Current Affairs 12th March 2021 English & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 12 March 2021 English

 

  1. According to the recent news China regained its position as India’s top trade partner in 2020. In context to economy tell us who of the following can declare a financial emergency in the country?

(A) Finance Minister of India

(B) President of India

(C) Lok Sabha Speaker

(D) Chief Justice of Supreme Court

Answers: 1-(B)

 

  1. National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 28th February to commemorate the discovery of the “Raman Effect” by Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. When did Dr. C.V. Raman received Nobel Prize?

(A) 1927

(B) 1929

(C) 1930

(D) 1932

Answers: 2-(C)

 

 

  1. International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched investigations into the war crimes in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel (West Bank and the Gaza Strip). International Criminal Court was started functioning by which year?

(A) 2002

(B) 2000

(C) 2001

(D) 2004

Answers: 3-(A)

 

  1. Recently, The World Bank has released a report named as “Connecting to Thrive: Challenges and Opportunities of Transport Integration in Eastern South Asia”. In context to the reports tell us which of the following report release by World Bank?

(A) Ease of Doing Business, World Development Report

(B) Safety Reports, Global Hunger Index report

(C) Multidimensional poverty index, Global Information Technology Report

(D) Global Assessment Report, Industrial Development Report

Answers:4-(A)

 

  1. The new cases of Kala-azar or Visceral Leishmaniasis have been reported in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. The Kala-azar or Visceral Leishmaniasis is caused by –

(A) Virus

(B) Parasite

(C) Protozoa

(D) Fungi

Answers: 5-(B)

 

  1. The Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) as a single non-lapsable reserve fund for share of Health from the proceeds of Health and Education Cess.

Consider the following statements regarding CESS –

(1) Cess is imposed as an additional tax besides the existing tax. It may have called as “Tax on tax”.

(2) A cess is generally paid by every government employee and added to their basic tax liability paid as part of total tax paid.
(3) Article 270 of the Constitution allows cess to be excluded from the purview of the divisible pool of taxes.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (2) and (1)

(C) Only (3) and (2)

(D) None of the above

Answers: 6-(A)

 

  1. The National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) has released its latest edition of the Apprenticeship Outlook Report for 2021 (January-June 2021).

Consider the following statements regarding National Employability through Apprenticeship Program –

(I) It was set up in 2015 as a 100% employer-funded Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

(II) It is in accordance with the National Employability Enhancement Mission of the AICTE.

(III) NETAP was structured to overcome the challenges of the Apprenticeship Act, 1950.

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (1) and (2)

(C) Only (3) and (2)

(D) All are correct

Answers:7-(A)

 

 

  1. Recently, The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has suggested rationalisation of both freight and passenger fares.

Consider the following statements regarding the schemes of railways –

(I) The scheme “Avataran” is an umbrella program consists of 7 missions.

(II) Operation Swarn is launched by the Railway Ministry to improve services in Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express.

(III) Nivaran is a special unit for Transportation Research and Analytics.

(A) Only (3) and (1)

(B) Only (2) and (3)

(C) Only (1) and (2)

(D) All are correct

Answers: 8-(C)

 

  1. According to a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development, The Centre government must increase the amount of pensions provided for poor senior citizens, widows and disabled people.

Match the following government schemes with their launched year –

(a) Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana                      1- 2015

(b) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana             2- 2000

(c) Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana                       3- 2014

(d) Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana                     4- 2011

Options-

(A) a-1, b-4, c-3, d-2

(B) a-2, b-3, c-1, d-4

(C) a-1, b-2, c-4, d-3

(D) a-1, b-3, c-2, d-4

Answers: 9-(C)

 

  1. Recently, the second edition of India-Uzbekistan joint military exercise “Dustlik-2” started in Chaubatia, Uttarakhand.

Match the following exercises with India and their respective countries –

(a) Garuda Shakti          1- Indonesia

(b) Ekuverin                 2- China

(c) Hand-in-Hand          3- Maldives

Options

(A) a-1, b-2, c-3

(B) a-2, b-3, c-1

(C) a-3, b-2, c-1

(D) a-1, b-3, c-2

Answers:10-(D)

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