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Current Affairs MCQs of 15th and 16th March 2022
Q.1 “Mukhyamantri Chaa Srami Kalyan Prakalpa” scheme was started by which state?
Q.2 Indrayani Medicity is planned to be set up as the country’s first medical city, in which of these cities?
b. New Delhi
Q.3 The ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge’ has been launched under which scheme?
a. PM SVANidhi
b. AMRUT 2.0
c. Saubhagya Scheme
d. Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0
Q.4 Indian Railways has recently commissioned the first ‘Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal’ (GCT) at which of its division?
Q.5 Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Air India?
a. Rajesh Gopinathan
b. N Chandrasekaran
c. T. V. Narendran
d. Gurmeet Bawa
Q.6 Which day of the year is marked as the International Day of Action for Rivers?
a. 14 March
b. 15 March
c. 16 March
d. 13 March
Q.7 World Consumer Rights Day is observed globally on which day?
a. March 12
b. March 13
c. March 14
d. March 15
Q.8 What is the theme of World Consumer Rights Day 2022 ?
a. Fair Digital Finance
b. Helping consumers choose healthy diets
c. Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust
d. Antibiotics Off The Menu
Q.9 Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), seen in the news recently, is located in which Indian state?
c. Himachal Pradesh
Q.10 ‘Khel Mahakumbh’ is a Sports Event held in which Indian state?
b. Uttar Pradesh
d. Madhya Pradesh
Q.11 ‘The Museum of the Future’, which was seen in the news, is situated in which country?
b. Saudi Arabia
Q.12 ‘Halari’ is a breed of Donkey, native to which Indian state?
Q.13 ‘ULPIN’, which was seen in the news, is a unique identification number related to which field?
b. Land Resources
d. Drone Registration
Q.14 Which state has adopted Integrated Hospital Facility Management Services (IHFMS)?
Q.15 Which Indian city released a ‘Climate Action Plan’ and laid down 30-year Roadmap to tackle challenges of Climate Change?
c. New Delhi
Q.16 ‘Geneva Conventions’ which was seen in the news recently, is related to which field?
a. Digital Currency
b. Rules for Combatant Behaviour during a War
c. Climate Change
d. Export-Import Policy
Q.17 A Iron-Age Stone known as ‘Menhir’ of white colour, has been unearthed in which Indian state?
d. Madhya Pradesh
Q.18 Scott Hall, who has passed away, was a legendary __________
b. Hockey Player
c. Cricket Player
Q.19 Modi@20 is a compilation of political life of PM Modi’s past 20 years. The book has been edited and complied by which organisation?
a. Pan Macmillan India
b. Rupa Publications
c. BlueKraft Digital Foundation
d. Penguin Random House India
Q.20 India’s first Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) has been inaugurated by Power Minister RK SIngh. The Virtual SGKC has been developed by which company?
a. NTPC Limited
b. Indian Oil Corporation
d. Power Finance Corporation
Q.1 a) Tripura Government has announced a special scheme named “Mukhyamantri Chaa Srami Kalyan Prakalpa”.
Q.2 a) The state government of Maharashtra has announced to set up the country’s first medical city named ‘Indrayani Medicity’ in Pune, to provide all kinds of specialised treatment under one roof.
Q.3 b) 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 the MyGov platform.
Q.4 c) The Indian Railways has commissioned the first ‘Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal’ (GCT) in Asansol Division of Eastern Railways, under the PM GATI-SHAKTI programme. This private siding of Maithan Power Limited was commissioned by the Asansol division at Thaparnagar in Jharkahnd.
Q.6 a) The International Day of Action for Rivers is celebrated every year on 14th of March.
Q.7 d) World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15 every year to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs,and protect consumers across the globe against market abuses.
Q.9 b) India’s oldest military school, Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), turned a hundred years old recently. It is located in the Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
The military training institution was inaugurated in March 1922 by the then Prince of Wales. RIMC is the premier feeder institute for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
Q.10 a) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 11th edition of Khel Mahakumbh in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.The event started with 16 sports and 13 lakh participants in 2010, and was later increased to 36 general sports and 26 para sports in the year 2019. Due to COVID-19, the Khel Mahakumbh was not organised in 2020.
Q.11 a) The Museum of the Future in Dubai was recently opened for the public view. It was inaugurated by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.The museum claims to transport the visitors to the year 2071, to coincide with the centenary of the founding of the UAE. It is a seven-storey, pillar-less structure, spanning an area of 30,000 sq m. It is designed as a laboratory designed to promote innovation among leading scientists.
Q.12 a) ‘Halari’ is a breed of Donkeys native to the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The population of the breed is fast declining in the country.Union Minister Parsottam Rupala will preside over a meeting of Maldharis (or traditional herdsmen) for the conservation of Halari donkeys. An animal fair with the best of Halari donkeys, goats of Kahmi and Bhagri breeds, will also be organised.
Q.13 b) The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) was recently launched for Assam. It was conceptualized under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme of Department of Land Resources.
Q.14 b) Telangana government has planned to adopt Integrated Hospital Facility Management Services (IHFMS).
It aims to improve overall healthcare services including bed-side care for patients, sanitation and availability of manpower in government healthcare facilities. It includes an expenditure of Rs. 7,500 per hospital bed in a month. Hospitals with more than 200 beds can go for direct tenders while others will be clubbed.
Q.15 b) The Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) released recently has laid down a 30-year roadmap for the city to tackle the challenges of climate change.
Q.16 b) The Geneva Conventions are a set of principles highlighting the norms for combatant behaviour during a war.
During the ongoing Russia’s armed invasion of Ukraine, several civilian infrastructure and non-combatants have been impacted. There is growing concern around the issue of human rights violations.
Q.17 b) A huge white stone from the Iron Age, known as ‘Menhir’, was spotted on the roadside at Ellarigudem, a hamlet of Mahaboobabad district, Telangana.
It was noticed during his survey of archaeological and heritage remains under ‘Preserve Heritage for Posterity’ programme. As per archaeologists, the menhir belongs to the Iron Age (3,500 years old) erected in memory of a dead person.
Q.18 d) The two-time WWE Hall of Famer, Scott Hall has passed away, due to heart attack. He was 63. His tenure with World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) began in May 1992.
Q.20 c) The Union Minister for Power, Shri Raj Kumar Singh virtually launched the first of its kind Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park, as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Programme. The Virtual SGKC is conceptualized and developed by POWERGRID with support from Ministry of Power and technical supoort from USAID.