Daily Current Affairs Today MCQ : 10 February 2023 Quiz

Daily Current Affairs Today MCQ : 10 February 2023 Quiz
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1.  

India received the highest ever foreign inward remittance of how many million dollars in a year in the financial year 2021-22?

a

Dollor 48,452 million

b

Dollor 98,288 million

c

Dollor 79,712 million

d

Dollor 89,127 million

e

Dollor 61,475 million

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

During 2021-22, India received foreign inward remittances of USD 89,127 million which was the highest ever inward remittances received in a single year.

This was stated by Union Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

Year - Inward Remittances

(US Dollor million)

2017-18 - 69,129

2018-19 - 76,396

2019-20 - 83,195

2020-21 - 80,185

2021-22 - 89,127

Remittance -

The World Bank defines remittance as the sum of worker’s remittances, compensation of employees, and migrants’ transfers as recorded in the IMF Balance of Payments.

Workers remittances are current transfers by migrant who are considered residents in the source.

Remittances are a vital source of household income for low and middle income countries.


2.  

An "epic tale" of a 14th-century woman “Victory City” novel has been authored by whom?

a

Salman Rushdie

b

Padma Lakshmi

c

Arundhati Roy

d

Taslima Nasrin

e

Kazuo Ishiguro

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

Salman Rushdie published his new novel "Victory City", an "epic tale" of a 14th-century woman who defies a patriarchal world to rule a city.

The much-anticipated work tells the tale of young orphan girl Pampa Kampana who is endowed by a goddess with magical powers and founds the city, in modern-day India, of Bisnaga, which translates as Victory City.

12 Notable Salman Rushdie Books -

1 - Grimus (1975)

2 - Midnight’s Children (1981)

3 - Shame (1983)

4 - The Satanic Verses (1988)

5 - The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995)

6 - The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999)

7 - Fury (2001)

8 - Shalimar the Clown (2005)

9 - The Enchantress of Florence (2008)

10 - Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (2015)

11 - The Golden House (2017)

12 - Quichotte (2019)


3.  

Safer Internet Day 2023 has been observed on which day of February?

a

4 February

b

5 February

c

6 February

d

7 February

e

8 February

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

This year’s Safer Internet Day took place on 7 February 2023.

Significantly, it was the 20th edition of the campaign.

Safer Internet Day is marked to help the younger generation understand safe practices on the Internet.

Theme -

According to UK Safer Internet Center, the theme for Safer Internet Day 2023 is "Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online".

History -

In 1990, Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, bringing the Internet that we know today into existence.

Safer Internet Day began as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004.

Taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day is now commemorated in approximately 180 countries and territories worldwide.

In 2009, the concept of Safer Internet Day Committees was introduced.


4.  

Which country is the world’s happiest country according to the World Happiness Index 2023 Report?

a

Finland

b

Denmark

c

Switzerland

d

Iceland

e

Netherlands

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

The Gallup World Poll served as the main source for this study.

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network publishes an annual report called the World Happiness Index 2023.

The World Happiness Report is a gauge of overall happiness, according to the world happiness index.

The World Happiness Index 2023 Report will mark its tenth anniversary with this year’s Globe Happiness Reflect.

Finland was named the world’s happiest country for the fifth year in a row, according to the World Happiness Report.

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the UN has published a new report, which was made public two days prior to the yearly International Day of Happiness.

It rates 150 countries (146 in 2023) based on factors such as GDP, life expectancy, and other indicators of quality of life.

According to a yearly UN survey released, Russia is not having a happy year as it drops in the global happiness rankings again this year.

Top 5 countries are -

Finland

Denmark

Switzerland

Iceland

Netherlands

136 – India


5.  

In a collaboration with which space agency, ISRO will launch Earth-observation satellite "NISAR" in September?

a

NASA

b

Roscosmos

c

JAXA

d

SpaceX

e

CNSA

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Indian Space Research Organisation has jointly developed an Earth-observation satellite, called NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) has got a send-off ceremony at the American space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.

ISRO will use NISAR for a variety of purposes including agricultural mapping, and monitoring of glaciers in the Himalayas, landslide-prone areas and changes in the coastline.

NISAR -

NISAR has been built by space agencies of the US and India under a partnership agreement signed in 2014.

The 2,800 kilograms satellite consists of both L-band and S-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instruments, which makes it a dual-frequency imaging radar satellite.

While NASA has provided the L-band radar, GPS, a high-capacity solid-state recorder to store data, and a payload data subsystem, ISRO has provided the S-band radar, the GSLV launch system and spacecraft.


6.  

Which company has bagged "ATD Best Awards 2023"?

a

ONGC

b

NHPC

c

Coal India

d

NTPC

e

Indian Oil Corporation

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

The country’s largest power generating company, NTPC Limited has been honoured with "ATD Best Awards 2023" by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), USA.

This is the sixth time that NTPC Limited has won this award for demonstrating enterprise success in the field of talent development.

About NTPC -

The NTPC which was earlier known as National Thermal Power Corporation of India is owned by the Government of India.

It was set up in 1975.

The Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station in the Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, with an installed capacity of 4760MW, is currently the biggest thermal power plant in India.

It is a coal-based power plant owned and operated by NTPC.

The total installed commercial capacity of the company was 69454 MW before the JPL deal.


7.  

Which operation has been launched by India to deploy field hospital, supplies and rescue personnel in Turkey and Syria?

a

Operation Mitra

b

Operation Dost

c

Operation Swajan

d

Operation Saathi

e

Operation Rescue

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

As part of "Operation Dost", India will deploy a field hospital, supplies and rescue personnel to the earthquake-stricken countries of Turkey and Syria.

Operation Dost -

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive to provide Turkey with all necessary aid on Day 1, India made the decision to dispatch search and rescue teams from the National Disaster Response Force, medical teams, and relief supplies to the nation right away.

Search teams and rescue supplies have started to arrive by plane, and dozens of countries, including the United States, China, and the Gulf States, have promised their support.


8.  

Defence Ministry has inked pact with which company for the purchase of 41 indigenous modular bridges Indian Army?

a

ITC Limited

b

Larsen & Toubro

c

Adani Group

d

Reliance Group

e

TATA Group

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

The Ministry of Defence has inked a contract with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for the purchase of 41 indigenous modular bridges for the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army, valued at over Rs 2,585 crore.

Key Points -

A modular bridge is made of quick-installing components that may be easily assembled on site.

Seven carrier vehicles based on 8×8 heavy mobility vehicles and two launcher vehicles based on 10×10 heavy mobility vehicles must be included in each set of the modular bridge.

Additionally, the modular bridges will take the role of the Indian Army’s current manually launched medium girder bridges (MGB).

The modular bridges made in-country will be superior to MGB in several ways, including expanded span, quicker construction, and mechanical launching with retrieval capability.


9.  

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival has begun in which city after break of two years?

a

Chennai

b

Mumbai

c

New Delhi

d

Kolkata

e

Lucknow

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival began on 4th February and will go on till 12th February 2023.

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is Asia’s biggest multicultural festival.

The festival is happening after a break of two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Every year this festival is organized in January or February.

Key Points -

The chairperson of the festival, Brinda Miller informed us that this festival is for the people and by the people.

The festival is for 9 days organized by the Kala Ghoda association of the Kala Ghoda area of South Bombay.

The area is named Kala Ghoda due to the historical significance of the place.

A statue of King Edward on the horseback was installed there initially during British times.

The theme of this year’s Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is ’Past Forward’.


10.  

Which company has become the first fintech apps to support RuPay Credit Cards on UPI?

a

MobiKwik

b

Paytm

c

Google Pay

d

PhonePe

e

Freecharge

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

India’s leading fintech, MobiKwik has become the first fintech apps to support RuPay Credit Cards on UPI.

The development brings a new level of convenience to the millions of Indians who use UPI for their daily transactions.

The integration will also help in the development of new credit products on existing UPI rails that will drive credit penetration in smaller cities that largely remain underserved.

The integration of RuPay Credit Cards with UPI is in line with the National Payments Corporation of India and RBI’s vision to boost credit card acceptance across merchants that are not part of the credit ecosystem.


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