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- Where was the National Tribal Festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ 2021 held?
1) New Delhi
2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
3) Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
4) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
5) In TRIFED’s Virtual Platform
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-1) New Delhi
On February 1, 2021, Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the National Tribal Festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ 2021 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. The festival will be held from February 1-15, 2021 will showcase Tribal art, crafts, medicine, cuisine & folk performances from Tribal Artists and chefs from more than 20 states of India. The festival is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs & Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).
- Recently (in Feb 2021), Barbara Pompili signed a letter of Intent between SECI & AFD for development of a 150 MW floating solar plant. She is the Minister for Ecological Transition of _________.
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-3) France
Barbara Pompili, French Minister for Ecological Transition made a 5-day Visit to India from January 28-February 1, 2021. During Barbara Pompili’s meeting with R K Singh, Ministry of Power, New and Renewable Energy a letter of intent between SECI & AFD for the development of a floating solar plant of up to 150 MW was signed. During the meeting, Bilateral technical cooperation on high-efficiency solar panels & new investments from French Companies in Solar Power Projects & Smart Grid in India were discussed.
- How many products were recently (in Feb 2021), added to Minor Forest Produce (MFP) under the central government’s scheme that receive Minimum Support Price (MSP)?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer- 5) 14
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has included 14 additional Minor Forest Produce (MFP) items under the Minimum Support Price (MSP) Scheme to ensure that Tribal Gatherers get fair prices for their Forest Produces. The 14 items are Tasar Cocoon, Cashew Kernel, Elephant Apple Dry, Bamboo Shoot, Malkangani Seed, Mahul Leaves, Nagod, Gokhru, Pipla/Uchithi, Gamhar/Gamari, Oroxylumindicum, Wild Mushroom dry, Shringraj & Tree Moss. Previously, there were 49 items covered under the scheme, with the inclusion of the 14 products, the total count jumps to 63.
- Where was the 5 daylong event of India’s Biggest Silk Fair, the 8th India International Silk Fair held, in February 2021?
1) New Delhi
2) Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
3) Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
4) Bangalore, Karnataka
5) In Indian Silk Fair’s Virtual Platform
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-5) In Indian Silk Fair’s Virtual Platform
On 31st January 2021, Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani virtually addressed the inaugural session of India’s Biggest Silk Fair, the 8th India International Silk Fair. The 5 daylong event was virtually organised by Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC), a non-profit organisation under the Ministry of Textiles & Sponsored by Department of Commerce. The Event was held from 31st January to 4th February 2021. Virtual Platform – https://virtualindiansilkfair.in/
- Which State government recently (in Feb 2021), launched ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission, aimed at providing 100% potable water supply to all rural households?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-5) Punjab
On 1st February, 2021 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually launched ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission, aimed at providing 100% potable water supply to all rural households of the state by March, 2022. The scheme is funded by World Bank, Jal Jeewan Mission of GoI, NABARD and State Budget. CM launched New Large multi-village surface water supply schemes covering 85 villages in Moga district that were affected by Uranium pollution, at a cost of Rs. 1,020 crores.
- Which organisation launched the World’s 1st Commercial Rocket powered by Biofuel ‘Stardust 1.0’?
1) Exodus Space Corp
2) bluShift Aerospace
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-2) bluShift Aerospace
On January 31,2021 United States (US) based Startup bluShift Aerospace launched ‘Stardust 1.0’ from Loring Commerce Centre in Maine, US. It is the World’s 1st Commercial Rocket launch powered by Biofuel. The solid biofuels used in the launch is non-toxic, Carbon Neutral & can be sourced from America. The most common kinds of Biofuels which are being used are ethanol & Biodiesel which are the 1st generation of biofuels technology. Ethanol is made from plant materials whereas Biodiesel is produced by combining Alcohol with new & used vegetable oils, animal fats or recycled cooking grease.
- Who authored the book, “The Little Book of Encouragement”?
1) Dalai Lama
2) Deepak Chopra
3) Arundhati Roy
4) Ruskin Bond
5) Jhumpa Lahiri
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-1) Dalai Lama
His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama authored a new book titled “The Little Book of Encouragement”. The book edited by Renuka Singh is published by Penguin Random House is set to be released. The book is a compilation of Dalai Lama’s quotes and ideas to deal with the new realities of the post pandemic world along with how to combat rising extremism, polarity and climate change and his views on Tibet.
- When was the World Wetlands Day annually observed?
1) 31st January
2) 30th January
3) 2nd February
4) 4th February
5) 3rd February
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-3) 2nd February
World Wetlands Day is annually observed across the globe on 2nd February to create awareness about the importance of wetlands and their roles towards humans and the planet. 2nd February 2021 marks the 25th World Wetlands Day. The theme of World Wetlands Day 2021 is “Wetlands and Water”. The day marks the adoption of the Conservation of Wetlands on 2nd February 1971 in Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of Caspian Sea.
- Where was a new species of gecko, “Cyrtodactylus arunachalensis” discovered by researchers?
1) Arunachal Pradesh
5) Andaman & Nicobar
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-1) Arunachal Pradesh
A team of researchers from 5 institutes discovered a new species of gecko in Arunachal Pradesh. The species is named “Cyrtodactylus arunachalensis” after Arunachal Pradesh, the state in which it was discovered. The paper on the newly discovered Gecko was published in “Evolutionary Systematics”, an international peer reviewed journal. This is the 4th new reptile species discovered by the team during their expedition in Arunachal Pradesh from June to August 2019.
- When was TRIFED established?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer-4) 1987
TRIFED was established in August 1987 under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 1984 by the Government of India as a National level Cooperative body.