Current Affairs Quiz : February 4, 2023
1.India launched the ‘Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies’ with which country?
2.What is the sanctioned judicial strength of the Supreme Court of India?
3.As per the Economic Survey, what is the estimated economic growth rate in 2023-24?
[A] 5.5 %
[B] 6.0 %
[C] 6.5 %
[D] 7.0 %
4.Which state/UT launched a ‘Real-time source apportionment supersite’ to tackle pollution?
[A] New Delhi
[C] West Bengal
5.Who has assumed charge as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force?
[A] Air Marshal AP Singh
[B] Air Marshal VR Chaudhari
[C] Air Marshal Sandeep Singh
[D] Air Marshal HS Arora
1) C [USA]
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval launched the US-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET) laong with his American counterpart Jake Sullivan.
In May 2022, US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced iCET to expand their strategic technology partnership and defense industrial cooperation between the governments, businesses, and academic institutions.
2) D 
The five-member Supreme Court collegium led by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud recommended to the government two High Court Chief Justices for appointment as apex court judges.
The Supreme Court has seven vacancies now while it has a sanctioned judicial strength of 34. The central government is expected to clear the names of three high court chief justices and two HC judges. With this, the working strength of the Supreme Court will go up to 32. Currently, it is 27.
3) C [6.5 %]
Chief Economic Advisor, CEA Dr V. Anantha Nageswaran said that the Indian economy is expected to grow at 6.5 per cent in 2023-24.
The range of growth is projected between 6 and 6.8 per cent while India is expected to be 5 trillion dollar economy by 2025-26. IMF in its World Economic Outlook Update, maintained India’s GDP forecast for current Financial Year at 6.8 per cent.
4) A [New Delhi]
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the real-time source apportionment ‘supersite’. It is a joint venture of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur and TERI.
The supersite will share details of sources of pollution on an hourly basis as well as forecast for the next three days. The mobile van will go to a particular place and the data collected will be analysed at the supersite.
5) A [Air Marshal AP Singh]
Air Marshal AP Singh has assumed charge as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force. The Air Marshal was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF in 1984.
He has more than 5,000 hours of flying experience. Prior to assuming his current appointment, he was the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Central Air Command. He is a recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal