Current Affairs Quiz: April 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 April 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who inaugurated three path breaking initiatives for National Internet Exchange of India, NIXI ?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    C) Ajay Prakash Sawhney
    D) Sanjay Dhotre
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Ajay Prakash Sawhney inaugurated three path breaking initiatives for National Internet Exchange of India, NIXI. These initiatives are IP Guru, NIXI Academy and NIXI-IP-INDEX
  2. India with which other country has signed an agreement for cooperation for the country’s first human space mission Gaganyaan ?
    A) Russia
    B) France
    C) Sweden
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Space agencies of India and France signed an agreement for cooperation for the country’s first human space mission Gaganyaan.
  3. Which country becomes the first country to introduce climate change law for financial firms ?
    A) Switzerland
    B) New Zealand
    C) Russia
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    New Zealand becomes the first country to introduce a law that will require financial firms to explain how they would manage climate-related risks and opportunities.
  4. Which bank executes its first trade borrowing transaction linked to SOFR ?
    A) Karnataka Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Private sector lender Yes Bank has executed its first Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) linked transaction.
  5. SwitchON Foundation has partnered with which Bank for the promotion of solar pumps?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Canara Bank
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The sun shines brighter for small and marginal farmers in India as SwitchON Foundation has partnered with Punjab National Bank for the promotion of solar pumps.
  6. Which organization has rolled out a ₹10,000-crore ‘Special Refinance Facility-2021’ (SRF-2021) to provide short term refinance support to housing finance companies (HFCs) ?
    A) RBI
    B) SEBI
    C) NHB
    D) NABARD
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    National Housing Bank (NHB) has rolled out a ₹10,000-crore ‘Special Refinance Facility-2021’ (SRF-2021) to provide short term refinance support to housing finance companies (HFCs) and other eligible Primary Lending Institutions (PLIs).
  7. IRDAI has notified the extension of its sandbox regulations by how many years ?
    A) 2 years
    B) 3 Years
    C) 4 Years
    D) 5 years
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) notified the extension of its sandbox regulations by another two years to enable the completion of the experiment of the existing sandbox proposals and also to allow new sandbox proposals for the experiment
  8. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Embassy of which Country in India signed an agreement to jointly work towards promoting innovation and entrepreneurship ?
    A) Sweden
    B) Denmark
    C) Australia
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Government think-tank Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Embassy of Denmark in India signed an agreement to jointly work towards promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among aspiring entrepreneurs.
  9. ReNew Power pledges to achieve net zero emissions by which year ?
    A) 2025
    B) 2030
    C) 2050
    D) 2035
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ReNew Power, India’s leading renewable energy company, announced its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,’.
  10. Receivables Exchange of India Ltd (RXIL), leading invoice discounting platform for MSMEs, has crossed monthly transaction volumes of how much crore in the month of March.?
    A) Rs 500 cr
    B) Rs 1000 cr
    C) Rs 800cr
    D) Rs 2000cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Receivables Exchange of India Ltd (RXIL), leading invoice discounting platform for MSMEs, said it has crossed monthly transaction volumes of Rs 1,000 crore in the month of March.
  11. Elista has announced which cricketer as its brand ambassador ?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) R Ashwin
    C) Suresh Raina
    D) M S Dhoni
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Elista, a brand backed by the prestigious TeknoDome Group has announced the ace cricketer Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador
  12. Which film has won Best Film Award in BAFTA Awards 2021 ?
    A) Nomadland
    B) Promising Young woman
    C) The Present
    D) Soul
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 74th British Academy Film Awards is being held over two nights for the first time. The opening night ceremony was held virtually from London’s Royal Albert Hall. Best Film: Nomadland

  13. Which district of Jammu and Kashmir has bagged top position at National level for successfully implementing Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) during 2020-21?
    A) Kathua
    B) Udhampur
    C) Mirpur
    D) Reasi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Udhampur district of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has bagged top position at National level for successfully implementing Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) during 2020-21.
  14. Who has launched DGFT ‘Trade Facilitation’ app to promote ease of doing business?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Mamta Banerjee
    C) Ravi Shankar prasad
    D) Sanjay Dhotre
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal launched the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) India’s ‘Trade Facilitation’ mobile app to promote ease of doing business and provide quick access to information to importers/exporters.
  15. Who has launched a ‘National Nursery Portal’ to connect nursery operators with consumers?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Narendra Singh Tomar
    C) Amit Shah
    D) Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched a ‘National Nursery Portal’ to connect nursery operators with consumers
  16. Who became the first Indian woman to win two consecutive gold medals in the Asian championships as she defended her women’s 59kg title in Almaty, Kazakhstan?
    A) Sarita Mor
    B) Seema Bisla
    C) Pooja
    D) kritika Pandey
    View Answer
    Option A
    • Explanation:
    Sarita Mor became the first Indian woman to win two consecutive gold medals in the Asian championships as she defended her women’s 59kg title in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Seema Bisla (50kg) and Pooja (76kg) settled for bronze medals at the continental Championship.

  17. Recently R Praggnanandhaa has won the Polgar Challenge 2021. He hails from which city ?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian prodigy R Praggnanandhaa booked himself a chance to take on the very best in chess with a stunning victory in the Polgar Challenge. The 15-year-old from Chennai secured the first online title in the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour and a $3,000 top prize with a round to spare
  18. ‘India’s Power Elite: Class, Caste and a Cultural Revolution’ is written by whom?
    A) Sanjay Baru
    B) N K singh
    C) Sanjay Dhotre
    D) Manmohan Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sanjaya Baru, former advisor to Manmohan Singh,has released his new book titled ‘India’s Power Elite: Class, Caste and a Cultural Revolution’.

  19. The National Fire Service Day is observed every year on ?
    A) April 12
    B) April 13
    C) April 14
    D) April 15
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Fire Service Day is observed every year on April 14. The theme of National Fire Service Day 2021 is “ Maintenance of Fire Safety Equipment Is Key To Mitigate Fire”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of France?
    A) Paris
    B) London
    C) Rome
    D) Wellington
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of NewZealand?
    A) CFA Franc
    B) Dollar
    C) Peso
    D) Euro
    View Answer
    Option B

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

  4. Where is the HQ of IRDAI?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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