Daily Current Affairs 15th Feb 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 15th Feb 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state, 11th Edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ has been inaugurated?

किस राज्य में राष्ट्रीय संस्कृति महोत्सव के 11 वें संस्करण का उद्घाटन किया गया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Governor of West Bengal, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, inaugurated the 11th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ on February 14, 2021.

The event was inaugurated in the presence of Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel. It was inaugurated at Cooch Behar Palace in West Bengal. Ten editions of the festival have successfully been organised ever since the festival was started in November, 2015. These 10 editions were organised in Delhi, Bengaluru, Varanasi, Tawang, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tehri and Madhya Pradesh.

Q.2. In which state Mandu Festival is celebrated?

मांडू महोत्सव किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The three-day famous “Mandu Festival” began at the historic town of Mandu in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh on February 13, 2021. The festival will culminate on February 15, 2021.

The festival is organised by the state government of Madhya Pradesh to showcase each and every aspect of the ancient Mandu city, ranging from food, music, history & heritage, art & craft etc.

Q.3. Which city’s Police has received the Best Marching Contingent Trophy-2021?

किस शहर की पुलिस को बेस्ट मार्चिंग कॉन्टिनजेंट ट्रॉफी -2021 मिली है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. On 15th February, 2021 Sh. Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence honoured Delhi Police with the Best Marching Contingent Trophy during Republic Day 2021 in the midst of glittery ceremony at South Block.

Defence Minister highly appreciated the Delhi Police for showing exceptional professionalism in the recent highly stressful time.

Q.4. Reliance has received the world’s first consignment of ‘carbon-neutral oil’ from which country?

रिलायंस को किस देश से कार्बनन्यूट्रल तेलकी दुनिया की पहली खेप मिली है?

(a) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरब

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) Iraq / इराक

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Kuwait / कुवैत

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd has sourced the world’s first consignment of ‘carbon-neutral oil’ from the US as it looks to become a net zero-carbon company by 2035.

Reliance, which operates the world’s largest single location oil refining complex at Jamnagar in Gujarat with capacity of 68.2 million tonnes a year. Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV), a division of US oil major Occidental, delivered carbon-neutral oil to Reliance.

Q.5. Justice Puligoru Venkata Sanjay Kumar has been sworn-in as Chief Justice of which state’s High Court?

न्यायमूर्ति पुलगोरू वेंकट संजय कुमार ने किस राज्य के उच्च न्यायालय के मुख्य न्यायाधीश के रूप में शपथ ली है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Justice Puligoru Venkata Sanjay Kumar has been sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court today at Raj Bhavan, Imphal.

Justice PV Sanjay Kumar was appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur by the President of India on 12th February, 2021. Prior to this, he served as a Judge in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Q.6. Who has been elected as the new Director General at the special assembly of the International Solar Alliance?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सौर गठबंधन की विशेष सभा में नए महानिदेशक के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Ajay Mathur / अजय माथुर

(b) Bikram Singh Bedi / बिक्रम सिंह बेदी

(c) Satishwar Balakrishnan / सतीश्वर बालाकृष्णन

(d) Sridhar Vembu / श्रीधर वेम्बु

(e) Anish Shah / अनीश शाह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) today announces Dr. Ajay Mathur as its new Director General following his election at the first special assembly of ISA members.

ISA accelerate the demand for and use of safe, sustainable, and affordable solar energy for all. It aims to mobilize over $1 trillion USD of investment into solar projects by 2030 through focused advocacy, policy and regulatory support, capacity building, and by overcoming perceived investment barriers.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the CEO & MD of Tata Motors?

टाटा मोटर्स के सीईओ और एमडी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Henry Moniz / हेनरी मोनिज़

(b) Andy Jassy / एंडी जेसी

(c) Robert Irwin / रॉबर्ट इरविन

(d) Marc Llistosella / मार्क लिल्टोसला

(e) Rama Mohan Rao Amara / राम मोहन राव अमारा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tata Motors Limited has announced Marc Llistosella as the new chief executive officer and managing director of the company effective July 1, 2021. He will take over from the current incumbent Guenter Butschek, who has preferred to relocate to Germany, his native place.

Llistosella was most recently the president and CEO of Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and head of Daimler Trucks in Asia. He was earlier the MD and CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd.

Q.8. Who is the author of the Book “By Many a Happy Accident: Recollections Of A Life”?

बाय मेनी ए हैप्पी एक्सीडेंट: रिकॉलेक्शन ऑफ ए लाइफकिताब के लेखक कौन है?

(a) M Venkaiah Naidu / एम वेंकैया नायडू

(b) Sharad Pawar / शरद पवार

(c) D Raja / डी राजा

(d) Hamid Ansari / हामिद अंसारी

(e) Sitaram Yechury / सीताराम येचुरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. By Many a Happy Accident is an account of a life of unplanned happenings that took M. Hamid Ansari away from his preferred fancy for academia to professional diplomacy and then be co-opted in public life and catapulted to the second highest office in the land for two consecutive terms.

Their overarching theme was the need for modern India to re-commit itself to the constitutional principles of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, to the values of a composite culture, and for correctives in polity relating to identity, security and empowerment of the weaker segments of our society.

Q.9. Who has written the memoir “Starstruck: Confessions of a TV Executive”?

स्टारस्ट्रक: कन्फेशंस ऑफ़ अ टीवी एग्जीक्यूटिवसंस्मरण किसने लिखा है?

(a) Jhumpa Lahiri / झुम्पा लाहिरी

(b) Kritika Pandey / कृतिका पाण्डेय

(c) Peter Mukerjea / पीटर मुखर्जी

(d) Chetan Anand / चेतन आनंद

(e) Priyanka Chopra Jonas / प्रियंका चोपड़ा जोनस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Peter Mukerjea pens memoir ‘Starstruck: Confessions of a TV Executive’. Beleaguered media baron Peter Mukerjea has come out with his memoir, which he says is just a personal recollection of his experiences in the satellite television industry in India and is neither intended to open a can of worms nor is a set of kiss-and-tell stories.

“This book is a memoir. No more than that. It is a personal recollection of my experiences at the coalface in the formative years of the satellite television industry in India and a super-fast-changing media landscape.

Q.10. Which country is the current president of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सौर गठबंधन (ISA) का वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन सा देश है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) France / फ्रांस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India and France are the president and co-president of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

Q.11. Who is the present Chief Minister of Manipur?

मणिपुर के वर्तमान मुख्यमंत्री कौन हैं?

(a) Pema Khandu / पेमा खांडू

(b) Najma Heptulla / नजमा हेपतुल्ला

(c) Zoramthanga / ज़ोरमथांगा

(d) N Biren Singh / एन बीरेन सिंह

(e) Prem Singh Tamang / प्रेम सिंह तमांग

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Manipur

Capital: Imphal

Governor: Najma Heptulla

Chief minister: N. Biren Singh

  1. Neora Valley National Park is located in which state?

नेओरा वैली नेशनल पार्क किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(e) Manipur / मणिपुर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Neora Valley National Park is located at Kalimpong district in West Bengal.

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