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Current Affairs Quiz: February 28, 2024

  1. Prime Minister of India announced names of four astronaut-designates selected to take part in country’s maiden human space flight mission, Gaganyaan. Which of the following name is not the part of the country’s first manned mission to
    space?
    A) Prashanth Balakrishnan Nair
    B) Angad Prathap
    C) Ajit Krishnan
    D) Shubanshu Shukla.
    E) Raja Chari
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    After 40 years, an Indian will go to space. But this time, the time will be Indian, countdown will be Indian, and the rocket will also be Indian,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while announcing names of four astronaut-designates selected to fly to Low Earth orbit next year as part of Gaganyaan, the country’s first manned mission to space.
    The four astronaut designates are Group Captain Prashanth Balakrishnan Nair, Group Captain Angad Prathap, Group Captain Ajit Krishnan and Wing Commander Shubanshu Shukla.

  2. Which IIT has successfully established and tested India’s first Hypervelocity Expansion Tunnel Test Facility recently?

  3. A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIT bombay
    C) IIT Madras
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    E) IIT Bombay
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) has successfully established and tested India’s first Hypervelocity Expansion Tunnel Test Facility recently.

  4. PM Modi launched two major initiatives to uplift MSMEs in Indian automotive industry with which automobile company?
    A) Tata Motors
    B) Mahindra
    C) TVS
    D) Honda.
    E)None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched TVS Mobility’s open mobility network platform and CII-TVS Mobility Centre of Excellence on Employment and Livelihood in Madurai.
  5. National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited joined hands with which IIT to enhance development of greenfield smart cities projects?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Kanpur
    C) IIT Madras
    D) IIT Roorkee
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (NICDC) under Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (FITT-IITD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi with an objective to evaluate optimality of locations for development of Greenfield Industrial Smart Cities in India leveraging the principles and framework of PM GatiShakti.
  6. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the sprawling ammunition manufacturing complex of the Adani Group. Where is ammunition manufacturing complex situated?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Indore
    C) Kanpur
    D) Patna
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the sprawling ammunition manufacturing complex of the Adani Group, nestled within the Kanpur node of the UP defence corridor.
  7. The Education Ministry and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry jointly launched a nationwide awareness campaign “Mera pehla vote desh ke liye (my first vote for the country)”, under which various events will be organised in universities, colleges, and higher education institutions to encourage the first-time voters to participate in the upcoming election. Who is the minister for the Information and Broadcasting Ministry ?
    A) Sarbananda Sonowal
    B) Piyush Goyal
    C) Anurag Singh Thakur
    D) Pralhad Joshi
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Education Ministry and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry jointly launched a nationwide awareness campaign “Mera pehla vote desh ke liye (my first vote for the country)”, under which various events will be organised in universities, colleges, and higher education institutions to encourage the first-time voters to participate in the upcoming election
  8. The National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur signed MoU with which country for academic collaboration in Ayurveda and Thai Traditional Medicine in New Delhi?
    A) Nepal
    B) USA
    C) Thailand
    D) Bhutan
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur under the Ministry of Ayush of the Government of India and Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine of the Ministry of Public Health of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on the establishment of an Academic Collaboration in Ayurveda and Thai Traditional Medicine in New Delhi, India at 10th .
  9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 3 major space infrastructure projects of ISRO during his visit to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). Where is Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre located?
    A) Kerala
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Uttrakhand
    D) Uttar pradesh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 3 major space infrastructure projects of ISRO during his visit to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thumba Kerala. The Prime Minister also reviewed ISRO’s Gaganyaan human spaceflight programme during his visit.
  10. Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) New Delhi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which ministry to serve the continuation of academic cooperation and collaboration with RIS?
    A) Ministry of Ayush
    B) Ministry of Culture
    C) Ministry of Defence
    D) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Ayush and Research and Information System for Developing Countries, (RIS) New Delhi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at New Delhi.
  11. Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Jal Shakti, Rajeev Chandrasekhar launched ‘Investor Information and Analytics Platform’ developed by which institute?
    A) IIT Madras
    B) IIT Kanpur
    C) IIT Delhi
    D) IIT Bombay
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Jal Shakti, Rajeev Chandrasekhar launched ‘Investor Information and Analytics Platform’ developed by IIT Madras.
  12. Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launched the SWAYAM Plus platform at an event in New Delhi. Who is the Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship ?
    A) Sarbananda Sonowal
    B) Dharmendra Pradhan
    C) Pashu Pati Kumar Paras
    D) Raj Kumar Singh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dharmendra Pradhan
  13. The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India and NABARD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support services for leveraging the schemes of NABARD to benefit women SHGs of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). What does ‘R’ stands for in NABARD?
    A) Regional
    B) Rural
    C) Rise
    D) Relation
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support services for leveraging the schemes of NABARD to benefit women SHGs of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
  14. The Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India, has announced a significant boost for clean mobility by enhancing the scheme outlay of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) India Scheme Phase II. The scheme’s outlay has been increased from ₹10,000 crore to what amount?
    A) Rs 15000 crore
    B) Rs 11,500 crore
    C) Rs 14000 crore
    D) Rs 20000 crore
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India, has announced a significant boost for clean mobility by enhancing the scheme outlay of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) India Scheme Phase II. The scheme’s outlay has been increased from ₹10,000 crore to ₹11,500 crore
  15. The Union Cabinet chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved extension of Fisheries Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) for how many more years?
    A) 3 years
    B) 2 years
    C) 5 years
    D) 6 years
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved extension of Fisheries Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) for another 3 years upto 2025-26 within the already approved fund size of Rs 7522.48 crore and budgetary support of Rs 939.48 crore.
  16. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the “Pradhan Mantri Matsya Kisan Samridhi Sah-Yojana (PM-MKSSY)”, a Central Sector Sub-scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada for formalization of the fisheries sector and supporting fisheries micro and small enterprises with an investment of over Rs. 6,000 crores for over how many years?
    A) 4 years
    B) 5 years
    C) 3 years
    D) 8 years
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the “Pradhan Mantri Matsya Kisan Samridhi Sah-Yojana (PM-MKSSY)”, a Central Sector Sub-scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada for formalization of the fisheries sector and supporting fisheries micro and small enterprises with an investment of over Rs. 6,000 crores over a period of next four (4) years from FY 2023-24 to FY 2026-27 in all States/Union Territories.
  17. Which educational community platform dedicated to active agers has launched Cyber Safety and Fraud Hub towards enhancing digital safety for older adults?
    A) Slack
    B) Circle
    C) Thinkifi
    D) GetSetUp
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a significant stride towards enhancing digital safety for older adults, GetSetUp, a fast-growing educational community platform dedicated to active agers, has launched Cyber Safety and Fraud Hub.
  18. In which state did the the fifth edition of the joint military exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’ between the Indian Army and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces commence?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The fifth edition of the joint military exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’ between the Indian Army and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan, the army said. The exercise will conclude on March 9
  19. Union Minister of and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur announced the setting up of a regional facilitation office of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for which city?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Hisar
    C) Rohtak
    D) Jalandar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur announced the setting up of a regional facilitation office of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Chandigarh, with the objective of promoting ease of doing business for filmmakers of the region.
  20. The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal attended the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the MoPSW and which the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to set up India’s first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’?
    A) IIM Kozhikode
    B) IIM Shillong
    C) IIM Ahmedabad
    D) IIM Raipur

    E) None of the above

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal attended the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the MoPSW and the Indian Institute of Management shillong (IIM) to set up India’s first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’.
  21. In a move to bolster the mental and physical well-being of Manipuri athletes, Chief Minister of Imphal inaugurated the Maipak Sports Digital Experience Centre (MMSDC) at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal, Manipur. Who is the chief Minister of Imphal?
    A) Arif Mohammed Khan
    B) N Biren Singh
    C) Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel
    D) Bhagat Singh Koshyari
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a move to bolster the mental and physical well-being of Manipuri athletes, Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated the Maipak Sports Digital Experience Centre (MMSDC) at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal, Manipur.
  22. Which state announced a fully-funded universal life insurance scheme in its Budget 2024-25?
    A) Manipur
    B) Nagaland
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Kerala
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio announced a fully-funded universal life insurance scheme as he presented the Budget for 2024-25 which did not propose any hike in taxes.
  23. US with which country will promote digital literacy in India toward shared global development goals?
    A) India
    B) UAE
    C) South Korea
    D) Nepal
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    US, South Korea to promote digital literacy in India toward shared global development goals
    The United States and the Republic of Korea solidified their commitment through the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) in India.
  24. Which nation formally joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) becoming the 166th members of the body that oversees global trade becoming the first new nations to join since 2016?
    A) Palau
    B) North Korea,
    C) Kosovo
    D) Timor-Leste
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Comoros and Timor-Leste formally joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) becoming the 165th and 166th members of the body that oversees global trade and the first new nations to join since 2016. The ceremony took place on the opening day of the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13).

  25. he Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it has imposed penalties of around how much amount on State Bank of India, Canara Bank, and City Union Bank for violation of regulatory norms?
    A) 3 crore
    B) 4 crore
    C) 6 crore
    D) 2 crore
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    he Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it has imposed penalties amounting to almost Rs 3 crore on State Bank of India, Canara Bank, and City Union Bank for violation of regulatory norms.
  26. Which Fintech company in February 2024 introduced a new feature called ‘Pocket UPI’ that enables users to make UPI payments through its Wallet without linking their bank account?
    A) Razorpay
    B) Paytm
    C) MobiKwik
    D) Zerodha
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fintech company MobiKwik introduced a new feature called ‘Pocket UPI’ that enables users to make UPI payments through MobiKwik Wallet without linking their bank account.
  27. R Systems International Limited (a Blackstone portfolio Company), a global leader in digital product engineering and technology solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with which Indian Institute of Technology to further its commitment to AI?
    A) IIT Bombay
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

  28. Axis Bank received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to appoint whom as the executive director of the company?
    A) M R Kumar
    B) V. Vaidyanathan
    C) Munish Sharda
    D) Arun Tiwari
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Axis Bank received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to appoint Munish Sharda as the executive director of the company. Sharda took charge for a period of three years.
  29. Which former supreme court judge was appointed as the chairperson of Lokpal by President Droupadi Murmu?
    A) K.N. Saikia
    B) Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar
    C) Kuldip Singh
    D) V. Ramaswami
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, appointed former Supreme Court judge, justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar as the chairperson of Lokpal.
  30. C-DOT bagged 3 awards for its indigenously designed & developed innovative Telecom solutions at 14th Annual Aegis Graham Bell Awards. What does ‘T’ stand for in C-DOT?
    A)Telematics
    B) Transformative
    C) Think
    D) Trust
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier Telecom R&D centre of the Government of India, strikes a hat-trick by securing top position in three awards at 14th Annual Aegis Graham Bell Awards held at NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi for its indigenously designed & developed innovative Telecom solutions in various categories.

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