Current Affairs Quiz 12th April 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which Municipal Corporation has issued India’s first municipal green bonds?

किस नगर निगम ने भारत का पहला नगरपालिका ग्रीन बांड जारी किया है?

(a) Dhanbad / धनबाद

(b) Kanpur / कानपूर

(c) Agra / आगरा

(d) Noida / नॉएडा

(e) Ghaziabad / गाज़ियाबाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) on 9th Arpil announced successfully raising and listing India’s first Green Municipal bond issue. GNN raised ₹150 crore at a cost of 8.1 per cent.

Money will be used clean up dirty water by setting up a tertiary water treatment plant and supply piped water through water-meters to places like Sahibabad.

Q.2. Which life insurance company and Fincare Small Finance Bank has recently joined hands for bancassurance partnership?

किस जीवन बीमा कम्पनी और फिनकेयर स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक ने हाल ही में बैंकाश्युरेंस साझेदारी के लिए हाथ मिलाया है?

(a) SBI Life Insurance Company / SBI लाइफ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(b) Oriental Insurance Company / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(c) Religare Health Insurance Company / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(d) Bharti AXA Life Insurance / भारती एक्सा लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(e) Star Health and Allied Insurance Company / स्टार हेल्थ एंड एलाइड इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Bharti AXA Life and Fincare Small Finance Bank have joined hands for a bancassurance partnership under which the bank will sell insurance policies to its customers.

Under the partnership, Bharti AXA Life Insurance will offer its comprehensive suite of life insurance products, including protection, savings and investment plans, to the customers of Fincare Small Finance Bank across its 747 branches and digital network presence across the country.

Q.3. Which Payments Bank has launched ‘Rewards123’ savings account?

किस पेमेंट्स बैंक ने रिवार्ड्स123बचत खाता लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Paytm Payments Bank / पेटीएम पेमेंट्स बैंक

(b) Airtel Payments Bank / एयरटेल पेमेंट्स बैंक

(c) India Post Payments Bank / इंडिया पोस्ट पेमेंट्स बैंक

(d) Fino Payments Bank / फिनो पेमेंट्स बैंक

(e) Jio Payments Bank / जिओ पेमेंट्स बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Airtel Payments Bank launched its new ‘Rewards123’ savings account, which provides customers with perks and rewards. The Rewards123 Savings Account is built specifically that allows you to get access to a variety of perks when you save and transact digitally.

Airtel Payments Bank says that its Rewards123 savings bank account will give multiple benefits to users with annual earnings of up to ₹960.

The company claims that its newly introduced saving account is designed to offer consistent value, with assured rewards on different types of digital transactions throughout the year.

Q.4. Nomura has projected India’s GDP growth at ________________ for FY22.

नोमुरा ने वित्त वर्ष 22 के लिए ________________ पर भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 9.5%

(b) 10.2%

(c) 11.4%

(d) 12.6%

(e) 13.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Global brokerage Nomura lowered its growth expectations for India to 12.6% in the new fiscal year from 13.5% earlier.

The revision reflected the pandemic drag on the economy and marginally lower retail inflation.In a previous report at the beginning of the month, Nomura had warned that the economy’s growth could fall to 12.2% if the second wave of Covid-19 worsened.

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the Punjab state’s covid vaccination ambassador?

पंजाब राज्य के कोविद टीकाकरण राजदूत के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Yuvraj Singh / युवराज सिंह

(b) Aamir Khan / आमिर खान

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(e) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been made the brand ambassador for Punjab’s anti-coronavirus vaccination programme. During the coronavirus-induced lockdown last year, the actor had helped migrants reach their home states.

Sood catapulted to the national spotlight for feeding thousands of underprivileged people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the first woman director general of National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)?

नेशनल काउंसिल ऑफ एप्लाइड इकोनॉमिक रिसर्च (NCAER) की पहली महिला महानिदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Soma Mondal / सोमा मोंडल

(b) Shyamala Gopinath / श्यामला गोपीनाथ

(c) Mallika Srinivasan / मल्लिका श्रीनिवासन

(d) Kaja Kallas / काजा कलास

(e) Poonam Gupta / पूनम गुप्ता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Poonam Gupta will be new director general of the policy think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

Poonam Gupta, the first woman director general of NCAER, will succeed Shekhar Shah who has led NCAER since 2011 and will complete his second five year term in early May. Gupta is currently working as a lead economist at the World Bank, Washington DC.

Q.7. Who among the following has got the top Civilian Award in UAE?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे संयुक्त अरब अमीरात में शीर्ष नागरिक पुरस्कार मिला है?

(a) Yusuffali M A / युसफाली एम ए

(b) Sumon Chakraborty / सुमन चक्रवर्ती

(c) Alfred Aho / अल्फ्रेड अहो

(d) Sharankumar Limbale / शरणकुमार लिम्बाले

(e) Aniyan Midhun / अनियन मिधुन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has honoured Indian-origin businessman Yusuffali MA and 11 other individuals with Abu Dhabi’s top civilian award for their noble and charitable contributions to the community.

The prestigious award was given to Mr Yusuffali, who was born in Kerala, for his outstanding contribution to Abu Dhabi’s business, industry and support to various philanthropic initiatives.

Q.8. Who has been conferred with Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters honour?

नाइट ऑफ द ऑर्डर ऑफ आर्ट्स एंड लेटर्स सम्मान से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Sanjna Kapoor / संजना कपूर

(b) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw / किरण मजूमदार शॉ

(c) Elavenil Valarivan / एलावेनिल वलारिवन

(d) Guneet Monga / गुनीत मोंगा

(e) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Acclaimed filmmaker, Guneet Monga to be conferred with honour of the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres).

It is the second-highest civilian French honour and has earlier been awarded to big Hollywood names like Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bruce Willis.

Q.9. Who has won the award for “Best Leading Actor” at the 74th edition of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) awards 2021?

ब्रिटिश अकादमी फिल्म पुरस्कार (बाफ्टा) पुरस्कार  के 74 वें संस्करण 2021 में सर्वश्रेष्ठ अग्रणी अभिनेताका पुरस्कार किसने जीता है?

(a) Leonardo DiCaprio / लियोनार्डो डिकैप्रियो

(b) Jonathan Pryce / जोनाथन प्रिस

(c) Anthony Hopkins / एंथोनी हॉपकिंस

(d) Antonio Banderas / एंटोनियो बंडारेस

(e) Adam Driver / एडम ड्राइवर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. The 74th edition of British Academy Film Awards, often shortened to BAFTA or Bafta, are being held virtually in London’s Royal Albert Hall. The awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars, honour the best in national and international cinema.

Indian actor Adarsh Gourav, who has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in Netflix’s The White Tiger.

Best Leading Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Q.10. Which film has won the award for “Best Film” at the 74th edition of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) awards 2021?

ब्रिटिश अकादमी फिल्म अवार्ड्स (बाफ्टा) पुरस्कार  के 74 वें संस्करण 2021 में किस फिल्म ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ फिल्मका पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom / मा राइनी ब्लैक बॉटम

(b) Nomadland / नोमैडलैंड

(c) The Father / द फ़ादर

(d) Parasite / पैरासाइट

(e) Soul / सोल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. The 74th edition of British Academy Film Awards, often shortened to BAFTA or Bafta, are being held virtually in London’s Royal Albert Hall. The awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars, honour the best in national and international cinema.

Indian actor Adarsh Gourav, who has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in Netflix’s The White Tiger.

Best Film: Nomadland

Q.11. Who has won the award for “Best Leading Actress” at the 74th edition of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) awards 2021?

ब्रिटिश अकादमी फिल्म पुरस्कार (बाफ्टा) पुरस्कार  के 74 वें संस्करण 2021 में सर्वश्रेष्ठ अग्रणी अभिनेत्रीका पुरस्कार किसने जीता है?

(a) Charlize Theron / चार्लीज़ थेरॉन

(b) Renee Zellweger / रेनी ज़ेल्वेगर

(c) Yuh-Jung Youn / युह-जंग यूं

(d) Chloé Zhao / क्लो झाओ

(e) Frances McDormand / फ्रांसिस मैकडोरमैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. The 74th edition of British Academy Film Awards, often shortened to BAFTA or Bafta, are being held virtually in London’s Royal Albert Hall. The awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars, honour the best in national and international cinema.

Indian actor Adarsh Gourav, who has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in Netflix’s The White Tiger.

Best Leading Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Q.12. Which of the following has won the AICTE Lilavati Awards, 2020 under “Women’s Health” sub theme?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने महिला स्वास्थ्यउप विषय के तहत AICTE लीलावती पुरस्कार, 2020 जीता है?

(a) Sona College of Technology, Tamil Nadu / सोना कॉलेज ऑफ टेक्नोलॉजी, तमिलनाडु

(b) St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu / सेंट जोसेफ कॉलेज ऑफ इंजीनियरिंग, तमिलनाडु

(c) Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development, Pune / प्रबंधन और उद्यमिता विकास संस्थान, पुणे

(d) Walchand Institute of Technology, Maharashtra / वालचंद प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, महाराष्ट्र

(e) Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Alagappanagar / त्यागराज पॉलिटेक्निक कॉलेज, अलागप्पनगर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. The Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank recently presented the AICTE Lilavati Awards, 2020 in New Delhi. The awards were presented based on the theme “Women Empowerment”. The winners were selected by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) in six sub themes.

SWEAT (Sona Women Entrepreneurship and Training) from Sona College of Technology, Tamil Nadu won the award under the ‘Women Entrepreneurship’ sub theme.

Another college from Tamil Nadu, Paritrana from St. Joseph’s College of Engineering won the award for the ‘Self Defense’ sub theme.

Under the ‘Literacy’ sub theme, Bharatiya Vidyapeeth of Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development Pune won the award.

The Lilavati Award under “Women’s Health” sub theme was won by WIT Women Health Coalition from Walchand Institute of Technology, Maharashtra. Radiant Seetha from Thiagarajar Polytechnic College won the contest in the ‘Legal Awareness’ sub theme.

Q.13. Legendary coach Sanjay Chakravarty passed away recently. He was related to which sports?

महान कोच संजय चक्रवर्ती का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस खेल से संबंधित थे?

(a) Shooting / शूटिंग

(b) Tennis / टेनिस

(c) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

(d) Hockey / हॉकी

(e) Wrestling / कुश्ती

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Legendary shooting coach Sanjay Chakravarty passed away on 10th Arpil in Mumbai due to Covid-19.

The Dronacharya awardee had trained some of the finest Indian shooters including Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Anjali Bhagwat and Suma Shirur, Deepali Deshpande, Anuja Jung and Ayonika Paul.

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