Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 7th 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.
Created On: Apr 7, 2021 10:10 IST
Modified On: Apr 7, 2021 12:08 IST
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Take the quiz listed below based on static GK and current events. Candidates who are preparing for various Government exams must indulge in this quiz series brought to them by Jagran Josh and improve their knowledge on the important subjects.

  1. When is World Health Day observed across the globe?
  1. April 1
  2. April 16
  3. April 7
  4. March 7

Ans. c

Explanation: World Health Day 2021: It is observed on 7 April as a global health awareness day.  READ| World Health Day 2021: Current Theme, Slogan, History and Key Facts

  1. Who was Nambi Narayanan?
  1. NASA Scientist
  2. World known physicist
  3. An ISRO Scientist
  4. Political leader

Ans. c

Explanation: S Nambi Narayanan was a famous name at ISRO and was instrumental in making Vikas engine used in PSLV.  Know all about Nambi Effect, S Nambi Narayanan's life here

  1. What is true about Nambi in the statements listed below?

i) S Nambi Narayanan is an Indian Scientist and an aerospace engineer

ii) He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1963

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

Ans. a

Explanation: S Nambi Narayanan is an Indian Scientist and an aerospace engineer. He is also a Padma Bhushan awardee. 

  1. Where would the world’s first ship tunnel pass from?
  1. Stadhavet Peninsula
  2. North Sea
  3. Gulf of Bothnia
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: The ship tunnel would pass through the mountainous Stadhavet Peninsula in Northwestern Norway.

  1. Choose the correct statement among the following about Norway's ship tunnel

i) It is the first ship tunnel of the world 

ii) It would be 1.06 mile long and 118 feet wide tunnel

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Norway would be building the world's first ship tunnel. It is a 1.06 mile long and 118 feet wide tunnel and will be built from 2022.  Norway to build World's first ship tunnel: Read Details here

  1. What is the theme of this year's World Health Day 2021?
  1. Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone
  2. Support Nurses and Midwives
  3. Build a healthy world 
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: The theme of World Health Day 2021 is "Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone". The theme focuses to eliminate health inequities to bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world.

  1. What does World Health Day signify?
  1. It marks the anniversary of World Health Organization
  2. It marks the anniversary of Bubonic Plague
  3. It is celebrated in honour of World War 2 victims 
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: World Health Day marks the anniversary of the World Health Organisation which was founded in 1948.

  1. Which is the National Language of India?
  1. Hindi
  2. Sanskrit
  3. Malayali
  4. None 

Ans. d

Explanation: India has no National Language as defined in the Constitution. However Hindi and English are the official languages used in the country. Know all about the National language of India here

  1. In which country under a mass testing programme, people would be allowed to take the COVID 19 test twice a week?
  1. USA
  2. China 
  3. UK
  4. Japan

Ans. c

Explanation: In a newly launched drive to track the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Kingdom has allowed everyone to take a COVID-19 test twice a week

  1. How many languages are in the scheduled languages list in India?
  1. 20
  2. 19
  3. 22
  4. 21

Ans. c

Explanation: As per the Eighth Schedule to the Indian Constitution, 22 languages are included in the list of scheduled languages of India. The list includes Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Santhali, Maithili and Dogri. 

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