18 March Current Affairs 2024 MCQs (10 Questions)

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18 March Daily Current Affairs MCQs 2024 

1. Recently, elections for ____ Lok Sabha members will be held in 2024?
(a) 16th
(b) 17th
(c) 18th
(d) 19th

Answer :(c) 18th

Lok Sabha elections are expected to be held in India between April and May 2024 to elect members of the 18th Lok Sabha.

Recently the National Election Commission announced the elections of the 18th Lok Sabha. The tenure of the Lok Sabha has been fixed at 5 years in Article 83 (2) of the Indian Constitution.

2. IST (Indian Standard Time) National Time Protocol is inaugurated?
(a)In Mumbai
(b) Bhopal
(c) Meghalaya
(d)Uttar Pradesh

Answer :(a)In Mumbai

Piyush Goyal has inaugurated the National Time Protocol for the spread of IST (Indian Standard time) in Mumbai in March 2024.

National Time Protocol – This will provide uniform and accurate time information with millisecond accuracy. And cyber security will also increase. India is the first country to implement time distribution system.

3. ‘Awana Sustainability Fund (ASF)’ approved.
(a) GNT
(c) WHO

Answer :(b)GCF

Green Climate Fund (GCF) approves SIDBI’s ‘Awana Sustainability Fund (ASF)’.

ASF is the first fund launched under the leadership of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).

Objective – Its main objective is to invest in low carbon emission and climate-friendly businesses.

Green Climate Fund (GCF), was established in 2010 as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) financial mechanism

Its mandate is to promote major transitions towards low-emission and climate-resilience in developing countries.


4. According to the March 2024 report “Netted in Illegal Wildlife Trade: Sharks of India”, which state of India is at the top position on illegal trade of shark body parts
(a)Tamil Nadu
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c)Pachim Bengal
(d)none of these

Answer :(a)Tamil Nadu


A new fact sheet has recently been released regarding the illegal shark trade in India, according to which 15,839.5 kg of shark fins have been seized between January 2010 and December 2022.

5. Who has been recently elected as the Chairman of Prasar Bharat?
(a)Navneet Sehgal
(b) Vikram Sharma
(d)None of these

Answer :(a)Navneet Sehgal

Recently Navneet Kumar Sehgal has been elected as the Chairman of Prasar Bharati. Navneet Kumar Sehgal is a 1988 batch IAS officer.

6. Who has been recently elected as the President of All India Chess Federation (AICF)?
(a)Nitin Narang
(b) Sanjay Kapoor
(c) Udit Narayan
(d) Pankaj Srivastava

Answer :(a)Nitin Narang

Nitin Narang has been elected as the President of All India Chess Federation (AICF)

Nitin Narang is the first person from the state of Haryana to become the President of AICF. He has replaced Sanjay Kapoor


7. In which state of India was _______’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered bus inaugurated recently?
(b) Manipur
(c) Meghalaya

Answer :(a)Maharashtra

Recently Maharashtra’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) was launched in the state of Maharashtra.

Operated bus was inaugurated. It was operated for the first time in India in Kerala.

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan jointly inaugurated the country’s first LNG-powered bus in 2016

Its main objective is to promote green vehicles, and switching from diesel to LNG will reduce pollution by 10% and also reduce fuel costs.

8. Where in India has the first case of ‘Lyme disease’ been reported recently?
(b) Bhopal
(c) Meghalaya
(d)none of these

Answer :(a)Kerala

The first case of Lyme disease has been reported in Ernakulam district of Kerala state, India. Lyme disease – It is caused by bacteria called Borrelia bergdorferi and Borrelia mayonii.

This disease is caused by the bite of deer ticks in humans.
Treatment of this disease – It can be treated with antibiotics like Doxycycline or Amoxicillin.


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