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Current Affairs Quiz: March 2, 2024

  1. At which place was the 21-feet statue of Rajput king Maharana Pratap installed and unveiled?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Delhi
    C) Patna
    D) Kolkata
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    A 21-feet statue of Rajput king Maharana Pratap was installed and unveiled at the ‘Maharana Pratap Chowk’ at Begum Bazaar. The statue in Hyderabad is touted to be the first and biggest of Maharana Pratap in Telangana.
  2. 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. Urban Frame Survey is conducted in what time frame?
    A) 15 years
    B) 3years
    C) 11 years
    D) 5years
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    UFS is conducted in five-year phases to prepare and maintain a frame of compact urban geographical units, which serve as sampling frame in urban sector, mainly for NSSO large scale Socio-Economic Surveys. The UFS in digital form was carried out for the first time during Phase 2017-22 using Bhuvan platform covering more than 5300 towns
  3. Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs has launched a groundbreaking initiative, the “Coal Logistics Plan and Policy” organized by the Indian National Committee World Mining Congress with the patronage of the Ministry of Coal in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Who is the minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs?
    A) Dharmendra Pradhan
    B) Pralhad Joshi
    C) Sarbananda Sonowal
    D) Ashwini Vaishnaw
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi has launched a groundbreaking initiative, the “Coal Logistics Plan and Policy” organized by the Indian National Committee World Mining Congress with the patronage of the Ministry of Coal in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  4. The Ministry of Women and Child Development organized the Poshan Utsav at The Oberoi. The event featured the release of book by what name?
    A) Simplicity Parenting
    B) Poshan Utsav Book
    C) NurtureShock
    D) The Explosive Child
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The event featured the release of ‘Poshan Utsav Book’ and announced the launch of the Cartoon Coalition. The ‘Poshan Utsav Book’, conceptualized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development has been curated by the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI).
  5. After Mizoram, which state has become second state to adopt resolution against suspension of Free Movement Regime?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Assam
    C) Nagaland
    D) Uttrakhand
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Nagaland legislative assembly unanimously adopted a resolution against the central government’s recent decision to fence the Indo-Myanmar border and suspend the Free Movement Regime (FMR) agreement with the neighbouring nation, people aware of the matter said. The 60-member assembly adopted the resolution voice vote.
  6. Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan launched Project ODISERV aimed at preparing young graduates from Odisha for employment opportunities in the financial services sector. What is the duration of programe?
    A) 100 hours
    B) 90 hours
    C) 50 hours
    D) 120 hours
    E) None of the above
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    Option Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan launched Project ODISERV aimed at preparing young graduates from Odisha for employment opportunities in the financial services sector.
    Pradhan also mentioned that the 100-hour training program will equip Odisha’s youth with crucial skills required in the banking, finance and insurance industries
    Explanation:

  7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd (HURL) Sindri Fertiliser Plant in Sindri, Jharkhand. What was the cost of plant?
    A) 5500 crore
    B) 8900 crore
    C) 4500 crore
    D) 5600 crore
    E) None of the aboove
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd (HURL) Sindri Fertiliser Plant in Sindri, Jharkhand. The plant, developed at a cost exceeding ₹8,900 crore, is jointly owned by Maharatna Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) including Coal India Limited (CIL), NTPC Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Fertiliser Corporation of India Limited (FCIL), and HFCL.
  8. Where will the four day long ‘Tawi Festival’ begin from March 1, 2024 to showcase the city’s region’s art, culture and heritage?
    A) Patna
    B) Jammu
    C) Kolkata
    D) Hyderabad
    E)Pune
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The four day long ‘Tawi Festival’ to showcase Jammu region’s art, culture and heritage will begin from March 1, 2024.
  9. Which state government has issued orders for the One Time Settlement scheme for clearance of property tax arrears across the state?
    A) Telangana
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Kerala
    D) Punjab
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Telangana government has issued orders for the One Time Settlement scheme for clearance of property tax arrears in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and other urban local bodies across the State.
  10. Which country has voted to pass a controversial bill to severely restrict LGBTQ rights, in a move that has been condemned by rights activists?
    A) Algeria
    B) Ghana
    C) Afghanistan.
    D) Argentina
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ghana’s parliament has voted to pass a controversial bill to severely restrict LGBTQ rights, in a move that has been condemned by rights activists.
  11. India with which country has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Pharmacopoeia on cooperation in the field of the regulation of medicines?
    A) Andorra
    B) Nicaragua
    C) Nepal
    D) Sri lanka
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Nicaragua have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Pharmacopoeia on cooperation in the field of the regulation of medicines. With this MoU, Nicaragua has become the first nation in Spanish speaking world to recognise Indian Pharmacopeia
  12. Which Payment bank was slapped with a fine of ₹5.49 crore by Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), for money laundering that had failed to put in place an internal mechanism to detect and report suspicious transactions as stipulated under the anti-money laundering law?
    A) Fino Payments Bank
    B) India Post Payments Bank
    C) Paytm Payments Bank
    D) Canara Bank
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

  13. Which company announced its support for a consortium of news publishers and fact checkers called Shakti, to help the early detection of online misinformation like deepfakes, and to create a common repository that news publishers can use to tackle misinformation?
    A) Apple
    B) Microsoft
    C) Google
    D) Samsung
    E) none of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Google announced its support for a consortium of news publishers and fact checkers called Shakti, to help the early detection of online misinformation like deepfakes, and to create a common repository that news publishers can use to tackle misinformation.
  14. The GST collection in February grew 12.5 per cent to over what amount, buoyed by domestic transactions as announced by the finance ministry?
    A) 5.42 lakh crore
    B) 1.68 lakh crore
    C) 2.5 lakh crore
    D) 1.5 lakh crore
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The GST collection in February grew 12.5 per cent to over ₹1.68 lakh crore, buoyed by domestic transactions, the finance ministry said.
  15. Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), a research institution funded by The Government of India, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which company to promote Atmanirbhar Bharat and bolster innovation in India’s telecom sector?

  16. With which of the following companies did the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), a research institution funded by The Government of India, sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote Atmanirbhar Bharat and bolster innovation in India’s telecom sector?
    A) Qualcomm Technologies
    B) Huawei
    C) HTC
    D) Nokia
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), a research institution funded by The Government of India, and Qualcomm Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote Atmanirbhar Bharat and bolster innovation in India’s telecom sector.
  17. Which airways company has been fined Rs 30 lakh by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) over the recent death of an 80-year old passenger who opted to walk from the aircraft to the terminal building as the airline was short on wheel chairs?
    A) Air India
    B) Emirates
    C) AirAsia India
    D) Air India Express
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has fined Air India Rs 30 lakh over the recent death of an 80-year old passenger who opted to walk from the aircraft to the terminal building as the airline was short on wheel chairs.
  18. Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been banned for 4 years for a doping offence earlier this season. He belongs to which country?
    A) Singapore
    B) Russia
    C) Japan
    D) France
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been banned for four years for a doping offence earlier this season, Italian media reported
  19. The Reserve Bank has appointed Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd. (TMB) independent director S. Ravindran as part-time chairman of the bank from February 29 till August 2, 2026. The non-executive part-time chairman post in TMB fell vacant after the exit of whom since February 2, 2020?
    A) Jay Chaudhry
    B) S. Annamalai
    C) Vneet Jaain
    D) Francisco D’Souza
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank has appointed Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd. (TMB) independent director S. Ravindran as part-time chairman of the bank from February 29 till August 2, 2026. The non-executive part-time chairman post in TMB fell vacant after the exit of S. Annamalai on February 2, 2020m
  20. Which IPS officer has been appointed as the head of Parliament security?
    A) Anurag Agarwal
    B) Shivdeep Lande
    C) Dr Ruveda Salam
    D) Ashok Kamte
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IPS officer Anurag Agarwal has been appointed as the head of Parliament security, according to an official order.
  21. Canada’s former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who led his country into a sweeping free trade deal with the United States, has died. For what period did he served as Prime Minister of Canada?
    A) 10 years
    B) 5 years
    C) 15 years
    D) 8 years
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Canada’s former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who led his country into a sweeping free trade deal with the United States, has died.
  22. Veteran leader and ex-UP Governor Aziz Qureshi has passed away. He belonged to which political party?
    A) Samajwadi Party
    B) Bahujan Samaj Party
    C) Bharatiya Janata Party
    D) Indian National Congress
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Uttar Pradesh Governor and senior Congress leader Aziz Qureshi, 83, passed away at a private hospital in Bhopal
  23. The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Ministry of Power organized the celebration of the fourth edition of ‘Lineman Diwas’, in New Delhi on which date?
    A) February 5,2024
    B) March 4, 2024
    C) March 1, 2024
    D) March 6, 2024
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Ministry of Power is organizing the celebration of the fourth edition of ‘Lineman Diwas’, in New Delhi on March 4, 2024. The day is being celebrated in order to recognize the tireless dedication and service of the linemen and ground maintenance staff who form the backbone of electricity distribution across the length and breadth of the natio
  24. Which fruit plant leaves have been used by Indian scientists to develop an eco-Friendly wound dressing?
    A) Apple
    B) Guava
    C) Banana
    D) Mango
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Scientists at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), have developed an innovative cost-effective wound dressing material using banana fibers, a byproduct of the extensive banana farming industry in the country

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