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February 3, 2024 Current Affairs

1. What is the name of the innovative computing system that integrates brain-like tissue with electronics, creating an 'organoid neural network (ONN)' capable of recognizing voices and solving complex mathematical problems?

A.   NeuroMind

B.   SynapticMind

C.   CerebroConnect

D.   Brainoware

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

 Brainoware represents a remarkable leap forward in the realm of computing technology. Its integration of brain-like tissue with electronics through organoid neural networks unlocks unprecedented capabilities in voice recognition and complex problem-solving. As we continue to explore the potential of Brainoware, we can anticipate exciting advancements that will shape the future of computing.

 


 

2. Which military force is scheduled to conduct Exercise Vayu Shakti-24 on 17 February 2024?

A.   Indian Air Force

B.   Indian Navy

C.   Indian Army

D.   Coast Guard

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Exercise Vayu Shakti-24 stands as a testament to the Indian Air Force's unwavering commitment to maintaining aerial superiority. Through this exercise, the IAF will demonstrate its offensive and defensive capabilities, showcasing precision, coordination, and readiness. Be prepared to witness a display of unparalleled aerial prowess on 17 February 2024, as the Indian Air Force takes center stage in Exercise Vayu Shakti-24.

 


 

3. What is the name of the portal launched by NCPCR for child restoration and repatriation?

A.   SAFECHILD

B.   ChildGuard

C.   NameBerry

D.   GHAR

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The launch of the GHAR portal marks a significant milestone in the field of child protection and welfare. By harnessing the power of technology and collaboration, this innovative platform strengthens the restoration and repatriation processes for vulnerable minors. With its ability to track missing children, facilitate restoration efforts, and streamline repatriation procedures, the GHAR portal stands as a beacon of hope, ensuring that no child remains lost or detached from their rightful home. It serves as a testament to the commitment of the Ministry of Women and Child Development to safeguard the well-being and future of our children.

 


 

4. In which Indian state was the National Conference on Promotion of Seaweed Cultivation recently held?

A.   Kerala

B.   Maharashtra

C.   Tamil Nadu

D.   Gujarat

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The National Conference on Promotion of Seaweed Cultivation held in Gujarat highlighted the immense potential of seaweed farming in India. With its diverse applications in various industries, seaweeds have the power to transform marine production and contribute to a sustainable future. By recognizing the importance of seaweeds as the 'Medical Food of the 21st Century,' we take a step towards unlocking the vast opportunities that lie beneath the ocean's surface. Let us embrace the potential of seaweed cultivation and work towards a greener, healthier, and more prosperous future.

 


 

5. In which Indian state did the police initiate the use of self-balancing e-scooters for smart patrols?

A.   Punjab

B.   Uttarakhand

C.   Haryana

D.   Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The introduction of self-balancing e-scooters for smart patrols by the Uttarakhand Police is a remarkable step towards modernizing law enforcement. These eco-friendly vehicles not only enhance mobility and agility but also contribute to a greener and sustainable approach to policing. As law enforcement agencies across the world continue to embrace innovative technologies, the Uttarakhand Police sets an inspiring example for others to follow.

 


 

6. Who was the first Asian to lead a global bank and recently passed away at the age of 76?

A.   Deepak Parekh

B.   Naina Lal Kidwai

C.   Rana Talwar

D.   Lakshmi Mittal

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The passing of Rana Talwar, the first Asian to lead a global bank, marks the end of an era in the banking industry. His visionary leadership, transformative strategies, and unwavering dedication have left an indelible impact on the financial world. Talwar's legacy will continue to inspire future leaders to push boundaries, embrace innovation, and strive for excellence in the ever-evolving global banking landscape. He will be remembered as a true pioneer and a trailblazer who reshaped the course of the banking sector.

 


 

7. Which bank has entered into a strategic bancassurance alliance with Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance to offer life insurance?

A.   Jana Small Finance Bank

B.   ESAF Small Finance Bank

C.   Equitas Small Finance Bank

D.   Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

ESAF Small Finance Bank's strategic bancassurance alliance with Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance marks a significant milestone in their mission to provide financial security to the unbanked and underbanked population. This collaboration not only diversifies the bank's offerings but also emphasizes its commitment to reaching out to rural markets. By extending life insurance solutions, ESAF Small Finance Bank aims to create a more inclusive financial ecosystem in India.

 


 

8. In which location did External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar inaugurate the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) Skill Centre?

A.   Gandhinagar

B.   Ektanagar

C.   Vadodara

D.   Ahmedabad

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Inaugurating the IHCL Skill Centre at Circuit House in Ektanagar, Gujarat, External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar highlights the importance of tourism in promoting unity and economic growth. This initiative not only provides specialized training to individuals but also boosts the hospitality industry and impacts the local economy positively. By fostering unity and encouraging visits to the Statue of Unity, the IHCL Skill Centre sets the stage for a prosperous future.

 


 

9. Which state won the Nagesh Trophy in the Men’s National T20 Cricket Tournament for the Blind 2023-24?

A.   Andhra Pradesh

B.   Maharashtra

C.   Karnataka

D.   Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Karnataka's victory in the Men’s National T20 Cricket Tournament for the Blind 2023-24, securing the Nagesh Trophy, marks a historic achievement for the team. Their consistent performances, unwavering determination, and exceptional skills have paved the way for this long-awaited national title after a 20-year wait. This triumph not only highlights Karnataka's cricketing prowess but also showcases the indomitable spirit and talent of visually impaired cricketers who continue to inspire us with their dedication and love for the game.

 


 

10. When is World Cancer Day celebrated annually?

A.   February 4

B.   January 4

C.   March 4

D.   April 4

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

World Cancer Day, celebrated annually on February 4th, is a momentous occasion that unites individuals, communities, and organizations in the fight against cancer. By choosing this date, we honor the commitment made at the 1999 World Summit Against Cancer and reaffirm our dedication to advancing cancer care, prevention, and research. Let us all join hands, raise awareness, and work tirelessly to ensure that everyone, regardless of their circumstances, has access to the care and support they need to conquer cancer.

 


 

11. Which educational institution has launched the Human DNA Bank as part of the Make In India initiative?

A.   Banaras Hindu University

B.   Jawaharlal Nehru University

C.   Delhi University

D.   Mumbai University

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Banaras Hindu University's launch of the Human DNA Bank as part of the Make In India initiative is a significant step towards indigenous innovation and scientific progress. The establishment of this DNA Bank not only showcases BHU's commitment to cutting-edge research but also strengthens India's position in genetic studies, medical advancements, and forensic investigations. With its vast potential and collaborative opportunities, the Human DNA Bank promises to contribute significantly to various sectors and pave the way for future breakthroughs in genetic research and personalized medicine.

 


 

12. Who recently assumed the role of Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India?

A.   Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar

B.   Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar

C.   Vice Admiral Lochan Singh Pathania

D.   Vice Admiral Karambir Singh

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

the appointment of Vice Admiral Lochan Singh Pathania as the Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India ushers in a new era of hydrographic excellence. His profound knowledge, leadership acumen, and passion for safe navigation make him the perfect candidate for this crucial role. Under his guidance, India's hydrographic endeavors are expected to reach new heights, ensuring the safety and prosperity of seafarers and maritime stakeholders alike.

 


 

13. What is the retail price of 'Bharat' rice per kilogram?

A.   Rs. 25/kg

B.   Rs. 29/kg

C.   Rs. 32/kg

D.   Rs. 35/kg

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The retail price of 'Bharat' rice per kilogram stands at Rs. 29. This affordable pricing strategy ensures that consumers have access to quality rice without burdening their wallets. With 5- and 10-kg packs available, the government's efforts through cooperative entities like Nafed, NCCF, and Kendriya Bhandar have successfully addressed the issue of escalating rice prices. So, the next time you're in search of affordable and high-quality rice, remember that 'Bharat' rice is just a step away.

 


 

14. Who is set to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, as announced by the Indian government?

A.   Pranab Mukherjee

B.   Manmohan Singh

C.   LK Advani

D.   Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

LK Advani's journey in Indian politics has been nothing short of extraordinary. From his early days as a party worker to being honored with the Bharat Ratna, he has proven himself to be a stalwart statesman. Advani's contributions to Indian politics, his influence on the BJP, and his role in shaping Indian governance make him a deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

 


 

15. What was the total value of UPI transactions in January according to NPCI data?

A.   Rs. 12 Trillion

B.   Rs. 15 Trillion

C.   Rs. 16.5 Trillion

D.   Rs. 18.41Trillion

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

based on NPCI data, the total value of UPI transactions in January reached an unprecedented Rs. 18.41 trillion. This remarkable achievement signifies the trust and confidence placed in UPI as a secure and convenient mode of digital payment. With its exponential growth and increasing popularity, UPI continues to reshape the landscape of digital transactions in India.


 

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

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Kerala

[C] Karnataka

[D] Maharashtra

Correct Answer: A [Tamil Nadu]

The Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary stands as a testament to the remarkable beauty and significance of nature's wonders. From its role in conserving tigers to its diverse array of flora and fauna, this sanctuary is truly a treasure trove of biodiversity. Its ecological importance, water sources, and cultural heritage further elevate its status. Whether you are an avid wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking solace in the embrace of natural beauty, the Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is a destination that should not be missed.

 


 

17.C- CARES web portal, recently seen in the news, is associated with which sector?

[A] Petroleum sector

[B] Renewable energy sector

[C] Coal sector

[D] Agriculture sector

Correct Answer: C [Coal sector]

The C-CARES web portal is a game-changer for the coal sector, ushering in a new era of efficiency, transparency, and convenience. With its user-friendly interface, online claim settlements, and improved record management, the portal is revolutionizing operations for Provident Fund subscribers and pensioners. The launch of C-CARES marks a significant milestone in the digital transformation of the coal sector, demonstrating the government's dedication to embracing technology for the benefit of all. With the C-CARES web portal, the coal sector can embrace a future that is not only more streamlined but also more inclusive and digitally empowered.

 


 

18.Mesolithic era rock paintings have recently been discovered in which state?

[A] Telangana

[B] Madhya Pradesh

[C] Gujarat

[D] Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer: A [Telangana]

The recent discovery of Mesolithic rock paintings in Telangana's Peddapalli district has shed light on a fascinating chapter in human history. These ancient artworks not only captivate us with their beauty but also offer invaluable insights into the Mesolithic era. As we continue to unearth and study such archaeological treasures, we gain a deeper understanding of our roots and the remarkable journey of human cultural development.

 


 

19.‘Digital Detox’ initiative, recently seen in the news, is associated with which state?

[A] Kerala

[B] Karnataka

[C] Rajasthan

[D] Maharashtra

Correct Answer: B [Karnataka ]

Karnataka's Digital Detox Initiative stands as a pioneering effort to address the mental health challenges associated with excessive technology use. By promoting responsible gaming, offering personalized guidance at Digital Detox centers, and fostering community connection through workshops, the initiative aims to create a more balanced approach to technology use. It serves as a reminder that while technology has its benefits, it is crucial to find a healthy equilibrium that prioritizes our mental well-being.


 

20.What is Fentanyl, recently mentioned in the news?

[A] A type of drug

[B] Invasive plant

[C] Artificial intelligence tool

[D] Asteroid

Correct Answer: A [A type of drug]

The rise of fentanyl as a lethal synthetic opioid demands urgent attention and concerted efforts from various stakeholders. By understanding its nature, origins, and risks, we can take crucial steps towards prevention, education, and the development of effective strategies to combat its devastating effects.


 

 

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