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- Which organisation (in Feb’21) signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with Greenstat Hydrogen India Pvt. Ltd to set up a Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen (CoE-H)?
1) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
2) Bharat Petroleum
3) Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL)
4) Hindustan Petroleum
5) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-5) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
On February 18, 2021, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with Greenstat Hydrogen India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Greenstat Norway for setting up a Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen (CoE-H). The CoE will act as a think-tank for developing standards for best industrial practices, safety, product protocols and regulations in the area of hydrogen and fuel cells. The Union Budget 2020-21 unveiled National Hydrogen Mission (NHM) to accelerate plans to generate the carbon-free fuel from renewables.
- Which country’s Navy participated with Indian Navy in the Bilateral Military Exercise ‘PASSEX’ (Passage Exercise) in Arabian Sea on February 2021?
2) South Korea
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-1) Indonesia
On February 18, 2021, the Indian Navy conducted a Bilateral Military Exercise ‘PASSEX’ (Passage Exercise) with the Indonesian Navy in the Arabian Sea. PASSEX are conducted by Two Navies to ensure that the navies are able to communicate and cooperate in times of war or humanitarian relief. Indian Navy undertook a PASSEX with Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR) from December 4-5, 2020 and with Vietnam People’s Navy undertook a PASSEX in the South China Sea from December 26-27, 2020.
- Who chaired the virtual workshop (in Feb’21), conducted on theme “Covid-19 Management: Experience, good practices and way forward”?
1) Rajesh Bhushan
2) Harsh Vardhan
3) Narendra Modi
4) Faggan Singh Kulaste
5) Balram Bhargava
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-1) Rajesh Bhushan
On February 18, 2021, India organized a virtual workshop on the theme “Covid-19 Management: Experience, good practices and way forward” for health officials and experts from the eight members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Mauritius and Seychelles. It was chaired by India’s health secretary Rajesh Bhushan. The key measure includes creating a special visa scheme for doctors and nurses so that medical personnel can travel quickly within the region during health emergencies.
- Which was the key focus of 3rd meeting of QUAD – Foreign Ministers, that was held virtually in February 2021?
1) Covid-19 Recovery
3) North Korea
4) Self Reliant Economy
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-5) Myanmar
The 3rd QUAD meeting of Foreign Ministers of Japan, India, Australia and the United States (US) was held virtually from Washington DC, US. Notably, this Quad Ministerial Meeting was first under the Joe Biden Administration. The QUAD nations reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation including support for freedom of navigation and territorial integrity. Myanmar was the key focus of the meet. They discussed on the urgent need to restore the democratically elected government in Myanmar.
- Which bank (in Feb’21) signed an MoU with Society for Innovation and Development (SID), an initiative of IISc, Bengaluru to provide loans to startups & MSMEs?
1) DBS Bank
2) Indian Bank
3) State Bank of India
4) HDFC Bank
5) ICICI Bank
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-2) Indian Bank
On February 19, 2021 Indian Bank signed an MoU with Society for Innovation and Development (SID), an initiative of Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bengaluru to provide exclusive credit facility to start-ups and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs). This initiative is a part of the Bank’s scheme ‘Ind Spring Board for financing Start-ups’. The bank will provide loans up to Rs. 50 crores to these start-ups to cater their working capital requirements or to purchase of machinery, equipment etc.
- Which is the 1st & only Indian City to be named as ‘2020 Tree City of the World’?
1) New Delhi
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-4) Hyderabad
On 4th February 2021, the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations(UN) has recognised Hyderabad (Telangana) as one of the ‘2020 Tree City of the World’ for its contributions and commitment towards growing and maintaining urban forest. Hyderabad became the first and only city in India to be recognised as the Tree City of the World. Along with Hyderabad, 51 other cities were recognised as the ‘2020 Tree Cities of the World”, most of which were from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and others.
- Who was appointed (in Feb’21) as the President of 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
1) Yoshiro Mori
2) Seiko Hashimoto
3) Usha Rao-Monari
4) Yasushi Akimoto
5) Shuhei Toyoda
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-2) Seiko Hashimoto
On 18th February 2021, Seiko Hashimoto, seven time Olympian (speed skater and cyclist) who was serving as the Minister of State for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games became the president of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Seiko Hashimoto resigned from the role of Minister of Olympics as she takes over as the president of 2020 Tokyo olympics. She succeeds Former chief Yoshiro Mori following his resignation over the condemned sexist remarks.
- Who authored the book, “Maverick Messiah: A Political Biography of N.T. Rama Rao”?
1) Venkaiah Naidu
2) Krishnam Raju
3) Ramesh Kandula
4) N. Chandrababu Naidu
5) Jagan Mohan Reddy
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-3) Ramesh Kandula
On February 18, 2021 Vice President (VP) M Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled, ‘Maverick Messiah: A Political Biography of N.T. Rama Rao’. The non-fiction book is authored by senior journalist, Ramesh Kandula. N.T. Rama Rao is an Indian actor, producer, director, film editor and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) for 7 years over three terms. He founded the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1982.
- Who authored the book, “Star Struck: Confessions of a TV Executive”?
1) Peter Mukerjea
2) Sheen Bora
3) Uday Shankar
4) Rupert Murdoch
5) Sanjay Gupta
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-1) Peter Mukerjea
Peter Mukerjea, the former CEO of Star India Network, has penned down his memoir titled “Star Struck: Confessions of a TV Executive”. The book is a written confession of Peter Mukerjea, a well-known media personality who is undertrial for the murder case of Sheen Bora. The book is a collection of Peter Mukerjea’s experiences in Star India and his journey to becoming the CEO of Star India.
- Which organisation (in Feb’21), delivered the 100th & Final K-9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns to the Indian army?
1) Larsen & Toubro
2) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)
5) Ordnance Factory Board
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-1) Larsen & Toubro
On February 18, 2021, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) delivered the 100th & Final K-9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled Howitzer guns to the Indian army from L&T’s Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) situated at Hazira near Surat, Gujarat. K-9 Vajra has a range of 38 kms and is an indigenized version of K-9 Thunder of South Korea. The Howitzers have been produced by L&T with technology transfer from South Korean defence major Hanwha Defense.