Current Affairs Quiz 31st March 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government has announced Vinaya Samarasya Yojana, an awareness programme meant to eradicate untouchability in Gram Panchayats across the state?

किस राज्य सरकार ने राज्य भर की ग्राम पंचायतों में अस्पृश्यता उन्मूलन के लिए जागरूकता कार्यक्रम विनय समरस्य योजना की घोषणा की है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Karnataka government announced Vinaya Samarasya scheme

The Karnataka government has announced Vinaya Samarasya Yojana, an awareness programme meant to eradicate untouchability in Gram Panchayats across the state.

This scheme was also added in the recently announced Karnataka Budget for 2022-23. This scheme will be launched on April 14, the birth anniversary of the father’s the Indian Constitution, B R Ambedkar.

The scheme has been named after a three-year-old Dalit Vinay, whose family, residents of Miyapur village in Koppal district, was slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 by the village leaders in September last year for the boy’s “offence” of straying into a local temple.

Q.2. Which state government has introduced a scheme that allows prisoners to obtain personal loans from banks of up to Rs 50,000 to help their families improve their living conditions and meet expenses related to their legal matters?

किस राज्य सरकार ने एक योजना शुरू की है जो कैदियों को उनके परिवारों को उनके रहने की स्थिति में सुधार करने और उनके कानूनी मामलों से संबंधित खर्चों को पूरा करने में मदद करने के लिए बैंकों से 50,000 रुपये तक के व्यक्तिगत ऋण प्राप्त करने की अनुमति देती है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Maharashtra launches scheme to offer personal loans for prisoners

The Maharashtra government has introduced a scheme that allows prisoners to obtain personal loans from banks of up to Rs. 50,000 to help their families improve their living conditions and meet expenses related to their legal matters.

It will be a first of its kind initiative in our country. The Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank would provide loans up to 50,000 under the scheme at a 7% interest rate.

The scheme would be implemented in Yerawada Central Jail in Pune, Maharashtra, on a pilot basis. This type of loan is called a “khavti” loan, and benefits approximately 1,055 prisoners.

Q.3. Which state has signed a pact with Meghalaya to resolve the protracted border dispute in six out of twelve places along the 884.9 Kilometre border between the two states?

किस राज्य ने मेघालय के साथ दोनों राज्यों के बीच 884.9 किलोमीटर की सीमा के साथ बारह में से छह स्थानों पर लंबे सीमा विवाद को हल करने के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Manipur / मणिपुर

(d) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Assam signed a pact with Meghalaya to resolve 5-decade old border dispute in six places

Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma and the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma in the presence of Union Home Minister had signed a pact to resolve the protracted border dispute in six out of twelve places along the 884.9 Kilometre border between the two states.

The day is called as ‘Historic day’ as it resolves five-decade old border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya, since the demarcation of Meghalaya from Assam in 1972 also Meghalaya has issues with the Assam Reorganisation Act, 1971.

The First Phase of settlement covers 36 villages situated in six places (Hahim, Gizang, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pilingkata, Ratacherra) out of twelve covering an area of 36.79 square kilometres.

Q.4. Which state government has inked an MoU with the LuLu Group of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Abu Dhabi to implement three major projects worth Rs 3,500 crores?

किस राज्य सरकार ने 3,500 करोड़ रुपये की तीन प्रमुख परियोजनाओं को लागू करने के लिए अबू धाबी में संयुक्त अरब अमीरात (यूएई) के लुलु समूह के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Tamil Nadu signed MoU with UAE based Lulu Group to get Rs. 3,500 crores investment

The Tamil Nadu government has inked an MoU with the LuLu Group of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Abu Dhabi to implement three major projects worth Rs. 3,500 crores in Tamil Nadu.

The investment is to set up shopping malls, hypermarkets and a food-logistic park in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu signed various MoUs with investors to attract ₹6,100 crore investment during the five-day visit to the UAE.

According to the MoU, the first shopping mall will be opened in Chennai by 2024, and the first hypermarket will be opened in the Laxmi Mills compound in Coimbatore by the end of 2022.

Two malls worth a total investment of Rs. 2,500 crores and a food processing project worth Rs. 1,000 crores are to be implemented.

Q.5. Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal has inaugurated the Indian Jewellery Exposition Centre (IJEX) building in ________________________.

केंद्रीय वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्री, पीयूष गोयल ने _________________ में भारतीय आभूषण प्रदर्शनी केंद्र (IJEX) भवन का उद्घाटन किया।

(a) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआला लम्पुर, मलेशिया

(b) Tashkent, Uzbekistan / ताशकंद, उज्बेकिस्तान

(c) Dubai, UAE / दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Riffa, Bahrain / रिफा, बहरीन

(e) Tokyo, Japan / टोक्यो, जापान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Piyush Goyal inaugurated Indian Jewellery Exposition Centre building in Dubai

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal has inaugurated the Indian Jewellery Exposition Centre (IJEX) building in Dubai, UAE, during his visit to Dubai to participate in the India Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020.

The minister also urged the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) to set a target Jewellery Export of USD 100 billion from the current USD 35 billion.

IJEX will be a one-stop destination for the world to source Indian jewellery in Dubai and the platform will enable GJEPC members to display goods and book orders throughout the year. From India, 15 states and nine central ministries are participating in Dubai Expo, which will end on March 31, 2022.

Q.6. With which country, India has signed an MoU to invest USD 6 million jointly to explore Lithium and Cobalt mineral resources?

किस देश के साथ, भारत ने लिथियम और कोबाल्ट खनिज संसाधनों का पता लगाने के लिए संयुक्त रूप से 6 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर का निवेश करने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) Canada / कनाडा

(d) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(e) China / चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. India & Australia signed MoU for joint exploration of Lithium and Cobalt mineral resources

The Government of India and Australia has committed to invest USD 6 million jointly to explore Lithium and Cobalt mines in Australia in the next six months.

Last year, a Government to Government (G2G) MoU was signed between Government of India and the Government of Australia through Ministry of Mines and Critical Minerals Facilitation Office (CMFO) respectively for co-operation in the field of mining and processing of Critical and Strategic Minerals.

Following which a detailed collaborative framework has been signed between Khanij Bidesh India Limited (KABIL) and Australia’s Critical Minerals Facilitation Office (CMFO) for carrying out a joint due diligence of select greenfield and brownfield projects, identifying lithium and cobalt mineral assets for investment and acquisition of the assets in Australia.

Lithium is a key component in the battery used in Electric Vehicles (EV). India, through the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme, is offering Rs 18,100 crore incentives for companies to build battery cells locally for Electric Vehicles (EV).

Q.7. Central Government is selling its ___________ stake in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) through an Offer for Sale (OFS) to raise worth ~Rs 3,000 crore.

केंद्र सरकार तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम (ओएनजीसी) में अपनी ___________  हिस्सेदारी बिक्री के लिए प्रस्ताव (ओएफएस) के माध्यम से ~ 3,000 करोड़ रुपये जुटाने के लिए बेच रही है।

(a) 1.5%

(b) 2.7%

(c) 3.2%

(d) 4.4%

(e) 5.8%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Centre announced to sell 1.5% stake in ONGC to raise Rs 3,000 crores

The Central Government is selling its 1.5% stake in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) through an Offer for Sale (OFS) to raise worth ~Rs 3,000 crore.

It is being sold at a 7% discounted floor price of Rs 159/share. The 1.5% equity stake sale also includes a 0.75% greenshoe option. The OFS is open on March 30-31, 2022. The Central Government owns a 60.41% stake in ONGC.

The Central Government as a promoter is selling up to 94,352,094 equity shares of ONGC (representing 0.75% of the total paid-up equity share capital of the company) with a face value of Rs 5 each on March 30, 2022 (to non-retail investors) and on March 31, 2022 (to retail investors) with an option to additionally sell (greenshoe option) 94,352,094 equity shares in case of oversubscription

In the OFS, a minimum of 25% of the shares are reserved for mutual funds and insurance companies. 10% of the shares earmarked for retail investors i.e. individual investors who bid for not more than 2 lakh shares. ONGC employees can apply for equity shares worth up to Rs 5 lakh each.

Q.8. Which General Insurance Company launched India’s first industry based digital customer engagement and rewards program “VAULT”?

किस जनरल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी ने भारत का पहला उद्योग आधारित डिजिटल ग्राहक जुड़ाव और पुरस्कार कार्यक्रम VAULT” लॉन्च किया?

(a) TATA AIG / टाटा एआईजी

(b) HDFC ERGO / एचडीएफसी एर्गो

(c) ICICI Lombard / ICICI लोम्बार्ड

(d) Bajaj Allianz / बजाज आलियांज

(e) IFFCO Tokio / इफको टोकियो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. HDFC ERGO launched India’s first industry based digital customer engagement and rewards program “VAULT”

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company launched its VAULT program. It is India’s first industry based digital customer engagement and rewards program.

This program is an experiment to test a new idea under the Regulatory Sandbox of IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India). The testing period will be till 14th May 2022 and further continuance of the product beyond the testing period will be subject to IRDAI approval.

VAULT program is a customer engagement-based membership program. Under the program, eligible customers will be incentivized by way of reward points on meeting the specified criteria or actions

Maximum customer enrolments under this program will be 10,000. This reward program will cover Optima Restore health insurance customers.

Q.9. Which bank has partnered with Kwik.ID to implement digital Know Your Customer (KYC), video KYC and eKYC for its network across India?

भारत भर में अपने नेटवर्क के लिए डिजिटल नो योर कस्टमर (केवाईसी), वीडियो केवाईसी और ईकेवाईसी को लागू करने के लिए किस बैंक ने Kwik.ID के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(c) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(d) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(e) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Central Bank of India partnered with Kwik.ID to digitize customer onboarding

Central Bank of India partnered with Kwik.ID to implement digital Know Your Customer (KYC), video KYC and eKYC for its network across India.

Aim: To bring seamless onboarding and provide efficient digital facilities to the customers across India.

Kwik.ID is India’s fastest and first ever AI-based fully compliant Video KYC solution and a flagship product by Think360.ai. It has the target to digitize 10 million customers’ onboarding annually and streamline their end-to-end processes.

Q.10. Who has been appointed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) as the next director of the Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun?

पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय (MoEF) द्वारा देहरादून में वन अनुसंधान संस्थान (FRI) के अगले निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Radhika Jha / राधिका झा

(b) Dhriti Banerjee / ध्रिति बनर्जी

(c) Renu Singh / रेनू सिंह

(d) Santishree Pandit / शांतिश्री पंडित

(e) Alka Mittal / अलका मित्तल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Renu Singh appointed director of Forest Research Institute

Dr Renu Singh has been appointed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) as the next director of the Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun.

She will be the institute’s second woman director. Singh joined as FRI director after AS Rawat, director-general, ICFRE, handed over his additional charge of director FRI to her.

Dr Renu Singh has an extensive experience in Forest Policy, Forest Management and Research Issues. She has a special interest in gender and development, climate change adaptation and mitigation issues in the forestry sector.

Q.11. Who among the following has been re-elected as the Chairman of Payments Council of India (PCI) for the second time?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे दूसरी बार भारतीय भुगतान परिषद (पीसीआई) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में फिर से चुना गया है?

(a) S Somanath / एस सोमनाथ

(b) Atul Keshap / अतुल केशप

(c) GA Srinivasa Murthy / जी ए श्रीनिवास मूर्ति

(d) Amir Subhani / अमीर सुभानी

(e) Vishwas Patel / विश्वास पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Vishwas Patel re-elected as chairman of Payments Council of India

Vishwas Patel has been re-elected as the Chairman of Payments Council of India (PCI) for the second time in 2022, previously he was elected as a Chairman of PCI in the year 2018.

In 2013, he served as Co-Chairman of PCI. PCI is a payments ecosystem industry body, and is a part of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). PCI aims to promote cashless transaction society and visions to grow digital payment in India.

Q.12. Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for supply of Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for Fighter aircraft & for Instrumented Electronic Warfare Range (IEWR) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) with a total outlay of Rs ______________ crores.

रक्षा मंत्रालय ने लड़ाकू विमानों के लिए उन्नत इलेक्ट्रॉनिक वारफेयर (EW) सूट की आपूर्ति और भारतीय वायु सेना (IAF) के लिए इंस्ट्रूमेंटेड इलेक्ट्रॉनिक वारफेयर रेंज (IEWR) के लिए, भारत इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स लिमिटेड (BEL) के साथ एक अनुबंध पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं, जिसमें कुल परिव्यय रु ________________ करोड़ है

(a) Rs 4600 crores / 4600 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 7910 crores / 7910 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 9000 crores / 9000 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 3102 crores / 3102 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 5500 crores / 5500 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. MoD signed a contract worth Rs 3,102 crore with BEL for procurement of advanced electronic warfare suite & IEWR

Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) Bengaluru, Karnataka and BEL Hyderabad, Telangana for supply of Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for Fighter aircraft & for Instrumented Electronic Warfare Range (IEWR) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) respectively with a total outlay of Rs. 3,102 crore.

MoD and BEL, Bengaluru, Karnataka signed a Contract worth Rs.1993 Crore for supply of Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for Fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force. The EW suite has been indigenously designed & developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

A contract has been signed between the MoD and BEL, Hyderabad, Telangana for the development of an Instrumented Electronic Warfare Range (IEWR) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) at a cost of ~Rs 1,109 crore.

Q.13. NITI Aayog with which organization has launched a book titled “Indian Agriculture towards 2030”?

NITI Aayog ने किस संगठन के साथ भारतीय कृषि की ओर 2030″ नामक पुस्तक लॉन्च की है?

(a) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) / भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन

(b) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India / भारतीय खाद्य सुरक्षा और मानक प्राधिकरण

(c) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) / खाद्य और कृषि संगठन

(d) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) / भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद

(e) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. NITI Aayog & FAO launched a book titled “Indian Agriculture towards 2030”

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW), Narendra Singh Tomar has released a book titled “Indian Agriculture towards 2030: Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food and Farm Systems”, at an event organized by NITI Aayog and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

The book was edited by Ramesh Chand, Pramod Joshi and Shyam Khadka.

Indian Agriculture towards 2030 captures the outcomes of the deliberative process of national dialogue by NITI Aayog and the Ministries of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare; and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and facilitated by FAO since 2019.

Indian Agriculture towards 2030 themes:

Transforming Indian Agriculture

Structural Reforms and Governance

Dietary Diversity, Nutrition and Food Safety

Managing Climate Risks in Agriculture

Science, Technology and Innovation

Symbiosis of Water and Agricultural Transformation in India

Pests, Pandemics, Preparedness and Biosecurity

Transformative Agroecology-Based Alternatives for a Sustainable and Biodiverse Future

Q.14. Rajasthan Foundation Day or Rajasthan Diwas is observed on _______________________ to commemorate the state’s formation.

राजस्थान स्थापना दिवस या राजस्थान दिवस _______________ को राज्य के गठन के उपलक्ष्य में मनाया जाता है।

(a) 27 March / 27 मार्च

(b) 28 March / 28 मार्च

(c) 29 March / 29 मार्च

(d) 30 March / 30 मार्च

(e) 31 March / 31 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. 30 March: Rajasthan Diwas

Rajasthan Foundation Day or Rajasthan Diwas is observed on 30th March to commemorate the state’s formation.

On 30th March 1949, Rajasthan was formed after the merging of Rajputana into the Indian Union.

The 73rd foundation day of Rajasthan is being celebrated on Rajasthan Day 2022. The largest state by area in India is Rajasthan and it is located in the country’s northwest part.

4 percent of the country’s geographical area is covered by Rajasthan. Rajasthan is India’s seventh-largest state by population.

Q.15. International Transgender Day of Visibility is observed globally on ___________ every year.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय ट्रांसजेंडर दिवस की दृश्यता हर साल ___________ को विश्व स्तर पर देखी जाती है।

(a) 27 March / 27 मार्च

(b) 28 March / 28 मार्च

(c) 29 March / 29 मार्च

(d) 30 March / 30 मार्च

(e) 31 March / 31 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. 31 March: International Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility observed globally on 31st March every year.

The day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.

The day was founded by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009.

Q.16. World Backup Day is celebrated every year on which date?

विश्व बैकअप दिवस हर साल किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 30 March / 30 मार्च

(b) 31 March / 31 मार्च

(c) 1 April / 1 अप्रैल

(d) 2 April / 2 अप्रैल

(e) 3 April / 3 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. 31 March: World Backup Day

World Backup Day is marked every year on March 31. The day reminds us to protect our precious digital documents as we’ve become more reliant on technology.

It is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. Originally,

World Backup Day began as World Backup Month, by a hard drive company named Maxtor which was later acquired by Seagate Technology.

The aim of the day is simple, to raise awareness of how to safely backup data to introduce people to the 3-2-1 strategy. This strategy leads the backup campaign and is a solid tried and tested approach that’s easy for anyone to adapt.

Q.17. The International Day of Drug Checking takes place on ____________ every year.

नशीली दवाओं की जाँच का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल _________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 27 March / 27 मार्च

(b) 28 March / 28 मार्च

(c) 29 March / 29 मार्च

(d) 30 March / 30 मार्च

(e) 31 March / 31 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(e)

Exp. 31 March: International Day of Drug Checking

The International Day of Drug Checking takes place on March 31 every year since 2017 to ensure people are educated on drugs and aware of their effects.

The day aims to promote harm reduction initiatives of drugs and reduce drug-related risks. Along with it, it also marks promoting harm reduction actions of drugs and reduces drug-related risks.

Their goal on the 31st of March is to raise public awareness of the availability of drug checking services and companies from across the planet.

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