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1. Recently in which city Annual Krishi Unnati Mela begins?
A. New Delhi
Answer: A – New Delhi – Explanation – The three-day annual Krishi Unnati Mela was inaugurated by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute in Pusa, New Delhi on March 15, 2017.
2. Name the Chief Minister of Meghalaya who recently presents Rs 1236 crore Deficit Budget.
A. Rowell Lyngdoh
B. Mukul Sangma
C. Roytre Christopher Laloo
D. Deborah C Marak
Answer: B – Mukul Sangma – Explanation – The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Mukul Sangma, who also holds charge of Finance department, presented Rs 1236 crore deficit budget for the financial year 2017-18 on March 15, 2017 in the state assembly with focus on development expenditure.
3. Recently centre approved what amount 20 Ganga Cleaning Projects?
A. Rs 1,900 crore
B. Rs 1,400 crore
C. Rs 1,250 crore
D. Rs 1,320 crore
Answer: A – Rs 1,900 crore – Explanation – The Executive Committee (EC) of National Mission for Clean Ganga has given approval for 20 new projects worth nearly Rs 1,900 crore during a meeting held on March 2, 2017. Out of the 20 projects, 13 are in Uttarakhand, and rest in Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
4. Recently government established Banana Research Centre in which district of Bihar?
Answer: D – Vaishali – Explanation – The Union Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of the Banana Research Centre at Gorole, Vaishali, and Bihar Centre on March 11, 2017 to fulfill the aspirations of the local banana growers.
5. Recently Union government launched what amount Mission Fingerling to achieve Blue Revolution?
A. Rs 52000 lakh
B. Rs 51500 lakh
C. Rs 42000 lakh
D. Rs 48000 lakh
Answer: A – Rs 52000 lakh – Explanation –The Union government has launched Mission Fingerling on March 11, 2017 to achieve Blue Revolution with the holistic development and management of fisheries in the country. The Blue Revolution programme focuses on creating an environment that envisages integrated and holistic development and management of fisheries for the socio economic Blue Revolution development of the fishers and fish farmers.
6. Which day is observed as World Consumer Rights Day?
A. March 15
B. March 14
C. March 13
D. March 16
Answer: A – March 15 – Explanation – Every year, World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15th to pay more attention to promote basic rights of consumers.
7. According to the Mercer which is the World’s Best City in Quality of Life?
Answer: B – Vienna – Explanation – According to the Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey released on March 14, 2017, Vienna, the capital of Austria has topped the list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row.
8. Recently scientists discover World’s First Fluorescent Frog in ____________________.
Answer: C – Argentina – Explanation – A team of scientists have discovered the world’s first fluorescent frog in Argentina that emits soft green, yellow and red light under normal light, but gives off a bright blue and green glow in the dark. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 13, 2017.
9. Who was appointed as a new Chairman of Central Water Commission?
A. Narendra Kumar
B. Bikash Mandal
C. Rajesh Naik
D. Mahesh Yadav
Answer: A – Narendra Kumar – Explanation – Narendra Kumar has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC), with effect from March 9, 2017 upon the superannuation of former Chairman GS Jha.
10. Who is sworn as the new Chief Minister of Goa?
A. Mridula Sinha
B. Manohar Parrikar
C. Francisco D’Souza
D. Pandurang Madkaikar
Answer: B – Manohar Parrikar – Explanation – Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was sworn in as Goa Chief Minister for fourth time at the Raj Bhavan in Panaji, Goa on March 14, 2017.Goa Governor Mridula Sinha administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Chief Minister and eight other ministers who also took the oath.
11. Who is sworn as the new Chief Minister of Manipur?
A. Okram Ibobi Singh
B. Y Joykumar Singh
C. Nongthombam Biren Singh
D. Karan Shyam
Answer: C – Nongthombam Biren Singh – Explanation – Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP), leader Nongthombam Biren Singh was sworn in as the Manipur’s Chief Minister at Raj Bhawan, Imphal.
12. Who was sworn in as Upalokayukta of Assam?
A. Ananga Kumar Patnaik
B. Jasti Chelameswar
C. Ranjan Gogoi
D. Chittaranjan Sharma
Answer: D – Chittaranjan Sharma – Explanation – Former Judge of the Gauhati High Court Chittaranjan Sharma has sworn in as Assam’s Upalokayukta by Governor Banwarilal Purohit on March 14, 2017.
13. Which of the bank likely to open UPI platform for Digital Wallets soon?
Answer: C – RBI – Explanation – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to open up the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) platform for digital wallets firms as part of the government’s digitisation campaign. Presently, the digital wallets can access the UPI network through partner banks to facilitate bank-to-bank money transfers.
14. Name the bank agrees to provide loan to Madhya Pradesh Rewa solar plant.
A. World Bank
B. Asian Bank
C. Bank of America
D. World Development Bank
Answer: A – World Bank – Explanation – An international financial institution, World Bank has agreed to provide loan to develop internal transmission arrangements of the upcoming Rewa Ultra Mega Solar (RUMS) project in Madhya Pradesh.
15. Recently this port trust signs MoU with the government of Puducherry for handling EXIM cargo?
A. Chennai Port
B. Kandla Port
C. Nhava Sheva
D. Marmagao Port
Answer: A – Chennai Port – Explanation – Chennai Port Trust and the Government of Puducherry has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for handling EXIM cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland on March 15, 2017 in New Delhi.