Daily Current Affairs Quiz : February 5-6, 2023
Published: February 6, 2023
1. Which institution will be provided a grant of Rs 242 Crore to undertake research on Lab Grown Diamonds?
[A] IISc Bengaluru
[B] IIT Madras
[C] IIT Delhi
[D] IIT Kharagpur
Correct Answer: B [IIT Madras]
As per a recommendation made by the Department of Commerce, IIT Madras will be provided a grant of Rs 242 Crore over a period of five years to undertake research on Lab Grown Diamonds (LGD).
In the Union Budget 2023, Union Finance Minister said that Lab grown Diamonds (LGD) is a technology and innovation-driven emerging sector with high employment potential.
2. Dholavira, which was seen in the news, is located in which state/UT?
[B] West Bengal
[D] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Gujarat]
Dholavira is believed to have been occupied around 3500 BC (pre-Harappan) till around 1800 BC. It was also named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2021.
The first G20 Tourism Working Group meeting will be held in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. During the occasion, delegates will be taken on an excursion to Dholavira, the southern centre of the Harappan Civilisation. Representatives from United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), and International Labour Organisation (ILO) will also participate in the meeting.
3. WAPCOS, an engineering consultancy and construction services firm under which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Rural Development
[B] Ministry of Jal Shakti
[C] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[D] Ministry of MSME
Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Jal Shakti]
WAPCOS is an engineering consultancy and construction services firm under the Jal Shakti Ministry. In September 2022, it filed draft papers with market regulator SEBI for launching an IPO by selling 3.25 crore shares held by the Government.
Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) announced recently that the Government is targeting to launch the initial public offering (IPO) of IREDA, and WAPCOS, in the next fiscal.
4. Which Union Ministry issued orders to block over 100 betting and loan-lending Chinese apps?
[A] Ministry of External Affairs
[B] Ministry of Finance
[C] Ministry of Defence
[D] Ministry of Electronics and IT
Correct Answer: D [Ministry of Electronics and IT]
The Centre has initiated the process to block 138 betting and 94 loan-lending Chinese apps on an emergency basis.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued blocking orders based on emergency request by the Nodal officer of Ministry of Home Affairs. The move was taken after confirming that these apps contain material that is prejudicial to sovereignty of India under Section 69 of IT Act.
5. Which country’s Chief Justice is the chief guest of the 73rd foundation day of the Supreme Court of India?
Correct Answer: B [Singapore]
Singapore Chief Justice Sunadresh Menon attends as chief guest of the 73rd foundation day of the Supreme Court of India.
The Singapore chief justice delivered a lecture on the “Role of judiciary in a changing world” as this year’s event was aired on social media platforms. On January 28, 1950, two days after India became the Sovereign Democratic Republic, the Supreme Court of India was established.
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