Current Affairs Quiz - February, 2023
31. ‘Presidents’ Day’ which was seen in the news, is associated with which country?
Correct Answer: A [USA]
Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday in the US that is celebrated on the third Monday of February every year.
The holiday is a tribute to past US presidents, particularly George Washington, who was born on February 22. The significance of the holiday is to pay tribute to the leaders who have served the country.
32. Jerlin Anika, who was seen in the news, is associated with which sports?
Correct Answer: B [Badminton]
Eighteen-year-old Jerlin Anika Jayaratchagan, a Deaflympic champion, qualifies in the general category at the Olympics.
Jerlin Anika became the first Woman Deaflympian to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award. She holds the record of the youngest player to represent India in Summer Deaflympics at the age of 13 She clinched three gold medals at the 2021 Summer Deaflympics.
33. 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.
34. Which gulf country recently announced that it will send its first ever woman astronaut on a space mission?
[B] Saudi Arabia
Correct Answer: B [Saudi Arabia]
Saudi Arabia will send its first ever woman astronaut on a space mission later this year. The woman astronaut Rayyana Barnawi will join Ali Al-Qarni on a 10-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
They will fly to the ISS aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft as part of a mission by the private space company Axiom Space. Along with them will be Peggy Whitson, a former NASA astronaut. UAE was the first Arab country to send one of its citizens into space in 2019.
35. Which state recently approved Competitive Examination Ordinance, to prevent unfair means in recruitment?
Correct Answer: C [Uttarakhand]
The Uttarakhand Competitive Examination (Measures for Control and Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruitment) Ordinance, 2023 was approved by the state government recently.
The objective of this ordinance is to prevent offences that adversely affect the process of competitive examinations. The anti-cheating law has provisions providing hefty fines of up to Rs.10 crores and life imprisonment for the guilty.
36. JANUS-1 Satellite, which was seen in the news, was successfully launched by which country?
Correct Answer: A [India]
The JANUS-1 Satellite is the world’s first cloud-built demonstration satellite. It was fully conceived, designed, and manufactured with Antaris’ end-to-end cloud platform.
This satellite was successfully launched recently with the help of the SSLV-D2 rocket developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
37. ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ is a national tribal festival organized by which organisation?
Correct Answer: A [TRIFED]
The ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ is a national tribal festival organized by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED).
This nationwide festival celebrates the Indian tribal community’s traditional art, culture, crafts, gastronomy, and trade. Special emphasis will be placed on exhibiting millets grown by tribal people.
38. ‘KAVACH-2023’ is a national-level hackathon organised by which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Education
[B] Ministry of Electronics and IT
[C] Ministry of Skill Development
[D] Ministry of Defence
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Education]
KAVACH-2023 is a national level hackathon that was launched to find innovative ideas and technological solutions to address the cyber security challenges.
It is being organized by the Union Education Ministry’s Innovation Cell, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D, MHA) and Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C, MHA).
39. Which state government has announced ‘24X7 Cyber Security Operation Centre’?
[C] West Bengal
Correct Answer: A [Karnataka]
The state government of Karnataka is planning to establish a 24×7 Cyber Security Operation Center (CSOC) to safeguard government websites and online services.
The CSOC will help the government keep pace with emerging technologies and cyber threats and minimise the cost of upgrading and maintaining these technologies. This first-of-its-kind centre will help cloud-based technologies and data centres increase access to critical infrastructure by improving their security.
40. Indian Army organised a Women’s Snow Cricket Tournament in which state/UT?
[B] Jammu and Kashmir
[C] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Jammu and Kashmir]
Indian Army organised a Women’s Snow Cricket Tournament in the bordering area of North Kashmir, under the Khelo India initiative, for local female cricketers.
For the first time, Indian Army along with the locals organised a Women’s Cricket Tournament for the local female cricketers in the area.
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