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A)
February 24
B)
February 23
C)
February 22
D)
February 21

Correct Answer : Option (A) - February 24

Note :

Central Excise Day is celebrated every year on February 24 across the whole of India to encourage the employees of the excise department to carry out the central excise duty all over India in a better way and even to prevent corruption in the goods manufacturing business as well as implement other rules to carry out the best possible excise services.
 
The Central Excise Day is also celebrated to commemorate the Central Excise and Salt Act, which was enacted on February 24, 1944. In India, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is responsible for administering Customs, Goods, and Service Tax (GST), Central Excise, Service Tax, and Narcotics in India..

Source : India Today

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Published On : February 24, 2022
A)
China
B)
India
C)
France
D)
Ukraine

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ukraine

Note : Ukraine is not a North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) member country, it is a NATO partner country. The other three former Soviet Republics- Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are now NATO members. 

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Published On : February 24, 2022
A)
15
B)
19
C)
24
D)
32

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 15

Note : Russia and Ukraine were part of the 15 Soviet republics including Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Belarus that made up the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) before its dissolution in 1991. 

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Published On : February 24, 2022
A)
Lekshmi Nair
B)
K.N. Raghavan
C)
Bajveer Singh
D)
Sukumar Nandhan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - K.N. Raghavan

Note :

In a significant achievement, K.N. Raghavan, Executive Director, Indian Rubber Board, has been elected the new Chairman of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), an intergovernmental organisation of natural and synthetic rubber producing and consuming countries.
 
Mr.Raghavan will officiate as Chairman of the group for the next two years. He will preside over the meeting of the heads of delegation scheduled for March 31 at Singapore.
 
India, being both a producer and a consumer of rubber, will be in a good position to protect the interests of both producers and consumers in the IRSG -the only international commodity body approved by the Common Fund for Commodities for development financing in the rubber sector.
 
Apart from collecting and disseminating statistics on the production, consumption and trade in rubber, the group provides its member governments a forum for discussion on matters affecting the world rubber industry and acts as a government-industry interface, an official statement said..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
Jat Regiment
B)
Sikh Regiment
C)
Parachute Regiment
D)
Rajputana Rifles

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Parachute Regiment

Note : The Chief of Army Staff, General "MM Naravane",  presented the prestigious ‘President’s Colours’ to four battalions of the Parachute Regiment on February 23, 2022. The units include 11 Parachute (Special Forces), 21 Parachute (Special Forces), 23 Parachute and 29 Parachute.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
1941
B)
1943
C)
1945
D)
1947

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1945

Note :

The Parachute Regiment is an airborne and special forces regiment of the Indian Army. The Regiment was first raised in 1945 as part of the British Indian Army. It was disbanded after the Second World War and was raised again in 1952 as a part of the Indian Army.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Arvind Kejriwal
C)
Yogi Adityanath
D)
Narendra Modi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" expressed confidence that India's rising capability in the drone sector will give the world a new leadership, as he flagged off 100 'kisan drones' in different parts of the country for spraying pesticides and other farm materials.
 
Mr. Modi launched the drones on Friday(18th Feb 2022) with officials describing it as a "very novel and exciting initiative" for farmers.
 
In his speech, the Prime Minister said a new culture of drone start-ups is getting ready in India. Their numbers will soon be in thousands from over 200 now, leading to the generation of employment opportunities on a massive scale.
 
He said his government will ensure that there is no impediment in the sector's development and has already undertaken several reforms and policy measures to facilitate its rise.
 
This is an example of how high the country can fly if policies are right, Mr. Modi said, noting that drones were mostly associated with the defence sector until a few years back.
 
This is a new chapter in providing modern farming facilities in the 21st century, and not only will it prove to be a milestone in the development of the drone sector but also open infinite possibilities, he said.
 
The Prime Minister said his government did not waste time on apprehensions about opening up the drone sector but trusted India's young talent and moved ahead with a new mindset. He said his government has given priority to technology and innovations in the Budget and policy measures..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
Google
B)
Meta
C)
Twitter
D)
Microsoft

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Google

Note :

During the ‘Huddle Global 2022’, the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has entered into a collaboration with technology major Google that will enable start-ups in the State to join a wider global network that provides mentorship and training. This wider network enables local startups to leverage Google’s programme comprising mentorship and training of startup teams to help scale up their solutions.
 
The partnership was announced by Mr Paul Ravindranath, Head of Google for Startups Accelerator, India, at the Huddle Global’ conclave of KSUM that kicked off. The collaboration will enable Kerala’s startups to join a wider network to leverage Google’s programme comprising mentorship and training of startup teams for scaled-up solutions.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
100
B)
75
C)
50
D)
25

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 75

Note : The Government of India has organised a week-long science exhibition titled ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ (विज्ञान सर्वत्र पुज्यते) from February 22 to 28, 2022, as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemoration. It will be conducted simultaneously at 75 locations across the country through a hybrid mode.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
France
B)
United Kingdom
C)
United States
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (B) - United Kingdom

Note : The Home Secretary has taken decisive action to shut the Tier 1 Investor visa route to all new applicants from all nationalities with immediate effect.

 
The route had allowed entry and stay in the UK if an applicant invested funds in share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.
 
It has been under constant review and some cases had given rise to security concerns, including people acquiring their wealth illegitimately and being associated with wider corruption.
 
While work has been done to reform the route in order to prevent abuse, the Home Office has acted to close it today(17th Feb 2022).
 
This demonstrates the government’s New Plan for Immigration in action – being firm against those wanting to abuse the immigration system while those who want to come to the UK and play by the rules will have that opportunity.
 
The Home Office will be making reforms to the Innovator route, part of the new points-based immigration system, to provide an ambitious investment route which works more effectively in support of the UK’s economy.  .

Source : Gov.uk

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Published On : February 23, 2022