Current Affairs Quiz: February 28, 2021

Current Affairs 28 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of India Pharma 2021 where 6th edition of International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device sector was inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal?
    A) Driving NextGen Pharmaceuticals.
    B) Enabling Quality Affordable Healthcare
    C) Indian Pharma Industry: “Future is Now”
    D) India Pharma: Meeting Challenges of Affordable and Quality Healthcare
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 6th edition of International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device sector was inaugurated by Union Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry, and Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Shri Piyush Goyal.
    The theme of India Pharma 2021 is: ‘Indian Pharma Industry: “Future is Now”. The theme of India Medical Device 2021 is “India MedTech Future: Innovate & Make in India through Global Alliance”.
  2. What is the theme of “International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Symposium” held in New Delhi?
    A) Sustainable Development of Dams & River Basins
    B) Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World
    C) Advances in the Rehabilitation of Dams and Appurtenant works
    D) Knowledge Based Dam Engineering
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has inaugurated the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Symposium in New Delhi. The theme of the symposium is “Sustainable Development of Dams & River Basins”.
  3. Which ministry signed an MoU with Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs for exchange of data for enhancing ease of doing business in India and improve overall regulatory enforcement?
    A) Ministry of Finance
    B) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    C) Ministry of Home Affairs
    D) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs have signed an MoU for exchange of data for enhancing ease of doing business in India and improve overall regulatory enforcement.
  4. India, France along with which country held a trilateral meeting for focus on better coordination on Indo-Pacific?
    A) Russia
    B) Australia
    C) Canada
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    With a focus on better coordination on Indo-Pacific, a trilateral meet was held among India, France, and Australia at the senior officials’ level.
  5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said the current inflation target of what per cent with a +/-2 per cent tolerance band is appropriate for the next five years.
    A) 4%
    B) 5%
    C) 3%
    D) 2%
    View Answer
    Option A0
    Explanation:

    With the next review of the flexible inflation target (FIT) framework coming up soon, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said the current inflation target of 4 per cent with a +/-2 per cent tolerance band is appropriate for the next five years.
  6. Which country celebrated its traditional Lantern festival?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Malaysia
    C) China
    D) Sierra Leone
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    China is celebrating its traditional Lantern festival. Celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, the Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year also known as ‘Spring Festival’ period.
  7. The Reserve Bank permitted resident individuals to make remittances under the LRS to International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in the country. What does L stand for in LRS?
    A) Liberalised
    B) Learning
    C) Liability
    D) Locally
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank permitted resident individuals to make remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) to International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in the country.
  8. According to RBI Governor, RBI projected country’s growth forecast of what per cent for the next year?
    A) 9.8%
    B) 10.5%
    C) 11.2%
    D) 8.6%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has reiterated that the central bank has projected the country’s growth forecast of 10.5 per cent for the next year.
  9. When is World NGO Day observed?
    A) February 27
    B) February 25
    C) February 26
    D) February 23
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World NGO Day is marked on February 27 across the globe. The day celebrates the efforts of those social workers who have gone an extra mile to make the world a better place.
  10. Who is author of the book titled “The last light of glory days: Stories from Nagaland”?
    A) Easterine Kire
    B) Monalisa Changkija
    C) Avinuo Kire
    D) Dolly Kikon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A book titled “The last light of glory days: Stories from Nagaland” written by Avinuo Kire and published by a Delhi-based publishing house ‘Speaking Tiger Books’ was released by the principal of Kohima College Dr. Ralimongla in Kohima.
  11. Who is the author of the book titled “#Me Too”?
    A) Shirish Mehta
    B) Bhavesh Kumar
    C) Avneesh Bansal
    D) Karan Puri
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bestselling Indian author, columnist and influencer Karan Puri launches his second book #Me Too.
  12. Michael Somare, which country’s first prime minister passed away recently?
    A) Timor-Leste
    B) Papua New Guinea
    C) Solomon Islands
    D) Fiji
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Michael Somare, a pivotal figure in Papua New Guinea’s independence and the South Pacific island nation’s first Prime Minister, has died. He was 84.
  13. Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Poet
    B) Politics
    C) Director
    D) Physician
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Well-known poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri died. He was 81. Namboothiri,one of the widely acclaimed poets of contemporary Malayalam literature, was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014.
  14. Name the Indian who led the historic landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover on the Martian surface?
    A) Kajal Awasthi
    B) Roopa Kumar
    C) Swati Mohan
    D) Preeti Shastri
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    As the world witnessed the historic landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover on the Martian surface, it was Indian-American scientist, Swati Mohan, who led the guidance, navigation, and control operations of the Mars 2020 mission.
  15. Which state’s chief minister launched ‘e-Parivahan Vyavstha’ of the State Transport Department?
    A) Punjab
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched ‘e-Parivahan Vyavstha’ of the State Transport Department.
  16. Who will receive the CERAWeek global energy and environment leadership award during international energy conference in recognition of his commitment to sustainability in the energy and the environment?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Rajnath Singh
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the CERAWeek global energy and environment leadership award during an annual international energy conference in recognition of his commitment to sustainability in the energy and the environment.
  17. Ligia Noronha of India has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General of which organization?
    A) United Nations Environment Programme
    B) UNICEF
    C) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    D) United Nations Human Settlement Programme
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Ligia Noronha of India as Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme.
  18. Who is named as the CEO of OLX Autos, pre-owned by OLX Group?
    A) Rahul Srivastava
    B) Vishal Badhera
    C) Gautam Thakar
    D) Kunal Saini
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prosus-owned OLX Group has appointed former Star Sports president and chief executive Gautam Thakar as the global CEO of its pre-owned car marketplace OLX Autos, to manage the company’s offline and online presence across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States.
  19. Recently, who among the following cricketers announced his retirement from all formats of the sport?
    A) Shikhar Dhawan
    B) Ashish Nehra
    C) Robin Uthappa
    D) Yusuf Pathan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s dashing batter Yusuf Pathan has announced his retirement from all formats of the game.
  20. Cricketer Upul Tharanga who announced his retirement from international cricket played for which country?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Bangladesh
    C) India
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga announced his retirement from international cricket after a career spanning 15 years and during which he also enjoyed a brief stint as captain.
  21. Ankita Raina along with whom won her maiden WTA 250 doubles title?
    A) Anna Blinkova
    B) Anastasia Potapova
    C) Daria Kasatkina
    D) Kamilla Rakhimova
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ankita Raina, partnering Russia’s Kamilla Rakhimova, captured her maiden WTA 250 doubles title, beating Anna Blinkova and Anastasia Potapova of Russia 2-6, 6-4, [10-7] in the final of the Phillip Island Trophy tennis tournament.
  22. Which of the following partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide bus ticket facility to the latter’s customers?
    A) redBus
    B) AbhiBus
    C) Travelyaari
    D) ixigo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Online e-ticketing platform AbhiBus announced its partnership with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide bus ticket facility to the latter’s customers.
  23. As per National Statistics Office (NSO), India economy would contract by what percent in FY21?
    A) 9%
    B) 7%
    C) 8%
    D) 4%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s GDP grew at 0.4% in Q3 of FY21 between October-December 2020, the National Statistics Office (NSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) announced.
    For FY21, NSO projected that the economy would contract by 8%, as opposed to a growth of 4% in the preceding year.
  24. Where will be the India’s first toy cluster be set up by the Foxconn of toy world?
    A) Tripura
    B) Karnataka
    C) Bihar
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    It is Foxconn of the toy world, manufacturing some of the most popular superhero figures and toy dart guns at a factory in Karnataka for some of the biggest names in the global toy industry. And it is now setting up India’s first toy manufacturing cluster to boost domestic industry.

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