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Current Affairs MCQs of 4th May 2021
Q.1 What is the theme of the World Press Freedom Day 2021?
a. Information as a Public Good
b. Media and Good Governance
c. Journalism without Fear or Favour
d. The media as drivers of change
Q.2 Who has received the 2021 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize?
a. May Chidiac
b. Win Tin
c. Jineth Bedoya Lima
d. Maria Ressa
Q.3 Umngot River, considered as India’s clearest river is located in
Q.4 Consider the following statements regarding Irrawaddy dolphins.
1.Irrawaddy Dolphins are normally found in sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of Bay of Bengal and South East Asia.
2.They are classified as Endangered as per IUCN Red List.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
Q.5 Which Indian has co-chaired the 23rd ASEAN Indian senior officials meeting?
a. Piyush Goyal
b. Rajnath Singh
c. Pralhad Joshi
d. Riva Das
Q.6 Which state has started a unique Oxygen on Wheels initiative?
a. Uttar Pradesh
Q.7 The Freedom fighter Ashatai Pathre has passed away. Did she hail from which state?
d. Tamil Nadu
Q.8 Which country approved the proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment to India?
Q.9 The Asian Boxing Championship has moved from India to which country due to Covid 19 ?
Q.10 Recently Indian Army inaugurated the first solar energy harnessing plant of 56 KVA in which state?
Q.3 d) The Meghalaya government has defended its plan to dam Umngot, arguably India’s clearest river, despite protests from more than a dozen villages downstream.
Q.4 d) The Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin found in discontinuous subpopulations near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia.Although found in much of the riverine and marine zones of South and Southeast Asia, the concentrated lagoon populations are found in Chilika Lake in Odisha and Songkhla Lake in southern Thailand.Irrawaddy dolphins in general are listed as an Endangered species.
Q.5 d) The Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs Riva Ganguly Das has co-chaired the 23rd ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting with Permanent Secretary of Thailand Thani Thongphakdi.
Q.6 b) The Karnal District Administration in Haryana has started a unique ‘Oxygen on Wheels’ initiative to ensure incessant supply of Medical Oxygen to both Government & Private Hospitals.
Q.7 b) Ashatai Pathre, a freedom fighter from Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra passed away. She was one hundred years old.
Q.8 c) The U.S. State Department approved the proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment, a deal estimated to cost $2.42 billion.
Q.9 d) The Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) has moved the Asian boxing championships from New Delhi to Dubai due to the worsening pandemic situation in the country.
Q.10 a) Indian Army in its quest for harnessing renewable energy for its troops inaugurated the First Green Solar Energy harnessing plant of 56 KVA using Vanadium based battery technology in North Sikkim, at an altitude of 16000 ft.