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February 11, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Which states are the Rajya Sabha bills modifying the list of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes?

A.   Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

B.   Maharashtra and Karnataka

C.   Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

D.   Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Answer: Option A


The bills passed by the Rajya Sabha to modify the list of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh mark a significant step towards inclusivity and empowerment. By recognizing new ethnic groups and extending the benefits of Scheduled Tribes status, the government aims to uplift marginalized communities and bridge socio-economic gaps. While criticisms and controversies exist, it is imperative to address them while working towards a fair and equitable implementation of these modifications.


2. Where did the prelude to the International Water Conclave 2024 conclude?

A.   Itanagar

B.   Kohima

C.   Agartala

D.   Shillong

Answer: Option D


The prelude to the International Water Conclave 2024 concluded with great success at the State Convention Centre in Shillong. The event set the stage for an extraordinary conclave that promises to shape the future of water management. With global experts sharing their knowledge, engaging discussions, and collaborative partnerships, the journey towards enhancing water resource quality and sustainability has taken a momentous leap forward. Stay tuned for the upcoming International Water Conclave and be a part of the collective effort to secure a water-secure future.


3. What type of particle did the GRAPES-3 experiment observe a new feature in its spectrum?

A.   Gamma-ray

B.   Electron

C.   Neutrino

D.   Cosmic-ray proton

Answer: Option D


The GRAPES-3 experiment's detection of a new feature in the spectrum of cosmic-ray protons at around 166 TeV has sparked excitement and curiosity within the scientific community. This finding challenges our current understanding of cosmic-ray sources and their behavior, paving the way for further exploration and potentially revolutionizing our comprehension of the cosmos.


4. Which country developed the Jielong-3 rocket that recently launched nine satellites into orbit?

A.   Japan

B.   China

C.   Russia

D.   India

Answer: Option B


The answer to the question of which country developed the Jielong-3 rocket is undoubtedly Option B: China. This recent achievement not only reflects China's advancements in the commercial space sector but also showcases its commitment to expanding satellite networks for various applications. As we witness the Jielong-3 rocket soar into the depths of space, we are reminded of the remarkable feats that humankind can achieve through dedication, innovation, and a passion for exploration.


5. In which state were two MoUs signed to enhance voter awareness initiatives?

A.   Uttarakhand

B.   Punjab

C.   Haryana

D.   Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Option D


The signing of these two MoUs in Himachal Pradesh marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to strengthen voter awareness initiatives. By fostering collaboration and synergy between different departments, the state aims to create a more informed and engaged electorate. Through targeted campaigns, training programs, and effective information dissemination, the MoUs seek to empower citizens with the knowledge and tools needed to exercise their democratic rights. As Himachal Pradesh paves the way with these proactive measures, it is hoped that other states will follow suit, ultimately leading to a more vibrant and participatory democracy in India.


6. Which countries, along with India, have been named Guests of Honor at the 2024 World Government Summit in Dubai?

A.   Oman and Saudi Arabia

B.   Turkiye and Qatar

C.   Japan and Australia

D.   Brazil and Russia

Answer: Option B


The 2024 World Government Summit in Dubai will witness an exceptional gathering of nations. Turkiye, Qatar, and India, as Guests of Honor, have demonstrated their commitment to effective governance, sustainable development, and innovative practices. This recognition not only showcases their achievements but also offers an opportunity for knowledge exchange and collaboration with global leaders. It is a testament to the importance of sharing successful governance experiences in shaping a better future for all.


7. When is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrated?

A.   February 11

B.   March 8

C.   April 22

D.   May 5

Answer: Option A


The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on February 11th, serves as a powerful reminder of the need to break down barriers and empower women and girls in scientific fields. By promoting gender equality, we can create a brighter future where the contributions of all scientists, regardless of gender, are recognized and valued. Let us seize this moment to celebrate the achievements of women and girls in science while working towards a more inclusive and equitable scientific community.


8. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Tata Digital?

A.   Naveen Tahilyani

B.   Rajesh Gopinathan

C.   Rohan Sharma

D.   Radhakrishnan

Answer: Option A


Naveen Tahilyani's appointment as the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Tata Digital marks an exciting chapter in the company's journey. With his leadership acumen and digital expertise, Tahilyani is poised to bring about transformative changes and propel Tata Digital towards unprecedented success. This strategic move highlights Tata Digital's commitment to staying at the forefront of digital innovation in the ever-evolving business landscape.


9. In which city is the country's first copper-made Bapu Tower, dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, located?

A.   Lucknow

B.   Patna

C.   Jaipur

D.   Ahmedabad

Answer: Option B


The Bapu Tower in Patna stands as a magnificent tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, showcasing his life, teachings, and the significant role Bihar played in India's fight for independence. Its architectural splendor and captivating exhibitions make it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking a deeper understanding of Gandhi's legacy. The Bapu Tower truly embodies the spirit of unity, peace, and non-violence that Gandhi tirelessly advocated throughout his life.


10. Which country has been cautioned by the IMF about the risk of "debt distress"?

A.   Maldives

B.   Nepal

C.   Sri Lanka

D.   Pakistan

Answer: Option A


The IMF's cautionary warning about the risk of "debt distress" has been directed towards Maldives. The country's heavy borrowing from China, particularly under a pro-China leadership, has raised concerns about its debt repayment capability. This serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible borrowing and the need for countries to assess their debt sustainability. It is now up to Maldives to take proactive steps to mitigate the risks and ensure a sustainable economic future.


11. What is the name of the recently discovered potentially habitable exoplanet by NASA?

A.   Kepler-452b

B.   Proxima Centauri b

C.   TOI-715 b


Answer: Option C


 The recent discovery of TOI-715 b, a potentially habitable exoplanet, highlights the ongoing progress in our exploration of the universe. NASA's dedication and technological advancements have allowed us to uncover yet another celestial body with the potential to harbor life. As we continue to unravel the mysteries of TOI-715 b and other exoplanets, we move closer to answering the age-old question: Are we alone in the cosmos?


12. In which US state is Blue Spring State Park located, where nearly 1,000 manatees were reported to gather?

A.   California

B.   Florida

C.   Texas

D.   New York

Answer: Option B


Blue Spring State Park in Florida serves as a haven for aquatic life, with manatees being the main attraction. The annual gathering of nearly 1,000 manatees showcases the park's vital role in the survival of this endangered species. By visiting and supporting Blue Spring State Park, we can actively participate in the preservation of our natural heritage and ensure that future generations can also witness the marvels of this remarkable sanctuary.


13. When is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observed?

A.   January 7

B.   March 7

C.   April 7

D.   February 7

Answer: Option D


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed on February 7, is a powerful platform that sheds light on the impact of HIV/AIDS within Black communities. By engaging, educating, and empowering these communities, we can work towards reducing disparities and improving outcomes. Through raising awareness, promoting prevention, and supporting those affected, we can strive for a future free from the burden of HIV/AIDS.


14. Which state's Disaster Management Authority launched the NITISH device?

A.   Uttar Pradesh

B.   Bihar

C.   Madhya Pradesh

D.   Rajasthan

Answer: Option B


The launch of the NITISH device by the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority marks a remarkable step towards enhancing disaster preparedness and response in the state. With its advanced features and comprehensive approach, the device has the potential to revolutionize disaster management practices. By providing timely alerts to farmers and the public, it can significantly reduce the risks posed by natural disasters. The NITISH device stands as a shining example of Bihar's commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its citizens in the face of adversity.


15. When is World Pulses Day celebrated annually?

A.   February 11

B.   March 15

C.   February 10

D.   May 5

Answer: Option C


World Pulses Day, celebrated annually on February 10th, sheds light on the importance of pulses in ensuring food security, promoting sustainable agriculture, and improving human well-being. Pulses, with their nutritional value, environmental benefits, and contribution to soil health, are a powerful ally in combating hunger, malnutrition, and climate change. Let us embrace the goodness of pulses, appreciating their immense value as we work towards a more sustainable and nourished world.


16.Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary, recently seen in the news, is located in which state?

[A] Odisha

[B] Bihar

[C] Tamil Nadu

[D] Kerala

Correct Answer: A [Odisha]


The Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring wonders of nature. Its diverse habitats, stunning landscapes, and thriving flora and fauna create an enchanting ecosystem worth exploring. By conserving this sanctuary, we not only protect its remarkable biodiversity but also safeguard the natural heritage of our nation for generations to come.


17.Recently, which institute developed a first-for-India Earth System Model to improve climate forecasts and predict climate impacts?

[A] National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting

[B] Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

[C] Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

[D] Cochin University of Science and Technology

Correct Answer: B [Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology]


The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology's Earth System Model is a monumental achievement in climate research. By integrating multiple components of the Earth system and employing advanced data assimilation techniques, this model paves the way for improved climate forecasts and a deeper understanding of climate change impacts. As we continue to grapple with the challenges posed by a changing climate, initiatives like these provide hope and valuable tools to address this global issue effectively.


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

[A] Russia


[C] China

[D] India

Correct Answer: C [China]


The FAST Telescope stands as a remarkable testament to China's scientific prowess. With its unrivaled capabilities and ambitious goals, it has already made significant contributions to our understanding of the universe. From detecting pulsars to participating in gravitational wave detection and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, the FAST Telescope continues to push the boundaries of human knowledge. As it maintains its world-class status for the next few decades, we eagerly await the discoveries and breakthroughs that lie ahead.


19.“Road to Paris 2024: Championing Clean Sports and Uniting for Anti-Doping” conference is recently hosted by which organization?

[A] National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

[B] National Forensics Science University

[C] Sports Authority of India

[D] National Sports Federations in India

Correct Answer: A [National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) ]


The "Road to Paris 2024: Championing Clean Sports and Uniting for Anti-Doping" conference organized by NADA serves as a crucial milestone in the journey towards clean and fair sports. By educating athletes, promoting collaboration, and embracing effective anti-doping measures, the conference has paved the way for a brighter future in the realm of sports. Let us join hands to champion clean sportsmanship and unite against doping.


20.What is the name of the satellite recently launched by NASA to survey oceans and atmosphere?





Correct Answer: C [PACE]


As the PACE mission embarks on its journey to unlock the secrets of our oceans and atmosphere, we stand on the precipice of groundbreaking discoveries. By comprehending the intricate connections between water bodies and air, PACE will equip us with invaluable knowledge to address the challenges posed by climate change and environmental sustainability. With every passing moment, PACE paves the way for a brighter and more informed future.


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