Current Affairs Quiz:
17 March 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of govtjobsinfo.net aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as PM Modi’s first foreign visit since the COVID-19 outbreak, the Twitter ban and Winter Sports Institute among others.
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with which nation’s Prime Minister on March 16, 2021?
2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making his first foreign trip after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to which nation?
3. The by-polls for two Lok Sabha constituencies- Tirupati & Belgaum- will take place on which day?
a) April 17th
b) April 25th
c) April 20th
d) April 27th
4. India held a Water Resources Secretary-level meeting with which nation on March 16, 2021?
5. Which vaccine manufacturer has started testing its COVID-19 vaccine on young children and babies?
b) Johnson & Johnson
6. Which nation has threatened to ban Twitter next month?
7. The government will be setting up Winter Sports Institute in which hill station?
1. (a) Portugal
Prime Minister Narendrta held a telephonic call with the Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic António Luís Santos da Costa on March 16, 2021. During the phone call, the two leaders reviewed the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the two countries.
2. (c) Bangladesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Bangladesh at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on March 26 & 27, 2021. This will be his first visit to a foreign country since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and it highlights the priority India attaches to Bangladesh.
3.(a) April 17th
The Election Commission on March 16, 2021, announced by-elections to two Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituencies- Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh and Belgaum Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka and 14 assembly constituencies of different states. The election will be held in these constituencies on April 17 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2nd.
4. (b) Bangladesh
The India-Bangladesh Water Resources Secretary-level meeting took place on March 16, 2021, under the framework of the Joint Rivers Commission. During the meeting, the officials of the water resources ministries noted that both the countries share 54 common rivers which have a direct impact on the livelihood of people of the two neighbouring countries.
5. (d) Moderna
Moderna has started testing its Coronavirus vaccine on infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years in a study. The testing has been started by the pharmaceutical company as it seeks to expand approval for its vaccine on children.
6. (c) Russia
Russia on March 17, 2021, threatened to together block the social networking site, Twitter next month unless the company complies with demands to remove certain content. The Russian authorities have cited instances of Twitter promoting child pornography, drug use and tweets encouraging children to attempt suicide.
7. (c) Gulmarg
Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju informed that the central government is working to set up a Winter Sports Institute in Gulmarg, Kashmir. The centre has a specific roadmap to work towards promoting and training Kashmiri youth in all major sports domains.