Current Affairs Quiz: February 11, 2021

Current Affairs 11 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. Space technology startup Bellatrix Aerospace which s creating “taxi in space” has partnered with which of the following to ferry small satellites into multiple orbits?
    A) Skyroot Aerospace
    B) Adnikul Aerospace
    C) Dhruva Space
    D) Skanda Aerospace
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Space technology startup Bellatrix Aerospace has partnered with its peer Skyroot Aerospace to ferry small satellites into multiple orbits. Bellatrix Aerospace, which is creating a vehicle that will work as “taxi in space”, will launch on the Vikram rocket of Skyroot Aerospace.
  2. Which state/UT government approved ‘Mukhyamantri Vigyan Pratibha Pariksha’ in which Rs 5,000 will be provided to Rs 1,000 meritorious students of Class 9 in schools of state/UT as a science scholarship?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Haryana
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Delhi cabinet approved ‘Mukhyamantri Vigyan Pratibha Pariksha’ in which Rs 5,000 will be provided to Rs 1,000 meritorious students of Class 9 in schools of Delhi as a science scholarship.
  3. Who has authored the book titled “By Many a Happy Accident : Recollections of a Life”?
    A) M. Venkaiah Naidu
    B) Hamid Ansari
    C) Ram Nath Kovind
    D) Lal Krishna Advani
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Recently former vice president Hamid Ansari released his book titled as By Many a Happy Accident : Recollections of a Life”.
  4. Who has authored the book titled “Platform Scale: For A Post-Pandemic World”?
    A) Sangeet Paul Choudary
    B) Geoffrey G Parker
    C) Ameya Naik
    D) Vineet Bajpai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Entrepreneur-author Sangeet Paul Choudary has released his new book titled “Platform Scale: For A Post-Pandemic World”.
  5. In February 2021, PM Modi released a commemorative postage stamp on Diamond Jubilee celebrations of which high court?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Gujarat
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Gujarat High Court. The prime minister also virtually released a commemorative postage stamp on Gujarat High Court, as part of the institution’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
  6. Global rating agency Moody’s projected India’s nominal growth at what percent for the coming fiscal?
    A) 12%
    B) 18%
    C) 17%
    D) 14%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Global rating agency Moody’s projected India’s nominal growth at 17% for the coming fiscal, a mark up from the 14.3% earlier, based on the “pro-growth” budget, but highlighted the weak prospects of fiscal consolidation.
  7. Which state government has introduced a system of issuing a unique 16-digit Unicode to mark all kinds of landholdings in the state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Tripura
    C) Bihar
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government has introduced a system of issuing a unique 16-digit Unicode to mark all kinds of landholdings in the state. The revenue department will be issuing the Unicode for marking all kinds of agricultural, residential and commercial land and a person will now be able to know the details of the land with a single click.
  8. Where is the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) going to develop the country’s first geothermal field development project?
    A) Ladakh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Punjab
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Union Territory of Ladakh and the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh, to develop the country’s first geothermal field development project. The MoU inked will be a step towards creating a carbon-neutral Ladakh.
  9. With which organization did the defence ministry sign a contract with to procure a software-defined radio tactical ship-borne system worth over Rs 1,000 crore?
    A) Bharat Electronics Limited
    B) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    C) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    D) BEML Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The defence ministry signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to procure a software-defined radio tactical ship-borne system worth over Rs 1,000 crore.
  10. Rajiv Kapoor who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Actor
    C) Filmmaker
    D) Musician
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bollywood actor and Raj Kapoor’s son Rajiv Kapoor passed away Mumbai. He was 58.
  11. Where did President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurate Gen. Thimayya Memorial Museum?
    A) Odisha
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind, who inaugurated Gen. Thimayya Memorial Museum at Madikeri in Kodagu district said it commemorates the services and valour of one of the greatest soldiers of India.
  12. Who won the Allan Border Medal 2021, one of the top honour of the Australian Cricket Awards?
    A) Jos Buttler
    B) Dani Willis
    C) Steve Smith
    D) Aaron Finch
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former captain Steve Smith claimed his third Allan Border Medal while Beth Mooney bagged her maiden Belinda Clarke Award, the top two honours of the Australian Cricket Awards.
  13. Rishabh Pant and Shabnim Ismail who won the ICC Men’s and Women’s (respectively) Player of the Month for January 2021 play for which countries respectively?
    A) India and South Africa
    B) India and New Zealand
    C) India and Afghanistan
    D) India and Canada
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s Rishabh Pant won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for January 2021. South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail was named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for January 2021.
  14. Where was the ‘Asom Mala’ programme launched by PM Narendra Modi?
    A) Bihar
    B) West Bengal
    C) Sikkim
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Asom Mala’ programme in Dhekiajuli of Sonitpur district with an aim to boost the state’s road infrastructure and contribute to the state’s economic progress and improve connectivity.
  15. Indian player Akhtar Ali who passed away recently belonged to which sport?
    A) Football
    B) Tennis
    C) Cricket
    D) Badminton
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tennis legend Akhtar Ali, a father figure in Indian tennis, passed away following prolonged illness. He was 81.
  16. Which company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bellatrix Aerospace to latter’s Orbital Transfer Vehicle in the upper stage of Vikram series of launch vehicles developed by the former?
    A) Brahmos Aerospace
    B) Skanda Aerospace
    C) Skyroot Aerospace
    D) Collins Aerospace
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Skyroot Aerospace and Bellatrix Aerospace have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use the Orbital Transfer Vehicle being developed by Bellatrix Aerospace in the upper stage of Vikram series of launch vehicles being developed by Skyroot.
  17. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) regulated states to keep industrial trans fatty acids in any product to be not more than 2 per cent by mass of the total oils/fats present in the product from which date?
    A) January 1, 2022
    B) March 1, 2022
    C) January 1, 2021
    D) April 1, 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified prohibition regulations called the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Second Amendment Regulations, 2021 to limit the content of trans fat in all food items. This regulation states that all food products in which edible oils and fats are used as an ingredient should not contain industrial trans fatty acids more than 2 per cent by mass of the total oils/fats present in the product, on and from January 1, 2022.
  18. Indian has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which country for the construction of the Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam in the latter country?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) virtually for the construction of the Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam in Afghanistan as part of the new development partnership between the two nations.
  19. What is the theme of World Pulses Day 2021?
    A) Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future
    B) Contribution of Pulses to sustainable food production
    C) #LovePulses for a healthy diet and planet
    D) Plant proteins for a sustainable future
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Pulses Day is observed on February 10 of every year. This day is marked to recognise the role pulses play in our daily diet. This year the theme of the day is “Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future.”
  20. Where was the National Horticulture Fair 2021 held organized by the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Puri
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    This year’s edition of the five-day national horticulture fair being organized by the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) will be begin at the Institute’s Hessarghatta campus on the outskirts of Bengaluru city. Kailash Choudhry, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, inaugurated the event virtually.
  21. Which state has got approval from the central government for creating the fifth tiger reserve in the state and the 51st in the country?
    A) Kerala
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Assam
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Following the Centre’s approval, Tamil Nadu government passed an order for creating the fifth tiger reserve in the state and the 51st in the country. The Srivilliputhur Megamalai Tiger Reserve will span the forests of Megamalai wildlife sanctuary and Srivilliputhur grizzled squirrel wildlife sanctuary spread across the districts of Theni, Virudhunagar and Madurai.
  22. Who became the first batsman to score 200 in 100th Test?
    A) Jason Roy
    B) Ben Stokes
    C) Joe Root
    D) Eoin Morgan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    England captain Joe Root smashed his fifth double hundred on Day 2 of the first Test against India in Chennai. Following his knock, Joe Root became the first batsman to score a double hundred in his 100th Test.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Delhi
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) aituated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Gurugram
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of Indian Institute of Horticultural Research situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Pune
    C) Kolkata
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

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