Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz: 23rd March 2021

Updated Thu, 25 Mar 2021 02:17 AM IST

Q1. Which state's cabinet has approved the establishment of 100 specialized outstanding schools?

  1. Delhi
  2. Gujarat
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Maharashtra
Option A is Correct
Explanation: The Delhi Cabinet approved the establishment of 100 schools on March 22, 2021, with a focus on delivering specialized excellence education in fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Performing and Visual Arts, and Humanities.

Q2. Which country's defense minister will pay a visit to India this week?

  1. New Zealand
  2. England
  3. North Korea
  4. South Korea
Option D is Correct
Explanation: This week, South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook will travel to India for high-level talks with Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Suh Wook is scheduled to visit India from March 25 to 27, where he will meet with India's Defence Minister to discuss joint military technology cooperation.

Q3. What was the winner of the Best National Film Award for 2019?

  1. Chhapaak
  2. Asuran
  3. Marakkar: Arabikkadilinte Simham
  4. Dil Bechara
Option C is Correct
Explanation: On March 22, 2021, the 67th National Film Awards were announced.

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Priyadarshan's Malayalam film 'Marakkar: Arabikkadilinte Simham' won the national award for Best Feature Film.

Q4. At the 67th National Film Awards, which film won Best Hindi Film?

  1. Thappad
  2. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
  3. Chhichhore
  4. Panga
Option C is Correct
Explanation: Chhichhore, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, was named Best Hindi Film at the 67th National Film Awards. The best Tamil film award went to Asuran, and the best Telugu film award went to Jersey.


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Who was named Best Actress at the 2019 National Film Awards?

  1. Kareena Kapoor
  2. Aishwarya Rai
  3. Madhuri Dixit
  4. Kangana Ranaut
Option D is Correct
Explanation: Kangana Ranaut took home the Best Actress award for her roles in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Panga, while Manoj Bajpayee and Dhanush shared the Best Actor award for their roles in 'Bhonsle' and 'Asuran,' respectively.

Q6. When will India begin immunizing everyone over the age of 45?

  1. March 31st
  2. April 1st
  3. April 5th
  4. April 15th
Option B is Correct
Explanation: The Indian government announced that anyone over the age of 45 can get vaccinated against Covid-19 beginning April 1st. Until now, vaccination was only available to those over 65 and those over 45 with comorbidities.

Q7. What is Delhi's new legal drinking age?

  1. 25 years
  2. 22 years
  3. 21 years
  4. 20 years
Option C is Correct
Explanation: Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that the state government had decided to lower the legal drinking age in the national capital to 21 years. The legal drinking age in the national capital was previously set at 25 years.

Q8. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has urged states to extend the time between two Covishield doses to up to how many weeks?

  1. 6 weeks
  2. 8 weeks
  3. 12 weeks
  4. 2 weeks
Option B is Correct
For better results, the federal government has urged state and local governments to extend the time between two doses of Oxford-Covishield AstraZeneca's vaccine from 28 days to six to eight weeks. The dose gap has been revised only for Covishield, which is manufactured by Serum Institute of India, and not for Covaxin, which is manufactured by Bharat Biotech.

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