Current Affairs Quiz: February 15, 2021

Current Affairs 15 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who is the author of the book titled Kamala’s Way, a new biography of Kamala Harris, first Black woman to be elected Vice President of the United States?
    A) Stephen King
    B) Alice Walker
    C) George Saunders
    D) Dan Morain
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kamala’s Way, a new biography of Kamala Harris, first Black woman to be elected Vice President of the United States by California journalist Dan Morain has been released recently.
  2. Former pacer Ezra Moseley who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) West Indies
    B) Australia
    C) New Zealand
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Windies pacer Ezra Moseley passed away after being hit by a car in his native Barbados. He was 63.
  3. Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), under which of the following has launched a job portal Saksham that will conduct skills mapping exercises of workers as per requirements of MSMEs?
    A) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    B) Department of Science and Technology
    C) Indian Council of Medical Research
    D) Science and Engineering Research Board
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), think-tank under the Department of Science and Technology has launched a job portal Saksham that will conduct skills mapping exercises of workers as per requirements of MSMEs.
  4. As announced by the government of India, it will sell how much percent of its stake in National Fertilizers Ltd (NFL) through an offer for sale?
    A) 34%
    B) 25%
    C) 31%
    D) 20%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government will sell 20% of its stake in National Fertilizers Ltd (NFL) through an offer for sale and has invited bids from merchant bankers for managing the share sale. The deadline for submitting the bids is March 2, 2021.
  5. Bank of India is going to acquire how much percent stake each in BOI AXA Investment Managers and BOI AXA Trustee Services?
    A) 49%
    B) 45%
    C) 51%
    D) 60%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Fair trade regulator CCI approved Bank of India’s acquisition of 49 per cent stake each in BOI AXA Investment Managers and BOI AXA Trustee Services.
  6. Which of the following along with the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (COWE), has launched a campaign ‘Swavalamban Sashakt’ to give a fillip to the government’s Stand Up India (SUI) scheme?
    A) National Housing Bank
    B) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
    C) Small Industries Development Bank of India
    D) Exim Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi), along with the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (COWE), has launched a campaign to give a fillip to the government’s Stand Up India (SUI) scheme.
    The mega campaign – Swavalamban Sashakt is a 20 webinar series aimed at creating awareness about the SUI scheme.
  7. Star Health and Allied Insurance, a leading standalone health Insurance company in India, announced the launch of its Arogya Sanjeevani policy on which platform?
    A) PhonePe
    B) Paytm
    C) Flipkart
    D) Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Star Health and Allied Insurance, a leading standalone health Insurance company in India, announced the launch of its Arogya Sanjeevani policy on PhonePe – a popular Indian digital payments platform.
  8. Which insurance company launched the first ‘corporate risk index’ to help businesses navigate the post-pandemic world?
    A) IFFCO Tokio
    B) TATA AIG
    C) ICICI Lombard
    D) Bharti Axa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    ICICI Lombard launched what it claims to be the first corporate risk index to help businesses navigate the post-pandemic world by addressing a myriad of issues across the operation, supply-chains, cyber threats, falling revenue, hybrid working, among others.
  9. Which bank has inked a pact with Indian Oil Corporation to provide up to ₹2 crore to the oil company’s dealers?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) said it has inked a pact with Indian Oil Corporation to provide up to ₹2 crore to the oil company’s dealers.
  10. Which company partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to provide worksheets and content to facilitate home learning and early skill development of students across India?
    A) Amazon
    B) IBM
    C) Yahoo
    D) Hewlett Packard
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Hewlett Packard (HP) India and National Skill Development Corporation inked a partnership to provide worksheets and content to facilitate home learning and early skill development of students across India.
  11. Indian Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which institute on research in underwater domain of Naval Electronic Systems?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Chennai
    C) IIT Ropar
    D) IIT Guwahati
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Furthering the relationship between Indian Navy and IIT Delhi on research in underwater domain of Naval Electronic Systems, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Star Health and Allied Insurance located?
    A) Chennai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A

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