Current Affairs Quiz: February 18, 2021

Current Affairs 18 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of Safer Internet Day 2021?
    A) Be the change: unite for a better internet
    B) A better internet starts with you
    C) Create, Connect and Share Respect
    D) Together for a better internet
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Safer Internet Day is observed every year on the second day of the second week of February with an aim to provide safer and better internet, where every user gets to use the internet responsibly and without getting their data leaked. This year’s SID celebration took place on 9 February 2021.
    This year, the theme is “Together for a better internet”.
  2. When is National Inventors’ Day observed in India?
    A) February 10
    B) February 11
    C) February 15
    D) February 12
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    On February 11th, National Inventors’ Day celebrates the genius behind design. It also dives into the history behind some of our most unusual inventions.
  3. Who is the author of the book titled “Tipane Kashmirchi (notes on Kashmir), untold stories”?
    A) Arun Karmarkar
    B) Varun Sethi
    C) Ashish Mehra
    D) Ravindra Saini
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha has released the book, titled “Tipane Kashmirchi (notes on Kashmir), untold stories”, authored by Arun Karmarkar, in Mumbai.
  4. M Rama Jois who had served as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court and passed away was also the former governor of which 2 states?
    A) Uttar Pradesh and Haryana
    B) Haryana and Chhattisgarh
    C) Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh
    D) Bihar and Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Governor of Bihar and Jharkhand M Rama Jois who had served as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court has passed away after prolonged illness in Bengaluru. He was 89 years old.
  5. Carlos Menem, former President of which country passed away?
    A) Congo
    B) Kenya
    C) Finland
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Argentina’s former President Carlos Menem has died at age 90 in Buenos Aires.
  6. As per the latest census, which national park recorded a total of 93 thousand 491 birds?
    A) Jim Corbett National Park
    B) Ranthambore National Park
    C) Pench National Park
    D) Kaziranga national park
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Assam, the Kaziranga national park has recorded a total of 93 thousand 491 birds as per the latest census.
  7. Which state’s chief minister has been conferred the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award?
    A) Odisha
    B) Kerala
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has been conferred the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award.
  8. Which ministry bagged the Award of Appreciation in the 18th CSI SIG E-Governance Awards 2020?
    A) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    B) Ministry of Minority Affairs
    C) Ministry of Steel
    D) Ministry of Education
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Tribal Affairs bags the prestigious Award of Appreciation in the Project Category-Central Government Entity – in the 18th CSI SIG eGov Awards 2020 for their ‘Performance Dashboard Empowering Tribals Transforming India through various ICT initiatives.
  9. ‘Meesha’ which won the Best Novel award at Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards has been authored by whom?
    A) Santhy Balachandran
    B) Prashant Pillai
    C) S. Hareesh
    D) Girish Gangadharan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards for the year 2019 were announced, and author S. Hareesh’s Meesha (Moustache) has won the best novel prize. The awards carry prize money of Rs 25,000, a citation and a certificate.
    Rathri Pandrandarayk oru Tharattu (A Lullaby at 12:30 in the Night), written by P. Raman, won the award for the best poetry.
    Ramachi by Vinoy Thomas has bagged the award for the best short story.
    Noted actress Sajitha Madathil bagged the Akademi award for her contribution in the drama Arangile Matsyagandhikal.
  10. Who has been given the additional charge as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry after removal of Kiran Bedi from the same position?
    A) Bhagat Singh Koshyari
    B) Banwarilal Purohit
    C) Arif Mohammad Khan
    D) Tamilisai Soundararajan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Dr. Kiran Bedi has been removed from the post of Puducherry Lieutenant Governor. Rashtrapati Bhawan said, Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has been given additional charge as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
  11. Hima Das who has been appointed as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in the Assam state plays which sport for the country?
    A) Gymnastics
    B) Sprinter
    C) Track and field athlete
    D) Badminton
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has appointed ace sprinter Hima Das as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in the state.
  12. Who has taken over as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China?
    A) Ravindra Basu
    B) Vivek Mehta
    C) Saroj Kumar
    D) Siddharth Chatterjee
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Senior UN official Siddharth Chatterjee of India has formally taken over as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China, a key posting of overseeing the work of 27 agencies, funds and programmes of the global organisation in the world’s most populous country.
  13. Who has become the first player in the 143-year history of Test cricket to take 200 wickets against left-handed batsmen?
    A) Jasprit Bumrah
    B) Ravichandran Ashwin
    C) Ajinkya Rahane
    D) Rishabh Pant
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Cricket, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become the first player in the 143-year history of Test cricket to take 200 wickets against left-handed batsmen.
  14. Where has Amazon announced to set up its first device manufacturing line in India to make Fire TV sticks locally?
    A) Chennai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Amazon is setting up its first device manufacturing line in India to make Fire TV sticks locally and has partnered with Cloud Network Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn, to begin producing the device at its Chennai plant later this year.
  15. Which of the following launched its flagship ‘Priceless program’ in India to showcase rich heritage to domestic and global travellers?
    A) Mastercard
    B) American Express
    C) Paypal
    D) Stripe
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mastercard announced the launch of its flagship Priceless program in India. The program – known as Priceless India – will enable domestic and global travellers who are Mastercard cardholders to attain unique insights and exclusive access to several unparalleled experiences in the country.
  16. Which bank launched its outward forex remittance service called ‘Remit’, allowing its users to directly send money abroad from their phones?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) RBL Bank
    C) IndusInd Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kotak Mahindra Bank launched its outward forex remittance service, Kotak Remit, hence allowing its users to directly send money abroad from their phones. The feature is already live on the Kotak Mobile Banking App.
  17. According to a report by World Bank, which country accounts for 11 per cent of the global death in road accidents, the highest in the world?
    A) China
    B) Germany
    C) India
    D) Spain
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    With only 1 per cent of the world’s vehicles, India accounts for 11 per cent of the global death in road accidents, the highest in the world, according to a report by the World Bank. The 2019 World Bank report, titled ‘Guide for Road Safety Opportunities and Challenges: Low- and Middle-Income Countries Country Profiles’.
  18. Which state government has launched Abhyudaya scheme to provide free of cost coaching for the preparation of competitive government exams?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Under the Abhyudaya scheme, free of cost coaching centres for the preparation of competitive government exams will be provided by the UP government.
  19. Which country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen Hassen arrived in New Delhi on a four-day official visit to India?
    A) Estonia
    B) Denmark
    C) Spain
    D) Ethiopia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen Hassen arrived in New Delhi on a four-day official visit to India.
  20. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed on the occasion of ‘Samarpan Diwas’ to commemorate the contributions of whom on his death anniversary?
    A) Nanaji Deshmukh
    B) Syama Prasad Mukherjee
    C) Ram Manohar Lohia
    D) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the party MPs on the occasion of ‘Samarpan Diwas’ to commemorate the contributions of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his death anniversary.

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