Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 3rd April 2021

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Created On: Apr 3, 2021 10:19 IST
Modified On: Apr 3, 2021 09:57 IST
gk quiz static and current events
gk quiz static and current events

Take the Quiz based on Static GK and Current Events below. Go through each explanation to gain an insight on the topic. Aspirants of UPSC Civil Services are specially advised to go through the questions as the questions discussed here have a high probability of being asked in their exams. 

  1. When was the first space hurricane observed on Earth
  1. 2015
  2. 2014
  3. 2019
  4. 2020

Ans. b

Explanation: The first space hurricane was observed in 2014 over the North Pole.  

  1. Who is called the Father of Indian Cinema
  1. PrithviRaj Kapoor
  2. Raj Kapoor
  3. Dadasaheb Phalke 
  4. Harishchandra 

Ans. c

Explanation: Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the 'Father of Indian Cinema'. He made India's first full-length feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913.  Know all about DadaSaheb Phalke Awards here

  1. Who won the DadaSaheb Phalke Award 2021 for  best actress?
  1. Kangana Ranaut
  2. Deepika Padukone 
  3. Tapsee Pannu
  4. Kajol 

Ans. b

Explanation: Deepika Padukone won the Dadasaheb Phalke Best Actress award 2021 for Chhapaak. 

  1. When is National Maritime Day observed?
  1. April 5
  2. April 3
  3. April 2
  4. April 6

Ans. a

Explanation: On 5th April every year in India National Maritime day is observed.

  1. When is World Health day celebrated?
  1. April 5
  2. April 3
  3. April 7
  4. April 6

Ans. c

Explanation: World Health Day is celebrated worldwide every year on 7th April. 

Read| April 2021: List of important National, International Days and Events

  1. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre occurred on 13th April. Choose the correct statement from the following:

i) It took place on 13 April 1919 at Amritsar and is also known as the Amritsar massacre

ii) British troops under the Command of General Dyer fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in Amritsar

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

Ans. c

Explanation: It took place on 13 April 1919 at Amritsar and is also known as the Amritsar massacre. On this day, British troops under the Command of Gen Dyer fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in Amritsar in Punjab of India.

  1. Why is World Earth day celebrated?

i) It is celebrated to mark the anniversary of birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970

ii) Its motive is to increase awareness about the importance of the planet

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

Ans. c

Explanation: This day is observed every year on 22 April to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. World Earth Day is celebrated to increase awareness about the importance of the planet.

  1. Which company in Japan is working to extract Fire Ice from the sea bed?
  1. Modec
  2. Codec
  3. Kyudec
  4. Hydrodec

Ans. a

Explanation: Modec is the company working for extraction of Fire Ice in Japan

  1. How many Bharat Ratnas can be given in one year?
  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 10

Ans. a

Explanation: There is a maximum of 3 persons that can be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

  1. Which of the following statements is true about Padma Awards?

i) The Padma Awards Committee is constituted by the Prime Minister every year

ii) The total number of awards to be given in a year should not be more than 120

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The Padma Awards Committee is constituted by the Prime Minister every year.  The total number of awards to be given in a year (excluding posthumous awards and to foreigners) should not be more than 120.

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