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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MARCH 8 2019 ASPIRANTSZONE


Current Affairs Quiz: March 8, 2019

Current Affairs 8 March 2019 Quiz
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  1. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) has approved the investment approval for a 1320 MW Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant in which state?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Odisha
    C)Telangana
    D)Andhra Pradesh
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) has approved the investment approval for a 1320 MW Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant in Bulandshahar in UP. Eleven thousand eight nine crore rupees will be spent on the plant.
  2. Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a training centre of the CRPF recently in which city?
    A)Kanpur
    B)Jodhpur
    C)Satna
    D)Bhopal
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a training centre of the CRPF at Khinchiyan village in Jodhpur.
  3. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inagurated the refurbished Handloom Haat in which city/UT?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Bhopal
    C)New Delhi
    D)Jabalpur
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inagurated the refurbished Handloom Haat at Janpath in New Delhi.
  4. The National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation is to be set up in which state recently?
    A)UP
    B)MP
    C)Haryana
    D)Odisha
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Smt Shakuntala D.Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment laid the foundation stone of the “National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation”at Sherpur Village in district Sehore,MP.
  5. According to National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey,NARSS 2018-19,how many percent of households in rural India have access to toilet?
    A)98.54%
    B)90.52 %
    C)96.5 %
    D)95.2 %
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey,NARSS 2018-19 has found that 96.5 percent of the households in rural India have access to a toilet.
  6. India has signed agreement with which country to establish marine surveillance centres in India?
    A)Japan
    B)Russia
    C)USA
    D)France
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  7. How much amount of loan agreement has India signed with World Bank for additional financing of Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project?
    A)$85 million
    B)$96 millon
    C)$91 million
    D)$88 million
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    india signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for 96 million US Dollars for additional financing of Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project.
  8. How much loan have been approved by Korea EXIM Bank for Visakhapatnam Metro Rail project?
    A)Rs 3600 cr
    B)Rs 3500 cr
    C)Rs 4100 cr
    D)Rs 4000 cr
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Korea Exim Bank has come forward to extend a Rs 4100 crore loan for Visakhapatnam Metro Rail project.
  9. Recently,PM Narendra Modi announced to rename which railway station after MG Ramachandran?
    A)Mangalore
    B)Chennai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Bangalore
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Chennai Central Railway station will be renamed after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran .
  10. HP Inc India has signed a agreement with which state to establish Center of Excellence for 3D printing?
    A)Telangana
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Odisha
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    HP Inc India has signed a pact with Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society and Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to build a Center of Excellence that would 3D printing technology work.
  11. Recently,Google launched which reading tutor application in India for kids?
    A)Vachan
    B)Diya
    C)Shaurya
    D)Bolo
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Google launched a free app called “Bolo” that parents can download to help primary grade children improve their Hindi and English reading skills.
  12. Which state government has set up a hi tech “integrated command and control centre” for better traffic management and surveillance?
    A)Rajasthan
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Chattisgarh
    D)Odisha
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Chhattisgarh government has set up a hi tech “integrated command and control centre” in Raipur for better traffic management and surveillance in the city.
  13. Which day is observed as Janaushadhi Diwas?
    A)March 10
    B)March 5
    C)March 7
    D)March 8
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Janaushadhi Diwas celebrated across the country on 7 March. PM Narendra Modi addressed five thousand Janaushadhi stores across the country through video-conferencing on the occasion. He also interacted with owners of Janaushadhi Kendras and beneficiaries of the scheme. More than five thousand 50 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras, PMBJP, are functional in 652 districts.
  14. Who is the author of “Designing Destiny:The Heartfulness way”?
    A)Surya
    B)Chetan Bhagat
    C)Amitav Ghosh
    D)Kamlesh Patel
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Spiritual teacher Kamlesh Patel,popularly known as Daaji addresses key issues related to destiny and how it shapes one’s life in his new book. In “Designing Destiny:The Heartfulness way”, the author provides practical wisdom on how to use heartfulness practices to refine lifestyle and design destiny, including destiny in the afterlife.
  15. Who topped the list of world’s richest man in US magazine Forbes “World’s Billionaire list 2019”?
    A)Shiv Nadar
    B)Mukesh Ambani
    C)Jeff Bezos
    D)Bill Gates
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The phenomenal growth of Reliance Jio, backed by its ultra-cheap data plans that has transformed the telecom scenario in India, has helped Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani move six places up to rank 13th in US magazine Forbes “World’s Billionaire list 2019”.
  16. Who won the Acapulco International Title?
    A)Leander Paes
    B)Alexander Zverev
    C)Rafael Nadal
    D)Nick Kyrgios
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Australian Nick Kyrgios stunned German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico for his 5th career ATP title.
  17. Who has been appointed as the Secretary,Ministry of Road Transport and Highways?
    A)Ajit Kumar
    B)Alok Sinha
    C)Sanjeev Ranjan
    D)NN Sinha
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Ranjan has been named secretary,Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle affected by the central government. Ranjan, a 1985-batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre, is at present the chairman of National Highways Authority of India.
  18. Who has been appointed as Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre?
    A)Ajit Kumar Mohanty
    B)Brajendra Tripathi
    C)Mukesh Lakhera
    D)Ramesh Singh Tyagi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Personnel has notified the appointment of Ajit Kumar Mohanty as Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.
  19. Recently,Kaja Kallas was appointed as first female PM of which country?
    A)Belarus
    B)Afghanistan
    C)Estonia
    D)Sri Lanka
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Kaja Kallas was appointed as first female PM of Estonia.
  20. Recently,which Matua Community Matriarch known as “Boro Ma” passed away?
    A)Binapani Devi
    B)Rani Raikwar
    C)Rekha Shikhar
    D)Ranjana Goswami
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Matua Community Matriarch Binapani Devi,known as “Boro Ma”, passed away after a prolonged illness.
STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS
  1. What is the capital of Estonia?
    A)Rome
    B)Tallinn
    C)Bishkek
    D)Kiev
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. What is the currency of Estonia?
    A)Peso
    B)Dollar
    C)Rupee
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. Where is the HQ of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Delhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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