Daily Current Affairs Quiz 23rd March 2021, Daily GK Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 23rd March 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has announced the Universal Health Scheme (UHS)?

किस राज्य सरकार ने यूनिवर्सल हेल्थ स्कीम (UHS) की घोषणा की है?

(a) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on 22nd March announced that his government’s much anticipated Universal Health Scheme (UHS) will be launched on May 1 this year.

Every family will get an insurance benefit of ₹ 5 lakhs under the Universal Healthcare scheme. Those covered under Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana along with contract workers and small and marginal farmers can avail this scheme for free.

Q.2. In which state Mission Gramodaya has been launched recently?

हाल ही में किस राज्य में मिशन ग्रामोदय शुरू किया गया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. On 19 March 2021, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the Mission Gramodaya in the Madhya Pradesh.

Mission Gramodaya has been started for the overall development of rural areas.

Apart from providing housing facilities, the mission aims to have every village concrete roads, gram panchayat building, Muktidham and sports grounds in every gram panchayat. Water will be supplied through taps in every house in every village.

Q.3. Which state government has launched India’s First Government Run Animal Ambulance Network?

किस राज्य सरकार ने भारत का पहला सरकार द्वारा संचालित पशु एम्बुलेंस नेटवर्क शुरू किया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. The state government of the Andhra Pradesh has decided to set up “India’s first government-run ambulance network” for animals. This decision was taken in order to further boost the animal husbandry and veterinary sector in the state.

Ambulance network as one of its main missions in order to help in reaching out to the distressed animals to provide them proper animal healthcare. The Animal Husbandry Department was directed to set up one Mobile Ambulance Veterinary Clinic at each of the assembly constituency.

Q.4. Who is the chairperson of the “standing external advisory committee (SEAC)” set up by RBI to Evaluate Bank applications for the universal banks and small finance banks (SFBs)?

सार्वभौमिक बैंकों और छोटे वित्त बैंकों (SFB) के लिए बैंक एप्लीकेशन का मूल्यांकन करने के लिए RBI  द्वारा स्थापित स्थायी बाहरी सलाहकार समिति (SEAC)” का अध्यक्ष कौन है?

(a) Prakash Apte / प्रकाश आप्टे

(b) Dipak Gupta / दीपक गुप्ता

(c) Shyamala Gopinath / श्यामला गोपीनाथ

(d) Shrikant Madhav Vaidya / श्रीकांत माधव वैद्य

(e) Ranbir Singh / रणबीर सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a “standing external advisory committee (SEAC)” on March 23, 2021. This panel will evaluate the applications for the universal banks and small finance banks (SFBs).

This committee comprises of five members. The chairperson of the committee will be the former RBI deputy governor, Shyamala Gopinath.  The committee has a tenure of three years. The secretarial support to the panel will be provided by Department of Regulation of the RBI.

The committee will meet periodically, as and when it will be required. The panel will be free to ask for more information and can held discussions with any applicant for clarification on any issue. After this, the committee will submit its recommendations to the apex bank.

Q.5. Who has won the Gandhi Peace Prize for the Year 2019?

वर्ष 2019 के लिए गांधी शांति पुरस्कार किसने जीता है?

(a) Qaboos bin Said Al Said / कबूस बिन सईद अल सैद

(b) John Hume / जॉन ह्यूम

(c) Nelson Mandela / नेल्सन मंडेला

(d) Desmond Tutu / डेसमंड टूटू

(e) Chandi Prasad Bhatt / चंडी प्रसाद भट्ट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2019 is being conferred on (Late) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman. Gandhi Peace Prize recognizes the unparalleled vision and leadership of the Late H.M. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in strengthening relations between India and Oman, and his efforts to promote peace and non-violence in the Gulf region.

On the other hand, Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2020 is being conferred on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Committee selected the name of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violent and other Gandhian methods.

Q.6. Who among the following has won the Gandhi Peace Prize for the Year 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने वर्ष 2020 के लिए गांधी शांति पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) John Hume / जॉन ह्यूम

(b) Yōhei Sasakawa / येही ससाकावा

(c) Baba Amte / बाबा आमटे

(d) Sheikh Mujibur Rahman / शेख मुजीबुर रहमान

(e) Nelson Mandela / नेल्सन मंडेला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2019 is being conferred on (Late) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman. Gandhi Peace Prize recognizes the unparalleled vision and leadership of the Late H.M. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in strengthening relations between India and Oman, and his efforts to promote peace and non-violence in the Gulf region.

On the other hand, Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2020 is being conferred on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Committee selected the name of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violent and other Gandhian methods.

Q.7. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on _____________________.

नस्लीय भेदभाव के उन्मूलन के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस _____________________ को प्रतिवर्ष मनाया जाता है।

(a) 19 March / 19 मार्च

(b) 20 March / 20 मार्च

(c) 21 March / 21 मार्च

(d) 22 March / 22 मार्च

(e) 23 March / 23 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. The United Nations observe March 21 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The day aims to raise awareness about equality and marks as an initiative to end all forms of racism and racial discrimination and calls all sections of society to stand up against intolerant attitudes.

Q.8. What was the theme for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2021?

नस्लीय भेदभाव के उन्मूलन के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस 2021 का विषय क्या था?

(a) International Decade for People of African Descent

(b) Youth standing up against racism

(c) Let’s end Racial Discrimination

(d) Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination

(e) Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. The United Nations observe March 21 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The day aims to raise awareness about equality and marks as an initiative to end all forms of racism and racial discrimination and calls all sections of society to stand up against intolerant attitudes.

Theme 2021: “Youth standing up against racism”.

Q.9. Shaheed Diwas, also called Martyrs’ Day, is celebrated in India on _____________ every year.

शहीद दिवस, जिसे मार्टियर्स डे भी कहा जाता है, भारत में हर साल _____________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 19 March / 19 मार्च

(b) 20 March / 20 मार्च

(c) 21 March / 21 मार्च

(d) 22 March / 22 मार्च

(e) 23 March / 23 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. Shaheed Diwas, also called Martyrs’ Day, is celebrated in India on March 23 every year. On this day, Indians pay tributes to the people who had lost their lives in the struggle for India’s independence. Every year, various leaders organise events to remember slain freedom fighters. They express their gratitude for the fallen.

Indians in particular pay tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru. These freedom fighters had lost their lives on March 23 in 1931 during the struggle for India’s independence.

Q.10. On which date World Meteorological Day is celebrated?

विश्व मौसम विज्ञान दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 21 March / 21 मार्च

(b) 22 March / 22 मार्च

(c) 23 March / 23 मार्च

(d) 24 March / 24 मार्च

(e) 25 March / 25 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. World Meteorological Day is celebrated on 23rd March every year to attract attention towards weather and climate for the safety and wellbeing of the society. On 23rd March, 1950, the World Meteorological Organization came into force. The theme chosen for this day reflects topical weather, climate, or water-related issues.

Q.11. What was the theme for World Meteorological Day 2021?

विश्व मौसम विज्ञान दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Climate and Water

(b) The Sun, the Earth and the weather

(c) Understanding Clouds

(d) Weather-ready, climate-smart

(e) The Ocean, Our Climate and Weather

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. World Meteorological Day is celebrated on 23rd March every year to attract attention towards weather and climate for the safety and well being of the society. On 23rd March, 1950, the World Meteorological Organisation came into force. The theme chosen for this day reflects topical weather, climate, or water-related issues.

Theme 2021: “The Ocean, Our Climate and Weather.”

Q.12. Which of the following country is going to hold anti-terror exercise Pabbi-Anti-Terror 2021?

निम्न में से कौन सा देश पाब्बीआतंकवादरोधी 2021″ आतंकवादविरोधी अभ्यास आयोजित करने जा रहा है?

(a) India / भारत

(b) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(c) China / चीन

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both b & c / बी और सी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. The eight-member bloc said that the decision to hold the joint exercise ‘Pabbi-Anti-Terror 2021’ was announced during the 36th meeting of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on March 18.

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, including India, Pakistan and China, will hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise this year.

Q.13. Which cricket team has won the 2020-21 Road Safety World Series T-20?

किस क्रिकेट टीम ने 2020-21 सड़क सुरक्षा विश्व श्रृंखला टी -20 जीता है?

(a) New Zealand Legends / न्यूजीलैंड लेजेंड्स

(b) Australia Legends / ऑस्ट्रेलिया लेजेंड्स

(c) England Legends / इंग्लैंड लेजेंड्स

(d) India Legends / भारत लेजेंड्स

(e) South Africa Legends / दक्षिण अफ्रीका लेजेंड्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. In Cricket, India Legends defeated Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs to clinch the Road Safety World Series final title, held at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Player of the Match: Yusuf Pathan (India Legends)

Player of the Series: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka Legends)

Most Runs: Tillakaratne Dilshan

Most Wickets: Tillakaratne Dilshan

Q.14. In which of the following state, Papikonda National Park located?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में पापिकोंडा राष्ट्रीय उद्यान स्थित है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Papikonda National Park is located near Rajamahendravaram in the Papi Hills in East Godavari and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh.[/su_spoiler]

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