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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 12 March 2019

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1 Which company will collaborate with Central and state governments to upskill around 1 million female students over a period of 3 years ?
A Microsoft
B Intel
C Oracle Corporation
D IBM

Answer: Option [D]
IBM will collaborate with Central and state governments to upskill around 1 million female students over a period of 3 years. They will be trained in the fields of maths, engineering, and science and technology. As part of its engagement with the government, around 4,000 mentors and 6 lakh mentees will benefit from IBM's AI-powered mentor platform which will include 5 lakh women students.
2 Hardeep Puri launched the Indian Urban Observatory and Video wall at -------
A Mumbai
B New Delhi
C Chennai
D Hyderabad

Answer: Option [B]
Hardeep Puri launched the Indian Urban Observatory and Video wall at New Delhi.
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3 Where has the 34th edition of AAHAR – the International Food and Hospitality fair – begun on 12 March 2019?
A Lucknow
B Pune
C New Delhi
D Mumbai

Answer: Option [C]
The 34th edition of AAHAR – the International Food and Hospitality fair – began in New Delhi on 12 March 2019. The fair will feature a wide range of food products, machinery, hospitality and Decoration and Confectionery items from over 560 participants from India and abroad. Around 20 countries, including the US, Russia, China, UK, and Germany will participate in the 5-day fair.
4 Who is appointed as the Prime Minister of Palestine by its President Mahmoud Abbas?
A Hanan Ashrawi
B Yasser Arafat
C Marwan Barghouti
D Mohammad Shtayyeh

Answer: Option [D]
Mohammad Shtayyeh is appointed as the Prime Minister of Palestine by its President Mahmoud Abbas.
5 Retired IAS officer C Lalsawta became the first Lokayukta of which state?
A Tripura
B Mizoram
C Sikkim
D Meghalaya

Answer: Option [B]
Retired IAS officer C Lalsawta became the first Lokayukta of Mizoram. Governor Jagdish Mukhi administered him the oath of office at the Raj Bhawan in Aizawl.
6 Which state government to give monthly stipend and jobs for those who Shun militancy ?
A Gujarat
B Tamil Nadu
C Jammu and Kashmir
D Delhi

Answer: Option [D]
Jammu and Kashmir government to give monthly stipend and jobs for those who Shun militancy.
7 The RBI is set to become the tenth largest holder of the gold worldwide, displacing the ________.
A Netherlands
B Sweden
C Germany
D Denmark

Answer: Option [A]
The RBI is set to become the tenth largest holder of the gold worldwide, displacing the Netherlands. 6/16 It added 6.5 tonnes of gold to its reserves in January, taking its total holding forming part of its foreign exchange reserves to 607 tonnes. According to the World Gold Council, India’s share of gold held globally has been rising steadily to stand at 6.2% at the end of 2018.
8 For the first time in the arecanut sector, ‘Sirsi Supari’ grown in ________ has received the Geographic Indication (GI) tag.
A Uttara Kannada
B Kodagu
C Bagalkot
D Hassan

Answer: Option [A]
For the first time in the arecanut sector, ‘Sirsi Supari’ grown in Uttara Kannada has received the Geographic Indication (GI) tag. It is cultivated in Yellapura, Siddapura and Sirsi taluks. The arecanut has unique features like a round and flattened coin shape, particular texture, taste.
9 Where is the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly held?
A Nairobi, Kenya
B Vienna, Austria
C Stockholm, Sweden
D Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Answer: Option [A]
The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly has gathered in Nairobi, Kenya from 11 - 15 March 2019.
10 Who has become the first snooker player to make 1,000 competitive centuries?
A Mark Williams
B Judd Trump
C Ronnie O’Sullivan
D Mark Selby

Answer: Option [C]
Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan (UK) has become the first snooker player to make 1,000 competitive centuries. The five-time world champion reached the landmark during the last frame of the Players Championship final in Preston, UK.
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