Daily Current Affairs 8th March 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 8th March 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. ‘Maitri Setu’ inaugurated by PM Modi on 9th March is a bridge between India and ____________.

9 मार्च को पीएम मोदी द्वारा उद्घाटन किया गया मैत्री सेतुभारत और ____________ के बीच एक पुल है।

(a) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(b) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(c) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(d) Nepal / नेपाल

(e) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, will inaugurate the ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh via video conferencing on March 9, 2021. He will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of several infrastructure projects in Tripura on the occasion.

The ‘Maitri Setu’ is a bridge that has been built in the River Feni. Feni river flows between the Indian boundary in the state of Tripura and Bangladesh. The name ‘Maitri Setu’ has been chose to symbolize the growing bilateral relations and friendly ties between both the countries.

Q.2. Which company has launched “Women Will” web platform?

किस कंपनी ने वीमेन विलवेब प्लेटफॉर्म लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(b) Twitter / ट्विटर

(c) Amazon / अमेज़न

(d) Facebook / फेसबुक

(e) Google / गूगल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Google has launched a new web platform ‘Women Will’ on March 8, 2021 on the occasion of “International Women’s Day”. This platform will provide its support to 1 million rural women in India in order for them to become entrepreneurs with the help of accelerator programmes, business tutorials and mentorship.

This web portal can be accessed in English and Hindi languages. It will offer the guidance to the aspiring women in villages to turn their interest or a hobby like beauty services, tailoring, home tuition, food processing, etc. into business. It will also be providing guidance to manage and promote the business.

Q.3. Which of the following company’s certificate of registration has been recently cancelled by SEBI?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के पंजीकरण का प्रमाण पत्र हाल ही में सेबी द्वारा रद्द कर दिया गया है?

(a) Sahara India Financial Corporation Ltd / सहारा इंडिया फाइनेंशियल कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(b) Usha Financial Services Pvt Ltd / उषा फाइनेंशियल सर्विसेज प्राइवेट लिमिटेड

(c) IFCI Financial Services Limited / IFCI फाइनेंशियल सर्विसेज लिमिटेड

(d) Unimoni Financial Services Limited / यूनिमोनी फाइनेंशियल सर्विसेज लिमिटेड

(e) Aditya Birla Finance Ltd / आदित्य बिड़ला फाइनेंस लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Markets regulator Sebi has cancelled the certificate of registration of Sahara India Financial Corporation Ltd as a sub-broker citing its failure to fulfil the “fit and proper” criteria.

The regulator had appointed a designated authority in 2018 to enquire whether Sahara India Financial violated provisions of Intermediaries Regulations.

Q.4. Who among the following has taken charge as the chairman of Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने एशिया पैसिफिक रूरल एंड एग्रीकल्चरल क्रेडिट एसोसिएशन (APRACA) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में कार्यभार संभाला है?

(a) K. K. Venugopal / के के वेणुगोपाल

(b) Govinda Rajulu Chintala / गोविंदा राजुलू चिंताला

(c) BSV Prakash Kumar / बीएसवी प्रकाश कुमार

(d) Ajit Kumar Mohanty / अजीत कुमार मोहंती

(e) Hirdesh Kumar / हिरदेश कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. NABARD on 6th March accounced its chairman G R Chintala has assumed charge as the chairman of APRACA (Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association). Chintala has taken over from DPK Gunasekera, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Ceylon.

APRACA, established in 1977, is an association of institutions involved in agricultural, rural and microfinance policy and development, representing 21 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the first Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Federal Reserve Bank?

फेडरल रिजर्व बैंक के पहले उपाध्यक्ष और मुख्य परिचालन अधिकारी (COO) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Matam Venkata Rao / मातम वेंकट राव

(b) Ligia Noronha / लिगिया नोरोन्हा

(c) Naureen Hassan / नौरीन हसन

(d) Kuldiep Singh / कुलदीप सिंह

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Indian-origin Naureen Hassan has been appointed as the first Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the New York-based Federal Reserve Bank, by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

A 25-year veteran of the financial services industry with expertise in strategy, digital transformation, cybersecurity and regulatory/risk management.

Q.6. Indian Naval Ships will make the first-ever visit to historic port town of Mongla in ____________.

भारतीय नौसेना जहाज, ____________ में ऐतिहासिक बंदरगाह शहर मोंगला का दौरा करेंगे।

(a) Taiwan / ताइवान

(b) Nepal / नेपाल

(c) Bhutan / भूटान

(d) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(e) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. The Indian Naval Ships are all set to make the first-ever visit to historic port town of Mongla in Bangladesh. The ships will make part of the ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ celebration which will be commemorating 50 years of the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. The celebrations will be held from March 8 to March 10, 2021.

The official release shows that, the Indian Naval Ships including the indigenously build offshore patrol vessel, Sumedha and an indigenously built guided missile corvette, Kulish will take the port call at Mongla from March 8 to 10.

Q.7. Which company is the title sponsor of Indian Premier League 2021?

इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग 2021 का शीर्षक प्रायोजक कौन सी कंपनी है?

(a) Oppo / ओप्पो

(b) BYJU’S / बायजू

(c) VIVO / विवो

(d) Star India / स्टार इंडिया

(e) Nike / नाइकी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Indian Premier League Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel revealed at the IPL 2021 Auction that VIVO is back as the title sponsor of the league. Brijesh Patel announced that VIVO is back as the title sponsor of the T20 league after Dream 11 had been roped in as sponsor for the 2020 season. Last year (2020), the IPL signed up Dream 11 for Rs 222 crore for one season whereas they had been getting Rs 440 crore per year from VIVO.VIVO had signed a five-year deal worth Rs 2199 crore.

Q.8. India has qualified for the ICC World Test Championship Final. India will face which country’s cricket team in the Finals?

भारत ने आईसीसी विश्व टेस्ट चैम्पियनशिप फाइनल के लिए क्वालीफाई कर लिया है। भारत फाइनल में किस देश की क्रिकेट टीम का सामना करेगा?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) West Indies / वेस्ट इंडीज

(e) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Team India have qualified for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship final after beating England an innings and 25 runs in the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad on 6th March.

New Zealand had already qualified for the WTC final with 420 points from 11 Tests with 7 wins and 4 losses. The World Test Championship final will be played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London from June 18.

Q.9. On which date International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस किस तारीख को पूरे विश्व में मनाया जाता है?

(a) 7 March / 7 मार्च

(b) 8 March / 8 मार्च

(c) 9 March / 9 मार्च

(d) 10 March / 10 मार्च

(e) 11 March / 11 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Every year March 8 is celebrated as the International Women’s Day all over the world. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women from all walks of life, while highlighting the day-to-day problems they face in the professional environment. Women from every corner of the globe come together on march 8.

Q.10. What was the theme for International Women’s Day 2021?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

(b) Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives

(c) Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

(d) Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

(e) Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Every year March 8 is celebrated as the International Women’s Day all over the world. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women from all walks of life, while highlighting the day-to-day problems they face in the professional environment. Women from every corner of the globe come together on march 8.

Theme 2021: “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

Q.11. Renowned poet Lakshminarayana Bhatta passed away recently. He was the poet of which language?

प्रसिद्ध कवि लक्ष्मीनारायण भट्टा का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस भाषा के कवि थे?

(a) Hindi / हिन्दी

(b) English / अंग्रेजी

(c) Sanskrit / संस्कृत

(d) Marathi / मराठी

(e) Kannada / कन्नड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Noted Kannada poet, critic and translator NS Lakshminarayana Bhatta has passed away. Popularly known as ‘NSL’ in the Kannada literary world, he was born in 1936 in the Shivamogga district.

He was recipient of the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi award and Kannada Rajyotsava Award among others, his popular works include Thaye Ninna madilali.

Q.12. Who is the chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

भारतीय प्रतिभूति एवं विनिमय बोर्ड (SEBI) के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Ajay Tyagi / अजय त्यागी

(b) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(c) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(d) V. Vidyavathi / वी विद्यावती

(e) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. SEBI (Chairman): Ajay Tyagi

Q.13. Where is the headquarters of International Cricket Council (ICC)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल कनाडा

(b) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Dubai, United Arab Emirates / दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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