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Current Affairs Quiz: February 20, 2024

  1. PM Modi virtually inaugurated Mahabharata theme-based Jyotisar ‘Anubhav Kendra’ museum. Where is the museum located?
    A) Kurukshetra
    B) Bhiwani
    C) Hisar
    D) Chandigrah
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has virtually inaugurated the Jyotisar Anubhav Kendra, a museum and interpretation center inspired by the epic Mahabharata, from Rewari.
  2. Who laid foundation stone for construction of railway station at Komuravelli in Siddipet?
    A) Arjun Munda
    B) Sarbananda Sonowal
    C) Kishan Reddy
    D) Dharmendra Pradhan
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Tourism, Culture and Development of Northeast Region, G Kishan Reddy and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Mohan Yadav laid the foundation stone for the Komuravelli Railway Station in Siddipet District, Telangana. The station aims to improve transportation to the renowned Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, attracting millions of devotees annually.
  3. Who inaugurated “SUFALAM”, Launching Groundbreaking Start-Up Conclave for Food Processing Entrepreneurs?
    A) Pashupati Kumar Paras
    B) Mahendra Nath Pandey
    C) Shri Bhupender Yadav
    D) Parshottam Rupala
    E) G. Kishan Reddy
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Food Processing Pashupati Kumar Paras inaugurated “SUFALAM: Start-Up Forum for Aspiring Leaders and Mentors Startup Conclave 2024,” stressing the importance of such events in promoting networking, sharing knowledge, and aiding startups in accessing government schemes.
  4. On which expressway did the central government decided to pilot the Satellite-based toll collection in the country?
    A) Bengaluru Mysuru Expressway
    B) Delhi-Panipat Expressway
    C) Delhi-Panipat Expressway
    D) Bundelkhand Expressway
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union government has decided to implement as a pilot project of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) based barrier less free flow tolling on access-Controlled 10-lane Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway (Highway)
  5. MSME Minister launched Rs 20 lakh scheme under CGTMSE for GST-exempted micro units. Who is the MSME minister?
    A) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
    B) Pralhad Joshi
    C) Mahendra Nath Pandey
    D) Narayan Rane
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    MSME Minister Narayan Rane launched a special scheme for informal micro enterprises (IMEs), which are exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, to access collateral-free loans up to Rs 20 lakh under the government’s Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE).
  6. Odisha CM inaugurated Bagchi-Sri Shankara Cancer Centre in Bhuvneshwar. Who is the CM of Odisha?
    A) YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
    B) Naveen Patnaik
    C) Pema khandu
    D) Nitish Kumar
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Bagchi Sri Shankara Cancer Centre and Research Institute (BSCCRI) in Bhubaneswar
  7. Which state launched ‘Van Mitra’ scheme to encourage participation in tree planting activities in non-forest areas?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Haryana
    D) Punjab
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched the ‘Van Mitra’ scheme and its portal to encourage community participation in tree planting activities in non-forest areas. The members of families with an annual income of less than Rs 1.80 lakh can register to become ‘Van Mitras’
  8. Which state government hiked grant for its Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Punjab
    D) Haryana
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the grant under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana will be increased from ₹15,000 to ₹25,000 per beneficiary annually from April this year. The scheme facilitates education of a girl child, right from her birth till graduation
  9. Which state’s legislative assembly has passed two resolutions opposing the delimitation exercise and the “one nation, one election” policy proposed by the Indian government?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Tamil Nadu legislative assembly has passed two resolutions opposing the delimitation exercise and the “one nation, one election” policy proposed by the Indian government
  10. Which state govt introduced ‘Swayam’ scheme which aims to empower the youth of the state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Rajasthan
    C) West Bengal
    D) Odisha
    E) Assam
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Odisha Agriculture Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain introduced ‘Swayam’ scheme aims to empower the youth of Odisha by providing interest-free loans of up to Rs 1 lakh to young entrepreneurs, fostering self-employment opportunities
  11. India chaired the 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development. Who represented India?
    A) Ruchira Kamboj
    B) Samar Sen
    C) B.N. Rao
    D) Rajeshwar Dayal
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, chaired the 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development, held from Feb 5-15. According to an official statement, the session focused on bolstering international cooperation in social development issues
  12. Which country has become the first Orthodox Christian country to legalise same-sex marriage despite opposition from the church and some politicians?
    A) Georgia
    B) Greece
    C) Romania
    D) Russia
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Greece has become the first Orthodox Christian country to legalise same-sex marriage despite opposition from the church and some politicians
  13. Which Bank has said that users can use the self-subscribing route to enrol for the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) schemes?
    A) Bank of Maharashtra
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Bank of India
    D) State Bank of India
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The State Bank of India, which is the largest public sector bank in the country, has said that users can use the self-subscribing route to enrol for the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) schemes.
  14. Tata Steel partnered with which institute’s Research and Entrepreneurship Park (REP) to drive innovation and entrepreneurship?
    A) IIT Bhubaneswar
    B) IIT Kanpur
    C) IIT Kharagpur
    D) IIT Guwahati
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a move aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, Tata Steel recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IIT Bhubaneswar Research and Entrepreneurship Park (REP) . This partnership signifies a strategic alignment between industry and academia to explore avenues for mutual growth and development.
  15. ICC banned which UK cricketer for over 17 years for match-fixing?
    A) Jack Hobbs
    B) Rizwan Javed
    C) Tom Hayward
    D) Gilbert Jessop
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    UK-based club cricketer Rizwan Javed was banned from all cricket for 17 ½ years after being found guilty of five breaches of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code for Participants
  16. Which Indian cricketer recently completed 500 Test wickets and joined elite list with massive career milestone?
    A) Shubman Gill
    B) Rajat Patidar
    C) Ravichandran Ashwin
    D) ‎Rohit Sharma
    E) Avesh Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin added yet another feather to his cap on the second day of the third Test match against England. He completed 500 wickets in Test cricket in the first innings when he picked his first wicket becoming only the second Indian cricketer to do so in the format. Overall, Ashwin is ninth bowler to breach the 500-wicket mark doing it in his 98th Test match
  17. Who has been elected as President of the International Court of Justice?
    A) Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
    B) Nawaf Salam
    C) Sanjiv Khanna
    D) Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Nawaf Salam was elected president of the ICJ in The Hague, succeeding US Judge Joan Donoghue. This significant milestone marks him as the first Lebanese and second Arab to hold this prestigious position for a three-year term.
  18. Which state topped in 2024’s ‘most welcoming region in India’ list?
    A) Kerala
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Rajasthan
    E) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Online travel agency Booking.com has revealed the list of Most Welcoming Regions and Cities in India according to its 12th Annual Traveller Review Awards 2024. According to the ranking, Himachal Pradesh secured the top spot
  19. Which IIT’s professor developed Sound-Based Anti-Drone System at Rs. 4 Lakh?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIT Jammu
    C) IIT Bombay
    D) IIT Delhi
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Jammu and Kashmir, a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of IIT Jammu, Dr. Karan Nathwani has developed an anti-drone system that works mainly on sound technology
  20. Large deposits of iron ore found in which part of Rajasthan?
    A) Shekhawati
    B) Jaisalmer
    C) Udaipur
    D) Karauli
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Rajasthan Mines Department has started preparations for the auction for composite license of iron ore blocks in an area of about 1,888 hectares near Hindon in Karauli district after large deposits of iron ore were found there, officials said.
  21. Recently Kavita Chaudhary passed away at 67. She was related to which profession?
    A) Actress
    B) Politics
    C) Lawyer
    D) Doctor
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Kavita Chaudhary, who played the role of IPS officer Kalyani Singh in Udaan, passed away in Amritsar after suffering a heart attack. She was 67
  22. Legendary chef Imtiaz Qureshi, who was known for having revived the old-Lucknowi tradition of dum pukht style of cooking, died of age-related ailments. He was honoured with which award?
    A) Padma Shri
    B) Padma Bhushan
    C) Bharat Ratna
    D) Param Vir Chakra
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Padma Shri Chef Imtiaz Qureshi passes away

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