GK Quiz To Test Your Knowledge On Current Affairs: March'20 Edition

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  • 1. 

     Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy _____ helicopter to Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of 1971 War of Liberation. 

    • A.

      Alouette III 

    • B.

      Cheetah 

    • C.

      Apache AH-64E

    • D.

      Dhruv

    Correct Answer
    A. Alouette III 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alouette III. The Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the 1971 War of Liberation.

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  • 2. 

    _____ received CERAweek global energy and environment leadership award on March 5, 2021.

    • A.

      Narendra Modi

    • B.

      Abdul Kalam

    • C.

      Greta Thunberg

    • D.

      Nirmala Sitaraman

    Correct Answer
    A. Narendra Modi
    Explanation
    Narendra Modi received the CERAweek global energy and environment leadership award on March 5, 2021. This recognition highlights his efforts and leadership in the field of energy and the environment. As the Prime Minister of India, Modi has been actively promoting renewable energy, initiating various environmental policies, and advocating for sustainable development. His commitment to addressing climate change and promoting clean energy solutions has earned him this prestigious award.

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  • 3. 

    The veteran batter of the Indian women’s cricket team ____ on March 12, 2021, became the first Indian woman cricketer to complete 10,000 international runs across all cricket formats

    • A.

      Mithali Raj

    • B.

      Saina Nehwal

    • C.

      Hima Das

    • D.

      Sushma Verma

    Correct Answer
    A. Mithali Raj
    Explanation
    Mithali Raj became the first Indian woman cricketer to complete 10,000 international runs across all cricket formats. This achievement highlights her exceptional batting skills and longevity in the sport. Mithali Raj has been a stalwart of the Indian women's cricket team for many years and has consistently performed at a high level. Her milestone of 10,000 runs is a testament to her dedication, talent, and contribution to Indian cricket.

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  • 4. 

    _____ became the first serving member of Parliament and minister to be promoted as captain in the Territorial Army as a regular Commissioned Officer.

    • A.

      Anurag Thakur

    • B.

      Prakash Javedkar

    • C.

      Talari Rangaiah

    • D.

      YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

    Correct Answer
    A. Anurag Thakur
    Explanation
    Anurag Thakur became the first serving member of Parliament and minister to be promoted as captain in the Territorial Army as a regular Commissioned Officer.

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  • 5. 

    Tirath Singh Rawat took oath as ____ states' new CM

    • A.

      Uttarakhand

    • B.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • C.

      Bihar

    • D.

      Karnataka

    Correct Answer
    A. Uttarakhand
    Explanation
    Tirath Singh Rawat took oath as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

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  • 6. 

    The IPL 2021 will start on April __ , 2021

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    A. 6
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6 because the question is asking for the start date of IPL 2021. The only option that represents a date is 6, indicating that IPL 2021 will start on April 6, 2021.

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  • 7. 

    The ____ final will be held between India and New Zealand later this year in England.

    • A.

      World test championship

    • B.

      World Wrestling tournament

    • C.

      World Cup

    • D.

      World Chess tournament

    Correct Answer
    A. World test championship
    Explanation
    The given question asks about the final that will be held between India and New Zealand later this year in England. The correct answer is "World test championship." This implies that the final match between India and New Zealand is part of the World Test Championship, which is a cricket tournament organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to determine the best test cricket team in the world.

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  • 8. 

    Haryana government passed a bill that reserves 75% of jobs in the ____ sector for the local people of the state

    • A.

      Private

    • B.

      Public

    Correct Answer
    A. Private
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Private. The Haryana government passed a bill that reserves 75% of jobs in the private sector for the local people of the state. This means that private companies operating in Haryana will be required to prioritize hiring local residents for a majority of their job openings. This move aims to provide employment opportunities for the local population and promote economic growth within the state.

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  • 9. 

    The United Nations adopted an India-sponsored resolution and declared 2023 as an ‘International Year of ___.

    • A.

      Millets

    • B.

      Rice

    • C.

      Sugarcane

    • D.

      Honey

    Correct Answer
    A. Millets
    Explanation
    The United Nations adopted an India-sponsored resolution and declared 2023 as an "International Year of Millets." This resolution recognizes the importance of millets in promoting sustainable agriculture, food security, and nutrition. Millets are highly nutritious, climate-resilient crops that have been traditionally grown in many countries, including India. By declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets, the United Nations aims to raise awareness about the benefits of millets, promote their cultivation and consumption, and support efforts to integrate millets into national policies and programs for sustainable development.

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  • 10. 

    Indian wrestler _____ has regained the number one spot in the rankings after clinching a second successive gold medal at the Matteo Pallicone Ranking Series

    • A.

      Bajrang Punia

    • B.

      Vinesh Poghat

    • C.

      Sushil Kumar

    • D.

      Sakshi Malik

    Correct Answer
    A. Bajrang Punia
  • 11. 

    The Government of India signed a key pact with _____ for the supply of defence material and equipment including BharhMos Cruise Missiles

    • A.

      Philippines

    • B.

      United States of America

    • C.

      Cuba

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    A. Philippines
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Philippines. The Government of India signed a key pact with the Philippines for the supply of defense material and equipment, including BharhMos Cruise Missiles. This suggests that India and the Philippines have entered into a bilateral agreement to enhance their defense capabilities and strengthen their strategic partnership. The pact signifies the growing cooperation and collaboration between the two countries in the field of defense.

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  • 12. 

    PM Modi inaugurated _____ bridge connecting India and Bangladesh virtually on March 9, 2021.

    • A.

      Maitri Sethu

    • B.

      Atal Bihari

    • C.

      Jal Sakthi

    • D.

      Mithilia

    Correct Answer
    A. Maitri Sethu
    Explanation
    PM Modi virtually inaugurated the Maitri Sethu bridge on March 9, 2021. This bridge connects India and Bangladesh, symbolizing the friendship and cooperation between the two nations. The term "Maitri" means friendship in Hindi, further emphasizing the bridge's significance in strengthening the bond between India and Bangladesh.

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  • 13. 

    ____ _____ was named as the Men's Player of the Month (February) by the International Cricket Council (ICC) 

    • A.

      Ravichandran Ashwin

    • B.

      Virat Kohli

    • C.

      Rishabh Pant

    • D.

      Rohit Sharma

    Correct Answer
    A. Ravichandran Ashwin
    Explanation
    Ravichandran Ashwin was named as the Men's Player of the Month (February) by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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  • 14. 

    The Uttar Pradesh government ordered the removal of all ____ structures on public roads. 

    • A.

      Religious

    • B.

      Political

    • C.

      National

    • D.

      Recreational

    Correct Answer
    A. Religious
    Explanation
    The Uttar Pradesh government ordered the removal of all religious structures on public roads. This suggests that the government wants to ensure that public roads are free from any religious structures, possibly to maintain a secular environment and prevent any conflicts or biases based on religious affiliations. By removing religious structures, the government aims to promote equality and neutrality in public spaces.

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  • 15. 

    China and Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 9, 2021, to set up an _____.

    • A.

      International lunar research station

    • B.

      Nuclear research center

    • C.

      International biochemical research center

    • D.

      Wind energy research and output unit

    Correct Answer
    A. International lunar research station
    Explanation
    China and Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 9, 2021, to set up an International lunar research station. This agreement signifies their collaboration and joint efforts in exploring and conducting research on the moon. The establishment of an international lunar research station would allow both countries to share resources, knowledge, and expertise in the field of lunar exploration, furthering scientific advancements and deepening their cooperation in space exploration.

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  • 16. 

    Amitabh Bachchan on March 19, 2021, will be conferred with the 2021 ______ by FIAF at a virtual ceremony.

    • A.

      Film Archive Award

    • B.

      Best actor award

    • C.

      Exceptional Performance award

    • D.

      Filmfare award

    Correct Answer
    A. Film Archive Award
    Explanation
    Amitabh Bachchan will be receiving the 2021 Film Archive Award from FIAF at a virtual ceremony on March 19, 2021. This award recognizes his significant contributions to the film industry and his exceptional body of work. Amitabh Bachchan is a legendary actor who has made a lasting impact on Indian cinema, and this award is a testament to his talent and dedication to the art of filmmaking.

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  • 17. 

    France has successfully launched the first military exercise in space which was codenamed '___'

    • A.

      Aster X

    • B.

      Aster W

    • C.

      Aster Y

    • D.

      Aster Z

    Correct Answer
    A. Aster X
    Explanation
    France has successfully launched the first military exercise in space under the codename "Aster X". This suggests that France has achieved a significant milestone in their space capabilities, specifically in the field of military operations. The use of the term "Aster" in the codename indicates that the exercise may be related to asteroid defense or exploration. This achievement highlights France's commitment to advancing their space program and signifies their growing presence and capabilities in the domain of space military operations.

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  • 18. 

    _____, a third Scorpene-class submarine was commissioned into the Indian Navy on March 10, 2021.

    • A.

      INS Vikrant 

    • B.

      INS Karanj

    • C.

      INS Dhruv

    • D.

      INS Ranji

    Correct Answer
    B. INS Karanj
    Explanation
    INS Karanj is the correct answer because it is stated that a third Scorpene-class submarine was commissioned into the Indian Navy on March 10, 2021. The other options, INS Vikrant, INS Dhruv, and INS Ranji, are not mentioned in the given information and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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  • 19. 

    Which Union Ministry launched 100-day 'Catch the Rain' campaign? 

    • A.

      Jal Shakthi ministry

    • B.

      Home Ministry

    • C.

       Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

    • D.

      Ministry of Rural Development

    Correct Answer
    A. Jal Shakthi ministry
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jal Shakthi ministry. The Jal Shakthi ministry launched the 100-day 'Catch the Rain' campaign. This campaign aims to promote water conservation and rainwater harvesting across the country. The ministry is responsible for the management of water resources and ensuring the availability of clean and safe water for all. The campaign encourages people to actively participate in conserving rainwater and using it efficiently to address the water scarcity issue in the country.

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  • 20. 

    The IAF team will be participating in the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of which nation's Air Force? 

    • A.

      Sri Lanka

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      Bhutan

    • D.

      Nepal

    Correct Answer
    A. Sri Lanka
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sri Lanka because the IAF team will be participating in the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of Sri Lanka's Air Force.

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  • 21. 

    What is the new name of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha TV? 

    • A.

      Sansad TV

    • B.

      Sanskar TV

    • C.

      Dhoor Darshan

    • D.

      Samskruti TV

    Correct Answer
    A. Sansad TV
    Explanation
    The new name of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha TV is Sansad TV.

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  • 22. 

    Which city topped the ease of living list in cities with less than one million population?

    • A.

      Shimla

    • B.

      Chennai

    • C.

      Lucknow

    • D.

      Kozhikode

    Correct Answer
    A. Shimla
    Explanation
    Shimla topped the ease of living list in cities with less than one million population.

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  • 23. 

    Which state government has decided to develop three model villages in Indo-Tibet China border areas?

    • A.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Jammu and Kashmir

    • C.

      Haryana

    • D.

      West Bengal

    Correct Answer
    A. Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation
    Arunachal Pradesh has decided to develop three model villages in Indo-Tibet China border areas. This decision shows the state government's focus on improving infrastructure and living conditions in these border areas. By developing model villages, Arunachal Pradesh aims to create sustainable and well-planned communities that can serve as examples for other villages in the region. This initiative is likely to enhance the overall development and security of the Indo-Tibet China border areas in Arunachal Pradesh.

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  • 24. 

    Who has become the third cricketer to hit six 6s in one over in international cricket?

    • A.

      Kieron Pollard

    • B.

      Ashwin

    • C.

      Rishab Pant

    • D.

      Virat Kohli

    Correct Answer
    A. Kieron Pollard
    Explanation
    Kieron Pollard has become the third cricketer to hit six 6s in one over in international cricket. This means that he hit six consecutive sixes in a single over, which is a remarkable feat in the game of cricket. Only two other cricketers have achieved this before him, making Pollard's achievement even more impressive.

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  • 25. 

    _________'s coronavirus vaccine is the first single-dose vaccine to be listed by WHO. 

    • A.

      Johnson & Johnson

    • B.

      Sputnix

    • C.

      Covaxin

    • D.

      Covax

    Correct Answer
    A. Johnson & Johnson
    Explanation
    Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is the first single-dose vaccine to be listed by WHO. This means that it only requires one dose to provide protection against the virus, unlike other vaccines that require two doses. Being listed by the WHO indicates that the vaccine has met the organization's standards for safety, efficacy, and quality. Johnson & Johnson's vaccine has been proven to be effective in preventing COVID-19 and has been authorized for emergency use in many countries. Its single-dose feature makes it easier to administer and can potentially help in speeding up the vaccination process.

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