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Current Affairs Quiz: February 13, 2024

  1. PM Modi launched ‘Muft Bijli Yojana’ to provide how many units of electricity per month to the beneficiaries of PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana?
    A) 400
    B) 250
    C) 300
    D) 350
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    PM Modi launches ‘Muft Bijli Yojana’ to provide 300 units electricity per month Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana to provide free electricity to its beneficiaries. As per the scheme, the central government will provide 300 units of free electricity per month to its beneficiaries by investing worth ₹75,000 crores
  2. Defence Minister unveils the statue General Bipin Rawat in Dehradun. Who is current Defence Minister?
    A) Rajnath Singh
    B) Nitin Jairam Gadkari
    C) Arjun Munda
    D) Sarbananda Sonowal
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh revealed a life-size statue of the late General Bipin Rawat, the nation’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), at TonsBridge School in Dehradun
  3. To promote the rich cultural heritage of South India, where does the union Ministry of Culture intend to set up a Regional Centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi ?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Delhi
    C) Chennai
    D) Indore
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    To promote the rich cultural heritage of South India, the union Ministry of Culture now intends to set up a Regional Centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi in Hyderabad that will be known as ‘Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra’.
  4. The Rajya Sabha passed how many bills pertaining to reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local bodies and modification of the lists of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in Jammu & Kashmir?
    A) 8
    B) 5
    C) 6
    D) 4
    E) 3
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    The Rajya Sabha passed three bills pertaining to reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local bodies and modification of the lists of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in Jammu & Kashmir.
    The Jammu and Kashmir Local Bodies Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2024, the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2024 and the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment) Bill, 2024 – all of which were cleared by the Lok Sabha were tabled and passed by voice vote in the Rajya Sabha
  5. Anganwadi workers, helpers to be covered under Ayushman Bharat: Govt this will provide health coverage upto which amount per family annually?
    A) Rs 3 lakh
    B) Rs 2.5 Lakh
    C) Rs 4 lakh
    D) Rs 5 lakh
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    This will provide health coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family annually to all AWWs and AWHs for secondary and tertiary medical care.
  6. Which state became first state in the country to implement semiconductor policy?
    A) Haryana
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    E) Telangana
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    “In a pioneering move, Uttar Pradesh has enacted a dedicated Semiconductor Policy, eliciting keen interest and multiple proposals, with discussions underway to chart out actionable programs”, he stated.
  7. Which ministry tied up with Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to promote sporting culture through football?
    A) Education Ministry
    B) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    C) Ministry of Education
    D) Ministry of Railways
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Aiming to significantly broaden the accessibility of football within the school setting for students, the Ministry of Education has tied up with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to distribute 11 lakh footballs across the country in a phased manner. The exercise is slated to benefit more than 1.5 lakh schools
  8. Which IIT launched SWASTHA project for nanotech facilities in healthcare?
    A) IIT, Gandhi Nagar
    B) IIT, Bhubaneshwar
    C) IIT, Madras
    D) IIT, Guwahati
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    S. Krishnan, Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), inaugurated the groundbreaking SWASTHA project and the state-of-the-art ISO 5 and 6 Clean Room Facilities at IIT Guwahati’s Centre for Nanotechnology.
  9. Odisha CM raised pension for beneficiaries under social security schemes by how much amount?
    A) Rs 500
    B) Rs 1000
    C) Rs 100
    D) Rs 1500
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a relief for the distressed people covered under various social security schemes, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a hike of Rs 500 each in their monthly pension.
  10. Which E commerce platform renamed itself to Pai Platforms?
    A) Paytm
    B) G-pay
    C) Phone pay
    D) Flipkart
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Paytm E-commerce has changed its name to Pai Platforms and has acquired Bitsila, a seller platform on ONDC with full-stack omnichannel and hyperlocal commerce capability.
  11. Retail inflation eased to 3-month low in January 2024 by what percent?
    A) 7%
    B) 5.1%
    C) 8%
    D) 10%
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Retail inflation rate in the country moderated to a three-month low of 5.10% in January due to slower price increases in certain food items, as per the official data released. It fell from 5.69% in December last year and 6.52% in January 2023 to 5.1% in January 2024.
  12. Former Finland PM won the presidential election. Who is Prime minister of Finland?
    A) Lee Hsien Loong
    B) Alexander Stubb
    C) Sheikh Hasina
    D) Viktor Orbán
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Prime Minister, triathlete and Europhile Alexander Stubb secured a triumphant return to politics after a seven-year hiatus, winning the Finnish presidency in election.The former leader of the National Conservative Party’s bid for the office was prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  13. Sindhu Ganapathy, a transwoman from which state became first trans Train Ticket Examiner?
    A) Kerala
    B) Maharashtra 
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    E) Tamil Nadu
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Sindhu Ganapathy become Tamil Nadu’s first trans train ticket examiner (TTE), who took charge at Dindigul railway station, is hopeful that education and perseverance will herald a brighter future for the transgender community.
  14. Katrina Kaif became the brand ambassador of which team for upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season?
    A) Chennai Super Kings
    B) Mumbai Indians ·
    C) ‎Royal Challengers Bangalore
    D) ‎Gujarat Titans
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have officially announced the appointment of Katrina Kaif as their brand ambassador for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season.
  15. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Kerala Section, has conferred the KPP Nambiar Award for 2024 to Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), at a function held recently. Who is the chairman of ISRO?
    A) S. Somnath
    B) K. Sivan
    C) Madhabi Puri Buch
    D) K N Vyas
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Kerala Section, has conferred the KPP Nambiar Award for 2024, on S Somanath, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), at a function held recently . The award is named after KPP Nambiar, doyen of electronics industry and founder-chair of IEEE Kerala Section
  16. The department of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation of the Union water ministry has selected which city as “water warrior” city?
    A) Roorkee 
    B) Ghaziabad
    C) Noida
    D) Hisar
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The department of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation of the Union water ministry has selected Noida as “water warrior” city for the steps it took for waste water treatment and reuse for irrigation purposes.
  17. Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) inaugurated a Precision Approach Radar (PAR) at INS Utkrosh in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which will enable “highly accurate horizontal and vertical guidance to land an aircraft safely in low visibility conditions, such as heavy rain and fog”. Who is chief of Navy?
    A) Admiral R. Hari Kumar
    B) Manoj Pande
    C) ‎B. S. Raju
    D) Upendra Dwivedi
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral R. Hari Kumar inaugurated a Precision Approach Radar (PAR) at INS Utkrosh in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which will enable “highly accurate horizontal and vertical guidance to land an aircraft safely in low visibility conditions, such as heavy rain and fog”
  18. Eminent artist A Ramachandran passed away at 89. By which award he was honoured?
    A) Padma Bhushan
    B) Bharat Ratna
    C) Padma Shri
    D) Both A) and C)
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi and received the Padma Bhushan for outstanding service to the nation in 2005.
  19. Kenyan marathon world record holder died in road accident in February 2024. What was his name?
    A) Deep Roy 
    B) Wangari Maathai
    C) Daniel arap Moi
    D) Kelvin Kiptum
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:
  20. A book titled “Maha Swaapnikudu” was  launched by former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. He was the former chief Minister of which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Kerala
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    E) None Of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Maha Swaapnikudu” has been launched recently by former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
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