Current Affairs Quiz: February 27, 2021

Current Affairs 27 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who is the author of the book titled “The Lost Soul”?
    A) Olga Tokarczuk
    B) Louise Glück
    C) Peter Handke
    D) Czesław Miłosz
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    “The Lost Soul,” a unique art book with text by Nobel-winning Polish author Olga Tokarczuk about a man who loses his soul in the daily rush, hits bookstores in the United States.
  2. Which has become the first state or UT in the country to launch Carbon Watch, a mobile application to assess the carbon footprint of an individual?
    A) Delhi
    B) Andaman and Nicobar
    C) Ladakh
    D) Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chandigarh became the first state or Union Territory in India to launch Carbon Watch, a mobile application to assess the carbon footprint of an individual. Although the app can be accessed by everyone, it has specific options for the residents of Chandigarh to compile a detail study.
  3. Who has been appointed as the new CEO and MD of Fullerton India Credit Company?
    A) Khushwant Khurana
    B) Ajay Sethi
    C) Shantanu Mitra
    D) Manoj Ahuja
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fullerton India Credit Company has appointed Shantanu Mitra as the new CEO and Managing Director. The appointment is with effect from April 2.
  4. Who has been elected as the new president of Exporters’ body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)?
    A) Madhav Upadhya
    B) A Sakthivel
    C) Anjay Krishan
    D) P Selvam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Exporters’ body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) said it has elected A Sakthivel as its new president.
  5. Which country India’s list of trading partners in 2020 as per provisional data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry?
    A) Canada
    B) Germany
    C) USA
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    China topped India’s list of trading partners in 2020 despite high tension between the countries, showed provisional data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  6. What is the India’s growth projection for the next financial year as estimated by Moody’s?
    A) 13.7%
    B) 10.8%
    C) 9.0%
    D) 11.3%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Moody’s upped India’s growth projection for the next financial year beginning April 1, to 13.7 per cent, from 10.8 per cent estimated earlier, on the back of normalisation of activity and growing confidence in the market with the rollout of Covid-19 vaccine.
    For current fiscal, the US-based rating agency expects the economy to contract 7 per cent, lower than its previous estimate of 10.6 per cent contraction.
  7. What is the India’s growth projection for the current financial year as estimated by ICRA?
    A) 8.80%
    B) 7.45%
    C) 7.00%
    D) 10.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s rating agency, ICRA has projected the Indian economy to contract 7 percent in the current fiscal (FY21). For the next fiscal, i.e. FY22 (2021-22), ICRA expects a considerable rebound in India’s economic growth to 10.5 per cent due to higher central government spending, and a pick-up in consumption.
  8. Which bank partnered with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL) for the launch of the Namma Chennai Smart Card?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank partnered with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL) for the launch of the Namma Chennai Smart Card.
  9. Who has been re-elected as President of Table Tennis Federation of India?
    A) Abhay Singh
    B) Deepender Singh Hooda
    C) Dushyant Chautala
    D) Anil Vij
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Haryana’s Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala was re-elected as President of Table Tennis Federation of India for a four-year term.
  10. Dairy-tech start-up Stellapps has tied up with which bank to digitise the milk procurement value chain and promote banking facilities at milk collection centres?
    A) Fino Payments Bank
    B) Airtel Payments Bank
    C) Jio Payments Bank
    D) India Post Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Dairy-tech start-up Stellapps has tied up with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to digitise the milk procurement value chain and promote banking facilities at milk collection centres.
    As part of memorandum of understanding, a pilot project has been launched in four villages with 200 farmers at a greenfield dairy in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district.
  11. Which airport has become the third airport in Uttar Pradesh which has been granted the licence to operate international flights?
    A) Kushinagar Airport
    B) Allahabad Airport
    C) Kanpur Airport
    D) Gorakhpur Airport
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Kushinagar Airport has been granted the licence to operate international flights and has now become the third such airport in Uttar Pradesh after Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi.
  12. The horticulture department of which state has collaborated with IFAB to set up a flower processing centre in the state in order to convert unsold flowers into various forms of useful products?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Goa
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Horticulture Department of Karnataka and the International Flower Auction Bangalore- IFAB will collaborate to set up a flower processing centre in order to convert unsold flowers into various forms of useful products.
  13. In February 2021, Union Cabinet approved to impose President’s rule in which Union Territory?
    A) Delhi
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Ladakh
    D) Puducherry
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved a proposal by the Home Ministry to dissolve the Puducherry Assembly and impose President’s rule in the Union Territory. The decision comes days after the Congress-led government had lost power during a vote of confidence.
  14. The ‘National Urban Digital Mission’ was launched by union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri along with whom?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    C) Rajeev Shukla
    D) Narendra Singh Tomar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The ‘National Urban Digital Mission’ (NUDM) was launched by union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri and minister of electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad during a virtual event.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Table Tennis Federation of India situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Jaipur
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Federation of Indian Export Organisations situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Chandigarh
    C) New Delhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of Fullerton India Credit Company Limited situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Pune
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

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