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 Q .
Which Coalfields Limited is now the biggest coal-producing firm of India?
A)
Eastern Coalfields
B)
Bharat Coking Coal
C)
Central Coalfields
D)
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Mahanadi Coalfields Limited

Note :

The Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India, has announced that it has become the country’s largest coal producer. In the financial year 2021-22, the company reported it produced 157 million tonnes of coal.
 
KEY POINTS :
 
* The business also generated 7.62 lakh tonnes of dry fuel on March 12. In a statement, the corporation stated that it was the largest production in a single day during the current fiscal year.

* OP Singh, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the firm, complimented all officials, workers, contracted company employees, and other stakeholders for their contributions in making MCL the country’s biggest coal producer.

* In his congratulatory message to the employees, the CMD stated, “MCL has to play a bigger role in maintaining energy security for the nation.”

* MCL has delivered over 166 MT dry fuel to consumers, a 22 percent increase over the previous financial year, and has removed 195 MCuM (million cubic metres) of overburden, a 19 percent increase over the previous financial year, according to a statement.

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Published On : March 16, 2022
 Q .
Indian player Sandeep Nangal, who has passed away was associated with which sports?
A)
Tennis
B)
Cricketer
C)
Wrestling
D)
Kabaddi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Kabaddi

Note :

* International Kabbadi player Sandeep Nangalwas shot dead by unidentified assailants
* Police suspect eight to ten bullets were pumped into the Kabaddi player
* Sandeep Nangal ruled the Kabaddi world for more than a decade
 
International Kabbadi player Sandeep Nangal was shot dead by unidentified assailants during a Kabaddi Cup in a Malian village in Jalandhar. It has been learned that around 20 rounds were fired at his head and chest.
 
Jalandhar (Rural) Deputy Superintendent of Police (Nakodar) Lakhwinder Singh confirmed the report. Police suspect eight to ten bullets were pumped into the Kabaddi player. They said a further investigation was underway.
 
The video of the disturbing incident has been surfacing on social media as a series of bullets were fired from a distance. The spectators at the tournament were seen fleeing from the spot..

Source : India Today

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Published On : March 16, 2022
 Q .
India's first Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) has been inaugurated by Power Minister RK SIngh. The Virtual SGKC has been developed by which company?
A)
NTPC Limited
B)
POWERGRID
C)
Indian Oil Corporation
D)
Power Finance Corporation

Correct Answer : Option (B) - POWERGRID

Note : The Union Minister for Power, Shri Raj Kumar Singh virtually launched the first of its kind Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park, as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Programme. The Virtual SGKC is conceptualized and developed by POWERGRID with support from Ministry of Power and technical supoort from USAID.

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Published On : March 16, 2022
 Q .
Modi@20 is a compilation of political life of PM Modi's past 20 years. The book has been edited and complied by which organisation?
A)
Rupa Publications
B)
Pan Macmillan India
C)
BlueKraft Digital Foundation
D)
Penguin Random House India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - BlueKraft Digital Foundation

Note : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced to release a book on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi titled Modi@20 : Dreams Meet Delivery. The book is a compilation of pieces written by intellectuals & experts and has been edited & compiled by BlueKraft Digital Foundation.

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Published On : March 16, 2022
 Q .
Where was the first AI and Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) opened in the country?
A)
Chennai
B)
Bengaluru
C)
Mumbai
D)
Ahmedabad

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bengaluru

Note :

The country's first Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) was launched in Bengaluru 14th Mar 2022.  It is promoted by a not-for-profit foundation set up by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, with a seed capital of Rs. 230 crore from the  State and Central governments.
 
Launching the office of ARTPARK 14th Mar 2022 at IISc Campus, Dr.C.N.Ashwatha Narayana, Minister for IT/BT and Science &Technology said, ARTPARK intends to use futuristic technologies to connect the unconnected will work with a focus on creating a globally leading AritificiaI Intelligence and Robotics Innovation ecosystem in India.
 
The ARTPARK has the objective of channelizing innovations to create a societal impact by executing ambitious mission-mode R&D projects in healthcare, education, mobility, infrastructure, agriculture, retail, and cyber-security aiming to solve problems unique to India..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : March 16, 2022
 Q .
Where will India's first "World Peace Center" be established?
A)
Gurugram
B)
Faridabad
C)
Ahmedabad
D)
Hyderabad

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gurugram

Note :

Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti organisation established by Ambassador of Peace, Eminent Jainacharya Dr Lokeshji will establish India’s first "World Peace Center" in Gurugram, Haryana.
 
For this, the Haryana Government has allotted a plot to the organization in Sector 39 of Gurugram opposite Medanta Hospital and adjacent to Delhi-Jaipur Highway. Acharya Dr Lokeshji, the Founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, said that the organization would soon start the construction of the World Peace Center (WPC) on this plot.
 
In Delhi 14th March 2022, Ambassador of Peace Acharya Dr Lokeshji met the Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, and expressed his gratitude towards the Haryana Government and said that ‘World Peace Center’ will work for the establishment of peace and harmony in the world. The voice of this centre of Gurugram will be heard all over the world by its work, including the United Nations and the World Religion Parliament. He said that the programs of Peace Education, prepared with the coordination of ancient knowledge and modern science, would be conducted for everyone such as students, teachers, youth, women, doctors, engineers, lawyers, traders, farmers etc. Acharya Lokesh informed that while the Education Department is working in the field of physical and intellectual development, the World Peace Center will be dedicated to the mental, emotional and character development of the people.
 
Acharya Lokeshji said that ‘World Peace Center’ will be a major world-class centre for personality building, where various dimensions such as Personality Development of Youth, Empowerment of Women and Sanskar Development in Children through Meditation, Yoga, Indian Culture and Jain lifestyle based scientific programs will also be conducted here.
 
Acharya Lokeshji said that the Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti had got the plot by depositing the entire amount in the Government treasury, on which the construction work of about 25000 square feet will be completed in two years. He expressed his gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattarji.
 
Senior BJP leader Shyam Jaju, who was present on occasion, said that the allotment of a plot by the Haryana Government to the Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti Organization is an honor for the humanitarian programs of the organization, which has encouraged lakhs of workers spread across the country and the world. He has expressed his gratitude towards the Haryana Government on behalf of the Organisation. On this occasion, Jaideep Arya, Chairman, Haryana Yoga Commission and newly elected MLA of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Dr Niraj Bora, were also present..

Source : The Print

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Published On : March 16, 2022
 Q .
When the "National Vaccination Day" is celebrates every year?
A)
March 13th
B)
March 14th
C)
March 15th
D)
March 16th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - March 16th

Note :

Every year, March 16th is observed as National Vaccination Day in India to increase the importance of vaccines in the human health system. The Covid-19 has made us understand the importance of vaccines and their role in benefitting our lives.
 
This day creates awareness regarding how effective vaccination is to prevent deadly diseases. Mostly, this day celebrates India's victory over polio disease along with an improvement in the health and life expectancy of an individual.
 
NATIONAL VACCINATION DAY 2022 HISTORY : The first dose of oral polio vaccine got started in the year 1995 in India.
 
Therefore, the national immunization day or vaccination day observes the pulse polio programme of the government with the goal of complete eradication of polio from the country.
 
The last case of polio was reported from Bengal in 2011 and later various vaccination drives were initiated against diseases like tetanus, mumps, and TB.
 
NATIONAL VACCINATION DAY 2022 SIGNIFICANCE :  The day plays a significant role as it is important to highlight the need to get vaccinated.
 
Even the government of India is taking necessary steps to vaccinate the entire country against the highly contagious disease.
 
Vaccination also helps in taking precautions and encourages individuals to stay healthy with a high immune system.
 
NATIONAL VACCINATION DAY 2022 THEME : The theme for the year 2022 is "vaccines work for all".

Source : India Today

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Published On : March 16, 2022
 Q .
Who launches SuFin, a MSMEs e-Commerce platform?
A)
L&T
B)
Wipro
C)
Infosys
D)
ITC Limited

Correct Answer : Option (A) - L&T

Note :

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has established the L&T-SuFin e-commerce platform. It is the country’s first complete e-commerce platform for industrial products and services sold to other businesses. The platform’s transaction cost is roughly 1.5 percent. Through its B2B e-commerce platform, the company aimed to empower businesses, particularly micro, small, and medium enterprises, by allowing them to obtain industrial items digitally and cost-effectively across India.
 
“With digital technology, L&T SuFin is positioned to alter the Indian business landscape, resulting in the formalisation of traditional supply chains and a win-win situation for suppliers and buyers,” the company said in a statement.
 
 
KEY POINTS :
 
* All forms of construction and industrial products will be available on the platform. At the same time, logistics and finance would be assisted in an effort to sell industrial items to MSMEs across the country, according to L&T’s Business Head Bhadresh Pathak.

* “With the introduction of L&T SuFin, we take another step forward in our digital transformation path, drawing on our legacy of trust and ecosystem knowledge. We are confident in L&T SuFin’s ability to alter the industrial B2B sector “, SN Subrahmanyan is the CEO and Managing Director of L&T.

* Larsen & Toubro will use the SuFIN platform to strengthen the supply chain and build better procedures for buyers and suppliers, according to Anoop Sahai, Corporate Strategy Head at L&T.

* This will make industrial product availability simple and clear for everyone. L&T SuFin provides a wide selection of industrial goods in over 40 categories, as well as financial and logistical support.

* L&T SuFin gave sellers the opportunity to expand their markets. The platform, according to the business, is designed to connect buyers across categories and across India.

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Published On : March 16, 2022
 Q .
Who has been launched "OneUp" Primary Markets Investment Platform?
A)
Angel One
B)
Kotak Securities
C)
IIFL Securities Limited
D)
Motilal Oswal Financial Services

Correct Answer : Option (C) - IIFL Securities Limited

Note :

IIFL Securities Limited (Formerly India Infoline Limited) launched ‘OneUp’, India’s first primary markets investment platform. Through this platform, investment can be made in initial public offerings (IPOs), non-convertible debentures (NCDs) and sovereign gold bonds (SGBs), among others. On the OneUp platform, the IPO applications are accepted 24×7 and up to three days before the IPO bidding opens.
 
Key points :
 
* It enables buyers to analyze, transact and handle new investment alternatives, all on one single platform. Another unique feature of the platform is that it allows investors to place bids for others as well, be it, friends or family members.
 
* India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) has raised Rs 1,500 crore in debt to promote long-term infrastructure finance in India. It raised the funds through private placement of Non-Convertible Debt Securities for Rs 500 crore and it has a greenshoe option of Rs 1,000 crore. The issue was oversubscribed 6 times.

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Published On : March 15, 2022
 Q .
Which country receives a US$1 billion line of credit from India to assist pay for crucial imports in Mar 2022?
A)
Singapore
B)
Sri Lanka
C)
Bangladesh
D)
Myanmar (Burma)

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sri Lanka

Note :

The Indian government has issued a USD 1 billion line of credit (LoC) for Sri Lanka to aid in the import of food, necessary products, and medication. On March 15, 2022, Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa will visit India to finalise the agreement. Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a serious economic crisis. India is extending the Line of Control as part of its efforts to aid its neighbouring country in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its negative impact on its development aspirations.
 
The island’s foreign reserves have dropped 70% in the last two years to $2.31 billion in February, stalling critical imports including of fuel. Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who first announced the Indian credit line in February, will sign an agreement for it on Wednesday to pay for essentials including medicine, wheat flour, sugar and rice.

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Published On : March 15, 2022