Current Affairs Quiz: April 24, 2021

Current Affairs 24 April 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state released the first instalment of fee reimbursement under Jagananna Vidya Deevena scheme?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    AP Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy released the first instalment of fee reimbursement under Jagananna Vidya Deevena scheme amounting to nearly ₹672 crore.
  2. What is the rank of India in global energy Transition Index 2021?
    A) 80th
    B) 82nd
    C) 85th
    D) 87th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked at the 87th position among 115 countries in the Energy Transition Index (ETI) that tracks nations on the current performance of their energy systems across various aspects, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report released. The report, prepared in collaboration with Accenture, also draws on insights from ETI.
  3. Which country announced Rs 8.12 crore grant under its partnership with India for Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative?
    A) France
    B) USA
    C) Australia
    D) NewZealand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    As India and Australia increase engagement under Indo Pacific vision, Canberra (April 19) announced a Rs 8.12 crore-grant under the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative(IPOI).
  4. How many nations were designated as countries of particular concern by USCIRF?
    A) 2
    B) 5
    C) 3
    D) 4
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A US Congress-constituted quasi-judicial body asked the Biden Administration to designate four nations, including India, as “countries of particular concern”, alleging that religious freedom conditions there in 2020 continued their negative trajectory.
  5. Who participated from Indian side in Leaders’ Summit on Climate hosted by US President Joe Biden?
    A) Harsh vardhan
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Amit Shah
    D) S Jaishankar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in Leaders’ Summit on Climate hosted by US President Joe Biden, the Ministry of External Affairs announced.
  6. Recently the finance ministry widened the scope of ECLGS Scheme toinclude which sector?
    A) Healthcare
    B) Defence
    C) Family Welfare
    D) Service
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The finance ministry expanded the scope of the Rs 3 lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) which will now cover borrowers from the healthcare segment, apart from the 26 sectors identified by the Kamath Committee.
  7. Which bank has launched a special deposit scheme named Immmune India Deposit Scheme offering an additional interest rate of 25 basis points above the applicable card rate for those who get vaccinated?

    A) Central Bank of India
    B) IDBI bank
    C) SBI
    D) UCO Bank

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In order to encourage people to get COVID-19 jabs, state-run Central Bank of India has launched a special deposit scheme offering an additional interest rate of 25 basis points above the applicable card rate for those who get vaccinated.
  8. Recently S&P forecasted India GDP at what percent for 2021-22?
    A) 11.5%
    B) 10.5%
    C) 11.0%
    D) 10.8%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Standard and Poor (S&P) Global Ratings has forecast a 11 per cent GDP growth for India in 2021-22 on account of a fast economic reopening and fiscal stimulus. However, S&P has flagged Covid-19 containment measures as key risks for the economy.
  9. Recently ICC banned Qadeer Ahmed Khan for 5 years for anti corruption.He belongs from which country?
    A) Kenya
    B) Afghanistan
    C) UAE
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The ICC banned United Arab Emirates (UAE) player Qadeer Ahmed Khan for five years from all cricket after he admitted breaching the anti-corruption code and also charged Mehardeep Chhayakar on six counts for corruption.Khan was charged in October 2019.
  10. Recently Jyothi Biju Nair was appointed as new company secretary of which bank?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) SBI
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) Central Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    IDBI Bank said it has appointed the company’s deputy general manager Jyothi Biju Nair as the new company secretary with effect from April 16.He will replace Pawan Agrawal.
  11. Who was appointed as Associate Attorney General making him/her the first person of colour to occupy the third highest position at the Department of Justice?

    A) Jyothi Singh
    B) Vishwas Kumar
    C) Sneha Vishkarma
    D) Vanita Gupta

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United States Senate voted 51-49 to confirm Indian-American Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general, making her the first person of colour to occupy the third highest position at the Department of Justice.
  12. Kim Boo Kyum was sworn in as new Prime Minister of which country?
    A) South Korea
    B) North Korea
    C) South Africa
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in appointed former Cabinet Minister Kim Boo-kyum as the new Prime Minister.
  13. Ulisses Correia e Silva Was re-elected as PM of which country?
    A) Cape Verde
    B) Thailand
    C) Seychelles
    D) Nairobi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Cape Verde’s ruling party has maintained its control of the legislature after an election dominated by the coronavirus pandemic.
  14. Who was appointed as part time chairman of HDFC Bank?
    A) LV Prabhakar
    B) Aneesh Shah
    C) Manish Chaturvedi
    D) Atanu Chakraborty
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Private sector lender HDFC Bank said the Reserve Bank of India has approved appointment of former Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty as the part-time chairman of the bank.
  15. Which Mars helicopter of NASA recently made his first historic flight?
    A) Hubble
    B) Carls
    C) Ingenuity
    D) Rover
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter made history when the small but intrepid drone became the first powered craft to fly on another world, space agency officials announced.
  16. Recently Vinay Agarwal passed away.He was the CEO of which company?
    A) Zerodha
    B) Upstox
    C) Angel Broking
    D) Naira
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Vinay Agrawal, the Chief Executive Officer of Angel Broking, passed away at the age of 44.
  17. Recently Farid Sabri passed away,He was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Singer
    C) Politics
    D) Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Renowned qawwali singer Farid Sabri, of the ‘Sabri brothers’ duo, passed away. He was 58.
  18. When is UN English Lamguage Day observed?
    A) April 23
    B) April 25
    C) April 26
    D) April 27
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Every year the United Nations marks April 23 as English Language Day. The day is also traditionally known to be the birthday of William Shakespeare.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Norway?
    A) Dollar
    B) Krone
    C) Peso
    D) Ruble
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. What is the currency of Australia?
    A) Dollar
    B) Yen
    C) Euro
    D) Peso
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Central Bank of India?
    A) Chennai
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. What is the capital of South Korea?
    A) Seoul
    B) Pyongyang
    C) Kiev
    D) Maputo
    View Answer
    Option A

  5. Where is the HQ of IDBI bank?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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