Current Affairs Quiz: April 14, 2021

Current Affairs 14 April 2021 Quiz

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  1. Recently who released a commemorative postage stamp in memory of former chief of Brahma Kumaris Rajyogini Dadi?
    A) Ram Nath Kovind
    B) Smriti Irani
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Venkaiah Naidu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a commemorative postage stamp in the memory of former Chief of Brahma Kumaris Rajyogini Dadi Janki in New Delhi.
  2. Who launched 75 pension series awareness to Mark 75 years of India’s independence?
    A) Jitendra Singh
    B) Amit Shah
    C) Ramesh Nishank
    D) Smriti Irani
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh launched 75 series Pension awareness to mark 75 years of India’s independence.
  3. Recently how much amount of road development projects were approved by the centre for the state of Madhya Pradesh?
    A) ₹346 cr
    B) ₹235 cr
    C) ₹566 cr
    D) ₹726 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned road development projects of 291 km worth 726 cr for the state of Madhya Pradesh,” Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
  4. How much amount of highway projects were approved by the government for the state of Goa?
    A) ₹129 cr
    B) ₹135 cr
    C) ₹140 cr
    D) ₹121 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government said it has approved Rs 128.66 crore worth of highway projects in Goa. The eight projects are for building 39.7 km of highways in the state.
  5. Which state government launched 14 day mask Abhiyan against Covid 19?
    A) Odisha
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Assam
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 14-day ‘mask abhiyan’ as part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus in view of rising cases and urged people to strictly follow the safety guidelines.
  6. Which country opened 5G signal station at world’s highest radar location near Tibet border?
    A) India
    B) Japan
    C) China
    D) USA
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    China has opened a 5G signal base at the Ganbala radar station in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet which is the world’s highest manually operated radar station at an elevation of 5,374 meters.
  7. Recently which country named Nouri al Matroushi as its first female astronaut?
    A) UAE
    B) Iran
    C) Israel
    D) Iraq
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in the country’s space program. It also includes the country’s first female astronaut, Noura al-Matroushi.
  8. How much amount was authorised by IMF as expansion to countries battling Covid 19?
    A) 500 billion
    B) 550 billion
    C) 600 billion
    D) 650 billion
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Monetary Fund has authorised a USD 650 billion expansion of the 190-nation lending institution’s resources with the aim of providing more support for vulnerable countries as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.
  9. How much amount was collected by SBI from zero balance accounts for certain services in 5 years?
    A) ₹300 cr
    B) ₹250 cr
    C) ₹400 cr
    D) ₹500 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Several banks, including the State Bank of India (SBI), have been imposing excessive charges on certain services provided to poor persons having zero-balance or Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts (BSBDA), a study by the IIT-Bombay has revealed.
  10. Under which campaign,PSBs will be pushing co lending with NBFCs and digital agriculture financing companies?
    A) Ease 4.0
    B) Simply 4.0
    C) Excel 2.0
    D) Click 2.0
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    State-run banks will focus on co-lending with non-banking firms, digital agriculture financing, synergies and technological resilience for 24×7 banking as part of their reforms agenda for this fiscal, Ease 4.0.
  11. As per RBI data,bank deposits grew by how much percent in financial year ended March 31,2021?
    A) 12.5%
    B) 11.0%
    C) 10.5%
    D) 11.4%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bank credit grew 5.56 per cent to Rs 109.51 lakh crore, while deposits rose 11.4 per cent toRs 151.13 lakh crore in the financial year ended March 31, 2021, data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed.
  12. As per Commerce Ministry data,FDI equit inflows grew by how much percent during 2020-21?
    A) 25%
    B) 28%
    C) 26%
    D) 21%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    FDI equity inflows into the country during April-January 2020-21 grew by 28% to $54.18 billion, according to the Commerce and Industry Ministry data released.
  13. Recently Noumura has cut India’s gdp forecast to how much percent for FY22?
    A) 12.6%
    B) 13.5%
    C) 11.5%
    D) 8.8%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Global brokerage company Nomura has cut India’s GDP forecast to 12.6 per cent from 13.5 per cent forecast earlier as the country faces a consistent rise in coronavirus cases and higher inflation. Nomura has pegged the calendar year GDP growth at 11.5 per cent, a decline from 12.4 per cent estimated earlier.
  14. As per government data,retail inflation grew by how much percent in March 2021?
    A) 3.00%
    B) 4.55%
    C) 5.50%
    D) 5.52%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Retail inflation rose to 5.52 per cent in March, mainly on account of higher food prices, government data showed.
  15. Who was appointed as new MD and CEO OF Pramerica Life Insurance?
    A) Ritu Taneja
    B) Anushka Shetty
    C) Shruti Seth
    D) Kalpana Sampat
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Gurugram-based Pramerica Life Insurance has named Kalpana Sampat as its new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer.
  16. Who was appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner of India?
    A) Sushil Chandra
    B) Aneesh Shah
    C) Somnath chatterjee
    D) Gaurav Garg
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Sushil Chandra, the senior-most Election Commissioner, as the Chief Election Commissioner of India.
  17. Who has earned 2 Guinness world records for his fastest solo cycling feats from October last year?
    A) Vikram Batra
    B) Vir Singh
    C) DhyanChandra Singh
    D) Bharat Pannu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Army’s Lieutenant Colonel Bharat Pannu has earned two Guinness World Records for his fastest solo cycling feats from October last year.
  18. Who will be conferred with honour of knight of order of arts and letters ,the second highest French civilian honour?
    A) Guneet Monga
    B) AR Rehman
    C) Ashutosh Govarikar
    D) Ram Gopal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Acclaimed filmmaker Guneet Monga will be conferred with the honour of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), the second highest civilian French honour.
  19. Which company has been recognised as Dream Company to work for and the Best IT Employer in Platform as a Service (PaaS) category by the Times Ascent at World HRD Congress 2021?
    A) TCS
    B) Google
    C) Mphasis
    D) CRMNEXT
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    CRMNEXT has been recognized as the ‘Dream Company to work for’ and the Best IT Employer in Platform as a Service (PaaS) category by the Times Ascent at World HRD Congress 2021.
  20. Recently historian Yogesh Parveen passed away.He hails from which city?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Haldwani
    C) Pune
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Eminent Historian and an expert on Awadh especially Lucknow Yogesh Praveen died in Lucknow this afternoon. He was 82.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of UAE?
    A) Dirham
    B) Peso
    C) Krone
    D) Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. When was International Monetary Fund founded?
    A) 1966
    B) 1944
    C) 1948
    D) 1952
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Noumura Holdings?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Shangai
    C) Beijing
    D) Tokyo
    View Answer
    Option D

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