Current Affairs Quiz: 26 February 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Assembly Elections in Four states and one UT,  anti-corruption award, Flower Processing Centre and Yusuf Pathan's retirement from cricket among others. 

Created On: Feb 26, 2021 19:29 ISTModified On: Feb 26, 2021 19:29 IST
Current Affairs Quiz

26 February 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Assembly Elections in Four states and one UT,  anti-corruption award, Flower Processing Centre and Yusuf Pathan's retirement from cricket among others. 

1. When will the Assembly Election Results of Four states and one UT be declared?
a) April 30th 
b) May 2nd
c) May 30th 
d) June 1st

2. West Bengal will go into Assembly Polls in how many phases?
a) Five
b) Six
c) Seven
d) Eight 

3. Which state among the following will not have single-phase elections?
a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu 
c) Assam
d) None of the Above

4. Indian social activist Anjali Bhardwaj was honoured with an anti-corruption award by which nation?
a) US
b) UK
c) France
d) Canada

5. Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He had made his ODI debut in which year?
a) 2007
b) 2008
c) 2009
d) 2010

6. Which country has finally permitted the burial of COVID-19 victims after repeated International pleas?
a) Pakistan 
b) Bangladesh
c) Sri Lanka
d) India

7. Which state will set up a Flower Processing Centre?
a) Madhya Pradesh 
b) Kerala
c) Tamil Nadu 
d) Karnataka

8. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on February 25, 2021 retained Pakistan on its 'grey list' till when?
a) June 2021
b) August 2021
c) September 2021
d) October 2021

Answers

1. (b) May 2nd
The Assembly Election results of all five states/ UT will be declared on May 2nd. While Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will see single-phase elections, Assam will go to polls in three phases and West Bengal will have 8 phases. 

2. (d) Eight 
Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will see single-phase elections, while Assam will go to polls in three phases and West Bengal will have 8 phases. 

3. (c) Assam
Assam will go into Assembly polls in three phases starting from March 27th, second phase polls will be on April 1st and third phase on April 6th. The results will be declared on May 2, 2021.

4. (a) US
The United States on February 23, 2021 honoured Indian social activist Anjali Bhardwaj with the International Anti-corruption Champions Award. The honour was conferred upon 12 individuals in total for their dedication towards combating corruption. 

5. (b) 2008
Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He had made his international debut under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. His ODI debut was in June 2008 against Pakistan and his T20I debut in September 2007 also against Pakistan. 

6. (c) Sri Lanka 
The Sri Lankan government on February 25, 2021 permitted the burial of bodies of the people who died due to COVID-19. Till now, over 450 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, out of which a significant number belong to the minority Muslim community. The victims were cremated till now due to the nation's policy of compulsorily cremating victims of COVID-19. 

7. (d) Karnataka
The Horticulture Department of Karnataka and the International Flower Auction Bangalore- IFAB will collaborate to set up a flower processing centre to convert unsold flowers into various forms of useful products.

8. (a) June 2021
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on February 25, 2021 retained Pakistan on its "grey list" till June 2021 after concluding that the nation had failed to address its strategically important deficiencies, to fully implement the 27 point action plan that the global watchdog had drawn up for the nation.

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