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A)
6-6.8%
B)
7-7.2%
C)
7.5-7.9%
D)
8-8.4%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 7-7.2%

Note : India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised downwards the GDP growth forecast for India in FY23 to 7-7.2 percent.

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Published On : March 31, 2022
Category : Indian Economy
A)
28th March 2022
B)
29th March 2022
C)
30th March 2022
D)
31st March 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 29th March 2022

Note :

Belgian footballer "Miguel Van Damme" has died at (29th March 2022) the age of 28 following a long-running battle with leukemia.
 
Van Damme was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and underwent several courses of treatment for cancer over five years.
 
He successfully saw off infection on two occasions, but announced in September 2020 that it had returned for the third time and that this time it was incurable.
 
“It is with the greatest sadness that we report that our friend and teammate Miguel Van Damme lost the fight in his long and uneven battle against leukemia,” Cercle Brugge said in a statement.
 
“Words are not enough to describe what we feel, even though we knew that things had not gone well for a while. Today is an extremely difficult day in the almost 123-year history of Cercle Brugge,” it added, sending condolences to the goalkeeper’s wife Kyana, daughter Camille, as well as his parents, sister, friends and family.”
 
“Miguel, your perseverance and strength to go for it again and again, setback after setback, was admirable. You are an example of positivism, persistence and fighting spirit. A source of inspiration for everyone who fights. Forever in our green-black heart, #16,” the club added.
 
Van Damme made 40 appearances for Cercle Brugge.
 
Spanish giants Real Madrid said in a statement: “Real Madrid C. F., the club’s President and the Board of Directors are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Circulo de Brujas player Miguel Van Damme. Real Madrid would like to send its condolences and its warmest regards and affection to all his family and loved ones, to his club and to his teammates.”

Source : The Print

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Published On : March 31, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Gulf of Oman
B)
Red Sea
C)
Caspian Sea
D)
Arabian Sea

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Arabian Sea

Note :

The first edition of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) was held from March 26 to 30, 2022, in Goa and in the Arabian Sea. The objective of the exercise was to enhance the interoperability of the navies of member nations in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. The exercise is seen as a significant stepping stone for regional navies to collaborate and respond collectively to natural disasters in the region and paves way for further strengthening regional cooperation.
 
About the exercise : The navies from 15 out of the 25 member nations of IONS, participated in the exercise. The Harbour Phase of IMEX – 22 was held at Marmugao port, Goa on March 26 and 27 while the Sea Phase took place in the Arabian Sea from March 28 to 30, 2022.
 
What is IONS?
 
The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) is a series of biennial meetings between the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region, to increase maritime security cooperation, discuss regional maritime issues, and promote friendly relationships among the member states. The forum was established in 2007.

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Published On : March 31, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Nitin Gadkari
C)
Narendra Singh Tomar
D)
Jyotiraditya Scindia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Singh Tomar

Note :

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW), "Narendra Singh Tomar" has released a book titled “Indian Agriculture towards 2030: Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food and Farm Systems”, at an event organized by NITI Aayog and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
 
Indian Agriculture towards 2030 captures the outcomes of the deliberative process of national dialogue by NITI Aayog and the Ministries of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare; and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and facilitated by FAO since 2019.

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Published On : March 30, 2022
Category : Books and Authors
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Ram Nath Kovind
C)
M Venkaiah Naidu
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - M Venkaiah Naidu

Note :

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, released a book titled ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’ authored by Syam Prasad. The book is based on the life story of late Shri Somepalli Somaiah, a social worker from Andhra Pradesh. He inspired youth to dedicate their lives to social welfare.
 
Somepalli Somaiah was born in 1927 in the “Parlamili” village of Prakasham district. He dedicated his life to reform and the betterment of society for 50 years. He participated in the Satyagraha of 1948 and was against the ban on RSS (Rashtriya Seva Sangh) and was jailed for the same.

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Published On : March 30, 2022
Category : Books and Authors
A)
6.4%
B)
7.2%
C)
8.1%
D)
8.5%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 7.2%

Note : Rating agency ICRA has lowered the growth forecast for India’s GDP in 2022-23 (FY23) to 7.2%. Earlier this rate was 8%. The ICRA Ltd. has projected the GDP growth forecast for 2021-22 (FY22) at 8.5%.

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Published On : March 30, 2022
Category : Indian Economy
A)
Finland
B)
Guatemala
C)
Luxembourg
D)
Canada

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Canada

Note : Canada beat Jamaica 4-0 to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022, their first qualification in 36 years. The United States and Mexico will have to wait to learn their fate along with Costa Rica. The United States got a hat-trick as they beat Panama 5-1, while Mexico managed to pull of a 1-0 win against Honduras after a 70th-minute goal.

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Published On : March 29, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Sofia Coppola
B)
Jane Campion
C)
Ava DuVernay
D)
Patty Jenkins

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Jane Campion

Note : Jane Campion has become the third woman to win 'Best Director' award for Netflix's 'The Power of the Dog' at the 94th Academy Awards. This was her second Oscar award, as she had earlier bagged an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for 'The Piano' in 1994. She had also been nominated for best director for her work on 'The Piano'. She is the first woman to be nominated for best director twice at the Oscar awards. Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director in 2010. Chloé Zhao was the second woman and first Chinese woman to win the Oscar for Best Director for the film Nomadland at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards in 2021.  

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Published On : March 29, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
Indore
B)
Vadodara
C)
Muzaffarnagar
D)
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Muzaffarnagar

Note : Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh won the first prize in the ‘Best District-North Zone’ category. Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab came second. 

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Published On : March 29, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
Uttar Pradesh
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Karnataka

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Uttar Pradesh

Note : Uttar Pradesh secured the first position in the ‘Best State Category’ in the 3rd National Water Awards, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. President Ram Nath Kovind will be conferring the awards today in a special ceremony, that will also see the launch of Jal Shakti Abhiyaan : Catch the Rain Campaign 2022

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Published On : March 29, 2022
Category : Awards