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Q.1. Who among the following will be sworn in as Assam’s 15th Chief Minister?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे असम के 15 वें मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ दिलाई जाएगी?

(a) Himanta Biswa Sarma / हिमंत बिस्वा सरमा

(b) N Rangasamy / एन रंगासामी

(c) Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin / मुथुवेल करुणानिधि स्टालिन

(d) Sarbananda Sonowal / सर्बानंद सोनोवाल

(e) Pinarayi Vijayan / पिनारयी विजयन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Himanta Biswa Sarma would be sworn in as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam at a simple ceremony on May 10.

BJP allies AGP and UPPL have already assured their support to Sarma as the next CM. A team of BJP leaders including Sarma, Assam BJP President Ranjeet Kr Dass, outgoing CM Sarbananda Sonowal, AGP President Atul Bora and UPPL President Promod Boro would be meeting Governor Jagdish Mukhi and stake claim to form the government.

Q.2. PM Modi has participated in European Council meeting. Which country hosted the India-European Union Leaders’ Meeting in 2021?

पीएम मोदी ने यूरोपीय परिषद की बैठक में हिस्सा लिया है। 2021 में भारतयूरोपीय संघ के नेताओं की बैठक की मेजबानी किस देश ने की?

(a) Belgium / बेल्जियम

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

(d) England / इंग्लैंड

(e) Portugal / पुर्तगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to take part in the European Council on May 8,2021. The India-European Union Leaders’ Meeting is to be hosted by Portugal. Portugal currently holds the chair of the grouping.

The PM Modi is to participate in the meet along with other Government heads of the members of the European Union. The leaders are to exchange views on COVID-19 and also will foster sustainable and inclusive growth.

Q.3. RBI has announced to conduct first Special Long Term Repo Operation (SLTRO) of ____________________ crores for small finance banks.

RBI ने छोटे वित्त बैंकों के लिए ____________________ का पहला स्पेशल लॉन्ग टर्म रेपो ऑपरेशन (SLTRO) आयोजित करने की घोषणा की है।

(a) Rs 5,000 crores / 5,000 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 10,000 crores / 10,000 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 15,000 crores / 15,000 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 20,000 crores / 20,000 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 25,000 crores / 25,000 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India recently announced that it is to conduct the first Special Long Term Repo Operation (SLTRO) of Rs 10,000 crores for Small Finance Banks.

This is highly beneficial for the banks as they get long term funds at lower rates. This will make the banks to reduce the interest banks for borrowers.

Q.4. Who is the head of the advisory group set up by RBI to assist the Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0)?

नियामक समीक्षा प्राधिकरण (RRA 2.0) की सहायता के लिए RBI द्वारा गठित सलाहकार समूह का प्रमुख कौन है?

(a) M Rajeshwar Rao / एम राजेश्वर राव

(b) S Janakiraman / एस जानकीरमन

(c) N S Vishwanathan / एन एस विश्वनाथन

(d) Sudarshan Sen / सुदर्शन सेन

(e) Shyamala Gopinath / श्यामला गोपीनाथ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India recently constituted a Committee under the SBI Managing Director S Janaki Raman. The committee is to assist the second Regulatory Review Authority.

The committee will assist the authority to identify areas, guidelines, regulations and returns. It will submit reports periodically to RRA that will provide suggestions and recommendations.

Q.5. Which country’s participation in the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defense initiative has been approved by the European Union recently?

हाल ही में यूरोपीय संघ द्वारा स्थायी संरक्षा सहयोग (PESCO) रक्षा पहल में किस देश की भागीदारी को मंजूरी दी गई है?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Canada / कनाडा

(c) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & c / दोनों ए और सी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The European Union recently approved the requests of Norway, Canada and United States to participate in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence initiative.

This is the first time, the European bloc has allowed a third state to participate in the PESCO project. The countries will now participate in the Military Mobility Project in Europe.

Q.6. What is the rank of Reliance Retail Ltd in the “fastest growing retailer in the world” list in the “2021 ranking of global retail power houses by Deloitte”?

डेलॉयट द्वारा वैश्विक खुदरा पावरहाउस की 2021 रैंकिंग में दुनिया में सबसे तेजी से बढ़ती रिटेलरकी सूची में रिलायंस रिटेल लिमिटेड का स्थान क्या है?

(a) 2nd

(b) 4th

(c) 5th

(d) 7th

(e) 9th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Reliance Retail 2nd fastest growing retailer in world. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail Ltd has been ranked second fastest growing retailer in the world in the 2021 ranking of global retail power houses by Deloitte, down from top rank secured the previous years. It has been ranked 53rd in the list of Global Powers of Retailing, improvement from 56th earlier, according to the Deloitte report. The list is topped by US giant Walmart Inc, which retains its position as world’s top retailer.

Q.7. 2-Deoxy – D – Glucose (2DG), an Anti-Covid Drug has been approved for emergency use. 2-DG was developed by which of the following organization?

2-डीऑक्सी डी ग्लूकोज (2 डीजी), एक एंटीकोविड दवा आपातकालीन उपयोग के लिए अनुमोदित की गई है। 2-डीजी को निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन द्वारा विकसित किया गया था?

(a) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) / भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद

(b) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(c) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India / भारतीय खाद्य सुरक्षा और मानक प्राधिकरण

(d) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

(e) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) / वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. The Drugs Controller General of India recently approved an oral drug to treat COVID-19 called the 2-DG. The 2-DG was developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation for Emergency Use. 2-DG is 2-Deoxy – D – Glucose. It was developed in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.

The drug ensures faster recovery of hospitalised patients and will reduce supplemental oxygen dependence during clinical trials.

Q.8. World Red Cross Day or Red Crescent Day is celebrated on _________ every year.

विश्व रेड क्रॉस दिवस या रेड क्रिसेंट डे हर साल _________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 4 May / 4 मई

(b) 5 May / 5 मई

(c) 6 May / 6 मई

(d) 7 May / 7 मई

(e) 8 May / 8 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. World Red Cross Day is also known as Red Crescent Day is celebrated on May 8 every year. This date marks the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who is the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He is also a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Q.9. What was the theme for World Red Cross Day 2021?

विश्व रेड क्रॉस दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Together we are unstoppable

(b) Memorable smiles from around the world

(c) #Love

(d) Less known Red Cross stories

(e) Everywhere for everyone

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. World Red Cross Day is also known as Red Crescent Day is celebrated on May 8 every year. This date marks the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who is the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He is also a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Theme 2021: ‘Together we are unstoppable’

Q.10. Every year, the World Migratory Day is celebrated on _____________.

हर साल, विश्व प्रवासी दिवस _____________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) Second Saturday of April / अप्रैल का दूसरा शनिवार

(b) Second Saturday of May / मई का दूसरा शनिवार

(c) Second Saturday of October / अक्टूबर का दूसरा शनिवार

(d) Second Saturday of December / दिसंबर का दूसरा शनिवार

(e) Both b & c / दोनों बी और सी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Every year, the World Migratory Day is celebrated on second Saturday of May and October. This year, it is celebrated on May 8th.

The main objective of celebrating the World Migratory Day is to increase awareness of migratory birds and their importance in international cooperation to conserve them. It also creates awareness for conserving the habitats of the migratory birds, especially the wetlands.

Q.11. What was the theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2021?

विश्व प्रवासी पक्षी दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Birds Connect Our World

(b) Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution

(c) Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation

(d) Sing, fly, Soar – Like a Bird

(e) Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Every year, the World Migratory Day is celebrated on second Saturday of May and October. This year, it is celebrated on May 8th.

The main objective of celebrating the World Migratory Day is to increase awareness of migratory birds and their importance in international cooperation to conserve them. It also creates awareness for conserving the habitats of the migratory birds, especially the wetlands.

Theme 2021: Theme: Sing, fly, Soar – Like a Bird

Q.12. World Thalassemia Day is observed on __________________ every year.

विश्व थैलेसीमिया दिवस हर साल __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 7 May / 7 मई

(b) 8 May / 8 मई

(c) 9 May / 9 मई

(d) 10 May / 10 मई

(e) 11 May / 11 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. World Thalassemia Day is celebrated on May 8 every year to commemorate Thalassemia victims and to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease.

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

विश्व थैलेसीमिया दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia

(b) Thalassaemia past, present and future: Documenting progress and patients’ needs worldwide

(c) Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community

(d) Together for Humanity

(e) Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. World Thalassemia Day is celebrated on May 8 every year to commemorate Thalassemia victims and to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease.

Theme 2021: “Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community”.

Q.14. Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on _______________________.

मातृ दिवस हर साल _______________________ पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) Second Sunday of May / मई का दूसरा रविवार

(b) Second Monday of May / मई का दूसरा सोमवार

(c) Second Tuesday of May / मई का दूसरा मंगलवार

(d) Second Wednesday of May / मई का दूसरा बुधवार

(e) Second Thursday of May / मई का दूसरा गुरुवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. 9th May: Mother’s Day 2021. The second Sunday of May is celebrated as Mother’s Day is celebrated every year in India. Mother is the first teacher and friend of her child. She is the one who is endowed with all the power. No creature in this world can be as powerful as a mother!! She goes through unimaginable pain to give us the gift of life and never falters.

Q.15. Vanraj Bhatia passed away recently. He was a/an ________________.

वनराज भाटिया का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ______________ थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Music composer / संगीतकार

(c) Lyricist / गीतकार

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. The veteran Music Composer Vanraj Bhatia, who was the best-known composer of Western classical music in India, has passed away after a brief illness.

His work ranged from composing music for advertisement films, feature films, mainstream films, television shows, documentaries etc.

Q.16. Where is the headquarters of European Union situated?

यूरोपीय संघ का मुख्यालय कहाँ स्थित है?

(a) Brussels, Belgium / ब्रुसेल्स, बेल्जियम

(b) Zürich, Switzerland / ज़्यूरिख़, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Athens, Greece / एथेंस, ग्रीस

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

President of the Commission: Ursula von der Leyen

President of the Parliament: David Sassoli

President of the European Council: Charles Michel

Presidency of the Council of the EU: Portugal

Q.17. What is the capital of Portugal?

पुर्तगाल की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Helsinki / हेलसिंकी

(b) Berlin / बर्लिन

(c) Nairobi / नैरोबी

(d) Lisbon / लिस्बन

(e) Moscow / मास्को

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(d)

Exp. Capital: Lisbon

Currency: Euro

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