Current Affairs Practice Quiz 1

Current Affairs Practice Quiz 1

1.What is the primary objective of the ‘e-Jagriti Portal’, recently mentioned in the news?

[A] To facilitate consumer dispute redressal
[B] To promote awareness about agricultural crops
[C] To offer loans to small businesses
[D] To provide health facilities to remote areas

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Correct Answer: A [To facilitate consumer dispute redressal] Notes:
The ‘e-Jagriti’ portal aims to streamline consumer dispute redressal by incorporating artificial intelligence. It facilitates online case filing, fee payment, and employs AI-driven smart search for archived complaints. The portal integrates various grievance platforms, utilizing AI and ML technologies for voice-to-text conversions, metadata creation, and a virtual court facility to enhance efficiency and accessibility in consumer complaint resolution.

2.What is ‘Cuscuta dodder’, recently seen in the news?

[A] Invasive weed
[B] Fish
[C] Virus
[D] Spider

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Correct Answer: A [Invasive weed] Notes:
Cuscuta dodder, an invasive weed native to North America, poses a threat to Chengalpet forests and Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. This parasitic vine lacks roots, infests trees in reserve forests, and endangers local ecology and migratory bird habitats. It forms dense canopies, strangles and kills hosts, and is a significant problem in oilseeds, pulses, and fodder crops in India. Globally, it is listed as a ‘declared noxious weed’ in 25 countries.

3.Recently, which country won the 9th GovTech Prize for AI Powered Government Services at the World Government Summit 2024?

[B] India
[C] Qatar
[D] Turkey

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Correct Answer: B [India] Notes:
India won the 9th GovTech Prize at the 2024 World Government Summit in Dubai for its innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI) in enhancing government services. The award recognizes the Government of India’s Ministry for Road Transport and Highways’ transformative project, iRASTE.

4.Which state government has officially declared kaji nemu (Citrus limon) as the state fruit?

[A] Nagaland
[B] Manipur
[C] Assam
[D] Sikkim

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Correct Answer: C [Assam] Notes:
The Assam state government has designated Kaji Nemu (Citrus limon), a distinctive lemon variety native to the region, as the official ‘State Fruit.’ This decision emphasizes the fruit’s cultural, traditional, and nutritional importance to the state and its people.

5.Nua-O scholarship program, recently seen in the news, is associated with which state?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Andhra Pradesh
[C] Odisha
[D] Bihar

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Correct Answer: C [Odisha ] Notes:
The Odisha government has announced the Nua-O scholarship, providing annual financial aid to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The scholarship is part of the Nutana Unnata Abhilasha (NUA) Odisha scheme, aiming to skill youth and allocate a budget of Rs 385 crore for 2023-24 to 2025-26. It targets students in state universities and aided colleges, excluding Income Tax payers and government employees’ children.