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1. Where will the tri-service exercise ‘Bharat Shakti’ of the three armies begin?

  1. Varanasi – Agra
  2. Amritsar – Ludhiana
  3. Pokhran – Jaisalmer
  4. Bengaluru – Mysore

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3. Pokhran – Jaisalmer

2. Amitav Ghosh has been awarded the Netherlands’ Erasmus Prize for what?

  1. Regarding contribution to Hindi literature
  2. Writing articles on the crisis caused by climate change
  3. For researching Indian history
  4. For his contributions to English literature

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2. Writing articles on the crisis caused by climate change

3. Who got the first place in the Parliament Youth Festival?

  1. Yatin Bhaskar
  2. Anurag Sharma
  3. Nitin Gupta
  4. Suresh Yadav

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  1. Yatin Bhaskar

4. Recently, Majuli masks and manuscript paintings of which state have got GI tag?

  1. Assam
  2. Bihar
  3. Odisha
  4. Uttar Pradesh

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  1. Assam

5. What is Kandhamal turmeric related to?

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Assam
  3. Odisha
  4. Bihar

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3. Odisha

6. Recently, the Central Government has implemented the Citizenship Amendment Act-2019 for the citizens of which country?

  1. Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Iran
  2. Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan
  3. Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh
  4. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan

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4. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan

7. Where was the “India by the Creek” festival organized recently?

  1. Japan
  2. UAE
  3. Saudi Arab
  4. Australia

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2. UAE

8. Who has received the Best Film award at the 96th Oscar Awards?

  1. Oppenheimer
  2. Poor things
  3. The Holdovers
  4. Anatomy of a Fall

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  1. Oppenheimer

9. According to an ICEA report, what is India’s position in the manufacturing of mobile phones in the world?

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  4. Fourth

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2. Second

10. Which doubles title has the pair of Satwik and Chirag won for the first time in the year 2024?

  1. India Super
  2. Malaysia super
  3. French Open
  4. China Masters

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3. French Open

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Some lines of current affairs 19 March 2024 news

  • The latest Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, released on March 15, shows that India’s foreign exchange reserves surged by $10.47 billion to reach $636.1 billion by the week ending March 8. This marks the largest increase since the week ending July 14, 2023. Previously, the reserves had risen by $6.55 billion to $625.63 billion by the week ending March 1, 2024. The weekly statistical supplement by the RBI indicates that foreign currency assets (FCA) grew by $8.12 billion to $562.35 billion. Gold reserves also increased by $2.3 billion to $50.72 billion, and Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) climbed by $31 million to $18.21 billion. Additionally, the reserve position at the IMF went up by $19 million to $4.82 billion. Generally, the RBI intervenes in the market, including through the sale of dollars, to manage liquidity and prevent a sharp depreciation of the rupee.
  • On March 18th, Tamilisai Soundararajan resigned as Governor of Telangana and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. She made this sudden decision to focus on running in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu. She submitted her resignation to the President of India. Soundararajan became Governor of Telangana in September 2019 and took on the additional role of Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry in February 2021. Before her political career, she worked as a gynecologist specializing in Sonology and fetal medicine. In 1999, she served as the South Chennai District Medical Wing Secretary in the BJP state unit.
  • SIMA, the Scalable Instructable Multiworld Agent, is a new AI gaming system. It understands and acts on natural language commands in video games. SIMA represents a step forward in AI’s ability to work alongside humans. Unlike models like OpenAI’s ChatGPT or Google’s Gemini, SIMA is a versatile agent capable of various tasks. Think of it as a virtual assistant that tackles assigned challenges. Google worked with game developers to train SIMA across a range of video games. Collaborating with eight game studios, Google Deepmind tested SIMA on nine diverse video games.
  • This is the highest monthly export so far this fiscal year.
  • Industries such as engineering, electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum products have been driving exports.
  • Despite challenges like disruptions in the Red Sea and economic downturns in Western countries, exports have risen.
  • Imports rose by 12.16% to $60.11 billion in February 2024.
  • Preliminary government estimates show the trade deficit increased from $16.67 billion in February 2023 to $18.7 billion in February 2024.
  • India’s goods exports increased by 6.89% in 2022–2023 to $451.07 billion.
  • From April to February 2023–2024, goods exported were valued at $394.99 billion, down 3.45% from the same period in 2022–2023.
  • Merchandise imports during April–February 2023–2024 were $620.19 billion, 5.32% lower than the previous year.
  • The merchandise trade deficit for April–February 2023–2024 was $225.20 billion, lower than the $245.94 billion deficit in April–February 2022–2023.
  • Exports from 22 out of 30 major sectors increased in February 2024, including handicrafts, coffee, tea, meat, iron ore, plastic, yarn, textiles, ceramic goods, and glassware.
  • Imports of commodities like gold, electronics, machine tools, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, and chemicals increased by February 2024.
  • Top export destinations for India in February 2024 were the US, UAE, Singapore, South Africa, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, UK, China, and Bangladesh.
  • Top import sources in February 2024 included Switzerland, UAE, China, Indonesia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Korea.

 

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