Q1. On March 24, 2021, which Indian Coast Guard Ship was commissioned?A. ICGS Vrisha
B. ICGS Shakti
C. ICGS Vajra
D. ICGS Chakra
Explanation: General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff, commissioned the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship 'Vajra' on March 24, 2021, in Chennai. DG K Natarajan of the Indian Coast Guard and IG S Paramesh of the COMCG (East) was also present. Larsen and Toubro Shipbuilding Ltd in Chennai designed and constructed the vessel, which is the sixth in a series of seven Offshore Patrol Vessels. Its high-tech features and sophisticated navigation and communication systems will help to improve coastal security.
A. April 30th
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Extension of suspension of International Flights till when?
B. April 29th
C. April 28th
D. May 2nd
Explanation: The suspension of international flights was extended until April 30 by the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a circular dated March 23, 2021. However, the competent authority will allow scheduled international flights on select routes on a case-by-case basis.
Q3. When will India's current Chief Justice, SA Bobde, step down?A. May 1st
B. April 1st
C. April 15th
D. April 23rd
Explanation: On April 23rd, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde will step down from his position. He has suggested that Justice NV Ramana, the most senior Supreme Court judge, be appointed as India's next Chief Justice.
Q4: Who will be India's 48th Chief Justice?A. UU Lalit
B. NV Ramana
C. RF Nariman
D. AM Khanwilkar
Explanation: In a letter to the central government, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde recommended that Justice NV Ramana, the senior-most Supreme Court judge, be appointed as the next Chief Justice of India. On April 24th, a day after SA Bobde's retirement, Justice N V Ramana is expected to take over as India's 48th Chief Justice.
Q5. The City Innovation Exchange (CIX) platform was launched by which Union Ministry?A. Ministry of Education
B. Ministry of Home Affairs
C. Ministry of Electronics and IT
D. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Explanation: The City Innovation Exchange (CIX) platform was recently unveiled by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The platform aims to bring academia, businesses, and government together to create innovative solutions to urban challenges. When it first launched, the platform had over 400 start-ups, 100 smart cities, over 150 challenge statements, and over 215 solutions.
Q6. As part of which ministry is the “Sugamya Bharat App” being launched?A. Ministry of Women and Child Development
B. Ministry of External Affairs
C. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
D. Ministry of Home Affairs
Explanation: The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has developed the "Sugamya Bharat App," a mobile application. The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) created it to improve accessibility.
It will be released alongside a handbook titled "Access – The Photo Digest."
Q7. Which technology company has partnered with NASSCOM to launch the ‘AI Gamechangers' program?A. Microsoft
Explanation: Microsoft India has partnered with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) to launch an AI Gamechangers program.
NASSCOM will recognize viable and impactful AI-driven developments taking place in India as part of the program. Microsoft has been named as the program's "Innovation Partner."
Q8. The Defence Ministry has agreed to buy 1,300 combat vehicles from which company?A. HAL
D. Ashok Leyland
Explanation: The Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd for the purchase of 1,300 light combat vehicles for the Indian Army worth Rs. 1,056 crores.