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    1. Name the organisation that recently (in Feb ’23) hosted ‘LIFEathon,’ a hybrid hackathon to create a Pro-Planet Network in collaboration with NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog.
      1) United Nations Development Programme
      2) United Nations Human Settlement Programme
      3) United Nations Environment Programme
      4) Food and Agriculture Organization
      5) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
      Answer-1) United Nations Development Programme
      On February 27, 2023, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog hosted a hybrid hackathon, called ‘LIFEathon’ to promote sustainable living and climate-positive behavior by creating a pro-planet network.
      • It was inaugurated by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Suman Bery.
      i. Participants: Over 400 Young people from 60+ countries
      ii. LIFEathon is a part of the Indian government’s Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for the Environment) campaign, which was launched in 2022 by the Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Gujarat.

    2. Name the bank that has recently (in March’ 23) completed its 1st non-dollar transaction with Sri Lanka by paying for exports in Sri Lankan rupees.
      1) State Bank of India
      2) ICICI Bank
      3) HDFC Bank
      4) Indian Overseas Bank
      5) Kotak Mahindra Bank
      Answer-1) State Bank of India
      State Bank of India, an Indian multinational public sector bank, completed its 1st non-dollar transaction with Sri Lanka by paying for exports in Sri Lankan rupees to bring countries that lack US (United States) dollars into the trade mechanism.
      i. At the end of January, Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange reserves were USD 2.1 billion.

    3. Which ministry has recently (in March’ 23) received Porter Prize 2023 for Successfully Managing Covid-19?
      1) Ministry of Home Affairs
      2) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
      3) Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy
      4) Ministry of Finance
      5) Ministry of Tourism
      Answer-2) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
      On March 2, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India was conferred with the Porter Prize 2023 in recognition of its efforts in the health sector and especially COVID-19 management.
      i. The prize was announced at ‘The India Dialog’ organized by Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) and US Asia Technology Management Center (USATMC) at Stanford University, on February 23 & 24, 2023 on the theme ‘The Indian Economy 2023: Innovation, Competitiveness and Social Progress’.
      ii. The prize recognizes the strategy followed by the Government of India in managing COVID-19, the approach, involvement of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers and India has delivered more than 2.5 billion doses.

    4. Who was recently (in March ‘23) named as the ‘Business Standard (BS) Banker of the Year 2022’?
      1) Sashidhar Jagdishan (MD & CEO of HDFC bank)
      2) Alok Kumar Choudhary (MD of SBI bank)
      3) Sandeep Bakhshi (MD & CEO of ICICI bank)
      4) Amitabh Chaudhry (MD & CEO of Axis bank)
      5) Shyam Srinivasan (MD & CEO of Federal bank)
      Answer-1) Sashidhar Jagdishan (MD & CEO of HDFC bank)
      Sashidhar Jagdishan, Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HDFC Bank(since October 2020), has been named the “Business Standard (BS) Banker of the Year 2022”, due to his successful navigation of technology-related challenges while maintaining the bank’s strong performance.
      i. Sashidhar Jagdishan was chosen as the winner by a distinguished 5-member jury, which was led by S S Mundra, a former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor.

    5. Name the personality who has recently (in March ‘23) won Nigeria’s presidential Election 2023.
      1) Olusegun Obasanjo
      2) Bola Tinubu
      3) Umaru Musa Yar’Adua
      4) Abulsalami Abubakar
      5) Muhammadu Buhari
      Answer-2) Bola Tinubu
      Bola Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was proclaimed the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
      i. Tinubu, a 70-year-old veteran politician, will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, in May 2023.
      ii. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria, Tinubu received 37% of the vote (8.79 million votes)—less than any previous president in Nigeria.

    6. Who was recently (in March ‘23) appointed as the Director-General (DG) of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?
      1) Archana Ramasundaram
      2) Anish Dayal Singh
      3) Kumar Rajesh Chandra
      4) Sujoy Lal Thaosen
      5) Rashmi Shukla
      Answer-5) Rashmi Shukla
      Rashmi Shukla, a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, has been appointed Director-General (DG) of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). She will succeed Anish Dayal Singh, IPS.
      • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for Shukla’s appointment as the DG of SSB.
      i. Shukla’s appointment is effective from the day of her appointment and remain in effect until June 30, 2024, i.e., the date of her superannuation, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

    7. Which life insurance company has recently (in March ‘23) appointed Pankaj Gupta as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?
      1) Pramerica Life Insurance
      2) Aegon Life Insurance
      3) Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance
      4) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
      5) HDFC Life Insurance
      Answer-1) Pramerica Life Insurance
      On 2nd March 2023, Haryana-based Pramerica Life Insurance Limited announced the appointment of Pankaj Gupta as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
      • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and the Board of Pramerica Life Insurance approved the appointment.
      • Previously he served as the Group Head of Distribution Strategy and Alliances of HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited

    8. In March 2023, Researchers confirmed the existence of a 5th new layer – the innermost inner core, at the Earth’s centre within the inner core.
      Which mineral along with Iron makes the innermost inner core?

      1) Silicon
      2) Nickel
      3) Magnesium
      4) Aluminum
      5) Calcium
      Answer-2) Nickel
      In a new study published in Nature Communication on 21st February 2023 by Thanh-Son Phạm and Hrvoje Tkalčić, the researchers have confirmed the existence of a 5th new layer – the innermost inner core, which lies at the Earth’s centre within the inner core.
      i. The innermost inner core, the 5th layer, is made of iron and nickel, the same materials that comprise the rest of the inner core.
      ii. The radius of the innermost inner core is calculated to be around 650 kilometres. The radius of the inner core, as a whole, is 1,221 km, which is 1% of Earth’s volume.
      iii. The idea that the Earth could hold a fifth layer was proposed in 2002.

    9. Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi (A M Ahmadi), the former _________________ from 1994 to 1997, passed away in March 2023.
      1) Attorney General of India
      2) Chief Justice of India
      3) Vice President of India
      4) Comptroller and Auditor General of India
      5) Speaker of Lok Shaba
      Answer-2) Chief Justice of India
      Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi (A M Ahmadi), a former Chief Justice of India (CJI), passed away in New Delhi, Delhi, at the age of 90. He was born on 25th March 1932 in Surat, Bombay Presidency, British India (now in Maharashtra).
      i. A M Ahmadi was appointed the 26th CJI (1994-1997). He was also the 3rd Muslim CJI after Mohammad Hidayatullah (1968-1970) and Mirza Hameedullah Beg (1977-1978).

    10. What is the theme of the United Nations (UN) World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2023 that was observed across the globe on 3rd March, 2023?
      1) Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet
      2) Big Cats: Predators under Threat
      3) Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration
      4) Life below Water: for People and Planet
      5) Partnerships for wildlife conservation
      Answer-5) Partnerships for wildlife conservation
      The United Nations (UN)’s World Wildlife Day(WWD) 2023 was observed across the globe on 3rd March 2023 with the theme of “Partnerships for wildlife conservation”.
      i. 3rd March 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
      ii. The first ever WWD was observed on 3rd March 2014.