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Current Affairs Quiz: June 14, 2024

  1. What is the name of the mobile app launched by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) to provide comprehensive information about new criminal laws coming into force from July 1, 2024?
    A) NCRB Legal Insights
    B) NCRB Criminal Laws Guide
    C) NCRB Sankalan of Criminal Laws
    D) NCRB Law Tracker
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) has launched a Mobile App “NCRB Sankalan of Criminal Laws” to serve as a comprehensive guide providing complete information about the new criminal laws at one place. The New criminal laws will come into force from the 1st of July, 2024.
  2. The Ministry of Textiles has approved funding of Rs. 50 lakh each for seven startups in Technical Textiles to promote innovation and sustainability. This initiative was announced during the meeting chaired by_______________
    A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    B) Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani
    C) None of the above
    D) Secretary of the Ministry of Textiles Rachna Shah
    E) CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Textiles has approved Rs. 50 Lakh each for seven startups in Technical Textiles to boost innovation and sustainability and to foster transformative developments that will shape the industry’s future. Secretary of the Ministry of Textiles Rachna Shah has said this while chairing the 7th meeting of the Empowered Programme Committee of the National Technical Textiles Mission in New Delhi.
  3. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and La Fondation Dassault Systemes India celebrated the conclusion of which flagship program for school students during the grand finale held in Pune?
    A) AIM Student Innovation Challenge
    B) AIM Student Entrepreneurship Program
    C) AIM Young Innovators Challenge
    D) AIM Future Entrepreneurs Program
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in collaboration with La Fondation Dassault Systemes India celebrated the culmination of its flagship program for school students, ‘Made in 3D – Seed the Future Entrepreneurs’ under AIM’s Student Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) season – 2023-24 during the grand finale held in Pune. This event marked the conclusion of an eight-month journey dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among young minds.
  4. An agreement has been signed between which two entities to make Indian art and culture more accessible through television?
    A) Ministry of Culture and Doordarshan
    B) Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and Sansad TV
    C) Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Lok Sabha TV
    D) None of these
    E) National Museum and Rajya Sabha TV
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    To make Indian art and culture more accessible to the people, an important agreement has been signed between the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and Sansad TV. Under this, programmes produced by IGNCA will be telecast on Sansad TV and Sansad TV will also be able to use the content from IGNCA’s cultural archives.
  5. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced plans regarding the development of cities in the state. According to his announcement, which city will be developed as the economic capital and an advanced special city?
    A) Vijayawada
    B) Amaravati
    C) Visakhapatnam
    D) Tirupati
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu announced that Amaravati will be the state capital. He added that Visakhapatnam will be developed as the economic capital and an advanced special city.
  6. In the Global Gender Gap Index released by the World Economic Forum, India has slipped to which position?
    A) 125th
    B) 127th
    C) 128th
    D) 131st
    E) 129th
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    According to the Global Gender Gap Index released by the World Economic Forum , India has slipped two places to the 129th position, while Iceland retained its top spot. Within South Asia, India ranked fifth after Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan, with Pakistan ranked last.
  7. The US Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) voted unanimously to maintain its benchmark interest rate within which range?
    A) 4.50% to 4.75%
    B) 5.00% to 5.25%
    C) 5.25% to 5.50%
    D) 5.75% to 6.00%
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The US Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) voted unanimously to keep its benchmark interest rate between 5.25 and 5.50 percent, and said that “modest” progress had been made toward its long-term inflation target of 2 percent.
  8. India’s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) recorded a growth rate of __________ for April 2024 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.
    A) 5.0%
    B) 4.2%
    C) 3.5%
    D) 5.8%
    E) 6.8%
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) recorded a growth of 5 percent for April 2024 over the corresponding period of the previous year.
  9. In May, the Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based headline retail inflation in India eased to a 12-month low of ___________.
    A) 4.25%
    B) 4.50%
    C) 6.00%
    D) 4.75%
    E) 5.00%
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based headline retail inflation eased to a 12-month low of 4.75 per cent in May on the back of a softening core and fuel inflation, even though food inflation remained elevated. Separately, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) also moderated to 5 per cent in April from an upwardly revised figure of 5.4 per cent in the preceding month.
  10. Who has been reappointed as the National Security Advisor with effect from June 10?
    A) Ajit Doval
    B) Dr. PK Mishra
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Rajnath Singh
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ajit Doval has been reappointed as the National Security Advisor and Dr PK Mishra as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister with effect from June 10. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointments.
  11. Who took oath as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the third consecutive term?
    A) Nabam Tuki
    B) Dorjee Khandu
    C) Pema Khandu
    D) Gegong Apang
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Senior BJP leader Pema Khandu took oath as the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the third consecutive term. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Lt. Gen. KT Parnaik (Retd.) administered the oath of office and secrecy to Chief Minister Pema Khandu and other state cabinet ministers.
  12. Who was the former football player and noted football coach who passed away at the age of 75 in Ernakulam district, Kerala?
    A) T K Chathunni
    B) I. M. Vijayan
    C) Sunil Chhetri
    D) Bhaichung Bhutia
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former football player and noted football coach T K Chathunni, aged 80, passed away at a private hospital at Karukutty in Ernakulam district in Kerala. He was 75.
  13. Rajeev Taranath, who recently passed away at the age of 91, was a renowned maestro of which classical musical instrument?
    A) Sitar
    B) Tabla
    C) Sarod
    D) Flute
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sarod maestro of international repute Rajeev Taranath has passed away in Mysuru in Karnataka after a prolonged illness. He was 91.
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