World Sparrow Day

Question: When is ‘World Sparrow Day’ celebrated?
(a) March 20
(b) March 18
(c) March 22
(d) March 15
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts:

  • On March 20th, 2018,World Sparrow Day ‘ was celebrated across the world.
  • ‘I Love Sparrow’ has been set as the theme for this year.
  • It is remarkable that this day is celebrated every year to make people aware about the protection of sparrow.
  • For the first time this day was celebrated in 2010.
  • It is significant that the sparrow’s scientific name is Passer Domesticus.
  • This is the state bird of India’s Union Territory of Delhi.


Vladimir Putin

Question- Vladimir Putin recently elected the President of Russia for the fourth time. His tenure will be of-
(a) 6 years
(b) 4 years
(c) 3 years
(d) 5 years
Answer- (a) 
Related Facts: 

  • On 18th March 2018, Vladimir Putin has been elected President of Russia for the fourth times.
  • In this election, he got more than 76 percent of the votes.
  • He will now be President of Russia for 6 years again.
  • Presidential term of Putin will last until 2018-2024.


Irani Cup 2017-2018

Question: Who amongst the following was elected as the ‘Player of the Match’ in the India’s domestic cricket tournament “Irani Cup, 2017-18” concluded on March 18th, 2018?
(a) Faiz Fazal
(b) Karun Nayar
(c) Mayank Agarwal
(d) Wasim Jaffar
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • India’s domestic first-class cricket tournament Irani Cup, 2017-18 concluded in Nagpur. (March 14th-18th, 2018)
  • Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.
  • Vidarbha won the tournament for the first time by defeating ‘Rest of India’ on the basis of the lead in the first innings.
  • Brief Score:
  • Vidarbha: First innings – 800 Runs at 7 Wickets
  • Rest of India: First Innings -390 All Out
  • ‘Player of the match’ -Wasim Jaffer (Vidarbha), 286 runs
  • Vidarbha team captain was Faiz Fazal and the Rest of India team captain was Karun Nair.
  • Wasim Jaffer of Vidarbha became the batsman to made most runs (286) in an innings of Irani Cup.
  • He broke the record of Murali Vijay’s 266 runs in the Irani Cup.


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