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Current Affairs Quiz: February 23, 2024

  1. Where was the India’s largest Tribal Festival Medaram Jatara celebrated?
    A) Telangana
    B) Kerala
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Celebrating Telangana’s vibrant tribal heritage, the Medaram Jatara, also referred to as Sammakka Saralamma Jatara, commenced. The grand festival commemorates the valorous stand of the goddesses Sammakka and her daughter Saralamma, symbolizing resilience and defiance against unjust laws
  2. Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, along with Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Vishnu Deo Sai, inaugurated how many PM SHRI schools in Raipur in Feb 2024?
    A) 200
    B) 211
    C) 105
    D) 300
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, along with Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Vishnu Deo Sai, inaugurated 211 PM SHRI schools in Raipur
  3. ADA has signed an MoU with the Indian Air Force (IAF) for integration of futuristic Weapons and Sensors for LCA Tejas aircraft. What does ‘D’ Stands for in “ADA”?
    A) Desire
    B) Duty
    C) Deep
    D) Development
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has signed an MoU with the Indian Air Force (IAF) for integration of futuristic Weapons and Sensors for LCA Tejas aircraft.
  4. Union minister Virendra Kumar inaugurated multiple projects worth around how much across the country as part of the government’s efforts to foster inclusion and enhance rehabilitation facilities for persons with disabilities (PwD)?
    A) 300 crore
    B) 105 crore
    C) 100 crore
    D) 250 crore
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union minister Virendra Kumar inaugurated multiple projects worth over Rs 100 crore across the country as part of the government’s efforts to foster inclusion and enhance rehabilitation facilities for persons with disabilities (PwD).
  5. NLM will now have more activities as the Union Cabinet decided to modify the scheme. What does “L” stands for in NLM?
    A) Livelihood
    B) Livestock
    C) Life
    D) Light
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Livelihood Mission (NLM) will now have more activities as the Union Cabinet decided to modify the scheme.
  6. Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, inaugurated the first Skill India Centre (SIC) of the country in which state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Odisha
    D) Telangana
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, inaugurated the first Skill India Centre (SIC) of the country in Sambalpur, Odisha.
  7. Which state introduced ‘bag less school’ initiative to relieve students stress?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Telagana
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    In an effort to reduce the strain on children due to the weight of their school bags, the Madhya Pradesh government has mandated a ‘bag less day’ policy for students in Classes 1 to 12.
  8. The Forest Department of which state, in conjunction with the Turtle Survival Alliance Foundation India, is launching a conservation campaign?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Forest Department of Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district, in conjunction with the Turtle Survival Alliance Foundation India, is launching a conservation campaign
  9. India was placed on the which position in a report focusing on local threats in the year 2023?
    A) 82nd
    B) 71st
    C) 80th
    D) 65th
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India was placed on the 80th position in a report focusing on local threats in the year 2023. The position is based on the malicious programmes found directly on users’ computers or removable media connected to them (flash drives, camera memory cards, phones, external hard drives) or that initially made their way onto the computer in non-open form, inlcuding programmes in complex installers or encrypted files.
  10. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has greenlit a USD 23 million loan to foster the growth of fintech education, research, and innovation for which Indian state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Rajasthan
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has greenlit a USD 23 million loan to foster the growth of fintech education, research, and innovation at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) in India
  11. Which Payment gateway platform has registered with the Finance Ministry’s Financial Intelligence Unit- India (FIU- IND), according to a report by Inc42?
    A) Adyen
    B) Stripe
    C) PayPal
    D) Amazon Pay
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Payment gateway platform PayPal has registered with the Finance Ministry’s Financial Intelligence Unit- India (FIU- IND), according to a report by Inc42. The FIU-IND is a government organization that collects financial intelligence about offenses under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
  12. India’s growth is expected to moderate by what per cent in the financial year 2024-25 as per India Ratings and Research?
    A) 5.25%
    B) 4.5%
    C) 5.7%
    D) 6.5 %
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s growth is expected to moderate to 6.5 per cent in the financial year 2024-25 from 7.3 per cent estimated by the first advance estimates, said India Ratings and Research. The forecast is a notch below the Reserve Bank of India’s estimate of 7 per cent GDP growth in FY25
  13. India’s GDP growth will moderate to what percent in FY25 as per projection of Morgan Stanley?
    A) 6.5%
    B) 4.5%
    C) 5.5%
    D) 4.8%
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Morgan Stanley Research said that it expects India’s GDP growth for FY25 to moderate to 6.5 per cent from 6.9 per cent projected for FY24
  14. Renewable power solutions provider CleanMax with which Airport authority has signed a 25-year long-term power purchase agreement for the generation and supply of renewable energy?
    A) Birsa Munda Airport
    B) Bangalore International Airport Limited
    C) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    D) Silchar Airport
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Renewable power solutions provider CleanMax and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) have signed a 25-year long-term power purchase agreement for the generation and supply of renewable energy
  15. In December 2023, India’s mineral output witnessed a notable increase of what percent?
    A) 5.1%
    B) 4.5%
    C) 6.6%
    D) 4.5%
    E) 5.8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In December 2023, India’s mineral output witnessed a notable increase of 5.1% compared to the same period in 2022, according to the Ministry of Mines. The mining and quarrying sector’s index of mineral production for December reached 139.4, marking a significant rise from the previous year
  16. In a financial twist, India has become the unexpected star in HSBC’s profit galaxy, surpassing China, securing which rank as per Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp Ltd (HSBC) in 2023?
    A) 3rd
    B) 4th
    C) 8th
    D) 2nd
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a financial twist, India has become the unexpected star in HSBC’s profit galaxy, surpassing China and securing its position as the third-largest profitable region for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp Ltd (HSBC) in 2023.
  17. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) announced a collaboration with which food delivery service platform that aims to supply and deliver pre-ordered meals via IRCTC’s e-catering portal?
    A) Zomato
    B) Food Panda
    C) Swiggy
    D) Pocket mall
    E) Go order
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) announced a collaboration with Swiggy. It aims to supply and deliver pre-ordered meals via IRCTC’s e-catering portal.
  18. MeitY has partnered with Microsoft and iCreate to unveil the iMPEL-AI program, aimed at turbocharging the Indian artificial intelligence (AI) startup ecosystem. What does ‘I’ Stands for in MeitY?
    A) Information
    B) India
    C) idea
    D) identical
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  19. Which Pakistan skipper became the quickest batter to complete 10,0000 runs in Feb 2024?
    A) Aamer Ali
    B) Babar Azam
    C) Aamer Hameed
    D) Aaley Haider
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Reaching new heights in his glittering T20 career, former Pakistan skipper Babar Azam became the quickest batter to complete 10,0000 runs.
  20. Who has been appointed as non-executive chairman of public sector lender Bank of India?
    A) MR Kumar
    B) Srinivasan Sridhar
    C) Aravamudan Krishna
    D) K Satyanarayana
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government has appointed former chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India MR Kumar as the non-executive chairman of public sector lender Bank of India. Kumar, under whom the insurance behemoth debuted in the capital markets, was at the helm till middle of March last year
  21. Who has been appointed as SBM Bank India’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 17, for a term of three years?
    A) MR Kumar
    B) Srinivasan Sridhar
    C) Ashish Vijayakar
    D) K Satyanarayana
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ashish Vijayakar has been appointed as SBM Bank India’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 17, for a term of three years.
  22. The Odysseus spacecraft successfully landed on the moon, becoming the first American spacecraft to achieve the feat in more than 50 years. Odysseus spacecraft is from which country?
    A) United States
    B) UAE
    C) Thailand
    D) India
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Odysseus spacecraft from the United States successfully landed on the moon, becoming the first American spacecraft to achieve the feat in more than 50 years.
  23. Fifth-generation fighter jet, KAAN, completed its maiden flight, marking a turning point for Ankara’s defense industry. To which country does it belong?
    A) Turkey
    B) India
    C) Nepal
    D) Thailand
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Turkey’s fifth-generation fighter jet, KAAN, completed its maiden flight, marking a turning point for Ankara’s defense industry.
  24. the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is reportedly gearing up to test a real prototype of its indigenous laser weapon system, DURGA-2. What does G stands for in ‘DURGA’?
    A) Gut
    B) Gap
    C) Gun
    D) Goal
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Game-Changing Technology: The laser weapon system under development by DRDO, named DURGA-2 (Directionally Unrestricted Ray Gun Array), holds significant promise and could prove to be a game-changer in the military domain.
  25. Manohar Joshi was the former Maharashtra chief minister who passed away recently. He was the member of which party?
    A) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
    B) the Communist Party of India
    C) the Peasant and Workers Party
    D) Shiv Sena
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Manohar Joshi, a Shiv Sena veteran and the first chief minister of a saffron govt in the state, died following a cardiac arrest. He was 86

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