Current Affairs Quiz: February 23, 2021

Current Affairs 23 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of International Childhood Cancer Day 2021?
    A) Progress is Possible
    B) Better Access to Care for Children & Adolescents with Cancer Everywhere
    C) “No More Pain” and “No More Loss”
    D) Better Access to Care for Children and Adolescents Everywhere
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Childhood Cancer Day is celebrated annually on 15 February to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families.
    This year’s theme is “Better Access to Care for Children and Adolescents Everywhere”.
  2. Who has authored novel titled ‘Sarasvati’s Gift’?
    A) Anita Nair
    B) Kavita Kane
    C) Chitra Banerjee
    D) Kiran Desai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Penguin Random House India has announced the acquisition and publication of a brilliant new novel, titled Sarasvati’s Gift, by bestselling writer and former journalist Kavita Kane.
  3. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Fractured Mosaic’?
    A) Deep Malik
    B) Mohit Hussein
    C) Vivek Jain
    D) Sabarna Roy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sabarna Roy, author of six critically acclaimed books unveiled his seventh book titled ” Fractured Mosaic’. The book is published by Leadstart of Mumbai.
  4. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Indian Economy’s Greatest Crisis: Impact of Coronavirus and the Road Ahead’?
    A) Arun Kumar
    B) Siddharth Malya
    C) Vijay Sharma
    D) Vibek Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Arun Kumar, an economist with a decades-long career in academia and writing, has come up with the book Indian Economy’s Greatest Crisis: Impact of Coronavirus and the Road Ahead’, an accessible and comprehensive survey of the havoc wreaked on the Indian economy by the COVID crisis followed by the half-baked lockdown.
  5. Who is the author of the book titled “The Epic Battle of Longewala”?
    A) Shirish Gandhi
    B) Bharat Kumar
    C) Sukumar Awasthi
    D) Ashish Lohia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A new book “The Epic Battle of Longewala”, written by Air Marshal Bharat Kumar (retd) has been released in the occasion of the 50thvanniversary of the 1971 war.
  6. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Louiz Banks: A Symphony of Love’?
    A) Ashok Teja
    B) Desapati Srinivas
    C) Ashis Ghatak
    D) Goreti Venkanna
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ashis Ghatak’s latest book, Louiz Banks: A Symphony of Love, arrives at a momentous occasion. The release of the book coincides with the 80th birthday of the legendary musician and composer.
  7. Which district has been chosen for the Prime Minister Kisan national award?
    A) Anantapuramu
    B) Nizamabad
    C) Ernakulam
    D) Aurangabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh has been chosen for the Prime Minister Kisan national award as it completed 99.6 per cent physical verification of the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi.
  8. Which of the following organizations has appointed Indian-origin investment and development banker Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary?
    A) UN International Children’s Emergency Fund
    B) UN Office on Drugs and Crime
    C) UN Environment Programme
    D) UN Capital Development Fund
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The UN Capital Development Fund has appointed Indian-origin investment and development banker Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary, whose focus will be on providing micro-finance assistance to women, youth, small and medium-sized enterprises in under-served communities.
  9. Who own the Australian Open title 2021?
    A) Daniil Medvedev
    B) Novak Djokovic
    C) Andy Murray
    D) Dominic Thiem
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Tennis, Defending Champion Novak Djokovic has won his ninth Australian Open title, beating Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final at Melbourne Park.
    In Men’s doubles, ninth seeded Croat -Slovak pair Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek won the title.
  10. Which state will host the second Khelo India University Games?
    A) Goa
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Gujarat
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has announced that the second Khelo India University Games will be hosted by Karnataka.
  11. RBI has allowed which of the following to acquire Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL)?
    A) Piramal group
    B) Adani Group
    C) Pidilite Industries
    D) Reliance Industries
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cleared the Rs 34,250-crore acquisition of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) by the Piramal group.
  12. Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which of the following for research on CBM technological innovations?
    A) IIT Guwahati
    B) IIT Lucknow
    C) IIT Dhanbad
    D) IIT Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Ltd, a coal bed methane producer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration with IIT (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad.
  13. Which company has teamed up with European Investment Fund (EIF) and two other organisations to provide $75 million in funding to small- and medium-sized companies suffering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic?
    A) Apple
    B) Google
    C) Amazon
    D) Facebook
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Google is teaming up with the European Investment Fund (EIF) and two other organisations in Latin America and Asia to provide $75 million in funding to small- and medium-sized companies suffering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
  14. According to the EU statistics agency Eurostat, China last year overtook which country as the EU’s biggest trading partner?
    A) Germany
    B) Netherlands
    C) US
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    China last year overtook the United States as the EU’s biggest trading partner, the EU statistics agency Eurostat said.
  15. According to Grant Thornton Bharat’s Britain Meets India report, which state/UT has come out as the top investment destination for UK companies in 2019-20
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Haryana
    C) Delhi
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The FDI inflow from the UK to India has increased from $898 million in 2015- 16 to $1,422 million in 2019-20, according to Grant Thornton Bharat’s Britain Meets India report.
    Maharashtra has come out as the top investment destination for UK companies, followed by Haryana, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Karnataka.
  16. India signed a 50 million dollar Line of Credit agreement in defence sector with which country?
    A) Kenya
    B) Maldives
    C) Mongolia
    D) Rwanda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Reaffirming its commitment for overall development and security of its maritime neighbour, India has signed a 50 million dollar Line of Credit agreement in defence sector with the Maldives.
  17. RBI has roped in whom to drive its public awareness campaigns amidst an unprecedented rise in cyber frauds and manifold jump in online financial transactions?
    A) Emiway Bantai
    B) Badshah
    C) Viruss
    D) Raftaar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Amidst an unprecedented rise in cyber frauds and manifold jump in online financial transactions, the Reserve Bank, in a quirky bid to drive its public awareness campaigns, has roped in Punjabi singer-rapper Viruss to drive home its points this time.
  18. Which bank has launched ATM demonstration vans to promote digital transactions for which NABARD has sanctioned 10 vans?
    A) Kerala Bank
    B) Vishakhapatnam Cooperative Bank
    C) Saraswat Cooperative Bank
    D) Karnataka Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Kerala Bank has launched ATM demonstration vans to promote digital transactions. Nabard has sanctioned 10 vans for the Kerala Bank from its financial inclusion fund.
  19. In February 2021, RBI issued directions related to maintenance of liquidity coverage ratio, risk management, among others for which of the following?
    A) Non-banking finance companies
    B) Urban Co-operative Banks
    C) Housing Finance Companies
    D) Payments Banks
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India came out with a slew of directions related to maintenance of liquidity coverage ratio, risk management, asset classification and loan-to-value ratio, among others, for housing finance companies.
  20. Government is going to infuse how much capital into state-owned Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) in the next financial year?
    A) Rs 1500 crores
    B) Rs 2000 crores
    C) Rs 1800 crores
    D) Rs 2400 crores
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government has decided to infuse Rs 1,500 crore capital into state-owned Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) in the next financial year.
  21. Export-Import Bank of India extended Line of Credit of USD 15.00 million to which country for the purpose of expansion of the ongoing projects for rehabilitation of existing potable water facilities?
    A) Liberia
    B) Sierra Leone
    C) Libya
    D) Senegal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Export-Import Bank of India [Exim Bank], on behalf of the Government of India, has extended Line of Credit [LOC] of USD 15.00 million to the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone for the purpose of expansion of the ongoing projects for rehabilitation of existing potable water facilities in four communities in the Borrower’s Country.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United Nations Capital Development Fund situated?
    A) New York, USA
    B) Bern, Switzerland
    C) Ontario, Canada
    D) Berlin, Germany
    View Answer
    Option A

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