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 Q .
PM Modi has inaugurated the Maritime India Summit 2021 through video mode. He also announced that India aims to operationalize 23 waterways by which year?
A)
2020
B)
2025
C)
2030
D)
2035

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 2030

Note : The PM has inaugurated the second 'Maritime India Summit 2021. The Government of India aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030.

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Published On : March 4, 2021
 Q .
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is taking part in the multi-national Exercise Desert Flag-VI for the first time. The exercise is organized by which country annually?
A)
United Kingdom
B)
United Arab Emirates
C)
United States
D)
France

Correct Answer : Option (B) - United Arab Emirates

Note : For the first time ever, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating in the Exercise Desert Flag-VI which has been organized at Al-Dhafra airbase, UAE.

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Published On : March 4, 2021
 Q .
Which initiative has been launched by the government to promote port-led development in the country?
A)
UDAN
B)
Setu Bharatam
C)
Bharatmala Project
D)
Sagarmala Programme

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sagarmala Programme

Note : The Sagarmala Programme has been announced by the Government in 2016 for promoting port led development and enhance the performance of the country's logistics sector.

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Published On : March 4, 2021
 Q .
India has agreed to set up a hotline with which of its neighbouring country?
A)
China
B)
Nepal
C)
Pakistan
D)
Sri Lanka

Correct Answer : Option (A) - China

Note :

India’s foreign minister S. Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi recently had a phone conversation. During the conversation, both the countries have agreed to set up a hotline, amidst various stand-offs. The foreign Ministers also acknowledged the disengagement of troops from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso lake.

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Published On : March 4, 2021
 Q .
Michael Somare, who has been making news, is called the ‘Grand Chief and Father of the Nation’ of which country?
A)
Papua New Guinea
B)
Vatican City
C)
Argentina
D)
Guyana

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Papua New Guinea

Note :

Michael Somare, who was the first Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, recently passed away at the age of 84. He was also called the ‘Grand Chief and Father of the Nation’.
He was also the island nation’s longest-serving leader after it gained independence from Australia in 1975. Before independence, he served as the Chief minister of the Australian-administered territory of Papua New Guinea.

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Published On : March 4, 2021
 Q .
What is the user threshold mandated for defining a ‘significant’ social media intermediary?
A)
20 lakh
B)
30 lakh
C)
40 lakh
D)
50 lakh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 50 lakh

Note :

The Central Government has recently specified 5 million (50 lakh) registered users in India as the threshold for a social media intermediary to be defined a significant social media intermediary.
The term of ‘Significant Social Media intermediary’ is mentioned in the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021.

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Published On : March 4, 2021
 Q .
As per the recent forecast by the Moody’s investor service, what would be GDP growth rate of India in 2021-22?
A)
15%
B)
13.5%
C)
10%
D)
8%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 13.5%

Note :

Global rating agency Moody’s revised India’s 2021-22 GDP growth forecast to 13.5 per cent. The country’s growth will moderate to 6.2 per cent in the following year.
Moody’s also retained India’s sovereign rating at Baa3, the lowest investment grade, with a negative outlook. Indian ratings agency ICRA announced that India’s real GDP will grow 10.5 per cent in FY22.

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Published On : March 3, 2021
 Q .
The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) celebrated its 9th Foundation Day on 01 March 2021. LPAI comes under which ministry?
A)
Ministry of Defence
B)
Ministry of Civil Aviation
C)
Ministry of Home Affairs
D)
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ministry of Home Affairs

Note : The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) celebrated its 9th Foundation Day on 01 March 2021. LPAI is a statutory body under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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Published On : March 3, 2021
 Q .
The CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award are slated to be presented to which Indian at the CERAWeek Conference-2021?
A)
Piyush Goyal
B)
Prakash Javadekar
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
M. Venkaiah Naidu

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

Note : The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will receive the CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award during the CERAWeek Conference-2021.

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Published On : March 3, 2021
 Q .
The IAF team will be participating in the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of which nation's Air Force?
A)
Sri Lanka
B)
Russia
C)
Australia
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sri Lanka

Note : The Indian Air Force will be participating in the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of the Sri Lankan Air Force. The IAF's aerobatic display teams, the rotary wing ‘Sarang’, fixed-wing 'Suryakirans’ and Light Combat Aircraft Tejas arrived at Sri Lanka's capital city, Colombo.

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Published On : March 3, 2021