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February 4, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Which company recently launched its e-bike taxi service in Delhi and Hyderabad, with plans to deploy 10,000 electric scooters in both cities?

A.   Uber

B.   Tvs

C.   Ola

D.   Ather

Answer: Option C


Ola Mobility's launch of e-bike taxis in Delhi and Hyderabad marks a significant milestone in the evolution of urban transportation. By providing a sustainable, cost-effective, and convenient mode of commuting, Ola is reshaping the way people travel within cities. With their successful pilot program in Bangalore and plans to deploy 10,000 electric scooters, Ola is poised to make a lasting impact on urban mobility. As more cities embrace this innovative solution, we can look forward to a greener, more efficient future of transportation.


2. How many parts constitute the nomination "Maratha Military Landscapes of India" for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List for the year 2024-25?

A.   10

B.   12

C.   15

D.   8

Answer: Option B


the nomination "Maratha Military Landscapes of India" for the UNESCO World Heritage List for the year 2024-25 comprises a total of 12 parts. These parts include remarkable forts such as Salher, Shivneri, Lohgad, Khanderi, Raigad, Rajgad, Pratapgad, Suvarnadurg, Panhala, Vijaydurg, Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, and Gingee Fort in Tamil Nadu. The inclusion of these forts would not only recognize their historical significance but also promote tourism and conservation efforts. Let us eagerly await the decision and hope to witness these magnificent landscapes receive the recognition they truly deserve.


3. In which shooting event did Divyansh Singh Panwar secure his fourth ISSF World Cup gold?

A.   50m Pistol

B.   Skeet Shooting

C.   10m Air Rifle

D.   Trap Shooting

Answer: Option C


Divyansh Singh Panwar's triumph in the 10m Air Rifle event at the ISSF World Cup is a testament to his exceptional talent, hard work, and unwavering determination. His remarkable journey, from a rising talent to a gold medalist, inspires aspiring shooters worldwide. Panwar's achievement not only adds to his growing list of accolades but also showcases India's prowess in shooting sports.


4. Who is the author of the book "KASHMIR: Travels in Paradise on Earth," 2024?

A.   Romesh Bhattacharji

B.   Shamas Faqir

C.   Vikram Seth

D.   Jhumpa Lahiri

Answer: Option A


As we reach the end of our journey through the pages of "KASHMIR: Travels in Paradise on Earth," it becomes clear that Romesh Bhattacharji's expertise and passion make this book an indispensable companion for both armchair travelers and those planning their own expedition to this enchanting paradise. Through his vivid descriptions and profound insights, Bhattacharji paints a captivating portrait of Kashmir's topography, geography, and cultural tapestry. So, whether you seek inspiration for your next adventure or simply yearn to immerse yourself in the beauty of Kashmir from the comfort of your home, "KASHMIR: Travels in Paradise on Earth" is a literary gem that will transport you to a world of wonder.


5. Which pharmaceutical company recently secured USFDA approval for marketing Lacosamide Tablets, a generic anti-epileptic medication?

A.   Sun Pharma

B.   Cipla

C.   Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

D.   Zydus Lifesciences

Answer: Option D


Zydus Lifesciences' recent USFDA approval for marketing Lacosamide Tablets is a remarkable achievement that highlights the continuous advancements in the pharmaceutical industry. This milestone not only expands the range of treatment options available for epilepsy patients but also showcases Zydus Lifesciences' commitment to delivering high-quality medications. With a focus on innovation and regulatory compliance, Zydus Lifesciences is poised to make a significant impact on the lives of individuals living with epilepsy.


6. In which Indian state did Tata Power install a 1,040 kW Bifacial Solar System, marking the first-ever on-ground installation of bifacial modules in Eastern India?

A.   Maharashtra

B.   West Bengal

C.   Gujarat

D.   Karnataka

Answer: Option B


Tata Power Renewable Energy's installation of the 1,040 kW Bifacial Solar System in Chengmari Tea Estate, West Bengal, marks a significant milestone in the Indian solar industry. This pioneering project not only showcases the potential of bifacial modules but also highlights Tata Power's commitment to advancing sustainable energy practices in the region. As the first on-ground installation of its kind in Eastern India, it sets a precedent for future solar projects and inspires others to embrace innovative solutions for a greener future.


7. In which location is HPCL's biomass-based CBG plant located?

A.   Budaun

B.   Varanasi

C.   Agra

D.   Kanpur

Answer: Option A


HPCL's biomass-based CBG plant in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh, stands as a beacon of innovation and sustainability in the energy sector. Through their investment and commitment, HPCL is making significant contributions to the National Biofuel Policy and the overall goal of reducing import dependency. The plant's location, processing capacity, and eco-friendly operations make it an exemplary model for renewable energy initiatives.


8. In which state did the Chief Minister inaugurate the 4th National Chilika Birds Festival?

A.   Uttar Pradesh

B.   Karnataka

C.   Tamil Nadu

D.   Odisha

Answer: Option D


The 4th National Chilika Birds Festival in Odisha was a resounding success, bringing together bird enthusiasts, photographers, and nature lovers from all walks of life. Through its diverse range of activities, the festival not only showcased the breathtaking beauty of Chilika Lake and its avian inhabitants but also emphasized the importance of bird conservation. By promoting eco-tourism and raising awareness about the need to protect these fragile ecosystems, the festival played a crucial role in nurturing a deeper appreciation for the wonders of our natural world.


9. In the Gulf of Aden, which Indian Navy warship recently responded to a distress call and successfully rescued a hijacked Iranian fishing vessel (FV) Iman?

A.   INS Sumitra

B.   INS Vikramaditya

C.   INS chennai

D.   INS Viraat

Answer: Option A


INS Sumitra's heroic rescue of the hijacked Iranian fishing vessel (FV) Iman in the Gulf of Aden stands as a testament to the Indian Navy's commitment to safeguarding maritime security. The successful operation showcased the skills, courage, and preparedness of INS Sumitra's crew, who executed the mission with precision and determination. This incident serves as a reminder of the constant vigilance and efforts invested by the Indian Navy to combat piracy and maintain the safety of the seas.


10. How many countries are expected to send ministerial-level delegations to participate in India Energy Week (IEW) 2024 in Goa?

A.   17 countries

B.   10 countries

C.   5 countries

D.   20 countries

Answer: Option A


India Energy Week (IEW) 2024 in Goa is set to witness ministerial-level delegations from 17 countries, showcasing the international significance of this prestigious event. The presence of dedicated pavilions from Canada, Germany, Russia, the Netherlands, the UK, and the USA further emphasizes the global engagement at IEW 2024. With insightful discussions, innovative showcases, and collaborative opportunities, this event promises to be a platform where energy leaders come together to shape a sustainable future.


11. When is the International Day of Human Fraternity observed annually?

A.   February 4

B.   January 4

C.   March 4

D.   April 4

Answer: Option A


On February 4th each year, the International Day of Human Fraternity serves as a powerful reminder of our shared humanity. It calls upon us to embrace diversity, practice compassion, and work towards building a more inclusive and peaceful world. Let us celebrate this day by spreading love, understanding, and respect for one another.


12. What was the theme of the Ministry of Culture's tableau that secured the 1st prize at the Republic Day Celebration Parade 2024?

A.   India: Unity in Diversity

B.   Vibrant India

C.   India: Mother of Democracy

D.   Cultural Harmony

Answer: Option C


The Ministry of Culture's award-winning tableau at the Republic Day Celebration Parade 2024, titled "India: Mother of Democracy," left a lasting impression on all who witnessed it. Through the innovative use of the anamorphic technique and the depiction of India's rich heritage, the tableau celebrated the unity in diversity that defines our great nation. It showcased India's role as the mother of democracy, symbolizing the harmonious coexistence of tradition and innovation. The Ministry of Culture's tableau truly embodied the spirit of India and its commitment to preserving and promoting its cultural legacy.


13. In which city has Larsen and Toubro (L&T) been awarded a project to construct a solar power plant?

A.   Qatar

B.   Yeman

C.   Dubai

D.   Abu Dhabi

Answer: Option C


Larsen and Toubro's project to construct a solar power plant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, signifies a remarkable step towards a more sustainable future. With Dubai's unwavering commitment to renewable energy and L&T's expertise and innovation in the field, this collaboration promises to be a shining example of what can be achieved when vision, technology, and sustainability converge. As the solar power plant takes shape, Dubai moves closer to its ambitious goals, inspiring other cities and nations to follow suit in harnessing the power of the sun.


14. Which organization recently received the Top Employer 2024 certification in India, demonstrating its commitment to excellence through a thorough HR Best Practice Survey, Validation, and Audit against international standards?

A.   Reliance Industries

B.   Tata Group

C.   Infosys


Answer: Option D


In conclusion, NTPC Limited's recent certification as a Top Employer in 2024 showcases their dedication to promoting a work environment that fosters growth, development, and employee satisfaction. Through their exceptional HR practices, NTPC Limited has set a benchmark for other organizations in India to strive towards. This recognition is a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence and places them at the forefront of the industry.

15. Which bank faced major restrictions from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), including prohibiting new deposits, credit transactions, and account top-ups from February 29th onwards?

A.   Paytm Payments Bank

B.   Citi Bank

C.   HSBC Bank

D.   RBL Bank

Answer: Option A


Paytm Payments Bank finding itself under major restrictions from the RBI is a significant development in the Indian banking landscape. The non-compliance issues and supervisory concerns raised by the RBI necessitated these restrictions. While the immediate impact might be felt by the bank's customers, it also serves as a reminder of the importance of regulatory compliance and sound governance practices in the banking sector. As Paytm Payments Bank works towards resolving these issues, the ultimate goal should be to regain the trust of its customers and ensure a secure and reliable banking experience for all.

16.Wheat Blast, recently seen in the news, is a disease of wheat crop caused by which one of the following?

[A] Fungus

[B] Bacteria

[C] Helminths

[D] Virus

Correct Answer: A [Fungus]

Wheat Blast caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae poses a significant threat to global wheat production. Its fast spread, resistance to fungicides, and devastating consequences make it a challenge that demands immediate attention. Researchers, farmers, and policymakers must work together to develop resilient varieties, implement effective management strategies, and raise awareness about this destructive disease. Only through collective efforts can we safeguard our wheat crops and secure food production for the future.


17.What is the primary objective of ‘GHAR Portal’, recently seen in the news?

[A] Monitor and track the restoration of historical monuments

[B] Digitally track and monitor the restoration and repatriation of children

[C] To offer healthcare services to children

[D] To provide real time updates about upcoming disasters

Correct Answer: B [Digitally track and monitor the restoration and repatriation of children]

 the GHAR Portal stands as a groundbreaking initiative in the realm of child rights and protection. By harnessing the power of technology, it aims to digitally track and monitor the restoration and repatriation of children, ultimately ensuring their safety and well-being. The implementation of this innovative platform brings hope for a brighter future, where every child can find their way back home.


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

[A] Survey vessel ship

[B] Frigate

[C] Naval Destroyer

[D] Aircraft Carrier

Correct Answer: A [Survey vessel ship]

 INS Sandhayak is not just an ordinary vessel; it is a symbol of innovation, versatility, and self-reliance. Its role in conducting hydrographic surveys, gathering oceanographic data, and even serving as a hospital ship underscores its significance in ensuring maritime safety and security. As the Indian Navy's latest survey vessel ship, INS Sandhayak represents the nation's commitment to advanced technology and multifunctional capabilities.


19.Which state government recently launched ‘Operation Smile X’ to rescue child labourers?

[A] Rajasthan

[B] Uttar Pradesh

[C] Telangana

[D] Karnataka

Correct Answer: C [Telangana]

Operation Smile X stands as a shining example of Telangana's commitment to the welfare of its children. Through this operation, thousands of lives have been transformed, giving hope to the most vulnerable members of society. The Telangana government, in collaboration with the police, departments, and NGOs, has set a precedent for other states to follow. With continued dedication and collective action, we can strive towards a future where every child is free from the clutches of child labour.


20.What is the theme of World Cancer Day 2024?

[A] Close the Care Gap

[B] Not Beyond Us

[C] Together let’s do something

[D] We can I can

Correct Answer: A [Close the Care Gap]

World Cancer Day 2024, with its theme "Close the Care Gap: Everyone Deserves Access To Cancer Care," serves as a rallying call to address the disparities in cancer care. By emphasizing accountability and unity through the sub-theme "Together, we challenge those in power," this annual event aims to bridge the gaps in research, prevention, and patient care. It is through collective action and collaboration that we can strive towards a future where every individual, regardless of their circumstances, has equal access to the care and support they deserve.


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