18th April 2021 Current Affairs | Top 15 Current Affairs MCQ with Detailed Explanation
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18th April 2021 Current Affairs
Q.1) How many new hospitals will soon have their own Oxygen plants?
Correct Answer – (2) 100
👉 On 15th April 2021, Union Health Ministry informed that, 100 new hospitals will get their own oxygen plants under the PM-CARES Fund.
👉 Health Ministry also said that, 162 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants, which help hospitals make their own medical oxygen, sanctioned under the PM-CARES fund.
👉 Medical oxygen is a critical component in the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
👉 PM-CARES stands for “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations“, was created on 27th March 2020, Chairman: Narendra Modi. 18th April 2021 Current Affairs
Q.2) India and which country have signed an agreement for cooperation in the “Gaganyaan” mission?
Correct Answer – (3) France
👉 On 15th April 2021, The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) and the National Centre for Space Studies-CNES(France) have signed an agreement for India’s first Human Space Flight Mission called ‘Gaganyaan’.
👉 According to this agreement, France’s CNES will help India’s Gaganyaan Mission.
🔻Under this MoU/Agreement:
(i) French Space Agency will supply space equipment to the Indian crew.
(ii) CNES will supply fireproof carry bags to shield equipment from radiation and shock.
(iii) CNES will train Indian flight physicians.
Q.3) Who has been appointed as the Indian Brand Ambassador of “Tecno”?
(1) Hrithik Roshan
(2) Ranveer Singh
(3) Rashmika Mandanna
(4) Ayushmann Khurrana
Correct Answer – (4) Ayushmann Khurrana
👉 On 15th April 2021, Global Smartphone brand ‘Tecno‘ has appointed bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its Indian Brand Ambassador.
👉 Ayushmann Khurrana will feature SPARK, POVA, CAMON smartphone series in the campaigns.
👉 On 11th Sep 2020, Ayushmann Khurrana was appointed as United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund(UNICEF)’s advocate for the Children’s Rights Campaign “For Every Child“. 18th April 2021 Current Affairs
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Q.4) Centre allowed ‘Haffkine Institute‘ to manufacture ‘Covaxin‘. The Haffkine institute located in –
Correct Answer – (2) Mumbai
👉 On 15th April 2021, Central Government has approved ‘Haffkine Bio Pharmaceutical‘ based in Mumbai City to make Bharat Biotech Anti Corona Vaccine ‘Covaxin‘.
👉 Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had earlier (Nearly one month ago) requested the Central Government to allow the Haffkine Institute to produce ‘Covaxin’.
👉 Before this, ‘Covaxin’ produced by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech.
👉 The Haffkine Institute established at Mumbai on 10th August 1899 by Dr. Waldemar Mordecai Haffkine for Training, Research and Testing. 18th April 2021 Current Affairs
Q.5) Which state government has invoked “Essential Services Maintenance Act“?
Correct Answer – (3) Chhattisgarh
👉 On 16th April 2021, Chhattisgarh government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act(ESMA) due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
👉 According to this act, state home department, now the refusal to work in essential services has been prohibited.
👉 This order will be applicable on doctors, nurses and other health workers in all government and private health institutions as well as on workers involved in sanitation.
👉 The Essential Services Maintenance Act(ESMA) came into being in 1968. 18th April 2021 Current Affairs
Q.6) Which Ministry has launched 3 initiatives of National Internet Exchange of India(NIXI)?
(4) Civil Aviation
Correct Answer – (2) MeitY
👉 On 15th April 2021, Secretary of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY), Ajay Prakash Sawhney has inaugurated 3 breaking initiatives for National Internet Exchange of India(NIXI).
👉 These 3-initiatives are IP Guru, NIXI Academy and NIXI-IP-INDEX.
👉 The IP Guru is a group to extend support to all the Indian entities, who are planning to migrate/adapt to IPv6.
👉 The NIXI Academy was created to educate technical/non-technical people about IPv6.
👉 The NIXI-IP-INDEX will showcase the IPv6 adoption rate in India & World. 18th April 2021 Current Affairs
Q.7) Which International bank will close its retail banking operations in India?
(1) DBS Bank
(2) Citi Bank
(3) Bank of America
(4) Deutsche Bank
Correct Answer – (2) Citi Bank
👉 On 15th April 2021, Citi bank has announced to exit its consumer banking operations in 13 countries.
👉 These 13 countries are: India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Bahrain, Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
👉 In India, Citibank is the largest foreign bank, and started their operations in 1902. More than 20,000 employees are working with Citibank India.
👉 Citibank is the consumer division of financial services multinational bank, founded in 1812 at New York(USA). And It is the 1st National city bank of New York.
Q.8) India’s 1st Aadhaar-based SIP payment has been launched by –
👉 On 15th April 2021, ETMONEY has launched India’s first Aadhaar-based SIP(Systematic Investment Plan) payments feature.
👉 This payment feature will enable anyone to start a SIP online and make automatic payments using a simple Aadhaar based OTP verification.
👉 Aim: To make investments more seamless and open to the widest segment of Indian society.
Q.9) Who actress has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of “McDonald’s India“?
(1) Kajal Aggarwal
(2) Anushka Shetty
(4) Rashmika Mandanna
Correct Answer – (4) Rashmika Mandanna
👉 On 16th April 2021, McDonald‘s India (West and South) said that, It has appointed Film actress Rashmika Mandanna as its brand ambassador.
👉 McDonald‘s restaurants in West and South India are operated by ‘Westlife Development Ltd.’ through its wholly owned subsidiary.
👉 McDonald’s Corporation is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in California(USA).
Q.10) Which Indian wrestler won Gold at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2021 in 59kg category?
(1) Vinesh Phogat
(2) Sakshi Malik
(3) Anshu Malik
(4) Sarita Mor
Correct Answer – (4) Sarita Mor
👉 The 34th edition of the Asian Wrestling Championships are began on 13th April 2021 in Almaty(Kazakhstan), and will conclude on 18th April 2021.
👉 In this 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships, Haryana’s Sarita Mor clinched the gold medal for India by defending the women’s 59 kg title.
👉 In the Women’s 76 kg category, India’s Pooja defeated Seoyeon Jeong of Korea.
👉 In the Women’s 50 kg category, India’s Seema defeated Yung Hsun Lin of Taiwan to win bronze medal.
👉 Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg), and Sakshi Malik (65kg) also reached in their respective finals at the Asian Wrestling Championships.
👉 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships organised by the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee.
Q.11) Joe Biden has announced the full military withdrawal from which country?
(4) Saudi Arabia
Correct Answer – (3) Afghanistan
👉 On 14th April 2021, US President Joe Biden announced the complete withdrawal of Troops & Military from Afghanistan.
👉 US troops along with the forces deployed by North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) Allies will be pulled out of Afghanistan by 11th September 2021.
Q.12) World’s 1st affordable and long lasting hygiene product ‘DuroKea Series’ has been launched by –
(1) Rajnath Singh
(2) Narendra Modi
(3) Piyush Goyal
(4) Ramesh Pokhriyal
Correct Answer – (4) Ramesh Pokhriyal
👉 On 16th April 2021, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank‘ has launched World 1st affordable and long-lasting hygiene product DuroKea Series.
👉 Researcher from IIT-Hyderabad has developed this innovative technologies to combat COVID-19 virus spreading.
👉 This next generation DuroKea antimicrobial can kills 99.99% of germs instantly and leaves behind the long-lasting protective nanoscale coating up to 35 days.
👉 Price of this DuroKea is ₹189 only.
Q.13) Recently, Former Election Commissioner passed away. His name is –
(1) Navin B. Chawla
(2) D. M.S. Gill
(4) Shri. H.S. Brahma
👉 On 14th April 2021, Ex-Election Commissioner GVG Krishnamurty passed away due to age-related ailments in New Delhi at the age of 86.
👉 He was a Indian Legal Service Officer, Krishnamurty became the election commissioner in October 1993 and continued in service till September 1996.
👉 He also worked in the Central Law Ministry of Government of India from 1960 to 1992.
Q.14) Who has chaired the 1st meeting of the “National Startup Advisory Council“?
(1) Nitin Gadkari
(2) Piyush Goyal
(3) Ravi Shankar
(4) Mahendra Nath
Correct Answer – (2) Piyush Goyal
👉 On 15th April 2021, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has chaired the 1st meeting of the National Startup Advisory Council.
👉 The Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade had constituted this “National Startup Advisory Council” in January 2020.
👉 This council for: to advise the Government on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in India.
Q.15) Which company will be acquiring ‘Cleartrip’ Travel Company?
👉 On 15th April 2021, Flipkart announced the proposed acquisition of Cleartrip.
👉 Flipkart will acquire 100% shareholding of Cleartrip.
👉 After Acquire, Cleartrip will continue to work as a separate brand.
👉 Cleartrip is a online travel technology company founded in 2006 by Hrush Bhatt, Matthew Spacie and Stuart Crighton. Current CEO: Stuart Crighton.