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Current Affairs Quiz: June 18, 2024

  1. Which of the following changes will Indian universities and higher education institutions (HEIs) implement starting from the 2024-25 academic session according to UGC?
    A) Offering admissions only in the July-August cycle.
    B) Offering admissions only in the January-February cycle.
    C) Offering admissions twice a year in July-August and January-February cycles.
    D) Ending the practice of annual admissions entirely.
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian universities and higher education institutions (HEIs) will now be allowed to offer admissions twice a year on lines of foreign universities. The two admission cycles followed globally also will be July-August and January-February from the 2024-25 academic session.
  2. Who inaugurated the ‘Prerna Sthal’ in the Parliament complex, which now houses statues of national icons and freedom fighters?
    A) Rajya Sabha Chairperson and Vice President Hamid Ansari
    B) President Droupadi Murmu
    C) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
    D) Rajya Sabha Chairperson and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar
    E) Rajya Sabha Chairperson and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Rajya Sabha chairperson and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the ‘Prerna Sthal’ in the Parliament complex which now houses statues of national icons and freedom fighters that were earlier at different places on the premises.
  3. According to the Survey on Household Consumption Expenditure by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, how much lower was Rural India’s average monthly capital expenditure compared to Urban India in the period from August 2022 to July 2023?
    A) 50% lower
    B) 60% lower
    C) 71% lower
    D) 80% lower
    E) 90% lower
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Survey on Household Consumption Expenditure by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has found that Rural India’s average monthly capital expenditure stood 71 percent lower than Urban India in the period from August 2022 to July 2023.
  4. According to Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, India is set to become which numbered country to have its own Deep Sea Mission?
    A) 4th
    B) 5th
    C) 6th
    D) 7th
    E) 8th
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India set to be the 6th country to have its own Deep Sea Mission” says Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Earth Sciences, MoS PMO, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space and MoS Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, in New Delhi.
  5. Which company announced its partnership with Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation to equip the state’s youth with IT skills and enhance employment opportunities?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) IBM
    D) Oracle
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Oracle said that it has partnered with Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation to equip the state’s youth with IT skills and capabilities to enhance employment opportunities.
  6. What is the name of the one-week drive against drugs to be carried out by Punjab Police in association with the Border Security Force (BSF) and Village Defence Committees (VDCs) in Fazilka district?
    A) Mission Suraksha
    B) Mission Nishchay
    C) Mission Shakti
    D) Mission Parivartan
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Punjab Police in association with the Border Security Force (BSF) and Village Defence Committees (VDCs) will carry out a one-week drive against drugs named Mission Nishchay’ in Fazilka district.
  7. What event will Kerala’s Kozhikode host from July 25 to 28, 2024, featuring the prestigious International White Water Kayaking Championship?
    A) Kerala Adventure Fest
    B) Malabar Water Sports Carnival
    C) Malabar River Festival
    D) Kozhikode Kayaking Extravaganza
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kerala’s Kozhikode is all set to host the Malabar River Festival 2024, featuring the prestigious International White Water Kayaking Championship from July 25 to 28. This highly anticipated event aims to showcase and promote white-water kayaking in the region, drawing attention from both local and international adventurers.
  8. Which advanced aerial combat training exercise did the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully participate in, conducted by the United States Air Force (USAF) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, from June 4 to June 14, 2024?
    A) Exercise Blue Flag
    B) Exercise Red Flag
    C) Exercise Green Flag
    D) Exercise Iron Flag
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has successfully concluded its participation in Exercise Red Flag 2024, an advanced aerial combat training exercise conducted by the United States Air Force (USAF) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, from June 4 to June 14, 2024.
  9. Which country hosted the Summit on Peace in Ukraine, attended by about 100 delegations from countries and international organizations?
    A) France
    B) Germany
    C) Switzerland
    D) Sweden
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    About 100 delegations from countries and international organisations attended the Switzerland-hosted Summit on Peace in Ukraine, aimed at crafting a path that many participants said could pave the way to ending Russia’s war on its smaller neighbour.
  10. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, has collaborated with which entity to offer additional digital payment services through the SBIePay payment gateway to users of the eMigrate portal (https://emigrate.gov.in)?
    A) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    B) State Bank of India (SBI)
    C) Punjab National Bank (PNB)
    D) HDFC Bank
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, and State Bank of India(SBI) to provide an additional digital payment services of the SBI through payment gateway called SBIePay to Indian migrant workers, Recruiting Agents (RAs) and other users of the eMigrate portal (https://emigrate.gov.in).
  11. Which organization awarded the “Risk Manager of the Year Award 2024” to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
    A) International Monetary Fund
    B) World Bank
    C) Central Banking
    D) Financial Stability Board
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been awarded the “Risk Manager of the Year Award 2024″ by Central Banking, a renowned publication headquartered in London.
  12. Adani Defence & Aerospace has signed a cooperation agreement with which group from the UAE to establish a global platform leveraging defence and aerospace capabilities?
    A) Emirates Defence Industries Company
    B) Tawazun Economic Council
    C) EDGE Group
    D) Mubadala Development Company
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Adani Defence & Aerospace has signed a cooperation agreement with EDGE Group, one of the leading advanced technology and defence groups in the UAE, to establish a global platform leveraging the defence and aerospace capabilities.
  13. Who among the following has been sworn in as Slovakia’s 6th President?
    A) Petr Pellegrini
    B) Zuzana Čaputová
    C) Robert Fico
    D) Ivan Gašparovič
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Petr Pellegrini, Slovakia’s former speaker of the National Council, is sworn in as Slovakia’s 6th President.
  14. Which South African president secured his second term with the support of once rival parties, who agreed to join his African National Congress (ANC) in a new government of national unity?
    A) Jacob Zuma
    B) Thabo Mbeki
    C) Cyril Ramaphosa
    D) Nelson Mandela
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Cyril Ramaphosa secured his second term as South Africa’s president with the support of once rival parties that have agreed to join his African National Congress (ANC) in a new government of national unity.
  15. On the occasion of World Desertification and Drought Day, Siddhesh Sakore from Maharashtra was named Land Hero by which organization?
    A) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    B) United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
    C) United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
    D) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Siddhesh Sakore, a farmer and the founder of AGRO RANGERS, from Maharashtra, has been named Land Hero by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).On the occasion of World Desertification and Drought Day, the UNCCD announced the names of 10 Land Heroes in a programme in Bonn, Germany.
  16. Which sports journalist and Editorial Consultant of The Statesman passed away at the age of 73?
    A) Rajdeep Sardesai
    B) Barkha Dutt
    C) Harpal Singh Bedi
    D) Shekhar Gupta
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Renowned sports journalist and Editorial Consultant of The Statesman, Harpal Singh Bedi, passed away at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness. Bedi began his career in 1980 as a sub-editor with the United News of India (UNI), eventually becoming the youngest Sports Editor in the agency’s history.
  17. Where was the newly discovered species of great ape, Buronius manfredschmidi, uncovered by scientists?
    A) Bavaria
    B) Madagascar
    C) Amazon Rainforest
    D) Great Barrier Reef
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Scientists have discovered a new species of great ape which lived 11 million years ago and only ever grew to the size of a human toddler, making it the smallest known to science.The now-extinct ape species, which has been named Buronius manfredschmidi, was uncovered at the Hammerschmiede fossil site in Bavaria. Roughly the same as a French bulldog, making the new species the “smallest known hominid taxon” (great ape).
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