Current Affairs Quiz: April 16, 2021

Current Affairs 16 April 2021 Quiz

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  1. Hindustan Unilever and which other company in association with MyGov India announced a agricultural hackthaon to address issue of water scarcity?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) TCS
    D) Wipro
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Hindustan Unilever (HUL) and Google, in association with MyGov India, the Government of India’s citizen engagement program, announced a hackathon with the aim to encourage and find innovative solutions for conserving freshwater usage, and to address water scarcity problems in India.
  2. As per 2021 World best countries report by US News and BAV group,which country topped the list?
    A) NewZealand
    B) Singapore
    C) Canada
    D) Thailand
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    For the first time, Canada takes the top spot overall in the 2021 Best Countries Report, a ranking and analysis project by US News & World Report; BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R; and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  3. Now a beneficiary of government welfare scheme can open a basic savings account in post office.The finance ministry amended which act for it?
    A) Post Savings Act 2015
    B) Basic Saving Account Scheme 2018
    C) Basic Deposits Act 2019
    D) Post Office Savings Account Scheme 2019
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Now, a beneficiary of the Government welfare scheme can open a basic savings bank account with a post office.
  4. Mobisafar Services Pvt limited partenered with which bank to launch mobisafar virtual Rupay debit card?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Mobisafar Services Private Limited, a Ludhiana-based Fintech start-up, has launched ‘Mobisafar Virtual RuPay Prepaid card’ in partnership with YES BANK and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  5. Recently which crypto exchange launched India’s first marketplace for Nun Fungible Tokens?
    A) WazirX
    B) Zerodha
    C) Upstox
    D) Angel Broking
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s one of the largest crypto currency exchange, WazirX has launched India’s first marketplace for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT)
  6. Which bank launched digital initiative @Ease under which every transaction undertaken by a bank branch will be initiated and authorised by customers themselves?
    A) HDFC
    B) IDBI
    C) PNB
    D) SBI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) launched a digitial initiative [email protected] under which every transaction undertaken by a bank branch will be initiated and authorised by customers themselves.
  7. As per finance ministry data,government indirect tax collection in 2020-21 grew by how much percent for FY21 as compared to previous year?
    A) 12.3%
    B) 12.7%
    C) 11.5%
    D) 13.6%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The net indirect tax collections in 2020-21 grew 12.3 per cent to Rs 10.71 lakh crore as compared to the previous fiscal year, thereby exceeding the target set in revised estimates, the finance ministry.
  8. Government think tank NITI Aayog Atal Innovation Mission partnered with which major to work on healthcare and agriculture innovations?
    A) Bayer
    B) Tesla
    C) Microsoft
    D) TCS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Government think-tank Niti Aayog”s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and German drug and agrochemicals major Bayer partnered to work towards fostering innovation and entrepreneurship across agriculture and healthcare sector.
  9. As per All India Sugar Traders Association,which country emerged as largest buyer of India sugar in first quarter of 2021?
    A) SriLanka
    B) Vietnam
    C) Thailand
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    All India Sugar Traders Association (AISTA) has claimed that India has dispatched 55% of the sugar export quota introduced by the Union authorities underneath the Maximum Admissible Export Quota (MAEQ) 2020-21 scheme.
  10. Recently Goldman Sachs has lowered India’s GDP to what percent for this fiscal year?
    A) 9.5%
    B) 9.8%
    C) 10.0%
    D) 10.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Goldman Sachs, Wall Street brokerage has reportedly lowered India’s GDP forecast for the full year from 10.9% to 10.5% coupled with pegging down of the stock indices valuation and earnings.
  11. According to IMF,India’s debt to GDP ratio increased from 74% to how much percent during Covid pandemic?
    A) 92%
    B) 90%
    C) 88%
    D) 84%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s debt to GDP ratio increased from 74% to 90% during the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund has said, noting that it expects this to drop down to 80% as a result of the country’s economic recovery.
  12. Ethanol blending in India has reached to how much percent in first four months of the ethanol supply year 2020-21?
    A) 6.6%
    B) 6.9%
    C) 7.2%
    D) 7.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ethanol blending in India has reached more than 7.2 per cent — the first time it has reached this level — in the first four months of the ethanol supply year 2020-21 (December to November), putting the country on course to meet the target of 10 per cent blending by 2022.
  13. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited partnered with which company to transform its sales and distribution network?
    A) Wipro
    B) Mphasis
    C) TCS
    D) Accenture
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), India’s second-largest oil marketing company, has collaborated with Irish multinational company Accenture to transform its sales and distribution network.
  14. In which city,the world Table Tennis Championships will be held from November 23-29,2021?
    A) Houston
    B) Amsterdam
    C) London
    D) Vienna
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The World Table Tennis Championships will be held as per schedule from November 23 to 29 in Houston, USA, the game’s governing body ITTF has said.
  15. Who was nominated on central board of State Bank of Indiawith immediate effect?
    A) RS Sharma
    B) Anil Kumar Sharma
    C) Vinay Kumar
    D) Vikas Singroul
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India said the government has nominated Anil Kumar Sharma, the executive director of the RBI, on its board with immediate effect.
  16. Who was appointed as brand ambassador of SportzXchange?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) Prithvi Shaw
    C) Rohit Sharma
    D) Yuvi Chahal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    SportzXchange, one of the newest and fastest-growing addition to the fantasy sports landscape in India, has roped in Prithvi Shaw, a powerhouse of energy and potential as its brand ambassador.
  17. Recently Guillermo Lasso was sworn as new president of which country?
    A) Kenya
    B) Thailand
    C) Seychelles
    D) Ecuador
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former banker Guillermo Lasso has declared victory in the Ecuadorean presidential election, after his challenger, left-wing economist Andres Arauz, conceded defeat in a poll that took place against a COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated an already struggling economy.
  18. Whose tenure was extended by 6 months as chief of Directorate General of Civil Aviation?
    A) Arun Kumar
    B) Vikas Chaturvedi
    C) DK Dass
    D) LV Prabhakar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has extended the tenure of Arun Kumar, chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) by six months.
  19. Which organisation has bagged first place for Innovative Training Practice 2019-20 at 30th National Award Ceremony at New Delhi?
    A) DRDO
    B) BHEL
    C) ONGC
    D) HAL
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has bagged the first place for Innovative Training Practices 2019-20 at the 30th National Award ceremony held recently at New Delhi by Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD).
  20. Recently Human Rights icon IA Rehman passed away,He belongs to which nation?
    A) Pakistan
    B) India
    C) Iraq
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Pakistani Human rights crusader and former journalist Ibn Abdur Rehman, who won the Ramon Magsaysay award for his work on fostering India-Pakistan relations, passed away in Lahore aged 90.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Punjab National Bank?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of Canada?
    A) Renminbi
    B) Krone
    C) Dollar
    D) Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of YES Bank?
    A) Mumbai
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. What is the capital of Indonesia ?
    A) Bali
    B) Manila
    C) Jakarta
    D) Maputo
    View Answer
    Option C

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