Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 8 to 14 March 2021

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

Test your general knowledge with this weekly current affairs quiz. The correct answers with description are also included. Give this current affairs quiz a try and share your score with us in the comments.

Current Affairs Quiz Questions

Question 1: Name the Health reserve fund from the proceeds of Health & Education Cess?

Question 2: What was the theme of World Hearing Day 2021?

Question 3: Which state in India has recently approved a bill to reserve 75 per cent private jobs for local people?

Question 4: On which date is the International Waste Pickers’ Day is celebrated?

Question 5: In which state in India the largest ground-based optical telescope of the country is installed?

Question 6: What was the theme of the International Women’s Day 2021?

Question 7:  Indian Naval Ships INS Sumedha and INS Kulish for the first time visited the port of which country?

Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1: The Union cabinet recently approved the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) as a single non-lapsable reserve fund for share of health from the proceeds of health and education cess levied under the Finance Act, 2007.

Answer 2: World Hearing Day is observed on 3 March. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the measures to be taken to prevent hearing loss. This year the day was celebrated under the theme ‘Hearing care for ALL!

Answer 3: The governor of the state of Haryana, Satyadev Narayan Arya, has approved the bill that reserves 75% jobs in the private sector for locals with a gross salary of up to Rs. 50,000 per month.

Answer 4: International Waste Pickers’ Day is observed on 1 March to mark the Colombian massacre which led to the brutal death of 11 workers. This day is observed to give voice and recognition to waste pickers/recyclers worldwide.

Answer 5: The largest ground-based optical telescope of the country, has been installed in Devasthal, Uttarakhand. The telescope is an Indo-Belgian collaborative effort, assisted by the Russian Academy of Sciences, which kicked off in the year 2007. The telescope is to be operated by the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES).

Answer 6: This year, the International Women’s Day (observed 8 March), was celebrated under the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,”.

Answer 7: Indian Naval Offshore patrol vessel (OPV) INS Sumedha and corvette Kulish visited Mongla in Bangladesh as part of country’s 50th independence anniversary celebrations. This was the first time when an Indian Naval Ship has visited the port in Bangladesh.

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