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Q.1. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has inaugurated a Happiness Centre “Anandam – the Centre for Happiness” at which of the following institute?

शिक्षा मंत्री रमेश पोखरियाल ने निम्नलिखित में से किस संस्थान में एक हैप्पीनेस सेंटर आनंदम सेंटर फॉर हैप्पीनेसका उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore / भारतीय प्रबंधन संस्थान (IIM), बैंगलोर

(b) Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad / इंडियन स्कूल ऑफ बिजनेस (ISB), हैदराबाद

(c) Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta / भारतीय प्रबंधन संस्थान (IIM), कलकत्ता

(d) Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad / भारतीय प्रबंधन संस्थान (IIM), अहमदाबाद

(e) Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Jammu / भारतीय प्रबंधन संस्थान (IIM), जम्मू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated a happiness centre at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Jammu virtually on 30th March. The minister said that incorporating happiness in the academic curriculum is a very crucial step towards empowering the nation, and congratulated the institute for the venture.

‘Anandam – the Centre for Happiness’ aligns with the National Education Policy 2020, aiming to achieve holistic wellbeing for all.

Q.2. Mahendragiri has been proposed as the Second Biosphere Reserve of which of the following state?

महेंद्रगिरि को निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य के द्वितीय बायोस्फीयर रिजर्व के रूप में प्रस्तावित किया गया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. The Odisha state government has proposed a second biosphere reserve in the southern part of the state at Mahendragiri. It is a mountain in the Gajapati district of the state. It is at an altitude of 1,501 metres. Mahendragiri is also the second-highest peak in the state.

The area of the proposed 2nd biosphere reserve of the state- Mahendragiri Biosphere Reserve is approximately 470,955 hectares.

Similipal Biosphere Reserve is the first biosphere reserve of Odisha. It was notified on May 20, 1996. It has an area of a 5,569-square kilometre.

Q.3. The Ministry of Road, Transport, and Highways (MoRTH) has proposed a concession of ______________ in road tax against the scrappage certificate of personal vehicles.

सड़क, परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय (MoRTH) ने निजी वाहनों के स्क्रैपेज सर्टिफिकेट के खिलाफ रोड टैक्स में ______________ की रियायत का प्रस्ताव दिया है।

(a) 10%

(b) 15%

(c) 20%

(d) 25%

(e) 30%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Centre proposes up to 25% tax concession on purchase of new vehicles. The Ministry of Road, Transport, and Highways (MoRTH) has proposed a concession of 25% in road tax against the scrappage certificate of personal vehicles and 15% for transport vehicles.

As a part of the newly introduced vehicle scrappage policy, this rule is proposed to come into effect from October 1st, 2021.

Q.4. The central Government has recently announced Rs 14,500 crore capital infusion in which of the following PSB in 2020-21?

केंद्र सरकार ने हाल ही में 2020-21 में निम्नलिखित में से किस पीएसबी में 14,500 करोड़ रुपये की पूंजी देने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

(c) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(d) UCO Bank / यूको बैंक

(e) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The Central Government has announced to infuse Rs 14,500 crore in four state-owned lenders namely Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of India and UCO Bank in 2020-21, by issuing non-interest bearing bonds to these banks. This infusion will complete the government’s total capital infusion of Rs 20,000 crore in public sector banks for the current financial year 2020-21. Earlier in December 2020, it infused Rs 5,500 crore in Punjab and Sind Bank.

Q.5. Which bank has inked a $1-billion loan agreement with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to extend loans to the supply chain of the Japanese automobile industry in India?

किस बैंक ने भारत में जापानी ऑटोमोबाइल उद्योग की आपूर्ति श्रृंखला को ऋण देने के लिए जापान बैंक फॉर इंटरनेशनल कोऑपरेशन (JBIC) के साथ $ 1 बिलियन का ऋण समझौता किया है?

(a) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(b) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(e) इंडिया National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Country’s largest lender, State Bank of India, has raised $1 billion from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to extend loans to supply chain of Japanese automobile industry in India.

SBI signed a loan agreement with JBIC, taking the total facility to $2 billion. It has inked similar agreement for $1 billion in October 2020, SBI said in a statement. Bank did not disclose terms of agreement including tenure and interest charged for loan facility.

The loan is in the form of refinance against the funding support provided to the manufacturers, suppliers and dealers of Japanese automobiles in India. These businesses are recovering from reduced sales of automobiles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The financing will assist the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Q.6. Which of the following company has announced to buy US software developer GlobalLogic for $9.6 billion?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने यूएस सॉफ्टवेयर डेवलपर GlobalLogic को 9.6 बिलियन डॉलर में खरीदने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Toshiba / तोशिबा

(b) Mitsubishi Electric / मित्सुबिशी इलेक्ट्रिक

(c) JSW Energy / JSW एनर्जी

(d) Hitachi / हिताची

(e) Daikin / डैकिन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Hitachi Ltd said on 31st March it will buy U.S. software company GlobalLogic Inc for $9.6 billion, as the Japanese industrial conglomerate aims to expand from electronics hardware to digital services.

The acquisition is part of Hitachi’s ongoing business portfolio overhaul, which includes the $7 billion acquisition of ABB Ltd’s power grid business last year and a series of divestitures of its domestic hardware subsidiaries.

Q.7. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has projected India’s Economic Growth at _______________ in 2021-22.

एशिया और प्रशांत के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र आर्थिक और सामाजिक आयोग (UNESCAP) ने 2021-22 में _______________ पर भारत की आर्थिक वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 7.0%

(b) 9.4%

(c) 10.1%

(d) 11.5%

(e) 13.7%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) estimated said India to record an economic growth of 7% in 2021-22, over a contraction of 7.7% witnessed in the previous fiscal on account of the pandemic’s impact on normal business activity.

Despite a robust reduction in new Covid-19 cases and the start of vaccine roll-out.

Q.8. What is the rank of India in the Global Gender Gap Index 2021 released by the World Economic Forum?

विश्व आर्थिक मंच द्वारा जारी ग्लोबल जेंडर गैप इंडेक्स 2021 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 65

(b) 106

(c) 140

(d) 153

(e) 156

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. The World Economic Forum has released the Global Gender Gap Report 2021. India has seen a decrease in its ranking on the index by 28 places. India has been ranked 140th among 156 countries on the index. With this, India became the third-worst performer in South Asia.

The top 10 most gender-equal countries are Iceland, Finland, Norway, New Zealand, Rwanda, Sweden, Ireland, and Switzerland.

Among India’s neighbors, Nepal has been ranked 106, Bangladesh 65, Afghanistan 156, Pakistan 153, Sri Lanka 116, and Bhutan 130. In 2020, India was ranked 112th among 153 countries.

Q.9. Which country has topped the Global Gender Gap Index 2021 released by the World Economic Forum?

विश्व आर्थिक मंच द्वारा जारी ग्लोबल जेंडर गैप इंडेक्स 2021 में किस देश ने शीर्ष स्थान हासिल किया है?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Iceland / आइसलैंड

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. The World Economic Forum has released the Global Gender Gap Report 2021. India has seen a decrease in its ranking on the index by 28 places. India has been ranked 140th among 156 countries on the index. With this, India became the third-worst performer in South Asia.

The top 10 most gender-equal countries are Iceland, Finland, Norway, New Zealand, Rwanda, Sweden, Ireland, and Switzerland.

Among India’s neighbors, Nepal has been ranked 106, Bangladesh 65, Afghanistan 156, Pakistan 153, Sri Lanka 116, and Bhutan 130. In 2020, India was ranked 112th among 153 countries.

Q.10. Who has been honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2019?

51 वें दादा साहब फाल्के पुरस्कार 2019 से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

(b) Dharmendra / धर्मेंद्र

(c) Raj Kapoor / राज कपूर

(d) Rajinikanth / रजनीकांत

(e) Dilip Kumar / दिलीप कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp.The prestigious 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award will be honoured to superstar Rajinikanth, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on 1 April.

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2019 should have been announced last year but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as were the National Film Awards for 2019.

Rajinikanth, 70, is among Indian cinema’s most iconic stars. He made his debut in the 1975 Tamil film Apoorva Ragangal and delivered superhit films such as Billu, Muthu, Baashha, Sivaji, and Enthiran. Rajinikanth also starred in several Bollywood hits such as Hum and Chaalbaaz.

On the jury that selected Rajinikanth for the award were singers Asha Bhosle and Shankar Mahadevan, actors Mohanlal and Biswajeet, and filmmaker Subhash Ghai.

Q.11. Utkal Divas or Odisha Day is celebrated on _____________________.

उत्कल दिवस या ओडिशा दिवस _____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 April / 1 अप्रैल

(b) 2 April / 2 अप्रैल

(c) 3 April / 3 अप्रैल

(d) 4 April / 4 अप्रैल

(e) 5 April / 5 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Utkal Divas or Utakala Dibasha is celebrated on April 1 every year to remember the formation of the Odisha state after a struggle to be recognised as an independent state.

The new province of Odisha was formed after people’s continued struggle, which finally paid off on April 1, 1936.

Q.12. Two Naval Ships “Tonnerre and Surcouf” arrived at Cochin Port Trust on a goodwill visit recently. The Naval Ships “Tonnerre and Surcouf” were of which country?

हाल ही में सद्भावना यात्रा पर कोचीन पोर्ट ट्रस्ट में दो नौसेना जहाज टोनर्रे और सरकॉफपहुंचे। नौसेना जहाज टोनर्रे और सरकॉफकिस देश के थे?

(a) Germany / जर्मनी

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Russia / रूस

(d) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(e) UK / यूनाइटेड किंगडम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. French Naval Ships Tonnerre (Amphibious Assault Ship) and Surcouf (Frigate Class Ship) are on a two-day goodwill visit to Kochi. The ships arrived at Cochin Port Trust on 30 Mar and were received by Senior Naval Authorities in the background of fanfare by the naval band.

Interactions between India and France have evolved into a strong partnership especially in the domain of maritime security.

Q.13. Where is the headquarters of the World Economic Forum (WEF)?

विश्व आर्थिक मंच (WEF) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Davos, Switzerland / दावोस, स्विट्जरलैंड

(d) Cologny, Switzerland / कोलोन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(e) Zürich, Switzerland / ज़्यूरिख़, स्विट्जरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Headquarters: Cologny, Switzerland

Executive Chairman: Klaus Schwab

Q.14. Similipal National Park is located in which of the following state/UT?

सिमिलिपाल राष्ट्रीय उद्यान निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य / केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश में स्थित है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. Similipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha.

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