12 March 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Arjuna Sahayak Irrigation Project, AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and roadside religious structures among others.
1. Which state currently accounts for the most number of new COVID-19 cases in India?
2. Which state/ UT declared all students of Class 1 to 9 as ‘all pass’?
b) Himachal Pradesh
3. Which Asian country has temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine?
4. Which state government has ordered the removal of all roadside religious structures?
a) Uttar Pradesh
d) Madhya Pradesh
5. Who has become the first Indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 international runs across all formats?
a) Mithali Raj
b) Harmanpreet Kaur
c) Smriti Mandhana
d) Veda Krishnamurthy
6. The center has granted restricted emergency use authorization to which vaccine, officially allowing it to come out of the clinical trial mode?
a) Moderna’s vaccine
b) Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin
c) Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
d) Johnson & Johnson
7. Which state government has planned to launch Arjuna Sahayak Irrigation Project?
a) Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh
1. (b) Maharashtra
Six states including Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat cumulatively account for 85.6 percent of the new COVID-19 cases reported in India in the past 24 hours. India reported 23,285 new COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra reported the highest daily new cases with 14,317 new coronavirus infections, which is 61.48 percent of the daily new cases reported in India.
2. (d) Puducherry
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan approved a proposal on March 11, 2021, to declare all students of Class 1-9 as ‘all pass’ in this academic year. Meanwhile, the students studying in classes 10 and 11 in Puducherry and Karaikal will be declared ‘all pass’ as per guidelines of the Tamil Nadu Board.
3. (c) Thailand
Thailand has become the first Asian country to temporarily halt the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for its vaccination program, saying that it is waiting for the results of investigations into potential side effects.
4. (a) Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh government on March 11, 2021, ordered the removal of all religious structures on public roads. The official press release from the Home Department stated that no structure or construction of religious nature should be allowed on public roads, streets, pavements, and by the roadside.
5. (a) Mithali Raj
The Test and ODI Captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj on March 12, 2021, became the first Indian woman cricketer to complete 10,000 international runs across all cricket formats. She has also become the second woman cricketer internationally to achieve the milestone.
6. (b) Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin
The central government on March 11, 2021, granted restricted emergency use authorization to Bharat Biotech’s indigenously developed Covaxin and said that it is out of the clinical trial mode. Both Covid-19 vaccines – Covishield manufactured by Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin will have the same licensure status now.
7. (d) Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath informed on March 10, 2021, that the Arjuna Sahayak Irrigation Project worth Rs 2,600 crores will bring positive changes in the lives of the farmers of Hamirpur, Mahoba, and Banda in the Bundelkhand region which was denied to them by the previous governments.