Current Affairs Quiz: February 26, 2021

Current Affairs 26 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. “Stories I Must Tell: An Actor’s Emotional Journey” is the autobiography of whom?
    A) Sunil Vijayakar
    B) Vijay Amritraj
    C) Kabir Bedi
    D) Farhan Furniturewala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran actor Kabir Bedi will tell his life story in his memoir, which will be released in April. Entitled “Stories I Must Tell: An Actor’s Emotional Journey,” the actor will provide an honest glimpse into his life.
  2. Who is the writer of the new book titled ‘Because India Comes First’?
    A) Muralidhar Rao
    B) Tejasvi Surya
    C) Sumit Deodhar
    D) Ram Madhav
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Author & Indian Politician Ram Madhav’s New Book ‘Because India Comes First’ Launched In Kolkata.
  3. The book titled “The Last Queen” authored by whom?
    A) Chitra Banerjee
    B) Bharati Mukherjee
    C) Hilari Bell
    D) Bulbul Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled “The Last Queen” authored by an Indian-American author, poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been released recently. The book is published by HarperCollins.
  4. A spacecraft is named after whom which arrived at the International Space Station with about 8,000 pounds of cargo in tow?
    A) James Francis
    B) Constance Goble
    C) Katherine Johnson
    D) John Glenn
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A spacecraft named for the famed NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has arrived at the International Space Station with about 8,000 pounds of cargo in tow.
  5. Who has become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
    A) Kim Brennan
    B) Katrin Rutschow
    C) Aivars Lazdenieks
    D) Jasmine Harrison
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Jasmine Harrison, 21-year-old swimming teacher has become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  6. Which state received award for fastest implementation of Pradhan mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in the category of fastest take off in year 2020-21?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh received award for fastest implementation of Pradhan mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in the category of fastest take off in year 2020-21. Nearly 1.53 crore farmers were registered during the period of Dec 2018 to Mar 2019 in state.
  7. Edtech platform Unacademy has roped whom as its brand ambassador?
    A) Sachin Tendulkar
    B) Shahrukh Khan
    C) Sania Mirza
    D) Amitabh Bachchan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bengaluru-based edtech platform Unacademy has entered into a strategic partnership with former Indian cricketer and Bharat Ratna recipient Sachin Tendulkar.
  8. Which of the following appointed Woochong Um as its Managing Director General?
    A) Association of Southeast Asian Nations
    B) South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
    C) Asian Development Bank
    D) World Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Woochong Um as its Managing Director General.
  9. Who is appointed as the chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)?
    A) Shirish Kumar Bindra
    B) Vijay Sampla
    C) Ram Shankar Katheria
    D) Anurag Bansal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A former Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and ex-BJP MP, Vijay Sampla, took charge as chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), a post that was vacant since May 2020.
  10. Which company said that NBFCs in India need to plan for effective IBOR (Inter Bank Offered Rate) transition?
    A) Deloitte
    B) McKinsey and Company
    C) Accenture
    D) Ernst & Young
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) in India need to plan for an effective Inter Bank Offered Rate (IBOR) transition, as majority of LIBOR rates are likely to be phased out by the end of 2021: EY India
  11. Which country hosted the meeting of BRICS finance and central bank deputies and shared priorities under financial cooperation agenda?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) South Africa
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India hosted a meeting of BRICS finance and central bank deputies and shared priorities under financial cooperation agenda with the grouping of developing countries.
  12. Where is Asia’s biggest cattle park – Advanced Institute for Integrated Research on Livestock and Animal Sciences (AIIRLAS) inaugurated?
    A) Erode
    B) Salem
    C) Chennai
    D) Tiruchirappalli
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced that a frozen semen station to develop high milk yielding indigenous and cross bred cows will be set up in Karumandurai at the cost of Rs 100 crore.
    He made this announcement after inaugurating the Asia’s biggest cattle park – Advanced Institute for Integrated Research on Livestock and Animal Sciences (AIIRLAS) – spread over 1,600 acres and constructed at the cost of Rs 1,023 crore on Koot Road near Thalaivasal in Salem district.
  13. Which state will be developed into the first fisheries hub of the country as announced by Union fisheries minister Giriraj Singh?
    A) Kerala
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Karnataka
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union fisheries minister Giriraj Singh announced that Goa will be developed into the first fisheries hub of the country, and that the Centre is investing Rs 400 crore in the project.
  14. Which country is the partner country at the 17th India International Mega Trade Fair and Home Décor exhibition held at Janata Maidan, Bhubaneswar, Odisha?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Ireland
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Iran
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The 17th India International Mega Trade Fair and Home Décor exhibition, organised by the Odisha Chapter of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI), was inaugurated at Janata Maidan.
    This year the partner country for the fair is Bangladesh and focus countries are Afghanistan and Iran. Bihar is the partner state. A total 250 stalls have been erected where more than 50,000 unique products will be showcased.
  15. Which state’s chief minister launched the Prime Minister Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) Scheme in February 2021?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Manipur
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Manipur, the State Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched the Prime Minister Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) Scheme.
  16. Which city in Madhya Pradesh has been renamed as Narmadapuram?
    A) Hoshangabad
    B) Jabalpur
    C) Vidisha
    D) Amarkantak
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that Hoshangabad city in the state would be renamed as Narmadapuram and a proposal to that effect would be sent to the Centre.
  17. In February 2021, which district is chosen under the National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) scheme for a near 100 crore rupees holistic development?
    A) Gangtok
    B) Leh
    C) Shimla
    D) Kutch
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    One of the famous tourist destinations in the country, Leh is all set for a near 100 crore rupees holistic development. A team of consultants from Tourism Ministry visited Leh for spot inspection.
    In Ladakh, Leh town is shortlisted under the National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) scheme.
  18. What is the theme of the life sciences and healthcare conclave, BioAsia, held online?
    A) Disrupt the Disruption
    B) Life Sciences
    C) Move the Needle
    D) Today for Tomorrow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Call it the Covid-19 effect if you will, but the pandemic has put the spotlight firmly on vaccine capital Hyderabad and the biggest beneficiary of this attention seems to have been annual life sciences and healthcare conclave BioAsia, the 18th edition held online.
    BioAsia, 2021, being held on the theme ‘Move the Needle’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Ernst & Young situated?
    A) USA
    B) UK
    C) Singapore
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    London, UK
  2. Where is the HQ of Unacademy situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Pune
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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