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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 February 2019

21 February 2019: 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 the topics like Aero India 2019, LCA Tejas and Saudi Arabia to invest USD 100 billion in India among others.

Feb 21, 2019 17:35 IST
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21 February 2019: 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 the topics like Aero India 2019, LCA Tejas and Saudi Arabia to invest USD 100 billion in India among others.

1. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 12th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ‘Aero India 2019’ at which location?
a) Air Force Station Yelahanka
b) Air Force Station Palam
c) Air Force Station Hindon
d) Air Force Station Lucknow

2. Which country recently signed an executive order to establish its Space Force as a new armed service?
a) Russia
b) United States
c) North Korea
d) China

3. When is the International Mother Language Day observed every year?
a) 20 February
b) 21 February
c) 22 February
d) 23 February

4. Which country recently announced to invest USD 100 billion in India?
a) Morocco
b) Argentina
c) South Korea
d) Saudi Arabia

5. India recently agreed to constitute a ‘Comprehensive Security Dialogue’ to enhance cooperation in the Counter-terrorism with which country?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Israel
c) United States
d) Russia

6. Which aircraft recently received the Final Operational Clearance for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a fully-weaponised fighter jet?
a) Mi-17 V-5 helicopter
b) LCA Tejas
c) F-16 Falcon
d) Rafale

7. Which city will host the 4TH India-Asean Expo Summit?
a) Mumbai
b) Pune
c) Kolkata
d) New Delhi

8. Which insurance company launched a new micro insurance plan ‘Micro Bachat’?
a) Apollo Munich
b) ICICI Prudential Life
c) Life Insurance Corporation
d) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

ANSWERS

1. (a) Air Force Station Yelahanka
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 12th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ‘Aero India 2019’ at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru. For the first time, the 2019 edition of Aero India combines the defence and civil aviation segments into a holistic event with the co-involvement of the defence and civil aviation ministries.

2. (b) United States
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to establish its Space Force as a new armed service within the Department of Air Force. As per the memorandum signed by Trump, the Space Force will include both combat and combat support functions to enable prompt and sustained offensive and defensive space operations in all domains.

3. (b) 21 February
International Mother Language Day is observed on 21 February every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. As 2019 is also the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the theme of International Mother Language Day 2019 was ‘Indigenous Languages as a factor in development, peace and reconciliation’.

4. (d) Saudi Arabia
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, visited India on February 19-20, 2019. He announced to invest over USD 100 billion in India in areas of energy, refining, petrochemicals, infrastructure, agriculture, minerals and mining, manufacturing, education and health.

5. (a) Saudi Arabia
To enhance cooperation in the Counter-terrorism, India and Saudi Arabia agreed to constitute a ‘Comprehensive Security Dialogue’ at the level of National Security Advisors and set up a Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism during the visit of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman.

6. (b) LCA Tejas
Landmark day for India's defence sector, India's first self-made fighter jet, Light Combat Aircraft Tejas MK I (LCA Tejas) on February 20, 2019 received the Final Operational Clearance for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a fully-weaponised fighter jet.

7. (d) New Delhi
The 4th India-ASEAN Expo and Summit will be held on February 21-23, 2019 in New Delhi. This is a flagship event of Department of Commerce, being organised with FICCI to carry forward the momentum and to further strengthen India-ASEAN relations under the Act-East Policy.

8. (c) Life Insurance Corporation
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) recently launched a new micro insurance plan 'Micro Bachat'. It is a regular premium, non-linked micro insurance plan that offers a combination of protection and savings. This micro insurance plan provides coverage up to Rs 2 lakh.

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