Current Affairs Quiz – February, 2024

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1. “Bharat 5G Portal- an integrated portal”, recently seen in the news, is launched by which ministry?

(A) Ministry of Communication

(B) Ministry of Finance

(C) Ministry of Commerce & Industry

(D) Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting

Answer: A [Ministry of Communication]

The Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, unveiled the “Bharat 5G Portal” during ‘Bharat Telecom 2024.’ This integrated platform focuses on quantum, 6G, IPR, and 5G domains, catering to startups, industry, and academia. In collaboration with PANIIT USA, it introduces the Future Tech-Experts registration portal to support India’s Telecom ecosystem. The portal serves as a centralized hub for quantum, IPR, PoCs/Pilot, 5G, and 6G, promoting innovation, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing in the telecom sector for Atmanirbhar Bharat.

2. What is the IMF’s estimated forecast for India’s GDP growth in the current financial year?

(A) 6.1 %

(B) 6.2 %

(C) 6.7 %

(D) 6.4 %

Answer: C [6.7 %]

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has upgraded India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.7% for the current fiscal year, a 40 basis points rise from the previous estimate of 6.3%. This positive revision is credited to strong public investment and positive labor market trends, as outlined in the latest World Economic Outlook report.

3. Martand sun temple, recently seen in the news, is located in which state/UT?

(A) Ladakh

(B) Rajasthan

(C) Jammu & Kashmir

(D) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: C [Jammu & Kashmir]

Members of a Hindutva group recently breached the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-protected Martand Sun Temple, a historic Hindu temple near Anantnag in the Kashmir Valley. Built in the 8th century by King Lalitaditya Muktapida, it blends Kashmiri, Gupta, Chinese, Gandhara, Roman, and Greek architectural styles. Spanning 32,000 sq. ft., the stone temple features an 86-column courtyard, a 60-ft vimana with intricate carvings, and 84 smaller shrines. Sultan Sikandar Shah Miri is believed to have demolished it in the 14th century.

4. Recently, which player won the Women’s singles title at the Australian Open, 2024?

(A) Ankita Raina

(B) Aryna Sabalenka

(C) Zheng Qinwen

(D) Barbora Krejcikova

Answer: B [Aryna Sabalenka]

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus won the 2024 Australian Open women’s singles title. Sabalenka defeated China’s Zheng Qinwen 6–3, 6–2 to win her second consecutive Grand Slam title. Sabalenka is the first woman to win back-to-back Australian Open titles since Victoria Azarenka in 2012 and 2013.

5. Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed restrictions on which payment bank?

(A) Airtel Payment Bank

(B) Paytm Payment Bank

(C) Jio Payment Bank

(D) India Post Payment Bank

Answer: B [Paytm Payment Bank]

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank (PPBL). The restrictions will come into effect on February 29, 2024. The RBI has ordered PPBL to stop accepting fresh deposits in its accounts or wallets after February 29, 2024. The RBI has also ordered PPBL to halt deposits and credit transactions after February 29, 2024. Customers will face restrictions on deposits, credit transactions, and top-ups. Certain services, including fund transfers and UPI facilities, will be discontinued. The RBI’s action against PPBL follows a comprehensive system audit report and subsequent compliance validation report of external auditors.

6. Which Indian state was the theme state of World’s Largest International Crafts Fair, Surajkund Mela 2024?

(A) Gujarat

(B) Rajasthan

(C) Madhya Pradesh

(D) Maharashtra

Answer: A [Gujarat]

The 37th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2024 will feature Gujarat as the theme state. The fair will take place from February 2–18, 2024 in Surajkund, Faridabad. The fair complex, including decorations and stalls, will reflect the rich heritage of Gujarati culture. The event will also feature artists and cultural groups from 20 Indian states and multiple countries. The Surajkund Mela is organized annually by the Haryana Tourism Department. The town of Surajkund is known for its picturesque surroundings and is easily accessible from Delhi and other major cities in the region.

7. Subika paintings, which were seen in the news, are linked to which community’s cultural history?

(A) Bhils

(B) Gonds

(C) Meitei

(D) Chiru

Answer: C [Meitei]

The Subika painting style, intricately linked to Meitei cultural history, faces near extinction due to neglect. Its survival depends on six manuscripts—Subika, Subika Achouba, Subika Laishaba, Subika Choudit, Subika Cheithil, and Thengrakhel Subika. Subika Laishaba is a vital continuation of Meitei tradition through visual images. Despite Manipur’s historical significance, Subika paintings, estimated to date back to the 18th or 19th century, highlight a decline in visual arts, emphasizing the need for preservation efforts.

8. ‘INS Sandhayak’, recently seen in the news, is what kind of vessel?

(A) Survey vessel ship

(B) Frigate

(C) Naval Destroyer

(D) Aircraft Carrier

Answer: A [Survey vessel ship]

The Indian Navy commissioned its latest survey vessel, INS Sandhayak, in Vizag, the first in a series of four Survey Vessels (Large). Constructed at GRSE, Kolkata, its primary purpose is hydrographic surveys for port approaches and navigational routes. The vessel covers the Exclusive Economic Zone and continental shelf, gathering oceanographic data. With limited defence capabilities, it can serve as a hospital ship. Equipped with advanced tools, INS Sandhayak, measuring 110m, displacing 3400 tons, and powered by two diesel engines, emphasizes indigenous content and multifunctional capabilities.

9. What is ‘Trichoglossum’, recently mentioned in the news?

(A) Ancient irrigation system

(B) Anti-ship missiles

(C) A genus of fungus

(D) Asteroid

Answer: C [A genus of fungus]

Researchers discovered a new fungus species, Trichoglossum syamviswanathii, in Kerala. Trichoglossum is a genus of fungus known as “hairy earth tongues” due to its filamentous structure. The fungus, with 55 identified genera and 21 recognized species globally, exhibits saprotrophic behavior and can be found in plant roots as endophytes. Predominantly distributed in tropical and temperate forests across five continents, these fungi play a crucial role in decomposing organic matter.

10. Who has been appointed as the new Advocate General of Rajasthan?

(A) Ashok Kumar Jain

(B) Rajendra Prasad Gupta

(C) N.M. Lodha

(D) Praveer Bhatnagar

Answer: B [Rajendra Prasad Gupta]

Rajendra Prasad Gupta is the new Advocate General of Rajasthan. In India, the Advocate General is a legal advisor to the state government. The Governor of each state appoints an Advocate General who is qualified to be appointed as a Judge of a High Court.

11. World Sustainable Development (WSDS) Summit, recently seen in the news, is annually organized by which institute?

(A) The Energy and Resources Institute

(B) World Bank

(C) Environmental Assessment Institute

(D) Centre for Environment Education

Answer: A [The Energy and Resources Institute]

The Vice-President inaugurated the 23rd World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi, hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Established in 2001, the annual summit focuses on fostering global commitment to sustainable development. WSDS 2024 centers on the theme ‘Leadership for the Sustainable Development and Climate Justice,’ bringing together influential leaders to address long-term solutions for global communities. As the only independently convened international summit in the Global South, WSDS plays a vital role in advancing environmental goals.

12. Open Network Digital Commerce (ONDC) portal, recently seen in the news, is launched by which ministry?

(A) Ministry of MSME

(B) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

(C) Ministry of Corporate Affairs

(D) Ministry of Finance

Answer: B [Ministry of Commerce and Industry]

The Centre has integrated 11 fair price shops into the Open Network Digital Commerce (ONDC), an initiative by DPIIT under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. ONDC, an open-source network, facilitates transactions across various sectors, promoting local commerce and supporting small enterprises. Aimed at breaking digital monopolies, it democratizes electronic commerce, offering small retailers nationwide exposure. The system standardizes operations and is expected to digitize the entire value chain, fostering inclusivity and efficiency.

13. Recently, which musician has been honored with the Laxminarayan International Award?

(A) Santosh Narayanan

(B) Pyarelal Sharma

(C) AR Rahman

(D) V. M. Bhatt

Answer: B [Pyarelal Sharma]

Pyarelal Sharma, the renowned musician, has been honored with the Laxminarayan International Award at the Global Music Festival. Presented by L Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam, Pyarelal is a highly successful Hindi cinema composer with an illustrious eight-decade career. The award recognizes his outstanding contributions to the world of music.

14. ‘Sarkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ initiative, recently seen in the news, is launched by which state?

(A) Uttarakhand

(B) Madhya Pradesh

(C) Uttar Pradesh

(D) Himachal Pradesh

Answer: D [Himachal Pradesh]

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu led the ‘Sarkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ initiative at Amb-Pathiyar, Jawalamukhi assembly constituency. Engaging with locals, he addressed concerns and made transformative announcements, including the establishment of a Block Development Officer office in Surani, a Jal Shakti department division in Jawalamukhi, and a subdivision in Majheen, aiming to propel the region’s development.

15. Kalingarayan Anicut barrage, recently seen in the news, is located in which state?

(A) Maharashtra

(B) Karnataka

(C) Tamil Nadu

(D) Kerala

Answer: C [Tamil Nadu]

The Kalingarayan Anicut, a 13th-century barrage on the Bhavani River in Erode, Tamil Nadu, is among the world’s oldest water diversion projects. Acknowledged as a World Heritage Irrigation Structure in 2021 by ICID, it was commissioned by Kalingarayan, the ruler of Poondurai Nadu, a Kongu Nadu subdivision. In 1240, he joined Madurai Pandyas as a soldier, and in 1265, earned the title ‘Kalingarayan’ from Sadayavarman Sundara Pandyan, subsequently ruling Poondurai Nadu.

16. Mahmudia wetland, recently seen in the news, is located in which country?

(A) Romania

(B) Norway

(C) Sweden

(D) Serbia

Answer: A [Romania]

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging the Romanian government to designate Mahmudia wetland as a ‘national interest ecological restoration area’ for conservation. Mahmudia, located in the Danube Delta, is crucial for its unique ecosystems, acting as a natural buffer zone with extensive marshes and filtering pollutants from the Danube River. The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, hosting over 5,500 flora and fauna species, is the third most biodiverse area globally and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, earning it the title ‘the pearl of Romanian tourism.’

17. FAST Telescope, recently seen in the news, is developed by which country?

(A) Russia


(C) China

(D) India

Answer: C [China]

Astronomers at Nanjing University, China, using the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope, FAST, detected a radio pulsar in CTB 87 supernova remnant. FAST, located in Guizhou, has a receiving area equivalent to 30 football fields and aims to maintain its world-class status for 20-30 years. Its goals include detecting neutral hydrogen at the universe’s edge, reconstructing early universe images, discovering pulsars, participating in gravitational wave detection, and contributing to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

18.‘Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra’, recently seen in the news, was established in which city of India?

(A) Hyderabad

(B) Chennai

(C) Bengaluru

(D) Kochi

Answer: A [Hyderabad]

The former Vice-President of India and Union Minister for Culture will inaugurate the ‘Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra’ in Hyderabad, part of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s national academy for music, dance, and drama. Established in 1953, it aims to preserve and promote India’s diverse cultural heritage. The Akademi operates autonomously under the Ministry of Culture, with a Chairman appointed by the President for a five-year term. Fully funded by the government, it coordinates regional Akademies, promotes research, and encourages collaboration for the enrichment of Indian culture.

19. Where was the statue of India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, Late Gen Bipin Rawat, unveiled?

(A) Gandhinagar

(B) Dehradun

(C) Shimla

(D) Chandigarh

Answer: B [Dehradun]

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled a life-size statue of late General Bipin Rawat, the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), at TonsBridge School, Dehradun. In the presence of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, Defence Minister praised General Rawat’s courage and humanity, terming him an enduring inspiration. Singh recalled an incident where Rawat, wounded at a remote border post, strengthened India’s defense strategies. Rawat epitomized the nation’s military dedication, transcending birthplace for the country’s security.

20. When is the National Women’s Day observed every year in India?

(A) 12 February

(B) 13 February

(C) 14 February

(D) 15 February

Answer: B [13 February]

The 13th of February is National Women’s Day, an annual celebration in India. 13th February marks the 145th birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, the “Nightingale of India.” A key figure in India’s independence struggle and a celebrated poet, she is honored on National Women’s Day for her advocacy of women’s rights. Naidu’s literary legacy includes the iconic 1912 poem “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad,” known for its vivid imagery.

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