Daily Current Affairs Quiz : March 2, 2022
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1. Madhabi Puri Buch has been appointed as the first woman chairperson of which regulatory body?
Correct Answer: A [SEBI]
The Government has appointed Madhabi Puri Buch as the new chairperson of market regulator -Securities and Exchange Board of India.
She is the first woman chairperson of SEBI. Ms Madhabi Puri Buch, the former head of ICICI Securities, replaces Ajay Tyagi. Mr Tyagi, a 1984 batch IAS officer, was appointed as SEBI Chairperson in 2017.
2. As per the 2nd advanced estimates of National Income, what is the real GDP Growth of India in 2021-22?
[A] 5.6 per cent
[B] 7.1 per cent
[C] 8.9 per cent
[D] 10.5 per cent
Correct Answer: C [8.9 per cent]
The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the Second Advance Estimates (SAE) of National Income, 2021-22 as well as Quarterly Estimates of GDP for the quarter October-December (Q3) of 2021-22
The growth in GDP during 2021-22 is estimated at 8.9 percent as compared to a contraction of 6.6 percent in 2020-21.
3. The ‘Yilan’ Crater, the largest impact crater on Earth, has been discovered in which country?
Correct Answer: B [China]
A crescent-shaped crater in Northeast China named the ‘Yilan’ Crater holds the record as the largest impact crater on Earth that formed in the last 100,000 years.
Before 2020, the only other impact crater ever discovered in China was found in Xiuyan, Liaoning, as per a statement from the NASA Earth Observatory. The Yilan crater measures about 1.85 kilometers across and likely formed about 46,000 to 53,000 years ago, based on radiocarbon dating.
4. The Indian Navy conducted ‘Operational Demonstration’ at which city?
Correct Answer: C [Visakhapatnam]
The Indian Navy conducted ‘Operational Demonstration’ at Visakhapatnam and a colourful International City Parade. It showcased various operations including special operations and sky diving, rescue operations and fly-past by naval aircraft.
The event was conducted as part of the ongoing Multilateral Exercise MILAN 22. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was the Chief Guest for the event.
5. ‘National Level Awareness Programme – Sambhav’ is an initiative of which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Education
[B] Ministry of MSME
[C] Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
[D] Ministry of Labour and Employment
Correct Answer: B [Ministry of MSME]
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is celebrating its ‘Iconic week’ under ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahosav’ from 28.02.2022 to 06.03.2022.
Ministry of MSME will launch Phase II of its ‘National Level Awareness Programme – Sambhav’, through which more than one lakh students from 1300 colleges all across the country will be motivated to take up entrepreneurship. Phase I of the scheme was launched in 2021.
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