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Current Affairs One-Liner: 13th March 2021

Published on March 13, 2021
  • International Conference on Multifunctional Electronic Materials and Processing (MEMP) 2021: It was held in Pune and was organised by the Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology.
  • Paytm launched an application to accept contactless payment through smartphones. The name of the application is ‘Smart PoS’. The organisation also launched the second version of IoT based instant voice confirmation device called ‘Soundbox 2.0’.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Paytm: Noida: Noida, UP
  • On 12th March, PM Narendra Modi flagged off the 91st anniversary of Dandi March in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence. The event is the part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ programme.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 13th March 2021
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Baanjh: Incomplete Lives of Complete Women’
    • Author of Book: Susmita Mukherjee
  • The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has imposed sanctions on Weightlifter, Madhavan R and Boxer, Ruchika for the charges of violating NADA’s code on the consumption of prohibited substances.
  • Mithali Raj (Indian Woman Cricket Player): She has become the first Indian woman cricket player who completed 10,000 international runs in all the cricket forms.
  • Edelweiss Group Domestic Travel Insurance: It is the free cancellation featured travel insurance jointly launched by Edelweiss General Insurance and InterMiles.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Edelweiss General Insurance: Mumbai
  • ‘Herath’ Festival: It was three days Mahashivratri Festival held in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Static Part: 
    • Lt Governor of J&K: Manoj Sinha
  • REC Ltd, PFC signed pact with Bhutan based KHEL
  • PM Modi participated in Quad Summit 2021
  • BRICS CGETI Meeting
  • Experts by SEBI to Examine Feasibility of SPACs
  • 'Mera Ration' Mobile App

Questions: 

Q.1 Who is the author of a book titled ‘Baanjh: Incomplete Lives of Complete Women’?
a. Nikita Lalwani
b. Susmita Mukherjee
c. Arundhati Roy
d. Jhumpa Lahiri

Q.2 Which state or UT celebrated the ‘Herath’ Festival?
a. Delhi
b. Punjab
c. Jammu and Kashmir
d. Odisha
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