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  • February 3, 2024 Current Affairs
What is the name of the innovative computing system that integrates brain-like tissue with electronics, creating an 'organoid neural network (ONN)' capable of recognizing voices and solving complex mathematical problems?
Answer: Option
Brainoware is an innovative computing system that seamlessly combines brain-like tissue with electronics, forming an 'organoid neural network (ONN).' This system, integrating living brain tissue into the computing process, can recognize voices and solve complex mathematical problems.

Which military force is scheduled to conduct Exercise Vayu Shakti-24 on 17 February 2024?
Indian Air Force
Indian Navy
Indian Army
Coast Guard
Answer: Option
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to showcase its aerial prowess in Exercise Vayu Shakti-24, scheduled for 17 February 2024, at the Pokhran Air to Ground Range near Jaisalmer. This exercise aims to demonstrate the IAF's offensive and defensive capabilities, both during the day and night.

What is the name of the portal launched by NCPCR for child restoration and repatriation?
Answer: Option
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched the GHAR (GO Home and Re-Unite) portal, as part of its efforts to fortify child protection measures. This portal plays a crucial role in tracking missing and found children, and enhancing restoration and repatriation processes for vulnerable minors under the Juvenile Justice system.

In which Indian state was the National Conference on Promotion of Seaweed Cultivation recently held?
Tamil Nadu
Answer: Option
The National Conference on Promotion of Seaweed Cultivation took place in Koteshwar (Kori Creek), Kutch, Gujarat. The conference focused on implementing seaweed cultivation pan-India to diversify marine production and enhance the income of fish farmers, recognizing seaweeds as the 'Medical Food of the 21st Century.'

In which Indian state did the police initiate the use of self-balancing e-scooters for smart patrols?
Himachal Pradesh
Answer: Option
Uttarakhand Police, under the leadership of Director General Abhinav Kumar, introduced self-balancing electric scooters for smart patrols in Haridwar. Donated by Utkarsh Small Finance Bank, these eco-friendly vehicles aim to revolutionize law enforcement strategies, especially in crowd management, ensuring safety in narrow and crowded areas.

Who was the first Asian to lead a global bank and recently passed away at the age of 76?
Deepak Parekh
Naina Lal Kidwai
Rana Talwar
Lakshmi Mittal
Answer: Option
Rana Talwar, the former CEO of Standard Chartered Bank, was the first Asian to head a global bank. His recent demise at the age of 76 was confirmed by real estate giant DLF. Talwar had a distinguished career in the banking sector, starting with Citibank India in 1969 and later becoming a leader in retail businesses across various regions.

Which bank has entered into a strategic bancassurance alliance with Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance to offer life insurance?
Jana Small Finance Bank
ESAF Small Finance Bank
Equitas Small Finance Bank
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
Answer: Option
ESAF Small Finance Bank has partnered with Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance to provide life insurance, aiming to diversify offerings and extend financial security to the unbanked. This alliance emphasizes ESAF's commitment to reaching the unbanked and underbanked population, especially in rural markets across India.

In which location did External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar inaugurate the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) Skill Centre?
Answer: Option
The IHCL Skill Centre was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar at Circuit House in Ektanagar, Gujarat, emphasizing the role of tourism in spreading unity and encouraging visits to the Statue of Unity.

Which state won the Nagesh Trophy in the Men’s National T20 Cricket Tournament for the Blind 2023-24?
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Answer: Option
Karnataka secured the Nagesh Trophy by triumphing over Andhra Pradesh in the Men’s National T20 Cricket Tournament for the Blind 2023-24, marking a notable achievement after a 20-year wait for a national title.

When is World Cancer Day celebrated annually?
February 4
January 4
March 4
April 4
Answer: Option
World Cancer Day, celebrated on February 4th, underscores the global effort to address cancer challenges. The ongoing theme, "Close the Care Gap: Everyone Deserves Access To Cancer Care," aims to tackle disparities, emphasizing collective action. The date, rooted in the 1999 World Summit Against Cancer, marks a commitment to advancing cancer care, prevention, and research.

Which educational institution has launched the Human DNA Bank as part of the Make In India initiative?
Banaras Hindu University
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Delhi University
Mumbai University
Answer: Option
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has taken a significant step in scientific progress by launching the Human DNA Bank as part of the Make In India initiative. This initiative, along with the nearing completion of the Wildlife DNA Bank, showcases BHU's commitment to innovation and indigenous manufacturing using advanced technologies like the Automated DNA Extractor Machine.

Who recently assumed the role of Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India?
Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar
Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar
Vice Admiral Lochan Singh Pathania
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh
Answer: Option
Vice Admiral Lochan Singh Pathania, commissioned in the Executive branch of the Indian Navy in 1990 and a Hydrography Specialist, has recently taken charge as the Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India.

What is the retail price of 'Bharat' rice per kilogram?
Rs. 25/kg
Rs. 29/kg
Rs. 32/kg
Rs. 35/kg
Answer: Option
'Bharat' rice is offered at a retail price of Rs. 29/kg, aiming to stabilize markets and ensure affordability. Available in 5- and 10-kg packs, the government has introduced this measure to address escalating rice prices through cooperative entities like Nafed, NCCF, and Kendriya Bhandar.

Who is set to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, as announced by the Indian government?
Pranab Mukherjee
Manmohan Singh
LK Advani
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Answer: Option
LK Advani, a prominent figure in Indian politics, has been announced to receive the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. This honour recognizes Advani's significant contributions to Indian politics and society, marking his legacy as a statesman who has played a pivotal role in shaping the BJP and influencing Indian politics and governance.

What was the total value of UPI transactions in January according to NPCI data?
Rs. 12 Trillion
Rs. 15 Trillion
Rs. 16.5 Trillion
Rs. 18.41Trillion
Answer: Option
UPI transactions in January achieved a record-breaking milestone, reaching Rs. 18.41 trillion, as reported by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). This signifies a remarkable 52% increase in volume and a significant 42% rise in value compared to the corresponding month in the previous financial year.