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Current Affairs Quiz: 23 March 2022

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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 23 March 2022

  1. The Narasingapettai Nagaswaram, a classical wind music instrument, recently (in March’22) got the GI Tag under the category of musical instruments.
    “Narasingapettai Nagaswaram” belongs to which state?
    1) Telangana
    2) Tamil Nadu
    3) Kerala
    4) Karnataka
    5) Andhra Pradesh
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Tamil Nadu
    The Narasingapettai Nagaswaram, a classical wind music instrument, handcrafted in Narasingapettai Village in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (TN) got the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag under the category of musical instruments of class 15 from Geographical Indications Registry.
    Narasingapettai Nagaswaram instrument:
    • Narasingapettai Nagaswaram is a classical wind instrument.It has a length of 2.5 feet.
    • A major portion of the ‘Narasingapettai Nagaswaram’ is made from the Water Resistance Tree aacha (Hardwickia binata).Wood used to craft the Nagaswaram is atleast 100 year old.
    • Reeds are made from the leaves of the locally grown plant called ‘Naanal’.
    • The instrument has a cylindrical body that flares out into a bell shape at the bottom, that provides the Nagaswaram with its characteristic volume and captivating tone. It is a double-reed wind instrument with a large flaring bell.

  2. _________ has become the 1st state in India to introduce carbon-neutral framing methods for better soil health.
    1) Jharkhand
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Punjab
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) Kerala
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Kerala
    Kerala became the first state in India to introduce carbon-neutral agricultural practices in select locations for better soil health.
    About Carbon-Neutral Farming:
    Carbon-neutral farming is the technique of decreasing carbon emissions and aid carbon storage in the soil, through techniques such as Integrated farming methods, Crop rotation, Fertigation, Precision Farming methods, Shifting how the soil is irrigated, and restricting the haphazard use of Fertiliser application.

  3. RBI recently (in Mar’22) cancelled the licence of ___________ due to its inadequacy in earning prospects to Pay the customers.
    1) Abhyudaya Cooperative Bank
    2) Kalol Urban Co-operative Bank
    3) People’s Co-operative Bank
    4) Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank
    5) Alavi Co-operative Bank
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) People’s Co-operative Bank
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the license of People’s Co-operative Bank Limited, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) as the bank failed to adhere to the requirements of Sections 22(3) (a), 22 (3) (b), 22(3)(c), 22(3) (d) and 22(3)(e) – under Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
    i. The bank is found to lack adequate capital and earning prospects under the provisions of Section 11(1) and Section 22 (3) (d) – under Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 – ‘Act to apply to co-operative societies subject to modifications’

  4. Which organisation recently (in March’22) sanctioned a financial assistance of Rs. 4,013 crores to Odisha under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for the financial year 2021-2022?
    1) IRDAI
    2) SIDBI
    3) SEBI
    4) NABARD
    5) Reserve Bank of India
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) NABARD
    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a financial assistance of Rs. 4,013 crores to Odisha under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for the financial year 2021-2022, and Odisha has got a major share of NABARD’s infrastructure funds, the highest in India.
    i. With this the total sanction has crossed Rs 32,100 crore for Odisha since the inception of the RIDF.

  5. In March 2022, Fitch declined its projection of India’s GDP in the “Global Economic Outlook-March 2022” to _______ from 10.3% for FY23.
    1) 8.5%
    2) 7.9%
    3) 9.6%
    4) 8.9%
    5) 9.9%
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) 8.5%
    Rating agency Fitch in its ‘Global economic Outlook-March 2022’ declined India’s growth forecast for FY23 (2022-2023) by 1.8 percentage points (pp) to 8.5% from 10.3% due to high energy prices amid Russia-Ukraine war.
    On the other hand, for FY22, the agency has increased the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth by 0.6 pp to 8.7% from 8.1%. For 2023-24, it is estimated at 7 per cent.

  6. Who was appointed as the Chief Minister (CM) of Manipur for the 2nd consecutive term?
    1) Rishang Keishing
    2) N Biren Singh
    3) Radhabinod Koijam
    4) Okram Ibobi Singh
    5) R Jaichandra Singh
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) N Biren Singh
    Nongthombam (N) Biren Singh, sworn in as the Chief Minister (CM) of Manipur for the second consecutive term. The oath of office was administered by Manipur Governor La Ganesan at the Raj Bhawan in Imphal, Manipur.He is the 12th CM of Manipur(Excluding Repetition).
    i. N Biren Singh was elected from the Heingang seat for the record fifth time, in the recently concluded 12th Manipur assembly elections. BJP won 32 seats in the 60-member house.
    ii. In 2017, Biren Singh won the elections and became the first BJP chief minister of Manipur.

  7. Which digital payment company recently (in March’22) announced its acquisition of a 100% stake in GigIndia?
    1) Freecharge
    2) BharatPe
    3) PhonePe
    4) MobiKwik
    5) Paytm
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) PhonePe
    PhonePe, a digital payment company backed by Flipkart announced the acquisition of 100 % stake in GigIndia, which is a network for freelance micro-entrepreneurs. Objective-To strengthen its offerings to corporate and enterprise partners.
    i. Under the acquisition, PhonePe will get the leverage of GigIndia’s network of 1.5 million freelance micro-entrepreneurs to help corporates and promote development.
    ii. GigIndia’s customer base includes companies like Amazon, Paytm, Tata Group, Reliance Industries, Swiggy, PayU, among others.

  8. In March 2022, who became the all-time leading football scorer with 807 goals?
    1) Karim Benzema
    2) Cristiano Ronaldo
    3) Robert Lewandowski
    4) Lionel Messi
    5) Harry Kane
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Cristiano Ronaldo
    Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the all-time leading scorer (professional football) with 807 goals, after scoring 3 goals against Tottenham Hotspur during the English Premier League 2022.
    i. Previously the record was held by Austro-Czech Josef Bican who scored 805 goals from 1931 to 1955.
    ii. Cristiano Ronaldo scored 807 goals while playing for Lisbon (5), Manchester United (136), Real Madrid (450), Juventus (101) and the Portuguese national team (115).

  9. In March 2022, Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the coffee table book titled “The Shield: Covishield”.
    Who authored the book, “The Shield: Covishield”?
    1) Krishna Saksena
    2) Ashis Ray
    3) Bibek Debroy
    4) Prakash Kumar Singh
    5) Dalai Lama
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Prakash Kumar Singh
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled the coffee table book titled “The Shield: Covishield” authored by Prakash Kumar Singh, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Serum Institute of India(SII).
    i. The book encapsulates the journey of SII, world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, in producing COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’.

  10. What is the theme of World Water Day 2022 that was observed across the globe by the United nation on 22nd March, 2022?
    1) Nature for Water
    2) Water and Climate Change
    3) Groundwater: Making the invisible visible
    4) Valuing Water
    5) Leaving No One Behind
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Groundwater: Making the invisible visible
    The United Nations (UN)’s World Water Day 2022 was observed across the globe on 22nd March with the theme of World Water Day 2022 is “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible”.
    i. The observance of World Water Day is led by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the first-ever World Water Day was observed on 22nd March 1993.
    ii. UN-Water and UNESCO launched the 2022 edition of the United Nations(UN) World Water Development Report (WWDR), titled “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible”, focused on groundwater.

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