Current Affairs Quiz: 15 February 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Italy's new Prime Minister, COVID-19 Warrior Memorial and Astra Missile among others. 

Current Affairs Quiz
Current Affairs Quiz

15 February 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Italy's new Prime Minister, COVID-19 Warrior Memorial and Astra Missile among others. 

1. Which Day is celebrated on 13th February every year?

a) World Radio Day

b) World Pulses day

c) World day of Social Justice

d) World Wildlife Day

2. Mario Draghi was recently sworn-in as Prime Minister of which country?

a) Vietnam

b) Italy

c) France

d) Indonesia

3. Who was elected as new prosecutor of International Criminal Court?

a) Fatou Bensouda

b) James Stewart

c) Karim Khan

d) Luis Moreno Ocampo

4. India recently gifted 2000 metric tonnes of rice to which country?

a) Myanmar

b) Vietnam

c) Turkey

d) Syria

5. Which state government recently announced to construct COVID-19 Warrior Memorial?

a) Andhra Pradesh

b) Odisha

c) Jharkhand

d) Telangana

6. Prime Minister Modi recently inaugurated Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project of BPCL in which state?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Haryana

c) Kerala

d) Tamil Nadu

7. India to start the trials of which air-to-air missile this year?

a) Astra Missile

b) Trishul Missile

c) Nag Missile

d) Agni Missile

Answers

1. (a) World Radio Day

The UNESCO observes the World Radio Day (WRD) every year  on February 13, 2021. This year, the Day was celebrated on the theme 'New World. New Radio.'

2. (b) Italy

Mario Draghi, the former European Central Bank chief, was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Italy. Draghi successfully convinced majorly all political parties of Italy to support his government. His main task will be to efficiently manage spending of more than 200 billion euros that Italy expects from the European Union fund for its recovery post COVID-19 pandemic.

3. (c) Karim Khan

Britain's Karim Khan was elected as the new prosecutor of Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC). Khan will replace Fatou Bensoudaand will serve a nine-year term. He will take up the position with effect from June 16, 2021.

4. (d) Syria

Indian government gifted 2000 metric tonnes of rice to middle east country Syria to strengthen its food security. The rice supply was made in a response to request of Syrian government for the emergency humanitarian assistance.

5. (b) Odisha

Odisha's Health and Family Welfare Department on February 8, 2021 announced to construct COVID-19 Warrior Memorial in its capital Bhubaneshwar. The Memorial will be build to recognize and honour the services of COVID warriors.

6. (c) Kerala

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated various development projects in Kerala on February 14, 2021 worth Rs. 6,100 crores including the Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Ro-Ro vessels at Willingdon Islands, Cochin.

7. (a) Astra Missile

India is expected to start the testing of Astra Mark 2 missile this year with an aim to establish its superiority in air combat over countries like Pakistan and China. Astra Mark 2 is beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM.)

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