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Current Affairs Quiz 1st January 2024

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4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 1st January2024

 

 

Question 1:

Which organization is set to double its membership with new countries joining in 2024?

A) ASEAN
B) EU
C) BRICS
D) NATO

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. BRICS, originally including Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, will expand to incorporate Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, Ethiopia, and Egypt.

 

 

Question 2:

Where was the ‘Divya Kala Mela’ 2023 organized?

A) Mumbai
B) Delhi
C) Surat
D) Kolkata

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The ‘Divya Kala Mela’ 2023 was held in Surat, Gujarat, showcasing the talents of Divyang entrepreneurs and artisans.

 

 

Question 3:

What record did Gujarat set on New Year’s Day?

A) Largest Yoga Session
B) Most People Singing National Anthem
C) Largest Surya Namaskar Performance
D) Longest Dance Marathon

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

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  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. Gujarat set a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous Surya Namaskar performance on New Year’s Day.

 

 

Question 4:

Which anniversary did India’s DRDO celebrate on January 1, 2024?

A) 50th
B) 75th
C) 60th
D) 66th

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The correct answer is D. DRDO celebrated its 66th Foundation Day on January 1, 2024.

 

 

Question 5:

What was the amount of GST collections in December 2023?

A) ₹1.65 lakh crore
B) ₹2 lakh crore
C) ₹1.5 lakh crore
D) ₹1.75 lakh crore

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The correct answer is A. GST collections for December 2023 amounted to ₹1.65 lakh crore.

 

 

Question 6:

What was the percentage increase in UPI transactions in December 2023 compared to the previous year?

A) 30%
B) 42%
C) 50%
D) 25%

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. There was a 42% year-over-year increase in UPI transactions in December 2023.

 

 

Question 7:

How much did Fastag transaction volume grow year-over-year in December?

A) 20%
B) 10%
C) 13%
D) 15%

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. Fastag transactions experienced a 13% increase in volume year-over-year in December.

 

 

Question 8:

Which tranche of electoral bonds was approved for sale in January 2024?

A) 25th
B) 30th
C) 20th
D) 35th

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The 30th tranche of electoral bonds was approved for sale from January 2 to January 11, 2024.

 

 

Question 9:

How much did loans under PMMY reach in December 2023?

A) ₹2.5 lakh crore
B) ₹3 lakh crore
C) ₹3.5 lakh crore
D) ₹2 lakh crore

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Loans under PMMY reached ₹3 lakh crore in December 2023.

 

 

Question 10:

What is celebrated on January 1 every year?

A) Earth Day
B) Global Family Day
C) International Peace Day
D) World Health Day

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Global Family Day is celebrated annually on January 1.

 

 

Question 11:

Who was appointed as the head of the Sixteenth Finance Commission of India?

A) Raghuram Rajan
B) Arvind Panagariya
C) Urjit Patel
D) Amartya Sen

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. Arvind Panagariya was appointed as the chairman of the Sixteenth Finance Commission.

 

 

Question 12:

Who was named as China’s new defense minister?

A) Li Keqiang
B) Wang Yi
C) Dong Jun
D) Xi Jinping

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. Dong Jun was appointed as the new defense minister of China.

 

 

Question 13:

Which Indian chess player won silver in the 2023 World Rapid Chess Championships?

A) Vishwanathan Anand
B) P Harikrishna
C) Vidit Gujrathi
D) Koneru Humpy

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The correct answer is D. Koneru Humpy secured the women’s individual silver medal at the 2023 World Rapid Chess Championships.
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