Current Affairs Quiz: February 5, 2021

Current Affairs 5 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Cancer Day 2021?
    A) Debunk the Myths
    B) I Am and I Will
    C) We can. I can.
    D) Not Beyond Us
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Annually, February 4 is observed as World Cancer Day in order to raise awareness about cancer and reduce the stigma that surrounds the disease that is the second leading cause of deaths globally. The theme for World Cancer Day 2021 is ‘I Am and I Will.‘
  2. What is the theme of International Humanity Day 2021?
    A) Stand Up for Human Rights
    B) Real Life Heroes
    C) Women Humanitarians
    D) The Pathway to the future
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The International Day of Human Fraternity is observed every year on February 4. The theme of this year’s 2021 International Humanity Day is The Pathway to the future.
  3. “Writing with Fire”, which won the audience award in the World Cinema Documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival 2021 is an Indian film chronicling the rise of which newspaper?
    A) Dina Thanthi
    B) Malayala Manorama
    C) Prabhat Khabar
    D) Khabar Lahariya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    “Writing with Fire”, an Indian film chronicling the rise of Khabar Lahariya, India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women, has won the audience award in the World Cinema Documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival 2021.
  4. Who will take over as the new CEO of Amazon replacing CEO and founder Jeff Bezos?
    A) Tom Alberg
    B) Werner Vogels
    C) Andy Jassy
    D) Judy McGrath
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos announced that it would step down as the company’s CEO. He will assume the role of Executive Chairman of Amazon. Andy Jassy will take over as the company’s new CEO.
  5. SEBI has released guidelines for setting up of LPCC by asset management companies, making it obligatory for them to contribute towards the share capital of such entities. What does P stand for in LPCC?
    A) Power
    B) Proportion
    C) Public
    D) Purpose
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    SEBI has released guidelines for setting up of limited purpose clearing corporation (LPCC) by asset management companies, making it obligatory for them to contribute towards the share capital of such entities.
    SEBI requires AMCs contribute INR 150 crore towards share capital of LPCC in proportion to the asset under management (AUM) of open ended debt oriented mutual fund schemes.
  6. Ashoke Dinda announced his retirement from which sports?
    A) Football
    B) Cricket
    C) Tennis
    D) Baseball
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ashoke Dinda, who served Bengal cricket with pace and passion for one-and-a-half decades, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  7. Which of the company quoted that India’s fiscal deficit target in the near-term is higher than expected and medium-term consolidation is at a more gradual pace than anticipated?
    A) ICRA
    B) Crisil
    C) Fitch
    D) S&P
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s fiscal deficit target in the near-term is higher than expected and medium-term consolidation is at a more gradual pace than anticipated, said Fitch Ratings in its comments on the just unveiled Union Budget for the financial year beginning April 1.
  8. Federal Bank has launched which special savings account scheme for children below 18 years of age?
    A) FedFirst
    B) FedSave
    C) FedChildren
    D) FedChild
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Federal Bank has announced the launch of FedFirst, a special savings account scheme for children below 18 years of age.
  9. Which dictionary has named ‘Aatmanirbharta’ as its Hindi word of the year 2020?
    A) Dictionary.com
    B) Macmillan
    C) Oxford
    D) Cambridge
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    ‘Aatmanirbharta’ implying self-reliance has been named by Oxford Languages as its Hindi word of the year 2020 as it “validated the day-to-day achievements of the countless Indians who dealt with and survived the perils of a pandemic”.
  10. Which country topped the 2020 Democracy Index’s global ranking according to The Economist Intelligence Unit?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Canada
    C) Sweden
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India slipped two places to 53rd position in the 2020 Democracy Index’s global ranking, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, which said the “democratic backsliding” by authorities and “crackdowns” on civil liberties has led to a further decline in the country’s ranking.
    Norway topped the report titled “Democracy in sickness and in health?”, with Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand and Canada making up the top five.
  11. Which state government has launched a scheme aimed at providing financial assistance to innovative startups to file for IT patents?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Kerala
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a bid to boost the startup ecosystem in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray launched a scheme aimed at providing financial assistance to innovative startups to file for IT patents.
  12. In which district of Punjab is its first ‘Central Water Treatment Plant’ has started supply of clean drinking water in 85 villages set up with the assistance of World Bank?
    A) Barnala
    B) Gurdaspur
    C) Faridkot
    D) Moga
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Set up with the assistance of the World Bank for Rs 232 crore, Punjab’s first ‘Central Water Treatment Plant’ has started supply of clean drinking water in 85 villages of Moga district. The plant was setup at village Daudhar of Moga.
  13. How much will the government spend on military modernisation in the next 7-8 years to strengthen its security apparatus as announced by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh?
    A) $150 billion
    B) $110 billion
    C) $130 billion
    D) $120 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India plans to spend 130 billion dollars on military modernisation in the next 7-8 years to strengthen its security apparatus, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said at the 13th edition of ‘Aero India’ show, country’s premier aerospace and defence exhibition.
    Dubbed as Asia’s largest military aviation exhibition, the three-day Aero India event commenced amid the COVID-19 pandemic with buzz around “Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India) and “Make in India” push.
  14. Which country hosted the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Defence Ministers’ Conclave?
    A) Singapore
    B) India
    C) Germany
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India hosted Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Defence Ministers’ Conclave on the sidelines of Aero India 2021. The broad theme of the conclave is ‘Enhanced Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Indian Ocean’.
  15. Which district topped the ranking of aspirational districts by government think tank Niti Aayog in December 2020?
    A) Bokaro
    B) Garhwa
    C) Dhalai
    D) Shrawasti
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Shrawasti in Uttar Pradesh has topped in the ranking of aspirational districts by government think tank Niti Aayog in December 2020.
    Dhalai (Tripura) and Garhwa (Jharkhand) have been placed at the second and the third positions, respectively, Niti Aayog said. Baksa (Assam) and Bokaro (Jharkhand) have been ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Federal Bank situated?
    A) Piravam
    B) Attingal
    C) Aluva
    D) Kollam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Aluva, Kochi, Kerala
  2. Where is the HQ of Economist Intelligence Unit situated?
    A) London, UK
    B) Washington DC, USA
    C) Berlin, Germany
    D) Stockholm, Sweden
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

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