Current Affairs Quiz: February 12, 2021

Current Affairs 12 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who is appointed as the head of the committee by the government to review industry’s objections to the proposed ban on 27 widely used pesticides which officials say are harmful to animals and humans?
    A) G. Satheesh Reddy
    B) BM Khanna
    C) TP Rajendran
    D) Trilochan Mohapatra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government has appointed an expert panel to review industry’s objections to the proposed ban on 27 widely used pesticides which officials say are harmful to animals and humans.
    The committee is led by chairman TP Rajendran, former assistant director general of ICAR.
  2. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), for the first time inducted how many women commandos into its specialised Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) unit?
    A) 35
    B) 31
    C) 34
    D) 32
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), for the first time inducted 34 women commandos into its specialised Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) unit.
  3. Which state government launched a new range of packaged organic products and LoumiConnect App to connect farmers with Horticulture and Agriculture experts?
    A) Tripura
    B) Manipur
    C) Sikkim
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched a new range of packaged organic products and LoumiConnect App under MOVCDNER apart from distributing Bolero Camper vehicles and nurseries to seven Farmers Producer Companies (FPCs) in Imphal.
    The LoumiConnect App which would enable connect farmers with Horticulture and Agriculture experts.
  4. Vijayanagara has officially become the 31st district of the which state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Karnataka government issued a notification demarcating boundaries of the newly-formed Vijayanagara district. This is the 31st district of the State.
  5. Where did the Indian Army lay the foundation stone of the tallest ‘Iconic National Flag’ in February 2021?
    A) Gulmarg
    B) Pahalgam
    C) Manali
    D) Srinagar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Army has laid the foundation stone of the tallest ‘Iconic National Flag’ at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir. The flag will be on a 100 feet-high pole, the highest Tricolour in the Valley.
  6. According to International Energy Agency’s India Energy Outlook 2021, India will overtake which of the following to be the world’s third-largest energy consumer by 2030?
    A) Germany
    B) European Union
    C) United States
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s energy demand will increase more than that of any other country over the next two decades, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said forecasting India overtaking the European Union as the world’s third-largest energy consumer by 2030.
    India at present is the fourth-largest global energy consumer behind China, the United States and the European Union.
  7. What is the theme for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021?
    A) Gender Equality and Parity in Science for Peace and Development amid COVID-19
    B) Equality in Science for Society amid COVID-19
    C) Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth
    D) Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India at present is the fourth-largest global energy consumer behind China, the United States and the European Union. The theme for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 is ‘Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19’.
  8. When is World Unani Day observed each year?
    A) February 11
    B) February 9
    C) February 8
    D) February 10
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Unani Day has observed every year on 11th February. This day is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of great Unani scholar and social reformer Hakim Ajmal Khan.
  9. Bruce Taylor who passed away was a former cricketer from which country?
    A) West Indies
    B) New Zealand
    C) Australia
    D) England
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former New Zealand all-rounder Bruce Taylor, the only player to score a century and take a five-wicket haul on test debut, has died at the age of 77.
  10. When is the second unmanned flight of Gaganyaan is expected to be launched as announced by the government?
    A) 2024-25
    B) 2021-22
    C) 2022-23
    D) 2023-24
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The human spaceflight module of Gaganyaan will be launched after the second unmanned mission planned in 2022-23, Union minister Jitendra Singh said. First unmanned mission is planned in December 2021. Second unmanned flight is planned in 2022-23.
  11. Manasa Varanasi from which state won the VLCC Femina Miss India World 2020 title?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Odisha
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Manasa Varanasi, an engineer from Telangana, emerged as the winner of VLCC Femina Miss India World 2020.
  12. Australian photographer Robert Irwin who has been awarded the People’s Choice Award in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 competition won the award for which image?
    A) Bushfire
    B) The Embrace
    C) Elephant creation
    D) Snub-nosed monkeys
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    At just seventeen, young Australian photographer Robert Irwin has been awarded the People’s Choice Award for his image titled Bushfire in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 competition.
  13. Who became the sixth Indian and third pacer from India to take 300 wickets in Test cricket, joining legendary former India captains Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble after a “roller-coaster” ride?
    A) Rohit Sharma
    B) Ishant Sharma
    C) Ajinkya Rahane
    D) Ravichandran Ashwin
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma became the sixth Indian and third pacer from the country to take 300 wickets in Test cricket, joining legendary former India captains Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble after a “roller-coaster” ride.
  14. According to the SBI Research, Indian economy will contract by how much percent in FY21?
    A) 7.0%
    B) 7.2%
    C) 7.5%
    D) 7.9%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pencilling in a GDP growth in third and fourth quarters, SBI Research revised its contraction forecast for the current fiscal year to 7 per cent. The agency had earlier forecast a 7.4 per cent contraction in 2020-21 GDP numbers.
  15. Digital payments platform PhonePe has partnered with which bank for Unified Payments Interface (UPI) multi-bank model?
    A) South Indian Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Digital payments platform PhonePe announced that it has partnered with Axis Bank on a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) multi-bank model. The partnership will provide PhonePe users with the option to create and use multiple UPI IDs with Axis Bank’s “@axl” handle.
  16. Which bank has entered into a co-lending agreement with Pune-based non-banking financial company LoanTap Credit Products for MSME loans?
    A) Bank of India
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Bank of Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bank of Maharashtra said it has entered into a co-lending agreement with Pune-based non-banking financial company LoanTap Credit Products for MSME loans.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is PhonePe headquartered?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Pune
    C) Kolkata
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Parent organization: Flipkart
    CEO: Sameer Nigam
  2. “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” award is presented by which of the following?
    A) Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Singapore
    B) Natural History Museum, London
    C) American Museum of Natural History, New York
    D) Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ohia
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Who is the present Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)?
    A) G. Satheesh Reddy
    B) Rajiv Gauba
    C) Pramod Kumar Mishra
    D) Trilochan Mohapatra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    HQ: Delhi

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