Current Affairs Quiz: February 22, 2021

Current Affairs 22 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of International Mother Language Day 2021?
    A) Languages without borders
    B) Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation
    C) Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society
    D) Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day annually celebrates language diversity and variety worldwide on February 21. The theme of International Mother Language Day 2021 is “fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society.”
  2. The Tata group is going to acquire 68% stake in which online grocery platform?
    A) BigBasket
    B) Grofers
    C) DMart
    D) Home Shop 18
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Tata group will acquire 68% stake in online grocery platform BigBasket for about ₹9,500 crore. The group has signed an agreement.
  3. Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has been appointed as the interim prime minister of which country?
    A) Mongolia
    B) Denmark
    C) Greece
    D) Libya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Libyan delegates at UN-led talks outside Geneva made the surprise choice of Abdul Hamid Dbeibah as prime minister of a transitional unity government to take the war-ravaged country through to elections in December.
  4. Fast bowler Dhammika Prasad has announced his retirement from international cricket played for which country?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Pakistan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sri Lanka fast bowler Dhammika Prasad has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
  5. Which company delivered the 100th and the final K9 Vajra howitzer to the Indian Army?
    A) NTPC Limited
    B) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    C) Larsen & Toubro
    D) Tata Group
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Army Chief Gen Manoj Naravane flagged off the 100th K9 Vajra tracked self-propelled howitzer built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at its armoured system complex at Hazira in Gujarat.
  6. Which bank has signed an MOU with Society for Innovation and Development (SID), an initiative of Indian Institute of Science, for extending exclusive credit facilities to Start-ups and MSMEs?
    A) Indian Bank
    B) Indian Overseas Bank
    C) Vijaya Bank
    D) Dena Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State-owned Indian Bank said it has entered into an MOU with Society for Innovation and Development (SID), an initiative of Indian Institute of Science, for extending exclusive credit facilities to Start-ups and MSMEs.
  7. Which bank has partnered with Vayana Network, India’s largest Supply Chain Financing (SCF) platform to offer financial support to MSME sector?
    A) Canara Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Bank of Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bank of Maharashtra has entered into a strategic partnership with Vayana Network, India’s largest Supply Chain Financing (SCF) platform to offer financial support to MSME sector.
  8. How many cities across India have been selected for the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge cohort?
    A) 25
    B) 28
    C) 21
    D) 24
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    As many as 25 cities from across the country including Agartala, Bengaluru and Coimbatore among others have been selected for the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge cohort. The Challenge is a three-year initiative aimed at supporting early childhood-friendly neighbourhoods under the government’s Smart Cities Mission.
    The cities that have been selected for the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge cohort are Agartala, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Dharamshala, Erode, Hubballi-Dharwad, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Kakinada, Kochi, Kohima, Kota, Nagpur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Rourkela, Salem, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruppur, Ujjain, Vadodara, and Warangal.
  9. The Indian navy along with country’s navy carried out a military exercise Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Arabian sea to enhance operational interoperability and overall cooperation?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Malaysia
    C) Maldives
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian and Indonesian navies carried out a military exercise Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Arabian sea to enhance operational interoperability and overall cooperation.
  10. Where was the 11th World PetroCoal Congress and World Future Fuel Summit held?
    A) Ranchi
    B) New Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said that the country is creating a global model of energy justice by balancing its accessibility and affordability at the Joint Conference of the 11th World PetroCoal Congress and World Future Fuel Summit in New Delhi.
  11. With which country India signed two agreements related to visa facilitation and leather technology?
    A) Egypt
    B) Ethiopia
    C) Somalia
    D) Eritrea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Ethiopia signed two agreements related to visa facilitation and leather technology.

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