1. Centre has cleared how much advance payment to Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech without bank guarantee?
a) Rs 3000 crore
b) Rs 5000 crore
c) Rs 4500 crore
d) Rs 2800 crore
Answer (c) Rs 4500 crore
The Union Government has reportedly decided to offer an advance payment of over Rs 4,500 crore to the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech to secure future supplies of Covid-19 vaccines.
2. Which film won ‘Best Foreign Language Feature at the Moscow International Film Festival 2021?
Answer (d) Puglya
Puglya, a Marathi film, has won the ‘Best Foreign Language Feature’ at the Moscow International Film Festival 2021. The achievement continues Puglya’s immensely successful international stint as the movie has been winning accolades at foreign festivals. Director Vinod Sam Peter’s movie is about a pug and two boys.
3. Which nation has added India to its travel ‘red list’?
Answer (a) UK
The United Kingdom has added India to its travel “red list” on a precautionary basis. This came after the nation reported 103 cases of a coronavirus variant that was first identified in India. This means that anyone who is not a UK or Irish resident or a British citizen cannot enter the UK if they’ve been in India in the previous 10 days.
4. Which Indian weightlifter has created a new world record in Clean and Jerk?
a) Mirabai Chanu
b) Jeremy Lalrinnunga
c) Jhili Dalabehera
d) S Sathish Kumar
Answer (a)Mirabai Chanu
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu created a new world record on April 17, 2021 in Clean and Jerk after she lifted 119 kg at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent.
5. Delhi has imposed a curfew till which date?
a) April 26th
b) May 2nd
c) April 30th
d) April 22nd
Answer (a) April 26th
Delhi has imposed a week-long curfew from 10 pm on April 19 till 5 am on April 26th. Prior to this, the state had imposed a night curfew. The Delhi CM said that the surge of new COVID-19 infections has left the healthcare infrastructure stretched to its limits and caused an acute shortage of oxygen.