.

Q1. India has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai. Name that bank.

(a) Pasargad Bank

(b) Parsian Bank

(c) Tejarat Bank

(d) Export Development Bank of Iran

(e) Maskan Bank

Q2. SEBI has constituted a “Research Advisory” committee which will assist in formulating policy to undertake research relevant for development and regulation of capital markets.  It will be headed by ______.

(a) C. Rangarajan

(b) Y. B. Damle

(c) Viral Acharya

(d) H R Khan

(e) Sankar De

Q3. UGC has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of _________ to review its quality mandate relating to promotion of Research and to review the existing M.Phil/ Ph.D Regulations.

(a) T.N.A. Iyer

(b) P. Balram

(c) K.S. Shere

(d) W. S. Saraf

(e) A. Ghosh

Q4. World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on_________.

(a) 11 January

(b) 12 September

(c) 14 September

(d) 10 January

(e) 12 January

Q5. INS Viraat will be converted into floating museum soon. As per primary estimates, the project worth almost _____ rupees.

(a) 950 crore

(b) 778 crore

(c) 852 crore

(d) 490 crore

(e) 572 crore

Q6. Who among the following has assumed charge as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (UCO) of UCO Bank?

(a) Shikha Sharma

(b) R K Takkar

(c) Tanya Kumari Goel

(d) Atul Kumar Goel

(e) Rana Kumar

Q7. In a first for India, HSBC Holdings Plc has executed a trade finance transaction using blockchain for an export by ____________ to US-based Tricon Energy.

(a) Tata Steels

(b) Reliance Industries Ltd

(c) Jindal and Sons

(d) HDFC Bank

(e) Indian Government

Q8. The Polavaram project of ___________ entered the Guinness Book of World by pouring 32,100 cubic meters of concrete in a matter of 24 hours.

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Kerala

(c) Telangana

(d) Tamil Nadu

(e) Karnataka

Q9. Who among the following has been named as the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year?

(a) Kalidou Koulibaly

(b) Didier Drogba

(c) George Weah

(d) Mohamed Salah

(e) Abedi Pele

Q10. IRCTC, the Railways’ subsidiary, will offer insurance of up to INR ______ for free for air passengers who book their tickets through its portal.

(a) 25 lakh

(b) 10 lakh

(c) 50 lakh

(d) 5 lakh

(e) 35 lakh

Solutions

Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that India has allowed an Iranian bank, Pasargad Bank, to open a branch in Mumbai. The move is aimed at circumventing US trade and investment sanctions as India builds a strategic port in the West Asian country. Alongside, India’s UCO Bank will open a branch in Iran.

Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Market regulator Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted a “Research Advisory” committee which will assist in formulating policy to undertake research relevant for development and regulation of capital markets. According to SEBI, the committee would comprise prominent financial economists and market practitioners. It will be headed by Sankar De.

Ans.3.(b)

Exp. UGC has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. P. Balram, to review its quality mandate relating to promotion of Research and to review the existing M.Phil/ Ph.D Regulations.

Ans.4.(d)

Exp. World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10 every year, marking the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975.  National Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on September 14.

Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The Maharashtra Cabinet has approved the conversion of decommissioned carrier INS Viraat into a floating museum. As per primary estimates, the project worth 852 crore rupees will be implemented through public-private-partnership (PPP).

Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Atul Kumar Goel assumed charge as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (UCO) of UCO Bank. Prior to this assignment, he was executive director of Union Bank of India. Goel takes over from R K Takkar who completed his three-year tenure on November 1, 2018.

Ans.7.(b)

Exp. In a first for India, HSBC Holdings Plc has executed a trade finance transaction using blockchain for an export by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) to US-based Tricon Energy. The blockchain-enabled letter of credit (LC) transaction substantially reduced the time taken for such deals.

Ans.8.(a)

Exp. The Polavaram project of Andhra Pradesh entered the Guinness Book of World by pouring 32,100 cubic meters of concrete in a matter of 24 hours. While the staff of Navayuga Engineering company performed the task, project, and state government officials remained at the site until the goal was completed.

Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been named as the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year. For the second consecutive year he has won the award.

Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the Railways’ subsidiary, will offer insurance of up to INR50 lakh for free for air passengers who book their tickets through its portal. IRCTC has tied up with Bharti-Axa for the offer.

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