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March 13, 2024 Current Affairs

1. With which institute did NIELIT sign a Memorandum of Understanding to improve skills, jobs, and global collaboration?

A.    ITI Egypt

B.    MIT USA

C.   IIT Bombay

D.   TAFE Australia

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The MoU signing between NIELIT and ITI Egypt marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of skills development, job creation, and global collaboration. By leveraging their respective expertise and resources, these institutes are poised to make a lasting impact in the ICT sector, empowering individuals and contributing to the growth of the digital economy. This partnership sets a precedent for international cooperation and serves as an inspiration for institutes worldwide to join hands in shaping a technologically advanced and interconnected future.

 


 

2. Who has been appointed as the new Director General of the Indian Sugar & Bio-energy Manufacturers Association (ISMA)?

A.    Arvind Kanoria

B.    Deepak Ballani

C.   Prakash Seksaria

D.   Avantika Saraogi

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The appointment of Deepak Ballani as the new Director General of ISMA marks an important milestone for the association. With his impressive track record, deep industry knowledge, and visionary leadership, Ballani is poised to steer ISMA towards greater heights. His expertise in public policy and organizational management will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and development of the sugar and bio-energy sectors in India. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact of his leadership on ISMA and the industry as a whole.

 


 

3. Where was Exercise Cutlass Express - 24 (CE-24) held in 2024?

A.    Mumbai

B.    Madagascar

C.   Seychelles

D.   Comoros

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Exercise Cutlass Express - 24 (CE-24) held in Seychelles in 2024 successfully achieved its objectives of promoting maritime security, cooperation, and information sharing. By bringing together navies from different countries, CE-24 demonstrated the importance of collaboration in addressing common maritime challenges. The exercise served as a valuable platform for enhancing capabilities, fostering regional partnerships, and ensuring a safer maritime environment in the Western Indian Ocean.

 


 

4. Where was India’s 1st FutureLABS inaugurated by Union Minister Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar?

A.    Mumbai

B.    Thiruvananthapuram

C.   Bangalore

D.   Hyderabad

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The inauguration of India's first FutureLABS at C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram signifies a new era of technological innovation in the country. With its focus on next-gen chip design and research, the FutureLABS program promises to propel India's technological prowess to new heights. As Thiruvananthapuram emerges as a hub for innovation, the possibilities for advancements in various sectors are boundless. With the support of industry leaders, government initiatives, and the brilliant minds driving this initiative, the FutureLABS is poised to shape the future of technology in India and beyond.

 


 

5. What was the retail inflation rate in February 2024?

A.    6.5%

B.    4.2%

C.   5.9%

D.   7.8%

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The retail inflation rate for February 2024 stood at 5.9%, falling within the Reserve Bank of India's target range. This stable rate indicates favorable price levels and fosters a predictable economic environment. As we move forward, it is crucial to monitor inflation rates and their impact on various sectors to ensure continued economic stability.

 


 

6. When did IREDA celebrate its 38th Foundation Day?

A.    March 11

B.    March 1

C.   March 18

D.   March 22

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

IREDA's 38th Foundation Day on March 11, 2024, symbolizes a significant milestone in the organization's journey towards promoting renewable energy development in India. Through its financial assistance, technological advancements, and collaborations, IREDA has been a driving force behind the growth of the renewable energy sector. As we celebrate this remarkable achievement, we acknowledge IREDA's vital role and its continued commitment to shaping a greener and more sustainable future for India.

 


 

7. Which organization has collaborated with the Election Commission of India (ECI) for providing authoritative information on voting processes?

A.    Wipro

B.    Infosys

C.   Google

D.   Microsoft

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

In a democratic nation like India, ensuring that citizens are well-informed and actively participate in the electoral process is paramount. Google's collaboration with the Election Commission of India (ECI) has revolutionized the way voters access information. By integrating authoritative details into their search results and providing engaging YouTube videos, Google is empowering voters with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. This partnership serves as a testament to the potential of technology in fostering democracy and strengthening the electoral landscape.

 


 

8. Where was the "National Speed Breeding Crop Facility" inaugurated by Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh?

A.    Hyderabad

B.    Bangalore

C.   Pune

D.   Mohali

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The inauguration of the "National Speed Breeding Crop Facility" at NABI, Mohali, marks a significant milestone in India's journey towards agricultural innovation and crop improvement. With its state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced techniques, the facility has the potential to accelerate crop breeding programs and develop resilient varieties that can withstand the challenges posed by climate change. This initiative underscores India's commitment to ensuring food security and embracing technological advancements in agriculture. Through such pioneering endeavors, we can pave the way for a sustainable and prosperous future for Indian agriculture.

 


 

9. Where is India's largest Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems project completed by Tata Power Solar Systems Limited located?

A.    Maharashtra

B.    Karnataka

C.   Chhattisgarh

D.   Gujarat

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India's largest Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems project, located in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, showcases the nation's unwavering commitment to renewable energy. Through the integration of a 100 MW Solar PV Project and a 120 MW utility-scale battery Energy Storage System, Tata Power Solar Systems Limited has not only harnessed the power of the sun but also revolutionized the way energy is stored and utilized. This remarkable endeavor propels India closer to its renewable energy goals and serves as a shining example for the world to emulate.

 


 

10. Which company has partnered with SBI for its transaction banking platform?

A.    Aurionpro

B.    Oracle

C.   TCS

D.   Hexaware Technologies

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

SBI's partnership with Aurionpro Solutions marks a significant milestone in the world of transaction banking. The implementation of iCashpro+ brings forth a new era of efficiency, transparency, and customer-centricity. As SBI continues to prioritize innovation and collaboration, we can anticipate further advancements in their transaction banking services, ultimately benefiting businesses and individuals alike.

 


 

11. With which institution has the Ministry of Rural Development partnered for geospatial technology and artificial intelligence applications?

A.    IIT Bombay

B.    IIT Madras

C.   IIT Kanpur

D.   IIT Delhi

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The partnership between the Ministry of Rural Development and IIT Delhi marks a significant milestone in the quest for leveraging technology in rural development. By harnessing the power of geospatial technology and artificial intelligence, this collaboration is poised to bring about transformative change in rural areas. The alliance showcases the immense potential of academia-government partnerships in addressing rural challenges and building a sustainable future.

 


 

12. What is the objective of the tripartite MoU signed among USOF, Prasar Bharati, and ONDC?

A.    Enhancing urban infrastructure

B.    Extending affordable digital services in rural India

C.   Promoting international trade

D.   Strengthening cybersecurity measures

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The tripartite MoU signed among USOF, Prasar Bharati, and ONDC represents a significant step towards extending affordable digital services in rural India. By leveraging the BharatNet infrastructure and focusing on connectivity, content, and commerce synergy, this collaboration aims to bridge the digital divide and empower individuals in rural areas. Through digital innovation and empowerment, it holds the potential to transform the socio-economic landscape of rural India, fostering inclusive growth and development. With this collaborative effort, the vision of a digitally connected and empowered India is closer to becoming a reality.

 


 

13. At which company did the Prime Minister inaugurate India's first automobile in-plant railway siding?

A.    Maruti Suzuki India Limited

B.    Tata Motors

C.   Mahendra and Mahendra

D.   Kia motors

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The inauguration of India's first automobile in-plant railway siding at Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited heralds a new era in automotive logistics. With this pioneering initiative, Maruti Suzuki India Limited showcases its commitment to efficiency, sustainability, and innovation. As the industry continues to evolve, we anticipate further advancements that will shape the future of transportation in India.

 


 

14. Who, being the first Indian industry leader to receive this prestigious honour, received the 2024 IAA Golden Compass Award?

A.    N. Chandrasekaran

B.    Mr Adi Godrej

C.   Azim Premji

D.   Mr Srinivasan Swamy

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Mr. Srinivasan Swamy's receipt of the 2024 IAA Golden Compass Award marks a momentous milestone in the industry. As the first Indian industry leader to be honored with this prestigious accolade, he stands as a symbol of excellence, innovation, and leadership. His remarkable journey and significant contributions serve as an inspiration to aspiring professionals and reaffirm the importance of visionary thinking in the world of marketing, advertising, and media.


 

15. When did the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights celebrate its 19th Foundation Day?

A.    March 10

B.    March 12

C.   March 15

D.   March 20

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The 19th Foundation Day of the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights is a momentous occasion to celebrate the organization's tireless efforts in safeguarding the rights and well-being of children. Through its commitment, dedication, and impactful initiatives, the NCPCR continues to shape a brighter future for our nation's young generation.


 

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