Current Affairs Quiz of 9 March 2021

Updated Tue, 09 Mar 2021 02:47 AM IST

Q 1. What is the interest rate recommended by the EPFO for the year 2020-21? 
         (a) 8%
         (b) 8.5%
         (c) 4.5%
         (d) 6%

Q2. Which of the following cities was ranked as the most liveable city in the Million+ population category of the Ease of Living Index 2020?
       (a) Delhi
       (b) Chandigarh
       (c) Indore
       (d) Bengaluru

Q3. Which of the following cities was ranked as the most liveable city in less than the Million population category of the Ease of Living Index 2020?
       (a) Kanpur
       (b) Shimla
       (c) Dehradun
       (d) Gurugram 

Q4. Recently a variety of red rice called as ‘Bao-dhaan’ has been flagged off to USA from which Indian State?
       (a) Uttar Pradesh
       (b) West Bengal
       (c) Assam
       (d) Punjab

Q5. Chabahar Port is located in?
       (a) Iran
       (b) Iraq
       (c) Sri Lanka
       (d) Myanmar

Q6. The National Safety Day is observed in India on?
       (a) 1 March
       (b) 4 March
       (c) 23 September
       (d) 1 April

Q7. Which state/UT won the maximum number of medals in the second edition of Khelo India Winter Games?
       (a) Kerala
       (b) Karnataka
       (c) Tamil Nadu
       (d) Jammu and Kashmir

Q8.  Which of the following would be acquiring the Capco- a global information technology and consulting firm?
        (a) TATA Motors
        (b) TCS
        (c) Wipro
        (d) Infosys

Q9.

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Recently Tsunami Warnings were issued by the New Zealand. What is the capital of New Zealand?

       (a) Canberra
       (b) Queenstown
       (c) Wellington
       (d) Melbourne

Q10.Ease of Living Index-2020 has been released by?
        (a) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
        (b) Ministry of Panchayati Raj
        (c) NITI Ayog
        (d) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 


Answer Key-

Ans1-(b)
Explanation-
In the 228th meeting of Central Board of Trustees of the the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation , the board proposed an annual interest @8.5% to be credited on the EPF accumulations for the financial year 2020-21.

Ans2-(d)
Explanation-
In the Ease of Living Index 2020, Bengaluru topped the list as the most liveable city in the million+ population category. It was followed by the Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai. Delhi was ranked 13th in the index.
 
Ans3-(b)
Explanation-
In the Ease of Living Index 2020, Shimla bagged the top position as the most liveable city in the less than million population category. It was followed by the Bhubaneshwar, Silvassa.
 
Ans4-(c)
Explanation-
The Red Rice Variety grown in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam is also called as ‘Bao-dhaan’. This rice is very rich in Iron content.

Ans5-(a)
Explanation-
On the sidelines of the second edition of International Maritime India Summit-2021, India observed the Chabahar Day on 4th March. Chabahar Port is located in Iran. 
 
Ans6-(b)
Explanation-
The National Safety Day is observed on March 4 in India. The day is marked to spread awareness regarding the safety measures. The theme of this year was ‘Sadak Suraksha’(Road Safety) .

Ans7-(d)
Explanation-
In the second edition of the Khelo India Winter Games that were held in Gulmarg(Jammu and Kashmir) the UT of Jammu and Kashmir won the highest number of medals(11 Gold, 18 Silver and 5 bronze). Karnataka was on the second spot.

Ans8-(c)
Explanation-
Capco is a global technology and management consultancy firm. Wipro, a Indian IT giant is going to buy it for $1.45 billion.

Ans9-(c)
Explanation-
The capital of New Zealand is Wellington. It’s currency is New Zealand Dollar.
 
Ans10-(a)
Explanation-
The Ministry of housing and Urban Affairs released the Ease of Living Index-2020. The index is an evaluation tool to assess the quality of life and the direct impact of various schemes for Urban Development.
 

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