Weekly Current Affairs Quiz for SSC, UPSC Competitive exams 29 March to 4 April 2021.
29 March to 4 April 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of govtjobsinfo aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week’s updated quizzes cover topics such as the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the Suez Canal blockade, India’s FY22 GDP forecast, and the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine for animals among others.
1. Which nation has registered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine for animals?
2. Who has been honored with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
a) Irfan Khan
b) Rishi Kapoor
d) Salman Khan
3. World Bank has raised India’s FY22 GDP growth prediction to how much?
4. Who has been selected for the prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan Award?
a) Asha Bhosle
b) AR Rahman
c) Lata Mangeshkar
d) Shreya Ghoshal
5. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting the Assembly Elections from which assembly constituency?
d) Kharagpur Sadar
6. Which container ship was blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week?
a) Ever Green
b) Ever Given
c) YM Wish
d) Ever Globe
7. Which nation’s Foreign Minister has resigned after criticism over vaccine shortage?
8. Which nation will withdraw its troops from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as per Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali?
9. Which nation’s special presidential envoy for climate will be visiting India next week?
10. When will Peru Presidential Elections be held?
a) April 11th
b) April 20th
c) April 30th
d) May 2nd
1. (b) Russia
Russia has registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals. The vaccine-Carnivak-Cov- has been developed by Rosselkhoznadzor’s Federal Center for Animal Health. The clinical trials of the vaccine had begun in October 2020 and it involved cats, dogs, minks, foxes, Arctic foxes, and other animals.
2. (c) Rajnikanth
Legendary Indian actor Rajinikanth will be honored with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest film honor for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. This was informed by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on April 1, 2021.
3. (b) 10.1
The World Bank has raised India’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 GDP growth prediction to 10.1 percent from 5.4 percent projected in January. This is a result of a strong rebound in private consumption and investment growth.
4. (a) Asha Bhosle
Legendary playback singer Asha Bhosle has been selected for the prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan Award. The decision to honor the 87- year old was taken during a meeting of the award selection committee, which was presided over by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on March 25, 2021. Maharashtra Bhushan Award is the state’s highest honor.
5. (a) Nandigram
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the fray under this phase from the Nandigram constituency. The Chief Minister’s constituency is expected to witness the high-profile contest between Mamata Banerjee and her former ministerial colleague Suvendu Adhikari, who had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in December 2020.
6. (b) Ever Given
The Ever Given container ship, which was blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week, was finally freed on March 29, 2021. It took almost six days to finally free the 400-meter long vessel, which is slightly larger than the Empire State Building in New York. The task was completed using a combination of dredgers and dozens of tug boats and high tides. The massive vessel was stuck in the Suez Canal since March 23rd, halting crucial trade.
7. (b) Brazil
Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo has resigned after rising criticism over a diplomatic failure to secure coronavirus vaccines as the country is grappling with supply shortages. The minister had reportedly notified his staff about the decision and sent a letter of resignation to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
8. (d) Eritrea
Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its troops from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region along their mutual border, said Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on March 26, 2021. He added that Ethiopia’s military would take over guarding the border area.
9. (a) US
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, will be visiting India as a part of his first Asia tour next week from April 1-9. He will be holding consultations on increasing climate ambition ahead of US President Joe Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate. This will be John Kerry’s first trip to Asia since taking office early this year.
10. (a) April 11th
The Presidential Elections are scheduled to take place in Peru on April 11, 2021. Strict social distancing rules have been put in place to protect the voters amid the COVID-19 pandemic.