31 May

In general, Current GK section of various Competitive Examinations focuses on significant international and national news events of the previous 6 months. Thus, one could say that the syllabus to be covered for Current Affairs is rather well defined. Yet, most students struggle to find an effective approach to answer questions from Current Affairs. Why is it so?

It happens because they are unable to distinguish between relevant and non-relevant facts from the sea of information surrounding them. Being the Institute for Best Online Banking Coaching Classes in the Country, we provide 100% exam oriented study material to Bank, SSC and CDS aspirants. Given below is the Quiz based on select questions from the month of March.

General Awareness Quiz (March 2021)

Question 1. As per the National Statistical Office (NSO), India’s GDP growth rate in the 3rd quarter of the fiscal year 2020-21 (October to December 2020) was
a. .2%
b. .4%
c. .6%
d. .8%

Answer: .4%

Question 2. According to NSO’s second advance estimates (SAE), what was India’s GDP growth rate in the fiscal year 2020-21?
a. -7.5%
b. -8%
c. -8.4%
d. -10.5%

Answer: -8%

Question 3. Khelo India University Games 2021 are going to be hosted by Jain University in
a. Bengaluru, Karnataka
b. Jaipur, Rajasthan
c. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
d. Hyderabad, Telangana

Answer: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Question 4. The world’s highest railway bridge is being constructed in Jammu & Kashmir over which of the following rivers?
a. Jhelum
b. Sutlej
c. Ravi
d. Chenab

Answer: Chenab

Question 5. Who among the following was crowned Miss India World 2020?
a. Manya Singh
b. Adline Castelino
c. Manika Sheokand
d. Manasa Varanasi

Answer: Manasa Varanasi

Question 6. Who has been appointed as the new leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha?
a. Mallikarjun Kharge
b. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
c. Ghulam Nabi Azad
d. Mahua Moitra

Answer: Mallikarjun Kharge

Question 7. Name the new Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC).
a. Stuti Narain Kacker
b. Bhagwan Lal Sahni
c. Rekha Sharma
d. Vijay Sampla

Answer: Vijay Sampla

Question 8. Hima Das has been appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in which of the following states?
a. Tripura
b. Assam
c. West Bengal
d. Odisha

Answer: Assam

Question 9. India’s longest River Bridge is going to come up on the Brahmaputra. The bridge will connect
a. Majuli (Assam) to Jorhat (Assam)
b. Dhemaji (Assam) to Dibrugarh (Assam)
c. Dhubri (Assam) to Phulbari (Meghalaya)
d. Dhola (Assam) to Sadiya (Arunachal Pradesh)

Answer: Dhubri (Assam) to Phulbari (Meghalaya)

Question 10. Name the program that has been launched to provide seamless connectivity to Eastern India and for undertaking development works around rivers Brahmaputra and Barak.
a. Mahabahu-Brahmaputra
b. East Connect
c. Golden Eastway
d. Brahmaputra se Sampark

Answer: Mahabahu-Brahmaputra

Question 11. National Safety Day (NSD) is observed annually on 4th March. What was the theme for NSD 2021?
a. Satark Rahein (Remain Alert)
b. Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety)
c. Agni Suraksha (Fire Safety)
d. Corona se Suraksha (Corona Safety)

Answer: Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety)

Question 12. Which of the following statements is incorrect in the context of IRDAI directives on mandatory Standard Accident Cover to be offered by general & health insurance companies from 1st April, 2021?
a. ‘Saral Suraksha Bima’ is the name of the Standard Accident Cover policy.
b. The minimum and the maximum sum insured under this policy will be Rs. 2.5 Lakh and Rs. 1 Cr. respectively.
c. The minimum and the maximum entry age under this policy are 18 years and 70 years respectively.
d. None of the above

Answer: None of the above

Question 13. Name the Indian economist who has been appointed as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General (Assistant Secretary-General) & Associate Administrator of UNDP (United Nations Development Program).
a. Gita Gopinath
b. Dr. Krishnan Srinivasaraghavan
c. Usha Rao-Monari
d. Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Answer: Usha Rao-Monari

Question 14. In 2020, RBI reduced the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) for Banks to 3% of their Net Demand and Time Liability (NDTL). In May 2021, CRR is going to be restored to
a. 3.5%
b. 4%
c. 4.5%
d. 5%

Answer: 4%

Question 15. Motera cricket stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium, has been renamed as the ‘Narendra Modi Stadium’. Where is this stadium located?
a. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
b. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
c. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
d. Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Answer: Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Question 16. The book ‘Unfinished’ is the memoir of
a. Shah Rukh Khan
b. Priyanka Chopra
c. Raj Kumar Rao
d. Deepika Padukone

Answer: Priyanka Chopra

Question 17. India’s 1st Digital University has come up in which of the following states?
a. Kerala
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Karnataka
d. Telangana

Answer: Kerala

Question 18. Name the ambassador for RBI’s awareness campaign on cyber frauds and security threats (satark rahein).
a. Sushant Singh (Actor)
b. Viruss (Punjabi Rapper)
c. Anup Soni (Actor)
d. Rahul Dravid (Cricketer)

Answer: Viruss (Punjabi Rapper)

Question 19. Name the payments bank that has recently become an SCB (Scheduled Commercial Bank).
a. Paytm Payments Bank
b. India Post Payments Bank
c. Airtel Payments Bank
d. Fino Payments Bank

Answer: Fino Payments Bank

Question 20. Name the Nobel Prize winning author of the book “The Lost Soul”:
a. Peter Handke
b. Kazuo Ishiguro
c. Olga Tokarczuk
d. Louise Glück

Answer: Olga Tokarczuk

Question 21. World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is observed annually on 15th March. The theme of WCRD 2021 was
a. Tackling Plastic Pollution
b. Consumer Protection from Cyber Frauds
c. Reducing Mankind’s Carbon Footprint
d. Safeguarding Digital Privacy of Consumers

Answer: Tackling Plastic Pollution

Question 22. Which of the following pairs of winners of the 2021 Dadasaheb Phalke International film awards are correctly matched?
a. Best Actress: Deepika Padukone (Chhapaak)
b. Best Actor: Akshay Kumar (Laxmii)
c. Best Film: Tanhaji
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 23. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding the recently launched National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM)?
a. NUDM is aimed at transformation of Urban Governance by creation of digital infrastructure.
b. It has been jointly launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY).
c. It will be rolled out across all cities and towns by 2024.
d. None of the above

Answer: None of the above

Question 24. As per RBI directives, liquidity risk management is mandatory for all non-deposit taking Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) with asset size starting from
a. Rs. 200 Cr.
b. Rs. 50 Cr.
c. Rs. 100 Cr.
d. Rs. 200 Cr.

Answer: Rs. 100 Cr.

Question 25. The 1st BRICS finance and central bank deputies meeting of 2021 was held under the chairmanship of which of the following nations?
a. Russia
b. South Africa
c. Brazil
d. India

Answer: India

Question 26. Who recently became the 9th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?
a. Tirath Singh Rawat
b. Harish Rawat
c. Trivendra Singh Rawat
d. Baby Rani Maurya

Answer: Tirath Singh Rawat

Question 27. Name the non-lapsable reserve fund for health care that has been set up from the proceeds of health and education cess levied by the Central Govt.
a. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Kalyan Nidhi (PMSKN)
b. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN)
c. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Kalyan Rashi (PMSKR)
d. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Upchar Rashi (PMSUR)

Answer: Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN)

Question 28. What is the name of the celebrations that are being planned to commemorate India’s 75th year of independence?
a. Jashn-e-Azadi
b. Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
c. Ayushman Bharat Mahotsav
d. Azad Bharat Mahotsav

Answer: Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Question 29. Quadrilateral security dialogue (Quad) virtual summit was held recently among the Heads of Governments of India,
a. USA, France and UK
b. USA, UK and Australia
c. USA, Japan and Australia
d. USA, France and Australia

Answer: USA, Japan and Australia

Question 30. DUSTLIK-II, a bilateral military exercise between India and Uzbekistan, was conducted recently at
a. Jaipur (Rajasthan)
b. Chaubatia, Ranikhet (Uttarakhand)
c. Vairengte (Mizoram)
d. Bakloh, Chamba (Himachal Pradesh)

Answer: Chaubatia, Ranikhet (Uttarakhand)

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