1. How many countries will HAL set up base to pursue exports?
2. Which ministry formed GoS for private passenger train operators?
A. Finance Ministry
B. Railways Ministry
C. foreign Ministry
D. Defence Ministry
3. Who stepped down as BCCI / BBCI vice president?
A. Rajiv Shukla
B. Prithvi Kumar
C. Mahim Verma
D. Soham Singh
4. How many companies issued industrial licenses for making bullet proof jackets?
5. For what purpose did the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh launch the ‘NIGHA mobile app?
A. To report electoral malpractices in the local body elections
B. To empower women self help groups
C. To empower farmers through loan distribution
D. To report bribery against government employees
6. The Vice Chancellor of which university won the Swaminathan Award?
A. Chhattisgarh University
B. Telangana University
C. Jharkhand University
D. Uttarakhand University
7. Who are the authors of the book ”The 12 commandments of Being A Woman’’?
A. Myra Kashyap
B. Anurag Kashyap
C. Tahira Kashyap
D. Mahesh Bhatt
8. In which state did India Post start the digital locker service for the first time?
D. West Bengal
9. YM Manikeshwari who recently passed away belonged to which profession?
10. The World Consumer Rights Day observed every year on ____.
A. 12 March
B. 13 March
C. 14 March
D. 15 March
11. Consider the following statements:
1. Scientists pave way for potential new therapy for tongue cancer.
2. This is for the first time when SMARCD1 has been shown as a possible driver of any type of cancer.
3. The observations made in this study are important because they reveal a new and possible mechanism to prevent cancer through p54 proteins.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
12. Consider the following statements related to RoDTEP:
1. Govt approves scheme for ‘Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP)’
2. The exports of India have already fallen by 4% for the year April-January 2019-20.
3. The MEIS is being replaced as the exports are to fall further due to Corona Virus outbreak.
13. Consider the following statements:
1. World Bank and GoI sign Agreement on Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture.
2. The low-lying areas of Himachal Pradesh do not have irrigation water facilities.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
14. Consider the following statements:
1. Tiger Woods to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021 class.
2. Woods was among 10 finalists named in March as candidates for 2021.
3. The 2021 class was chosen by Hall’s selection committee, a 20-member panel.
Answer: 1) A
State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is looking at setting up logistics bases in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as part of initiatives to woo the countries to buy India’s light combat aircraft Tejas and military helicopters.
IAF & HAL
Answer: 2) B
Ministry of Railways has constituted a Group of Secretaries (GoS) to advise the terms and conditions for private passenger train operators. The announcement was stated by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
Roles of GoS
Answer: 3) C
The current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice president Mahim Verma is to resign from his post. The announcement comes after his win in the election for the post of secretary at the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU).
Mr. Verma was appointed as BCCI’s vice president in 2019. He filed his nominations for the elections at the Uttarakhand state association on 28 February. He vowed to improve the cricketing infrastructure in the state as he was elected as the secretary of the CAU.
The Indian cricket board will hold a fresh election for the post of vice president in 45 days after Verma officially resigns. Rajiv Shukla, the former IPL chairman, has been nominated for the post.
Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU)
Answer: 4) D
Government has issued industrial licenses to 15 companies for manufacturing Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJs) to meet the domestic and export requirements.
Answer: 5) A
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launched ‘NIGHA’ app.
This app aims to ensure ‘clean and healthy’ elections and for curbing the use of money and alcohol in the ensuing Local Body Poll. The Panchayat Raj Department, in a bid to crack down on electoral malpractices, has set up the NIGHA app to empower common citizens to lodge complaints seamlessly. Anyone can download the NIGHA app on their smart phones. Photos and videos of the distribution of money and alcohol and any other activity that violates Model Code of Conduct (MCC) can be registered by this app. All the complaints registered by this app will automatically be routed to the Central Control room and the information will be shared with the concerned officials.
Answer: 6) B
V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), has won the seventh Dr MS Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-2019. The Selection Committee has decided to select Praveen Rao for the award recognising his contributions in the fields of agricultural research, teaching, extension and administration. The award will be conferred on him in June. This biennial national award was constituted by Retired ICAR Employees Association (RICAREA) and Nuziveedu Seeds Limited (NSL).
It carries a prize of ₹2 lakh and a citation. Praveen Rao, the maiden VC of PJTSAU, handled 13 research and six consultancy projects on micro irrigation in India, Israel and South Africa.
Answer: 7) C
On the occasion of International Women”s Day, Writer-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap announced that she is coming up with her new book, titled “The 12 commandments of Being A Woman”. The book will be published by Juggernaut Books later this year. Tahira has earlier written books like “I Promise” and “Souled Out”. Tahira Kashyap is an Indian Writer, Professor, and Theatre Director. She is the wife of well known Bollywood Actor, Ayushmann Khurrana.
Answer: 8) D
For the first time in India, the Department of Posts is introducing a free digital parcel locker service in the city to enable customers to collect their consignment from specified post offices at their convenience. The facility will be available in two post offices in Kolkata – the Nabadiganta IT Post Office in Sector 5 of Salt Lake City and another in New Town. The facility, which is popular in European countries, will be limited to consignments received through registered post or speed post. This facility has been chosen for working people who cannot receive parcels because they have no one at home to receive consignments during office hours. A customer will be given a specific locker number as the address where India Post will drop the parcel. Consignments will be dropped into the digital parcel locker and an SMS will be issued along with an OTP number to the customer concerned.
Answer: 9) A
Veteran Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay passed away on 11 March at South Kolkata. He was 69 years old. He died due to prolonged ailments. He was known for his works in films such as Sansar Simante and Bhalobasa Bhalobasa. He had been suffering from carcinoma and was admitted to a hospital with blood sugar and hypertension.
Answer: 10) D
World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on the 15th of March every year to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs. Celebrating the day is a chance to demand that the rights of all consumers are respected and protected and to protest against market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights. Government has taken various steps to protect the rights of the consumers and early redressal of their grievances. Consumer Affairs Ministry is also running various consumer awareness programmes through Jaago Grahak Jaago.
2020 theme: The Sustainable Consumer
Answer: 11) A
A new therapy for tongue cancer could be in the offing, with a team of scientists at the Department of Biotechnology’s Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics coming out with a new insight into the mechanism by which an anti-cancer protein helps in the development of cancer when it mutates.
In a new study, CDFD scientists have identified a rare p53 form of tongue cancer in Indians, which causes these mutant p53 cancers. Scientists collected samples after surgery and screened them to convert into a TP53 gene. This gene is a sequence of nucleotides in DNA, which are symbolic points for preparing p53 proteins.
Answer: 12) B
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for introducing the Scheme for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP).
Answer: 13) C
The World Bank, Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh signed a loan agreement of 80 million USD to increase agricultural productivity and improve water management practices in Himachal Pradesh.
Why this agreement?
Answer: 14) D
American golfer Tiger Woods (15 major titles winner) will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2021. Woods was among 10 finalists named in March as candidates for 2021. His 93 worldwide victories include a record-tying 82 US PGA Tour titles. He won his 15th major title at the Masters last April, ending an 11-year major drought after career-threatening injuries. The 2021 class was chosen by Hall’s selection committee, a 20-member panel.
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