Current Affairs Quiz: April 21, 2021

Current Affairs 21 April 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which country hold the UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue 2021?
    A) USA
    B) France
    C) China
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nations Secretary General has called for the first ever UN Food Systems Summit to be held in September 2021 to strategize the actions for positive change in Agri-food systems in the World to realize the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  2. Recently the ministry of Tourism signed MoU with cleartrip and which other company to strengthen hospitality and tourism industry?
    A) AmazonFly
    B) Makemytrip
    C) Goibibo
    D) Easemytrip
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In its ongoing effort to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cleartrip and Ease My Trip
  3. How much amount will be divided in next 4 years for providing seed funding to eligible startup’s under Startup India Seed Fund Scheme?
    A) ₹554 cr
    B) ₹800 cr
    C) ₹945 cr
    D) ₹565 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has launched the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS). The Fund aims to provide financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry and commercialization.
  4. India signed agreement with which country on ‘Cities combating plastic entering the marine environment’?
    A) UK
    B) USA
    C) Germany
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In line with objective of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban, India and Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation titled ‘Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment’ at a virtual ceremony in New Delhi.
  5. Which ministry launched the Gender Samvaad Event recently?
    A) Ministry of Defence
    B) Ministry of Family and Health Welfare
    C) Ministry of Rural Development
    D) Ministry of Tourism
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Rural Development recently launched the Gender Samvaad Event. It is a joint initiative between DAY-NRLM and IWWAGE.
  6. Who will head the committee formed by RBI that would examine the role of asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) in stressed debt resolution and review their business model?
    A) Sudharshan Sen
    B) PN Sharma
    C) Rohit Prasad
    D) Vishaka Mulye
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted a committee that would examine the role of asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) in stressed debt resolution and review their business model.
  7. Which company was hired by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to act as transaction advisor of JNPTs container terminal?
    A) FlexiCaps
    B) Noumara
    C) Jp Morgan
    D) SBI Caps
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    State-run Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has hired SBI Caps Ltd to act as transaction advisor for the privatisation of the container terminal run by the port authority itself.
  8. Recently which country has launched its first ever mega food park project in India, comprising of food processing facilities, in a bid to further strengthen ties between the two nations?
    A) Italy
    B) Iran
    C) Israel
    D) SriLanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Italy has launched its first ever mega food park project in India, comprising of food processing facilities, in a bid to further strengthen ties between the two nations.
  9. Which company acquired 100 percent stake in Cleartrip?
    A) Amazon
    B) Flipkart
    C) Goibibo
    D) Makemytrip
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Walmart-backed e-comm giant Flipkart has acquired 100 per cent stake in Cleartrip for $40 million, which is one of the oldest online travel technology companies in India.
  10. Which bank has appointed Murali M. Natrajan as the Managing Director & CEO ?
    A) Axis bank
    B) DCB bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Private sector lender, DCB Bank said it has received the approval form the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the re-appointment of Murali M. Natrajan as the Managing Director & CEO, for further period of one year from April 29, 2021.
  11. Who has recently developed SpO2 – Blood Oxygen Saturation supplemental Oxygen Delivery System ?
    A) ICMR
    B) DRDO
    C) Serum Institute
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed SpO2 – Blood Oxygen Saturation supplemental Oxygen Delivery System.
  12. Which space agency has made history with successful flight on Planet Mars?
    A) NASA
    B) ISRO
    C) JAXA
    D) ESA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    NASA’s Mars helicopter makes history with successful flight on the Red Planet.
  13. According to UN report, Cyclone Amphan of 2020 has resulted in how much economic loss in India?
    A) USD 12 Billion
    B) USD 13 Billion
    C) USD 14 Billion
    D) USD 15 Billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Cyclone Amphan, which made landfall in May last year near the India-Bangladesh border, was the costliest tropical cyclone on record for the North Indian Ocean, with reported economic losses in India of approximately USD 14 billion, a flagship UN report has said.
  14. NASA has aimed to land first woman on Moon by which year under ‘Artemis’ mission ?
    A)2025
    B) 2024
    C) 2023
    D) 2026
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    NASA aims to land first woman, person of colour on Moon by 2024 under ‘Artemis’ mission
  15. Bhumidhar Barman passed away. He was the former chief minister of which state ?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Assam
    C) Sikkim
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Assam chief minister Bhumidhar Barman passed away at a Guwahati hospital after a prolonged illness. He was 89
  16. National Award winner Sumitra Bhave passes away. She belonged to which profession ?
    A) Singer
    B) Poet
    C) Filmmaker
    D) Fashion Designer
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Renowned 7-time National Award winner Marathi film-maker and writer Sumitra Bhave passed away in Pune due to age-related ailments. She was 78
  17. Centenarian Lexicographer Prof G Venkatasubbaiah passes away. He hailed from which state ?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Kerela
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Centenarian Kannada writer and lexicographer Prof Ganjam Venkatasubbaiah passed away due to old age complications. He was 107.
  18. Charles Geschke recenty passed away. He was the co founder of which software giant ?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Adobe
    C) Dell
    D) Apple
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Charles, the co-founder of software giant Adobe Inc, passed away aged 81.
  19. Who is the author of book “Christmas Pigs”?
    A) Lancy Rust
    B) Rick Grimes
    C) Charles Derbo
    D) JK Rowling
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Author JK Rowling announcement on her website that her latest children’s book is entitled “Christmas Pigs”.
  20. Who added her name in “India’s World Records” as the youngest and first author in Jammu and Kashmir “who has recreated the life of Habba Khatoons poetry.?
    A) Zoya Khan
    B) Mahe Talat
    C) Mahavish Fatima
    D) Soliha Shabir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Soliha Shabir from Dalgate in Srinagar added her name in “India’s World Records” as the youngest and first author in Jammu and Kashmir “who has recreated the life of Habba Khatoons poetry.”
  21. The United Nations (UN) observes the UN Chinese Language Day on which day every year?
    A) April 17
    B) April 18
    C) April 19
    D) April 20
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nations (UN) observes the UN Chinese Language Day every year on or around April 20. The contribution of Chinese literature, poetry and language in world culture is highlighted on this day.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Cleartrip Services Limited?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the capital of Germany?
    A) Born
    B) Amsterdam
    C) Berlin
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Which is the capital of Italy?
    A) Rome
    B) Tashkent
    C) Bishkek
    D) Kiev
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of DCB Bank?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option B

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