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Daily Current Affairs 24th Feb Feb 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Motera Stadium has been recently named after who among the following?

मोटेरा स्टेडियम का नाम हाल ही में किसके नाम पर रखा गया है?

(a) Jawahar Lal Nehru / जवाहर लाल नेहरू

(b) Lal Bahadur Shashtri / लाल बहादुर शास्त्री

(c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel / सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल

(d) Arun Jaitley / अरुण जेटली

(e) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. President Ram Nath Kovind on 24th Feb inaugurated the world’s largest cricket arena – the refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera – a state-of-the-art facility which can accommodate an awe-inspiring 1.32 lakh spectators.

The stadium has been renamed after the Prime Minister as Narendra Modi stadium.

Q.2. Which organization has signed a 68-million-dollar project to improve quality of school education in Nagaland?

किस संगठन ने नागालैंड में स्कूली शिक्षा की गुणवत्ता में सुधार के लिए 68 मिलियन डॉलर की परियोजना पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

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

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Centre, Nagaland government and the World Bank have signed a 68 million dollar project to enhance the governance of schools across Nagaland as well as to improve teaching practices and learning environments in select schools.

The “Nagaland: Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources Project” will improve classroom instruction; create opportunities for the professional development of teachers.

Q.3. With which country, India has recently signed a trade deal, $100 million defence agreement?

किस देश के साथ  भारत ने हाल ही में एक व्यापार समझौते, $ 100 मिलियन रक्षा समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(e) US / अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India signs trade deal, $100 million defence agreement with Mauritius. The Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar was on an official visit to two key Indian Ocean region countries- Maldives and Mauritius. The External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar visited the Island nation Mauritius to review the comprehensive and important bilateral relationship between the two nations.

India signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or (Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Partnership Agreement-(CECPA)) with Mauritius. The FTA or CECPA is the first such pact with any African country, and will help Mauritius to emerge as a “hub of Africa”.

Q.4. Which bank has won the “Best Service Provider” in Human Resources and also the best institution for “Excellence in Learning & Development” at the 29th Global HRD Congress awards?

किस बैंक ने 29 वें ग्लोबल एचआरडी कांग्रेस पुरस्कारों में मानव संसाधन में सर्वश्रेष्ठ सेवा प्रदाताऔर लर्निंग एंड डेवलपमेंट में उत्कृष्टताके लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ संस्थान भी जीता है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(c) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(d) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(e) Allahabad Bank / इलाहाबाद बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Bank of India was awarded “Best Service Provider” in Human Resources and also the best institution for “Excellence in Learning & Development” at the 29th Global HRD Congress awards. Kalyan Kumar, Chief General Manager, HR was named as “Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year”.

Global HRD Congress Awards are given to institutions annually for the best HR practices under different categories. The eminent jury which consists of the best in the industry will select the organizations taking into account their remarkable achievements in HR.

Q.5. HSBC has projected India’s GDP growth at _________ for FY22.

एचएसबीसी ने वित्त वर्ष 22 के लिए _________ पर भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 5.2%

(b) 7.8%

(c) 9.6%

(d) 11.2%

(e) 13.7%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. HSBC has raised its growth forecasts for India in the coming fiscal year 2021-22 (FY22), from 9 per cent to 11.2 per cent, following a pick up in business activity and a steady fall in COVID cases.

The 2020-21 GDP forecast of India by HSBC remains -6.3 per cent, as projected earlier.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director General of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) के प्रबंध महानिदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Okonjo-Iweala / ओकोन्जो-इवेला

(b) Bikram Singh Bedi / बिक्रम सिंह बेदी

(c) Woochong Um / वूचॉन्ग उम

(d) Marc Llistosella / मार्क लिल्टोसला

(e) Seiko Hashimoto / सेइको हाशिमोतो

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Woochong Um as Managing Director General. Mr. Um will assume office immediately.

Mr. Um will report to ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa and support the President to institute bank-wide coherence on key initiatives and issues.He will support the President in providing oversight to ADB’s Department of Communications, Office of Professional Conduct, and Office of the Ombudsperson.

Q.7. Jasmine Harrison has become the youngest woman to row Atlantic Ocean. From which country she belongs to?

अटलांटिक महासागर को पार करने वाली जैस्मिन हैरिसन सबसे कम उम्र की महिला बन गई हैं। वह किस देश से है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A British woman, Jasmine Harrison of England has become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The 21-year-old from Thirsk, North Yorkshire in the UK, achieved the feat by finishing top in the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, organized by Atlantic Campaigns.

Harrison, who is a swim instructor and bartender by profession, travelled 3,000 miles (4,828km) across the Atlantic Ocean in 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes.

Q.8. Central Excise Day is observed in India on ___________ every year.

भारत में हर साल ___________ को केंद्रीय उत्पाद शुल्क दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 23 February / 23 फरवरी

(b) 24 February / 24 फरवरी

(c) 25 February / 25 फरवरी

(d) 26 February / 26 फरवरी

(e) 27 February / 27 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Central Excise Day is observed in India on 24 February every year to encourage the employees of the excise department to carry out the central excise duty in a better way to prevent corruption in the manufacturing business and to carry out the best possible exercise services in India.

It is also celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the Central Excise and Salt Act on 24th of February in the year 1944.

Q.9. ‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor’ is the autobiography of _________________.

स्टोरीज़ आई मस्ट टेल: द इमोशनल जर्नी ऑफ़ एक्टर ___________________ की आत्मकथा है।

(a) Karan Johar / करण जौहर

(b) Kabir Bedi / कबीर बेदी

(c) Naseeruddin Shah / नसीरुद्दीन शाह

(d) Shekhar Kapur / शेखर कपूर

(e) Anupam Kher / अनुपम खेर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Veteran actor Kabir Bedi will tell the story of his life “with raw emotional honesty” in his memoir which will be published this April.

‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor’ will take readers through the highs and lows of Bedi’s professional and personal life, his relationships, including marriage and divorce, why his beliefs have changed, and his exciting days in film, television and theatre, in India, Europe and Hollywood.

Q.10. Sardool Sikander has passed away recently. He was a/an _______________.

सरदूल सिकंदर का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह एक _______________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Journalist / पत्रकार

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Singer / गायक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander has died at the age of 60. Son of tabla player Sagar Mastana, Sardool started his career in the early 80s.

The singer, known for tracks such as “Sanu Ishq Barandi Chad Gayi” and “Ek Charkha Gali De Vich”, had tested positive for coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mohali.

Q.11. Name the CEO of Union Bank of India.

यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया के सीईओ का नाम बताइए।

(a) Romesh Sobti / रोमेश सोबती

(b) Rajkiran Rai / राजकिरण राय

(c) Tushar Mehta / तुषार मेहता

(d) Uday Kotak / उदय कोटक

(e) Aditya Puri / आदित्य पूरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Bank of India (UBI)

Headquarters: Mumbai

CEO: Rajkiran Rai G.

Q.12. What is the capital of Mauritius?

मॉरीशस की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Kigali / किगाली

(b) Kampala / काम्पाला

(c) Addis Ababa / ऐद्दिस अबाबा

(d) Antananarivo / अंतानानारिवो

(e) Port Louis / पोर्ट लुइस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Port Louis

Currency: Mauritian rupee

Q.13. Where is the Headquarters of World Bank?

विश्व बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल, कनाडा

(b) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Washington, D.C., United States / वाशिंगटन, डी.सी., यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States

President: David Malpass

Q.14. Which series has won the “Best Web Series” award at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021?

दादा साहब फाल्के इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल अवार्ड्स 2021 में किस श्रृंखला ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ वेब श्रृंखलापुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Scam 1992 / स्कैम 1992

(b) Sacred Games / सेक्रेड गेम्स

(c) Delhi Crime / दिल्ली क्राइम

(d) Paatal Lok / पाताल लोक

(e) Criminal Justice / क्रिमिनल जस्टिस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Best Web Series – Scam 1992

Q.15. Which actor has won the “Best Actor (Male)” award at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021?

दादा साहब फाल्के इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल पुरस्कार 2021 में किस अभिनेता ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता (पुरुष)” पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Shah Rukh Khan / शाहरुख खान

(b) Sushant Singh Rajput / सुशांत सिंह राजपूत

(c) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(d) Vikrant Massey / विक्रांत मैसी

(e) Kay Kay Menon / के के मेनन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Best Actor (Male) – Akshay Kumar, Laxmii

Q.16. Which movie has won the “Best Film” award at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021?

दादा साहब फाल्के इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल अवार्ड्स 2021 में किस फिल्म ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ फिल्मपुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Chhapaak / छपाक

(b) Guilty / गिल्टी

(c) Laxmii / लक्ष्मी

(d) Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior / तन्हाजी: द अनसंग वॉरियर

(e) Ludo / लूडो

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Best Film – Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

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