Current Affairs Quiz: April 3, 2021

Current Affairs 3 April 2021 Quiz

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  1. Where is a first-of-its-kind school called ‘Nyubu Nyvgam Yerko’, a formal indigenous language and knowledge system school inaugurated?
    A) Assam
    B) Sikkim
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has inaugurated the state’s first formal indigenous language and knowledge system school in East Kameng district. The first-of-its-kind school called ‘Nyubu Nyvgam Yerko’ was inaugurated at Rang village near Seppa.
  2. Didier Ratsiraka who passed away was the former president of which country?
    A) Madagascar
    B) Namibia
    C) Mozambique
    D) Zambia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Madagascar’s longtime former leader Didier Ratsiraka, a naval officer and instigator of a socialist revolution on the Indian Ocean island, died. He was 84.
  3. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) capped market share for UPI apps at what percent of overall payment volumes?
    A) 30%
    B) 34%
    C) 40%
    D) 47%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Payments Corporation of India has set out new guidelines for digital payment apps limiting their share in the overall volume of transactions on the unified payment interface at 30% in a bid to enforce parity in the country’s fast-growing digital payments industry.
  4. Which bank has joined hands with nStore to digitise offline retailers and small businesses in the country?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B) Jana Small Finance Bank
    C) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    D) AU Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ujjivan Small Finance Bank said that it has joined hands with nStore to digitise offline retailers and small businesses in the country. Under this partnership, the lender will offer a mobile application ‘nLincs’ to its current account holders who own local businesses.
  5. Which bank has tied up with Tide India, part of Tide UK, UK’s leading business banking fintech, to provide banking infrastructure for Tide’s India platform focused on the SME segment?
    A) RBL Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) IDFC FIRST Bank
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    RBL Bank ties-up with Tide India, part of Tide UK, UK’s leading business banking fintech, to provide banking infrastructure for Tide’s India platform focused on the SME segment.
  6. Which company has partnered with Google and other companies to plan two new undersea cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America thereby boosting internet connection capacity between the regions?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Apple
    C) Tesla
    D) Facebook
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Facebook said it planned two new undersea cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America in a project with Google and regional telecommunication companies to boost internet connection capacity between the regions. Named Echo and Bifrost, those will be the first two cables to go through a new diverse route crossing the Java Sea.
  7. The Reserve bank of India lowered base rate by how many basis points to 7.81 per cent?
    A) 30
    B) 15
    C) 20
    D) 25
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve bank of India lowered base rate by 15 basis points or by 0.15 percent to 7.81 per cent.
  8. How much amount has been released by the Finance Ministry as additional devolution to States in Financial Year 2020-21?
    A) Rs 56,000 crores
    B) Rs 60,000 crores
    C) Rs 45,000 crores
    D) Rs 34,000 crores
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Finance Ministry has released 45 thousand crore rupees as additional devolution to States in Financial Year 2020-21. This is an increase of 8.2 per cent over Revised Estimates 2020-21.
  9. How much amount has been released by the Finance Ministry to States under the scheme – Special Assistance to States for Capital Expenditure?
    A) Rs 11,830 crores
    B) Rs 12,340 crores
    C) Rs 10,470 crores
    D) Rs 12,720 crores
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Finance Ministry has released an amount of 11 thousand 830 crore rupees to States under the scheme – Special Assistance to States for Capital Expenditure. The scheme was announced on 12th October last year as part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat package.
  10. Digital Transactions through UPI in the country recorded transaction value of how much amount in March 2021?
    A) Rs 5,02,000 crores
    B) Rs 5,08,000 crores
    C) Rs 5,03,000 crores
    D) Rs 5,04,000 crores
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Digital Transactions through UPI in the country crossed another milestone last month recording transaction value of 5 lakh 4 thousand crore rupees.
  11. How much amount has been collected as GST Revenue collection for March 2021?
    A) Rs 1,09,561 crores
    B) Rs 1,23,902 crores
    C) Rs 1,61,096 crores
    D) Rs 1,45,147 crores
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    GST Revenue collection for March 2021 has set a new record with highest ever collection of 1 lakh 23 thousand 902 crore rupees.
  12. In March 2021, which state/UT government announced free travel facility for women in government buses running within the state/UT?
    A) Punjab
    B) Delhi
    C) Puducherry
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually launched free travel facility for women in government buses running within the state.
  13. Who will receive the prestigious 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2019?
    A) K. Viswanath
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Rajinikanth
    D) Vinod Khanna
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The prestigious 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award will be honoured to superstar Rajinikanth for the year 2019, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced. Rajinikanth is the 12th South Indian to get this award.
  14. How much amount has been approved by the union government for the upgradation of Kargil Zanskar road?
    A) Rs 810 crores
    B) Rs 650 crores
    C) Rs 920 crores
    D) Rs 780 crores
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Government has approved a 780 Crore rupees project for upgradation of Kargil Zanskar road.
  15. To the 2000 students of which country, will the government of India provide scholarships under its new Muktijoddha Scholarship scheme?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Nepal
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government of India has announced scholarships to 2000 descendants of the Liberation War fighters of Bangladesh under its new Muktijoddha Scholarship scheme. The scholarship carries an amount of 20,000 Taka for students of Higher Secondary and 50,000 Taka to Undergraduate category students
  16. Who took charge as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters Western Command?
    A) Manjinder Singh
    B) Bhagwant Mishra
    C) Tajinder Pal Singh
    D) Harmeet Mann
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Lieutenant General Manjinder Singh, Yudh Seva Medal, Vishist Seva Medal took over as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters Western Command.
  17. Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, situated where has developed a Light Weight Bullet Proof Jacket?
    A) Pune
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Surat
    D) Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    DMSRDE Kanpur, a DRDO laboratory has developed a Light Weight Bullet Proof Jacket weighing 9 kg meeting the qualitative requirements of Indian Army.
  18. South Central Railway commissioned Electrification of how much kms of track in 2020-2021?
    A) 680 kms
    B) 860 kms
    C) 750 kms
    D) 800 kms
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Mission Electrification of Indian Railways has received a major boost over the South Central Railway, with around 750 track kms on its rail network getting electrified during the financial year 2020-21.
  19. Which state has become the first in the country to launch an insurance scheme where each family will get health insurance of Rs 5 lakh each year?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Gujarat
    C) Haryana
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Rajasthan began the registration for an insurance scheme – Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme – under which each family in the state can claim up to Rs five lakh every year for medical expenses. Rajasthan has become the first state in the country, where each family will get health insurance of Rs 5 lakh each year.
  20. When was the India’s first passenger train plied between Mumbai and Thane, steam engine of which would be preserved and be installed at Thane railway station premises?
    A) 1827
    B) 1853
    C) 1876
    D) 1809
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The steam engine of the first passenger train that plied between Mumbai and Thane in 1853 will be installed at Thane railway station premises.
    The first train in the country carried around 400 passengers and the journey itself then took one hour and 15 minutes.
  21. A new species of flowering plants belonging to the genus `Argyreia’, recently discovered in south Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district, has been named after whom?
    A) Sanjay Raut
    B) Uddhav Thackeray
    C) Anil Deshmukh
    D) Sharad Pawar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A new species of flowering plants belonging to the genus `Argyreia’, recently discovered in south Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district, has been named for NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
  22. Which city stood at 122nd position globally in terms of annual appreciation in housing prices during October-December 2020 as rates for residential properties in the city rose marginally, according to Knight Frank?
    A) Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Hyderabad stood at 122nd position globally in terms of annual appreciation in housing prices during October-December 2020 as rates for residential properties in the city rose marginally, according to Knight Frank.
    Globally, Ankara (Turkey) ranked first with an annual price appreciation of 30.2 per cent, followed by Izmir in Turkey and Istanbul. Auckland in New Zealand is at 4th place, St Petersburg in Russia at 5th position.
  23. As per ratings agency Crisil, Banking system’s credit will grow at what percent in FY22?
    A) 10%
    B) 9%
    C) 11%
    D) 8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Banking system’s credit growth will almost double to 10 per cent in 2021-22 on the economic recovery and policy interventions, ratings agency Crisil said.
  24. In which of the following countries will the Indian Army participate in Multinational Military Exercise namely SHANTIR OGROSHENA -2021?
    A) Mauritius
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Indonesia
    D) Thailand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Army will participate in Multinational Military Exercise namely SHANTIR OGROSHENA -2021 in Bangladesh. The nine days exercise will be held to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mark glorious 50 years of liberation.
    The theme of the exercise is Robust Peace Keeping Operations.
  25. Which state government approved Innovation Fund for development work in districts in which each district will be allocated Rs 1 crore per year?
    A) Bihar
    B) Telangana
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Rajasthan government will provide funds to each district for work related to public utility asset creation as per the local needs from the Chief Minister’s Innovation Fund. In this state-funded scheme, each district will be allocated Rs one crore per year.
  26. What will be the interest rate on Senior Citizen Savings Scheme for the April-June 2021 Quarter?
    A) 6.5%
    B) 6.8%
    C) 7.2%
    D) 7.4%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Rates for April – June Quarter:
    Public Provident Fund (PPF) – 7.1%
    National Savings Certificates (NSC) – 6.8%
    Senior Citizen Savings Scheme – 7.4%
    Five-year recurring deposits – 5.8%
    One-year to three-year time deposits – 5.5%
    Savings deposits – 4% interest
    Five-year time deposits – 6.7%
    Kisan Vikas Patra – 6.9%
    Sukanya Samriddhi Account scheme – 7.6%
  27. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)?
    A) Naina Lal Kidwai
    B) Mallika Srinivasan
    C) Vinita Bali
    D) Lakshmi Venu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) Limited has been appointed as the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).
    This is for the first time that a private sector specialist has been appointed as the head of the PESB
  28. Who has been appointed as the Director General of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)?
    A) Aparshakti Khanna
    B) Sumit Awasthi
    C) Srinivasan Bhalla
    D) Mukhmeet Bhatia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mukhmeet S Bhatia has assumed charge as Director General of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). Bhatia is an IAS officer of 1990 batch of Jharkhand cadre.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Employees’ State Insurance situated?
    A) Gurgaon
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

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