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Weekly Current Affairs Week 6, 2021

Here is the weekly current affairs quiz for week 06 of 2021. Take the quiz to stay ahead in the fields of banking, finance, industry, sports, home affairs.

The Startup India Seed Fund Scheme aims to provide financial assistance to startups for:

A             Prototype development           

B             Proof of concept           

C             Product trials 

D            Only A and B   

E             All of the above

Recently, Prime Minister launched ___________, aimed at helping improve state highways and major district roads networks in Assam.

A             Assam Mala    

B             Assom Mala    

C             Asom Mala      

D            Connect Assam             

E             Connect Asom

Which of the following state has launched the Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully campaign to reduce infant mortality?

A             Uttar Pradesh

B             Madhya Pradesh         

C             Andhra Pradesh            

D            Himachal Pradesh        

E             Arunachal Pradesh      

Prime Minister recently dedicated a 347-kilometer long Dobhi – Durgapur Natural Gas Pipeline as a part of which project?

A            Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project  

B             Pradhan Mantri Urja project  

C             Pradhan Mantri Bangla Urja project  

D            Pradhan Mantri Rashtra Urja project

E             Pradhan Mantri Aatmanirbhar Urja project   

Recently, Akhtar Ali passed away. He was related to which field of sports?

A             Table Tennis   

B             Cricket

C             Tennis

D            Badminton       

E             None of the above        

What is the name of the app that has been rolled out by Andhra Pradesh’s State Election Commission for use in the ensuing gram panchayat elections?

A             eGram

B             ePanchayat     

C             eWatch             

D            eGramin            

E             eSight 

On the recommendation of which committee(s) Small Finance Banks and Payment Banks were opened in India?

A            Nachikat Mor Committee      

B             Urjit Patel Committee

C             Bimal Jalan Committee             

D            Both A and B   

E             None of the above        

The Integrated Ombudsman Scheme will be rolled out in

A             April 2021        

B             July 2021         

C             March 2021    

D            June 2021       

E             December 2021

Who among the following co-chaired the 1st India-EU High-Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment?

A             Piyush Goyal   

B             Valdis Dombrovskis    

C             Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra    

D            Both A and B  

E             Both B and C   

Which state has launched a scheme to provide financial assistance to innovative startups to file for IT patents?

A             Madhya Pradesh          

B             Gujarat              

C             Karnataka        

D            Tamil Nadu      

E             None of the above

The Reserve Bank of India has projected a GDP growth of _________% for the Financial Year 2021-22.

A             10.2     

B             9.4        

C             10.5     

D            9.8        

E             11.7     

Recently, the third Bangladesh Film Festival 2021 opened in Kolkata. What is the currency of Bangladesh?

A             Bangladeshi Rupee     

B             Bangladeshi Taka        

C             Bangladeshi Ngultrum

D            Bangladeshi Baht         

E             Bangladeshi Kyat

India’s first amputee clinic was launched in?

A             New Delhi        

B             Chandigarh     

C             Leh       

D            Mumbai             

E             Chennai

Which of the following organization has launched the Stardust 1.0 rocket, the first commercial booster rocket powered by biofuel?

A             SpaceX

B             bluShift Aerospace     

C             Northrop Grumman    

D            Airbus 

E             Blue Origin

Recently, the Delhi government has launched ___________ campaign to promote electric vehicles.

A             “Electric Delhi”              

B             “Upgraded Delhi”         

C             “FAME Delhi” 

D            “Smart Delhi” 

E             “Switch Delhi”

Recently, the Minister of State for Culture & Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel virtually co-chaired the 8th Meeting of ASEAN-India Tourism Ministers. ASEAN was founded in?

A             1961   

B             1962   

C             1965   

D            1967   

E             1969   

What is the theme for the 2021 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation?

A             Mobilization and Involvement of Health Personnel to Accelerate Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

B             Achieving the new Global Goals through the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by 2030       

C             No Time for Global Inaction, Unite, Fund%2C and Act to End Female Genital Mutilation  

D            Unleashing Youth Power: One decade of accelerating actions for zero female genital mutilation     

E             A Piece of Me: Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Recently, Cinematographer-director PS Nivas passed away. He won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for which of the following movie?

A             Sagara Sangamam       

B             Sathyathinte Nizhalil 

C             Mohiniyaattam            

D            Solva Sawan    

E             Vayasu Pilichindi          

Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar scheme belongs to which of the following Indian state?

A             Sikkim

B             Assam

C             West Bengal   

D            Karnataka        

E             Arunachal Pradesh      

Which of the following is regarded as the base year for calculating Real GDP?

A             2001-02           

B             2004-05           

C             2011-12           

D            2017-18           

E             None of the above

Money issued by RBI in one financial year or cash held by the general public and money available with the commercial banks together is called as __________

A             Forward Money            

B             Reserve Money            

C             Public Money  

D            Retrieval Money           

E             General Public Money

Which of the following has become the first state in the nation to implement e-cabinet?

A             Madhya Pradesh          

B             Uttar Pradesh

C             Andhra Pradesh            

D            Himachal Pradesh      

E             None of the above        

The first green bond in India was issued by which of the following bank?

A             State Bank of India      

B             Yes Bank          

C             Union Bank of India     

D            Bank of India   

E             Punjab National Bank

Open Market Operations refers to buying and selling of bonds issued by the Government in the open market. Which of the following are the two types of open market operations?

A             Outright and Forward

B             Reverse repurchase agreement and Repurchase agreement

C             Outright and Repurchase agreement

D            Forward and backward             

E             None of the above        

Negative relationship between price of a commodity and quantity demanded which is referred to as the_________________

A            Law of Demand            

B             Law of Supply 

C             Law of Consumer          

D            Law of Marginal Demand         

E             Law of Commodity       

What is the minimum capital required to open a Small Finance Bank in India?

A             100 crores       

B             120 crores       

C             50 crores          

D            200 crores       

E             250 crores       

What was India’s rank in Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2020 Democracy Index ?

A             51         

B             53         

C             52         

D            54         

E             56         

Recently which ministry partnered with Zomato to take street food vendors businesses online?

A             Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises      

B             Ministry of Home Affairs          

C             Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

D            Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

E             Ministry of Labour and Employment  

Rupee-denominated borrowings issued by Indian entities in overseas markets are known as?

A             Debenture bond            

B             Venture Capital            

C             Municipal bonds            

D            Zero Coupon bond       

E             Masala bonds

Ajay Singh was re-elected as President of which of the following federation?

A            Boxing

B             Chess  

C             Football             

D            Archery             

E             Athletics           

Who was appointed as Chairman of National Safety Council recently?

A             S N Shiva           

B             S N Swaminathan         

C             S N Sivakrishnan           

D            S N Subrahmanyan     

E             S N Sivaraman

Which of the following is/are not among the characteristics of a ‘Depression’?

A             level of productivity in an economy falls significantly

B             falling output and employment levels

C             GDP will show negative growth, but GNP will always remain positive          

D            Both a & b         

E             Both a & c          

Who was appointed as interim CBI chief recently?

A            Praveen Sinha

B             Rakesh Asthana            

C             Subodh Kumar Jaiswal              

D            Rishi Kumar Shukla     

E             Loknath Behera

Federal Bank launched ‘FedFirst’ savings account scheme recently. The target group is of the scheme is

A             First time MSME founders in Aluva,Kerala     

B             Children of women who are widowed

C             First graduates in a family belonging to SC/ST              

D            Women who are widowed       

E             None of the above      

ARAI partnered with the Atal innovation mission to boost start-up ecosystem for which of the following sector?

A             Education         

B             Health

C             Mobility            

D            Bio Technology              

E             Housing             

What do we call an organisation which holds securities of investors in electronic form at the request of the investors?

A             Stock Exchange             

B             Investment Trusts       

C             Depository     

D            Investment bank          

E             Syndicates       

What was the sum allocated for railways in Budget 2021?

A             Rs.2.1 lakh crore           

B             Rs.3 lakh crore

C             Rs.1.5 lakh crore           

D            Rs.1.1 lakh crore          

E             Rs.2.5 lakh crore

Which of the following states to get highways worth Rs.2.27 trillion as per Budget 2021?

A             Tamil Nadu      

B             Kerala

C             West Bengal   

D            Assam

E             All of the above

In which of the following years Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT) was found?

A             2013   

B             2014   

C             2015   

D            None of these 

E             2016   

As per Budget 2021, a maiden gas pipeline project was announced for which state/UT?

A             Ladakh

B             Andaman and Nicobar

C             Jammu and Kashmir  

D            Nagaland          

E             Tripura

Ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) amended the Companies Rules to revise the definition of a small company recently. What is the maximum paid up capital now?

A             Rs.1 cr

B             Rs.2 cr

C             Rs.50 lakh        

D            Rs.1.5 cr            

E             Rs. 75 lakh        

ICAAP is a process which helps banks in India to assess the capital requirement under BASEL norms. What is ‘I’ in ICAAP?

A            Internal             

B             Investment      

C             Industry            

D            Integrated       

E             Initial  

Who is set to replace Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO in July,2021?

A            Andy Jassy      

B             Shelley Reynolds          

C             Werner Vogels              

D            Teresa Carlson              

E             Jeff Wilke         

IRDAI issued guidelines for standard medical insurance ‘Mashak Rakshak’ which covers vector borne diseases recently. What is the maximum sum assured under that?

A             Rs.1 lakh           

B             Rs.3 lakh           

C             Rs.5 lakh           

D            Rs.2 lakh           

E             Rs.4 lakh           

What is the theme for World Cancer Day 2021?

A             I am,I can           

B             I can,We can    

C             We can,I can    

D            I am and I will 

E             None of these 

When was the first ever International Day of Human Fraternity celebrated?

A             Feb 4,2017      

B             Feb 4,2020      

C             Feb 4,2021      

D            Feb 4,2018      

E             Feb 4,2019

What was the assistance announced in Budget 2021 to aid power distribution companies (discoms)?

A             Rs 3,00,982-crore       

B             Rs 3,05,982-crore       

C             Rs 3,10,982-crore       

D            Rs 3,15,982-crore       

E             Rs 3,20,982-crore       

Who was the Indian-American scientist appointed as Acting Chief of Staff of NASA recently?

A             Neera Tanden

B             Vanita Gupta  

C             Vivek Murthy 

D            Bhavya Lal       

E             Mala Adiga      

Where is the 13th edition of Aero India,touted to be the first global air show amidst the pandemic,taking place?

A             Jaipur 

B             Bengaluru       

C             Chennai             

D            New Delhi        

E             Chandigarh

Which of the following is true about banking and finance sector proposals in Budget 2021? I.Rs 1,500 Crore Scheme announced to boost Digital Payments II.Loan value for debt recovery under SARFAESI Act lowered to Rs.30 lakh from Rs.50 lakh for NBFCs having a minimum asset size of Rs.100 crore III.A single Securities Markets Code to be evolved.

A             Only I  

B             Only III

C             I and II

D            I,II,III   

E             I and III              

Which of the following is the correct representation of the Misery Index?

A             Rate of Inflation + Rate of Recession 

B             Rate of Unemployment + Rate of Recession  

C             Rate of Inflation + Rate of Unemployment   

D            Rate of Illiteracy + Rate of Inflation    

E             Rate of Inflation + Rate of Recession – Rate of Unemployment            

Where is a Central University to come up as per Budget 2021?

A            Leh       

B             Jammu

C             Srinagar            

D            Gulmarg            

E             Udhampur

Which word was named Oxford Hindi word of 2020?

A             Aadhaar            

B             Nari Shakti       

C             Samvidhaan    

D            Aatmanirbharta           

E             Jan Andolan     

Which state government launched ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission recently?

A             Haryana            

B             Rajasthan         

C             Punjab

D            Gujarat              

E             Himachal Pradesh

A port which is a logical channel through which data can be sent is a _______ digit integer.

A            16         

B             10         

C             14         

D            9            

E             2            

In which city did India’s first wetland conservation centre come up recently?

A             Kolkata              

B             Bhubaneswar 

C             Chennai            

D            Mumbai             

E             Patna  

Which of the following is not among the 6 pillars that was part of the Budget 2021?

A             Health and Wellbeing

B             Reinvigorating Human Capital              

C             Minimum Governance             

D            Physical & Financial Capital, and Infrastructure          

E             Innovation and R&D   

 _____________ is a way of measuring the price of foreign goods not just in currency- adjusted terms but also in price level adjusted terms.

A             PEER   

B             NEER  

C             SEER   

D            REER  

E             DEER  

What was the outlay of the PM AatmaNirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana announced in Budget 2021?

A            Rs.64180 cr    

B             Rs.66180 cr    

C             Rs.68180 cr    

D            Rs.62180 cr    

E             Rs.60180 cr    

Union Budget for 2020-21 announced an increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in insurance from 49% to ________.

A             71%     

B             72%     

C             73%     

D            74%     

E             75%     

Which type of insurance covers the loss arising due to dishonesty, disappearance, and disloyalty of the employees or second party?

A             Liability Insurance       

B             Guarantee Insurance

C             Social Insurance            

D            Personal Insurance     

E             None of the above

Budget for 2021-22 announced voluntary vehicle scrapping policy to phase out old and polluting vehicles.After how many years fitness of commercial vehicles will be checked for the same?

A             20         

B             10         

C             15         

D            12         

E             8            

In the Budget 2021, National Infrastructure Pipeline was expanded to cover 7400 projects. What is the capital expenditure announced to fund the same?

A             Rs 2.54 lakh crore        

B             Rs 3.54 lakh crore        

C             Rs 4.54 lakh crore        

D            Rs 5.54 lakh crore        

E             Rs 6.54 lakh crore

In which state an arboretum to conserve Shivalik range’s 210 tree & shrub species was opened recently?

A             Himachal Pradesh        

B             Uttarakhand  

C             Punjab

D            Haryana            

E             Uttar Pradesh

Which of the following is NOT a function of the Reserve Bank of India?

A             Controls the inflation 

B             Banker to the Government     

C             Prepares the Financial Inclusion Report

D            All these are functions of the RBI       

E             None of these are functions of RBI      

World Wetlands Day is observed every year on February 2. What is the theme for this year?

A             Wetlands and Biodiversity      

B             Wetlands and Climate Change              

C             Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future       

D            Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

E             Wetlands and Water 

What was the rank of India in the PHDCCI International Economic Resilience’s Rank?

A             1            

B             2            

C             3            

D            4            

E             5

BSE has set up an innovation sandbox web portal recently for who among the following?

A            Fintech firms  

B             MSMEs              

C             Commercial banks       

D            Insurance firms             

E             Retail firms      

Recently UN World Tourism Organization confirmed 2020 as ‘worst year on record’. Where is the headquarters of UNWTO?

A             Geneva              

B             Paris    

C             Madrid              

D            New York          

E             Zurich 

What is a country/government’s exchange rate policy whereby it attaches the central bank’s rate of exchange to another country’s script called?

A             Advanced Forex            

B             Trading Strategy          

C             Floating trade

D            Forex spikes   

E             Currency peg 

Who was appointed as the new CEO of National Health Authority?

A             R P Sharma      

B             R M Sharma     

C             R S Sharma       

D            R D Sharma     

E             R B Sharma

A Life in Cinema, Theatre, Poetry & Painting by Arjun Sengupta & Partha Mukherjee explores the life of who among the following?

A             Poulami Bose  

B             Satyajit Ray     

C             Uttam Kumar 

D            Soumitra Chatterjee 

E             Sharmila Tagore

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched A Visual Intelligence Tool, e-Auction India, Work from AnyWhere portal, NIC Products Portfolio and rolled out the Silver Jubilee e-Brochure of NICSI recently. What is the name of the Visual Intelligence Tool?

A            TEJAS

B             BhuNaksha      

C             GeoSpatial       

D            DekhGeo          

E             GIS Go

Which Insurance principle enables the insured to claim the amount from the third party responsible for the loss?

A             Principle of proximate cause  

B             Principal of subrogation          

C             Principle of indemnity

D            Principal of utmost good faith

E             Principle of Insurable interest

Who bagged the 679 MW lower Arun Hydro Project from Nepal recently?

A            Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam            

B             Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam              

C             Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam    

D            NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd           

E             Uttar Pradesh Vidyut Vyapar Nigam

Who took over as president of Asian Cricket Council recently?

A             Nazmul Hasan Papon 

B             Jay Shah           

C             Sourav Ganguly             

D            Ehsan Mani      

E             Lasantha Wickremesinghe      

In which state/UT was the first Made-in-India Metro rake unveiled recently?

A             Tamil Nadu      

B             Karnataka        

C             West Bengal   

D            Uttar Pradesh

E             Maharashtra  

RBI gives temporary loan facility to centre and state governments as Ways and Means Advances (WMA). Present WMA interest rate is equal to which among the following rates?

A             Zero     

B             Repo rate         

C             Bank rate          

D            Reverse repo rate        

E             Statutory Liquidity Ratio

Paul Crutzen who passed away recently was a Nobel Prize winner in?

A             Physics              

B             Chemistry       

C             Literature        

D            Peace  

E             Medicine

Which NBFC won Technology for Financial Inclusion at The Inclusive Finance India Awards 2020?

A             Muthoot Finance Limited        

B             Axis Finance Limited  

C             Dvara KGFS    

D            Edelweiss Retail Finance Limited         

E             Sundaram Finance Limited      

Show, Zoom and Window are the groups of which of the following MS Office tab?

A             Review Tab     

B             View Tab          

C             Design Tab       

D            Layout Tab       

E             Insert Tab         

Smriti Irani inaugurated the ___________India International Silk Fair, considered to be the country’s biggest silk fair, recently.

A             6th       

B             5th       

C             9th       

D            8th       

E             3rd       

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