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Weekly General Knowledge : 1 to 7 February 2021

Weekly General Knowledge : 1 February to 7 February 2021

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1 February to 7 February 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Miliposts aims to help students desirous of every competitive exam so that the day can be easily revised. The week’s updated quizzes include topics such as GDP growth rate, Chauri Chaura incident, Jeff Bezos, vehicle scraping policy and New Start Nuclear Treaty among others.

  1. Under the government’s new vehicle scraping policy, after how many years will individual vehicles have to undergo a fitness test?

a) 20

b) 15

C) 10

D) 1 18


  1. RBI has projected real GDP growth in FY 2021-22?

a) 10.5 percent

b) 9.7 percent

c) 11.0 percent

d) 12.7 percent


  1. The army did a coup and took over the government of which country?

a) Pakistan

b) Nepal

c) Myanmar

d) Sri Lanka


  1. Chauri Chaura incident occurred during which of the following Indian independence movements?

a) Quit India

B) civil disobedience

c) non-cooperation

d) none of the above


  1. Ministry of Defense has awarded the contract for the manufacture of 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighters between the following companies?


B) Antrix




  1. Jeff Bezos has decided to step down as CEO of which company?

a) Microsoft

b) Facebook

c) Amazon

d) Google


  1. Which space agency has appointed Indian-American Bhavya Lal as acting chief?




d) Roscosmos


  1. With which country has the United States extended the new START nuclear treaty for five years?

a) Japan

b) Russia

c) China

d) UK


  1. Which Indian cricketer has been nominated for ICC Men’s Player of the Month?

a) Rishabh Pant

b) Mohammad Siraj

c) Prithvi Shaw

d) Hanuma Vihari


  1. When is ISRO to launch Gaganyaan’s first unmanned space mission?

a) December 2021

b) January 2022

c) September 2021

d) June 2021


  1. Which company has received the world’s first shipment of neutral carbon-neutral oil from the US?

a) Reliance

b) Tata Group




  1. Who has been re-elected as the President of Boxing Federation of India?

a) Ashish Shelar

b) Rakesh Singh

c) Ajay Singh

d) Ramesh Tomar



  1. (a) 20 years

Under the new vehicle scraping policy, individual vehicles will undergo fitness testing at automated centers after 20 years, while commercial vehicles will undergo testing after 15 years.

2. (a) 10.5 percent

The Reserve Bank of India has projected real GDP growth to be 10.5 percent in 2021-22 – 26.2 to 8.3 percent in H1 and 6.0 percent in Q3.

  1. (c) Myanmar

On 1 February 2021, the Myanmar army overthrew and declared a state of emergency in the country for a year. The army has also detained Myanmar state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and several other civilian leaders. The move has been condemned by many countries and the United Nations.

  1. (c) Non-cooperation

Chauri Chaura incident took place on 4 February 1922 at Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur district of British India. Non-cooperation movement led by Mahatma Gandhi was going on then.

  1. (D) HAL

The Ministry of Defense has awarded the contract to manufacture 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter jets to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at the Aero India International Air Show on 3 February 2021.

  1. (C) Amazon

Amazon announced on 2 February 2021 that its founder Jeff Bezos would step down as CEO of the company during the third quarter of 2021. Bezos will transition to the role of executive chairman of Amazon’s board, while Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jessie will succeed him. As the new Amazon CEO in Q3.

  1. (a) NASA

Indian-American scientist Bhavna Lal was appointed by NASA on 1 February 2021 as the chief executive officer of its staff. The space agency said in a statement that Lal brings extensive experience in engineering and space technology, working as a member of the research staff. Defense Analysis Institute of Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) from 2005 to 2020.

  1. (B) Russia

The United States has extended the New Start (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) nuclear weapons control treaty with Russia for another five years. This was announced by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who said that it had made the world safer because untrained nuclear competition would endanger all of us.

  1. (a) Rishabh Pant

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the nominees for the inauguration of the ICC Player of the Month Awards, which recognize and celebrate the best performances in all forms of international cricket throughout the year. The nominees for the Men of the Month (January) are Rishabh Pant (India), Joe Root (England) and Paul Sterling (Ireland).

  1. (A) December 2021

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in her budget speech on 1 February 2021 that ISRO had its first unmanned space mission as a part of Gaganyaan for launch in December 2021.

  1. (a) Reliance

Reliance has brought the world’s first consignment of ‘carbon-neutral oil’ from the United States. The move comes as the company becomes a pure zero carbon company by 2035.

  1. (c) Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh has been re-elected as the President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). He defeated former Maharashtra Sports Minister Ashish Shelar in the election. Ajay Singh got 37 votes, while Shelar got 27 votes in the BFI election held on February 3, 2021.


Walk-in-interview | ASTE Council, Bigyan Bhawan


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