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Current Affairs Quiz: February 1, 2024

  1. Where will the India’s first beachside startup fest be celebrated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kerala
    C) Goa
    D) Mangalore
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The first-ever Mangalore Beachside Startup Fest is set to unfold from February 16th to 18th, marking a significant milestone in the region’s entrepreneurial landscape. With a focus on nurturing and promoting nascent ventures, this event promises to be a catalyst for the burgeoning startup ecosystem in Mangalore.
  2. Tamil Nadu Sports Development and Youth Welfare Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin announced that the State government would launch an initiative called the ‘Kalaignar Sports Kit’ to mark the birth centenary of which former Chief Minister?
    A) M. Karunanidhi
    B) C. N. Annadurai
    C) Thiru Tanguturi Prakasam.
    D) Thiru Kurma Venkata Reddy Naidu
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu Sports Development and Youth Welfare Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin announced that the State government would launch an initiative called the ‘Kalaignar Sports Kit’, under which sports equipment would be distributed in 12,000 village panchayats to mark former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s birth centenary.
  3. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Ethiopia, Iran, Egypt confirmed they are joining BRICS. Which of the following is not a part of BRICS Summit?
    A) China
    B) Brazil
    C) Russia
    D) South Africa
    E) France
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    The expansion of the group would add economic heft to BRICS, whose current members are China, Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa. It could also amplify its declared ambition to become a champion of the Global South.
  4. India’s core sector output growth plummeted to a 14-month low at what percent in December, as reported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry?
    A) 3.8%
    B) 4.3%
    C) 5.5%
    D) 6.6%
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s core sector output growth plummeted to a 14-month low of 3.8% YoY in December, as reported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  5. The nine scientists were selected for the prestigious ‘Blavatnik Award’ 2024 which is given to young scientists in Britain. How many Indians were among these 9 scientists?
    A) 3
    B) 5
    C) 2
    D)7
    E)None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Out of the total nine scientists honoured with the Blavatnik Award, three are young scientists of Indian origin. Mainly among them Professor Rahul R. Nair, Professor Mehul Malik and Dr. Tanmay Bharat.
  6. Which state achieved record with Highest Number of Ramsar Sites in India?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Uttrakhand
    E) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Tamil Nadu Two more Ramsar sites, Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary and Longwood Shola Reserve Forest, have been approved by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC). With this, the total number of Ramsar sites in the State has increased to 16, the highest in the country.
  7. Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav announced the green light for IIT’s Ujjain satellite campus. It is in association with which IIT?
    A) IIT Bombay
    B) IIT Indore
    C) IIT Delhi
    D) IIT Kanpur
    E) IIT Patna
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav announced the green light for IIT Indore’s Ujjain satellite campus, marking a pivotal moment for education and skill development. With approval from Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, this project promises substantial benefits for the region.

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