Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Banking QuizCA Quizzes (English)

Current Affairs Quiz: February 18 & 19, 2024

  1. First helicopter emergency medical service to be launched from which state?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    E) Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s first Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) will be started from Uttarakhand, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said
  2. MSME Minister Narayan Rane unveiled a special initiative targeted at Informal Micro Enterprises (IMEs), exempted from GST obligations to secure interest-free loans up to which limit?
    A) 5 lakh
    B) 15 lakh
    C) 20 lakh
    D) 25 lakh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    MSME Minister Narayan Rane unveiled a special initiative targeted at Informal Micro Enterprises (IMEs), exempted from GST obligations to secure interest-free loans up to Rs 20 lakhs through the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises
  3. The Ministry of Finance has released loans worth which amount to 28 states under the Scheme for ‘Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment’?
    A) Rs 66,745 crore
    B) Rs 60000 crore
    C) Rs 56340 crore
    D) Rs 35456crore
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Finance has released loans worth Rs 66,745 crore to 28 states under the Scheme for ‘Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment’. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary said the scheme is aimed at boosting capital expenditure by states
  4. Union Minister G Kishan Reddy laid foundation stone for Ramji Gond Memorial Freedom Fighters Museum. Where is the Museum located?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Shillong
    D) Guwahati
    E) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy and State Panchayat Raj Minister D Anasuya-Sitakka laid the foundation stone for the Ramji Gond Memorial Freedom Fighters’ Museum in Hyderabad.
  5. Union Minister Anurag Thakur said 45 crore Jan Dhan accounts have accumulated 2.1 lakh crore rupees so far. Inaugurating the 2024 Annual Government and Institutional Business Meet of the Federal Bank. Where was the inauguration held?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Chennai
    C) Udaipur
    D) Lucknow
    E) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Anurag Thakur said 45 crore Jan Dhan accounts have accumulated 2.1 lakh crore rupees so far. Inaugurating the 2024 Annual Government and Institutional Business Meet of the Federal Bank in Delhi, Mr Thakur said the banking sector is today out of the clutches of debt and at an all-time high performance.
  6. Who constituted Committee to draft guidelines to address the issue of pesky/promotional or unsolicited commercial calls received by the consumers?
    A) Supreme court
    B) High court Allahabad
    C) Sate government, UP
    D) Centre
    E) Department of Consumer Affairs
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    To address the issue of pesky/promotional or unsolicited commercial calls received by the consumers, the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India has constituted a Committee comprising of members from cellular industry, regulatory bodies such as Department of Telecommunication (DoT), Department of Financial Services(DFS), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Reserve Bank of India, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), Department of Telecommunication (DoT),Department of Financial Services(DFS), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Cellular Operations Association of India (COAI), telemarketing companies, VCOs to draft the Guidelines.
  7. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) are expected to receive about ₹3 lakh crore in total contributions in 2024-25, This is how much % more from this fiscal year?
    A) 5%
    B) 12%
    C) 10%
    D) 8%
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Schemes managed by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) are expected to receive about ₹3 lakh crore in total contributions in 2024-25, around 8% more from this fiscal year and almost two-and-a-half times higher compared with the pre-Pandemic 2919-20.
  8. First ‘child-friendly police station’ was inaugurated in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The firstever children friendly police station was inaugurated in Dhule district of Maharashtra
  9. Where did 11th International Puppet Festival kicked off?
    A) Assam
    B) Kolkata
    C) Chandigarh
    D) New Delhi
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 11th International Puppet Festival was kicked off at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh. Punjab Governor and Administrator of Union Territory Chandigarh, Banwarilal Purohit, accompanied by Adviser to the Administrator Rajeev Verma and other senior officers inaugurated the show.
  10. Which state government signed MoU with e-learning platform edX to offer higher education courses to youth of the state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh government signed an agreement with edX, a global e-learning platform which offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to enable students from the state to pursue courses for free. The agreement was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at his camp office.
  11. Department of Fisheries signed an MoU with which platform to promote digital marketing of fishes and other aquatic produce?
    A) IIT Kanpur 
    B) Flipkart
    C) Piramal Foundation
    D) Open Network for Digital Commerce
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Department of Fisheries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) to promote digital marketing of fishes and other aquatic produce.
  12. In Feb 2024, with which country did India conclude seven agreements, including a bilateral investment treaty (BIT), International Framework Agreement on the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), and memorandum of understanding (MoU) on port infrastructure development, power trade, linking digital payment platforms like UPI, credit and debit cards, among others. 
    A) France
    B) UAE
    C) Russia
    D) Columbia 
    E) UK
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The pacts were signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official two-day visit to the UAE, following delegation-level talks with President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi.
  13. India with which country signed MoU on Cooperation in the field of Sharing Successful Digital Solutions Implemented at Population Scale for Digital Transformation?
    A) Nepal
    B) Bhutan
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Colombia
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India and Colombia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on Cooperation in the field of Sharing Successful Digital Solutions Implemented at Population Scale for Digital Transformation. It was signed between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia
  14. Unemployment rate declined to 6.5% in Q3FY24. Female labour force participation roses to what percent as per Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation?
    A) 35%
    B) 30%
    C) 20%
    D) 15%
    E) 25%
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    Unemployment rate declines to 6.5% in Q3FY24; female labour force participation rises to 25%: MoSPI.
  15. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in its latest interim economic outlook released, raised India’s growth outlook for 2024-25 (FY25) by what percent?
    A) 6.2%
    B) 5.8%
    C) 7.22%
    D) 4.8%
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
  16. Tata with which company will explore a strategic alliance aimed at boosting traffic volumes and engagement on Tata’s digital platform?
    A) Ola
    B) Uber
    C) Hero
    D) Hundai
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Tata Group is in discussions with Uber Technologies to explore a strategic alliance aimed at boosting traffic volumes and engagement on Tata’s digital platform. The collaboration may involve integrating Uber’s services as an ‘anchor app’ within the Tata Neu ecosystem.
  17. The Indian football team dropped to which rank in the FIFA rankings, the worst in seven years, after the recent debacle in the AFC Asian Cup, where it lost all its three group matches?
    A) 123rd
    B) 65th
    C) 119th
    D) 121st
    E) 117th
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    The Indian football team dropped 15 places to 117th in the FIFA rankings, the worst in seven years, after the recent debacle in the AFC Asian Cup, where it lost all its three group matches.
  18. What is the name of a 100-year-old diver from the Islamic Republic of Iran who made waves at the Diving World Championships in Doha?
    A) Taghi Askar
    B) Samuel Lee
    C) Joaquín Capilla
    D) Bob Webster
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Taghi Askar, a 100-year-old diver from the Islamic Republic of Iran, made waves at the Diving World Championships in Doha as he wiped away tears of gratitude and emotion for the overwhelming support he received.
  19. Indian Chamber of Commerce appointed whom as UAE chief representative?
    A) Manoj Pande 
    B) N K Singh
    C) Sharad Bhandari
    D) R. Hari Kumar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed Finance professional Sharad Bhandari as its Chief Representative for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in a bid to its strategic move to enhance economic ties.
  20. Who got elected as new president of Indonesia?
    A) Ebrahim Raisi 
    B) Joko Widodo
    C) Prabowo Subianto
    D) Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto has declared victory in the presidential election after unofficial vote counts showed him with a significant lead over his rivals
  21. Which bank got the ‘Best Technology Bank’ of the year award?
    A) South Indian Bank
    B) Bank of India
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) Bank of Maharashtra
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    South Indian Bank has been honoured with the title of Best Technology Bank of the Year Award at the 19th IBA Annual Banking Technology Conference, Expo, & Citations.The awards were presented to PR Seshadri, MD & CEO of South Indian Bank, by T Rabi Sankar, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, in Mumbai.
  22. Who got selected for 58th Jnanpith Award?
    A) Jagadguru Rambhadracharya
    B) Gulzar
    C) Both A) and B)
    D) Mehndi Hasan
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Renowned Urdu poet Gulzar and Sanskrit scholar Jagadguru Rambhadracharya will receive the 58th Jnanpith Award.
  23. ISRO successfully launched next generation weather satellite INSAT-3DS from which place?
    A) Sriharikota
    B) Jaipur
    C) Kanpur
    D) Kolkata
    E)  Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research organisation(ISRO) launched GSLV F14 at from the second launch pad at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota. Based on the confirmation from all the control centres, the automatic launch sequence was initiated.
  24. Jain seer Acharya Vidhyasagar Maharaj passed away at which place?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Delhi
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Hisar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Renowned Jain seer Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj passed away at Chandragiri Teerth in Chhattisgarh’s Dongargarh after undertaking ‘sallekhna’. He was 77.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

0