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Current Affairs Quiz 5th January 2024

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Question 1:

Which notable Indian politician is among those retiring from the Rajya Sabha in 2024?

A) Amit Shah
B) Manmohan Singh
C) Narendra Modi
D) Sonia Gandhi

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Manmohan Singh

  • Explanation: Manmohan Singh is one of the 68 Rajya Sabha members set to retire in 2024.



Question 2:

Which state in India is the first to map all accident-prone sites?

A) Punjab
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Maharashtra
D) Gujarat

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A. Punjab

  • Explanation: Punjab is the first state in India to map all 784 accident black spots.



Question 3:

What is the total value of the two defence contracts finalized by India’s Ministry of Defence?

A) Rs 802 crore
B) Rs 500 crore
C) Rs 900 crore
D) Rs 1,000 crore

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A. Rs 802 crore

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  • Explanation: The two contracts for defence production are collectively valued at Rs 802 crore.



Question 4:

How much did Foreign Portfolio Investors invest in Indian equities in December?

A) $6 billion
B) $10 billion
C) $8 billion
D) $12 billion

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. $8 billion

  • Explanation: FPIs made historic acquisitions of Indian equities worth 661.35 billion rupees ($8 billion).



Question 5:

Where is Adidas establishing its first Asian Global Capacity Centre outside of China?

A) Kerala
B) West Bengal
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Karnataka

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Tamil Nadu

  • Explanation: Adidas is setting up its first Asia GCC outside China in Tamil Nadu.



Question 6:

What is the name of the experiential learning program launched by the Ministry of Education?


Answer and Explanation

Answer: A. PRERANA

  • Explanation: The Ministry of Education launched the PRERANA program for students of classes IX to XII.



Question 7:

What is the focus of the PRITHVI VIGYAN scheme launched by the Indian government?

A) Space exploration
B) Earth sciences
C) Artificial Intelligence
D) Marine biology

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Earth sciences

  • Explanation: PRITHVI VIGYAN, launched by the Indian government, focuses on Earth sciences.



Question 8:

Who inaugurated the tur dal procurement portal for farmers?

A) Narendra Modi
B) Amit Shah
C) Rajnath Singh
D) Nirmala Sitharaman

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Amit Shah

  • Explanation: Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah launched the tur dal procurement portal.



Question 9:

How much power will Nepal export to India over the next 10 years?

A) 5,000 MW
B) 10,000 MW
C) 15,000 MW
D) 20,000 MW

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. 10,000 MW

  • Explanation: Nepal is set to export 10,000 MW of power to India in the next decade.



Question 10:

Who received the 2023 Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar?

A) Jhumpa Lahiri
B) Arundhati Roy
C) Vikram Seth
D) Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

  • Explanation: Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay was awarded the 2023 Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar.



Question 11:

Which company won the CII National Award for Excellence in Water Management?

A) Tata Motors
B) Hero MotoCorp
C) Bajaj Auto
D) Maruti Suzuki

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Hero MotoCorp

  • Explanation: Hero MotoCorp’s Gurugram facility won the CII National Award for Excellence in Water Management.



Question 12:

Who was awarded the ‘Order of the British Empire’ for space science leadership?

A) Stephen Hawking
B) Adrian Cruise
C) Brian Cox
D) Martin Rees

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Adrian Cruise

  • Explanation: Professor Adrian Cruise received the ‘Order of the British Empire’ for his contributions to space science.



Question 13:

What is celebrated on January 5 in the United States?

A) National Tree Day
B) National Bird Day
C) National River Day
D) National Wildlife Day

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. National Bird Day

  • Explanation: January 5 is observed as National Bird Day in the USA to raise awareness about the importance of birds.
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