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MCQ-1
Which country has become the first country to get free Covid vaccines
through ‘COVAX’ scheme’?
A. Niger
B. Jordan
C. Burundi
D. Ghana 

Ghana has become the first country to get free Covid vaccines through ‘COVAX’ scheme
The first shipment of free Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organization-backed Covax
facility landed in Ghana recently, marking the beginning of what is shaping up to be the biggest
vaccination drive in history aimed at developing countries.
The delivery is consisting of 600,000 doses of a vaccine developed by the University of Oxford
and AstraZeneca PLC and produced by the Serum Institute of India.
The World Health Organization (WHO) led COVAX programme aims to deliver tools to fight the
coronavirus pandemic to 92 low and medium-income nations.
Ghana, country of western Africa, situated on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana’s capital is
the coastal city of Accra. Currency of Ghana is Ghanaian cedi
Kumasi, another prominent commercial centre of Ghana which is located in the south-central
part of the country and is known as the “Garden City of West Africa.
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON
MCQ-2
Recently which govt. has notified ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna’?
A. Odisha Government
B. Delhi Government
C. Goa Government
D. Kerala Government

Recently Delhi Government has notified ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna’?
Government of Delhi has issued a gazette notification of door step delivery of ration.
After this, about 17 lakh people of Delhi from March will be able to take door step
delivery of cheap ration sitting at home given by the government. Kejriwal
government will charge extra for door step delivery of ration. The government has not
yet fixed the charges for door step delivery of ration.
Under the CM’s house-to-house ration scheme, there is a plan to provide ration to
people’s homes in all the 70 assembly constituencies of the capital. People can apply
for this scheme. If people want to get ration from the shops then they can continue it.
The process of taking all kinds of goods from the warehouse, packaging and
transporting it to the poor’s home will be completed under CCTV, GPS and biometric
systems. Delhi Consumer will also provide all information to the Operative Wholesale
Store Limited on real time.
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON

MCQ-3
Recently who has been appointed as Chairman of ‘National Commission for
Scheduled Castes’?
A. Arun Halder
B. Anusuia Uikey
C. Arjun Munda
D. Vijay Sampla 

Recently Vijay Sampla has been appointed as Chairman of ‘National
Commission for Scheduled Castes
Vijay Sampla is a former Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment
in India from 2014 to 2019 and a former member of parliament from
Hoshiarpur
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is an Indian constitutional body
established with a view to provide safeguards against the exploitation of
Scheduled Castes and Anglo Indian communities to promote and protect their
social, educational, economic and cultural interests.
Article 338 of the Indian constitution deals with National Commission for
Scheduled Castes. Article 338 A deals with National Commission for Scheduled
tribes.
The first National Commission for Scheduled Castes was constituted in 2004.
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON
MCQ-4
Asia’s largest Cattle Park has been inaugurated in which state?

A. Karnataka
B. Tamil Nadu 
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Rajasthan

Asia’s largest Cattle Park has been inaugurated in Tamil Nadu.
Recently Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami inaugurated Asia’s
biggest cattle park, Advanced Institute for Integrated Research on Livestock
and Animal Sciences (AIIRLAS) in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. It was
constructed at a cost of Rs 1,023 crore and is spread over 1,600. It is the
state’s 5th veterinary college.
Water connection for the Cattle Park is to be provided from the Cauvery river.
Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami also announced that a frozen semen
station to develop high milk yielding indigenous and cross bred cows will be set
up in Karumandurai at the cost of Rs 100 crore after inaugurating the Asia’s
biggest cattle.
Recalling his visit to foreign countries before setting up the cattle park, the CM
said that the exotic breeds in those countries were giving 60 liters of milk per
day. At the same time, our country exotic breeds were giving only 15 liters of
milk.
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON

MCQ-5
Vijay Hazare Trophy -2021 tournament is being played in
these days. Name the defending champions.

A. Tripura
B. Gujarat
C. Karnataka 
D. Manipur

Vijay Hazare Trophy -2021 tournament is being played in these days. Karnataka is defending
champions
The 2020–21 Vijay Hazare Trophy is the 19th season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, a List A cricket
tournament in India. The tournament is taking place from 20 February to 14 March 2021.
Karnataka are the defending champions.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organise Vijay Hazare Trophy
The Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the Ranji One-Day Trophy, was started in 2002–03 as a
limited-overs cricket domestic competition involving state teams from the Ranji Trophy plates. It
is named after the legendary Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.
Tamil Nadu is the most successful team having won the trophy 5 times. Karnataka are the
current champions(2019-20) who won their 4th title beating Tamil Nadu in the finals.
In the 2021 edition Vijay Hazare Trophy has been held and no Ranji Trophy has been held
because of Covid 19.
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON
MCQ-6
Which government has started a trial of contactless ticketing system in all
the government buses through the ‘Chartr’ app?
A. Odisha Government
B. Goa Government
C. Kerala Government
D. Delhi government

Delhi government has recently launched ‘Chartr App’?
The Delhi Transport department of Delhi government has started trial of contactless
ticketing system in all the DTC buses through the ‘Chartr’ app
With the aim to boost contactless travel amid the ongoing pandemic situation, the
Delhi government has extended the e-ticketing service to all buses of the Delhi
Transport Corporation (DTC). Now, DTC passengers can buy contactless e-tickets by
scanning QR codes through the ‘Chartr’ mobile application. The government had
introduced the scheme as a pilot in May-June last year in order to wind down the
spread of coronavirus.
QR codes have been affixed on the back of each seat of almost all DTC buses.
Passengers can use the ‘Chartr’ app to select their destination and then pay the bus
fare by scanning the QR code. Posters have been affixed inside several DTC buses
explaining to commuters the mechanism to download the ‘Chartr’ mobile application
and to buy bus e-ticket.
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON
MCQ-7
Which edition of Global Bio-India-2021 to be organised from
1st to 3rd March?

A. 1st Edition
B. 2nd Edition 
C. 3rd Edition
D. 4th Edition

2nd Edition of Global Bio-India-2021 to be organised from 1st to 3rd March.
To showcase the strength and opportunities of the India’s biotechnology sector at
national level and to the global community, the second edition of Global Bio-India will
be organised from 1st to 3rd March. The theme for this year is Transforming lives and
tag line Biosciences to Bioeconomy. Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh
Vardhan will inaugurate the event virtually.
Global Bio-India is one of the largest biotechnology stakeholders’ conglomerates that
is being co-organised by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and
Technology along with its Public Sector Undertaking, Biotechnology Industry Research
Assistance Council, BIRAC in partnership with industry association CII, Association of
Biotechnology Led Enterprises and Invest India.
Global Bio-India 2021 is expected to have representatives from more than 50
countries. The first edition of Global Bio-India 2019 at New Delhi was a huge success
that saw participation from over 25 plus countries.
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON
MCQ-8
Recently which state has started ‘Mahasmrudhi Mahila Sakshamikaran’
campaign?
A. Chhattisgarh
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Maharashtra 
D. Uttarakhand

Maharashtra has started ‘Mahasmrudhi Mahila Sakshamikaran’ campaign.
The ‘Mahasamruddhi Mahila Sakshamikaran’ campaign will be started for rural women by the
rural department all across the state for the all-round development of women in rural areas,
announced by state rural development minister Hasan Mushrif on Wednesday.
Talking to reporters this evening, Mr Mushrif said that in this campaign would inform rural
women about the benefits of the different schemes of the government and also help them to
avail these facilities.
Mr Mushrif said that all goverment related departments would take part in this campain, which
would run various ventures for the women including helping them to get loans, guiding them for
marketing their products, to give them free guidance on law and family feuds related matters
along with providing training to newly elected women in recently concluded Panchayat Raj
elections.
Governor of Maharashtra is Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON
MCQ-9
The UN World Food Programmes has released its report titled “The State of School Feeding
Worldwide” recently. In which city UN World Food Programmes is headquartered?
A. Rome
B. Paris
C. Vienna
D. Geneva

The UN’s World Food Programmes has released its report titled “The State of
School Feeding Worldwide” recently. UN’s World Food Programmes is
headquartered in Rome
This publication by the UN’sWorld Food Programme (WFP) provides an
analysis of the State of School Feeding Worldwide in 2020. A report on the
State of School Feeding Worldwide was first published by WFP in 2013. This
2020 version follows a similar format and uses the best available data sources
to describe key aspects of coverage
World Food Programmes (WEP) is branch of UN that was founded in the year
1961. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization that focuses on
hunger and food security. This organisation is also the largest provider of
school meals. WEP has offices across 80 countries. UN’s World Food
Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace prize for combating hunger
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON

MCQ-10
Recently Defence Acquisition Council has approved procurement of weapons worth
Rs.13,700 Crore. Defence Acquisition Council is headed by which among the following?
A. Finance Minister
B. Defence Minister 
C. Both A & B/
D. None of the above

Defence Acquisition Council is headed by Defence Minister.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) recently approved buying of defence
equipment worth Rs 13,700 crore for the three armed forces, including 118
Arjun Mk-1A tanks for the Army.
The DAC, headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, is the highest decisionmaking body for defence procurement and has approved capital acquisition
proposals of various weapons/ platforms/ equipment/ systems required by the
Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force
All these acquisition proposals approved by the DAC will be indigenously
Designed, Developed and Manufactured(Indian-IDDM). The DAC also approved
that all capital acquisition contracts (delegated and non-delegated) other than
D&D (design and development) cases shall be concluded in two years.
ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON
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Answer of 24th Feb 2021 Question

Which one of the following issues the ‘Global
Economic Prospects’ report periodically?
(UPSC Prelims 2015)
(a) The Asian Development Bank
(b) The European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development
(c) The US Federal Reserve Bank
(d) The World Bank

It shows that global economic output is projected to
grow by 4% in 2021 assuming widespread roll-out
of a Covid-19 vaccine throughout the year, which is
still 5% below pre-pandemic levels.
India is expected to grow at 5.4% in the fiscal year
2021-22 and 5.2% in fiscal 2022-23 after an
expected contraction of 9.6% in fiscal 2020-21.

MCQ for you all to answer
Which of the following country is not a member of
‘The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)’?
(SSC CGL 2017)
A) Sri Lanka
B) Mauritius
C) Seychelles
D) China

 

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Which country has become the first country to get free Covid vaccines
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Recently which govt. has notified ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna’?

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Recently which bank has launched ‘Namma Chennai Smart Card’?

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Which government has started a trial of contactless ticketing system in all
the government buses through the 'Chartr' app?

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Recently which has country became the first in Asia to appoint a
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Vijay Hazare Trophy -2021 tournament is being played in
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What is capital of Montenegro?

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Asia’s largest Cattle Park has been inaugurated in which state?

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Which among the following is India’s biggest trade partner in
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  1. Ans-Sri Lanka
    The Indian Ocean Rim Association consists of coastal States bordering the Indian Ocean.
    It is a regional forum which helps in bringing together representative of Government, Business and Academia, for promoting co-operation and closer interaction among them,. The given option France is not a member of IORA India,Sri Lanka and Madagascar are among the member of this organization.

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