Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 18th February 2021

Take a look at the GK Questions and Answers listed below based on Current Events and Static GK. The questions would be helpful for the aspirants of various competitive exams
Created On: Feb 18, 2021 10:30 IST
Modified On: Feb 18, 2021 11:26 IST
Static GK and Current Events Quiz
Static GK and Current Events Quiz

These GK questions are based on current and static events.Take the quiz listed below to  brush up your preparation for various competitive exams coming up in a few months. 

1. What is the indigenous WhatsApp alternative launched recently?

  1. Koo App
  2. Sandes App
  3. Kik App
  4. Keybase App

Ans. b

Explanation: National Informatics Centre has launched the instant messaging App platform called Sandes. Koo App happens to be the indigeneous Twitter alternative. 

  1. Which organization handles the backend of the Sandes App ?
  1. National Informatics Centre
  2. Ministry of Home Affairs
  3. Cyber Cell of the state
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: The National Informatics Centre is a branch of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It handles the backend of Sandes App.

Related| All about Government's new Sandes App

3. Choose the correct statement regarding the features of Sandes App?

i)There is no option to transfer the chat history between two platforms

ii) It needs only an email id for registration

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

Ans. a

Explanation: The shortcoming of the Sandes App is that there is no option of transferring chat history between the two platforms. The App can register people using their mobile number or email address. 

  1. What is the position of India in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2020?
  1. 99th
  2. 86th
  3. 80th
  4. 72nd

Ans. b

Explanation: Transparency International released the Corruption Perceptions Index 2020. India has been ranked 86th in this index. 

Read| India plummets to 86th position in Corruption Perceptions Index 2020

  1. Choose the correct statement about the Corruption Perceptions Index 2020

i) It is released by Transparency International

ii) The top most countries in the index  are Denmark and New Zealand

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Transparency International releases the Corruption Perceptions Index or CPI. The topmost countries this year are New Zealand and Denmark. India has been ranked 86th in the year 2020. 

  1. What is Transparency International?
  1. A government organization in Germany
  2. An international non-governmental organization
  3. A wing of UNO
  4. A private organization

Ans. b

Explanation: Transparency International is an  international non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany.

  1. Which is the smallest sea turtle found in India?
  1. Leatherback turtle
  2. Olive Ridley turtle 
  3. Green turtle 
  4. Hawksbill turtle 

Ans. b

Explanation: Olive Ridley Turtles are the smallest species of turtles found in India among all.  Know all about National Marine Turtle Action Plan

  1. Consider the following statements and choose the correct one 

i) Tortoises have a rounded and domed shell in contrast to turtles

ii) The shells of turtles is more streamlined than tortoises

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Tortoises have a rounded and domed shell which is way thinner and more water dynamic in turtles. The shells of the turtles are more streamlined to aid them in swimming.

  1. Which of the following is considered as a disrespect of the Indian National Flag?

i) Dipping the Indian National Flag in salute to any person or thing

ii) Using the Indian National Flag as a drapery anytime 

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

Ans. a

Explanation: Indian National Flag can be used to drape bodies in state funerals or armed forces or other paramilitary forces funerals. Indian National Flag cannot be dipped in salute to any person or thing. 

Also Read| What is Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971?

  1. Which country is the host of the SAARC health secretary level meeting to be held on February 18, 2021. 
  1. India
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Pakistan
  4. Maldives

Ans. a

Explanation: India will host a virtual health secretary-level meeting with other South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries on February 18, 2021. 

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