Current Affairs Quiz: February 3, 2021

Current Affairs 3 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. On 1st February 2021, Indian Coast Guard celebrated its which raising day?
    A) 45th
    B) 48th
    C) 41st
    D) 43rd
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Coast Guard was celebrated its 45th Raising Day on 1st February. Indian Coast Guard’s motto is “वयम रक्षामः” (Vayam Rakshamah), which means “We Protect”.
  2. What is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2021?
    A) Wetlands and Biodiversity
    B) Wetlands and Climate Change
    C) Wetlands and Water
    D) Wetlands and sustainable urban future
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971. The theme for World Wetlands Day 2021 is ‘Wetlands and Water’.
  3. Which team won the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy held in January 2021?
    A) Baroda
    B) Bengal
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Cricket, Tamil Nadu lifted the coveted Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy after defeating Baroda by seven wickets in the final at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.
  4. Where did Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurate Aadi Mahotsav, a National Tribal Festival?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Delhi
    C) Bhopal
    D) Raipur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Aadi Mahotsav, a National Tribal Festival at Dilli Haat in INA in the National Capital.
  5. Who is appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBI Cards and Payment Services Ltd?
    A) Rama Mohan Rao Amara
    B) Ashwini Kumar Tiwari
    C) Krishnamurthy Subramanian
    D) Vivek Chaand Sehgal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SBI Cards and Payment Services Ltd (SBI Card) appointed Rama Mohan Rao Amara as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for a period of two years.
  6. Which of the following has appointed Henry Moniz as its first-ever Chief Compliance Officer?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) Facebook
    D) Apple
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Facebook Inc. has appointed Henry Moniz as its first-ever Chief Compliance Officer.
  7. Nguyen Phu Trong has been re-elected for a rare third five-year term as Communist chief?
    A) Cambodia
    B) Vietnam
    C) Laos
    D) South Korea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, 76, has been re-elected for a rare third five-year term, cementing his position as one of the country’s longest-serving leaders for decades. He is serving the post since 2011.
  8. Which state government has launched the ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission as part of the government’s campaign to accomplish the goal of 100 per cent potable piped water supply in all rural households by March next year?
    A) Punjab
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually launched the ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission as part of the government’s campaign to accomplish the goal of 100 per cent potable piped water supply in all rural households by March next year.
    The scheme is being funded by World Bank, Central Government’s Jal Jeewan Mission, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), and the State Budget.
  9. Where is the Shivam Sahakari Bank based whose license has been cancelled by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Goa
    C) Odisha
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The RBI said the licence of Maharashtra-based Shivam Sahakari Bank has been cancelled as it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
  10. When is World Neglected Tropical Diseases day observed?
    A) January 27
    B) January 29
    C) January 30
    D) January 31
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    Option
    Explanation:

    Every year January 30 is to be marked as World Neglected Tropical Diseases day. The day creates awareness in addressing the tropical diseases.
  11. Which of the following organizations announced the year 2020 was the “worst year on record”?
    A) International Labour Organization
    B) Food and Agriculture Organization
    C) World Trade Organization
    D) World Tourism Organization
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In accordance with the latest United Nations World Tourism Organization (UN-WTO) “World Tourism Barometer”, the year 2020 was the “worst year on record” as global tourism suffered adversely due to international travel bans implemented to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. International arrivals dropped by 74% with an estimated US$1,3 trillion revenue loss.
  12. Which of the following has set up an “innovation sandbox” web portal where fintech firms and individuals may use the environment for offline testing of their applications in a test environment?
    A) SEBI
    B) BSE
    C) RBI
    D) IndiaX
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Leading stock exchange BSE said it has set up an “innovation sandbox” web portal where fintech firms and individuals may use the environment for offline testing of their applications in a test environment.
  13. Who is the writer of the book “Yearbook”, which will be released in May 2021?
    A) Seth Rogen
    B) Paul Rudd
    C) Evan Goldberg
    D) Jonah Hill
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Actor-writer Seth Rogen is set to make his book debut with “Yearbook”, which will be released on May 11.
  14. According to a report released by industry body PHDCCI, which country will emerge as the most resilient economy in 2021 just after India in the list?
    A) Germany
    B) Singapore
    C) Poland
    D) South Korea
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India will emerge as the most resilient economy after Germany in 2021 exhibiting a strong economic resurgence to the global economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by industry body PHDCCI.
    Germany ranks first in the PHDCCI International Economic Resilience (IER) Rank followed by India and South Korea at second and third positions, respectively
  15. Who has translated Girish Karnad’s memoir “This Life at Play: A Memoir by Girish Karnad” from Kannada into English?
    A) Srinath Perur
    B) Nirupama Dutt
    C) Jedediah Purdy
    D) Nikil Saval
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Girish Karnad’s memoir “This Life at Play: A Memoir by Girish Karnad”, which was to be translated from Kannada into English by the actor-playwright himself but could only finish a part of it before his death in 2019, will now be out in May after final touches by award-winning translator Srinath Perur.
  16. Who has authored the book titled ‘Yes Man: The Untold Story of Rana Kapoor’?
    A) Ramapada Sengupta
    B) Mohit Bagchi
    C) Pavan C. Lall
    D) Joy Goswami
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Yes Man: The Untold Story of Rana Kapoor’ by Pavan C. Lall has been released recently. Yes Man is the story of Rana Kapoor, and his Icarus-like flight that eventually led to the Yes Bank crisis.
  17. Which country topped the medals tally in the first Asian Online Shooting Championship organised by the Kuwait Shooting Federation?
    A) China
    B) Kuwait
    C) Norway
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s 24-member shooting contingent topped the medals tally in the first Asian Online Shooting Championship. The squad won four out of the eight gold medals on offer, besides two silver and five bronze medals, for a total of 11 podium finishes. The two-day competition was organised by the Kuwait Shooting Federation.
    India’s gold winners were Saurabh Chaudhary in the men’s 10m air pistol, Divyansh Singh Panwar in the men’s 10m air rifle, Kynan Chenai in men’s trap and Rajeshwari Kumari in women’s trap.

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