Current Affairs Quiz: 9 March 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as ICC Player of the Month, World Test Championship and first Delhi-Bareilly flight among others. 

Created On: Mar 9, 2021 16:40 ISTModified On: Mar 9, 2021 16:40 IST
Current Affairs Quiz

9 March 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as ICC Player of the Month, World Test Championship and first Delhi-Bareilly flight among others. 

1. Who has been named ICC Men's Player of the Month for February?
a) Joe Root
b) Ravichandran Ashwin
c) Virat Kohli
d) Axar Patel

2. Which country held its first Strategic and Counter-Terrorism Dialogue with India from March 4-5th?
a) Nigeria
b) Ethiopia
c) South Africa
d) Tanzania

3. The United States has offered temporary legal residency to immigrants from which nation?
a) Mexico
b) Brazil
c) Chile
d) Venezuela

4. The Indian Navy has deployed women officers on warships this year after a gap of how many years?
a) 19 years
b) 23 years
c) 25 years
d) 32 years

5. Which airline operated the first Delhi-Bareilly flight with an all-women crew on March 8, 2021?
a) Indigo
b) Spice Jet 
c) Vistara
d) Alliance Air

6. Which cricket ground will host the final of the World Test Championship?
a) Lord’s 
b) The Oval
c) Ageas Bowl
d) Old Trafford 

7. Which company has unveiled USD 25 million in grants for women empowerment in India?
a) Google 
b) Facebook
c) Apple 
d) Amazon

8. Which two space agencies have developed a radar for a joint earth observation satellite mission?
a) NASA-ESA
b) NASA-JAXA
c) ISRO-Roscosmos
d) ISRO-NASA

Answers

1. (b) Ravichandran Ashwin
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was named as the Men's Player of the Month (February) by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on March 9, 2021. England's Tammy Beaumont was named as Women's Player of the Month for February. 

2. (a) Nigeria
India and Nigeria held First Strategic and Counter-Terrorism Dialogue at the National Security Adviser level from March 4-5, 2021. The National Security Adviser of Nigeria Major General (Retd.) Babagana Monguno visited New Delhi, India at the invitation of India's National Security Adviser Ajit K. Doval for the dialogue. 

3. (d) Venezuela
The United States has announced to offer temporary legal residency to the hundred thousand Venezuelans who have fled their country due to economic collapse. The United States has also decided to review the US sanctions intended to isolate the South American nation. 

4. (b) 23 years
In a major move, the Indian Navy deployed four women officers onboard its warships recently after a gap of almost 23 years. Two women officers have been posted on aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, while two others have been deployed on tanker ship INS Shakti. Women officers started getting deployed on warships for the first time in 1998 but the decision was changed later due to logistical and other issues.

5. (d)  Alliance Air
Bareilly airport began its operations from March 8, 2021. Air India's subsidiary company Alliance Air operated the first flight from Delhi to Bareilly with an all-women crew to celebrate International Women's Day. 

6. (c) Ageas Bowl
The World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The WTC final will be played from June 18 to 22 and June 23 has been kept as the reserve day.

7. (a) Google
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a range of programmes on March 8, 2021 and a grant of USD 25 million to nonprofits and social enterprises working on empowering girls and women in India. 

8. (d) ISRO-NASA
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) along with the US space agency NASA has completed the development of a Synthetic Aperture Radar- SAR which is capable of producing extremely high-resolution images for a joint Earth observation satellite mission.

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