Daily Current Affairs16th March 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021 Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 16th March 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. The finance minister has introduced a Bill to raise FDI limit in insurance to 74%. What are the current permissible FDI limit in the life and general insurance?

वित्त मंत्री ने बीमा में FDI सीमा को बढ़ाकर 74% करने के लिए एक विधेयक पेश किया है। जीवन और सामान्य बीमा में वर्तमान अनुमेय एफडीआई सीमा क्या है?

(a) 35%

(b) 49%

(c) 55%

(d) 63%

(e) 70%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 15, 2021 introduced a Bill in Rajya Sabha that seek to amend the Insurance Act to pave the way for 74 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector.

The Bill seeks to amend the Insurance Act, 1938. Currently, the permissible FDI limit in the life and general insurance stands at 49 per cent with ownership and management control with Indian.

Q.2. With which country, India has signed an MoU on Cooperation in Sports and Youth Affairs?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने खेल और युवा मामलों में सहयोग पर एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Maldives / मालदीव्स

(b) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(c) Bhutan / भूटान

(d) Nepal / नेपाल

(e) Singapore / सिंगापुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment of the Republic of Maldives for cooperation in Sports and Youth Affairs. The MoU was signed on November, 2020.

Benefits arising from bilateral cooperation in the field of sports and youth affairs with Maldives would be equally applicable to all sportspersons irrespective or their caste, creed, region, religion and gender.

Q.3. Name the Principal Advisor of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has resigned recently.

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के प्रधान सलाहकार का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने हाल ही में इस्तीफा दिया है।

(a) P Praveen Siddharth / पी प्रवीण सिद्धार्थ

(b) Sanjiv Singh / संजीव सिंह

(c) Vivek Kumar / विवेक कुमार

(d) P K Sinha / पी के सिन्हा

(e) K K Aggarwal / के के अग्रवाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. PK Sinha is learned to have stepped down from the post of Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister on 15th March.

Sinha didn’t respond to a text message sent by ET. Emails sent to OSD (Communications and IT) at the PMO and the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau did not elicit a response. A person familiar with the development said Sinha had relinquished his position for ‘personal reasons.’

Q.4. Who among the following has been honoured with International Woman of Courage award 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला सम्मान 2021 से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Arundhathi Subramaniam / अरुंधति सुब्रमण्यम

(b) GP Samanta / जीपी सामंत

(c) Naureen Hassan / नौरीन हसन

(d) Gowsalya Shankar / गोशाल्य शंकर

(e) Koneru Humpy / कोनेरू हम्पी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. The U.S. Consulate honoured Tamil Nadu-based anti-caste activist and human rights defender Gowsalya Shankar with a nomination for the International Woman of Courage (IWOC) Award.

The IWOC Award Certificate of Nomination was handed over to her by U.S. Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin at an event ‘Courageous Women Inspire a Better World’ held in the city.

Q.5. Which singer’s album “Folklore” has won the “Album of the year” award at the 63rd Grammy Awards 2021?

63 वें ग्रैमी अवार्ड्स 2021 में किस गायक के एल्बम फोकलोरने एल्बम ऑफ़ द ईयरपुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Billie Eilish / बिली इलिश

(b) Tiara Thomas / टायरा थॉमस

(c) Taylor Swift / टेलर स्विफ्ट

(d) Ariana Grande / एरियाना ग्रांडे

(e) Dua Lipa / दुआ लिपा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The 63rd Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles in a unique socially distanced fashion. The 63rd Grammys were hosted by Trevor Noah.

Record of the year: Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish

Album of the year: “Folklore” by Taylor Swift

Song of the year: “I Can’t Breathe” by Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

Q.6. National Vaccination Day is observed in India on _________________ every year.

भारत में हर साल _______________ को राष्ट्रीय टीकाकरण दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 15 March / 15 मार्च

(b) 16 March / 16 मार्च

(c) 17 March / 17 मार्च

(d) 18 March / 18 मार्च

(e) 19 March / 19 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. On 16 March every year, National Vaccination Day is observed in India which is also known as National Immunisation Day (IMD). It was first observed on 16 March 1995 when the first dose of Oral Polio Vaccine was given.

It is an attempt to increase awareness for the eradication of polio from the planet earth.

Q.7. Padma Bhushan awardee Laxman Pai died recently. He was a/an _______________.

पद्म भूषण पुरस्कार से सम्मानित लक्ष्मण पई का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _______________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Freedom Fighter / स्वतंत्रता सेनानी

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Painter / चित्रकार

(e) Footballer / फुटबॉलर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Renowned painter and Padma Bhushan awardee Laxman Pai died in Goa on March 14, 2021 at the age of 95. Other awards won by him included Padma Shri, Nehru Award and Lalit Kala Akademi Award.

Q.8. Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair passed away recently. He was a/an __________________.

चेमानचेरी कुनिरामन नायर का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक __________________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Violinist / वायोलिन वादक

(c) Classical Vocalist / शास्त्रीय गायक

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Kathakali dancer / कथकली नर्तक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Veteran Kathakali artist Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair has passed away in Kozhikode, Kerala. He was 105-year old. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2017 for his contributions to the dance form of Kathakali.

Besides this, Chemencheri was also the recipient of several other awards like the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Award in 1979, the Kerala Kalamandalam award in 2001, Kalaratnam award in 2009, Mayilpeeli award and Sangeet Natak Academi Tagore award.

Q.9. What is the currency of Maldives?

मालदीव की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Pound / पौंड

(c) Rufiyaa / रूफिया

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Capital: Malé

Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa

President: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Q.10. In which year the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was established?

किस वर्ष में राष्ट्रीय कृषि और ग्रामीण विकास बैंक (NABARD) की स्थापना की गई?

(a) 1970

(b) 1975

(c) 1977

(d) 1980

(e) 1982

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Founded: 12 July 1982

Headquarters: Mumbai

Chairperson: Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

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