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Current Affairs Quiz 24th December 2023

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4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 24th December2023

 

 

Question 1:
What purpose does the installation of panic switches at 117 Central Railway stations serve?

A) Enhance ticketing system
B) Monitor train schedules
C) Improve passenger safety
D) Facilitate cargo transport

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The panic switches are installed to enhance passenger safety by allowing direct communication with RPF personnel in emergencies.

 

 

Question 2:
Who is set to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi?

A) Angela Merkel
B) Emmanuel Macron
C) Joe Biden
D) Boris Johnson

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. French President Emmanuel Macron is the chief guest at India’s Republic Day, marking the strong bilateral ties between France and India.

 

 

Question 3:
What is the main feature of the ‘PaatMitro’ app launched by the Ministry of Textiles?

A) Fashion design templates
B) Ecommerce platform for textiles
C) Information on MSP and agronomy for jute farmers
D) Online training for tailors

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The ‘PaatMitro’ app provides essential information about Minimum Support Prices (MSP) and agronomy to jute farmers.

 

 

Question 4:
Which country has emerged as one of the top three suppliers of coking coal to India?

A) China
B) Russia
C) USA
D) South Africa

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

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  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Russia, along with Australia, has emerged as a top supplier of coking coal to India, which is primarily used in steelmaking.

 

 

Question 5:
What is the name of the lecture series inaugurated by the Indian Air Force and the USI?

A) Vikram Sarabhai Lecture
B) Arjan Singh Annual Lecture
C) C.V. Raman Lecture Series
D) Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The inaugural lecture series hosted by the IAF and USI is named the Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh Annual Lecture.

 

 

Question 6:
What is the proposed initial phase of SEBI’s new settlement system in the stock market?

A) T+2 settlement
B) Instant settlement
C) T+1 settlement
D) T+0 settlement

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The correct answer is D. SEBI proposes a twophase implementation of settlement systems, starting with an optional T+0 settlement cycle.

 

 

Question 7:
What does the insurance product ‘Bima Vistaar’ encompass?

A) Only life insurance
B) Only health insurance
C) Life, health, and property coverage
D) Vehicle insurance

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. Bima Vistaar is an allinone insurance product that includes life, health, and property coverage.

 

 

Question 8:
When is National Consumer Rights Day observed in India?

A) December 24
B) November 20
C) October 15
D) January 10

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. National Consumer Rights Day is observed on December 24th, commemorating the Consumer Protection Act of 1986.

 

 

Question 9:
Which organization did the Ministry of Rural Development partner with to expand the reach of SelfHelp Groups’ products?

A) Flipkart
B) Amazon
C) JioMart
D) BigBasket

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The Ministry of Rural Development partnered with JioMart to enhance the visibility of products made by SelfHelp Groups.

 

 

Question 10:
Who were the recipients of the SASTRARamanujan Awards for 2022 and 2023?

A) Yunqing Tang and Ruixiang Zhang
B) Terence Tao and Peter Scholze
C) Manjul Bhargava and Akshay Venkatesh
D) Maryna Viazovska and Caucher Birkar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. The SASTRARamanujan Awards for 2022 and 2023 were given to Yunqing Tang and Ruixiang Zhang, mathematicians affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley.

 

 

Question 11:
Which Indian project received the UNESCO ‘Award of Excellence’ for cultural heritage conservation?

A) Rambagh Gate project in Amritsar
B) Red Fort Restoration
C) Taj Mahal Preservation Project
D) Mysore Palace Renovation

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. The Rambagh Gate project in Amritsar received the highest honor, the ‘Award of Excellence’ from UNESCO for cultural heritage conservation.

 

 

Question 12:
Which airport was recognized as one of the ‘world’s most beautiful airports’ by UNESCO’s Prix Versailles 2023?

A) Mumbai International Airport
B) Delhi International Airport
C) Bengaluru International Airport
D) Chennai International Airport

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport Terminal 2 was recognized by UNESCO’s Prix Versailles 2023 as one of the ‘world’s most beautiful airports.’

 

 

Question 13:
For which book did Sukrita Paul Kumar win the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize?

A) The Golden Gate
B) Salt & Pepper: Selected Poems
C) The God of Small Things
D) Interpreter of Maladies

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Sukrita Paul Kumar received the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for herbook “Salt & Pepper: Selected Poems.”

 

 

Question 14:
Why did Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik announce her retirement?

A) Personal reasons
B) Injury
C) Protest against WFI’s new leadership
D) To pursue a coaching career

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. Sakshi Malik retired in protest of the Wrestling Federation of India’s recent leadership change, following allegations against the former president and the controversial election of his successor.
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