Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 26 April to 2 May 2021 for Competitive Exams

Oscar Winners Announced

The winners were announced at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. The awards made history by giving Chloe Zhao the best director award, making her the first woman of color and 2nd woman director ever to win the Oscars. Anthony Hopkins won the award for the best actor and McDormand won the best actress for ‘Nomadland’.

1. Who has become the first woman of colour to win the Oscar for Best Director?
a) Thomas Vinterberg
b) Lee Isaac Chung
c) Chloe Zhao
d) Emerald Fennell

2. Which film has won the Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ at the 93rd Academy Awards?
a) Nomadland 
b) Promising Young Woman
c) The Trial of the Chicago 7
d) Minari

3. Asian Development Bank has projected India’s GDP growth to be how much in FY21?
a) 12 percent
b) 10.7 percent
c) 11 percent
d) 9.8 percent

4. Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee passed away on April 30, 2021. When was he first appointed as attorney general of India?
a) 1977
b) 1971
c) 1989
d) 1991

5. The Lieutenant Governor of which Union Territory will now have primacy over the elected government?
a) J&K
b) Delhi
c) Puducherry
d) Chandigarh

6. Where will ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 take place?
a) The Oval
b) Hampshire Bowl
c) Edgbaston 
d) Lord’s

7. What is Bharat Biotech’s revised Covaxin price for states?
a) Rs 500
b) Rs 400
c) Rs 450
d) Rs 300

8. What is SII’s new vaccine price for state governments?
a) Rs 200
b) Rs 150
c) Rs 300
d) Rs 350

9. Which e-learning platform has been featured in Time Magazine’s 2021 list of 100 most influential companies?
a) Edukart
b) Unacademy 
c) Toppr
d) BYJU’s 

10. Which state government has planned to provide ten lakh tap water connections in FY 2021-22?
a) Gujarat
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Rajasthan

11. Justice Rajesh Bindal has been appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of which High Court?
a) Madras
b) Bombay 
c) Calcutta
d) Delhi

12. What is the name of China’s first Mars Rover?
a) Shiang
b) Zhurong
c) Zhing
d) Huo Xing

Current Affairs

13. Ayushman Bharat Diwas was celebrated on April 30


The 93rd Academy Awards (Oscar) 2021 was announced: –

  • Best Film: Nomadland
  • Best Director: Chloe Zhao (for the film “Nomadland”
  • Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins (for the film “The Father”)
  • Best Actress: Frances McDormand (for the film “Nomadland”)
  • Best Animated Film: Soul
  • Best International Feature Film: Another Round (From Denmark)

15. World Intellectual Property Day” was observed on 26 April

16. During the Covid-19 transition, which train has been started by the Indian Railways for the timely supply of oxygen in the country?– Oxygen Express by Railway Minister: Mr. Piyush Goyal

17. Who has been chosen by UNICEF to encourage people to be vaccinated against deadly diseases?– David Beckaham

18. To meet the increasing demand for oxygen due to COVID-19, which oxygen manufacturing plant has been ordered to be restarted?– Vedanta ( ‘Vedanta Oxygen Manufacturing Plant’ is located in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu )

19. Which Indian cricketer has been appointed as brand ambassador by Japanese sports brand “ASICS”?– Ravindra Jadeja

20. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Inaugurated on April 27  India’s First 3D Printed House At IIT Madras

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