Current Affairs Quiz: April 2, 2021

Current Affairs 2 April 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the rank of India in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021?
    A) 147th
    B) 140th
    C) 150th
    D) 142nd
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, becoming the third-worst performer in South Asia.
    For the 12th time, Iceland is the most gender-equal country in the world.
  2. The government extended the ₹3-lakh-crore emergency credit line guarantee scheme by another three months till which date?
    A) June 30
    B) July 31
    C) August 1
    D) September 1
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government extended the ₹3-lakh-crore emergency credit line guarantee scheme by another three months till June 30 and also widened its scope to new sectors, including hospitality, travel and tourism.
  3. The government will borrow how much amount in the first half of 2021-22 fiscal to meet resources to perk up the economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic?
    A) Rs 4.38 lakh crore
    B) Rs 5.90 lakh crore
    C) Rs 3.56 lakh crore
    D) Rs 7.24 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government said it will borrow Rs 7.24 lakh crore in the first half of 2021-22 fiscal to meet resources to perk up the economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
  4. Noted Marathi writer Dr Sharankumar Limbale will receive Saraswati Samman, 2020 for his which book?
    A) Sanatan
    B) Bahujan
    C) The outcaste
    D) Akkarmashi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Noted Marathi writer Dr Sharankumar Limbale will receive Saraswati Samman, 2020 for his book Sanatan.
  5. American Beverly Cleary who passed away was related to which field?
    A) Director
    B) Actor
    C) Author
    D) Singer
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Beverly Cleary, the renowned American writer of children’s and young adult fiction has passed away. She was 104.
  6. At which of the following Indian Institute of Management did Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurate “Anandam: The Center for Happiness”?
    A) IIM Indore
    B) IIM Ahmedabad
    C) IIM Jammu
    D) IIM Kozhikode
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurated “Anandam: The Center for Happiness” at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Jammu virtually.
  7. India recorded current account deficit of what percent in December 2020 quarter?
    A) 1.5%
    B) 1.3%
    C) 0.8%
    D) 0.2%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s current account swung to a deficit for the first time in the current fiscal, with the gap coming at $1.7 billion or 0.2 per cent of the GDP in the December quarter.
  8. According to a report by ACI Worldwide, which country topped in real-time payments transactions in 2020?
    A) Netherlands
    B) India
    C) China
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    ACI Worldwide released a new report that indicated more than 70.3 billion real-time payments transactions were processed globally in 2020, a surge of 41 per cent compared to the previous year. According to the report, India retained the top spot with 25.5 billion real-time payments transactions, followed by China with 15.7 bn transactions.
    The report speculated that by 2024 the share of real-time payments volume in overall electronic transactions will exceed 50 per cent. This will further touch 71.7 per cent by 2025.
  9. Which movie bagged the top prize at the 2021 Producer”s Guild of America (PGA) Awards?
    A) Minari
    B) Sound of Metal
    C) Another Round
    D) Nomadland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chloe Zhao”s “Nomadland” received a major boost ahead of the Oscars as the movie bagged the top prize at the 2021 Producer”s Guild of America (PGA) Awards.
  10. Which banks have tied up with global e-commerce major Amazon and cards major Visa to launch a retail payments entity?
    A) ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank
    B) Yes Bank and Axis Bank
    C) HDFC Bank and Yes Bank
    D) ICICI Bank and Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Leading private sector lenders ICICI Bank and Axis Bank have tied up with global e-commerce major Amazon and cards major Visa to launch a retail payments entity, which will be a rival to state-owned NPCI. ICICI Bank and Axis Bank will be co-leading the consortium with a 20 per cent stake each. Other partners, including Amazon, Billdesk, Pine Labs and Visa will be holding a stake of 15 per cent each.
  11. State Bank of India raised how much amount from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in March 2021 to extend loans to supply chain of Japanese automobile industry in India?
    A) $1 billion
    B) $2 billion
    C) $3 billion
    D) $4 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Country’s largest lender, State Bank of India, has raised $1 billion from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to extend loans to supply chain of Japanese automobile industry in India. SBI signed a loan agreement with JBIC, taking the total facility to $2 billion. It has inked similar agreement for $1 billion in October 2020.
  12. India will infuse ₹14,500 crore ($2 billion) into four state-run banks to help strengthen capital buffers which includes Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of India and which other bank?
    A) Indian Bank
    B) UCO Bank
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Bank of Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India will infuse ₹14,500 crore ($2 billion) into four state-run banks to help strengthen capital buffers and potentially free some of the lenders from regulatory curbs. Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of India and UCO Bank will receive the funds through zero-coupon bonds
  13. RBI has extended the deadline to process recurring online transactions with additional factor of authentication, AFA, to which date?
    A) 31st July 2021
    B) 31st August 2021
    C) 30th September 2021
    D) 30th June 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India, RBI, extended the deadline to process recurring online transactions with additional factor of authentication, AFA, to 30th September of this year from the last date fixed for March 31.
  14. According to the World Bank, the real India GDP growth could be in the range from 7.5% to what percent during current fiscal?
    A) 12.5%
    B) 9.5%
    C) 11.0%
    D) 13.0%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Bank said, given the significant uncertainty amid Covid-19 effects on the economy, the real India GDP growth could be in the range from 7.5 percent to 12.5 percent during current fiscal.
  15. The cabinet has approved an investment of how much amount in the food processing industry under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme?
    A) Rs 11,200 crore
    B) Rs 12,400 crore
    C) Rs 13,700 crore
    D) Rs 10,900 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The cabinet has approved an investment of Rs 10,900 crore in the food processing industry under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme.
  16. Government has extended the last date for linking of Aadhaar number with PAN upto which date?
    A) 31st August 2021
    B) 30th June 2021
    C) 31st July 2021
    D) 30th April 2021
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Government has extended the last date for linking of Aadhaar number with PAN upto 30th June this year in view of the difficulties arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  17. Which film won the best film award at 66th annual Filmfare awards?
    A) Thappad
    B) Malang
    C) Angrezi Medium
    D) Gulabo Sitabo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The awards for the 66th annual Filmfare awards were announced. The event was hosted by actors Rajkummar Rao and Riteish Deshmukh.
    Best Film: Thappad
    Best Film (Critics): Prateek Vats (Eeb Allay Ooo!)
    Best Director: Om Raut (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior) Complete list of awards – https://aspirantszone.com/daily-current-affairs-1-april-2021/
  18. Who is the author of the book titled “Wild and Wilful: Tale of 15 Iconic Indian Species”?
    A) Shrishti Gaba
    B) Mansi Chabbra
    C) Neha Sinha
    D) Kirti Deshmukh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled “ Wild and Wilful: Tale of 15 Iconic Indian Species” authored by Neha Sinha.
  19. Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad and which other venue is chosen for organizing the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022?
    A) Surat
    B) Kolkata
    C) Bhubaneswar
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Local Organising Committee (LOC) confirmed the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad’s TransStadia and the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar will stage the continent’s premier women’s national team competition.
  20. Which state’s agricultural university has been selected for the Chancellor’s Award 2020 in the category of specialised universities?
    A) Kerala
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Kerala Agricultural University has been selected for the Chancellor’s Award 2020 in the category of specialised universities.
  21. The Bank of England unveiled the design of which banknote, which features British scientist and World War II codebreaker Alan Turing?
    A) £40
    B) £80
    C) £100
    D) £50
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Bank of England unveiled the design of the new GBP 50 banknote, which features British scientist and World War II codebreaker Alan Turing.
    The polymer note, which includes an image of Turing and other related imagery, will be issued for the first time on June 23, coinciding with what would have been the mathematician’s 109th birthday.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ACI Worldwide situated?
    A) Germany
    B) Switzerland
    C) UK
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Watford, United Kingdom
  2. Where is the HQ of Asian Football Confederation situated?
    A) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    B) Manila, Philippines
    C) Beijing, China
    D) Jakarta, Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option A

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