Daily Current Affairs Quiz : March 10, 2022
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1. Who are the targeted beneficiaries of ‘UPI123Pay’ facility, recently launched by the Reserve Bank of India?
[A] Visually Challenged Persons
[B] Feature Phone Users
[D] Senior Citizens
Correct Answer: B [Feature Phone Users]
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das launched UPI for feature phones called UPI123Pay. He also launched 24×7 helpline for digital payments named ‘DigiSaathi’.
UPI 123Pay will allow customers to use feature phones for all transactions except scan and pay. It doesn’t need an internet connection for transactions while customers have to link their bank account with feature phones to use this facility.
2. India signed MoU with which countries to implement the ‘BBIN’ Motor Vehicles Agreement?
Correct Answer: B [Bangladesh-Nepal]
India, Bangladesh and Nepal finalised an enabling Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for implementing the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA).
Bhutan participated in the meeting as an observer. The MoU was finalised “pending ratification of the MVA by Bhutan”. BBIN aims to boost the regional trade and connectivity.
3. What is “PARAM Ganga”, which was seen in the news recently?
[A] Covid Vaccine
[B] Ganga Rejuvenation Scheme
Correct Answer: C [Super-computer]
The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) has deployed “PARAM Ganga”, a supercomputer at IIT Roorkee, with a supercomputing capacity of 1.66 Petaflops.
NSM is driven jointly by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeiTY) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and implemented by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
4. ‘Pal-Dadhvav Massacre’ was held at which present-day Indian state?
[B] West Bengal
Correct Answer: A [Gujarat]
The Gujarat government marked 100 years of the Pal-Dadhvav killings, citing it a massacre “bigger than the Jallianwala Bagh”.The killings had also been featured on the state’s Republic Day tableau.
The massacre took place on March 7, 1922, in the Pal-Chitariya and Dadhvaav villages of Gujarat. When Villagers gathered as part of the ‘Eki movement’, led by Motilal Tejawat, around 1000 were shot down by the British. Their aim was to protest against the land revenue tax.
5. Which Indian state launched ‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’?
Correct Answer: B [Chhattisgarh]
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched the ‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’. Under this scheme, financial assistance of Rs 5000 will be given to women on the birth of second girl child.
He also released ‘Kanya Vivah Yojana’ Coffee Table Book and Sakhi One Stop Center Telephone Directory. The Chief Minister visited the stalls set up as part of the four-day-long state-level ‘Mahila Madai’.
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