Saturday, July 13, 2024
Banking QuizCA Quizzes (English)

Current Affairs Quiz: June 13, 2024

  1. Which organization recently organized the ‘PRANA’ National Conference focusing on Indian System of Medicines (ISM) professionals?
    A) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    B) National Commission for Indian Medical Systems
    C) Indian Council of Medical Research
    D) Medical Council of India
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The National Commission for Indian Medical Systems organized a two-day National Conference, ‘PRANA’ Protecting Rights and Novelties in ASUS (Mind to Market for Indian System of Medicines [ISM] Professionals) in Collaboration with All India Council for Technical Education and Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell to mark its fourth foundation.
  2. Which African country submitted the resolution declaring 2025 as the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology in the United Nations General Assembly?
    A) Nigeria
    B) South Africa
    C) None of these
    D) Ghana
    E) Kenya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2025 the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology. The African country Ghana submitted a resolution,co-sponsored by six other countries in the United Nations General Assembly.
  3. What groundbreaking initiative have India and the UAE recently introduced to transform their economic relations?
    A) Establishment of a joint economic zone
    B) Launch of a cross-border investment fund
    C) Introduction of the Local Currency Settlement System
    D) None of these
    E) Implementation of a free trade agreement
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India and the UAE have embarked on a groundbreaking initiative with the introduction of the Local Currency Settlement System (LCSS), aimed at transforming their economic relations. This system allows transactions between the two nations to be conducted in their respective domestic currencies Indian Rupees and UAE Dirhams, thus reducing reliance on intermediary currencies like the US Dollar.
  4. Which company did Adani Defence and Aerospace sign a landmark agreement with to collaborate across strategic defence and military domains?
    A) Mubadala Investment Company
    B) EDGE Group
    C) BAE Systems
    D) Lockheed Martin
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Adani Defence and Aerospace signed a landmark agreement with EDGE Group, the leading advanced technology and defence group in the UAE, to collaborate across strategic defence and military domains, combining their expertise in missiles, weapons, unmanned platforms, and cyber systems.
  5. What growth rate did the World Bank forecast for India’s economy for FY25?
    A) 6.6%
    B) 7.0%
    C) 6.0%
    D) 6.8%
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Bank retained its growth forecast for India at 6.6 per cent for FY25. For FY26 and FY27, the World Bank projected India’s economy to grow at 6.7 per cent and 6.8 per cent, respectively.
  6. GAIL (India) plans to set up a 1500 KTA Ethane Cracker Project at Ashta, Distt. Sehore in Madhya Pradesh. What is the estimated capex for this project?
    A) Rs 50,000 crore
    B) Rs 60,000 crore
    C) Rs 70,000 crore
    D) Rs 80,000 crore
    E) Rs 90,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    At an estimated capex of Rs 60,000 cr, GAIL (India) intends to set up a 1500 KTA Ethane Cracker Project at Ashta, Distt. Sehore in Madhya Pradesh, having product slate of various ethylene derivatives.
  7. Which organization has the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) partnered with to enhance semiconductor innovation and talent development?
    A) Toshiba Corporation
    B) Sony Corporation
    C) Renesas Electronics Corporation
    D) Panasonic Corporation
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) has entered into a strategic collaboration with Japanese advanced semiconductor solutions provider Renesas Electronics Corporation with an eye on boosting semiconductor innovation and talent development in the country.
  8. Sumit Nagpal, India’s top-ranked men’s singles tennis player, recently won his sixth ATP Challenger title at which tournament?
    A) Heilbronn Neckarcup 2024 ATP Challenger Tennis tournament
    B) Indian Wells ATP Challenger Tennis tournament
    C) Wimbledon ATP Challenger Tennis tournament
    D) Roland Garros ATP Challenger Tennis tournament
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian men’s tennis player Sumit Nagpal won the men’s singles title at the Heilbronn Neckarcup 2024 ATP Challenger Tennis tournament in Germany. It was the sixth ATP Challenger title for India’s top-ranked men’s tennis singles player.
  9. When will India host the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup, as announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH)?
    A) December 2024
    B) December 2025
    C) December 2026
    D) December 2027
    E) December 2028
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India will host the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup in December 2025, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced.
  10. Who has been appointed as Bangladesh’s 18th Army chief for a three-year term starting from June 23, as announced by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)?
    A) Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman
    B) General Aziz Ahmed
    C) Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury
    D) Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman was named Bangladesh’s 18th Army chief for a three-year term from June 23, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced.
  11. Who has been named as the 15th Chief Minister of Odisha following the 2024 elections?
    A) Mohan Charan Majhi
    B) Hemanand Biswal
    C) Giridhar Gamang
    D) Meena Majhi
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mohan Charan Majhi was named the 15th Chief Minister of Odisha, following a BJP legislature party meeting. He secured a decisive victory in the 2024 elections, winning by 11,577 votes against BJD’s Meena Majhi. At 53, Majhi becomes the third tribal chief minister of Odisha, after Hemanand Biswal and Giridhar Gamang.
  12. Who was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
    A) Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
    B) N. Chandrababu Naidu
    C) Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
    D) Pawan Kalyan
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    N Chandrababu Naidu was sworn in as the 18th CM of Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders.
  13. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBICAP Ventures Limited (SVL), effective from 4th June 2024?
    A) Prem Prabhakar
    B) Rajesh Kumar
    C) Amit Sharma
    D) Rakesh Singh
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SBICAP Ventures Limited (SVL) was announced the appointment of Prem Prabhakar as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective 4th June 2024.
  14. Who has become the acting chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with effect from June 2, 2024, replacing Justice (retd) Arun Kumar Mishra?
    A) Vijaya Bharathi Sayani
    B) Arun Kumar Mishra
    C) Rajesh Kumar
    D) Amit Sharma
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Vijaya Bharathi Sayani, a member of the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) , has become the acting chairperson of the central body with effect from June 2,2024.
  15. Who are the recipients of the Dilip Bose Award for lifetime achievement announced by the All India Tennis Association (AITA)?
    A) Nar Singh and Rohini Lokhande
    B) Leander Paes and Sania Mirza
    C) Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes
    D) Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The All India Tennis Association(AITA) has announced the Dilip Bose Award for lifetime achievement to coach Nar Singh and Rohini Lokhande. This is a new lifetime achievement award for women coaches. Rohini was the first woman tennis coach to qualify from the National Institute of Sports.
  16. According to the BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands report, which Indian information technology company has secured its position among the 100 most valuable brands in the world for the third consecutive year?
    A) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
    B) Wipro Limited
    C) Infosys
    D) HCL Technologies
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to the BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands report, Infosys, a leading information technology company, has secured its position among the 100 most valuable brands in the world for the third consecutive year.
  17. AXISCADES Technologies Ltd announced the commencement of delivery for a substantial quantity of Man Portable Counter Drone Systems (MPCDS) to which organization?
    A) Indian Navy
    B) Indian Air Force
    C) Indian Coast Guard
    D) Indian Army
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    AXISCADES Technologies Ltd announced in an exchange filing the commencement of delivery for a substantial quantity of Man Portable Counter Drone Systems (MPCDS) to the Indian Army.
0