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Current affairs are the most dynamic yet scoring among all sections and need to be prepared from the right source. Here, we cafunsta team, providing  Daily GK Updates, Current Affairs Questions, and Monthly  current affairs pdf.


February 1 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. Which edition of Raising Day of The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is observed on February 1?
A) 34
B) 31
C) 35
D) 45
E) 56
Answer: D) 45

  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will celebrate its 45th Raising Day February 1.
  • With just seven surface platforms in 1978, the ICG has grown into the fourth largest coast guard with 156 ships and 62 aircraft in its inventory.
  • The ICG has targeted force levels of 200 surface platforms and 80 aircraft by 2025.


2. Anders Antonsen won Men’s Singles in the BWF World Tour defeated Viktor Axelsen. Anders Antonsen is related to which country?
A) Denmark
B) The Philippines
E) Russia
Answer: A) Denmark


Category Winner Runner
Men’s Singles Anders Antonsen (Denmark) Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
Women’s Singles Tai Tzu-ying (Taiwan) Carolina Marin (Spain)
Men’s Doubles Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin (Taiwan) Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan
Women’s Doubles Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan
(South Korea)
Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-Yong (South Korea)
Mixed Doubles Puavaranukroh and Taerattanachai
Seo and Chae
(South Korea)


Anders Antonsen – Men’s Singles in the BWF World Tour defeated Viktor Axelsen.


3. Ryszard Szurkowski passed away. He was related to which sports?
A) Cycling
B) Athlete
C) Football
D) Volleyball
E) Baseball
Answer: A) Cycling

  • Ryszard Szurkowski, a two-time Olympic cycling silver medalist from Poland, died.
  • Szurkowski won his Olympic medals in 1972 and 1976 as part of the Polish team in the road race.
  • He also won three world championship titles, including one in the individual road race for amateurs in 1973.
  • Szurkowski was also a four-time winner of the Peace Race, the communist bloc’s equivalent of the Tour de France.

Ryszard Szurkowski – Olympic cycling silver medalist.


4. Startup bluShift Aerospace launches its 1st commercial biofuel rocket from Maine. What is the height of this rocket?
A) 6 Meter
B) 5 Meter
C) 4 Meter
D) 3 Meter
E) 2 Meter
Answer: A) 6 Meter

  • A small rocket billed as the world’s first commercial booster powered by biofuel has launched from Maine.
  • The Brunswick-based startup bluShift Aerospace launched its first rocket prototype, called Stardust 1.0, on Sunday (Jan. 31), despite freezing temperatures and two false starts.
  • The rocket didn’t reach space (or even a mile up), but marked a major milestone for a company aiming to launch bespoke missions tailored for tiny satellites.

bluShift Aerospace:
Headquarters: Brunswick, Maine, United States of America
CEO: Sascha Deri

bluShift Aerospace – Launch 1st commercial biofuel rocket from Maine.


5. The InterModal Station (IMS) will be ecological and environment friendly.
This station is constructed by which organisation?

Answer: A) NHAI

  • Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari has said that the InterModal Station (IMS) to be constructed by the National Highways Authority (NHAI) near Ajni railway station in Nagpur will be ecological and environment friendly.
  • The Ministry of Road Transport has allocated 1200 crore rupees for this project.
  • He also instructed concerned project companies to use CNG-powered machinery in the construction of the project, which will reduce the use of diesel and petrol.
  • The project will provide employment to about 10,000 youths and will also provide food courts, retail stores and other facilities to the general public at low rates.
  • Mr Gadkari also mentioned that the project would take two to three years to complete.

Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises:
Ministry : Nitin Gadkari
Constituency : Nagpur. Maharashtra

Capital : Mumbai
CM : Udhav Thackarey
Governor : Bhagat singh koshyari

Nitin Gadkari – InterModal Station in Nagpur will be ecological & environment friendly.

6. Which Place has received the second cruise boat under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) scheme of the Central Government?
A) Mumbai
B) Varanasi
C) Chennai
D) Bengaluru
E) Hyderabad
Answer: B) Varanasi

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, received the second cruise boat under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) scheme of the Central Government.
  • This two-tier cruise boat will run in waters of Ganga river and show the tourists the spectacular view of 84 ghats of Kashi.
  • State tourism Minister Neelkanth Tiwari received the cruise at Ravidas Ghat.
  • He said that it will help in promoting the tourism sector of the city.
  • The Alaknanda cruise, standing on top of which Prime Minister Narendra Modi cruised into the waters of Ganga and had a look at the beautifully decorated ghats on the occasion of Deepavali.
  • The cruise named UP tourism ferry reached through waterways from Goa to Varanasi via Kolkata, Odisha, Patna and Ghazipur in more than two months and hundreds of localities gathered at Ramnagar terminal to get the first look of it.

Uttar Pradesh:
Capital: Lucknow
CM: Yogi Adityanath
Governor: Anandiben Patel

Varanasi – Second cruise boat under PRASAD scheme.

7. Who inaugurates Aadi Mahotsav, a National Tribal Festival at Dilli Haat, Delhi?
A) Venkaiah Naidu
B) Narendra Modi
C) Ramnath Kovind
D) Amit Shah
E) Nirmala Sitharaman
Answer: A) Venkaiah Naidu

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate Aadi Mahotsav, a National Tribal Festival at Dilli Haat in INA in the National Capital.
  • It will continue till 15th of this month.
  • The Aadi Mahotsav – A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Crafts, Cuisine and Commerce is a successful annual initiative that was commenced in 2017.
  • The festival was an attempt to familiarise the people with the rich and diverse craft, culture of the tribal communities across the country, in one place.
  • The festival at Dilli Haat in INA will comprise display and sale of tribal art and craft, medicine, cuisine and folk performances.
  • Around one thousand tribal artisans, artists and chefs from more than 20 States of the country will participate and provide a glimpse of their rich traditional culture.
  • Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED) , as the nodal agency under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, has been working to improve the income and livelihoods of the tribal people, while preserving their way of life and traditions.

Venkaiah Naidu – Inaugurate National Tribal Festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ in National Capital.

8. Which Minister addressed the inaugural ceremony of the ASEAN India Hackathon 2021?
A) Home Minister
B) Finance Minister
C) Women & Child Development Minister
D) External Affairs Minister
E) Education Minister
Answer: E) Education Minister

  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ addressed the inaugural ceremony of the ASEAN India Hackathon.
  • This Hackathon will provide a unique opportunity to India and ASEAN broad themes of “Blue Economy” and “Education”.
  • This Hackathon will be the enactment of six fundamental virtues of our civilisation: respect, dialogue, cooperation, peace, prosperity and innovation.
  • India-ASEAN relations have its foundation in shared beliefs, religions, and culture.
    ASEAN-INDIA Hackathon is an initiative taken by the Ministry of Education.
  • The ASEAN India Hackathon is being organized online from 1st -3rd February 2021 and prize distribution will take place on 4th February 2021.
  • This unique hackathon offers opportunities for all the 10 ASEAN countries and India to forward their economic and cultural ties through collaboration in education, science and technology.

Minister : Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Constituency : Hardwar, Uttarakhand

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ – Address inaugural ceremony of ASEAN India Hackathon.

9. Goods and service tax collections for January 2021 touched an all-time high of how much amount?
A) Rs 2.19 lakh crore
B) Rs 3.19 lakh crore
C) Rs 4.19 lakh crore
D) Rs 5.19 lakh crore
E) Rs 1.19 lakh crore
Answer: E) Rs 1.19 lakh crore

  • The GST revenues during January 2021 are the highest since the introduction of GST and have almost touched the ₹ 1.2 lakh crore mark, exceeding last month’s record collection of ₹1.15 lakh crore.
  • GST collections for January 2021 – touching the Rs 1.2 lakh crore mark – were 8% higher than last year collections of over Rs 1.1 lakh crore.
  • During the month, revenues from import of goods was 16% higher and the revenues from domestic transactions including import of services, was 6% higher in the same period.
  • The gross GST revenue collected in the month of January 2021 till 6pm on January 31, 2021 stood at Rs 1,19,847 crore of which central GST was Rs 21,923 crore, state GST was Rs 29,014 crore, integrated GST was Rs 60,288 crore, which included Rs 27,424 crore collected on import of goods.
  • Of the total collections, cess was Rs 8,622 crore which included Rs 883 crore collected on imports.
  • About 90 lakh GSTR-3B returns were filed for the month of December up to January 31, 2021.
  • The government has settled Rs 24,531 crore to CGST and Rs 19,371 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement.
  • The total revenue earned by Central Government and the State Governments after regular settlement in the month of January is Rs 46,454 crore for CGST and Rs 48,385 crore for the SGST.

GST collections – Jan 2021 touch all-time high of Rs 1.2 lakh crore.

10. Which Minister announced a new centrally sponsored scheme – PM Aatmanirbhar Swasthya Bharat Yojana – with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore over six years?
A) Home Minister
B) Finance Minister
C) Women & Child Development Minister
D) External Affairs Minister
E) Education Minister
Answer: B) Finance Minister

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a new centrally sponsored scheme – PM Aatmanirbhar Swasthya Bharat Yojana – with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore over six years.
  • The scheme will develop capacities of primary, secondary, and tertiary care health systems, strengthen existing institutions and create new institutions to cater to the detection and cure of new emerging diseases.
  • The new scheme will be an addition to the National Health Mission.

Finance and Corporate Affairs:
Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency: Rajya Sabha MP,Karnataka

Finance Minister – ‘PM Aatmanirbhar Swasthya Bharat Yojana’ to strengthen healthcare system.

11. Which state will provide ₹1,116.97 crore as input relief to about 11.43 lakh farmers across the state?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Maharashtra
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Karnataka
E) Tamil Nadu
Answer: E) Tamil Nadu

  • The Tamil Nadu government will provide ₹1,116.97 crore as input relief to about 11.43 lakh farmers across the state, anticipating central assistance, for the crop loss of the ryots due to rains in January.
  • Owing to the heavy rains last month, a total of 6,62,689 hectares of agricultural crops besides 18,645 hectares of horticultural crops were damaged.
  • Accordingly, the input relief for rain-fed and irrigated paddy crop and other irrigated crops was enhanced to ₹20,000 from ₹13,500 per hectare.
  • While the relief for all rain-fed crops, except rain-fed paddy, was hiked to ₹10,000 from ₹7,410 per hectare, the relief for the perennial crops was increased to ₹25,000 from ₹18,000 per hectare.

Tamil Nadu:
Capital: Chennai
CM: Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

Tamil Nadu – Provide financial relief to farmers affected by crop loss.


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