12 April to 18 April 2021


12 April to 18 April 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week’s updated quizzes cover topics such as BAFTA 2021, new Chief Election Commissioner,  ESMA act and acquisition of Cleartrip company among others. 

1. Which film won the Best Film award at the British Academy Film Awards- BAFTA 2021?
a) The Father
b) Nomadland
c) The Trial of the Chicago 7
d) Promising Young Woman

2. Who won the Best Actor award at the British Academy Film Awards- BAFTA 2021?
a) Sir Anthony Hopkins 
b) Chadwick Boseman
c) Adarsh Gourav 
d) Tahar Rahim

3. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner?
a) Anil Chauhan
b) Shushil Chandra
c) Sunil Chandra
d) None of the Above

4. Which COVID-19 vaccine has become the third one to receive emergency use approval in India?
a) Sputnik V
b) Johnson & Johnson vaccine
c) Moderna
d) Pfizer

5. Which state government has invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act?
a) Punjab
b) Delhi 
c) Chhattisgarh
d) Maharashtra

6. Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou has been appointed as the Prime Minister of which African nation?
a) Niger
b) Algeria
c) Mali
d) Chad

7. Guillermo Lasso has been elected as the next President-Elect of which nation?
a) Guatemala 
b) Ecuador
c) Zambia
d) Tanzania

8. Which country has become the first country to complete the official ratification process of RCEP agreement?
a) Thailand
b) Vietnam
c) Singapore
d) The Philippines

9. Which volcano erupted for the first time in April 2021 after 1979?
a) La Grande Soufrière
b) Mount Pelée
c) La Soufrière
d) Mount Liamuiga

10. Who has been named Wisden Almanack’s ODI cricketer of the 2010s decade?
a) MS Dhoni
b) AB De Villiers
c) Virat Kohli
d) Ben Stokes

11. Which company will be acquiring Cleartrip travel company?
a) Flipkart 
b) Amazon
c) Google
d) Facebook

12. Lost Golden City has been discovered in which nation?
a) Greece
b) Rome
c) Spain
d) Egypt


1. (b) Nomadland
Nomadland won the award in ‘Best Film’ category at the British Academy Film Awards- BAFTA 2021. The other nominees includes- The Father, The Mauritanian, Promising Young Woman and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

2. (a) Sir Anthony Hopkins 
Sir Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor honour for his role in the film ‘The Father’ at the British Academy Film Awards- BAFTA 2021. The other nominees of the award included a diverse pool of tremendous actors such as Chadwick Boseman, Tahar Rahim. Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen and Adarsh Gourav from ‘The White Tiger’.

3. (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 Sunil Arora who has retired.

4. (a) Sputnik V
India’s Subject Expert Committee has approved Dr. Reddy’s application for emergency use authorisation to Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. This is the third vaccine to receive emergency use approval in India after the two locally manufactured vaccines- Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Oxford-Astrazeneca’s Covishield.

5. (c) Chhattisgarh
The Chhattisgarh government on April 16, 2021, invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The ESMA order prohibits refusal to work in essential services and it applies to all healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses and health workers across all government and private health institutions and sanitation workers. 

6. (a) Niger
Niger’s newly-elected President Mohamed Bazoum appointed Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou as the country’s new Prime Minister on April 3, 2021. Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou was the chief of staff to former Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou between 2015 and 2021. He has also previously served as Niger’s Minister of Finance and Minister of mines and energy. 

7. (b) Ecuador
Conservative Former Banker, Guillermo Lasso was elected as the next President of Ecuador on April 11, 2021. Lasso won 52 percent of the vote in the runoff against opposition candidate Andrés Arauz, who was handpicked by leftist former President Rafael Correa. The 36-year-old conceded defeat on April 11, after which Lasso declared himself President-Elect. 

8. (c)  Singapore
Singapore has become the first country to complete the official process for ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.

9. (c) La Soufrière
The La Soufrière, which had been dormant for over four decades, erupted for the first time three days back on April 9, 2021 and since then it has been erupting explosively, covering the main island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in ash and debris.

10. (c) Virat Kohli 
India skipper Virat Kohli has been named Wisden Almanack’s ODI cricketer of the 2010s decade. Kohli made more than 11,000 runs in the period, averaging over 60 and scoring 42 hundreds.

11. (a) Flipkart 
Flipkart recently announced that it is planning to acquire Cleartrip, which is a leading online travel and technology company.

12. (d) Egypt
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on April 08, 2021, announced the discovery of a ‘Lost Golden City’ that was buried under the sands of the capital of Luxor in Egypt for the past 3,000 years.

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