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A)
Kalpana Morparia
B)
Ashwani Bhatia
C)
Chanda Kochhar
D)
Chitra Ramkrishna

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ashwani Bhatia

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The government has appointed veteran banker Ashwani Bhatia as the whole time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
 
Bhatia, who is currently the managing director — stressed assets and information technology at State Bank of India, has been appointed for a period of three years.
 
Prior to his elevation as MD of SBI, Bhatia was the chief executive of SBI Mutual Fund. Bhatia, who started his career with SBI in 1985 as a probationary officer, will retire on May 31,2022.
 
The positions of two whole time members at Sebi were vacant at Sebi, after the tenures of G Mahalingam and Madhabi Puri Buch ended last year. Buch was appointed as the Sebi chairperson last month. The other two whole time members on the board of Sebi are SK Mohanty and Ananta Barua.
 
The government has also nominated two officials to the regulator’s board.
 
Ajay Seth, secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has been appointed in place of Anand Mohan Bajaj, additional secretary, DEA. The government has nominated Rajesh Verma, secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) in place of KVR Murthy, joint secretary, MCA..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : March 11, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
Haryana
B)
Punjab
C)
Delhi
D)
Gujarat

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Haryana

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Haryana Chief Minister, "Manohar Lal Khattar", while presenting the state budget, has announced a ‘Sushma Swaraj Award’ for women for their significant achievements or contribution in different walks of life in the international and national spheres. The Sushma Swaraj Award will carry an award money of Rs 5 lakh along with a commendation.
 
About the Sushma Swaraj : Sushma Swaraj was a lawyer of the Supreme Court as well as an Indian politician. She was a senior member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, served as India’s Minister of External Affairs during the first Narendra Modi government (2014–2019). After Indira Gandhi, she was the second woman to occupy this position.

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Published On : March 11, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
China
B)
India
C)
Germany
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India

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India have taken first place in the medal standing in International Shooting Sport Federation, ISSF World Cup 2022 in Cairo. The Indian team finished on the top of the medals tally with a total of seven medals comprising of four gold, two silver and one bronze. Norway, who won six medals- three gold, one silver and two bronze claimed second spot on the medals tally. France were third, with three golds out of the 20 on offer.
 
Indian shooters won two medals on the final day of the ISSF World Cup 2022 in Cairo, Egypt on Monday. In the last event of the tournament, Rhythm Sangwan and Anish Bhanwala won the 25m rapid fire pistol mixed team gold medal match against Thailand by defeating them 17-7. Earlier in the day, the Indian trio of Gurpreet Singh, Anish Bhanwala and Bhavesh Shekhawat lost the gold medal match of the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team competition to Germany 7-17.
 
On Sunday, in the women’s 25m pistol team event final, India defeated Singapore 17-13 to clinch their third gold of the World Cup. Rahi Sarnobat, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan defeated the Singaporean trio of Xiu Hong, Shun Xie and Ling Chiao Nicole Tan in the gold medal match-up. This was Esha Singh’s second gold and third medal of the World Cup as she had won the women’s 10m air pistol team event to add to the silver she won in the women’s 10m air pistol individual event.
 
Last week, Saurabh Chaudhary clinched India’s first gold medal in Cairo. The 19-year-old Indian defeated Michael Schwald of Germany 16-6 in the gold medal match of the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : March 11, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Nitin Gadkari
B)
Sharad Pawar
C)
Supriya Sule
D)
Uddhav Thackeray

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sharad Pawar

Note : A book titled “On Board: My Years in BCCI”, an autobiographical account of Ratnakar Shetty’s experiences as an administrator. The book was released by Sharad Pawar, the former president of the MCA, BCCI and International Cricket Council. Shetty, a Chemistry professor by profession, went on to be the BCCI’s first Chief Administrative Officer after serving the Mumbai Cricket Association in various capacities.

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Published On : March 11, 2022
Category : Books and Authors
A)
SBI
B)
HDFC Bank
C)
ICICI Bank
D)
Axis Bank

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Axis Bank

Note : Axis Bank has rolled out an initiative called ‘HouseWorkIsWork’ to offer opportunities to such urban educated women who want to rejoin the professional space.

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Published On : March 11, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
Ishant Sharma
B)
Harbhajan Singh
C)
Suresh Raina
D)
S Sreesanth

Correct Answer : Option (D) - S Sreesanth

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India pacer S Sreesanth announced his retirement from all forms of domestic cricket on Tuesday(8th Mar 2022). Sreesanth took to Twitter to announce his retirement from all domestic formats of the game.
 
“It has been an honor to represent my family, my teammates, and the people of India. Nd everyone who loves the game. With much sadness but without regret, I say this with a heavy heart: I am retiring from the Indian domestic (first class and all formats) cricket,”
 
For the next generation of cricketers..I have chosen to end my first class cricket career. This decision is mine alone, and although I know this will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honorable action to take at this time in my life. I ve cherished every moment,” he added..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : March 10, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Sara Hossain
B)
Christina Voigt
C)
Chen Shu-chu
D)
Rizwana Hasan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rizwana Hasan

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A Bangladeshi environmental lawyer "Rizwana Hasan" has been selected for the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award for 2022. She is among the 12 women from around the world who will be honoured by the US Department of State with the award for showing exceptional courage and leadership to make a difference in their communities.
 
US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken will host the awards ceremony on March 14 in a virtual ceremony to honour the 12 women selected for the award.
 
Rizwana Hasan is a lawyer who has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in her mission to protect the environment and defend the dignity and rights of the marginalised Bangladeshis. Over the last 20 years, she has taken up landmark legal cases to change the dynamic of development in Bangladesh to include a people-centred focus on environmental justice, said a press statement issued by the US Department of State.
 
Rizwana Hasan is the Chief Executive of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association. She has successfully taken up cases against deforestation, pollution, unregulated ship breaking, and illegal land development.
 
She received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2012 for her activism. She continues to work in the courtroom to combat environmental degradation and the local effects of climate change, despite significant resistance from powerful interests and threats of violence to herself and her family, said the press statement.
 
The International Women of Courage (IWOC) award was established in 2007 by the US Department of State to honour women of exceptional courage, strength and leadership who work to bring change to their communities. Till now 170 women from 80 countries have been honoured under the IWOC programme.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : March 10, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
SBI
B)
Axis Bank
C)
ICICI Bank
D)
HDFC Bank

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Axis Bank

Note : Due to a low participation of urban educated women in the workforce, Axis Bank has launched the ‘HouseWorkIsWork’ project, which provides possibilities for those who want to return to the workforce. In an interview about the bank’s recent hiring initiative ‘HouseWorkIsWork,’ Axis Bank President and Head (HR) Rajkamal Vempati said, “The intent behind this initiative is to give these women the confidence that they are employable, that they have skills, and that they can fit in various job roles in a bank, and it is about getting these women back to work.”

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Published On : March 10, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
Paytm Payments Bank
B)
Airtel Payments Bank
C)
NSDL Payments Bank
D)
India Post Payments Bank

Correct Answer : Option (C) - NSDL Payments Bank

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ToneTag has partnered with NSDL Payments Bank and NPCI to launch its “VoiceSe UPI payments service” for feature phone users. This comes after the Reserve Bank of India has launched the UPI 123Pay facility that enables UPI payments for feature phone users. ToneTag is a sound-based proximity communication and payments service provider based in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
 
To access the “VoiceSe UPI payments service” feature phone users need to call on the IVRS number 6366 200 200.  Every user can only proceed with the financial transaction through UPI PIN. They do not require internet connectivity or a smartphone for making payments. This is an all-inclusive technology that fills the gap in the existing financial ecosystem and brings many benefits to the customers.

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Published On : March 10, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
Israel
B)
Pakistan
C)
Iran
D)
Saudi Arabia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Iran

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Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has successfully put a second military satellite, the Noor 2, into orbit, the state-media said on Tuesday(8th Mar 2022).
 
The announcement came as talks held in Vienna to revive an agreement restraining Iran's nuclear program have reached a critical stage.
 
Noor 2 is orbiting at an altitude of 500 kilometres (311 miles). The first military satellite, launched by the Islamic Republic in April 2020, placed the Noor, or "light" in Persian, at an orbit of 425km (265 miles) above the earth’s surface.
 
Putting a second satellite in space would be a major advance for Iran’s military, raising concerns about the country's nuclear and missile programs.
 
Iran will send a series of military satellites into orbit over the coming years, Space Commander of the Revolutionary Guards' Aerospace Force Ali Jafarabadi said on Tuesday(8th Mar 2022)..

Source : US News

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Published On : March 9, 2022
Category : Space