Q1. When do we observe World Parkinson’s Day?
(a) April 10
(b) April 09
(c) April 11
(d) April 08
Q2. India has recently agreed to institute a ‘Strategic Partnership on Water’ with which country?
(d) New Zealand
Q3. In India, the National Safe Motherhood Day is marked on which day?
(a) Second Sunday of April
(b) Second Saturday of April
(c) April 08
(d) April 11
Q4. Which country has become the first to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement?
(a) New Zealand
Q5. The Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) for Rowing discipline has been inaugurated in ________.
Q6. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik recently launched 14-day ‘________’ against Covid-19.
(a) Task abhiyan
(b) Flask abhiyan
(c) Mass abhiyan
(d) Mask abhiyan
Q7. Education Minister launches implementation plan ‘SARTHAQ’ for school education. Second ‘A’ in SARTHAQ stands for:
Q8. Acclaimed _________ Guneet Monga is to be conferred with honour of the Knight of the Order of Arts, a civilian French honour.
(a) Theatre Artist
(d) Fashion Designer
Q9. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince has honoured Indian business tycoon Yusuffali with top civilian award recently. He is the head of which business entity?
(b) Danube Ltd
(c) KM Trading
(d) Lulu Group
Q10. Which of the following has launched ‘Rewards123’ savings account to offers benefits on digital transactions?
(a) Paytm Payments Bank
(b) Airtel Payments Bank
(c) Jio Payments Bank
(d) Vodafone M-pesa
Q11. Which of the following country has named Noura al-Matroushi as its first female astronaut?
Q12. Which institute has secured the top position among the best higher education institutes in India in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020?
(a) IIFT-New Delhi
Q13. The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed globally on _________ every year.
(a) April 08
(b) April 09
(c) April 10
(d) April 12
Q14. Satish Kaul, who passed away recently was a/an ________________.
(d) Radio Astronomer
Q15. Bollywood actor ________ has been made the brand ambassador for Punjab’s anti-coronavirus vaccination programme.
(a) Sonu Sood
(b) Kapil Sharma
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Sol. Every year, April 11 is observed as World Parkinson’s Day to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, which is a progressive nervous system disorder. The day marks the birthday of Dr James Parkinson from London.
Sol. During the India- Netherlands virtual Summit, the two countries agreed on instituting a ‘Strategic Partnership on Water’ to further deepen the Indo-Dutch cooperation in the water related sector, and upgrading the Joint Working Group on water to Ministerial-level.
Sol. National Safe Motherhood Day is observed every year on April 11 to raise awareness about adequate access to care for women during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal services.
Sol. Singapore ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the world’s largest free trade agreement, led by China.
Sol. Union Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) for Rowing discipline at the Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council Water Sports Academy at the Nehru Park in the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Sol. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on launched 14-day ‘mask abhiyan’ as part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus in view of rising cases and urged people to strictly follow the safety guidelines.
Sol. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal chaired a high-level meeting on the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020 and released an implementation plan for school education called ‘Students’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement through Quality Education (SARTHAQ)’. SARTHAQ has been developed by the Department of School Education and Literacy.
Sol. Acclaimed filmmaker Guneet Monga to be conferred with honour of the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). It is the second highest civilian French honour and has earlier been awarded to big Hollywood names like Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bruce Willis. She has helmed critically acclaimed projects including The Lunchbox etc.
Sol. Yusuffali is the CMD of Abu Dhabi-based LuLu Group Awards were given at the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi Awards held at Qasr Al Hosn.
Sol. Airtel Payments Bank launched its new ‘Rewards123’ savings account, which provides customers with perks and rewards. The Rewards123 Savings Account is built specifically that allows you to get access to a variety of perks when you save and transact digitally.
Sol. The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space programme on 10th April, including the country’s first female astronaut.
Sol. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore) has secured the top position among the best higher education institutes in India, while Calcutta University became the best varsity in the country, as per the published Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2020).
Sol. The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed globally on April 12 every year. The UN General Assembly passed a resolution on April 7, 2011, had declared April 12 to be celebrated as International Day of Human Space Flight.
Sol. Veteran actor Satish Kaul, who had 300 Punjabi and Hindi films to his credit and played the role of Lord Indra in the TV show Mahabharat, passed away
Sol. Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been made the brand ambassador for Punjab’s anti-coronavirus vaccination programme. During the coronavirus-induced lockdown last year, the actor had helped migrants reach their home states.