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Current Affairs Quiz: February 22, 2024

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated multiple educational projects in Feb 2024. This included three new IIMs, permanent campuses for IITs, 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and 13 new buildings for Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs), across the country. What was the total worth of these projects?
    A) 13,375 crore
    B) 14,343 crore
    C) 12,367 crore
    D) 12,765 crore
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated multiple educational projects worth ₹13,375 crore. This includes three new IIMs, permanent campuses for IITs, 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and 13 new buildings for Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs), across the country.
  2. Sukhna Lake got north India’s first ‘Pizza ATM Machine. Where is Sukhna Lake located?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Puri
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Indore
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    CITCO (Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation) introduces a pizza maker near Sukhna Lake, producing hot pizzas in three minutes, a first in North India. The pizza vending machine is the only one operational in India, marking a significant breakthrough.
  3. The Centre will invite private companies to invest around what amount in nuclear energy to increase the amount of electricity from sources that don’t produce carbon dioxide emissions?
    A) $26 billion
    B) $35 billion
    C) $20 billion
    D) $15 billion
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Centre will invite private companies to invest about $26 billion (₹2.16 lakh crore) in nuclear energy to increase the amount of electricity from sources that don’t produce carbon dioxide emissions.
  4. Which state signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to establish the state’s first Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF)?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Goa
    D) Maharashtra
    E) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Arunachal Pradesh government recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to establish the state’s first Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF). This move aims to bolster conservation efforts and protect the tiger population within the state.
  5. Which state government announced that it will be setting up a Blended Finance facility in partnership with the World Bank?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Goa
    D) Uttarakhand
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Government of Goa announced that it will be setting up a Blended Finance facility in partnership with the World Bank. This will be a first-of-its-kind, climate-focused, multi-sectoral facility at a subnational level
  6. The Maharashtra government approved a bill, extending reservation to Marathas above what percent, in a special session of the state legislature?
    A) 50%
    B) 45%
    C) 30%
    D) 25%
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Maharashtra government approved a bill, extending reservation to Marathas above the 50 per cent mark in a special session of the state legislature
  7. The ‘Himalayan Basket’ initiative, inaugurated by Uttarakhand Chief Minister, transformed Champawat into an ideal district by boosting local employment and creating economic growth. Who is the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?
    A) Pema Khandu
    B) Himanta Biswa Sarma
    C) Nitish Kumar
    D) Pushkar Singh Dhami
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The ‘Himalayan Basket’ initiative, inaugurated by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, transforms Champawat into an ideal district by boosting local employment and creating economic growth.
  8. The foundation stone of Bharat Mart, which will combine retail, warehousing and logistics facilities at Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone, was laid in which city?
    A) Sharjah
    B) Qatar
    C) Dubai
    D) Abu Dhabi
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The foundation stone of Bharat Mart, which will combine retail, warehousing and logistics facilities at Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone in Dubai, was laid during a virtual ceremony by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) vice president, Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  9. The Nepali Army and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command co-hosted which exercise in Feb 2024?
    A) Ekuverin
    B) Garuda Shakti
    C) Indra
    D) Shanti Prayas IV
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The foundation stone of Bharat Mart, which will combine retail, warehousing and logistics facilities at Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone in Dubai, was laid during a virtual ceremony by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) vice president, Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  10. International Solar Alliance(ISA) recently announced which country as the 119th country to join the grouping?
    A) Malta
    B) UAE
    C) Pakistan
    D) Maldives
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Solar Alliance(ISA) recently announced Malta as the 119th country to join the grouping.
  11. India with which country aim to double their bilateral trade to nearly $4 billion by 2030 and enhance connectivity through infrastructure projects like the proposed India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor?
    A) Iran
    B) Egypt
    C) Greece
    D) Iraq
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India and Greece aim to double their bilateral trade to nearly $4 billion by 2030 and enhance connectivity through infrastructure projects like the proposed India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor
  12. Fintech startup Paymart said that it has partnered with five Indian banks to offer its innovative virtual, cardless, and hardware-less cash withdrawal service. Which of the following bank did not partner with Paymart in the same?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) Indian Bank
    C) Jammu & Kashmir Bank
    D) State bank of India
    E) Karur Vyasa Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Fintech startup Paymart said that it has partnered with five Indian banks to offer its innovative virtual, cardless, and hardware-less cash withdrawal service
    Paymart has partnered with five prominent banks, including IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, and Karur Vyasa Bank, to roll out this service nationwide.
  13. Japan has committed a Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan for nine projects across various sectors in India such as road connectivity, climate change response, and horticulture, India’s finance ministry said. What is the worth of loan?
    A) $1.55 billion
    B) $1.25 billion
    C) $2.25 billion
    D) $1.55 billion
    E) $2.00 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Japan has committed a 232.21-billion-yen (about $1.55 billion) Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan for nine projects across various sectors in India such as road connectivity, climate change response, and horticulture, India’s finance ministry said
  14. RBI granted payment aggregator licence to which company in Feb 2024?
    A) Mswipe
    B) Ezetap
    C) QueueBuster
    D) Mosambee
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mswipe Technologies, a prominent player in India’s digital payments sector, has been awarded a Payment Aggregator (PA) license by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This significant development follows the company’s receipt of an in-principle approval earlier in 2022.
  15. The finance ministry said that the Japanese government has committed a loan of 232.209 billion yen (about Rs 12,800 crore) for nine projects related to various sectors in India. Who is the Prime Minister of Japan?
    A) Nikol Pashinyan
    B) Abiy Ahmed
    C) Katrín Jakobsdóttir
    D) Fumio Kishida
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The finance ministry said that the Japanese government has committed a loan of 232.209 billion yen (about Rs 12,800 crore) for nine projects related to various sectors in India.Prime Minister of Japan is Fumio Kishida
  16. Tech Mahindra acquired 100% stake in Orchid Cybertech for how much amount?
    A) $3.27 million
    B) $4.8 million
    C) $2.45 million
    D) $3.24 million
    E) $2.24 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IT services and consulting firm Tech Mahindra, announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in Orchid Cybertech Services (OCSI) through its wholly-owned subsidiary for a total of $3.27 million.
  17. Which company formally launched its mobile app marketplace, Indus Appstore, in an attempt to rival the Google Play store and Apple’s App Store?
    A) Phone Pe
    B) Paytm
    C) Google Pay
    D) Ezetap
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Walmart-owned payments company PhonePe formally launched its mobile app marketplace, Indus Appstore, in an attempt to rival the Google Play store and Apple’s App Store.
  18. Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd is set to launch its first ChatGPT-style service in March 2024 by what name?
    A) India GPT
    B) Bharat GPT
    C) Vision GPT
    D) Mark GPT
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The BharatGPT group backed by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd is set to launch its first ChatGPT-style service next month
  19. Which cricketer is all set to retire from professional cricket after Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy match against Haryana at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur?
    A) Faiz Fazal
    B) Surya Kumar
    C) Avesh Khan
    D) Kuldeep Yadav
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Left-handed batter Faiz Fazal is all set to retire from professional cricket after Vidarbha’s ongoing Ranji Trophy match against Haryana at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.
  20. Which Indian-origin boy who is residing in Singapore, has scripted history by becoming the youngest player ever to defeat a grandmaster in a classical chess tournament?
    A) Javokhir Sindarov
    B) Ashwath Kaushik
    C) R Praggnanandhaa
    D) Parimarjan Negi
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Eight-year-old Ashwath Kaushik, an Indian-origin boy who is residing in Singapore, has scripted history by becoming the youngest player ever to defeat a grandmaster in a classical chess tournament.
  21. Who has been named as Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 for his image ‘Whale Bones’?
    A) Annie Leibovitz
    B) Alex Dawson
    C) Steve McCurry
    D) Andreas Gursky
    E) David Bailey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Swedish photographer Alex Dawson has been named as Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 for his image ‘Whale Bones’.
  22. Which political leader was conferred France’s highest civilian honour, the Chevalier de la Legion d’ Honneur France, at an intimate ceremony in the French embassy in Feb 2024?
    A) Rajnath Singh
    B) Mohan Bhagwat
    C) Shashi Tharoor
    D) S jaishankar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was conferred France’s highest civilian honour, the Chevalier de la Legion d’ Honneur France, at an intimate ceremony in the French embassy in the national capital.
  23. Which Eminent jurist and Senior Supreme Court Lawyer passed away at the age of 95?
    A) Gopal Subramanium
    B) Fali S Nariman
    C) Mukul Rohatgi
    D) Ram Jethmalani
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Eminent jurist and Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Fali S Nariman passes away at the age of 95
  24. A new book titled “Sculpted Stones: Mysteries of Mamallapuram” has emerged as a beacon guiding readers through the rich tapestry of history and artistry that defines the ancient town of Mamallapuram. Who is the author of the book?
    A) Aravind Adiga
    B) Arundhati Roy
    C) Ashwin Prabhu
    D) Salman Rushdie
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A New book titled “Sculpted Stones: Mysteries of Mamallapuram” Authored by Ashwin Prabhu
  25. Ameen Sayani, the mellifluous voice that serenaded generations with his iconic radio programme, passed away. He was 91. What was the name of that iconic radio show?
    A) Hawa-mahal:
    B) Santogen ki mehfil
    C) Binaca Geetmala
    D) Aaj ke fankar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ameen Sayani, the mellifluous voice that serenaded generations with his iconic “Binaca Geetmala” radio programme, passed away. He was 91

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