Current Affairs Quiz: February 19, 2021

Current Affairs 19 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. How much amount has been planned to be spent on creating oil and gas infrastructure over the 5 years as said by PM Modi under One nation one gas grid vision?
    A) Rs 7.5 lakh cr
    B) Rs 8.0 lakh cr
    C) Rs 8.5 lakh cr
    D) Rs 9.0 lakh cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation of key projects of the oil and gas sector in Tamil Nadu via video conferencing.
  2. How much amount of production linked incentives scheme has been approved by the cabinet for the telecom sector?
    A) Rs 13500 cr
    B) Rs 12195 cr
    C) Rs 12700 cr
    D) Rs 15678 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved a production-linked incentive scheme for the telecom sector.
  3. How much amount of proposals has been approved by the government to increase level of processing and value addition of horticultural and agricultural produce?
    A) Rs 400 cr
    B) Rs 363 cr
    C) Rs 425 cr
    D) Rs 500 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Food Processing Industries Ministry has approved proposals worth over 363 crore rupees to increase the level of processing and value addition of horticultural and agricultural produce.
  4. Under Jal Jeevan mission,how many rural household have been provided tap water connections?
    A) 3 cr 53 lakhs
    B) 4 cr 55 lakhs
    C) 5 cr 25 lakhs
    D) 2 cr 23 lakhs
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Jal Jeevan Mission has reached a new milestone by providing three crore 53 lakh rural household tap water connections.
  5. Recently which mission was launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under Jal Jeevan Mission Urban?
    A) Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan
    B) Jal Suraksha
    C) Pilot Jal
    D) Jal Amrut
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan under Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban, JJM-U.
  6. Which state government launched “Maa” canteens for providing subsidised cooked meals for the poor and the destitute at a nominal cost of ₹5?
    A) Telangana
    B) TamilNadu
    C) Assam
    D) WestBengal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    With an eye on the upcoming Assembly polls, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeelaunched “Maa” canteens for providing subsidised cooked meals for the poor and the destitute at a nominal cost of ₹5.
  7. Which company has partnered with Razorpay to make digital payments more accessible for MSMEs and startup’s?
    A) PayU
    B) Rupay
    C) Visa
    D) Mastercard
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mastercard and Razorpay have launched a strategic partnership to drive digital payments acceptance by small businesses and startups in India.
  8. How much amount of debt agreement was signed between Asian a development Bank and Medanta to support Covid 19 response?
    A) Rs 50 cr
    B) Rs 100 cr
    C) Rs 75 cr
    D) Rs 80 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a Rs 100 crore debt financing agreement with Global Health Private Ltd (Medanta) to provide essential health care services and medical equipment to help combat the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
  9. As per RBI, at how much percent is bank credit growth of fiscal year 20 level?
    A) 80%
    B) 95%
    C) 90%
    D) 75%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bank credit growth in FY21 so far (up to January 29) has reached about 90 per cent of the year-ago level, going by the Reserve Bank of India’s data on Scheduled Banks’ Statement of Position in India.
  10. At how much percent India’s GDP will grow in FY22 as per Nomura?
    A) 13.5%
    B) 14.0%
    C) 10.5%
    D) 9.5%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Japanese brokerage Nomura said that economic activity is on the ‘verge of normality’ after being severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The firm said that India GDP will grow at 13.5 per cent in FY22.
  11. Which company has announced partnership with Google Cloud to transform Indian businesses?
    A) Tata Communications
    B) Airtel
    C) Infosys
    D) Reliance Communications
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tata Communications announced partnership with Google Cloud to drive cloud adoption and transform Indian businesses.
  12. Which IT company has signed MoU with IIT Kharagpur for cyber security?
    A) Siemens
    B) IBM
    C) TCS
    D) HCL
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    HCL Technologies announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) to collaborate in the area of cybersecurity.
  13. Who has been appointed as under Secretary General and associate administrator of United Nations Development Programme?
    A) Shreyas Vembu
    B) Usha Padhee
    C) Aveek Sarkar
    D) Usha Rao Monari
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s Usha Rao-Monari, a leading investment professional, has been appointed by UN chief Antonio Guterres as Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the UNDP, joining a growing list of women from the country appointed to helm key agencies of the global organisation.
  14. Recently, Jean Michael Sama has been appointed as new PM of which country?
    A) Congo
    B) Mali
    C) Malta
    D) Vietnam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Congo”s president has appointed a new prime minister, further strengthening his control of the government over which his predecessor used to hold considerable influence.
  15. Who has been appointed as ambassador of Agriculture Department of Karnataka?
    A) Amitabh Bachchan
    B) Darshan toogudeepa
    C) Ajith Kumar
    D) Joseph Vijay
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Actor Darshan Toogudeepa has been appointed as the ambassador of Agriculture Department to popularise programmes meant for farmers’ welfare.
  16. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of CEAT for promoting puncture safe tyres of bikes?
    A) Rana Daggubati
    B) Ayushmaan Khurrana
    C) Mahesh Babu
    D) Vicky Kaushal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tyre maker CEAT has roped in actor Rana Daggubati as its brand ambassador for promoting the ‘Puncture Safe’ range of bike tyres.
  17. What is the name of third Scorpene submarine which was recently commissioned by Indian Navy?
    A) INS Karanj
    B) INS Vela
    C) INS Khanderi
    D) INS Vagir
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Navy has got its third Scorpene-class submarine, which will be commissioned as INS Karanj.
  18. Who launched the e-Chhawani portal recently?
    A) Smriti Irani
    B) Rajnath Singh
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Prakash Javedkar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched e-Chhawani portal. e-Chhawani project aims to provide online municipal services to more than 20 lakh citizens across 62 Cantonment Boards through a multi-tenancy central platform.
  19. Recently Captain Satish Sharma passed away. He was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Navy
    C) Politics
    D) Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Captain Satish Sharma passed away in Goa. He was 73.
  20. Who is the author of he novel – “ASOCA:A Sutra”?
    A) John Milton
    B) Thomas Carl
    C) EM Forster
    D) Irwin Allan Sealys
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The prize winning writer Irwin Allan Sealys announced his stunning new novel, titled “ASOCA: A Sutra”. The book will be published by Penguin Random House India.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of MasterCard?
    A) NewYork
    B) London
    C) Vienna
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A) Australia
    B) Philippines
    C) India
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the capital of Congo?
    A) Valletta
    B) Bamako
    C) Mikala
    D) Brazaville
    View Answer
    Option D

  4. What is the constituency of Minister of Defence, Rajnath Singh?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) MadhyaPradesh
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A

  5. Where is the HQ of Nomura Holdings?
    A) Beijing
    B) Tokyo
    C) New Delhi
    D) New York
    View Answer
    Option B

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