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Current Affairs Quiz: March 1, 2024

  1. Which of the following has launched ‘Vantara’ (Star of the Forest) programme that will focus on rescue, treatment, care and rehabilitation of injured, abused and threatened animals, both in India and abroad?
    A) Tata Sons Ltd
    B) Reliance
    C) Cairn and Grasim
    D) Adani Enterprises Ltd
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation launched ‘Vantara’ (Star of the Forest) programme. The programme will focus on rescue, treatment, care and rehabilitation of injured, abused and threatened animals, both in India and abroad
  2. What is the theme of Financial Literacy Week (FLW) observed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from February 26, 2024 to March 1, 2024?
    A) Go for the Goals
    B) Make a Right Start: Become Financially Smart”
    C) Celebrating the Heart of Gold”
    D) “Let’s stand together”
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been observing Financial Literacy Week (FLW) every year since 2016 to propagate financial education messages to public at large to empower them to engage in responsible financial behaviour and take informed financial decisions
  3. Which of the following countries topped the 12th edition of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center’s International IP Index in which India is ranked 42nd?
    A) United States
    B) United Kingdom
    C) France
    D) Germany
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Index evaluates the IP frameworks of the world’s top 55 economies, revealing significant improvements in 20 economies. While the United States is once again the world leader, there were notable advancements led by Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Nigeria. The top 5 ranks occupied buy United States (95.48%), United Kingdom (94.12%), France (93.12%), Germany (92.46%) and Sweden (92.12%)
  4. Who is named as the new CEO of World Gold Council?
    A) Neal Mohan
    B) Arvind Krishna
    C) Sachin Jain
    D) Shantanu Narayen
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The World Gold Council, a body of global gold miners, has appointed Sachin Jain as its new CEO, India from March. Jain joins WGC India from De Beers where he has held several senior roles for the past 13 years.
  5. With which of the following did Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) jointly shared the top award in the category “Innovation in AI” for its pioneering ASTR Project at 14th Annual Aegis Graham Bell Awards?
    Google India
    Microsoft Corporation
    C) Altaba
    D) Inflow
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    CDOT is declared TOP WINNER in three categories as below:
    The 1st award was jointly shared with Google India, in the category “Innovation in AI” for its pioneering ASTR Project..
    Second award belongs to the category “Innovation in Social Good” for its ground breaking CEIR(Central Equipment Identity Register) solution.
    The 3rd award bagged is for “Innovation in Telecom” category for its Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) product.
  6. Where was the foundation stone laid for India’s second spaceport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
    A) Uttrakhand
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) second spaceport in Kulasekarapattinam, Tamil Nadu.
  7. Uttarakhand has become the third state in the country to pass the bill in the assembly that will make rioters accountable for the damage they cause to the public property. Which was the first state in the country to do so?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Bihar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The bill, Uttarakhand Public and Private Property Damage Recovery Bill, is similar to the bill passed by the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh in 2020 and the Haryana government in 2021. Uttarakhand will be the third state to enact such a law
  8. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurate ‘Vikramaditya Vedic Clock’ based on the Indian ‘panchang’ (almanack)?
    A) Haryana
    B) Uttar Pradeh
    C) Uttrakhand
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated ‘Vikramaditya Vedic Clock’ based on the Indian ‘panchang’ (almanack) in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain city. The Prime Minister will be inaugurating a series of developmental projects in Ujjain via a video link.
  9. Recently, Neil Wagner announced his retirement from international cricket. Which country does he belong to?
    A) Australia
    B) New Zealand
    C) UAE
    D) USA
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option Neil Wagner, a workhorse for the New Zealand captains that he played under, will finish his career fifth on the list of New Zealand’s top Test wicket-takers with 260 wickets, at an average of 27.
    Explanation:
  10. Recently in February 2024, Amazon Pay has been granted which licence by the Reserve Bank of India?
    A) Payment Aggregator
    B) payment system licence
    C) NBFC licence
    D) Both A And C
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Amazon Pay, the digital payments division of e-commerce giant Amazon India, has been granted a Payment Aggregator (PA) license by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), marking a significant milestone for the fintech sector.
  11. Who own the 7th edition of the Romain Rolland Book Prize (2024) for his Bengali translation of Stalin’s Couch, a French novel about the Soviet ruler’s final years?
    A) Khushwant Singh
    B) Pankaj Kumar Chatterjee
    C) Vikram Seth.
    D) Chetan Baghat
    E) Jhumpa Lahiri
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Pankaj Kumar Chatterjee, the Bengali translator of Stalin’s Couch, a French novel about the Soviet ruler’s final years, has won the 7th edition of the Romain Rolland Book Prize
  12. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar honoured Acharya Lokesh Muni, the founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti and the World Peace Center, as the ‘Global Jain Peace Ambassador’ during an event in Karnataka in Feb 2024. Where is the World Peace Center located?
    A) Gulbarga
    B) Hubli Varur
    C) Mysore
    D) Belgaum
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar honoured Acharya Lokesh Muni, the founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti and the World Peace Center, as the ‘Global Jain Peace Ambassador’ during an event in Karnataka.
    The function was organised by the Jain pilgrim centre, Navagraha Tirtha Kshetra, in Hubli Varur, Karnataka.
  13. Reliance Industries inked an agreement with which of the following to create a joint venture that would integrate the activities of Viacom 18 and Star India?
    A) Six Flags
    B) Sony
    C) Comcast
    D) Disney
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Reliance Industries and Disney have inked a definitive agreement to create a joint venture that would integrate the activities of Viacom 18 and Star India. The months-long negotiations will result in a media juggernaut with operations in TV broadcasting, streaming, films, and sports
  14. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated India’s inaugural hydrogen fuel cell ferry?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Cochin
    C) Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    PM Narendra Modi unveils India’s first hydrogen fuel cell ferry at Cochin Shipyard
  15. The Centre appointed 1990-batch IPS officer Daljit Singh Chaudhary as the Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG). He succeeds whom of the following?
    A) M A Ganapathy
    B) Vipul Aggarwal
    C) Javeed Ahmad
    D) Suresh Arora
    E)None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Centre appointed 1990-batch IPS officer Daljit Singh Chaudhary as the Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG) in place of M A Ganapathy
  16. Which state government announced a fully-funded universal life insurance scheme in its Budget 2024-25 in which a life insurance coverage of Rs 2 lakh will be given?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Kerala
    C) Karnataka
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    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
  17. In Feb 2024, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav released the report on Status of Leopards in India. Which state has largest population of leopards in the country?A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Panna
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh houses the largest population of leopards in the country – 3907 (2018: 3421), followed by Maharashtra (2022: 1985; 2018: 1,690), Karnataka (2022: 1,879 ; 2018: 1,783) and Tamil Nadu (2022: 1,070; 2018: 868). Tiger Reserves or sites with highest leopard population are, Nagarajunasagar Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh), followed by Panna (Madhya Pradesh), and Satpura (Madhya Pradesh).
  18. Where did Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit shah inaugurate ‘Swaminarayan Institute of Medical Science and Research’ of Shri Swaminarayan Vishwamangal Gurukul?
    A) Uttrakand
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Gujarat
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Amit Shah inaugurated ‘Swaminarayan Institute of Medical Science and Research’ of Shri Swaminarayan Vishwamangal Gurukul at Kalol in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  19. In February 2024, Union Government declared which organisation/s as Unlawful Associations?
    A) Muslim Conference Jammu & Kashmir (Bhat faction)
    B) Muslim Conference Jammu & Kashmir (Sumji faction)
    C) Both (A) and (B)
    D) Indian Mujahideen
    E) Garo National Liberation Army
    View Answer
    Option (C)
    Explanation:

    The Government has declared Muslim Conference Jammu & Kashmir (Sumji faction) and Muslim Conference Jammu & Kashmir (Bhat faction) as Unlawful Associations with immediate effect for a period of five years under Section 3 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967
  20. Dvara Money (DM) announced a strategic partnership with which bank to combine DM’s innovative Spark Money platform with the technological capabilities of the bank?
    A) Jana Small Finance Bank Limited
    B) Au Small Finance Bank Limited
    C) Capital Small Finance Bank Limited
    D) Suryoday Small Finance Bank Limited.
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Dvara Money (DM), building a technology-driven financial solu ons pla orm, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Jana Small Finance Bank Limited (Jana SFB). This collabora on is set to combine DM’s innova ve Spark Money pla orm with the technological capabili es of Jana SFB
  21. Who has been appointed as the Director (Operations) at NTPC?
    A) Ravindra Kumar
    B) Leena Nair
    C) Sanjay Mehrotra
    D) Salil Parekh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ravindra Kumar has taken charge as Director (Operations) at NTPC, brings over three decades of rich experience and expertise in the power sector
  22. Which country declared a health emergency in most parts of the country after a heat wave and heavy rains led to a spike in dengue fever cases?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Sri lanka
    C) Bhutan
    D) Peru
    E) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Peru declared a health emergency in most parts of the country after a heat wave and heavy rains led to a spike in dengue fever cases. At least 32 people have died of the disease so far this year, Health Minister Cesar Vasquez said.
  23. Which institution launched an all-in-one platform ‘Investor Information and Analytics Platform’ for startups to connect with Venture Capitalists (VCs), explore government schemes?
    A) IIT Bombay
    B) IIT Madras
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Delhi
    E) None of the above
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    Option
    Explanation:
  24. Who has been named as the chairperson and independent director of PayU Payments Private Ltd (PayU)?
    A) Renu Sud Karnad
    B) Julie Sweet
    C) Shantanu Narayen
    D) Garo H. Armen
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    PayU Payments Private Ltd (PayU), which is fintech arm of Global Consumer Internet Group Prosus, has appointed Renu Sud Karnad, a director at HDFC Bank, as chairperson and independent director of the company.
  25. Who is the author of the book “Basic Structure and Republic”?
    A) Khushwant Singh
    B) P S Sreedharan Pillai
    C) Amrita Pritam
    D) R K Narayan
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A book written by Goa Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai was released by Archbishop of Changanacherry, Kerala, H G Mar Joseph Perumthottam.
  26. Which country’s fertility rate has continued to show its dramatic decline in 2023?
    A) South Korea
    B) Nepal
    C) India
    D) China
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    South Korea’s fertility rate, already the world’s lowest, continued its dramatic decline in 2023, as women concerned about their career advancement and the financial cost of raising children decided to delay childbirth or to not have babies
  27. Index provider MSCI raised India’s weightage in its Global Standard (Emerging Markets) index to what percent from 15.9%?
    A) 18%
    B) 15.8%
    C) 17%
    D) 16.3%
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Index provider MSCI raised India’s weightage in its Global Standard (Emerging Markets) index to 16.3% from 15.9%, a move likely to increase the flow of foreign funds after a two-year lull. This marks “a significant increase over the past three years, almost doubling its weight,” according to a note by Nuvama Alternative & Quantitative Research.

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