Daily Current Affairs 17th Feb 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 17th Feb 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched ‘Maa’ scheme to provide meals at ₹5 to poor people?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने गरीब लोगों को 5 रुपये में भोजन उपलब्ध कराने के लिए माँयोजना शुरू की है?

(a) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 15th Feb launched “Maa” canteens for providing subsidised cooked meals for the poor and the destitute at a nominal cost of ₹5.

“This new initiative is for the common people. Though we give free rations there is still a huge demand for cooked food. Therefore, we are starting these community kitchens.

Q.2. Who among the following has been appointed as the new prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे कांगो लोकतांत्रिक गणराज्य (DRC) का नया प्रधान मंत्री नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sama Lukonde Kyenge / साम लुकोंडे कंगे

(b) Felix Tshisekedi / फेलिक्स टीशेडकी

(c) Bruno Tshibala / ब्रूनो टीशीबाला

(d) Mario Draghi / मारियो ड्रैगी

(e) Okonjo-Iweala / ओकोन्जो-इवेला

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on February 15 appointed Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge, director-general of Gécamines (General Quarries and Mines) as the new DRC Prime Minister.

The 43-year-old, who was appointed to Gécamines by Tshisekedi, is a former sports minister and an ex-party member of the former governor of Katanga Moïse Katumbi, who recently postured his political lean in support of the President.

Q.3. Oxford Economics has projected India’s growth at ________________ for 2021.

ऑक्सफोर्ड इकोनॉमिक्स ने 2021 के लिए ________________ पर भारत की वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 5.2%

(b) 7.8%

(c) 9.6%

(d) 10.2%

(e) 13.7%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Global forecasting firm Oxford Economics on Wednesday revised India’s economic growth projection for 2021 to 10.2 per cent from the earlier 8.8 per cent, citing receding COVID-19 risks and the shift in the monetary policy outlook.

Budget 2021-22 will create positive externalities for the private sector, and forecast slower fiscal consolidation in FY22 than the government projections.

Q.4. Who has been signed as the brand ambassador of CEAT Tyres for promoting the ‘Puncture Safe’ range of bike tyres?

बाइक टायर की पंचर सेफरेंज को बढ़ावा देने के लिए सीएट टायर्स के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे हस्ताक्षरित किया गया है?

(a) Aamir Khan / आमिर खान

(b) Salman Khan / सलमान खान

(c) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(d) Suniel Shetty / सुनील शेट्टी

(e) Rana Daggubati / राणा दग्गुबाती

Answer & Explanation

Exp. CEAT Tyres, India’s leading tyre manufacturer, has signed Bollywood star Rana Daggubati as its brand ambassador for promoting the ‘Puncture Safe’ range of bike tyres across media platforms.

As part of an integrated marketing campaign across all five southern states of India, Rana Daggubati will feature in the new commercial for ‘Puncture Safe’ tyres to be aired across TV and digital platforms.

Q.5. Name the third Scorpene Submarine recently received by Indian Navy under Project 75.

प्रोजेक्ट 75 के तहत हाल ही में भारतीय नौसेना द्वारा प्राप्त तीसरी स्कॉर्पीन पनडुब्बी का नाम बताइए।

(a) Kalvari / कलवारी

(b) Vela / वेला

(c) Karanj / करंज

(d) Khanderi/ खंडेरी

(e) Vagir / वगीर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian Navy on February 15, 2021, got its third Scorpene Submarine, which will be commissioned as INS Karanj in March, of Project P-75. With the delivery of INS Karanj, India has been able to cement its position as a submarine-building nation.

Total 6 submarines of the Indian Navy are being constructed under Project 75. The number 75 refers to the unique identifier which was assigned for a program for the productions of the submarines. The three submarines that are delivered by Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited- MDL including Karanj, are Khanderi and Kalvari.

Q.6. Which country has recently joined “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021”?

कौन सा देश हाल ही में ईरानरूस समुद्री सुरक्षा बेल्ट 2021″ में शामिल हुआ है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) Malaysia / मलेशिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India has joined the “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021″ which is a two-day naval exercise. The exercise is being held in the northern part of the Indian Ocean.

The drill was participated by the forces and vessels from navy divisions of both the Iranian army and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Several vessels from the Russian navy also participated in the drill. Indian Navy has also joined the exercise with selected vessels.

Q.7. M Rama Jois passed away recently. From which political party he belonged to?

एम राम जोस का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस राजनीतिक दल से थे?

(a) Bharatiya Janata Party / भारतीय जनता पार्टी

(b) Communist Party of India / भारतीय कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी

(c) Indian National Congress / भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस

(d) Nationalist Congress Party / राष्ट्रवादी कांग्रेस पार्टी

(e) Bahujan Samaj Party / बहुजन समाज पार्टी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice M Rama Jois has passed away after a prolonged illness.

He was the Chief Justice of the High Court between May and August 1992. He had also served as the Governor of Jharkhand and Bihar and as a member of the Rajya Sabha from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was 88 years old.

Q.8. What is the currency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)?

कांगो लोकतांत्रिक गणराज्य (DRC) की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Dollar / डॉलर

(b) Pound / पाउंड

(c) Rouble / रूबल

(d) Euro / यूरो

(e) Franc / फ्रैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Capital: Kinshasa

Currency: Congolese franc

Q.9. Buxa Tiger Reserve is located in which state?

बक्सा टाइगर रिजर्व 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. Buxa Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in northern West Bengal, India.

Q.10. What is the full form of IFSC?

IFSC का पूर्ण रूप क्या है?

(a) Indian Fiscal Source Code

(b) Indian Fiscal System Code

(c) International Financial Source Code

(d) Intra-Bank Financial System Code

(e) Indian Financial System Code

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian Financial System Code (or IFSC) is an 11-digit alpha-numeric code assigned by the Reserve Bank of India to identify every bank branch participating in the payment system uniquely.

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