Current Affairs Quiz: February 8, 2021

Current Affairs 8 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. Where is Assam’s first heliport inaugurated by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal?
    A) Dhubri
    B) Diphu
    C) Tezpur
    D) Majuli
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    To develop tourism infrastructure and attract foreign tourists, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated state’s 1st Heliport and a Guest House in Majuli, the first river district of India.
  2. Where did Union Environment Ministry approve the Lakhwar electricity project?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Bihar
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Environment Ministry approved the Lakhwar electricity project on Yamuna river in Uttarakhand, informed a press release by Chief Minister Office (CMO).
  3. The Ministry of Education has decided to name residential schools and hostels funded under Samagra Shiksha of the Ministry after whose name?
    A) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
    B) Swami Vivekananda
    C) Vallabhbhai Patel
    D) B. R. Ambedkar
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Education has decided to name residential schools and hostels funded under Samagra Shiksha of the Ministry as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose residential schools or hostels.
  4. Four states namely Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have been granted permission to raise additional how much amount through Open Market Borrowings?
    A) Rs 6502 cr
    B) Rs 2709 cr
    C) Rs 4762 cr
    D) Rs 5034 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Government said that four more states Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have been granted permission to raise additional five thousand 34 crore rupees through Open Market Borrowings.
  5. Which general insurance company has launched its unique campaign ‘Salute to Caregivers – Ek Naya Nazariya Campaign’ to support cancer survivors in the battle against the killer disease?
    A) Bharti AXA General Insurance
    B) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    C) TATA AIG
    D) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bharti AXA General Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, and AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, launched its unique campaign ‘Salute to Caregivers – Ek Naya Nazariya Campaign’ to support cancer survivors in the battle against the killer disease.
  6. From which of the following did the Indian Navy receive three “made in India” Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH)?
    A) National Aerospace Laboratories
    B) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    C) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
    D) Larsen and Toubro
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy received three “made in India” Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) from the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). The helicopters are customised for coastal security.
  7. Whose new novel titled “Whereabouts” is set to release in April?
    A) Arundhati Roy
    B) Jhumpa Lahiri
    C) Mira Nair
    D) Kiran Desai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Pulitzer prize-winning Jhumpa Lahiri will be coming out with a new novel in April, Penguin India announced. The new book, titled ‘Whereabouts’, follows Lahiri’s 2013 novel ‘The Lowland’ and 2006’s ‘The Namesake’.
  8. Who is the author of the book titled “1857 – The Sword of Mastaan”?
    A) Kevin Missal
    B) Ashwin Sanghi
    C) Amish Tripathi
    D) Vineet Bajpai
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Delhi-based publishing house, TreeShade Books, announced the release of their latest book 1857 – The Sword of Mastaan by author Vineet Bajpai

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited situated?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Bharti Axa General Insurance situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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