Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 19th April 2021

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Created On: Apr 19, 2021 08:46 IST
Modified On: Apr 19, 2021 08:12 IST
GK Quiz 2021
GK Quiz 2021

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1. When is World Haemophilia Day observed?

  1. 18th April
  2. 17th April
  3. 16th April
  4. 19th April

Ans. b

Explanation: It is observed on 17th April and the day was started by the World Federation of Haemophilia (WHF).  Know all about Haemophilia Day 2021 here

  1. What is the theme of World Haemophilia Day 2021?
  1. Adapting to change 
  2. Adapting to change and care of the new world
  3. Adapting to change: Sustaining care in a new world
  4. Sustaining care in a new world

Ans. c

Explanation: The theme of World Haemophilia Day 2021 is  “Adapting to change: Sustaining care in a new world".

  1. What is the disease in which the blood loses the power to clot?
  1. Thalassemia
  2. Haemophilia 
  3. Alzheimer's disease
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: Haemophilia is an inherited blood disorder disease in which blood doesn't clot properly.

  1. Which of the following statements is true about haemophilia?

i) It is caused due to defects in the blood vessels, the coagulation mechanism

ii) A person suffering from haemophilia bleeds spontaneously

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Any person suffering from haemophilia disease bleeds spontaneously. It  is an inherited blood disorder disease in which blood doesn't clot properly.

  1. The Aahaar Kranti Mission is in line with which of the following?

i) United Nations declaration of 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 

ii) UN sustainable goal #3 emphasizes human well-being

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The Aahaar Kranti Mission is in line with the United Nations declaration of the year 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. Furthermore, UN sustainable goal #3 emphasizes human well-being. What is Aahaar Kranti Mission: Know details here

  1. Which state government has invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act?
  1. Kerala
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Goa

Ans. b

Explanation: The Chhattisgarh government on April 16, 2021, invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. 

  1. Who is the Wisden Almanack's ODI cricketer of the 2010s decade?
  1. Virat Kohli
  2. AB De Villiers
  3. Rohit Sharma 
  4. MS Dhoni

Ans. a

Explanation: Virat Kohli made more than 11,000 runs in the period, averaging over 60 and scoring 42 hundreds. He has been named Wisden Almanack's ODI cricketer of the 2010s decade.

  1. Which was the Best Film award at the British Academy Film Awards- BAFTA 2021?
  1. Nomadland
  2. Little Women
  3. The Trial of the Chicago 7
  4. Promising Young Woman

Ans. a

Explanation: Nomadland won the award in the 'Best Film' category at the British Academy Film Awards- BAFTA 2021. 

  1. How many countries does India share its borders with?
  1. 7
  2. 6
  3. 8
  4. 5

Ans. a

Explanation:  India shares its border with seven countries- Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Know all about India's neighbouring countries

  1. Where in Egypt is the lost Golden City discovered?
  1. Cairo
  2. Luxor
  3. Giza
  4. Alexandria

Ans. b

Explanation: The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on April 08, 2021, announced the discovery of a ‘Lost Golden City’ that was buried under the sands of the capital of Luxor in Egypt for the past 3,000 years.

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