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Current Affairs Quiz: March 20, 2019

Updated On - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Which bank recently launched the facility of cardless cash withdrawal?

Answer: State Bank of India Country's largest bank, State Bank of India recently launched Yono Cash, through which the bank's customer can withdraw money without ATMs from the ATM. How does cardless cash withdrawal work work?

  • Two level authentication is used in cardless cash withdrawal.
  • For cash withdrawal, the customer has to set a 6 digit pin through the Yono app.
  • 6 digit reference code is sent to the customer's phone number after the process is started. This code has to be entered at the Yono Cash Point.
  • Cash withdrawal work in ATM with pin and reference code to be completed within 30 minutes.
  • The ATMs available in this ATM are called Yono Cash Points.
  • Cardless cash withdrawal can be avoided by the use of debit card and related clauses.


Which city has been recently hosted by Namaste Thailand Festival?

Answer: New Delhi

Recently, the third edition of Namaste Thailand Festival in New Delhi was organized. It was organized by Royal Thai Embassy. Its aim was to strengthen cultural ties between India and Thailand. The celebrities of Thailand gave colorful performances to the artist. Thai food and artworks were also exhibited in this festival.


Who became the youngest Indian woman to win the Ladies European Tour (LET) recently?

Answer: Initiation Dagar Diksha is an Indian golfer, he made history by winning the Ladies European Tour at the age of 18. He has become the youngest female golfer to win this title. Aditi Ashok also won the title before them.


Who was the new Chief Minister of Goa recently?

Answer: Pramod Sawant

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Pramod Sawant has taken oath as the new Chief Minister of Goa. He was sworn in by Governor Mridula Sinha. Pramod Sawant is MLA from Sankhamal of North Goa.

Apart from them, 11 ministers took oath by Bharatiya Janata Party, MGP and GPF. Two MLAs of MGP Sudin Dhavalkar and Manohar Ajgaonkar, while three MLAs of Goa Forward Party, Vijay Sardesai, Vinod Palekar and Jayesh Salgaonkar also took oath. Mavin Gondino, Vishwajit Rane, Milind Naik and Nilesh Cabral of Bharatiya Janata Party were also given positions in the cabinet. Two independent legislators Rohan Khontte and Govind Gawde also took oath. This new Government of Goa has a total of 20 MLAs, it has 11 Bharatiya Janata Party, three GFPs, three MGPs and three independent MLAs.

Recently Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had died, after his demise, a new government has been formed.


Which became the first Indian Coast Guard ship to visit Indonesia recently?

Answer: INS Vijit

INS Vijit recently became the first ship of the Indian Coast Guard to travel to Indonesia. INS Vijit recently visited Sabang Port of Indonesia. The ship was commander T. Anish. The objective of this four-day journey is to strengthen the relations between India and Indonesia.


Which IIT has entered into an agreement with ISRO for the Space Technology Cell?

Answer: IIT Roorkee

IIT Roorkee has recently signed an agreement with ISRO to set up the ISRO-IITR Space Technology Cell (STC). This cell will be working in future in the field of Advanced Research. This research facility includes faculty members, visiting scientists and experts, administrative and technical staff.


Which state's election department introduced the "i-help" initiative?

Answer: Assam Recently Assam's Chief Election Commissioner Mukesh Sahu launched a digital election literacy campaign called "i-help". This campaign has been started keeping in mind the Lok Sabha elections. It aims to motivate more and more people to participate in elections. This campaign has been launched under the SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation) program.


Which Indian recently won the Windham-Campbell award?

Answer: Raghu Carnad

Indian writer Raghu Karnad won the Windham-Campbell award. He won this award in his non-fiction category for his first book. The prize winner gets $ 1,65,000 in prize money. Raghu Karnad will be honored for his book "The Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War". Four other categories for the Windham-Campbell award are given to eight writers in fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry. Karnad is the second Indian to win this award. In 2016, Jerry Pinto was honored for his novel "Em and the Big Hoom". Raghu Karnad is the son of famous writer and Gyanpeeth award winner Girish Karnad. Windham-Campbell Prize The Windham-Campbell award is provided by the left-hand Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University of America. It was established in 2013. It was founded by Donald Weinham in memory of Sandy Campbell.


In what country will the joint military exercise of SCO be organized?

Answer: A joint military exercise of SCO will be organized in the whole-Arka region of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan . The decision to organize anti-terrorism exercises was taken at the RATS Council meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Representatives from India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in this meeting.

RATS Council RATS (Regional Anti-Terrorism) is a permanent organ of SCO, it works for cooperation among member countries for the issue of terrorism, separatism and insurgency. RATS was established in June 2004. Works for terrorism, security, drug trade and cyber crime control. SCO (SCO)

It is a political and security group with headquarter in Beijing. The presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan established SCO at a summit in Shanghai in 2001. It represents more than 40% of humanity and about 20% of the global GDP. Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia are currently its observers. In the year 2005, India and Pakistan were inducted as supervisors of this group. Both countries were made full members in the year 2017


Which team recently won the Indian Super League title?

Answer: Bengaluru

Bengaluru F.C. F.C. Beating Goa, won the Indian Super League 2019 title. Bengaluru beat Goa 1-0 in the final. In this match, Rahul Bhekey, the only goal from Bengaluru, was in extra time. This is Bangalore's first ISL title. Indian Super League The Indian Super League is a franchise-based association football league. In this league, 10 teams participate: Atletico de Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi Dynamos, Goa, Jamshedpur, Kerala Blasters, Mumbai City, Northeast United, Pune City. This league was established on October 21, 2013. Atletico de Calcutta and Chennai have won this league the most 2-2 times. The first season of this league was organized in 2014. Bengaluru F.C. Bengaluru F.C. The club is a professional football club. This club is a member of the Indian Super League. This club was established on July 20, 2013. Initially this club took part in the I-League. Bengaluru F.C. Has won two Federation Cup titles and one Super Cup championship. Recently Bangalore F.C. Has won the title of Indian Super League. 

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