February 1st Week Current Affairs MCQ – Best 100 Ques | Download PDF NOW


February 1st Week Current Affairs MCQ – Best 100 Ques | Download PDF NOW



 

Which of the following tournament was cancelled for 2020–21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

COVID-19 महामारी के कारण निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा टूर्नामेंट 2020-21 सीज़न के लिए रद्द कर दिया गया?

  1. Ranji Trophy
  2. Vijay Hazare Trophy
  3. Vinoo Mankad Trophy
  4. Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Ans.     a.  Ranji Trophy 

Explanation

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to not conduct the Ranji Trophy 2020-21.
  • Due to COVID-19 pandemic the cricket board decided against organising the premier domestic tournament and it happens for the first time in 87 years that the Ranji Trophy will not take place.
  • BCCI President : Sourav Ganguly
  • Secretary : Jay Shah

 

City of Davis, where the statue of Mahatma Gandhi was recently vandalized, is located in which country?

डेविस शहर, जहां महात्मा गांधी की प्रतिमा को किसी ने तोड़ दिया, किस देश में स्थित है?

  1. UK
  2. USA
  3. Australia
  4. New Zealand

Ans.     b. USA

Explanation

  • Unknown miscreants have vandalized and broken the base 6-ft tall, 650-pound (294 kg) bronze statue of Gandhi, in the Central Park of the City of Davis in Northern California.

 

For the first time, the Union budget was presented on February 1 in which year?

पहली बार केंद्रीय बजट 1 फरवरी को किस वर्ष पेश किया गया था?

  1. 2014
  2. 2015
  3. 2016
  4. 2017

Ans.     d.2017

Explanation

  • Till 2016, the union budget was presented on the last working day of February.
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley changed that ritual in 2017 when the union budget was presented on February 1.
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the ‘Union Budget Mobile App’ for quick, easy, and hassle-free access of the official Budget documents for the members of the parliaments as well as the general public.

 

Who has been appointed as the New Chief Executive of National Health Authority?

राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य प्राधिकरण के नए मुख्य कार्यकारी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

  1. Sunil Arora
  2. Ashok Kumar
  3. Suneet Sharma
  4. Ram Sewak Sharma

 

Ans.     d. Ram Sewak Sharma

Explanation

  • He is the former chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
  • He replaced Indu Bhushan.
  • Earlier, RS Sharma was made the chairperson of an empowered committee for CoWIN, the vaccine delivery technology platform for COVID-19.

 

Who has been elected as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC)?

एशियाई क्रिकेट परिषद (एसीसी) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

  1. Jay Shah
  2. Rajeev Shukla
  3. Sourav Ganguly
  4. Nazmul Hassan

Ans.     a. Jay Shah


Explanation

  • The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is a cricket organisation which was established in 1983, to promote and develop the sport of cricket in Asia.
  • Subordinate to the International Cricket Council, the council is the continent’s regional administrative body, and currently consists of 24 member
  • Headquarters : Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India was started by Swami Vivekananda in which year?

प्रबुद्ध भारत या जागृत भारत, स्वामी विवेकानंद द्वारा किस वर्ष शुरू की गई?

  1. 1892
  2. 1894
  3. 1896
  4. 1899

Ans.     c. 1896

Explanation

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 125th anniversary celebrations of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’, a monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order, on January 31.
  • The journal ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ has been an important medium for spreading the message of India’s ancient spiritual wisdom. Its publication was started from Chennai (erstwhile Madras), where it continued to be published for two years, after which it was published from Uttarakhand’s Almora.

‘The Animals’ guitarist Hilton Valentine, who died recently, was from which country?

‘The Animals’ गिटारवादक हिल्टन वेलेंटाइन, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, किस देश से थे ?

  1. England
  2. Slovakia
  3. Germany
  4. United States

Ans.     a. England

Explanation

  • The Animals guitarist Hilton Valentine, who created one of the most famous opening riffs in 1960s pop music, has died at the age of 77.

 

How many member countries are there in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership – or CPTPP, to which UK is applying to join?

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), जिसमें ब्रिटेन शामिल होने के लिए आवेदन कर रहा है, में कितने सदस्य देश हैं?

  1. 11
  2. 13
  3. 18
  4. 21

Ans.     a. 11

Explanation

  • The UK will apply to join a free trade area with 11 Asia and Pacific nations on Monday, a year after it officially left the EU.
  • The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership – or CPTPP – covers a market of around 500 million people.
  • Members include Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
  • The bloc was established in 2018.

 

What is the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of copra for 2021 season?

2021 सीज़न के लिए कोपरा का न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य (MSP) क्या है?

  1. Rs 10,335 per quintal
  2. Rs 12,335 per quintal
  3. Rs 15,335 per quintal
  4. Rs 19,335 per quintal

Ans.     a. Rs 10,335 per quintal

Explanation

  • The Union Cabinet increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of copra for the 2021 season by Rs 375 to Rs 10,335 per quintal.


Shubhdarshini Tripathi appointed as the next Ambassador of India to which country?

शुभदर्शिनी त्रिपाठी को किस देश में भारत के अगले राजदूत के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया?

  1. Tajikistan
  2. Uzbekistan
  3. Kazakhstan
  4. Turkmenistan

Ans.     c. Kazakhstan

Explanation

  • Shubhdarshini Tripathi, presently Deputy Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of
  • Capital: Nur-Sultan
  • Currency: Kazakhstani tenge

 

Which country has decided to award the contract for construction of 679 megawatt Lower Arun Hydropower Project to India’s Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN)?

किस देश ने भारत के सतलुज जल विद्युत निगम (SJVN) को 679 मेगावाट लोअर अरुण जलविद्युत परियोजना के निर्माण का ठेका देने का फैसला किया है?

  1. Nepal
  2. Bhutan
  3. Myanmar
  4. Bangladesh

Ans.     a. Nepal

 Explanation

  • Nepal has decided to award the contract for construction of 679 megawatt Lower Arun Hydropower Project to India’s Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN).
  • This was decided at a meeting of the Investment Board Nepal (IBN), chaired by Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
  • The project was awarded to the SJVN under the Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) delivery method.

 

The Government of India and which bank signed a 500-million US dollar to improve quality of school education in India?

भारत सरकार और किस बैंक ने भारत में स्कूली शिक्षा की गुणवत्ता में सुधार के लिए 500 मिलियन अमेरिकी डॉलर का अनुबंध किया?

  1. World Bank (WB)
  2. New Development Bank (NDB)
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  4. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Ans.     a. World Bank (WB)

 Explanation

  • The Government of India and the World Bank signed a 500-million US dollar Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Programme (STARS) to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states.
  • These include Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Rajasthan.
  • The STARS programme builds on the long partnership between India and the World Bank (since 1994), for strengthening public school education and to support the country’s goal of providing Education for All.
  • World Bank HQs : Washington DC (USA)

 

 Who among the following inaugurated Aadi Mahotsav, a National Tribal Festival at Dilli Haat?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने दिली हाट में आदि महोत्सव का उद्घाटन किया?

  1. Amit Shah
  2. Narendra Modi
  3. Venkaiah Naidu
  4. Ram Nath Kovind

Ans.     c. Venkaiah Naidu

Explanation

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Aadi Mahotsav, a National Tribal Festival today at Dilli Haat in INA in the National Capital.
  • The Tribal Affairs Ministry said, the Aadi Mahotsav – A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Crafts, Cuisine and Commerce is a successful annual initiative that was commenced in 2017.
  • The festival was an attempt to familiarise the people with the rich and diverse craft, culture of the tribal communities across the country, in one place.
  • Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED), as the nodal agency under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, has been working to improve the income and livelihoods of the tribal people, while preserving their way of life and traditions.

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Which of the following has become the first metro in the country to use ultraviolet (UV) rays to sanitise train coaches?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन ट्रेन के डिब्बों को साफ करने के लिए पराबैंगनी (यूवी) किरणों का उपयोग करने वाली देश में पहली मेट्रो बन गई है?

  1. Delhi Metro
  2. Noida Metro
  3. Mumbai Metro
  4. Lucknow Metro

Ans.     d. Lucknow Metro

Explanation

  • The Lucknow Metro has become the first metro in the country to use ultraviolet (UV) rays to sanitise train coaches.The step was taken in the wake of Covid pandemic to provide its passengers a safe and secure journey.
  • UPMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav said that When Lucknow Metro started token sanitation by UV radiation, there was an overwhelming response and appreciation from the passengers.

 

Which of the following has been signed an agreement with the Union Territory of Ladakh to accelerate its development through science and technology interventions?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी में लद्दाख के विकास को तेज करने के लिए इसके साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

  1. ISRO
  2. DRDO
  3. CSIR
  4. NITI Aayog

Ans.     c. CSIR

Explanation

  • An agreement has been signed between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Union Territory of Ladakh to accelerate its development through science and technology interventions.
  • Director of CSIR : Dr Shekhar C. Mande

 

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Which state launched the new phase of Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Health Insurance Scheme?

आयुष्मान भारत महात्मा गांधी स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना का नया चरण किस राज्य ने शुरू किया?

  1. Bihar
  2. Gujarat
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Maharashtra

Ans.     c. Rajasthan

 

Explanation

  • In Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched the new phase of Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Health Insurance Scheme.
  • Under this scheme, 1 crore 10 lakh families of the state will get the benefit of health insurance.
  • Rajasthan CM : Ashok Gehlot
  • Governor : Kalraj Mishra
  • Capital : Jaipur

 

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