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Current Affairs Quiz: April 26, 2024

  1. What is both the motto and visual representation included in the logo of the Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC)?
    A) “Preserving, studying, and honouring India’s historical records” – represented by a lotus petal design.
    B) “Yatra Bhavishyatah Itihaas Rakshitah” – depicted by a Sarnath pillar.
    C) “Where history is preserved for the future” – symbolized by pages in the shape of lotus petals.
    D) “Ensuring the safeguarding of historical documents” – represented by a brown color theme.
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The logo signifies the theme and uniqueness of IHRC. The pages in the shape of lotus petals represent IHRC as the resilient nodal institution for maintaining historical records. The Sarnath pillar in the middle represents India’s glorious past. Its brown colour theme reinforces the organization’s mission of preserving, studying and honouring India’s historical records.
    The motto ( “Yatra Bhavishyatah Itihaas Rakshitah” – Where history is preserved for the future) holds great significance for the IHRC, it translates as where history is preserved for the future.
  2. Which Indian initiative was recognized as a best practice by the Commonwealth Secretariat during the meeting held in London?
    A) Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS)
    B) National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)
    C) Digital India Programme
    D) Aadhaar Card System
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Commonwealth Secretariat has recognized Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System(CPGRAMS) of India as a best practice in Commonwealth Secretaries of Public Service/ Secretaries to Cabinet meeting that took place from 22 to 24 April, 2024 in Marlborough House, London.
  3. What was the significant finding of the recent study on soil erosion in India?
    A) Nearly 30% of India’s landmass is facing “minor” soil erosion, while approximately 3% is experiencing “catastrophic” topsoil loss.
    B) Almost 10% of India’s land is experiencing “catastrophic” soil erosion, with 30% facing “minor” erosion.
    C) Soil erosion in India is predominantly “severe,” affecting over 50% of the landmass.
    D) The study found that soil erosion is negligible in most parts of India, with only minor instances reported.
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    A new study has revealed a worrying trend for India’s soil health. Nearly 30 per cent of the country’s landmass is experiencing “minor” soil erosion, while a critical 3 per cent faces “catastrophic” topsoil loss, according to the research.
  4. According to ISRO, what percentage of identified glacial lakes in the Himalayas has notably expanded since 1984?
    A) Over 30%
    B) Approximately 25%
    C) More than 27%
    D) About 20%
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    More than 27 per cent of the identified glacial lakes in the Himalayas have notably expanded since 1984 and 130 of those are in India, ISRO said.
  5. What is the primary purpose of India’s first Multi-purpose Green Hydrogen Pilot Project inaugurated at SJVN’s Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station?
    A) To generate electricity for the local community.
    B) To produce green hydrogen for industrial use.
    C) To provide fuel for vehicles in the region.
    D) To support High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coating facilities and generate electricity through fuel cells.
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    SJVN Limited has achieved a significant milestone with the inauguration of India’s first Multi-purpose (Combined Heat & Power) Green Hydrogen Pilot Project at SJVN’s 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) in Jhakri.
    The green hydrogen produced from the project will be utilized for High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coating Facility of NJHPS for meeting its combustion fuel requirements.
  6. According to which report launched by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Bangkok, was the Asian continent identified as the world’s most disaster-prone region in 2023?
    A) The State of the Climate in Asia 2023
    B) The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2023
    C) The Global Climate Risk Assessment 2023
    D) The WMO Annual Climate Review 2023
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian continent was the world’s most disaster-prone region in 2023. Floods and storms caused the highest number of reported casualties and economic losses in Asia, while the impact of heatwaves became more severe, according to a report launched by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Bangkok.
    The WMO report The State of the Climate in Asia 2023 is based on inputs from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services; United Nations partners and a network of climate experts.
  7. At which conference, held in Bhutan and concluding on April 23, did 10 Asian countries pledge $1 billion over the next decade towards protecting and expanding vital tiger habitats?
    A) Asian Wildlife Conservation Summit 2023
    B) International Conference on Tiger Conservation 2023
    C) Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference 2023
    D) Asian Tiger Protection Forum 2023
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a significant win for conservation efforts, 10 Asian countries have come together to pledge $1 billion over the next decade towards protecting and expanding vital tiger habitats across the continent. This collaborative initiative marks a renewed commitment to reversing the decline of these majestic big cats.This was announced at the Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference in Bhutan
  8. According to which report was it revealed that nearly 282 million people faced high levels of acute food insecurity in 59 countries in 2023?
    A) 2024 Global Report on Food Crisis (GRFC)
    B) World Hunger Report 2023
    C) United Nations Food Security Assessment 2023
    D) International Food Crisis Analysis 2023
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Nearly 282 million people faced high levels of acute food insecurity in 59 countries in 2023, with extreme weather being the second most significant factor driving food crisis, revealed the 2024 Global Report on Food Crisis (GRFC) released recently.

  9. According to the 2024 Plastic Overshoot Day (POD) Report by Swiss non-profit EA Earth Action, which country is listed as having the poorest plastic waste management practices in the world?
    A) India
    B) Eritrea
    C) Kenya
    D) Nigeria
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Around 97 per cent of plastic waste created in Eritrea is mismanaged, making the African country with the poorest plastic waste management practices in the world, a new report showed.The Mismanaged Waste Index (MWI) in the 2024 Plastic Overshoot Day (POD) Report by Swiss non-profit EA Earth Action has listed the nation as one of 42 African nations, where 78-97 per cent of the plastic waste produced is mishandled. According to the MWI index, 13 of the 15 worst performing countries are from Africa.
  10. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) report titled “Ensuring safety and health at work in a changing climate,” which regions have large numbers of workers suffering from irreversible kidney failure due to high temperatures?
    A) Europe and Asia
    B) Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and India
    C) Australia and South America
    D) North America and Southeast Asia
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Excessive heat results in an estimated 22.85 million occupational injuries, 18,970 deaths and 2.09 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) every year with large numbers of workers in Americas, Africa, the Middle East and India suffering from irreversible kidney failure due to high temperatures, the International Labour Organisation said.
  11. On Earth Day, April 22, 2024, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) unveiled its Climate Strategy 2030 document. What is the primary aim of this strategy?
    A) To address India’s need for agricultural financing
    B) To promote rural development through financial inclusion
    C) To support India’s transition to green financing
    D) To provide loans for rural infrastructure development
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on the occasion of Earth Day on April 22,2024 unveiled its Climate Strategy 2030 document which aims to address India’s need for green financing.
  12. Indian Bank has partnered with Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd. to boost solar energy adoption by providing financial support to residential consumers. Under this collaboration, what is the maximum loan amount that residential consumers can avail for solar installations?
    A) ₹1 lakh
    B) ₹2 lakh
    C) ₹3 lakh
    D) ₹4 lakh
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Bank has entered into a strategic partnership with Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd. (TPSSL) to boost solar energy adoption by providing financial support to residential consumers for installations.Under this collaboration, residential consumers can avail loans up to ₹2 lakh at an annual interest rate of 7%, in compliance with government regulations.
  13. Which credit card issuer launched its first travel-focused core credit card, ‘SBI Card MILES,’ in three variants?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) None of these
    D) SBI Card
    E) ICICI Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s largest credit card issuer SBI Card launched its first travel-focused core credit card, ‘SBI Card MILES’ in three variants. This card caters to all types of travelers, from those who are just starting to explore to frequent flyers.
  14. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has partnered with which arm of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to implement a system for faster processing of agricultural loans?
    A) RBI Credit Information Bureau (RBI-CIBIL)
    B) RBI Monetary Policy Department (RBI-MPD)
    C) Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH)
    D) RBI’s Human Resource Management Department (RBI-HRMD)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) said it has partnered with Reserve Bank’s arm RBIH to put in place a system which will enable faster processing of agricultural loans.
  15. Which regulatory body has approved Crisil ESG Ratings & Analytics as a Category 1 provider of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings?
    A) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    B) National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)
    C) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    D) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has approved Crisil ESG Ratings & Analytics as a Category 1 provider of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings.
  16. During which event did India and Kuwait sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at sharing information on technologies and innovations within the financial and regulatory sectors?
    A) India-Kuwait Economic Forum
    B) India-Kuwait Investment Conference
    C) India-Kuwait Trade Summit
    D) India-Kuwait Cultural Exchange Program
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    On the sidelines of the India-Kuwait Investment conference, organised by the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, India and Kuwait inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at sharing information on technologies and innovations within the financial and regulatory sectors.

  17. Which tennis player announced her retirement at a news conference after being a former world number 1 and winning Wimbledon and the French Open?
    A) Serena Williams
    B) Simona Halep
    C) Garbine Muguruza
    D) Naomi Osaka
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Spain’s former world number 1 and Wimbledon and French Open champion Garbine Muguruza announced her retirement at a news conference, making the extended break she had announced a year ago a permanent step.
  18. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited (SIFL) under the new management of the state-owned National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL)?
    A) Sanjiv Chadha
    B) Amitabh Chaudhry
    C) None of these
    D) Rajnish Kumar
    E) Hardayal Prasad
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Under the new management of the state-owned National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL), Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited (SIFL) announced the appointment of Hardayal Prasad as its new Managing Director and CEO.

  19. The Board of which bank approved the re-appointment of Amitabh Chaudhry as Managing Director & CEO for a further period of three years?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Board of Axis Bank approved the re-appointment of Amitabh Chaudhry as Managing Director & CEO of the Bank, for a further period of three years with effect from January 1, 2025 up to December 31, 2027.
  20. Who has been announced as an ambassador for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be held in the West Indies and USA from 1-29 June 2024?
    A) Michael Phelps
    B) None of these
    C) Serena Williams
    D) Simone Biles
    E) Usain Bolt
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced Olympic legend Usain Bolt as an ambassador for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will be played in the West Indies and USA from 1-29 June 2024.
  21. Who was formally declared as president-elect of Indonesia by the electoral commission, following the rejection of challenges to his victory by the country’s highest court?
    A) Joko Widodo
    B) Prabowo Subianto
    C) Megawati Sukarnoputri
    D) Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indonesia’s electoral commission formally declared Prabowo Subianto president-elect in a ceremony, after the country’s highest court rejected challenges to his landslide victory lodged by two losing presidential candidates.
  22. Which actor has been awarded the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award in recognition of his contributions to Indian cinema and his recent film “Swatantrya Veer Savarkar”?
    A) Amitabh Bachchan
    B) Shah Rukh Khan
    C) Randeep Hooda
    D) Aamir Khan
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Actor Randeep Hooda has been bestowed with Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award in recognition of his contributions to Indian cinema and his recent film Swatantrya Veer Savarkar.

  23. In which prestigious event did Indian teams from KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, and Kanakia International School, Mumbai, excel in, claiming top honors in two categories?
    A) International Science Fair
    B) World Robotics Championship
    C) NASA’s 30th Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC)
    D) United Nations Space Exploration Competition
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India shines brightly at NASA’s 30th Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC), claiming two distinguished awards, highlighting the country’s increasing importance in the quest for lunar exploration.
    Teams representing KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR (College/University), and Kanakia International School, Mumbai (High School), clinched top honors in two categories.
  • Which South Korean satellite was recently launched into orbit as part of the nation's project to create a satellite constellation by 2027?
    A) NEO-SAT
    B) KOSMO-SAT
    C) NEONSAT-1
    D) KOREASAT
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    A South Korean nanosatellite was launched into orbit as part of the nation’s project to create a satellite constellation by 2027, officials said. According to the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Earth observation satellite lifted off aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from a spaceport in Mahia, New Zealand. The satellite, named NEONSAT-1, was deployed into space at an altitude of 520 kilometres, about 50 minutes after the rocket’s launch.
  • Which is the destination of NASA's Dragonfly rotorcraft mission?
    A) Mars
    B) Titan
    C) Jupiter
    D) Enceladus
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    NASA has finally confirmed its Dragonfly rotorcraft mission will be heading to Titan. Dragonfly was originally slated to launch in 2026.
  • What was the name of the Tamil film director who recently passed away at the age of 84 and was known for the award-winning film "Pasi"?
    A) Durai
    B) Mani Ratnam
    C) K. Balachander
    D) Bala
    E) None of the above
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    Option A

    Explanation:
    Tamil film director Durai, whose film Pasi, depicting the life of people on the fringes of society, including rag pickers and rickshaw pullers, won the national award, died at the age of 84.

  • Who, often called the "father of Indian psychoanalysis," passed away at the age of 85?
    A) R.K. Narayan
    B) Vikram Seth
    C) Sudhir Kakar
    D) Salman Rushdie
    E) None of the above

    View Answer
    Option C

    Explanation:
    Sudhir Kakar, often called the “father of Indian psycoanalysis,” passed away at 85.

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