Current Affairs Quiz – 17 March 2019

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Current Affairs Quiz 17 March 2019

  1. The Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away recently. He had also served as the Union Minister in which ministry?
    A) Ministry of Defence
    B) Ministry of Power
    C) Ministry of Home Affairs
    D) Ministry of Civil Aviation
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar passed away on March 17, 2019 at the age of 63 years, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Manohar Parrikar was the former defence minister of India. He has served as the Chief Minister of Goa for four times.
  2. Which among the following initiatives has won the BusinessLine Changemaker of the Year 2019 Awards?
    I. GST Council
    II. Petitioners against Section 377 of the IPC
    III. National Health Protection Scheme (Ayushman Bharat)
    A) Only I
    B) Both I & III
    C) Both I & II
    D) All I, II & III
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The second edition of BusinessLine Changemaker Awards was held in New Delhi on March 15, 2019. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was the chief guest of the occasion and presented the awards to the winners. The GST Council was conferred with the flagship Changemaker of the Year Award 2019, which was received by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on behalf of the Council. 
  3. Name the winner of Australian Grand Prix 2019
    A) Sebastian Vettel
    B) Max Verstappen
    C) Lewis Hamilton
    D) Valtteri Bottas
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Valtteri Bottas of Finland (Mercedes) has won the Australian Grand Prix 2019 Championship. This was the first Formula One championship event of the year 2019.
  4. The Sary-Arka-Antiterror 2019 is a joint counter terrorism exercise that will be held between the members of which organisation?
    A) NATO
    B) SAARC
    C) SCO
    D) BRICS
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The members of the Shanghai Cooperation Orgnisation (SCO), including India, Pakistan and China, will take part in a joint counter-terrorism exercise ‘Sary-Arka-Antiterror 2019’.
  5. Which Indian brand has topped ‘The Best Indian Brands 2019’ Ranking released by Interbrand India?
    A) Reliance Industries
    B) Tata Group
    C) Airtel
    D) HDFC Bank
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Tata, Reliance and Airtel have emerged as the top Indian brands in ‘The Best Indian Brands 2019’ list complied by Interbrand India, a brand consultancy firm. The list includes India’s Top 40 Most Valuable Brands. 
  6. Who has been named to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India?
    A) Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose
    B) Justice Anil Ramesh Dave
    C) Justice Umesh Chandra Banerjee
    D) Justice Pingle Jaganmohan Reddy
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India by the Selection Committee. He is a retired judge of Supreme Court of India.
  7. What was the profession of Darryl D’Monte who passed away recently?
    A) Painter
    B) Journalist
    C) Author
    D) Actor
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    Option  B
    Explanation: 
    Darryl D’Monte, a journalist and environmental activist passed away at the age of 74. 
  8. ‘FeFA Girls’ initiative has been launched by which state to tackle a low iron level and malnutrition among adolescent girls of the state?
    A) Telangana
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    An initiative named ‘FeFA Girls’ has been launched in Telangana to tackle a low iron level and malnutrition among adolescent girls of the state.
  9. K.T. Irfan, who has become the first Indian athlete to qualify for Tokyo Olympic, competes in which event?
    A) High Jump
    B) 800 meter
    C) Javelin Throw
    D) Racewalking
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    Option D
  10. Late YS Vivekananda Reddy was the former minister of which state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    YS Vivekananda Reddy, a former minister in the Andhra Pradesh government, was found murdered at his residence on March 15, 2019. He was 68. 

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