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Current Affairs Quiz: June 19, 2024

  1. In June 2024, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) elected new leadership for the fiscal year 2025. Who has been elected to the position of Chairperson of COAI for FY25?
    A) Rahul Vatts, Chief Regulatory Officer of Bharti Airtel
    B) Abhijit Kishore, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Vodafone Idea (Vi)
    C) Sunil Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Airtel
    D) Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has elected Abhijit Kishore, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Vodafone Idea (Vi) as its Chairperson, while Rahul Vatts, Chief Regulatory Officer of Bharti Airtel, has been elected as the Vice-Chairperson. These leadership changes are effective from June 2024.
  2. Which prestigious UK university has decided to return a stolen 500-year-old bronze idol to India?
    A) University of Oxford
    B) University of Cambridge
    C) London School of Economics and Political Science
    D) Imperial College London
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The UK’s prestigious Oxford University has agreed to return a 500-year-old bronze idol of a saint believed to be stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu to India.
  3. Where is GAIL (India) planning to set up India’s largest ethane cracker project?
    A) Jaipur, Rajasthan
    B) Nagpur, Maharashtra
    C) Sehore, Madhya Pradesh
    D) Ranchi, Jharkhand
    E) Guwahati, Assam
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    GAIL (India) plans to establish a 1500 KTA Ethane Cracker Project in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, with an estimated capex of Rs 60,000 crore. The project aims to produce a range of ethylene derivatives, bolstering the petrochemical infrastructure in the region.
  4. Which international sports event will be hosted in Noida starting from 2025, as per the agreement between the Uttar Pradesh government and Dorna Sports?
    A) MotoGP Bharat
    B) FIFA World Cup
    C) Tour de France
    D) Wimbledon
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government officials said the state will sign a contract with Spain headquartered Dorna Sports and its Indian partner, Fairstreet Sports, to organise MotoGP event in Noida next year, and will keep organising the annual event till 2029.
  5. What is the name of the Israeli Navy Ship (INS) that recently arrived from the United States and will be integrated into the Israeli Navy?
    A) INS Sword of Iron
    B) INS Komemiyut
    C) INS Haifa
    D) INS Pascagoula
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The INS Komemiyut (Israel Navy Ship Independence) LSV (landing craft) arrived in Israel and will be operationally integrated into the Israeli Navy. The ship finished its voyage from the port of Pascagoula in the United States and docked at the Israeli Navy Base in Haifa.

  6. What was Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare’s role before his passing?
    A) Chief Minister of Maharashtra
    B) President of India
    C) Governor of Odisha
    D) Speaker of the Rajya Sabha
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Odisha governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare passed away in New Delhi. He was 95.Bhandare, a senior Congress leader from Maharashtra, was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1980, 1982 and 1988. He was president of the Supreme Court Bar Association for two terms. Bhandare published his memoir, ‘The Arc of Memory’, in Dec 2023.
  7. Chinese scientists using the Chinese H-alpha Solar Explorer (CHASE) telescope have found a new pattern of how the sun’s atmosphere rotates.
    A) CHASE
    B) H-alpha Solar Explorer
    C) Solar Dynamics Observatory
    D) Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Chinese scientists using the Chinese H-alpha Solar Explorer (CHASE) telescope have found a new pattern of how the sun’s atmosphere rotates. This breakthrough is significant because it provides the world’s first accurate three-dimensional picture of how the sun’s atmosphere rotates. This findings of which have been published in the renowned international journal “Nature Astronomy” .
  8. Who won the men’s singles title at the Australian Open badminton championship?
    A) Aya Ohori
    B) Kodai Naraoka
    C) Lee Zii Jia
    D) Nozomi Okuhara
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Malaysian Lee Zii Jia outlasted Japan’s Kodai Naraoka in the men’s singles final to be crowned Australian Open badminton champion, while Aya Ohori of Japan clinched the women’s title.
  9. Which joint initiative between the US and India was announced to combat climate change and other global challenges?
    A) NASA-ISRO Climate Change Monitoring
    B) NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
    C) US-India Climate Resilience Partnership
    D) US-India Space Technology Collaboration
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and the United States (US) are preparing to jointly launch NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar to combat climate change and other global challenges, announced the White House as National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan is on a two-day visit to New Delhi.
  10. Which of the following awards is given by Sahitya Akademi to recognize young writers across various languages in India?
    A) Sahitya Puraskar
    B) Yuva Puraskar
    C) Bal Sahitya Puraskar
    D) Saraswati Samman
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Sahitya Akademi announced the names of 23 writers, including English writer K. Vaishali and Hindi author Gaurav Pandey, who will receive the prestigious Yuva Puraskar across as many languages.
  11. What is the revised GDP growth forecast for India in FY25, according to Fitch Ratings?
    A) 6.8%
    B) 7.0%
    C) 7.2%
    D) 7.5%
    E) 6.5%
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fitch Ratings raised its growth estimates for India by 20 basis points to 7.2 per cent, same as that of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), citing positive economic outlook driven by recovering consumer confidence and increased investment.
  12. What is the name of India’s first-ever multinational air exercise scheduled for 2024?
    A) Vayu Shakti
    B) Garuda Shakti
    C) Tarang Shakti
    D) Akash Shakti
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to make history this August by hosting its first-ever multinational air exercise, Tarang Shakti-2024. The exercise is slated to be held in two phases, with the initial phase commencing in the first two weeks of August in southern India, followed by the second phase in the western sector from late August to mid-September.
  13. In the 2024 Environment Performance Index (EPI), which aspect does India rank the lowest among the listed countries?
    A) Air quality
    B) Biodiversity and habitat
    C) Greenhouse gas emissions
    D) Coal dependency
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, was placed among the lowest-rung countries in air quality, projected emissions, and biodiversity and habitat in the 2024 Environment Performance Index (EPI).India ranked 176th among 180 countries, above Pakistan, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar only, in the overall index, released by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Columbia Center for International Earth Science Information Network. This is a mild improvement to the last EPI in which India came at the bottom.
  14. In Mercer’s 2024 Cost Of Living Survey, which city in India has retained its position as the most expensive for expatriates?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to the Mercer’s 2024 Cost Of Living Survey, Mumbai remains the most expensive city in India for expatriates, maintaining this position since 2013. Globally, Mumbai has risen by 11 places to rank 136th out of 226 cities surveyed. Hong Kong tops the global list as the most expensive city for international assignees, with Southeast Asian cities dominating the upper echelons of costliness.
  15. Why did the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cancel the licence of Purvanchal Co-operative Bank?
    A) Non-compliance with KYC norms
    B) Inadequate capital and earning prospects
    C) Mismanagement of funds
    D) Excessive lending
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank has cancelled the licence of Purvanchal Co-operative Bank, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh as it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.The Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Uttar Pradesh has also been asked to issue an order for winding up the bank and appoint a liquidator, the RBI said in a statement.
  16. For what reasons did the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) impose fines on Central Bank of India and Sonali Bank PLC?
    A) Non-compliance with Basel III norms
    B) Violations related to loans and advances
    C) Insider trading
    D) Environmental violations
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a fine of ₹1.45 crore on the Central Bank of India and ₹96.4 lakh on Sonali Bank PLC for non-compliance issues including loans and advances and Know Your Customer (KYC) norms.
  17. What is the name of the world’s highest steel arch rail bridge recently tested by Indian Railways?
    A) Jammu-Udhampur Bridge
    B) Chenab Bridge
    C) Sangaldan Arch Bridge
    D) Reasi Steel Bridge
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Railways successfully tested an electric engine from Sangaldan to Reasi, passing the world’s tallest steel arch rail bridge, the Chenab Bridge.
    1st trial train has successfully run from Sangaldan to Reasi, including crossing the Chenab Bridge. All construction works for the USBRL are nearly finished, with only tunnel No.1 remaining partially incomplete. The 46-km Sangaldan-Reasi stretch would be inspected over two days by Commissioner of Railways Safety (CRS) D C Deshwal, as the ministry gets closer to its ambitious project.
  18. Which airport in India has launched the country’s first self-service mechanism for check-in luggage?
    A) Mumbai Airport
    B) Bengaluru Airport
    C) Delhi Airport
    D) Chennai Airport
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Delhi airport operator DIAL said it has launched a self-service mechanism, enabling passengers to drop in their luggage, collect tags and print boarding passes to complete the check-in process in less time.

  19. Who recently became the first Indian to receive the ‘Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award’ for contributions to films?
    A) Amitabh Bachchan
    B) Aamir Khan
    C) Vinod Ganatra
    D) Deepika Padukone
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Globally acclaimed film-maker Vinod Ganatra has become the first Indian to be conferred the prestigious ‘Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award’ of South Africa for his contribution to films. He was honoured with the coveted award at the ongoing 7th Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival.
  20. According to a report by consultancy firm Kroll, who has reclaimed the top spot as India’s most valued celebrity in 2023?
    A) Ranveer Singh
    B) Deepika Padukone
    C) Virat Kohli
    D) Priyanka Chopra
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Team India star Virat Kohli has reclaimed his spot as India’s most valued celebrity with a brand value of USD 227.9 million in 2023, according to a report by consultancy firm Kroll.
  21. Who from the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) degree by Kerala University of Health Sciences?
    A) P. Madhavankutty Varier
    B) P. M. Varier
    C) Arya Vaidya Sala
    D) Chief Physician
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, a renowned Ayurvedic institution, celebrated a significant achievement as its managing trustee and chief physician, P. Madhavankutty Varier, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) degree by the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS).
  22. Where did Neeraj Chopra win the Gold medal in the men’s javelin throw competition recently?
    A) Tokyo, Japan
    B) Turku, Finland
    C) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    D) London, United Kingdom
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Olympic and World Champion Neeraj Chopra has won the Gold medal in the men’s javelin throw competition at the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour at the Paavo Nurmi Stadium in Turku, Finland.
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