Daily Current Affairs 3rd March 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 3rd March 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Udaipur Science Centre has been inaugurated in which of the following state/UT?

उदयपुर विज्ञान केंद्र का उद्घाटन निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य / केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश में किया गया है?

(a) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(e) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. The Udaipur Science Centre, at Udaipur, Tripura was dedicated to the people by the Governor of Tripura, Ramesh Bais on February 28, 2021. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Govt. of India Prahlad Singh Patel, was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

  1. D. Choudhury, DG, NCSM informed that Udaipur Science Centre is the 22nd Science Centre which has been developed by NCSM (National Council of Science Museums).

Q.2. Passenger train service has been started between Dhaka & New Jalpaiguri. From which state of India, the passenger train has been started?

ढाका और न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी के बीच पैसेंजर ट्रेन सेवा शुरू की गई है। भारत के किस राज्य से यह यात्री ट्रेन शुरू की गई है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. A new passenger train service between Dhaka and New Jalpaiguri is set to start from 26th of March marking the 50th Anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh. The train will run through the Chilahati-Haldibari cross border rail route.

There are two passenger trains currently running between Bangladesh and India. The Maitree Express runs between Dhaka and Kolkata and Bandhan Express links Khulna with Kolkata.

Q.3. Which ministry has recently launched the “Sugamya Bharat App” and a handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest”?

किस मंत्रालय ने हाल ही में सुगम्य भारत ऐपऔर एक्सेस द फोटो डाइजेस्टनामक एक हैंडबुक लॉन्च की है?

(a) Ministry of Tribal Affairs / जनजातीय मामलों का मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises / सूक्ष्म, लघु और मझौले उद्यम मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment / सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of External Affairs / विदेश मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Health and Welfare / स्वास्थ्य और कल्याण मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot has launched the “Sugamya Bharat App”, through a video conference in New Delhi. The minister also launched a handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest”.

The App and the handbook have been developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Q.4. Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV has merged into _________________.

लोकसभा टीवी और राज्यसभा टीवी _________________ में विलय हो गए हैं।

(a) Upper House TV / अपर हाउस टी.वी.

(b) Lower House TV / लोअर हाउस टी.वी.

(c) Vidhan Sabha TV / विधानसभा टी.वी.

(d) Sansad TV / संसद टी.वी.

(e) Parliament House TV / पार्लियामेंट हाउस टी.वी.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. The Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Television channels that broadcast the proceedings of the upper and lower Houses of Parliament, respectively, have been merged into a single entity.

The new channel has been named the ‘Sansad Television’. This change is effective from March 01, 2021.

Q.5. Which of the following has launched its first Overseas Fund recently?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने हाल ही में अपना पहला ओवरसीज फंड लॉन्च किया है?

(a) ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund / आईसीआईसीआई प्रूडेंशियल म्यूचुअल फंड

(b) SBI Mutual Funds / एसबीआई म्यूचुअल फंड

(c) Axis Mutual Fund / एक्सिस म्यूचुअल फंड

(d) UTI Asset Management / यूटीआई एसेट मैनेजमेंट

(e) DSP Mutual Fund / डीएसपी म्यूचुअल फंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. The State Bank of India (SBI) Mutual Funds has launched its first overseas offering on 1 March 2021. The fund titled SBI International Access — US Equity FOF is an open-ended fund of funds scheme investing in mutual fund scheme/ETFs that invest in US markets, which are domiciled overseas.

The scheme will invest 95-100 percent of its net assets generally in Amundi Funds – US Pioneer Fund (including ETFs), which invest predominantly in the US markets.

Q.6. Which organization has planned to introduce a $100-million credit guarantee scheme for solar rooftop projects in India?

किस संगठन ने भारत में सौर रूफटॉप परियोजनाओं के लिए $ 100 मिलियन की क्रेडिट गारंटी योजना शुरू करने की योजना बनाई है?

(a) World Bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) World Trade Organization / विश्व व्यापार संगठन

(c) United Nations / संयुक्त राष्ट्र

(d) World Health Organization / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

(e) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / आर्थिक सहयोग तथा विकास संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. The World Bank plans to introduce a $100-million credit guarantee scheme to boost India’s rooftop solar programme, which has not gained enough traction. The scheme will allow micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to avail concessional debt financing for setting up rooftop solar units.

The World Bank scheme, along with State Bank of India (SBI) and the MSME ministry to accelerate adoption of rooftop solar units, will help MSMEs access credit of around $1 billion. The arrangement will be beneficial for the firms that often do not meet the lending criteria of banks and other financial institutions, with their financial woes been exacerbated by the covid-19 pandemic.

Q.7. Who has assumed charge as MD & CEO of Central Bank of India?

सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसने पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Matam Venkata Rao / मातम वेंकट राव

(b) Sameer Kumar Khare / समीर कुमार खरे

(c) Sanjiv Singh / संजीव सिंह

(d) Vinkesh Gulati / विंकेश गुलाटी

(e) Rama Mohan Rao Amara / राम मोहन राव अमारा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Matam Venkata Rao has taken charge as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Central Bank of India. Rao till now held the position of Executive Director at Canara Bank.

His appointment is for a period of 3 years with effect from the date of assumption of office on or after March 1, 2021, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Q.8. Who has taken the additional charge as CRPF director general (DG)?

सीआरपीएफ महानिदेशक (डीजी) के रूप में अतिरिक्त प्रभार किसने लिया है?

(a) Paramjit Singh / परमजीत सिंह

(b) Rajeev Chaudhary / राजीव चौधरी

(c) B S Raju / बी एस राजू

(d) A P Maheshwari / ए पी माहेश्वरी

(e) Kuldiep Singh / कुलदीप सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. IPS officer Kuldiep Singh has given an additional charge of CRPF director general (DG) after incumbent chief A P Maheshwari retires.

Kuldiep Singh is working as the special DG of its central zone, will hold the additional charge of the CRPF head till “the appointment and joining of the successor or until further orders.

Q.9. 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.9.(c)

Exp. March 3 is globally recognized as World Wildlife Day. The day is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. As we know, the world’s wildlife count and sustainability have dwindled significantly in the past decade.

Q.10. What was the theme for World Wildlife Day 2021?

विश्व वन्यजीव दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Sustaining all life on earth

(b) Life below Water: for People and Planet

(c) Big Cats

(d) Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet

(e) Listen to the Young Voices

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. March 3 is globally recognized as World Wildlife Day. The day is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. As we know, the world’s wildlife count and sustainability have dwindled significantly in the past decade.

Theme 2021: “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.”

Q.11. 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.11.(c)

Exp. The world observes World Hearing Day on March 3, every year. This day is observed to highlight and spread the message that timely and effective care can help people with hearing loss to achieve full potential.

This occasion is to spread awareness about action that can be taken to protect the auditory nerves and adopt preventive measures.

Q.12. What was the theme for World Hearing Day 2021?

विश्व श्रवण दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Hearing for life

(b) Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate

(c) Check your hearing

(d) Hear the future

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. The world observes World Hearing Day on March 3, every year. This day is observed to highlight and spread the message that timely and effective care can help people with hearing loss to achieve full potential.

This occasion is to spread awareness about action that can be taken to protect the auditory nerves and adopt preventive measures.

Theme 2021: ‘Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate’

Q.13. Who has become the first cricketer to have 100 million followers on Instagram?

इंस्टाग्राम पर 100 मिलियन फॉलोअर बनाने वाले पहले क्रिकेटर कौन बने हैं?

(a) Steven Smith / स्टीवन स्मिथ

(b) Marnus Labuschagne / मार्नस लाबुस्चने

(c) Ben Stokes / बेन स्टोक्स

(d) Joe Root / जो रूट

(e) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. India captain Virat Kohli became the first cricketer in the world to have 100 million followers on social media platform Instagram. The 32-year-old Kohli is also the fourth most followed sportsperson on Instagram.

Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo tops the chart with 265 million followers, ahead of Argentina football captain and FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi and Brazil’s Neymar, who are second and third in the list with 186 million and 147 million followers respectively.

Q.14. Who has written the book “Joe Biden: American Dreamer”?

जो बिडेन: अमेरिकन ड्रीमरपुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) Michael Cohen / माइकल कोहेन

(b) Salman Rushdie / सलमान रुश्दी

(c) Evan Osnos / इवान ओस्नोस

(d) Dan Morain / डैन मोरेन

(e) Carlos Bulosan / कार्लोस बुलोसन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. The new biography of President Joe Biden by National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos. Former Vice President and Present President Biden has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest — fortunate to have sustained a 50-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses that he has suffered.

Q.15. Where is the Headquarters of World Bank?

विश्व बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल, कनाडा

(b) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Washington, D.C., United States / वाशिंगटन, डी.सी., यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States

President: David Malpass

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