Current Affairs Quiz: May 1, 2021

Current Affairs 1 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. The government has targeted how much million tonnes of mustard production by 2025-26?
    A) 18
    B) 17
    C) 20
    D) 15
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Government plans to bring around nine million hectares of land under mustard cultivation and raise the production to around 17 million tonnes (mt) by 2025-26, according to Shubha Thakur, Joint Secretary (Oilseeds), Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
  2. Which state government has approved allotment of 140 acres of land to e-commerce major Flipkart for setting up its largest fulfilment centre in Asia?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Haryana
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Haryana government has approved allotment of 140 acres of land to e-commerce major Flipkart for setting up its largest fulfilment centre in Asia, having a covered area of 3 million square feet in Patli Hajipur in Gurugram district’s Manesar.
  3. How much amount was infused into in state owned IFCI by the central government?
    A) ₹125 cr
    B) ₹100 cr
    C) ₹150 cr
    D) ₹200 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    line with Budget announcement, the government has infused Rs 200 crore capital in state-owned IFCI to improve its financial health.
  4. Recently how much amount was provided by Asian Development Bank to India to deal with Covid 19 pandemic?
    A) $3.5 billion
    B) $1.0 billion
    C) $2.0 billion
    D) $1.5 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has provided $ 1.5 billion to India to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. Which company has partnered with NPCI International Payments to expand the presence of digital payments platform Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in international markets?
    A) Financial Software and Systems
    B) Intech Systems
    C) MasterCard
    D) Visa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Financial Software and Systems (FSS) has partnered with NPCI International Payments to expand the presence of digital payments platform Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in international markets.
  6. Recently which company has pledged ₹135 cr to help India to fight Covid 19 pandemic?
    A) MasterCard
    B) Google
    C) Microsoft
    D) Amazon
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    As the Covid-19 crisis intensifies in India, tech companies are coming forward to offer help. Google has now announced Rs 135 crore in new funding for India, including two grants from Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the tech giant. The total amount from these grants is Rs 20 crore.
  7. Which company has acquired retail tech startup Perpulein an all cash-deal of ₹107.6 crore to bolster its play in the kirana-tech space?
    A) Amazon
    B) Flipkart
    C) Walmart
    D) Reliance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Amazon Technologies Inc., part of Amazon.com Inc., has acquired retail tech startup Perpulein an all cash-deal of ₹107.6 crore to bolster its play in the kirana-tech space.
  8. Who was appointed as first Woman Officer For Road Project Along Border With China by Border Roads Organisation?
    A) Shivani Taneja
    B) Vaishali S Hiwase
    C) Tanya Tyagi
    D) Himani S Chilkoti
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a first, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has appointed a woman officer to command a Road Construction Company (RCC) tasked to provide connectivity in a high-altitude area along the India-China border, officials said.
  9. Who was named as president of Walt Disney and Star India?
    A) Vijay Nath Singh
    B) Uday Shankar
    C) R Narayan
    D) K Madhavan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Media and entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney has named K. Madhavan as president, the Walt Disney Company India and Star India, with immediate effect.
  10. Amitabh Chaudhary was recently re appointed as MD and CEO of which bank?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Private sector lender Axis Bank said its board has approved the re-appointment of Amitabh Chaudhry as its Managing Director and CEO for three years with effect from January 1, 2022.
  11. Who was appointed as India head of WhatsApp Pay?
    A) Manesh Mahatme
    B) Dinesh Dixit
    C) Vikas Singh
    D) Rakesh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    WhatsApp Pay has hired senior Amazon executive Manesh Mahatme to head its newly launched payment service in India.
  12. Who was appointed as brand ambassador of sportswear brand ASICS?
    A) Prithvi Shaw
    B) Ravindra Jadeja
    C) Virat Kohli
    D) MS Dhoni
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sportswear brand ASICS announced that it has appointed Ravindra Jadeja, the all-rounder of the Indian cricket team and Chennai Super Kings as its brand ambassador.
  13. Who has been chosen as the first Indian and Asian woman for the 2021 ”WILD Innovator Award”?
    A) Shivangi S Shaw
    B) Unnati Mishra
    C) Jessica Markoz
    D) Krithi K Karanth
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Dr.Krithi K Karanth, Chief Conservation Scientist at Bengaluru-based Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS), has been chosen as the first Indian and Asian woman for the 2021 ”WILD Innovator Award”.
  14. How many Indian firms have figured in the Time Magazine’s first-ever list of 100 most influential companies?

    A) 2
    B) 3
    C) 1
    D) 4

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Two Indian firms, Reliance Industries’ technology arm Jio Platforms and e-learning startup Byju’s have figured in the Time Magazine’s first-ever list of 100 most influential companies.
  15. Who was was named Sportstar of the Decade at the 2021 Sportstar ACES Awards?
    A) Sania Mirza
    B) PV sindhu
    C) Abhinav Bindra
    D) Mary Kom
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    M. C. Mary Kom, the only boxer – male or female – to win eight world championships medals, was named Sportstar of the Decade at the 2021 Sportstar ACES Awards.
  16. Recently DRDO conducted successful maiden trial of which 5th generation Air to Air missile?
    A) Tejas
    B) Vir 2
    C) Aditya 1
    D) Python-5
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, has added the 5th generation Python-5 Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) in its air-to-air weapons capability.
  17. Which organisation has developed a single crystal blade technology as part of their indigenous helicopter development program for the helicopter engine application?
    A) BHEL
    B) DRDO
    C) ONGC
    D) Reliance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has developed a single crystal blade technology as part of their indigenous helicopter development program for the helicopter engine application.
  18. Recently former attorney general of India passed away.Name him?
    A) Soli Sorabjee
    B) Milton Banerjee
    C) KK Venugopal
    D) Mukul Rohatgi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Attorney General of India and renowned jurist Soli Sorabjee died of Covid-19 at a private hospital in New Delhi. He was 91.
  19. Recently Eknath Gaikwad passed away,He was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Philanthropist
    C) Politics
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former MP and veteran Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad passed away after losing a battle with Covid-19. He was 81.
  20. Recently litterateur Manzoor Anthesham passed away.He was the litterateur of which language?
    A) Hindi
    B) Tamil
    C) Urdu
    D) Telugu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Noted Hindi litterateur and Padma Shri awardee Manzoor Ahthesham has died of Covid-19 in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. He was 73.
  21. Recently swimmer John Konrads passed away,He belongs to which country?
    A) France
    B) Australia
    C) Usa
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    John Konrads, who set 26 individual freestyle swimming world records and won an Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was 78.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Industrial Finance Corporation of India(IFCI)?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. When was Asian Development Bank founded?
    A) 1966
    B) 1968
    C) 1955
    D) 1971
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. When was National Payments Corporation of India founded?
    A) 2006
    B) 2005
    C) 2007
    D) 2008
    View Answer
    Option D

  4. What is the tagline of Axis Bank?
    A) Sapna ka Safar
    B) Aao Sochein Bada
    C) Badhti ka nam Zindagi
    D) India International Bank
    View Answer
    Option C

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