Current Affairs Quiz: February 21, 2019

Current Affairs 21 February 2019 Quiz

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  1. The Union Cabinet approved the construction of Regional Rapid Transit System(RRTS) at how much cost?
    A)Rs 20,548 cr
    B)Rs 31,245 cr
    C)Rs 30,274 cr
    D)Rs 24,254 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the construction of Regional Rapid Transit System(RRTS), a first-of-its-kind, covering a distance of 82.15 km at a cost of Rs 30,274 crore.

  2. Recently,Union Cabinet approved how much percent hike in DA for central government employees?
    A)4%
    B)3%
    C)2%
    D)1%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Cabinet approved a 3 percent hike in DA for central government employees and pensioners which will cost the exchequer Rs 9168.12 crore.

  3. How much amount was allocated to the Swadesh Darshan Scheme during the extent of 14th Finance Commission ending in 2020?
    A)Rs 2045 cr
    B)Rs 2012 cr
    C)Rs 2055 cr
    D)Rs 2041 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the continuation of the Swadesh Darshan Scheme during the extent of 14th Finance Commission ending in 2020 and beyond, sanctioning Rs 2055 crore for 60 projects under the scheme to be completed by December 2019.

  4. Recently, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) approved KUSUM scheme.What does “S”stands in KUSUM?
    A)Samidhan
    B)Suraksha
    C)Samasya
    D)Sahoyog
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) approved two schemes for promotion of solar power one for the agriculture sector and the other for rooftops. The long-pending KUSUM scheme(Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) was approved by the CCEA.
  5. How much amount was allocated for phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme?
    A)Rs 11000 cr
    B)Rs 11451 cr
    C)Rs 11814 cr
    D)Rs 11524 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government approved Rs 11814 crore phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme.
  6. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a Virtual Experiential Museum(VEM) in which city?
    A)Nagpur
    B)Lucknow
    C)Varanasi
    D)Gorakhpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a Virtual Experiential Museum(VEM) at Man Maha, a centrally-protected observatory under the ASI in Varanasi.

  7. Union Minister Smriti Irani laid the foundation stone for a “Hastshlip” complex in which state/UT?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Gujarat
    C)Odisha
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Smriti Irani laid the foundation stone for a “Hastshlip” complex in NewDelhi which will provide better accessibility to handicraft artisans from across the country and SAARC nations.

  8. India’s first “fulldome 3D Digital Theatre” was opened in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s first “fulldome 3D Digital Theatre” at the Science City in Kolkata was inaugurated by Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

  9. Which state is set to host Attaukal Ponkala Festival?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Karnataka
    C)Sikkim
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In Kerala, the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram is all prepared to host the Attaukal Ponkala Festival which is considered as one of the world’s largest religious gathering of women on a single day.

  10. Which insurance company launched new micro insurance plan “Micro Bachat”?
    A)NIACL
    B)LIC
    C)NICL
    D)UIIC
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    LIC launched a new micro insurance plan “Micro Bachat”. It is a regular premium, non-linked, participating endowment micro insurance plan, which offers a combination of protection and savings.

  11. Which country unveiled first semi heavy missile equipped submarine “The Fateh”?
    A)Iran
    B)Israel
    C)India
    D)Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Irani President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine. The Fateh “Conqueror” in Persian, is capable of being fitted with cruise missiles.

  12. Which company acquired Silicon Valley data migration company Alooma ?
    A)Amazon
    B)Google
    C)Microsoft
    D)IBM
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Google announced that it will acquire Silicon Valley data migration company Alooma to grow its cloud business service in its latest efforts to compete with its rivals Amazon and Microsoft

  13. Which company launched “Trip Protector” insurance policy?
    A)Bharti AXA General Insurance Company
    B)Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company
    C) ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company
    D)HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company, India’s third-largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector, announced the launch of “Trip Protector” insurance policy, a pioneering policy in the non-life insurance segment in Indi

  14. Recently,which female squash player announced her retirement?
    A)Amanda Sobhy
    B)Alison Waters
    C)Nicol David
    D)Laura Massaro
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Eight-time world champion Nicol David has announced she will retire at the end of the 2018-19 squash season, bringing down the curtain on the Malaysian’s illustrious career.

  15. The Strandja Memorial Tournament held in which city?
    A)Sofia
    B)Varna
    C)Burgas
    D)Pleven
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Nikhat Zareen and Meena Kumari Devi became the first Indian women boxers to win medals at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia,Bulgaria.
  16. Who has been elected president of the Astronomical Society of India?
    A)Vaishnavi Sen
    B)GC Anupama
    C)Preeti Ray
    D)Anupama Srivastava
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Dr GC Anupama has been elected president of the Astronomical Society of India, becoming the first woman to head the prime association of professional astronomers in the country.

  17. Yuwa,a NGO, won the Laurens Sports for Good Award.It is a NGO based in which state?
    A)Odisha
    B)Maharshtra
    C)Jharkhand
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Yuwa,a Jharkhand based NGO, which works for girl empowerment, won the Laurens Sports for Good Award,becoming the third Indian, entry to bag the honour.

  18. Recently, Pratik Chodhury passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Actor
    C)Singer
    D)Director
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bengali Singer Pratik Chodhury passed away at a City hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.

  19. Recently, William E Butterworth III passed away.He was related to which profession.?
    A)Novelist
    B)Scientist
    C)Journalist
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    American military veteran novelist,William E Butterworth III ,better known as WEB Griffin (his pen name), passed away at the age of 89

  20. Recently, Wallace Smith Broecker passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Actor
    C)Author
    D)Scientist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A climate scientist who popularized the term “global warming” has passed away. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87.

  21. Recently,Author Navmar Singh passed away.He was the author of which language?
    A)Tamil
    B)Bengali
    C)Urdu
    D)Hindi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Accalaimed Hindi author Namvar Singh passé away at AIIMS.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Iran?
    A)Krone
    B)Rial
    C)Peso
    D)Dollar
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of data migration company “Alooma”?
    A)Iraq
    B)Iran
    C)Pakistan
    D)Israel
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Pune
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

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