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1. Recently Ilham Aliyev has been elected President of which country for the fifth time?

  1. Argentina
  2. Brazil
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Egypt

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3. Azerbaijan

2. Who has recently successfully tested the fifth generation aircraft ‘KAAN’?

  1. USA
  2. Israel
  3. Turkiye
  4. Japan

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3. Turkiye

3. Which is the last non-European Union country to be granted visa-free access to the Schengen zone recently?

  1. Denmark
  2. Kosovo
  3. Italy
  4. Germany

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2. Kosovo

4. Who has recently launched ‘GIDH’, a global initiative on digital health?

 

  1. WHO
  2. WWF
  3. WTO
  4. WEF

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  1. WHO

5. Who has recently launched ‘IMPEL-AI’ program in the country?

 

  1. Microsoft
  2. Amazon
  3. Google
  4. Tesla

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  1. Microsoft

6. Who has recently launched ‘DC-8 aircraft’ under the Asian Air Quality or ASIA- AQ Mission?

  1. ISRO
  2. NASA
  3. SpaceX
  4. Jaxa

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2. NASA

7. Who has recently launched the indigenous Android marketplace ‘Indus Appstore’?

 

  1. Paytm
  2. phonepe
  3. Reliance
  4. Airtel

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2. phonepe

8. Where was the Asian Indoor Athletics Championship 2024 organized recently?

  1. Qatar
  2. UAE
  3. Iran
  4. Jordan

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3. Iran

9. Which is the first North-Eastern state to launch Universal Health Cover recently?

  1. Tripura
  2. Assam
  3. Manipur
  4. Mizoram

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  1. Tripura

10. Where have scientists recently discovered the world’s largest snake ‘Eunectes Akayama’?

  1. Congo Rainforest
  2. Bornean Rainforest
  3. Tongass Rainforest
  4. Amazon rainforest

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4. Amazon rainforest

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Appointments

Pankaj Gupta is now the Managing Director and CEO of Pramerica Life Insurance

Pramerica Life Insurance Limited named Pankaj Gupta as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. This choice got the green light from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and Pramerica Life Insurance’s board. Pankaj Gupta takes over from Kalpana Sampat, who held the position before him.

Agreements

NADA and NCERT joined hands to boost moral sports education for kids and teachers

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) signed an agreement to improve sports education with good values in schools. They’ll create online lessons about sports values and ethics. They’ll also encourage using the UNESCO Value-Based Sports Education toolkit in classrooms.

India and Mexico signed an agreement to collaborate on research, technology, and innovation

India and Mexico have signed an agreement called a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for working together on research, technology, and innovation. They will collaborate in various important technology fields such as aerospace, electronics, civil engineering, ecology, water management, mining, chemicals, energy, and more.

Economy

India’s average income per person has doubled since 2014-15, according to the National Statistical Office (NSO)

India’s average income per person in basic terms has doubled to Rs 1,72,000 since 2014-15 when the Narendra Modi-led government took office. However, there’s still a problem with how this money is spread out among people. According to the National Statistical Office (NSO), the yearly average income (net national income) at current prices is now estimated at Rs 1,72,000 in 2022-23, up from Rs 86,647 in 2014-15, showing an increase of about 99 percent.

Awards

Vinod Kumar Shukla won the 2023 PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award

Vinod Kumar Shukla won a big award called the PEN/Nabokov Award for his lifetime work in literature. He’s famous for writing novels like “Naukar Ki Kameez” and poetry collections like “Sab Kuch Hona Bacha Rahega.” This award is given every year by PEN America.

 

The Ministry of Jal Shakti organized the Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman in 2023

The “Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023” was held by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to honor women leaders in rural water and sanitation. The President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, attended the event. It celebrated the outstanding work done by women at the local level in projects like Swachh Bharat Mission – Grameen (SBM-G), Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), and Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain (JSA-CTR) before International Women’s Day.

Science and Technology

Scientists have confirmed there’s a new layer in the Earth’s core

Scientists exploring Earth’s geology have discovered the fifth layer of the planet. Earthquakes have helped them learn more about the deepest parts of the inner core. This new layer is made of iron and nickel, just like the rest of the inner core.

Ranks and Reports

31 states in India have started the ‘PM CARES for Children’ program, according to a report by ILO-UNICEF

A report from ILO-UNICEF about Social Protection for Children mentioned that 31 states in India have started the national ‘PM CARES for Children’ program, which began during the pandemic. The scheme has helped 10,793 full orphans (children who lost both parents) and 151,322 half-orphans (children who lost one parent) affected by the pandemic.

Sports

Karnataka wins Santosh Trophy after 54 years

Karnataka won the Santosh Trophy national football championship after 54 years by defeating Meghalaya 3-2 in a thrilling final at the King Fahd International Stadium in the capital of Saudi Arabia. Services secured third place by defeating Punjab 2-0 in the playoff match, with goals scored by PP Shafeel and Christopher Kamei. Services took the lead in the seventh minute with a long-range goal from Shafeel, followed by Kamei’s left-footed shot from outside the penalty area.

Max Verstappen won the first race of the 2023 season in Bahrain

Max Verstappen won the first race of the Formula One season in Bahrain. He started in the front and led most of the race. This win was his first in Bahrain and also his first victory in a Formula One season opener. Red Bull secured the top two positions with Sergio Perez coming in second. Fernando Alonso, who is 41 years old, finished third and earned his 99th career podium, making a remarkable debut for Aston Martin in the race.

Books and Authors

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya talks about ‘India’s Vaccine Success’ at World Book Fair 2023

The Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, unveiled a book titled ‘India’s Vaccine Growth Story – From Cowpox to Vaccine Maitri’ written by Shri Sajjan Singh Yadav, an Additional Secretary in the Government of India, at the World Book Fair 2023 held at Pragati Maidan. This book highlights India’s significant progress in making and sharing COVID-19 vaccines.

Important Days

2023 International Day for Promoting Disarmament and Preventing Weapons Spread

On March 5th, we celebrate the International Day for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Awareness. It helps people worldwide learn how getting rid of weapons can make peace stronger, stop wars, and reduce suffering. This day aims to teach everyone, especially young people, about the importance of getting rid of weapons to make the world safer.

Obituaries

Famous Bengali writer Sasthipada Chattopadhyay has died

Famous Bengali author Sasthipada Chattopadhyay, who wrote the well-known ‘Pandav Goenda’ detective series, has died at the age of 82. He was born on March 9, 1941, in Khurut, Howrah district. Chattopadhyay’s first published piece, ‘Kamakhya Bhraman’ (visit to Kamakhya), appeared in ‘Dainik Basumati’ in 1961.

Miscellaneous

Maharashtra highway gets the world’s first bamboo crash barrier

A 200-meter-long bamboo crash barrier called ‘Bahu Balli’ has been set up on a highway in Maharashtra, linking Chandrapur and Yavatmal districts. It went through tough tests at places like the National Automotive Test Tracks in Pithampur and the Central Building Research Institute in Roorkee. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, led by Nitin Gadkari, has accredited it.

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