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Day Wise Current Affairs 2021: 16th Feb 2021

In this article, we provide 16th February 2021 current affairs in Hind and English for upcoming exams like HCS, RAS, UPPCS, and other state services.

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Que1.भारत में किस नेता की  पुण्यतिथि; समर्पण दिवस के रूप में मनाई जाती है?To commemorate the death anniversary of which leader, Samarpan Diwas is observed in India?पंडित दीनदयाल उपाध्याय/

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

Que2. भारत में राष्ट्रीय उत्पादकता दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?/When is the National Productivity Day observed in India?

12 फरवरी/February 12

Today's Quiz

Q1.प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने किस राज्य में भारत के पहले अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रूज टर्मिनल का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) महाराष्ट्र

(b) ओडिशा

(c) केरल

(d) आंध्र प्रदेश

Q1. Prime Minister Modi has inaugurated India’s first full-fledged international cruise terminal in which state?

(a) Maharashtra 

(b) Odisha 

(c) Kerala 

(d) Andhra Pradesh 

  • The Prime Minister has inaugurated the country's first full-fledged international cruise terminal, Sagarika at Cochin Port and Marine Engineering Training Institute of Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
  • The International Cruise Terminal at Cochin Port will enhance the capacity of the port to handle cruise ship passengers. With the terminal, the port can handle 5,000 passengers at a time.
  • Apart from the cruise terminal, the Prime Minister inaugurated a few other key infrastructure projects in Kochi, including the Rs 6,000-crore Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project at Cochin Refinery. 
  • The Petrochemical project would help strengthen India’s journey towards being Atma Nirbhar (self-reliant) as it will save foreign exchange.

Q2.किस राज्य ने गरीब छात्रों को मुफ्त कोचिंग प्रदान करने के लिए "अभ्युदय" योजना शुरू की है?

(a) मध्य प्रदेश

(b) राजस्थान

(c) गुजरात

(d) उत्तर प्रदेश

Q2. Which state has launched the “Abhyudaya” scheme to provide free coaching to poor students?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Gujarat 

(d) Uttar Pradesh 

  • Yogi Adityanath; the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has launched the Abhyudaya scheme
  • The scheme aims to provide assistance to all such students who want to prepare for these exams but are unable to do so due to their financial status.
  • The coaching centers will be first set up at the divisional level and then at the district level in the second phase.
  • The free-of-cost coaching institutes will start functioning from 'Basant Panchami' (February 16), the day of worship to the goddess of learning, Saraswati.
  • There will also be separate classes for NEET and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission into the prestigious IITs. 

Q3.प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने हाल ही में सेना को DRDO द्वारा स्वदेशी रूप निर्मित कौन से सैन्य उपकरण सौंपे हैं?

(a) भीम टैंक

(b) अर्जुन टैंक

(c) वरुण टैंक

(d) सक्षम टैंक

Q3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently handed over which indigenously manufactured military equipment to the Army?

(a) Bhim Tank

(b) Arjun Tank 

(c) Varun Tank

(d) Saksham Tank 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank Mark-1A (MK-1A) to the Indian Army in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • The army will get 118 units of the Main Battle Tank, indigenously designed, developed, and manufactured by  DRDO along with 15 academic institutions, eight labs, and several MSMEs.
  • The Arjun Main Battle Tank project was initiated by DRDO in 1972 with the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) as its lead laboratory. 
  • The objective was to create a “state-of-the-art tank with superior firepower, high mobility, and excellent protection”. 

Q4. 'Mapping Love' नामक पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) रोमिला थापर

(b) झुम्पा लाहिड़ी

(c) प्रीति शेनॉय

(d) अश्विनी अय्यर तिवारी

Q4. Who wrote the book titled, 'Mapping Love'?

(a) Romila Thapar

(b) Jhumpa Lahiri 

(c) Preeti Shenoy 

(d) Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

  • Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has turned author with her debut fiction novel, titled 'Mapping Love'. 
  • The 41-year-old director's book will be published in May this year.
  • Iyer Tiwari, known for acclaimed films like 'Nil Battey Sannata', 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' and 'Panga'.

Q5.महाराजा सुहेलदेव स्मारक किस राज्य में स्थापित किया जाएगा?

(a) बिहार

(b) हरियाणा

(c) उत्तर प्रदेश

(d) पंजाब

Q5. Maharaja Suheldev Memorial will be set up in which state?

(a) Bihar 

(b) Haryana 

(c) Uttar Pradesh 

(d) Punjab 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial and development work of Chittaura Lake, Uttar Pradesh on 16th February through video conferencing. 
  • The event marks the birth anniversary of Maharaja Suheldev. 
  • The complete project will include the installation of an equestrian statue of Maharaja Suheldev and the development of various tourist amenities like a cafeteria, guest house, and a children’s park.

Q6.राष्ट्रीय संस्कृति महोत्सव किस राज्य द्वारा आयोजित किया गया है?

(a) मध्य प्रदेश

(b) ओडिशा

(c) पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) झारखंड

Q6. Which state has organized the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav?

(a) Madhya Pradesh 

(b) Odisha 

(c) West Bengal 

(d) Jharkhand 

  • The Union Culture Ministry is organizing the 11th edition of its Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in West Bengal. 
  • The events is scheduled to be held in Cooch Behar on February 14-16; in Darjeeling on February 22- 24 and in Murshidabad on February 27-28
  • This Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav which is being organized in the State will enhance mutual understanding and bonding between people of diverse cultures, thereby securing stronger unity and integrity of India.

Q7.मालदीव को ग्रेटर माले कनेक्टिविटी प्रोजेक्ट के लिए कौन सा भारतीय बैंक 400 मिलियन डॉलर से वित्तपोषित करेगा ?

(a) SBI 

(b) RBI

(c) Exim Bank

(d) IDBI

Q7. Which Indian bank will finance $ 400 million for the Greater Male Connectivity Project to the Maldives?

(a) SBI 

(b) RBI

(c) Exim Bank

(d) IDBI

  • Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) will provide $400 million to Maldives to fund Greater Male Connectivity Project.
  • The agreement under the line of credit is effective January 28, 2021.
  • The terminal utilization period is 60 months after the scheduled completion date of the project. 
  • The 6.7 km Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) will be the largest civilian infrastructure project in Maldives, connecting Male with three neighbouring islands — Villingili, Gulhifahu and Thilafushi.
  • CEO: David Rasquinha 
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

Q8.प्रसिद्ध "काला घोड़ा" कला महोत्सव किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

(a) गुजरात

(b) महाराष्ट्र

(c) मध्य प्रदेश

(d) हरियाणा

Q8. The famous “Kala Ghoda” Arts Festival is celebrated in which state?

(a) Gujarat 

(b) Maharashtra 

(c) Madhya Pradesh 

(d) Haryana 

  • The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival was celebrated between 6-14 February in Mumbai. 
  • It was started in 1999. 
  • This year’s festival is the 22nd edition of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. It is one of the largest multicultural festivals in Mumbai.
  • This year, the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival has gone digital keeping in mind the situation of the pandemic.

Q9.ऑक्सफोर्ड यूनिवर्सिटी स्टूडेंट यूनियन की अध्यक्ष चुनी जाने वाली पहली भारतीय महिला कौन बन गई है?

(a) भव्या लाल

(b) रश्मि सामंत

(c) गीतांजलि राव

(d) नीरा टंडन

Q9. Who has become the first Indian woman to be elected president of the Oxford University Student Union?

(a) Bhavya Lal 

(b) Rashmi Samant

(c) Gitanjali Rao 

(d) Neera Tanden 

  • Rashmi Samant has made history after she became the first Indian woman to be elected president of the Oxford University Student Union.
  • Her manifesto promised syllabus decolonization and decarbonizing the world-famous institution.
  • Samant, a graduate student scored a landslide win in the election.

Q10.जस्टिस  पुष्पा गनेदीवाला ने हाल ही में किस उच्च न्यायालय में अतिरिक्त न्यायाधीश के रूप में शपथ ली?

(a) दिल्ली उच्च न्यायालय

(b) बॉम्बे हाई कोर्ट

(c) मद्रास उच्च न्यायालय

(d) कर्नाटक उच्च न्यायालय

Q10. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala took oath as an additional judge in which High court?

(a) Delhi High Court 

(b) Bombay High Court

(c) Madras High Court

(d) Karnataka High Court 

  • The Bombay High Court's judge Justice Pushpa Ganediwala, who had delivered two controversial verdicts in sexual assault cases, took oath as the high court's additional judge for one more year.
  • Justice Nitin Jamdar, the senior-most judge at the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, administered the oath of office to her.
  • The oath-taking ceremony was attended virtually by the Bombay High Court's Chief Justice Dipankar Datta.
  • Last month, the Supreme Court collegium had withdrawn its approval to a proposal for the appointment of Justice Ganediwala as a permanent judge of the court following her two controversial verdicts.

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