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 Q .
Which country has officially passed a legislation to allow screening of future FDI and Special Economic Agreements?
A)
France
B)
Denmark
C)
Switzerland
D)
North Korea

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Denmark

Note :

Denmark has officially passed a legislation, to prevent outside FDI and special economic agreements that may pose a threat to national security, through screening and potential interference.
The new law was developed following security concerns over a bid by China’s Huawei to build Denmark’s 5G network. However, Denmark’s biggest telecoms operator, TDC picked Ericsson over Huawei for the project.

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Published On : May 8, 2021
 Q .
Tur/arhar (pigeon pea), urad (black matpe) and moong (green gram) are examples of which type of major crop?
A)
Rabi
B)
Kharif
C)
Zaid
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kharif

Note :

The crops that are sown in the rainy season are called kharif crops in India. They are also known as the summer or monsoon crop. Kharif crops are usually sown with the beginning of the first rains in July, during the south-west monsoon season.
Tur/arhar (pigeon pea), urad (black matpe) and moong (green gram) are the major pulses in this season. The Ministry of Agriculture has recently formulated a special Kharif strategy to attain self-sufficiency in the production of pulses.

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Published On : May 8, 2021
 Q .
INS Kolkata arrived Port Shuwaikh, to bring Liquid Medical Oxygen and medical supplies, from which country?
A)
Kuwait
B)
Oman
C)
Israel
D)
UAE

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kuwait

Note :

As a part of the Operation Samudra Setu II, INS Kolkata arrived Port Shuwaikh, Kuwait and will bring Liquid Medical Oxygen and medical supplies from Kuwait.
Earlier the ship had boarded 200 bottles of oxygen and 43 oxygen concentrators from Doha, Qatar. Indian Navy has deployed seven Indian Naval ships for shipment of liquid medical oxygen from friendly countries.

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Published On : May 7, 2021
 Q .
Which state government has converted 25 of its city buses into Ambulances?
A)
Goa
B)
Delhi
C)
Assam
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Maharashtra

Note : In Maharashtra, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation has converted 25 city buses into ambulances for use of COVID patients.

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Published On : May 7, 2021
 Q .
Which Ministry has announced to set up pressure swing adsorption medical oxygen plants at 581 sites in various states?
A)
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
B)
Ministry of Railway
C)
Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers
D)
All of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Note : Around 581 Pressure Swing Adsorption medical oxygen plants will be installed in various states and NHAI will be the nodal agency for executing civil and electrical work for these facilities

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Published On : May 7, 2021
 Q .
What amount of liquidity support has been announced by the RBI for the small finance banks under a special long-term repo operations to lend to MFIs amid COVID-19 crises?
A)
Rs 20,000 crore
B)
Rs 15,000 crore
C)
Rs 10,000 crore
D)
Rs 5,000 crore

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rs 10,000 crore

Note : A special long-term repo operations has been announced for small finance banks worth Rs 10,000 crore under a special long-term repo operations to lend to MFIs amid COVID-19 crises

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Published On : May 7, 2021
 Q .
Which movie won the Best Film (Jury) at 11th Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021?
A)
Parasite
B)
Jungle Cry
C)
Angrezi Medium
D)
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Jungle Cry

Note : Jungle Cry directed by Sagar Ballary won the Best Film (Jury) at the 11th Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021.

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Published On : May 7, 2021
 Q .
Who is the winner of the 2021 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize?
A)
Rodrigo Duterte
B)
Mike Enriquez
C)
Cheche Lazaro
D)
Maria Ressa

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Maria Ressa

Note : Investigative journalist and media executive Maria Ressa of the Philippines has been named as the winner of 2021 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

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Published On : May 7, 2021
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the Acting Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?
A)
A K Sikri
B)
P C Pant
C)
S A Bobde
D)
P K Mishra

Correct Answer : Option (B) - P C Pant

Note :

Justice (retired) Prafulla Chandra Pant, who is a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has been appointed its Acting Chairperson with effect from April 25 2021.
Prior to his appointment as NHRC member, he was a Judge of the Supreme Court from 2014 to 2017. He had also held the position of Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya from 2013 to 2014.

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Published On : May 6, 2021
 Q .
What is the theme of the 2021 International Day of the Midwife?
A)
Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives
B)
Midwives: Defenders of Women's Rights
C)
Midwives leading the way with quality care
D)
Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilize, unite - our time is NOW!

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives

Note : The theme for 2021 International Day of the Midwife is "Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives."

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Published On : May 6, 2021