Current Affairs Quiz - March, 2020
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1. NITI Aayog has selected which Union Territory for first pilot project on Sustainable Developmental Goals?
[A] Jammu and Kashmir
Correct Answer: A [Jammu and Kashmir]
Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir has been selected by the NITI Aayog for first pilot project on Sustainable Developmental Goals.
The newly formed UT will also get an opportunity to work with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under the programme, information would be collected from District Commissioners for providing ranks on certain parameters.
2. Which city hosted the ‘Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela – 2020’, which was organized by the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute?
[B] New Delhi
Correct Answer: B [New Delhi]
Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 is being organised in New Delhi by ICAR-IARI (Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Agricultural Research Institute) from March 1 to 3. The event is being conducted at the ICAR-IARI Mela Grounds, New Delhi.
Bharat Bhushan, a 42-year-old farmer from Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, has been selected for the ‘Innovative Farmer Award’ by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute. Innovative farmers are felicitated during the event.
3. Which Tennis star recently won the Dubai Tennis Championships, for the first time since 2013?
[A] Rafael Nadal
[B] Roger Federer
[C] Novak Djokovic
[D] Andy Murray
Correct Answer: C [Novak Djokovic]
World number one Novak Djokovic has recently won the Dubai Tennis Championships for the first time since 2013.
In the summit match of the men’s singles, the 32-year-old Serb star defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets and clinched the title. Novak has now won 21 matches consecutively. In 2010-11, he had won 43 matches consecutively.
4. As of March 2020, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has covered how many appliances under the Star Labelling Programme?
Correct Answer: D 
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has formulated the Star Labelling Programme under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Recently, on its 19th foundation day, BEE expanded its coverage to 2 more appliances: Deep Freezers and Light Commercial Air Conditioners. The total appliances covered under the programme are 26 now.
A database on energy e¬fficiency called ‘Urja Dakshata Information Tool (UDIT)’ was launched by BEE along with World Resources Institute (WRI).
5. Which Indian Steel Company recently acquired Bhander power plant in Gujarat from Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company?
[A] Tata Steel
[B] JSW Steel
[C] Jindal Steel and Power
[D] ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India
Correct Answer: D [ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India]
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) has announced that it has acquired Bhander power plant at Hazira in Gujarat.
The natural gas-based thermal plant was purchased by AM/NS India under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest (SARFAESI) Act.
6. Which country is developing satellite to predict bush-fire danger zones?
[A] New Zealand
[C] South Korea
Correct Answer: B [Australia]
Scientists at the Australian National University announced that they are designing the country’s first satellite to predict the bushfire danger zones.
Australia has witnessed devastating bushfires across the country especially in South Wales. The proposed bushfires measure forest cover and moisture levels using infrared detectors. The resultant data would be used to determine where bushfires will probably start and where they would be difficult to control.
7. Which former Indian cricketer has been named the Chairman of the National selection panel?
[A] Anil Kumble
[B] Rahul Dravid
[C] Sunil Joshi
[D] Kris Srikkanth
Correct Answer: C [Sunil Joshi]
Former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi has been named Chairman of the National selection panel by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of BCCI.
The Cricket Advisory Committee has shortlisted a five-member group including former Indian pacer Harvinder Singh, Venkatesh Prasad, Rajesh Chauhan and LS Siva Ramakrishnan. BCCI also announced that the CAC will review the panel’s performance after a year and make suitable recommendations.
8. Shweta Rawat and Shalini Gupta, who were seen in news recently, are associated with which field?
Correct Answer: C [Science]
Two Scientists – Dr Shweta Rawat from Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), DRDO and Dr. Shalini Gupta, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT-Delhi were recently conferred with the ‘National Award for Young Women Showing Excellence through Application of Technology for Societal Benefits’ by the President of India Ramnath Kovind.
Dr.Shweta has developed a female-specific Full Body protector whereas Dr.Shalini has successfully led the development of a technology SeptifloTM, for point-of-care diagnosis and treatment of bacterial septicaemia.
9. The National Safety Day (NSD) is observed annually on which date in India?
[A] March 2
[B] March 4
[C] March 6
[D] March 8
Correct Answer: B [March 4]
The National Safety Day is observed on March 4 every year in India and the following week as National Safety Week. The National Safety campaign is organised by the National Safety Council to commemorate its foundation day.
This is the 49th year of the Safety Campaign observed in the country. The theme of this year’s campaign is: Enhance Safety & Health Performance by use of Advanced Technologies.
10. Which Indian institute has developed an AI-powered drone to counter unregulated unmanned drones?
[A] Indian Institute of Science
[B] Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
[C] Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
[D] DRDO Laboratory
Correct Answer: C [Indian Institute of Technology, Madras]
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered drone to counter the unregulated unmanned drones, also called as rogue drones.
This system would assist the armed forces and security services in ensuring safety at critical locations. The newly developed drones can hack into the GPS system of the unregulated drones, thereby directing it to change its flight path or make it land safely.
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