Current Affairs Quiz: February 9, 2021

Current Affairs 9 February 2021 Quiz

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  1. The Agriculture Credit target for 2021-22 has been enhanced to how much amount?
    A) Rs 18.7 lakh cr
    B) Rs 13.8 lakh cr
    C) Rs 12.6 lakh cr
    D) Rs 16.5 lakh cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Agriculture Credit target for 2021-22 has been enhanced to ₹16.5 lakh crore, an increase of 10 per cent over the previous year’s ₹15 lakh crore. Similarly, the corpus for micro-irrigation has been doubled to ₹10,000 crore from ₹5,000 crore.
  2. Where did the India-US joint military exercise “Yudh Abhyas 20” held?
    A) Bikaner
    B) Jodhpur
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Surat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The India-US joint military exercise “Yudh Abhyas 20” commenced in Mahajan Field Firing Range of Bikaner district in Rajasthan.
  3. Ministry of Finance released the monthly Post Devolution Revenue Deficit, PDRD Grant of over how much amount to states?
    A) Rs 6276 cr
    B) Rs 6074 cr
    C) Rs 6195 cr
    D) Rs 6927 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Finance has released the monthly Post Devolution Revenue Deficit, PDRD Grant of over 6 thousand 1 hundred 95 crore rupees to the States. This was the 11th instalment of the PDRD grant released to the States.
  4. Which state has become the first in the country to make the end to end processing of the cabinet paperless by implementing e-cabinet application?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Himachal Pradesh has become first State in the country to make the end to end processing of the cabinet paperless by implementing e-cabinet application.
  5. Which state has signed an agreement with Switzerland government to share their expertise in fields of tourism, dairying and skill development training?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Bihar
    C) Punjab
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Haryana and Switzerland have agreed to share their expertise in fields of tourism, dairying and skill development training, a state government statement said after Swiss Ambassador Ralf Heckner called on Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
  6. Which state has inked an agreement with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to operate the model career centre on a public-private partnership basis?
    A) Goa
    B) Karnataka
    C) Telangana
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To address the challenge of unemployability and the skill gap among Goan youth, the state government inked an agreement with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to operate the model career centre on a public-private partnership basis.
  7. Where is a $43 billion deal was signed to build world’s biggest offshore wind power complex, as it seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050?
    A) Yugoslavia
    B) Nigeria
    C) Poland
    D) South Korea
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A $43 billion deal was signed to build what the South Korean government said will be the world’s biggest offshore wind power complex, as it seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
  8. In February 2021, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to set up an expert committee on whom involving all stakeholders in order to provide a medium-term road map to strengthen the sector, enable faster rehabilitation/resolution?
    A) Small Finance Banks
    B) Payments Banks
    C) Urban Co-operative Banks
    D) Private Sector Banks
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to set up an expert committee on Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) involving all stakeholders in order to provide a medium-term road map to strengthen the sector, enable faster rehabilitation/resolution of UCBs, as well as examine other critical aspects relating to these entities.
  9. Which bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Japan’s MUFG Bank for collaboration towards catering to the banking requirements of Japanese corporates present in India?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Japan’s MUFG Bank for collaboration towards catering to the banking requirements of Japanese corporates present in India.
  10. Sridhar Vembu, founder of which organization has been appointed to the newly reconstituted National Security Advisory board (NSAB)?
    A) Slack
    B) Zoho
    C) AnyDesk
    D) Evernote
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Zoho founder and Padma Shri recipient Sridhar Vembu has been appointed to the newly reconstituted National Security Advisory board (NSAB) headed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
  11. Who has been appointed as the new managing director by Google Cloud for its India operations?
    A) Suresh Mehta
    B) Karan Bajwa
    C) Bikram Singh Bedi
    D) Vikram Sahni
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Google Cloud has appointed Bikram Singh Bedi as the new managing director for India. Bedi, with over 26 years of leadership experience, will succeed Karan Bajwa, who was appointed the leader for APAC cloud operations at Google Cloud last month.
  12. Indian drama “Pebbles”, directed by whom has won the the Tiger Award for best film, at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)?
    A) Nagraj Manjule
    B) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
    C) Ketan Mehta
    D) Vinothraj PS
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian drama “Pebbles”, directed by filmmaker Vinothraj PS, has won the top honour, the Tiger Award for best film, at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
  13. World’s largest radio telescope to be established by Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) will be an array of antennas located in which two continents?
    A) Africa and Australia
    B) Europe and Africa
    C) Antarctica and Asia
    D) Australia and Asia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) Council held its maiden meeting and approved the establishment of the world’s largest radio telescope. The SKAO telescope will be an array of antennas located in two continents, i.e. Africa and Australia.
    SKAO is a new intergovernmental organisation dedicated to radio astronomy and is headquartered in the UK. At the moment, organisations from ten countries are a part of the SKAO. These include Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK.
  14. NASA has picked which company for its SPHEREx mission to study history of the universe?
    A) European Space Agency
    B) SpaceX
    C) ISRO
    D) Roscosmos
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the selection of Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to provide launch services for its SPHEREx mission.
  15. Where will the country’s first thunderstorm research testbed be built?
    A) Cuttack
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Balasore
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Odisha’s Balasore will get the country’s first thunderstorm research testbed, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.
  16. Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer, who rose to prominence for his critically-acclaimed film ‘Sound of Music’ who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) Canada
    B) USA
    C) UK
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer, who rose to prominence for his critically-acclaimed film ‘Sound of Music’, has passed away. He was 91.
  17. American Tony Trabert who passed away was related with which sport?
    A) Boxing
    B) Golf
    C) Tennis
    D) Badminton
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tony Trabert, a five-time Grand Slam singles champion from the United States who produced one of the greatest seasons in tennis history in 1955, died. He was 90.
  18. Who has authored the book titled “Parliamentary Messenger in Rajasthan”?
    A) B.K. Sardana
    B) D.K. Mathur
    C) SP Sinha
    D) K.N. Bhandari
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has released the book titled “Parliamentary Messenger in Rajasthan” at a virtual event. The book is written by Dr K.N. Bhandari

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Zoho Corporation located?
    A) Pune
    B) Cuttack
    C) Chennai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is Square Kilometre Array Observatory headquartered?
    A) Australia
    B) Germany
    C) Singapore
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of India Meteorological Department (IMD) situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

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