1. Who will be the 48th Chief Justice of India?
a) RF Nariman
b) UU Lalit
c) AM Khanwilkar
d) NV Ramana

Answer (d) NV Ramana

Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde in a letter to the central government has recommended appointing senior-most Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice N V Ramana is likely to take over as the 48th Chief Justice of India on April 24th, a day after the superannuation of SA Bobde.

2. Which politician was named among 20 winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020?
a) M Venkaiah Naidu
b) Salman Khurshid
c) M Veerappa Moily
d) Mallikarjun Kharge

Answer (c) M Veerappa Moily

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily was named among the 20 winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020 for his epic poetry titled ‘Sri Bahubali Ahimsadigvijayam’ in Kannada.

3. Which film won the Best National Film Award 2019?
a) Dil Bechara
b) Chhapaak
c) Asuran
d) Marakkar: Arabikkadilinte Simham

Answer (d) Marakkar: Arabikkadilinte Simham 

The 67th National Film Awards were announced on March 22, 2021. Malayalam film ‘Marakkar: Arabikkadilinte Simham’ directed by Priyadarshan won the national award for Best Feature Film Award.

4. Which state’s cabinet has approved the opening of 100 schools with specialised excellence education?
a) Gujarat
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Delhi
d) Uttar Pradesh

Answer (c) Delhi

The Delhi Cabinet on March 22, 2021 approved the setting up of 100 schools that would mainly focus on providing specialised excellence education such as in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Performing and Visual Arts and Humanities.

5. Who has authored the book “Bringing Governments and People Closer”?
a) Vinod Rai
b) Amalendu Guha
c) Arundhati Roy
d) Dr. M Ramachandran

Answer (d) Dr. M Ramachandran

The book “Bringing Governments and People Closer” is authored by Dr. M Ramachandran, IAS (Retd), Chancellor of ICFAI University in Dehradun.The book was launched virtually by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.