SSC Current Affairs Quiz – 11th to 13th April 2021

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1) National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on which of the following date?

A) April 1

B) April 3

C) April 11

D) April 4


2) Ouhoumoudon Mahadou has vowed to become as the new Prime Minister of which country?

A) Ethiopia

B) Eritrea

C) Uganda

D) Niger


3) World Parkinson’s Day is observed on which date?

A) April 3

B) April 4

C) April 11

D) April 5


4) UK’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II recently passed away at which age?

A) 95

B) 96

C) 97

D) 99


5) Who has become the first Asian woman to win top prize in DGA Awards history?

A) Song Dandan

B) Lig Fu

C) Chloe Zhao

D) Zhao Yang


6) International Day of Human Space Flight is Observed on which date?

A) April 1

B) April 11

C) April 3

D) April 12


7) Who among the following will give out AICTE Lilavati Awards 2020 on women empowerment to winners?

A) Narendra Modi

B) NS Tomar

C) Prahlad Patel

D) RP Nishank


8) Avian species count has reached _____ New Species with the Three-banded rosefinch Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh.

A) 1280

B) 1290

C) 1310

D) 1340


9) Sports Minister has inaugurated the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence for Rowing discipline in which city?

A) Delhi

B) Pune

C) Srinagar

D) Surat


Answers :

1) Answer: C

In 2003, the Government of India declared April 11, the anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi’s birth, as National Safe Motherhood Day.

The declaration was made at the request of White Ribbon Alliance India (WRAI), an alliance of 1800 organizations.

The goal of the National Safe Motherhood Program is to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and to improve the maternal and neonatal health through preventive and promotive activities as well as by addressing avoidable factors that cause death during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period.


2) Answer: D

Niger President Mohamed Bazoum has appointed Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou as the new Prime Minister of the country effective from April 03, 2021.

Prior to this, the 66-year-old Mahamadou served as a minister in charge of the finance and mining portfolios.

He replaces Brigi Rafini, who served as the Prime Minister of Niger from 2011 to 2021.


3) Answer: C

Every year, April 11 is observed as World Parkinson’s Day to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, which is a progressive nervous system disorder.

The day marks the birthday of Dr James Parkinson from London, who was the first person to systematically describe the six individuals with the symptoms of Parkinson Disease.

Apart from this, the month of April is observed as the Parkinson’s Awareness Month.


4) Answer: D

On April 09, 2021, Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Passed away. He was 99.

Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort of any British monarch.

He served 69 years supporting the Queen and retired from the royal service in 2017.

He was officially known as The Duke of Edinburgh.

He was a Greek prince and he married Elizabeth in 1947.

He played a key role in modernising the British monarchy in the post-World War 2 period


5) Answer: C

Filmmaker Chloe Zhao won the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards for her feature film “Nomadland”, further bolstering the movie’s frontrunner status for the upcoming Oscars.

The Beijing-born filmmaker became the first Asian woman to win the trophy for best feature directing at the 73rd edition of the awards.

She is also the second woman to earn the top DGA Award, after Kathryn Bigelow won for her 2009 movie “The Hurt Locker”.

“Nomadland” features Academy Award winner Frances McDormand as a woman who leaves home to travel around the American West after losing her job.


6) Answer: D

The United Nations (UN) celebrates the International Day of Human Space Flight on April 12 each year.

The day remembers the first human space flight on April 12, 1961.

The day was proclaimed at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly on 7 April 2011, a few days before the 50th anniversary of the flight.


7) Answer: D

Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ presented the AICTE Lilavati Awards 2020 on women empowerment to the winners in New Delhi.

Mr Pokhriyal welcomed the initiative of All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE for instituting the Lilawati Awards and stressed that such innovative steps shall be a great motivation for girls to join higher education.

This initiative will pave a path towards equality in education and innovation for women.

Government has launched the Udaan scheme which aims to enable girls of weaker socio-economic status at school level to gain access to higher education.

Government has also started Pragati Yojana to give young women opportunity to further their technical education.

Based on the theme ‘Women Empowerment’, AICTE finalized the winners from a total of 456 entries who competed across 6 sub themes, which include, Women’s Health, Self-Defense, Sanitation and Hygiene, Literacy, Women Entrepreneurship and Legal Awareness.


8)  Answer: D

Scientists from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) Speckled a New Avian Species three-banded rosefinch.

It was made in the hilly, coniferous forests of the Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh, about 3800 meters above sea level.

India’s avian biodiversity count to a total of 1,340 species.

It Belongs to the Family – Fringillidae

This is seed-eating passerine birds with a distinctively conical bill.

The team comprises BNHS assistant director Girish Jathar and researchers Atharva Singh and Himadri Sekhar Mondal.

They published their findings in the latest issue of the journal Indian Birds

The three-banded rosefinch was the fifth new species recorded during the year 2021.


9) Answer: C

On April 10, 2021, Union Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated Khelo India State Centre of Excellence for Rowing discipline at the Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council Water Sports Academy in Srinagar.

There are currently 24 KISCEs across 23 States and Union Territories and each of them focuses on Olympics sports discipline.

This is one of the two KISCEs from Jammu & Kashmir itself, with the Maulana Azad Stadium for Fencing discipline in Jammu.

A consolidated amount of Rs. 5.08 crores have been approved for the 2 centres in Jammu & Kashmir.

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