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Current Affairs Quiz: May 29, 2024

  1. What was the theme for the ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East Green Airports Recognition (GAR) 2024, and how were the recognised airports categorized?
    A) Renewable Energy; Bronze, Silver, Gold
    B) Carbon Emissions Reduction; Silver, Gold, Platinum
    C) Biodiversity and Nature-Based Solutions; Platinum, Gold, Silver
    D) Waste Management; Gold, Platinum, Diamond
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific & Middle East announced the results of the Green Airports Recognition (GAR) 2024, recognising 12 airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for their outstanding accomplishments in sustainability projects. The theme for the Green Airports Recognition 2024 is Biodiversity and Nature-Based Solutions.
    These airports were honoured at the ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East / ACI World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA 2024) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The recognised airports have been awarded into three categories – “Platinum”, “Gold”, and “Silver” recognition – based on various airport size categories and set criteria.
  2. Richard Sherman, the renowned Disney songwriter who recently passed away at the age of 95, was part of The Sherman Brothers. Which of the following achievements was not part of their accolades?
    A) Nine Academy Award nominations
    B) Three Grammy Awards
    C) Two Oscars
    D) Four Tony Awards
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Renowned Disney songwriter Richard Sherman, famed for creating iconic songs that have enchanted generations, passed away at the age of 95. The Sherman Brothers were celebrated as some of the most prolific composer-lyricists of their time, penning over 200 songs and earning an impressive array of accolades. Their extensive list of honors includes nine Academy Award nominations, two Oscars, three Grammy Awards, and 24 gold and platinum albums, highlighting a career that spanned several decades.
  3. What new feature is Decentro planning to introduce in the coming weeks following the launch of its payment stack, Flow 2.0?
    A) Instant loan approvals
    B) Cryptocurrency transactions
    C) Recurring payments
    D) International money transfers
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fintech firm Decentro announced the launch of a new payment stack, Flow 2.0, months after the company received the final nod from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate as an online payment aggregator. The company has launched fintech products such as collections on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and will introduce recurring payments in the next few weeks.
  4. Who created the robot that set the Guinness World Record for solving a Rubik’s puzzle cube in 0.305 seconds?
    A) IBM
    B) Google
    C) Mitsubishi Electric team
    D) Boston Dynamics
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to the Guinness World Records, a robot has become the fastest in the world to solve the puzzle cube, doing so in just 0.305 seconds. The robot was created by the Mitsubishi Electric team in Japan.According to the Guinness World Records, a robot has become the fastest in the world to solve the puzzle cube, doing so in just 0.305 seconds. The robot was created by the Mitsubishi Electric team in Japan.
  5. Who set the record by climbing Mount Everest three times in a single climbing season?
    A) Nirmal Purja
    B) Tenzing Norgay
    C) Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
    D) Purnima Shrestha
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Nepalese mountaineer and photojournalist, scripted history by becoming the first person to summit Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, three times in a single climbing season.
  6. Which German footballer announced their retirement after the 2024 European Championship?
    A) Thomas Müller
    B) Manuel Neuer
    C) Toni Kroos
    D) Mats Hummels
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    German and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos(34) will retire after the 2024 European Championship, his club Real Madrid said.
  7. Who was named as the brand ambassador for the 9th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup along with Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, and Usain Bolt?
    A) Ricky Ponting
    B) Shahid Afridi
    C) Brian Lara
    D) Sachin Tendulkar
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The International Cricket Council (ICC), the world cricket governing body, has appointed Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi as the brand ambassador of the forthcoming 9th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Shahid Afridi joins Indian Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle of West Indies, and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as brand ambassadors for the event.
  8. Who was elected as the new chairman of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED)?
    A) Rajkot MP Mohan Kundariya
    B) Bijender Singh
    C) Jetha Ahir
    D) Sharad Pawar
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Jetha Ahir was elected uncontested as the chairman of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) in the election held in Delhi. He was elected unopposed by the board comprising twenty-one directors, of which two are from Gujarat, including Rajkot MP Mohan Kundariya. He replaces Bijender Singh who held the coveted position as NAFED Chairman since 2007.
  9. Which Ferrari driver made history by winning the Monaco Grand Prix, becoming the first home winner since Louis Chiron in 1931?
    A) Sebastian Vettel
    B) Charles Leclerc
    C) Carlos Sainz
    D) Kimi Räikkönen
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrated a dream Monaco Grand Prix victory to become the first home winner of Formula One’s showcase race since Louis Chiron raced around the city streets in 1931.
  10. Which African country has recently signed agreements with Reliance Jio subsidiary and Tech Mahindra, among other vendors, to bolster its telecom infrastructure with 4G and 5G capabilities?
    A) Nigeria
    B) South Africa
    C) None of these
    D) Kenya
    E) Ghana
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Ghana has signed deals with a Reliance Jio subsidiary, Tech Mahindra, and other vendors to build 4G and 5G infrastructure as the African country aims to enhance its telecom capabilities.
  11. Where was GAIL’s first green hydrogen plant commissioned under the National Green Hydrogen Mission?
    A) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    B) Vijaipur, Madhya Pradesh
    C) New Delhi, Delhi
    D) Kolkata, West Bengal
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The first hydrogen green plant by GAIL (Gas Authority of India Ltd) was inaugurated in Vijaipur, Madhya Pradesh. The plant was inaugurated by the Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Pankaj Jain, and GAIL Chairman and Managing Director Sandeep Gupta.
  12. Which of the following countries was NOT mentioned as one of India’s top 10 trading partners with whom India experienced a trade deficit in the fiscal year 2023-24?
    A) China
    B) Russia
    C) UAE
    D) Japan
    E) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India has recorded a trade deficit, the difference between imports and exports, with nine of its top 10 trading partners, including China, Russia, Singapore, and Korea, in 2023-24, according to official data.The data also showed that the deficit with China, Russia, Korea, and Hong Kong increased in the last fiscal compared to 2022-23, while the trade gap with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Indonesia, and Iraq narrowed.
  13. What is the name of the national portal that the government plans to launch to reduce delays in health insurance claim settlements?
    A) National Health Insurance Portal (NHIP)
    B) Ayushman Bharat Portal (ABP)
    C) National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX)
    D) Health Insurance Settlement Portal (HISP)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government is planning to launch a Unified portal that will process health insurance claims across hospitals all over the country. The National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX) one-stop-portal is likely to be launched in the next two-three months. The claim exchange has been developed as part of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
  14. Reliance Industries Ltd has signed an agreement with which Norwegian company to accelerate its new energy investments, including green hydrogen production?
    A) Statoil
    B) Equinor
    C) None of these
    D) Nel ASA
    E) Hydro
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Reliance Industries Ltd’s technology partnership with Norway’s NE ASA will help accelerate its new energy investments, including green hydrogen production, helping billionaire Mukesh Ambani move towards green energy.
  15. REC Limited, a Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power, won which award at the Outlook Planet Sustainability Summit & Awards 2024?
    A) Environmental Excellence Award
    B) Sustainable Development Award
    C) Sustainability Champion – Editor’s Choice Award
    D) Green Innovation Award
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    REC Limited, a Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power and a leading NBFC, has been honoured with the ‘Sustainability Champion – Editor’s Choice Award’ at the ‘Outlook Planet Sustainability Summit & Awards 2024’. The Award ceremony was organised by Outlook Group, in collaboration with IIT Goa.
  16. What does “PRAGATI-2024” stand for, the initiative launched by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS)?
    A) Progressive Research and Advancement in Ayurvedic Techniques and Innovations 2024
    B) Pharma Research in AyurGyan And Techno Innovation 2024
    C) Promoting Ayurvedic Growth and Advancement in Technological Integration 2024
    D) Partnership for Research and Advancement in Global Ayurvedic Techniques and Innovations 2024
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous body under the Union Ministry of Ayush, launched “PRAGATI- 2024” (Pharma Research in AyurGyan And Techno Innovation). It offers a very useful opportunity for collaborative reasearch in the filed of Ayurveda.
  17. Which organizations have forged a strategic partnership to enhance skill development and lifelong learning?
    A) National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and World Bank
    B) Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and United Nations
    C) National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and International Labour Organization (ILO)
    D) Ministry of Labour and Employment and UNESCO
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Advancing the Skill Mission, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) announced a strategic partnership to advance skill development and lifelong learning in India and globally.
  18. According to the State Bank of India (SBI) report, what is the projected GDP growth rate for India in the financial year 2024?
    A) 6.5%
    B) 7.4%
    C) 8%
    D) 9.2%
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The State Bank of India (SBI) released a report anticipating India’s GDP growth 7.4% in the fourth quarter of the financial year 2023-24, while the overall growth could touch 8%.
  19. Who has been selected to receive the 2023 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award?
    A) Pooja Thakur
    B) Karabi Gogoi
    C) Radhika Sen
    D) Priya Sharma
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian Army Major Radhika Sen has been selected to receive the 2023 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award. The award recognises her advocacy for women and girls while serving as a peacekeeper.
  20. Which Indian mountaineer has made history by achieving the remarkable feat of scaling Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse twice within a single climbing season, and additionally, becoming the first Indian to traverse from Mt. Everest to Mt. Lhotse in a record time of 11 hours and 15 minutes?
    A) Satyadeep Gupta
    B) Arjun Vajpai
    C) Malli Mastan Babu
    D) Bachendri Pal
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian mountaineer Satyadeep Gupta has scripted history by becoming the first person to scale Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse twice in one season. He also set another record by being the first Indian to traverse from Mt. Everest to Mt. Lhotse in 11 hours and 15 minutes.
  21. Which institution has undertaken its first overseas digitization project by digitizing and archiving the documents of the Indian diaspora in Oman?
    A) Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)
    B) National Museum of India
    C) National Archives of India (NAI)
    D) Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Archives of India (NAI) has completed its first overseas project by digitising and archiving the documents of the Indian diaspora in Oman, whose presence in the West Asian country dates back almost 250 years.
  22. How many medals did the Indian arm wrestling contingent win at the 2024 Asian Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan?
    A) Five
    B) Six
    C) Eight
    D) Seven
    E) Ten
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian arm wrestling contingent delivered an outstanding performance at the 2024 Asian Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, bringing home a total of seven medals, which included one gold and six bronze.
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