Current Affairs Quiz-18 February 2021
- The Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan has been launched by the Government under the Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban, JJM-U, in how many cities?
Explanation: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan under Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban, JJM-U on February 16, 2021. The Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan has been launched in 10 cities, which are Agra, Badlapur, Bhubaneswar, Churu, Kochi, Madurai, Patiala, Rohtak, Surat and Tumkur.
- Name the government instant messaging systems (GIMS) platform launched by the Centre on the lines of Whatsapp?
Explanation:The National Informatics Centre (NIC),under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has launched an instant messaging platform called “Sandes”.Similar to WhatsApp, the new government instant messaging systems (GIMS) platform can be used for all kinds of communications by anyone using a mobile number or email id.
- Kiran Bedi has been removed as the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry. Who has been given the additional charge of the post?
A) Biswabhusan Harichandan
B) Ganeshi Lal
C) Tamilisai Soundararajan
D) Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Explanation: Kiran Bedi, the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry, has been removed from the top position on February 16, 2021, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan will discharge the duties of the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry in addition to her own duties until regular arrangements are made.
- Flipkart has partnered with which insurance company to offer ‘Group SafeGuard’ insurance policy to its customers?
A) Bajaj Allianz
B) ICICI Lombard
C) Edelweiss Tokio Life
D) Bharti AXA
Explanation:The e-commerce company Flipkart has partnered with ICICI Lombard to offer its customers the ‘Group SafeGuard’ insurance, a group health insurance policy. The ‘Group SafeGuard’ comes with a daily cash benefits starting from Rs 500, and ‘Hospicash’ benefit for Flipkart consumers.
- The sustainable electric two-wheeler,named ‘PiMo’ has been developed by which institution?
A) IIT Madras
B) IIT Delhi
C) IIT Kanpur
D) IIT Kharagpur
Explanation:An IIT Madras-Incubated start-up Pi Beam Electric has recently launched a sustainable electric two-wheeler, dubbed as PiMo. The utility e-bike has been developed for personal and commercial use. It does not require a licence or registration.
- Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary 2021 is which edition of the dictionary released by the government?
Explanation:The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot released the “third edition of the Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary, in a virtual event on February 17, 2021. The 3rd edition of the ISL dictionary contains total 10,000 terms. These includes the 6000 terms of the first and second edition of the dictionary.
- Dharmendra Pradhan represented India at the 11th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks, held virtually. The symposium was held under the patronage of which country?
C) United Kingdom
D) Saudi Arabia
Explanation:The 11th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks was held virtually on February 17, 2021 under the patronage of the Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud. From India, the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, participated in the symposium.
- 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
Explanation:The Union Cabinet has approved a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme worth Rs 12,195 crore for telecom equipment and networking product manufacturing.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently laid the foundation stone of Cauvery Basin Refinery in which state?
A) Tamil Nadu
D) Andhra Pradesh
Explanation:PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Cauvery Basin Refinery at Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu. It will have a capacity of 9 million metric tonnes per annum, and will be set up through a Joint Venture of IOCL and CPCL at an estimated project cost of Rs. 31,500 crore.
- The Indian navy has joined the “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021”. The exercise has been organised in which region?
A) Arctic Ocean
B) Pacific Ocean
C) South China Sea
D) Indian Ocean
Explanation:India joined Iran and Russia in the naval exercise dubbed as “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021”, which kicked-off in the northern part of the Indian Ocean on February 16, 2021.The Chinese navy will also join the exercise.
- How much amount has been allocated to the Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban (JJM-U)in 2021-22?
A) Rs 2.30 lakh crore
B) Rs 1.19 lakh crore
C) Rs 2.87 lakh crore
D) Rs 1.75 lakh crore
Explanation: The Government has proposed a total outlay of Rs 2.87 lakh crore for JJM (U) in the fiscal 2021-22, which includes Rs. 10,000 crore for continuing financial support to AMRUT Mission.
- The Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary released on 17 February 2021 contains how many terms in total?
Explanation:The 3rd edition of the ISL dictionary contains total 10,000 terms. These includes the 6000 terms of the first and second edition of the dictionary.