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Current Affairs Quiz: June 9 &10, 2024

  1. With which government entity did CSC SPV sign an MoU to convert FPOs registered under the ‘Formation & Promotion of 10,000 FPOs scheme’ into CSCs?
    A) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare
    B) Ministry of Finance
    C) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    D) Ministry of Education
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    An MoU between CSC SPV and Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare was signed to convert FPOs registered under ‘Formation & Promotion of 10,000 FPOs scheme’ into CSCs and help them to deliver citizen-centric services.
  2. What was the theme of the 33rd Foundation Day celebration of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) held at the Ashok Hotel in New Delhi?
    A) Empowering Youth through Technology
    B) Digital Transformation in Governance
    C) Positioning Bharat as a Tech Product Nation
    D) Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tech Sector
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) proudly celebrated its 33rd Foundation Day, commemorating over three decades of unparalleled contributions towards the Indian technology sector in terms of software exports, as well as towards nurturing a modern tech startup ecosystem.
    The event held at the prestigious Ashok Hotel in New Delhi with the theme of “Positioning Bharat as a Tech Product Nation” was graced by Secretary of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Shri S Krishnan and the Director General of STPI, Shri Arvind Kumar, as well as other dignitaries from both the government and technology industry.
  3. The ‘Bridge of National Unity’ in Budapest, unveiled recently, symbolizes_____________
    A) Architectural innovation in Hungary
    B) Historical unity among European nations
    C) Cultural diversity in Budapest
    D) National unity in Hungary
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Hungary recently unveiled the ‘Bridge of National Unity,’ a 700-metre pedestrian bridge spanning Budapest’s Danube River. Symbolizing unity, it marks a milestone in Hungary’s architectural landscape.
  4. According to which report from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is there an 80% likelihood that the annual average global temperature will temporarily exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for at least one of the next five years?
    A) WMO Climate Change Bulletin
    B) WMO Global Annual to Decadal Update
    C) WMO State of the Climate Report
    D) WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    There is an 80 percent likelihood that the annual average global temperature will temporarily exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for at least one of the next five years, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
    There is a 47% likelihood that the global temperature averaged over the entire five-year 2024-2028 period will exceed 1.5 °C above the pre-industrial era, says the WMO Global Annual to Decadal Update – up from 32% from last year’s report for the 2023-2027 period.
  5. What is the historic peak of public debt reached in 2023, as highlighted in the UN report titled “A World of Debt 2024: A Growing Burden to Global Prosperity”?
    A) $87 trillion
    B) $92 trillion
    C) $97 trillion
    D) $102 trillion
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to the UN report titled ”A world of debt 2024: A growing burden to global prosperity”, highlights the unprecedented surge in public debt, comprising both domestic and external general government borrowing which reached a historic peak of $97 trillion in 2023, up by a notable $5.6 trillion from the previous year.
  6. Where was the inaugural Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Clean Economy Investor Forum held?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Tokyo
    C) Singapore
    D) Sydney
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India participated in the inaugural Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Clean Economy Investor Forum underway in Singapore. The Indian delegation was led by Secretary, Department of Commerce, Sunil Barthwal.
  7. According to the new UNICEF report, how many children under 5 years of age worldwide are experiencing severe child food poverty?
    A) 150 million
    B) 181 million
    C) 200 million
    D) 250 million
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Around 181 million children worldwide under 5 years of age or 1 in 4 are experiencing severe child food poverty, making them up to 50 per cent more likely to experience wasting, a life-threatening form of malnutrition, a new UNICEF report reveals.
  8. At a ceremony held at NASA Headquarters in Washington, which country officially joined the Artemis Accords as the 42nd signatory?
    A) Poland
    B) Slovakia
    C) Hungary
    D) Czech Republic
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Slovakia became the 42nd 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.
  9. Which country is providing assistance for the construction of Nepal’s Arun III hydropower project?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) United States
    D) Japan
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    he Arun III hydropower project in Nepal, which is being constructed with Indian assistance, marked its breakthrough. Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal in the presence of Indian Ambassador Naveen Srivastava triggered the last blast to mark the breakthrough of the 11.8 KM headrace tunnel of Nepal’s first export-oriented project.
  10. Which Sri Lankan ride hailing platform has collaborated with PhonePe to enable UPI-based QR payments for Indian travelers in Sri Lanka?
    A) Uber
    B) Ola
    C) PickMe
    D) Lyft
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    PhonePe has announced its collaboration with Sri Lankan ride hailing platform PickMe to enable UPI-based QR payments for Indian travellers in Sri Lanka.
  11. What are the two main themes of the RBI’s global hackathon “HaRBInger 2024 – Innovation for Transformation”?
    A) ‘Financial Inclusion’ and ‘Cybersecurity’
    B) ‘Zero Financial Frauds’ and ‘Divyang Friendly’
    C) ‘Digital Payments’ and ‘Green Banking’
    D) ‘Blockchain Technology’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a move aimed at enhancing the safety, security, and inclusivity of India’s financial ecosystem, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das announced the launch of the third edition of the RBI’s global hackathon, “HaRBInger 2024 – Innovation , “HaRBInger 2024 – Innovation for Transformation.”The hackathon focuses on two important themes: ‘Zero Financial Frauds’ and ‘Divyang Friendly’.
  12. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), which country was the third-largest buyer of gold in May 2024, following Switzerland and China?
    A) India
    B) United States
    C) Germany
    D) Japan
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The global gold market experienced a significant shift in May, marking the end of a twelve-month losing streak for gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs). India purchasing USD 86.5 million worth of gold in May, further supporting the positive momentum in the market.
    According to the World Gold Council’s latest commentary, the month saw a resurgence in inflows, primarily driven by strong demand in Europe and Asia, despite minor outflows in North America and other regions.
  13. Who achieved their first French Open singles title by winning the 2024 men’s singles championship?
    A) Rafael Nadal
    B) Novak Djokovic
    C) Roger Federer
    D) Carlos Alcaraz
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Carlos Alcaraz of Spain and Iga Swiatek of Poland won the 2024 French Open men’s and women’s Tennis Single titles, respectively. It was the first French Open singles title for Alcaraz and the fourth singles title for the world no.1 Iga Swiatek.
  14. Who has been appointed as the first brand ambassador for Bisleri Limonata?
    A) Ranveer Singh
    B) Aditya Roy Kapur
    C) Deepika Padukone
    D) Alia Bhatt
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bisleri Limonata announced the appointment of Aditya Roy Kapur as its first brand ambassador. The ‘Limey Minty Cooler’ by Bisleri International also launched a new campaign, titled #DoubleTheChill.
  15. Who has been elected as the president of the 79th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA)?
    A) Denis Francis
    B) Philemon Yang
    C) Antonio Guterres
    D) Amina Mohammed
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The UN General Assembly (UNGA) elected former Cameroonian Prime Minister Philemon Yang as president of the 79th UNGA session. Yang will succeed Denis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago, president of the 78th UNGA session, when the 79th UNGA session opens on Sept. 10 at the UN headquarters in New York.
  16. Who recently became the first Indian Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be elected for a third consecutive term?
    A) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    B) Indira Gandhi
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Manmohan Singh
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Narendra Modi was sworn-in as prime minister for the third consecutive term, along with his 71 ministers. Modi became the first person after former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to be elected as PM for the third consecutive term.
  17. Which space agency is collaborating with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the Trishna satellite mission?
    A) NASA
    B) ESA
    C) CNSA
    D) CNES
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a major boost to global efforts to monitor and mitigate climate change, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is collaborating with the French Space Agency CNES on an ambitious new satellite mission called Trishna.
  18. Who was the esteemed media tycoon and founder of Eenadu and Ramoji Film City, who recently passed away at the age of 87?
    A) Cherukuri Ramoji Rao
    B) Subhash Chandra
    C) Rupert Murdoch
    D) Ted Turner
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Esteemed media tycoon and founder of Eenadu and Ramoji Film City, Cherukuri Ramoji Rao passed away at the age of 87.
  19. Who recently passed away at the age of 78 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, and was known as a distinguished Indian wildlife conservationist and biologist?
    A) A J T Johnsingh
    B) M. Krishnan
    C) Valmik Thapar
    D) Bittu Sahgal
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Distinguished Indian wildlife conservationist and biologist Asir Jawahar Thomas Johnsingh, also known as A J T Johnsingh, passed away in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Hevwas 78 years old.
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