[Q] The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the Acquisition worth of Rs __________ to Boost the Capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

(a)  92,810 crore

(b)  62,850 crore

(c)  79,120 crore

(d)  84,560 crore

[ANS] d


[Q] In which city, Indian Air Force (IAF) has demonstrated the Exercise Vayu-Shakti 2024 in February 2024?

(a)  Siliguri, West Bengal

(b)  Chandipur, Odisha

(c)  Pokhran, Rajasthan

(d)  Jalandhar, Punjab

[ANS] c


[Q] Which bank has celebrated its 89th Business Commencement Day on 8th February 2024?

(a)  Bank of Maharashtra

(b)  Bank of Baroda

(c)  Indian Bank

(d)  Bank of India

[ANS] a


[Q] The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS mission carrying the ___________ satellite INSAT-3DS from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh (AP).

(a)  Meteorological

(b)  Medium Earth Orbit

(c)  Low Earth Orbit

(d)  Communication Satellites

[ANS] a


[Q] In which state, a new species of crustacean named ‘Parhyale Odian’ was discovered in February 2024?

(a)  West Bengal

(b)  Odisha

(c)  Karnataka

(d)  Tamil Nadu

[ANS] b


[Q] Which country’s Women’s Badminton Team has won the gold medal at the Badminton Asia Team Championships for the 1st time?

(a)  Malaysia

(b)  Thailand

(c)  India

(d)  China

[ANS] c


[Q] When was the 13th World Pangolin Day observed across the globe?

(a)  17th February 2024

(b)  15th February 2024

(c)  18th February 2024

(d)  14th February 2024

[ANS] a


[Q] Where is the naval exercise 'Milan' 2024 being organised?

(a) Mumbai

(b) Cuttack

(c) Visakhapatnam

(d) Chennai

[ANS] c


[Q] Union Minister Ashini Vaishnav has been elected Rajya Sabha member from which state?

(a) Uttar Pradesh

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Assam

(d) Odisha

[ANS] d


[Q] Which country has recently become the new member of the International Solar Alliance?

(a) Malta

(b) Chile

(c) Albania

(d) Qatar

[ANS] a


[Q] How many total medals did India win in the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships?

(a) 4

(b) 5

(c) 6

(d) 7

[ANS] a


[Q] Where was India's first Skill India Center inaugurated?

(a) Patna

(b) Sambalpur

(c) Bhubaneswar

(d) Chennai

[ANS] b


[Q] In which country is the multinational military exercise 'Shanti Prayas IV' being organised?

(a) India

(b) Nepal

(c) Bangladesh

(d) Pakistan

[ANS] b


[Q] Melghat Tiger Reserve, recently seen in the news, is located in which state?

(a) Gujarat

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Karnataka

(d) Kerala

[ANS] b


[Q]  NASA and which country’s space agency have joined to launch the world’s first wooden satellite?

(a) Japan

(b) Russia

(c) India

(d) UK

[ANS] a


[Q] Sominsai festival, recently seen in the news, is associated with which country?

(a) Egypt

(b) Vietnam

(c) Japan

(d) China

[ANS] c


[Q] Where was the first ‘Child-Friendly Police Station’ inaugurated?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Gujarat

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Odisha

[ANS] a


[Q] Which country’s parliament has passed the Quad Bill to enhance cooperation?

(a) United States

(b) India

(c) Australia

(d) Japan

[ANS] a


[Q] In which city, the 12th edition of the Multilateral Naval Exercise-2024 “MILAN24” was commenced?

(a)  Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

(b)  Mumbai, Maharashtra

(c)  Digha, West Bengal

(d)  Bhubaneswar, Odisha

[ANS] a


[Q] In which state, India’s first Skill India Centre (SIC) was inaugurated by Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan?

(a)  Telangana

(b)  Jharkhand

(c)  West Bengal

(d)  Odisha

[ANS] d


[Q] According to the monthly update of the Henley Passport Index 2024, India’s rank dropped from 80th to _______ between January 2024 and February 2024.

(a)  84th

(b)  85th

(c)  83rd

(d)  87th

[ANS] b


[Q] India presented its annual contribution of USD _______ to the India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (IBSA Fund).

(a)  3 million

(b)  5 million

(c)  2 million

(d)  1 million

[ANS] d


[Q] Who has became 1st Woman to be honoured with Ghanshyam Das (GD) Birla Award for Scientific Research 2023?

(a)  MahadeviVerma

(b)  Aditi Sen De

(c)  Roshini Mukherjee

(d)  VimlaKaul

[ANS] b


[Q] India finished _________ in the medal tally with four medals (3 gold and 1 silver) in the 11th edition of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships (2024) while _________(country) topped the medal tally with 16 medals.

(a)  5th; Kazakhstan

(b)  4th; Japan

(c)  3rd; Iran

(d)  5th; China

[ANS] d


[Q] When was the United Nations (UN) International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024 observed across the globe?

(a)  19th February 2024

(b)  17th February 2024

(c)  20th February 2024

(d)  21st February 2024

[ANS] d


[Q] Indian cricketer Shubman Gill was named as the ‘State Icon’ of _____________ (state)

(a)  Punjab

(b)  Maharashtra

(c)  Haryana

(d)  Jharkhand

[ANS] a


[Q] Which Prime Minister of Greece recently visited India to bolster bilateral ties?

(a) Alexis Tsipras

(b) Kyriakos Mitsotakis

(c) Antonis Samaras

(d) George Papandreou

[ANS] b


[Q] What is the significance of the amendments approved in the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020?

(a) To streamline procurement processes

(b) To increase transparency in defense procurement

(c) To promote procurement of advanced technologies from start-ups and MSMEs

(d) To reduce procurement costs

[ANS] c


[Q] What is the maximum percentage of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) allowed in satellite manufacturing and operation under India’s amended FDI policy for the space sector?

(a) 49%

(b) 51%

(c) 74%

(d) 100%

[ANS] c


[Q] What is the maximum FDI percentage allowed under the automatic route for manufacturing components and systems/sub-systems for satellites, ground segment, and user segment in India’s space sector?

(a) 49%

(b) 51%

(c) 74%

(d) 100%

[ANS] d


[Q] ‘Sammakka Saralamma Jatara’ tribal festival, recently seen in the news, is celebrated in which state?

(a) Telangana

(b) Karnataka

(c) Kerala

(d) Tamil Nadu

[ANS] a


[Q] Where was the Maritime Technical Exposition MTEX-24 inaugurated?

(a) Kochi

(b) Chennai

(c) Visakhapatnam

(d) Goa

[ANS] c


[Q] ‘Bag-Less School’ initiative, recently seen in the news, is introduced by which state?

(a) Uttar Pradesh

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Bihar

[ANS] b