Q1:Who appointed as the new coach of Indian Boxing Team?
Boxing Federation of India (BFI) appointed veteran coach Dmitry Dmitruk as the Indian boxing team’s foreign coach for the next two years.
Before taking up the role in India, he was the high performance coach of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) as well as the Irish National Junior and
Youth Teams for the last 12 years.
The 47-year-old played a key role in elevating Ireland boxing team’s performances and nurturing young talent over the course of his stint in Ireland.
Boxing Federation Head: Ajay Singh.
Q2:Where the inauguration 2nd Indian Rice Congress has taken place?
The 2nd Indian Rice Congress-2023 was inaugurated in Cuttack today by the President Smt. Draupadi Murmu in the presence of Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal,
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Odisha Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment, Fisheries and Animal Resource
Development, Shri Ranendra Pratap Swain. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that rice is the basis of food security in India and also
a major factor for our economy.
Q3: How much of amount will ADB give to Indian’s Development Priorities in the upcoming period?
Asian Development Bank President Masatsugu Asakawa on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed ADB’s intention to provide USD 20-25 billion
resources over five years to advance India’s aspirations for fast, inclusive, and green growth.
In a release, the Manila-based multilateral lending agency said its President in his meeting with the Prime Minister discussed a range of issues, including ADB support to
India’s infrastructure and social development and climate actions.
ADB HEAD: Masatsugu Asakawa
Q4:Union Cabinet extended by one and a half year the term of 22nd Commission till _____?
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday extended by one-and-a-half year the term of the 22nd Law Commission
which is mandated to identify laws which are “no longer relevant” and recommend their repeal.
According to a note issued by the Cabinet, the term of the panel has been extended up to 31 August, 2024.
The commission’s three-year term ended on Monday.
Q5:Which Bank with Lulu Exchange inked a deal to enhance cross border payments between India and Gulf region?
Private sector bank HDFC Bank and UAE-based Lulu Exchange have signed an MoU to strengthen cross-border payments between India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
In the first phase of the partnership, Lulu Exchange’s expertise and regulatory framework would be utilised to launch a digital inward remittance service titled ‘RemitNow2India’.
Q6: Which bank recently launches cross border transactions through UPI Paynow linkage?
Axis Bank has enabled cross-border transactions in real-time via the UPI Network following the move by India and Singapore to link their quick payment systems, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and PayNow, easing the process of fund transfers between individuals in the two Asian nations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong virtually launched this cross-border connectivity.
Axis Bank will act as the settlement bank for peer-to-peer foreign inward remittance transactions initiated through PayNow by the Liquid Group in Singapore. A remitter in Singapore using the mobile application of Liquid Group can initiate a remittance by entering the UPI ID of the intended recipient in India.
The partnership will allow users from both countries to make seamless money transfers.
Q7:In which state the India’s becomes the 1st Constitution literate district?
a.) Tamil Nadu
The Indian district of Kollam in the state of Kerala has become the country’s first constitution literate district. The announcement was made by Kerala Chief Minister
The district’s success is the result of a seven-month campaign launched by the Kollam district panchayat, District Planning Committee, and the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) to educate citizens about the country’s laws and their rights.
Kollam, also known as Quilon, is an ancient port city located on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake in the Indian state of Kerala.
Kollam was once a major center of international trade, particularly in spices and cashew nuts, and was an important port for the Chinese, Arabs, and Europeans.
The city is home to the Thangassery Light House, which is one of the oldest lighthouses in the country and offers a panoramic view of the city.
Kollam is also famous for its traditional Kerala-style houseboats, known as Kettuvallams, which are used for backwater tourism.
Q8:Namami Gange Executive Committee approves how many projects worth 1200 Crores?
The Namami Gange Executive Committee has approved nine Projects, worth over one thousand two hundred Crore rupees for Pollution abatement in Ganga Basin and Ghat Development.
Out of these projects, seven pertain to the abatement of pollution in the Ganga Basin and two to ghat development. The decision was taken during the 47th meeting of the Executive Committee of the National
Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the chairmanship of NMCG Director General G. Asok Kumar.
The Ministry of Jal Shakti said that under the approved projects various Sewage Treatment Plants and other work will be done to clean the river Ganga, in several States, including West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and
It said the Ghat development in Bihar, one project for the development of Atal Ghat Manjhi, Saran, Bihar was approved at an estimated cost of ten crore rupees.
Q9:Who has launched the book “Modi: Shaping a Global order in flux”?
BJP national president JP Nadda launched a book “Modi: Shaping a Global Order in Flux” in Chanakyapuri here.
While addressing the readers, Nadda said, “This book is going to open a debate on how PM Modi has taken a decision which has changed India’s image worldwide. It’s necessary to understand what was the image of India before Modi ji came to power.”
Recalling the old image, Nadda said, “The economy was declining, India had an image of a corrupt state, repeated terrorist attacks and a lack of stable govt.
The very sad part was that the authority of the PM was eroded”
Q10: Which bank has launched a 100 KwP on grid solar powerplant at its corporate office in Alluva?
Federal Bank has constructed a 100-KWp on-grid solar power plant, at its corporate headquarters in Aluva.
Shyam Srinivasan, MD and CEO of the Federal bank, inaugurated the solar facility and called it an important turning point in the organization’s sustainable path.
Federal Federal Bank installs 100 KWp solar plant at Aluva office: Key Points
This programme is in keeping to supporting sustainable energy and decreasing our carbon footprint.
At several of its offices and branches across the nation, the bank has installed solar panels.
The bank’s solar plant installations now have a 300 KWp combined capacity, which will result in a 20% reduction in energy use.
Q11:Military exercise “Dharma Guardian” will be conducted between India and which
India – Japan joint training exercise “Dharma Guardian” will be conducted at Camp Imazu
in the Shiga province of Japan from 17 February – 2 March.
▪ It is the 4th edition of the joint military exercise “Dharma Guardian” between India and
▪ Soldiers from the Garhwal Rifles Regiment of the Indian Army and an infantry regiment
from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) are participating in the exercise.
Q12:Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has laid the
Foundation Stone of the world’s largest and unique Divyang Park – Anubhuti Inclusive Park
in which state?
This park is being developed keeping in mind the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
to build an inclusive society(NAGPUR).
▪ Instead of sympathy, this park will show empathy, hence this park has been named
Anubhuti Divyang Park.
▪ In 2016, the central government passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act for the
rights of persons with disabilities.
▪ This law gives the disabled the right to live with dignity.
Q13:Which of the following state is organizing the Taj Mahotsav 2023?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Higher Education minister Yogendra Upadhyay has inaugurated the Taj
Mahotsav in Agra.
▪ The 10-day event has not only become an attraction for locals but also tourists coming
from other nations.
▪ A total of 300 artisans from a number of states and UTs, including Jammu & Kashmir,
West Bengal, Bihar, and Himachal Pradesh, are taking part in the event.
▪ The theme of Taj Mahotsav 2023 is “Vishwa Bandhutva.”
Q14:Who has been selected as External Auditor of ILO in Geneva?
a.)CAG Girish Murmu
Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Girish Chandra Murmu has been selected as the external auditor of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, for a four-year term till 2027.
The CAG is currently the external auditor of the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency, Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Inter Parliamentary Union.
The selection of the CAG followed a rigorous process that involved a selection panel where the ILO had invited bids from all countries. Based on the technical experience and other criteria, the ILO shortlisted three supreme auditors, India, Canada and the UK.
Q15:Who has been appointed new CMD of Indian Telephone Industries (ITI).?
Solution: option b.)
▪ Union government has appointed Rajesh Rai as the new Chairman and Managing Director
(CMD) of Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) for a period of five years.
▪ Prior to assuming charge as CMD in ITI, he served as general manager (admin) of
Mahanagar Telphone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), Mumbai.
▪ ITI Limited is a government-owned company in the telecommunications technology
segment established as a departmental factory in 1948.
▪ It has manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru, Naini, Rae Bareli, Mankapur, and Palakkad.
▪ Headquarters: Bengaluru.