Current Affairs Quiz: 23 February 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Atal Paryavaran Bhavan,  Greater Tipraland and first-of-its-kind road from plastic waste among others. 

Created On: Feb 23, 2021 19:55 ISTModified On: Feb 23, 2021 19:58 IST
Quiz

23 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 Atal Paryavaran Bhavan,  Greater Tipraland and first-of-its-kind road from plastic waste among others. 

1. The central government aims to eliminate which disease by 2025?
a) Hepatitis
b) Dengue
c) Malaria
d) Tuberculosis 

2. Which country has banned non-essential international travel to and from the country till May 17, 2021?
a) France
b) United Kingdom 
c) Germany 
d) Italy 

3. Which state has constructed first-of-its-kind road from plastic waste?
a) Meghalaya
b) Tripura
c) Manipur
d) Assam

4. India signed a free trade agreement with which country on February 22, 2021?
a) Sri Lanka
b) Australia
c) Mauritius
d) Maldives

5. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated Atal Paryavaran Bhavan in which union territory?
a) Jammu& Kashmir 
b) Puducherry
c) Andaman& Nicobar Islands
d) Lakshadweep 

6. Which nation has permitted its women to enter the military in a landmark move?
a) Syria
b) North Korea
c) Saudi Arabia
d) UAE

7. Who has put forward the demand for Greater Tipraland?
a) Pradyot Kishore Manikya
b) Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl
c) Biblab Kumar Deb
d) None of the Above

Answers

1.(d) Tuberculosis 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared on February 23, 2021 that the Central government is aiming to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) from the country by 2025. He said that wearing masks, early diagnosis and treatment are important in its prevention. 

2. (b) United Kingdom 
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on February 22, 2021 banned all non-essential international travel to and from the country till at least May 17, 2021. The decision was taken in the view of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

3. (b) Tripura
Tripura, in a first-ever initiative, has started using plastic waste for the construction of roads. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on February 22, 2021 that the main aim is to reduce plastic waste and make the environment plastic-free.

4. (c) Mauritius
India and Mauritius on February 22, 2021, signed free trade agreement along with 5 key pacts. This is the first such agreement of India with an African country and it was signed during the visit of EAM S Jaishankar to the island nation.

5. (d) Lakshadweep 
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar recently inaugurated Lakshadweep Forest Department's headquarters, Atal Paryavaran Bhavan. The Union Minister was on a four-day visit to the Union Territory from February 19-22, 2021.

6. (c) Saudi Arabia
In a landmark decision, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allowed Saudi Arabian women to take up arms and enter the military. Saudi Arabian women can now be employed as soldiers, lance corporals, corporals, sergeants and staff sergeants. 

7. (a) Pradyot Kishore Manikya
Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya recently put forward a new political demand of ‘Greater Tipraland’. The demand comes 17 months after he resigned as the state president of the Congress party. 

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