1. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Airports Authority of India?
a) Sandeep Mehta
b) Sanjeev Kumar
c) Vineet Sinha
d) Shromit Bannerjee
Answer (b) Sanjeev Kumar
Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar took over as chairman of the Airports Authority of India on April 7, 2021. Kumar is a 1993 batch IAS Officer from Maharashtra Cadre. He was previously posted as State Commissioner-GST of the Maharashtra Government.
2. Who launched the Tribal Health Collaborative ‘Anamaya’?
a) PM Narendra Modi
b) President Ram Nath Kovind
c) Home Minister Amit Shah
d) Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Answer (d) Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched the Tribal Health Collaborative ‘Anamaya’ through a video conference on April 7, 2021. The multi-stakeholder initiative ‘Anamaya’ will converge efforts of various government agencies and organisations to enhance the health and nutrition status of the tribal communities of India.
3. Which country has temporarily banned travellers from India including its own citizens?
c) New Zealand
Answer (c) New Zealand
New Zealand on April 8, 2021 temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens due to high number of COVID-19 cases in the country. This suspension will be for about two weeks and it comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new COVID-19 cases at its border, 17 of which were from India.
4. When are workplace COVID-19 vaccination centres likely to be launched in India?
a) May 2nd
b) April 11th
c) April 15th
d) April 30th
Answer (b) April 11th
The centre has asked the states and union territories to organise COVID-19 vaccination sessions at public and private workplaces having about 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries by tagging these workplaces with an existing vaccination centre. Such workplace vaccination centres will be launched across states and union territories from April 11, 2021.
5. The centre has approved 14 road projects worth Rs 670 crores for which state?
d) West Bengal
Answer (a) Jharkhand
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved 14 road projects worth Rs 670 crores for Jharkhand state in FY 2020-21. The road projects cover about 127.93 kilometres. This was informed by Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on April 7, 2021.