Q1. Who is the author of the new children’s book “The Christmas Pig”?
(a) Roald Dahl
(b) Ruskin Bond
(c) George Orwell
(d) JK Rowling
(e) Ian Fleming
Q2. What was the Rank of India in the Henley Passport Index 2021?
Q3. Which country has topped in the Henley Passport Index 2021?
(d) South Korea
Q4. Ganjam Venkatasubbiah passed away recently. He was a/an __________________.
Q5. Sumitra Bhave, who passed away recently was a/an ________________.
(b) Folk Singer
(d) Film Director
Q6. UN Chinese Language Day is observed globally on _______ every year.
(a) April 21
(b) April 20
(c) April 19
(d) April 18
(e) April 17
Q7. RBI sets up a committee to review the working of Asset Reconstruction Companies. The panel will be headed by?
(a) Sudarshan Sen
(b) Vishakha Mulye
(c) P N Prasad
(d) Rohit Prasad
(e) Abizer Diwanji
Q8. Who among the following has launched the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) to provide financial assistance to startups?
(a) Rajnath Singh
(b) Amit Shah
(c) Piyush Goyal
(d) Narendra Modi
(e) Ramnath Kovind
Q9. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has appointed homegrown payments player ________ to facilitate its digital payments.
(b) Jio Payments
Q10. Who among the following has won Monte Carlo 2021 Title in tennis?
(a) Andrey Rublev
(b) Stefanos Tsitsipas
(c) Rafael Nadal
(d) Roberto Bautista Agut
(e) Dan Evans En Route
Q11. Which of the following country makes World’s 1st Climate Change Law For Financial Firms?
(a) New Zealand
Q12. Which of the following state government reiterated the commitment of the State to achieve the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ target by 2022?
(a) Himachal Pradesh
Q13. Which of the following organization has developed a SpO2-based supplemental oxygen delivery system for soldiers serving in extremely high altitude areas & COVID-19 patients?
Q14. Former Union Minister Bachi Singh Rawat has passed away. He had served as the?
(a) Union Ministry of State for Planning
(b) Union Ministry of State for Labour and Employment
(c) Union Ministry of State for Minority Affairs
(d) Union Ministry of State for Housing and Urban Affairs
(e) Union Minister of State for Science and Technology
Q15. Which country ranked last in the Henley Passport Index 2021?
S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. JK Rowling has a new book “The Christmas Pig” coming this autumn, a festive children’s story with all new characters.
S2. Ans. (e)
Sol. India stands at number 84 on the list, as the Indian citizens can visit Visa-Free or Visa-on-Arrival in over 58 places.
S3. Ans. (a)
Sol. Henley Passport Index on April 17 released its list of the most powerful passports. Japan, Singapore and Germany, South Korea stand in Top 3 respectively.
S4. Ans. (c)
Sol. Veteran Kannada writer Ganjam Venkatasubbiah, who also was a grammarian, editor, lexicographer, and literary critic, has passed away.
S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. Acclaimed Marathi filmmaker, Sumitra Bhave has passed away. Sumitra Bhave was popular as a duo with filmmaker Sunil Sukthankar in Marathi cinema and Marathi theatre.
Sol. UN Chinese Language Day is observed globally on April 20 every year. The day has been chosen to pay tribute to Cangjie, who is a mythical figure who is presumed to have invented Chinese characters about 5,000 years ago.
Sol. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a six-member panel to carry out a comprehensive review of the working of Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) in the financial sector ecosystem. The panel will be headed by former Executive Director of RBI, Sudarshan Sen.
Sol. Union Minister Piyush Goyal launched the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS). The Fund aims to provide financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry, and commercialization.
Sol. State-run Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has appointed homegrown payments player Paytm to facilitate its digital payments.
Sol. Stefanos Tsitsipas has won his first ATP Masters 1000 series after a flawless performance against Andrey Rublev in Monte Carlo.
Sol. New Zealand is about to become the world’s first country to bring a law into force that demands environmental accountability from financial firms by asking them to report on how their businesses affect climate change.
Sol. Punjab State reiterated the commitment of the State to achieve the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ target by 2022 as planned.
Sol. Defence Research and Development Organisation has developed a SpO2-based supplemental oxygen delivery system for soldiers serving in extremely high altitude areas & COVID-19 patients.
Sol. The senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Bachi Singh Rawat have passed away. He was a four-time MP from the Almora-Pithoragarh constituency in Uttarakhand. He had served as the Union Minister of State for Science and Technology in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
S15. Ans. (d)
Sol. Afghanistan ranked last in the Henley Passport Index 2021.