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The General Knowledge section of a Competitive Exam can be cracked with confidence only if one masters the Current Affairs (CA) questions that are a part of it. These questions are by and large based on the news events of the last 4 to 6 months. Yet, the preparation required to answer such questions remains an area of concern for most students.

As the Centre for Best Online Bank Exam Coaching Classes and SSC Preparatory Courses in the country, we mentor students on how to effectively crack Competitive Exams in a short span of time. So, we keep publishing quality CA updates from time to time. The latest of such updates has been provided below for your perusal. It is a compilation of Top 30 expected CA questions based on the month of March.

GK March 2021 Quiz

Question 1. Indian Air Force (IAF) recently participated in ‘Desert Flag VI’, a multinational exercise. Where was this exercise held?
a. Japan
b. Australia
c. USA
d. UAE

Answer: UAE

Question 2. IAF participated in the aerobatic display that was held as a part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the
a. Sri Lankan Air Force
b. French Air Force
c. Russian Air Force
d. US Air Force

Answer: Sri Lankan Air Force

Question 3. PM attended the Golden Jubilee (50th year) celebrations of Bangladesh’s independence. Bangladesh became independent on
a. 26th November, 1971
b. 26th November, 1972
c. 26th March, 1971
d. 26th March, 1972

Answer: 26th March, 1971

Question 4. Maitri Setu, India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge, will connect Sabroom (Tripura) to Ramgarh (Bangladesh). The bridge is going to come up on which of the following rivers?
a. Teesta
b. Gomti
c. Feni
d. Lohit

Answer: Feni

Question 5. A new passenger train has been launched between India and Bangladesh connecting New Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) to Dhaka (Bangladesh). The name of this train is
a. Maitree Express
b. Bandhan Express
c. Mitali Express
d. Samjhauta Express

Answer: Mitali Express

Question 6. 8th March is observed as the International Women’s Day (IWD). What was the theme of IWD 2021?
a. Women’s emancipation: Equal rights and opportunities
b. Women at workplace: Equal pay for equal work
c. Women in leadership: Achieving an Equal Future
d. Women empowerment: Ensuring equal employment opportunities

Answer: Women in leadership: Achieving an Equal Future

Question 7. World Wildlife Day (WWD) is observed annually on the 3rd March. The theme of WWD 2021 was
a. Preserving Wildlife for a Better Tomorrow
b. Habitat Destruction Must End
c. Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet
d. Mankind and Wildlife: Working Towards a Symbiotic Existence

Answer: Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet

Question 8. What is the name of the app that Indian Govt. has developed as an alternative to Whatsapp?
a. Sandes
b. Koo
c. Indchat
d. Mobichat

Answer: Sandes

Question 9. Sagarika, India’s 1st full-fledged international cruise terminal, has come up in
a. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
b. Kochi (Kerala)
c. Kolkata (West Bengal)
d. Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

Answer: Kochi (Kerala)

Question 10. Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 has been conferred on
a. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bangabandhu)
b. Sheikh Hasina
c. Sir David Attenborough
d. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Answer: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bangabandhu)

Question 11. Name the 1st Indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 international runs.
a. Jhulan Goswami
b. Smriti Mandhana
c. Mithali Raj
d. Harmanpreet Kaur

Answer: Mithali Raj

Question 12. RBI has directed Banks to implement Cheque Truncation System (CTS) across all branches by
a. 30th June, 2021
b. 30th September, 2021
c. 31st December, 2021
d. 31st March, 2022

Answer: 30th September, 2021

Question 13. RBI has extended the deadline to file an application for New Umbrella Entity (NUE) license till 31st March, 2021. Which of the statements given below isn’t correct in the context of eligibility criteria to apply for an NUE?
a. The minimum paid-up capital of the NUE should be Rs. 500 Crores and no single promoter or promoter group can have an investment greater than 40%.
b. The entity applying for the NUE license must have at least 3 years experience in payments ecosystem.
c. The NUE should be a firm authorized by RBI under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007.
d. None of the above

Answer: None of the above

Question 14. Which country stood as India’s No.1 Trade partner in 2020?
a. France
b. China
c. USA
d. UK

Answer: China

Question 15. India and China have installed a hotline for direct communication between their
a. Prime ministers
b. Home ministers
c. Foreign ministers
d. Finance ministers

Answer: Foreign ministers

Question 16. ISRO’s PSLV-C51 mission has successfully launched Amazonia-1 satellite for which of the following countries?
a. Brazil
b. Argentina
c. Chile
d. Paraguay

Answer: Brazil

Question 17. Kieron Pollard has become the 3rd batsman in international cricket to hit Six 6s in an over. He achieved this record while playing against
a. Pakistan
b. Sri Lanka
c. Bangladesh
d. Afghanistan

Answer: Sri Lanka

Question 18. India has signed a defence agreement for potential sale of Brahmos missile to
a. Mauritius
b. Turkey
c. Saudi Arabia
d. Philippines

Answer: Philippines

Question 19. “My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future” is the memoir of
a. Indra Nooyi
b. Gita Gopinath
c. Amartya Sen
d. Raghuram Rajan

Answer: Indra Nooyi

Question 20. Name the 1st woman cricketer ever to score 7,000 One Day International runs.
a. Stafanie Taylor
b. Belinda Clark
c. Mithali Raj
d. Charlotte Edwards

Answer: Mithali Raj

Question 21. Name the Sahitya Akademi award winning author of “Sri Bahubali Ahimsa Digvijayam” (Kannada poem).
a. M Veerappa Moily
b. S L Bhyrappa
c. Panje Mangesha Raya
d. De Javare Gowda

Answer: M Veerappa Moily

Question 22. Which of the following statements is correct regarding the 2021 Index of Economic Freedom (IEF)?
a. India’s rank on IEF was 121.
b. Singapore was ranked 1 on IEF.
c. The index is published by the Heritage Foundation.
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 23. Which of the statements given below is true regarding the United Nations World Happiness Report (UNWHR) 2021?
a. India’s rank was 139th out of 149 countries.
b. Finland was ranked 1 on UNWHR.
c. Both A & B
d. None of the above

Answer: Both A & B

Question 24. Name the Indian Navy’s ocean surveillance ship for nuclear missile & satellite tracking.
a. INS Chakra
b. INS Shakti
c. INS Dhruv
d. INS Sajag

Answer: INS Dhruv

Question 25. Girish Chandra Murmu, who recently became the Chairman of the panel of external auditors of the United Nations (UN) for 2021, is India’s
a. Chief Economic Advisor (CEA)
b. Controller General of Accounts (CGA)
c. Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC)
d. Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)

Answer: Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)

Question 26. Which of the following pairs of winners at the 67th National Film Awards is correctly matched?
a. Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for Panga (Hindi Film) and Manikarnika (Hindi Film)
b. Best Actor: Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle (Hindi Film) & Dhanush for Asuran (Tamil Film)
c. Best Director: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan for Bahattar Hoorain (Hindi Film)
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 27. In the context of the 67th National Film awards, which of the following statements is correct?
a. Marakkar – Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam Film) won the Best Feature Film award.
b. Kastoori (Hindi Film) was adjudged the Best Children’s Film.
c. Both A & B
d. None of the above

Answer: Both A & B

Question 28. 22nd March is observed annually as the World Water Day (WWD). What was the theme of WWD 2021?
a. Water: The Elixir of Life
b. Access to Clean Drinking Water for All
c. Valuing Water
d. Water Conservation: The Key to Our Survival

Answer: Valuing Water

Question 29. Which of the following teams has won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 by beating Uttar Pradesh in the finals?
a. Gujarat
b. Mumbai
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Karnataka

Answer: Mumbai

Question 30. Goa and Telangana are the 1st and the 2nd state respectively to have provided 100% Tap Water supply to their households under ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’. Name the 1st Union Territory to have done so.
a. Lakshadweep
b. Puducherry
c. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
d. Andaman & Nicobar

Answer: Andaman & Nicobar

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