Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 March 2019

Mar 14, 2019 18:12 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 March 2019

14 March 2019: 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 the topics like Kartarpur Corridor, World Kidney Day 2019 and proposal to designate Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist" among others.

1. Who was appointed by Supreme Court as mediator to resolve disputes of cricket administration in BCCI?
a) PS Narasimha
b) DK Jain
c) AM Sapre
d) SA Bobde

2. Indian and Pakistani officials on March 14, 2019 held the first round of talks to discuss and finalise the modalities for Kartarpur Corridor. The corridor will connect which district of Punjab with Pakistan?
a) Amritsar
b) Gurdaspur
c) Ferozpur
d) Kartarpur

3. When was the World Kidney Day 2019 observed globally?
a) 12 March
b) 13 March
c) 14 March
d) 15 March

4. China for the fourth time on March 13, 2019 put a technical hold on the proposal to designate Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist". The proposal was moved in UNSC by which group of countries?
a) ASEAN
b) G20
c) SAARC
d) P3

5. Which city hosted the 34th edition of ‘Aahar 2019’-International Food and Hospitality Fair?
a) New Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Jaipur
d) Lucknow

6. The President of India awarded how many Kirti Chakras to the Armed Forces Personnel in 2019?
a) Five
b) Three
c) Two
d) Four

7. The President of India awarded how many Shaurya Chakras to the Armed Forces Personnel in 2019?
a) 18
b) 20
c) 17
d) 15

8. Which nation would be soon setting up six nuclear power plants in India?
a) Russia
b) Japan
c) US
d) Germany

9. Which city is hosting the Special Olympics World Games 2019?
a) Abu Dhabi
b) Oslo
c) Tokyo
d) Sydney

10. Over 100 have been schools closed in this nation after hundreds were poisoned due to dumping of toxic waste in a river.
a) Indonesia
b) Thailand
c) Malaysia
d) Bangladesh

ANSWERS

1. (a) PS Narasimha

The Supreme Court on March 14, 2019 appointed senior advocate P S Narasimha as mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

2. (b) Gurdaspur
Indian and Pakistan's officials on March 14, 2019 held the first round of talks to discuss and finalise the modalities for Kartarpur Corridor at the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border. The Kartarpur Road Corridor will link India's border district of Gurdaspur with the historic Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, which was the resting place of Guru Nanak.

3. (c) 14 March
The World Kidney Day 2019 was observed on March 14, 2019, the second Thursday of March, with an aim to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys. The theme of World Kidney Day 2019 was “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere”.

4. (d) P3
Giving setback to India, China for the fourth time blocked a bid in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to designate Pakistan’s Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist". The proposal was moved by P3 countries (France, United Kingdom and United States) on February 27, 2019 to the 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council in wake of Pulwama terror attack.

5. (a) New Delhi
The 34th edition of Aahar 2019 - the International Food and Hospitality Fair, started in New Delhi on March 12, 2019. The 5-day fair was organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).

6. (b) Three
The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, Ram Nath Kovind conferred three Kirti Chakras and fifteen Shaurya Chakras to the Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on March 14, 2019.

7. (d) 15
The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, Ram Nath Kovind conferred three Kirti Chakras and fifteen Shaurya Chakras to the Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on March 14, 2019.

8. (c) US
India and the United States have agreed to build six American nuclear power plants in India, in an effort to boost bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation. The United States also reaffirmed its strong support of India’s early membership in the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group.

9. (a) Abu Dhabi
Special Olympics World Games 2019 began at Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on March 14, 2019. Held in the West Asia for the first time, 7,500 athletes will take part in 24 Olympic-style sports over seven days. The event has already made history by welcoming a record-breaking 200 nations at the Games. Among the 200 nations, 195 will compete in the Games and five will observe.

10. (c) Malaysia
In Malaysia, over 100 schools have been closed after the dumping of toxic waste into a river caused hundreds of people to fall ill, including many children. A lorry is believed to have dumped the waste in southern Johor state, sending hazardous fumes across a wide area.

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