Daily Current Affairs 16th Feb 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 16th Feb 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state/UT, the 2nd edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE II) was held?

किस राज्य / केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में लिंग समानता पर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन (ICGE II) का दूसरा संस्करण आयोजित किया गया?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. The 2nd edition of International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE II) was held at the Gender Park Campus in Kozhikode, Kerala on February 11-13, 2021, which was inaugurated by the Kerala Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan. He also announced the functional launch of Gender Park Campus on February 14, 2021.

The focal theme is ‘Gender in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Business: The Mediating Role of Empowerment’, seeking to throw light on the critical linkages between entrepreneurship, economic growth and poverty reduction.

Q.2. Age-old Kanchoth festival is celebrated in which state/UT?

प्राचीन कांचोथ उत्सव किस राज्य / केंद्रशासित प्रदेश में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Ladakh / लदाख

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Daman & Diu / दमन और दीव

(d) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. The ancient Kanchoth festival, a symbol of ancient Nag culture, was observed with religious fervour and gaiety across Chenab valley region of Jammu and Kashmir on 14th Feb.

The festival is celebrated by locals, mainly Nag followers who believe that on this day of Gouri Tritiya, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married and the latter insisted on a throne made of snow as her wedding gift.

Q.3. Which state has announced the opening of registration for Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Yojana for Free Coaching?

किस राज्य ने मुफ्त कोचिंग के लिए मुख्मंत्री अभ्युदय योजनाके लिए पंजीकरण खोलने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Odisha / ओडिशा

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Bihar / बिहार

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Uttar Pradesh Government announces UP Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Yojana: Free Coaching Classes Registration Start. This scheme for people who are not afforded the private coaching fee.

The government has been decided to open coaching for needy poor people. This Coaching Fee is absolutely free so visit the official website and read instructions and apply them. UP Mukhyamantri Abhyuday Yojna – Online Registration Open for Application for Physical Classes 2021.

Q.4. Vigyan Jyoti programme has spread to 100 districts in the 2nd phase. Vigyan Jyoti programme was launched by which of the following organization?

द्वितीय चरण में विज्ञान ज्योति कार्यक्रम 100 जिलों में फैल गया है। विज्ञान ज्योति कार्यक्रम निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन द्वारा शुरू किया गया था?

(a) National Academy of Medical Sciences / राष्ट्रीय चिकित्सा विज्ञान अकादमी

(b) All India Institute of Medical Sciences / अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान

(c) Indian Institute of Science Education and Research / भारतीय विज्ञान शिक्षा और अनुसंधान संस्थान

(d) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research / वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद

(e) Department of Science and Technology / विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The second phase of Vigyan Jyoti programme was commenced on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, 2021, which will spread the programme for encouraging girls to take interest in science and build a career in STEM to 50 more districts adding to the existing 50 districts across the country.

DST hoped that this programme would improve by learnings of the past one year and expand to more and more districts of the country to empower women and help increase number of women in top science institutes.

Q.5. With which state government, Tata Electronics has inked an MoU to set up Mobile Component Unit?

किस राज्य सरकार के साथ टाटा इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स ने मोबाइल घटक इकाई स्थापित करने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. The Tata Electronics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government in order to establish a facility to manufacture the mobile components.

The project by the Tata Electronics will cost Rs 4684 crores. It will be established in Krishnagiri to manufacture the mechanical enclosures of mobile phones.

Tamil Nadu has also signed a MoU with the Grasim Industries in order to establish a paint manufacturing unit at Cheyyar.

Q.6. With which country, India is building the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project?

भारत ने किस देश के साथ कलादान मल्टीमोडल ट्रांजिट ट्रांसपोर्ट प्रोजेक्ट का निर्माण किया है?

(a) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(b) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) UK / यू.के.

(e) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. India-Myanmar: Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project. The Union External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar recently said that the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project is in the final stages however, the project was delayed because of various challenges.

The Kaladan project which costs $484 million was supposed to be completed and operation by 2014. The minister also stated that, the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Project was delayed because of road building. He stated that the region faces the challenges of some law and order. However, now the countries will be able to push through the challenges.

Q.7. Who has been named as the brand ambassador for Redmi 9 Power smartphones by Redmi India?

रेडमी इंडिया द्वारा रेडमी 9 पावर स्मार्टफोन के लिए ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Yuvraj Singh / युवराज सिंह

(b) Aamir Khan / आमिर खान

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(e) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Redmi India, the sub-brand of Mi India, announced actor Sonu Sood as the brand ambassador for Redmi 9 Power. This partnership will further the brand’s existing campaign – ‘More Power to you’.

The brand first partnered with Sonu Sood as part of its continued efforts to empower thousands of students by donating Redmi smartphones under the #ShikshaHarHaath initiative.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र पूंजी विकास निधि (UNCDF) के कार्यकारी सचिव के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Soumya Swaminathan / सौम्या स्वामीनाथन

(b) Jane Ellison / जेन एलिसन

(c) Preeti Sinha / प्रीति सिन्हा

(d) Anil Soni / अनिल सोनी

(e) Shashi S Vempati / शशि एस वेम्पति

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has appointed Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary. She is an Indian-origin investment and development banker.

The executive secretary will work with her focus on providing the micro-finance assistance to women, youth, small and medium-sized enterprises belonging to the underserved communities. The Executive Secretary is the highest leadership rank in the UNCDF.

Q.9. Who has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020?

अभयारण्य लाइफटाइम सर्विस अवार्ड 2020 किसने जीता है?

(a) Jane Ellison / जेन एलिसन

(b) Marieke Lucas Rijneveld / मैरीके लुकास रिजनेवेल्ड

(c) Carolina Araujo / कैरोलिना अरुजो

(d) Theodore Baskaran / थियोडोर बस्करन

(e) Mindy Lubber / मिंडी लुबेर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. S. Theodore Baskaran who is a writer, a historian, a naturalist and an activist has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award, 2020. The award was instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.

Theodore Baskaran was chosen for the award in the light of his dedication to the wildlife conservation. He won the award for his writing prowess in English and Tamil contributing towards the conservation discourse. He was also chosen for the award in the backdrop of inspiring the young naturalists.

Q.10. What is the capital of Myanmar?

म्यांमार की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Lilongwe / लिलोंग्वे

(b) Naypyitaw / नाएप्यीडॉ

(c) Managua / मानागुआ

(d) Tegucigalpa / ‎ तेगूसिगल्पा

(e) ‎Havana‎ / हवाना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Capital: Naypyitaw

President: Win Myint

Currency: Burmese kyat

Q.11. Who is the current Governor of Uttar Pradesh?

उत्तर प्रदेश के वर्तमान राज्यपाल कौन हैं?

(a) Jagdish Mukhi / जगदीश मुखी

(b) Bhagat Singh Koshyari / भगत सिंह कोश्यारी

(c) Anandiben Patel / आनंदीबेन पटेल

(d) Najma Heptulla / नजमा हेपतुल्ला

(e) Ganeshi Lal / गणेशी लाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp: Governor: Anandiben Patel

Q.12. Where is the headquarters of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र पूंजी विकास निधि (UNCDF) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Headquarters location: New York, New York, United States

Head: Judith Karl

Founded: 1966

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