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    1. Which country (in Apr’21) signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among Indian entrepreneurs & Start-ups?
      1) Denmark
      2) Turkey
      3) Norway
      4) Sweden
      5) Philippines
      Answer-1) Denmark
      NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) & Embassy of Denmark signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among aspiring entrepreneurs & Start-ups in India, as a part of Indo-Danish Bilateral Green Strategic Partnership.
      • The partnership will be executed through Innovation Center Denmark (ICDK), the Danish embassy in India.
      • In December 2020, AIM partnered with ICDK, to launch AIM-ICDK Water Innovation Challenge, which aims to solve India’s water problems through innovative solutions.
      About Denmark:
      Prime Minister – Mette Frederiksen
      Capital – Copenhagen
      Currency – Danish Krone

    2. Which countries Covid-19 vaccine was approved (in Apr’21) by Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)?
      1) USA, Moderna
      2) Russia, Pfizer-BioNTech
      3) USA, Pfizer-BioNTech
      4) Russia, Sputnik V
      5) UK, Moderna
      Answer-4) Russia, Sputnik V
      Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the use of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine, “Sputnik V” in India, to tackle the 2nd Wave of the virus spread in India. With this approval, India has 3 Covid-19 vaccines – Covaxin, Covishield and Sputnik-V.
      • Sputnik-V is manufactured in India by Hyderabad based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.

    3. Where was the Multilateral Military Exercise, “Shantir Ogroshena 2021”, an UN-mandated Counter Terrorism Exercise conducted?
      1) Bhutan
      2) India
      3) Sri Lanka
      4) Myanmar
      5) Bangladesh
      Answer-5) Bangladesh
      The Indian Army participated in the Multinational Military Exercise ‘Shantir Ogroshena 2021’ (Front Runner of Peace) held at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS), Bangladesh from April 4-12, 2021. It is an UN-mandated Counter-terrorism exercise.
      Theme – ‘Robust Peacekeeping Operations’
      Other Participants – Royal Bhutan Army, Sri Lankan Army & Bangladesh Army

    4. Identify the points that are correctly related to “Post Office Savings Account (Amendment) Scheme, 2021″.
      A) Minimum Account Maintenance fee for the Basic Savings Account is reduced form Rs. 500 to Rs. 100
      B) Basic Savings Account can be opened in any Scheduled commercial bank
      C) No deposit is required for opening the account

      1) Only B & C
      2) Only A
      3) Only A & B
      4) Only A & C
      5) All A, B & C
      Answer-1) Only B & C
      Finance Ministry has amended the Post Office Savings Account Scheme, 2019 & the Scheme was named as “Post Office Savings Account (Amendment) Scheme, 2021″.
      • Government had reduced the Account Maintenance Fee for basic savings account from ₹100 to ₹50.
      • Deposit required for opening of account – Nil.
      • Basic Savings Account can be opened in a scheduled commercial bank or Indian Post Payment Bank (IPPB).

    5. Which bank was issued a penalty of Rs 25 crore by SEBI (in Apr’21) for misselling its Additional Tier-1 bonds?
      1) YES Bank
      2) State Bank of India
      3) HDFC Bank
      4) Canara Bank
      5) Axis Bank
      Answer-1) YES Bank
      Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has revised the reporting formats for mutual funds with new guidelines.
      SEBI has informed the Asset Management Companies (AMCs) to submit the QR on the activities of Mutual Funds/AMCs to trustees within 21 days from the end of respective quarter.
      SEBI has also imposed a penalty of Rs 25 crore to Yes Bank for misselling lender’s AT-1 bonds during the period from December 1, 2016 to February 29, 2020

    6. What was India’s GDP projected by Nomura (in Apr’21) for FY22?
      1) 13.5%
      2) 12.6%
      3) 15.4%
      4) 11.01%
      5) 9.09%
      Answer-2) 12.6%
      On April 9, 2021 Nomura, has decreased the India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate forecasted for FY22 to 12.6 per cent from its earlier prediction of 13.5 per cent due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and retail inflation.
      About Nomura:
      Establishment – 1925
      Headquarters – Tokyo, Japan

    7. Which PSU was awarded the National Award for Innovation Training Practices 2019-2020 at the 30th National Award Ceremony?
      1) Indian Bank
      2) Indian Oil Corporation
      3) National Thermal Power Corporation
      4) State Bank of India
      5) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
      Answer-5) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
      On 12th April 2021, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a central public sector undertaking based in Bengaluru, Karnataka has won the National Award for Innovation Training Practices 2019-2020 at the 30th National Award Ceremony organised by the Indian Society for Training and Development(ISTD) in New Delhi.

    8. President Ram Nath Kovind appointed __________ as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India under the provisions of ____________.
      1) Rajiv Kumar, Article 124
      2) Sushil Chandra, Article 324
      3) Rajiv Kumar, Article 226
      4) Sunil Arora, Article 324
      5) Sushil Chandra, Article 124
      Answer-2) Sushil Chandra, Article 324
      President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Senior-most Election Commissioner, Sushil Chandra as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India. He succeeds Sunil Arora whose tenure ended on 12th April 2021.
      • He was appointed in pursuance of clause (2) of Article 324 of the Constitution of India.
      • Tenure of CEC is 6 years or up to 65 years of age whichever is earlier.

    9. In April 2021, Guillermo Lasso was elected as the President of which country?
      1) Peru
      2) Ecuador
      3) Paraguay
      4) Colombia
      5) Chile
      Answer-2) Ecuador
      Guillermo Lasso (65-year-old) was elected as the 47th President of Ecuador. He will take over the presidency from the incumbent Lenín Moreno and assume office on 24th May 2021.

    10. Name the Web Portal that was launched to facilitate trade of Aquaculture in National & International Market place.
      1) e-RAISE
      2) e- NaCSA
      3) e-SANTA
      4) e-Trader
      5) e-Chhawani
      Answer-3) e-SANTA
      Union Minister of Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal virtually inaugurated the web portal called ‘e-SANTA’ (Electronic Solution for Augmenting NaCSA farmers’ Trade in Aquaculture). It is an electronic marketplace providing a platform to connect Aqua Farmers and the Buyers (both at National & International levels).
      • This will enhance tractability in International Trade.