1. Utkala Dibasa is celebrated in which state?
a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Madhya Pradesh
• Odisha Day, also Odisha Dibas and Utkala Dibasa is celebrated on 1 April in Odisha in the memory of the formation of the state as a separate state out of Bihar, Bengal and Odisha provinces with addition of Koraput and Ganjam from Madras Presidency on 1 April 1936 .
• After losing its political identity completely in 1568 following the defeat and demise of the last king Mukunda Dev, efforts resulted in the formation of a politically separate state under British rule on a linguistic basis on 1 April 1936
2. Which of the following states will provide 1500 Rupees to poor and deprived families in the state to meet their daily requirements?
d. Madhya Pradesh
• Rajasthan Government has decided to provide 1500 Rupees to poor and deprived families in the state to meet their daily requirements.
• The government has also decided to defer a part of the salary for the month of March for all ministers, legislators, and state government officials and employees.
3. Which of the following banks will support an indigenised, affordable and portable ventilator prototype being developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur?
a. HDFC bank
b. Axis Bank
c. Standard Chartered bank
• Standard Chartered Bank will support an indigenised, affordable and portable ventilator prototype being developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and its incubated company Nocca Robotics.
• Standard Chartered has approved a "generous" CSR funding that will be used for research and development of the prototype, followed by testing of the device and clinical trials.
• The ventilator design conceptualised by Nocca Robotics allows for large scale production at multiple sites using materials easily available with Indian suppliers and manufacturers.
• The ventilator is capable of working with medical airline and oxygen as well as ambient air and oxygen, thus making it usable in a variety of different conditions.
4. CBSE has decided to promote all the students of which of the following classes?
a. Class 1-6
b. Class 1-5
c. Class 1-7
d. Class 1-8
• In view of COVID -19 outbreak, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct class 10 and 12 examinations only for 29 main subjects which are crucial for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions.
• For rest of the subjects, CBSE will not hold board exams and instructions for their marking, assessment will be issued soon.
• CBSE will promote all students of classes one to eight to the next class in view of COVID- 19 situation.
• The students of class 9 and 11 will be promoted to the next class based on the school-based assessments including projects, periodic tests and term exams conducted so far.
• Those Class 9 and 11 students not promoted this time, can appear in school based tests online or offline.
5. When did PM Modi urge the countrymen to switch off lights of their homes to showing solidarity to display the nation's collective spirit to defeat coronavirus?
a. 4 April 2020
b. 3 April 2020
c. 10 April 2020
d. 7 April 2020
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the countrymen to switch off lights of their homes on 4 April 2020 at 9 PM for nine minutes and light up diyas, candles or mobile flashlights to display the nation's collective spirit to defeat coronavirus.
• The Prime Minister said people should maintain social distancing, stay indoors and not form groups while lighting up lamps.