Daily Current Affairs Quiz: April 11-12, 2021
April 12, 2021 May 21, 2021
1. In which Indian state/UT, ‘Civil defence personnel’ are commonly found?
Correct Answer: A [Delhi]
‘Civil defence personnel’ are commonly found in Delhi. They work under the District magistrates and are governed by the Civil Defence Act, 1968.
Recently, the Delhi Police issued a statement that civil defence personnel, also known as Delhi Civil Defence (DCD) volunteers, have no power to persecute people for violation of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
2. ‘SARTHAQ’, which was seen in the news recently, is an implementation plan related to which policy?
[A] Agriculture Laws
[B] New Education Policy
[C] Public Sector Enterprises Policy
[D] Environment Impact Assessment
Correct Answer: B [New Education Policy]
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal chaired a high-level meeting on implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
A suggestive implementation plan for school education named ‘Students’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement through Quality Education (SARTHAQ) was also released.
3. With reference to astronomy, what is ‘Osiris’, that was seen in the news recently?
[B] Black Hole
Correct Answer: C [Exo-Planet]
‘Osiris’, which is officially called HD 209458 b, is the first-ever planet the astronomers have spotted beyond the Earth’s solar system.
As per a new study published in Nature, it has been found that six chemicals are present in the atmosphere of Osiris. The composition of the chemicals confirm that the exoplanet is over 100 times farther than its current position, when it came into existence.
4. ‘Blue Flag’ is a globally recognised eco-label certification provided to beaches, from which country?
Correct Answer: C [Denmark]
Blue Flag is a globally recognised eco-label certification provided to beaches by the Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark. It is based on water quality, environment education, conservation and safety and services.
Recently, the fishermen of Odisha have been staging protests against the Odisha state’s move to get Blue Flag certification for five beaches. They demand an alternative sea mouth to anchor their boats before being removed from the beaches.
5. A ₹100-crore fast patrol vessel (FPV) named ‘PS Zoroaster’, was handed over to which country by India?
[A] Sri Lanka
Correct Answer: B [Seychelles]
India formally handed over a fast patrol vessel (FPV) named ‘PS Zoroaster’ to Seychelles. PM Modi participated in virtual meeting with President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan.
This is the fourth made-in-India patrol boat to be gifted to Seychelles since 2005. It was built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineering and will be used for patrolling, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations, search and rescue.
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