Daily Current Affairs Quiz 17 March 2023 : Important questions related to current affairs and their answers made available by this article for the students preparing for competitive exams. Through these questions, candidates can prepare well for the competitive exam and make it easier to get a government job.
Daily Current Affairs Quiz of 17 March 2023
Question 1. Who selected as the ICC Player of the Month for the month of February?
Answer – Ashley Gardner and Harry Brooke
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the winners of the ICC Player of the Month awards for February, 2023. Australia’s Ashley Gardner selected for the ICC Women’s Player of the Month. England’s Harry Brook selected for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month.
Question 2. Recently which island of New Zealand experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake?
Answer – In Kermadec Island
According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake in the Kermadec Islands, located north of New Zealand, was 10 km deep in the ground. A tsunami warning was issued shortly after the earthquake by the US Tsunami Warning System. The US Tsunami Warning System has issued a tsunami warning for uninhabited islands within a radius of 300 km. New Zealand is located on the border of two of the world’s major tectonic plates. These plates are the Pacific Plate and the Australian Plate, so it is very vulnerable to earthquakes.
Question 3. According to the SIPRI report 2023, who is the world’s largest arms importer?
Answer – India
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has named India as the world’s largest arms importer in its 2023 report. There has been an 11 percent reduction in arms purchases by India from 2013-17 to 2018-22. Despite this, India is on top. In the last 5 years, India has bought 11 percent of the weapons purchased worldwide. America is the largest exporter of arms. Which exports 40% of the world’s weapons.
Question 4. India has signed an MoU with which bank for the construction of Green National Highway Corridor project in four states?
Answer – World Bank
India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank. This Agreement for the construction of the Green National Highway Corridor project in the 4 states of India. These States are Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. Under this agreement, India will build 781 km of roads with a line of credit of $500 million. The total cost of this project in Rajya Sabha as Rs 7662 crore.
Question 5. Recently Microsoft signed a licensing agreement with which cloud gaming provider?
Answer – Boosteroid
The agreement has been entered into to provide X-BOX PC video games on the Boostroid cloud gaming platform. The US tech giant revealed that the 10-year deal will also include Activision Blizzard titles such as the popular Call of Duty franchise if the acquisition is approved.
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