SSC Current Affairs Quiz – 22nd April 2021

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1) National Civil Service Day is Observed on which date?

A) April 11

B) April 13

C) April 21

D) April 14


2) Administrative Professionals Day is Observed on which date?

A) April 1

B) April 4

C) April 5

D) April 21


3) Miguel Díaz-Canel has been appointed as the President of which country?

A) Havanna

B) Brazil

C) Sudan

D) Cuba


4) Walter Mondale who Passed away recently was a former ____.

A) Director

B) Vice-President

C) Dancer

D) Writer


5) World Creativity and Innovation Day is Observed on which date?

A) April 6

B) April 11

C) April 4

D) April 21


6) As per the World Press Freedom Index 2021 India has ranked at _____.

A) 89

B) 120

C) 142

D) 132


7) Children’s Book Titled “The Christmas Pig” has been released by who among the following?

A) Kushwant Singh

B) Ruskin Bond

C) Amitav Ghosh

D) K. Rowling


8) Who among the following has won the Maiden Masters 1000 Crown In Monte-Carlo?

A) J.Munar

B) Leander Paes

C) Rafael Nadal

D) Stefanos Tsitsipas


9) Maidavolu Narasimham who passed away recently was former ______.

A) ICICI Chairman

B) SBI Chairman

C) RBI Governor

D) SEBI Chairman


Answers :

1) Answer: C

The Government of India chose April 21 as the National Civil Service Day as on this day the country’s first home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the newly appointed Administrative Services Officers in 1947.

The historic occasion took place at the Metcalf House in Delhi.

During the British raj, Warren Hastings laid the foundation of civil service and Charles Cornwallis reformed, modernized, and rationalized it.

Hence, Charles Cornwallis is known as ‘the Father of civil service in India’.


2) Answer: D

Administrative Professionals Day is a day observed on April 21 yearly in a small number of countries. It is not a public holiday in any of them.

In some countries, it falls within Administrative Professionals Week.

National Administrative Professionals’ Day, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day, recognizes the professionals who keep an office running smoothly every day.


3) Answer: D

Miguel Díaz-Canel will succeed Raúl Castro as the Cuban Communist Party’s first secretary, the most powerful position on the island.

He is the first person without the surname Castro to run Cuba since the 1959 revolution.

At 60, Díaz-Canel is almost 30 years younger than his predecessor and will now hold Cuba’s two most important positions, head of the party and president of the state.

Eighty nine year old Castro had been in the post since 2011, when he took over from his older brother, Fidel Castro.


4) Answer: B

Walter F Mondale, the former vice-president and liberal leader Passed away.He was 93.

He served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States.

Mondale served as Vice President from 1977 to 1981 under President Jimmy Carter.


5) Answer: D

The World Creativity and Innovation Day (#WCID) is celebrated on April 21 every year to raise awareness about the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving and encourage creative multidisciplinary thinking at the individual and group levels.

The United Nations recognized the day in April 2017.

The first UN World Creativity and Innovation Day was celebrated on April 21, 2018.

The World Creativity and Innovation Week is observed from April 15-21.


6) Answer: C

On April 20, 2021, In the latest World Press Freedom Index 2021, India was placed at 142nd position among 180 countries.

The World Press Freedom Index 2021 published by the international journalism not-for profit body, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

The index to evaluate the press freedom situation in 180 countries and territories.

In 2020 Index India is ranked 142 Position.

In 2021 Norway is ranked number 1 in the index, followed by Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Costa Rica.

India’s neighbour Pakistan ranks at 145.

At the bottom of the index is Eritrea, with North Korea, Turkmenistan and China preceding it.


7) Answer: D

Harry Potter author JK Rowling will release a new children’s book entitled The Christmas Pig.

It was Published by Hachette Children’s Group and Scholastic in different territories.

The Scottish author’s latest book of the 55-year-old Scottish author will be released simultaneously in 20 different countries and multiple languages.

A fairy tale titled The Ickabog though that was her first children’s book since the seventh and final instalment of Harry Potter in 2007.

The book will tell the story of a young boy named Jack, who goes to extreme lengths to find his stuffed toy pig, and is aimed at children of eight years and up.


8) Answer: D

On April 18, 2021, the 2021 Rolex Monte Carlo Masters singles title, In Tennis, Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) beat Andrey Rublev (Russia) in a straight-sets 6-3 6-3.

Including this win, Tsitsipas has claimed the first ATP Masters 1000 trophy of his career.

In Men’s Double Event Winner is Nikola Mektić /Mate Pavic (Croatia) who defeated Dan Evans / Neal Skupski, (United Kingdom).


9) Answer: C

On April 20, 2021, Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Maidavolu Narasimham, Passed away.He was 94.

He was famously known as the father of Indian banking reforms.

He was born in 1927 and hails from Mydavolu village of Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh.

Narasimham was the 13th governor of RBI and he served as the central bank head from May 2, 1977 to November 30, 1977.

Prior to his appointment as governor he served as Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs.

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