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

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Created On: Feb 1, 2021 10:30 IST
Modified On: Feb 1, 2021 10:54 IST
Static GK and Current Events Quiz
Static GK and Current Events Quiz

Answer the following questions based on current events and go through each explanation to learn a little about the topic.

1. Regarding Ram Setu Underwater Exploration Project choose the correct statement

  1. i) The study will be based on archaeological antiquities, radiometric and thermoluminescence (TL) dating.
  2. ii) The study will be used to ascertain the age of the structure
  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The study will be based on archaeological antiquities, radiometric and thermoluminescence (TL) dating for geological timescale and other supporting environmental data. It will be used to ascertain the age of the structure which is reported to consist of coral or pumice stones.

  1. Choose the correct statement regarding Adam's Bridge

i) It is a 48 km long bridge 

ii) The bridge is between India and Maldives made of Sandstone 

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

Ans. a

Explanation: Ram Setu, also known as Adam's bridge is a 48 km long chain of shoals between India and Sri Lanka. As per the Hindu epic 'Ramayana', Vanar Sena built a bridge on the ocean to help Ram cross it to reach Lanka to rescue Sita. It is reported to consist of coral or pumice stones. Read all details on Adam's Bridge here

  1. When was the first official Green Bond released?
  1. 2001
  2. 2010
  3. 2009
  4. 2007

Ans. c

Explanation: The first official green bond was released in 2009.

  1. Who released the first Green Bond?
  1. World Bank
  2. World Trade Centre
  3. RBI
  4. International Monetary Fund

Ans. a

Explanation: First official Green Bond was released by the World Bank in 2009. The World Bank is a major issuer of Green Bonds. All about Green Bonds

  1. What is the minimum age to play International Cricket as per the new rules of ICC set in Dec 2020?
  1. 16
  2. 15
  3. 18
  4. 21

Ans. b

Explanation: To improve safeguarding of players, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a 'minimum age policy' in the International Cricket. A player should be at least 15 years old to play International Cricket. However, countries still have the option to field a player below the said age limit.  Read about the new rules of ICC on the minimum age here

 

  1. Regarding the minimum age policy of players set by ICC recently choose the correct statement
  1. Countries have no option to field a player below the said age limit
  2. There was no age bar prior to the 2021 announcement 
  3. Earlier players of 14 years of age were the minimum age to play International cricket
  4. None 

Ans. b

Explanation: A player should be at least 15 years old to play International Cricket. However, countries still have the option to field a player below the said age limit. In case of exceptional circumstances, a Member Board could apply to the ICC to allow a player under the age of 15 to play for their respective country. It is to be noted that there was no age bar prior to this announcement for a cricketer to play in any form of the International Cricket. 

  1. Regarding Cybersecurity and Cyber usage choose the correct statement

i) In 2019, India was ranked as the second-largest online market in the world, next to the USA.

ii) The internet users in India are approx 700 million 

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

Ans. b

Explanation: The number of internet users in India is approximately 700 million. They are estimated to increase in both rural and urban areas.  In 2019, India was ranked as the second-largest online market in the world, next to China. Increase in online banking users is noted by the committee. What is Cyber Security?

  1. Who holds the record of being the youngest player in ICC?
  1. Hasan Raza
  2. Sachin Tendulkar
  3. Wasim Akram
  4. Virat Kohli

Ans. a

Explanation: Hasan Raza of Pakistan holds the record of being the youngest cricketer to play International Cricket. He was over 14 but less than 15 years of age to play his first match. 

  1. What is happening for the first time in the history of the Union Budget this year?
  1. It is the first time the budget is been read out by a female minister twice in a row
  2. It is for the first time that the budget would be paperless
  3. It is for the first time that the Budget would be announced in the lower house
  4. None of the above

Ans. b

Explanation: As the Union Budget 2021 will be presented on February 1, 2021, the central government has launched a dedicated Union Budget Mobile App for iOS and Android smartphones. This will also be the first time that the budget document will go paperless in the history of independent India.

  1. What was the main theme of the economic survey this year?
  1. Innovation and Infrastructure
  2. Pandemic Economical Reforms
  3. Policy reforms
  4. COVID-19 warriors

Ans. d

Explanation: The Economic Survey 2020-21 has been dedicated to all the COVID-19 warriors, who have helped in upholding India. The cover of the economic survey shows these COVID warriors including the nurses, doctors and scientists who have helped in developing the vaccine in record time and sanitation workers who have come together in the time of adversity to uphold India. 

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