Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 19th February 2021

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Created On: Feb 19, 2021 09:40 IST
Modified On: Feb 19, 2021 12:01 IST
GK Quiz for current and static events
GK Quiz for current and static events

General Knowledge is important for all the key government exams that take place in India. The quiz brought to you by Jagran Josh focuses on the major areas which are important for the aspirants of exams like UPSC, SSC, NDA, CDA and Bank PO. Take a look below. 

  1. What is PiMo?
  1. An electric bike
  2. Government of India Scheme
  3. A missile 
  4. A radar system

Ans. a

Explanation: IIT Madras’ incubated startup Pi Beam has recently launched an electric two-wheeler (e- bike)  named PiMo.

  1. Which of the following statements about PiMo is true?

i) 90% of the parts used in it are Made in India

ii) The bike offers the top speed of 25 kmph and can travel upto 50 km on single charge

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

Ans. c

Explanation: PiMo has 90% of components manufactured in India. It is a stylishly designed two-wheeler offering a range of 50 km on a single charge with a top speed of 25 kmph. Know all about PiMo Bike here

  1. Which of the following would be the nodal agency dealing with complaints against unsolicited commercial communication?
  1. Digital Intelligence Unit
  2. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
  3. Reserve bank of India
  4. Ministry of Information Technology

Ans. a

Explanation: Digital Intelligence Unit (DIU) would be the nodal agency to deal with complaints registered against  unsolicited commercial communication (UCC). What is Digital Intelligence Unit? Know here

  1. Which of the following stands true with respect to 'toolkit' case, currently in news regarding Farmer's protests?

i) Toolkit is a document key to digital-era protests

ii) Toolkit provides a roadmap on how to take the protest forward

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Recently 'toolkit' has been in headlines after Greta Thunberg tweeted about it. Toolkit is a document that can be called a key to digital era protests. It provides a road map to protest directions and informs what needs to be done. What is 'toolkit' case? Know all about it here

  1. Who is Greta Thunberg?
  1. Swedish Climate/ Environmental Activist
  2. Swedish Animal Activist
  3. A Nobel Laureate
  4. A German Environmental Activist

Ans. a

Explanation: Greta Thunberg, born in 2003 is a Swedish Environmental Activist known for voicing her opinions against climate change and challenging world leaders to bring about a change in the same. 

  1. The Year of Ox has recently been celebrated. Which country's astrology is the origin of the Year of Ox?
  1. Korean Astrology
  2. Chinese Astrology
  3. Vietnamese Astrology
  4. None of the above

Ans. b

Explanation: According to Chinese astrology 12 animals represent the 12 zodiac signs and 2021 is called the Year of Ox based on this astrology. 

  1. What does the Year of Ox signify?
  1. Stability and Calmness
  2. Energy and attack
  3. Peace and potential
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: As per the Chinese astrology, the Year of Ox signifies Stability and Calmness. Know all about the Year of Ox here

  1. The Haridwar Kumbh Mela would begin on
  1. April 1, 2021
  2. March 15, 2021
  3. June 1, 2021
  4. April 17, 2021

Ans. a

Explanation: The Haridwar Kumbh Mela would take place from April 1-30, 2021. This year the Kumbh would be limited to just one month time period. 

  1. In which state, the Mahabahu Brahmaputra initiative has been launched?
  1. West Bengal
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Assam

Ans. d

Explanation: PM Narendra Modi has recently launched the ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ initiative in Assam. It aims to provide seamless connectivity to Eastern Parts of the country. 

  1. Which statement regarding the Development Finance Institution is correct?

i) These are organizations which are owned by Government or charitable institutions

ii) The money from the organizations is used to finance infrastructure projects of national importance

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The Development Finance Institution (DFI) are those organizations which are owned either by the government or by charitable institutions. They finance various infrastructure projects of national importance which may or may not meet commercial return standards. 

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