Q1. Which state officially introduced its own Institutional Ranking Framework, designed along the lines of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), for evaluating the quality of higher education institutions within the state?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(c) Andhra Pradesh
Q2. Which large state in India has the distinction of being the sole achiever of 100% ODF Plus Model villages?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
Q3. A cargo vessel named MV-ITT LION (V-273) was recently flagged off from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port to the Sittwe Port in which country?
(c) Sri Lanka
Q4. Which is the tiniest district in India in terms of area?
Q5. In which country did External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar inaugurate the Buzi Bridge, constructed by India?
(e) South Africa
Q6. Which centralized web portal did RBI launch to simplify and streamline regulatory approvals for licenses and to facilitate ease of doing business for entities regulated by RBI?
(a) RBI Connect
(c) FinTech Ease
(d) RBI Direct
Q7. India has partnered with which organization to develop a new computer model that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and satellite data to sound alarms for dangerous space weather?
(a) European Space Agency (ESA)
(b) Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
(c) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
(d) China National Space Administration (CNSA)
(e) Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Q8. NBCC, a state-owned company of the Government of India, has signed an MoU for cooperation with Scirocco Enterprises Ltd. to construct 1,00,000 housing units. In which country is this construction project taking place?
(d) Sri Lanka
Q9. Who is the author of the book ‘Collective Spirit, Concrete Action,’ which was released at the 100th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’?
(a) Chetan Bhagat
(b) Arundhati Roy
(c) Jhumpa Lahiri
(d) Shashi Shekhar Vempati
(e) Smriti Irani
Q10. On which day is National Safe Motherhood Day observed every year to raise awareness about adequate access to care for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal services?
(a) March 8
(b) April 11
(c) May 1
(d) June 5
(e) July 7
S1. Ans. (e)
Sol. Higher Education Minister R. Bindu formally launched the Kerala Institutional Ranking Framework (KIRF), modelled on the lines of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), to assess the quality of higher education institutions in the State.
S2. Ans. (e)
Sol. The top performing states in terms of percentage of ODF Plus villages are – Telangana (100%), Karnataka (99.5%), Tamil Nadu (97.8%) & Uttar Pradesh (95.2%) among the big states.
S3. Ans. (b)
Sol. A cargo vessel named MV-ITT LION (V-273) was flagged off recently from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port, Kolkata to Sittwe Port in Myanmar.
S4. Ans. (a)
Sol. One of the four districts in the Indian union territory of Puducherry is Mahe. It encompasses the entire Mahé region. Mahé is India’s tiniest district in terms of area.
S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. EAM Dr. S Jaishankar inaugurated the Buzi Bridge in Mozambique, which India constructed.
S6. Ans. (b)
Sol. Reserve Bank of India launched a secured web-based centralized portal named ‘PRAVAAH’ (Platform for Regulatory Application, Validation And AutHorisation) to simplify and streamline application processes.
S7. Ans. (c)
Sol. India has partnered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a new computer model that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and satellite data to sound alarms for dangerous space weather.
S8. Ans. (c)
Sol. NBCC is cooperating with Scirocco Enterprises Ltd. in Zambia for the construction of 1,00,000 housing units.
S9. Ans. (d)
Sol. At the 100th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, a book called ‘Collective Spirit, Concrete Action’ written by Shashi Shekhar Vempati, former CEO of Prasar Bharati (2017-2022) was launched.
S10. Ans. (b)
Sol. National Safe Motherhood Day is observed every year on April 11 to raise awareness about adequate access to care for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal services.