Daily Current Affairs 11th March 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 11th March 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has got its 8th Airport and became India’s highest-flying state?

किस राज्य को अपना 8 वां हवाई अड्डा मिला है और वह भारत का सबसे अधिक उड़ान भरने वाला राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. UP gets its 8th Airport in Bareilly become India’s highest-flying state. Flight operations at the much-awaited Bareilly airport have started. With this, Bareilly becomes the eighth airport to operate in Uttar Pradesh after Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Hindon.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri virtually flagged off the first flight from the newly upgraded Bareilly Airport to Delhi on 8 March 2021.

Q.2. Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN). Funds from the PMSSN will be utilized for which of the following flagship schemes of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare?

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने प्रधान मंत्री स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा निधि (PMSSN) को मंजूरी दे दी है। स्वास्थ्य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय की निम्न में से किस फ्लैगशिप योजना के लिए PMSSN से धन का उपयोग किया जाएगा?

(a) Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)

(b) Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs)

(c) National Health Mission

(d) Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

(e) All of the above

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. The Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) on March 10, 2021 as a single non-lapsable reserve fund.

This has been approved for the share of Health from proceeds of Health and Education Cess which is levied under the Section 136-b of Finance Act, 2007.

Q.3. From which bank, Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) restrictions have been removed by the Reserve Bank of India?

भारतीय रिज़र्व बैंक ने किस बैंक, प्रॉम्प्ट करेक्टिव एक्शन (पीसीए) प्रतिबंधों को हटा दिया है?

(a) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(b) IDBI Bank / आईडीबीआई बैंक

(c) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(d) Dhanlaxmi Bank / धनलक्ष्मी बैंक

(e) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has removed IDBI Bank from restrictions placed on it due to its poor capital, asset quality and leverage position four years ago. That the decision was taken in a review by the central bank’s internal Board of Financial Supervision (BFS) in a meeting on February 28.

Q.4. Which company has signed an MoU with Uttarakhand Government’s Samagra Sikhsha to introduce STEM for Girls?

किस कंपनी ने लड़कियों के लिए STEM शुरू करने के लिए उत्तराखंड सरकार की समग्र शिक्षा के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) IBM / आईबीएम

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Google / गूगल

(d) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

(e) Intel / इंटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. IBM announced a collaboration with Samagra Sikhsha Uttarakhand, the Government of Uttarakhand’s education mission, to introduce the ‘IBM STEM for Girls’ program in 130 secondary and higher secondary schools across five districts in the state. The program will advance the skills and careers of close to 25,600 students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.

Q.5. Which Bank has launched “Wear N Pay” contactless payment wearable devices?

किस बैंक ने वियर एन पेसंपर्क रहित भुगतान पहनने योग्य डिवाइस लॉन्च किया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Axis Bank has launched a range of wearable contactless payment devices under the brand Wear ‘N’ Pay. These devices come in different forms of wearables like a band, key chain and watch loop and are available starting at Rs 750.

The wearables are directly linked to the bank account of an Axis Bank customer and function like a regular debit card. It allows purchases at any merchant store which accepts contactless transactions.

Q.6. Who has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations for the year 2021?

वर्ष 2021 के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र के बाहरी लेखा परीक्षकों के पैनल के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) R. K. Mathur / आर के माथुर

(b) Anil Baijal / अनिल बैजल

(c) Devendra Kumar Joshi / देवेंद्र कुमार जोशी

(d) Girish Chandra Murmu / गिरीश चंद्र मुर्मू

(e) V. P. Singh Badnore / वी पी सिंह बदनोर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Girish Chandra Murmu has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations for the year 2021. Prior to this, Mr Murmu was elected as Chairman of the Panel for 2020 as well. At present, the panel consists of 13 countries which are India, Germany, Chile, China, United Kingdom, France, Philippines, Switzerland, Italy, Ghana, Indonesia, Canada and Russia.

Q.7. With which country, India has conducted a joint military exercise DUSTLIK II in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand?

किस देश के साथ, भारत ने उत्तराखंड के रानीखेत में एक संयुक्त सैन्य अभ्यास DUSTLIK II आयोजित किया है?

(a) Egypt / मिस्र

(b) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

(c) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Turkey / तुर्की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. The India–Uzbekistan joint military exercise “DUSTLIK II” is being held in the Foreign Training Node Chaubatia at Ranikhet in the state of Uttarakhand. It is the second edition of annual bilateral joint exercise of both the armies. It will conclude on March 19, 2021.

The first edition of DUSTLIK was held at Uzbekistan in the month of November, 2019. In the second edition of the exercise, around 45 soldiers from each of Indian army and Uzbekistan army are participating.

Q.8. Anshuman Singh, who passed away recently was a/an ____________.

अंशुमान सिंह, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, एक ___________ थे।

(a) Judge / जज

(b) Governor / राज्यपाल

(c) Chief Minster / मुख्य मंत्री

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Justice Shri Anshuman Singh, the former Governor of Rajasthan & Gujarat, has passed away. Anshuman Singh was a retired Justice who served as the Governor of Rajasthan from January 1999 till 2003.

Prior to that, he was appointed as the Governor of Gujarat state in 1998.

Q.9. Dhyan Chand Awardee Ishar Singh Deol passed away recently. He was a/an _______________.

ध्यानचंद अवार्डी इशर सिंह देओल का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _______________ थे।

(a) Hockey Player / हॉकी खिलाड़ी

(b) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(c) Athlete / एथलीट

(d) Footballer / फुटबॉलर

(e) Chess Player / शतरंज खिलाड़ी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Dhyan Chand National Sports Award-winning veteran Indian athlete Ishar Singh Deol, has passed away. Punjab-based Deol won the Dhyan Chand National Award in 2009 for his lifelong contribution towards sports.

He had competed in the first three Asian Games and won a bronze medal in the second Asian Games held in Manila, the Philippines in 1954.

Q.10. Who is the present Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of American IT giant IBM?

अमेरिकी आईटी दिग्गज आईबीएम के वर्तमान मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (सीईओ) कौन हैं?

(a) Ajaypal Singh Banga / अजयपाल सिंह बंगा

(b) Arvind Krishna / अरविंद कृष्ण

(c) Virginia Rometty / वर्जीनिया रोमेटी

(d) Satya Nadella / सत्य नडेला

(e) Sundar Pichai / सुंदर पिचाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. CEO: Arvind Krishna

Q.11. What is the currency of Uzbekistan?

उज्बेकिस्तान की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Dong / डोंग

(b) Kwacha / क्वाचा

(c) Lira / लीरा

(d) Baht / बाट

(e) Som / सोम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Capital: Tashkent

Currency: Uzbek som (‎UZS‎)‎

President: Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Q.12. Where is the Headquarter of Axis Bank?

एक्सिस बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

MD and CEO: Amitabh Chaudhry

Tagline: Badhti Ka naam Zindagi

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