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Current Affairs Quiz 08th July 2024

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Question 1:

Who has been appointed as the president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for the term 2024-2026?

A) Saeed Jalili

B) Priyank Kanoongo

C) Elisa de Anda Madrazo

D) Piyush Goyal

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Elisa de Anda Madrazo

  • Explanation: Elisa de Anda Madrazo from Mexico has assumed the presidency of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for the term 2024-2026.

 

 

Question 2:

Which Indian state has been declared child labour-free in mica mining by the NCPCR?

A) Odisha

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B) Jharkhand

C) Bihar

D) Chhattisgarh

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Jharkhand

  • Explanation: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has declared the mica mines of Jharkhand free of child labour.

 

 

Question 3:

What significant move has Union Minister Piyush Goyal announced to boost entrepreneurship?

A) Free business loans for MSMEs

B) 80% reduction in licensing fees for women entrepreneurs

C) Tax exemption for startups

D) Subsidies for rural enterprises

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) 80% reduction in licensing fees for women entrepreneurs

  • Explanation: Union Minister Piyush Goyal announced an 80% reduction in licensing fees for women entrepreneurs and a 50% reduction for MSMEs under PESO.

 

 

Question 4:

Which country has Masoud Pezeshkian been elected president of?

A) Iraq

B) Iran

C) Saudi Arabia

D) Turkey

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Iran

  • Explanation: Masoud Pezeshkian has been elected as the president of Iran, defeating hardliner Saeed Jalili.

 

 

Question 5:

What is the name of the light tank unveiled by India?

A) Arjun

B) Vikram

C) Zorawar

D) Tejas

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Zorawar

  • Explanation: India unveiled the ‘Zorawar’ light tank, developed by DRDO and Larsen & Toubro, aimed at high-altitude military operations.

 

 

Question 6:

Which organization has partnered with Aadhar Housing Finance Limited to provide housing loans to low-income women in India?

A) World Bank

B) Asian Development Bank

C) International Monetary Fund

D) Reserve Bank of India

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Asian Development Bank

  • Explanation: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has entered into a $60 million financing agreement with Aadhar Housing Finance Limited (AHFL) to provide housing loans to women in India.

 

 

Question 7:

What was the theme for World Kiswahili Language Day 2024?

A) Kiswahili: Language of Trade

B) Kiswahili: Education and Culture of Peace

C) Kiswahili: A Global Language

D) Kiswahili: Unity and Diversity

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Kiswahili: Education and Culture of Peace

  • Explanation: The theme for World Kiswahili Language Day 2024 is “Kiswahili: Education and Culture of Peace.”

 

 

Question 8:

Which two countries have recently signed a security agreement to strengthen their military cooperation?

A) India and Japan

B) China and Philippines

C) Philippines and Japan

D) South Korea and Australia

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Philippines and Japan

  • Explanation: The Philippines and Japan signed a security agreement to enhance their military cooperation.

 

 

Question 9:

Which Indian state has seen the implementation of Project PARI by the Ministry of Culture?

A) Rajasthan

B) Maharashtra

C) Tamil Nadu

D) All states

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D) All states

  • Explanation: Project PARI, initiated by the Ministry of Culture, aims to blend India’s artistic heritage with modern themes and techniques across all states.

 

 

Question 10:

Who won the British Grand Prix 2024?

A) Max Verstappen

B) Lewis Hamilton

C) Lando Norris

D) Sebastian Vettel

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Lewis Hamilton

  • Explanation: Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix 2024, becoming the first F1 driver to win on any track nine times.

 

 

Question 11:

What was the cause of the stampede in Hathras that led to the formation of a judicial commission?

A) Political rally

B) Satsang event

C) Music concert

D) Sports event

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Satsang event

  • Explanation: The stampede in Hathras occurred during a Satsang event, leading to 121 fatalities and the formation of a judicial commission.

 

 

Question 12:

What initiative aims to merge India’s artistic heritage with modern themes?

A) Project Sanskriti

B) Project Kala

C) Project PARI

D) Project Nritya

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Project PARI

  • Explanation: Project PARI aims to merge India’s millennia-old artistic heritage with modern themes and techniques.

 

 

Question 13:

Which organization declared the mica mines of Jharkhand child labour-free?

A) UNICEF

B) NCPCR

C) WHO

D) UNESCO

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) NCPCR

  • Explanation: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) declared the mica mines of Jharkhand child labour-free.

 

 

Question 14:

What does the recent agreement between the Philippines and Japan allow?

A) Trade concessions

B) Cultural exchanges

C) Military entry into each other’s countries

D) Joint space missions

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Military entry into each other’s countries

  • Explanation: The agreement between the Philippines and Japan allows their military forces to enter each other’s countries more easily.

 

 

Question 15:

Which notable figure recently passed away at the age of 63?

A) James Cameron

B) Jon Landau

C) Steven Spielberg

D) Quentin Tarantino

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Jon Landau

  • Explanation: Jon Landau, the Oscar-winning producer known for his work on Titanic and the Avatar series, passed away at the age of 63.
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