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Current Affairs MCQs of 19th April 2021
Q.1 Which player has been named as the ODI cricketers of the decade 2010-2019, in the 2021 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack?
a. M.S. Dhoni
b. Virat Kohli
c. Steve Smith
d. Joe Root
Q.2 The 8th edition of the Joint Special Forces Exercise ‘Khanjar’ has kicked-off. The annual exercise is held between India and which country?
Q.3 Which state government has invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act?
Q.4 Which volcano erupted for the first time in April 2021 after 1979?
a. La Grande Soufrière
b. Mount Pelée
c. La Soufrière
d. Mount Liamuiga
Q.5 Which organization has released a report called ‘My body is My own‘?
Q.6 Pohela Boisarav is the festival of which state?
b. West Bengal
Q.7 NITI Aayog has launched a national digital repository on health and nutrition. What is the name given to this repository?
a. Aushadhi Gyan
b. Poshan Gyan
c. Fitness Gyan
d. Aarogya Gyan
Q.8 Recently the central government cleared ₹110 cr ROPAX Jetty Project on Dhamra river in which state?
a. Himachal Pradesh
Q.9 Which institute has developed the world’s first affordable and long lasting hygiene product DuroKea Series?
a. IIT Kanpur
b. IISc Bengaluru
c. IIM Ahmedabad
d. IIT Hyderabad
Q.10 Which country becomes the first country to introduce climate change law for financial firms ?
b. New Zealand
Q.2 b) The 8th India-Kyrgyz Joint Special Forces Exercise ‘Khanjar’ was inaugurated at the Special Forces Brigade of National Guards of Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek, on April 16, 2021.
Q.3 c) The Chhattisgarh government on April 16, 2021, invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The ESMA order prohibits refusal to work in essential services and it applies to all healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses and health workers across all government and private health institutions and sanitation workers.
Q.4 c) The La Soufrière, which had been dormant for over four decades, erupted for the first time three days back on April 9, 2021 and since then it has been erupting explosively, covering the main island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in ash and debris.
Q.7 b) NITI Aayog launched a national digital repository on health and nutrition, called “Poshan Gyan”
Q.8 c) Centre has approved over 50 crore rupees for developing all-weather ROPAX, Roll-on/Roll-off Passenger Jetty and allied infrastructure connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district and Talachua in Kendrapara district, Odisha under the Sagarmala initiative.
Q.9 d) Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched World 1st affordable and long-lasting hygiene product DuroKea Series.
Q.10 b) New Zealand becomes the first country to introduce a law that will require financial firms to explain how they would manage climate-related risks and opportunities