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February 26, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Which railway station will the Prime Minister inaugurate as Sikkim's first railway station?

A.    Namchi

B.    Rangpo

C.   Gangtok

D.   Pelling

Answer: Option (B)


The inauguration of Rangpo Station as Sikkim's first railway station by the Prime Minister is a momentous occasion. It not only enhances connectivity options for the people of Sikkim but also holds strategic importance from both touristic and defensive viewpoints. The economic impacts are expected to be significant, fostering growth and development in the region. With Rangpo Station, Sikkim takes a leap forward in its journey towards progress and prosperity.



2. Which city has introduced a 5-year multiple-entry visa for Indian travellers?

A.    Pairs

B.    London

C.   Dubai

D.   Abu Dhabi

Answer: Option (C)


Dubai's introduction of the five-year multiple-entry visa for Indian travellers marks a significant milestone in the relationship between the two countries. The visa not only simplifies travel but also strengthens economic ties, promotes tourism, and encourages business collaborations and investments. With this groundbreaking initiative, Dubai reaffirms its commitment to fostering bilateral relations with India and invites Indian travellers to embark on unforgettable journeys to the vibrant city of Dubai.



3. Who surpassed Anil Kumble to become India’s leading wicket-taker in Tests at home?

A.    Ravichandran Ashwin

B.    Jasprit Bumrah

C.   Ravindra Jadeja

D.   Mohammed Shami

Answer: Option (A)


Ravichandran Ashwin's surpassing of Anil Kumble to become India's leading wicket-taker in Tests at home is a remarkable achievement. His dominance in Indian conditions, coupled with his unwavering commitment to his craft, has elevated him to legendary status. As the cricketing world marvels at his accomplishments, Ashwin continues to inspire future generations of spinners. His legacy is etched in the annals of Indian cricket, and his journey is far from over.



4. The 'Purple Fest' event is primarily focused on which group?

A.    LGBTQ+ Community

B.    Senior Citizens

C.   Women Empowerment

D.   Persons with Disabilities

Answer: Option (D)


The 'Purple Fest' event, primarily focused on Persons with Disabilities, is a powerful celebration of inclusivity, empowerment, and advocacy. It serves as a beacon of hope, highlighting the remarkable abilities and resilience of individuals with disabilities. Through its platform, the event fosters understanding, awareness, and community building, ultimately contributing to a more inclusive and accessible society.



5. What is the focus of the "Savera" program launched in Haryana?

A.    Diabetes Management

B.    Breast Cancer

C.   Cardiovascular Health

D.   Mental Health Awareness

Answer: Option (B)


The "Savera" program, launched in Haryana, is a remarkable initiative that focuses on early detection and prevention of breast cancer in women. By harnessing the unique tactile sensitivity of visually impaired women, the program conducts effective screenings, aiming to detect abnormalities at an early stage for better treatment outcomes. Through empowerment and awareness, "Savera" is making a significant impact in the fight against breast cancer.



6. Who has been appointed as the Director of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the World Bank's Global Environment Facility (GEF)?

A.    Ajay Banga

B.    Anshula Kant

C.   Geeta Batra

D.   Parameswaran Iyer

Answer: Option (C)


Geeta Batra's appointment as the Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the World Bank's Global Environment Facility is a momentous occasion. As the first woman from a developing country to hold this position, Batra's appointment not only recognizes her outstanding capabilities but also paves the way for greater diversity and inclusivity in global environmental leadership. Her expertise and commitment to environmental sustainability will undoubtedly contribute to shaping a more sustainable future for all.



7. With which organization did the Bihar government sign an MoU for fostering the startup ecosystem?





Answer: Option (D)


The collaboration between the Bihar government and SIDBI marks a significant milestone in the journey of Bihar's startup ecosystem. With the introduction of the Bihar Startup Scale-up Financing Fund and various support mechanisms, the state is poised to become a thriving hub for startups. By fostering innovation, providing funding support, and nurturing entrepreneurial talent, Bihar is paving the way for a brighter future for startups in the state.



8. Which country is participating in the "Dharma Guardian" military exercise alongside India?

A.    Nepal

B.    Japan

C.   Australia

D.   South Korea

Answer: Option (B)


The "Dharma Guardian" military exercise brings together India and Japan on a common platform, where they can learn, grow, and strengthen their defense capabilities. Through this exercise, the Indian Army and the JGSDF showcase their commitment to fostering closer ties and enhancing interoperability. The joint training and cooperation witnessed during this exercise pave the way for a stronger partnership between the two nations, ensuring regional security and stability.



9. Where was the final phase of screening for the Vimarsh 2023 5G Hackathon held?

A.    IIT Bombay

B.    IIT Delhi

C.   IIT Kharagpur

D.   IIT Madras

Answer: Option (D)


The final phase of screening for the Vimarsh 2023 5G Hackathon was held at the state-of-the-art IIT Madras 5G Testbed. This venue not only provided an optimal setting for assessing the innovative PoCs but also served as a breeding ground for collaboration and the exchange of ideas. The event marked a significant milestone in the journey of aspiring technocrats, propelling them closer to their dreams and paving the way for a brighter future in the realm of 5G technology.



10. When will the three new criminal laws passed by Parliament in 2023 come into effect?

A.    July 1

B.    June 1

C.   August 1

D.   September 1

Answer: Option (A)


The three new criminal laws passed by Parliament in 2023 will come into effect on July 1, 2024. This eagerly anticipated date will usher in a wave of transformative changes, replacing the existing legal framework and paving the way for a more efficient and just system. As citizens, it is crucial for us to stay informed and prepared for the upcoming changes, ensuring a smooth transition into this new era of criminal justice.



11. In which state was the Sudarshan Setu (Okha-Beyt Dwarka Signature Bridge), India's longest cable-stayed bridge, inaugurated?

A.    Maharashtra

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.   Gujarat

D.   Kerala

Answer: Option (C)


The Sudarshan Setu, India's longest cable-stayed bridge, was inaugurated in the state of Gujarat. This monumental infrastructure project exemplifies the state's commitment to progress and connectivity. With its awe-inspiring design, the bridge not only provides a vital link between Okha and Beyt Dwarka but also stands as a symbol of Gujarat's dedication to sustainable development and technological advancement.



12. On which date is World NGO Day celebrated?

A.    February 27

B.    March 15

C.   February 26

D.   May 1

Answer: Option (A)


World NGO Day serves as a reminder of the remarkable work done by NGOs worldwide. It celebrates their dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment to creating positive change. By acknowledging the significance of NGOs and their role in achieving the SDGs, we can collectively work towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all.



13. In which Indian state has SECI unveiled India's largest solar battery project?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Rajasthan

C.   Chhattisgarh

D.   Gujarat

Answer: Option (C)


The unveiling of India's largest solar battery project in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon marks a remarkable step towards a sustainable energy future. With its massive scale, utilization of advanced bifacial modules, and support from international institutions, this project sets a precedent for similar initiatives across the country. As India continues to prioritize renewable energy sources, projects like this pave the way for a greener and more environmentally conscious future.



14. In which state was the 'Central Research Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy' inaugurated?

A.    Haryana

B.    Maharashtra

C.   Punjab

D.   Gujarat

Answer: Option (A)


The inauguration of the 'Central Research Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy' in Jhajjar, Haryana, marks a significant step towards integrating traditional practices with modern healthcare systems. This institute, along with other Ayush initiatives, highlights the growing recognition and importance of yoga and naturopathy in promoting holistic well-being. As research and innovation thrive within the CRIYN, we can anticipate transformative breakthroughs that will positively impact the field of healthcare and benefit individuals seeking a balanced and natural approach to wellness.



15. On which date did the Indian Air Force conduct the Balakot Airstrike in Pakistan?

A.    February 14

B.    February 24

C.   February 25

D.   February 26

Answer: Option (D)


The Balakot Airstrike, conducted on February 26, 2019, by the Indian Air Force, served as a decisive response to the Pulwama terrorist attack. Operation Bandar showcased India's determination to combat terrorism and protect its citizens. While the strike sparked international debates and political fallout, its impact on the broader fight against terrorism remains a topic of discussion even today.

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