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Current Affairs Quiz: March 23, 2024

  1. Which operation did India initiate to evacuate its nationals from Haiti to the Dominican Republic, as mentioned by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar?
    A) Operation Ganga
    B) Operation Indravati
    C) Operation Sahayata
    D) Operation Vajra
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has started Operation Indravati to evacuate its nationals from Haiti to the Dominican Republic, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said and asserted that it was “fully committed” to the security and well-being of Indians abroad.
  2. Which Indian state is slated to host India’s first battery energy storage gigafactory, as announced by GoodEnough Energy, alongside India’s targeted year to achieve net zero emissions?
    A) Punjab – Net zero emissions by 2070
    B) Himachal Pradesh – Net zero emissions by 2050
    C) Jammu and Kashmir – Net zero emissions by 2060
    D) Uttarakhand – Net zero emissions by 2040
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    GoodEnough Energy said it will start operations at India’s first battery energy storage gigafactory in the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir by October.The facility will help industry in cutting more than 5 million tons of carbon emissions in a year, GoodEnough said in a statement. India has set a 2070 goal for becoming net zero.
    Battery energy storage projects are critical to India’s ambitious plan to expand its renewable energy capacity to 500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, from 178 GW at present.
  3. Where has India’s first integrated oil palm processing unit commenced operations, as announced by one of India’s largest oil palm development companies, 3F Oil Palm?
    A) Manipur
    B) Mizoram
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Nagaland
    E) Assam
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s first integrated oil palm processing unit in Arunachal Pradesh started operation by one of India’s largest oil palm development companies, 3F Oil Palm.Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone for various other projects worth over Rs 55,000 crore.
  4. Where was the fourth edition of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Startup Forum organized?
    A) Shanghai
    B) Moscow
    C) New Delhi
    D) Beijing
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The fourth edition of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Startup Forum was organized in New Delhi. The initiative focused on broadening startup interactions among the SCO Member States, fostering an environment conducive to innovation, promoting job creation, and inspiring young talent to develop innovative solutions.
  5. What is the purpose of the mobile app ‘Marlin@CMFRI’ launched by the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI)?
    A) To promote sustainable fishing practices among local communities.
    B) To facilitate online sales of marine products directly from fishermen to consumers.
    C) To encourage citizen science initiatives in marine fisheries research.
    D) To provide weather forecasts for fishermen in coastal regions.
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a bid to encourage citizen science initiatives in marine fisheries research, the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has launched an innovative mobile app ‘Marlin@CMFRI’.
  6. Which city hosted the 41st Steering Committee Meeting of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Bangalore
    D) Kolkata
    E) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The fourth day of the 41st Steering Committee Meeting of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE), being hosted by India in New Delhi during March 18 – 22, 2024, has been organized as a Stakeholders’ Consultation Day, as part of the Industry Outreach Programme of the Steering Committee Meeting.

  7. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to Bhutan, what significant announcement did he make regarding financial support to Bhutan, and what infrastructure project did he inaugurate in Thimphu?
    A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s support of ten thousand crore rupees to Bhutan over the next five years, and he inaugurated a new airport in Thimphu.
    B) Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s support of ten thousand crore rupees to Bhutan over the next five years, and he inaugurated the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Mother and Child Hospital in Thimphu.
    C) Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s support of one billion dollars to Bhutan over the next ten years, and he inaugurated a new hydroelectric power plant in Thimphu.
    D) Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s support of one billion rupees to Bhutan over the next five years, and he inaugurated a new university campus in Thimphu.
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India will provide support of ten thousand crore rupees to Bhutan over the next five years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this in Thimpu on the first day of his state visit to Bhutan.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Mother and Child Hospital, a state-of-the-art hospital in Thimphu, built with the assistance of the Government of India.
  8. Which three countries have welcomed the new agreement to build Australia’s SSN-AUKUS submarines, terming it a significant milestone in defense cooperation?
    A) Canada, France, and Germany
    B) Japan, South Korea, and India
    C) The United States, the United Kingdom, and France
    D) The United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia have welcomed the new agreement to build Australia’s SSN-AUKUS submarines and termed it a significant milestone in the endeavour of defence cooperation.
  9. What action has New Zealand’s government announced regarding disposable e-cigarettes, or vapes, and the sale of these products to minors?
    A) New Zealand’s government will subsidize disposable e-cigarettes to encourage their use among adults.
    B) New Zealand’s government will ban the sale of disposable e-cigarettes, or vapes, to minors and raise fines for those who sell these products to minors.
    C) New Zealand’s government will introduce a tax incentive for businesses that sell disposable e-cigarettes.
    D) New Zealand’s government will allow the unrestricted sale of disposable e-cigarettes to minors.
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    New Zealand’s government has said it will ban disposable e-cigarettes, or vapes, and raise fines for people who sell these types of products to minors.
  10. Which company’s board has approved the incorporation of a wholly-owned subsidiary to carry on the business of payment aggregator?
    A) Amazon
    B) Flipkart
    C) PB Fintech
    D) Paytm
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    PB Fintech, the promoter of Policy Bazaar, said its board has approved the incorporation of a wholly-owned subsidiary to carry on the business of payment aggregator.
  11. Which company has partnered with Titan Company Ltd to launch the ‘Titan SBI Card’, a shopping credit card designed to address consumers’ aspirational spending needs?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) SBI Card
    D) Axis Bank
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SBI Card, country’s largest pure play credit card issuer, has partnered Titan Company Ltd (Titan) to launch ‘Titan SBI Card’. This one-of-its-kind shopping credit card is designed for addressing the consumers’ aspirational spending needs.
  12. What did the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) highlight as a potential obstacle to the optimistic outlook for international trade rebound in 2024?
    A) Decreased consumer spending due to economic uncertainties.
    B) Geopolitical tensions impacting trade agreements.
    C) Shipping disruptions in strategic maritime routes like the Red Sea, Black Sea, and Panama Canal.
    D) Trade restrictions imposed by major trading partners.
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The international trade is expected to rebound in 2024, reversing the last year’s downturn, amid lingering geopolitical uncertainties, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said.In its Global Trade Update report, the UN’s trade and development body warned that the logistical challenges such as shipping disruptions in the Red Sea, Black Sea and Panama Canal cast shadows over the optimistic outlook, and can raise costs and disrupt supply chains.

  13. Who imposed a financial penalty of eighty lakh rupees on Air India Limited for violating regulations concerning Flight Duty Time Limitations (FDTL) and Fatigue Management System (FMS) of the flight crew?
    A) International Air Transport Association (IATA)
    B) Airports Authority of India (AAI)
    C) None of these
    D) Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
    E) Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA)
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Directorate General of Civil Aviation has imposed a financial penalty of eighty lakh rupees on Air India Limited for violation of regulations about Flight Duty Time Limitations, FDTL and Fatigue Management System, FMS of the flight crew.
  14. Which two organizations signed a Working Arrangement for establishing cooperative relations between their law enforcement authorities?
    A) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    B) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Interpol
    C) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol)
    D) Interpol and European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) signed a Working Arrangement for establishing cooperative relations between the law enforcement authorities of these two organisations.

  15. Who secured the women’s long jump gold at the 3rd Indian Open Jumps Competition held at the Anju Bobby George Foundation by recording a personal best mark of 6.67m?
    A) Nayana James from Karnataka
    B) Nayana James from Kerala
    C) Anju Bobby George from Kerala
    D) Anju Bobby George from Karnataka
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kerala’s Nayana James(28) recorded a personal best mark, leaping 6.67m to secure the women’s long jump gold at the 3rd Indian Open Jumps Competition held at the Anju Bobby George Foundation .The men’s long jump title went to Kerala’s Muhammed Anees whose best effort was 7.94m.

  16. Who has resigned from their position one year after their election, and whose resignation has been accepted by the Vietnamese Communist Party?
    A) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
    B) Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong
    C) Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh
    D) Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong has resigned one year after his election. His resignation has been accepted by the Vietnamese Communist Party.
  17. Who will be succeeding Tanmay Maheshwari as the chairperson of the Digital News Publishers’ Association (DNPA) for a two-year term starting from April 1, 2024?
    A) Mariam Mammen Mathew
    B) John Abraham
    C) Sanjay Gupta
    D) Rohit Sharma
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mariam Mammen Mathew, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manorama Online, has been appointed as the chairperson of the Digital News Publishers’ Association (DNPA) for a two-year term starting from April 1, 2024.She will be succeeding Tanmay Maheshwari, the Managing Director (MD) of Amar Ujala.
  18. Who is set to become Ireland’s youngest ever Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and is hoping that his social media skills and fresh face can save his party’s flagging fortunes as elections loom?
    A) Simon Harris
    B) Leo Varadkar
    C) Micheál Martin
    D) Mary Lou McDonald
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Simon Harris, set to become Ireland’s youngest ever taoiseach (Prime Minister), will hope his social media skills and fresh face can save his party’s flagging fortunes as elections loom.
  19. Who will be Peru’s latest prime minister, appointed by President Dina Boluarte after the resignation of the previous prime minister amid accusations of corruption?
    A) Gustavo Adrianzen
    B) Alberto Otarola
    C) Alejandro Vega
    D) Maria Lopez
    E) Javier Ramirez
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Gustavo Adrianzen will be Peru’s latest prime minister, after Alberto Otarola resigned after an audio came out of the official appearing to influence the awarding of government contracts.
  20. Who took charge as the president of the Indian Steel Association (ISA), the apex body for steel producers?
    A) Naveen Jindal
    B) Anil Agarwal
    C) Lakshmi Mittal
    D) Kumar Mangalam Birla
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Naveen Jindal, chairman, Jindal Steel and Power, took charge as president of Indian Steel Association (ISA), the apex body for steel producers.
  21. Who has been appointed by Microsoft to head its new consumer AI division, responsible for products such as Copilot, Bing, and Edge, and is a co-founder of DeepMind?
    A) Satya Nadella
    B) Sundar Pichai
    C) Mustafa Suleyman
    D) Mark Zuckerberg
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Microsoft has appointed DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman to head its new consumer AI division that handles products like Copilot, Bing and Edge.
  22. Who was conferred the Order of the Druk Gyalpo, Bhutan’s highest honor, by the King of Bhutan, making him the first foreign government leader to receive this honor from the Himalayan nation?
    A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    B) President Xi Jinping
    C) Prime Minister Imran Khan
    D) President Joe Biden
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the Order of the Druk Gyalpo, Bhutan’s highest honor, making him the first foreign government leader to receive this honour from the Himalayan nation. The King of Bhutan bestowed the honor upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  23. How many new sites from Madhya Pradesh have been included in the tentative UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites (WHS)?
    A) 2
    B) 4
    C) 6
    D) 9
    E) 8
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a significant boost to its rich cultural and historical legacy, 6 new sites from Madhya Pradesh have found place in the tentative UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites (WHS).
  24. Which vehicle’s landing experiment has the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, Karnataka, aimed at becoming the first stage of India’s reusable two-stage orbital launch vehicle?
    A) Pushpak Reusable Landing Vehicle (RLV) LEX 01
    B) Pushpak Reusable Landing Vehicle (RLV) LEX 02
    C) Pushpak Reusable Orbital Vehicle (ROV) LEX 01
    D) Pushpak Reusable Orbital Vehicle (ROV) LEX 02
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully conducted the Pushpak Reusable Landing Vehicle (RLV) LEX 02 landing experiment at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga in Karnataka.this vehicle will be scaled up to become the first stage of India’s reusable two stage orbital launch vehicle.
  25. Which relay satellite did China launch to support upcoming lunar far side and south polar missions?
    A) Chang’e-4
    B) Queqiao-1
    C) None of these
    D) Tianzhou-1
    E) Queqiao-2
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    China launched its Queqiao-2 relay satellite to support upcoming lunar far side and south polar missions. A Long March 8 rocket lifted off from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center.
  26. Who, known for their study of chimpanzees and apes that helped reveal the reconciliatory and empathic nature of primates including humans, passed away from stomach cancer in Georgia at the age of 75?
    A) Jane Goodall
    B) Frans de Waal
    C) None of these
    D) Birutė Galdikas
    E) Dian Fossey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Primatologist Frans de Waal, whose study of chimpanzees and apes helped reveal the reconciliatory and empathic nature of primates including humans has died from stomach cancer in Georgia. He was 75.

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