Current Affairs Quiz: 25 March 2021

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      1. What was the total financial estimate furnished by the Ministry of Finance for implementing the Khelo India scheme between 2021-22 to 2025-26?
        1) Rs. 650 crore
        2) Rs. 8750 crore
        3) Rs. 1570 crore
        4) Rs. 10750 crore
        5) Rs. 6500 crore
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-2) Rs. 8750 crore
        Explanation:
        Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has decided to extend the Khelo India scheme from 2021-22 to 2025-26. The Ministry has furnished an Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) memorandum to the Ministry of Finance for the extension of the scheme.
        · INR 8750 Crore has been estimated as financial implication of the new Khelo India Scheme in the EFC Memorandum.
        · ‘Khelo India-National Programme for Development of Sports’ was launched in October, 2017.

      2. Which year is predicted for achieving the Net-Zero emission levels in India, as per the ‘India: Transforming to a net-zero emissions energy system’ report released by TERI?
        1) 2030
        2) 2045
        3) 2050
        4) 2035
        5) 2040
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-3) 2050
        Explanation:
        According to the report by ‘India: Transforming to a net-zero emissions energy system’ released by TERI (The Energy & Resources Institute) & Shell (otherwise known as Royal Dutch Shell plc), the Net Zero emissions in energy system in India is achievable by 2050.
        Key Proposals:
        · Fixing a target of 13% hydrogen in final energy, included as a fuel for industry and transport.
        · Invest in processes, technologies and end uses to improve energy intensity per unit of GDP by almost 60% by 2050.

      3. Indian govt. is planning (as of Mar’21) to conduct an airborne radar survey to estimate the thickness of Glaciers at Lahaul-Spiti basin. Where is Lahaul-Spiti basin located?
        1) Arunachal Pradesh
        2) Uttarakhand
        3) Jammu & Kashmir
        4) Ladakh
        5) Himachal Pradesh
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-5) Himachal Pradesh
        Explanation:
        Explanation:
        Indian govt. is planning to conduct an airborne radar survey on a pilot basis in the Himalayan region to estimate the thickness of Glaciers at Lahaul-Spiti basin of Himachal Pradesh. The pilot project will then be extended to conduct on Indus, Ganga & Brahmaputra sub-basins.
        · The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) data estimates 33% of India’s thermal electricity and 52% of hydropower are dependent on Himalayan rivers.

      4. Which educational institution signed a Research & Development pact (in Mar’21) with Applied Materials India for developing new advanced materials?
        1) NIT Warangal
        2) IIT Bombay
        3) NIT Trichy
        4) IISc Bengaluru
        5) IIT Madras
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-4) IISc Bengaluru
        Explanation:
        Applied Materials India signed a research and development (R&D) pact with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Karnataka.
        IISc Bengaluru and Applied Materials India will work closely with the Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE) to explore new applications and solutions in the field of advanced materials.

      5. Who represented India in the ‘World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2021’ that was held virtually in March 2021?
        1) Mahendra Nath Pandey
        2) Sanjay Dhotre
        3) Ravi Shankar Prasad
        4) Harsh Vardhan
        5) Narendra Modi
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-2) Sanjay Dhotre
        Explanation:
        On March 22, 2021, Minister of State (MOS) for Communications, Shri Sanjay Dhotre represented India at the virtual ‘World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2021’which is one of the world’s largest annual gatherings of the ‘ICT for development’ communities.
        · The WSIS Forum was co-organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, UN – Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and UNDP.

      6. In March 2021, SEBI amended the valuation rule of Perpetual Bonds. Starting from ___________ the deemed residual maturity of Basel III AT-1 bonds will be of 100 years.
        1) 1st April, 2023
        2) 31st July, 2022
        3) 1st April, 2022
        4) 31st September, 2023
        5) 1st October, 2022
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-1) 1st April, 2023
        Explanation:
        SEBI amended the valuation rule of Perpetual Bonds: Additional Tier-1(AT-1) & Tier-2 Bonds). The deemed residual maturity of Basel III AT-1 bonds is to be 10 years until March 31, 2022, & would be increased to 20 and 30 years over the subsequent 6-month period.
        · Starting from 1st April, 2023 the deemed residual maturity of Basel III AT-1 bonds will be of 100 years.
        · Mutual funds are one of the largest investors in perpetual debt investments and currently hold Rs 35,000 crores in AT-1.

      7. Which movie received the Best Feature Film award in the 67th National Film Awards in March 2021?
        1) Oththa Seruppu Size 7
        2) Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham
        3) Jallikattu
        4) Helen
        5) Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-2) Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham
        Explanation:
        On March 22, 2021, the 67th edition of annual National Film Awards was announced, it bestows honours on films and artists for the year 2019.
        · Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham (Malayalam) was awarded with the Best Feature Film award.

      8. Which PSU launched the e-Tendering Portal ‘PRANIT’ to reduce paperwork & ensuring Transparent tendering?
        1) Shipping Corporation of India
        2) Steel Authority of India
        3) National Buildings Construction Corporation
        4) Airports Authority of India
        5) Power Grid Corporation of India
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-5) Power Grid Corporation of India
        Explanation:
        E-Tendering Portal ‘PRANIT’ was launched by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a central PSU under the Ministry of Power. This e-portal was established to minimize the paperwork and ease of operation and expects the tendering process to become more transparent.

      9. When is the World Tuberculosis Day annually observed by the World Health Organisation (WHO)?
        1) 24th March
        2) 22nd March
        3) 21st March
        4) 23rd March
        5) 25th March
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-1) 24th March
        Explanation:
        World Tuberculosis Day is observed annually on 24th March by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is observed to raise awareness about the global epidemic of Tuberculosis (TB).
        2021 Theme – ‘The Clock is Ticking’
        · It is on 24th March, 1882 that Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the cause of Tuberculosis – the TB Bacillus.
        · India has set an ambitious goal to achieve “End Tuberculosis” by reducing the incidence of new TB cases by 80% by 2025.

      10. Which state Govt. recently (in Mar’21) signed an MoU with TRIFED to implement MSP for MFP scheme and Van Dhan Yojana?
        1) Madhya Pradesh
        2) Manipur
        3) Mizoram
        4) Arunachal Pradesh
        5) Assam
        Answer & Explanation
        Answer-4) Arunachal Pradesh
        Explanation:
        On 19th March 2021, the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state of Arunachal Pradesh for implementing its flagship program, “Mechanism for marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) & development of value chain for MFP” scheme and Van Dhan Yojana.





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