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Current Affairs Quiz: June 6, 2024

  1. Which Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) were listed in the top 150 universities in the QS World University Ranking 2025?
    A) IIT Bombay and IIT Madras
    B) IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur
    C) IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi
    D) IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Bombay and Delhi are among the top 150 universities in the world, while the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) retained the top rank globally for the 13th time, according to the QS World University Ranking, 2025 announced. While IIT Bombay has climbed from 149 last year to 118, up by 31 ranks, IIT Delhi improved its rank by 47 points to bag the 150th position globally.
  2. What is the proposed name of the new wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors that will house its commercial vehicle business?
    A) Tata Motors Commercial Division Ltd
    B) TML Commercial Vehicles Ltd
    C) Tata Commercial Vehicles Ltd
    D) TML Motors Ltd
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tata Motors said its board has approved to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to house commercial vehicles business. The company has proposed the name of the new unit as TML Commercial Vehicles Ltd (TMLCVL).
  3. What is the primary objective of the strategic partnership between Axis Bank and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance?
    A) To merge the two companies.
    B) To boost insurance penetration and financial inclusion in the country.
    C) To launch a new banking product.
    D) To open new branches across the country.
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Axis Bank, a private sector bank, and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, a private general insurer, have entered a strategic bancassurance partnership to boost insurance penetration and financial inclusion in the country.
  4. By what percentage have the National Pension System’s (NPS) assets under management (AUM) increased, reaching ₹12.16 lakh crore as of May 25, according to the latest data from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)?
    A) 20%
    B) 25%
    C) 28%
    D) 30%
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Pension System’s (NPS) assets under management (AUM) have touched ₹12.16 lakh crore as of May 25, the latest data from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) showed.The AUM is up by 28 per cent from ₹9.52 lakh crore a year ago. The overall AUM, including Atal Pension Yojana (APY), was also higher than the March 2024 level of ₹11.73 lakh crore.
  5. Who is leading the government’s initiative to develop parametric and hydroelectric insurance pools for enhanced disaster protection?
    A) Ramaswamy Narayanan
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Raghuram Rajan
    D) Nirmala Sitharaman
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government, led by GIC chairman Ramaswamy Narayanan, is developing parametric and hydroelectric insurance pools to enhance disaster protection. Parametric coverage will pay claims based on predefined triggers like earthquakes, while the hydroelectric pool will insure losses to power projects due to natural disasters.
  6. What is the name of Nvidia’s upcoming most advanced AI chip platform, which is set to be rolled out in 2026 and is intended to succeed the Blackwell platform?
    A) Blackwell
    B) Intel
    C) Rubin
    D) AMD
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Nvidia, AMD and Intel have separately launched the next generation of their artificial intelligence (AI) chips in Taiwan, as a three-way race heats up. The company would roll out its most advanced AI chip platform, called Rubin, in 2026.The Rubin platform will succeed the Blackwell, which supplies chips for data centers and was announced only in March. It was dubbed by Nvidia at the time as the “world’s most powerful chip.”
  7. Which spacecraft, manufactured by Boeing, recently carried its first crew of astronauts to orbit on a test mission to the International Space Station?
    A) Dragon
    B) Orion
    C) Starliner
    D) Falcon 9
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Boeing’s new Starliner capsule flew its first crew of astronauts to orbit from Florida in a much-delayed test mission to the International Space Station.
    The CST-100 Starliner, with astronauts Barry “Butc h” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams aboard, lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, strapped to an Atlas V rocket furnished and flown by the Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance (ULA).
  8. What software has the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) developed for aerodynamic design and analysis, utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)?
    A) AeroPro
    B) ParaFlow
    C) None of these
    D) PraVaHa
    E) AeroSim
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software named Parallel RANS Solver for Aerospace Vehicle Aero-thermo-dynamic Analysis (PraVaHa).
  9. What campaign did Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch on World Environment Day, where he planted a Peepal tree at Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi?
    A) Green Earth Initiative
    B) Clean Air Mission
    C) Tree for Tomorrow
    D) Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has launched ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam’ Campaign on the occasion of World Environment Day(June 5). Modi’s planted a Peepal tree at Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi.
  10. What prestigious award did the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) win at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+ 20 Forum High-Level Event in Geneva?
    A) UN’s WSIS 2024 “Achiever” Award
    B) UN’s WSIS 2024 “Innovator” Award
    C) UN’s WSIS 2024 “Champion” Award
    D) UN’s WSIS 2024 “Leader” Award
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier Telecom R&D centre of the Government of India, awarded UN’s WSIS 2024 “Champion” Award for the project “Mobile-Enabled Disaster Resilience through Cell Broadcast emergency Alerting”, recognised under AI, C-7, E-environemnt, in the category of ‘Benefits in all aspects of life – E-environment”.
  11. Which organization inaugurated a plastic waste management and recycling plant in Changgu, East Sikkim, as part of their celebration of World Environment Day?
    A) Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army
    B) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    C) Sikkim State Government
    D) National Green Tribunal (NGT)
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army celebrated World Environment Day(June 5) with numerous “Go Green Initiatives” in North Bengal and Sikkim. A key highlight was the inauguration of a plastic waste management and recycling plant in Changgu, East Sikkim.
  12. Where did the 2024 Heads of State Summit for the Kavango-Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA) take place, where leaders decided to fight for the lifting of the ban on ivory trade at the 20th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP20) of CITES?
    A) Livingstone, Zambia
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) Johannesburg, South Africa
    D) Windhoek, Namibia
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The 2024 Heads of State Summit for the Kavango-Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA) took place in Livingstone, Zambia, where member states renewed their calls to withdraw from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
    Leaders of the five member countries (Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) agreeing to argue their case for lifting of the ban on ivory trade at the 20th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP20) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) due next year in Geneva, Switzerland.

  13. What is the name of the newly established space agency in South Korea, tasked with leading policy and industrial development in the country’s aerospace sector?
    A) Korea Space Development Agency (KSDA)
    B) Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
    C) Korea AeroSpace Administration (KASA)
    D) South Korean National Space Agency (SKNSA)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    South Korea has officially launched its space agency, the Korea AeroSpace Administration (KASA), to lead policy and industrial development in its aerospace sector. Yoon Young-bin, the first administrator of the new space agency.
    The establishment was made possible after the Country’s national assembly passed a special law in January to unify government organizations in charge of space policy and projects. The new agency is based in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province, with an annual budget of 758.9 billion won ($556 million).
  14. Which international agreement did Peru recently join, becoming the 41st signatory, at a ceremony held at NASA Headquarters in Washington?
    A) International Space Treaty (IST)
    B) Lunar Exploration Agreement (LEA)
    C) Artemis Accords
    D) Space Cooperation Pact (SCP)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Peru became the 41st signatory to the Artemis Accords at a ceremony at NASA Headquarters in Washington.  The Artemis Accords were established in 2020 by the United States and seven other countries to set out a practical set of principles to guide civil space exploration and use.
  15. What fundraising campaign did the president of the Maldives announce in response to Israel’s Gaza offensive?
    A) “Maldives Aid for Gaza”
    B) “Support for Palestine Campaign”
    C) “Maldivians Stand with Gaza”
    D) “Maldivians in Solidarity with Palestine”
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Maldives has banned entry of the people of Israel to protest against the latter’s months-long Gaza offensive. The president of the island nation, Mohamed Muizzu, has resolved to impose a ban on those bearing Israeli passports. Muizzu also announced a national fundraising campaign called “Maldivians in Solidarity with Palestine”.
  16. At the New York Indian Film Festival 2024, Sanya Malhotra won the Best Actress award for her role in which film, a remake of the Malayalam movie ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’?
    A) The Great Indian Household
    B) The Great Indian Marriage
    C) Mrs.
    D) Mr
    E) The Great Indian Wife
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sanya Malhotra won the Best Actress award for her role in ‘Mrs’ at the New York Indian Film Festival 2024. The film is a remake of the Malayalam film, ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’, which revolves around Sanya’s character who navigates the challenges and expectations imposed by society and her marital life.
  17. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of Deendayal Port Authority (formerly Kandla Port) by the government?
    A) Sushil Kumar Singh
    B) Deendayal Kumar
    C) Sushil Singh Yadav
    D) Kandla Singh
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government has named Sushil Kumar Singh, a joint secretary looking after ports/ PPP and PHRD in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and waterways as the Chairperson of Deendayal Port Authority (formerly Kandla Port).
  18. What groundbreaking initiative is Volvo Cars launching for its flagship EX90 SUV, making it the world’s first in its category?
    A) Introduction of a new self-driving technology
    B) Implementation of a zero-emission engine
    C) Issuance of the world’s first EV battery passport
    D) Launch of a solar-powered charging station network
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Volvo Cars is launching the world’s first EV battery passport recording the origins of raw materials, components, recycled content and carbon footprint for its flagship EX90 SUV, the Swedish automaker said
  19. What innovative project has a team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad recently completed, with funding from TiHAN Foundation, IIT Hyderabad (NMICPS, Government of India)?
    A) Solar-powered water purification system
    B) Self-driving car technology
    C) Fire rescue assistant drone
    D) Agricultural drone for crop monitoring
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    A team of teachers and students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad, led by Sudheer Siddapureddy and Ameer Mulla, has developed a fire rescue assistant drone. The project was completed with funding from TiHAN Foundation, IIT Hyderabad (NMICPS, Government of India).
  20. Who has been selected for the prestigious Gudleppa Hallikeri Award for 2024 by the Gudleppa Hallikeri Memorial Foundation?
    A) Siddhalinga Pattanashetti
    B) Shivarudraiah Pujar
    C) Ganganath Nagendra
    D) Basavaraj Yankappa
    E) Venkatesh Hugar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Poet and playwright Siddhalinga Pattanashetti has been chosen for the prestigious Gudleppa Hallikeri Award for 2024 by the Gudleppa Hallikeri Memorial Foundation, Hosaritti (Haveri District).
  21. What is the name of the project launched by the Haryana government to combat air pollution, which is funded by the World Bank and has a budget of Rs 10,000 crore?
    A) Haryana Air Quality Initiative
    B) Haryana Clean Air Project for Sustainable Development
    C) Haryana Pollution Control Program
    D) Haryana Green Air Mission
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Haryana Chief Secretary T V S N Prasad said the state government will soon roll out a Rs 10,000-crore project. This ten-year comprehensive project funded by the World Bank to address air pollution.
    The Haryana Clean Air Project for Sustainable Development will be implemented in the state in a phased manner with the first phase being implemented in the districts falling in the National Capital Region (NCR) and replication in entire state later.
  22. What is the new initiative launched by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) aimed at supporting MSMEs and startups in their transformation towards Industry 4.0?
    A) Industry 4.0 Acceleration Program
    B) Startup Support Scheme
    C) 5G and 6G Adoption Initiative
    D) Baseline Survey among MSMEs
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning a new initiative aimed at aiding organisations and startups through the adoption of Industry emerging technologies. It has called for a proposal for “Industry 4.0 a baseline Survey among MSMEs” that aligns with the broader vision of fostering digital transformation and preparing industries for the advent of 5G and 6G technologies.
  23. Which department of the Ministry of Defence signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Bank of India, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, and Utkarsh Small Finance Bank to establish SPARSH Service Centres across 1,128 branches of these banks nationwide?
    A) Defence Procurement Department
    B) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    C) Defence Accounts Department (DAD)
    D) Defence Finance Department
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Defence Accounts Department (DAD), Ministry of Defence has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Bank of India, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India and Utkarsh Small Finance Bank in New Delhi to onboard them as SPARSH [System for Pension Administration (Raksha)] Service Centres across 1,128 branches of the four banks across the country.
  24. Who inaugurated the Indigenous Air Quality Monitoring System (AQ-AIMS) and launched the Air-Pravah App on World Environment Day?
    A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    B) Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    C) Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
    D) Director of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Secretary, MeitY, S Krishnan has inaugurated Indigenous Air Quality Monitoring System (AQ-AIMS) and launched Air-Pravah App on the occasion of World Environment Day on June t, 2024. These are developed under MeitY supported technologies.
  25. Which two ministries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a dedicated Tele MANAS cell for the armed forces at the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune?
    A) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Home Affairs
    B) Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs
    C) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Defence
    D) Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to facilitate collaboration between the two ministries in operating a special cell of Tele MANAS, the National Telemental Health Helpline of MoHFW, as a pilot project for a period of two years at the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune.
  26. With the aim of eliminating Tuberculosis in the country by 2025, which two government bodies recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi?
    A) Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
    B) Ministry of Mines and Central TB Division of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
    C) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    D) Central TB Division and Ministry of Mines
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Mines and Central TB Division of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) in New Delhi for collaborative and convergent action towards elimination of Tuberculosis.The MoU will forge inter-ministerial collaboration and strategic partnerships to achieve the target of Eliminating Tuberculosis (TB) in India by 2025.
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