Current Affairs Quiz: May 4, 2021

Current Affairs 4 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. Recently Indian Navy launched which operation to bring oxygen-filled cryogenic containers to India from abroad?
    A) Operation Nistar
    B) Operation Vanilla
    C) Mission Sagar II
    D) Samudra Setu II
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Navy launched operation ‘Samudra Setu-II’ to bring oxygen-filled cryogenic containers to India from abroad as the country faces a severe shortage of medical oxygen in the wake of a massive spike in new Covid-19 cases.
  2. Which state has launched a 24×7 dedicated Helpline at Covid-19 War Control Room to provide real time Covid-19 related facilities to the people?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Punjab
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Srinagar has launched a 24×7 dedicated Helpline at Covid-19 War Control Room to provide real time Covid-19 related facilities to the people.
  3. Which country approved the proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment to India?
    A) Japan
    B) France
    C) USA
    D) UK
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The U.S. State Department approved the proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment, a deal estimated to cost $2.42 billion.
  4. Recently State Bank of India allocated how much amount towards the fight against Covid 19?
    A) ₹92 cr
    B) ₹80 cr
    C) ₹65 cr
    D) ₹71 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The country’s largest lender SBI announced allocating Rs 71 crore towards the fight against COVID-19, a part of which will be used to set up a makeshift 1,000-bed hospital for the treatment of patients in some of the worst-affected states.
  5. Recently Labour Ministry hiked the maximum sum assured payable under EDLI scheme from ₹6 lakh to how much amount?
    A) ₹7 lakh
    B) ₹8 lakh
    C) ₹10 lakh
    D) ₹9 lakh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The labour ministry has implemented a decision of retirement fund body EPFO’s trustees to hike the maximum sum assured payable under the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 to Rs 7 lakh from the existing Rs 6 lakh.
  6. Recently Barclays revised India’s GDP growth for FY22 to how much percent?
    A) 12.5%
    B) 11.0%
    C) 10.5%
    D) 10%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Blaming the slow pace of vaccinations and uncertainty around the number of those infected and dead in the second COVID-19 wave, global brokerage firm Barclays cut India’s FY22 GDP growth estimate to 10 per cent from earlier 11 per cent.
  7. How much amount of gross GST revenue was collected in month of April 2021?
    A) ₹1,50,567 cr
    B) ₹1,41,384 cr
    C) ₹2,89,357 cr
    D) ₹1,67,543 cr
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The gross GST revenue collected in the month of April 2021 is at a record high of Rs 1,41,384 crore of which CGST is Rs 27,837 crore, SGST is Rs 35,621, IGST is Rs 68,481 crore (including Rs 29,599 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs 9,445 crore (including Rs. 981 crore collected on import of goods).
  8. CtrlS Datacenters has collaborated with which company as a strategic technology partner to enhance their overall technology infrastructure resilience ?
    A) Niacl
    B) LIC
    C) IDBI Federal Life Insurance
    D) Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life insurance
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    CtrlS Datacenters has collaborated with Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance as a strategic technology partner to enhance their overall technology infrastructure resilience by deciding to operate out of one of CtrlS data center facilities thereby supporting and enabling the life insurer’s overall digital transformation journey.
  9. The Government has set a record rice production target of how much tonne for the kharif season of 2021-22 crop year (July-June)?
    A) 101.7 million tonne
    B) 104.3 million tonne
    C) 105.6 million tonne
    D) 110 million tonne
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Amid scare of Covid-19 second wave which forced the States and Union Territories to impose lockdown like curbs, the Government set a record rice production target of 104.3 million tonne for the kharif season of 2021-22 crop year (July-June).
  10. As per RBI data,non food bank credit growth for March 2021 stood at how much percent?
    A) 4.1%
    B) 3.8%
    C) 3.5%
    D) 4.9%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Non-food bank credit growth for March ’21 stood at 4.9% compared with 6.7% a year earlier, as per data on sectoral deployment of bank credit collected by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from 33 scheduled commercial banks.This accounted for about 90% of the total non-food credit deployed by all scheduled commercial banks for the month.
  11. The Asian Boxing Championship has moved from India to which country due to Covid 19 ?
    A) Israel
    B) Pakistan
    C) Iran
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) has moved the Asian boxing championships from New Delhi to Dubai due to the worsening pandemic situation in the country.
  12. Recently Thisara Perera announced his retirement from international cricket.He played from which country?
    A) Pakistan
    B) England
    C) SriLanka
    D) Zimbabwe
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sri Lanka all-rounder and former captain Thisara Perera announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
  13. Recently who was named as 4th deputy governor of RBI?
    A) Mahesh Sharma
    B) Viral Achrya
    C) BP Kanugo
    D) T Rabi Sankar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) executive director T Rabi Sankar has been named as the fourth Deputy Governor of the central bank.
  14. Who was appointed as new Chief Secretary of Bihar?
    A) M Gopal Reddy
    B) Sudhi Ranjan
    C) Basant Partap Singh
    D) Tripurari Sharan
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior IAS officer Tripurari Sharan has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Bihar.
  15. Recently Indian Army inaugurated first solar energy harnessing plant of 56 KVA in which state?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Assam
    C) Tripura
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Army in its quest for harnessing renewable energy for its troops inaugurated the First Green Solar Energy harnessing plant of 56 KVA using Vanadium based battery technology in North Sikkim, at an altitude of 16000 ft.
  16. Recently Scientists discovered the smallest known black hole in the Milky Way Galaxy.They named it as which of the following?
    A) Myti
    B) Squirrel
    C) Lassi
    D) Unicorn
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest-known black hole in the Milky Waygalaxy and the closest to our solar system — an object so curious that they nicknamed it ‘the Unicorn.’
  17. Recently KV Anand passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Actor
    C) Director
    D) Sports
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tamil director-cinematographer KV Anand passed away in Chennai due to Covid-19 related complications. He was 54.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Employees Provident Fund Organisation?
    A) Pune
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. When was State Bank of India founded?
    A) 1955
    B) 1960
    C) 1965
    D) 1952
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Which is the currency of UAE?
    A) Krone
    B) Dirham
    C) Dinar
    D) Dram
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. Where is the HQ of Asian Boxing Council?
    A) Tokyo
    B) Bangkok
    C) Vietnam
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option B

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