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Q.1
National Research and Education Network (ERNET) functions under _______.

A.Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
B.Ministry of Commerce and Industry
C.Ministry of Science and Technology
D.Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
ERNET India is the National Research and Education Network dedicated to support the needs of the research and education community within the country. It was established in 1998 as an autonomous scientific society under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. It operates the ERNET network – a pan-Indian terrestrial and satellite network with 5 points of presence at premier research and academic institutions.
Q.2
When was the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) established?

A.1980
B.1985
C.1988
D.1990
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. It was established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organization.
Q.3
Where is the Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences located?

A.Uttar Pradesh
B.Gujarat
C.Rajasthan
D.Madhya Pradesh
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences is a constituent college of Gujarat Ayurved University located in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.
Q.4
Where is the headquarters Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) located?

A.New Delhi
B.Kolkata
C.Mumbai
D.Kochi
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
In 1712, the Dutch Ostend Company's Gun Powder Factory at Ichhapur was established. It came with a new effect on 2 April 1979. It is headquartered at Kolkata, West Bengal.
Q.5
Innovate for an Accessible India campaign is to empower _______.

A.women
B.persons with disabilities
C.start-up
D.students
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation announced an "Innovate for an Accessible India campaign" to empower persons with disabilities (PwDs).
Q.6
The Ordnance Factories are a conglomerate of ________ ordnance factories.

A.28
B.35
C.41
D.45
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Ordnance Factories are a conglomerate of 41 ordnance factories. It functions under the aegis of its corporate headquarters Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), in Kolkata.
Q.7
When was the first Ordnance Factory set up?

A.1745
B.1787
C.1801
D.1841
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Ordnance Factory Day is observed on the 18 March. The Ordnance Factories are observing their 219th foundation day this year. The day marks the establishment of the first Ordnance Factory on 18 March 1801. The first factory is known as the 'Gun and Shell Factory' at Cossipore in Kolkata.
Q.8
The terms socialist and secular were inserted in the preamble as part of the _______Constitution Amendment Act, 1976.

A.42nd
B.44th
C.48th
D.52nd
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The terms socialist and secular were inserted in the preamble as part of the 42nd Constitution Amendment Act, 1976, which was passed during the Emergency. It was added to qualify the character of the Indian republic.
Q.9
When is the Ordnance Factory Day observed?

A.8 March
B.10 March
C.18 March
D.24 March
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Ordnance Factory Day is observed on the 18 March. The Ordnance Factories are observing their 219th foundation day this year. The day marks the establishment of the first Ordnance Factory on 18 March 1801. The first factory is known as the 'Gun and Shell Factory' at Cossipore in Kolkata.
Q.10
The term Socialism and secularism were adopted to the preamble on ______.

A.1949
B.1963
C.1967
D.1979
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The preamble of the Indian Constitution has declared the country to be a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic. Socialism and secularism were not part of the preamble, which was adopted on 26 November 1949 by the Constituent Assembly.
Q.11
Who is appointed as MD of Google Cloud in India?

A.Karan Bajwa
B.Sundar Pichai
C.Sergey Brin
D.Shantanu Narayen
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Google appointed Karan Bajwa as Managing Director (MD) of Google Cloud in India. He will advise Google Cloud's work with the local developer ecosystem and India-based Global System Integrators (GSIs).
Q.12
A Resolution seeking removal of the phrase _______ from the preamble of the Constitution is to be placed in Rajya Sabha on 20 March.

A.Sovereign
B.Socialism
C.Democratic republic
D.Secular
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
A resolution that seeks the removal of the phrase "socialism" from the preamble of the Constitution is to be placed in Rajya Sabha on 20 March. The resolution argues that the word is "redundant" in the current scenario, and hence it should be dropped to create space for "economic thinking without a particular thought." 
Q.13
What is the estimated cost for 83 indigenous Tejas fighter jets of HAL for IAF?

A.Rs.20,000 crores
B.Rs.34,500 crores
C.Rs.39,000 crores
D.Rs.43,700 crores
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Defence Ministry's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved for the procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter jets for Indian Air Force (IAF) with more advanced configuration on 18 March. The proposal will be forwarded for the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The expected cost of the aircraft is Rs.39,000 crores.
Q.14
When was CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology established?

A.1963
B.1967
C.1980
D.1983
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
CSIR-IHBT was founded in 1983. It is a laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. The institute is engaged in modern biology and several advanced research aspects of Himalayan Bio-resources.
Q.15
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved for the procurement of _______ indigenous Tejas fighter jets for Indian Air Force (IAF) with more advanced configuration.

A.42
B.55
C.68
D.83
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The Defence Ministry's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved for the procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter jets for Indian Air Force (IAF) with more advanced configuration on 18 March. The proposal will be forwarded for the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).
Q.16
Where is the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) located?

A.Uttar Pradesh
B.West Bengal
C.Himachal Pradesh
D.Assam
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) is located in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.
Q.17
Where was the Meeting on Research in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems held?

A.Kathmandu
B.New Delhi
C.Dhaka
D.Mumbai
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
A Meeting on Research in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems was held in Delhi on 18 March. The meeting was chaired by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. He reviewed the ongoing research works of different institutions on the traditional knowledge system.
Q.18
The Ordnance Factories observed ________ foundation day in 2020.

A.189th
B.193rd
C.208th
D.219th
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The Ordnance Factory Day is observed on the 18 March. The Ordnance Factories are observing their 219th foundation day this year. The day marks the establishment of the first Ordnance Factory on 18 March 1801. The first factory is known as the 'Gun and Shell Factory' at Cossipore in Kolkata.
Q.19
Who developed a new hand-sanitizer with natural flavours, active tea constituents, and alcohol content in the hand-sanitizer have been used as per the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO)?

A.Purell
B.CSIR-IHBT
C.IIT-Kharagpur
D.AIIMS
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Scientists of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, has developed a new hand-sanitizer as a preventive measure against Coronavirus. The natural flavours, active tea constituents, and alcohol content in the hand-sanitizer have been used as per the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Q.20
Who chaired the Meeting on Research in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems?

A.Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
B.Prakash Javadekar
C.Arjun Munda
D.Harsh Vardhan
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
A Meeting on Research in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems was held in Delhi on 18 March. The meeting was chaired by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. He reviewed the ongoing research works of different institutions on the traditional knowledge system.
Q.21
When was INS Vishwakarma commissioned?

A.2000
B.2002
C.2010
D.2015
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
INS Vishwakarma is a premier technical establishment and alma-mater for Naval Architect Officers, Shipwright Officers, and Shipwright Sailors of the Indian Navy. INS Vishwakarma was established as the Shipwright School and was commissioned as INS Vishwakarma on 14 November 2015.
Q.22
When was the Dutch Ostend Company's Gun Powder Factory established?

A.1712
B.1735
C.1747
D.1780
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
In 1712, the Dutch Ostend Company's Gun Powder Factory at Ichhapur was established. It came with a new effect on 2 April 1979. It is headquartered at Kolkata, West Bengal.
Q.23
Which of the following functions under the Ministry of Civil Aviation?

A.Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
B.Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)
C.Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB)
D.All the above
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), and the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB) functions under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Q.24
The legislative section of Indian constitution is divided into _______.

A.2
B.3
C.4
D.5
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The legislative section is divided into three lists: Union List, State List, and Concurrent List.
Q.25
When was the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB) established?

A.1997
B.2003
C.2007
D.2011
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau is a division of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, which investigates aircraft accidents and incidents in India. The agency was established on 26 May 2011.
Q.26
The Concurrent List is given in the ________ Schedule to the Constitution of India.

A.6th
B.7th
C.8th
D.9th
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Concurrent List or List-III (Seventh Schedule) is a list of 52 items given in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India.
Q.27
Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 will amend _______.

A.Aircraft Act, 1934
B.Aircraft Act, 1948
C.Aircraft Act, 1953
D.Aircraft Act, 1960
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Lok Sabha passed the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, on 17 March. The Bill was moved by the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri. The Bill aims to amend the Aircraft Act, 1934.
Q.28
The government of India issued a gazette notification for the adaptation of ______ central laws in the Concurrent List for UT of J&K.

A.21
B.37
C.42
D.53
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The government of India issued a gazette notification for the adaptation of 37 central laws in the Concurrent List for the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir.
Q.29
Who is organizing the Innovate for an Accessible India campaign 2020?

A.NASSCOM Foundation
B.Microsoft India
C.National Research and Education Network under MeitY
D.All the Above
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation announced an "Innovate for an Accessible India campaign" to empower persons with disabilities (PwDs). The campaign is supported by in partnership with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology and National Research and Education Network under MeitY (ERNET).
Q.30
Who took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha on 19 March 2020?

A.Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi
B.Former CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar
C.Former CJI Dipak Misra
D.Former CJI Praveen Kumar
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha on 19 March 2020. He was nominated by President Ram Nath Kovind. His nomination to the upper house was made against the vacancy created due to the retirement of senior lawyer KTS Tulsi.
Q.31
Which Bill convert three existing bodies under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, namely the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), and the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB), into statutory bodies?

A.Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2016
B.Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2017
C.Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2019
D.Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Lok Sabha passed the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, on 17 March. The Bill was moved by the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri. The Bill aims to amend the Aircraft Act, 1934. The Bill aims to convert three existing bodies under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, namely the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), and the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB), into statutory bodies under the Act. 
Q.32
Who is the Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)?

A.Saurabh Kumar
B.Hari Mohan
C.Rajkumar Singh
D.Dayanand Kamal
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Shri Hari Mohan is the Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). He took charge from 1 December 2019 from Shri Saurabh Kumar who superannuated from the services.
Q.33
_________ aims to provide for the establishment of an Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda by merging three Ayurveda institutes.

A.Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020
B.Indian Institute for Research and Ayurveda Medicine Bill, 2019
C.National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019
D.National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2020
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Lok Sabha is to take up the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020, for consideration on 19 March. The Bill aims to provide for the establishment of an Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda by merging three Ayurveda institutes. It seeks to declare the institution as an institution of national importance for the promotion of quality and excellence in education, research, and training in Ayurveda and allied disciplines.
Q.34
Ordnance Factory Board functions under ________.

A.Ministry of Corporate Affairs
B.Ministry of Home Affairs
C.Ministry of Commerce and Industry
D.Ministry of Defence
SHOW ANSWER
Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
In 1712, the Dutch Ostend Company's Gun Powder Factory at Ichhapur was established. It came with a new effect on 2 April 1979. It is headquartered at Kolkata, West Bengal. OFB functions under the Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Q.35
Microsoft India partnered with ________ and announced an "Innovate for an Accessible India campaign" to empower persons with disabilities (PwDs).

A.IBM
B.TCS
C.NASSCOM Foundation
D.Qualcomm
SHOW ANSWER
Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation announced an "Innovate for an Accessible India campaign" to empower persons with disabilities (PwDs).

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