Current Affairs Quiz: March 17 2019

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  1. Which of the following institute will adopt Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate programme to help students gain cloud computing skills including hands-on experience in artificial intelligence (AI)?
    1) Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    2) Indian Institute of Technology Goa
    3) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kharagpur)
    4) Indian Institute of Technology(IIT Hyderabad)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kharagpur)
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will adopt Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate programme to help students gain cloud computing skills including hands-on experience in artificial intelligence (AI).It will be introduced to provide AWS Cloud Computing experience and AI-enablement for all our students, irrespective of their branch of study.The programme offers a robust set of no-cost tools, resources and AWS Promotional Credits for students and educators to boost their cloud skills and experience. As part of AWS Educate, the students will gain access to 12 Cloud Career Pathways covering topics that are in demand by employers, such as machine learning, cybersecurity, and software development, each with over 30 hours of content.Upon completion, learners will be eligible to receive an AWS Educate Certificate of Completion or an AWS Educate Badge.
  2. How many days is given as default for resolving the loan account which is more than Rs.2000 crore under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)?
    1)180 days
    2) 90 days
    3) 60 days
    4) 30 days
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1)180 days
    Explanation:
    On 16th March 2019, Reserve Bank of India maintained that there is no dilution in its stand regarding February 12 circular on stressed assets recognition and resolution.The central bank said in a statement that it is restated that the RBI maintained its stand on all aspects of the Framework as has been consistently stated in its communications, including the clarification given during the post-monetary policy press conference which was held on February 7, 2019.Also there would be no changes in the circular, said RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on last month.The circular directed lenders to refer any loan account more than Rs 2,000 crore under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) if the loan amount is not resolved within 180 days of default. Also it underscored IBC’s status as the cornerstone of the bad loan resolution framework, scrapping all previous mechanisms.The circular imposed a one-day default rule and banks have to treat a company as a defaulter even if it misses repayment schedule by a day.
  3. Under which mission,IIT Kharagpur signs MoU with C-DAC to build India’s first 1.3 PetaFlop High Performance Computing facility at Kharagpur?
    1) National Highcomputing Mission(NHM)
    2) National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)
    3) National Computing Mission(NCM)
    4) National High Performance Computing Mission(NHPCM)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)
    Explanation:
    Under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), India’s 1st state-of-the-art 1.3 PetaFlop High-Performance Computing facility and data center ecosystem will set up at IIT Kharagpur. On March 12, 2019 IIT Kharagpur signed a MoU with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). C-DAC would facilitate supply, installation, commissioning and operations of state-of-the-art HPC facility along with Data Center ecosystem at the institute funded under the NSM project.This Facilitation will be provided for large-scale computational support to the researchers.It will accelerate and evolve the level of research currently being done with manifold improvement in output and efficiency. This new facility is likely to ready for use in three to four months.National Super computing Mission(NSM) is being carry out by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) with an estimated cost of Rs.4,500 crore.
  4. Where did two-day national convention of War Decorated India held?
    1) Adampur,Varanasi
    2) Agwanpur,Patna
    3) Abhaypur,Guwahati
    4) Chandimandir,Chandigarh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Chandimandir,Chandigarh
    Explanation:
    The two-day national convention of War Decorated India was held at the Manekshaw Auditorium in Chandimandir, the headquarters of the Western Command, near Chandigarh and was attended by some living gallantry award winners and relatives of the deceased awardees. Next of kin, relatives of the awardees were felicitated at the convention. Among Victoria Cross awardees, the relatives of Late Naib Subedar Nand Singh (Sikh Regiment), Late Subedar Ram Sarup Singh (1 Punjab) and Late Badlu Ram (Cavalry) were felicitated.Among Param Vir Chakra awardees, relatives of Late Col. Hoshiar Singh (Grenadiers) and Late Subedar Joginder Singh (Sikh Regiment) were felicitated.Among Maha Vir Chakra awardees those felicitated were the relatives of late Brigadier N.S. Sandhu (Dogra), late Brigadier K.S. Chandpuri (Punjab Regiment), late Lt General Gowry Shankar (Signals), late Lt Ved Prakash Trehan (Rajputana Rifles), late SepoyAnusuya Prasad (Mahar Regiment) and late Porter Mohammed Ismail (Punjab Regiment Civilian Porter) .
  5. Who was appointed as whole-time directors for a three-year term in Kotak Mahindra Bank?
    i. KVS Manian
    ii. Ajay Kumar
    iii. Gaurang Shah
    1) Option i and ii
    2) Option ii and iii
    3) Option i and iii
    4) All the above Options
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Option i and iii
    Explanation:
    KVS Manian and Gaurang Shah appointed as Kotak Mahindra Bank’s whole-time directors for a three-year term effective from the date of approval from the Reserve Bank of India.The appointment of KVS Manian and Gaurang Shah is also subject to share¬holders’ approval. KVS Manian is currently working as the president – corporate, investment bank and Gaurang Shah is the president- group chief risk officer of the bank.
  6. Read the following and find the correct statement.
    i. Astronomers have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes.
    ii.The finding is published in the Astrophysical Journal.
    iii.It is 15 billion light-years away from the Earth.
    1) Option i is correct
    2) Option i & ii are correct
    3) Option ii & iii are correct
    4) All the Options are correct
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Option i & ii are correct
    Explanation:
    Astronomers have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes 13 billion light-years away from the Earth, from a time when the universe was less than 10% of its present age.The finding, published in the Astrophysical Journal, increases the number of black holes known at that epoch (a particular period of time in history or a person’s life) considerably, and reveals, for the first time, how common they are early in the universe’s history.
  7. K.T. Irfan became the first Indian athlete to qualify for Tokyo Olympics.He belongs to which sport?
    1) Relay race
    2) Hurdles
    3) Racewalking
    4) Sprint
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Racewalking
    Explanation:
    29-year-old Indian athlete from Kerala, K.T. Irfan has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics as he finished fourth in the men’s 20 kilometer category at the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan. He holds the national record of 1:20:21 which he achieved during his 10th place finish at the 2012 Olympics in London.He also qualified for 2019’s World Championships as he bettered the qualifying mark of 1:22:30.
  8. Who became the 2nd Indian golfer to win on Ladies European Tour in South African Women’s Open?
    1) Anisha Padukone
    2) Laura Davies
    3) Georgia Hall
    4) Diksha Dagar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Diksha Dagar
    Explanation:
    On 16th March 2019, Indian woman golfer Diksha Dagar became the 2nd Indian winner on Ladies European Tour after clinching South African Women’s Open in Cape Town. She follows Aditi Ashok, who in 2016 became the first Indian to win on the Ladies European Tour after clinching Hero Women’s Indian Open in Gurugram.
  9. Darryl D’Monte passed away at age of 74 years in Mumbai.He belongs to which of the following field?
    1) Journalist and Environmental activist
    2) Actor and Director
    3) Director and Producer
    4) Actor and Politician
    5)None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Journalist and Environmental activist
    Explanation:
    Senior journalist and environmental activist Darryl D’Monte died at a hospital in Mumbai after a brief illness at the age of 74 years. In a career spanning several decades, he served as the resident editor of Mumbai editions of The Times of India and The Indian Express.Besides journalism, he had a keen interest in environmental issues and took some initiatives for the cause, he added.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the founder of Kotak Mahindra Bank?
    Answer & Explanation
    Uday Kotak
  2. Where is the headquarter of Kotak Mahindra Bank located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Mumbai
  3. Who is the Chief of Staff Western Command?
    Answer & Explanation
    P.N.Bali
  4. Where is the headquarter of Reserve Bank of India located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Mumbai
  5. Who is the Secretary of Department of Science and Technology (DST)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Ashutosh Sharma
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