Daily Current Affairs Quiz : February 8, 2023
Published: February 8, 2023
1. Manuela Roka Botey has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister of which country?
[B] Equatorial Guinea
Correct Answer: B [Equatorial Guinea]
Equatorial Guinea has appointed Manuela Roka Botey as prime minister. She became the first woman in the country to hold the position. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has ruled the country since 1979, made the announcement.
Ms Rotey was previously the education minister and joined the government in 2020. She replaces former premier Francisco Pascual Obama Asue.
2. Which country has found the radioactive capsule that went missing in January?
Correct Answer: B [Australia]
Authorities in Western Australia announced that they have found a tiny radioactive capsule which went missing last month.
The capsule was found when a vehicle equipped with specialist equipment detected radiation. The object was lost while being transported along a 1,400 km route across the state. It contains a small quantity of Caesium-137, which could cause skin damage, burns or radiation sickness.
3. ‘World Interfaith Harmony Week’ is being observed in which month?
Correct Answer: B [February]
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated the first seven days of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week in 2010.
The idea of World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the United Nations in 2010 by Jordan’s King Abdullah II. UNGA encourages all countries to voluntarily disseminate the message of interfaith tolerance and goodwill in accordance with their religious traditions.
4. Which cricketer scored 126 runs and set a new record for the highest individual score by an Indian in T20I cricket?
[A] Virat Kohli
[B] Shubman Gill
[C] Suryakumar Yadav
[D] Rohit Sharma
Correct Answer: B [Shubman Gill]
Shubman Gill scored 126 runs from 63 balls in the third T20I against New Zealand. With this innings, Gill has set a new record for the highest individual score by an Indian in T20I cricket history.
Shubman smashed 12 fours and seven sixes and remained not out till the end of the innings. Virat Kohli scored a massive innings of 122 runs against Afghanistan during the Asia Cup 2022.
5. Which Union Ministry along with the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment implements the NAMASTE scheme?
[A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[B] Ministry of Rural Development
[C] Ministry of MSME
[D] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs]
NAMASTE is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE) as a joint initiative of the MoSJE and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
NAMASTE stands for National Action Plan for Mechanised Sanitation Ecosystem). This year’s Union Budget has allotted Rs 100 crore to the scheme. Finance Minister announced that the government is looking to enable 100% mechanical de-sludging of septic tanks and sewers in all cities and towns.
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