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Current Affairs Quiz: February 29, 2024

  1. According to NITI Aayog CEO BVR Subrahmanyam, India’s poverty level has fallen to what level of population, signalling an improvement in the nation’s economic landscape?
    A) 5%
    B)10%
    C) 15%
    D) 30%
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog CEO BVR Subrahmanyam has said India’s poverty level has fallen to just five per cent, signalling an improvement in the nation’s economic landscape.
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 554 railway stations as part of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme via video conference. Additionally, he laid the foundation stone for approximately 1,500 road overpasses and underpasses across various states during a virtual event that was held at over 2,000 railway stations and function sites. The entire initiative costed how much amount?
    A) Rs 543320 crore
    B) Rs 41,000 crore
    C) Rs 45,000 crore
    D) Rs 90000 crore
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 554 railway stations as part of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme via video conference. Additionally, he lays the foundation stone for approximately 1,500 road overpasses and underpasses across various states during a virtual event that was held at over 2,000 railway stations and function sites. The entire initiative costs Rs 41,000 crore.
  3. During his visit of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated how many institutes of Ministry of Ayush which will further promote holistic healthcare scenario in the country?
    A) 1
    B) 5
    C) 6
    D) 2
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    During his visit of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated, two institutes of Ministry of Ayush which will further promote holistic healthcare scenario in the country
  4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for which state’s first railway station in Feb 2024?
    A) Tripura
    B) Sikkim
    C) Manipur.
    D) Meghalaya.
    E)None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Sikkim’s first railway station at Rangpo.It was among the over 2,000 rail infrastructure projects worth about Rs 41,000 crore unveiled by the prime minister.
  5. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the establishment of International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA) with headquarters in India with a one-time budgetary support of Rs.150 crore for a period of how many years?
    A) 7 years
    B) 4 years
    C) 5 years
    D) 4 years
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the establishment of International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA) with headquarters in India with a one-time budgetary support of Rs.150 crore for a period of five years from 2023-24 to 2027-28.
  6. The Union Government has authorised the release of two installments of tax devolution amounting to how much amount to strengthen the hands of State Governments for financing various social welfare measures and infrastructure development schemes?
    A) Rs 1.54 lakh crore
    B) Rs. 1.42 lakh crore
    C) Rs 4.53 lakh crore
    D) Rs5.55 lakh crore
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union Government has authorised the release of two installments of tax devolution amounting to Rs. 1.42 lakh crore to strengthen the hands of State Governments for financing various social welfare measures and infrastructure development schemes.
  7. Days after the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) discussed a proposal to bring out uniform Know Your Customer (KYC) norms, the government has formed an expert committee headed by whom to make its recommendations on the matter?
    A) P.K. Mishra
    B) Rajiv Gauba
    C) T V Somanathan
    D) Pradip Kumar Tripathi
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Days after the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) discussed a proposal to bring out uniform Know Your Customer (KYC) norms, the government has formed an expert committee headed by Finance Secretary T V Somanathan (pictured) to make its recommendations on the matter.
  8. The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), under the aegis of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has successfully commissioned India’s largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), which stores energy using solar energy. In which state is it located?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Chhattisgarh.
    C) Arunachal pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    E) None of the above
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    Option
    Explanation:

    The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), under the aegis of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has successfully commissioned India’s largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), which stores energy using solar energy.
  9. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said that it has certified nearly what number of railway stations across the country as Eat Right Stations?
    A) 200
    B) 150
    C) 550
    D) 155
    E) 100
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said that it has certified nearly 150 railway stations across the country as Eat Right Stations. This is part of the food safety authority’s Eat Right movement which focuses on ensuring safe, hygienic and nutritious food options across colleges, institutions, workplaces and even hospitals among other
  10. The NSSO (FOD) under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) under which organisation to facilitate Urban Frame Survey (UFS) in a digital mode using the state-of-the-art Geo ICT tools and techniques using Bhuvan Platform?
    A) Space Applications Centre
    B) Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
    C) Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre
    D) Antrix Corporation
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The NSSO (FOD) under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) under the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to facilitate Urban Frame Survey (UFS) in a digital mode using the state-of-the-art Geo ICT tools and techniques using Bhuvan Platform.
  11. Which IIT has established India’s largest drone training facility in partnership with EduRade and RC HobbyTech to train drone pilots and support industries like agriculture, disaster management and logistics?
    A) IIT Kharagpur
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIT Guwahati
    D) IIT Gandhinagar
    E) None of the above
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    Option
    Explanation:

    IIT Guwahati has established India’s largest drone training facility in partnership with EduRade and RC HobbyTech to train drone pilots and support industries like agriculture, disaster management and logistics. This initiative aligns seamlessly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to establish India as a global drone hub by 2030, as highlighted in the recently launched ‘Namo Drone Didi’ initiative.
  12. Who inaugurated the ‘Purple Fest’ for people with disabilities in New Delhi?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Raj Nath Singh
    C) Draupdi Murmu
    D) Amit Shah
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the ‘Purple Fest’ for people with disabilities at Amrit Udyaan in the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  13. The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti signed an agreement with 12 technical education institutions for basin management of how many rivers?
    A) 9
    B) 6
    C) 5
    D) 4
    E) None of the above
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    Option
    Explanation:

    The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti signed an agreement with 12 technical education institutions for basin management of six rivers. The agreement has been made between the ministry of Jal Shakti and academic institutions under the National River Conservation Plan.
  14. Aiming at early detection and prevention of breast cancer, a growing concern among women, which state inaugurated the ‘Savera’ program initiated by the Medanta Foundation in collaboration with the state Health Department in Gurugram?
    A) Haryana
    B) Uttar pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Assam
    E) None of the above
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    Option
    Explanation:

    Aiming at early detection and prevention of breast cancer, a growing concern among women, the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the ‘Savera’ program initiated by the Medanta Foundation in collaboration with the state Health Department in Gurugram.

  15. The Tripura Chief Minister marked a pivotal moment in the state’s development with the inauguration of the Jagannath Dighi Waterfront Development Project in Udaipur. Who is the Chief Minister of Tripura?
    A) Dr. Manik Saha
    B) Himanta Biswa Sarma
    C) Nitish Kumar
    D) Vishnudeo Sai
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Tripura Chief Minister, Dr. Manik Saha, marked a pivotal moment in the state’s development with the inauguration of the Jagannath Dighi Waterfront Development Project in Udaipur. This significant endeavor reflects the government’s commitment to enhancing infrastructure and promoting tourism in the region
  16. Which country inaugurated the third-largest largest mosque in the world ahead of the holy month of Ramzan?
    A) Western Sahara
    B) Egypt
    C) Algeria
    D) Morocco
    E) None of the above
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    OptionC
    Explanation:

    Amid the political upheavals, Algeria finally inaugurated the continent’s largest mosque and the third-largest in the world ahead of the holy month of Ramzan.
  17. Which country has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first Asian country to ratify the Violence and Harassment Convention 2019 (No. 190) as announced by the International Labor Organization (ILO)?
    A) Philippines
    B) China
    C) Japan
    D) Thailand
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Philippines has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first Asian country to ratify the Violence and Harassment Convention 2019 (No. 190) as announced by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The convention addresses workplace violence and harassment comprehensively, marking a crucial step towards ensuring safe and respectful work environments globall
  18. The Mobile World Congress 2024 was hosted by GSMA, the global association representing the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. Where did the event took place?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Spain
    D) Japan
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Mobile World Congress 2024 hosted by GSMA, the global association representing the interests of mobile network operators worldwide.The event take place in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, known for its rich cultural heritage and innovative spirit.
  19. The Bank of Baroda (BoB) has projected India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at around what per cent in FY25?
    A) 6%
    B) 6.2%
    C) 6.8%
    D) 7%
    E) None of the above
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    Option
    Explanation:

    The Bank of Baroda (BoB) has projected India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at around 6.75 to 6.8 per cent in FY25
  20. Which company has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to jointly research 6G technologies and 6G use cases that will have a direct societal impact in India?
    A) Nokia
    B) Samsung
    C) Oppo
    D) Apple
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Nokia said it is partnering with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to jointly research 6G technologies and 6G use cases that will have a direct societal impact in India.
  21. Coal India Limited (CIL) and which other CPSE entity formally signed a joint venture agreement (JVA) in Delhi for setting up an ammonium nitrate plant through surface coal gasification (SCG) technology route?
    A) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    B) Agrinnovate India Ltd.

    C) AFC India Limited.

    D) Anushakti Vidhyut Nigam Limited.

    E) None of the above

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Two of the country’s top Maharatna CPSE entities Coal India Limited (CIL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)formally signed a joint venture agreement (JVA) in Delhi for setting up an ammonium nitrate plant through surface coal gasification (SCG) technology route
  22. Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed which cricketer to become fastest Indian to reach 500 Test wicket?
    A) Axar Patel
    B) Anil Kumble
    C) Kuldeep Yadav
    D) Arshdeep Singh
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ravichandran Ashwin surpasses Anil Kumble to become fastest Indian to reach 500 Test wicket
  23. The BCCI secretary showered praise on Jacintha Kalyan for becoming the first female pitch curator in the history of Indian cricket. Who is BCCI secretary?
    A) Jay Shah
    B) Rajesh Kotecha
    C) Nivedita Shukla Verma
    D) Rajat Kumar Mishra
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The BCCI secretary Jay Shah showered praise on Jacintha Kalyan for becoming the first female pitch curator in the history of Indian cricket.
  24. Which India-born economist has been named as the new director at the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the World Bank’s Global Environment Facility (GEF), making her the first ever woman from a developing country to hold the coveted post?
    A) Sheila Bhalla.

    B) Inderjit Kaur Barthakur
    C) Geeta Batra,
    D) Avnita Bir.

    E) None of the above

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    Option C
    Explanation:

  25. After the the names of the astronauts of the Gaganyaan mission were announced in Thiruvananthapuram, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India will have its own space station by which year?
    A) 2030
    B) 2035
    C) 2025
    D) 2028
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    After the the names of the astronauts of the Gaganyaan mission were announced in Thiruvananthapuram, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India will have its own space station by 2035.
  26. India’s oldest MP and Samajwadi Party leader died at 94. What was his name?
    A) Sanjay Chauhan
    B) Shafiqur Rahman Barq
    C) Akhilesh Yadav
    D) Krishna Patel
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

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