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Current Affairs Quiz: April 24, 2024

  1. What is the primary purpose of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) and Starburst Aerospace?
    A) To enhance innovation in agriculture
    B) To foster innovation in aerospace, defence, and homeland security
    C) To promote innovation in healthcare
    D) To improve innovation in automotive industry
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with France’s Starburst Aerospace to improve innovation in aerospace, defence, and homeland security.
  2. What is the total value of the deal between India and Russia for the procurement of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems?
    A) USD 2.5 billion
    B) USD 3.5 billion
    C) USD 4.5 billion
    D) USD 5.5 billion
    E) USD 1.5 billion
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    India is set to receive the remaining two regiments of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems from Russia by next year. This new timeline comes after some delays in supplies due to the war in Ukraine. Russia has already delivered three units of the long-range missile systems to India under a USD 5.5 billion deal.
  3. For the first time in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, members of which tribal group exercised their voting rights for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the union territory?
    A) Onge tribe
    B) Jarwa tribe
    C) Shompen tribe
    D) Sentinalese tribe
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    For the first time in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, seven members of the Shompen tribe, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTGs) of Great Nicobar Islands on Friday exercised their voting rights for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the union territory, an official said.
  4. Which festival recently concluded in Wahiajer, Meghalaya, and saw the reception of the esteemed Monolith from Seng Khasi Shaid Shaid?
    A) Behdienkhlam festival
    B) Wangala festival
    C) Seng Kut Snem festival
    D) Seng Khihlang festival
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 34th Seng Khihlang festival, Concluded in Wahiajer, Meghalaya which had been started in Wahiajer since April 19, 2024. This year, the esteemed Monolith was received in Wahiajer from Seng Khasi Shaid Shaid, located in the West Khasi Hills.
  5. What is the total number of internet subscribers in India according to the “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the quarter ending December 2023?
    A) 936.16 million
    B) 918.19 million
    C) 897.59 million
    D) 38.57 million
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Total number of internet subscribers in India increased from 918.19 million at the end of Sep-23 to 936.16 million at the end of Dec-23, registering a quarterly rate of growth 1.96%, according to the “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the quarter release by telecom regulator TRAI.
  6. What is the name of the application recently launched by the Chief Electoral Officer’s office of Haryana, allowing voters to access real-time information about the queue status at polling centers?
    A) Voters’ Queue Tracker
    B) Polling Center Queue Monitor
    C) Voters-in-Queue
    D) None of these
    E) Queue Status Finder
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Chief Electoral Officer’s office of Haryana has launched an app called ‘Voters-in-Queue’, through which voters can obtain information about the queue at polling centres from the comfort of their homes and can go to vote as the crowd decreases.
  7. What is the purpose of the annual multi-faith event approved by the local council in Brighton, England?
    A) To celebrate the town’s seaside resort status
    B) To honor the role of Indian soldiers in the American Revolutionary War
    C) To commemorate the role of Indian soldiers in World War I and World War II
    D) To promote cultural diversity in the community
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    A local council in the seaside resort of Brighton in south-east England has approved plans for an annual multi-faith event to commemorate the role of Indian soldiers in the two World Wars at the town’s India Gate memorial from this October.
  8. Which bank launched an array of products, including Rupay credit card and ATM insurance, to increase fee income?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) AU Small Finance Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a bid to increase fee income, AU Small Finance Bank (AU SFB) launched an array of products including Rupay credit card and ATM insurance.
  9. Which bank in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, faced restrictions, including on withdrawals, imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) due to its deteriorating financial condition?
    A) Ulhasnagar Co-operative Bank
    B) The Konark Urban Co-operative Bank
    C) The Sun Urban Co-operative Bank
    D) Ulhasnagar Urban Co-operative Bank
    E) The Konark Cooperative Bank
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed several restrictions, including on withdrawals, on The Konark Urban Co-operative Bank, Ulhasnagar (Maharashtra), due to the bank’s deteriorating financial situation.
  10. What is the name of the payments device recently announced by BharatPe, which combines point of sale (POS), QR code, and speaker functionalities?
    A) BharatPe All-in-One
    B) BharatPe OmniPay
    C) BharatPe MultiPay
    D) None of these
    E) BharatPe One
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    BharatPe announced a payments device that combines point of sale (POS), QR code, and speaker functionalities. The payments startup will introduce BharatPe One in some 100 cities and expand to another 450 in six months.
  11. According to Nomura’s report, what is the potential average GDP growth rate for India for this decade?
    A) 5.5%
    B) 6.5%
    C) 7.5%
    D) 8.5%
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s GDP growth can average at least 7.5% per annum for this decade if the economy witnesses a faster-than-expected revival of private investment, Nomura said in a report.
  12. According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), what is the required growth rate for the Indian economy over the next decade to reap the demographic dividend?
    A) 6-8% per annum
    B) 8-10% per annum
    C) 10-12% per annum
    D) 4-6% per annum
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian economy needs to grow at a rate of 8-10 per cent per annum over the next decade to reap the demographic dividend, the Reserve Bank of India said in its monthly bulletin released.
  13. According to a recent private report, in which month did business activity experience its fastest expansion in nearly 14 years, and which organization compiles the flash India Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) mentioned in the same report?
    A) March; Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    B) April; S&P Global and HSBC
    C) May; International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    D) June; World Bank
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Business activity in April expanded at its fastest pace in nearly 14 years, propelled by strong demand, said a private report.The flash India Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), compiled by S&P Global and HSBC, climbed to 62.2 in April compared to March’s final reading of 61.8.
  14. Which cricket teams will be sponsored by the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) for the upcoming T20 Cricket World Cup?
    A) England and Australia
    B) Scotland and Ireland
    C) India and Pakistan
    D) None of these
    E) South Africa and New Zealand
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), known for its Nandini brand of dairy products, has announced its sponsorship of the Scotland and Ireland teams for the upcoming T20 Cricket World Cup.
  15. Who won the Tennis Grand Prix event in Stuttgart, claiming her third WTA Tour title of the year?
    A) Elena Rybakina
    B) Marta Kostyuk
    C) Serena Williams
    D) Ashleigh Barty
    E) Naomi Osaka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World No.4 Elena Rybakina claimed her third WTA Tour title of the year, defeating No.27 Marta Kostyuk 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Tennis Grand Prix event in Stuttgart. The victory over Kostyuk was her tour-leading 26th win of the season.
  16. Who won the Barcelona Open by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final?
    A) Casper Ruud
    B) Rafael Nadal
    C) Novak Djokovic
    D) Roger Federer
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World number six Casper Ruud defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 6-3 to win the Barcelona Open.
  17. Which real estate developer received the Achievement Award for Creating Social Development and Impact at the 15th Edition of the Vishwakarma Awards?
    A) DLF Limited
    B) Oberoi Realty
    C) Lodha Group
    D) Puravankara Limited
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Puravankara Limited, one of India’s most trusted and admired real estate developers, has bagged the Achievement Award for Creating Social Development and Impact at the 15th Edition of the Vishwakarma Awards, hosted by the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) – a joint initiative by the Niti Aayog and the Indian construction industry.
  18. Which organization successfully developed the lightest bulletproof jacket in the country?
    A) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    B) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    C) None of these
    D) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
    E) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    A unit of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully developed the lightest bulletproof jacket in the country for protection against the highest threat level 6, an official statement said.
  19. What is the name of the air-launched ballistic missile successfully test-fired by the Indian Air Force from a Su-30 MKI fighter jet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
    A) CRUISE
    B) GLIDER
    C) ROCKS
    D) ARROW
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has achieved a significant milestone with the successful test firing of an air-launched ballistic missile capable of hitting targets over 250 kilometers away. The missile, known as ROCKS or Crystal Maze 2, is of Israeli originand was test-fired from a Su-30 MKI fighter jet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  20. What is the name of Microsoft’s new AI model that generates videos of talking human faces by combining audio clips and still images?
    A) VASA-1
    B) SYNC-2
    C) AIVOX-3
    D) FACETALK-4
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Microsoft has unveiled a new artificial intelligence (AI) model that can generate videos of talking human faces by combining an audio clip and a still image. The videos created by this model, called VASA-1, have synchronised lip movements to match the audio.
  21. Who authored the book “Heavenly Islands of Goa” released by the Shankaracharya of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Jagadguru Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Swami in Goa?
    A) P.S. Sreedharan Pillai
    B) Manohar Parrikar
    C) Amit Shah
    D) Sonia Gandhi
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Shankaracharya of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Jagadguru Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Swami released “Heavenly Islands of Goa”, a book authored by Governor of Goa P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, in Goa.
  22. Which event was widely observed across Manipur State to pay tribute to the courageous Manipuri ancestors who lost their lives at the Battle of Khongjom in 1891?
    A) Yaoshang festival
    B) Ningol Chakouba
    C) Khongjom Day
    D) None of these
    E) Cheiraoba
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 133rd Khongjom Day was observed widely across the Manipur State with tributes being offered to honour the courageous Manipuri ancestors who laid down their lives at the Battle of Khongjom, 1891.

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