Daily Current Affairs 19th Feb 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 19th Feb 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which Ministry has launched the Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan under Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban?

जल जीवन मिशनशहरी के तहत किस मंत्रालय ने पायलट पे जल सर्वेक्षण शुरू किया है?

(a) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare / स्वास्थ्य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare / कृषि और किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs / आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मत्रांलय

(e) Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises / सूक्ष्म, लघु और मझौले उद्यम मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan under Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban. The Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan has been launched in 10 cities, which are Agra, Badlapur, Bhubaneswar, Churu, Kochi, Madurai, Patiala, Rohtak, Surat and Tumkur.

The motive of the Jal Jeevan Mission Urban is to provide universal coverage of water supply to all households through functional taps in all 4,378 statutory towns in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal – 6.

Q.2. Which country has hosted an online workshop on “COVID-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward” in which 10 nations participated?

किस देश ने COVID-19 प्रबंधन: अनुभव, अच्छे व्यवहार और आगे का रास्ता पर ऑनलाइन कार्यशाला आयोजित की है जिसमें 10 देशों ने भाग लिया?

(a) India / भारत

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) Canada / कनाडा

(e) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a Workshop on ‘COVID-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward’ with nearly 10 Neighboring Countries on February 18, 2021. India hosted a Secretary-level virtual meeting on COVID-19 management with South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries.

SAARC nations, including Pakistan, participated in the workshop. Modi called for making a regional air ambulance agreement among neighbouring countries for “medical contingencies”.

Q.3. Facebook has blocked which country’s people from accessing news on the platform?

फेसबुक ने किस देश के लोगों को प्लेटफॉर्म पर समाचारों को एक्सेस करने से रोक दिया है?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) India / भारत

(e) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Facebook announced on February 18, 2021 that it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism.

Australian publishers can continue to publish news content on Facebook, but links and posts can’t be viewed or shared by Australian audiences.

Q.4. India has recorded ________ FDI inflow from UK in 2019-20.

भारत ने 2019-20 में यूके से ________ विदेशी प्रत्यक्ष निवेश प्रवाह दर्ज किया है।

(a) $189 million / $ 189 मिलियन

(b) $402 million / $ 402 मिलियन

(c) $729 million / $ 729 मिलियन

(d) $1005 million / $ 1005 मिलियन

(e) $ 1,422 million / $ 1,422 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The FDI inflow from the UK to India has increased from $898 million in 2015- 16 to $1,422 million in 2019-20, according to Grant Thornton Bharat’s Britain Meets India report released on 17th Feb.

Maharashtra has come out as the top investment destination for UK companies, followed by Haryana, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Karnataka.

Q.5. Which insurance company has partnered with Flipkart to offer ‘Group SafeGuard’ insurance and ‘Hospicash’ benefit?

किस बीमा कंपनी ने फ्लिपकार्ट के साथ ग्रुप सेफगार्डबीमा और हॉस्पिकैशलाभ की पेशकश की है?

(a) TATA AIG / टाटा एआईजी

(b) HDFC ERGO / एचडीएफसी एर्गो

(c) Bajaj Allianz / बजाज आलियांज

(d) ICICI Lombard / ICICI लोम्बार्ड

(e) IFFCO Tokio / इफको टोकियो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The e-commerce company Flipkart has partnered with ICICI Lombard to offer its customers the ‘Group SafeGuard’ insurance, a group health insurance policy. The ‘Group SafeGuard’ comes with daily cash benefits starting from Rs 500, and ‘Hospicash’ benefit for Flipkart consumers.

The product will allow consumers to avail a payout for each day of hospitalisation. The fixed daily amount will enable consumers to pay for incidental medical or emergency expenses.

Q.6. Which company’s acquisition by Piramal Capital And Housing Finance has been recently approved by RBI?

पीरामल कैपिटल एंड हाउसिंग फाइनेंस द्वारा हाल ही में आरबीआई द्वारा किस कंपनी के अधिग्रहण को मंजूरी दी गई है?

(a) Reliance Capital / रिलायंस कैपिटल

(b) DHFL / डीएचएफएल

(c) Cholamandalam MS / चोलामंडलम एमएस

(d) Acko / एको

(e) Edelweiss / एडलवाइस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has cleared the acquisition of Diwan Housing Finance Corporation by Piramal Capital And Housing Finance. DHFL was sent to bankruptcy court in December 2019 after the company defaulted to its lenders on debt worth Rs 90,000 crore.

The promoters of the company are currently in jail and are facing money laundering charges. Piramal’s plan is to recover Rs 37,250 crore over the next five years for DHFL’s lenders.

Q.7. Who is the author of the new novel “ASOCA: A Sutra” published by Penguin Random House India?

पेंगुइन रैंडम हाउस इंडिया द्वारा प्रकाशित नए उपन्यास ASOCA: A Sutra” के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Irwin Allan Sealy / इरविन एलन सीली

(b) S Hussain Zaidi / एस हुसैन जैदी

(c) Michael Cohen / माइकल कोहेन

(d) Roger Stone / रॉजर स्टोन

(e) Shobha De / शोभा डे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Penguin Random House India is to publish prizewinning writer Irwin Allan Sealys stunning new novel, titled “ASOCA: A Sutra”, an imagined memoir of Ashoka The Great, the emperor who ruled most of the Indian Subcontinent and played a pivotal role in the spread of Buddhism from India to other parts of Asia in the 3rd century BC.

“Asoca”, tells the story of the emperor who went from masterminding one of the biggest and deadliest wars to becoming one of the most profound advocates of non-violence.

Q.8. Who has become the first Indian Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council?

मानवाधिकार परिषद की सलाहकार समिति के पहले भारतीय अध्यक्ष कौन बने हैं?

(a) Vineet Agarwal / विनीत अग्रवाल

(b) Arjun Malhotra / अर्जुन मल्होत्रा

(c) Ajai Malhotra / अजय मल्होत्रा

(d) C Vijayakumar / सी विजयकुमार

(e) Rajesh Gopinathan / राजेश गोपीनाथन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Ajai Malhotra has become the first Indian to be elected as Chairperson of the Advistory Committee of the Human Rights Council (HRC). He has also served as the Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation till his retirement in 2013.

After retirement, he served from 2015 to 2019 as Independent Director of India’s public sector oil and gas company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), as also of ONGC Videsh (2017–2019).

Q.9. Who has been named as the President of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee?

टोक्यो ओलंपिक आयोजन समिति के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Gianni Infantino / जियानी इन्फेंटिनो

(b) Thomas Bach / थॉमस बाच

(c) Seiko Hashimoto / सीको हाशिमोटो

(d) Mohamed Moustahsane / मोहम्मद मुस्तहसैन

(e) Narinder Batra / नरिंदर बत्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Former Olympian Seiko Hashimoto was named as president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee after a meeting of its executive board.

She replaces 83-year-old Yoshiro Mori, a former Japanese prime minister who was forced to resign recently after making sexist comments about women.

Q.10. Who among the following has become the costliest ever player at IPL 2021 auction for Rajasthan Royal?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन राजस्थान रॉयल के लिए आईपीएल 2021 की नीलामी में सबसे महंगा खिलाड़ी बन गया है?

(a) Krishnappa Gowtham / कृष्णप्पा गौतम

(b) Glenn Maxwell / ग्लेन मैक्सवेल

(c) Jhye Richardson / झे रिचर्डसन

(d) Ben Cutting / बेन कटिंग

(e) Chris Morris / क्रिस मॉरिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Chris Morris became the costliest ever player at an IPL auction Rs 16.25 cr. for Rajastyhan Royal while Krishnappa Gowtham became the costliest Indian uncapped player for Chennai Super Kings at the IPL 2021 auction.

IPL’s perennial under-performer Glenn Maxwell once again fetched big money at the auction with Royal Challengers Bangalore bidding a whopping Rs 14.25 crore to secure his services.

Q.11. Who has won the maiden WTA title and became the first Indian woman player in the top 100 after Sania Mirza?

किसने पहला डब्ल्यूटीए खिताब जीता है और सानिया मिर्ज़ा के बाद शीर्ष 100 में पहली भारतीय महिला खिलाड़ी बनीं?

(a) Karman Kaur Thandi / करमन कौर थांडी

(b) Rutuja Bhosale / रुतुजा भोसले

(c) Riya Bhatia / रिया भाटिया

(d) Ankita Raina / अंकिता रैना

(e) Prarthana Thombare / प्रथना थम्बरे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. India’s Ankita Raina on 19th Feb claimed her maiden WTA title by lifting the Phillip Island Trophy along with Russian partner Kamilla Rakhimova, a feat which will catapult her into the top-100 in the doubles for the first time in her career.

Ankita and Kamilla erased a one-set deficit to beat the Russian combination of Anna Blinkova and Anastasia Potapova 2-6 6-4 10-7 in the summit clash here.

Q.12. Captain Satish Sharma passed away recently. He was a/an ___________________.

कैप्टन सतीश शर्मा का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ___________________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Writer / लेखक

(c) Singer / गायक

(d) Journalist / पत्रकार

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Captain Satish Sharma passed away. He served as the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas from 1993 to 1996 in the Narasimha Rao government.

He was a three-time Lok Sabha MP, representing Rae Bareli and Amethi constituencies and Rajya Sabha member for three terms representing the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Q.13. Who is the minister responsible for Ministry of Civil Aviation & Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?

नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्रालय & आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय के लिए जिम्मेदार मंत्री कौन है?

(a) Hardeep Singh Puri / हरदीप सिंह पूरी

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेन्द्र सिंह शेखावत

(e) Ram Vilas Paswan / राम विलास पासवान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Hardeep Singh Puri is the current Civil Aviation Minister of India and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

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