Daily Current Affairs 4th March 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 4th March 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Goa state government has joined hands with which of the following company to provide free skills training to the youth?

गोवा राज्य सरकार ने युवाओं को नि:शुल्क कौशल प्रशिक्षण प्रदान करने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के साथ हाथ मिलाया है?

(a) IBM / आईबीएम

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Google / गूगल

(d) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

(e) Intel / इंटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. The state government has collaborated with IBM to provide free skills training to the youth. The collaboration aims to upskill 10,000 learners across 10 institutions over one year in the state. IBM will work with the director of technical education, Goa.

The programme will involve 14 trainers across seven locations with over 200 workshops during a one-year period.

Q.2. Which state/UT has topped the medals tally at the 2nd Khelo India Winter National Games in Gulmarg?

गुलमर्ग में दुसरे खेलो इंडिया विंटर नेशनल गेम्समें किस राज्य / केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश ने पदक तालिका में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Daman & Diu / दमन और दीव

(d) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir topped the medals tally in the second edition of Khelo India Winter National Games. J&K won 11 gold, 18 silver and 5 bronze medals. The five-day mega sports event which began on 26th of February, concluded in the famous ski resort of Gulmarg in the north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The first edition of the Khelo India Winter Games was also held at Gulmarg in March 2020.

Q.3. With which country, India is going to conduct marine spatial planning in Lakshadweep and Puducherry?

किस देश के साथ भारत लक्षद्वीप और पुदुचेरी में समुद्री स्थानिक योजना का संचालन करने जा रहा है?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Iceland / आइसलैंड

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. India and Norway have agreed to jointly work in the area of marine spatial planning in the oceanic space for the next five years during the first project steering committee meeting conducted virtually recently.

This is a part of the Indo-Norway Integrated Ocean Initiative under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two countries in 2019. Lakshadweep and Puducherry have been identified as pilot sites for the project.

Q.4. Which country is building the world’s first platypus sanctuary?

विश्व का पहला प्लैटिपस अभयारण्य कौन सा देश बना रहा है?

(a) Bahrain / बहरीन

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(e) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Australian conservationists on March 3, 2021 unveiled plans to build the world’s first refuge for the platypus, to promote breeding and rehabilitation as the duck-billed mammal faces extinction due to climate change.

The Taronga Conservation Society Australia and the New South Wales State government said they would build the specialist facility, mostly ponds and burrows for the semi-aquatic creatures, at a zoo 391 km from Sydney, by 2022.

Q.5. EPFO has retained the interest rate for 2020-21 at _____________.

ईपीएफओ ने 2020-21 के लिए _____________ पर ब्याज दर को बरकरार रखा है।

(a) 4.6%

(b) 5.2%

(c) 6.4%

(d) 7.8%

(e) 8.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. The Central Board of Trustees of retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will keep the interest rate for the financial year 2020-21 unchanged at 8.5 per cent. In a meeting held in Srinagar on 4th March, the Board kept the rate at the same level as last year.

The retirement fund body has seen a high number of withdrawals and lower contributions in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Till December 31, the EPFO had settled 56.79 lakh claims worth Rs 14,310.21 crore provided under the advance facility after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Q.6. Which company has signed a deal to acquire global tech company Capco for $1.45 billion?

किस कंपनी ने 1.45 बिलियन डॉलर में वैश्विक टेक कंपनी कैपको का अधिग्रहण करने के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Wipro / विप्रो

(b) Biocon / बायोकॉन

(c) Tech Mahindra / टेक महिंद्रा

(d) Accenture / एक्सेंचर

(e) Infosys / इंफोसिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Wipro announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Capco, a global management and technology consultancy providing digital, consulting and technology services to financial institutions in the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific for $1.45 billion.

This acquisition will make Wipro one of the largest end-to-end global consulting, technology and transformation service providers to the banking and financial services industry.

Q.7. Which district has topped the list of aspirational districts ranking in January 2021 by Niti Aayog?

नीती अयोग द्वारा जनवरी 2021 में आकांक्षात्मक जिलों की रैंकिंग की सूचीमें किस जिले का स्थान सबसे ऊपर है?

(a) Pedappali (Telangana) / पेद्दापाली (तेलंगाना)

(b) Panipat (Haryana) / पानीपत (हरियाणा)

(c) Moga (Punjab) / मोगा (पंजाब)

(d) Puri (Odisha) / पुरी (ओडिशा)

(e) Nawada (Bihar) / नवादा (बिहार)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Nawada in Bihar has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by government think tank Niti Aayog in January. Kiphire (Nagaland) and Namsai (Arunachal Pradesh) are at the second and third positions. The delta rankings took into account incremental progress made by over 112 aspirational districts across six developmental areas in December 2020.

Health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, skill development and basic infrastructure were taken into consideration for the ranking.

Q.8. Which city has been ranked as the “most liveable” cities in the category of cities with more than 1 million (10 lacs) population in government’s Ease of Living Index 2020?

किस शहर को सरकार की ईज ऑफ लिविंग इंडेक्स 2020 में 1 मिलियन (10 लाख) से अधिक आबादी वाले शहरों की श्रेणी में सबसे अधिक रहने योग्यशहरों के रूप में स्थान दिया गया है?

(a) Shimla / शिमला

(b) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(c) Vadodra / वडोदरा

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Bengaluru and Shimla were on Thursday ranked as the most liveable in the categories of cities with more than and less than 1 million (10 lacs) population respectively by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry’s Ease of Living Index.

The Ease of Living Index 2020, in which 111 cities participated during the assessment in 2020 that included citizens’ feedback, had Bengaluru at the top, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore and Greater Mumbai in the category of cities with over 1 million population. In cities with less than a million population, Shimla topped the list, followed by Bhubaneshwar, Silvassa, Kakinada, Salem, Vellore, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Davangere and Tiruchirappalli.

The Ministry also released the Municipal Performance Index 2020, which rated 111 municipalities on their services, finance, policy, technology and governance. Indore topped the ranking of municipalities with over 1 million population, followed by Surat and Bhopal, and the New Delhi Municipal Council was the best among civic bodies with under a million population, followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar.

Q.9. Which municipality has ranked first in the Municipal Performance Index 2020 by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs?

केंद्रीय आवास और शहरी मामलों के नगरपालिका प्रदर्शन सूचकांक 2020 में किस नगरपालिका को पहला स्थान मिला है?

(a) Patna / पटना

(b) Jaipur / जयपुर

(c) Indore / इंदौर

(d) Delhi / दिल्ली

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Bengaluru and Shimla were on Thursday ranked as the most liveable in the categories of cities with more than and less than 1 million (10 lacs) population respectively by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry’s Ease of Living Index.

The Ease of Living Index 2020, in which 111 cities participated during the assessment in 2020 that included citizens’ feedback, had Bengaluru at the top, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore and Greater Mumbai in the category of cities with over 1 million population. In cities with less than a million population, Shimla topped the list, followed by Bhubaneshwar, Silvassa, Kakinada, Salem, Vellore, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Davangere and Tiruchirappalli.

The Ministry also released the Municipal Performance Index 2020, which rated 111 municipalities on their services, finance, policy, technology and governance. Indore topped the ranking of municipalities with over 1 million population, followed by Surat and Bhopal, and the New Delhi Municipal Council was the best among civic bodies with under a million population, followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar.

Q.10. Which of the following has won the “Champion Publisher of the Year 2020” at South Asian Digital Media Awards given by WAN IFRA (World Association of News Publishers)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने WAN IFRA (वर्ल्ड एसोसिएशन ऑफ न्यूज पब्लिशर्स) द्वारा दिए गए दक्षिण एशियाई डिजिटल मीडिया पुरस्कारों में वर्ष 2020 का चैंपियन प्रकाशकजीता है?

(a) Penguin Random House India / पेंगुइन रैंडम हाउस इंडिया

(b) News18 Lokmat / न्यूज़ 18 लोकमत

(c) Times Now / टाइम्स नाउ

(d) The Hindu Group / द हिंदू समूह

(e) HarperCollins Publishers / हार्पर कॉलिन्स पब्लिशर्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. The Hindu Group won two golds and two silvers at South Asian Digital Media Awards given by WAN IFRA (World Association of News Publishers), culminating in being named ‘Champion Publisher of the Year’, owing to the highest tally on the points table.

The awards are presented in recognition of outstanding work done by news publishers, in digital media. The winners were honoured virtually at the Digital Media India 2021 Conference held on March 3, 2021.

Q.11. India has commemorated the ‘Chabahar Day’ on ________________.

भारत ने चाबहार दिवसको ________________ को मनाया है।

(a) 3 March / 3 मार्च

(b) 4 March / 4 मार्च

(c) 5 March / 5 मार्च

(d) 6 March / 6 मार्च

(e) 7 March / 7 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. The Ministry of External Affairs said that, India will commemorate ‘Chabahar Day’ on March 4 on the sidelines of the Maritime India Summit 2021 being held in New Delhi.

The virtual event will see the participation of ministers from Afghanistan, Armenia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and the Uzbekistan. The Summit is being held from March 2-4, 2021.

Q.12. National Safety Day is celebrated in India on ________________.

भारत में ________________ को राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 3 March / 3 मार्च

(b) 4 March / 4 मार्च

(c) 5 March / 5 मार्च

(d) 6 March / 6 मार्च

(e) 7 March / 7 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. National Safety Day is celebrated in India on 4th March by the National Safety Council of India. This day is celebrated to make people get safe from several issues like financial loss, health problems, and also any other problems that people are facing in their life.

Q.13. What was the theme for National Safety Day 2021?

राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा दिवस 2021 का विषय क्या था?

(a) Enhance Health & Safety Performance by Use of Advanced Technology

(b) Safety and Health and the Future of Work

(c) Sadak Suraksha

(d) OSH vulnerability of young workers

(e) Keep Everyone Safe

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. National Safety Day is celebrated in India on 4th March by the National Safety Council of India. This day is celebrated to make people get safe from several issues like financial loss, health problems, and also any other problems that people are facing in their life.

Theme 2021:‘Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety).’

Q.14. On which day National Security Day is celebrated every year, in the honor of the Indian Security Forces?

भारतीय सुरक्षा बलों के सम्मान में, हर साल किस दिन राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा दिवस 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.14.(d)

Exp. In India, March 4 is celebrated as National Security Day (Rashtriya Suraksha Diwas) every year, in the honor of the Indian Security Forces.

The day aims to show gratitude to all the security forces, including policemen, para-military forces, commandos, guards, army officers, and other persons involved in security, who sacrifice their life in maintaining the peace and security of the people of the country.

Q.15. What is the currency of Australia?

ऑस्ट्रेलिया की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Won / वोन

(b) Dollar / डॉलर

(c) Baht / बाह्ट

(d) Toman / टोमन

(e) Lira / लीरा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. Currency: Australian dollar

Q.16. Who is the CEO of NITI Aaayog?

NITI Aayog के सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Amitabh Kant / अमिताभ कान्त

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Tarun Bajaj / तरुण बजाज

(d) N. K. Singh / एन के सिंह

(e) Sunil Arora / सुनील अरोरा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. Narendra Modi, (Chairperson)

Rajiv Kumar, (Vice Chairperson)

Amitabh Kant, (CEO)

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