4 May 2021 Current Affairs

First country to approve Driver Less or Self Driving cars?

Answer
UK have allowed Self Driving cars on its roads, this new rule will come into affect from end of 2021.


Which country have designated TPLF, OLF-Shene as Terrorist groups?

  • Ethiopia
  • Iran
  • Siria
  • Bangladesh

Answer
Ethiopia has added two armed groups to its “terror list”, including the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), against which it launched a massive security operation late last year.


Who won Portuguese Grand Prix formula one race?

Answer
Lewis Hamilton


Which vaccine has been authorised by WHO for emergency use in COVID case?

Answer
Moderna


United States has given its approval for the sale of how many ‘P-8I aircraft’ to India?

  • 10
  • 3
  • 6
  • 9

Answer
6, these six new P-8I Aircrafts will cost around $2.42 billion dollars to India. Moreover India have already a fleet of these planes and these new 6 will further increase that fleet.

Some Information about P-8I

  • Its an Indian variant of P-8s Aircraft designed and made by Boeing
  • These aircrafts have eight Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Joint Tactical Radio Systems 5
  • These aircrafts have 42 AN/AAR-54 Missile Warning Sensors
  • These aircrafts have 14 LN-251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems/Inertial Navigations Systems

G7 Foreign and Development Minister’s meeting is going to be held in which period?

  • 1-4 May
  • 2-6 May
  • 3-6 May
  • 4-7 May

Answer
3-6 May


Which COVID vaccine organisation has donated medicines worth $70million to India?

Answer
Pfizer have donated $70million worth of medicines to India so as to help country to fight battle against COVID-19.

Below is Statement of Albert Bourla chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer about this =>
These medicines, valued at more than $70 million, will be made available immediately, and we will work closely with the government and our NGO partners to get them to where they are needed most. This effort, in combination with Pfizer foundation funding that supports humanitarian organisations providing essential and life-saving equipment to India, such as ventilators, oxygen concentrators, and consumables, is our most comprehensive humanitarian relief response ever.


India has secured which rank in ICC T20 ranking recently?

Answer
India has secured Second rank in ICC T20 ranking.


2021 ICC T20 Rankings?

Answer

RankCountryRatingPoints
1England2776088
2India2726811
3New Zealand2636048
4Pakistan2617818
5Australia2585930
6South Africa2484703
7Afghanistan2362826
8Sri Lanka2272957
9Bangladesh2252921
10West Indies2223992

Which Bank has donated Rs. 70 crore while COVID pandemic 2021?

Answer
SBI has allocated Rs 71 crore to support various initiatives in combating Covid-19 and is in talks with various designated authorities to explore partnerships for setting up makeshift hospitals.

This money will be used for

  • Setting up 1000 Hospital Beds
  • Setting up 250 ICU Facilities
  • Setting up 1000 bed isolation facilities

Which state government will provide 2 Lakh tap water connections by 2022?

Answer
Himachal Pradesh under Jal Jeevan Mission will construct new 2 lakh water taps by 2022 making Himachal Pradesh a Har Ghar Jal State.
Here is some information about Press Release by Himachal Pradesh Government => “As per the per release, “the State has 17.04 lakh rural households, out of which 13.02 lakh (76.41%) have assured tap water supply. Over 5 lakh tap water connections have been provided and so far 8,458 villages (46.78%) in the State have been declared ‘Har Ghar Jal’, since the announcement of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in August 2019– which means every rural household in these villages has tap water supply”.


Indian Army has inaugurated first Green Solar Energy Harnessing Plant in which state?

Answer
Indian army have inaugurated first ever Green Solar Harnessing Plant in the state of Sikkim, this plant is located at height of 16000ft. and have a capacity of 56KVA. This project of building a Green Solar Harnessing Plant in Sikkim is done by collaboration between IIT Mumbai and Indian Army, from IIT Mumbai side professor Prakash Ghosh led the project.


Who is appointed as Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance?

Answer
Mahesh BalaSubramanian


Recently Pandit Debu Chaudhary passed away, he is well known for which musical instrument?

Answer
Sitar

Some facts Pandit Debu Chaudhuri

  • Padma Bhushan awardee Pandit Devabrata Chaudhuri was considered a leading name among sitar players. As one of the leading proponents of the Senia Gharana, his demise owing to COVID 19 complications and dementia, is a great loss to the art and music world.
  • His son Prateek Chaudhuri took to Facebook to share the news of his father’s demise. He wrote, “My Father, The Legend of Sitar, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri is no more. He was admitted with Covid along with dementia complications and was put in ICU on ventilator around midnight today (1st May 2021)..after which he suffered a heart attack and could not be revived. In spite of all efforts and prayers he could not be saved. to the World of Sitar and Indian Music. Great loss. In grief Prateek Chaudhuri (myself) Runa Chaudhuri (my wife), Rayana Chaudhuri (my daughter) and Adhiraj Chaudhuri (my son).”
  • Padma Bhushan Pandit Debu Chaudhuri performing at the 36th All India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan.
  • Pandit Chaudhuri was born in 1935 in Mymensingh (now in Bangladesh), and as a child prodigy, he started playing the sitar from four years of age. His first broadcast was at the age of eighteen at the All India Radio in 1953. He also served as dean and head, Faculty of Music, University of Delhi.
  • Pandit Debu Chaudhuri performed across the world for over six decades, winning several honours, including the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution in the field of music; Debu Chaudhari (sitting), Prateek Chaudhuri (left) and Ustad Rafiuddin Sabri in Chandigarh.
  • Besides being an ace sitarist, he was also an educationist and author. He is the writer of six books, composer of eight new ragas and numerous musical compositions.

When is Coal Mining Day Celebrated?

Answer
Coal Mining Day is celebrated on 4th May every year in order to pay tribute to all hard working coal miners across the globe.


When is World Asthma Day Celebrated?

Answer
World Asthma Day is celebrated on 4th May every year for raising awareness about Asthma and improving its care around the world.


What’s theme of World Asthma Day in 2021?

Answer
Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions


When is International Firefighter’s Day is celebrated?

Answer
International Firefighter’s Day is celebrated on 4th May to recognise and honour sacrifices that firefighter’s make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible.


How many trillion did the GST record in April 2021?

Answer
Rs. 1.41 trillion, this is almost 14% more than GST Collection of last month March 2021.

Breakdown of Rs 1.41 trillion of GST Collection in April 2021

  • CSGT (Central Goods and Services Tax) amounts to Rs 27,837 crore
  • SGST (State Goods and Services Tax) amounts to Rs 35,621 crore
  • IGST (Integrated Goods and Services Tax) amounts to Rs 68,481 crore which includes Rs 29,599 from Imported Goods
  • Cess (Union Territory Goods and Services Tax) is Rs 9,445 crore which includes Rs 981 crore collected from Imported Goods

Which Country’s Geologist have discovered 1.6 billion years old water on Earth?

Answer
Canada


The first consignment of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik-V arrived in which city of India on 1 May 2021?

Answer
Almost 150,000 doses of Sputnik-V Vaccine doses came to India from Russia on 1 May 2021. This comes as a helping hand for country amongst its fight against COVID-19.


Who has become new Chief Secretary of Bihar?

Answer
Tripurari Sharan


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