Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 7th February 2023
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 7th February 2023

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 7th February 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – 7th February 2023

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1. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Designate of Mahindra Finance?

  1. Sibi George
  2. Raul Rebello
  3. Clare Lombardelli
  4. V Ramachandra
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Raul Rebello

Explanation:  Mahindra Finance has appointed Raul Rebello as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Designate. Mahindra Finance is the vehicle financing unit of the Mahindra & Mahindra Group. Raul Rebello is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the company and will take charge as MD and CEO when Ramesh Iyer retires on 29th April 2024.

  • Raul Rebello joined Mahindra Finance on 1st September 2021 as the COO.
  • He previously served in the Axis Bank for 19 years where he was most recently the Executive Vice President and Head of Rural Lending and Financial Inclusion.
  • Raul has deep experience in rural banking across assets and liabilities.
  • Throughout his career, he has a demonstrated track record of acceleration growth in large businesses and incubation ideas for the future.
  • Raul represents a strong combination of business leadership and social commitment which aligns with the Mahindra Group’s core purpose of rising.
  • Raul is an active member of various industries and trade association bodies.

2. According to recent reports, Google Cloud has invested ________________ into artificial intelligence (AI) startup firm Anthropic.

  1. $500 million
  2. $400 million
  3. $300 million
  4. $200 million
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. $300 million

Explanation:  Google has invested around $300 million in Anthropic, an artificial intelligence startup whose technology is said to rival OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. According to the deal, Anthropic has agreed to purchase some of Google’s services to support its technology. The terms of the deal, through which Google will take a stake of about 10 per cent, requires Anthropic to use the money to buy computing resources from the search company’s cloud computing division. The partnership is designed so that the companies can co-develop AI computing systems; Anthropic will leverage Google Cloud’s cutting-edge GPU and TPU clusters to train, scale, and deploy its AI systems.

3. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) won the hosting of the 2027 Asian Nations Cup, which country is hosting the Asian Cup in 2023?

  1. UAE
  2. Qatar
  3. India
  4. South Korea
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Qatar

Explanation:  The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) won the hosting of the 2027 Asian Nations Cup, for the first time in its history, since its inception in 1956. This came during the work of the 33rd Congress of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), February 1, in the Bahraini capital, Manama. Saudi Arabia was the only bid presented at the Congress in Manama after India’s withdrawal in December 2022. The Saudi Arabia 2027 committee concerned with the Saudi file to host the 2027 Asian Nations Cup  revealed the new and developed stadiums that will be worked on to host the tournament. It is noteworthy that Qatar will host the next edition of the Asian Football Cup, from June 26 to July 16, 2023.

4. The International Seabed Authority has officially designated India as a “Pioneer Investor”, the headquarters of the International Seabed Authority is located in-

  1. Kenya
  2. USA
  3. Jamaica
  4. South Africa
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Jamaica

Explanation:  Union Ministry of Science & Technology; Earth Sciences, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the world today recognises India’s Blue Economy resources and the International Seabed Authority with headquarters in Jamaica has officially designated India as a “Pioneer Investor“.The Union Ministry of Science & Technology said, the Blue Economy has been given high priority and the same is now being recognised globally. PM Modi referred to India’s Deep Sea Mission in his Independence Day address for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022.

5. Who has bagged the ‘Mathrubhumi Book of The Year’ award at the fourth edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2023)?

  1. Aparna Sen
  2. Dr Peggy Mohan
  3. Dr Sanduk Ruit
  4. Ambikasuthan Mangad
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Dr Peggy Mohan

Explanation:  Author Dr Peggy Mohan has bagged the ‘Mathrubhumi Book of The Year’ award at the fourth edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2023). Her book ‘Wanderers, Kings and Merchants,’ portraying evolution of language as the outcome of migrations, won the award that carries Rs two lakh as cash prize and a sculpture. Nobel Laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah presented the award to Mohan at the valedictory ceremony of the four-day MBIFL 2023. The Trinidad-born author, also a linguist who earned a PhD in linguistics from the University of Michigan, USA, migrated to India and worked as a professor of Language Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia University, New Delhi.

BIFL 2023, also known as ‘Ka’ in Malayalam, featured Nobel and Booker Prize winners and Jnanpith awardees and others among over 400 names in creative fields. The fourth edition of MBIFL under the theme “Shadows of history, Lights of the future” makes a comeback at a fitting time as Mathrubhumi celebrates its centenary year. At this time, this festival becomes a contemplative platform to examine a journey emerging from the shadows and reaching the light. The award includes a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh, a plaque and a citation.

6. The Indian Railways has started WhatsApp Communication _____________ for railway passengers to order food through e-catering services to make e-catering services more customer-centric.

  1. Licious
  2. Zoop
  3. Otipy
  4. Freshenzo
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Zoop

Explanation:  Passengers traveling in Indian Railways can now order food online through WhatsApp while undertaking a journey by using their PNR number. This comes as a step further towards making e-catering services more customer-centric in Indian Railways. The Indian Railways has recently started WhatsApp Communication ‘Zoop’ for railway passengers to order food through e-catering services.

  • The Indian Railways initially planned a two-stage implementation of e-catering services through WhatsApp Communication.
  • In the first phase, the Business WhatsApp number will send a message to the customer booking e-ticket for opting for e-catering services by clicking the link www.ecatering.irctc.co.in.
  • The customers will be able to book meals of their choice with this option from the restaurant of their choice available at stations enroute directly through the e-catering website of IRCTC.
  • The customers may or may not need to download the app.
  • In the next phase of the service, WhatsApp number will be enabled to become an interactive two-way communication platform for the customer.
  • An AI power chatbot will handle all queries about e-catering services for the passengers and will also book meals for them.
  • WhatsApp Communication gas has been implemented for e-catering services on selected trains based on customer feedback and suggestions.
  • Approximately 50,000 meals are served in a day to customers through IRCTC e-catering services enabled through its website.

7. Which of the following state unveiled its Mobility Valley, India’s first new mobility-focused cluster to accelerate the growth of sustainability mobility in the country?

  1. Odisha
  2. Punjab
  3. Gujarat
  4. Telangana
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Telangana

Explanation:  K T Rama Rao, Minister for Information Technology(IT) and Industries, the Government of Telangana, launched the Telangana Mobility Valley (TMV), India’s 1st mobility focused cluster with an aim to attract investments of around Rs 50,000 crore and generate more than 4 lakh jobs in the next 5 years. The TMV was unveiled during the Mobility Next Hyderabad Summit 2023 (1st edition) held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, Telangana. The summit was organised as a part of the Hyderabad E-Mobility Week (5th to 11th February 2023).

During the event, the Telangana Government announced 3 Memorandum of understanding(MoUs): ATS-TUV Rheinland MoU with the Telangana Government; Bosch Global Software Technologies MoU with BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge’s (TASK) MoU with Shell.

8. ________ wins inaugural champions of National Beach Soccer Championships.

  1. Punjab
  2. Kerala
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Uttarakhand
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Kerala

Explanation:  Kerala has crowned to their bulging cabinet of national football trophies, putting on a show in the final of the National Beach Soccer Championships and overwhelming Punjab 13-4, to win the title, at Dumas Beach, Surat. In the third place game played earlier in the day, Delhi beat Uttarakhand 3-1. The game was a rematch of the group stage, where Punjab had won a close affair 6-5. On this occasion though, Kerala left them no chance, dominant from the first minute to the last. Kerala captain Kamaludheen opened the scoring for Kerala, blasting in a shot from the right 24 seconds after kick off to give them the lead. For the crowd that had arrived to watch this final, it was a precursor for the goal rush to come.

  • Kerala’s goalkeeper Santhosh Kasmeer was awarded the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
  • Rajasthan’s Amit Godara was the highest goalscorer, with 27 goals.
  • The best player of the tournament was awarded to Kerala’s Siju S.

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9. Which of the following state government has become the first state to sign an agreement with OECD for conducting the PISA test of government school students?

  1. Bihar government
  2. Gujarat government
  3. Odisha government
  4. Rajasthan government
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Gujarat government

Explanation:  Gujarat government signed an agreement with OECD for conducting PISA test of government school students. The agreement was signed by Samagra Shiksha project director Ratnakanwar Gadhvicharan and Kevin O’Brien from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test aims to achieve grade-appropriate learning outcomes in government schools.

  • Gujarat becomes the first state to sign such an agreement.
  • The PISA test will measure ability of reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills of 15–year-old students.
  • It will also test critical thinking, problem-solving and effective communication skills in students.

10. Which of the following will be declared as the world’s first living heritage university by UNESCO?

  1. Kalinga University
  2. Sardar Patel University
  3. Visva-Bharati University
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru University
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Visva-Bharati University

Explanation:  Visva-Bharati University was founded by Rabindranath in 1921. It will soon receive the UNESCO ‘heritage” tag. This will allow it to be the first university of living heritage. Bidyut Chakraborty, Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, stated that the university would be designated a heritage university. According to UNESCO, in 1922, Visva-Bharati was inaugurated as a Centre for Culture with exploration into the arts, language, humanities, music and these are reflected in diverse institutes that continue in their educational programmes like including Hindi studies, Sino-Asian studies, humanities, fine arts, and music.

  • The university covers 1,130 acres and was named after Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Visva-Bharati Society registered it as an organization in May 1922.
  • According to reports, some of the Nobel Laureates’ property, including land, and a bungalow, were donated to the society.
  • It was a college from Independence. In 1951, the Central University status was granted to the institution by a central Act.
  • Its first vice-chancellor was Rathindranath Tagore, the son of Rabindranath Tagore, and the second vice-chancellor was grandfather of another Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen.
  • According to reports, this development is 11 years after Union Culture Ministry applied for the status as UNESCO heritage site Santiniketan (“Visva Bharati”) and secured recognition for Tagore’s cultural ark during his 150th birthday.

11. Name the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, which was launched by Google to combine the world’s knowledge with power and intelligence to draw information from the web to provide high-quality responses?

  1. ​ Alpha
  2. Bard
  3. BardGPT
  4. Lamda
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Bard

Explanation:  Google has unveiled an experimental conversation AI service called “Bard”, as it races to catch up with the wildly popular chatbot ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) from the Microsoft-backed firm OpenAI. According to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, the service will be initially opened up to “trusted testers” before making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks. This announcement comes as the tech giant’s flagship search business faces renewed competition from its Big Tech peer Microsoft which recently made a reported $10 billion investment in the upstart artificial intelligence (AI) research lab OpenAI and plans to add artificial intelligence capabilities across its range of software products including Google rival Bing.

  • Bard will provide detailed answers to user prompts such as “plan a friend’s baby shower”, “compare two Oscar-nominated movies,” or “get lunch ideas based on what’s in your fridge”.
  • Bard can be an outlet for creativity, and a launchpad for curiosity, helping you to explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn more about the best strikers in football right now”.
  • Bard is powered by LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), a large language model that was developed and released by Google in 2021. Pichai said they will be initially releasing Bard on a “lightweight” version of LaMDA that would require significantly less computing power, enabling them to scale to more users and seek more feedback.

12. Safer Internet Day 2023 observed on-

  1. 5th February
  2. 6th February
  3. 7th February
  4. 4th February
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 7th February

Explanation:  This year’s Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday, 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. This is not only to protect themselves but to understand that they do not cause harm to others, whether it is intentional or unintentional. The Internet provides a broad social platform to utilise ideas, use and research them. The role varies from one field to another. It has a wide range of articles that can be found in one place. The information available is accessible to individuals, private and public organisations, and the government. Resources are available for free for the entire world. 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.’ This year, the day will be commemorated on February 7.

13. Who among the following was honoured with the Hurun India’s award 2022 for his remarkable achievements in the world of business?

  1. Sanjiv Goenka
  2. VP Nandakumar
  3. Cyrus S. Poonawalla
  4. Kris Gopalakrishnan
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. VP Nandakumar

Explanation:  Managing Director & CEO, Manappuram Finance Ltd, VP Nandakumar has bagged the Hurun India’s award for his remarkable achievements in the world of business. He received The Hurun Industry Achievement Award 2022 from top Hurun India officials at a function held in Mumbai. Adi Godrej, chairman, Godrej Group, Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Managing Director, Serum Institute of India Ltd, Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder, Infosys Ltd and Sanjiv Goenka of RPG Group were the earlier recipients of this award. V.K. Mathews, founder and executive chairman, IBS Software, has been conferred the Hurun Industry Achievement Award 2022. The award was presented to Mr. Mathews at a function held in Mumbai. Mr Mathews was nominated for the award on the basis of the research made by the Hurun global team.

14. According to the IEA report, published in February 2023, the proper adoption of India’s Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) initiative c could help to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by more than 2 billion tonnes or $440 billion in _________.

  1. 2040
  2. 2035
  3. 2030
  4. 2025
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 2030

Explanation:  According to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the ‘LiFE’ (Lifestyle for Environment) initiative of India for the adoption of energy-efficient behavior can save the world $440 billion in 2030. It help to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by more than 2 billion tonnes in 2030. About 1/5th of the emission cut is required by 2030 to put the world on a pathway to net zero emissions. PM Modi introduced the LiFE initiative at COP26 in Glasgow in Nov 2021.

15. Aaron Finch announced his retirement from T20I, this brings an end to his international cricket career for which of the following countries?

  1. England
  2. Australia
  3. South Africa
  4. New Zealand
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Australia

Explanation:  Australia’s longest-serving captain in the shortest format of the game, veteran batter Aaron Finch called time on his international career. Finch, who retired as the One Day International (ODI) captain of the Australian team last year, has confirmed his retirement from T20Is. Finch guided Australia to its maiden ICC World T20 title in 2021. Australia’s most successful captain in the history of T20I cricket, Finch will continue to play for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL). Finch’s position in the Australian squad came under the scanner after the Men from Down failed to defend its T20 World Cup crown at home in 2022. Hosts Australia failed to make the knockout stage of the T20 World Cup last year.

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