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Current Affairs Quiz: May 30, 2024

  1. What is the amount of immediate relief assistance that India has announced for Papua New Guinea following a devastating landslide that resulted in the death of over 2,000 people?
    A) $500,000
    B) $1,000,000
    C) $2,000,000
    D) None of these
    E) $5,000,000
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has announced an immediate relief assistance of one million US dollar to support relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts to Papua New Guinea in the wake of devastating landslide. Over 2,000 people were killed in the landslide.
  2. Which institution is set to submit a proposal to ISRO for launching its first student satellite ‘Thaparsat’ aimed at monitoring pollution in north India?
    A) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
    B) Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET)
    C) Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani
    D) National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) said it will soon submit a proposal to Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) for launching of its first student satellite ‘Thaparsat’ to monitor pollution in north India.
  3. Which Indian company has signed a one-year deal with Russia’s Rosneft to purchase at least 3 million barrels of oil per month in roubles?
    A) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
    B) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
    C) Reliance Industries
    D) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s Reliance Industries, operator of the world’s biggest refining complex, has entered into a one-year deal with Russia’s Rosneft to acquire at least 3 million barrels of oil a month in Roubles, revealed sources.
  4. Which initiative launched by the RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is designed as a secure, centralized platform for seeking regulatory approvals and includes functionalities such as online application submission and status tracking?
    A) RBI Retail Direct mobile app
    B) FinTech Repository
    C) PRAVAAH portal
    D) Digital Rupee
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched three major initiatives namely the PRAVAAH portal, RBI Retail Direct mobile application and FinTech Repository as earlier announced in April 2023, April 2024 and December 2023 respectively.
    PRAVAAH portal (Platform for Regulatory Application, VAlidation and AutHorisation).It is a secure, centralized web-based platform designed for individuals and entities to seek authorizations, licenses, or regulatory approvals from the RBI.Moreover, it features online application submission, status tracking, and timely decision-making, covering 60 different application forms across various regulatory and supervisory departments.
  5. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of Committee A at the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA),announced by the World Health Organisation (WHO)?
    A) Dr. Harsh Vardhan
    B) Rajesh Bhushan
    C) Apurva Chandra
    D) None of these
    E) V.K. Paul
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Apurva Chandra, Union health secretary, Government of India, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Committee A at the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA), announced by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
  6. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with which academic institution to develop India’s first quantum diamond microchip imager?
    A) IISc Bangalore
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIT Bombay
    D) IIT Madras
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    IT services major Tata Consultancy Services has entered into a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, to develop what it said is India’s first quantum diamond microchip imager.
  7. Which country was highlighted by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the 77th World Health Assembly for establishing the Global Traditional Medicine Centre and co-hosting the first global summit on traditional medicine?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) India
    D) South Korea
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned the Global Traditional Medicine Centre established in India, and the first global summit on traditional medicine, organised by the WHO and co-hosted by the Ministry of Ayush, India, in his address at the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva.
    Ghebreyesus noted that WHO continues to support member states to strengthen their regulatory systems. He said that WHO recognised Turkiye’s system as having achieved maturity level 3, and Saudi Arabia’s as level 4.
  8. Which company is set to begin construction on India’s first Multimodal Logistics Park at Mappedu near Chennai, a project conceptualized 12 years ago?
    A) Tata Group
    B) Adani Group
    C) None of these
    D) Larsen & Toubro
    E) Reliance Industries
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Reliance Industries is set to begin construction on India’s first Multimodal Logistics Park at Mappedu near Chennai in June, a project conceptualized 12 years ago.
  9. Which Disney songwriting legend, known for “Mary Poppins” and “It’s a Small World,” recently passed away at the age of 95?
    A) Alan Menken
    B) Howard Ashman
    C) Richard M. Sherman
    D) Robert B. Sherman
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Disney songwriting legend Richard M. Sherman, remembered for “Mary Poppins” and “It’s a Small World,” among many others, has died at 95 years old.
  10. Poonawalla Fincorp Limited has partnered with which bank to launch the co-branded ‘IndusInd Bank Poonawalla Fincorp eLITE RuPay Platinum Credit Card’?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) None of these
    D) Axis Bank
    E) IndusInd Bank
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Poonawalla Fincorp Limited, in association with IndusInd Bank, has launched the co-branded ‘IndusInd Bank Poonawalla Fincorp eLITE RuPay Platinum Credit Card’. The company said the new card will offer customers rewards and other benefits.
  11. Which company has appointed former Walt Disney executive Gaurav Banerjee as its new India CEO?
    A) Netflix
    B) Amazon Prime
    C) Sony
    D) Zee Entertainment
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Japan’s Sony has appointed a Walt Disney executive, Gaurav Banerjee, as its new India chief executive to lead its television and other media businesses, two people familiar with the matter.
  12. Which automobile company has partnered with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to enhance EV charging infrastructure in India?
    A) Tata Motors
    B) Hyundai
    C) Mahindra
    D) MG Motor
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    MG Motor India said it has joined hands with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to expand EV charging infrastructure across the country.
  13. Which regulatory authority has announced a significant revamp of health insurance norms aimed at widening choices and improving affordability for policyholders?
    A) RBI
    B) SEBI
    C) None of these
    D) IRDAI
    E) NITI Aayog
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a significant move towards the empowerment of policyholders and bolstering inclusive health insurance, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has announced a major revamp of regulatory norms.
  14. Which insurance company has launched Surety Insurance Bonds to support the government’s infrastructure development agenda, which has been allocated 3.3 percent of the GDP in FY 2024?
    A) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
    B) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    C) TATA AIG General Insurance
    D) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    TATA AIG General Insurance, a private general insurer, has rolled out Surety Insurance Bonds to support the government’s ambitious agenda on infrastructure development, which has been allocated 3.3 percent of the GDP in FY 2024.
  15. Who has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for April 2024, after outstanding performances in both ODI and T20I series against Pakistan?
    A) Javeria Khan
    B) Hayley Matthews
    C) Anam Amin
    D) Nida Dar
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Matthews and Waseem named ICC Players of the month for April.The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the winners of the ICC Player of the Month awards for April 2024.Hayley Matthews wins the ICC Women’s Player of the Month prize after spearheading the West Indies’ success in Pakistan across both ODI and T20I series.
  16. Who has been elected as the new Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) for the 2024-2029 term?
    A) Dr. Monique Eloit
    B) Dr. Emmanuelle Soubeyran
    C) Dr. Margaret Chan
    D) None of these
    E) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    France applauds the election of Dr. Emmanuelle Soubeyran as Director General of the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) for the 2024-2029 term. The year 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of WOAH.
    Dr Soubeyran’s election brings an end to predecessor Dr Monique Eloit’s successful 8-year tenure at the Organisation.She was elected to this position at the 91st World Assembly of Delegates, which was held in Paris.
  17. Who has topped the Hurun India Art List of the most successful Indian artists alive for the sixth consecutive year in 2024?
    A) Subodh Gupta
    B) Bharti Kher
    C) Anish Kapoor
    D) Jitish Kallat
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    For the sixth consecutive year, London-based Indian origin artist Anish Kapoor has topped the Hurun India Art List of the most successful Indian artists alive, released by the Hurun Research Institute. The list ranks the top 50 living Indian artists according to the sales of their works sold at public auctions as of January 1, 2024.
  18. Which organization has tied up with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to manufacture hydrogen using a 50 kW alkaline electrolyser system?
    A) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
    B) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
    C) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
    D) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has signed an agreement with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to manufacture hydrogen using a 50 kW alkaline electrolyser system.
  19. Which regulatory authority has approved ITC Ltd’s demerger of its hotel business into a separate entity?
    A) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    B) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    C) Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
    D) Competition Commission of India (CCI)
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) authorised ITC Ltd’s demerger of its hotel business into a separate firm. Following the demerger, shares of ITC Hotels Ltd, a new corporation, will be listed on the public exchanges.
  20. Which organization successfully conducted the flight test of the Rudram-II air-to-surface missile from the Su-30 MK-I platform of the Indian Air Force (IAF)?
    A) ISRO
    B) HAL
    C) DRDO
    D) BEL
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the Rudram-II air-to-surface missile from the Su-30 MK-I platform of the Indian Air Force (IAF) off the coast of Odisha.
  21. Which organization did India assume the chairmanship of for the term 2024-26, with the aim of promoting safe, orderly, and legal migration?
    A) SAARC
    B) BRICS
    C) ASEAN
    D) Colombo Process
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    India assumed the Chair of Colombo Process for 2024-26, for the first time since its inception. India looks to promote safe, orderly and legal migration.
  22. Which organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide eMigrate services through Common Services Centres (CSCs) in India?
    A) Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and UIDAI
    B) Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and CSC eGovernance Services India Limited
    C) NITI Aayog, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and National Informatics Centre
    D) Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Department of Telecommunications
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is entered into between Ministry External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India and CSC eGovernance Services India Limited to create a synergy between CSC SPV & MEA to provide the eMigrate services through CSCs in the country.
  23. At the Outlook Planet Sustainability Summit & Awards 2024, which organization received the “CSR Champion Award” in the NF (Non-Fossil Fuel) business category?
    A) Tata Power
    B) Power Finance Corporation Ltd. (PFC)
    C) NTPC Limited
    D) Adani Green Energy Limited
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Power Finance Corporation Ltd. (PFC) has been honoured with the Corporate Social Responsibility award in the NF (Non-Fossil Fuel) business category at the Outlook Planet Sustainability Summit & Awards 2024, held in Goa.
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