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Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 14th April 2021

Take the quiz listed below based on static GK and current events. The quiz is specially designed for the candidates of various competitive exams. 

  1. Which of the following awards was given to Dr. BR Ambedkar?
  1. Nobel Peace Prize
  2. Bharat Ratna 
  3. Padma Shri
  4. Padma Vibhushan

Ans. b

Explanation: Dr BR Ambedkar was given Bharat Ratna posthumously in the year 1990. 

  1. Which of the following books has not been written by Dr BR Ambedkar?
  1. Mook Nayak
  2. Bahishkrut Bharat
  3. Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah
  4. Shame 

Ans. d

Explanation: Shame has been written by Salman Rushdie and not Dr Ambedkar. 

  1. Which of the following statements is true about Dr Ambedkar?

i) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's real surname was Ambawadekar

ii) He is the only Indian whose statue is attached to Karl Marx in the London Museum

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's real surname was Ambawadekar. But his teacher, Mahadev Ambedkar, gave him Ambedkar surname in the school records. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was the first Indian to get a Doctorate in Economics from abroad. Dr. Ambedkar is the only Indian whose statue is attached to Karl Marx in the London Museum. Also read| Ambedkar Jayanti 2021: 25 amazing facts about Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

  1. What is true of net-zero emission?

i) Net-zero is a state where a country's emissions are compensated by absorption & removal of greenhouse gases from atmosphere

ii) China is committed to going net-zero by the year 2060

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Net Zero is referred to as the condition when any country's emissions are compensated by the absorption and removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. US is expected to commit its net zero target for 2050 while China would do so in 2060. 

Read| What is Net Zero Emission?

  1. Who is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases?
  1. China 
  2. UK
  3. USA
  4. India

Ans. d

Explanation: India is the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the United States and China.

  1. Which of the following statements is true about Paris Agreement

i) India is a signatory to the agreement

ii) The agreement does not mention any net-zero emission goal

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: India signed the Paris Agreement in 2016. The agreement highlighted that every signatory must take the best climate action but nowhere mentions the net-zero emission goal.

  1. What is SUPACE?
  1. New Saturn Mission of India
  2. Saturn rover of NASA
  3. Supreme Court Portal
  4. A pacemaker

Ans. c

Explanation: The Supreme Court of India launched the first AI driven research portal recently, Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court's Efficiency (SUPACE).

READ| SUPACE Portal: Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Indian Judiciary

  1. Who was the first chairman of the Artificial Intelligence Committee of the Supreme Court in India?
  1. Justice Nageswara Rao
  2. CJI SA Bobde
  3. Justice Sanjay K Kail 
  4. Justice S Kant

Ans. b

Explanation: CJI SA Bobde was the first chairman of the Artificial Intelligence Committee.

  1. Who is the new Chief Election Commissioner of India?
  1. Sushil Arora
  2. Sushil Chandra
  3. Sunil Arora
  4. Sunil Chandra

Ans. b

Explanation: The Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on April 12, 2021, was appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as a new Chief Election Commissioner of India.

  1. Which dormant volcano erupted after 4 decades this year?
  1. Mount Fuji
  2. La Soufrière
  3. Mount Kilimanjaro
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: The La Soufrière, which had been dormant for over four decades, erupted for the first time three days back on April 9, 2021 and since then it has been erupting explosively, covering the main island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in ash and debris.

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