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Current Affairs MCQs of 14 March 2022
Q.1 The first consignment of QR code based GI tagged hand-knitted Kashmiri Carpet has been exported to which country recently?
a. United Kingdom
b. Saudi Arabia
Q.2 The ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge’ has been launched under which scheme?
a. AMRUT 2.0
b. Saubhagya Scheme
c. Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0
d. PM SVANidhi
Q.3 Name the IAS officer who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)?
a. Ajay Bhushan Pandey
b. Amitabh Kant
c. Hasmukh Adhia
d. Sanjeev Sanyal
Q.4 Gabriel Boric Font has been appointed as the youngest President of which country recently?
Q.5 Indrayani Medicity is planned to be set up as country’s first medical city, in which of these cities?
b. New Delhi
Q.6 Who is the author of the biography “Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times”?
a. Gautam Bhatia
b. Abhinav Chandrachud
c. P. N. Bhagwati
d. Karuna Nundy
Q.7 Which Union Ministry implements the “Strengthening of Pharmaceutical Industry (SPI)” scheme?
a. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
b. Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
c. Ministry of Home Affairs
d. Ministry of Heavy Industries
Q.8 Pandrethan temple, which was seen in the news recently, is located in which Indian state/UT?
a. West Bengal
b. Jammu and Kashmir
c. Himachal Pradesh
Q.9 What is the name of the ‘Policy advocacy arm’ for the power and related sectors, formed under the Power Ministry?
a. Power Foundation
b. Energy Foundation
c. Green Power Foundation
d. Central Power Society
Q.10 As of March 2022, what is India’s place in the Global List in terms of market capitalisation?
Q.1 d) The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has launched a quick response (QR) code for its GI-tagged Kashmiri carpet, to preserve the authenticity and genuineness of the hand-knotted carpets. The first ever consignment of GI-tagged hand-knotted carpets were exported to Germany from New Delhi.
Q.2 a) The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has organised ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Conclave’ at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on March 12, 2022.The ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge’ has also been launched under Atal mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 scheme. The Challenge has been launched on MyGov platform.
Q.5 c) The state government of Maharashtra has announced to set up country’s first medical city named as ‘Indrayani Medicity’ in Pune, to provide all kinds of specialised treatment under one roof.
Q.6 b) The biography of the former Attorney General of India, Soli Sorabjee, titled “Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times”, is all set to hit stands in April 2022.The book has been written by advocate and legal scholar Abhinav Chandrachud.
Q.7 b) Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers implements the “Strengthening of Pharmaceutical Industry (SPI)” scheme.
Q.8 b) Pandrethan temple is an 8th century heritage site situated in Badamibagh, Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir).The Chinar Corps of the Indian Army has rejuvenated the site recently. In this regard, the unit was accorded recognition by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) of the Ministry of Culture. The site hosts several figurines of2nd century in the form of two large monolithic rock shiva lingams, seven Gandhara-style sculptures among others.
Q.9 a) Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) including NTPC, Powergrid, REC, PFC, NHPC, THDC, NEEPCO, and SJVN registered the ‘Power Foundation’, as a society.It serves as the primary policy advocacy arm for the power and related sectors. It aims to assist states and industries with research and to develop solutions for India’s energy transformation. RK Singh, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, is the society’s chair.
Q.10 b) India’s equity market has entered into the world’s top-five list, in terms of market capitalisation, for the first time.
The country’s total market cap stands at USD 3.21 trillion. The first four places are occupied by the US (USD 47.32 trillion), China (USD 11.52 trillion), Japan (USD 6 trillion) and Hong Kong. India is followed by UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada, France and Germany.