Daily Current Affairs Quiz : February 17, 2023
Published: February 17, 2023
1. India recently adopted the ‘Digital Work Plan 2023’ along with which bloc?
Correct Answer: A [ASEAN]
The 3rd ASEAN Digital Ministers (ADGMIN) meeting with India was held on a virtual platform. India and Philippines co-chaired the meeting and adopted India-ASEAN Digital Work Plan 2023.
In 2022, ASEAN India Friendship Year was celebrated, commemorating 30th anniversary of establishment of dialogue relations with ASEAN. It was held under the theme ‘Synergy Towards a Sustainable Digital Future’.
2. Which state/UT announced an inflation relief package of Rs 19,000 crore in the state’s Budget for 2023-24?
Correct Answer: C [Rajasthan]
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced an inflation relief package of Rs 19,000 crore in the state’s Budget for 2023-24.
The package aims to provide relief to the masses from rising prices. The package includes free food packets every month to poor families, LPG cylinders for Rs 500 under the Ujjwala Scheme and free electricity up to 100 units per month to domestic consumers. The coverage amount was raised from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana.
3. Which city hosts the ‘World Government Summit 2023’?
[A] New Delhi
[B] New York
Correct Answer: C [Dubai]
World Government Summit 2023 is being held in Dubai. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, honoured the winners of the Global Government Excellence Award.
The Award recognises exceptional government initiatives, practices and officials from around the world. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk will take centre stage on the final day of the World Government Summit in Dubai.
4. Bharatpur bird Sanctuary, which was seen in the news, is located in which state/UT?
[C] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: A [Rajasthan]
The Rajasthan state Forest Department has proposed to construct a zoo inside Keoladeo National Park, a World Heritage Site popularly known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary.
The Wetland Ex-Situ Conservation Establishment (WESCE) aims to display a range of wetland species, including rhinos, water buffaloes, crocs, dolphins and exotic species. AFD, an arm of the French government, has agreed to fund up to Rs 1,200 crore over eight years. Experts raise questions about the zoo coming up in a significant habitat for migratory birds.
5. Brigadier B D Mishra (retired) has been appointed as the Governor/L-G of which state/UT?
[B] West Bengal
[C] Himachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: D [Ladakh]
President of India Droupadi Murmu appointed governors in 12 states and a Union Territory while accepting the resignation of two Governors namely Maharashtra’s Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Ladakh’s Radha Krishnan Mathur.
Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais is now Governor of Maharashtra and Arunachal Pradesh governor Brigadier B D Mishra (retired) has been appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh.
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