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Current Affairs MCQs of 19th March 2021

Current Affairs MCQs of 19th March 2021

Q.1 Who has been appointed as the new Director General of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)?

a. Dr. Ajay Mathur 

b. Sanjiv Nandan Sahai

c. Narendra Modi

d. Piyush Goyal

Q.2 Which country was the largest arms exporter in the world during 2016-2020 as per the latest SIPRI report?

a. United States

b. China

c. Russia

d. Germany

Q.3 Who announced his retirement as Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

a. Nripendra Misra

b. Pradeep Kumar Sinha

c. Pramod Kumar Mishra

d. P.K. Sinha

Q.4 Which renewable energy firm has now become a part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network?

a. ReNew Power

b. Suzlon Energy

c. Tata Power Solar

d. Azure Power

Q.5 Moudud Ahmed who passed away was the former prime minister of which country?

a. Turkey

b. Bangladesh

c. Pakistan

d. Kuwait

Q.6 India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which country for cooperation in Sports and Youth Affairs?

a. Maldives

b. Thailand

c. Russia

d. Sweden

Q.7  DIlip Gandhi who passed away was related to which profession?

a. Film Director

b. Author

c. Politician

d. Actor

Q.8 Pakistan’s KRL Stadium has been renamed after which cricketer?

a. Shahid Afridi

b. Shoaib Akhtar

c. Shoaib Mallik

d. Wasim Akram

Q.9 Which state has been ranked 1st in terms of MGNREGA employment?

a. Uttarakhand

b. Rajasthan

c. Jharkhand

d. Chhattisgarh

Q.10 When was Global Recycling Day celebrated?

a. 16 March

b. 17 March

c. 15 March

d. 18 March

Answers – 

Q.1 a) Dr Ajay Mathur has assumed office as the Director General of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Dr Ajay Mathur has replaced Upendra Tripathy. 

Q.2 a) The five largest arms exporters in 2016–20 were the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China. India ranked at 24th position among arms exporters.

Q.3 d) 

Q.4 a) Renewable energy firm ReNew Power said it has become a part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network.

Q.5 b) 

Q.6 a) The Union Cabinet was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment of Maldives for cooperation in Sports and Youth Affairs.

Q.7 c) Former Union Minister and BJP leader Dilip Gandhi has passed away.

Q.8 b) 

Q.9 d) Chhattisgarh ranks first in the country in terms of providing employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the current financial year 2020-21.

Q.10 d) 

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