Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 25th February 2021

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Created On: Feb 25, 2021 09:46 IST
Modified On: Feb 25, 2021 12:14 IST
GK Questions and Answers
GK Questions and Answers

Take the following Static GK and Current Events quiz listed below and enhance your general knowledge base. Go through each questions explanation to have a better clarity of the topic. Take a look below 

  1. When is Central Excise Day celebrated?
  1. February 24
  2. February 28
  3. February 19
  4. February 23

Ans. a

Explanation: 24th February every year is celebrated as Central Excise Day to commemorate the Central Excise and Salt Act which was enacted on 24th February 1944.  Know about the Central Excise Day here

  1. Choose the correct statement about the Central Excise Day

i) It honours the contribution of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)

ii) It is celebrated to commemorate Central Excise and Salt Act 1944

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Central Excise Day is celebrated on 24th February every year to mark the anniversary of Central Excise and Salt Act 1944 and also to honour the CBIC’s contributions. 

  1. Choose the statement that is congruent with Fissile Material Cut off Treaty

i) It is a proposed pact for enhancing the production of fissile material

ii) The treaty has come into action in February 2021

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

Ans. d

Explanation: The Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty is a proposed international pact which would prohibit the further production of fissile materials (highly-enriched uranium and plutonium) for nuclear weapons or other explosives. The treaty is yet to be negotiated and defined. Read details here

  1. In which year was the Conference of Disarmament established?
  1. 1979
  2. 1987
  3. 1978
  4. 1981

Ans. a

Explanation: The Conference on Disarmament (CD) was established in 1979 as the single multilateral disarmament negotiation forum of the international community. 

5. What is Carbon Watch?

  1. Watch having carbonated dial
  2. Watch that informs about carbon content
  3. Mobile App informing about carbon footprint
  4. Glasses informing about pollution

Ans. c

Explanation: Carbon Watch is a mobile application used to assess the carbon footprint generated by any individual. 

Read here| Carbon Watch Mobile App details 

  1. Which statement is correct about Carbon Watch?

i) The application can be accessed only by the people residing in Chandigarh on their mobile phone 

ii) The App also asks the users to fill the details regarding electricity consumption every month

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

Ans. b

Explanation:  In the Energy category of Carbon Watch, monthly details regarding the electricity units consumed, monthly bill generated and also the usage of solar energy would need to be furnished. The application was launched for the people of Chandigarh but can be accessed by anyone from any city now. 

  1. Who has designed and developed the world's first solar heated military tent?
  1. He Jiankui
  2. Sonam Wanchuk
  3. Allen Bard
  4. Alain Aspect

Ans. b

Explanation: Sonam Wanchuk, an Indian engineer and education reformist has developed a unique solar heated tent for the Indian Army. It is the first of its kind in the world. 

Also Read| World's first Solar Heated Tent designed for the Indian army

  1. Choose the correct statement about Solar tents for Indian Army designed by Sonam Wangchuk

i) The front end of the tent is called the Greenhouse section

ii) The sleeping chamber is placed towards south of the tent

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

Ans. a

Explanation:The front end of the tent is called the Greenhouse section, which uses solar energy to be heated. The sleeping chamber is situated in the north of the tent. It is surrounded by insulator bags like those in sleeping bags. 

  1. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar used this language for the first time in UNSC debate on climate change
  1. Sanskrit
  2. English
  3. Urdu
  4. Hindi

Ans. a

Explanation: Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar used Sanskrit for the first time in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Debate on climate change on February 23, 2021. 

  1. Which nation has reported the first case of H5N8 virus?
  1. France 
  2. USA
  3. Russia
  4. China 

Ans.c

Explanation: Russia has reported the world's first case of bird flu virus strain -H5N8 -that has infected humans through birds.

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