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February 24, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Which company has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science for 6G research and development in Bengaluru?

A.    Intel

B.    Qualcomm

C.   Nokia

D.   Ericsson

Answer: Option (C)


Nokia's partnership with the Indian Institute of Science for 6G research and development in Bengaluru is a testament to the relentless pursuit of innovation. By combining their expertise and resources, Nokia and IISc are poised to shape the future of wireless communication in India and beyond. As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of 6G technology, this collaboration serves as a beacon of hope, propelling us towards a more connected and technologically advanced future.



2. In which state is the 50 MW Gujrai Solar Power Station located?

A.    Rajasthan

B.    Gujarat

C.   Madhya Pradesh

D.   Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option (D)


In the conclusion section, I will summarize the key points discussed throughout the blog post. I will emphasize the significance of the Gujrai Solar Power Station in driving India's renewable energy revolution. I will conclude by expressing optimism about the future of sustainable energy and the role of similar power stations in achieving a greener and more sustainable world.



3. Which Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is home to India's first Gati Shakti Research Chair focused on multimodal logistics?

A.    Ahmedabad

B.    Shillong

C.   Delhi

D.   Kolkata

Answer: Option (B)


The establishment of the Gati Shakti Research Chair at IIM Shillong marks a significant milestone in the realm of multimodal logistics research in India. With its focus on development strategies in the North-East region, this initiative not only contributes to the growth of the logistics sector but also holds immense potential for driving economic development in the region. By fostering collaboration, research, and innovation, the Gati Shakti Research Chair at IIM Shillong is poised to make a lasting impact on the future of logistics in India.



4. Which country has been dropped from FATF's financial crime watch list?

A.    Pakistan

B.    Saudi Arabia

C.   Srilanka

D.   United Arab Emirates

Answer: Option (D)


The United Arab Emirates' removal from the FATF watch list is a testament to the country's tireless efforts in combating financial crimes. It showcases the progress made by the UAE in implementing robust frameworks and regulations to detect, prevent, and deter money laundering and terrorist financing activities. While challenges remain, this positive development reinforces the UAE's commitment to upholding international standards and maintaining a secure and transparent financial ecosystem.



5. Which country aims to produce 1-5 lakh tonnes of hydrogen by 2030?

A.    Italy

B.    Indonesia

C.   Vietnam

D.   Malaysia

Answer: Option (C)


Vietnam's commitment to producing 100,000-500,000 metric tonnes of hydrogen annually by 2030 exemplifies its determination to embrace sustainable energy solutions. By focusing on green hydrogen and setting ambitious targets, Vietnam is positioning itself as a key player in the global energy transition. As the country continues its efforts, it is poised to contribute significantly to a greener future.



6. Which Asian country was the first to ratify the ILO Convention 190 to End Workplace Violence and Harassment?

A.    Philippines

B.    Myanmar

C.   Indonesia

D.   Taiwan

Answer: Option (A)


The Philippines' ratification of the ILO Convention 190 to End Workplace Violence and Harassment marks a historic moment for the country and the region. By being the first Asian nation to ratify this convention, the Philippines demonstrates its leadership and commitment to creating safe and respectful workplaces. This decision sets a positive example for other nations in the region and reinforces the importance of upholding international labor standards. As we move forward, it is crucial for other countries to follow suit and join the Philippines in the collective effort to eradicate workplace violence and harassment.



7. Which company inaugurated its first solar project in Rajasthan?

A.    NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd

B.    Reliance Industries

C.   Tata Power Ltd

D.   Adani Green Energy Ltd

Answer: Option (A)


NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd's foray into the solar energy sector with the inauguration of their first solar project in Rajasthan is a significant stride towards a sustainable future. By leveraging the power of the sun, NTPC-REL not only contributes to India's clean energy goals but also empowers local communities by providing electricity and reducing environmental impact. This milestone serves as an inspiration for other companies to embrace renewable energy sources and work collectively towards a greener planet.



8. When does India observe Central Excise Day?

A.    January 15

B.    March 5

C.   February 24

D.   April 12

Answer: Option (C)


Central Excise Day, celebrated on February 24th, holds great significance in India's tax landscape. It symbolizes the consolidation of excise duty-related laws and the establishment of the CBIC. This day serves as a reminder of the crucial role played by tax administrators and officials in ensuring a fair and efficient taxation system. As we observe Central Excise Day, let us appreciate the legacy of India's tax laws and the continuous efforts to adapt and improve the country's tax framework.



9. Which company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with iCreate to advance AI startups in India?

A.    Google

B.    Microsoft

C.   IBM

D.   Apple

Answer: Option (B)


The partnership between Microsoft and iCreate marks a significant milestone in the advancement of AI startups in India. By leveraging their expertise, resources, and networks, both organizations are committed to empowering the next generation of AI innovators. This collaboration not only strengthens the startup ecosystem but also reinforces India's position as a global hub for technology and innovation.



10. Who made history as India's first female pitch curator?

A.    Radhika Sharma

B.    Raj Laxmi Arora

C.   S Meghana

D.   Jacintha Kalyan

Answer: Option (D)


Jacintha Kalyan's journey from the administrative sector to becoming India's first female pitch curator is a testament to her passion, perseverance, and determination. Her role in the Women's Premier League marks a significant milestone for gender inclusion in cricket. Jacintha's achievements inspire us to challenge societal norms, break barriers, and pursue our dreams relentlessly, regardless of gender. She has truly made history and left an indelible mark on the cricketing world.



11. Where was the giant anaconda, the world's largest ever discovered, found?

A.    Amazon Rainforest

B.    African Savanna

C.   Australian Outback

D.   Arctic Tundra

Answer: Option (A)


The discovery of the giant anaconda in the Amazon Rainforest has not only captured our fascination but has also deepened our understanding of the intricate web of life that thrives in this remarkable ecosystem. It serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of preserving the Amazon Rainforest and the biodiversity it sustains. Only by valuing and protecting such natural wonders can we ensure a harmonious coexistence between humans and the captivating creatures that call the Amazon Rainforest their home.


12.Which of the following countries participated in ‘Exercise Dosti’, recently seen in the news?

[A] India, Sri Lanka & Maldives

[B] Myanmar, Sri Lanka & Nepal

[C] India, Bangladesh & Myanmar

[D] Bhutan, Nepal & Myanmar

Correct Answer: A [India, Sri Lanka & Maldives]


Indian and Sri Lankan coast guard ships recently joined the Maldives for Exercise Dosti 16, a trilateral coast guard exercise held every two years since 1991. Sri Lanka joined in 2012, and the 16th edition involves the Coast Guards of India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, with observers from Bangladesh. The exercise focuses on mutual operational capability, interoperability, and cooperation in scenarios like sea accidents and pollution. India’s participation includes ICGS Samarth, ICGS Abhinav, and ICG Dornier.


13.Recently, which institute has launched the India’s largest drone pilot organization?

[A] IIT Bombay

[B] IIT Guwahati

[C] IIT Roorkee

[D] IIT Kanpur

Correct Answer: B [IIT Guwahati ]


The launch of India's largest drone pilot organization by the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati marks a significant milestone in the country's journey towards becoming a prominent drone hub. With its tailored training programs, alignment with the PM's Namo Drone Didi initiative, and focus on fostering innovation, IIT-G is at the forefront of revolutionizing the drone ecosystem in India. As drone technology continues to evolve and find applications in diverse sectors, initiatives like this will play a crucial role in shaping the future of the industry and positioning India as a global leader in the field.


14.NaViGate Bharat portal, recently seen in the news, is launched by which ministry?

[A] Ministry of Communications

[B] Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

[C] Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

[D] Ministry of Defence

Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Information and Broadcasting]


NaViGate Bharat, the bilingual platform launched by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, is a game-changer in the digital landscape. With its user-friendly interface, streamlined information retrieval, enhanced user experience, and empowerment of citizens, it sets a new benchmark for accessibility and engagement. NaViGate Bharat is poised to revolutionize the way we access government-related videos and stay connected with citizen welfare initiatives. Embracing this platform is a step towards a more inclusive and informed society.


15.Ancient Badami Chalukya temples were recently discovered in Mudimanikyam village along the banks of which river?

[A] Godavari River

[B] Kaveri River

[C] Krishna River

[D] Tapi River

Correct Answer: C [Krishna River]


The recent discovery of the Badami Chalukya temples in Mudimanikyam village along the banks of the Krishna River has opened a gateway to the forgotten past. These architectural wonders, coupled with the intriguing label inscription, offer a glimpse into the glory and grandeur of the Chalukya dynasty. As we continue to unearth the hidden treasures of our history, let us cherish these extraordinary findings, allowing them to inspire us and deepen our appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of India.


16.Kiru Hydel Project, recently seen in the news, is located in which state/UT?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Uttar Pradesh

[C] Karnataka

[D] Jammu & Kashmir

Correct Answer: D [Jammu & Kashmir]


The Kiru Hydel Project stands as a significant endeavor in Jammu & Kashmir, poised to contribute to the region's energy requirements and drive socio-economic progress. However, recent controversies surrounding alleged corruption underline the importance of transparency and accountability in such ventures. As the project moves forward, it is crucial for all stakeholders to work together, ensuring the successful realization of its objectives while upholding ethical practices and environmental preservation.



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