Current Affairs Quiz 20th April 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state has released the first tranche of Rs 672 crores under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme?

किस राज्य ने जगन्ना विद्या दीवेना योजना के तहत 672 करोड़ रुपये की पहली किश्त जारी की है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy recently released the first tranche of Rs 672 crores under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme for the year 2021-22. This reimbursed the fees for 10.88 lakh students. So far, a total of Rs 4,879 crores have been disbursed under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme.

The main objective of Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme is to provide scholarships to all the students who are not able to pay their fees because of their financial burden. The scheme mainly focuses on students seeking higher education. It aims to provide fee reimbursement to more than 14 lakh students of the state.

Q.2. With which country, India has signed an MoU on the establishment of a framework of cooperation in the area of trade remedial measures?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने व्यापार उपचारात्मक उपायों के क्षेत्र में सहयोग के एक ढांचे की स्थापना पर एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(b) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) Iran / ईरान

(e) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. The primary objective of the MOU is to promote cooperation between the two countries in the area of Trade Remedies, covering the broad activities related to exchange of information, undertaking capacity building activities and activities in accordance with various provisions of World Trade Organization in the area of anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures in bilateral trade between India and Bangladesh.

Q.3. Who among the following has been elected as the President of Cuba?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे क्यूबा के राष्ट्रपति के रूप में चुना गया है?

(a) Raúl Castro / राउल कास्त्रो

(b) Miguel Díaz-Canel / मिगुएल डिआज़-कैनेल

(c) Manuel Marrero Cruz / मैनुअल मारेरो क्रूज़

(d) Salvador Valdés Mesa / सल्वाडोर वाल्दे मेसा

(e) Guillermo Lasso / गुइलेर्मो लासो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Miguel Díaz-Canel will succeed Raúl Castro as the Cuban Communist Party’s first secretary, the most powerful position on the island. He is the first person without the surname Castro to run Cuba since the 1959 revolution. Raúl Castro announced that he would step down from the key position of the party and hand over the leadership to a younger generation. At 60, Díaz-Canel is almost 30 years younger than his predecessor and will now hold Cuba’s two most important positions, head of the party and president of the state.

Q.4. ‘Out of control’ fire broke out in the UNESCO World Heritage site “Table Mountain National Park”. Table Mountain National Park is located in which country?

यूनेस्को की विश्व धरोहर स्थल, “टेबल माउंटेन नेशनल पार्कमें आग लग गई जो की नियंत्रण से बाहर हो गयी। टेबल माउंटेन नेशनल पार्क किस देश में स्थित है?

(a) England / इंग्लैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(e) Ireland / आयरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. ‘Out of control’ fire breaks out in Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park. The Table Mountain National Park is located in Cape Town of South Africa. Recently, a fire caught in the park and is burning it rapidly. More than two hundred fire fighters have been deployed in the region to quench the fire.

A vacated vagrant fire may have caused the fire. Vagrant is a person without home or who wanders from place-to-place begging. It is a flat-topped mountain. It is a significant tourist attraction. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Q.5. What is the rank of India in Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index 2021?

रिपोर्टर्स विदाउट बॉर्डर्स की वर्ल्ड प्रेस फ्रीडम इंडेक्स 2021 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 139

(b) 140

(c) 142

(d) 144

(e) 148

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The Reporters Without Borders, a not-for-profit body recently published the World Press Freedom Index, 2021. It ranked 180 countries. India ranked 142 in the index. India was at the same position in 2020 as well.

Norway topped the index followed by Finland and Denmark. The index was topped by Norway in 2020 as well.

Q.6. Which country has topped in the World Press Freedom Index 2021, published by Reporters Without Borders?

रिपोर्टर्स विदाउट बॉर्डर्स द्वारा प्रकाशित वर्ल्ड प्रेस फ्रीडम इंडेक्स 2021 में किस देश ने टॉप किया है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. The Reporters Without Borders, a not-for-profit body recently published the World Press Freedom Index, 2021. It ranked 180 countries. India ranked 142 in the index. India was at the same position in 2020 as well.

Norway topped the index followed by Finland and Denmark. The index was topped by Norway in 2020 as well.

Q.7. ICRA has forecasted India’s GDP at _________ for FY22.

ICRA ने FY22 के लिए _________ पर भारत की GDP का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 10-10.5%

(b) 10-11%

(c) 11-12%

(d) 11-11.5 %

(e) 12-12.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Domestic rating agency Icra on 20th April cut its 2021-22 growth estimate by 0.5 per cent on the upper end, as a newer spate of lockdowns and restrictions get imposed in pockets to arrest the rising COVID-19 cases.

The agency now expects the economy to grow 10-10.5 per cent in 2021-22, against the 10-11 per cent estimated earlier.

Q.8. JP Morgan has projected India’s GDP at __________ for FY22.

JP Morgan ने FY22 के लिए __________ पर भारत की GDP का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 10%

(b) 11%

(c) 11.5%

(d) 12%

(e) 13%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases posing risks to economic recovery, the leading brokerages have downgraded India’s GDP growth projections for the current fiscal year 2021-22. Current fiscal year to as low as 10 per cent on local lockdowns threatening fragile recovery.

JP Morgan now projects GDP growth at 11 per cent from 13 per cent earlier. UBS sees 10 per cent GDP growth, down from 11.5 per cent earlier and Citi has downgraded growth to 12 per cent.

Q.9. UBS Securities has projected India’s GDP at __________ for FY22.

UBS सिक्योरिटीज ने वित्त वर्ष 22 के लिए __________ पर भारत के सकल घरेलू उत्पाद का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 10%

(b) 11%

(c) 11.5%

(d) 12%

(e) 13%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. JP Morgan, UBS and Citi Research downgrades India’s GDP forecasts for FY22. With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases posing risks to economic recovery, the leading brokerages have downgraded India’s GDP growth projections for the current fiscal year 2021-22. Current fiscal year to as low as 10 per cent on local lockdowns threatening fragile recovery.

JP Morgan now projects GDP growth at 11 per cent from 13 per cent earlier. UBS sees 10 per cent GDP growth, down from 11.5 per cent earlier and Citi has downgraded growth to 12 per cent.

Q.10. Which of the following Football club has won the 2021 Copa del Rey?

निम्नलिखित में से किस फुटबॉल क्लब ने 2021 कोपा डेल रे जीता है?

(a) Manchester City / मैनचेस्टर सिटी

(b) Chelsea / चेल्सी

(c) Liverpool / लिवरपूल

(d) Barcelona / बार्सिलोना

(e) Real Madrid / रियल मैड्रिड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Barcelona won the 2021 Copa del Rey with a 4-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao late Saturday.

Barca earned the Spanish King’s Cup trophy, scoring all their goals in the second half of the final at La Cartuja Stadium, Seville.

Q.11. Who has won the Monte Carlo Masters 2021 Tennis Title?

मोंटे कार्लो मास्टर्स 2021 टेनिस का खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Novak Djokovic / नोवाक जोकोविच

(b) Rafael Nadal / राफेल नडाल

(c) Roger Federer / रोजर फेडरर

(d) Denis Shapovalov / डेनिस शापोवालोव

(e) Stefanos Tsitsipas / स्टेफानोस त्सितिपास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Stefanos Tsitsipas has won his first ATP Masters 1000 series after a flawless performance against Andrey Rublev in Monte Carlo.

The Greek star had lost his previous two finals at this level, with Rafael Nadal denying him in Toronto and Novak Djokovic beating him in Madrid. Rublev beat 11-time Monte Carlo champion Nadal in the quarter-finals.

Q.12. Bhumidhar Barman passed away recently. He was the Former Chief Minister of which state?

भूमिधर बर्मन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस राज्य के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री थे?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Former Assam chief minister Bhumidhar Barman passed away on 18th Arpil. He was 91. Mr Barman, a veteran Congress leader, was a two-time chief minister of the state.

His first term as the chief minister lasted from April 22 to May 14, 1996 when his predecessor Hiteswar Saikia died. He was again made the chief minister in 2010 when then CM Tarun Gogoi had gone to Mumbai for his heart surgery.

Q.13. What is the currency of Cuba?

क्यूबा की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Rupiah / रूपया

(b) Dong / डोंग

(c) Baht / बाट

(d) Peso / पेसो

(e) Riel / रीएल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Capital: Havana

Currency: Cuban peso (CUP)

Vice President: Salvador Valdés Mesa

Prime Minister: Manuel Marrero Cruz

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