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1. Which organisation released the report, “Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector” that predicts Investments in Healthcare sector to reach USD 372 bn by 2022?

1) NITI Aayog  2) Department of Economic Affairs

3) Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade  4) Indian Council of Medical Research

5) Confederation of Indian Industry


2. Which Small Finance Bank (SFB) will offer the mobile app, ‘nLincs’ to its customers under its recently (in Mar’21) partnership with nStore Technologies?

1) Ujjivan SFB   2) Equitas SFB   3) AU SFB   4) Janalakshmi SFB   5) Suryoday SFB


3. Where was the new species of six-line blue butterfly named “Nacaduba sinhala ramaswamii

Sadasivan'' discovered?

1) Lakshadweep   2) Western Ghats   3) Eastern Himalayas   4) Andaman & Nicobar   5) Tripura


4. When was the International Transgender Day of Visibility annually observed across the globe?

1) 31st March   2) 29th March   3) 27th March   4) 30th March   5) 28th March


5. Where is the annual paddy harvest festival “Shigmo” celebrated?

1) Tamil Nadu   2) Punjab   3) Gujarat   4) Telangana   5) Goa


6. Where is the headquarters of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) located?

1) Lyon, France   2) Munich, Germany   3) Warsaw, Poland   4) Bern, Switzerland   5) Madrid, Spain


7. Where is the headquarters of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) located?

1) Manila, Philippines   2) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   3) Bangkok, Thailand   4) Jakarta, Indonesia

5) Beijing, China


8. Which bank functions with the tagline, “Apno Ka Bank”?

1) DCB Bank   2) IDFC First Bank   3) IndusInd Bank   4) RBL Bank   5) South Indian Bank


9. The marine commanders, MARCOS, are the special force of ____________.

1) United States Navy   2) Indian Navy   3) French Navy   4) People's Liberation Army Navy

5) Russian Navy


10. Where is the annual Purvanchal festival “Maati” celebrated?

1) Uttar Pradesh   2) Jammu & Kashmir   3) Ladakh   4) Odisha   5) Delhi-NCR


11. Who is the only Indian Women’s Discus thrower to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games?

1) Deepika Kumari   2) Kamalpreet Kaur   3) Apurvi Chandela   4) Lovlina Borgohain

5) Simranjit Kaur


12. Where is the headquarters of the digital wallet firm Mobikwik?

1) Mumbai, Maharashtra   2) New Delhi   3) Noida, Uttar Pradesh   4) Chennai, Tamil Nadu

5) Gurugram, Haryana


Answer- 1) 2nd April


13. Where is Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport located?

1) Pune, Maharashtra   2) Gurugram, Haryana   3) Noida, Uttar Pradesh   4) Nagpur, Maharashtra

5) Vadodara, Gujarat


14. Which country will host the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup?

1) France   2) Australia   3) Russia   4) Germany   5) Qatar


15. Where is Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) located?

1) Bangalore, Karnataka   2) Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu   3) Nainital, Uttarakhand

4) Ahmedabad, Gujarat   5) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala


16. RBI provides short-term loans to the Central & State govt’s through its “Ways and Means

Advances” (WMA) facility. What is the time period for the loan repayment to avoid overdraft issues?

1) 45 days   2) 120 days   3) 60 days   4) 150 days   5) 90 days


17. Which will be India’s 1st Mission to study the surface & atmosphere of Venus?

1) Shukrayaan-I   2) Mangalyaan-2   3) Gaganyaan   4) Aditya-L1   5) Chandrayaan-3


18. How many digits are there in the Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) that is used for segregating land records?

1) 8   2) 16   3) 14   4) 6   5) 12


19. Who authored the book, ‘In the Dream House’ that won the 2021’s Rathbones Folio Literary


1) Zinzi Clemmons   2) Carmen Maria Machado   3) Alice Walker   4) Kelly Link

5) Margaret Atwood


20. When was the World Autism Awareness Day annually observed by the United Nations?

1) 2nd April   2) 29th March   3) 1st April   4) 31st March   5) 30th March


21. How many digits are there in the Harmonised System of Nomenclature (HSN) Code?

1) 14   2) 6   3) 12   4) 8   5) 10

22. Which country currently (in 2021) holds the chair of BIMSTEC?

1) Bangladesh   2) India   3) Sri Lanka   4) Myanmar   5) Thailand


23. Where is the headquarters of BIMSTEC located?

1) New Delhi, India   2) Jakarta, Indonesia   3) Colombo, Sri Lanka   4) Dhaka, Bangladesh

5) Kathmandu, Nepal


24. Who was the 1st Recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award?

1) Devika Rani   2) Satyajit Ray   3) Sivaji Ganesan   4) Raj Kapoor   5) N T Rama Rao


25. Who is the current (in Apr’21) MD & CEO of National Payment Corporation Ltd (NPCI)?

1) David Rasquinha   2) Dilip Asbe   3) Mohammad Mustafa   4) PR Jaishankar   5) Dakshita Das


26. Where is Tribhuvan International Airport located?

1) Myanmar   2) Sri Lanka   3) Pakistan   4) Nepal   5) Indonesia


27. Which is the 1st state in India to commission Farm based Solar Power Projects under PM-KUSUM scheme?

1) Gujarat   2) Punjab   3) Rajasthan   4) Mizoram   5) Assam

28. When was the World Frog Day annually observed across the globe?

1) 25th March  2) 30th March   3) 5th April   4) 1st April   5) 20th March



29. Mahendragiri hills in Eastern Ghats is located in Which state?

1) Jharkhand   2) Tamil Nadu   3) Andhra Pradesh   4) Odisha   5) Telangana


30. Where is Sariska Tiger Reserve located?

1) Gujarat   2) Punjab   3) Rajasthan   4) Mizoram   5) Assam


1. (1) In March 2021, NITI Aayog released the report ‘Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector’. The report highlights the range of investment opportunities in different segments of India’s Healthcare sector.

· Investments in the Healthcare sector are expected to reach USD 372 Billion in 2022.

· The sector has been growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 22% since 2016.


2. (1) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (Ujjivan SFB) partnered with nStore Technologies Private Limited (nStore) to digitise offline retailers and small businesses in India.

· Under this collaboration, Ujjivan SFB will offer the mobile application ‘nLincs’, to its current account holders who own local businesses and enable them to sell their products online.

· Digital banking services like merchant QR, Current Account & Overdraft (OD) facilities can also be availed by business entities.


3. (2) A new sub-species of six-line blue butterfly named “Nacaduba sinhala ramaswamii Sadasivan” was discovered from south Western Ghats. The discovery of the species in Agasthyamala a decade ago was published in the journal of Threatened Taxa in March 2021.


4. (1) International Transgender Day of Visibility is annually observed across the globe on 31st March to celebrate the lives of Transgender people and to educate the general public about the history of Transgender.

· Earlier in March 2021, The Cyberabad Police launched India’s first transgender Community Desk at Gachibowli Police station in Hyderabad, Telangana.


5. (5) Shigmo/Shigmotsav is the celebration of a ‘rich, golden harvest of paddy’ by the tribal communities of Goa.   It is a vibrant celebration full of colour, song and dance rooted in Goan culture and traditions.


6. (2) About International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF):

President – Vladimir Lisin

Headquarters – Munich, Germany


7. (3) About The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)

Establishment – 1947 as the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE)

Executive Secretary – Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Headquarters – Bangkok, Thailand


8. (4) About RBL Bank:

MD & CEO – Vishwavir Ahuja

Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tagline– Apno Ka Bank


9. (2) The marine commanders, MARCOS, are the special force of Indian Navy.


10. (5) Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir attended the 4th edition of Purvanchal Festival  “Maati” at India International Centre, New Delhi. Purvanchal is known as ‘The land of warriors’. To  celebrate the spirit and strengthen among Purvanchalis living in Delhi-NCR, a festival called “Maati” has  been celebrated since 2018.


11. (2) Kamalpreet Kaur, the only Indian Women’s Discus thrower qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, by setting a new national record of 65.06 meters at the 24th Federation cup Senior Athletics Championships held in Patiala, Punjab.


12. (5) RBI asked the digital wallet firm Mobikwik, which is facing data breach allegations, to get a forensic audit done immediately. A group of hackers made allegations that they have accessed personal and financial data of nearly 10 crore Mobikwik customers.

· Mobikwik is headquartered at Gurugram, Haryana.


13. (4) Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is located in Nagpur, Maharashtra.


14. (5) FIFA Men’s World Cup-2022 will be hosted by Qatar.


15. (3) About Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES): It is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Director – Dr. Dipankar Banerjee

Location – Nainital, Uttarakhand


16. (5) The RBI provides temporary loans to the center & state governments as a banker to the government through the facility called “Ways and Means Advances” (WMA). Under this facility, the Centre and states can borrow money from RBI for a period of 90 days, after which the loan is treated as ‘overdraft’.


17. (1) Shukrayaan-1 is a proposed orbiter mission to Venus by the Indian Space Research Organisation to study the surface and atmosphere of Venus.


18. (3) Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development announced, The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN), 14-digit unique identification number to every plot of land in India.  Currently, the ULPIN scheme has been launched in 10 States and will be extended all over the country by March 2022.

· ULPIN is a part of India’s Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP).


19. (2) American Author Carmen Maria Machado won the Rathbones Folio Literary Prize for the year 2021 for memoir ‘In the Dream House’ (released in 2019). It is the only Literary prize which is open to all genres.


20. (1) United Nations(UN)’s World Autism Awareness Day is annually observed across the globe on 2nd April to highlight the needs to improve the quality of the life of the people living with autism.

· An awareness campaign #LightItUpBlue was observed to love & support people with Autism.

· The SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, promote productive employment and decent work for all including people with disabilities.


21. (2) HSN codes (Harmonised System of Nomenclature Code) is a universal 6 digits’ code adopted by World Customs Organization (WCO) for systematic classification of goods at both national & international levels.


22. (3) Sri Lanka is the Current Chair of BIMSTEC

BIMSTEC is group of 7 Asian countries,

• 5 South Asia Countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka

• 2 Southeast Asia Countries – Myanmar and Thailand.


23. (4) About BIMSTEC:

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was set-up in 1997.

Headquarters– Dhaka, Bangladesh

Secretary General– H. E. Mr. Tenzin Lekphell


24. (1) The inaugural Dadasaheb Phalke Award was presented to actor “Devika Rani” at the 17th National Film Awards held in 1970.


25. (2) About National Payments Corporation Limited (NPCI):

MD & CEO – Dilip Asbe

Headquarter – Mumbai, Maharashtra


26. (4) A total of 54 districts are engulfed by the forest fire which is emitting smoke in the Kathmandu valley region, that has resulted in a dip in the Air Quality Index (AQI). The smog caused by the wildfire led to cancellation of fights in Tribhuvan International Airport.


27. (3) Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd (RRECL) commissioned India’s 1st Farm-based Solar Power Project under the PM-KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri - Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan) Scheme at Bhaloji Village, Kotputli in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

· PM-KUSUM was launched by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) in 2019.

· It’s targeted to add solar & other renewable energy capacities of 25, 750 MW by 2022 with Financial support of INR 34, 422 Crores from govt.

About Rajasthan:

Chief Minister – Ashok Gehlot

Capital – Jaipur


28. (5) The World Frog Day 2021 is annually observed across the globe on 20th March to create awareness and save the different species of tailless amphibians from being extinct. There are more than 6000 known species of Frog in the world.


29. (4) The Odisha government has proposed its 2nd biosphere reserve at the Mahendragiri hills in the Eastern Ghats region to be a Biosphere Reserve. Similipal Biosphere Reserve is Odisha’s 1st Biosphere Reserve.

Note- Mahendragiri hills in Tamil Nadu is located in the southern part of Western Ghats.


30. (3) Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in Rajasthan.



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