Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 1st March 2021

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Created On: Mar 1, 2021 10:23 IST
Modified On: Mar 1, 2021 11:20 IST
GK Questions and Answers 2021
GK Questions and Answers 2021

Listed below is the GK Quiz that is based on the static and current events. Go through each question's answer along with the explanation listed below. 

1. Which is the correct statement about CECPA?

i) It is the first trade agreement to be signed by India with an African country

ii) It covers various export items for India like foodstuff, beverages, agricultural products, textiles etc

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above

Ans. c

Explanation: The India-Mauritius CECPA is the first trade agreement that would be signed by India with any African country. It covers  310 export items for India, including foodstuff, beverages, agricultural products, textile, textile articles, base metals, electrical and electronic items, plastics and chemicals etc. 

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  1. Who is the current Prime Minister of Mauritius?
  1. Pravind Jugnauth
  2. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
  3. Wavel Ramkalawan 
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: Pravind Jugnauth is the current Prime Minister of Mauritius. He has been holding this position since 2017. 

  1. What is the maritime boundary between Maldives and India called?
  1. Eight Degree Channel
  2. Ten Degree Channel
  3. Nine Degree Channel
  4. Arabian Sea

Ans. a

Explanation: Eight degree channel separates the islands of Minicoy and Maldives. It is the maritime boundary between India and Maldives. 

  1. Choose the correct statement about Eight Degree Channel

i) Maliku Kandu and Māmalē Kandu Dhivehi are the traditional names of the Eight Degree Channel

ii) It lies 8 degrees south of equator 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above

Ans. a

Explanation: The traditional names for Eight Degree Channel are Maliku Kandu and Māmalē Kandu Dhivehi. It is situated 8 degrees north of the equator.

Also Read| All about 8, 9, 10 Degree Channels here

  1. Choose the correct statement about Smellicopter Drone

i) It uses a live antenna from a moth to navigate towards smells

ii) There are two plastic wings attached at the back of the drone to help the moth fly

  1.  Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Smellicopter uses a live antenna from a moth to navigate towards smells.The makers have  attached two plastic wings on the back of the drone, to help it fly continuously in the air. 

  1. Which Moth's antenna has been used in Smellicopter?
  1. Tobacco Hawk Moth
  2. Diamondback Moth
  3. Atlas Moth
  4. Willow ghost Moth

Ans. a

Explanation: The antennae from the Manduca sexta hawkmoth or the Tobacco Hawk Moth have been used for Smellicopter drone. Know all about Smellicopter here

  1. Choose the correct statement about Sinauli here

i) The burial sites are different from the Indus Valley Civilization

ii) The coffins found in Sinauli are 4 legged 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The burial sites in Sinauli are different from Indus Valley Civilization. The coffins are 4 legged and the tombs had underground chambers. 

Read all about the archaeological site of Sinauli here

  1. Which satellite from Brazil has been launched on 28th February by India?
  1. CBERS-4
  2. Amazonia-1
  3. SABIA-Mar
  4. SGDC-1

Ans. b

Explanation: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on February 28, 2021, launched Polar Satellites Launch Vehicle- PSLV C51 carrying Amazonia-1 satellite of Brazil and 18 other satellites of USA and India from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

  1. Which is the first state of India to present a paperless budget
  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Kerala 
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Assam

Ans. c

Explanation: Uttar Pradesh on February 22, 2021, became the first state of India to present a paperless budget.

  1. Choose the correct statement about Narendra Modi stadium in Gujarat

i) It is the largest stadium in India and the second largest of the world

ii) It is smaller than the Melbourne cricket stadium 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. d

Explanation: President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the world’s largest Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Motera, Gujarat. The new stadium has surpassed the Melbourne Cricket ground in size. 

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