Current Affairs 20th February 2021 Quiz
Here is the Current Affairs Quiz of 20th February 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: Production Linked Incentive, Mahabahu-Brahmaputra, Georgia, Maa Samaleswari Shrine, International Financial Services Centres.
The Current Affairs section constitutes a major part of General Awareness section in a competitive examination and plays an instrumental role. To supplement your preparation for the General Awareness Section of the upcoming exams like IBPS PO/Clerk Mains, SBI PO Mains and SEBI Grade A Prelims, we are providing you Current Affairs Quiz of 20th February 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: Production Linked Incentive, Mahabahu-Brahmaputra, Georgia, Maa Samaleswari Shrine, International Financial Services Centres.
Q1. Which state has recently announced a package of Rs 200-crore for 2021-22 fiscal for the development of Maa Samaleswari Shrine?
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(e) Madhya Pradesh
Q2. As per Oxford Economics, what is the projected GDP of India for the Calendar year 2021?
(a) 10.2 percent
(b) 8.8 percent
(c) 11 percent
(d) 9.5 percent
(e) 7.2 percent
Q3. The name of the IPL team ‘Kings XI Punjab’ has been rebranded. What is the new name of the team?
(a) Punjab Champions
(b) Punjab Knights
(c) Punjab Warrior
(d) Punjab Lion
(e) Punjab Kings
Q4. Captain Satish Sharma passed away recently. He was a __________.
Q5. The robocar named TIGER X-1, is an Ultimate Mobility Vehicle launched by which company?
(a) Ford Motor
(d) Hyundai Motor
Q6. The mobile app “Snakepedia” has been launched by which state?
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Tamil Nadu
Q7. Faf du Plessis has announced his retirement from Test career. Did he use to represent which country in the long format?
(b) New Zealand
(c) West Indies
(e) South Africa
Q8. Giorgi Gakharia has recently resigned as the Prime Minister of which country?
Q9. How much amount of the PLI Scheme has been approved by the Government for telecom equipment and networking product manufacturing recently?
(a) Rs 12,000 crore
(b) Rs 12,195 crore
(c) Rs 12,250 crore
(d) Rs 12,325 crore
(e) Rs 12,500 crore
Q10. The ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ initiative is a Ro-Pax service which aims to improve connectivity. It was launched by the Prime Minister in which of the following states?
Q11. The apex bank of India recently permitted residents to make remittances to IFSCs under LRS. What does ‘R’ in LRS short for?
Q12. Name the first Indian to be elected as the Chairperson of the United Nations Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council.
(a) Preeti Sinha
(b) Nazhat Shameem
(c) Mallikarjun Kharge
(d) Roshan Singh Kalra
(e) Ajai Malhotra
Q13. Who among the following cricket player shattered all records at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction?
(a) Kyle Jamieson
(b) Glenn Maxwell
(c) Chris Morris
(d) Jhye Richardson
(e) Steve Smith
Q14. Who is the President of the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council?
(a) Baudelaire Ndong Ella
(b) Joachim Rücker
(c) Choi Kyong-lim
(d) Remigiusz Henczel
(e) Nazhat Shameem
Q15. What is the capital of Georgia?
Sol. Odisha Government has announced a package of Rs 200-crore for 2021-22 fiscal for the implementation of the project.
Sol. The global forecasting firm Oxford Economics has revised India’s economic growth projection for the Calendar year 2021 to 10.2 percent, compared to previous estimate of 8.8 percent.
Sol. The IPL Franchise, Kings XI Punjab has formally been renamed as Punjab Kings.
Sol. 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.
Sol. Hyundai Motor Company has launched a Transformer-like robocar dubbed as TIGER X-1, that can travel over the most challenging terrains on the Earth as well as on other planets.
Sol. A team of scientists, doctors and photographers in Kerala have launched a mobile application named “Snakepedia”, that will present all relevant information on snakes, to help the public as well as doctors in treating snake bites.
Sol. Former captain of South Africa, Faf du Plessis has announced his retirement from Test cricket.
Sol. Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia has announced his resignation on February 18, 2021. The 45-year-old Gakharia served as the Prime Minister from 8 September 2019 to 18 February 2021.
Sol. The Union Cabinet has approved a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme worth Rs 12,195 crore for telecom equipment and networking product manufacturing.
Sol. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has virtually launched ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ initiative in Assam.
Sol. The Reserve Bank of India has permitted resident individuals to make remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) to International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in the country.
Sol. Ajai Malhotra became the 1st Indian to be elected as the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Council.
Sol. Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) superstar and South African all-rounder Chris Morris shattered all records at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction in Chennai.
Sol. Nazhat Shameem Khan has served as the Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations Office at Geneva since 2014.
Sol. The capital and largest city of Georgia is Tbilisi.
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