1. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner?
a) Anil Chauhan
b) Shushil Chandra
c) Sunil Chandra
d) None of the Above
Answer (b) Shushil Chandra
The Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on April 12, 2021, was appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as a new Chief Election Commissioner of India. Chandra became the 24th Chief Election Commissioner of the country. He replaced Sushil Arora who has retired.
2. Which Union Territory has been declared Tuberculosis Free?
a) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Answer (d) Lakshadweep
The Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan announced on April 13, 2021 that the government has now declared one union territory – Lakshadweep and one district in Jammu & Kashmir – Budgam as tuberculosis free.
3. Who has become the first player to hit 350 sixes in the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
a) Chris Gayle
b) AB de Villiers
c) Virat Kohli
d) Rohit Sharma
Answer (a) Chris Gayle
Legendary cricketer Chris Gayle became the first batsman to smash 350 sixes in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 12, 2021. Gayle is followed by RCB’s AB de Villiers, who has so far hit 237 sixes in the IPL. CSK’s MS Dhoni is next with 216 sixes, followed by MI’s Rohit Sharma who has hit 214 sixes and then the RCB skipper Virat Kohli who has hit 201 sixes.
4. Who is France’s Foreign Minister?
a) Jean-Yves Le Drian
b) Felipe Solá
c) Marise Payne
d) Heiko Maas
Answer (a) Jean-Yves Le Drian
French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in India for a four-day official visit on April 12, 2021. He was welcomed by Union External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and the two leaders later also held delegation-level talks.
5. Which Caribbean island nation witnessed a devastating ashfall after volcanic eruption?
b) Dominican Republic
d) Saint Vincent
Answer (d) Saint Vincent
The Caribbean’s largest island nation, Saint Vincent is covered in ash after two sets of volcanic eruptions from its long-dormant volcano, which has suddenly become active.