Daily Current Affairs Quiz : February 26-27, 2023
Published: February 27, 2023
1. Who is the chair of the 22nd Law Commission, which was recently extended until 2024?
[A] Justice Rituraj Awasthi
[B] Justice Ranjan Gogoi
[C] Justice Chandru
[D] Justice Jasti Chelameswar
Correct Answer: A [Justice Rituraj Awasthi]
The Union Cabinet has granted an extension of the 22nd Law Commission’s term until August 31, 2024. The Commission is chaired by former Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi.
The Commission is responsible for identifying and repealing outdated laws, reviewing existing laws, and proposing necessary changes. It will also simplify Central Acts and remove inconsistencies. The Commission is also investigating key issues such as the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code and holding simultaneous elections.
2. Rideau Canal Skateway, which was seen in the news, is in which country?
Correct Answer: B [Canada]
The Rideau Canal Skateway is a popular winter attraction in Ottawa, Canada. It is the world’s largest skating rink.
It is part of the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For the first time since it was built in 1971, Rideau Canal Skateway will not open because of the lack of ice. This is due to the unusually high temperature in the region.
3. Which country’s fertility rate is the lowest in the world at 0.78 in 2022?
[B] South Korea
Correct Answer: B [South Korea]
South Korea’s fertility rate is the lowest in the world. The average number of expected babies per South Korean women over her reproductive life declined from 0.81 in 2021 to 0.78 in 2022.
The country requires fertility rate of 2.1 to maintain a stable population. However, its number of deaths surpassed the births since 2020. The low fertility rate is causing major economic concerns in South Korea.
4. What is ‘INS Sindhukesari’, which was seen in the news recently?
[D] Research vessel
Correct Answer: B [Submarine]
INS Sindhukesari is a Sindhughosh-class diesel-electric submarine belonging to the Indian Navy. This 3,000 tonne submarine underwent a major ‘medium refit-cum-life extension’ in Russia’s Severodvinsk that ended in 2018.
INS Sindhukesari recently reached Jakarta in Indonesia for the ‘maiden operational turnaround’ via the Sunda Strait. This is the first long-range deployment of a submarine.
5. Which country has launched ‘Commercial Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy’?
Correct Answer: A [USA]
The US administration has unveiled a new Commercial Arms Transfer (CAT) policy that places greater emphasis on human rights in its arms export policy,
This is in contrast to the Trump-era policy that gave more importance to commercial considerations. The new policy covers the review of government-to-government weapons transfers, security assistance, and licensed commercial sales of US-origin military equipment overseen by various government departments.
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