Daily Current Affairs 18th Feb 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 18th Feb 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state, Prime Minister has launched “Mahabahu-Brahmaputra” initiative?

किस राज्य में प्रधान मंत्री ने महाबाहुब्रह्मपुत्रपहल शुरू की है?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Manipur / मणिपुर

(d) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually launch ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ initiative in Assam on February 18, 2021.

He will lay the foundation stone for the Dhubri Phulbari bridge. PM will also perform the bhumi pujan for the construction of Majuli Bridge in Assam.

PM while announcing the details stated that, it will be a landmark day in the development journey for Assam as Mahabahu-Brahmaputra initiative is going to be launched.

Q.2. Which state’s Chief Minister has got the SKOCH Chief Minister of the Year Award?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री को SKOCH मुख्यमंत्री ऑफ़ द ईयर अवार्ड मिला है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was conferred with the SKOCH Chief Minister of the Year Award. SKOCH Group Chairman Sameer Kochhar called on the Chief Minister at his camp office at Tadepalli on Tuesday and presented the award to him.

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was selected for the SKOCH Chief Minister of the Year Award based on a year-long study of results of projects being implemented by governments in various States of the country.

Q.3. What is the name of the new Instant Messaging platform launched by the National Informatics Centre (NIC)?

राष्ट्रीय सूचना विज्ञान केंद्र (NIC) द्वारा शुरू किए गए नए इंस्टेंट मैसेजिंग प्लेटफॉर्म का नाम क्या है?

(a) Elyments / एलिमेंट्स

(b) Samwad / संवाद

(c) Sandes / संदेस

(d) Chitthi / चिट्ठी

(e) Patra / पत्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. The National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has launched an instant messaging platform called “Sandes”. Similar to WhatsApp, the new government instant messaging systems (GIMS) platform can be used for all kinds of communications by anyone using a mobile number or email id.

The need to build a home-grown messaging platform was felt by the government to ensure secure communication between people as they worked from home, following the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Q.4. Amazon is setting up its first device manufacturing line in India at which city with Cloud Network Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn?

अमेजन भारत में फॉक्सकॉन की सहायक कंपनी क्लाउड नेटवर्क टेक्नोलॉजी के साथ किस शहर में अपनी पहली डिवाइस निर्माण लाइन स्थापित कर रही है?

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Amazon is setting up its first device manufacturing line in India to make Fire TV sticks locally and has partnered with Cloud Network Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn, to begin producing the device at its Chennai plant later this year.

The e-commerce giant claimed that the production line will have an annual capacity of “hundreds of thousands” of units, and will also continuously evaluate manufacturing capacity based on domestic demand for its devices.

Q.5. With which country, India has recently signed a new agreement on Space Collaboration?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने हाल ही में अंतरिक्ष सहयोग पर एक नए समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) England / इंग्लैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. India signed a new agreement with Australia on 17th Feb and decided to expand on space collaboration as the sector continues to grow and create jobs.

The amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Space Agency and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), builds on the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Australia and India announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.

Q.6. With which country, India has recently signed a comprehensive economic cooperation and partnership agreement (CECPA)?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने हाल ही में एक व्यापक आर्थिक सहयोग और साझेदारी समझौते (CECPA) पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(e) Maldives / मालदीव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has approved the signing of a comprehensive economic cooperation and partnership agreement (CECPA) between India and Mauritius. This approval was given on February 17, 2021.

It is a kind of a free trade agreement between India and Mauritius. This agreement was signed with the aim of liberalising the norms to boost a two-way commerce.

This agreement will cover 310 export items for India such as foodstuff & beverages, textile & textile articles, base metals, agricultural products, electricals & electronic items, plastics & chemicals, wood & its articles.

Q.7. International Solar Alliance has planned to launch World Solar Bank at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. How many countries are the members of the International Solar Alliance?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सौर गठबंधन ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र जलवायु परिवर्तन सम्मेलन में विश्व सौर बैंक शुरू करने की योजना बनाई है। अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सौर गठबंधन के सदस्य कितने देश हैं?

(a) 68

(b) 89

(c) 121

(d) 189

(e) 194

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) have planned to launch the World Solar Bank (WSB) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow that is scheduled for November 2021. The WSB have planned to disburse around $50 billion to the member countries of ISA over next 10 years.

The development of the World Solar Bank will support India’s attempt to secure its leadership in the climate arena. The development of the bank is significance because the green finance will be one of the priority themes at the climate meet called COP-26. COP-26 will be organised in the backdrop of US re-joining the Paris climate accord.

About International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana, India

Membership: 121 members of UN

Director General: Ajay Mathur

Q.8. S&P Global Ratings has forecasted India’s GDP growth at _________ in FY22.

एसएंडपी वैश्विक रेटिंग ने वित्त वर्ष 2022 में _________ पर भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 6%

(b) 7%

(c) 8%

(d) 9%

(e) 10%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. S&P Global Ratings on Wednesday said India will be one of the fastest growing emerging market economies with a 10% growth in the fiscal year 22, and future sovereign rating action would hinge on lowering fiscal deficit and sustaining debt burden.

S&P Director, Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings, Andrew Wood said the forecast for India in 2021 is on stronger side and shows that a lot of economic activity, which was frozen last year, is coming back on line to normalisation thereby brightening the growth prospects

Q.9. Who has been given the additional charge of Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry?

पुदुचेरी के लेफ्टिनेंट गवर्नर का अतिरिक्त प्रभार किसे दिया गया है?

(a) Baby Rani Maurya / बेबी रानी मौर्य

(b) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय

(c) Tamilisai Soundararajan / तमिलिसाई सौंदर्याराजन

(d) Najma Heptulla / नजमा हेपतुल्ला

(e) Vajubhai Vala / वजुभाई वाला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, who has been given additional charge of Puducherry, will assume office as Lieutenant Governor on 18th Feb.

Dr. Kiran Bedi ceased to hold office of the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, a senior official of the UT called on Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundarajan to hand over the Warrant of Appointment.

Q.10. Which country’s PM Giorgi Gakharia has resigned over a move to arrest the opposition leader?

विपक्षी नेता को गिरफ्तार करने के एक कदम पर किस देश के पीएम जियोर्गी गखरिया ने इस्तीफा दे दिया है?

(a) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

(b) Georgia / जॉर्जिया

(c) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) Armenia / अर्मेनिआ

(e) Turkmenistan / तुर्कमेनिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia announced his resignation on 18th Feb, following a court ruling that ordered the arrest of a man who leads the ex-Soviet nation’s top opposition party.

Mr. Gakharia said in a statement he was stepping down because of disagreements within his own team over the decision to arrest Nika Melia, chairman of the United National Movement opposition party.

Q.11. Which country is the current president of 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
Ans.11.(c)

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

About International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana, India

Membership: 121 members of UN

Director General: Ajay Mathur

Q.12. Where will United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) be held in November 2021?

नवंबर 2021 में संयुक्त राष्ट्र जलवायु परिवर्तन सम्मेलन (COP 26) कहाँ आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Manila, Philippines / मनीला, फिलीपींस

(d) Glasgow, Scotland / ग्लासगो, स्कॉटलैंड

(e) Washington D.C., United States / वाशिंगटन डीसी, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021.

Q.13. Who is the next CEO of Amazon?

अमेज़न का अगला सीईओ कौन है?

(a) Daniel Zhang / डैनियल झांग

(b) Elon Musk / एलोन मस्क

(c) Masayoshi Son / मासायोशी सोन

(d) Jeff Bezos / जेफ बेजोस

(e) Andy Jassy / एंडी जेसी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Founder & current CEO: Jeff Bezos

Next CEO: Andy Jassy

Q.14. What is the capital of Georgia?

जॉर्जिया की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Yerevan / येरेवन

(b) Chisinau / चिसीनाउ

(c) Baku / बाकू

(d) Amman / अम्मन

(e) Tbilisi / त्बिलिसी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. Capital: Tbilisi

Currency: Georgian lari

President: Salome Zourabichvili

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