8 March to 14 March 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week’s updated quizzes cover topics such as the 2021 Film Archive Award, new Uttarakhand CM, new Railway Helpline Number, and 2048 Olympics bid among others.
1. Which Indian actor will be conferred with the 2021 Film Archive Award?
a) Amitabh Bachchan
b) Shah Rukh khan
c) Dilip Kumar
d) Anupam Kher
2. Who has become the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?
a) Tirath Singh Rawat
b) Ajay Bhatt
c) Dhan Singh Rawat
d) Anil Baluni
3. The centre has granted restricted emergency use authorisation 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
4. What is the new Railway Helpline Number?
5. Which Indian wrestler has become world no.1 in 65 kg category?
a) Sakshi Malik
b) Bajrang Punia
c) Vinesh Phogat
d) Sushil Kumar
6. 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
7. Which Indian state has announced that it will bid for the 2048 Olympics?
d) Uttar Pradesh
8. Which state government has ordered the removal of all roadside religious structures?
a) Uttar Pradesh
d) Madhya Pradesh
9. Which state government has planned to launch Arjuna Sahayak Irrigation Project?
a) Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh
10. Which nation has launched its military exercise in space?
11. Which cricket ground will host the final of the World Test Championship?
b) The Oval
c) Ageas Bowl
d) Old Trafford
12. Which nation voted to ban full face coverings in public places?
1. (a) Amitabh Bachchan
Indian Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be conferred with the 2021 Film Archive Award by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) at a virtual ceremony scheduled to take place on March 19, 2021. Legendary filmmakers Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese will present the prestigious award to Amitabh Bachchan.
2. (a) Tirath Singh Rawat
Tirath Singh Rawat took an oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on March 10, 2021. Tirath Singh Rawat is a Lok Sabha MP from Garhwal. He was elected as the leader of the BJP Legislature Party in the state, a day after Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned from the top post.
3. (b) Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin
The central government on March 11, 2021 granted restricted emergency use authorisation 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.
4. (c) 139
The Indian Railways has merged all railway helpline numbers into a single number 139 for all queries, complaints, assistance and quick grievance redressal. All the other railway helplines will be discontinued and merged into 139 from April 1, 2021.
5. (b) Bajrang Punia
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has regained his world number one ranking after clinching a second successive gold medal at the Matteo Pallicone Ranking Series. Punia defeated Tulga Tumur Ochir from Mongolia 2-2 by criteria in the 65kg freestyle event final in Rome on March 7, 2021. He won after getting a two-pointer in the last 30 seconds of the bout.
6. (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.
7. (c) Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on March 9, 2021 that Delhi will bid to host the 2048 Olympics. The CM said that a vision has been provided for the same in the Delhi Budget presented in the state assembly.
8. (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.
9. (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.
10. (b) France
France has launched its first military exercises in space to test its ability to defend its satellites as well as other defense equipment from attack amid the growing competition between the world powers in Earth’s orbit.
11. (c) Ageas Bowl
The World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The WTC final will be played from June 18 to 22 and June 23 has been kept as the reserve day.
12. (d) Switzerland
Switzerland on March 7, 2021, narrowly voted in favor of a proposal banning full facial coverings including the burqa and niqab in almost all public places. In the public referendum, around 51.21 percent of voters voted in support of the controversial proposal.