Q1. As per the Goldman Sachs, what is the estimated GDP growth rate of India in FY22 (2021-22)?
Q2. When is the World Asthma Day observed?
(a) May 04
(b) First Tuesday of May
(c) First Monday of May
(d) May 03
Q3. Jagmohan Malhotra, who has passed away recently was the former Governor of which state?
(c) Jammu and Kashmir
Q4. Mark Selby has recently become the world champion for the fourth time. He is associated with which sports event?
Q5. What was the profession of Manas Bihari Verma, who has passed away recently?
(c) Agricultural scientist
(d) Aeronautical scientist
Q6. Which day of the year is observed as the International Day of the Midwife?
(a) First Wednesday of May
(b) 05 May
(c) 04 May
(d) 03 May
Q7. Indian Army’s First Green Solar Energy harnessing plant has been launched in which state?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) West Bengal
Q8. The theme of the 2021 International Day of the Midwife is ___________.
(a) Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!
(b) Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives
(c) Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights
(d) Midwives leading the way with quality care
Q9. Who has been nominated as athlete ambassador for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ‘Believe in Sport’ campaign from India?
(a) P.V. Sindhu
(b) Saina Nehwal
(c) Srikanth Kidambi
(d) Ashwini Ponnappa
Q10. Former Sri Lanka player and coach, ________ has been banned from all cricket for six years.
(a) Nilantha Ratnayake
(b) Sanath Kaluperuma
(c) Hashan Tillakaratne
(d) Nuwan Zoysa
Q11. What is the theme of the 2021 World Asthma Day?
(a) Enough Asthma Deaths
(b) STOP for asthma
(c) Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions
(d) Never too early, never too late
Q12. What is the name of world’s largest aeroplane to transport hypersonic vehicles and facilitate easy access to space, soared into clear skies over California’s Mojave Desert?
Q13. What is the theme of the World Hand Hygiene Day 2021?
(a) Seconds Save Lives: Clean Your Hands
(b) Clean Hands for All
(c) Clean Hands – a recipe for health
(d) Our hands, our future!
Q14. _________ has been named as the 2021 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
(a) Raúl Rivero
(b) Maria Ressa
(c) Amira Hass
(d) Geoffrey Nyarota
Q15. The World Hand Hygiene Day is commemorated to raise awareness about the importance of hand hygiene in warding off many serious infections. When is the day observed?
(a) May 3
(b) May 4
(c) May 2
(d) May 5
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Sol. Wall Street brokerage Goldman Sachs has cut the GDP growth rate estimate for Indian economy to 11.1 percent in fiscal year FY22 (April 01, 2021 to March 31, 2022), due to increasing intensities of lockdowns by states to check spread of coronavirus infections.
Sol. The World Asthma Day takes place annually on the First Tuesday of May since 1998. In 2021 World Asthma Day is being observed on May 04, 2021.
Sol. Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan Malhotra has passed away after a brief illness.
Sol. In Snooker, English professional player Mark Selby has become the World Snooker Champion for the fourth time.
Sol. The Indian aeronautical scientist, Manas Bihari Verma, who played instrumental role in the development of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas, has passed away.
Sol. Every year the,International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) celebrates the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May.
Sol. The Indian Army recently launched the first Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim. It was launched to benefit the troops of the Indian army.
Sol. The theme for 2021 International Day of the Midwife is “Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives.”
Sol. The Badminton World Federation announced that India shuttler PV Sindhu and Canada’s Michelle Li have been nominated as athlete ambassadors for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ‘Believe in Sport’ campaign aimed at preventing competition manipulation.The pair have been global ambassadors for BWF’s ‘i am badminton’ campaign since April 2020.
Sol. Former Sri Lanka player and coach, Nuwan Zoysa has been banned from all cricket for six years after an ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code.
Sol. The theme for 2021 World Asthma Day is “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions“.
Sol. The aircraft named ‘Roc’ features a twin-fuselage design and the longest wingspan ever flown, at 385 feet (117 m), surpassing the Hughes H-4 Hercules flying boat of 321 feet (98 m). The Stratolaunch is intended to carry a 550,000-pound payload and will be able to launch rockets from high altitude.
Sol. The theme for 2021 is ‘Seconds Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’. The day recognizes hand washing as one of the most effective actions that can be taken to avoid a huge range of infections including the COVID-19 virus.
Sol. Maria Ressa has been named as the 2021 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
Sol. Every year, the World Hand Hygiene Day is observed on May 5. The day is organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness among people across the globe about the importance of hand hygiene in warding off many serious infections.