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Que1.भारत ने हाल ही में किस देश के साथ एक मुक्त व्यापार समझौते (FTA) पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?/ India has recently signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with which country?

मॉरीशस/Mauritius 

Que2. केंद्रीय उत्पाद शुल्क दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?

When is the Central Excise Day observed?

24 फरवरी/February 24

Today's Quiz

Q1.भारत की पहली जलमग्न सुरंग (undersea tunnel) किस शहर में स्थापित की जाएगी?

(a) कोच्चि

(b) मुंबई

(c) चेन्नई

(d) विशाखापत्तनम

Q1. India’s first undersea tunnel will be set up in which city?

(a) Kochi 

(b) Mumbai 

(c) Chennai 

(d) Visakhapatnam 

  • India’s first undersea tunnel will be set up in Mumbai as a part of the city’s Coastal Road project. 
  • The twin tunnels, which have a length of 2.07 km of which 1 kilometer will be under the sea, are being built as part of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project, a 10.58-km stretch starting from the Marine Drive promenade to the Worli-end of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. 
  • It is the first undersea road tunnel in the country that will pass through the Arabian Sea near Girgaon Chowpatty.
  • It will start from Priyadarshini Park and end at Netaji Subhash Road in Marine Drive.
  • Mumbai’s undersea tunnel will be 20 meters below the seabed.

REVISION: 

Which state is in the top position in delivering justice to people as per the  India Justice Report 2020?Maharashtra

Q2.भारत में मृदा स्वास्थ्य कार्ड दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?

(a) 20 फरवरी

(b) 21 फरवरी

(c) 23 फरवरी

(d) 19 फरवरी

Q2. When is Soil Health Card Day observed in India?

(a) February 20

(b) February 21

(c) February 23

(d) February 19

  • India observes the Soil Health Card Day on 19 February to commemorate the launch of the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme.
  • The day creates awareness about the benefits of the scheme.
  • 2021 marks the sixth year of the launch of the SHC Scheme.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme on 19th February 2015 at Suratgarh in Rajasthan.

REVISION: 

 What is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2021?/Wetlands and Water(Feb 2)

Q3.हाल ही में किस देश ने कोरोनावायरस "ग्रीन पास" प्रणाली शुरू की है?

(a) इटली

(b) चीन

(c) इज़राइल

(d) भारत

Q3. Which country has recently launched a coronavirus "green pass" system?

(a) Italy 

(b) China 

(c) Israel 

(d) India 

  • Israel has launched a coronavirus "green pass" system, which allows people who have been vaccinated to access public facilities that would otherwise be off-limits.
  • Israelis who have gotten both Pfizer vaccine shots and those who have recovered from the virus get a "Green Pass'' certificate in the form of a QR code or printout for people without smartphones. 
  • Businesses caught breaking the rules will be fined and the government is threatening to jail Israelis who forge green passes.

REVISION: 

 Which country has appointed Joyshree Das Verma as Honorary Consul in Northeast India? Israel 

Q4.संयुक्त राष्ट्र की किस संस्था ने हाल ही में Making Peace with Nature' रिपोर्ट जारी की है?

(a) UNDP

(b) UNEP 

(c) UNESCO

(d) UNICEF

Q4.Which UN authority has recently released, 'Making Peace with Nature' report?

(a) UNDP

(b) UNEP 

(c) UNESCO

(d) UNICEF

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the 'Making Peace with Nature' report, ahead of the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly.
  • Climate change, biodiversity loss, and land degradation should be tackled together by transforming the world’s relationship with nature.
  • The assembly will be held February 22-23, 2021 on the theme ‘Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’.

Q5.किस देश की संसद ने नए प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में “Irakli Garibashvili” को नामित किया है?

(a) लीबिया

(b) मिस्र

(c) जॉर्जिया

(d) कजाकिस्तान

Q5. Irakli Garibashvili has been named as the new Prime Minister of which country?

(a) Libya

(b) Egypt

(c) Georgia  

(d) Kazakhstan 

  • The Parliament of Georgia has confirmed Irakli Garibashvili as Prime Minister along with a vote of confidence in the cabinet 
  • The political situation in Georgia has been tense since a fall parliamentary election. 
  • The opposition is demanding a rerun of the vote.
  • Before the police raid, parliament members  named a new prime minister, replacing one who opposed arresting United National Movement  chairman, lawmaker Nika Melia 
  • Melia faces charges of inciting violence during protests in 2019. He had been free on bail.

Q6.किस भारतीय सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता को यूएसए द्वारा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भ्रष्टाचार निरोधक चैंपियंस पुरस्कार के विजेता के रूप में नामित किया गया है?

(a) मेधा पाटकर

(b) अंजलि भारद्वाज

(c) किरण बेदी

(d) अन्ना हजारे

Q6. Which Indian social activist has been named as the winner of the International Anti Corruption Champions Award by the USA?

(a) Medha Patkar

(b) Anjali Bhardwaj

(c) Kiran Bedi 

(d) Anna Hazare

  • The US state department has announced Indian social activist Anjali Bhardwaj as one of the 12 inaugural winners of the International Anti Corruption Champions Award.
  • Bhardwaj has served as an active member of the Right to Information Movement in India for over two decades
  • The 48-year-old activist is also the founder of the Satark Nagrik Sangathan, a citizens' group with a mandate to promote transparency.

REVISION:

Who has been appointed as Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the UNDP?

Usha Rao-Monari

Q7.किस केंद्रीय मंत्री ने 18 राज्यों में फैले 50 कारीगर आधारित SFURTI क्लस्टरों का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) स्मृति ईरानी

(b) नितिन गडकरी

(c) महेंद्र नाथ पांडे

(d) प्रल्हाद जोशी

Q7. Which Union Minister has inaugurated 50 artisan-based SFURTI clusters spread across 18 states?

(a) Smriti Irani 

(b) Nitin Gadkari 

(c) Mahendra Nath Pandey

(d) Pralhad Joshi

  • Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 50 artisan-based SFURTI clusters spread across 18 states.
  • It will support 42000 artisans involved in traditional industries of muslin, khadi, coir, handicraft, handlooms, woodcraft, leather, etc.
  • The Minister emphasized the need for a web portal for traditional products. He also discussed the improvement in the design of traditional products and the formation of more clusters.
  • At present, 371 clusters have been approved by the government in which only 82 are functional. 
  • The government aims to help at least 1 cluster in each district.

Q8. हाल ही में किसने ‘ग्रेटर टिपरालैंड" की अपनी नई राजनीतिक मांग की घोषणा की है?

(a) बिप्लब कुमार देब

(b) प्रद्योत किशोर माणिक्य

(c) रमेश बैस

(d) बी डी मिश्रा

Q8. Who has recently announced his new political demand of ‘Greater Tipraland’?

(a) Biplab Kumar Deb

(b) Pradyot Kishore Manikya

(c) Ramesh Bais

(d) B. D. Mishra

  • The former Congress state president, Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya has recently announced his new political demand of ‘Greater Tipraland’ (TIPRA- The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance)  
  • He claims that it would serve the interest of tribals, non-tribals, Tripuri tribals staying outside Tripura, even those outside India in Bandarban, Chittagong, Khagrachari, and other border adjacent areas in Bangladesh.
  • ‘Greater Tipraland’ is essentially an extension of the ruling tribal partner Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura – IPFT’s demand of Tipraland, which sought a separate state for tribals of Tripura.

Q9.'Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor'  किस अभिनेता की आत्मकथा है?

(a) अनुपम खेर

(b) कबीर बेदी

(c) नसीरुद्दीन शाह

(d) अनिल कपूर

Q9. 'Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor', is the autobiography of which actor?

(a) Anupam Kher 

(b) Kabir Bedi 

(c) Naseeruddin Shah

(d) Anil Kapoor 

  • Veteran actor Kabir Bedi wrote his autobiography, 'Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor' 
  • It will be published in April 2021. 

REVISION: Priyanka Chopra memoir -Unfinished

Q10.भारतीय दूरसंचार नियामक प्राधिकरण (TRAI) के पूर्व अध्यक्ष कौन थे जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया?

(a) सतीश शर्मा

(b) राहुल खुल्लर

(c) एम रामा जोइस

(d) एम एस वर्मा

Q10. Who was the former chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) who passed away recently?

(a)  Satish Sharma 

(b) Rahul Khullar 

(c) M Rama Jois 

(d) M S Verma

  • Former chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Rahul Khullar passed away at the age of 69. 
  • Khullar, a 1975-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was appointed as TRAI chief in May 2012.
  • He served at TRAI for three years. 
  • Before being appointed as TRAI chief, he was a secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Trade.

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