Current Affairs Quiz: 16 April 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as ESMA Act, Asian Wrestling Championships 2021, Haffkine Institute and acquisition of Cleartrip among others. 

Created On: Apr 16, 2021 17:46 ISTModified On: Apr 16, 2021 17:53 IST
Current Affairs Quiz

16 April 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as ESMA Act, Asian Wrestling Championships 2021, Haffkine Institute and acquisition of Cleartrip among others. 

1. Which state government has invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act?
a) Punjab
b) Delhi 
c) Chhattisgarh
d) Maharashtra

2. Which Indian wrestler won gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2021 in 59kg weight category?
a) Vinesh Phogat 
b) Sakshi Malik
c) Pooja
d) Sarita Mor

3. Which nation is hosting the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships?
a) Kazakhstan
b) Tajikistan
c) Kyrgyzstan
d) Japan

4. Which company will be acquiring Cleartrip travel company?
a) Flipkart 
b) Amazon
c) Google
d) Facebook

5. How many new hospitals will soon have their own Oxygen plants?
a) 200
b) 100
c) 50
d) 75

6. The centre recently allowed Haffkine Institute to manufacture Covaxin. The institute is owned by which state government?
a) Kerala
b) Telangana
c) Maharashtra
d) Karnataka

7. India signed a space agreement for Gaganyaan mission on April 15, 2021 with which nation?
a) Russia
b) US
c) France
d) UK

8. When is NASA scheduled to launch the second crewed operational flight of Crew Dragon Spacecraft?
a) April 20th
b) April 21st
c) April 22nd
d) April 23rd

Answers

1. (c) Chhattisgarh
The Chhattisgarh government on April 16, 2021, invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The ESMA order prohibits refusal to work in essential services and it applies to all healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses and health workers across all government and private health institutions and sanitation workers. 

2. (d) Sarita Mor 
Sarita Mor clinched the sole gold medal for India by defending the women's 59 kg title at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2021.

3. (a) Kazakhstan
The 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships are currently being held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. They began on April 13th and will conclude on April 18, 2021. This is the 34th edition of the Asian Wrestling Championships.

4. (a) Flipkart 
Flipkart recently announced that it is planning to acquire Cleartrip, which is a leading online travel and technology company.

5. (b) 100
The Union Health Ministry informed on April 15, 2021 that 100 new hospitals will get their own oxygen plants under the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund.

6. (c) Maharashtra
The centre has allowed Maharashtra-government owned Haffkine Institute to manufacture Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, on the basis of transfer of technology.

7. (c) France
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), the French Space Agency signed an agreement on April 15, 2021 for India’s first Human Space Flight Mission called Gaganyaan.

8. (c) April 22nds
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is scheduled to launch the second crewed operational flight of Crew Dragon Spacecraft ( SpaceX Crew 2) on April 22, 2021, on the occasion of World Earth Day.

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