- Question 1: in MCLR what is the meaning of L?
Explanation: The scam-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) raised its lending rate by 15 basis points to 8(point)30 per cent with immediate effect. The New Delhi-based lender also increased its retail and build deposit rates by up 45 basis points on various maturities.
The move comes in the same day when the industry leader SBI increased the lending rates by 20 bps to 8.15 per cent. The one-year marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) was earlier at 8.15 per cent.
- Question 2: Full form of NFRA ?
Explanation: Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA).
Briefing media in New Delhi yesterday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, the NFRA will act as an independent regulator for the auditing profession which was one of the key changes brought in by the Companies Act 2013.
- Question 3: ___ has revealed new nuclear weapons which could hit any target around the globe with little chance of interception.
Explanation:Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed new nuclear weapons which could hit any target around the globe with little chance of interception. He made the revelation yesterday as he laid out his key policies for a fourth Presidential term, ahead of the election on 18th of this month.
Video footage of the new weapons was projected behind him at a conference hall in the Russian capital, where Putin spoke with legislators.
- Question 4: __ has characterised acid as a - highly dangerous weapon - for the first time?
Explanation:The Sentencing Council's new guidelines published today mean that judges in the UK would be able to impose harsher punishments on anyone found to be carrying acid and other corrosive substances in public.
- Question 5: __ Tran Dai Quang has arrived in India on a three-day visit?
Explanation: During his visit, Mr Quang will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and hold official talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also call on Mr Quang.
The visiting leader will also have an interaction with prominent Indian businessmen.
- Question 6: __ has recently set up toll-free helpline to provide information to students?
Explanation: Chief Minister K Palaniswami has formally launched the toll-free number – 14417 through the 24-hour Education Guidance Centre set up at the Secretariat that would offer information relating to school education and offer guidance to students.
- Question 7: __ is hosting the 27th Technological Conference of IJIRA on Shaping the Future of Jute?
Explanation: The 27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA) on Shaping the Future of Jute was held in Kolkata, West Bengal.
The function was focused on the promotion of geotextiles in the northeast region.
- Question 8: Zero Discrimination Day is observed on...?
Explanation: The Zero Discrimination Day (ZDD) is observed every year on March 1 to promote the idea that everyone has a right to live with dignity.
The day is also meant to highlight how everyone can be part of the transformation and take a stand towards a fair and just society.
- Question 9: Civil Accounts Day is observed on...?
Explanation:The 42nd Civil Accounts Day (CAD-2018) was celebrated by Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) on March 1 in New Delhi to mark the 42nd anniversary of the beginning of the ICAS on this day in 1976.
- Question 10: Arabinda Muduli was a famous..
Explanation:Arabinda Muduli (56), the noted Odia Bhajan singer, musician and lyricist, has passed away in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on March 1, 2018.
Having rendered over 3,000 songs, Muduli would be remembered for his hit bhajans like Kala Saante Acha Kemante and Jaga Pain Niti Mali Phula.