Current Affairs Quiz: 19 March 2021
19 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 Van Dhan Vikas Yojana, Ram Temple, Operation Sankalp and Artificial Intelligence Initiative among others.
1. Which state was declared as a model state for Van Dhan Vikas Yojana?
c) Madhya Pradesh
2. A stone from the Sita Eliya temple will be used for the construction of the Ram Temple. Where is the temple located?
a) Sri Lanka
c) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
3. Which state has banned the movement of passenger buses to and from Maharashtra?
b) Madhya Pradesh
4. Under Operation Sankalp, the Indian Navy undertook a Passage Exercise with which nation’s navy in the Persian Gulf?
5. Which nation’s Defence Secretary arrived in India on March 19, 2021, on his first official visit?
a) United States
c) New Zealand
6. India has launched an Artificial Intelligence Initiative along with which nation?
7. The Defence Ministry has signed a contract with which organisation for the procurement of 4,960 MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles?
Manipur has been declared as a winner state where the government’s Van Dhan Vikas Yojana has appeared as a major source of employment for the local tribals residing in the state.
2. (a) Sri Lanka
A stone from Sita Eliya in Sri Lanka will be used for the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Sita Eliya is the place in Sri Lanka where Goddess Sita is believed to have been held as a captive. The place has a temple dedicated to Goddess Sita.
3. (b) Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh government on March 18 announced a ban on the movement of passenger buses to and from Maharashtra from March 20, 2021. The ban comes in the wake of an alarming rise in COVID cases in Maharashtra.
4. (c) Bahrain
The Indian Navy on March 17, 2021, undertook the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force Corvette Al Muharraq under Operation Sankalp in the Persian Gulf.
5. (a) the United States
US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin III arrived in India on March 19, 2021, for a three-visit. He will be meeting the top political and military leadership of the country including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
6. (c) the US
The Department of Science and Technology informed on March 18, 2021, that the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum- IUSSTF has launched the US India Artificial Intelligence Initiative. The initiative will focus on AI cooperation in the critical areas that are priorities for both nations.
7. (a) BDL
The Defence Ministry signed a contract with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) on March 19, 2021, to supply 4,960 MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles to the Indian Army for Rs 1,188 crores.