Current Affairs Quiz 21st February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. The Ministry of Education has approved the continuation of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme till ________________– with an expenditure of 12,929.16 crore rupees.

शिक्षा मंत्रालय ने 12,929.16 करोड़ रुपये के व्यय के साथ राष्ट्रीय उच्चतर शिक्षा अभियान (RUSA) योजना को _________ तक जारी रखने की मंजूरी दी है।

(a) 31 December 2023 / 31 दिसंबर 2023

(b) 31 March 2024 / 31 मार्च 2024

(c) 31 December 2024 / 31 दिसंबर 2024

(d) 31 December 2025 / 31 दिसंबर 2025

(e) 31 March 2026 / 31 मार्च 2026

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Government approved continuation of RUSA scheme till 31st March 2026

The Ministry of Education has approved the continuation of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme till 31st March 2026 with an expenditure of 12,929.16 crore rupees. The new phase of the scheme would support around 1,600 projects.

Out of Rs 12,929.16 crores of expenditure, the centre will share Rs 8,120.97 crores and the state will share Rs 4,808.19 crores.

The new phase of the scheme has been designed to implement some of the recommendations of the New Education Policy (NEP).

Under the new phase of the scheme, State Governments will support Gender inclusion, Equity Initiatives, Enhances employability through vocationalisation and skill upgradation.

Q.2. TransUnion CIBIL Limited has partnered with which organization to launch a nationwide Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) consumer education program to support MSME’s across India to provide awareness about credit management, CIBIL Rank and commercial credit information?

TransUnion CIBIL Limited ने क्रेडिट प्रबंधन, CIBIL रैंक और वाणिज्यिक क्रेडिट जानकारी के बारे में जागरूकता प्रदान करने के लिए भारत भर में MSME का समर्थन करने के लिए एक राष्ट्रव्यापी सूक्ष्म, लघु और मध्यम उद्यम (MSME) उपभोक्ता शिक्षा कार्यक्रम शुरू करने के लिए किस संगठन के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) / फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडियन चैंबर्स ऑफ कॉमर्स एंड इंडस्ट्री

(b) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) / भारतीय उद्योग परिसंघ

(c) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) / ऊर्जा और संसाधन संस्थान

(d) Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) / विज्ञान और पर्यावरण केंद्र

(e) World Green Building Council / विश्व हरित भवन परिषद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. TransUnion CIBIL partnered with FICCI to launch MSME Consumer Education Program

TransUnion CIBIL Limited partnered with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to launch a nationwide Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) consumer education program to support MSME’s across India to get awareness about credit management, CIBIL Rank and commercial credit information.

The objective of the programme is to empower MSME’s with knowledge on how to build a good credit history and CIBIL Rank to avail easier and faster access to finance.

The program will kick off with MSME clusters in Maharashtra, Assam, and Tripura and aims to reach thousands of MSMEs across key clusters in India.

Q.3. The 21st edition of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2022 was held virtually from 16th-18th February 2022. Where is the headquarters of The Energy and Resources Institute?

द एनर्जी एंड रिसोर्सेज इंस्टीट्यूट (TERI) वर्ल्ड सस्टेनेबल डेवलपमेंट समिट (WSDS) 2022 का 21 वां संस्करण वस्तुतः 16 से 18 फरवरी 2022 तक आयोजित किया गया था। द एनर्जी एंड रिसोर्सेज इंस्टीट्यूट का मुख्यालय कहां है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. 21st TERI’s World Sustainable Development Summit 2022 held virtually

The 21st edition of the annual flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2022, held virtually from 16th – 18th February 2022.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered the inaugural address at the summit virtually. Environment ministers from nearly a dozen countries took part in the event which had delegates from ~131 countries.

Vedanta has signed an MoU with TERI at the WSDS 2022 to ‘Sustainable Use of Resources for a Resilient Planet through Transformative Actions’ and improve its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

Vedanta plans to invest around Rs 200 crore over the next five to 10 years on R&D (Research and Development) and sustainability initiatives to promote and build a sustainable ecosystem.

Theme of the event: ‘Towards a Resilient Planet: Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future’.

About The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI):

  • Founded: 1974
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
  • Director General: Dr Vibha Dhawan

Q.4. France and its European partners have announced that they will start the military withdrawal from which country after nearly ten years fighting a jihadist insurgency?

फ्रांस और उसके यूरोपीय सहयोगियों ने घोषणा की है कि वे जिहादी विद्रोह से लड़ने के लगभग दस वर्षों के बाद किस देश से सैन्य वापसी शुरू करेंगे?

(a) Nigeria / नाइजीरिया

(b) Sudan / सूडान

(c) Eritrea / इरिट्रिया

(d) Mali / माली

(e) Yemen / यमन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. France announced military withdrawal from Mali after nearly ten years

French president Emmanuel Macron has announced that France and its European partners will start the military withdrawal from Mali after nearly ten years fighting a jihadist insurgency.

France first deployed troops against jihadists in Mali in 2013 under the Socialist president François Hollande. The decision has been taken due to a breakdown in France’s relations with the ruling junta government in the country. The heart of this military operation will be shifted from Mali to Niger.

In recent years, jihadists have taken over swaths of territory in the former French colony, exploiting political turmoil, poverty and the weakness of local authorities.

The withdrawal applies to 2,400 French troops in Mali and a smaller European force of several hundred, which was created in 2020 to reduce the burden on French forces.

Q.5. Tata Power has collaborated with which country based RWE Renewable GmbH to explore potential for a joint development of offshore wind projects in India?

टाटा पावर ने भारत में अपतटीय पवन परियोजनाओं के संयुक्त विकास की संभावनाओं का पता लगाने के लिए किस देश स्थित आरडब्ल्यूई अक्षय जीएमबीएच के साथ सहयोग किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) Germany / जर्मनी

(d) France / फ्रांस

(e) Italy / इटली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Tata Power collaborated with RWE to develop offshore wind projects

Tata Power has collaborated with Germany-based RWE Renewable GmbH to explore potential for a joint development of offshore wind projects in India.

A corresponding MoU has been signed between Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd and RWE Renewables GmbH, one of the world’s leaders in offshore wind.

The MoU between Tata Power Renewable Energy and RWE becomes significant in the light of the Central govt’s announcement of achieving 30GW of offshore wind installations by 2030.

Q.6. State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Canara Bank, and Bank of Maharashtra have announced the subscription to the shares of India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL). The Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and public Financial Institutions (FIs) will hold a maximum of ____________________ % stake in IDRCL and the remaining will be with Private sector lenders.

स्टेट बैंक ऑफ इंडिया, बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा, पंजाब नेशनल बैंक, यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया, केनरा बैंक और बैंक ऑफ महाराष्ट्र ने इंडिया डेट रेजोल्यूशन कंपनी लिमिटेड (IDRCL) के शेयरों की सदस्यता की घोषणा की है। सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के बैंक (PSB) और सार्वजनिक वित्तीय संस्थान (FI) IDRCL में अधिकतम _____________% हिस्सेदारी रखेंगे और शेष निजी क्षेत्र के ऋणदाताओं के पास होंगे।

(a) 45%

(b) 49%

(c) 50%

(d) 51%

(e) 55%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. SBI, BoB, PNB, UBI, BoM and Canara Bank acquired stake in IDRCL

State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda (BoB), Punjab National Bank (PNB), Union Bank of India (UBI), Canara Bank, and Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) announced the subscription to the shares of India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL).

The Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and public Financial Institutions (FIs) will hold a maximum of 49% stake in IDRCL and the remaining will be with Private sector lenders.

PSBs will maintain 51% ownership in National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) and the remaining will be with Private sector lenders.

IDRCL is a service company or an operational entity, which will manage assets and loop in-market professionals and turnaround experts. The Banks will further reduce their stake in IDRCL.

Q.7. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission has re-elected who among the following as its Chair?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय ओलंपिक समिति (IOC) एथलीट आयोग ने निम्नलिखित में से किसे अपना अध्यक्ष चुना है?

(a) Michelle Li / मिशेल ली

(b) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

(c) Sarah Walker / सारा वाकर

(d) Seung Min Ryu / सेउंग मिन रयू

(e) Emma Terho / एम्मा तेरहो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. IOC Athletes’ Commission re-elected Emma Terho as Chair, Seung Min Ryu & Sarah Walker elected as VC & 2nd VC respectively

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission re-elected ice hockey player Emma Terho of Finland as its Chair and table tennis player Seung Min Ryu of Republic of Korea as its first Vice-Chair (VC).

The commission also elected cyclist Sarah Walker of New Zealand as second VC of the Commission.

Emma Terho is a five-time Olympian and former captain of the Finland women’s ice hockey team. She will be the head of the Commission until the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Q.8. Who has been awarded the ‘India’s Most Dependable Public Sector Company’ award by Industry Chamber “ASSOCHAM” in Kolkata?

कोलकाता में उद्योग मंडल एसोचैमद्वारा भारत की सबसे भरोसेमंद सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र की कंपनीपुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम (ONGC)

(b) Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) / भारतीय इस्पात प्राधिकरण लिमिटेड (SAIL)

(c) Coal India Limited (CIL) / कोल इंडिया लिमिटेड (CIL)

(d) National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) / राष्ट्रीय ताप विद्युत निगम (NTPC)

(e) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड (BHEL)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Coal India Ltd won “Most Dependable Public Sector in India” award

Coal India Ltd has been awarded the ‘India’s Most Dependable Public Sector Company’ award.

CIL received this honor at the “Energy Meet and Excellence Award” function organized by Industry Chamber “ASSOCHAM” in Kolkata.

Minister of state for Coal, Mines and Railways Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve also complimented CIL for bagging the coveted award. CIL is a Maharatna company of the Government of India.

Q.9. Which actor has won the “Best Male Actor award” at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022?

दादासाहेब फाल्के इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल अवार्ड्स 2022 में किस अभिनेता ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ पुरुष अभिनेता का पुरस्कारजीता है?

(a) Sidharth Malhotra / सिद्धार्थ मल्होत्रा

(b) Ranveer Singh / रणवीर सिंह

(c) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(d) Vikrant Massey / विक्रांत मैसी

(e) Kay Kay Menon / के के मेनन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022 announced

The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022 was held on 20 February in Mumbai and the best performances from last year were honoured in the event this time.

This year Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022 celebrated the opulence of Indian Cinema and also commemorated the 75 years of Independence or Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Role, and Best Negative Role, were among the other titles that were given to the personalities of the Indian film fraternity.

Film of the Year Award- Pushpa: The Rise

Best Film Award- Shershaah

Best Actor Award -Ranveer Singh for film 83

Best Actress Award- Kriti Sanon for film Mimi

Outstanding Contribution to Films- Asha Parekh

Critics Best Actor Award- Sidharth Malhotra

Critics Best Actress Award- Kiara Advani

Best Actor in Supporting Role Award- Satish Kaushik for film Kaagaz

Q.10. Which movie has won the “Best Film award” at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022?

दादा साहब फाल्के इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल अवार्ड्स 2022 में किस फिल्म ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ फिल्म पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Chhapaak / छपाक

(b) Pushpa: The Rise / पुष्पा: द राइज

(c) Shershaah / शेरशाह

(d) 83 / 83

(e) Mimi / मिमी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022 announced

The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022 was held on 20 February in Mumbai and the best performances from last year were honoured in the event this time.

This year Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022 celebrated the opulence of Indian Cinema and also commemorated the 75 years of Independence or Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Role, and Best Negative Role, were among the other titles that were given to the personalities of the Indian film fraternity.

Film of the Year Award- Pushpa: The Rise

Best Film Award- Shershaah

Best Actor Award -Ranveer Singh for film 83

Best Actress Award- Kriti Sanon for film Mimi

Outstanding Contribution to Films- Asha Parekh

Critics Best Actor Award- Sidharth Malhotra

Critics Best Actress Award- Kiara Advani

Best Actor in Supporting Role Award- Satish Kaushik for film Kaagaz

Q.11. Which company has joined SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium to scale up high-speed network capacity to serve India’s fast growing digital economy?

भारत की तेजी से बढ़ती डिजिटल अर्थव्यवस्था की सेवा के लिए हाईस्पीड नेटवर्क क्षमता को बढ़ाने के लिए कौन सी कंपनी SEA-ME-WE-6 अंडरसी केबल कंसोर्टियम में शामिल हुई है?

(a) Vi / वि आई

(b) Reliance Jio / रिलायंस जिओ

(c) BSNL / बी.एस.एन.एल.

(d) Skyroot Aerospace / स्काईरूट एयरोस्पेस

(e) Airtel / एयरटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Airtel joined SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium to scale up high-speed network

Bharti Airtel has joined the SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium to scale up its high-speed global network capacity to serve India’s fast growing digital economy.

The 19,200 Rkm SEA-ME-WE-6 will connect Singapore and France, and will be amongst the largest undersea cable systems globally. Through SEA-ME-WE-6, Airtel will add 100 TBps capacity to its global network.

Airtel will land the SEA-ME-WE-6 cable system in India at new landing stations in Mumbai and Chennai.

Q.12. Which Indian city has been officially elected as the host for the 2023 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session?

2023 अंतर्राष्ट्रीय ओलंपिक समिति (IOC) सत्र के लिए किस भारतीय शहर को आधिकारिक तौर पर मेजबान के रूप में चुना गया है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Mumbai will host International Olympic Committee session in 2023

Mumbai has been officially elected as the host for the 2023 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session, which could possibly see the election for the host country for the 2030 Winter Olympics and sports programme for LA 2028 Olympic Games.

An IOC session is the annual meeting of the members of the IOC, comprising 101 voting members and 45 honorary members. Nita Ambani is the representative of India on this committee.

It discusses and decides on the key activities of the global Olympics movement including adoption or amendment of the Olympic Charter, the election of IOC members and office bearers and election of the host city of Olympics.

India will be hosting this prestigious IOC meeting for the first time since 1983, in what is set to be the start of a new era of engagement between India’s youthful population and the Olympic Movement.

Q.13. Who among the following has authored the book titled ‘The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley’?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने द फाउंडर्स: द स्टोरी ऑफ पेपल एंड द एंटरप्रेन्योर्स हू शेप्ड सिलिकॉन वैलीनामक पुस्तक लिखी है?

(a) Kiran Bedi / किरण बेदि

(b) Akash Kansal / आकाश कंसल

(c) Jimmy Soni / जिमी सोनि

(d) J Sai Deepak / जे साई दीपक

(e) Navdeep Singh Gill / नवदीप सिंह गिल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Jimmy Soni authored a book titled ‘The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley’

A new book titled ‘’The Founders:The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley ’’, authored by author Jimmy Soni and published by Simon & Schuster ,will be released on 24 February 2022.

It highlights the story of multinational digital-payments company PayPal and how it covered the journey of a start-up that turned into one of the most successful companies of all time, worth over USD 70 billion today.

It also offers colorful anecdotes about famous people like Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman.

Q.14. Who is the author of the book titled ‘A Nation To Protect’?

ए नेशन टू प्रोटेक्टनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Ramesh Thamilmani / रमेश थमिलमनी

(b) Priyam Gandhi Mody / प्रियम गांधी मोदी

(c) Ramesh Kandula / रमेश कंडुला

(d) Rohan J. Alva / रोहन जे. अल्वा

(e) Ashwini Bhatnagar / अश्विनी भटनागर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Priyam Gandhi Mody authored a book titled ‘A Nation To Protect’

The book titled “A Nation To Protect” authored by Priyam Gandhi Mody was launched by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

The book highlights the role of PM Narendra Modi during the Covid crisis in the past two years. The book documents the Centre’s leadership in this unprecedented time and how it tided the nation through the crisis.

During the launch, Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya said he believed that ‘A Nation to Protect’ describes the reality as it unfolded during the last two years. “We have seen what happens when there is a true leadership with a vision,” said Mandaviya referring to PM Modi.

Q.15. On which date International Mother Language Day is observed annually?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मातृभाषा दिवस प्रतिवर्ष किस तिथि को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 20 February / 20 फरवरी

(b) 21 February / 21 फरवरी

(c) 22 February / 22 फरवरी

(d) 23 February / 23 फरवरी

(e) 24 February / 24 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. 21 February: International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is observed every year on 21 February. The day aims to raise awareness regarding linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism.

International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999. The UN General Assembly welcomed the proclamation of the day in its resolution of 2002.

Theme 2022: “Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities”.

Q.16. Ravish Tiwari passed away recently. He was a/an ___________________________.

रवीश तिवारी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _______________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Actor / अभिनेता

(c) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Journalist / पत्रकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. Senior journalist Ravish Tiwari passed away

Former journalist with ET and a reputed political reporter and editor, Ravish Tiwari has passed away.

He was the national bureau chief of Indian Express. He was popular for his political news reporting. Before this, he had also served as Senior Assistant Editor at Economic Times, Associate Editor at India Today and Senior Assistant Editor at the Indian Express.

He had done his graduation from IIT Bombay and master’s from the University of Oxford.

Q.17. Padma Shree awardee Shakuntala Chaudhary passed away recently. She was a/an __________________.

पद्म श्री से सम्मानित शकुंतला चौधरी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ___________ थी।

(a) Litterateur / साहित्यकार

(b) Journalist / पत्रकार

(c) Social worker / सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता

(d) Editor / संपादक

(e) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(c)

Exp. Gandhian leader and eminent social worker Shakuntala Choudhury passed away

Padma Shree awardee Gandhian leader and eminent social worker from Assam, Shakuntala Chaudhary passed away in Guwahati.

She worked towards the welfare and empowerment of women. Shakuntala Chaudhary spent a large portion of her life at the Kasturba Ashram, since 1947.

She was a recipient of Vayoshestha Samman – National Awards For Senior Citizens 2021, from the government of India.

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