Current Affairs Quiz – 14 March 2019

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Current Affairs Quiz 14 March 2019

  1. How many banks in India has been classified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) by RBI?
    A) 4

    B) 1
    C) 2
    D) 3
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Reserve Bank of India has released the list of Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs). State Bank of India is in Bucket 3, while HDFC and ICICI Bank both are in Bucket 1. Rest all buckets are empty. These three banks are in the D-SIBs list since Sep 04, 2017. No new bank has been added after the revised list is released on March 14, 2019. 
  2. Who has been appointed as the mediator to resolve disputes of cricket administration in BCCI?
    A) S.A. Bobde

    B) A.M. Spare 
    C) P S Narasimha
    D) D.K. Jain
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Honorable Supreme Court has appointed P S Narasimha as a mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). P S Narasimha is a senior advocate.
  3. Which among the following banks has recently been categorized as private sector bank by RBI?
    A) Dena Bank

    B) IDBI Bank
    C) UCO Bank
    D) Canara Bank
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    IDBI Bank Limited has been re-categorized as a ‘Private Sector Bank’ for regulatory purposes by the Reserve Bank of India, This comes after LIC has purchased 51% of the total paid-up equity share capital of the bank. Now RBI will regulate IDBI bank as per the rules applicable on Private Banks. With this now there are 22 Private Sector Banks in India.
  4. Who is the newly appointed Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)?
    A) M.R. Kumar

    B) Hemant Bhargava
    C) Subhash Chandra Garg
    D) R.Chandrasekaran
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    M.R. Kumar has been appointed as the new Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). He will hold the post for the next 5 years. 
  5. How many nuclear power plants have been proposed to be set up in India by the United States to boost bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation between the two nations?
    A) 3

    B) 4
    C) 5
    D) 6
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    United States will be setting up six American nuclear power plants in India to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation between the two nations. The joint statement for the same was signed at the 9th round of the India-US Strategic Security Dialogue held in Washington DC on March 13, 2019. 
  6. The ‘Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile’ (MPATGM) has been developed by______________
    A) ISRO

    B) BARC
    C) DRDO
    D) CSIR
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The indigenously developed, low weight, fire and forget ‘Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile’ (MPATGM)was successfully test fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on March 14, 2019 in the ranges of Rajasthan desert.
  7. How many Indian have been recognized by the World Economic Forum in its 2019 Forum of Young Global Leaders?
    A) 6
    B) 5
    C) 4
    D) 7
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The World Economic Forum has recognized six Indians in its 2019 list of the Forum of Young Global Leaders. They includes: Nara Lokesh – Andhra Pradesh IT minister Poonam Mahajan – BJP MPManu Kumar Jain – Xiaomi India head Phanindra Sama – Telangana government’s Chief Innovation Officer Piyush Tewari – Founder of SaveLife FoundationSucharita Mukherjee – Kaleidofin’s co-Founder
  8. When is the World Kidney Day celebrated?
    A) March 14

    B) Second Thursday of March
    C) Second Sunday of March
    D) March 12
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    World Kidney Day – held annually on the second Thursday in March. In 2019, the day is being observed on March 14. Theme 2019 –  ‘Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere’. 
  9. ‘Sirsi Supari’ which has obtained the GI tag is a cultivation of which state in India?
    A) Goa

    B) Jammu & Kashmir
    C) Sikkim
    D) Karnataka
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Arecanut, which is also known as supari or betel nut, is the latest sector to enter into the Geographic Indication (GI) tag list. The Registrar of Geographical Indications issued Geographic Indication (GI) tag on March 4, 2019 to the ‘Sirsi Supari’ grown in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. 
  10. Name the famous art historian, well known as Picasso biographer, who passed away recently
    A) Peter Abbs
    B) Arne Glimcher
    C) John Patrick Richardson
    D) Martin Scorsese
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Sir John Patrick Richardson, the British art historian and Picasso biographer, passed away in New York City on 12 March 2019. He was 95

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