Daily Current Affairs Today MCQ : 01 March 2023 Quiz

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1.  

Who has been appointed as the new Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry?

a

Shailesh Pathak

b

Subhrakant Panda

c

Anish Shah

d

Harsha Vardhan

e

Madan Agarwal

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

Former bureaucrat Shailesh Pathak has been appointed as the new Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

He will take over the charge on March 1.

Pathak has worked with the government as an IAS officer as well as helmed large companies in the private sector.

Ficci also announced that Arun Chawla, Director General, will superannuate on June 30, 2023, and transition to an advisory role.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) -

FICCI is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation established in 1927.

It is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India whose history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.


2.  

National Science Day 2023 has recently celebrated on which day of February with the theme of "Global Science for Global Wellness"?

a

25 February

b

26 February

c

27 February

d

28 February

e

29 February

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

On February 28 each year, National Science Day honours Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman as CV Raman, an Indian scientist and physician, for discovering the "Raman Effect".

Every year, it is celebrated to honour the value of science and to serve as a reminder of the influence it has had on humankind’s way of life.

In honour of India’s G20 leadership, the event this year has the theme "Global Science for Global Wellness".

Notably: In 1986, the Government of India, under then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, designated February 28 as National Science Day to commemorate the announcement of the discovery of the "Raman Effect".

Raman Effect -

Raman is the inelastic scattering of a photon by molecules which are excited to higher vibrational or rotational energy levels.

It is also called Raman scattering.

In simpler words, it is a change in the wavelength of light that occurs when a light beam is deflected by molecules.


3.  

Who has recently won "Best FIFA player of 2022" award?

a

Cristiano Ronaldo

b

Lionel Messi

c

Kylian Mbappé

d

Neymar da Silva

e

Paulo Dybala

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

Argentina’s Lionel Messi has bagged the Best FIFA men’s player prize for 2022.

Messi outclassed his Paris Saint Germain (PSG) teammate Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema to lift the famous trophy at Salle Pleyel in Paris.

In the FIFA Awards vote, Messi had 52 points, Mbappé 44, and Benzema 34.

It is the second time that Messi has won the honour inaugurated by FIFA in 2016.

Messi was named the winner of the Best FIFA Men’s Player award for his outstanding performances in men’s football from the period of 8 August 2021 to 18 December 2022.

Equalling Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski’s massive feat at the FIFA awards.

Full list of winners at FIFA awards -

Category - Winner

The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2022 - Lionel Messi (PSG/Argentina)

The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2022 - Alexia Putellas (Barcelona/Spain)

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2022 - Lionel Scaloni (Argentina)

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2022 - Sarina Wiegman (England)

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2022 - Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa/Argentina)

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper 2022 - Mary Earps (England/Manchester United)

FIFA Puskas Award for the most spectacular goal in 2022 - Marcin Oleksy (POL/Warta Poznan)

FIFA Fan Award 2022 - Argentinian fans

FIFA Fair Play Award 2022 - Luka Lochoshvili


4.  

Recently, India has joined Agricultural Innovation Mission for Climate. It was started by which country along with United Arab Emirates?

a

Russia

b

USA

c

Japan

d

UK

e

China

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

India has joined a global initiative started by the US and the UAE to boost funding and assistance for the development of climate-smart agriculture and food systems.

The two countries together launched the Agricultural Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C) in November 2021.

Key Points -

On the sidelines of the I2U2 – Israel, India, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates – Business Forum in Abu Dhabi, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dammu Ravi signed a letter stating India’s intention to join the AIM4C.

There was a first-ever I2U2 Business Forum.

The mission will serve as an example of the advantages of group dedication.

It will seek to enhance investments in novel agricultural technology, smart agriculture and the food chain.


5.  

Which state’s chief minister has unveiled North East’s first compressed biogas plant?

a

Meghalaya

b

Manipur

c

Nagaland

d

Tripura

e

Assam

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option E
Explanation :

The foundation stone-laying ceremony for the first-ever compressed biogas plant project in northeast India took place at Domora Pathar in Sonapur under the Kamrup (Metropolitan) district.

Assam CM has unveiled the North East’s first compressed biogas plant.

The plant, which is being built by Redlemon Technologies, is expected to begin operating in November 2023 and will have a 5 tonne-per-day production capacity for compressed biogas from raw materials like municipal solid wastes and cattle manure.

Key Points -

The Sonapur compressed biogas plant would significantly contribute to the Assam government’s goal of making a gradual transition to cleaner and greener energy.

The compressed biogas facilities, like the one being developed in Sonapur, would not only help with municipal solid waste management issues, but they would also give farmers another source of income because they would be able to sell livestock dung to the biogas producers.


6.  

Which company has recently roped in Ranveer Singh as its brand ambassador?

a

Pepsi

b

Coca‑Cola

c

Novamex

d

Nestlé

e

Mountain Dew

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

PepsiCo India has roped in actor Ranveer Singh to endorse its leading soft drink brand Pepsi.

Singh joins Pepsi’s growing league of celebrity endorsers.

In 2019, the brand roped in actor Salman Khan.

In January, Pepsi had announced that it has roped in Kannada actor Yash as its brand ambassador.

Key Points -

PepsiCo CEO: Ramon Laguarta

PepsiCo Headquarters: Purchase, Harrison, New York, United States

PepsiCo Founded: 1965

PepsiCo President: Ramon Laguarta


7.  

Japan has inked a MoU with which state government to develop 30 new hotel with an investment of Rs 7200 crore in the state?

a

Uttar Pradesh

b

Bihar

c

Uttarakhand

d

Goa

e

Maharashtra

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

Japan’s eminent hospitality group Hotel Management International Company Limited (HMI) will be opening 30 new properties across Uttar Pradesh.

The company has signed an MoU with the UP government to invest Rs 7200 crore at the UP Global Investors Summit.

The Group will expand its hotel chain in 30 major places including Agra, Varanasi and Ayodhya.

UP Global Investor Summit-2023 -

The state government has launched a new online system called "Nivesh Sarathi" for the convenience of investors and monitoring the implementation of MoUs.

The three-day UP GIS-2023 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 10.

The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association has signed an MoU with the state government to build a stadium with a capacity of 30,000 in Barabanki.

In the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit, investors from Singapore signed an MoU worth Rs 29,000 crore for spiritual and eco-tourism in Uttar Pradesh.


8.  

Recently, the Archaeological Survey of India has discovered a 1300-year-old stupa in which state?

a

Telangana

b

Odisha

c

Nagaland

d

Kerala

e

Rajasthan

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

Recently, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered a 1,300-year-old stupa right in the middle of a mining site in Odisha’s Jajpur district at a Khondalite mining site.

Key Points -

It is the place from where Khondalite stones were supplied for the beautification project around the 12th Century Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri.

The stupa could be 4.5-metre tall and initial assessment showed it may belong to the 7th or 8th century.

It was found at Parabhadi which is situated near Lalitagiri, a major Buddhist complex, having a large number of stupas and monasteries.

Khondalite is a type of metamorphic rock that is found in the Eastern Ghats region of India, particularly in the state of Odisha.


9.  

In February 2023, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Shivamogga airport. This airport is the ninth domestic airport in which Indian state?

a

Tamil Nadu

b

Kerala

c

Rajasthan

d

Karnataka

e

Maharashtra

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Shivamogga airport in Karnataka on 27 February 2023.

The airport has been built on 663 acres of land with an investment of 449.22 crore.

Apart from this, the prime minister has also inaugurated several other development projects in the poll-bound state.

The Passenger Terminal Building of the airport can handle 300 passengers per hour.

The foundation was laid in June 2020 by former CM B S Yediyurappa.

Shivamogga airport is the 9th domestic airport in Karnataka.

Currently Karnataka’s domestic airports are located at Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ballari, Bidar, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Belagavi and Mangaluru.

Both Bengaluru and Mangaluru airports are also the international airports in the state.


10.  

Which team has won the Carabao Cup title 2023?

a

Newcastle United

b

Barcelona FC

c

Manchester United

d

Brentford FC

e

Manchester City

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

Manchester United’s six-year wait for a trophy is over after beating Newcastle 2-0 and won the League Cup.

Casemiro headed United in front in the 33rd minute of the final at Wembley Stadium and Sven Botman’s own-goal made it 2-0 in the 39th.

It is United’s first trophy since winning a League Cup and Europa League double under Jose Mourinho in 2017.

Key Points -

The EFL Cup, also known as the Carabao Cup due to sponsorship reasons, is an annual football competition in England.

The EFL Cup was first established in 1960 and was also originally known as the Football League Cup.

The tournament has undergone several name changes over the years due to different sponsorship agreements.


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