Current Affairs Quiz 22nd April 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 22nd April 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which country became the first in world to introduce climate change law for financial firms?

कौन सा देश वित्तीय फर्मों के लिए जलवायु परिवर्तन कानून की शुरुआत करने वाला दुनिया का पहला देश बन गया?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) Ireland / आयरलैंड

(e) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. New Zealand has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their business.

The New Zealand government has introduced several policies to lower emissions during its second term including promising to make its public sector carbon-neutral by 2025 and buy only zero-emissions public transport buses from the middle of this decade.

Q.2. Which country has been elected by acclamation to 3 bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र आर्थिक और सामाजिक परिषद के तीन निकायों के लिए किस देश को चुना गया है?

(a) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) Russia / रूस

(e) India / भारत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. India has been elected by acclamation to three bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council.

India was elected by acclamation to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and Executive Board of the World Food Programme, for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022.

Q.3. What was the rank of India in the Global Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2021?

ग्लोबल एनर्जी ट्रांजिशन इंडेक्स (ETI) 2021 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 68

(b) 84

(c) 87

(d) 95

(e) 104

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. India has been ranked at the 87th position among 115 countries in the Energy Transition Index (ETI) that tracks nations on the current performance of their energy systems across various aspects, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF).

Sweden in the first place, followed by Norway and Denmark.

Q.4. Which country has topped in the Global Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2021 released by World Economic Forum (WEF)?

विश्व आर्थिक मंच (WEF) द्वारा जारी वैश्विक ऊर्जा संक्रमण सूचकांक (ETI) 2021 में किस देश ने शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(d) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(e) Austria / ऑस्ट्रिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. India ranks 87th in global energy transition index, Sweden tops

India has been ranked at the 87th position among 115 countries in the Energy Transition Index (ETI) that tracks nations on the current performance of their energy systems across various aspects, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF).

Sweden in the first place, followed by Norway and Denmark.

Q.5. Who among the following has become the 68th Indian Grandmaster?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन 68 वें भारतीय ग्रैंडमास्टर बने हैं?

(a) Audi Ameya / ऑडी अमेया

(b) Arjun Kalyan / अर्जुन कल्याण

(c) P Iniyan / पी इनियाँ

(d) M Pranesh / एम प्रणेश

(e) D Gukesh / डी गुकेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Tamil Nadu’s, Arjun Kalyan became India’s 68th Chess Grandmaster when he crossed the 2500 ELO mark after beating Dragan Kosic in the fifth round of GM Round Robin “Rujna Zore-3” in Serbia.

Arjun is coached by IM Saravanan and Ukrainian GM Aleksandr Goloshchapov and began playing chess at the age of nine and got his FIDE rating a year later. Viswanathan Anand became the country’s first Grandmaster, in 1988.

Q.6. On which date, World Earth Day is observed every year?

हर साल विश्व पृथ्वी दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 20 April / 20 अप्रैल

(b) 21 April / 21 अप्रैल

(c) 22 April / 22 अप्रैल

(d) 23 April / 23 अप्रैल

(e) 24 April / 24 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. World Earth Day is observed every year on 22 April to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. In the Universe Earth is the only planet where life is possible and so it is necessary to maintain this natural asset. World Earth Day is celebrated to increase awareness about the importance of the planet.

Q.7. What was the theme for World Earth Day 2021?

विश्व पृथ्वी दिवस 2021 का विषय क्या था?

(a) End Plastic Pollution

(b) Climate action

(c) Protect our species

(d) Environmental and Climate Literacy

(e) Restore Our Earth

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. World Earth Day is observed every year on 22 April to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. In the Universe Earth is the only planet where life is possible and so it is necessary to maintain this natural asset. World Earth Day is celebrated to increase awareness about the importance of the planet.

Theme 2021: Restore Our Earth – focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems.

Q.8. UN Chinese Language Day is observed annually on _________________.

संयुक्त राष्ट्र चीनी भाषा दिवस प्रतिवर्ष _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 19 April / 19 अप्रैल

(b) 20 April / 20 अप्रैल

(c) 21 April / 21 अप्रैल

(d) 22 April / 22 अप्रैल

(e) 23 April / 23 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. UN Chinese Language Day is observed annually on April 20. The event was established by the UN Department of Public Information in 2010, seeking “to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization.

Chinese people celebrate Guyu (which usually begins around April 20) in honour of Cangjie, because of a legend that when Cangjie invented Chinese characters, the deities and ghosts cried and it rained millet; the word “Guyu” literally means “rain of millet”.

Q.9. Ahmed Hussain passed away recently. He was associated with which sports?

अहमद हुसैन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस खेल से जुड़े थे?

(a) Cricket / क्रिकेट

(b) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

(c) Chess / चेस

(d) Football / फुटबॉल

(e) Table Tennis / टेबल टेनिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Former India international footballer Ahmed Hussain breathed his last at the age of 89 on April 16 in Bengaluru.  Born in 1932, Hussain started his career with Hyderabad City Police. While playing for the club he was selected in the Indian squad which took part in the 1951 Asian Games held in New Delhi and won the gold.

A defender, Hussain was also a part of the Indian Olympics football team that put on a fantastic show in Melbourne 1956.

Q.10. Kishore Nandlaskar passed away recently. He was a/an __________.

शोर नंदलास्कर का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक __________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Journalist / पत्रकार

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Veteran actor Kishore Nandlaskar, who was a popular face in both Marathi and Hindi films, has passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

The actor made his debut with Marathi film in 1982 titled ‘Navare Sagle Gadhav’ and went to act in movies like ‘Bhavishyachi Aishi Taishi: The Prediction’, ‘Gaon Thor Pudhari Chor’ and ‘Jara Japun Kara’.

Q.11. Name the Padma Vibhushan awardee Indian Islamic scholar and peace activist, who passed away recently.

पद्म विभूषण से सम्मानित भारतीय इस्लामिक विद्वान और शांति कार्यकर्ता का नाम बताइए, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali / मीर ज़फरुल्लाह खान जमाली

(b) Maulana Wahiduddin Khan / मौलाना वहीदुद्दीन खान

(c) Dar Yasin / दर यासीन

(d) Mukhtar Khan / मुख्तार खान

(e) Arif Mohammad Khan / आरिफ मोहम्मद खान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Renowned Indian Islamic scholar and peace activist Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Passed away. The National Citizens’ Award, presented by Mother Teresa and the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award (2009) were also presented to him. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour, in January of this year.

The maulana was a recipient of the Demiurgus Peace International Award, that is given under the patronage of former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev. He was also given India’s third-highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in January 2000.

Q.12. What is the capital of Sweden?

स्वीडन की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Stockholm / स्टॉकहोम

(b) Male / माले

(c) Thimphu / थिम्पू

(d) Oslo / ओस्लो

(e) Helsinki / हेलसिंकी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Capital: Stockholm

Currency: Swedish krona

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