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Current Affairs Quiz: March 3 & 4, 2024

  1. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw released a commemorative postage stamp to celebrate the centenary of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF). When was All India Railwaymen’s Federation established?
    A) April 24,1924
    B) January 25,1920
    C) March 30, 1950
    D) February19, 1930
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw released a commemorative postage stamp to celebrate the centenary of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF), one of the largest and oldest trade unions of railway workers. The AIRF was established on April 24, 1924
  2. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with which bank organised a National Workshop on Logistics Efficiency Enhancement in New Delhi?
    A) World Bank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Asian Development Bank
    D) Punjab National Bank
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the World Bank Group organised a National Workshop on Logistics Efficiency Enhancement in New Delhi that brought together the logistics sector community to brainstorm and identify factors affecting logistics performance and areas of improvement.
  3. Who graced the golden jubilee celebration of Brahma Kumaris, Odisha at Cuttack?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Nirmala Sitharaman
    C) Droupadi Murmu
    D) Smriti Zubin Irani
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu graced the golden jubilee celebration of Brahma Kumaris, Odisha at Cuttack, marking a significant milestone for the spiritual organization
  4. The government said it has launched a platform, Bharat Startup Ecosystem Registry, to create a comprehensive database with details about all the startup ecosystem stakeholders under one roof across different categories. Who became the first person to register on the platform?
    A) Arjun Munda
    B) Piyush Goyal
    C) Pralhad Joshi
    D) Dharmendra Pradhan
    E) None of the above
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    Option
    Explanation:

    The government said it has launched a platform, Bharat Startup Ecosystem Registry, to create a comprehensive database with details about all the startup ecosystem stakeholders under one roof across different categories Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal became the first person to register on the platform, signifying the government’s commitment to nurturing India’s burgeoning startup ecosystem.
    Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal became the first person to register on the platform, signifying the government’s commitment to nurturing India’s burgeoning startup ecosystem.
  5. Prime minister Narendra Modi released the 16th installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman- Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme worth how much amount to over nine crore beneficiary farmers from Maharashtra’s Yavatmal?
    A) 15,000 crore
    B) 21,000 crore
    C) 9,000 crore
    D) 12000 crore
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime minister Narendra Modi released the 16th installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman- Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme worth ₹21,000 crore to over nine crore beneficiary farmers from Maharashtra’s Yavatmal. The amount was transferred to the beneficiary’s bank account through DBT.
  6. Where did Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah launch the National Urban Co-operative Finance and Development Corporation Limited (NUCFDC), the Umbrella organisation for the Urban Cooperative Banks?
    A) Pune
    B) Lucknow
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hisar
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah launched the National Urban Co-operative Finance and Development Corporation Limited (NUCFDC), the Umbrella organisation for the Urban Cooperative Banks in New Delhi.
  7. Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister launched multiple women-oriented Entrepreneurial projects at the 9th SHAKTI International Women Entrepreneurs Summit in New Delhi. Who is Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister ?
    A) Nitin Jairam Gadkari
    B) Narayan Rane
    C) Pralhad Joshi
    D) Sarbananda Sonowal
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister, Narayan Rane launched multiple women-oriented Entrepreneurial projects at the 9th SHAKTI International Women Entrepreneurs Summit in New Delhi.
  8. Who launched the Panjikaran se, Pragati, Unnati – Udyamita se Pragati, and WEP Mentorship Program?
    A) Giriraj Singh
    B) Narayan Tatu Rane
    C) Dharmendra Pradhan
    D) Smriti Zubin Irani
    E)None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mr. Rane launched the Panjikaran se, Pragati, Unnati – Udyamita se Pragati, and WEP Mentorship Program.
  9. Taking forward the objective of pursuing global gender equity, the logo and the website of the Alliance for Global Good: Gender Equity and Equality was launched. It is supported by which organisation?
    A) International Rescue Committee.
    B) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    C) Oxfam Internationa
    D) BRAC
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Taking forward the objective of pursuing global gender equity, the logo and the website of the Alliance for Global Good: Gender Equity and Equality was launched. It is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and anchored by the CII Centre for Women Leadership with the World Economic Forum as a ‘Network Partner’ and Invest India as an ‘Institutional Partner’.
  10. Which State government is to rejoin the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) scheme in the interests of farmers and to save them from losses caused by natural calamities?
    A) Kerala
    B) Haryana
    C) Telengana
    D) Tamil Nadu
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Telangana State government will rejoin the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) scheme in the interests of farmers and to save them from losses caused by natural calamities
  11. Chapchar Kut – the biggest festival of Mizoram was celebrated across the state with full traditional fervor and festivities. On which day it is being celebrated every year?
    A) Last Saturday of February
    B) First Sunday of March
    C) First Friday of March
    D) First Monday of March
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Chapchar Kut – the biggest festival of Mizoram was celebrated across the state with full traditional fervor and festivities on March 1,2024.
    n the olden days, it was celebrated for days and weeks. But in modern times, the celebration has been shortened to a day or two. In recent times, the festival is celebrated on the first Friday of March every year. Chapchar Kut is being celebrated to thank God after completion of their most arduous task of jhum operation – jungle clearing (clearing of the remnants of burning) at the beginning of a year.
  12. Indian with which country’s navy ships conducted joint exercise ‘Samudra Laksamana’ which aims to strengthen bonds and enhance interoperability between the Indian and the other country’s Navy?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Bhutan
    C) China
    D) Nepal
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian and Malaysian navy ships are currently conducting joint exercise ‘Samudra Laksamana’ at or off the coast of Visakhapatnam. The exercise aims to strengthen bonds and enhance interoperability between the Indian and the Royal Malaysian Navy
  13. The maiden three-day International Gita Mahotsav commenced recently. Where had it been Celebrated?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Nepal
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) China
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The maiden three-day International Gita Mahotsav commenced in Sri Lanka March 1 at the Nelum Pokuna theater in capital Colombo.
  14. The Coal India Limited entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which Indian Institute of Managements (IIM), marking a crucial step in multimodal connectivity infrastructure for coal transportation in alignment with the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan 2021?
    A) IIM Mumbai
    B) IIM Sambalpur
    C) IIM Nagpur
    D) IIM Shillong
    E) Both (A) and (B)
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Coal India Limited entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Managements (IIM) Mumbai and Sambalpur, marking a crucial step in multimodal connectivity infrastructure for coal transportation in alignment with the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan 2021
  15. Union Government in March 2024 released another additional installment of tax devolution of worth how much amount to strengthen hands of State Governments for financing various social welfare measures and infrastructure development schemes?
    A) Rs 1,54,133
    B) Rs. 1,42,122
    C) Rs. 1,43,567
    D) Rs. 1,54,487
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Government releases another additional installment of tax devolution of Rs. 1,42,122 crore to strengthen hands of State Governments for financing various social welfare measures and infrastructure development schemes
  16. Jana Small Finance Bank has got approval from the Reserve Bank of India to re-appoint whom as its managing director and chief executive officer for three years from March 21, 2024?
    A) Tapan Ray
    B) Ajay Kanwal
    C) Chandra Shekhar Ghosh
    D) L V Prabhakar
    E)None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Jana Small Finance Bank has got approval from the Reserve Bank of India to re-appoint Ajay Kanwal as its managing director and chief executive officer for three years from March 21, 2024. His tenure will be till March 20, 2027.
  17. In march 2024, how many products from Arunachal Pradesh have obtained the Geographical Indication (GI) tags with the support of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)?
    A) 12
    B) 10
    C) 11
    D) 15
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Twelve distinctive products from Arunachal Pradesh have obtained the Geographical Indication (GI) tags with the support of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), an official said
  18. Iran launched ‘domestically developed’ imaging satellite from which country?
    A) Russia
    B) Nepal
    C) China
    D) Myanmar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Iran launches ‘domestically developed’ imaging satellite from Russia
  19. A poetry anthology titled “SOLDIER AND WAR POEM: BEST OF NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION” was released by Commandant, National Defence Academy Vice Admiral Ajay Kochhar in Pune.as part of celebration for how many years?
    A) 25
    B) 75
    C) 50
    D) 100
    E)None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    A poetry anthology titled “SOLDIER AND WAR POEM: BEST OF NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION” was released by Commandant, National Defence Academy Vice Admiral Ajay Kochhar in Pune.
    The poems and paintings featured in this book are a selected collection from the numerous entries received during the National Level Poetry Competition organised as part of the 75 GYC – Glorious Years Celebrations – by the Academy.
  20. National Birth Defect Awareness Month 2024 was officially launched by NITI Aayog Member (Health), Dr. VK Paul. What was the theme for National Birth Defect Awareness Month?
    A) Uniting for Peace
    B) Inclusive Support for Children with Birth Defects: Breaking Barriers
    C) Freedom, Equality, and Justice for All
    D) For every child, every right
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    National Birth Defect Awareness Month 2024 was officially launched by NITI Aayog Member (Health), Dr. VK Paul. The theme for National Birth Defect Awareness Month in 2024 is “Inclusive Support for Children with Birth Defects: Breaking Barriers
  21. The government has permitted the planting of trees on degraded land parcels for credits. What is the minimum land size for such projects?A) 2 hectares
    B) 8 hectares
    C) 3 hectares
    D) 6 hectares
    E) 5 hectares
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    In a move to incentivise environmental action and bolster forest restoration efforts, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has amended the green credit Rules.
    The minimum land size for such projects is set at 5 hectares.
  22. In March 2024, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted two flight tests of VSHORADS missile from Integrated Test Range off Odisha’s Chandipur. What does SHO stand for in VSHORADS?
    A) Shotput
    B) Shotgun
    C) Show
    D) Short
    E) Shock
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted two flight tests of Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile from Integrated Test Range off Odisha’s Chandipur on February 28 and 29.
  23. Which country defeated India to win the Turkish Women’s Cup 2024 football tournament held at the Gold City Sports Complex in Alanya, Turkey?
    A) Estonia
    B) Germany
    C) Kosovo
    D) Fiji
    E) Albania coa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India lost 1-0 to Kosovo in their final match of the Turkish Women’s Cup 2024 football tournament at the Gold City Sports Complex in Alanya, Turkey. India had earlier beaten Estonia 4-3 before edging out Hong Kong China 2-0.
  24. Recently, which of the following global organization sold USD 3.5 billion 5-year global bond, aimed at bolstering its ordinary capital resources and advancing its mission across the Asia-Pacific region?
    A) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    B) Asian Development Bank
    C) African Development Bank
    D) BRICS Bank
    E) World Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) made a significant financial move by pricing a USD 3.5 billion 5-year global bond, aimed at bolstering its ordinary capital resources and advancing its mission across the Asia-Pacific region. ADB said it plans to raise around $23 billion from the capital markets this year.
  25. The central government and the Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance, popularly known as Tipra Motha signed a tripartite agreement with which state government to amicably resolve all issues of indigenous people of that state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Tripura
    E) Assam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A tripartite agreement was signed between the Centre, the State government of Tripura and the Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance, popularly known as Tipra Motha and other stakeholders, in New Delhi.
    Under the pact, it was agreed to amicably resolve all issues of indigenous people of Tripura relating to history, land and political rights, economic development, identity, culture and language.

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