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 Q .
Mukesh Ambani is the only Indian to feature among top 10 in the 2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List. What is the global rank of Mukesh Ambani?
A)
7th
B)
8th
C)
9th
D)
10th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 9th

Note : Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani was the only Indian to feature in the top 10 list of  2022 Hurun Global Rich List’ to emerge as India’s as well as Asia’s richest man. Ambani occupied the Ninth(9th) rank globally with a net worth of $103 billion.

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Published On : March 18, 2022
 Q .
When is Kalpana Chawla's birth anniversary observed?
A)
March 17th
B)
March 16th
C)
March 15th
D)
March 14th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - March 17th

Note :

As a child, Kalpana Chawla was fascinated by aircraft. When she grew up, Kalpana Chawla fulfilled her desire to be an astronaut and became the first Indian woman to go to space.
 
* Kalpana Chawla was born in Karnal, Haryana, on March 17, 1962. After completing her initial studies in her hometown, she went to pursue aeronautical engineering at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.
 
* After obtaining a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering, Kalpana Chawla moved to the US in 1982.
 
* She obtained a Mater's of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas in 1984 and, in 1988, a doctorate of philosophy in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado.
 
* Shortly thereafter, Kalpana Chawla joined NASA's Ames Research Centre.
 
* She was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994.
 
* Her first journey to space was in 1997 on Space Shuttle Columbia. She flew as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator on this mission.
 
* She flew in a second space mission, STS-107, in 2003. The 16-day flight was a dedicated science and research mission. 
 
* While entering Earth's atmosphere on its return, the space shuttle disintegrated, killing all 7 crew members.
 
* Her remains were cremated and scattered at National Park in Utah, US. This was her wish. 
 
* MetSat-1, the first satellite under the Met-Sat series, which was launched on September 12, 2002 by India, was renamed Kalpana-1 to honour her..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : March 17, 2022
 Q .
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained by which government in 2016?
A)
Sudan
B)
Iraq
C)
Iran
D)
Israel

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Iran

Note :

British MP Tulip Siddiq, of the Labour Party, on Wednesday(16th Mar 2022), took to Twitter to announce the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman who was detained in Iran in 2016 on charges of spying and plotting to overthrow the government in Iran.
 
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, earlier on Wednesday(16th Mar 2022), said that talks of releasing Zaghari-Ratcliffe were “going right up to the wire”. Johnson added that the conversation to bring her back was moving forward but he couldn’t say more since negotiations were underway.
 
Who is Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 43, is a dual British-Iranian national and was arrested on April 3, 2016. She has always denied the charges levelled against her by the Iranian government. At the time of her arrest, Zaghari-Ratcliffe was working as a project manager since 2011 with Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charity working towards socio-economic progress, human rights and media freedom. Before that, she worked with an international development charity, BBC Media Action.
 
Before her arrest, Zaghari-Ratcliffe lived in Hampstead in London with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and their daughter. Born in Tehran, Zaghari-Ratcliffe completed her English Literature degree at Tehran University and became an English teacher.
 
As reported by The Scotsman, Zaghari-Ratcliffe then worked for multiple charity organisations including the Japanese International Co-operation Agency, International Federation of Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies and World Health Organization (WHO) before coming to the UK on scholarship to study Communication Management at London Metropolitan University..

Source : Indian Express
 

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Published On : March 17, 2022
 Q .
When is Cyclone "Asani" predicted to hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
A)
29th March 2022
B)
27th March 2022
C)
25th March 2022
D)
21st March 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 21st March 2022

Note :

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the year’s first cyclone, "Asani", is likely to form over the central Bay of Bengal on 21st March 2022. Though the cyclone is unlikely to cross the Indian coast, heavy rain and strong winds are expected over Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It will move towards Bangladesh and Myanmar after hitting Andaman.
 
According to IMD’s rainfall warning, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall is very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands during March 16th- 20th. While isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall can be observed over the Nicobar Islands on March 19th with extremely heavy rainfall over the Islands on 20th March 2022..

Source : India

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Published On : March 17, 2022
 Q .
India reached uptill which position in the Miss World 2021 pageant?
A)
8th
B)
9th
C)
10th
D)
11th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 11th

Note : India's "Manasa Varanasi" was included in the top 13 list at the "11th position" at Miss World 2021. She failed to make it to the top 6. This comes almost three months after India's "Harnaaz Sandhu" brought home the Miss Universe 2021 crown after 21 years. 

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Published On : March 17, 2022
 Q .
Who has been crowned Miss World 2021?
A)
Shree Saini
B)
Karolina Bielawaska
C)
Anna Leitch
D)
Karolina Vidales

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Karolina Bielawaska

Note : Poland's "Karolina Bielawaska" was crowned Miss World 2021 at the 70th edition of the beauty pageant at San Juan, Puerto Rico. The first runner-up was Miss USA Shree Saini, while the second runner-up was Olivia Yace of Cote d'Ivoire. Karolina Bielawaska was crowned by Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh, who was Miss World 2019.

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Published On : March 17, 2022
 Q .
Where was the "Mahatma Gandhi Green Triangle" unveiled?
A)
Madagascar
B)
Seychelles
C)
Cape Verde
D)
Philippines

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Madagascar

Note :

Celebrating the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ambassador of India to Madagascar, Abhay Kumar jointly inaugurated a Green Triangle named after Mahatma Gandhi along with Mayor of Antananarivo Naina Andriantsitohaina on Wednesday(16th Mar 2022).
 
The event was attended by members of local government, diplomatic corps, heads of international organisations, and members of the Indian Diaspora in Madagascar, according to a statement issued by the Embassy of India in Antananarivo.
 
Addressing the ceremony, the Ambassador of India said that the Government of India has launched an initiative : Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India.
 
“Madagascar has a large diaspora from the Indian state of Gujarat and it is fitting that today a green triangle named after Mahatma Gandhi who also hailed from Porbandar Gujarat is being unveiled in the capital of Madagascar,” Abhay Kumar said.
 
Asserting the significance of the triangle, the Ambassador quoted Mahatma Gandhi and said: “The earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs but not every man’s greed”, the quote highlights his vision and philosophy when it comes to reducing consumerism, respecting nature and aiming for sustainable development.”
 
The word green in the plaque signifies our commitment to sustainable development and saving the environment, he added..

Source : The Print

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Published On : March 17, 2022
 Q .
Which country top in South Asia in terms of women on board of listed companies?
A)
Bangladesh
B)
Indonesia
C)
Malaysia
D)
Saudi Arabia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bangladesh

Note :

Bangladesh tops the list in South Asia in terms of women on board of listed companies, says a study conducted by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE).
 
According to the latest figures, there was an increase in the percentage of women who are independent directors on listed companies from five percent in 2020 to six percent, despite the impact of COVID-19, which has disproportionately affected women, said a press release issued by the IFC on Monday. A 2020 IFC-DSE study showed at the time around 18 percent of listed company board directors were women, which has remained the same.
 
Celebrating International Women’s Day, IFC partnered with the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), UN Women, and United Nations Global Compact for the seventh consecutive year to ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality.’ While emphasising women’s role in shaping a more equal future, the annual event highlighted how greater participation of women in the economy can spur sustainable and inclusive growth.
 
IFC Country Manager for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal Martin Holtmann said that IFC has long been engaged in efforts at the capital markets level to support women as economic actors. He said that having more women in leadership positions makes economic sense for companies and is also linked to better environmental, social and corporate governance standards and practices..

Source : The Indian Awaaz

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Published On : March 17, 2022
 Q .
Name the cargo vessel which has become the longest vessel ever to sail on the river Brahmaputra?
A)
MV APL Raffles
B)
MV MSC Valeria
C)
MV Ram Prasad Bismil
D)
MV Northern Jaguar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - MV Ram Prasad Bismil

Note : The MV Ram Prasad Bismil has become the longest vessel ever to sail on the river Brahmaputra. The 90 meters long and 26 meters wide flotilla, loaded with a draft of 2.1 meters, achieved the feat on March 15, 2022, when it successfully completed the pilot run of heavy cargo movement from Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port in Haldia, to Pandu port in Guwahati.

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Published On : March 17, 2022
 Q .
United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed which day as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia?
A)
March 18th
B)
March 17th
C)
March 16th
D)
March 15th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - March 15th

Note :

The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution to proclaim March 15th as the "International Day to Combat Islamophobia" every year, starting from 2022. The resolution, adopted by the 193-member UN General Assembly, was introduced by Pakistan’s ambassador Munir Akram on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on March 15, 2022. It marks the day when a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 51 worshippers and wounding 40 others in the terror attack.
 
The resolution, introduced by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), was co-sponsored by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen.
 
The objective of the day : The main objective of International Day to Combat Islamophobia will be curtailing systematic hate speech and discrimination against Muslims; respect for religious symbols and practices; along with the elimination of all forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief.
 
India’s stands on UN’s ‘International Day To Combat Islamophobia’ Resolution : India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said in the UN General Assembly that India hopes the resolution adopted “does not set a precedent” which will lead to multiple resolutions on phobias based on selective religions and divide the United Nations into religious camps. India expressed concern over phobia against one religion being elevated to the level of an international day, saying there are growing contemporary forms of religiophobia, especially anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist and anti-Sikh phobias...

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Published On : March 17, 2022