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Current Affairs Quiz: February 10, 2024

  1. India and Russia have signed a protocol to revise their 2008 agreement to build additional nuclear reactors at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) site and construct Russia-designed nuclear power plants at new Indian sites. Who is Russia’s Prime Minister ?
    A) Amir Khan MuttaqiB) Igli Hasan
    C) Frederick Audley Mitchell Jr.
    D) Sergey Lavrov
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
  2. Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, launched the EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme . Who is Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship?
    A) Dharmendra Pradhan
    B) Bhupender Yadav
    C) Prahlad Singh Patel
    D) Rajeev Chandrasekhar
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, launched the EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme in New Delhi
  3. Where did Tata Trust open India’s 1st state-of-the-art small animal hospital?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Lucknow
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tata Trusts announced the launch of India’s first state-of-the-art Small Animal Hospital, with a mission to save the lives of pets and strengthen the bond between pet parents and veterinarian The hospital, to be located in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, will be a 5-floor, 98,000-square-foot facility, with 200 beds, and will dedicate itself to providing round-the-clock services. The hospital will specialize in pet care to bridge the gap in quality pet care in India.
  4. The Union Cabinet approved auctions in eight spectrum bands for mobile phone services at a base price of Rs 96,317.65 crore, information and broadcasting minister said.Who is the current information and broadcasting minister ?
    A) Anurag Thakur
    B) Bhupender Yadav
    C) Prahlad Singh Patel
    D) Rajeev Chandrasekhar
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved auctions in eight spectrum bands for mobile phone services at a base price of Rs 96,317.65 crore, information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur said.
  5. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda unveiled LMS, Krishi Rakshak Portal, Helpline and SARTHI Portal for Agricultural Enhancement and Farmer Empowerment. What is the Helpline number?
    A) 14447
    B) 14557
    C) 23445
    D) 44532
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched the centralized “Kisan Rakshak Helpline 14447 and Portal”, Agri-Insurance Sandbox Framework Platform SARTHI and Learning Management System (LMS) Platform for the farming community under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in Delhi
  6. In a significant move towards bolstering infrastructure and fostering socio-economic development, Chief Minister (CM) Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu recently spearheaded the ‘Sarkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ program. Where did the CM announced the establishment of the office?
    A) Surani
    B) New Delhi
    C) Dhana
    D) Chandoli
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a significant move towards bolstering infrastructure and fostering socio-economic development, Chief Minister (CM) Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu recently spearheaded the ‘Sarkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ program at Amb-Pathiyar under the Jawalamukhi assembly constituency.
  7. According to the World Bank’s ‘Logistics Performance Index Report (2023), what is India’s rank?
    A) 38th
    B) 45th
    C) 44th
    D) 35th
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    According to the World Bank’s ‘Logistics Performance Index Report (2023): Connecting to Compete 2023’, India ranks 38 out of 139 countries. India’s rank has improved by six places from 44 in 2018 and sixteen places from 54 in 2014.
  8. Where did the 7th Indian Ocean Conference held?
    A) Australia
    B) India
    C) Pakistan
    D) China
    E) Russia
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The 7th Indian Ocean Conference recently convened in Perth, Australia, drawing together leaders, ministers, and officials from Indian Ocean rim countries. External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar addressed the inaugural session of the 7th Indian Ocean Conference.
  9. A Community of Nepal celebrated the New Year calling it ‘Sonam Lhosar’ by organising various programs. Which community of Nepal celebrated this?
    A) Chhetri
    B) Tamang
    C) Bahun
    D) Tharu
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sonam Lhosar festival is celebrated yearly on the occasion of Magh Shukla Pratipada. Sonam Lhosar is divided into 12 categories: rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon (cloud), snake, horse, sheep, monkey, bird, dog and pig
  10. Bengaluru, Pune are among top 10 cities with most Congested Roads in 2023. What was Bengaluru’s rank?
    A) 6th
    B) 10th
    C) 3rd
    D) 6th
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Two cities in India, Bengaluru and Pune, were among the ten worst for traffic in 2023, according to the TomTom report. Bengaluru was in 6th place, taking an average of 28 minutes and 10 seconds for a 10-kilometre journey, and Pune was in 7th place, taking 27 minutes and 50 seconds
  11. Which country opened its fifth research station in Antarctic research station, to provide platform for scientific cooperation?
    A) USA
    B) China
    C) France
    D) Myanmar
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    China opened its fifth research station in Antarctica amid concerns over its location suited to collect signals “intelligence” from US-allied Australia and New Zealand, especially the rocket telemetry data from Australia’s new Arnhem Space Centre.
  12. RBI increased ceiling on fees payable to non-executive directors of banks by how much amount?
    A) Rs 30 lakh
    B) Rs 20 lakh
    C) Rs 35 lakh
    D) Rs 15 lakh
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The RBI has increased the ceiling on fees payable to non-executive directors of banks to 30 lakh rupees per year from the existing level of 20 Lakh rupees
  13. RBI will soon introduce offline eRupee transactions on the CBDC pilot project. What does D stand for in CBDC?
    A) Design
    B) Digit
    C) Display
    D) Digital
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Digital rupee users will soon be able to execute transactions in areas with limited internet connectivity as the RBI announced that offline capability will be introduced on the Central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot project.
  14. State Bank of India (SBI) partnered with whom to modernise international education payments for students?
    A) Payoneer
    B) W i ‘s e
    C) Stripe
    D) Airwallex
    E) Flywire Corporation
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India (SBI) has teamed with Flywire Corporation to revolutionise the landscape of international education payments for Indian students, the lender said.
  15. Which colour card will be introduced for football sin-bin trials ?
    A) Blue
    B) Purple
    C) pink
    D) voilet
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Footballers could be shown blue cards and sent to a sin-bin for dissent and cynical fouls under plans to be unveiled by the body that decides the laws of the game.
  16. Drass Warriors clinched victory in 15th CEC Ice Hockey Cup Championship. Who won man of the match tittle?
    A) Maurice Richard
    B) Wasim Bilal
    C) Mario Lemieux
    D) Bobby Orr
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Displaying exceptional skill, they secured a resounding win by seven goals against United Chiktan. Wasim Bilal earned the prestigious titles of Man of the Series and Man of the Match.
  17. Who got appointed as MD & CEO of LIC Mutual Fund ?
    A) B.P. Kanungo
    B) Dr. M.D. Patra
    C) Ravi Kumar Jha
    D) M. Rajeshwar Rao
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    LIC Mutual Fund Asset Management announced the appointment of Ravi Kumar Jha(57) as its Management Director and Chief Executive
  18. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune collaborated with which AIIMS, to launch a cutting-edge AI platform called iOncology.ai?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Rishikesh
    C) Bhopal
    D) Raipur
    E) Patna
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a groundbreaking collaboration between AIIMS, New Delhi, and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Pune, a cutting-edge AI platform called iOncology.ai has been launched. The platform focuses on early detection of cancer, addressing a crucial need given the alarming rise in cancer cases globally
  19. Which IIT will develop India’s first smart bullets that will increase accuracy?
    A) Madras
    B) Kharagpur
    C) Kanpur
    D) Bombay
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has partnered with Munitions India Limited, a Defence Public Sector Enterprise, to develop India’s first indigenously-designed 155 Smart Ammunition to achieve indigenisation in the defence sector.
  20. NASA discovered ‘super-Earth’, where is it located?
    A) 198 Light years away
    B) 130 light years away
    C) 125 light years away
    D) 137 light years away
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    NASA discovers ‘super-Earth’, located 137 light-years away

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