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Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 16th February 2021

Take the following GK Quiz listed below. The questions have been prepared keeping in mind the various competitive exams that are to take place in the coming months.  

1. PM Modi has dedicated the Arjun Main Battle Tank MK-1A to the Indian Army. Choose the correct statement regarding it

i) The tank has been indigenously developed 

ii) Arjun Main Battle Tank project was initiated by DRDO in 1972

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Arjun Tank has been indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by CVRDE and DRDO. 

Read all about Arjun Tank dedicated to Indian Army by Narendra Modi here

  1. After the development of Arjun Main Battle Tank MK-1A India has come under the league of 10 nations. Which country  is not included in this list?
  1. USA
  2. Germany
  3. UK
  4. Australia 

Ans. d

Explanation: The other nations that are in the league of countries having battle tanks apart from India  are UK, Germany, USA, France, Israel, South Korea, Russia, China and Japan. 

  1. Who are the members of a one person company?
  1. The owner only
  2. The shareholders/ subscribers of its MoA
  3. There is no member in a one person company
  4. Government and the banks

Ans. b

Explanation: One Person Company comprises of a single person as a shareholder. The members of a company are the subscribers to its Memorandum of Association (MoA), or its shareholders. Know all about One Person Companies here

  1. One Person Companies are
  1. Government Holdings
  2. Private ownership
  3. Public Private ownership
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation:  As per the Companies Act, 2013, OPCs are private companies. 

  1. Choose the correct statement regarding a one person company

i) The 'Person' and his company are considered as separate legal entities

ii) OPCs are not eligible for government schemes

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: One of the advantages of a One Person Company is that the person and his company are considered as separate legal entities. OPCs are also eligible for Government schemes

  1. What is the other name for jökulhlaups?
  1. Glacial Lake 
  2. Glacial lake outbursts
  3. Moraine
  4. Tribes of Uttarakhand

Ans. b

Explanation: Glacial lake outbursts, or jökulhlaups, are very high-magnitude floods caused by the sudden drainage of water from a glacial lake. Read the details on Glacial Lakes and Glacial Lake outbursts here

  1. Choose the correct statement about the Glacial Lakes

i) Glacial lakes can be found on the front, in or under the glaciers

ii) These are extremely stable water bodies 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: Glacial lakes can either form on, in, under, or in front of glaciers and are inherently unstable. These outbursts account for the top seven floods ever known to have occurred in the world.

  1. What is India's position in the EIU's Democracy Index 2020?
  1. 12
  2. 26
  3. 53
  4. 55

Ans. c

Explanation: As per Economist Intelligence Union (EIU), India fell further two spots to 53rd position in the Democracy Index 2020. 

  1. Which is China’s first successful interplanetary mission?
  1. Tianwen-1
  2. Yutu-2
  3. Yinghuo-1 
  4. Hope

Ans. a

Explanation: Tianwen-1 is the first successful space mission to Mars from China. It would be reaching the Red Planet in June-July 2021 but has reached its orbit already. Read Details on Tianwen-1 here

  1. Which of the following statements about Tianwen-1 are correct?

i) The meaning of Tianwen is door to heaven

ii) The spacecraft is carrying 13 payloads which includes orbiters, rovers and a lander

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: The literal meaning of Tianwen is Questions to Heaven. The spacecraft is carrying 13 payloads that includes seven orbiters and six rovers.

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