Daily Current Affairs Quiz 26th March 2021, Daily GK Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 26th March 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Who among the following has launched the Central Scrutiny Centre and IEPFA’s Mobile App?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने केंद्रीय संवीक्षा केंद्र (CSC) और IEPFA का मोबाइल ऐप लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Piyush Goyal / पियूष गोयल

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) S Jaishankar / एस जयशंकर

(d) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(e) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, has launched Central Scrutiny Centre (CSC) and Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) Mobile App. These tech-enabled initiatives were developed by Ministry of Corporate Affairs to strengthen vision of “Digitally Empowered India”.

These two initiatives will help in creating a new corporate and investor friendly ecosystem. The ministry of corporate affairs will bring in more tech-enabled services to attain ease of doing business and ease of living for people.

IEPFA Mobile App: This Mobile App was launched with the aim of achieving goal of financial literacy and spreading awareness, education & protection among investors in rural as well as urban areas. The app will push for Ease of Living. It has been developed for citizen engagement and information dissemination in order to promote awareness among investors. The app comprises of facility to track status and progress of IEPF claim refund process. It also provides a mechanism for investors and common citizens in order to report on suspected fraudulent schemes.

Q.2. In which city, Indo-Korean Bilateral Friendship Park has been inaugurated?

इंडोकोरियाई द्विपक्षीय मैत्री पार्क का उद्घाटन किस शहर में किया गया है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Indian Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh and South Korean Defence Minister, Suh Wook have inaugurated “Indo-Korean Bilateral Friendship Park” in Delhi Cantt on March 26, 2021. Friendship Park has been built to commemorate contribution of Indian peacekeepers in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.

India-South Korea relations have strengthened in recent years with the convergence of Act East Policy (AEP) of India and New Southern Policy (NSP) of South Korea.  Bilateral ties have frown multi-dimensional in the fields of Maritime security, nuclear disarmament, regional economic cooperation, counterterrorism and energy cooperation.

Q.3. Tata Motors has signed an MOU with which bank for financing light commercial vehicles?

टाटा मोटर्स ने हल्के वाणिज्यिक वाहनों के वित्तपोषण के लिए किस बैंक के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(b) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Tata Motors on 26th March it has signed a three-year MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the State Bank of India, to offer financial assistance for the purchase of the company’s range of small and light commercial vehicles.

The collaboration with State Bank of India (SBI) will allow Tata Motors’ commercial vehicle (CV) customers to avail of loans in a hassle-free manner as well as access SBI’s unique technology-laden offerings.

Q.4. Government is going to sell how much stake in Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd via an offer for sale (OFS)?

बिक्री के लिए ऑफ़र (OFS) के माध्यम से सरकार रेल विकास निगम लिमिटेड में कितनी हिस्सेदारी बेचने जा रही है?

(a) 5%

(b) 10%

(c) 15%

(d) 20%

(e) 25%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. The government on 24th March said it will dilute 15 per cent stake in Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd via an offer for sale to raise nearly Rs 750 crore.  Govt. would divest 10% equity with a 5% Green Shoe option.

RVNL was incorporated as a 100 per cent owned PSU of the Ministry of Railways on January 2003 with the objectives of raising extra-budgetary resources and implementation of projects relating to creation and augmentation of capacity of rail infrastructure on fast track basis.

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)?

भारतीय विशिष्ट पहचान प्राधिकरण (UIDAI) के नए सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Dushyant Chautala / दुष्यंत चौटाला

(b) Vijay Sampla / विजय सांपला

(c) Saurabh Garg / सौरभ गर्ग

(d) B S Raju / बी एस राजू

(e) Sharad Goklani / शरद गोकलानी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Senior bureaucrat, Saurabh Garg has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre.

Mr Garg is at present serving in his cadre state Odisha. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer.

Q.6. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Food Corporation of India?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे भारतीय खाद्य निगम के अध्यक्ष और प्रबंध निदेशक के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) A Ganapathy / ए गणपति

(b) Gowsalya Shankar / गोशाल्य शंकर

(c) Naureen Hassan / नौरीन हसन

(d) Atish Chandra / आतिश चंद्र

(e) Anish Shah / अनीश शाह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Atish Chandra has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director, Food Corporation of India in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.

Mr Chandra, a 1994 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, is currently Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Airports Authority of India?

भारतीय विमानपत्तन प्राधिकरण (AAI) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) G R Chintala / जी आर चिंताला

(b) Sanjeev Kumar / संजीव कुमार

(c) Naureen Hassan / नौरीन हसन

(d) GP Samanta / जीपी सामंत

(e) Deepak Mishra / दीपक मिश्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. IAS Sanjeev Kumar has appointed as Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Kumar is a 1993-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment.

Q.8. Who among the following is going to take over as the managing director and CEO of Mahindra and Mahindra?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन महिंद्रा एंड महिंद्रा के प्रबंध निदेशक और सीईओ के रूप में कार्यभार संभालने वाला है?

(a) Anish Shah / अनीश शाह

(b) Pramod Chandra Mody / प्रमोद चंद्र मोदी

(c) Matam Venkata Rao / मातम वेंकट राव

(d) Kuldiep Singh / कुलदीप सिंह

(e) Tarun Bajaj / तरुण बजाज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Anish Shah who is set to take over as the managing director and CEO of Mahindra and Mahindra from 2 April will become the first professional executive to oversee the entire business of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group.

Group chairman Anand Mahindra will be taking on a non-executive role. The markets regulator Sebi has mandated that from April 2022 the chairperson of the board of top 500 listed entities must be a non-executive director and not be related to the MD or CEO.

Q.9. Who has been honoured with Maharashtra Bhushan Award for the year 2020?

वर्ष 2020 के लिए महाराष्ट्र भूषण पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Asha Bhonsle / आशा भोंसले

(b) S P Balasubramaniam / एस पी बालासुब्रमण्यम

(c) Chhannulal Mishra / छन्नूलाल मिश्रा

(d) Usha Mangeshkar / उषा मंगेशकर

(e) Venu Srinivasan / वेणु श्रीनिवासन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will be honoured with the prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan Award for the year 2020. A committee chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray decided to select Ms Bhosle for the award for the year 2020.

Ms Bhosle, whose sister Lata Mangeshkar won the award for 1997, said she got to know from Mr Thackeray that she has been selected for the award for 2020. Ms Bhosle received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2000.

Q.10. With which country, India has conducted 1st time Joint Naval Partrolling recently?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने हाल ही में पहली बार संयुक्त नौसेना साझेदारी का आयोजन किया है?

(a) Tanzania / तंजानिया

(b) Mozambique / मोजाम्बिक

(c) Seychelles / सेशेल्स

(d) Madagascar / मेडागास्कर

(e) Ethiopia / इथियोपिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Indian Naval Ship INS Shardul made a port call at Antsiranana, Madagascar as part of First Training Squadron’s (1TS) Overseas Deployment from 21 – 24 Mar.

INS Shardul and Malagasy Navy ship MNS Trozona carried out a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) on 24 Mar 21. The Joint exercise bears testimony to the growing bonds between the maritime forces of both the nations and aimed at common objectives of ensuring maritime security by India and Madagascar and interoperability between the two navies.

Q.11. On which date, International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery is observed?

किस तारीख को “गुलामी के पीड़ितों के स्मरण का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवसमनाया जाता है?

(a) 23 March / 23 मार्च

(b) 24 March / 24 मार्च

(c) 25 March / 25 मार्च

(d) 26 March / 26 मार्च

(e) 27 March / 27 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. The day was designed for annual international observance on March 25 by United Nations in the year 2007. The day honours and remembers those who suffered and died because of ‘transatlantic slave trade’. This has been called as worst violation of human rights in history.

In the event of Transatlantic slave trade, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims for over 400 years. The day also aims at raising the awareness regarding dangers of racism and prejudice today.

Q.12. What was the theme for International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery 2021?

2021 के गुलामी के पीड़ितों के स्मरण का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवसका विषय क्या था?

(a) Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together

(b) Remember Slavery: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots

(c) Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality

(d) Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice

(e) Remember Slavery: Recognising the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. The day was designed for annual international observance on March 25 by United Nations in the year 2007. The day honours and remembers those who suffered and died because of ‘transatlantic slave trade’. This has been called as worst violation of human rights in history.

In the event of Transatlantic slave trade, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims for over 400 years. The day also aims at raising the awareness regarding dangers of racism and prejudice today.

2021 Theme: “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice”

Q.13. What is the capital of Madagascar?

मेडागास्कर की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Kigali / किगाली

(b) Warsaw / वॉरसॉ

(c) Addis Ababa / ऐद्दिस अबाबा

(d) Antananarivo / अंतानानारिवो

(e) Port Louis / पोर्ट लुइस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Capital: Antananarivo

President: Andry Rajoelina

Currency: Malagasy ariary

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