Daily Current Affairs 20th and 21st Feb 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 20th and 21st Feb 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which city has been recognised as a “2020 Tree City of the World” by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र के खाद्य और कृषि संगठन (FAO) द्वारा किस शहर को विश्व का  ट्री सिटी 2020″ के रूप में मान्यता दी गई है?

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Telangana’s capital, Hyderabad has been recognized as a 2020 Tree City of World, by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Arbor Day Foundation, for its commitment to growing and maintaining urban forests.

Hyderabad is the only city from India to have been recognized as a Tree City, to date

Q.2. Which of the following has signed a pact with Greenstat Norway for setting up a Centre of Excellence for hydrogen fuel?

हाइड्रोजन ईंधन के लिए उत्कृष्टता केंद्र स्थापित करने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किसने ग्रीनस्टैट नॉर्वे के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited / हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(b) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(c) Oil India Limited / ऑयल इंडिया लिमिटेड

(d) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(e) Bharat Petroleum / भारत पेट्रोलियम 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. National hydrogen mission to accelerate plans to generate the carbon-free fuel from renewables, state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on 19th Feb signed a pact with Greenstat Norway for setting up a Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen.

In the Union Budget for 2021-22, the government pledged to focus on generating hydrogen from green power sources as well as build more diverse and efficient energy infrastructure

Q.3. With which country India has recently signed two agreements on visa facilitation & leather technology?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने हाल ही में वीजा सुविधा और चमड़ा प्रौद्योगिकी पर दो समझौतों पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Tanzania / तंज़ानिया

(b) Rwanda / रवांडा

(c) Uganda / यूगांडा

(d) Kenya / केन्या

(e) Ethiopia / इथियोपिया 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. India and Ethiopia have signed two agreements on February 20, 2021. These agreements are related to visa facilitation and leather technology.

Both the countries had useful and productive discussions on several of bilateral and regional issues. The ministers also agreed to expand the bilateral agenda with respect to the economy, defence, S&T, digital and cultural cooperation.

Q.4. Who is the author of “Maverick Messiah”, a political biography on NTR, released by the Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu?

उपराष्ट्रपति श्री एम वेंकैया नायडू द्वारा जारी एनटीआर पर एक राजनीतिक जीवनी मावरिक मसीहाके लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Pradeep Srivastava / प्रदीप श्रीवास्तव

(b) A Sivathanu Pillai / ए शिवथनु पिल्लई

(c) Romila Thapar / रोमिला थापर

(d) Sonali Chitalkar / सोनाली चितलकर

(e) Ramesh Kandula / रमेश कंडुला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu glowing tributes to former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, late Shri N T Rama Rao and said the actor-politician was a phenomenon, who strode the political stage like a colossus.

Releasing a book, ‘Maverick Messiah’, a political biography authored by senior journalist, Ramesh Kandula, the Vice President said the political landscape underwent a profound change after NTR’s arrival on the scene. “Power, in NTR’s case, was truly drawn from the people”.

Q.5. With which country, the Indian navy has recently conducted a “PASSEX” exercise in the Arabian sea?

किस देश के साथ, भारतीय नौसेना ने हाल ही में अरब सागर में PASSEX” अभ्यास आयोजित किया है?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) China / चीन

(d) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(e) Jordan / जॉर्डन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The Indian and Indonesian navies carried out a military exercise in the Arabian sea on 18th Feb to enhance operational interoperability and overall cooperation. Indian naval ship INS Talwar and Indonesian Navy’s multirole corvette KRI Bung Tomo were part of the exercise.

Enhancing Interoperability & strengthening Bilateral Maritime Cooperation Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy’s conducted Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Arabian Sea

Q.6. Which of the following has delivered the 100th K9 Vajra howitzer to the Indian Army?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने भारतीय सेना को 100 वाँ K9 वज्र हॉवित्जर वितरित किया है?

(a) Defence Research and Development Laboratory / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(b) Ashok Leyland / अशोक लेलैंड

(c) Mahindra & Mahindra / महिंद्रा एंड महिंद्रा

(d) Larsen & Turbo / लार्सन एंड टर्बो

(e) Defence Research and Development Organisation / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Army Chief Gen Manoj Naravane on 18th Feb flagged off the 100th K9 Vajra tracked self-propelled howitzer built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at its armoured system complex at Hazira in Gujarat.

L&T had completed the delivery of all the howitzers under the contract awarded in May 2017 ahead of schedule.

Q.7. Indian Navy Ships Pralaya and Mysore recently participated in NAVDEX 21 and IDEX 21 in ___________________.

इंडियन नेवी शिप्स प्रलय और मैसूर ने हाल ही में NAVDEX 21 और IDEX 21 में ___________________ में भाग लिया।

(a) Abu Dhabi, UAE / अबू धाबी, यूएई

(b) New Delhi, India / नई दिल्ली, भारत

(c) Colombo, Sri Lanka / कोलंबो, श्रीलंका

(d) Tokyo, Japan / टोक्यो, जापान

(e) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Pralaya arrived at Abu Dhabi, UAE to participate in the NAVDEX 21 (Naval Defence Exhibition) and IDEX 21 (International Defence Exhibition), scheduled from 20 to 25 February 2021. INS Mysore (an indigenously built guided missile destroyer deployed in the Persian Gulf) is also participating in the exhibition.

IDEX and NAVDEX, and the International Defence Conference are organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces.

Q.8. World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the _______________ every year.

विश्व पैंगोलिन दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) First Saturday of February / फरवरी का पहला शनिवार

(b) Second Saturday of February / फरवरी का दूसरा शनिवार

(c) Third Saturday of February / फरवरी का तीसरा शनिवार

(d) Fourth Saturday of February / फरवरी का चौथा शनिवार

(e) Fifth Saturday of February / फरवरी का पाँचवाँ शनिवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the “Third Saturday of February” every year. In 2021, the annual World Pangolin Day is being celebrated on 20 February 2020. It marks the 10th edition of the event.

The day aims to raise awareness about these unique mammals and speed up conservation efforts. Pangolin numbers are rapidly declining in Asia and Africa.

Q.9. On which date International Mother Language Day is observed annually?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मातृभाषा दिवस प्रतिवर्ष किस तिथि को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 20 February / 20 फरवरी

(b) 21 February / 21 फरवरी

(c) 22 February / 22 फरवरी

(d) 23 February / 23 फरवरी

(e) 24 February / 24 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually on 21 February worldwide to aware of the diversity of the language and its variety. This day promotes the awareness of language and cultural diversity across the world. On 17 November, 1999, it was first announced by UNESCO.

Q.10. What was the theme for International Mother Language Day 2021?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मातृभाषा दिवस 2021 का विषय क्या था? 

(a) Languages without borders

(b) Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society

(c) Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation

(d) Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development

(e) Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually on 21 February worldwide to aware of the diversity of the language and its variety. This day promotes the awareness of language and cultural diversity across the world. On 17 November, 1999, it was first announced by UNESCO.

Theme 2021:  “fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society.”

Q.11. World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on ____________________.

सामाजिक न्याय का विश्व दिवस हर साल ____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 18 February / 18 फरवरी

(b) 19 February / 19 फरवरी

(c) 20 February / 20 फरवरी

(d) 21 February / 21 फरवरी

(e) 22 February / 22 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on 20 February to encourage people to see how social justice affects poverty eradication. The main aim of this day is to achieve full employment and support for social integration. This day tackle issues like poverty, exclusion, and unemployment.

Q.12. What was the theme for World Day of Social Justice 2021?

सामाजिक न्याय  के विश्व दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice

(b) Global mission to promote development and human dignity

(c) Workers on the move: the quest for social justice

(d) A Just Transition – environmentally sustainable economies and societies

(e) A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on 20 February to encourage people to see how social justice affects poverty eradication. The main aim of this day is to achieve full employment and support for social integration. This day tackle issues like poverty, exclusion, and unemployment.

Theme 2021: “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy”

Q.13. Who among the following has won the Australian Open women’s single final 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने ऑस्ट्रेलियन ओपन महिला एकल फाइनल 2021 जीता है?

(a) Sofia Kenin / सोफिया केनीन

(b) Victoria Azarenka / विक्टोरिया अजारेंका

(c) Jen Brady / जेन ब्रैडी

(d) Naomi Osaka / नाओमी ओसाका

(e) Simone Biles / सिमोन बाइल्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Naomi Osaka won her fourth title in her past eight appearances at a Slam, emerging from what initially was a tight Australian Open final and pulling away by grabbing six consecutive games to beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 on 20th Feb.

The 2020 AP Female Athlete of the Year is also on a 21-match winning streak that dates to last season. That includes a championship at last year’s U.S. Open. She also won the U.S. Open in 2018, and the Australian Open in 2019.

Q.14. Who has won the Men’s single title of Australian Open 2021?

ऑस्ट्रेलियन ओपन 2021 का पुरुष एकल खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Alexander Zverev / अलेक्जेंडर ज्वेरेव

(b) Daniil Medvedev / डेनियल मेदवेदेव

(c) Novak Djokovic / नोवाक जोकोविच

(d) Dominic Thiem / डोमिनिक थिएम

(e) Rafael Nadal / राफेल नडाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open dominance is intact — nine finals, nine championships. And he keeps gaining on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam standings, now up to 18 overall, two away from the men’s record shared by his two rivals.

Djokovic used superb serving and his usual relentless returning and baseline supremacy to grab 11 of 13 games in one stretch and beat a visibly frustrated Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday for a third trophy in a row at Melbourne Park.

Q.15. Where is the headquarters of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)?

खाद्य और कृषि संगठन (FAO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Rome, Italy / रोम, इटली

(b) Atlanta, Georgia, United States/ अटलांटा, जॉर्जिया, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(c) Manila, Philippines / मनीला, फिलीपींस

(d) New Delhi, India / नई दिल्ली, भारत

(e) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Rome, Italy

Head: Qu Dongyu

Founded: 16 October 1945, Quebec City, Canada

Q.16. What is the capital of Ethiopia?

इथियोपिया की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Kigali / किगाली

(b) Kampala / काम्पाला

(c) Addis Ababa / ऐद्दिस अबाबा

(d) Baku / बाकू

(e) Port Louis / पोर्ट लुइस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. Capital: Addis Ababa

Currency: Ethiopian birr

President: Sahle-Work Zewde

Prime minister: Abiy Ahmed

 

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