Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 20th February 2021

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Created On: Feb 20, 2021 09:15 IST
Modified On: Feb 20, 2021 10:52 IST
Static GK and Current Events Quiz
Static GK and Current Events Quiz

Take the following GK Quiz based on static and current events. The quiz would be helpful to the candidates appearing in various competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, state PSC etc. 

  1. How many states are there in India?
  1. 28
  2. 29
  3. 26
  4. 27

Ans. a

Explanation: India has 28 states and 8 Union Territories.  Read all about the States and Union Territories here

  1. Which article of the Indian Constitution states that India is not a federation of states
  1. Article 1
  2. Article 2
  3. Article 1(a)
  4. The Preamble 

Ans. a

Explanation: Article 1 of the Indian Constitution specifies that India is a Union of states and not a Federation. 

  1. With respect to Union Territories of India, choose the correct statement

i) The concept of Union Territory was added by 8th amendment to the Constitution

ii) Puducherry was merged into Republic of India after in 1954

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

Ans. b

Explanation: Puducherry was merged into the Republic of India in 1954 after it attained independence from French rule.In 1963, it was granted Partial Statehood too. The concept of union territory was added through the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution ACt 1956. 

  1. On which river is the Dhubri Phulbari bridge proposed?
  1. Ganga 
  2. Brahmaputra
  3. Satluj
  4. Hooghly

Ans. b

Explanation: Dhubri-Phulbari Bridge is a proposed bridge over the Brahmaputra river. It would connect Assam and Meghalaya. 

  1. Choose the correct statement about the Dhubri Phulbari Bridge 

i) Once constructed, it would be the longest bridge in the world

ii) It would reduce the distance between Phulbari in Meghalaya and Dhubri Assam from 200 kilometres to almost 19 kilometres

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

Ans. b

Explanation: Dhubri-Phulbari bridge would be India's longest bridge over water and would span more than 19 kilometres. The bridge would reduce the distance between Phulbari in West Meghalaya and Dhubri West Assam from 200 kilometres to almost 19 kilometres.  Read more about it here

  1. As per the latest amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act by the Cabinet, which body would determine the nature of the crime committed by the juvenile?
  1. The District Magistrate
  2. The Juvenile Justice Board
  3. The Civil Court Judge 
  4. The High Court Judge 

Ans. b

Explanation: Recently the Cabinet has approved some amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act. As per it now the Juvenile Justice Board would determine the nature of crime and whether the juveniles would be tried as a minor or an adult. 

Read about Juvenile Justice Act and its details here

  1. What is the minimum sentence awarded in case of heinous crime committed/proved as per the Law?
  1. 7 years 
  2. 6 years
  3. 5 years
  4. 1 year

Ans. a

Explanation: As per the Law, in cases of heinous crime proved, the minimum sentence would be of 7 years. In case the criminal is between the age of 16-18, then as per the JJ Act, he/she would be treated as an adult in his/her trial. 

  1. Where was Vande Matram, the national song of India first published?
  1. Anandmath
  2. Gitanjali
  3. Bishabriksha
  4. Kesari

Ans. a

Explanation: ‘Vande Mataram’ is the national song of India which was published in a Bengali fiction novel ‘Anandmath’. 

  1. When did NASA's Perseverance rover land on the Red Planet?
  1. 16th February, 2021
  2. 18th February, 2021
  3. 19th February, 2021
  4. 10th February, 2021

Ans. b

Explanation: Perseverance rover landed successfully at Mars' Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021 after surviving a blazing seven-minute plunge through the Martian atmosphere.

  1. Who would chair the sixth Governing Council meeting of the NITI Aayog?
  1. Pramod Kumar Mishra
  2. Narendra Modi
  3. Ram Nath Kovind
  4. Manoj Mukund Naravane

Ans. b

Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be chairing the sixth Governing Council meeting of the NITI Aayog on February 20, 2021 through video conferencing. 
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