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Friday, April 16, 2021

DAILY GK QUIZ: 13 APRIL 2021

 DAILY GK QUIZ: 13 APRIL 2021

[Q] Which country amended its Constitution based on a referendum to alter the terms of the country’s President?

(a) France

(b) Australia

(c) USA

(d) China

(e) Russia

[ANS] e

[Q] Which company launched India’s 1st Blockchain-based Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) for auctioning digital assets?

(a) Unocoin

(b) Paxful

(c) BuyUcoin

(d) WazirX

(e) Zebpay

[ANS] d

[Q] Which is India’s 1st TReDS platform to record Rs. 1000 crore monthly transactions by volume?

(a) Receivables Exchange of India Ltd

(b) PayKun

(c) M1 Exchange

(d) e-PG Pathshala

(e) A. Treds Ltd

[ANS] a

[Q] Which Space agency is planning to launch the World’s 1st all-civilian Earth Orbiter Mission, “Inspiration4”?

(a) NASA

(b) European Space Agency

(c) SpaceX

(d) Roscosmos

(e) ISRO

[ANS] c

[Q] Where was the 3,000-year old town ‘Rise of Aten’ or ‘Lost Golden City’ discovered?

(a) Greece

(b) Italy

(c) Portugal

(d) Italy

(e) Egypt

[ANS] e

[Q] When do we observe World Parkinson’s Day?

(a) April 10

(b) April 09

(c) April 11

(d) April 08

(e) April 12

[ANS] c

[Q] India has recently agreed to institute a ‘Strategic Partnership on Water’ with which country?

(a) Australia

(b) Netherlands

(c) Singapore

(d) New Zealand

(e) USA

[ANS] b

[Q] In India, the National Safe Motherhood Day is marked on which day?

(a) Second Sunday of April

(b) Second Saturday of April

(c) April 08

(d) April 11

(e) April 12

[ANS] d

[Q] Which of the following country has named Noura al-Matroushi as its first female astronaut?

(a) Iraq

(b) Qatar

(c) UAE

(d) Lebanon

(e) Saudi Arabia

[ANS] c

[Q] Which institute has secured the top position among the best higher education institutes in India in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020?

(a) IIFT-New Delhi

(b) IIM-Ahmedabad

(c) IIT-Madras

(d) IISc-Bangalore

(e) IIT-Bombay

[ANS] d

[Q] The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed globally on _________ every year.

(a) April 08

(b) April 09

(c) April 10

(d) April 11

(e) April 12

[ANS] e

[Q] Bollywood actor ________ has been made the brand ambassador for Punjab’s anti-coronavirus vaccination programme.

(a) Sonu Sood

(b) Kapil Sharma

(c) Badshah

(d) Raftaar

(e) Juhi Chawla

[ANS] a

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DAILY GK QUIZ: 10,11,12 APRIL 2021

DAILY GK QUIZ: 10,11,12 APRIL 2021

[Q] Which country’s students will be benefited through India’s Muktijoddha Scholarship scheme?

(a) Afghanistan

(b) African Countries

(c) Bangladesh

(d) Middle-Eastern Countries

(e) Nepal

[ANS] c

[Q] To which country India gifted the Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) called ‘PS Zoroaster’?

(a) Mauritius

(b) Bahrain

(c) Madagascar

(d) Seychelles

(e) Comoros

[ANS] d

[Q] In the 1st bi-monthly policy for FY-22, RBI has extended the Special Liquid Facility(SLF) of Rs 50,000 to financial institutions, of which Rs. 25,000 crores are allocated to ____________.

(a) NABARD

(b) SIDBI

(c) MUDRA Bank

(d) National Housing Bank

(e) IDBI Bank

[ANS] a

[Q] Which organisation recently imposed a fine of Rs. 25 crores on the promoters of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)?

(a) Supreme Court of India

(b) Reserve Bank of India

(c) Securities and Exchange Board of India

(d) International Court of Arbitration

(e) Ministry of Corporate Affairs

[ANS] c

[Q] When is the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Valour Day annually observed?

(a) 5th April

(b) 8th April

(c) 7th April

(d) 6th April

(e) 9th April

[ANS] e

[Q] Which country is planning to host the virtual summit, ‘Leaders’ Summit on Climate’ in April 2021?

(a) France

(b) India

(c) United States

(d) United Kingdom

(e) Poland

[ANS] c

[Q] Who was recently appointed as the 1st woman Director General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)?

(a) Jayati Ghosh

(b) Poonam Gupta

(c) Gita Gopinath

(d) Soma Mondal

(e) Soumya Swaminathan

[ANS] b

[Q] Which bank recently acquired the stakes in Max Life Insurance company to become a co-promoter of the insurer?

(a) Axis Bank

(b) Bandhan Bank

(c) HDFC Bank

(d) Punjab National Bank

(e) Canara Bank

[ANS] a

[Q] What is the trigger amount set by the government for the new Pre-Packs scheme of MSMEs?

 (a) Rs 15 lakh

(b) Rs 10 lakh

(c)Rs 25 lakh

(d)Rs 20 lakh

[ANS] b

[Q] Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held a virtual summit with which nation's Prime Minister?

(a) Netherlands

(b) Denmark

(c) Sweden

(d) Finland

[ANS] a

[Q] How much amount has been contributed by India towards United Nations Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism as additional funding in April 2021?

(a) $ 100,000

(b) $ 300,000

(c)$ 200,000

(d)$ 500,000

[ANS] d

[Q] Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Vietnam to succeed Nguyen Xuan Phuc?

(a) Pham Minh Chinh

(b) Vuong Dinh Hue

(c)Tran Quoc Vuong

(d)Nguyen Van Nen

[ANS] a

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

DAILY GK: 11,12 APRIL 2021

 DAILY GK: 11,12 APRIL 2021

1. INDIA REGISTERS 9.1% DECLINE IN FUEL CONSUMPTION(FY 21)

      According to data released by MoPNG’s (Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas) Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), India’s fuel demand declined by 9.1% in FY 2020-21 due to nationwide lockdown caused by COVID-19.

      It is the first time since 1998-99 that India has registered a decline in fuel consumption.

      India consumed 194.63 Million Tonnes of Petroleum Products in 2020-21 compared to 214.12 Million Tonnes in 2019-20.

      Domestic Cooking Gas LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) was the only retail fuel that registered growth.

 

2. ASIA’S LARGEST FULFILLMENT CENTER IN GURUGRAM

      Haryana state govt. has approved allotment of 140 acres of land for e-commerce major, Flipkart for setting-up asia’s largest fulfillment center in Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana.

      Unlike traditional warehouses, the fulfilment centres will be equipped with highly automated pick, pack, and shipping processes to facilitate safe and timely processing of orders.

 

3. BASIC MINISTERIAL MEETING ON CLIMATE CHANGE

      The 30th Session BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India & China) Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change hosted by India took place virtually in April, 2021.

      The meeting was chaired by Prakash Javadekar.

      India has already achieved its pre-2020 voluntary target with a reduction of 24% in emission intensity of GDP in 2016 as compared to 2005 levels.

 

4. USD 650 BILLION INCREASE IN SDR ALLOCATION

      The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Policy Panel has authorized a USD 650 billion expansion of its International Reserve Asset (known as Special Drawing Rights (SDR)).

      It is the largest ever increase of reserves in IMF’s history.

      The size of reserves has been increased with an aim of providing financial assistance to vulnerable countries which are struggling with recessions caused by the Pandemic.

 

5. 1ST WOMAN DG OF NCAER

      Poonam Gupta, economist of World Bank(WB) was appointed as the first woman Director General(DG) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

      She will succeed Shekhar Shah, DG of NCAER since 2011, and assume office as the new DG of NCAER on 1st July 2021.

 

6. ‘NANOSNIFFER’, WORLD’S 1ST MICROSENSOR BASED ETD

      Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched ‘NanoSniffer’ – World’s 1st Microsensor (or MEMS, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) developed by NanoSniff Technologies, an IIT Bombay incubated Startup.( Kritikal Solutions)

      The ETD is capable of detecting explosives in less than 10 seconds, it can also identify and categorize explosives into different classes.

 

7. DUKE OF EDINBURGH PASSED AWAY AT 99

      Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving royal consort in the history of British passed away at the age of 99 in Windsor Castle, London, United Kingdom.

      He was born as the Prince of Greece and Denmark on 10th June 1912 in Greece.

 

8. WORLD HOMEOPATHY DAY 2021 – APRIL 10

      10th April 2021 marks the 266th Birth anniversary of Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician and the founder of Homeopathy, He was born on 10th April 1755 in Paris, France.

      Theme “Homeopathy – Roadmap for Integrative Medicine” .

 

9. INDIA GIFTS RS 100 CRORE PATROL VESSEL PS ZOROASTER

      India formally handed over Rs 100 crore patrol vessel “PS Zoroaster” to Seychelles.

      The virtual summit was held between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan.

 

10. FIFA SUSPENDS PFF , CHAD FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIONS

      FIFA suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and Chadian Football Association (FTFA) after concerns over the governance of the two member associations.

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DAILY GK: 9,10 APRIL 2010

 DAILY GK: 9,10 APRIL 2010

1. 92% OF TARGET ACHIEVED IN 1ST PHASE OF PMAY-G

      The Ministry of Rural Development has stated that 92% of targets have been completed in the 1st Phase of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) scheme i.e from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

      A Target of 1 Crore houses was set for completion in the 1st phase of the Scheme (from 2016-17 to 2018-19).

      The minimum size of a house under the scheme is 25 Square metre (increased from 20 Sq. Mt)

 

2.TRIBAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE – ‘ANAMAYA’

      Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare along with Arjun Munda, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs virtually launched ‘Anamaya’, the Tribal Health Collaborative.

      Piramal Foundation & Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

 

3.MARITIME EXERCISE ‘LA PEROUSE’ HELD IN INDIAN OCEAN

      Navies of India & Three other QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) Countries namely US, Japan and Australia participated in the Multilateral French Maritime Exercise ‘La Perouse’.

      The Exercise took place in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region and was led by the French Navy.

 

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DAILY GK QUIZ: 8,9 APRIL 2021

 DAILY GK QUIZ: 8, 9 APRIL 2021

[Q] Which organisation signed an MoU with Spices Board India to enhance the transparency in supply chain in the “e-Spice Bazaar” portal using blockchain-based traceability interface?

(a) World Trade Organization (WTO)

(b) World Bank

(c) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

(d) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

(e) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)

[ANS] c

 

[Q] ________ released guidelines to Asset Management Companies for setting-up Limited Purpose Clearing Corporation (LPCC) in Mutual Funds with a share capital of _________.

(a) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Rs. 200 crore

(b) Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Rs. 250 crore

(c) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Rs. 150 crore

(d) Mutual Fund Advisory Committee (MFAC), Rs. 250 crore

(e) Mutual Fund Advisory Committee (MFAC), Rs. 150 crore

[ANS] c

 

[Q] As per the Forbes’ 35th Annual world’s Billionaires list, ___________ is the World’s Richest personality, while __________ is the richest in Asia.

(a) Jeff Bezos, Mukesh Ambani

(b) Elon Musk, Jack Ma

(c) Elon Musk, Jack Ma

(d) Jeff Bezos, Gautam Adani

(e) Elon Musk, Mukesh Ambani

[ANS] a

 

[Q] President of India appointed Justice __________ as the _____ Chief Justice of India in April 2021.

(a) Vineet Saran, 48th

(b) Uday Lalit, 51st

(c) N V Ramana, 51st

(d) Uday Lalit, 49th

(e) N V Ramana, 48th

[ANS] e

 

[Q] Vjosa Osmani has been elected as the president of which country?

(a) Kosovo

(b) Albania

(c) Yugoslavia

(d) Montenegro

(e) Serbia

[ANS] a

 

[Q] RBI has projected GDP growth forecast at ___________ for FY22.

(a) 8.5%

(b) 9.5%

(c) 10.5%

(d) 11.5%

(e) 12.5%

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Who has elected as the Prime Minister of Vietnam?

(a) Pham Minh Chinh

(b) Nguyen Xuan Phuc

(c) Samia Suluhu Hassan

(d) Mark Rutte

(e) Woochong Um

[ANS] a

 

[Q] Who among the following has been elected as the President of Vietnam?

(a) Pham Minh Chinh

(b) Nguyen Xuan Phuc

(c) Samia Suluhu Hassan

(d) Nguyen Phu Trong

(e) Woochong Um

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of SIDBI?

(a) Renu Kumar

(b) Shahnawaz Hussian

(c) Rajesh Joshi

(d) Ravikant Verma

(e) S Ramann

[ANS] e

 

[Q] Name the artificial intelligence portal recently launched by the Supreme Court of India.

(a) AI-SCI

(b) Supreme AI

(c) SCIPACE

(d) SUPACE

(e) Artificial Supreme Court

[ANS] d

 

[Q] What is the current Cash reserve Ratio (CRR) as per RBI Monetary Policy?

(a) 3.35%

(b) 3.5%

(c) 4.0%

(d) 4.25%

(e) 4.5%

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Who among the following is India’s first female cricket commentator?

(a) Isa Guha

(b) Lisa Sthalekar

(c) Chandra Naidu

(d) Mayanti Langer

(e) Anjum Chopra

[ANS] c

 

[Q] The Reserve Bank of India has enhanced the limit of maximum balance at end of the day maintained in Payments Bank from Rs 1 lakh to ________ per individual customer.

(a) Rs 1 lakh

(b) Rs 2 lakh

(c) Rs 3 lakh

(d) Rs 4 lakh

(e) Rs 5 lakh

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Recently, the Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of Solar Manufacturing & White goods into the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme. What are the goods classified as “White Goods”?

(a) Textile Products

(b) Electric Vehicles & Renewable Energy

(c) Air Conditioners & LEDs Lights

(d) Pharmaceutical Drugs

(e) Food Products

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Indian Navy along with its Quad partners participated in the French Joint-Naval Exercise, ‘La Perouse’ in April 2021.

Identify the Wrongly matched bilateral exercise between India & France.

(a) Varuna – Naval Exercise

(b) Shakti – Army Exercise

(c) Desert-Knight 21 – Air Exercise

(d) Garuda Shakti – Army Exercise

(e) Garuda – Air Exercise

[ANS] d

 

[Q] Which country virtually hosted 2021’s 1st Meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors?

(a) Brazil

(b) Russia

(c) India

(d) China

(e) South Africa

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Which is India’s 1st Payment Bank to get licensed by Reserve Bank of India?

(a) Airtel Payments Bank

(b) NSDL Payments Bank

(c) Paytm Payments Bank

(d) Fino Payments Bank

(e) India Post Payments Bank

[ANS] a

 

[Q] Nirmala Sitharaman has attended the 2nd Virtual G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. Which country is the president of the meeting?

(a) France

(b) Australia

(c) Italy

(d) Spain

(e) England

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Central Reserve Police Force Valour Day (Shaurya Diwas) is observed on _______ every year.

(a) 6 April

(b) 7 April

(c) 8 April

(d) 9 April

(e) 10 April

[ANS] d

 

[Q] Who among the following has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021?

(a) The Great Khali

(b) John Cena

(c) Batista

(d) Shawn Michaels

(e) Kane

[ANS] a

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