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Current Affairs Quiz: 31 March 2022

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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 31 March 2022

  1. Which state recently (in March’22) signed a pact with Assam to resolve the border dispute in six places?
    1) Mizoram
    2) Nagaland
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) West Bengal
    5) Meghalaya
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Meghalaya
    The Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma and the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma in the presence of Union Home Minister, Amit Shah had signed a pact to resolve the protracted border dispute in six out of twelve places along the 884.9 Kilometre border between the two states.
    i. The day is called as ‘Historic day’ as it resolves five-decade old border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya, since the demarcation of Meghalaya from Assam in 1972 also Meghalaya has issues with the Assam Reorganisation Act, 1971.
    ii. The First Phase of settlement covers 36 villages situated in six places (Hahim, Gizang, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pilingkata, Ratacherra) out of twelve covering an area of 36.79 square kilometres.

  2. Name the company that recently (in March’22) signed a Rs 3,102 Crore contract with the Ministry of Defence to supply an Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for Fighter aircraft & Instrumented Electronic Warfare Range (IEWR) for the IAF.
    1) Bharat Dynamics Ltd
    2) DRDO
    3) Bharat Electronics Ltd
    4) ISRO
    5) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Bharat Electronics Ltd
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) Signed a Contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) Bengaluru, Karnataka and BEL Hyderabad, Telangana for supply of Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for Fighter aircraft & for Instrumented Electronic Warfare Range (IEWR) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) respectively with a total outlay of Rs.3,102 Crore.
    i. MoD and BEL, Bengaluru, Karnataka signed a Contract worth Rs.1993 Crore for supply of Advanced EW suite for Fighter aircraft of IAF and the EW suite was designed & developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation
    ii. A contract has been signed between the MoD and BEL, Hyderabad, Telangana for the development of an IEWR for the IAF at a cost of ~Rs 1,109 crore.

  3. As per the National TB Prevalence Survey in India 2019-2021’ Report, _______ topped the TB prevalence in India among the population aged above 15 years and among all age groups.
    1) Chhattisgarh
    2) Gujarat
    3) Delhi
    4) Kerala
    5) Rajasthan
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Delhi
    According to the ‘India TB Report 2022 – Coming Together to End TB Altogether’, India has recorded a 19% increase in Tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2021 over 2020.
    i. As per ‘National TB Prevalence Survey in India 2019-2021’ Report, Delhi has topped the TB Prevalence in India (among the population aged above 15 years and among all age groups) with 534 cases per 1 lakh population and 747 per 1 Lakh population (highest in India) respectively.
    ii. The report was released by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during the “STEP Up to End TB 2022” Summit organised on the occasion of World TB Day 2022.

  4. Name the bank that recently (in March’22) partnered with Kwik.ID to implement digital KYC, Video KYC & e KYC for its network in India.
    1) Bank of Maharashtra
    2) Bank of India
    3) Bank of Canada
    4) Central Bank of India
    5) Punjab National Bank
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Central Bank of India
    Central Bank of India (CBI) partnered with Kwik.ID to implement digital Know Your Customer (KYC), video KYC and eKYC for its network across India.
    Objective: To bring seamless onboarding and provide efficient digital facilities to the customers across India.
    i. The partnership will support the implementation of its digital transformation agenda and also help in digital finance initiatives.
    About Central Bank of India (CBI):
    Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Founded- 1911
    MD & CEO- M. V. Rao

  5. Which insurance company recently (in March’22) launched India’s first industry-based digital customer engagement and rewards programme named “VAULT program”?
    1) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    2) Cholamandalam MS General Insurance
    3) Edelweiss General Insurance
    4) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    5) Kotak Mahindra General Insurance
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company launched its VAULT program. It is India’s first industry based digital customer engagement and rewards program.
    This program is an experiment to test a new idea under the Regulatory Sandbox of IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India ).
    About VAULT program:
    i. It is a customer engagement-based membership program. ii.Under the program, eligible customers will be incentivized by way of reward points on meeting the various criteria such as staying insured under the policy for more than two years, holding two active HDFC ERGO retail policies etc.
    ii. Maximum customer enrolments under this program will be 10,000. This reward program will cover Optima Restore health insurance customers.

  6. In March 2022, ICRA decreased the forecast of India’s GDP growth for FY23 to _______ from 8%.
    1) 7.2%
    2) 7.8%
    3) 6.9%
    4) 7.5%
    5) 7.0%
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) 7.2%
    The rating agency 1) 7.2%(formerly Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited) reduced its forecast of the year-on-year (YoY) growth of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP at constant 2011-12 prices) by 0.8% in FY23 to 7.2% from 8%. The K-shaped recovery is likely to continue.
    i. The GDP expansion in FY22 is projected at 8.5% which is lower than the National Statistical Office’s (NSO’s) second advance estimate of 8.9%.

  7. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) recently (in March’22) extended the term of its Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg till _________.
    1) November, 2023
    2) July, 2023
    3) August, 2023
    4) June, 2023
    5) September, 2023
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) September, 2023
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) extended the term of its Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg by one year until 30 September, 2023.
    i. Jens Stoltenberg, a former Prime Minister of Norway, took the office of Secretary General in October 2014. In September 2021, his term was set to end.
    About North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):
    Members- 30 states (as of 2022)
    Founded- 4 April 1949
    Headquarters– Brussels, Belgium

  8. In March 2022, Himanta Biswa Sarma was re-elected as the President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for a period of 4 years.
    Himanta Biswa Sarma is the Chief Minister of which state?
    1) Manipur
    2) Assam
    3) Jharkhand
    4) Tripura
    5) Mizoram
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Assam
    Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister (CM) of Assam was re-elected as the President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for a period of 4 years from 2022 to 2026 during the General Body Meeting held Guwahati, Assam.
    i. He has been serving as the President of BAI since 2017 and he is also the Vice President of Badminton Asia and a member of the Executive Council of Badminton World Federation(BWF).

  9. Which country won the 3rd edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) under 18 Women’s Championship 2022 held at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand in March 2022?
    1) Pakistan
    2) Sri Lanka
    3) India
    4) Bangladesh
    5) Nepal
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) India
    India wins 3rd edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under – 18 (U-18) Women’s Championship 2022 by defeating Bangladesh women’s football U-18 team, which took place in JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
    About South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-18 Championship 2022:
    i. The three-nation tournament consists of India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
    ii. India wins the tournament in 2022 for the first time.
    iii. Lynda kom Serato representing India, was adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the tournament and the highest goal scorer, scoring 5 goals.

  10. In March 2022, _______ became the 1st state to introduce a scheme to offer personal loans for prisoners?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Maharashtra
    The Maharashtra government has introduced a scheme that allows prisoners to obtain personal loans from banks of up to Rs. 50,000 to help their families improve their living conditions and meet expenses related to their legal matters. It will be a first of its kind initiative in our country.
    i. The Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank would provide loans up to 50,000 under the scheme at a 7% interest rate.
    ii. It is the first innovative scheme in India that offers prisoners a loan based on the income earned while working in a prison. It needs no guarantor and will be disbursed on a personal bond and this type of loan is called a “khavti” loan, and benefits approximately 1,055 prisoners.

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