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Current Affairs Quiz 9th January 2024

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Question 1:

Where was the first meeting of the Inland Waterways Development Council held?

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

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Kolkata

  • Explanation: The first meeting of the Inland Waterways Development Council was held in Kolkata.

 

 

Question 2:

Which company started oil production in the KGDWN 98/2 Block?

A) Reliance Industries
B) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
C) Bharat Petroleum
D) Indian Oil Corporation

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

  • Explanation: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) began oil production in the KGDWN 98/2 Block.

 

 

Question 3:

What is the name of the welfare scheme launched by Mamata Banerjee for SC/ST students?

A) Yojana Pragati
B) Yogyasree
C) Shiksha Sahayak
D) Vidya Vikas

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Yogyasree

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  • Explanation: Mamata Banerjee introduced the welfare scheme named ‘Yogyasree’ for SC/ST students in West Bengal.

 

 

Question 4:

In how many languages did Suchetha Satish sing to set a Guinness World Record?

A) 120
B) 100
C) 140
D) 130

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) 140

  • Explanation: Suchetha Satish set a Guinness World Record by singing in 140 languages.

 

 

Question 5:

How much is the government planning to invest in river cruise tourism and green vessels by 2047?

A) Rs 40,000 crore
B) Rs 50,000 crore
C) Rs 60,000 crore
D) Rs 70,000 crore

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Rs 60,000 crore

  • Explanation: The government plans to invest Rs 60,000 crore in river cruise tourism and green vessels by 2047.

 

 

Question 6:

What is the objective of Microsoft India’s ‘AI Odyssey’ initiative?

A) To create AIbased products
B) To train 100,000 Indian developers in AI technologies
C) To launch AI in rural areas
D) To fund AI startups

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) To train 100,000 Indian developers in AI technologies

  • Explanation: Microsoft India’s ‘AI Odyssey’ aims to train 100,000 Indian developers in AI technologies.

 

 

Question 7:

What does Pravasi Bharatiya Divas commemorate?

A) India’s independence
B) Mahatma Gandhi’s birth
C) Contributions of the overseas Indian community
D) The end of British rule

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Contributions of the overseas Indian community

  • Explanation: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated to honor the contributions of the overseas Indian community.

 

 

Question 8:

Which three states are leading India’s MSME sector?

A) Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Bihar
B) Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh
C) Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal
D) Punjab, Haryana, and Odisha

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh

  • Explanation: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh are the top three states in India’s MSME sector.

 

 

Question 9:

What initiative did Denmark launch at the GIM 2024?

A) NordicIndia Tech Forum
B) Green Fuels Alliance India
C) DenmarkIndia Sustainability Fund
D) Copenhagen Climate Consortium

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Green Fuels Alliance India

  • Explanation: Denmark launched the Green Fuels Alliance India at GIM 2024.

 

 

Question 10:</ strong>

Who was appointed as the CEO of PhonePe’s international payments division?

A) Ritesh Pai
B) Ankit Sharma
C) Vikram Singh
D) Rajesh Kumar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) Ritesh Pai

  • Explanation: Ritesh Pai was appointed as the CEO of PhonePe’s international payments division.

 

 

Question 11:

Who assumed the role of Secretary General of BIMSTEC?

A) Rajiv Bhatia
B) Indra Mani Pandey
C) Anil Wadhwa
D) Preeti Saran

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Indra Mani Pandey

  • Explanation: Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey assumed the role of Secretary General of BIMSTEC.

 

 

Question 12:

Which sportspersons were conferred with the prestigious Khel Ratna award in 2023?

A) PV Sindhu and Neeraj Chopra
B) Mirabai Chanu and Amit Panghal
C) Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
D) Mary Kom and Bajrang Punia

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty

  • Explanation: Badminton players Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty were awarded the Khel Ratna in 2023.

 

 

Question 13:

Which football legend passed away at the age of 78?

A) Diego Maradona
B) Pelé
C) Johan Cruyff
D) Franz Beckenbauer

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D) Franz Beckenbauer

  • Explanation: Franz Beckenbauer, a legendary figure in German and Bayern Munich football, died at the age of 78.

 

 

Question 14:

What is the name of the lunar lander launched by the U.S. in its historic mission to the Moon?

A) Artemis1
B) Orion3
C) Peregrine1
D) ApolloN

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Peregrine1

  • Explanation: The Peregrine1 lunar lander was launched by the U.S. in its historic mission to the Moon.
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