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March 02, 2024 Current Affairs

1.Vikramaditya Vedic Clock, recently mentioned in the news, is located in which city?

A. Ujjain

B. Indore

C. Bikaner

D. Lucknow

Correct Answer: A

The Vikramaditya Vedic Clock at Jantar Mantar, Ujjain, is a testament to India's rich heritage and its embrace of modern innovation. By combining the traditional Indian Panchang with state-of-the-art technology, this clock offers a fascinating glimpse into the intersection of ancient wisdom and contemporary advancements. It stands as a reminder of the importance of preserving our cultural roots while embracing the possibilities of the future.



2. Global Waste Management Outlook 2024, recently seen in the news, is published by which one of the following organization?





Correct Answer: A

The Global Waste Management Outlook 2024 serves as a wake-up call to the pressing need for immediate action in addressing the global waste crisis. With municipal solid waste projected to skyrocket and costs escalating, urgent intervention is imperative. Overcoming barriers, recognizing the gendered aspects, integrating the informal sector, and enacting robust legislation are crucial steps towards achieving sustainable waste management practices worldwide. Let us join hands, raise awareness, and work together towards a cleaner and greener future.



3. Brian Mulroney, who recently passed away, was the former Prime Minister of which country?

A. Israel

B. Canada

C. Chile

D. France

Correct Answer: B

The passing of Brian Mulroney marks the end of an era in Canadian politics. His leadership and accomplishments during his time as Prime Minister will be remembered as transformative and impactful. From his visionary approach to international trade to his commitment to economic prosperity and constitutional reforms, Mulroney's legacy continues to shape the fabric of Canada. As we bid farewell to a remarkable statesman, we honor his contributions and the enduring mark he has left on our nation.



4. How many railway stations have successfully achieved the prestigious “Eat Right Station” certification?

A. 157

B. 154

C. 152

D. 150

Correct Answer: D

The "Eat Right Station" certification has transformed the dining experience at railway stations across India. With 150 certified railway stations and 6 metro stations, passengers can now relish their meals with confidence, knowing that their health and well-being are being prioritized. This achievement reflects the collective efforts of Indian Railways, the FSSAI, and vendors who have embraced the principles of food safety, hygiene, and nutrition. Let's celebrate these 150 certified stations and the positive impact they have on the journey of millions of passengers nationwide.



5. Melanochlamys Droupadi, recently seen in the news, belongs to which one of the following species?

A. Octopus

B. Sea slug

C. Crab

D. Turtle

Correct Answer: B

The unveiling of Melanochlamys Droupadi has shed light on the captivating world of head-shield sea slugs. Its striking appearance, unique locomotion, and mysterious habitat have left us in awe of the wonders that lie beneath the sand and waves. As scientific exploration continues, who knows what other extraordinary discoveries await us in the depths of our planet's oceans.




 6. What was the value of India's forex reserves at the end of February 2024, as reported by the Reserve Bank of India?

A.    $569 Billion

B.    $619 Billion

C.   $297 Billion

D.   $313 Billion

Answer: Option B


India's forex reserves reached an impressive milestone at the end of February 2024. With a value of $619 billion, the surge in reserves reflects a strong external position and contributes to financial stability. This rise can be attributed to increases in Foreign Currency Assets (FCA) and gold reserves. The surge holds significant economic implications and potential benefits for India's economy, providing stability, confidence, and opportunities for growth. The robust forex reserves position India favorably on the global financial stage, attracting investors and bolstering economic prospects.



7. When is World Wildlife Day celebrated annually?

A.    February 28

B.    March 1

C.   March 3

D.   March 5

Answer: Option C


World Wildlife Day, celebrated annually on March 3, serves as a powerful reminder of our responsibility to protect and preserve the world's fauna and flora. The theme for 2024, focused on digital innovation in wildlife conservation, highlights the crucial role of technology and connectivity in addressing conservation challenges. By coming together, raising awareness, and embracing innovative solutions, we can ensure a sustainable future for wildlife and promote harmony between people and the planet.



8. Which institution collaborated to develop the India-specific artificial intelligence model named Garbhini-GA2 for determining gestational age accurately?

A.    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

B.    Indian Institute of Technology Madras

C.   Indian Institute of Science

D.   Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Answer: Option B


The collaborative efforts of IIT Madras and the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute have resulted in the development of Garbhini-GA2, an India-specific AI model for accurately determining gestational age during pregnancy. This remarkable innovation has the potential to revolutionize prenatal care in the country, contributing to improved maternal and child health outcomes. The future looks promising as we continue to witness the transformative power of technology in the field of healthcare.



9. What material have Indian scientists used to create eco wound dressings?

A.    Bamboo

B.    Guar gum

C.   Chitosan

D.   Banana Fibers

Answer: Option D


Indian scientists have made remarkable strides in the field of wound care by harnessing the power of banana fibers. By repurposing agricultural waste into eco-friendly dressings, they have not only found an innovative solution but also contributed to sustainability efforts. This breakthrough serves as a reminder of the immense potential that lies within unexpected sources, and the importance of exploring unconventional avenues in scientific research.



10. In which Indian state was the HURL Sindri Fertiliser Plant inaugurated by the Prime Minister?

A.    Maharashtra

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.   Jharkhand

D.   Gujarat

Answer: Option C


The inauguration of the HURL Sindri Fertiliser Plant in Jharkhand marks a significant milestone in India's journey towards self-sufficiency in fertilizer production. This event not only addresses the country's fertilization needs but also contributes to economic growth, job creation, and industrial development. It highlights the government's commitment to fostering economic development and achieving long-term self-reliance. With the establishment of this state-of-the-art plant, India takes a giant leap towards fulfilling its fertilizer requirements and strengthening its position in the global agricultural landscape.



11. Who has been appointed as the new head of Parliament security?

A.    Amit Khare

B.    Tarun Kapoor

C.   Punya Salila Srivastava

D.   Anurag Agarwal

Answer: Option D


he appointment of Anurag Agarwal as the new head of Parliament security marks a significant step towards strengthening security measures in India's parliamentary complex. Agarwal's background in law enforcement, coupled with his extensive experience in the CRPF, positions him well for this important role. With his leadership and expertise, we can expect enhanced security protocols and a safer environment for our lawmakers.



12. What is the theme for the 4th edition of 'Lineman Diwas'?

A.    Seva, Suraksha, Swabhiman

B.    Power and Perseverance

C.   Unity in Service

D.   Strength and Sacrifice

Answer: Option A


The 4th edition of 'Lineman Diwas' celebrates the theme 'Seva, Suraksha, Swabhiman' to honor the selfless service, commitment to safety, and pride of linemen and ground maintenance staff. It is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate their invaluable contributions to society. Let us express our gratitude and admiration for these unsung heroes who ensure that we have reliable power supply day in and day out.



13. Between which two countries is Exercise Samudra Laksamana strengthening maritime cooperation?

A.    India and Singapore

B.    India and Malaysia

C.   India and Australia

D.   India and Thailand

Answer: Option B


Exercise Samudra Laksamana serves as a crucial platform for India and Malaysia to strengthen their maritime cooperation. Through joint exercises and activities, both countries enhance their interoperability, communication, and response capabilities. This exercise underscores their commitment to maritime security and stability. By working together, India and Malaysia contribute to a safer and more secure maritime environment in the region.



14. With whom did C-DOT sign an MoU to boost India's telecom sector at Mobile World Congress 2024?

A.    Qualcomm

B.    Samsung

C.   Apple

D.   Huawei

Answer: Option A


The MoU signed between C-DOT and Qualcomm at the Mobile World Congress 2024 marks a significant milestone in the evolution of India's telecom sector. This partnership brings together the expertise of C-DOT and the technological prowess of Qualcomm to accelerate the development of indigenous telecom products. With a focus on the Make in India vision, this collaboration has the potential to revolutionize the industry, drive innovation, and pave the way for a digitally empowered India.



15. Who released the book titled 'FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023'?

A.    Rahul Gandhi

B.    Naveen Patnaik

C.   Arvind Kejriwal

D.   Mamata Banerjee

Answer: Option B


The release of 'FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023' book by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik marks a significant milestone in Odisha's sporting history. It showcases the state's unwavering commitment to promoting sports, particularly hockey, and highlights the remarkable journey of the 15th FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup. This coffee table book, filled with captivating visuals and inspiring stories, serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of athletes and the collective efforts to make Odisha a sporting hub. As we turn the pages of this book, we celebrate the triumphs, the emotions, and the memories that will forever be etched in the annals of hockey history.



16. Which bank has appointed S. Ravindran as its part-time chairman?

A.    Tamilnad Mercantile Bank

B.    Karnataka Bank

C.   Central Bank of India

D.   Kotak Mahindra Bank

Answer: Option A


S. Ravindran's appointment as the part-time chairman of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank marks an important milestone for the institution. With his leadership, TMB is poised to achieve new milestones, foster financial growth, and ensure customer satisfaction. The future looks promising for TMB under the guidance of Ravindran, as the bank continues to innovate and excel in the ever-changing banking landscape.



17. With whom has announced a collaboration with fact-checkers in India to combat online misinformation ahead of general elections, including the support for Shakti?

A.    Facebook

B.    Twitter

C.   Google

D.   Microsoft

Answer: Option C


Google's collaboration with fact-checkers, including the support for Shakti, signifies a significant step in the fight against online misinformation ahead of the general elections in India. By establishing a common repository for news publishers and facilitating early detection of false information, this partnership reinforces the importance of accurate reporting and empowers the public to make informed decisions. With such initiatives, we can hope for a more transparent and fair electoral process in India.



18. Where was the first indigenously manufactured electrolyser commissioned by L&T?

A.    Junagadh

B.    Ajmer

C.   Chittorgarh

D.   Hazira

Answer: Option D


The commissioning of L&T's first domestically manufactured electrolyser at the Green Hydrogen Plant in Hazira marks a significant milestone in India's journey towards sustainable energy solutions. As L&T Electrolysers Limited enters the realm of domestic electrolyser manufacturing, it not only showcases technical expertise but also contributes to the nation's self-reliance and promotes the adoption of green hydrogen. This achievement by L&T paves the way for a greener and more sustainable future in the renewable energy sector.



19. What was India's Manufacturing PMI in February?

A.    56.9

B.    56.7

C.   57.9

D.   55.5

Answer: Option A


India's Manufacturing PMI reaching 56.9 in February indicates a strong and resilient manufacturing sector. The continued expansion streak for the 32nd consecutive month highlights the sector's ability to withstand challenges and grow steadily. The positive growth in manufacturing bodes well for India's economy, fostering employment, attracting investments, and contributing to overall growth and development.



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