Current Affairs Quiz: February 16, 2021

Current Affairs 16 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. Where in Odisha, will the state government construct a ‘COVID Warrior Memorial’ for the Covid warriors who lost their lives fighting the pandemic?
    A) Odisha State Museum
    B) Biju Patnaik Park
    C) Indira Gandhi Park Bhubaneswar
    D) Orissa Modern Art Gallery
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In order to recognize the sacrifice and services rendered by the Covid warriors who lost their lives fighting the pandemic, the Odisha government has decided to construct a Covid Warrior Memorial in Odisha. The Biju Patnaik Park in Bhubaneswar has been selected for this purpose.
  2. Which state government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for climate resilience and low carbon development strategy formulation?
    A) Bihar
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Bihar government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for climate resilience and low carbon development strategy formulation.
  3. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Central government and Uttarakhand government for setting up of ₹173 crore science city in which city?
    A) Haldwani
    B) Roorkee
    C) Dehradun
    D) Haridwar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Central government and Uttarakhand government for setting up of ₹173 crore science city in Dehradun in presence of chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
  4. Which state/UT has joined hands with the UK Space Agency’s programme for collaborative projects on ‘Impact Based Flood Forecasting using Earth Observation (EO) based Information’?
    A) Delhi
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a significant move to put an impact based flood forecasting mechanism in place, the Union Territory of J&K is joining hands with the UK Space Agency’s programme for collaborative projects on ‘Impact Based Flood Forecasting using Earth Observation (EO) based Information’.
  5. Indian will provide how much amount to Nepal for the restoration and conservation of three cultural heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley?
    A) NR 142 million
    B) NR 156 million
    C) NR 184 million
    D) NR 127 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India will provide Nepalese Rupees(NR) 142 million to Nepal for the restoration and conservation of three cultural heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley.
  6. In February 2021, which country settled a USD 400 million currency swap facility with India?
    A) Albania
    B) Madagascar
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Mauritius
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sri Lanka has settled a USD 400 million currency swap facility with India, the Indian High Commission said.
  7. The Finance Ministry announced to infuse how much amount into state-owned general insurance companies during the current quarter in a bid to improve their financial health?
    A) Rs 5000 crores
    B) Rs 2000 crores
    C) Rs 1000 crores
    D) Rs 3000 crores
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Finance Ministry will infuse Rs 3,000 crore capital into state-owned general insurance companies during the current quarter in a bid to improve their financial health.
  8. Which bank has partnered with Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Limited (MSRDC) and Ocean Highway Facilities and Solutions Pvt Ltd for launching country’s first FASTag powered truck terminal at Khalapur, Maharashtra?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    C) Capital Small Finance Bank
    D) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Equitas Small Finance Bank said it has launched a FASTag powered truck terminal at Khalapur, in Maharashtra.
  9. Which company launched its new savings product – Guaranteed Income for Tomorrow, which provides guaranteed income to policyholders to help them achieve their long-term financial goals?
    A) Reliance Nippon Life Insurance
    B) Max Life Insurance
    C) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    D) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has launched a new goal based savings product – ‘ICICI Pru Guaranteed Income for Tomorrow’ (GIFT), which provides guaranteed income to policyholders to help them achieve their long-term financial goals.
  10. Which payments bank has signed an MoU with Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) to facilitate opening of bank accounts for construction workers?
    A) Fino Payments Bank
    B) India Post Payments Bank
    C) Jio Payments Bank
    D) NSDL Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Realty developers’ body, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Payments and Postal Bank (IPPB) to facilitate opening of bank accounts for construction workers.
  11. Which company bagged an order from the Indian Navy for supplying two Super Rapid Gun Mounts (SRGM), main guns standardised for all warships of the Indian Navy?
    A) Bharat Electronics
    B) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    C) BEML Limited
    D) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    State-run engineering firm BHEL said it has bagged an order from the Indian Navy for supplying two Super Rapid Gun Mounts (SRGM), main guns standardised for all warships of the Indian Navy.
  12. Along with which organization, Indian Space Research Organisation announced an initiative to offer India’s best, and fully indigenous, mapping portal and geospatial services?
    A) DSYN Technologies
    B) Upstream Commerce
    C) PhonePe
    D) MapmyIndia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Space Research Organisation and location and navigation technology solutions provider MapmyIndia announced an initiative to partner together to offer India’s best, and fully indigenous, mapping portal and geospatial services.
  13. Mario Draghi has been sworn as which country’s new prime minister?
    A) Italy
    B) France
    C) Spain
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi was formally sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister, against the backdrop of the deadly coronavirus pandemic and a crippling recession.
  14. Which company has appointed Marc Llistosella as its chief executive officer and managing director?
    A) Hyundai
    B) Ford Motor
    C) Tata Motors
    D) Ashok Leyland
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tata Motors Limited said that it has appointed Marc Llistosella as chief executive officer and managing director effective 1 July 2021.
  15. Which of the following conferred Women Excellence Award to help women pursue their research ideas?
    A) Science and Engineering Research Board
    B) Department of Science and Technology
    C) University Grants Commission
    D) Ministry of Sciences
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The SERB Women Excellence Award that has been conferred on them provides a grant of Rs. 15 lakhs for a period of three years to the awardees to pursue their research ideas. The women scientists selected for the awards include
    1.Dr. Shobhna Kapoor, Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    2.Dr. Antara Banerjee, Scientist B National Institute For Research In Reproductive Health, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    3.Dr. Sonu Gandhi Scientist D from National Institute Of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad 4.Dr. Ritu Gupta, Assistant Professor at Indian Institute Of Technology Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  16. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami handed over Tamil Semmal award to Muthalankurichi Kamarasu who belongs to profession namely?
    A) Writer
    B) Politics
    C) Dancing
    D) Acting
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami handed over Tamil Semmal award to Muthalankurichi Kamarasu (From a bus conductor to a writer).
  17. Which country’s spacecraft Tianwen-1 successfully entered orbit around Mars after a 6-1/2-month journey from Earth, which is country’s first independent mission to the red planet?
    A) Hong Kong
    B) Russia
    C) Japan
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft Tianwen-1 successfully entered orbit around Mars after a 6-1/2-month journey from Earth, China’s space agency said, in the country’s first independent mission to the red planet.
  18. When is National Productivity Day observed?
    A) February 11
    B) February 13
    C) February 12
    D) February 10
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Productivity Day is observed every year in India on February 12.
  19. Who has debuted as author with her first book “Unfinished: A Memoir”?
    A) Priyanka Chopra Jonas
    B) Deepika Padukone
    C) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    D) Kangana Ranaut
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas officially turned author with the release of her first book, “Unfinished: A Memoir”.
  20. With Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) deciding to open up its ‘space’ to the private sector, in-a-first where did it test two satellites developed by private companies?
    A) Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
    B) UR Rao Satellite Centre
    C) Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
    D) Space Applications Centre
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decided to open up its ‘space’ to the private sector after being a closed government organisation for over 50 years. The first move came when ISRO allowed two satellites developed by private companies to be tested at the UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC).

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) headquartered?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Chennai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Noida
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is U R Rao Satellite Centre located?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Dehradun
    C) Pune
    D) Shimla
    View Answer
    Option A

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