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Current Affairs MCQs : 20th February 2021

Q.1 Recently which mission was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under Jal Jeevan Mission Urban?
a. Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan
b. Jal Suraksha
c. Pilot Jal
d. Jal Amrut
Q.2 Which state government launched “Maa” canteens for providing subsidised cooked meals for the poor?
a. Telangana
b. TamilNadu
c. Assam
d. WestBengal
Q.3 Who has been appointed as Under Secretary General and associate administrator of the United Nations Development Programme?
a. Shreyas Vembu
b. Usha Padhee
c. Aveek Sarkar
d. Usha Rao Monari
Q.4 Recently, Jean Michael Sama has been appointed as the new PM of which country?
a. Congo
b. Malic.
c.Malta
d. Vietnam
Q.5 Recently, IPL team Kings XI Punjab was renamed to which name ahead of 2021 auction?
a. Punjab Royals
b. Punjab Kings
c. Royals of Punjab
d. Kings of Punjab
Q.6 Which country’s Supreme Court launched AI based translation software “Amar Vasha”?
a. Bangladesh
b. Iran
c. India
d. China
Q.7 The World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on which day?
a. 17 February
b. 19 February
c. 18 February
d. 20 February
Q.8 Name the Indian city which has received the recognition of the 2020 Tree City of World?
a. Bengaluru
b. Chennai
c. Kochi
d. Hyderabad
Q.9 Which Indian ship is participating in the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 21) and International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 21) in Abu Dhabi?
a. INS Vibhuti
b. INS Veer
c. INS Nirghat
d. INS Pralaya
Q.10 How many Indian-origin people have been featured in the Time100 Next 2021?
a. 7
b. 5
c. 2
d. 3
Answers –
Q.1 a) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan under Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban, JJM-U
Q.2 d) With an eye on the upcoming Assembly polls, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched “Maa” canteens for providing subsidised cooked meals for the poor and the destitute at a nominal cost of ₹5.
Q.3 d)
Q.4 a)
Q.5 b)
Q.6 a) The Bangladesh Supreme Court launched the Artificial Intelligence (AI) based translation software ‘Amar Vasha’ through a virtual event.
Q.7 d) The United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice is observed on February 20 every year since 2009.
Q.8 d) Telangana’s capital, Hyderabad has been recognized as a 2020 Tree City of World, by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Arbor Day Foundation, for its commitment to growing and maintaining urban forests. Hyderabad is the only city from India to have been recognized as a Tree City, till date.
Q.9 d)
Q.10 b) The five Indian-origin persons in Time100 Next list are:
1.Twitter lawyer Vijaya Gadde
2.UK’s Finance Minister Rishi Sunak
3.Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta
4.Get Us PPE executive director and doctor Shikha Gupta
5.Founder of nonprofit Upsolve’s Rohan Pavuluri

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