## Daily Current Affairs Questions – March 2019

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## Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 21st March 2019

1. . _________ became the world’s largest rail coach maker company.
A. ICF Chennai
B. Modern Coach Factory Raebareli
D. RCF Kapurthala
E. None of these

Correct Answer – A. ICF Chennai

Explanation: ICF Chennai produced a total of 2919 coaches between Apr 2018 and Feb 2019, whereas the largest Chinese company makes about 2600 coaches per year. It is worth mentioning that the the Integral Coach Factory consists of two main divisions i.e. shell division and furnishing division.

2. Who was awarded the Abel Prize for Mathematics recently?

A. Donald Knuth
B. Tom Lehrer
C. Paul Cohen
D. Karen Uhlenbeck
E. None of these

Correct Answer – D. Karen Uhlenbeck

Explanation: Her work has led to some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in the last four decades. She is a visiting senior research scholar at Princeton University, as well as visiting associate at the Institute for Advanced Study. It is worth mentioning that the the prize is named after the 19th century Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel.

3. World Poetry Day is observed annually on ____________.

A. 20th March
B. 21st March
C. 22nd March
D. 23rd March
E. None of these

Correct Answer – B. 21st March

Explanation: In 1999, UNESCO founded this day to give fresh recognition to national, regional & international poetry movements. The United Nations believes that poetry is an affirmation of our common humanity.

4. Which state is taking a census of otters in its protected areas?
A. Rajasthan
C. Kerala
D. Odisha
E. None of these

Explanation: The exercise began in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. This reserve is in the foothills of the Himalayas, south of Nepal.

5. Election Commission of India has recently appointed two Special Expenditure Observers for Maharashtra & _________.

A. Kerala
B. Odisha
C. Gujarat
D. Rajasthan
E. None of these

Correct Answer – E. None of these

Explanation: Election Commission of India has recently appointed two Special Expenditure Observers for Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu. They will be supervising and monitoring the work being done by the electoral machinery.

6. __________ has launched smart garbage bins made of stainless steel.

A. SAIL
B. BHEL
C. Air India
D. L&T
E. None of these

Explanation: These bins would be able to send a signal to the garbage collection vehicle about the bin’s fill-up position. SAIL is looking for other municipalities as well as metro cities to take this initiative further ahead.

7. Maharashtra state chief election officer has appointed transgender activist ____________ as one of the goodwill ambassadors.
A. Nilesh Singit
B. Meenakshi Roy
C. Gauri Sawant
E. None of these

Correct Answer – C. Gauri Sawant

Explanation: Maharashtra state chief election officer has appointed transgender activist Gauri Sawant as one of the goodwill ambassadors.This notable move is being viewed as the poll body’s endeavour to increase the participation of transgenders in the Lok Sabha elections.

8. Exercise MITRA SHAKTI is conducted annually between armies of India & _______.
A. Indonesia
B. Maldives
C. China
D. Sri Lanka
E. None of these

Correct Answer – D. Sri Lanka

Explanation: The aim of the exercise is to build and promote close relations between armies. It also aims to enhance ability of joint exercise commander to take military contingents of both nations under command. It would involve tactical level operations in an international Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorist environment.

9. _______ recently approved the reappointment of Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as independent director.
A. Biocon
B. Infosys
C. Reliance Industries
D. Zee Media
E. None of these

Explanation: Infosys has recently approved the reappointment of Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as independent director. Among the promoter and promoter group, 100% of the votes were in her support.

10. International Day of Happiness is observed on ___________.
A. 19th March
B. 20th March
C. 21st March
D. 22nd March
E. None of these

Correct Answer  – B. 20th March

Explanation: The initiative to declare this day came from Bhutan: a nation whose citizens are considered to be some of the happiest people. By this day, the UN aims to focus world attention on the idea that economic growth must be inclusive & equitable.

11. President of ____________ Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned after three decades in power.

A. Uzbekistan
B. Iran
C. Malaysia
D. Kazakhstan
E. None of these

Explanation: His decision hit the price of Kazakh bonds. Nazarbayev, as president helped attract billions of dollars from foreign energy companies. Yet, he is keeping the constitutional status of both leader of the nation and chief of the security council.

12. Who has been appointed as Culture and Tourism brand Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India?
A. Ritu Beri
B. Sabyasachi Mukherji
C. Manish Malhotra
D. Ritu Kumar
E. None of these

Correct Answer – A. Ritu Beri

Explanation: This appointment was officially announced during the Uzbek-Indian joint fashion and music Festival. She is a New Delhi based international fashion designer. She launched the Luxury League a not-for-profit organisation.

13. Who has been chosen for the 22nd Gollapudi Srinivas National Award?
A. C Prem Kumar
B. Rajnish Sethi
C. Sunil Mishra
D. R Khanna
E. None of these

Correct Answer – A. C Prem Kumar

Explanation: This honour is instituted by the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation It is given to a debutant filmmaker annually in the memory of Gollapudi Srinivas. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh and a memento. It will be presented at a grand ceremony to be held in August in Chennai.

14._____________ has launched a mobile application – “Conquer Exam, Be a Warrior”.
A. Punjab University
B. Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar
C. IIT-Delhi
E. None of these

Correct Answer – B. Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar

Explanation: Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar has launched a mobile application – “Conquer Exam, Be a Warrior”. The app “Conquer Exam, Be a Warrior” is open access, and it will remind students to stay motivated. A parent can share advice and tips for other parents, and this will empower them to support their child.

15. President Ram Nath Kovind awarded ___________ to 16-year-old Irfan Ramzan Sheikh for fighting terrorists.

A. Bharat Ratna
C. Shaurya Chakra
E. None of these