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Current Affairs Quiz: June 4, 2024

  1. In a significant development, the Supreme Court has re-constituted the gender sensitisation and internal complaints committee. Who has been appointed to lead the committee as the Chairperson?
    A) Justice N. V. Ramana
    B) Justice R. Banumathi
    C) Justice Hima Kohli
    D) Justice Indira Banerjee
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a significant development, the Supreme Court has re-constituted gender sensitisation and internal complaints committee with Justice Hima Kohli to lead as the Chairperson of the Committee.
  2. The Centre introduced a new numbering series for making service or transactional calls to help citizens easily identify legitimate calls. What is the prefix of this new numbering series?
    A) 100xxxxxxx
    B) 120xxxxxxx
    C) 140xxxxxxx
    D) 160xxxxxxx
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Centre introduced a new numbering series, 160xxxxxxx, for making service or transactional calls, to help citizens easily identify legitimate calls and curb unsolicited voice calls from telemarketers using 10-digit mobile numbers.
  3. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) have jointly developed a new logo. What is the name of this new logo designed to replace the India Organic and Jaivik Bharat logos?
    A) Bharat Organic
    B) Unified India Organic
    C) Jaivik Bharat
    D) FSSAI Organic
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) have jointly developed a “Unified India Organic” logo to replace the India Organic and Jaivik Bharat logos.
  4. The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy are participating in two mega multinational war games hosted by their U.S. counterparts. For the two-week multinational air exercise Red Flag, which commenced in Alaska on May 30, the IAF has deployed which type of fighter jets?
    A) Sukhoi Su-30MKI
    B) Mirage 2000
    C) Tejas
    D) Rafale
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy are taking part in two mega multinational war games hosted by their U.S. counterparts. The IAF has deployed Rafale fighter jets for the two-week multinational air exercise Red Flag which commenced in Alaska on May 30.
  5. Renowned Indian artist Krishn Kanhai unveiled his latest collection, “The Golden Krishna,” featuring exquisite works centered around Lord Krishna. What is the centerpiece of the exhibition?
    A) A life-sized sculpture of Lord Krishna
    B) A three-dimensional painting of Tirupati Balaji
    C) A mural of Radha and Krishna
    D) A miniature painting of Lord Krishna
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Renowned Indian artist Krishn Kanhai unveiled his latest collection, “The Golden Krishna,” in a grand opening ceremony. The exhibition showcases Kanhai’s exquisite new works centered around Lord Krishna.
    The centerpiece of the exhibition is a breathtaking life-sized, three-dimensional painting of Tirupati Balaji, meticulously crafted with 24-karat gold and measuring an impressive 5 feet by 8 feet. This masterpiece exemplifies Kanhai’s signature style, which has captivated art lovers worldwide.
  6. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with several international organizations. Which of the following organizations was NOT part of these MoUs?
    A) International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
    B) International Labour Organization (ILO)
    C) World Health Organization (WHO)
    D) World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    FAO Director-General QU Dongyu signed Memorandum of Understandings(MoU) with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
  7. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that talks aimed at reaching a global agreement on better fighting pandemics are expected to conclude by which year?
    A) 2023
    B) 2024
    C) 2025
    D) 2026
    E) 2027
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Talks aimed at reaching a global agreement on how to better fight pandemics will be concluded by 2025 or earlier if possible, the World Health Organization said.
  8. For the first time, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cancelled the auction of 10-year green bonds because traders refused to pay _____________
    A) A higher interest rate
    B) A greenium
    C) None of these
    D) A service fee
    E) A transaction tax
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a first, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cancelled the auction of 10-year green bonds as traders refused to pay greenium, said dealers. Greenium signifies the premium investors are willing to pay for green bonds because of their sustainability impact.
  9. The market capitalization of the State Bank of India (SBI) recently crossed which significant mark after a surge in its shares during a stock market rally?
    A) Rs 6 lakh crore
    B) Rs 7 lakh crore
    C) Rs 8 lakh crore
    D) Rs 9 lakh crore
    E) Rs 5 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The market capitalization of the State Bank of India (SBI) crossed the Rs 8 lakh crore mark after the bank’s shares surged by 9 per cent during a rally in the stock market, hitting an all-time high of Rs 912.
  10. What is the primary purpose of the ‘Settlement Calculator (BETA Version)’ recently launched by SEBI?
    A) To facilitate faster settlement of legal disputes
    B) To provide a tool for calculating taxes on settlements
    C) To enhance transparency in the process of determining the indicative settlement amount
    D) To automate the entire settlement process
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SEBI has launched the ‘Settlement Calculator (BETA Version)’ in order to provide more transparency in the process of arriving at the indicative settlement amount, as per the parameters laid down in SEBI (Settlement Proceedings) Regulations, 2018.
  11. OPEC+ recently reached an agreement to extend most of its deep oil output cuts until which year?
    A) 2022
    B) 2023
    C) 2024
    D) 2025
    E) 2026
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    OPEC+ agreed to extend most of its deep oil output cuts well into 2025 as the group seeks to shore up the market amid tepid demand growth, high interest rates and rising rival U.S. production.
  12. At the Indian Open of Surfing held at Sasihithlu beach, Tamil Nadu surfers dominated across all categories. Who was crowned the new champion in the men’s open category?
    A) Ajeesh Ali
    B) Kedar Jadhav
    C) Pradeep Kumar
    D) Akash Patel
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu surfers swept the top honors in all four categories, men’s open, women’s open, groms boys & U-16 and groms girls & U-16, at the Indian Open of Surfing at the Sasihithlu beach.Ajeesh Ali, who competed in the Paris Olympics qualifiers (2023 ISA World Surfing Games, El Salvador) last year, was crowned the new IOS champion in the men’s open category.
  13. During the Taiwan Athletics Open 2024, how many medals did the Indian contingent secure in total?
    A) Six
    B) Seven
    C) Eight
    D) Nine
    E) Ten
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In the Taiwan Athletics Open 2024, the Indian contingent concluded the campaign with a remarkable medal haul, bagging seven medals including three golds, three silvers and one bronze medal in Chinese Taipei.
  14. Indian shuttler Tanvi Sharma clinched the women’s singles title at which badminton tournament held in Germany?
    A) Bonn International Badminton Tournament
    B) Berlin International Badminton Tournament
    C) Frankfurt International Badminton Tournament
    D) None of these
    E) Munich International Badminton Tournament
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s Tanvi Sharma bagged the women’s singles title of the Bonn International Badminton Tournament, in Germany . The young Indian shuttler defeated Wang Pei Yu of Taiwan in straight sets, 21-19, 22-20. This is the first senior title for the 15-year-old Tanvi.
  15. Who is India’s first woman Permanent Representative to the United Nations, retiring after 35 years of service?
    A) Ruchira Kamboj
    B) Sushma Swaraj
    C) Nirupama Rao
    D) None of these
    E) Meera Shankar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s first woman Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj retired after 35 years of service, during which she served as Indian envoy in Bhutan, South Africa and the UNESCO.
  16. Who recently won a landslide victory to become the first female president of Mexico City?
    A) Claudia Sheinbaum
    B) Maria Elena Barrera
    C) Laura Esquivel
    D) Lupita Jones
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Claudia Sheinbaum won a landslide victory to become Mexico’s first female president, inheriting the project of her mentor and outgoing leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador whose popularity among the poor helped drive her triumph.
  17. Which country successfully launched a multi-mission communication satellite named PAKSAT MM1 in collaboration with China?
    A) India
    B) Bangladesh
    C) None of these
    D) Sri Lanka
    E) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    Pakistan successfully launched a multi-mission communication satellite named PAKSAT MM1, in collaboration with China. The satellite was sent into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.
  18. Maguni Charan Kuanr, a pioneer of rod puppetry in Odisha and Padma Shri awardee, passed away at the age of 88. In which year was he honored with the Padma Shri award for his contributions to Indian art and culture?
    A) 2020
    B) 2021
    C) 2022
    D) 2023
    E) 2024
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Maguni Charan Kuanr, pioneer of rod puppetry in Odisha and Padma Shri awardee, passed away in Keonjhar. He was 88. In recognition of his invaluable contributions to Indian art and culture, Maguni Charan Kuanr was felicitated with the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2023.
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