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Current Affairs Quiz: April 20, 2024

  1. Which city in India does Takshvi Vaghani hail from, who recently set a new world record for the Lowest Limbo Skating over 25 meters?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Chennai
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Takshvi Vaghani, a six-year-old from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, has achieved the title of “lowest limbo skating over 25 m”, said Guinness World Records (GWR).
  2. What is the prize money for the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) beauty pageant, where AI-generated models and influencers will compete?
    A) $10,000
    B) $15,000
    C) $30,000
    D) $20,000
    E) $25,000
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) beauty pageant has been announced where artificial models and influencers generated through the technology will compete for a prize money of $20,000.
  3. In the fiscal year 2023-24 (FY24), by what percentage did India’s electronics exports increase compared to the previous year?
    A) 10.2%
    B) 15.8%
    C) 13.6%
    D) 30.5%
    E) 23.6%
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    India exported electronics goods worth $29.12 billion in 2023-24 (FY24), up 23.6 per cent compared to a year ago, even as the country’s total exports contracted 3 per cent.
  4. Which of the following Uttar Pradesh products recently received Geographical Indication (GI) certification along with the Tirangi Barfi of Kashi?
    A) Banaras Metal Casting Craft,
    B) Kanpur Leather Goods
    C) Lucknow Chikan Embroidery
    D) Bareilly Cane and Bamboo Craft
    E) Both A and D
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Nearly eight decades after India’s independence, the “Tirangi Barfi” of Kashi, a sweet treat regarded as the “sweet weapon” of freedom fighters during the Quit India Movement, has finally received the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
    The GI Registry awarded GI certification not only to the Banaras Tirangi Barfi but also to five other Uttar Pradesh products. These include Banaras Metal Casting Craft, Lakhimpur Kheri Tharu Embroidery, Bareilly Cane and Bamboo craft, Bareilly Zardozi Craft, and Pilkhuwa Hand Block Print Textile
  5. Which award did GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) receive in 2024?
    A) Best Airport Infrastructure Award
    B) Best Airport in India & South Asia Award
    C) Best Airport Staff in India & South Asia Award
    D) Best Airport Customer Service Award
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has won the ‘Best Airport Staff in India & South Asia 2024’ award by Skytrax.
  6. Where did the World Future Energy Summit 2024, serving as a hub for global PV companies to unveil the latest advancements in solar technology, take place?
    A) Dubai
    B) Riyadh
    C) Abu Dhabi
    D) Doha
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The World Future Energy Summit and Exhibition (WFES) took center stage at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), drawing renewable energy leaders from across the MENA region. This prestigious event served as a hub for global PV companies to unveil the latest advancements in solar technology and products.
  7. What speed range does India’s indigenous bullet train project aim to achieve, as reported by a senior government official?
    A) 200-220 km/h
    B) 220-240 km/h
    C) Over 250 km/h
    D) Under 200 km/h
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has begun the development of an indigenous bullet train expected to exceed speeds of 250 kilometres per hour (km/h), reported by a senior government official.
  8. India recently delivered BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to which country as part of a deal signed in 2022?
    A) Vietnam
    B) Indonesia
    C) None of these
    D) Philippines
    E) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India has delivered the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines as part of the USD 375 million deal signed between the two countries in 2022.
  9. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of Intel’s India region business?
    A) Santhosh Viswanathan
    B) Sanjay Gupta
    C) Anand Mahindra
    D) Sundar Pichai
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Intel, the renowned computer chip manufacturer, has appointed Santhosh Viswanathan as the Managing Director (MD) for its India region business. With a commendable 21-year tenure at Intel, Viswanathan brings a wealth of experience to his new role.
  10. Which renowned Indian engineer has been honored with the International Fellowship by the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ)?
    A) Satya Nadella
    B) Sundar Pichai
    C) Kaushik Rajashekara
    D) Anand Mahindra
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Renowned Indian engineer Kaushik Rajashekara has been conferred with the prestigious International Fellowship by the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ).
  11. By which year has India declared its commitment to achieve debris-free space missions, as announced by ISRO Chairman S. Somanath at the 42nd Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) annual meet?
    A) 2030
    B) 2040
    C) 2050
    D) 2025
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has made a declaration to achieve debris-free space missions by 2030. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S. Somanath made the declaration at the 42nd Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) annual meet.
  12. Where is Asia’s first dedicated command and control centre for space domain awareness located?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bengaluru has become home to Asia’s first dedicated command and control centre for space domain awareness. The state-of-the-art facility was inaugurated at the newly opened global headquarters of Digantara, a space situational awareness (SSA) company.
  13. In which Indian state has the School Education Department made it mandatory to use the Permanent Education Number (PEN) starting from the academic year 2024-25?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Telangana
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The School Education Department in Andhra Pradesh has made mandatory the use of Permanent Education Number (PEN) from the academic year 2024-25.
  14. In the launch of its NCMC-enabled debit and prepaid cards, Airtel Payments Bank partnered with which organization, alongside NPCI, to align with the ‘One Nation, One Card’ vision?
    A) Mastercard
    B) Visa
    C) RuPay
    D) American Express
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Airtel Payments Bank has announced the launch of its NCMC (National Common Mobility Cards) enabled debit and pre-paid cards in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). These cards are powered by RuPay.Airtel Payments Bank said these cards are in line with the bank’s commitment to India’s One Nation, One Card vision.
  15. Which Bengaluru-based fintech startup, valued at $6.4 billion, recently received in-principle approval for a payment aggregator license from the Reserve Bank of India?
    A) CRED
    B) Paytm
    C) PhonePe
    D) MobiKwik
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    CRED has received the in-principle approval for a payment aggregator license in a boost to the Indian fintech startup that could help it better serve its customers and launch new products and experiment with ideas faster.The Bengaluru-headquartered startup, valued at $6.4 billion, received the in-principle approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the payment aggregator license.
  16. Who became the second player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to appear in 250 matches, matching the feat of MS Dhoni?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) Rohit Sharma
    C) Suresh Raina
    D) AB de Villiers
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    MI opener Rohit Sharma became only the second player in the history of the Indian Premier League to appear in 250 games. Sharma matched MS Dhoni’s elite feat when he was selected to play for MI in their fixture against PBKS at the Mullanpur Stadium.
  17. Which life insurance company has unveiled a new identity and growth strategy, with the tagline ‘Bharat Ki Udaan, Bandhan Se’?
    A) HDFC Life Insurance
    B) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    C) Bandhan Life Insurance
    D) Max Life Insurance
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bandhan Life Insurance, formerly known as Aegon Life Insurance, has rebranded itself with the tagline ‘Bharat Ki Udaan, Bandhan Se’, reflecting its commitment to empowering the aspirations of India.
  18. Who was honored with the prestigious Hockey India Asunta Lakra Award for Upcoming Player of the Year during the Hockey India 6th Annual Awards 2023?
    A) Rani Rampal
    B) Deepika Soreng
    C) None of these
    D) Vandana Katariya
    E) Savita Punia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Deepika Soreng, the promising forward of the India Women’s Hockey Team, has been honoured with the prestigious Hockey India Asunta Lakra Award for Upcoming Player of the Year during the Hockey India 6th Annual Awards 2023.
  19. Which organization launched the ‘RuPay – Link it, Forget it’ campaign during the Indian Premier League (IPL) to promote RuPay credit cards ?
    A) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    B) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
    C) DDB Mudra Group
    D) Indian Premier League (IPL) Organizing Committee
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The ‘RuPay – Link it, Forget it’ campaign was launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) during the Indian Premier League (IPL). Created by DDB Mudra Group, the campaign’s goal is to raise awareness about RuPay Credit cards, which can be seamlessly linked to a UPI ID, enabling secure and convenient payments.
  20. Who has been appointed as the Director-General of the National Security Guard (NSG), India’s counter-terrorism and counter-hijack force?
    A) Nalin Prabhat
    B) Ajit Doval
    C) Rajnath Singh
    D) Amit Shah
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Nalin Prabhat has been appointed as the Director-General of National Security Guard (NSG), the country’s counter-terrorism and counter-hijack force. The Cabinet has approved his appointment as the chief of NSG till the date of his superannuation, August 31, 2028.
  21. In which Indian state were three new archaeological sites discovered by a team of archaeologists, including a unique Iron Age megalithic site?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Telangana
    C) Karnataka
    D) Tamilnadu
    E) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A team of archaeologists claimed to have discovered a unique Iron Age megalithic site at Ooragutta near Bandala village in SS Tadvai mandal of Mulugu district, Telangana.
  22. Which two institutions signed an agreement to operate a large research hub in New Delhi?
    A) University of Delhi and Moscow State University
    B) Higher School of Economics (Russia) and University of Delhi
    C) University of Delhi and Saint Petersburg State University
    D) Higher School of Economics (Russia) and Jawaharlal Nehru University
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Higher School of Economics, located in Russia, and the University of Delhi signed an agreement on strategic cooperation and joint actions, and a large research hub will begin operating at the partner university.
  23. Which country recently became the 38th signatory to the Artemis Accords, pledging its commitment to principles such as transparency and the peaceful use of space?
    A) Finland
    B) Sweden
    C) Norway
    D) Denmark
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sweden has officially joined the Artemis Accords, becoming the 38th country to pledge its commitment of outlined principles such as transparency, interoperability, and the peaceful use of space.
  24. Amazon Pay has partnered with which organization to introduce credit services on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform?
    A) RBI (Reserve Bank of India)
    B) NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India)
    C) SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India)
    D) IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India)

    E) None of the above

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Amazon Pay is planning to kick off credit services on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform as part of a deal with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  25. Who has been conferred with the ‘Aryabhata Award’ by the Aeronautical Society of India (ASI)?
    A) Indra Nooyi
    B) Ratan Tata
    C) Aditya Mittal
    D) Pavuluri Subba Rao
    E) N. R. Narayana Murthy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ananth Technologies Founder, CEO and Chairman Pavuluri Subba Rao has been conferred with the ‘Aryabhatta Award’ instituted by the Aeronautical Society of India (ASI). He was also presented with ASI’s ‘Distinguished Fellow’ title.

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