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Current Affairs Quiz 12th March 2024

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Question 1:

Which command conducted its first-ever all-women maritime surveillance mission?

A) Eastern Naval Command
B) Andaman & Nicobar Command
C) Southern Naval Command
D) Western Naval Command

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Andaman & Nicobar Command

  • Explanation: The Andaman & Nicobar Command conducted its first-ever all-women maritime surveillance mission, aligning with International Women’s Day and the 40th anniversary of INAS 318, demonstrating commitment to gender equality and the role of women in national defense.

 

Question 2:

Who inaugurated the Dilli Gramodaya Abhiyan’s PNG facilities and development projects?

A) Narendra Modi
B) Amit Shah
C) Rajnath Singh
D) Nitin Gadkari

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Amit Shah

  • Explanation: Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the commencement of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) facilities in 41 villages and various development projects under the ‘Dilli Gramodaya Abhiyan’, aiming to uplift infrastructure and living standards in Delhi’s rural areas.

 

Question 3:

Which state’s Chief Minister announced the non-implementation of the CAA?

A) West Bengal
B) Kerala
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Punjab

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Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Tamil Nadu

  • Explanation: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), whose rules were notified by the Union Home Ministry, will not be implemented in the state, marking opposition to the legislation aimed at expediting the citizenship process for non-Muslim migrants from certain neighboring countries.

 

Question 4:

Who has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Haryana?

A) Dushyant Chautala
B) Manohar Lal Khattar
C) Nayab Singh Saini
D) Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Nayab Singh Saini

  • Explanation: Nayab Singh Saini, an influential leader from the OBC community and a sitting Member of Parliament from Kurukshetra, has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Haryana following Manohar Lal Khattar’s resignation.

 

Question 5:

Which initiative is aimed at improving infrastructure and living standards in rural Delhi?

A) Dilli Anand Abhiyan
B) Dilli Swachh Yojana
C) Dilli Gramodaya Abhiyan
D) Dilli Vikas Scheme

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Dilli Gramodaya Abhiyan

  • Explanation: The ‘Dilli Gramodaya Abhiyan’ aims to uplift the infrastructure and living standards in the rural areas of Delhi through the development of necessary infrastructure, with Amit Shah inaugurating the commencement of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) facilities and various projects under this initiative.

 

Question 6:

Which country’s former President was succeeded by Asif Ali Zardari?

A) Bangladesh
B) India
C) Pakistan
D) Afghanistan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Pakistan

  • Explanation: Asif Ali Zardari took oath as Pakistan’s 14th President, succeeding Dr. Arif Alvi, who remained in office for five additional months after completing his term. Zardari secured a significant majority vote from all electoral colleges, marking a new chapter in Pakistan’s presidency.

 

Question 7:

Which project in Assam is expected to generate 101 million units of green energy in its first year?

A) 50 MW Solar Project in Sonitpur
B) Brahmaputra Hydroelectric Project
C) Assam Wind Power Initiative
D) Guwahati Renewable Energy Plant

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) 50 MW Solar Project in Sonitpur

  • Explanation: The Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, initiated a 50 MW Solar Project in Sonitpur district, which is anticipated to produce 101 million units of green energy in its first year, contributing significantly to the state’s renewable energy sector and sustainable development.

 

Question 8:

What significant technological advancement was made by DRDO with the Agni-5 missile?

A) Hypersonic Technology
B) Stealth Technology
C) MIRV Technology
D) Anti-Satellite Weapon Technology

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) MIRV Technology

  • Explanation: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the maiden flight test of the locally developed Agni-5 missile with multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology, enhancing India’s strategic deterrence capability.

 

Question 9:

Which state government launched the ‘Neengal Nalama’ scheme for reviewing welfare program implementation?

A) Karnataka
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Gujarat
D) Maharashtra

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Tamil Nadu

  • Explanation: The Tamil Nadu government launched the ‘Neengal Nalama’ scheme, a beneficiary outreach program aimed at reviewing the implementation of flagship schemes and addressing public grievances. It involves direct contact with beneficiaries by top government officials to ensure the effectiveness of various government schemes.

 

Question 10:

What is the name of the scheme aimed at technological and quality advancements in the pharmaceutical industry?

A) Pharma Upgrade Scheme
B) Medicinal Innovation Scheme
C) Pharmaceuticals Technology Upgradation Assistance Scheme
D) Health Sector Reform Scheme

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Pharmaceuticals Technology Upgradation Assistance Scheme

  • Explanation: The Department of Pharmaceuticals introduced the Revamped Pharmaceuticals Technology Upgradation Assistance Scheme to support the pharmaceutical industry’s technological and quality improvements, with a focus on enabling smaller manufacturing units and MSMEs to meet global standards.

Question 11:

Who has been appointed as the Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission in March 2024?

A) AS Rajeev
B) Riken Yamamoto
C) Kishor Makwana
D) Luv Kush Kumar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) AS Rajeev

  • Explanation: AS Rajeev was appointed as Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission in March 2024, bringing over 38 years of banking experience to the role. His expertise is expected to enhance the commission’s efforts in promoting integrity and transparency.

 

Question 12:

Which initiative by IndusInd Bank aims to enhance payment flexibility and security for users through tokenised wearables?

A) Indus MobilePay
B) Indus PayWear
C) Indus Tap & Go
D) Indus SmartBand

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Indus PayWear

  • Explanation: IndusInd Bank, in collaboration with Mastercard, introduced ‘Indus PayWear’, offering tokenised wearables for debit and credit card transactions. This innovative solution aims to provide users with enhanced payment flexibility, convenience, and security, facilitating tap-and-pay transactions globally.

 

Question 13:

What major achievement does the project involving 15 airport projects in Uttar Pradesh represent?

A) The largest single-day airport renovation
B) The first carbon-neutral airport initiative
C) The largest infrastructure addition in the state’s history
D) The first integration of AI in airport operations

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) The largest infrastructure addition in the state’s history

  • Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 15 significant airport projects in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, representing an unprecedented infrastructural addition in the state’s history, valued at nearly ₹10,000 crore. This initiative includes new airports, expanded terminals, foundation stones for future airports, and other ancillary facilities.

 

Question 14:

Which significant legal framework was announced for implementation by the Indian Government in March 2024?

A) The National Education Policy
B) The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
C) The Goods and Services Tax Amendment
D) The Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)

  • Explanation: The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government announced the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on 11, March 2024. The CAA provides a pathway to Indian citizenship for persecuted minority communities from neighbouring countries but has faced criticism for the exclusion of Muslims.

 

Question 15:

Which project aims to make Vajrakarur Camp a significant educational and research hub?

A) The Stratigraphic Column of the Cuddapah Supergroup
B) The Sonitpur 50 MW Solar Project
C) The Anti-Drone Technology Vajra Sentinel System
D) The Agni-5 Missile with MIRV Technology

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) The Stratigraphic Column of the Cuddapah Supergroup

  • Explanation: The Geological Survey of India, State Unit: Andhra Pradesh, unveiled a representative Stratigraphic Column of the Cuddapah Supergroup in Vajrakarur Diamond Processing Camp, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. This column represents the geological history and evolution of the Cuddapah Basin, reinforcing GSI’s commitment to making Vajrakarur Camp a significant educational and research hub.
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