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A)
Spain
B)
Denmark
C)
Switzerland
D)
France

Correct Answer : Option (D) - France

Note : Google Doodle celebrated the 200th birth anniversary of French painter "Rosa Bonheur" on March 16, 2022. Rosa Bonheur was born on March 16, 1822 in France's Bordeaux.

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A)
Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal
B)
Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad
C)
Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul
D)
Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad

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Games24x7 Private Limited, India’s leading digital skill games company, has appointed Indian cricketers Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad as its new brand ambassadors for its "My11Circle" fantasy gaming platform. Both of them will feature in the multimedia campaigns of Games24x7 across TV, digital and social media platforms.
 
Games24x7, founded by Bhavin Pandya and Trivikraman Thampy in 2006, offers a range of skill games (RummyCircle, My11Circle, Carrom) and casual games (U-Games). My11Circle is also the official title sponsor of the new Indian Premier League(IPL) team Lucknow Super Giants. In January 2022, Games24x7 has appointed Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador for the online skill gaming platform.

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Published On : March 16, 2022
A)
Delhi govt
B)
Punjab govt
C)
Karnataka govt
D)
Maharashtra govt

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi govt

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The Delhi government launched an online portal "My EV" for the purchase and registration of electric "autos" in the city. The government will also provide a 5 percent interest subvention on the purchase of e-autos on loans under the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, an official statement said, adding Delhi has now become the first state to provide such a facility.
 
The Delhi government has collaborated with Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) to develop the website. The interest rate subvention provided on electric autos will provide an additional incentive of Rs 25,000 over the purchase incentive of Rs 30,000, the statement read. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said the online portal will provide several options of approved vehicles to people along with ensuring that they receive the interest subvention on their loans via a smooth automated channel.
 
The 'My EV Portal' is an online portal which will enable the Letter of Intent (LoI) holders to purchase e-autos and claim the incentives provided by the Delhi government, the statement said. A total of 4,261 LOIs for e-autos are being given with a 33 percent reservation for women. The online portal has been made accessible to all users on the website of the transport department. The Interest subvention of five percent on loans on the purchase of EVs is in addition to the applicable purchase incentive of Rs 30,000 and scrapping incentives of up to Rs 7,500 under the Delhi EV Policy. Through this scheme, an electric auto consumer will be able to avail up to Rs 25,000 additional benefit, the statement read.
 
It stated that although the scheme is currently operational for electric autos, it will soon be available on lithium-ion-based e-rickshaws, e-carts and electric Light Goods Vehicles in the national capital. Under this partnership, CESL has empanelled six Financial Institutions (FIs) Mahindra Finance, Akasa Finance, Mannapuram Finance, RevFin and Prest Loans through an open and transparent process to provide loans to electric vehicles at attractive terms, it said..

Source : CNBC TV18

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Published On : March 16, 2022
A)
Firozepur
B)
Khamanon
C)
Khatkar Kalan
D)
Rampura Phul

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Khatkar Kalan

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Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as the 18th chief minister of Punjab at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of Bhagat Singh in the presence of Governor Banwarilal Purohit. The Aam Aadmi Party romped home winning 92 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly, decimating the Congress and the SAD-BSP combine. Chanting ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, Bhagwant Mann thanked the people who attended the swearing-in ceremony. Mann ended his speech with ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ (long live the revolution).
 
Besides newly-elected AAP MLAs, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other senior party leaders were also present at the ceremony. Among other leaders present at the ceremony are Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia and Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai.

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Published On : March 16, 2022
A)
Kerala
B)
Assam
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Karnataka

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kerala

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Kerala has yet again emerged on top when it comes to maternal and child health, with the State recording the lowest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 30 (per one lakh live births) in the country. This puts Kerala way ahead of the national MMR of 103.
 
According to the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) special bulletin on maternal mortality in India (2017-19), brought out by the office of the Registrar General of India, Kerala’s MMR has dropped by 12 points. The last SRS bulletin (2015-17) had put the State’s MMR at 42 (later adjusting it to 43).
 
“This is an exciting moment for us, because Kerala has already achieved the target it had set for itself, based on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, of an MMR of 30 by 2020, that too, one year ahead. We have to acknowledge the contribution of the private health sector too, where 65% of the deliveries take place, even though all complicated deliveries finally end up at public sector tertiary care maternity hospitals,” a senior health official said..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : March 16, 2022
A)
Eastern Coalfields
B)
Bharat Coking Coal
C)
Central Coalfields
D)
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Mahanadi Coalfields Limited

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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
A)
Tennis
B)
Cricketer
C)
Wrestling
D)
Kabaddi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Kabaddi

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* 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
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
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
A)
Chennai
B)
Bengaluru
C)
Mumbai
D)
Ahmedabad

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bengaluru

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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