Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 8th April 2021

The various Government job exams are nearing and the candidates are preparing well for them. The quiz brought by Jagran Josh would help the aspirants revise the topics that are most important for the exams this year.
Created On: Apr 8, 2021 10:42 IST
Modified On: Apr 8, 2021 11:22 IST
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Choose to answer the questions correctly below and be well prepared for your upcoming exams for Government jobs. 

  1. Which Indian state would be the first one to have two green energy towns?
  1. Kerala
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Bihar

Ans. d

Explanation: Bihar set to become the first Indian state to have two green energy towns. 

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  1. Which towns in Bihar are set to become the first green energy towns?
  1. Patna and Rajgir
  2. Rajgir and Darbhanga 
  3. Rajgir and Bodh Gaya 
  4. Patna and Gaya 

Ans. c

Explanation: Rajgir and Bodh Gaya are set to be India's first fully green energy towns. 

  1. Which city was the first capital of the state of Magadha?
  1. Patliputra
  2. Rajgir
  3. Gaya 
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: Rajgir is an ancient city in Nalanda district of Bihar. It was called Girivraj and was the first capital of Magadha. 

  1. Which among the following is a national level stock exchange in India?
  1. Bombay Stock Exchange
  2. Metropolitan Stock Exchange
  3. Calcutta Stock Exchange
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: Two stock exchanges are at the national level in India. These are Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange. 

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  1. Who was the first Finance Minister of free India?
  1. K Shanmukham Chetty
  2. Liaquat Ali Khan 
  3. John Mathai 
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru

Ans. a

Explanation: R. K Shanmukham Chetty was the first finance minister of the independent India.  He was the finance minister from 15th August 1947 till 17th August 1948. 

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  1. Who was the first female Finance Minister of Independent India?
  1. Indira Gandhi
  2. Sarojini Naidu
  3. Nirmala Sitharaman
  4. None 

Ans. a

Explanation: Indira Gandhi served as the first female Finance Minister of Independent India from 16 July 1969 to 27 June 1970.

  1. Who is the winner of the AM Tuning Award 2020?
  1. Mark Zuckerberg
  2. Alfred V Aho
  3. Bill Gates
  4. Narendra Modi

Ans. b

Explanation: Alfred V. Aho has won the AM Turing Award 2020 for his research and influential textbooks on fundamental algorithms and theory underlying programming language implementation.

  1. Which country's football federation has been suspended by FIFA?
  1. England
  2. Pakistan
  3. Myanmar
  4. Brazil

Ans. b

Explanation: The FIFA Council Bureau suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect on April 7, 2021 due to third-party interference. 

  1. Who is the richest person in the world as per Forbes Real-Time Billionaires Index 2021?
  1. Jeff Bezos
  2. Elon Musk
  3. Bill Gates
  4. Mark Zuckerberg

Ans. a

Explanation: As per the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires Index 2021, Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos has been at the top of the list of the richest persons in the world with a net worth of US$188.5 billion. 

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  1. Recently a country has refused to issue vaccine passports. Choose the name of the country among those listed below:
  1. UK
  2. USA
  3. China 
  4. Russia 

Ans. b

Explanation: It was informed on April 6, 2021 that the United States will not issue vaccine passports. The White House Press Secretary informed that the US government is not going to support a system that requires Americans to carry a credential.

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