Current Affairs Quiz 3rd March 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 3rd March 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Herath or ‘Night of Hara’ festival has been celebrated in which state/UT?

हेराथ या हरा की रातउत्सव किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में मनाया गया है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Ladakh / लद्दाख

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Herath Festival celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir

Herath or the ‘Night of Hara (Shiva)’, generally known as Maha Shivratri, is the main festival celebrated by the Kashmiri Pandits across Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

The festival marks the marriage anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Uma (Parvathi). 2022 Herath Festival was celebrated on 28th February 2022.

Herath Festival is celebrated on “Trayodashi” or the 13th day of the dark half of the month of Phalguna (Hindu calendar), between February and March. The Kashmiri Pandits celebrate the festival by distributing walnuts as a mark of respect to the Hindu deities.

The rest of the nation celebrates the Maha Shivratri on Chaturdashi or the 14th of Phalguna.

Q.2. Which company has obtained a letter of award (LOA) to build a 150-megawatt solar power plant for a period of 25 years?

किस कंपनी ने 25 साल की अवधि के लिए 150 मेगावाट का सौर ऊर्जा संयंत्र बनाने के लिए लेटर ऑफ अवार्ड (LOA) प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Tata Power SED / टाटा पॉवर SED

(b) Adani Green Energy / अदानी ग्रीन एनर्जी

(c) Jindal Power Limited / जिंदल पावर लिमिटेड

(d) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर

(e) JSW Energy / जेएसडब्ल्यू एनर्जी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Adani Green got letter of award for setting-up 150 MW solar power plant project

Adani Green Energy Ltd stated that its subsidiary Adani Renewable Energy Holding Fifteen Limited has obtained a letter of award (LOA) to build a 150-megawatt solar power plant. For a period of 25 years, the fixed rate for this project capacity is $2.34/kWh.

Adani Renewable Energy Holding Fifteen Limited participated in a Tender which was issued by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited for the acquisition of 250 MW Solar Power from ground-mounted grid-connected solar PV power plants and has received the Letter of Award for setting up a 150 MW Solar Power Project.

Adani Green presently has a totally renewable energy project portfolio of 20.434 MWac capacity, with 5.410 MWac of operational projects. According to the firm, 11,591 MWac projects are now under construction, with 3.433 MWac projects nearing completion.

Q.3. MeitY Startup Hub has partnered with which company to form a cohort of 100 early to mid-stage Indian startups to build high-quality global apps and games as part of the Appscale Academy Program?

MeitY स्टार्टअप हब ने ऐपस्केल अकादमी कार्यक्रम के हिस्से के रूप में उच्च गुणवत्ता वाले वैश्विक ऐप और गेम बनाने के लिए 100 अर्ली टू मिड स्टेज इंडियन स्टार्टअप्स का एक समूह बनाने के लिए किस कंपनी के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) IBM / आईबीएम

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Google / गूगल

(d) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

(e) Intel / इंटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Google & MeitY partnered to train 100 Indian Startups to build high-quality global apps & games under Appscale Academy

MeitY Startup Hub, an initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and Google have announced to form a cohort of 100 early to mid-stage Indian startups, to support these startups to build high-quality global apps and games as part of the Appscale Academy Program.

Appscale Academy identifies and supports promising Indian startups and helps them grow into successful global businesses.

Under this 6-month programme, 100 startups will be trained through a customized curriculum that includes virtual instructor-led webinars, self-learning material, mentorship sessions.

Aim: To empower early to mid-stage startups with the right knowledge and mentorship to drive app and game innovations for the world.

Q.4. Union Minister Jitendra Singh has launched International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in ____________________ on the occasion of National Science Day.

केंद्रीय मंत्री जितेंद्र सिंह ने राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान दिवस के अवसर पर _____________ में भारतीय उष्णकटिबंधीय मौसम विज्ञान संस्थान (IITM) में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मानसून परियोजना कार्यालय (IMPO) का शुभारंभ किया।

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Mumbai / मुंबई

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. International Monsoons Project Office launched at IITM, Pune

Union Minister Jitendra Singh has launched International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune on the occasion of National Science Day.

For the first five years, the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) will be housed at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, which is part of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Indian government.

The establishment of the IMPO emphasises the importance of monsoons to the country’s economy. Under the guidance of the World Climate Research Programme and the World Weather Research Programme, it would cover activities and relationships relating to international monsoon research that would be recognised and supported.

Q.5. According to Knight Frank’s 16th edition of The Wealth Report 2022, what is the rank of India in billionaire population globally?

नाइट फ्रैंक के द वेल्थ रिपोर्ट 2022 के 16वें संस्करण के अनुसार, विश्व स्तर पर अरबपति आबादी में भारत का स्थान क्या है?

(a) 1st / पहला

(b) 2nd / दूसरा

(c) 3rd / तीसरा

(d) 4th / चौथा

(e) 5th / पाँचवा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Knight Frank’s 16th The Wealth Report 2022: India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally; US topped

According to Knight Frank’s 16th edition of The Wealth Report 2022, the number of ultra-high-net-worth-individuals (UHNWIs) globally increased by 9.3 percent in 2021 to 6,10,569, from 5,58,828 in 2020.

In India, the number of UHNWIs (Individuals with net assets of US$ 30m (Rs 226 crore) or more) has grown by 11% year-on-year (YoY) in 2021 to 145 billionaires, the highest percentage growth in Asia – Pacific (APAC).

India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally in 2021 with equity markets and digital adoption as the key factors driving the growth in India. India’s UHNWI is expected to grow by 39% from 2021 to 2026

The list has been topped by the United States (748) and China (554) respectively.

Bengaluru recorded the highest growth in the number of UHNWIs in 2021 at 17.1% to 352 billionaires. It was followed by Delhi (12.4% to 210) and Mumbai (9% to 1596) in 2021.

Q.6. Which country has topped the Knight Frank’s 16th edition of The Wealth Report 2022?

नाइट फ्रैंक के द वेल्थ रिपोर्ट 2022 के 16वें संस्करण में किस देश ने शीर्ष स्थान हासिल किया है?

(a) US / यूएस

(b) Italy / इटली

(c) Brazil / ब्राजील

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Knight Frank’s 16th The Wealth Report 2022: India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally; US topped

According to Knight Frank’s 16th edition of The Wealth Report 2022, the number of ultra-high-net-worth-individuals (UHNWIs) globally increased by 9.3 percent in 2021 to 6,10,569, from 5,58,828 in 2020.

In India, the number of UHNWIs (Individuals with net assets of US$ 30m (Rs 226 crore) or more) has grown by 11% year-on-year (YoY) in 2021 to 145 billionaires, the highest percentage growth in Asia – Pacific (APAC).

India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally in 2021 with equity markets and digital adoption as the key factors driving the growth in India. India’s UHNWI is expected to grow by 39% from 2021 to 2026

The list has been topped by the United States (748) and China (554) respectively.

Bengaluru recorded the highest growth in the number of UHNWIs in 2021 at 17.1% to 352 billionaires. It was followed by Delhi (12.4% to 210) and Mumbai (9% to 1596) in 2021.

Q.7. Which city based medical devices maker Trivitron Healthcare, has acquired US-based the Kennedy Company, a leading manufacturer of radiation protection X-ray shielding material and acoustic barrier products?

किस शहर स्थित चिकित्सा उपकरण निर्माता ट्रिविट्रॉन हेल्थकेयर ने अमेरिका स्थित कैनेडी कंपनी का अधिग्रहण किया है, जो विकिरण सुरक्षा एक्सरे परिरक्षण सामग्री और ध्वनिक बाधा उत्पादों की अग्रणी निर्माता है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Trivitron Healthcare acquired US-based medical devices firm Kennedy Company

Chennai based medical devices maker Trivitron Healthcare, has acquired US-based the Kennedy Company, a leading manufacturer of radiation protection X-ray shielding material and acoustic barrier products.

Post integration, the new entity would become a part of Trivitron Healthcare Americas, operating as Kennedy Vinyl for the existing x-ray shielding and acoustic noise control business and Kennedy Radiology for radiation protection products manufactured in the US.

The organization would be led by Mr. Sesh Sarathy, who spearheaded Trivitron Group’s M&A efforts in North America, as president, sales and business development.

The Kennedy Company founded by physicist David Kennedy in 1976, who worked on developing innovative acoustic barriers for NASA.

Q.8. RBI has cancelled licence of which state’s Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank?

RBI ने किस राज्य के सरजेरोदादा नायक शिराला सहकारी बैंक का लाइसेंस रद्द कर दिया है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. RBI cancelled licence of Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank, Sangli, Maharashtra

Reserve Bank of India cancelled the licence of Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank, Sangli, Maharashtra, as it did not have adequate capital and earning prospects.

With cancellation of the licence, Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank Ltd has ceased to carry on banking business with effect from the close of business hours on 2 March.

On liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5 lakh from the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC).

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LIC Mutual Fund Asset Management Limited?

एलआईसी म्यूचुअल फंड एसेट मैनेजमेंट लिमिटेड के प्रबंध निदेशक (एमडी) और मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (सीईओ) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sanjay Malhotra / संजय मल्होत्रा

(b) TS Ramakrishnan / टीएस रामकृष्णन

(c) Sudha Raghunathan / सुधा रघुनाथन

(d) Vipula Gunatillek / विपुल गुनाटिलेक

(e) KN Raghavan / केएन राघवन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. TS Ramakrishnan appointed as MD & CEO of LIC Mutual Fund

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) Mutual Fund Asset Management Limited appointed TS Ramakrishnan as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer.

He will succeed Dinesh Pangtey, its former Whole time Director and CEO.

TS Ramakrishnan joined LIC Mutual Fund AMC in April 2021. He has the experience of around 34 years at LIC and its subsidiaries/associate companies.

In 2021, the government of India plans to initiate the process to launch the Initial Public Offer (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). The Government owns 100% stakes in LIC and it will offload 5% of its stake through the IPO.

Q.10. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yash Raj Films (YRF)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे यश राज फिल्म्स (YRF) के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (CEO) के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Akshaye Widhani / अक्षय विधानी

(b) Sanjeev Sanyal / संजीव सान्याल

(c) Nitin Paranjpe / नितिन परांजपे

(d) Rakesh Sharma / राकेश शर्मा

(e) KS Mani / केएस मनि

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Akshaye Widhani appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yash Raj Films

Akshaye Widhani has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yash Raj Films (YRF), which is a film production and distribution company.

Prior to this, he was serving as senior vice-president, finance and business Affairs and head of operations at YRF Studios.

He used to head corporate and business development activities for YRF, including finance, business extensions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, co-productions. He joined Yash Raj Films as a studio manager in 2005.

Q.11. Ashneer Grover has resigned as the MD and director of the board of BharatPe. BharatPe was founded in which year?

अशनीर ग्रोवर ने भारतपे के बोर्ड के एमडी और निदेशक पद से इस्तीफा दे दिया है। भारतपे की स्थापना किस वर्ष हुई थी?

(a) 2014

(b) 2015

(c) 2016

(d) 2017

(e) 2018

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Ashneer Grover resigned as MD & Director of the board of BharatPe

Ashneer Grover, co-founder and Managing Director (MD) of BharatPe, a leading Indian fintech company, has resigned as the MD and director of the board of BharatPe.

Ashneer Grover, who owns a 9.5% stake worth Rs 1915 crore in BharatPe, will continue as the single largest individual shareholder of the company.

BharatPe became the 19th Indian startup to become a unicorn in 2021.

Shashwat Nakrani, the co-founder of BharatPe, owns 7.8% and Sequoia Capital India, a venture capital (VC) investor and the largest shareholder of BharatPe, holds 19.6%, followed by Coatue at 12.4% and Ribbit Capital at 11%.

As of August 2021, Tiger Global, Steadview Capital, and Beenext together hold a 60.4% stake in BharatPe.

About BharatPe:

  • Founded: 20 March 2018
  • Founders: Ashneer Grover, Shashvat Nakrani
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

Q.12. Who among the following has been appointed as brand ambassador of UpGrad?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे अपग्रेड के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(b) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(c) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

(d) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(e) Shah Rukh Khan / शाहरुख खान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Amitabh Bachchan appointed as brand ambassador of UpGrad

India’s online higher education company, UpGrad, roped in legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan as its Brand Ambassador.

He will support upGrad’s brand value through endorsements and promotions of services to emphasize the importance of LifeLongLearning for progressive career growth.

Startup India Learning Program is a free online Entrepreneurship program by Startup India, a GOI initiative. Invest India in collaboration with UpGrad has developed this program. The aim is to help entrepreneurs get their ideas and ventures to the next level through structured learning.

It has recently unveiled its marketing campaign #AssNahinAssetBano (don’t be an ass, be an asset) focusing the annual appraisal period in a corporate world.

Q.13. Which space agency has successfully launched the next-generation weather satellites, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) – T for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to forecast weather and hazardous environmental conditions?

किस अंतरिक्ष एजेंसी ने मौसम और खतरनाक पर्यावरणीय परिस्थितियों का पूर्वानुमान लगाने के लिए अगली पीढ़ी के मौसम उपग्रह, जियोस्टेशनरी ऑपरेशनल एनवायरनमेंटल सैटेलाइट (GOES) – T को नेशनल ओशनिक एंड एटमॉस्फेरिक एडमिनिस्ट्रेशन (NOAA) के लिए सफलतापूर्वक लॉन्च किया है?

(a) ISRO / इसरो

(b) NASA / नासा

(c) Roscosmos / रोस्कोसमोस

(d) CNSA / सी.एन.एस.ए.

(e) JAXA / जाक्सा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. NASA launched next-generation GOES-T satellite for NOAA to track hazardous weather

US space agency, NASA, successfully launched the third in a series of four next-generation weather satellites, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES), from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

The satellite is named as GOES-T. Once the satellite gets positioned in its geostationary orbit it will be renamed from GOES-T to GOES-18.

GOES-T will be used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to forecast weather and hazardous environmental conditions in the Western Hemisphere.

About NASA:

  • Founded: 1 October 1958
  • Headquarters: Washington D.C., United States
  • Administrator: Bill Nelson (14th Administrator)

Q.14. Who among the following is the author of the new book titled “The Millennial Yogi”?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन द मिलेनियल योगीनामक नई पुस्तक के लेखक हैं?

(a) Priyam Gandhi Mody / प्रियम गांधी मोदी

(b) Anirudh Suri / अनिरुद्ध सूरी

(c) Ro Khanna / रो खन्ना

(d) Uma Das Gupta / उमा दास गुप्ता

(e) Deepam Chatterjee / दीपम चटर्जी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. A new book titled “The Millennial Yogi” authored by Deepam Chatterjee

Former Indian Army Captain, Deepam Chatterjee has authored a new book titled “The Millennial Yogi: A modern-day parable about reclaiming one’s life”.

This is a book that mixes mysticism and music that takes readers on a journey of awakening. The book talks about Jayshankar Prasad, or Jay, who has a shady-yet-mercurial rise in his journey as an entrepreneur and Vini, a mystic monk.

Q.15. World Wildlife Day is observed on ______________ every year.

विश्व वन्यजीव दिवस हर साल ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 March / 1 मार्च

(b) 2 March / 2 मार्च

(c) 3 March / 3 मार्च

(d) 4 March / 4 मार्च

(e) 5 March / 5 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. 3 March: World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3 every year to raise awareness about issues that impact wildlife.

This year, World Wildlife Day will celebrate forest-based livelihoods and seek to promote forest and forest wildlife management models and practices so that humans and animals can co-exist.

On December 20, 2013, The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), at its 68th session, decided to proclaim March 3, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day.

Theme 2022: ‘Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration’.

Q.16. On which date World Hearing Day is observed every year?

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

(a) 1 March / 1 मार्च

(b) 2 March / 2 मार्च

(c) 3 March / 3 मार्च

(d) 4 March / 4 मार्च

(e) 5 March / 5 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. 3 March: World Hearing Day

3 March is annually observed as World Hearing Day to raise awareness on preventing deafness and hearing loss. It is also observed to promote ear and hearing care across the world.

The campaign is held every year by the Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO). At its headquarters in Geneva, WHO organizes an annual World Hearing Day event.

WHO created this day to raise awareness to avoid deafness in 2007 and the holiday was renamed from International Ear Care Day to World hearing day in 2016.

Q.17. What was the theme for World Hearing Day 2022?

विश्व श्रवण दिवस 2022 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Hearing for life

(b) To hear for life, listen with care

(c) Check your hearing

(d) Hear the future

(e) Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. 3 March: World Hearing Day

3 March is annually observed as World Hearing Day to raise awareness on preventing deafness and hearing loss. It is also observed to promote ear and hearing care across the world.

The campaign is held every year by the Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO). At its headquarters in Geneva, WHO organizes an annual World Hearing Day event.

WHO created this day to raise awareness to avoid deafness in 2007 and the holiday was renamed from International Ear Care Day to World hearing day in 2016.

Theme 2022: “To hear for life, listen with care”

Q.18. Jaiprakash Chouksey passed away recently. He was a/an ____________________________.

जयप्रकाश चौकसे का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _____________________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Lyricist / गीतकार

(c) Writer / लेखक

(d) Journalist / पत्रकार

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(c)

Exp. Bollywood film critic, writer Jaiprakash Chouksey passed away

Film critic, writer Jaiprakash Chouksey passed away at his home in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore city.

Chouksey, 82, had been suffering from lung cancer for the last seven years and his condition had deteriorated over the last three months, the film writer’s son Raju Chouksey said.

Chouksey has penned scripts and dialogues for several films including ‘Shayad’ (1979), ‘Qatl’ (1986) and ‘Bodyguard’ (2011), and was also involved in writing for television serials.

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