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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 16th March 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 16th March 2021.
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#1. SIG-716 assault rifles are acquired by India from which country?



  • SIG-716 assault rifles are American LMG.
  • Light Machine Guns (LMGs) are designed to be employed by an individual soldier, with or without an assistant, as an infantry support weapon.

#2. Consider the following statements with respect to the National Population Register (NPR):

1. It is a Register of all the citizens of India only.

2. The NPR was earlier collated in 2010 and 2015.

3. It is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR.

Which of the given statement/s is/are INCORRECT?

ANS: (A) 1 Only



  • National Population Register is a register of usual residents of the country.
  • NPR is different from both the decennial census and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
  • The objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country.
  • It is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR.
  • For the purpose of the NPR, a usual resident is defined as a person who has resided in a local area for six months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months or more.
  • The NPR earlier collated in 2010 and 2015 has an electronic database of more than 119 crore residents.

#3. Consider the following statements about Project RE-HAB:

1. It has been launched to mitigate the elephant attacks in human habitations.

2. It is a sub-mission of the National Honey Mission.

3. The project will be implemented by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (D) 1, 2 and 3

  • Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees) has been recently launched in Karnataka which entails installing bee boxes along the periphery of the forest and the villages to mitigate human-elephant conflict.
    • It is intended to create “bee fences” to thwart elephant attacks in human habitations using honeybees. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
      • The bee boxes will dissuade elephants without causing any harm to them.
      • Extremely cost-effective as compared to various other measures such as digging trenches or erecting fences.
  • These spots are located on the periphery of Nagarahole National Park and Tiger Reserve, which is a known conflict zone.
  • The Project is an initiative of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
    • It is a sub-mission of KVIC’s National Honey Mission. Hence, statement 2 and 3 are correct.

#4. Consider the following statements:

1. India’s arms imports have increased in the period 2016-2020 from 2011-2015.

2. USA is the largest arms supplier to India in the periods 2016-2020.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

ANS: (D) Neither 1 nor 2

  • According to a recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) India’s arms imports came down by a third (about 33%) between 2011-2015 and 2016-2020. Hence, statement 1 is not correct.
  • Russia is the largest arms supplier to India in both periods (2011-2015 and 2016-2020). However, Russia’s share of Indian arms imports fell from 70% to 49%. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.
    • The USA became the fourth largest supplier for the period 2016-20. It was the second largest arms supplier to India in 2011–15.
    • France and Israel were the second and third largest arms suppliers in 2016–20. India’s arms imports from France increased by 709% while those from Israel rose by 82%.

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