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Question 01.‘Mircha’ Rice, which recently received GI Tag, is from which state/UT?
Question 02.Which state/UT has announced to set up the ‘Education Service Selection Commission’?
- Uttar Pradesh
Question 03.Vibrant Villages Programme is implemented by which Union Ministry?
- Ministry of Home Affairs
- Ministry of External Affairs
- Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
- Ministry of Rural Development
Question 04.‘National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical System (NM-ICPS)’ is associated with which Union Ministry?
- Ministry of Electronics and IT
- Ministry of Science and Technology
- Ministry of Home Affairs
- Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Question 05. In which city was the first underwater metro train trial run in India?
Question 06. According to the ADR report, who is the Chief Minister with the most assets in the country?
- Mamata Banerjee
- Yogi Adityanath
- Jagan Mohan Reddy
- Pema Khandu
Question 07. How many total medals India has won in the Women’s Asian Wrestling Championship?
Question 08. Which company has recently been given the Miniratna Category-I status?
- RailTel Corporation
- Solar Energy Corporation of India
- Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
Question 09. Who has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of Tripura High Court recently?
- Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh
- Justice Om Prakash Shukla
- Justice Umesh Chandra Sharma
- Justice Saurabh Srivastava
Question 10. Who has won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for the month of March?
- Rashid Khan
- Shubman Gill
- Shakib Al Hassan
- Harry Brook
Question 11. In which city of India is the first 3D-printed post office being constructed?
Answer 01. [Option 4: Bihar]
‘Mircha’ Rice from Bihar’s West Champaran recently received GI tag. Since this rice’s size and shape appear like a black pepper, it is known as Mircha or Marcha Rice.
This rice is famous for its aroma, palatability and its aromatic rice flakes making qualities. The cooked rice is fluffy, non sticky, sweet and easily digestible.
Answer 02. [Option 3: Uttar Pradesh]
The UP-Education Service Selection Commission will be set up by the Uttar Pradesh Government for the teacher recruitment in the state.
It will be responsible for conducting the UP Teachers Eligibility Test (UPTET) exam. Teachers in basic, secondary, higher and technical colleges in the state will be selected through the autonomous commission.
Answer 03. [Option 1: Ministry of Home Affairs]
Vibrant Villages Programme has been launched by Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah during his visit to Arunachal Pradesh. It is implemented by the Home Ministry.
It is a centrally sponsored scheme that will provide for the comprehensive development of 2,967 villages situated at the northern border in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and UT of Ladakh.
Answer 04. [Option 2: Ministry of Science and Technology]
National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical System (NM-ICPS) was approved by the Union Cabinet in 2018 at the total outlay of Rs.3660 crores for a period of five years.
The National Workshop on Technology Innovation in Cyber-Physical Systems (TIPS) was organized to deliberate on ways to strengthen NM-ICPS.
Answer 05. [Option 2: Kolkata]
For the first time in Kolkata, India, a metro rail test was successfully operated underwater. During this trial, the metro rail was operated from a 520-meter tunnel under the Hooghly River. It marked India’s metro history when a metro train was operated underwater. The occasion has come almost 40 years after the launch of the Kolkata Metro. With this historic operation of the metro, India’s Kolkata city has joined cities like London, Paris, New York, Shanghai and Cairo where this type of metro is used.
Answer 06. [Option 3: Jagan Mohan Reddy]
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) recently released a report according to which 29 chief ministers are crorepatis out of 30 chief ministers of 28 states and 2 union territories of India. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy topped the list with Rs 510 crore. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu is in second place on this list with Rs 163 crore. Also, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has the least assets around Rs 15 lakh.
Answer 07. [Option 4: 07]
Indian women wrestlers have won a total of 7 medals in the Women’s Asian Wrestling Championship held in Astana, Kazakhstan. It includes two silver and five bronze medals. India secured 3rd position in this competition. Last season, India won 5 medals in this competition and finished fourth in the points table. Last Panghal won a silver medal in the 53 kg category while Nisha Dahiya in the 68 kg category.
Answer 08. [Option 2: Solar Energy Corporation of India]
Solar Energy Corporation of India, owned by the Government of India, has been given the status of Miniratna Category-I. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has confirmed this in a statement. Solar Energy Corporation is an important agency of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. It was established in the year 2011. It is the only Central Public Sector Undertaking active in the solar energy sector.
Answer 09. [Option 1: Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh]
Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh of the Jharkhand High Court has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court. He replaced Justice T Amarnath Gaur, who was the Acting Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court since last November. The Tripura High Court is the High Court of the state of Tripura. It was established on March 23, 2013. The present Governor of Tripura State is Satyadev Narayan Arya and Chief Minister is Manik Saha.
Answer 10. [Option 3: Shakib Al Hassan]
Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for the month of March. Shakib has won this award for the second time after July 2021. He received this title on the basis of his brilliant performance in the T20I series against England. The same ICC Women’s Player of the Month award was won by Henriette Ishimwe of Rwanda. The ICC Player of the Month Award is given every month on the basis of the performance of the players.
Answer 11. [Option 3: Bengaluru]
India’s first 3D-printed post office is being built in Bengaluru, which is the first post office of its kind. The cost of construction of this post office is estimated to be 30 to 40 per cent less than that of a conventional building. Also, it is expected to be ready within 30 days. It is being constructed in 1100 square feet. The estimated cost is said to be Rs 23 lakh.