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Saturday, February 27, 2021

DAILY GK QUIZ: 26 , 27 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK QUIZ: 26 , 27 FEB 2021

[Q] The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved INR 8, 300 Crore for procurement of 118 indigenously developed Arjun Mark – 1A (MK-1A). What is Arjun MK-1A?
(a) Cruise Missile
(b) Stealth Submarine
(c) Laser Cannon
(d) Battle Tank
(e) Stealth Bomber

[ANS] d

[Q] Where is the Asia’s largest Cattle Park, Advanced Institute for Integrated Research on Livestock and Animal Sciences (AIIRLAS) located?
(a) Hubli, Karnataka
(b) Ongole, Andhra Pradesh
(c) Ludhiana, Punjab
(d) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
(e) Salem, Tamil Nadu

[ANS] e

[Q] Where is the World’s Largest Cricket Stadium, “Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium” located?
(a) Mumbai
(b) New Delhi
(c) Vadodara
(d) Rajkot
(e) Ahmedabad

[ANS] e

[Q] Which is the 1st African country to sign a trade Agreement with India?
(a) Mauritius
(b) Madagascar
(c) Ethiopia
(d) Kenya
(e) Sierra Leone

[ANS] a

[Q] Who was appointed as the President of Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)?
(a) S K Saraf
(b) A Sakthivel
(c) Varsha Joshi
(d) Prasanth Prabhakaran
(e) SN Rajeswari

[ANS] b

[Q] Who partnered with Kamilla Radhikova to win the WTA 250 Doubles title at Phillip Island Trophy Tennis Tournament?
(a) Anna Blinkova
(b) Sania Mirza
(c) Karman Kaur Thandi
(d) Ankita Raina
(e) Riya Bhatia

[ANS] d

[Q] Which country hosted the 2021’s BRICS Financial Cooperation Meeting?
(a) Brazil
(b) Russia
(c) India
(d) China
(e) South Africa

[ANS] c

[Q] Which of the following tool is used by SEBI in case of a near zero and negative pricing situation for any of its commodities (especially, crude oil)?
(a) Sebi COmplaints REdress System (SCORES)
(b) Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE)
(c) External Commercial Borrowing (ECB)
(d) Alternate Risk Management Framework (ARMF)
(e) Electronic Clearing System (ECS)

[ANS] d

[Q] Recently Mohamed Bazoum was elected as the President of __________.
(a) Georgia
(b) Italy
(c) Niger
(d) Rwanda
(e) Guinea

[ANS] c

[Q] Who was appointed as the Chairman of 6th National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)?
(a) Vijay Sampla
(b) Thawar Chand Gehlot
(c) Ram Katheria
(d) George Baker
(e) Ghayorul Hasan

[ANS] a

[Q] Who was appointed as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s Goodwill Ambassador ?
(a) Alisson Becker
(b) Marianna V. Vardinoyannis
(c) Millie Bobby Brown
(d) Natalia Vodianova
(e) Lilly Singh

[ANS] d

[Q] Which Article of the Indian Constitution deals with National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)?
(a) Article 338
(b) Article 312
(c) Article 343
(d) Article 340
(e) Article 325

[ANS] a

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Friday, February 26, 2021

DAILY GK: 27 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK: 27 FEB 2021

1. WORLD’S HIGHEST RAIL BRIDGE TO COMPLETED BY 2021

      The works on ‘Chenab Bridge’ which is set to be the World’s Highest Rail Bridge are expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

      The bridge is 1.315 Kms long with 17 spans and is being constructed at a height of 359 metres (1, 178 feet) over the River Chenab which is 35 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

      It is being built by Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL) at a cost of INR 12, 000 Crores.

      The Chenab bridge is part of the 111-Km Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project.

 

2. PHASE-IV OF ‘SWACHH ICONIC PLACES (SIP)’

      Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti has selected 12 iconic sites which will be transformed into ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’ under Phase-IV of ‘Swachh Iconic Places (SIP)’ initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G).

      Already 30 Sites across India have been selected under the Phase I, II & III of the ‘SIP’ initiative.

12 ICONIC PLACES SELECTED UNDER PHASE-IV OF SIP

S. No      Iconic Site                                            State

1              Ajanta Caves                                       Maharashtra

2              Sanchi Stupa                                        Madhya Pradesh

3              Kumbhalgarh Fort                               Rajasthan

4              Jaisalmer Fort                                       Rajasthan

5              Ramdevra                                             Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

6              Golconda Fort                                      Hyderabad, Telangana

7              Sun Temple                                          Konark, Odisha

8              Rock Garden                                        Chandigarh

9              Dal Lake                                               Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

10           Banke Bihari Temple                         Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

11           Agra Fort                                               Agra, Uttar Pradesh

12           Kalighat Temple                                  West Bengal

 

3. INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION CHAMPIONS AWARD

      State Department under the Biden Administration has named Anjali Bharadwaj, 48-year-old Indian Activist working on issues of transparency and accountability among the 12 individuals for the new International Anti-corruption Champions Award.

 

4.1ST STATE/UT IN INDIA TO LAUNCH CARBON WATCH

      Union Territory of Chandigarh and the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana became the first state/UT to launch “Carbon Watch”, a mobile application to assess the carbon footprint of individual users.

      The application was developed by the Department of Environment and Forest, Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh.

      To monitor the carbon footprint of the city.

      To educate the users on the steps to reduce the carbon footprint to make them climate smart citizens.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

DAILY GK QUIZ: 24, 25 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK QUIZ: 24, 25 FEB 2021

[Q] Which of the following is the benchmark interest rate that is used by global banks to lend to one another?

(a) Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA)

(b) London Interbank Mean Rate (LIMEAN)

(c) Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)

(d) Euro Interbank Offer Rate (EURIBOR)

(e) London Inter Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR)

[ANS] e

[Q] Who was appointed as the Managing Director General of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in February 2021?

(a) Masatsugu Asakawa

(b) Rajesh Khullar

(c) Takeo Konishi

(d) Marcos Prado Troyjo

(e) Woochong Um

[ANS] e

[Q] Who received the Best Woman Boxer of the Tournament Award at the 30th Youth International Boxing Tournament ‘Adriatic Pearl’?

(a) Vinka

(b) Alfiya Pathan

(c) Gitika

(d) Lucky Rana

(e) Thokchom Sanamacha Chanu

[ANS] a

[Q] The picture book ‘The Lost Soul’ was authored by ____________.

(a) Margaret Atwood

(b) Anna Burns

(c) Louise Glück

(d) Olga Tokarczuk

(e) Peter Handke

[ANS] d

[Q] Central Excise Day is observed every year in India on which day?

(a) 22 February

(b) 24 February

(c) 23 February

(d) 21 February

(e) 20 February

[ANS] b

[Q] The Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021 will be hosted by which state?

(a) Ladakh

(b) Karnataka

(c) Gujarat

(d) Odisha

(e) Maharashtra

[ANS] b

[Q] With which African nation has India signed its first Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as well as offered USD 100 million line of credit for defence assets procurement?

(a) Ethiopia

(b) Seychelles

(c) Kenya

(d) Mauritius

(e) Nigeria

[ANS] d

[Q] Who among the following has become the youngest woman to row solo across an Ocean recently?

(a) Jasmine Harrison

(b) Katie Spot

(c) Lukas Haitzmann

(d) Imani Williams

(e) Roz Savage

[ANS] a

[Q] Which film has won the Best International Feature Film award at the 2021 Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival awards?

(a) Roma

(b) The Outpost

(c) Parasite

(d) Cold War

(e) Chhapaak

[ANS] c

[Q] What amount of loan agreement has been sanctioned by the World Bank for “Nagaland: Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources Project”, to enhance the governance of schools across Nagaland?

(a) USD 211 million

(b) USD 85 million

(c) USD 100 million

(d) USD 50 million

(e) USD 68 million

[ANS] e

[Q] Name the actor, who wins the Critic’s Best Actor award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021.

(a) Irrfan Khan

(b) Sushant Singh Rajput

(c) Om Puri

(d) Rishi Kapoor

(e) Shashi Kapoor

[ANS] b

[Q] Name the actress, who wins the Best Actor (Female) award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021.

(a) Kangana Ranaut

(b) Shraddha Kapoor

(c) Deepika Padukone

(d) Anushka Sharma

(e) Katrina Kaif

[ANS] c

[Q] Which of the following film has won the Best Film award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021?

(a) Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

(b) Dil Bechara

(c) Chhapaak

(d) Panga

(e) Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

[ANS] e

[Q] Which of the following Web Series has won the Best Web Series award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021?

(a) The Family Man

(b) Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side

(c) Mirzapur-2

(d) Scam (1992)

(e) Delhi Crime

[ANS] d

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DAILY GK: 25, 26 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK: 25, 26 FEB 2021

1. ASIA’S CATTLE PARK IN SALEM

      Tamil Nadu Chief Minister(CM) Edappadi K Palaniswami inaugurated Asia’s biggest cattle park, Advanced Institute for Integrated Research on Livestock and Animal Sciences (AIIRLAS) in Thalaivasal, Salem district.

      It was constructed at a cost of Rs 1,023 crore.

 

2. 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF PM KISAN

      24th February, 2021 is the 2nd Anniversary of the starting of the Central Sector Scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN)’.

      It was launched by 24th February, 2019 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

      It is 100% Funded by the Central Government

 

3. BIOASIA 2021

      BioAsia 2021 was conducted virtually from Hyderabad during the dates of February 22-23, 2021.

      Organized by the Telangana Government, BioAsia is Asia’s Largest Life Sciences & healthcare forum. 

      It is also a flagship event of the Telangana Government.

      Theme – Move the Needle

      The Genome Valley Excellence Award for the year 2021 was awarded to ‘Bharat Biotech’ for its commitment to development of India’s 1st Indigenous vaccine for COVID-19 called ‘COVAXIN’.

      Also Special Award of the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) was presented to Balram Bhargava, Director-General of ICMR.

 

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DAILY GK QUIZ:22,23 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK QUIZ:22,23 FEB 2021

[Q] Indian Govt. has approved for the creation of 8 toy manufacturing clusters at a cost of Rs 2,300 crore. Which organisation(s) will be developing the toy clusters?

(a) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

(b) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

(c) Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

(d) Only a & b

(e) All a, b & c

[ANS] d

[Q] Where is India’s 1st Digital University located?

(a) Kerala

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Gujarat

(e) New Delhi

[ANS] a

[Q] Which Bank was recently bought under RBI’s regulatory purview, making the bank comply with Banking Regulation Act 1949 and the Companies Act?

(a) Bharatiya Mahila Bank

(b) Jammu and Kashmir Bank

(c) State Bank of Sikkim

(d) China Merchants Bank

(e) DBS Bank

[ANS] c

[Q] Where is the 2nd Edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG) – 2021 planned to be conducted?

(a) Bangalore, Karnataka

(b) Dispur, Assam

(c) Leh, Ladakh

(d) Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

(e) Bhubaneswar, Odisha

[ANS] a

[Q] When is the UN’s International Mother Language Day observed annually?

(a) 18th February

(b) 15th February

(c) 21st February

(d) 24th February

(e) 25th February

[ANS] c

[Q] Who won the 2021’s Australian Open Men’s Singles Trophy?

(a) Daniil Medvedev

(b) Novak Djokovic

(c) Rafael Nadal

(d) Dominic Thiem

(e) Stefanos Tsitsipas

[ANS] b

[Q] The Government of India has inked a pact with which country to set up a Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen?

(a) Maldives

(b) United States

(c) Australia

(d) Norway

(e) Sweden

[ANS] d

[Q] Which player has bagged the women’s single title of the Australian Open 2021?

(a) Karolína Muchová

(b) Jennifer Brady

(c) Naomi Osaka

(d) Ashleigh Barty

(e) Serena Williams

[ANS] c

[Q] The foundation stone of the first ever ‘Skill University of Eastern India’ has been laid in which state?

(a) West Bengal

(b) Assam

(c) Jharkhand

(d) Sikkim

(e) Nagaland

[ANS] b

[Q] The Atal Paryavaran Bhavan has recently been inaugurated in which place by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir

(b) Assam

(c) Lakshadweep

(d) Bihar

(e) Ladakh

[ANS] c

[Q] The India and Indonesia navies recently held their Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in which region?

(a) Arctic Ocean

(b) South China Sea

(c) Indian Ocean

(d) Arabian Sea

(e) Pacific Ocean

[ANS] d

[Q] When is the World Thinking Day observed?

(a) 21 February

(b) 20 February

(c) 22 February

(d) 19 February

(e) 23 February

[ANS] c

[Q] India has recently signed agreements related to visa facilitation and leather technology with which country?

(a) Ethiopia

(b) Maldives

(c) Sri Lanka

(d) Mauritius

(e) Bangladesh

[ANS] a

[Q] The US has officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement in February 2021. The landmark deal was signed in which year?

(a) 2013

(b) 2015

(c) 2017

(d) 2012

(e) 2010

[ANS] b

[Q] What is the theme of International Mother Language Day 2021?

(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) Mother tongues and books – including digital books and textbooks

[ANS] b

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

DAILY GK:24 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK:24 FEB 2021

1. HARSH VARDHAN LAUNCHED GUIDELINES FOR NAFLD

      Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the operational guidelines for Integration of NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) with NPCDCS (National Programme for Prevention & Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke).

      India has become the first country in the world to identify the need for action for NAFLD.

 

2. INDIA’S FIRST FISHERIES HUB

      Giriraj Singh has stated that the Central Government is set to Invest INR 400 crore in Goa to transform the state into India’s First Fisheries Hub.

      Of the INR 400 Crore Investment, The Union Minister has already sanctioned INR 41.7 Crores to Goa under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).

      CSIR-NIO (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography), Dona Paula, Goa has highlighted the enormous potential of Cage Culture fishing in Goa.

 

3. INDIA INTERNATIONAL MEGA TRADE FAIR 2021

      Odisha is currently hosting the 17th India International Mega Trade Fair & Home Decor Exhibition 2021 at Janata Maidan, Bhubaneswar.

      Partner Country for the 2021 Fair – Bangladesh & focus countries are Afghanistan & Iran.

      Bihar is the Partner State for the Fair.

 

4. INDIA TO START TRIALS OF ASTRA MK2 BVRAAM MISSILE IN 2021

      India is set to begin the trials of Astra Mk2 Missile in 2021.

      Astra Mk2 is a Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) which has a strike range of 160 kms.

      It is capable of flying at a speed of Mach 4.5, and is set to be integrated into the indigenous LCA Tejas.

      The missile will be fully developed by the end of 2022.

 

5. SACHIN TENDULKAR ROPED IN AS BRAND AMBASSADOR OF UNACADEMY

      Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar signed a strategic partnership with Unacademy, India’s largest online learning app to pick up small stakes in the platform and he also became its brand ambassador.

      As a part of the partnership, Sachin will host a series of live interactive classes which can be accessed by the users of Unacademy at free of cost.

 

6. MAIDEN LAUNCH OF VL-SRSAM MISSILE

      DRDO successfully conducted 2 launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. 

      This is the maiden launch of the missile system.

      The missile has been indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for Indian Navy.

      It has a Strike Range of 40-50 kms.

 

7. BOOK -“BECAUSE INDIA COMES FIRST”

      Ram Madhav, an Indian Politician, author and the former National General Secretary of BJP launched his new book titled “Because India Comes First: Reflections on Nationalism, Identity and Culture” in Kolkata, West Bengal.

      The book examines the decisions of the BJP led government in the past few years. 

      The book was published by Westland limited.

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