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Saturday, March 2, 2024



[Q] Which state government has partnered with the World Bank (WB) to establish a Blended Finance Facility (BFF) for climate resilience?

(a)  Karnataka

(b)  Maharashtra

(c)  West Bengal

(d)  Goa

[ANS] d


[Q] Which company has partnered with 5 Indian banks – IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, Axis Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, and Karur Vysya Bank (KVB), to introduce India’s 1st Virtual ATM (VATM)? 

(a)  Policybazaar

(b)  MoneyTap

(c)  Paymart India

(d)  Pine Labs

[ANS] c


[Q] Name the company that has launched Pratham, world’s first user-friendly video analytics platform.

(a)  Dahua Technology India Pvt. Ltd

(b)  Agawane Technologies Pvt. Ltd

(c)  Thanos Technologies Pvt. Ltd

(d)  Assert SecureTechPvt. Ltd

[ANS] d


[Q] Who has won the inaugural Freestyle Chess G.O.A.T. Challenge by defeating Grandmaster (GM) Fabiano Caruana?

(a)  Hikaru Nakamura

(b)  Viswanathan Anand

(c)  R. Praggnanandhaa

(d)  Magnus Carlsen

[ANS] d


[Q] What is the targeted range for highway construction in India for the financial year 2023-24 (FY24) ?

(a) 10,000-11,000 kilometers

(b) 12,000-13,000 kilometers

(c) 13,000-14,000 kilometers

(d) 14,000-15,000 kilometers

[ANS] b


[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] How many countries have ratified the ILO Convention 190 on ending workplace violence and harassment worldwide?

(a) 15

(b) 25

(c) 38

(d) 45

[ANS] c


[Q] Who established India’s first Gati Shakti Research Chair?

(a) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

(b) Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways

(c) Ministry of Finance

(d) Ministry of Transport

[ANS] b


[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] Statue of Unity, recently seen in the news, is located on the banks of which river?

(a) Narmada River

(b) Tapi River

(c) Sabarmati River

(d) Luni River

[ANS] a


[Q] India’s first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’ has been established at which institute?

(a) IIM Ahmedabad

(b) IIM Shillong

(c) IIT Kanpur

(d) IIT Bombay

[ANS] b


[Q] What was India’s ranking in the global cybercrime report for 2023?

(a) 79th

(b) 80th

(c) 85th

(d) 84th

[ANS] b


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

(a) Tamil Nadu

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Karnataka

(d) Kerala

[ANS] c


[Q] Which bank has collaborated with the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) to launch an Automated Search Portal for antecedent verification of potential borrowers?

(a)  Bank of Baroda

(b)  Bank of India

(c)  Canara Bank

(d)  State Bank of India

[ANS] d


[Q] The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of up to ___________ of equity share capital of Pricol Limited by Minda Corporation Limited.

(a)  8.79%

(b)  6.29%

(c)  9.24%

(d)  7.24%

[ANS] a


[Q] When was the Central Excise Day 2024 observed across India?

(a)  21st February 2024

(b)  25th February 2024

(c)  23rd February 2024

(d)  24th February 2024

[ANS] d


[Q] Per capita monthly household consumption expenditure in rural areas increased from 2011-12 to 2022-23 by approximately:

(a) ₹1,000

(b) ₹2,100

(c) ₹2,350

(d) ₹4,000

[ANS] c


[Q] Among the states, the highest per capita monthly household consumption expenditure in rural areas in 2022-23 was recorded in:

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Kerala

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Sikkim

[ANS] d


[Q] What amendment was made to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Rules, 2022 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in 2024?

(a) Introduction of surrogacy for single women

(b) Permission for the use of one donor gamete in surrogacy

(c) Requirement for both gametes to be from the intending couple

(d) Restriction on surrogacy for single women

[ANS] b


[Q] What is the maximum duration of stay permitted under Dubai’s new 5-year multiple-entry visa for Indian travellers ?

(a) 30 days

(b) 60 days

(c) 90 days

(d) 120 days

[ANS] c


[Q] Which state reported the highest number of missing women and girls according to the NCRB data?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Odisha

(c) West Bengal

(d) Madhya Pradesh

[ANS] d


[Q] ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN’ exercise, recently seen in the news, is conducted between which two countries?

(a) India & Japan

(b) India & Sri Lanka

(c) India & Egypt

(d) India & Australia

[ANS] a


[Q] Recently, Bihar state government signed an agreement with which bank to promote the startup ecosystem?


(b) HDFC

(c) SBI


[ANS] a


[Q] Which ministry has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Ayush for the nutritional improvement in adolescent girls through Ayurveda Interventions?

(a)  Ministry of Women and Child Development

(b)  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

(c)  Ministry of Home Affairs

(d)  Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

[ANS] a


[Q] Which Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) to set up India’s first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’?

(a)  IIM Kozhikode

(b)  IIM Ahmedabad

(c)  IIM Lucknow

(d)  IIM Shillong

[ANS] d


[Q] How many medals were won by India at the stage I of the Archery Asia Cup 2024 held at Baghdad, Iraq?

(a)  10

(b)  14

(c)  16

(d)  20

[ANS] b


[Q] When was the National Protein Day 2024 observed across the globe with the theme of ‘Solve with Protein’?

(a)  23rd February 2024

(b)  25th February 2024

(c)  27th February 2024

(d)  24th February 2024

[ANS] c


[Q] Which research institute has signed an MoU with the Ministry of AYUSH for the enhancements in Ayush Service Sector?

(a)  Raman Research Institute

(b)  National Research Center on Plant Biotechnology

(c)  Research and Information System for Developing Countries

(d)  Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine

[ANS] c


[Q] Indian Army inducted a 46-metre modular bridge Military Load Classification-70(MLC-70).

Which organisation/company designed and developed the bridge?

(a)  Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

(b)  Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

(c)  Bharat Dynamics Limited

(d) Defence Research and Development Organisation

[ANS] d


[Q] Which State/Institution has topped the Medal Tally with 21 Medals in the Khelo India Winter Games (KIWG) 2024?

(a)  Karnataka

(b)  Himachal Pradesh

(c)  Indian Army

(d)  Uttarakhand

[ANS] c


[Q] What was the theme of National Science Day (NSD) 2024 that was observed across India on 28th February 2024?

(a)  Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat

(b)  Women in Science

(c)  Integrated Approach in S&T for Sustainable Future

(d)  Global Science for Global Wellbeing

[ANS] a


[Q] India's first indigenous green hydrogen inland waterway ship was launched in which state?

(a) Gujarat

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Odisha

[ANS] c


[Q] Which Indian was awarded honorary knighthood by Britain's King Charles III?

(a) Gautam Adani

(b) Sunil Bharti Mittal

(c) MukeshAmbani

(d) Uday Kotak

[ANS] b


[Q] How many crores of rupees have been approved for 'PM-Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana'?

(a) 50,000 crores

(b) 60,000 crores

(c) 75,000 crores

(d) 90,000 crores

[ANS] c


[Q] Which country has recently declared a health emergency due to rapidly increasing cases of dengue fever?

(a) Peru

(b) Chile

(c) Argentina

(d) Kenya

[ANS] a


[Q] ‘Vantara’ initiative, recently seen in the news, is associated with which one of the following?

(a) Animal Welfare

(b) Climate change

(c) Environmental protection

(d) Historical monuments

[ANS] a


[Q] What is the rank of India in the Global Intellectual Property Index 2024?

(a) 42nd

(b) 45th

(c) 44th

(d) 46th

[ANS] a



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