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In almost all competitive examinations, questions related to current affairs are asked. These types of questions are given in Education Bhaskar. It contains questions and answers to important events of the week. If you are preparing for any competitive exam then these questions and answers will help you. Through these questions, you can strengthen your preparation.
Additional Knowledge- US Space Agency NASA’s Perseverance Rover on Thursday made the landing on Mars’ most dangerous surface at Jaziro Crater. NASA has claimed that this is the most accurate landing on a rover’s mars in history. Perceived Rover landing on an 820-foot deep crater named Jezero, as well as sharing its first selfie with the world. The Perceived Rover will also bring samples of rocks from the Red Planet.
The 6-wheeled robot completed 47 million kilometers of travel in seven months and quickly reached its goal. The last seven minutes were extremely difficult and dangerous. At this time it came at a speed of 12 thousand miles per hour in just 7 minutes. This was followed by a landing.
Answer: Kiran Bedi
Additional Knowledge- In Puducherry, there are signs of major political vicissitudes before the assembly elections. The central government removed Kiran Bedi from the post of Lt. Governor of Puducherry last Tuesday. According to a release issued from Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President directed that Dr. Kiran Bedi will not remain the Lt. Governor of Puducherry. After this decision, Dr. Tamilisai Sundararajan, Governor of Telangana, has been given the additional responsibility of Lt. Governor of Puducherry.
Additional Knowledge- Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over 118 Hi-Tech Arjun tanks (MK-1A) to the Army in Chennai. This tank has been built by DRDO at a cost of 8400 crores. The Arjun tank has been designed in DRDO Combat Weeks Research and Development Establishment. The new version of this tank has also been equipped with more modern technology. The Arjun Mark 1A has enhanced fire power. Not only this, this tank is able to find its target on its own. Arjun Mark 1A is also known as Hunter Killer Tank. It has cost Rs 54 crores to build this one tank. 124 Arjun tanks are already included in the army fleet.
Answer – E Sreedharan
Additional Knowledge- E Sreedharan, the country’s famous engineer, was known as Metro Man. E Sreedharan is a civil engineer by profession. Under his leadership, ‘Konkan Railway’ and ‘Delhi Metro’ were built and he was named ‘Metro Man’ because of changing the mass traffic in India. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008. These days E Sreedharan is in the news due to the beginning of his political career. He will officially join the party during the Vijay Yatra which is being taken out from February 21 under the leadership of Surendran. Assembly elections are due in Kerala this year. In this sense, BJP can benefit from joining with Sreedharan.
Answer: Punjab Kings
Additional Knowledge- IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab has decided to change its name for the next season. Kings XI Punjab will be renamed as ‘Punjab Kings’ from the 14th season. Approval has also been taken from the BCCI and IPL Governing Council for this. The tournament will begin in the second week of April. At the same time, for this, an auction was held in Chennai on 18 February.
Additional Knowledge- For the year 2020, India has slipped six places to number 86 in 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released by Transparency International. The index ranks the level of corruption in the public sector in 180 countries, using a scale ranging from zero to 100, where a country with a score of zero is considered the most corrupt, and those with a score of 100 score the most. Is considered clean. India is ranked 86 out of 180 countries with 40 points. This year, New Zealand and Denmark finished first with a score of 88. Somalia and South Sudan finished at the bottom 179th with 12 scores.
Answer – Novak Djokovic
Additional Knowledge- Eight-time champion Serbian star Novak Djokovic recorded his 300th win at the Grand Slam. Djokovic became only the second player after Roger Federer to register a 300th win in a Grand Slam. Djokovic was injured by falling on the court in the third round match against Taylor Fritz. However, he showed no signs of injury in the match and won 7-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. This is his 12th consecutive win against Canada’s Raonich.
Most Grand Slam Singles wins (Open Era, until 14 February 2021)
Answer – Ritika Chopra
Additional Knowledge- Ritika Chopra has won the International Press Institute India Award 2020 for excellence in journalism. Ritika Chopra is a Senior Assistant Editor in the newspaper Indian Express. He has been given this award for his report on the functioning of the Election Commission during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The International Press Institute (IPI) India organized an annual award in 2003 to recognize and honor the best work that fostered public interest, including freedom of the press and freedom of human rights of journalists working in the Indian media organization or print, radio, television and internet The award was introduced.
Additional Knowledge- Pakistan defeated South Africa by four wickets in the third and decisive match last Sunday to win the three-match T20 series 2-1. With this, she became the first team in the world to win 100 T20 Internationals. Pakistan has played 164 T20 Internationals so far. In these, Pakistan has won 100 matches, while it has lost in 59 matches. At the same time, India are in second place after winning 85 matches.
Additional Knowledge- A meeting of the South Asian Regional Organization of Countries (SAARC) was held on Thursday to discuss the Corona crisis. India hosted this health secretary-level meeting held virtually. It was a virtual workshop about corona management. During this time the reaction against the epidemic was discussed. Earlier in September, the Foreign Ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries met. Foreign Minister of India S.K. Jaishankar also participated in this meeting.
Answer- Krishnappa Gautam
Additional Knowledge- Krishnappa Gautam has become the most expensive selling player in the history of uncapped players. Chennai Super Kings bought this spin all-rounder with a bid of 9.25 crores. Gautam kept his base price of Rs 20 lakh. Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad were also bid for him. Gautham is the highest paid Indian player in IPL 2021. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has placed him in his team by paying 46 times the base price. Gautham has previously scored 186 runs in 24 matches at an average of 14.30 in three seasons, playing with the Rajasthan and Punjab teams. With this, he has also taken 13 wickets in his name.
Additional Knowledge- For the first time in Azad India, a woman criminal will be hanged. And for this the hanging house of Mathura has been chosen. Shabnam, who lives in Amroha, will be hanged here. Whose preparations have started. Pawan hangman who hangs Nirbhaya’s culprits will hang Shabnam.
On April 14, 2008, Shabnam was sentenced to death in 2010 in connection with the murder of seven family members including her parents and a 10-month-old nephew. Shabnam then moved a review petition on the death sentence. After which the Supreme Court was dismissed. The death sentence has also been upheld by the President. Manila rope hangings have started to be ready in Buxar Central Jail. This is the first time when Manila rope is going from here to hang a woman.