Q1.Which Indian Coast Guard Ship was commissioned on March 24, 2021?
a) ICGS Vajra
b) ICGS Shakti
c) ICGS Chakra
d) ICGS Vrisha
Q2.India has extended suspension of International flights till when?
a) April 30th
b) April 28th
c) April 25th
d) May 2nd
Q3.When is the current Chief Justice of India SA Bobde set to retire?
a) April 1st
b) April 15th
c) April 20th
d) April 23rd
Q4.Who will be the 48th Chief Justice of India?
a) RF Nariman
b) UU Lalit
c) AM Khanwilkar
d) NV Ramana
Q5.Which Indian-American was confirmed to be US President Joe Biden’s new Surgeon General?
a) Neera Tanden
b) Vivek Murthy
c) Sabrina Singh
d) Vanita Gupta
Q6. The Indian Government has welcomed an initiative by which nation to promote peace in Yemen?
b) Saudi Arabia
Q7.Which nation will re-establish Homeland Security Dialogue with India?
Q8.The Defence Ministry has signed a deal with which company to procure 1,300 combat vehicles?
c) Ashok Leyland
Q9. What was the rank of India in the Global Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2021?
Q10. Which country has topped in the Global Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2021 released by World Economic Forum (WEF)?
Q11. Name the Padma Vibhushan awardee Indian Islamic scholar and peace activist, who passed away recently?
(a) Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali
(b) Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
(c) Dar Yasin
(d) Mukhtar Khan
(e) Arif Mohammad Khan
Q12. On which date, World Book and Copyright Day is observed every year?
(a) 20 April
(b) 21 April
(c) 22 April
(d) 23 April
(e) 24 April
Q13. The UN English Language Day and UN Spanish Language Day is observed annually on _________.
(a) 21 April
(b) 22 April
(c) 23 April
(d) 24 April
(e) 25 April
Q14. Farid Sabri passed away recently. He was associated with which field?
(e) Qawwali singer
Q15. S&P Global Ratings has estimated the Indian economy to grow at _________ in the current fiscal, i.e. 2021-22 (FY22).
(a) 11 per cent
(b) 10 per cent
(c) 09 per cent
(d) 08 per cent
(e) 07 per cent
Q16. What is the theme of “Leaders’ Summit on Climate 2021″?
(a) Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All
(b) Our Collective Sprint to 2030
(c) Climate Action Summit
(d) Change the system, not the climate
(e) Climate change, enhancing climate actions
Q17. Who has been chosen as the external auditor by the Hague-based Conference of State Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons?
(a) GC Murmu
(b) K. K. Venugopal
(c) Pradeep Kumar Joshi
(d) Sushil Chandra
(e) Om Birla
Q18. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a show-cause notice prior to cancelling the licence of fraud-hit ____________.
(a) Magma Fincorp Ltd
(b) Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd
(c) Sambandh Finserve Pvt Ltd
(d) Shriram City Union Finance Ltd
(e) Satin Creditcare Network Ltd
Q19. Who has been appointed as chairperson of the NASSCOM?
(a) Randeep Singh
(b) Krishnan Ramanujam
(c) Vinod Kapoor
(d) U B Pravin Rao
(e) Rekha M Menon
Q20. Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 was held in ________.
Q21. The World Book Capital for 2021 is __________.
(a) Athens, Greece
(b) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(c) Tbilisi, Georgia
(d) Conakry, Guinea
(e) Beijing, China
Q22. Idriss Deby Itno has passed away. He was the President of which country?
(a) South Sudan
Q23. Which country ranked last in the Global Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2021?
(b) South Africa
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship ‘Vajra’ was commissioned on March 24, 2021 at Chennai by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff. India Coast Guard DG K Natarajan and IG S Paramesh COMCG (East) were also present on the occasion. The vessel, indigenously designed and built by Larsen and Toubro Shipbuilding Ltd in Chennai, is the sixth in series of seven Offshore Patrol Vessels. It will help enhance coastal security through its high-tech features and highly sophisticated navigation and communication systems.
The Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a circular on March 23, 2021 further extended the suspension of international flights till April 30. However, scheduled international flights will be allowed on select routes on a case-to-case basis by the competent authority.
The Chief Justice of India SA Bobde is scheduled to retire from the position on April 23rd. He has recommended appointing senior-most Supreme Court Judge, Justice NV Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde in a letter to the central government has recommended appointing senior-most Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice N V Ramana is likely to take over as the 48th Chief Justice of India on April 24th, a day after the superannuation of SA Bobde.
The United States Senate on March 22, 2021, voted 57-43 to confirm the Indian- American physician Dr. Vivek Murthy to be US President Joe Biden’s surgeon general. With this, US Senate handed the administration one of its top public health officials amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Vivek Murthy had earlier served as the surgeon general under Barack Obama’s administration but was fired in 2017 by former US President Donald Trump.
The Indian government has welcomed the initiative announced by Saudi Arabia to promote peace in Yemen. The government also assured that it supports all forms of efforts to find a political solution to the Yemen crisis.
The US President Joe Biden administration has decided to re-establish the Homeland Security Dialogue with India which was earlier discontinued by the former President of US Donald Trump.
The Ministry of Defence on March 22, 2021, signed a deal with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd for the procurement of 1,300 light combat vehicles worth Rs. 1,056 crores for the Indian Army.
Sol. 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).
Sol. Sweden in the first place, followed by Norway and Denmark.
Sol. Renowned Indian Islamic scholar and peace activist Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Passed away.
Sol. The World Book and Copyright Day (also known as ‘International Day of the Book’ and ‘World Book Day’), is an annual event organized on April 23 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.
Sol. The UN English Language Day and UN Spanish Language Day is observed annually on 23 April.
Sol. Qawwali singer Farid Sabri, of the famous Sabri Brothers duo, has passed away. Sabri Brothers (Farid Sabri and Amin Sabri) were known for their evergreen numbers like ‘Der Na Ho Jaye Kahin Der Na Ho Jaye’ and ‘Ek Mulakat Zaruri Hai Sanam’.
Sol. The S&P Global Ratings has estimated the Indian economy to grow at 11 per cent in the current fiscal, i.e. 2021-22 (FY22).
Sol. The theme of the “Leaders’ Summit on Climate 2021″ is Our Collective Sprint to 2030.
Sol. India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), GC Murmu has been chosen as the external auditor by the Hague-based Conference of State Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), for a three-year term starting 2021.
Sol. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a show-cause notice prior to cancelling the licence of fraud-hit Sambandh Finserve Pvt Ltd. after its networth eroded below the regulatory minimum and financial situation worsened beyond redemption over the recent months. Sambandh is registered as an NBFC-MFI.
Sol. Accenture India’s chairperson, Rekha M Menon has been appointed as chairperson of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
Sol. The opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 was held in Boao, south China’s Hainan Province.
Sol. The World Book Capital for 2021 is Tbilisi, Georgia.
Sol. The President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno, has passed away, following a confrontation with rebels after which he suffered wounds on the battlefield.
Sol. Zimbabwe (115) is the last ranked country in the index.