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    1. Name the union minister who has recently (in Feb ‘23) inaugurated a 5-day long ‘AMRITPEX 2023’, the National Philatelic Exhibition at New Delhi, Delhi.
      1) Nirmala Sitharaman (Union Minister of Finance)
      2) Dharmendra Pradhan (Union Minister of Education)
      3) Ashwini Vaishnaw (Union Minister of Communications)
      4) G. Kishan Reddy (Union Minister of Culture)
      5) Amit Shah (Union Minister of Home Affairs)
      Answer-3) Ashwini Vaishnaw (Union Minister of Communications)
      Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Ministry of Communications inaugurated a 5-day long AMRITPEX 2023, the National Philatelic Exhibition at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi (Delhi) as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations.
      • It will culminate on February 15, 2023.
      i. AMRITPEX, the national platform, will highlight 5000 years of India’s history, culture, art, and heritage through stamps and pictorial collections.
      • The exhibition displays more than 20,000 exhibits under 13 competitive categories and invitees.
      • It was attended by a large number of school students and philatelists from all parts of the country.
      ii. The Department of Posts opened more than 10 lakh Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts on February 9-10, 2023, as a tribute to Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

    2. In which city, India’s First Electric AC Double-Decker Bus was recently (in Feb ‘23) inaugurated by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST)?
      1) Surat, Gujarat
      2) Noida, Uttar Pradesh
      3) Bengaluru, Karnataka
      4) New Delhi, Delhi
      5) Mumbai, Maharashtra
      Answer-5) Mumbai, Maharashtra
      The first double-decker electric AC bus in India was unveiled in Mumbai, Maharashtra, by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST).
      • The regional transportation agency ‘BEST’ in Mumbai has not yet completed the registration process for the electric bus and will begin offering the service to passengers after conducting a few tests.
      i. The bus will run between the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and the Kurla bus depot after all clearances have been granted.
      ii. A minimum fare of Rs 6 will be levied for a distance of 5 km, and the ticket prices will remain the same. The electric double-decker bus can accommodate 73 passengers.

    3. Which organisation has recently (in Feb ‘23) signed an MoU with ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ to eliminate plastic pollution in the world’s oceans & rivers?
      1) United Nations Development Programme
      2) International Maritime Organization
      3) United Nations Environment Programme
      4) World Meteorological Organization
      5) World Bank
      Answer-1) United Nations Development Programme
      The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to eliminate plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and rivers.
      i. The partnership aims to decrease plastic leakages into marine ecosystems by promoting policies and behavioural changes intended to advance effective plastic waste management systems and decrease overall plastic pollution.
      ii. It will hasten the implementation of interception technology in rivers in order to reduce marine plastic pollution.
      iii. ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ is a non-profit foundation established in 2013 in Delft, the Netherlands by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat.

    4. Name the bank that has recently (in Feb ‘23) partnered with Crunchfish Digital Cash to launch the “OfflinePay” Pilot Program for Offline Digital Payments.
      1) ICICI Bank
      2) HDFC Bank
      3) YES Bank
      4) Axis Bank
      5) IndusInd Bank
      Answer-2) HDFC Bank
      HDFC Bank, the largest private sector bank in India, and Crunchfish Digital Cash established a pilot programme called “OfflinePay“ to test offline digital payments for customers and merchants, as part of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Regulatory Sandbox Program.
      • HDFC Bank is the industry’s first bank to provide an entirely offline digital payment service.
      i. As of now, HDFC Bank will roll out this service in 16+ cities and towns across India as part of a 4-month limited pilot.
      • The offline transaction value during the trial would be capped at Rs. 200 per transaction.
      • The customers could add up to Rs 2,000 in the OfflinePay wallet through UPI e-payment
      • Customers and merchants can make a maximum of 5 transactions while offline.

    5. Name the personality who has recently (in Feb ‘23) elected as the 8th President of Cyprus.
      1) Andreas Mavroyiannis
      2) Nikos Christodoulides
      3) Demetris Christofias
      4) Glafcos Clerides
      5) Nicos Anastasiades
      Answer-2) Nikos Christodoulides
      On February 12, 2023, Nikos Christodoulides (49) was elected as the 8th President of Cyprus by defeating veteran diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis. He will succeed Nicos Anastasiades.
      i. He gained 51.9% of the vote while Andreas Mavroyiannis, had 48.1%.
      ii. In 2021, he was awarded the Order of Serbian Flag.
      iii. Andreas Mavroyiannis has previously served as Cyprus’ ambassador to the United Nations.

    6. Who has been recently (in Feb ‘23) elected as President of the Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)?
      1) Aniket Sunil Talati
      2) Prafulla Premsukh Chhajed
      3) Debashis Mitra
      4) Naveen N. D. Gupta
      5) Manoj Fadnis
      Answer-1) Aniket Sunil Talati
      The Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has elected CA. Aniket Sunil Talati and CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal as President and Vice President of ICAI for the term 2023-24.
      i. Aniket Sunil Talati is currently the Director of ICAI Accounting Research Foundation (ICAI ARF), Indian Institute of Insolvency Professionals of India (IIIPI) and Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) India.
      ii. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal was elected to the 23rd, 24th & 25th Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 3 times in a row. He conceptualised and implemented UDIN (Unique Document Identification Number) , a landmark reform of ICAI when he was the chairman of ICAI.

    7. Real Madrid, a Spanish professional football club, recently (in Feb ‘23) defeated _________ to win their fifth FIFA Club World Cup at Morocco 2022.
      1) Al Hilal
      2) Flamengo
      3) Seattle Sounders
      4) Al Ahly
      5) Wydad
      Answer-1) Al Hilal
      On 11th February 2023, Real Madrid, Spanish professional football club, won the FIFA (Fédération Internationale De Football Association) Club World Cup 2022 defeating Al Hilal, Saudi Arabian Football Club by 5-3 in the finals held in Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium in Rabat, Morocco.
      i. With this win, Real Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup for a record 5th time, having previously won the tournament in 2018, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

    8. Who has recently (in Feb ‘23) won the first ever Formula E race in India- 2023 Greenko Hyderabad E-Prix?
      1) Pierre Gasly
      2) Esteban Ocon
      3) Franck Montagny
      4) Jean Alesi
      5) Jean-Eric Vergne
      Answer-5) Jean-Eric Vergne
      On 11th February 2023, Two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne of DS Penske, a French Racing Driver, won the first ever Formula E race in India – 2023 Greenko Hyderabad E-Prix, round 4 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (Formula E 2023). A total of 11 teams competed in the 2023 Hyderabad E-Prix held in the Hyderabad Street circuit, Hyderabad, Telangana.
      i. Nick Cassidy of Envision and Antonio Felix da Costa of TAG Heuer Porsche finished second and third, respectively.
      ii. Hyderabad Street circuit becomes the 30th venue and 1st in India to host an E-Prix.

    9. Name the personality who has recently (in Feb ‘23) won the Men’s Singles title at the 2023 Dallas Open at the finals held in the city of Dallas, United States of America (USA).
      1) Zhang Zhizhen
      2) Wu Yibing
      3) Zhang Ze
      4) Shang Juncheng
      5) Yu Xinyuan
      Answer-2) Wu Yibing
      Wu Yibing from China, world no 97th, won the Men’s Singles title at the 2023 Dallas Open (2nd edition of the Dallas Open), defeating American tennis player John Isner at the finals held in Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex in the city of Dallas, United States of America (USA). Dallas Open 2023 was held from 4th to 12th February 2023.
      i. Wu Yibing became the first Chinese Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour titlist in Men’s singles.
      ii. With this win, Wu Yibing rose to world number 58 in the rankings and became the highest-ranked Chinese player in ATP history.
      iii. Jamie Murray and Michael Venus of New Zealand won their 1st Men’s doubles title together against Americans Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow.

    10. What is the theme of World Radio Day 2023 that was observed across the globe by the United Nation (UN) on 13th February 2023?
      1) Radio and Trust
      2) Radio and Peace
      3) New World, New Radio
      4) Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace
      5) Radio and Sports
      Answer-2) Radio and Peace
      The United Nations (UN)’s World Radio Day is annually observed across the globe on 13th February to highlight the importance of radio as an essential part of the maintenance and transition to peace. The year 2023 marks the observance of the 12th edition of World Radio Day.
      i. World Radio Day also marks the anniversary of the establishment of the UN Radio service “UN Radio” which was established on 13th February 1946.
      ii. The theme of World Radio Day 2023 is “Radio and Peace”.