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February 6 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. Joe Root is related to which sports?
A) Cricket
B) Hockey
C) Table Tennis
D) Tennis
E) Boxing
Answer: A) Cricket

  • Joe Root, the England captain, sent India on a leather hunt, becoming the first player in history to score a double century in his 100th Test match.
  • Root, who was unbeaten on 128 overnight, batted on against India on Day 2 in Chennai and notched up the fifth double century of his career – second in three Tests.
  • In the process, Root also surpassed former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq as the player with the highest individual score playing the 100th Test match of his career.
  • Inzamam had hit 184 against India in a Test match in Bengaluru in 2005, which Pakistan had won by 168 runs.
  • His record stood for 15 years before being broken by Root, who reached his double-century with a six off R Ashwin, the second time he hit the off-spinner over the ropes.

Joe Root – First batsman to score 200 in 100th Test.


2. Christopher Plummer passed away. He is related which field?
A) Novelist
B) Journalist
C) Writer
D) Actress
E) Actor
Answer: E) Actor

  • Christopher Plummer, a patrician Canadian who starred as widower Captain von Trapp opposite Julie Andrews in the blockbuster 1965 musical ‘The Sound Of Music’ and in 2012 became the oldest actor to win an Oscar, has died.
  • Director Robert Wise’s sentimental film follows the singing von Trapp family and their 1938 escape from the Nazis after Plummer’s “captain with seven children” falls in love with the aspiring nun played by Andrews.
  • The movie won the Academy Award as best picture of 1965.

Christopher Plummer – Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star.


3. Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins contract to launch NASA’s astrophysics mission. What is the name of that Mission?
Answer: C) SPHEREx

  • NASA has selected tech billionaire Elon Musk’s private aerospace company SpaceX to provide launch services for an astrophysics mission to survey the sky in the near-infrared light.
  • The planned two-year mission is called SPHEREx, short for Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer.
  • The near-infrared light, which, though not visible to the human eye, serves as a powerful tool for answering cosmic questions involving the birth of the universe, and the subsequent development of galaxies.
  • SPHEREx will also will search for water and organic molecules – essentials for life as we know it – in regions where stars are born from gas and dust, known as stellar nurseries, as well as disks around stars where new planets could be forming.
  • The mission currently is targeted to launch as early as June 2024 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
  • The total cost for NASA to launch SPHEREx is approximately $98.8 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs.

Headquarters: Hawthorne, California, United States of America
Founded: 6 May 2002
CEO: Elon Musk

Abbreviation: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Founded: 1 October 1958
Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States of America
Acting Administrator : Steve Jurczyk

SpaceX – Contract to launch NASA’s astrophysics mission.


4. Which Country and the European Union (EU) have held the first high level dialogue (HLD) and discussed ways to promote bilateral trade and investments?
A) Vietnam
B) Iraq
C) Bangladesh
D) Iran
E) India
Answer: E) India

  • India and the EuropeanUnion (EU) have held the first high level dialogue (HLD) and discussed ways to promote bilateral trade and investments.
  • The meeting was co-chaired by Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and the European Union Executive Vice-President and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis.
  • Agreed for further deepening of bilateral trade and investment relationship through a series of regular engagements, aiming at quick deliverable for the businesses in these tough times.
  • The ministers also agreed to meet within the next three months, with an objective for reaching consensus on a host of bilateral trade and investment cooperation issues including a bilateral Regulatory Dialogue.

India + EU – High-level dialogue, discuss ways to promote trade.


5. Nabard disburses how much amount under RIDF in first 10 months of FY21?
A) Rs 13,500 cr
B) Rs 12,500 cr
C) Rs 16,500 cr
D) Rs 14,500 cr
E) Rs 15,500 cr
Answer: C) Rs 16,500 cr

  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned
    Rs 30,200 crore and disbursed Rs 16,500 crore for various rural infrastructure projects across the country under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) in the first 10 months of the current financial year.
  • The RIDF, which was set up in 1995, is a dedicated fund to create social assets in rural India.
  • Since the inception of the fund, Nabard has disbursed Rs 3.11 lakh crore for different rural infrastructure projects
  • Over the years, the RIDF has become a dependable source of funding for states and union territories for building, strengthening rural infrastructure in critical areas like agriculture and irrigation, rural connectivity and social sector, including drinking water, primary health and education.
  • It could be noted that in the Union Budget 2021-22, Finance Minister
    Nirmala Sitharaman announced to enhance the allocation to the RIDF to
    Rs 40,000 crore from Rs 30,000 crore.
  • She also increased the corpus of the Micro Irrigation Fund by Rs 5,000 crore to Rs 10,000 crore.
  • The recapitalisation of Rs 2,000 crore to Nabard and that of Rs 1,200 crore to regional rural banks will help achieve the target of agriculture credit.

Abbreviation: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Recommendation Committee: B.Sivaramman Committee
Act: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act 1981
Founded: 12 July 1982
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman : Govinda Rajulu Chintala

Nabard – Disburse Rs 16,500 cr under RIDF in first 10 months of FY21.

6. Which edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be held virtually from February 19 to 28?
A) 18
B) 14
C) 15
D) 13
E) 12
Answer: B) 14

  • The 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be held virtually from February 19 to 28.
  • Celebrated author and poet Mark Haddon, famous for his global bestseller ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, will talk about the inspiration that guides his pen.
  • The festival will also feature an exclusive conversation between celebrated actress Priyanka Chopra and well-known writer and columnist Shobhaa De, discussing Chopra’s autobiography ‘Unfinished’.

February 19 to 28 – Jaipur Literature Festival to be held virtually.

7. Prahlad Singh Patel co-chaired which edition Meeting of ASEAN-India Tourism Ministers with his Cambodian counterpart Thong Khon through video conferencing?
A) 9
B) 7
C) 5
D) 2
E) 8
Answer: E) 8

  • Minister of State for Culture & Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel co-chaired the 8th Meeting of ASEAN-India Tourism Ministers with his Cambodian counterpart Thong Khon through video conferencing.
  • The Meeting was in conjunction with the 24th Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers (M-ATM).
  • At the outset, the Ministers expressed their sympathy for the loss of lives and livelihood for people in the region as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • The Ministers reiterated the need for cooperative efforts in mitigating the impact of the pandemic on the tourism sector.
  • Minister also touched upon the Ministry’s road map to revive tourism activities post Covid by highlighting initiatives such as SAATHI (System for Assessment, Awareness & Training for Hospitality Industry) and the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator (IITF) Certification Programme, an Online learning platform with the objective of creating a pool of well trained and professional Tourist Facilitators across the country.
  • The meeting concluded with a Joint Media statement where the Ministers agreed to further enhance ASEAN-India cooperation in tourism under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between ASEAN and India.

Culture and Tourism:
Minister : Prahalad Singh Patel
Constituency : Damoh, Madhya Pradesh

Culture & Tourism Minister – Co-chair 8th meeting of ASEAN-India tourism Ministers.

8. How many states have undertaken “Ease of Doing Business” reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance?
A) 14
B) 18
C) 13
D) 12
E) 10
Answer: D) 12

  • Four more States namely, Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have undertaken “Ease of Doing Business” reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
  • Thus, these State have become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources and have been granted permission to raise additional Rs.5,034 crore through Open Market Borrowings.
  • These four States are Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
  • Thus, total number of State who has undertaken the stipulated reforms to facilitate ease of doing business has gone up to 12.
  • Earlier, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have also reported completion of this reform, which was confirmed by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • On completion of reforms facilitating ease of doing business, these twelve States have been granted additional borrowing permission of Rs.28,183 crore.
  • Till now, 17 States have carried out at least one of the four stipulated reforms and have been granted reform linked borrowing permissions.
  • Out of these, 12 States have implemented the one nation one ration card system, 12 States have done ease of doing business reforms, 5 States have done local body reforms and 2 States have undertaken power sector reforms.
  • Total reform linked additional borrowing permission issued so far to the States stands at Rs.74,773 crore.

12 States – Complete ease of doing business reforms; Get additional borrowing permission of Rs. 5,034 crore.


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