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Current Affairs Questions on 15, 16 March 2019 :
Which noted Indian businessman gave away about $7.5 billion to charitable causes on 13 March 2019?
A. Ratan Tata
B. Mukesh Ambani
C. Azim Premji
D. Gautam Adani
Answer: C
Explanation: India’s second-richest man Azim Premji on 13 March 2019 gave away 34% of his shares in Wipro Ltd to charitable causes. The value of these shares stood at about $7.5 billion. Now the total value of funds committed by the billionaire to Azim Premji Foundation’s philanthropic activities is Rs. 1.45 trillion ($21 billion). Premji is widely known for his frugal ways as he avoids costly cars and ostentatious displays of wealth.

Who was appointed the new Chairman of LIC on 13 March 2019?
A. M.R. Kumar
B. RK Shivshankar
D. Rakesh Bairwa
D. Ajit Mishra
Answer: A
Explanation: M.R. Kumar, the Zonal Manager (in-charge) of North Zone LIC, was on 13 March 2019 appointed the next Chairman of LIC. He will hold the post of the LIC Chairman for five years. He replaces V.K. Sharma who superannuated from the post during December 2018.

Which public-sector bank has been categorized as a private sector bank by the RBI recently?
B. IDBI Bank
C. Canara Bank
D. Dena Bank
Answer: B
Explanation: IDBI Bank has been categorised as a private sector bank following acquisition of majority stake by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). This was announced by the Reserve Bank of India on 14 March 2019. LIC completed the process of picking up a controlling 51% stake in the nearly crippled IDBI Bank on 21 January 2019. Union Government’s holdings now stand at 46.6%. The bank had been under the prompt corrective action framework of RBI that bans it from corporate lending and branch expansions, salary hikes and other regular activities. IDBI Bank came into existence as a banking entity during September 2004.

West Nile Virus is recently detected in which state?
A. Rajathan
B. Bihar
C. Kerala
D. Gujarat
Answer: C
Explanation: A seven-year-old in Kerala has been detected with the West Nile Virus. The central government has sent the team to the state and is monitoring the case closely. West Nile Virus is a viral infection which typically spread by mosquitoes and results in neurological disease as well as death in people. The Virus is the member of the flavivirus genus and belongs to the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of the family Flaviviridae. It was first detected in a woman in the West Nile district of Uganda in 1937 and was later identified in birds (crows and Columbiformes) in the Nile delta region in 1953........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK


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