Q1. The Ken-Betwa Link project is a river interlinking project, which will be jointly undertaken by the government of which state?
(a) Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
(b) Maharashtra and Gujarat
(c) Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
(d) Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh
Q2. The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak has been inaugurated in which city by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on 90th anniversary of Shaheed Diwas?
(b) New Delhi
Q3. When is the World Tuberculosis Day observed?
(a) March 24
(b) March 22
(c) March 23
(d) March 21
Q4. The e-Tendering Portal PRANIT has been launched by which of these organisations?
Q5. ISRO recently demonstrated free-space Quantum Communication, for the first time in India. The demonstration took place over a range of _____________
(a) 400 m
(b) 500 m
(c) 1000 m
(d) 300 m
Q6. Which day of the year is observed as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims?
(a) March 22
(b) March 23
(c) March 24
(d) March 21
Q7. Russia recently launched 38 foreign satellites from 18 countries into orbit. Which rocket system was used for this launch?
Q8. What is the theme of the World Tuberculosis Day 2021?
(a) Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world
(b) The Clock is Ticking
(c) It’s Time
(d) Unite to end TB
Q9. Which state government has launched India’s First Government Run Animal Ambulance Network?
(d) Andhra Pradesh
Q10. Which of the following country is going to hold anti-terror exercise Pabbi-Anti-Terror 2021?
(d) All of the above
Q11. English county Lancashire has announced the overseas signing of India batsman _____________ for the 2021 Royal London Cup.
(a) Shreyas Iyer
(b) Virat Kohli
(c) Rohit Sharma
(d) Hardik Pandya
Q12. Name the Indian para-athlete, who won the gold medal in the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup at Al Ain in the UAE.
(a) Girisha Nagarajegowda
(b) Rajinder Singh Rahelu
(d) Mariyappan Thangavelu
Q13. India and ________ have agreed to recognize each other’s offices to act mutually as competent International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA) for any international patent application filed with them.
Q14. Who among the following announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in 1882?
(b) Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
(c) Max Planck
(d) Robert Koch
Q15. Shaheed Diwas, also called Martyrs’ Day, is celebrated in India on _____________ every year.
(a) 19 March
(b) 20 March
(c) 23 March
(d) 22 March
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Sol. On the occasion of World Water Day on March 22, 2021, the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh signed an agreement with the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti to implement the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project.
Sol. The Union Minister of Education , Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, virtually inaugurated the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak in New Delhi on March 23, 2021.
Sol. World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on 24 March to create awareness among the public about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.
Sol. State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) has launched an “e-Tendering Portal” called ‘PRANIT’ to make tendering process more transparent.
Sol. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully demonstrated free-space Quantum Communication over a distance of 300 metre, with several technologies developed within the country.
Sol. Every year March 24 is observed as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, to say no to all forms of violence, injustice and oppression against humanity.
Sol. Russian space agency ‘Roscosmos’ successfully launched 38 foreign satellites into orbit, onboard Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The 38 satellites belonged to 18 countries including South Korea, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy and Brazil.
Sol. The theme of World Tuberculosis Day 2021 is ‘The Clock is Ticking’.
Sol. The state government of the Andhra Pradesh has decided to set up “India’s first government-run ambulance network” for animals. This decision was taken in order to further boost the animal husbandry and veterinary sector in the state.
Sol. The eight-member bloc said that the decision to hold the joint exercise ‘Pabbi-Anti-Terror 2021’ was announced during the 36th meeting of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Sol. English county Lancashire has announced the overseas signing of India batsman Shreyas Iyer for the 2021 Royal London Cup.
Sol. Indian para-athlete Singhraj won the gold medal in the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup at Al Ain in the UAE.
Sol. India and Japan have agreed to recognize each other’s offices to act mutually as competent International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA) for any international patent application filed with them.
Sol. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
Sol. Shaheed Diwas, also called Martyrs’ Day, is celebrated in India on March 23 every year. On this day, Indians pay tributes to the people who had lost their lives in the struggle for India’s independence. Every year, various leaders organise events to remember slain freedom fighters. They express their gratitude for the fallen.