Daily Current Affairs 9th March 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 9th March 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state/ UT, India’s first forest healing centre has been inaugurated recently?

हाल ही में किस राज्य / केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश में, भारत के पहले वन चिकित्सा केंद्र का उद्घाटन किया गया है?

(a) Ladakh / लदाख

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. The First Forest Healing centre of the country was inaugurated at Ranikhet in Kalika, Uttarakhand. It has been found in various researches that these compounds help to multiply natural killer (NK) cells in our blood, which help in fighting infections and cancerous growth and enhance overall immunity.

The forest healing centre has been developed by the Research Wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department after research on the healing properties of the forests and its revitalizing impact on overall health and well being.

Q.2. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has submitted his resignation to governor recently. He was the Chief Minister of which state?

मुख्यमंत्री त्रिवेंद्र सिंह रावत ने हाल ही में राज्यपाल को अपना इस्तीफा सौंप दिया है। वह किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री थे?

(a) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on 9th March announced his resignation to governor Baby Rani Maurya. The move comes amid speculations in the state political circles about an imminent change of guard.

In 2017, Rawat was made Chief Minister after BJP won in Uttarakhand.

Q.3. OECD interim economic outlook has projected India’s GDP growth at ________ in FY22.

ओईसीडी अंतरिम आर्थिक दृष्टिकोण ने वित्त वर्ष 2022 में ________ पर भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 6.5%

(b) 7.6%

(c) 9.3%

(d) 11.2%

(e) 12.6%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) interim economic outlook has pegged India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to rebound to 12.6% in FY22, which will be the fastest in the world, followed by China at 7.8% growth.

India’s GDP is expected to grow at 5.4% in the following financial year, owing to faster rebound of several large emerging-market economies

Q.4. CRISIL has projected Indian economy to grow at ___________ in FY22.

CRISIL ने भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था को FY22 में ___________ तक बढ़ने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 6%

(b) 9%

(c) 11%

(d) 13%

(e) 15%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. India’s GDP growth is expected to rebound to 11% in FY’22 as people learn to live with the new normal, flattening of the Covid-19 affliction curve, rollout of vaccinations, and investment-focused government spending converge, according to ratings firm Crisil. But recovery won’t be easy, with scars of the pandemic deep for small businesses and the urban poor.

Q.5. Which Bank has launched the “SmartUp Unnati mentoring Programme”?

किस बैंक ने स्मार्टअप उन्नति मेंटरिंग प्रोग्रामलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(b) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The HDFC Bank has launched the “SmartUp Unnati mentoring Programme”. This programme was launched to provide its support to the women entrepreneurs. This programme was launched on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

This programme will provide women the access to mentorship and help them in expanding their visions. It will also enable them to scale up their businesses by widening their visions. This, it will encourage the women entrepreneurs to face the challenges which are unique to them.

Q.6. Which country has ranked first in the Economic Freedom Index 2021 launched by the Heritage Foundation?

हेरिटेज फाउंडेशन द्वारा जारी आर्थिक स्वतंत्रता सूचकांक 2021 में किस देश को पहला स्थान मिला है?

(a) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(b) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(e) US / अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The Heritage Foundation, a US Conservative think-tank, recently launched the “Economic Freedom Index”. In the index, Singapore has topped the global ranking for the second consecutive year. The index was prepared by covering 184 countries this time for the period of July 2019 to June 2020.

India has obtained a score of 56.5 this year which is ranked at the middle among Asia-Pacific countries that is 26th out of 40 Asia-Pacific countries.

Q.7. What was the rank of India in Asia-Pacific region in Economic Freedom Index 2021?

आर्थिक स्वतंत्रता सूचकांक 2021 में एशियाप्रशांत क्षेत्र में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 15

(b) 26

(c) 32

(d) 41

(e) 50

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. The Heritage Foundation, a US Conservative think-tank, recently launched the “Economic Freedom Index”. In the index, Singapore has topped the global ranking for the second consecutive year. The index was prepared by covering 184 countries this time for the period of July 2019 to June 2020.

India has obtained a score of 56.5 this year which is ranked at the middle among Asia-Pacific countries that is 26th out of 40 Asia-Pacific countries.

Q.8. What was the rank of India in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) B2C E-commerce Index 2020?

व्यापार और विकास पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र सम्मेलन (UNCTAD) B2C कॉमर्स इंडेक्स 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 25

(b) 47

(c) 64

(d) 71

(e) 93

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index 2020.

The index measures an economy’s preparedness to support online shopping where B2C stands for Business to Consumer. UNCTAD is an acronym for United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Rank-Country

71-India

1-Switzerland

2-Netherlands

3-Denmark

Q.9. Which country ranked first in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) B2C E-commerce Index 2020?

व्यापार और विकास पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र सम्मेलन (UNCTAD) B2C कॉमर्स इंडेक्स 2020 में किस देश को पहला स्थान मिला?

(a) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(b) Luxembourg / लक्सेम्बर्ग

(c) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Sweden / स्वीडन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. India ranks 71 in UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index 2020, Switzerland tops. The index measures an economy’s preparedness to support online shopping where B2C stands for Business to Consumer. UNCTAD is an acronym for United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Rank-Country

71-India

1-Switzerland

2-Netherlands

3-Denmark

Q.10. Name the Indian wrestler who has won gold medal at Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series and regained the world number one ranking.

उस भारतीय पहलवान का नाम बताइए जिसने माटेओ पेलिकोन रैंकिंग सीरीज़ में स्वर्ण पदक जीता है और विश्व की नंबर एक रैंकिंग हासिल की है।

(a) Manish Kaushik / मनीष कौशिक

(b) Amit Panghal / अमित पंघाल

(c) Shiva Thapa / शिवा थापा

(d) Vijender Singh / विजेंदर सिंह

(e) Bajrang Punia / बजरंग पुनिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Indian wrestler, Bajrang Punia, has regained the world number one ranking. He gained his ranking after winning second successive gold medal at Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series.

The wrestler defeated Tulga Tumur Ochir of Mongolia by 2-2 criteria in 65 kg the final freestyle event which was organised in Rome on March 7, 2021. He won the event after getting a two-pointer in last 30 seconds of bout. This was the first international competition of Bajrang Punia since the Covid-19 outbreak.

Q.11. Who is the author of the Hindi book “Amethi Sangram: Aitihasik Jeet Ankahi Dastan” whose English translation is “Dynasty to Democracy: The Untold Story of Smriti Irani’s Triumph”?

हिंदी पुस्तक अमेठी संग्राम: ऐतिहासिक जीत अनकही दास्तानके लेखक कौन हैं, जिसका अंग्रेजी अनुवाद डायनेस्टी टू डेमोक्रेसी: द अनटोल्ड स्टोरी ऑफ़ स्मृति ईरानी ट्रायम्फहै?

(a) Anant Vijay / अनंत विजय

(b) Ramesh Kandula / रमेश कंडुला

(c) Romila Thapar / रोमिला थापर

(d) Sonali Chitalkar / सोनाली चितलकर

(e) A Sivathanu Pillai / ए शिवथनु पिल्लई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. The English translation of journalist-author Anant Vijay’s book “Amethi Sangram: Aitihasik Jeet Ankahi Dastan” will be released on March 15.

The book, titled “Dynasty to Democracy: The Untold Story of Smriti Irani’s Triumph”, traces Union Minister Irani’s journey from her defeat in 2014 to her victory in the Congress stronghold of Amethi, Uttar Pradesh during the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The Hindi book was published in December, 2020.

Q.12. “The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle” is the autobiography of ________________.

द फ्रंटियर गांधी: माय लाइफ एंड स्ट्रगल________________ की आत्मकथा है।

(a) Abul Kalam Azad / अबुल कलाम आज़ाद

(b) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan / खान अब्दुल गफ्फार खान

(c) Vallabhbhai Patel / वल्लभभाई पटेल

(d) Lala Lajpat Rai / लाला लाजपत राय

(e) Muhammad Ali Jinnah / मुहम्मद अली जिन्ना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. The autobiography of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as the “Frontier Gandhi”, titled “The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle” is set to be published in English by the publishing house Roli Books.

This will be his first autobiography in English. The book was translated into English by Imitiaz Ahmad Sahibzada, the former Pakistani civil servant and author.

Q.13. Where is the headquarters of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन (OECD) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Paris, France

Founded: 30 September 1961

Secretary-General: José Ángel Gurría

Q.14. What is the currency of Switzerland?

स्विट्जरलैंड की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Ruble / रूबल

(d) Franc / फ्रैंक

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Currency: Swiss franc

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