Daily Current Affair MCQs 24-February-2023

Current affairs mcqs 24 February, 2023 Central Excise Day, Ajay Banga, Paisalo Digital Limited, Rudranksh Patil, Kanak Rele, Carlos Alcaraz.


On which date the Central Excise Day is observed?

a) February 22

b) February 23

c) February 24

d) February 25

Ans: C – 24 February

  • Central Excise Day is observed every year on 24 February.
  • The purpose of celebrating this day is to make people aware of the importance of the Central Board of Excise and Customs and to make them aware of it.
  • This day is celebrated to contribute to the service of the Central Board of Excise and Customs towards the country.

  • CBIC was established on 1 January 1964.

Who among the following has been nominated to head the World Bank?

a) David Malpass

b) Ajay Banga

c) Girish Chandra Murmu

d) Rajeev Raghuvanshi

Ans: B – Ajay Banga

  • US President Joe Biden has nominated Indian-American Ajay Banga, former chief executive officer of Mastercard, to lead the World Bank.
  • Its current head, David Malpass, has announced plans to step down soon.

  • The President of the World Bank is usually American, while the leader of the International Monetary Fund is traditionally European.

Which of the following banks has entered into a co-lending agreement with Paisalo Digital Limited?

a) Dena Bank

b) Karnataka Bank

c) Yes Bank

d) Vijaya Bank

Ans: B – Karnataka Bank

  • Karnataka Bank and Paisalo Digital Limited, a non-deposit taking NBFC registered with Reserve Bank of India entered into a co-lending arrangement to provide financial support to the small income segment and give impetus to the micro and small enterprise segment of the country.

  • Bank's CEO Mahabaleshwar MS pointed out that the co-lending model is one of the innovative ways of priority sector lending.

Which medal has Rudranksh Patil won in ISSF World Cup 2023 in 10m Air Rifle?

a) Gold

b) Silver

c) Bronze

d) None of these

Ans: A – Gold

  • India's Rudranksh Balasaheb Patil has won the gold medal in the men's 10m air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup 2023 in Cairo.
  • He won this medal by defeating Maximilian Ulbricht of Germany 16-8.

  • Croatia's Miran Marisic won the bronze medal.

Renowned classical dancer Kanak Rele has passed away, she was honored with which of the following award?

a) Padma Shri

b) Padma Bhushan

c) Kalidas Samman

d) All of the above

Ans: D - All of the above

  • Famous classical dancer Kanak Rele has passed away at the age of 85.
  • He was honored with other awards including Padma Shri (1989), Padma Bhushan (2013), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1994), Kalidas Samman (2006) and MS Subbulakshmi Award.

  • She was well versed in the famous Mohiniattayam dance of Kerala.

Who has won the Argentina Open Title 2023?

a) Rafael Nadal

b) Novak Djokovic

c) Carlos Alcaraz

d) Cameron Norrie

Ans: C – Carlos Alcaraz

  • Grand Slam champion Spain tennis player Carlos Alcaraz has won the Argentina Open Title 2023.
  • In the title match of the tournament, world number-2 player and top seed Carlos Alcaraz faced Britain's Cameron Norrie.

  • This is his first title of this tournament.

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