Current Affairs Quiz: February 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. Where did Prime Minister Modi inaugurate the country’s first full-fledged international cruise terminal, Sagarika?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Goa
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Prime Minister also inaugurated the country’s first full-fledged international cruise terminal, Sagarika at Cochin Port and Marine Engineering Training Institute of Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
  2. Where did Prime Minister Modi lay the foundation stone of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial and development work of Chittaura Lake in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh through video conferencing.
    Mr Modi also inaugurated a medical college in the name of Maharaja Suheldev. The event marked the 112th birth anniversary celebration of Maharaja Suheldev.
  3. In Partnership with the chain of which institutes did Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launch Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) 2021-23?
    A) IISCs
    B) IIMs
    C) IITs
    D) NITs
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) 2021-23 in partnership with nine IIMs.
    During the course, fellows will be given a stipend of Rs 50,000 per month for the first year and Rs 60,000 per month for the second year of the course.
  4. In which state is the Mandu Festival celebrated?
    A) Odisha
    B) West Bengal
    C) Assam
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Madhya Pradesh, the three-day Mandu Festival began at Mandu in the historic town of Dhar district.
  5. Which state government signed an MoU with the Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in the state with much effective manner and expanding the scope of the sustainable future?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Karnataka
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) and the Government of Karnataka for working closely to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in the state with much effective manner and expanding the scope of the sustainable future.
  6. The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has decided to raise the upper ceiling of family pensions from Rs 45,000 per month to how much amount per month?
    A) Rs 1.25 lakh
    B) Rs 2.32 lakh
    C) Rs 1.55 lakh
    D) Rs 2.98 lakh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a bid to bring ‘ease of living’ to the family members of deceased government employees, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has decided to raise the upper ceiling of family pensions from ₹45,000 to ₹1.25 lakh per month.
  7. Across which region of Jammu and Kashmir, the ancient Kanchoth festival, a symbol of ancient Nag culture, was observed?
    A) Nubra Valley
    B) Chenab Valley
    C) Spiti Valley
    D) Baspa Valley
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The ancient Kanchoth festival, a symbol of ancient Nag culture, was observed with religious fervour and gaiety across Chenab valley region of Jammu and Kashmir.
  8. With which country has the United States extended the New START nuclear disarmament treaty?
    A) UAE
    B) France
    C) Netherlands
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The United States has extended the New START nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia for five years.
  9. In which country is the spring festival called ‘Pahela Phagun’ was celebrated?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Nepal
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Mauritius
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The first day of the spring called ‘Pahela Phagun’ was celebrated in Dhaka despite the continued shadow of Corona pandemic in the country.
  10. Who will head the committee set up by RBI to draw a vision document for strengthening urban co-operative banks (UCBs) and exploring the potential of consolidation in the sector?
    A) Mahesh Kumar Jain
    B) R Gandhi
    C) Viral Acharya
    D) N S Vishwanathan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank set up a committee to draw a vision document for strengthening urban co-operative banks (UCBs) and exploring the potential of consolidation in the sector.
    The committee, to be headed by former RBI Deputy Governor N S Vishwanathan, will suggest “effective measures for faster rehabilitation and resolution of Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs)
  11. To leverage the medical infrastructure available under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) in which state, has the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) joined hands with the National Health Authority (NHA)?
    A) Odisha
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a big leap taken by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to ensure better accessibility of medical facilities for its beneficiaries, the corporation has joined hands with the National Health Authority (NHA) to leverage the medical infrastructure available under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) in the state of Maharashtra.
  12. According to a report by India Ratings and Research, the aggregate fiscal deficit of states is likely to be at what per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021-22?

    A) 4.3%
    B) 4.6%
    C) 4.1%
    D) 4.9%

    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    The aggregate fiscal deficit of states is likely to be at 4.3 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021-22 compared to 4.6 per cent in 2020-21, says a report by India Ratings and Research.
  13. According to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry, more than how many MSMEs have been registered in the country within five years?
    A) 1 cr 7 lakh
    B) 1 cr 2 lakh
    C) 1 cr 1 lakh
    D) 1 cr 5 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry has informed that more than one crore two lakh MSMEs were registered in the country within five years.
  14. Indian sportsperson Naman Ojha announced his retirement from which sport?
    A) Squash
    B) Basketball
    C) Cricket
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, bringing down curtains on a two-decade long illustrious domestic career.
  15. Who has been appointed as the new Director General of International Solar Alliance (ISA)?
    A) Ajay Mathur
    B) Upendra Tripathy
    C) Jainarayan Mishra
    D) Bhanu Pratap Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Solar Alliance (ISA) has announced Dr. Ajay Mathur as its new Director General following his election at the first special assembly of ISA members.
    Dr Mathur replaces Mr Upendra Tripathy, who has served as Director General since the inception of the ISA.
  16. Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) handed over by Prime Minister Modi to the Army is made where?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Kerala
    C) Odisha
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Prime Minister handed over the indigenously designed and manufactured Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Army. A tank made in Tamil Nadu will be used in our northern borders to keep the nation safe.
  17. Which country’s astronomers have detected a huge optical flare from super massive black hole?
    A) India
    B) Germany
    C) Australia
    D) Belgium
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian astronomers have reported one of the strongest flares from a feeding super massive black hole or blazar called BL Lacertae, analysis of which can help trace the mass of the black hole and the source of this emission, the Department of Science and Technology said.
  18. Who has penned his memoir titled ‘Starstruck: Confessions of a TV Executive’?
    A) Siddharta Das
    B) Peter Mukerjea
    C) Mikhail Bora
    D) Rakesh Maria
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Beleaguered media baron Peter Mukerjea (British executive) has come out with his memoir titled ‘Starstruck: Confessions of a TV Executive’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Gurugram
    C) New Delhi
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option C

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