Current Affairs Quiz: February 20, 2021

Current Affairs 20 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which country joined Iran and Russia in a two day navy exercise “Iran Russia Maritime Belt”?
    A) USA
    B) India
    C) Japan
    D) Australia
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India has joined Iran and Russia in a two-day navy exercise dubbed “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021” in the northern part of the Indian Ocean.
  2. Which company has partnered with ICICI Lombard to offer “Group safeguard “ insurance?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Amazon
    C) Myntra
    D) Ebay
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    E-commerce company Flipkart has partnered with ICICI Lombard to offer ‘Group SafeGuard’ insurance, a group insurance policy to its consumers.
  3. At what percent India will grow in 2021 as per reports by Oxford Economics?
    A) 10.2%
    B) 10.5%
    C) 11.2%
    D) 12.0%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Global forecasting firm Oxford Economics revised India’s economic growth projection for 2021 to 10.2 per cent from the earlier 8.8 per cent, citing receding COVID-19 risks and the shift in the monetary policy outlook.
  4. Recently Faf Du Plessis retired from test cricket. He played for which country?
    A) SriLanka
    B) Australia
    C) South Africa
    D) Zimbabwe
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Faf du Plessis, the South Africa captain, has announced that he is retiring from Test cricketwith immediate effect.
  5. Recently, IPL team Kings XI Punjab was renamed to which name ahead of 2021 auction?
    A) Punjab Royals
    B) Punjab Kings
    C) Royals of Punjab
    D) Kings of Punjab
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kings XI Punjab have been renamed as ‘Punjab Kings’ as a part of the franchise’s rebranding strategy ahead of the IPL 2021 auction in Chennai.
  6. Recently Giorgi Gakheria announced his resignation from the post of PM of which country?
    A) France
    B) Vietnam
    C) Georgia
    D) Germany
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia announced his resignation, prompting celebrations from the opposition, which called for an early election.
  7. How many Indian origin persons recently featured in TIME Magazine list of 100 emerging leaders?
    A) 2
    B) 3
    C) 5
    D) 4
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Five Indian-origin personalities, including Twitter’s top lawyer Vijaya Gadde and UK’s finance minister Rishi Sunak, and an Indian activist feature in TIME magazine’s annual list of 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future”.
  8. Which organisation has received the Asia Environmental Enforcment Award 2020?
    A) Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
    B) United Nation Environment Programme
    C) Serum Institute of IndiA
    D) SIDBI
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has received the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award-2020 awarded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  9. Recently who won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020?
    A) Theodore Baskaran
    B) Aveek Sarkar
    C) Satyam Singh
    D) Dhalua Ahirwar
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Theodore Baskaran who is a writer, a historian, a naturalist and an activist has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award, 2020. The award was instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.
  10. Which application was launched by National Informatics Centre as a rival to WhatsApp for government employees?
    A) Sandes
    B) Disha
    C) Paigam
    D) Voo
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Informatics Centre (NIC) of India has launched an instant messaging app just like WhatsApp for government employees called Sandes.
  11. Recently which e bike was launched by IIT Madras startup Pi Beam Electric?
    A) Petic
    B) Pisto
    C) Per
    D) Pimo
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    IIT Madras-incubated startup Pi Beam Electric has launched an electric two-wheeler, which it says comes with a range of 50 km on a single charge.
  12. Which company has revealed TIGER (Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot), its second ultimate mobility vehicle (UMV)?
    A) Hyundai
    B) Honda
    C)Maruti
    D) Tata
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Hyundai Motor Group has revealed TIGER (Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot), its second ultimate mobility vehicle (UMV).
  13. Which country Supreme Court launched AI based translation software “Amar Vasha”?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Iran
    C) India
    D) China
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Bangladesh Supreme Court launched the Artificial Intelligence (AI) based translation software ‘Amar Vasha’ through a virtual event.
  14. In which state,”Snakepedia” application was launched to help doctors and people’s treat snake bites?
    A) TamilNadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    A team of scientists, nature lovers and doctors have come up with a mobile application ‘Snakepedia’ on snakes in Kerala to help the public as well as doctors to treat snake bites.
  15. Recently, which Indo pak war veteran major General passed away?
    A) TrilokNath Sharma
    B) Ashok Gasti
    C) BK Mahapatra
    D) MohanDas Pai
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Major General (retired) Basant Kumar Mahapatra, who had participated in 1962, 1965 and 1971 wars, died at a hospital. He was 87.
  16. Issac Thomas who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Music director
    B) Actor
    C) Poltics
    D) Writer
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Music director Issac Thomas Kottukapally passed away in Chennai. He was 72.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Iran?
    A) Tehran
    B) Dubai
    C) Beijing
    D) Tashkent
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of ICICI Lombard insurance company?
    A) Chennai
    B) Pune
    C) Mumbai
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the capital of Georgia?
    A) Tashkent
    B) Tbilisi
    C) Vienna
    D) Savannah
    View Answer
    Option B

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