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Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 16th April 2021

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  1. Who is the father of Maoism in India?
  1. Karl Marx
  2. Lenin
  3. Charu Majumdar
  4. Birsa Munda

Ans. c

Explanation: Charu Majumdar is the Father of Maoist movement in India.

  1. Which movement is credited with the beginning of left wing extremism in India?
  1. Tebhaga movement
  2. Telangana movement
  3. Naxalbari incident
  4. Russian Revolution

Ans. a

Explanation: Tebhaga Movement started in 1946 and led the peasants to be united against the Zamindars. This movement is credited for being the first maoism example in India.  Related Article| All about Maoist Movement in India: History, naxalism, ideology and other details

  1. Which of the following statements is true about the pre pack insolvency resolution for MSMEs?

i) The main aim of this pre-pack is to provide an alternate insolvency resolution process to the bankrupt MSMEs

ii) The creditors and the investors need to seek the approval of the National Company Law Tribunal on the resolution plan

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The major aim of this MSME Insolvency pre-pack was to provide an alternate insolvency resolution process to the bankrupt MSMEs.  All creditors and the investors would first mutually agree on an agreement and then seek the approval of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on the resolution plan. 

  1. Who is the chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India?
  1. Nirmala Sitharaman
  2. M.S Sahoo
  3. Ajay Tyagi
  4. Sunil Arora

Ans. b

Explanation: The Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) is M.S. Sahoo.  What is the pre-pack insolvency resolution process for MSMEs?

  1. What is a currency chest?
  1. Depository of RBI
  2. Depository of the respective bank
  3. Depository of Finance Ministry
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: A currency chest is a depository of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in which all excess money meant for the banks and ATMs is stored.

  1. Who does the money in the Currency Chest belong to?
  1. The Bank
  2. The RBI
  3. The Finance Ministry
  4. FOREX

Ans. b

Explanation: The money stored in the currency chests belongs to Reserve Bank of India

  1. Which of the following is true about animal cells?

i) Animal cells are square or rectangular in shape

ii) Animal cells do not contain plastids

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

Ans. b

Explanation: Animal cells are irregular or round in shape. They do not contain plastids. 

Also Read| What is the difference between Animal and Plant Cells?

  1. What is called the backbone of the cell?
  1. Ribosomes
  2. Mitochondria
  3. Endoplasmic Reticulum
  4. Plasma Membrane

Ans. c

Explanation: Endoplasmic Reticulum provides for the structure of the cell and is called the backbone of the cell. 

  1. Where is India's first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit located?
  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Rajasthan

Ans. b

Explanation: Maharashtra has got India’s first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) in Jaigarh Terminal Ratnagiri district

  1. Joseph Jouthe has been in the news recently. He was the Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
  1. Singapore
  2. Haiti
  3. West Indies
  4. Mexico

Ans. b

Explanation: The Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe resigned on April 14, 2021 amid violence and political strife. 

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