Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 4th March 2023
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 4th March 2023

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 4th March 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – 4th March 2023

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1. What is the theme of the 7th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference which is being held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh from 3-5 March 2023?

  1. Sat-Chit-Ananda & Nirvana
  2. Eastern Humanism for the New Era
  3. Harmony of Religions – Welfare of Humankind
  4. State and Social Order in Dharma-Dhamma Tradition
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Eastern Humanism for the New Era

Explanation: President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the 7th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on 3 March. The three-day International Dharma-Dhamma conference will conclude on March 5. It is being organized by India Foundation in association with Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies. The theme of the conference is ‘Eastern Humanism for the New Era’. Its aim is to bring together religious, political and thought leaders from Dharma-Dhamma traditions to ponder over building a philosophical framework for the emerging new world order. More than 350 scholars from 15 countries are participating in this conference, which provides a platform for global views of Dharma-Dhamma. Delegates from Bhutan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, South Korea, Mauritius, Russia, Spain, France, USA and UK are participating in the conference.

About International Dharma-Dhamma Conference

  • It is an annual platform to revive the dharma-dhamma traditions and make them relevant in finding solutions and forming policies for the state in the 21st century.
  • The Dharma-Dhamma traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism, as well as other religious doctrines of the East, clearly have a holistic and inclusive answer to the challenges of world order.

2. Who among the following has been elected as the new President of Vietnam?

  1. Thi Xuan Trang
  2. Nguyen Phu Trong
  3. Vo Van Thuong
  4. Nguyen Xuan Phuc
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Vo Van Thuong

Explanation:  The country is changing its top leadership as it continues its anti-corruption campaign. The National Assembly(NA) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam elected Vo Van Thuong(Võ Văn Thưởng) (52 years old), a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam, as the new President of Vietnam for a term running until 2026. Mr. Vo Van Thuong took oath as the new president of Vietnam during the National Assembly’s extraordinary meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vương Đình Huệ, Chairman of NA, on behalf of the parliament has recognised the oath of the new President.

Vo Van Thuong succeeds Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who resigned from the post of President in January 2023. Vo Van Thuong, nominated by the ruling communist party was elected with 98.38% of the votes(487 out of 488 votes). The election is a part of the reshuffle of Vietnam’s top leadership amid an antigraft campaign. Võ Thị Ánh Xuân(53 years old), Vice President of Vietnam (since 2021) has served as the Acting State President since the stepping down of her predecessor Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on 17th January 2023.

3. Which of the following organizations has released 9th Women, Business and the Law 2023 report?

  1. World Bank
  2. UN Women
  3. UNDP
  4. International Monetary Fund
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  A. World Bank

Explanation:  According to the annual World Bank report, which covers 190 countries, the UAE scored 82.5 out of 100 possible points across 35 subindicators divided into eight major areas of the report: Mobility, Workplace, Pay, Marriage, Parenthood, Entrepreneurship, Assets, and Pension.It is worth noting that the UAE is a regional and global leader in enacting legislation and regulations that support women’s rights and workplace roles. The UAE’s commitment to this cause dates back to 2012, when the UAE Cabinet passed legislation requiring the presence of women on the boards of government entities, making the UAE the first country in the region and the second in the world to do so.

  • United Arab Emirates Women, Business and the Law 2023 (WBL2023) presents an index covering190 economies and structured around the life cycle of a working woman. In total, 35 questions are scored across eight indicators. Overall scores are then calculated by taking the average of each indicator, with 100 representing the highest possible score.
  • Data refers to the laws and regulations that are applicable to the main business city (Dubai). Different rules may apply in other jurisdictions so local legislation should be reviewed. Based on this approach, the United Arab Emirates scores 82.5 out of 100.
  • The overall score for the United Arab Emirates is higher than the regional average observed across the Middle East and North Africa (53.2). Within the Middle East and North Africa region, the maximum score observed is 91.3 (Malta).

4. Who among the following has been appointed as the director general of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?

  1. M A Ganapathy
  2. Rashmi Shukla
  3. Sujoy Lal Thaosen
  4. Anish Kumar Dayal
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Rashmi Shukla

Explanation:  Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Rashmi Shukla has been appointed as the Director-General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). SSB is the border-guarding force deployed along Nepal and Bhutan border. Rashmi Shukla, a 1988 batch IPS officer of the Maharashtra cadre, was posted with the Central Reserve Police (CRPF). She was heading the State Intelligence Department in Maharashtra Police when the phones of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and Nationalist Congress Party leader Eknath Khadse were allegedly tapped in 2019.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for appointment of Rashmi Shukia, IPS (MH:88), presently Additional DG, CRPF, as Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) {Level-16 of Pay Matrix} from the date of joining the post and up to 30.06.2024 i.e. date of her superannuation or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

5. An expert committee has been constituted by SC on the Hindenburg Research report on Adani group companies. The committee will be headed by ________.

  1. Justice AM Sapre
  2. K.V. Kamath
  3. Justice J.P. Devadhar
  4. Somasekhar Sundaresan
  5. All of the above

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Correct Answer:  A. Justice AM Sapre

Explanation:  The Supreme Court ordered an experts committee to be set up, headed by a retired Supreme Court judge, AM Sapre, after a batch of PILs was filed on the recent Adani Group shares crash triggered by the US-based short-seller Hindenburg Research’s allegations of fraud. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also told the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to finish the probe into the Adani Group-Hindenburg saga within a period of two months.

The Supreme Court bench, led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, has appointed six members as part of the expert committee. It includes OP Bhatt, Justice JP Devadhar, KV Kamath, Nandan Nilekani and Somasekhar Sundaresan, and will be headed by Former Supreme Court judge Justice AM Sapre. The committee, comprising bankers, judges, a lawyer and a tech stalwart, is likely to look at several aspects related to the Adani-Hindenburg Row.

6. Which of the following has been allowed by SEBI to launch rupee-denominated Nymex WTI crude oil and natural gas futures contracts?

  1. OTC Exchange of India
  2. Bombay Stock Exchange
  3. National Stock Exchange
  4. Delhi Stock Exchange
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. National Stock Exchange

Explanation:  National Stock Exchange (NSE) has received permission from Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to roll out rupee-denominated Nymex WTI crude oil and natural gas (henry hub) futures contracts in its commodity derivatives segment. Commodity derivatives segment of an exchange provides trading in futures. Futures contract is a standardized legal agreement between the two parties i.e. buyer and seller to buy or sell something at a predetermined price at specified date in future. The underlying assets in a futures contract may be commodities, stocks, currencies, interest rates, indices and bonds.

  • A data licensing agreement has been signed between CME Group and NSE that allows NSE to list, trade and settle rupee-denominated Nymex WTI crude oil and natural gas derivatives contracts on the platform of CME.
  • This has expanded the product offering by NSE in the energy basket as well as its overall commodity segment.
  • Nymex WTI crude oil and natural gas contracts are among the world’s most traded commodity derivatives contracts.
  • Trading in derivatives was started by NSE in 2000 and later on, it set up index options trading in 2001. Index options give the investor the right to purchase or sell the underlying stock for a definite time period.
  • According to Futures Industry Association (FIA), in terms of trading volume (contracts) for 2022, NSE is the world’s largest exchange.
  • As per World Federation of Exchanges, NSE is third in world in the cash equities by number of trades for 2022.

7. Which of the following ministries has received the Porter Prize 2023?

  1. Ministry of Finance
  2. Ministry of Defence
  3. Ministry of Education
  4. Ministry of Health and Family Affairs
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Ministry of Health and Family Affairs

Explanation:  The Union Health Ministry has been awarded the Porter Prize 2023 for successfully combating the COVID-19 crisis. The award recognized the Government of India’s strategy, approach and involvement of various stakeholders in the management of COVID-19, especially ASHA workers in the industry for making PPE kits. The prize was announced at “The India Dialog”, organized by Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) and US Asia Technology Management Center (USATMC) at Stanford University on February 23-24. The award was presented to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Secretary of the Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan. The theme of the two-day conference was “The Indian Economy 2023: Innovation, Competitiveness and Social Progress”. Experts appreciated the three pillars of India’s strategy for COVID-19 management – prevention, relief package and vaccine administration.

About Porter Prize

  • The award is named after American citizen Michael E Porter– economist, researcher, author, consultant, speaker and teacher.
  • He conceptualized economic theory and strategy to address challenging problems in the areas of market competition and company strategy, economic development, the environment and healthcare.
  • His research has received many awards and he is currently one of the most cited scholars in economics and business.

8. Who among the following has been honoured with Player-of-the-Year award by the Asian Chess Federation (ACF)?

  1. Pranav V
  2. Gukesh D
  3. Abidhan B
  4. Praggnanandhaa R
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Gukesh D

Explanation:  Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh has been honoured with Player-of-the-Year award by the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) for clinching the gold medal with a record-breaking score of 9/11 in the 44th Chess Olympiad at Mahabalipuram. Gukesh became only the sixth Indian to break the 2700 Elo-rating mark, and the youngest Grandmaster from the country to be rated above 2700.

  • The All India Chess Federation (AICF) bagged the ‘Most Active Federation’ award conferred during the ACF annual summit, which is underway here.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has been conferred with Man-of-the-Year award for his effort in the successful hosting of the FIDE Chess Olympiad in August last year within a short notice of four months.
  • The Indian women’s team, comprising of Koneru Humpy, D Harika, R Vaishali, Tania Sachdev and Bhakti Kulkarni, was adjudged the ‘Best Women’s team of the Year’ for its bronze-winning effort.
  • Grandmaster R B Ramesh bagged the men’s Coach-of-the-Year award and Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte won the Women’s Coach-of-the-Year awards.

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9. Who among the following was appointed as the new chairperson of the power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)?

  1. Arun Goyal
  2. I. S. Jha
  3. Jishnu Barua
  4. Pravas Kumar Singh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Jishnu Barua

Explanation:  Jishnu Barua has become the new chairperson of power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). Barua has been appointed chairperson of the CERC on February 27, 2023. Barua was chief secretary of Assam from October 2020 to August 2022. Prior to this, he had been additional chief secretary to Assam looking after various departments of the state from August 2017 to October 2020.

  • The CERC has been established by the government of India under the provisions of the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998. CERC is the central commission for the purposes of the Electricity Act, 2003 which has repealed the ERC Act, 1998.
  • The commission consists of a chairperson and four other members, including Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority, who is the ex-officio member of the commission.
  • Major functions of CERC under the Act are, inter-alia, to regulate the tariff of generating companies owned or controlled by the central government, to regulate the tariff of other generating companies having a composite scheme for generation and sale of electricity in more than one state, to regulate the inter-state transmission of electricity and to determine tariff for such transmission of electricity, etc.
  • Under the Act, CERC shall also advise the central government on formulation of national electricity policy and tariff policy; promotion of competition, efficiency and economy in activities of electricity industry; promotion of investment in electricity industry; and any other matter referred to the central commission by the government.

10. According to the data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation India in March 2023, In India, Maximum number of passengers are carried to and from which country?

  1. USA
  2. UAE
  3. Singapore
  4. Malaysia
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. UAE

Explanation:  Dubai based Emirates airline emerges as the largest foreign airline for outbound and inbound international traffic to & from India, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation India. According to DGCA data for the final quarter of 2022, Emirates is also the third-largest carrier for international traffic when all domestic carriers in India are taken into account.

  • Maximum passengers are carried to and from United Arab Emirates (32.4 percent) followed by Singapore (7.9 percent),Thailand (7.0 percent), Saudi Arabia (6.7 percent) and Qatar (6.3 percent).
  • The United Kingdom is the most popular travel destination among European nations, receiving roughly 4.4 percent of all international travelers during Q4 of 2022.Maximum international passengers were carried on the Dubai-Mumbai sector followed by Dubai-Delhi.

11. National Safety Day is observed on ___________ annually with an in aim to promote safe working environment and ensure the safety of people in all aspects.

  1. 2nd March
  2. 3rd March
  3. 4th March
  4. 5th March
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 4th March

Explanation:  National Safety Day is observed on March 4 annually with an in aim to promote safe working environment and ensure safety of people in all aspects. National Safety Day 2023 is marked to raise awareness about safety measures and protocols so that any kind of untoward incident can be averted. The campaign is comprehensive, general and flexible with an appeal to the participating organisations to develop specific activities as per their safety requirements. This year will mark the onset of the 52nd National Safety Day. The theme for 2023 National Safety Day is ‘Our Aim – Zero Harm’. Every year, the National Safety Council of India (NSC) publishes the theme of National Safety Day and urges organizations to lead the safety campaign to educate people about industrial safety.

12. Former Indian diplomat and the recipient of Padma Bhushan _______________ has passed away on at the age of 82.

  1. Ajay Bisaria
  2. Raveesh Kumar
  3. K Raghunath
  4. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta

Explanation:   Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, a former Indian diplomat and the Padma Bhushan Awardee (2008), passed away at the age of 82. He was born on 2nd May 1940 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta was awarded the 3rd-highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, for Civil Service (Delhi) in 2008. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1962. Between 1981 and 1984, he served as high commissioner to Singapore, then between 1984 and 1986, he served as Tanzania’s high commissioner.

  • Also, he served as vice-chair of the preparatory committees of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), popularly known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
  • In 2014 he was appointed as a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change.
  • He served as the Indian ambassador to China from 1993 to 1996. Later, he was the Indian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union (EU) between 1996 and 2000, and served as the chairperson of the China Task Force.
  • Also, he wrote a book titled “War and Diplomacy in Kashmir, 1947-48” which discusses the onset of the Kashmir war and the Indo-Pakistan War of 1948. The “India and Bangladesh Liberation War” is another work by Chandrashekhar Dasgupta.

13. Which of the following Indian cities has hosted the Quad Foreign Ministers meeting?

  1. Pune
  2. Kolkata
  3. Indore
  4. New Delhi
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. New Delhi

Explanation:  Quad Foreign Ministers will be hosted by India in New Delhi. The meeting will be chaired by External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar. It will see the participation of Foreign Ministers of Australia and Japan and the Secretary of State of the US. The meeting will be an opportunity for the Ministers to continue their discussions held at their last meeting in New York in September last year. The External Affairs Ministry said that they will exchange views on recent developments in the Indo-Pacific region and regional issues of mutual interest, guided by their vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific. The Ministers will also review progress made by the Quad in pursuit of its constructive agenda and implementation of initiatives aimed at addressing contemporary priorities of the region.

 QUAD: It is a strategic security dialogue between Australia, India, Japan, and the US.

  • Japan’s Foreign Minister: Hayashi Yoshimasa
  • The US Secretary of State: Antony Blinken
  • Australian Foreign Minister: Penny Wong

14. In a first in the country, a short-haul coastal container feeder service is launched between _______________ and _______________.

  1. Mumbai, Mormugao
  2. Puducherry, Cochin
  3. Chennai, Puducherry
  4. Chennai, Vishakhapatnam
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Chennai, Puducherry

Explanation:  In a move aimed at reducing road congestion and to infuse industrial development in the Union Territory, a container feeder service between Chennai and Pondicherry Ports was launched. The service is part of the Union Government’s Sagarmala scheme. For this, the government decided to develop the Pondicherry Port as the satellite port of Chennai Port for container cargo.

15. Hockey India has appointed __________ as the new head coach of the Indian men’s hockey team.

  1. Graham Reid
  2. Craig Fulton
  3. Harendra Singh
  4. Terry Walsh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Craig Fulton

Explanation:  Hockey India has appointed Craig Fulton of South Africa as the new head coach of the Indian men’s hockey team. Craig Fulton will replace Graham Reid who resigned in January 2023 following India’s poor performance in the World Cup. Craig Fulton represented South Africa at the Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004 Olympics and earned 195 international caps in a career spanning more than a decade. Fulton managed the Irish men’s hockey team between 2014 and 2018 and helped them qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

  • He also won the FIH Coach of the Year in 2015while with the Irish team.
  • Fulton has nearly 25 years of coaching experienceand has earned 195 caps for South Africa over a span of 10 years.
  • He also played in the Atlanta and Athens Olympics.

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