Current Affairs Quiz [Weekly] & GK For UPSC/Govt Exams 2020-21
16 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 International Day of Happiness, Javelin Throw’s new national record, and the India-Finland summit among others.
1. Which state passed a bill to establish Yog Aayog for the promotion, regulation, training of Yoga?
a) Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh
2. When is the International Day of Happiness observed?
a) March 16th
b) March 17th
c) March 18th
d) March 20th
3. What is the new national record in javelin throw?
4. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual summit with which nation’s Prime Minister on March 16, 2021?
a) New Zealand
5. India had a Joint Working Group meeting under the MoU to expand cooperation in the field of Manpower with which country on March 10, 2021?
6. Which nation’s Prime Minister is scheduled to visit India in April 2021?
a) Sri Lanka
7. Which nation’s former President was on March 15th sent to jail for four months?
1. (b) Haryana
Haryana Yog Aayog Bill 2021 was passed on March 15, 2021, along with four other bills by the Haryana Vidhan Sabha during the ongoing budget session. The bill was passed to establish Haryana Yog Aayog for the promotion, management, regulation, training of Yoga. The bill seeks to develop a system of Naturopathy system of medicine.
2. (d) March 20th
The International Day of Happiness is observed on March 20th. The day aims to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.
3. (a) 63.24m
Indian Javelin thrower Annu Rani created a new national record with a 63.24m effort on March 15, 2021, during the opening day of the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports complex. Despite an amazing performance, Annu Rani failed to cross the Olympic qualification mark of 64.00m.
4. (c) Finland
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a virtual summit with his Finland counterpart, Sanna Marin, on March 16, 2021. During the virtual summit, the two leaders are expected to cover the entire spectrum of the bilateral relationship and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.
5. (a) Jordan
The first India-Jordan Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand cooperation in the field of Manpower was held through a video conference on March 10, 2021.
6. (b) UK
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to visit India in April to boost UK’s opportunities and counter China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region. The British Government also highlighted that a British aircraft will be deployed to the region ahead of PM Boris Johnson’s visit to India.
7. (d) Bolivia
Former President of Bolivia, Jeanine Anez was sent to jail for four months on March 15, 2021. Investigators are probing allegations that she helped in a coup that led to the removal of longtime leader Evo Morales from power in 2019.