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Current Affairs Quiz: 19 March 2022

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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 19 March 2022

  1. In March 2022, _________ became the first state in India to implement the Crop Diversification Index.
    1) Telangana
    2) Odisha
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Karnataka
    5) Tamil Nadu
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Telangana
    Telangana turned out to be the first state in India to adopt the Crop Diversification Index (CDI) by way of recording their crop diversification pattern in the form of an index.
    i. According to the CDI, Telangana grows 77 varieties of crops, out of which only 10 crops (mostly grains) are chosen for crop diversification.
    ii. The districts of Nirmal, Vikarabad, and Sangareddy emerge as the most diverse, ranking in the top 3 in the state.
    About Crop Diversification Index (CDI):
    All the areas under the 77 different crops, which include food, non-food, and cash crops, as well as the areas under floriculture practices, have been considered to calculate the index.

  2. As per the Periodic Labour Force Survey released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in March 2022, India’s urban unemployment rate is projected to _____ in the April-June quarter of 2021.
    1) 11.5%
    2) 14.3%
    3) 12.6%
    4) 10.2%
    5) 9.3%
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) 12.6%
    As per the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), India’s urban unemployment rate (persons of age 15 years and above) has jumped to 12.6% in April-June quarter of 2021, when compared to 9.3% in the January-March 2021.
    i. The present quarterly bulletin is the eleventh in the series for the quarter April- June 2021.
    ii. At the all-India level, in the urban areas, a total number of 5,619 First-Stage Sampling Units (FSUs) have been surveyed during the quarter April – June 2021.
    iii. UR percentage of male and female for April-June 2021 was 12.2% and 14.3% respectively.

  3. Name the festival of spring which was celebrated in West Bengal in March 2022.
    1) Vasant Navratri
    2) Kawant Gher
    3) Dol Utsav
    4) Sarhul
    5) Shigmo
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Dol Utsav
    West Bengal celebrated the ‘Dol Utsav’ or ‘Dol Jatra’, the festival of colors, marking the onset of spring season.
    i. The festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha and celebrated on the full moon day. It also marks the last festival of the year as per the Bengali calendar.
    ii. In Eastern region of India, the festival of spring is celebrated as Dol Jatra, Dol Purnima, Dol Utsav and Basanta Utsav.

  4. NPCI is set to launch ‘On-Device Wallet-UPI Lite for Small Value Transactions’ in Offline Mode.
    What is the Upper Limit of payment transactions in UPI Lite?
    1) Rs 100
    2) Rs 400
    3) Rs 500
    4) Rs 300
    5) Rs 200
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Rs 200
    The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) will launch On-Device Wallet i.e. ‘UPI Lite’ for UPI users which will enable small value transactions in an offline mode. UPI stands for (Unified Payments Interface).
    This functionality enables transactions without additional factor authentication (AFA) or a UPI PIN (Personal Identification Number). Designed by NPCI.
    Limits in UPI Lite:
    • Upper Limit of payment transaction- Rs 200
    • Total limit of balance for an On-Device Wallet- Rs 2,000 at any point of time

  5. Which company recently (in March’22) partnered with UltraCash Technologies to offer a digital payment facility for consumers to book their LPG cylinders?
    1) Oil India Ltd
    2) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    3) Hindustan Petroleum
    4) Indian Oil Corporation
    5) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has partnered with UltraCash Technologies Private Limited to become the first Indian company to offer digital payment to non-internet users for its BharatGas consumers to book their LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) cylinders.
    i. This facility will enable its customers who do not have smartphones or the internet to book their cylinders and make the payment through “UPI 123PAY”.
    ii. The tie-up of BPCL’s BharatGas with UltraCash Technologies Pvt. Ltd. ‘s UltraCash enables consumers to call a common number, 080 4516 3554, from a non-internet phone.

  6. In March 2022, ________ became the 1st Indian Bank to sign an MoU with Business France to provide support to companies in the Indo-French corridor.
    1) State Bank of India
    2) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    3) YES Bank
    4) Axis Bank
    5) ICICI Bank
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (KMBL) signed an MoU with Business France, a French National agency involved in exports and international investments in France, to provide support to companies in the Indo-French corridor.
    i. The KMBL became the first Indian bank to sign a MoU with Business France.
    ii. The MoU will promote business and start-up ecosystems in India and France.
    About Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (KMBL):
    CEO– Uday Kotak
    Established- 1985
    Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

  7. Which company recently (in March’22) partnered with the US Agency for International Development to promote the digital empowerment of women in India through “Project Kirana”?
    1) Capital One
    2) Mastercard
    3) Visa
    4) American Express
    5) Maestro
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Mastercard
    The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mastercard have partnered to promote digital empowerment of women in India through ‘Project Kirana’, a digital financial literacy programme for women entrepreneurs in India.
    Project Kirana is a two year programme implemented by DAI and ACCESS Development Services started in November 2020.
    • It is working in some selected cities like Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh.
    • It provides assistance to women to prepare basic business management skills such as sales, accounting, budget management, and insurance to become successful kirana entrepreneurs.

  8. In March 2022, RBI approved the extension of Rajeev Ahuja, interim MD and CEO of RBL Bank, for _______________.
    1) 3 Months
    2) 1 Year
    3) 6 Months
    4) 8 Months
    5) 2 Years
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) 3 Months
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the extension of Rajeev Ahuja’s term as interim Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RBL Bank for another three months w.e.f from 25 March, 2022 or till the appointment of a regular MD & CEO, whichever is earlier.
    About RBL Bank:
    Headquarters-Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Founded- 1943
    Tagline – ‘‘Apno Ka Bank’’

  9. Name the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) is the 5th series of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) class that was commissioned by the Defence Secretary of India, Ajay Kumar, in Goa.
    1) ICGS Sachet
    2) ICGS Sarthak
    3) ICGS Sujeet
    4) ICGS Sajag
    5) ICGS Saksham
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) ICGS Saksham
    As a significant step toward strengthening India’s maritime security, the Defence Secretary of India Dr Ajay Kumar has commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Saksham, the fifth in the series of 105-metre Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) class, at Goa.
    i. Goa Shipyard Limited designed and built the 105-meter OPV, which is equipped with advanced technology, navigation and communication systems, sensors, and machinery.
    ii. The first four of the five ICGS which have already been commissioned in 2020 are ICGS Sachet (1st); ICGS Sujeet (2nd); ICGS Sarthak (3rd); and ICGS Sajag (4th) in 2021.

  10. The Global Recycling Day 2022 was observed across the globe on ___________, 2022.
    1) 15th March
    2) 18th March
    3) 12th March
    4) 14th March
    5) 16th March
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer- 2) 18th March
    Global Recycling Day is annually observed across the globe on 18th March to help recognise, and celebrate, the importance of recycling in securing the future of our planet.
    i. The events theme of Global Recycling Day 2022 will focus on the ‘Recycling Fraternity’.
    ii. The first ever Global Recycling Day was observed on 18th March 2018, which also marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of BIR.

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