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Current Affairs Quiz: April 11, 2024

  1. What was the total length of national highways constructed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the fiscal year 2023-24?
    A) 11,349 km
    B) 12,349 km
    C) 13,349 km
    D) 14,349 km
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Road Transport and Highways Ministry constructed 12,349 km of national highways in 2023-24, the second highest in its history, a senior government official said.
  2. Who inaugurated the two-day Homoeopathy Symposium in New Delhi on April 10, 2024, organized by the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy?
    A) Prime Minister of India
    B) President of India
    C) Minister of Health and Family Welfare
    D) Director-General of World Health Organization
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu inaugurated a two-day Homoeopathy Symposium, organized by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, in New Delhi on April 10, 2024 on the occasion of the World Homoeopathy Day.
  3. Where did the festival “Shakti, a festival of music and dance” open, as part of the Kala Pravah series organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi?
    A) Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu
    B) Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati
    C) Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh
    D) Somnath Temple in Gujarat
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sangeet Natak Akademi hosted ‘Shakti, a festival of music and dance’ as part of its Kala Pravah series. This event, scheduled to coincide with the holy Navaratri, commenced on April 9, 2024. It seeks to rejuvenate Temple Traditions across India.The festival opened at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati. In line with Navaratri’s symbolism of the power of nine goddesses, the Akademi will celebrate temple traditions with Shakti at seven different Shaktipeeths from April 9 to 17, 2024.
  4. For how many consecutive times has India invoked the peace clause at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the marketing year 2022-23?
    A) Four times
    B) Five times
    C) Six times
    D) Seven times
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has invoked the peace clause at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the fifth consecutive time for the marketing year 2022-23 (October-September) due to breaching the prescribed subsidy limit for rice offered to its farmers.
  5. Which organization has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT) for Technical & Knowledge cooperation for Critical Minerals?
    A) Khanij Bidesh India Limited (KABIL)
    B) National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)
    C) Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL)
    D) Mineral Exploration and Consultancy Limited (MECL)
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Khanij Bidesh India Limited (KABIL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT) for Technical & Knowledge cooperation for Critical Minerals.
  6. Which organization has been designated as the nodal centre for the Space Science and Technology AwaReness Training (START) programme of Isro?
    A) Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST)
    B) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    C) Department of Space (DoS)
    D) Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) has been designated as the nodal centre for the Space Science and Technology AwaReness Training (START) programme of Isro.
  7. Which organization released the report indicating that India accounted for the second-highest number of hepatitis B and C cases in 2022?
    A) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    B) World Health Organisation (WHO)
    C) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
    D) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India accounted for the second-highest number of cases of hepatitis B and C in 2022 after China, with 3.5 crore infections, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
  8. With whom did ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company enter into a strategic partnership to offer products on the platform?
    A) HDFC Life Insurance
    B) Policybazaar
    C) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    D) SBI Life Insurance
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The private sector general insurer, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Policybazaar to offer products on the platform.
  9. What is the latest GDP growth forecast for India for the fiscal year 2024-25, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
    A) 6.7%
    B) 7.0%
    C) 7.5%
    D) 8.0%
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    After the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and Moody’s, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised India’s GDP growth forecast for 2024-25 to 7 per cent from 6.7 per cent projected in December last year.
  10. Who won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for his performance in the ICC World Test Championship showdown between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh?
    A) Kamindu Mendis
    B) Maia Bouchier
    C) Joe Root
    D) Kane Williamson
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Kamindu Mendis claimed the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award after his historic efforts at the crease helped Sri Lanka comfortably win the first Test in their ICC World Test Championship showdown against Bangladesh in Sylhet.England’s Maia Bouchier won the ICC Women’s Player of the Month prize thanks to a sparkling series of scores in New Zealand as the tourists secured a statement 4-1 T20I series win in March.
  11. Who won the Valero Texas Open title to qualify for a major tournament for the first time?
    A) Danny McCarthy
    B) Akshay Bhatia
    C) Jordan Spieth
    D) Phil Mickelson
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Akshay Bhatia has qualified for a major tournament for the first time by winning the Valero Texas Open title. Bhatia overcame Danny McCarthy in the play-off, who birdied eight of his last nine holes.
  12. Who has been re-elected to the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), as announced by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar?
    A) S Jaishankar
    B) Jagjit Pavadia
    C) Anupam Ray
    D) Narendra Modi
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Jagjit Pavadia, a former Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, has been re-elected to the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).
  13. Who has been appointed as the head of the US-India Tax Forum by the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF)?
    A) Tarun Bajaj
    B) S Jaishankar
    C) Jagjit Pavadia
    D) Anupam Ray
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) has appointed former Revenue Secretary and ex-Secretary of Economic Affairs Tarun Bajaj as the head of the US-India Tax Forum.
  14. Who has been appointed as the Head of Global Airport Operations by Air India?
    A) Jayaraj Shanmugam
    B) Capt Klaus Goersch
    C) S Jaishankar
    D) Anupam Ray
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Air India announced the appointment of Jayaraj Shanmugam as Head of Global Airport Operations. Shanmugam will assume his role on April 15, and report to Chief Operations Officer Capt Klaus Goersch.
  15. Who is a top contender to succeed Janneke Schopman as the head coach of the Indian women’s hockey team?
    A) Harendra Singh
    B) Sjoerd Marijne
    C) Graham Reid
    D) None of these
    E) Paul van Ass
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Soon after Janneke Schopman quit as the head coach of the Indian women’s hockey team, a top contender to succeed the Dutchwoman was a familiar name in hockey circles — Harendra Singh.
  16. Who has been elected as Ireland’s prime minister, becoming the country’s youngest-ever leader at 37?
    A) Harris
    B) Johnson
    C) Patel
    D) Smith
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Lawmaker Harris has been elected as Ireland’s prime minister by a vote in parliament, becoming the country’s youngest-ever leader at 37.
  17. Who awarded the ‘On the Spot Unit Citation’ to INS Sharda for its successful conduct of anti-piracy operations?
    A) Admiral R. Hari Kumar
    B) General Bipin Rawat
    C) Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
    D) Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, awarded ‘On the Spot Unit Citation’ to INS Sharda, for successful conduct of anti-piracy operations, during his recent visit to Southern Naval Command, Kochi.
  18. What was the theme of the grand finale of the 61st National Maritime Day?
    A) Green Shipping: A Sustainable Future
    B) Ocean Conservation: Our Responsibility
    C) Sustainable Shipping: Opportunities and Challenges
    D) Maritime Innovation: Charting the Future
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The grand finale of the 61st National Maritime Day, centered around the theme “Sustainable Shipping: Opportunities and Challenges,” unfolded at the prestigious Yashwantrao Chavan Centre in Nariman Point.
  19. What is the name of the British physicist who passed away at the age of 94, known for his discovery of the God’s particle?
    A) James Clerk Maxwell
    B) Stephen Hawking
    C) Peter Higgs
    D) Paul Dirac
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    British Physicist Peter Higgs who discovered God’s particle passed away at the age of 94.
  20. Who passed away in Chennai at the age of 98, having served as a powerful Minister in the Cabinet led by late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran in the 1980s and being a close associate of the actor-turned-politician?
    A) M.G. Ramachandran
    B) Jayalalithaa
    C) R.M. Veerappan
    D) Karunanidhi
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    R.M. Veerap­pan, a power­ful Min­is­ter in the Cab­inet led by late Chief Min­is­ter M.G. Ramachandran in the 1980s and a close asso­ciate of the actor­turned­politi­cian, died in Chen­nai at the age of 98.
  21. Who has been included in Britain’s research team tasked with conducting research on detecting dementia through blood tests?
    A) Dr. Ashwini Keshavan
    B) Dr. David Williams
    C) Dr. Sarah Patel
    D) Dr. Michael Johnson
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian-origin neurologist Dr. Ashwini Keshavan has been made a part of Britain’s world-class research team. This team has been entrusted with the task of conducting research towards detecting dementia through blood tests and collecting more evidence in this direction.

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