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Current Affairs Quiz: February 9, 2024

  1. NITI Aayog with whom released ‘LNG as a Transportation Fuel in Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle’ Report?
    A) Netherlands
    B) Portugal
    C) Bhutan
    D) Mayanmar
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands released report titled ‘LNG as a Transportation Fuel in Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle’, at India Energy Week. NITI Aayog and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands have been actively collaborating in the field of energy transition under the Statement of Intent (SoI) partnership since 2020. The report was released as the first outcome of the cooperation.
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  3. Govt. launched Mobile Health Service ‘Kilkari’ and Mobile Academy in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It was launched with the aim of improving which sector?
    A) Public Health
    B) Road Infrastructure
    C) Public Safety
    D) Child Health
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:
  4. As per Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, a total of how much amount have been earmarked for the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Kisan Samridhi Sah-Yojana scheme over the next 4 years?
    A) Rs 6000 crore
    B) Rs4000 crore
    C) Rs5000 crore
    D) Rs6500 crore
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has approved Pradhan Mantri Matsya Kisan Samridhi Sah-Yojana, a Central Sector sub-scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada for the fisheries sector.
    Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur said a total of 6000 crore rupees have been earmarked for the scheme over the next 4 years. He said that 3,000 crore rupees will come from public finance including the World Bank and the AFD external financing, and the remaining 50 percent will be contributed by the beneficiaries from the private sector.
  5. Which Indian state became first state to implement Uniform Civil Code?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Bihar
    C) UttarPradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    A day after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami introduced the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Bill, the state Assembly passed it. With the House nod, Uttarakhand became the first state in the country to implement a Uniform Civil Code, which presents common law for marriage, divorce, inheritance of property, etc.
  6. Which state government will set up a dedicated help desk for youth living in USA and other countries?
    A) Telangana
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Karnataka
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy said that the State government will set up a dedicated help desk for all youth, especially students, living abroad to ensure all their needs are met
  7. SCA Stadium in Rajkot will be renamed Niranjan Shah Stadium. The stadium is associated with which game?
    A) Hockey
    B) Football
    C) Cricket
    D) Badminton
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium is set to be rebranded as the Niranjan Shah Stadium. This change comes as a tribute to the former first-class cricketer and senior cricket administrator, Niranjan Shah, marking his immense contributions to the sport and the region
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  10. Prime Minister of Singapore urged married Singaporean couples to have babies during year of Dragon. Who is the Prime Minister of Singapore?
    A) Sheikh Hasina
    B) Lee Hsien Loong
    C) Lotay Tshering
    D) Aung Saan Suu Kyi
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong has urged married Singaporean couples to have babies during the year of the Dragon and assured them of his government’s support. Many Chinese-origin families consider children born in the Year of the Dragon to be especially auspicious.
  11. India will be the largest global oil demand growth driver through 2030 as said by International Energy Agency. It will take over which country?
    A) Russia
    B) China
    C) Nepal
    D) Bhutan
    E) Pakistan
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India will overtake China as the biggest driver of global oil demand in 2027 as transportation and industry consumption in the world’s fastest-growing major economy will drive growth despite a big push for clean energy and electrification, the International Energy Agency said. China currently is the biggest driver of oil demand and India ranks No.2 in growth
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  13. UAE wealth fund planned $4-5 billion in investments via India’s new finance hub. What is the name of Authority through which the UAE would arrange funds?
    A) International Monetary fund
    B) Asian Development Bank
    C) World Bank
    D) Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
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  14. Tata Group crossed ₹30 lakh crore market cap. Which of the following is not the key subsidiary of Tata Group?
    A) Tata Consultancy Services
    B) Tata Motors
    C) Tata Power
    D) Indian Hotels
    E) Tata Digital
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Tata Group has made history by becoming the first Indian conglomerate to surpass the ₹30 lakh crore mark in combined market capitalization. This significant achievement is driven by strong performances from key subsidiaries, including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Motors, Tata Power, and Indian Hotels.
  15. Maharashtra government signed MoU with which company to utilize AI for solutions in different sectors?
    A) Google
    B) Meta
    C) PWC
    D) Delloite
    E) EY
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Maharashtra government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Google to utilize Artificial Intelligence, AI for solutions in sectors like healthcare, education, and agriculture
  16. Who emerged as triumphant in the highly anticipated 2024 Tata Steel Chess Tournament?
    A) Wei Yi
    B) Anish Giri
    C) Gukesh
    D) Dommaraju
    E) Nodirbek Abdusattorov
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Grand Master Wei Yi emerged triumphant in the highly anticipated 2024 Tata Steel Chess Tournament, showcasing his exceptional skill and tactical prowess
  17. Mission Olympic Cell approved Judokas and Shooter for participation in Global Competitions. Under which scheme the funding will be covered for the competitions?
    A) National Sports Academy Scheme
    B) Target Olympic Podium’ Scheme
    C) Rajiv Gandhi Adventure Scheme
    D) National Sports Development Fund
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mission Olympic Cell (MOC), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, has approved Judokas Himanshi Tokas, Shraddha Chopade and Asmita Dey for participation in multiple competitions.
    The MOC has also approved shooter Elavenil Valarivan’s proposal to participate in the upcoming International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Spain.
    The Ministry said, under its ‘Target Olympic Podium’ (TOP) Scheme funding will cover the airfare, boarding, lodging, insurance and local transportation costs for all the competitions and training periods.
  18. Kazakhstan appointed whom as its new Prime Minister ?
    A) Olzhas Bektenov
    B) Hassanal Bolkiah
    C) Ralph Gonsalves
    D) Roosevelt Skerrit
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree appointing Olzhas Bektenov(43) as the new Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
  19. Tata Digital appointed Naveen Tahilyani as CEO and MD of the company. He switched from which company?
    A) Tata Consultancy Services
    B) Tata Motors
    C) Tata Power
    D) Tata AIA Life Insurance
    E) Tata Digital
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tata Digital has announced the appointment of Naveen Tahilyani as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Group’s e-commerce unit
  20. Chaudhary Charan Singh and PV Narsimha Rao and Dr. MS Swaminathan will be conferred with Bharat Ratna. Which position did they all hold in the history of India?
    A) President
    B) Prime Minister
    C) Vice President
    D) Speaker of Rajya Sabha
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government has announced India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna to Former Prime Ministers PV Narasimha Rao, Chaudhary Charan Singh, and Father of Green Revolution, Dr. M S Swaminathan. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  21. An image of a polar bear sleeping on a small iceberg has bagged the 2023 Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award. Who was the photographer of this image?
    A) Nima Sarikhani
    B) Sandesh Kadur
    C) Joel Sartore
    D) Paul Nicklen
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    An image of a polar bear sleeping on a small iceberg has bagged the 2023 Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award.
  22. Super 30 founder Anand Kumar has been granted ‘Golden Visa’ by UAE. He is associated with which field?
    A) Education
    B) Acting
    C) Dancing
    D) Entrepreneur ship
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Super 30 founder Anand Kumar joined the elite list of Indian celebrities, including Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Dutt, who have been granted the ‘Golden Visa’ by the United Arab Emirates government.
  23. Mir Mohammad Farooq Nazki, veteran broadcaster and Sahitya Akademi winner, passed away in a hospital in Katra. With which other field he was related?
    A) Singer
    B) Businessman
    C) Poet
    D) Politician
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mir Mohammad Farooq Nazki, veteran broadcaster, poet and Sahitya Akademi winner, passed away in a hospital in Katra. He was 83.
  24. Sebastián Piñera passed away in helicopter crash. He was the former President of which country?
    A) Chile
    B) China
    C) Bhutan
    D) Nepal
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera dies in a helicopter accident. He was 74

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