Daily Current Affairs 23rd Feb 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 23rd Feb Feb 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state is going to host the 2nd Khelo India University Games 2021?

कौन सा राज्य द्वितीय खेलो इंडिया यूनिवर्सिटी गेम्स 2021 की मेजबानी करने जा रहा है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Karnataka will host the second Khelo India University Games (KIUG) later this year, state chief minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced on 20th Feb. The Games will be held in Bengaluru’s Jain University and other venues in the state, in partnership with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Q.2. With which organization, the Government of India has signed an agreement for $304 million to improve the power transmission network in Assam?

किस संगठन के साथ भारत सरकार ने असम में पावर ट्रांसमिशन नेटवर्क में सुधार के लिए $ 304 मिलियन के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(b) United Nations Development Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(c) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. The Government of India and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a loan agreement for a $304 million Assam Intra-State Transmission System Enhancement Project to improve reliability, capacity and security of the power transmission network in the State of Assam.

Q.3. Which of the following has launched a non-linked, non-participating, individual savings plan called Bima Jyoti?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने एक गैरलिंक्ड, गैरभागीदारी, व्यक्तिगत बचत योजना बिमा ज्योति लॉन्च की है?

(a) United India Insurance Company Limited / यूनाइटेड इंडिया इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(b) Life Insurance Corporation of India / भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम

(c) New India Assurance Company Limited / न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(d) National Insurance Company Limited / नेशनल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(e) Oriental Insurance Company Limited / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has launched a non-linked, non-participating, individual savings plan called Bima Jyoti.

The plan offers a combination of protections and savings. While it will provide life cover in case of unfortunate death of the policyholder, it also provides guaranteed lumpsump payment at maturity.

Q.4. Which of the following bank has been recently brought under Reserve Bank of India’s regulatory purview?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक को हाल ही में भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक के नियामक दायरे में लाया गया है?

(a) State Bank of Travancore / स्टेट बैंक ऑफ त्रावणकोर

(b) State Bank of Saurashtra / स्टेट बैंक ऑफ सौराष्ट्र

(c) State Bank of Indore / स्टेट बैंक ऑफ इंदौर

(d) State Bank of Mysore / स्टेट बैंक ऑफ मैसूर

(e) State Bank of Sikkim / स्टेट बैंक ऑफ सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has brought State Bank of Sikkim under its regulatory purview. The bank, established five years before Sikkim acceded to India in 1973, provides treasury operations for the state government. It only operates within Sikkim and is wholly-owned by the state government.

The bank currently has 42 branch offices and operates three revenue counters for government works. The bank’s ownership structure will not change, but it will be regulated by the RBI on a par with other banks. It was not regulated by Reserve Bank of India unlike other banks until February 21, 2021.

Q.5. Who has been roped in by RBI for awareness campaign on cyber fraud?

साइबर धोखाधड़ी पर जागरूकता अभियान के लिए RBI द्वारा किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Devansh Sharma / देवांश शर्मा

(b) Manj Musik / मंज मुसिक

(c) Raftaar / रफतार

(d) Aditya Narayan / आदित्य नारायण

(e) Raja Kumari / राजा कुमारी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. As cyber frauds continue to increase, the Reserve Bank of India, has undertaken an unusual measure to spread awareness. The RBI has roped in Punjabi singer-rapper Devansh Sharma aka Viruss in its public awareness campaign. The campaign also includes Viruss’ popular 2017 Indie hit ‘Bam Bhole’ that was recreated for Akshay Kumar-Kiara Advani starrer Laxmii.

RBI’s latest public directives on how one can and should protect themselves from cyber crimes and identity theft comes along with peppy rap music.

Q.6. Name the Chief Minister of Puducherry who resigned recently after losing the confidence vote.

पुदुचेरी के मुख्यमंत्री का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने हाल ही में विश्वास मत हारने के बाद इस्तीफा दे दिया।

(a) Praful Patel / प्रफुल्ल पटेल

(b) D K Joshi / डी के जोशी

(c) Dineshwar Sharma / दिनेश्वर शर्मा

(d) V Narayanasamy / वी नारायणसामी

(e) Devendra Kumar Joshi / देवेंद्र कुमार जोशी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy of Congress and his cabinet colleagues in the union territory resigned on February 22, 2021 after the government lost the confidence vote sought by him in the face of its depleted strength of 11 against opposition’s 14 in the 33-member Assembly.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the new Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army?

भारतीय सेना के नए सैन्य संचालन महानिदेशक (DGMO) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Paramjit Singh / परमजीत सिंह

(b) Rajeev Chaudhary / राजीव चौधरी

(c) B S Raju / बी एस राजू

(d) Karambir Singh / करमबीर सिंह

(e) A.K. Chawla / ए.के. चावला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Lt Gen B S Raju, the General-Officer-Commanding of the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, will be the new Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army. Lt Gen Raju, who has extensive experience in counter-terror operations, will succeed Lt Gen Paramjit Singh who has taken charge as Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (strategy).

Q.8. Which of the following has conducted two successful launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) developed for the Indian Navy?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने भारतीय नौसेना के लिए विकसित वर्टिकल लॉन्च शॉर्ट रेंज सरफेस टू एयर मिसाइल (VL-SRSAM) के दो सफल लॉन्च किए हैं?

(a) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) / भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन

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

(c) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

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

(e) National Space Informatics Centre (NSIC) / राष्ट्रीय अंतरिक्ष सूचना केंद्र (NSIC)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM). The launches were carried out on February 22, 2021 from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.

Indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for Indian Navy, VL-SRSAM is meant for neutralizing various aerial threats at close ranges including sea-skimming targets.

Q.9. Which country’s women boxer team has finished on top in Adriatic Pearl Boxing Tournament in Montenegro?

मोंटेनेग्रो में एड्रियाटिक पर्ल बॉक्सिंग टूर्नामेंट में किस देश की महिला मुक्केबाज टीम शीर्ष पर रही है?

(a) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(b) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(c) India / भारत

(d) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) fetched two more gold medals as Indian women boxers ended with five overall for a top finish in the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro.

Alfiya Pathan (+81kg), Vinka (60kg) and T Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) are the other Indian women boxers who secured gold medals earlier in this tournament. Indian women emerged as the top team with 10 medals (five gold, three silver and two bronze).

Q.10. World Scout Day is observed every year on _______________.

विश्व स्काउट दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 21 February / 21 फरवरी

(b) 22 February / 22 फरवरी

(c) 23 February / 23 फरवरी

(d) 24 February / 24 फरवरी

(e) 25 February / 25 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. 22 February every year World Scout Day is celebrated and millions of Scouts from around the world gather at local, national, and international levels to celebrate the Founder’s Day.

This day marks the birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, the pioneer of Scouting.

Q.11. Upul Tharanga has announced retirement from international cricket recently. For which country he played for?

उपुल थरंगा ने हाल ही में अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से संन्यास की घोषणा की है। वह किस देश के लिए खेले?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) Nepal / नेपाल

(c) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(d) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(e) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga, on Tuesday (February 23), called time on his international career of sixteen years at the age of 36.

Tharanga last played an international match when he featured in the final ODI of Sri Lanka’s 2019 tour of South Africa, in Cape Town. He last played 31 Test matches,who made his international debut in 2005, also played 26 T20Is.

Q.12. Who is the President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक (AIIB) के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Jin Liqun / जिन लिकुन

(d) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(e) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. President: Jin Liqun

Headquarters: Beijing, China

Q.13. In which state/UT, Oussudu Wildlife Sanctuary is located?

किस राज्य / केंद्रशासित प्रदेश में, ओसुदु वन्यजीव अभयारण्य स्थित है?

(a) Daman & Diu / दमन और दीव

(b) Puducherry / पुदुचेर्री

(c) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(d) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(e) Ladakh / लदाख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Oussudu Wildlife Sanctuary is in the union territory of Puducherry and the state of Tamil Nadu.

Q.14. Name the chief of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन (DRDO) के प्रमुख का नाम बताइए।

(a) U R Rao / यू आर राव

(b) Ajit Kumar Mohanty / अजीत कुमार मोहंती

(c) Kailasavadivoo Sivan / कैलासावादिवू सिवान

(d) Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan / कृष्णस्वामी कस्तूरीरंगन

(e) G Satheesh Reddy / जि सतीश रेड्डी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Head of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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