Current Affairs Quiz: February 14, 2021

Current Affairs 14 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. When is National Deworming Day observed?
    A) February 8
    B) February 13
    C) February 12
    D) February 10
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Every year February 10 and August 10 are observed as the National Deworming Day (NDD).
  2. Which state government has approved ‘Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development (REWARD)’ project to be implemented with World Bank’s assistance?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Goa
    C) Odisha
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Odisha has approved a proposal to implement ‘Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development (REWARD)’ project.
    REWARD envisages an expenditure of Rs 500 Cr on science-based watershed management for a period of six years starting from April 2021. Out of this, World Bank will provide loan assistance amounting Rs 350.00 Cr.
  3. Meghalaya government signed MoUs with which bank as a part of an initiative towards migrating government transactions to digital mode?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Meghalaya government signed two MoUs with the State Bank of India as a part of an initiative towards migrating government transactions to digital mode.
  4. In February 2021, Satishwar Balakrishnan has been appointed as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of which insurance company?
    A) Kotak Life Insurance
    B) Tata AIA Life Insurance
    C) Max Life Insurance
    D) Aegon Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Aegon Life Insurance, India’s first digital-only life insurance company, elevated Satishwar Balakrishnan to be the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (‘MD & CEO’).
  5. Who is the author of the book titled “The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News”?
    A) Ira Trivedi
    B) Meghna Pant
    C) Meena Kandasamy
    D) Judy Balan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled “The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News” has been released recently. The book is written by award-winning writer, journalist and speaker Meghna Pant.
  6. Which insurance company has launched ‘Health AdvantEDGE’, that provides holistic protection against mounting expenses related to medical exigencies and other healthcare services?
    A) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance
    B) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
    C) Bharti AXA General Insurance
    D) Royal Sundaram General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bharti AXA General Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and AXA, has rolled out a new health insurance plan, Health AdvantEDGE, that provides holistic protection against mounting expenses related to medical exigencies and other healthcare services.
  7. Which country test-fired a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Babur’ capable of hitting land and sea?
    A) Pakistan
    B) UAE
    C) Iran
    D) Egypt
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pakistan’s military successfully test-fired a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Babur’ capable of hitting land and sea targets with ‘high precision’ up to 490 kilometers (about 280 miles) away.
  8. World Bank signed a $100 million project called ‘CHIRAAG’ to support Nutrition-Supportive Agriculture in tribal-dominated areas of which state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Government of India, the Government of Chhattisgarh and the World Bank signed a $100 million project to develop sustainable production systems that allow tribal households in remote areas of Chhattisgarh to practice round-the-year production of diversified and nutritious food.
    CHIRAAG – Chhattisgarh Inclusive Rural and Accelerated Agriculture Growth Project will be implemented in the southern tribal-majority region of the state where a large population is undernourished and poor.
  9. Export-Import Bank of India has announced to provide $400 million to which country to fund a Connectivity Project there?
    A) $600 million
    B) $100 million
    C) $200 million
    D) $400 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) will provide $400 million to Maldives to fund Greater Male Connectivity Project, the Reserve Bank of India said. The agreement under the line of credit is effective January 28, 2021.
  10. What is the theme of World Radio Day 2021?
    A) Radio and diversity
    B) Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace
    C) New World, New Radio
    D) Radio and Sports
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Radio Day is observed on February 13 every year to celebrate one of the oldest and most widely consumed mediums of communication. This year, the day’s theme is ‘New World, New Radio.’
  11. When is National Women’s Day of India observed?
    A) February 13
    B) February 10
    C) February 11
    D) February 14
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To honor the contributions of Sarojini Naidu, February 13 is observed as National Women’s Day of India. This year is the 142nd birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu.
  12. Where did the Indian Navy conducted ‘Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX)’?
    A) Atlantic Ocean
    B) Indian Ocean
    C) Pacific Ocean
    D) Bay of Bengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy is carrying out a mega war game ‘Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX)’ involving almost all operational assets like warships, submarines and aircraft over a vast geographical expanse in the Indian Ocean Region to test the force’s combat readiness in a complex multi-dimensional scenario.
  13. When did the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) organised the Financial Literacy Week (FLW) in 2021?
    A) Feb 9-13, 2021
    B) Feb 11-15, 2021
    C) Feb 8-12, 2021
    D) Feb 6-10, 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) organised the Financial Literacy Week (FLW) for the year 2021. The literacy week started from February 8 and it will conclude on February 12, 2021.
    This year, the Financial Literacy week will focus on ‘Developing the credit discipline and encouraging availing of the credit from the formal financial institutions as it is required’.
  14. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Turn Around India: 2020- Surmounting Past Legacy’?
    A) RP Gupta
    B) TG Swami
    C) FK Khanna
    D) DP Jain
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence and MP Jual Oram has launched ‘Turn Around India: 2020- Surmounting Past Legacy’, a book on creating economic awareness among masses. The book is authored by RP Gupta.
  15. The country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by a massive $ 6.24 billion to reach how much in the week ended February 5?
    A) $ 583.945 billion
    B) $ 476.467 billion
    C) $ 509.276 billion
    D) $ 445.095 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by a massive $ 6.24 billion to reach $ 583.945 billion in the week ended February 5, RBI data showed.
  16. Which company has acquired five per cent stake of the IEX (Indian Energy Exchange) in its arm Indian Gas Exchange (IGX)?
    A) Bharat Petroleum
    B) Steel Authority of India
    C) Coal India
    D) GAIL
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) said state-owned GAIL (India) Ltd has acquired five per cent stake of the IEX in its arm Indian Gas Exchange (IGX).
  17. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced which of the following as their global partner from 2021 to 2023?
    A) Udemy
    B) Byju’s
    C) Vedantu
    D) Unacademy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced BYJU’S, India’s largest EdTech company as their global partner from 2021 to 2023.
  18. Where is Museum of Illusions opened in India?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Jaipur
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Museum of Illusions, New Delhi, a mind-bending “edutainment” experience where guests enter the fascinating world of mental deception, has opened to the public.
  19. According to a Willis Towers Watson survey, salaries in India are projected to rise by an average of what per cent in 2021?

    A) 5.3%
    B) 4.5%
    C) 6.4%
    D) 3.8%

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Salaries in India are projected to rise by an average of 6.4 per cent in 2021, marginally higher than the average actual increase of 5.9 per cent in 2020, according to a Willis Towers Watson survey.
  20. Who is the author of the novel titled “Mapping Love”?
    A) Nina Gupta
    B) Riya Shukla
    C) Yagya Bhasin
    D) Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has turned author with her debut fiction novel, titled “Mapping Love”.
  21. How much amount has been allocated by the union government for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for the fiscal year 2021-22?
    A) Rs 11,000 crores
    B) Rs 18,000 crores
    C) Rs 16,000 crores
    D) Rs 12,000 crores
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union government has allocated ₹16,000 crores for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for the fiscal year 2021-22 to boost the safety of farmers’ crops and to ensure that maximum benefit of crop insurance reaches farmers.
  22. According to International Energy Agency’s India Energy Outlook 2021, which country is expected to be the largest source of energy demand growth to 2040?
    A) UAE
    B) India
    C) China
    D) European Union
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s energy consumption is expected to nearly double as the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) expands to an estimated $8.6 trillion by 2040 under its current national policy scenario, the IEA said in its India Energy Outlook 2021.
  23. Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) UK
    B) Germany
    C) Canada
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Leon Spinks, who won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth pro fight, has died. He was 67.
  24. Which space company announced world’s first all-civilian mission to space in 2021?
    A) SpaceX
    B) ISRO
    C) NASA
    D) European Space Agency
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX has announced the launch of its first all civilian mission to space. SpaceX is planning Falcon 9’s launch of Inspiration4, the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission to orbit no earlier than the fourth quarter of this year.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Aegon Life Insurance located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Bharti Axa General Insurance located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of BYJU’S situated?
    A) Noida
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Pune
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of Indian Energy Exchange situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
  5. Where is the HQ of GAIL Limited situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Gurgaon
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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