Daily GK and Current Affair Quiz: 26th March 2021

26th March, 2021 Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Fri, 26 Mar 2021 10:39 PM IST

Q1. Which country was the first in the world to outlaw all known vulture-toxic drugs?

A.     Nepal
B.     Bhutan
C.      Bangladesh
D.     Tazakistan

Q2. Which Indian Armed Force would procure ‘Hunter Killers,' which has recently made headlines?

A.     Indian Navy
Source: Amar ujala

B.     Indian Coast Guard
C.      Indian Army
D.     Indian Air Force

Q3. In which country has a historic painting created by Aboriginal artists over 17000 years ago been discovered?

A.     Australia
B.     India
C.      Turkey
D.     Bangladesh

Q4. On UN Security Council questions, India held bilateral consultations with which country?

A.     Poland

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B.     Ireland
C.      Australia
D.     Greece

Q5. Who was the guest of honor at the India Toy Fair 2021?

A.     Union Home Minister
B.     President of India
C.      Union Sports Minister
D.     Prime Minister of India

Q6. Which country has given its approval to a military strike against Syria?

A.     USA
B.     China
C.      Japan
D.     Russia

Q7. The NDC Synthesis Report was published by which organization?

A.     UNICEF
B.     WHO
C.      FAO
D.     UNFCCC

Q8. When will the first round of polling in Assam begin?

A.     April 1st
B.     March 27th
C.      March 31st
D.     April 5th

Q9. Which country intends to construct the world's first ship tunnel?

A.     Norway
B.     Switzerland
C.      Italy
D.     Sweden

Q10. The state's Engineering Research and Development Policy 2021 was recently released?

A.     Goa
B.     Karnataka
C.      Punjab
D.     Delhi

Answer Key

A1. Option C is Correct
Explanation: The painkiller ketoprofen, which is commonly used to treat cattle, was recently banned in Bangladesh. As a result, it became the first country to prohibit all medications considered to be poisonous to vultures.
The veterinary drug diclofenac was banned in the country over ten years ago. According to ornithologists, this is a watershed moment in the battle to save Asia's globally endangered vultures.
A2. Option C is Correct
Explanation: The Indian Army's plan to buy 118 Arjun Mark 1-A "Hunter Killers" was authorized by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which is chaired by defense minister Rajnath Singh.
The Indian Army will soon have 118 indigenous Arjun Mk-1A Main Battle Tanks, produced by the Defence Research and Development Organization, thanks to this approval (DRDO).
A3. Option A is Correct
Explanation: In Australia, a historic kangaroo painting made by Aboriginal artists over 17,000 years ago has been discovered.
This is considered to be Australia's oldest intact rock art. The two-meter-long work of art was discovered in Western Australia's Kimberley district.
A4. Option B is Correct
Explanation: India and Ireland conducted video conference bilateral consultations on UN Security Council issues recently.
During the meeting, both countries congratulated each other on their UNSC election and agreed to work closely together during their two-year tenure on the UNSC, which lasts from 2021 to 2022. The Indian delegation was headed by Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UNP and Summits).
A5. Option D is Correct
Explanation: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi India's first-of-its-kind "India Toy Fair 2021" was inaugurated by Narendra Modi. This is a virtual exhibition that will run from February 27th to March 2nd.
It allows users to engage in meetings, games, and network with different stakeholders in the toy industry in addition to buying toys.
A6. Option A is Correct
Explanation: The US administration, led by Vice President Joe Biden recently authorized a military attack against Syria. The US forces then launched retaliatory airstrikes on Syria.
Previously, “Iran-backed militias” in Syria were said to have launched rocket attacks against the US army in Iraq.
A7. Option D is Correct
Explanation: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has prepared and published a synthesis report on NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions) (UNFCCC). It was written in response to the demands of COP 21.
This report comes ahead of the 26th Conference of the Parties, which will be held in 2021.
A8. Option B is Correct
Explanation: The first round of voting in the Assam State Assembly Elections will begin at 7 a.m. on March 27, 2021. In this process, 47 constituencies in 12 districts throughout the state will vote. According to the Election Commission, approximately 81,09,815 voters are entitled to vote in the first step at 1,1537 polling stations.
A9. Option A is Correct
Explanation: Norway is planning to construct the world's first ship tunnel. The engineering project is scheduled to begin construction in 2022 and be finished by 2025-26. The ship tunnel in Norway's Stadhavet peninsula would pass under the mountains.
A10. Option B is Correct
Explanation: The Karnataka government recently released the Engineering Research and Development Policy 2021, which aims to improve engineering research and development.
This policy aims to retain and improve the state's leadership position in engineering research and development, as well as draw investment in the field.
 

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