Daily Current Affairs Quiz: April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021 May 21, 2021
1. ‘Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving no Country Behind’ is a report released by which organisations?
[A] IMF- UNICEF
[B] ADB- UNDP- UNESCAP
[C] World Bank- UNDP
[D] IMF- ADB- UNICEF
Correct Answer: B [ADB- UNDP- UNESCAP]
The ‘Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving no Country Behind’ is a report jointly released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) along with UNDP and UNESCAP.
As per the report, the richer countries in the Asia-Pacific region would recover quickly from the impact of the pandemic than the poorer countries. This difference is because of variation in degree of immunity, healthcare system and vaccine roll-out.
2. Which country is the world’s largest military spender in 2020, as per the recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)?
Correct Answer: C [USA]
As per the recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the USA is the world’s largest military spender in 2020.
The top five spenders are the China, India, Russia and the United Kingdom, other than the USA. These five countries together accounted for 62 per cent of global military expenditure. An increase of 2.6 per cent in military spending was recorded in the year.
3. Which is the third most populous country in the world, with the recently released population of 331,449,281?
Correct Answer: C [USA]
The Census Bureau of the United States announced that the population of the US is 331,449,281. This is a 7.4% increase over the last decade and is also the second slowest ever.
The population figures will be used by state legislatures or independent commissions to redraw the country’s political maps to represent the shifts in population.
4. Albert Pahimi Padacke has been named as the Interim Prime Minister of which country?
[D] South Africa
Correct Answer: C [Chad]
Chad’s new military rulers have recently named Albert Pahimi Padacke, who was runner-up in the country’s recent presidential election, as Prime minister of a transitional government.
This move comes a week after President Idriss Deby’s death during his visit to the troops fighting rebels. Subsequently, a military council seized power and have selected the Interim Prime Minister.
5. Which is the smallest of all living rhinoceroses and the only Asian rhinoceros with two horns?
[A] Sumatran Rhino
[B] Malaysian Rhino
[C] Assam Rhino
[D] Javan Rhino
Correct Answer: A [Sumatran Rhino]
Sumatran rhinos are the smallest of the living rhinoceroses. They are the only Asian rhinoceros with two horns. They are characterised by their long hair and hence are known as the hairy rhinoceros.
With just less than 100 individuals remaining, the Sumatran rhinoceros is one of the world’s most endangered mammal species. Recently, a study found that the remaining populations of the Sumatran rhinoceros display very low levels of inbreeding, which is a good sign for conservation.
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