Current Affairs Quiz - March 2022
1. The world’s largest aircraft, An-225, nicknamed ‘Mriya’ was owned by which country?
Correct Answer: B [Ukraine]
The world’s largest aircraft, An-225, nicknamed ‘Mriya’ or ‘Dream’ was owned by Ukraine and it was destroyed during the Russian invasion.
During the Russian assault, the aircraft was stationed at the Antonov Airport for maintenance work. Antonov is a Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company, headquartered at Kyiv, Ukraine.
2. Ashneer Grover, was the Co-founder and Managing Director of which fin-tech company?
Correct Answer: C [BharatPe]
BharatPe’s co-founder and managing director Ashneer Grover has resigned from the fintech startup. Some days ago, the company terminated the services of his wife and the company’s head of controls, Madhuri Jain Grover, over alleged financial irregularities.
The company has been conducting a governance review and has roped in a risk advisory firm, consulting firm and law firm, to probe into alleged funds misappropriation and corporate governance issues.
3. Which Union Ministry launched the ‘iDEX’ platform?
[A] Ministry of Education
[B] Ministry of Tourism
[C] Ministry of Defence
[D] Ministry of Law and Justice
Correct Answer: C [Ministry of Defence]
Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), was launched by the Union Minister of Defence in 2018. It provides a unified platform for various stakeholders in the defence and aerospace sector.
iDEX has launched Defence India Startup Challenges (DISC) and Open Challenges (OC). iDEX is set to showcase its startups and award its winner during its flagship event Manthan in the upcoming DefExpo 2022.
4. Ukraine shares border with how many European Union Member states?
Correct Answer: D [Four]
Ukraine shares borders with four European Union (EU) member states namely Hungary, Poland, Slovakia (West) and Romania (South). It shares border with Russia to the east and north-east. Ukraine also shares borders with Belarus to the north; and Moldova to the south.
The European Parliament, after a debate in which the President of Ukraine addressed and received applause, recommended that Ukraine be made an official candidate for EU membership.
5. ‘Appscale Academy’ is an initiative of which Technology Company?
Correct Answer: B [Google]
Google and the Ministry of Electronics and IT’s (MeitY’s) Startup Hub released the inaugural batch of 100 Indian startups as part of Appscale Academy.
It is Google’s initiative to train early to mid-stage startups across India and support them grow into global businesses. The 35% of the cohort come from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities; 58 % have women in leadership roles.
6. Which platform / institution launched the “Sabka Vikas MahaQuiz”?
[C] NITI Aayog
Correct Answer: D [MyGov]
MyGov, which is the Government of India’s citizen engagement platform has launched “Sabka Vikas MahaQuiz” series commencing from 1st March 2022. This quiz would continue for the entire year and comprise 14 episodes.
This initiative aims to build awareness amongst citizens about good governance, various government schemes and initiatives.
7. What is the theme for World Wildlife Day 2022?
[A] Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration
[B] Species conservation the top priority
[C] Saving the animals from humans
[D] Protecting wildlife for better world
Correct Answer: A [Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration]
Every year, 3rd March is celebrated as World Wildlife Day by the United Nations and this year, the day is celebrated under the theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”.
This aims to conserve some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora and form solutions to conserve them.
8. “Braj Holi Mahotsav” is hosted by the tourism department of which state?
[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: D [Rajasthan]
The Tourism Department of Rajasthan is set to host the three-day Holi festival “Braj Holi Mahotsav” from March 12 to 14 in the state.
The celebration events would be held in Bharatpur, Deeg and Kaman cities. The celebration is aimed to entertain tourists of all ages with the colours, local sports, traditional dance and music.
9. Which cricketer has the highest wicket haul (800) in Test matches?
[A] Muthiah Muralitharan
[B] Shane Warne
[C] James Anderson
[D] Anil Kumble
Correct Answer: A [Muthiah Muralitharan]
Sri Lankan spinner Muthiah Muralitharan has the record of the bowler who took highest wickets in Test cricket, at 800.
Australia spinner Shane Warne is at the second place with 708 wickets in 145 Tests. The legendary spinner Shane Warne passed away aged 52 of a suspected heart attack. His career spanned over 15 years from 1992 to 2007.
10. As per a recent report, what is the cumulative solar installed capacity in India, as on December 2021?
[A] 5 Giga watt
[B] 10 Giga watt
[C] 19 Giga watt
[D] 49 Giga watt
Correct Answer: D [49 Giga watt]
Mercom India Research recently released a report titled ‘Annual 2021 India Solar Market Update’. As per the report, India installed a record 10 gigawatt (GW) of solar capacity during 2021, registering a year-on-year rise of 212 per cent.
The country made 3.2 GW of solar capacity installations during 2020. Cumulative solar installed capacity in India was approximately 49 GW at the end of December 2021.
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