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Current Affairs Quiz: 10 March 2022

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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 10 March 2022

  1. Which of the following organizations recently (in March’22) signed a tripartite MoU with the Ministry of Ayush to promote research and development?
    1) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    2) Indian Council of Agricultural Research
    3) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
    4) Both 1 & 2
    5) Both 1 & 3
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Both 1 & 2
    Ministry of Ayush has signed a tripartite MoU with the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for Inter-Ministerial co-operation for the promotion, and facilitation of research and development and to draw synergies to the medicinal plants and traditional agricultural practices of India.
    i. The organizations will work in the different areas of agriculture including horti-floriculture, utilizing traditional food knowledge etc. and focus will be on ensuring food security and enhancing the livelihoods of the farmers.
    ii. A Joint Working Group (JWG) will be formed involving officers from the Ministry of Ayush, ICAR, and CSIR for effective implementation of the MoU.

  2. In March 2022, the Centre Government constituted the National Dam Safety Authority & 22-member National Committee on Dam Safety to prevent dam-related disasters & resolve inter-state issues.
    The National Committee on Dam Safety will be headed by ____________.
    1) Rajendra Singh
    2) R.K. Sinha
    3) Uday Chaudhari
    4) Pankaj Kumar
    5) S. R. Meena
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer- 2) R.K. Sinha
    National Dam Safety Authority, has been constituted that seeks to maintain standards related to dam safety, prevent dam-related disasters and resolve inter-state issues related to dams.
    i. The Centre also constituted a 22-member National Committee on Dam Safety which is headed by the Chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC)(Present Chairman – R.K. Sinha) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
    ii. Under the Dam Safety Act, the National Dam Safety Authority has been constituted on 18th February, 2022 which will be headed by a chairman and assisted by 5 members to lead its 5 wings – policy and research, technical, regulation, disaster & resilience and administration & finance.
    iii. The Authority will be headquartered in the National Capital Region (NCR), Delhi and will be supported by 4 regional offices.

  3. India’s largest reclining statue of Lord Buddha is being constructed in which of the following pilgrimage sites?
    1) Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh
    2) Nalanda, Bihar
    3) Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh,
    4) Kapilvastu, Uttar Pradesh
    5) Bodh Gaya, Bihar
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Bodh Gaya, Bihar
    India’s largest reclining statue of Lord Buddha is being constructed in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. The 100 feet long and 30 feet high statue depicts Lord Buddha in a sleeping posture.
    i. The statue is being built by Buddha International Welfare Mission. The sculptors from Kolkata are building the statue with fiberglass.
    ii. The construction of the statue was started in 2019 and it will be open for devotees from February 2023.

  4. SEBI recently (in March’22) increased the limit for Public debt investment through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) from Rs 2 Lakh to ________ with the effect from 1st May, 2022.
    1) Rs 5 lakh
    2) Rs 3 lakh
    3) Rs 6 lakh
    4) Rs 4 lakh
    5) Rs 7 lakh
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Rs 5 lakh
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) increased the limit for investment through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) mechanism to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 2 Lakh for the investors applying in public issues of debt securities, which will open on or after May 1, 2022.
    i. The move comes following NPCI’s decision in December 2021, to enhance the per transaction limit in UPI from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh for UPI-based Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA) Initial Public Offer (IPO).

  5. Name the insurance company that recently (in March’22) signed a bancassurance partnership agreement with Bharat Co-operative Bank.
    1) Exide Life Insurance
    2) Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
    3) Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance
    4) Bharti AXA Life Insurance
    5) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance
    Aim combining synergies to enhance the reach of life insurance products Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance (ABSLI), the life insurance subsidiary of Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL), and Bharat Co-operative Bank (Mumbai) Ltd. signed a bancassurance partnership agreement.
    i. Under the partnership, ABSLI can directly reach out to customers through Bharat Co-operative Bank’s (Mumbai) 103 branches and fulfill their life insurance and investment planning needs.
    About Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance (ABSLI):
    MD and CEO- Kamlesh Rao
    Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

  6. Which company recently (in March’22) signed an MoU with Smart Power India (SPI) Promotes Solar Rooftop Panels in Rural Areas of India?
    1) Adani Solar
    2) ReNew Power
    3) Tata Power Solar
    4) Azure Power
    5) Vikram Solar
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Adani Solar
    Adani Solar and Smart Power India (SPI), the Indian subsidiary of Rockefeller Foundation, have signed a non-financial and non-commercial MoU for equitable access to last-mile electricity and to encourage energy transition in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
    Aim – To promote the usage of solar rooftop panels and achieve 5 MegaWatt (MW) of solar deployment through Adani Solar’s channel partners.
    i. As per a National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog report, rooftop solar (RTS) power is a clean source of energy that reduces transmission and distribution losses as the solar generation and distribution are co-located.

  7. Which Ministry recently (in March’22) presented the Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar Award, National Safety Awards- 2018 & National Safety Awards (Mines) for the years from 2017 to 2020?
    1) Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
    2) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
    3) Ministry of Labour and Employment
    4) Ministry of Power
    5) Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Ministry of Labour and Employment
    The Union Minister of Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav,presented Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP), National Safety Awards (NSA) for the performance year 2018 and National Safety Awards (Mines) [NSA (Mines)] for the contest years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
    i. A total 96 VRP were presented for the performance year 2018, A total 141 NSA were given (80 winners & 61 runners-up) and 144 candidates got the NSA (Mines).
    ii. The Ministry of Labour & Employment, has been operating the “Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP)” and “National Safety Awards (NSA)” since 1965 and National Safety Awards (Mines) [NSA (Mines)] since 1983.

  8. In which institute was the petascale supercomputer “PARAM Ganga” with a capacity of 1.66 petaflops established under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)?
    1) IIT- Kanpur
    2) IIT- Guwahati
    3) IIT- Madras
    4) IIT- Delhi
    5) IIT- Roorkee
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) IIT- Roorkee
    A Made in India Petascale Supercomputer ‘PARAM Ganga’ with a supercomputing capacity of 1.66 Petaflops (Peta Floating-Point Operations Per Second) has been installed at IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand.
    i. This national Supercomputing Facility was inaugurated by B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Roorkee and designed and commissioned by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under Phase 2 of the build approach of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).
    Features of PARAM Ganga:
    • Its components, and software stack are manufactured and assembled within India only.
    • It is a new High-Performance Computational (HPC) facility that will accelerate R&D activities in multidisciplinary domains of science and engineering, to solve complex problems of national importance and global significance.

  9. Which team won the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup for the 1st time?
    1) A.S Pirae Football Club (Tahiti)
    2) Chelsea Football Club (UK)
    3) Palmeiras Football Club (Brazil)
    4) Al Jazira Football Club (UAE)
    5) Monterrey Football club (Mexico)
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Chelsea Football Club (UK)
    Chelsea Football Club (Chelsea FC)-UK won the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup for the 1st time defeating Brazilian club Palmeiras in the finals and the tournament hosted by United Arab Emirates (UAE).
    i. The 18th edition of the Club World Cup took place at 2 venues in Abu Dhabi, UAE and was held from 3rd to 12th February 2022. The event was presented by Alibaba Cloud.

  10. The book, “On Board: Test. Trial. Triumph. My years in BCCI “ is an autobiography of _____________.
    1) Anurag Thakur
    2) Ratnakar Shetty
    3) Sharad Pawar
    4) Sourav Ganguly
    5) Rajeev Shukla
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Ratnakar Shetty
    Ratnakar Shetty, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) veteran and one of India’s long served cricket administrators has released a book titled “On Board: Test. Trial. Triumph. My years in the BCCI “.
    i. The book is an autobiography, narrating his experience as an administrator in the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
    ii. The book was released by Sharad Pawar, former President of BCCI and International Cricket Council(ICC) alongside former Indian Cricket Team Captain Dilip Vengsarkar.

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