Current Affairs Quiz 16th April 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Who will be the head of the new Regulations Review Authority (RRA 2.0) from May 1, 2021, set up by Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

भारतीय रिज़र्व बैंक (RBI) द्वारा स्थापित 1 मई 2021 से नए विनियम समीक्षा प्राधिकरण (RRA 2.0) का प्रमुख कौन होगा?

(a) M Rajeshwar Rao / एम राजेश्वर राव

(b) Shaktikanta Das / शक्तिकान्त दास

(c) Michael D Patra / माइकल डी पात्रा

(d) Mahesh Kumar Jain / महेश कुमार जैन

(e) Bibhu Prasad Kanungo / बिभू प्रसाद कानूनगो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be set up a new Regulations Review Authority (RRA 2.0) from May 1, 2021, to review the regulations, circulars, reporting systems and compliance procedures of the central bank for streamlining them and making them more effective. The RRA will be set up for a period of one year unless the timeline is extended by the RBI.

M Rajeshwar Rao, Deputy Governor, RBI will be the head of the Regulations Review Authority.

Q.2. Indian Space Research Organisation has recently signed an agreement with which country for cooperation on Gaganyaan Mission?

भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन ने हाल ही में गगनयान मिशन पर सहयोग के लिए किस देश के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) England / इंग्लैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Gaganyaan: ISRO signs agreement with France. The Indian Space Research Organisation recently signed an agreement with the French Space Agency CNES. CNES is National Centre for Space Studies. CNES stands for Centre National d’etudes Spatiales. According to the agreement, CNES is to help India in its first Human Space Mission called the Gaganyaan.

The French Space Agency is to supply with space equipment to the Indian crew. According to France, these equipment were tested and are still operating in the International Space Station.

Q.3. With which country’s scientist, India is going to undertake joint research in food technology, plant-based medicines, metrology, space research and applications, etc.?

किस देश के वैज्ञानिक के सा, भारत खाद्य प्रौद्योगिकी, पौधों पर आधारित दवाओं, मेट्रोलॉजी, अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान और अनुप्रयोगों, आदि में संयुक्त अनुसंधान करने जा रहा है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) UK / ब्रिटेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Indian and Sri Lankan scientists to undertake joint research. Nine teams of scientists from India and Sri Lanka will undertake research with bilateral support from the two countries’ governments.

The scientists will work on areas such as food technology, plant-based medicines, metrology, space research and applications, robotics and automation, industrial electronics, renewable energy, waste management, and information and communication technology.

Q.4. What is the rank of India globally in internet inclusion and gender equality in accessing the world wide web index released by Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?

फेसबुकइकोनॉमिस्ट इंटेलिजेंस यूनिट (ईआईयू) द्वारा जारी इंटरनेट समावेश और वर्ल्ड वाइड वेब तक पहुँचने में लैंगिक समानता सूचकांक में विश्व स्तर पर भारत की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 21

(b) 34

(c) 49

(d) 51

(e) 58

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Despite cheapest data plans and nearly 700 million internet users, India is at a dismal 49th spot globally when it comes to internet inclusion and gender equality in accessing the world wide web, a Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study has revealed.

India is tied with Thailand in 49th place this year on the scores of internet availability (77th position globally), affordability (20th spot), relevance (49th position) and readiness (29th) categories.

Q.5. Which country has topped the internet inclusion and gender equality in accessing the world wide web index released by Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?

फेसबुकइकोनॉमिस्ट इंटेलिजेंस यूनिट (EIU) द्वारा जारी इंटरनेट समावेश और वर्ल्ड वाइड वेब तक पहुँचने में लैंगिक समानता सूचकांक में किस देश ने टॉप किया है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(c) Spain / स्पेन

(d) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(e) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Despite cheapest data plans and nearly 700 million internet users, India is at a dismal 49th spot globally when it comes to internet inclusion and gender equality in accessing the world wide web, a Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study has revealed.

India is tied with Thailand in 49th place this year on the scores of internet availability (77th position globally), affordability (20th spot), relevance (49th position) and readiness (29th) categories.

1st-Sweden

2nd-United States

3rd-Spain

4th-Australia

5th-Hong Kong

Q.6. Which of the following is NOT one of the “Five Wisden Cricketers of the Year” in the 2021 edition of Wisden Almanack?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन विजडन अलमैनैक के 2021 संस्करण में वर्ष के पांच विजडन क्रिकेटरों में से एक नहीं है?

(a) Dom Sibley / डोम सिबली

(b) Zak Crawley / ज़क क्रॉली

(c) Jason Holder / जेसन होल्डर

(d) Darren Stevens / डैरेन स्टीवंस

(e) Alistair Cook / एलिस्टेयर कुक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. “To perpetuate the 50th anniversary of the first One-Day International, five ODI cricketers of the decade have been listed in the Wisden Almanack’s 2021 edition”. One cricketer has been selected from each decade between 1971 and 2021, with Indian captain been granted the award for the 2010s.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ‘Cricketer of the Year’

Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, West Indian Jason Holder, Mohammed Rizwan and Darren Stevens named Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 2021 edition of Wisden Almanack

Australia’s Beth Mooney is ‘Leading Women’s Cricketer in the World’

India captain Virat Kohli Wisden Almanack’s ODI player of the 2010s

Sachin Tendulkar is the ODI Cricketer of the 1990s

Kapil Dev was named as the ODI Cricketer for the 1980s

Q.7. Who has been named the leading cricketer in the world for a second consecutive year in the 2021 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack?

विजडन क्रिकेटर्स अलमैनैक के 2021 संस्करण में लगातार दूसरे वर्ष दुनिया में अग्रणी क्रिकेटर का नाम किसे दिया गया है?

(a) Steven Smith / स्टीवन स्मिथ

(b) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(c) Ben Stokes / बेन स्टोक्स

(d) Jasprit Bumrah / जसप्रित बुमराह

(e) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. “To perpetuate the 50th anniversary of the first One-Day International, five ODI cricketers of the decade have been listed in the Wisden Almanack’s 2021 edition”. One cricketer has been selected from each decade between 1971 and 2021, with Indian captain been granted the award for the 2010s.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ‘Cricketer of the Year’

Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, West Indian Jason Holder, Mohammed Rizwan and Darren Stevens named Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 2021 edition of Wisden Almanack

Australia’s Beth Mooney is ‘Leading Women’s Cricketer in the World’

India captain Virat Kohli Wisden Almanack’s ODI player of the 2010s

Sachin Tendulkar is the ODI Cricketer of the 1990s

Kapil Dev was named as the ODI Cricketer for the 1980s

Q.8. Who has been chosen the ODI player of the decade for 2010s in the Wisden Almanack 2021?

विजडन अलमैनैक 2021 में 2010 के दशक के लिए एकदिवसीय खिलाड़ी किसे चुना गया है?

(a) M S Dhoni / एम एस धोनी

(b) Steven Smith / स्टीवन स्मिथ

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(e) Ben Stokes / बेन स्टोक्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. “To perpetuate the 50th anniversary of the first One-Day International, five ODI cricketers of the decade have been listed in the Wisden Almanack’s 2021 edition”. One cricketer has been selected from each decade between 1971 and 2021, with Indian captain been granted the award for the 2010s.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ‘Cricketer of the Year’

Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, West Indian Jason Holder, Mohammed Rizwan and Darren Stevens named Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 2021 edition of Wisden Almanack

Australia’s Beth Mooney is ‘Leading Women’s Cricketer in the World’

India captain Virat Kohli Wisden Almanack’s ODI player of the 2010s

Sachin Tendulkar is the ODI Cricketer of the 1990s

Kapil Dev was named as the ODI Cricketer for the 1980s

Q.9. “Believe – What Life and Cricket Taught Me” is the memoir Book of which of the following cricketer?

“बीलीव – व्हाट लाइफ़ एंड क्रिकेट टॉट मी” निम्नलिखित में से किस क्रिकेटर की संस्मरण पुस्तक है?

(a) Yuvraj Singh / युवराज सिंह

  1. b) Gautam Gambhir / गौतम गंभीर

(c) Harbhajan Singh / हरभजन सिंह

(d) Suresh Raina / सुरेश रैना

(e) Zaheer Khan / ज़हीर खान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. There’s a story behind Suresh Raina’s tattoo, which reads, ‘Believe’. It was revealed that it was a mantra given to him by Sachin Tendulkar. It struck such a chord with Raina that he decided to get it etched on his arm.

In “Believe — What Life and Cricket Taught Me” (Penguin), co-authored by Bharat Sundaresan, Suresh Raina, one of India’s most successful international cricketers.

Q.10. Which of the following book related to Babasaheb Ambedkar was released by PM Modi at the 95th Annual Meet and National Seminar of Vice-Chancellors of the Association of Indian Universities?

बाबासाहेब अम्बेडकर से संबंधित निम्नलिखित में से कौन सी पुस्तक पीएम मोदी द्वारा 95 वीं वार्षिक बैठक और भारतीय विश्वविद्यालयों के संघ के कुलपतियों के राष्ट्रीय संगोष्ठी में जारी की गई थी?

(a) Dr Ambedkar Jivan Darshan / डॉ अंबेडकर जीवन दर्शन

(b) Dr Ambedkar Vyakti Darshan / डॉ अम्बेडकर व्यक्ति दर्शन

(c) Dr Ambedkar Rashtra Darshan / डॉ अंबेडकर राष्ट्र दर्शन

(d) Dr Ambedkar Aayam Darshan / डॉ अंबेडकर आयाम दर्शन

(e) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 95th Annual Meet and National Seminar of Vice-Chancellors of the Association of Indian Universities via video conferencing and launched four books related to Dr BR Ambedkar, written by Kishor Makwana.

The four books to be released by the prime minister are Dr Ambedkar Jivan Darshan, Dr Ambedkar Vyakti Darshan, Dr Ambedkar Rashtra Darshan, and Dr Ambedkar Aayam Darshan.

Q.11. Which language’s film Puglya has won the Best Foreign Feature award at Moscow Film Fest?

मॉस्को फिल्म फेस्ट में किस भाषा की फिल्म पुगलया ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ विदेशी फीचरपुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Hindi / हिन्दी

(b) English / अंग्रेजी

(c) Malayalam / मलयालम

(d) Marathi / मराठी

(e) Kannada / कन्नड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. The Marathi film “Puglya” has won the Best Foreign Language Feature award at Moscow International Film Festival, 2021. The film Puglya has been directed and produced by Vinod Sam Peter under the banner Abraham Films.

So far, this film has won over 45 awards and recognitions at various international film festivals.

Q.12. World Voice Day (WVD) is celebrated globally on _____________ every year.

विश्व आवाज दिवस हर साल _____________ को विश्व स्तर पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) 15 April / 15 अप्रैल

(b) 16 April / 16 अप्रैल

(c) 17 April / 17 अप्रैल

(d) 18 April / 18 अप्रैल

(e) 19 April / 19 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. The World Voice Day (WVD) is celebrated globally on April 16 every year to demonstrate the enormous importance of the voice in the daily lives of all people. World Voice Day found its beginnings in 1999 as Brazilian National Voice Day.

The Day is a global annual event dedicated to recognizing the boundless limits of the human voice. The mission is to share the excitement of the voice phenomenon with people, scientists, and other funding bodies.

Q.13. What was the theme for World Voice Day 2021?

विश्व आवाज दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Focus on Your Voice

(b) One World, Many Voices

(c) Your Voice is your Identity

(d) Share Your Voice

(e) Our Voice

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. The World Voice Day (WVD) is celebrated globally on April 16 every year to demonstrate the enormous importance of the voice in the daily lives of all people. World Voice Day found its beginnings in 1999 as Brazilian National Voice Day.

The Day is a global annual event dedicated to recognizing the boundless limits of the human voice. The mission is to share the excitement of the voice phenomenon with people, scientists, and other funding bodies.

Theme 2021: ONE WORLD|MANY VOICES.

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