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    1. Who recently (in Feb ‘23) inaugurated the “Barisu Kannada Dim Dimava” and Amrit Mahotsav of Delhi-Karnataka Sangha at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, Delhi?
      1) Droupadi Murmu (President of India)
      2) Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India)
      3) Jagdeep Dhankhar (Vice President of India)
      4) Arvind Kejriwal (Chief Minister of Delhi)
      5) Vinai Kumar Saxena (Lieutenant Governor of Delhi)
      Answer-2) Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India)
      On February 25, 2023, Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Barisu Kannada Dim Dimava‘ cultural festival and Delhi Karnataka Sangha’s 75th-anniversary event, Amrit Mahotsav of Delhi-Karnataka Sangha, at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, Delhi, to celebrate Karnataka’s culture, traditions and history.
      i. The programme was organised to bring all Kannadigas residing in Delhi and surrounding areas and showcase Karnataka culture.

    2. In which state, the Union Minister of State of Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh recently (in Feb ‘23) inaugurated the International bioresource conclave & Ethno pharmacology congress?
      1) Arunachal Pradesh
      2) Tripura
      3) Mizoram
      4) Assam
      5) Manipur
      Answer-5) Manipur
      Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dr Jitendra Singh, Ministry of Science and Technology inaugurated the International Bioresource Conclave & Ethno Pharmacology Congress at the City Convention Centre, Imphal, Manipur.
      i. The International Bio-resource Conclave 2023 along with the 22nd International Congress of the International Society for Ethno-pharmacology and the 10th International Congress of Society for Ethno-pharmacology (ISE SFEC-2023) was held from 24th to 26th February 2023 in Manipur.
      ii. This is the first time, since Independence, North East Region (NER) organised an International Conference on Biotechnology. The events were themed upon Reimagine Ethnopharmacology: Globalisation of Traditional Medicine.
      iii. The events were organized by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) in collaboration with Society for Ethno-pharmacology, India and the International Society for Ethno-pharmacology, Switzerland.

    3. In February 2023, Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma laid down the foundation stone of north east India’s 1st Compressed Biogas (CBG) plant in___________district.
      1) Udalguri
      2) Majuli Sivasagar
      3) Karimganj
      4) Kamrup Metropolitan
      5) Lakhimpur
      Answer-4) Kamrup Metropolitan
      On 25th February 2023, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister (CM) of Assam, laid the foundation stone of 5-tonne-per-day-capacity compressed biogas(CBG) plant, North East India’s first ever CBG plant, at Domora Pathar, Sonapur in Kamrup (Metropolitan) district, Assam. The plant is proposed to be operational from November 2023.
      i. The First of its kind CBG plant is being built by entrepreneurs Pankaj Gogoi and Rakesh Doley under the banner of Redlemon Technologies Pvt Ltd based in Guwahati, Assam.
      ii. The biogas unit in Sonapur, Assam, is being set up under the Centre’s Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) scheme.

    4. In which state/UT, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently (in Feb ‘23) inaugurated the National tribal festival “Aadi Mahotsav”?
      1) Manipur
      2) Delhi
      3) Odisha
      4) Jammu & Kashmir
      5) Tripura
      Answer-2) Delhi
      “Aadi Mahotsav”, the mega National Tribal Festival was held from 16th February to 27th February 2023 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi. The festival was inaugurated by Prime Minister(PM) Narendra Modi on 16th February 2023 in the presence of Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs.
      i. Aadi Mahotsav is an annual initiative of the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Limited (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA).

    5. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) recently (in Feb ‘23) launched Sarva Dawa Sevan, Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign, to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) by _________(year).
      1) 2027
      2) 2026
      3) 2030
      4) 2025
      5) 2028
      Answer-1) 2027
      Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW), nationwide Sarva Dawa Sevan, Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign, to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) by 2027, 3 years ahead of the global target. The campaign aims to end disease transmission through the door-to-door administration of anti-filarial drugs, especially in 10 filaria-affected states.
      • In January 2023, the Government of India unveiled a renewed five-pronged strategy for the elimination of LF.

    6. Life Insurance Corporation of India(LIC) has recently (in Feb ‘23) reduced its shareholding in Industrial Investment Trust Limited (IITL) from 5.433% to ___________.
      1) 4.010%
      2) 3.362%
      3) 5.567%
      4) 4.987%
      5) 6.432%
      Answer-2) 3.362%
      Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), an Indian state-owned insurance group and investment company, has diluted its shareholding in Industrial Investment Trust Limited (IITL) from 12,25,017 to 7,57,966 Equity Shares, reducing its shareholding from 5.433% to 3.362% of the paid-up capital.
      • Between 6th July 2012, and 23rd February 2023, LIC sold around 4.67 lakh shares of IITL at an average price of Rs 88.39

    7. Which Indian movie has recently (in Feb ‘23) won 5 awards in the 6th Annual Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) Film Awards 2023?
      1) Gangubai Kathiawadi
      2) The Kashmir Files
      3) RRR
      4) Kantara
      5) Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
      Answer-3) RRR
      The 6th Annual Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) Film Awards 2023, held at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles, United States (US), has acknowledged “RRR,” directed by SS Rajamouli, on a global scale and honoured it with 5 awards.
      • The film ‘RRR’ gained recognition for Best Action Film, Best International Film, Best Original Song, and Best Stunts, while the cast/crew of RRR earned an honorary HCA Spotlight Award.
      i. The film “RRR” has been nominated in 8 categories for the HCA Film Awards and HCA Creative Arts Awards combined and also nominated for Best Director, Best Picture, Best Editing, and Best Visual Effects.

    8. In February 2023, Thyreus narendrani’, a new species of cuckoo bee was discovered in _____________ (State).
      1) Karnataka
      2) Tamil Nadu
      3) Andhra Pradesh
      4) Kerala
      5) Telangana
      Answer-4) Kerala
      Thyreus narendrani, a new species of cuckoo bee was discovered in Kerala’s Srayilkadavu Kole wetland ecosystem, Malappuram district, and Christ College campus.
      i. Kole wetlands, located in the districts of Thrissur and Malappuram in Kerala, are unique and productive ecosystems that were designated as Ramsar sites in 2002.
      ii. The new species is named after the late T.C. Narendran, Professor of Zoology, in recognition of his expertise and excellence in the field of entomology.
      iii. The newly discovered species ‘Thyreus narendrani’ is a member of the Apidae family of the Hymenoptera order.
      • The genus Thyreus consists of cuckoo bees or cleptoparasitic bees.

    9. Which cricket team recently (in Feb ‘23) won the 8th edition of ICC Women’s T20I World Cup 2023 by defeating South Africa women’s team & claimed their 6th overall & 3rd consecutive ICC Women’s T20I World Cup title?
      1) Australia
      2) England
      3) India
      4) West Indies
      5) New Zealand
      Answer-1) Australia
      The Australian women‘s national cricket team captained by Meg Lanning won the 8th edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Twenty20 International (T20I) World Cup 2023 by defeating South Africa women’s team captained by Sune Luus by 19 runs in the finals held in the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa.
      i. This marks the 6th overall and third consecutive ICC Women’s T20I World Cup title of Australia. Australia previously won the title in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2020.
      ii. ICC women’s T20I World Cup 2023 was hosted by South Africa from 10th to 26th February 2023.
      iii. With this Australian Skipper Meg Lanning became the only cricket captain to win five ICC titles, surpassing fellow Australian Ricky Ponting in the process.

    10. What is the theme of the 4th National Protein Day that was observed across India on 27th February 2023?
      1) Powering with Plant Protein
      2) Easy Access to Protein for All
      3) Food Futurism
      4) Macronutrient After All
      5) World of Flavors
      Answer-2) Easy Access to Protein for All
      The 4th National Protein Day 2023 was observed across India on 27th February 2023 with the theme of “Easy Access to Protein for All”.
      i. The day is observed to raise public awareness and educate people about the health benefits of protein.
      ii. National Protein Day was initiated by the Right To Protein (RTP), a nationwide public health campaign, which focuses on raising awareness of adequate protein consumption for better health and nutrition.
      iii. The 1st ever National Protein Day was observed on 27th February 2020.