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    Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 3rd February 2021

    Solve the GK quiz listed below to improve your preparation for the competitive exams coming up in 2021. The questions and answers have valid explanation below them for candidate's convenience
    Created On: Feb 3, 2021 10:30 IST
    Modified On: Feb 3, 2021 10:59 IST
    GK Quiz for current and static events
    GK Quiz for current and static events

    Answer the following questions related to the Static and Current events.  Prepare for various Government exams such as UPSC, SSC and Bank PO taking the help of this quiz brought to you by Jagran Josh. 

    1. Jarosite has been recently found on Earth. Where is the location?
    1. Antarctica 
    2. Europe
    3. Africa
    4. Australia

    Ans. a

    Explanation: Jarosite has been found in the ice cores that were extracted from Antarctica by a team of international researchers recently. 

    Read| Details on Jarosite found on Mars here

    1. Choose the correct statement regarding Jarosite recently found in Antarctica

    i) Jarosite is a family of iron-hydroxy sulphate minerals generally occurring in acidic, sulfate-rich environments. 

    ii) These are also found in mining and ore processing wastes and has the chemical formula of KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

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

    Ans. c

    Explanation: Jarosite is a family of iron-hydroxy sulphate minerals generally occurring in acidic, sulfate-rich environments. These are also found in mining and ore processing wastes. As per the research, the end-member jarosite consists of potassium and has the chemical formula of KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6. 

    1. How is jarosite obtained on Earth?
    1. By mixing sulphuric acid with mars dust
    2. Mixing of sulfuric acid with groundwater
    3. Mixing of sulphuric acid with ground dust 
    4. Obtained naturally

    Ans. b

    Explanation: On our planet mixing of sulfuric acid with groundwater results in the formation of jarosite. Although, the right balance of these situations is necessary for its formation to occur.

    1. Which moon in the planetary system has congruency with Earth
    1. Europa
    2. Ganymede
    3. Titan
    4. Rhea

    Ans. c

    Explanation: Titan is Saturns moon which is most similar to Earth and thus NASA wishes to explore it to search for life on it to find out how life began on Earth.

    Related| What is Mission Dragonfly to Titan?

    1. Choose the correct statement about Mission Dragonfly

    i) The mission would be launched in 2034

    ii) It is a kind of Rotorcraft be sent to Saturn

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

    Ans. d

    Explanation: The mission will be launched in 2026. Dragonfly would be going to Titan in search of origins of life on Earth. 

    1. Choose the correct statement regarding Dragonfly

    i) Dragonfly has taken advantage of 13 years’ of the data provided by Cassini to choose a calm weather period to land on Titan. 

    ii) It would first be landing on the equatorial “Shangri-La” dune fields.

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

    Ans. c

    Explanation: Dragonfly has taken advantage of 13 years’ of the data provided by Cassini to choose a calm weather period to land on Titan. It also knows about the safe initial landing sites and scientifically interesting targets on the moon of Saturn. It would first be landing on the equatorial “Shangri-La” dune fields.

    1. What is Central Bank Digital Currency?

    i) It is a legal tender and liability of any countries Central Bank but in a digital design. 

    ii) It can be exchanged with a little low denomination with traditional bank deposits.  

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

    Ans. a

    Explanation: CBDC is a legal tender and liability of any country’s central banking system in a digital form. It can be exchanged or converted on an equal rate or at par with the cash or central bank deposits. Know all about CBDC here

    1. Which city is called India's financial capital?
    1. Delhi 
    2. Mumbai
    3. Bengaluru
    4. Kolkata

    Ans. b

    Explanation: While Delhi is the National capital, Mumbai is the financial capital. 

    1. Regarding Delhi - Mumbai Expressway choose the correct statement

    i) The carbon emissions would be reduced by half by this highway

    ii) This highway's existence would be equivalent to planting 4 crore trees

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

    Ans. c

    Explanation: The expressway once built would reduce the time of commute between the two cities by half along with the CO2 emissions too. This would be equivalent to planting 4 crore trees. Delhi- Mumbai Expressway details

    1. When was the Economic Survey tabled in India in 2021?
    1. 31st January
    2. 29th January
    3. 1st February
    4. 2nd February

    Ans. b

    Explanation: The Economic Survey 2021 was tabled on 29th January 2021 as the last working day before the Budget is traditionally the day of its presentation. Solve the quiz on Economic Survey and prepare for Govt Exams 

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