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  • February 12, 2024 Current Affairs
Which countries are set to introduce India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and RuPay card services on February 12?
Bangladesh and Nepal
Sri Lanka and Mauritius
Nepal and Mauritius
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Answer: Option
Sri Lanka and Mauritius are poised to introduce India's UPI and RuPay card services on February 12, underlining efforts to bolster digital financial integration. This initiative aims to facilitate seamless digital transactions for Indian nationals in these countries and Mauritian nationals visiting India, emphasizing cross-border financial connectivity.

What is the purpose of the SWATI Portal launched?
Empower Women in science and technology
Promote environmental sustainability
Enhance global cooperation in education
Support entrepreneurship initiatives
Answer: Option
The "Science for Women-A Technology & Innovation (SWATI)" Portal aims to empower women in science and technology (STEMM) fields by providing a centralized platform to represent Indian women and girls. On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 Feb 2024. This initiative seeks to address gender disparity and promote inclusivity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).

What is the new name of Paytm E-commerce after rebranding?
Pai Platforms
Answer: Option
Paytm E-commerce has rebranded itself as Pai Platforms, following approval from the Registrar of Companies. This transformation aligns with the company's strategic evolution and includes the acquisition of Bitsila, a significant move within the digital commerce landscape.

Where is the Regional Centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi, known as 'Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra', being established?
Answer: Option
The Ministry of Culture is spearheading the establishment of the Regional Centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi, named 'Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra', in Hyderabad. This initiative, graced by former Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, aims to promote and preserve diverse art forms, reinforcing South India's cultural richness.

Which railway zone has appointed the first transwoman Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE)?
Western Railway
Southern Railway
Northern Railway
Eastern Railway
Answer: Option
Sindhu Ganapathy was appointed as the first transwoman Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) by Southern Railway in Dindigul. This historic appointment signifies a significant step towards inclusivity and acceptance in the Indian workforce, setting a precedent for representation in prestigious government positions.

Who was honoured with the K.P.P. Nambiar Award by the IEEE Kerala Section for his leadership and innovation in space technology?
S. Somanath
P Veeramuthuvel
Nigar Shaji
Ritu Karidhal Srivastava
Answer: Option
ISRO Chairman S. Somanath was honoured with the K.P.P. Nambiar Award by the IEEE Kerala Section for his exceptional leadership and innovation in space technology. This award, named after K.P.P. Nambiar, recognizes individuals or groups making significant contributions towards advancing technology for humanity.

In which Indian state did the Prime Minister inaugurate projects worth Rs. 7300 crores?
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Answer: Option
The Prime Minister inaugurated projects worth Rs. 7300 crores in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh, focusing on the development of tribal communities. These projects encompass various sectors such as water supply, education, and road infrastructure, aiming to uplift marginalized communities in the region.

What is the name of the award introduced by the Government of India to honour modern influencers and creators?
National Creators Award
Digital influencer Award
Cultural Enrichment Award
Social Media Achievement Award
Answer: Option
The Government of India has introduced the 'National Creators Award' to recognize the outstanding contributions of modern influencers and creators across various categories. This initiative aims to highlight their impact on shaping India's digital landscape and fostering positive social change.

Which company has partnered with C-DAC for the production, marketing, and support of Thermal Cameras in India?
Bharat Electronics Limited
Prama India
Tata Advanced Systems Limited
Larsen & Toubro
Answer: Option
Prama India has partnered with India's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) for Thermal Camera Technology through a Transfer of Technology (ToT) agreement. This collaboration focuses on the production, marketing, and support of Thermal Cameras, contributing to India's self-reliance and security objectives.

Which Union territory is addressed by the three crucial bills passed by the Parliament regarding reservation and modification of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes lists?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Jammu and Kashmir
Answer: Option
The Parliament passed three bills addressing reservation and modification of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes lists specifically for Jammu and Kashmir. These bills aim to address reservation gaps and ensure the recognition and inclusion of marginalized communities in the Union territory.

Which country won the U19 World Cup 2024?
South Africa
Answer: Option
Australia emerged victorious in the U19 World Cup 2024 Final by defeating India by 79 runs, securing their fourth title in U-19 cricket history. This win showcased Australia's depth and talent, highlighting their dominance in the tournament.

Where was the Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System inaugurated?
Andaman and Nicobar
Answer: Option
The Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System was inaugurated in Andaman and Nicobar, highlighting India's efforts to enhance maritime security and operational capabilities in the region. The inauguration occurred during Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R. Hari Kumar's visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Command.

When is World Unani Day celebrated annually?
January 15
March 20
February 11
April 25
Answer: Option
World Unani Day is celebrated each year on February 11th, commemorating the birth anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan, a prominent figure in Unani medicine. This day highlights the significance of the Unani system of medicine and its contributions to global healthcare.

When is the International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism and when is Conducive to Terrorism observed?
January 15
March 20
April 25
February 12
Answer: Option
The International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism as and when Conducive to Terrorism is observed annually on February 12th. This day serves as a platform to raise awareness about the dangers of violent extremism and foster international cooperation in addressing this complex issue.

What is the interest rate set by EPFO on employees' provident fund (EPF) deposits for the fiscal year 2023-24?
Answer: Option
EPFO has raised the interest rate on EPF deposits to 8.25% for the fiscal year 2023-24, marking a three-year high. This decision was made during a meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), signifying a marginal increase compared to previous years.