Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 20 March to 3 April 2022

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

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Give your current affairs knowledge the needed boost to be ready for competitive exams. Opennaukri’s weekly current affairs is to help you test your current affairs by giving a try to the quiz. This weekly GK quiz includes questions based on important events from the week with descriptive answers.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers

Question 1: The Indian consumer banking businesses of Citibank has been acquired by which bank?

Axis Bank, an Indian private sector lender, has purchased Citigroup’s Indian consumer banking operations. Credit cards, retail banking, wealth management, and consumer loans are among the companies being sold for Rs 12,325 crore as part of the company’s intention to depart its retail operations in 13 regions. Citi’s institutional customer businesses in India are not included in the sale.

Question 2: Which state is home to the Sariska Tiger Reserve, which was recently featured in the news?

A major fire has suddenly erupted in the Sariska Tiger Reserve, which is located in the Alwar region of Rajasthan. Air Force helicopters armed with water sprays are combating the blaze, which has spread to an area of 8-10 sq km in the Akbarpur range. There are 27 tigers in the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The cause of the fire, according to forest officials, is still unknown.

Question 3: Which state/UT is home to the ‘Great Wall of India,’ the world’s second-longest wall?

Kumbhalgarh, popularly known as the Great Wall of India, is a fort located near Udaipur, Rajasthan, on the Aravalli Hills. After China’s Great Wall, it is the world’s second-longest wall. Rajasthan Diwas commemorates the creation of Rajasthan on March 30. The princely realms of Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and Bikaner joined on March 30, 1949, to become the ‘Greater Rajasthan Union.’ Rajasthan Diwas will be celebrated for the 73rd time in 2022.

Question 4: In which year was the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign initially launched?

In New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind delivered the third National Water Awards and announced the commencement of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain campaign 2022.
In 2019, the Indian government announced the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan,’ as well as the ‘Jal Jeevan Mission,’ both of which were launched in the same year. The ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign was started on March 22, 2021, on ‘World Water Day,’ to encourage citizens to conserve water.

Question 5: Which part of the railways has been fully electrified throughout the zone?

The Konkan Railway has achieved 100 percent electrification of the zone, setting new standards for long-term development. The electrification of the Konkan Railway’s whole 741-kilometer section between Roha in Maharashtra and Thokur in Karnataka is now complete. This electricity project will cost Rs 1287 crore.

Question 6: NITI Aayog and which institution has jointly launched the book “Indian Agriculture towards 2030”?

Indian Agriculture Towards 2030: Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security, and Sustainable Food and Farm Systems was released by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. The book documents the outcomes of a debate between NITI Aayog and the Ministries of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy, which was facilitated by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Question 7: Which state, according to latest government data, has the most ODF plus villages in the country as of 2022?

According to the administration, the country has approximately 50,000 ODF plus villages. An ODF + village maintains its open-defecation-free status, manages solid and liquid waste, and maintains a clean appearance. Telangana leads the way with 13,960 ODF Plus villages, followed by Tamil Nadu with 11,477 and Madhya Pradesh with 3,849.

Question 8: Which film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2022?

Sian Heder’s ‘CODA’ has scripted history by becoming the 1st film from a major streaming service to win an Oscar for best picture at the 94th Academy Awards. Will Smith was named best actor for his performance in “King Richard,” and Jessica Chastain was named best actress. Ariana DeBose made history as the first LGBTQ woman of colour to win an Academy Award for ‘West Side Story.’

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