Current Affairs Quiz: April 29, 2021

Current Affairs 29 April 2021 Quiz

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  1. Recently the central government extended ₹50 lakh insurance scheme for healthcare workers for one year.Which company will implement the scheme?
    A) New India Insurance Company Limited
    B) Oriental Insurance Company Limited
    C) National Insurance Company Limited
    D) United India Insurance Company Limited
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    After an unprecedented spike in covid-19 positive cases, the Centre extended the Rs 50 lakh insurance scheme for about 22 lakh healthcare providers for another year with immediate effect.The scheme implemented by New India Assurance was slated to end on April 24.
  2. Recently the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has established a ‘Water Sports and Adventure Institute (WSAI)’ in which state?

    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Jammu and Kashmir

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has established a ‘Water Sports and Adventure Institute (WSAI)’ near Tehri Dam Reservoir in Uttarakhand.The institute was inaugurated by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat along with Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju.
  3. Recently Indian Army signed MoU with NIEDO and which other company for Ladakh Ignited Minds Project?
    A) ONGC
    B) HPCL
    C) BPCL
    D) TERI
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    As part of the Indian Army’s initiative to secure a better future for Ladakhi youth, the Indian Army, under the aegis of Fire and Fury Corps, signed MoUs with corporate partner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and executing agency National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation, (NIEDO).
  4. Which bank has commenced operations as a small finance bank with effect from April 26?
    A) Dhanlaxmi Bank
    B) Rupay Cooperative Bank
    C) Jila Sehkari Bank
    D) Shivalik Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Shivalik Small Finance Bank Ltd. has commenced operations as a small finance bank with effect from April 26.
  5. Which has become the first crypto exchange to provide investment disclosures in India ?
    A) Kuber
    B) Dogi
    C) WazirX
    D) Bitex
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Cryptocurrency exchange Bitex has announced that it has started providing investment declaration reports for all its retail and institutional investors, becoming the first exchange in India to comply with the recent amendments made to the Companies Act 2013 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  6. Which organisation issued guidelines for appointment of statutory auditors of banksand non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), including housing finance companies?
    A) RBI
    B) Ministry of Finance
    C) NASSCOM
    D) NHB
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India issued guidelines for appointment of statutory auditors of banksand non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), including housing finance companies.It will be applicable for financial year 2021-22 and onwards.
  7. British are exploring the possibility of creating a new digital currency.Name it?
    A) Britex
    B) Britcoin
    C) Bogex
    D) BCoin
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    British authorities are exploring the possibility of creating a new digital currency that Treasury chief Rishi Sunak indicated could be known as “Britcoin“.
  8. Global forecasting firm Oxford Economics has revised its India GDP growth forecast for 2021 to what percent?
    A) 10.5%
    B) 10.2%
    C) 11.0%
    D) 11.5%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Global forecasting firm Oxford Economics revised downwards its India GDP growth forecast for 2021 to 10.2 percent from 11.8 percent previously, citing the country’s escalating health burden, faltering vaccination rate and lack of a convincing government strategy to contain the pandemic.
  9. As per Asian Development Bank,India’s GDP to grow at what percent this fiscal?
    A) 11.9%
    B) 11.5%
    C) 11.0%
    D) 10.8%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian economy is projected to grow at 11 per cent in the current financial year amid the “strong” vaccine drive, said ADB, while cautioning that the recent surge in COVID cases may put the country’s economic recovery at “risk”.
  10. Which Institute has signed MoU with NCDC towards greater collaboration in issues and areas related to the development of cooperatives, agriculture and allied sectors and to the holistic approach towards sustainable development?
    A) IIT Bombay
    B) IISC Bengaluru
    C) IIT Kanpur
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    IIT Kharagpur and the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) have signed an MoU towards greater collaboration in issues and areas related to the development of cooperatives, agriculture and allied sectors and to the holistic approach towards sustainable development.
  11. Which company has signed with HSBC to execute a blockchain-enabled paperless trade transaction?
    A) Infosys
    B) Tata Steel
    C) ONGC
    D) Bhel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tata Steel, along with HSBC, has executed a blockchain-enabled paperless trade transaction. According to the company, this is a global first for the steel industry.
  12. The 2021 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships was held in which country?
    A) Poland
    B) Thailand
    C) Singapore
    D) Mauritius
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 2021 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships was held in Kielce, Poland.A 10-day biennial event witnessed 414 boxers from 52 countries.
  13. Who won the 12th Barcelona Open Title?
    A) Sebastian Vettel
    B) Rafael Nadal
    C) Stefnos Tsitsipas
    D) Lauren Shaw
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rafael Nadal saved a championship point to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 7-5 and claim a 12th Barcelona Open title in the ATP’s longest match of 2021.
  14. Who has been appointed as new Managing Director and CEO of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) ?
    A) Anurag Pandey
    B) Sameer Srinivasan
    C) Vikram Limaye
    D) Arun Raste
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved the appointment of Arun Raste as the new Managing Director and CEO of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) for five years.
  15. Recently Nikol Pashiyan resigned from his post.He was the PM of which country?
    A) Armenia
    B) Kenya
    C) South Africa
    D) Thailand
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Armenia’s prime minister has resigned, a step necessary to hold snap parliamentary elections in June.
  16. Who has been chosen for maiden Global Lantern Award by WHI for his outstanding efforts in social, educational and charitable spheres?
    A) Zack Ryder
    B) Mark Shawn
    C) Nicolas Pooran
    D) Mar Coorilos
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    WHI, an organisation having special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, UN, has chosen Geevarghese Mar Coorilos Metropolitan, Diocese of Mumbai, for its maiden Golden Lantern Award.
  17. Which state government has won the “E-Panchayat Puraskar 2021?
    A) Assam
    B) Bihar
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Uttar Pradesh government said it has won the “E-Panchayat Puraskar 2021”, ranking first in Category I. It was followed by Assam and Chhattisgarh at the second position, while Odisha and Tamil Nadu stood third, the government said.
  18. Which state/UTs area of 14,491 hectare becomes first large territory to get organic certification?
    A) Daman Diu
    B) Chandigarh
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Andaman and Nicobar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    About 14,491 hectare (ha) area in Andaman and Nicobar has been certified as organic, the first large contiguous territory to be done under a government scheme, Agriculture Ministry said.
  19. Who has bagged the Thilakan memorial award named after the veteran actor for overall contribution in the creative field?
    A) Torino Thomas
    B) Mohanlal
    C) Pramod Payyannur
    D) R Dilip
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Theatre and film director Pramod Payyannur bagged the Thilakan memorial award named after the veteran actor for overall contribution in the creative field. The award is constituted by Thilakan Smarakavedi.
  20. Which movie bags the worst movie at 2021 Razzie Awards?
    A) Nomadland
    B) Absolute Proof
    C) Stanger Things
    D) Vampire Diaries
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The election-fraud film Absolute Proof, singer Sia’s heavily panned directorial debut Music and Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor, were the top winners at the 2021 Razzie Awards, given to the worst movies and performances of the year.
  21. Which country named his first Mars Rover as Zhurong?
    A) Japan
    B) UK
    C) Norway
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    China’s first Mars rover will be named Zhurong after a traditional fire god, the government announced.
  22. Recently which former Sahasthra Seema Bal chief passed away?
    A) Balbir Singh
    B) Kamalpreet Kaur
    C) Arun Chaudhary
    D) R Narayana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Sahasthra Seema Bal chief Arun Chaudhary died of Covid. He was 66.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation limited?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) Lucknow
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Shivalik Small finance bank?
    A) Pune
    B) Lucknow
    C) Saharanpur
    D) Gorakhpur
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of Poland?
    A) Dollar
    B) Dram
    C) Zloty
    D) Krone
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. What is the capital of Armenia?
    A) Amsterdam
    B) Brussels
    C) Yerevan
    D) Belarus
    View Answer
    Option C

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