Current Affairs Quiz 1st and 2nd May 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. What was the Revenue collected from Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April 2021?

अप्रैल 2021 में गुड्स एंड सर्विसेज टैक्स (GST) से क्या राजस्व एकत्र किया गया था?

(a) ₹1.23 lakh crore / ₹ 1.23 लाख करोड़

(b) ₹1.15 lakh crore / ₹ 1.15 लाख करोड़

(c) ₹1.06 lakh crore / ₹ 1.06 लाख करोड़

(d) ₹1.37 lakh crore / ₹ 1.37 लाख करोड़

(e) ₹1.41 lakh crore / ₹ 1.41 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Gross revenues from the Goods and Services Tax hit a record high of ₹1.41 lakh crore in April 2021, suggesting economic activity may not yet be as badly affected amidst the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, as last year.

April’s GST collections surpassed the previous highest collections of ₹1.24 lakh crore in March 2021 by 14%, and mark the seventh month in a row since October that GST revenues have crossed ₹1 lakh crore.

Q.2. Who has been named as the fourth Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) के चौथे उपगवर्नर के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Subhash Kumar / सुभाष कुमार

(b) Mukhmeet S Bhatia / मुखमीत एस भाटिया

(c) Shabir Hussein / शब्बीर हुसैन

(d) T Rabi Sankar / टी रबी शंकर

(e) Chintan Vaishnav / चिंतन वैष्णव

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) executive director T Rabi Sankar has been named as the fourth Deputy Governor of the central bank.

Rabi Sankar is in charge of the payments system, fintech, information technology and risk management at the RBI. He succeeds B P Kanungo as the deputy governor, who retired on April 2 after getting a one-year extension in his position.

Q.3. Who has been awarded the Japan’s “Order of the Rising Sun” honour?

जापान के ऑर्डर ऑफ़ द राइजिंग सनसे किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Biswabhusan Harichandan / बिस्वभूषण हरिचंदन

(b) Shyamala Ganesh / श्यामला गणेश

(c) Alfred Aho / अल्फ्रेड अहो

(d) Sharankumar Limbale / शरणकुमार लिम्बाले

(e) Sumon Chakraborty / सुमन चक्रवर्ती

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Japanese Government recently awarded the “Order of Rising Sun” to a Bengaluru based Japanese teacher, Shyamala Ganesh.

Shyamala is a Japanese teacher at the Septuagenarian institution and also at the Ohara School of Ikebana in RT Nagar, Bengaluru. She has tutored more than hundreds of students since its inception 38 years ago. Ikebana is Japanese art of flower arrangement.

Q.4. NATO Military Joint Exercises “DEFENDER-Europe 21” has been launched in ____________.

नाटो सैन्य संयुक्त अभ्यास DEFENDER- यूरोप 21″ को ____________ में लॉन्च किया गया है।

(a) Serbia / सर्बिया

(b) Greece / ग्रीस

(c) Montenegro / मोंटेनेग्रो

(d) Kosovo / कोसोवो

(e) Albania / अल्बानिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation recently launched the joint military exercises in Albania called the “DEFENDER-Europe 21”. Thousands of military forces from the US are participating in the exercise.

In 2021, the exercise is to focus on building operational readiness and interoperability. More than 28,000 troops of the US and its allies are participating. More than 26 countries are to conduct simultaneous operations in more than thirty training areas from Black sea, Balkan regions to Baltics and Africa.

Q.5. India is celebrating 400th Prakash Parv of Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was _____________ of ten Gurus who founded the Sikh religion.

भारत गुरु तेग बहादुर का 400 वां प्रकाश पर्व मना रहा है। वह उन दस गुरुओं में से ______________ थे जिन्होंने सिख धर्म की स्थापना की थी।

(a) 1st / पहले

(b) 3rd / तीसरे

(c) 5th / पांचवे

(d) 7th / सातवे

(e) 9th / नवे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur. On May 1, 2021, India is celebrating four hundredth Prakash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the ninth Sikh Guru.

He was born in Amritsar, Punjab in 1621. He was the youngest son of Guru Hargobind Sahib. He wrote 115 hymns that were included in Guru Granth Sahib. His martyrdom ( the suffering of death on account of adherence to a cause ) is commemorated as Shaheedi Divas of Guru Tegh Bahadur. It is commemorated on 24th November every year.

Q.6. International Labour Day is observed every year on ______________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय श्रम दिवस हर साल ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 May / 1 मई

(b) 2 May / 2 मई

(c) 3 May / 3 मई

(d) 4 May / 4 मई

(e) 5 May / 5 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Each year, May 1 is celebrated as International Labour Day, also known as May Day, International Workers’ Day, or as Labour Day across the world. This day is observed to celebrate the labour community around the globe and commemorate their contributions and the historic 1886 Haymarket riots.

The theme of 2021 has not been announced yet, however, it will be announced soon.

Q.7. Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day is celebrated on _______________ every year.

महाराष्ट्र दिवस और गुजरात दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 May / 1 मई

(b) 2 May / 2 मई

(c) 3 May / 3 मई

(d) 4 May / 4 मई

(e) 5 May / 5 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year, Maharashtra Day and Gujarat day are celebrated on May 1. It commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra. It was formed on May 1, 1960.

The Bombay state was divided into Gujarat and Maharashtra in 1960. Gujarat was formed where people spoke Gujarati and Kutchhi. The other region was named Maharashtra where people spoke Konkani and Marathi.

Q.8. Chandro Tomar passed away recently. She was associated with which sports?

चंद्रो तोमर का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस खेल से जुड़ी थीं?

(a) Hockey / हॉकी

(b) Tennis / टेनिस

(c) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

(d) Shooting / शूटिंग

(e) Wrestling / कुश्ती

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Shooter Chandro Tomar, nicknamed ‘Shooter Dadi’, passed away at the age of 89 due to Covid-19 on 30th April.

Hailing from the Baghpat village in Uttar Pradesh, Tomar was 60-plus when she picked up the gun for the first time but went on to win many national competitions for veterans, her feats ultimately inspiring the award-winning Bollywood movie ‘Saand ki Aankh’.

Q..9 Soli Sorabjee passed away recently. He was a/an _________________.

सोली सोराबजी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Attorney General of India / भारत के महान्यायवादी

(b) RBI governor / RBI गवर्नर

(c) Freedom Fighter / स्वतंत्रता सेनानी

(d) Footballer / फुटबॉलर

(e) Painter / चित्रकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Eminent jurist and former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee passed away on Friday due to COVID-19 complications.  He received the Padma Vibhushan for championing free speech and human rights.

He worked for the Sikh community pro bono after the 1984 riots. He was appointed an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia.

Q.10. Bikramjeet Kanwarpal who passed away recently, was a/an _____________.

बिक्रमजीत कंवरपाल जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, वह एक __________ थे।

(a) TV Anchor / टीवी एंकर

(b) Singer /गायक

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Lawyer / वकील

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, who has been a part of many popular films, TV shows and web series, passed away on Friday due to Covid-19 complications. He was 52.

Bikramjeet Kanwarpal made his acting debut in 2003 after retiring from the Indian Army. He starred in films like Page 3, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Aarakshan, Murder 2, 2 States and The Ghazi Attack among others.

Q.11. Olympia Dukakis who passed away recently, was a/an _____________.

ओलंपिया डुकाकिस जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, एक __________ थीं।

(a) TV Anchor / टीवी एंकर

(b) Singer /गायक

(c) Actress / अभिनेत्री

(d) Lawyer / वकील

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actor whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She was 89.

Dukakis won her Oscar through a surprising chain of circumstances, beginning with author Nora Ephron’s recommendation that she play Meryl Streep’s mother in the film version of Ephron’s book “Heartburn.”

Q.12. Kanupriya passed away recently. She was a/an __________________.

कनुप्रिया का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ________________ थी।

(a) T V Actor / टी वी अभिनेता

(b) Anchor / एंकर

(c) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(d) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. TV actor and anchor Kanupriya passed away due to Covid-19 complications on 1st May.

The actor, who has appeared on TV shows such as Bhanwar, Ananro, Kahi Aek Gaon, Kartavya, Meri Kahani, Tesu Ke Phool and, Tumhara Intezar Hai as well as telefilms, also hosted shows for Brahma Kumaris.

Q.13. What is the capital of Albania?

अल्बानिया की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Sarajevo / साराजेवो

(b) Tirana / तिराना

(c) Skopje / स्कोप्जे

(d) Podgorica / पोडगोरिका

(e) Pristina / प्रिस्टिना

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Tirana

Currency: Albanian lek

President: Ilir Meta

Q.14. Where is the headquarters of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?

उत्तर अटलांटिक संधि संगठन (NATO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Zürich, Switzerland / ज़्यूरिख़, स्विट्जरलैंड

(b) Brussels, Belgium / ब्रुसेल्स, बेल्जियम

(c) Athens, Greece / एथेंस, ग्रीस

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Founded: 4 April 1949, Washington, D.C., United States

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

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