CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
GST
B)
Tobbin Tax
C)
Equalisation Levy
D)
Corporation Tax

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Equalisation Levy

Note :

Equalisation Levy also called the Google Tax is the taxation on non-resident e-commerce operators / service providers.
The collection of Equalisation Levy in India stood at Rs.2057 crore for FY 2020-21 and has doubled in comparison to the previous years. The increase in equalisation levy comes at the backdrop of US proposing retaliatory tariffs of up to 25 per cent on Indian goods like shrimps, basmati rice.

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Published On : April 16, 2021
A)
USD 50 million
B)
Rs.1000 crore
C)
USD 1000 million
D)
150 billion euros

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 150 billion euros

Note :

The European Commission has proposed to make borrowings amounting 150 billion euros till the year 2026.
The proceeds of the borrowing will be used to make its economy greener and more digitalized. The funds are proposed to be raised through auctions and syndication through a primary deal network.

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A)
UK
B)
Chile
C)
USA
D)
Canada

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Chile

Note :

In the South American country of Chile, has witnessed the spread of a killer algae which has claimed the lives of more than 4,200 tonnes of salmon. The algal bloom has led to decreased water availability in waters that led to suffocating the salmon.
This is considered to be the latest mass mortality event recorded in Chile, which is the world’s second largest producer of salmon.

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A)
Ravi Sinha
B)
Harish Dubey
C)
Poonam Gupta
D)
Radhey Shyam

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Poonam Gupta

Note : World bank economist Poonam Gupta has been appointed as the new Director General of the policy think tank "National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)".

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A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
S Jaishankar
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rajnath Singh

Note : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the First bi-annual Indian Air Force, IAF Commanders' Conference 2021 at Air Headquarters.

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A)
Kane Williamson
B)
Chris Cairns
C)
Ross Taylor
D)
Glenn Turner

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kane Williamson

Note : New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was awarded with the prestigious Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the fourth time in last six years at the New Zealand Cricket Awards on April 13, 2021. Apart from this, he was also adjudged 'International Test Player of the Year' for 2020-21 season.

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A)
Delhi Municipal Corporation
B)
Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation
C)
Bangalore Municipal Corporation
D)
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation

Note : The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC)has issued India's first Green Municipal bond. The green bond was listed on the BSE bond platform on April 08, 2021. It opened for a subscription on March 31, 2021.

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Published On : April 16, 2021
A)
April 12
B)
April 13
C)
April 14
D)
April 15

Correct Answer : Option (D) - April 15

Note : Each year on April 15th, National Titanic Remembrance Dayis dedicated to the memory of the lives lost when the Titanic sank into the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in April 1912. We remember the more than 1,500 people who died that day.

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Published On : April 16, 2021
A)
Bhim Rao Ambedkar
B)
Subhas Chandra Bose
C)
Bhagat Singh
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bhim Rao Ambedkar

Note : The Ambedkar Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

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Published On : April 15, 2021
A)
9th
B)
8th
C)
7th
D)
6th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 6th

Note : The Prime MInister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2021 "Raisina Dialogue" the sixth edition of the annual dialogue.

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Published On : April 15, 2021