Budget : 1 February 2024 Current affairs

Today we will know the most important current affairs questions and answers of February 1, which are more likely to be asked in the competition. If you prepare for competitive exams, then these questions will be useful to you.

Today on February 1, 2003, the American space shuttle Columbia crashed while returning to Earth, in which 7 astronauts including Indian-origin Kalpana Chawla died.

1 February current affairs English

Which day is celebrated on 1st February?

Indian Coast Guard Day is celebrated on 1 February.
This special day is dedicated to the soldiers of the Indian Coast Guard. Indian Coast Guard Day is celebrated on this day to honor them.

Indian Coast Guard was established on 01 February 1977. It will be celebrated as 48th Foundation Day in 2024. Indian Coast Guard was formed to protect the marine resources of India.

1 February current affairs English 2024

1.Sea water purification kit is manufactured by?
(a) DRDO
(b) ISRO
(c) NASA

Answer (a) DRDO

Explain – DRDO has made a sea water purification kit so that the soldiers of the country get pure water even during emergency duty. This kit is so small that it fits in the soldier’s pocket.

The weight of the kit is negligible. By adding sea water into it, it is not only made potable but the water of 35000 TDS is reduced to 200-300 TDS.

The need for such a purifier has been stated for the Gaganyaan project. This kit was made in DRDO Jodhpur Lab.

This kit purifies water without electricity

2. According to the Transparency International 2023 report, at what number is India in the list of corrupt countries?

Answer (b)93rd

Explain – India is the 93rd corrupt country among 180 countries of the world. In the Transparency International 2023 report, India’s score on its scale of 0 to 100 is 39. Report says Telecommunication Bill will harm fundamental rights in India.

In this list, China has been ranked 76th, Pakistan 133rd, Bangladesh 149th and Sri Lanka 115th. New Zealand is the most honest country and Singapore is at second place.

3. Who has recently succeeded in implanting a chip on the human brain?

(a)Brain-chip startup Neuralink

(b)Brain Development science

(c) NASA 

(d) None of these

Answer -(a)Brain-chip startup Neuralink

Explain – Billionaire Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup Neuralink has succeeded in implanting a chip in the human brain. Its use is that in future humans will be able to operate gadgets by thinking. Musk told on January 29 that the first test has been successful. The purpose of making it will help people suffering from diseases like paralysis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s.

The use of Neuralink will enable identification and treatment of pathological and neurological diseases in the future. Will be able to deal with the problem of memory loss. Treatment of depression and anxiety will be easy.

This is how the Neuralink brain chip works –

  1.  Brain cells are called neurons. These send signals.
  2. The electrodes of the chip are capable of reading these signals. • The chip looks like a watch dial from outside. The remaining part is implanted.
  3. With this, the movement of computer, smartphone or body parts can be controlled.

4. Who gave the concept of ‘Hum Do Hamare Do’ in India?
(a) Dr. Gopal sir
(b) Dr. Nityananda
(c) Dr. Saroj
(d) Vivek Oberoi

Answer (b) Dr. Nityananda

Explain – Famous scientist Padmashree Dr. Nityananda died on 27 January due to heart failure in the morning. The concept of ‘Hum Do Hamare Do’ in India was his contribution. ‘Chhaya’, a very affordable and harmless non-steroidal contraceptive for women, is his contribution. Which was earlier known as Saheli.

5. Who became the men’s singles winner of Australian Open 2024?
(a)Yanik Sinner
(b)Daniil Medvedev
(c) Djokovic
(d)Stephanos Tsitsipas

Answer (a)Yanik Sinner

Explain – Italian player Jannik Sinner won the Grand Slam title for the first time by defeating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the men’s singles final of Australian Open.

The 22-year-old Sinner defeated Medvedev 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in a five-set thriller. Sinner has become the first Italian player to win the Australian Open.


6. The foundation stone of 724 km long _______ highway projects in Madhya Pradesh at a cost of Rs 10405 crore was laid on Tuesday?
(a)28 national
(b)24 national
(c)20 national
(d)4 national

Answer (b)24 National

Explain – This foundation stone will be laid by Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav. Laying the foundation stone of 15 National Highway projects of 498 km worth Rs 8 thousand 38 crore in Bhopal.

The foundation stone of 9 National Highway projects of 226 km worth Rs 2,367 crore will be laid in Lal Parade Ground, while in Jabalpur.

These projects will benefit in these areas

1. Promotion of wheat and paddy agricultural trade of Mahakaushal region.
2. Easy connectivity to famous pilgrimage sites
3. Benefits to Budhni Textile Industries and Wood Craft Trade
4. Benefits to Katni’s coal mine industry
5. Easy connectivity to famous tourist places Khajuraho, Orchha, National Pench Tiger Corridor


7. Sonam, who is playing in the World Cup for the first time, has won ________ in air rifle?
(a) Silver medal
(b) Gold Medal
(c) bronze medal
(d) None of these

Answer -(a) Silver Medal


8. Who has recently been nominated by India for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list for 2024-25?
(a) Rajput Regiment Scenario
(b) Maratha military scenario
(c) Gorkha military scenario
(d) none of these

Answer (b)Maratha Military Scenario’

Explain – Maratha Military Scenario’ extends to the state of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu which explains the strong military scenario of the Maratha period.

The ‘Maratha Military Landscape’ comprises twelve forts of the Maratha period – including Salher Fort, Shivneri Fort, Lohgarh, Khanderi Fort, Raigarh, Rajgarh, Pratapgarh, Suvarnadurg, Panhala Fort, Vijay Durg, Sindhudurg and Gingee Fort.

9. The 4th Khelo India Winter Games 2024 will be organized in ________ phases.


Explain – The first phase will be organized from 2-6 February in Leh in the Union Territory of Ladakh and the second phase will be organized from 21-25 February in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir.

The mascot of the 4th Khelo India Winter Games 2024 is ‘Sheen-e She’ (Pride) which represents the snow leopard.

10. International Monetary Fund has released_______ report on 30 January 2024?
(a) ‘World Economic Outlook’
(b)World Economic reforms
(c) World for life investment
(d) None of these

Answer (a) ‘World Economic Outlook’

Explain – The International Monetary Fund is a major financial agency of the United Nations which was formed in 1945 with its headquarters in Washington DC.

Recently in January 2024, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected India’s growth rate in the year 2023 – 24. The estimate has been increased from 6.3% to 6.7%. According to the report, India’s growth rate is estimated to be 6.5 in 2024 and 2025.

11. On January 31, 2024, the Central Government appointed 4 full-time members of the 16th Finance Commission.
(a) 08
(b) 10
(c) 15
(d) 04

Answer-(d) 04

Explain – Whole-time members of the 16th Finance Commission Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, Mrs. Annie George Mathew, Dr. Niranjan
Rajadhyaksha, Dr. Soumya Kanti Ghosh, has been appointed.

The full-time member includes only one woman, Mrs. Annie George Mathew.

12. Which state stood first in the medal table of 6th Khelo India Youth Games 2023?
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d)Tamil Nadu

Answer -(a) Maharashtra

Explain – Maharashtra state stood first in the medal table by winning the most medals.
57 gold medal
48 silver medal
53 bronze medal

Total = 158

Tamil Nadu stood second
30 gold
20 Silver
39 Bronze

Total = 97

Which won 38 medals, Haryana was at third place with 35.
Gold Medal with 22 Silver, 46 Bronze (Total =103 Madel)

The 6th Khelo India Youth Games 2023 was organized in the state of Tamil Nadu in January 2024.


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