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April 24, 2024 Current Affairs

1. When is National Panchayati Raj Day observed?

A.    April 24

B.    April 25

C.   May 1

D.   April 15

Answer: Option A


National Panchayati Raj Day, observed on April 24th, stands as a symbol of hope and progress in the realm of local governance. It signifies the collective efforts to empower Gram Panchayats and promote participatory democracy and inclusive development. On this day, we celebrate the establishment of the Panchayati Raj system in India and reiterate our commitment to strengthening grassroots democracy. Let us continue to support and actively engage in local governance, for it is at the village level where the seeds of change are sown, and the future of our nation takes root.



2. Which country is spearheading the Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference for Earth Day 2024?

A.    India

B.    Nepal

C.   Bhutan

D.   Sri Lanka

Answer: Option C


Bhutan is spearheading the Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference on Earth Day 2024. This initiative highlights Bhutan's commitment to sustainable finance, global partnerships, and biodiversity conservation. By raising $1 billion over the next decade, this conference aims to protect tiger habitats, combat poaching, and support local communities. Together, through collaborative efforts, we can ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures and conserve our planet's precious biodiversity.



3. What profession did Saurav Ghosal retire from?

A.    Cricketer

B.    Footballer

C.   Tennis Player

D.   Squash Player

Answer: Option D


Saurav Ghosal's retirement from professional squash marks the end of an era. His remarkable achievements, both on the national and international stage, have left an indelible mark on the sport. Ghosal's legacy as a squash player will continue to inspire generations to come, and his contributions to the game will always be cherished. As we bid farewell to this legend, we express our gratitude for his extraordinary career and wish him all the best for his future endeavors.



4. Who has been appointed as the new UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia?

A.    Gita Sabharwal

B.    Dian Triansyah Djani

C.   Arrmanatha Nasir

D.   Hasan Kleib

Answer: Option A


Gita Sabharwal's appointment as the new UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia marks a significant milestone in the country's pursuit of sustainable development. Her extensive experience, coupled with her passion for social progress, positions her well to lead UN efforts in implementing the SDGs in Indonesia. As Sabharwal assumes this crucial role, her vision and dedication hold the promise of a brighter and more sustainable future for Indonesia and its people.



5. Which country appointed Col Edison Napyo as its first Defence Advisor to India?

A.    Fiji

B.    Maldives

C.   Papua New Guinea

D.   Vanuatu

Answer: Option C


Papua New Guinea's appointment of Col Edison Napyo as its first Defence Advisor to India marks a significant milestone in the bilateral relationship between the two countries. This move reflects the deepening ties, mutual trust, and shared commitment to regional security. As India continues to strengthen its position in the global arena, collaborations like this contribute to a more secure and prosperous world.



6. Who has been appointed as the first woman Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)?

A.    Dalip Tahil

B.    Sultan Jahan

C.   Irfan Habib

D.   Naima Khatoon

Answer: Option D


The appointment of Professor Naima Khatoon as the first woman Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University is a momentous occasion that symbolizes progress, inclusivity, and the breaking of long-standing barriers. It is a testament to the potential and capabilities of women, highlighting the importance of equal representation in leadership positions. This historic milestone not only empowers women but also paves the way for a more diverse and inclusive future in the realm of higher education.



7. When is the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace observed?

A.    April 25

B.    March 15

C.   April 24

D.   May 5

Answer: Option C


The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, observed on April 24th, serves as a reminder of the importance of multilateralism and diplomacy in achieving global peace and cooperation. By reaffirming the principles outlined in the United Nations Charter, this day highlights the significance of peaceful dispute resolution, dialogue, and collaboration among nations. Let us embrace the spirit of multilateralism and diplomacy as we strive for a more peaceful and prosperous world.



8. Which airline did Air India sign a codeshare agreement with?

A.    Star Alliance

B.    All Nippon Airways

C.   Singapore Airlines

D.   Emirates

Answer: Option B


The codeshare agreement between Air India and All Nippon Airways marks a significant milestone in enhancing connectivity between India and Japan. This partnership brings together two reputable airlines, offering passengers seamless travel arrangements, expanded travel opportunities, and a multitude of benefits. As the skies open up with this collaboration, travelers can look forward to a world of possibilities and a more connected travel experience.



9. Which organization is set to begin production of Nano Urea Plus?

A.    Bayer

B.    Monsanto

C.   Syngenta


Answer: Option D


IFFCO's upcoming production of Nano Urea Plus marks a significant milestone in the realm of crop nutrition. This cutting-edge fertilizer, with its high nitrogen content, promotes chlorophyll production and enhances yields during critical growth phases. By championing sustainable agriculture and leveraging nanotechnology, IFFCO reinforces its dedication to advancing agricultural technologies and fostering a greener future. With Nano Urea Plus, farmers can embrace a more efficient and eco-conscious approach to cultivation, ultimately leading to improved food security and sustainable farming practices.



10. Which company introduced the UPI Switch in collaboration with Airtel Payments Bank?

A.    Paytm

B.    Razorpay

C.   PhonePe

D.   Google Pay

Answer: Option B


In collaboration with Airtel Payments Bank, Razorpay has introduced the groundbreaking UPI Switch, revolutionizing digital payments. This cloud-based infrastructure promises enhanced success rates, scalability, and improved security. With the UPI Switch, businesses and consumers can look forward to a future where digital payments are seamless, efficient, and hassle-free.



11. Which Indian sailboat, crewed by Lt Cdr Dilna K and Lt Cdr Roopa A, completed a historic transoceanic expedition?

A.    INSV Tarini

B.    INSV Mhadei

C.   INSV Vikramaditya

D.   INSV Viraat

Answer: Option A


The remarkable journey of INSV Tarini, crewed by Lt Cdr Dilna K and Lt Cdr Roopa A, stands as a testament to human determination, courage, and the indomitable spirit of exploration. Their accomplishment not only showcases the capabilities of INSV Tarini but also serves as an inspiration for future generations. The voyage of INSV Tarini will forever be etched in the maritime history of India, a symbol of empowerment and breaking barriers.



12. Where was India's largest Climate Clock unveiled for the Earth Day celebration?

A.    Mumbai

B.    New Delhi

C.   Bangalore

D.   Kolkata

Answer: Option B


The unveiling of India's largest Climate Clock at the CSIR headquarters in New Delhi marks a momentous occasion in the nation's fight against climate change. This initiative, driven by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, serves as a powerful symbol of our collective responsibility to safeguard the Earth. As we move forward, let us remember that every small action counts, and together, we can create a sustainable future for generations to come.


13. Tale Valley wildlife sanctuary, recently seen in news, is located in which state?

A.  Arunachal Pradesh

B.  Assam

C.  Maharashtra

D.  Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option A [Arunachal Pradesh]


The Tale Valley wildlife sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, India, has captivated the attention of nature enthusiasts with its breathtaking beauty and remarkable biodiversity. The recent discovery of the Neptis philyra butterfly within its boundaries has added a new chapter to its ecological significance. As we celebrate this remarkable finding, let us also recognize the critical role we play in safeguarding and cherishing our natural heritage.



14. Recently, which organization released the “Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2023 Report?


B.  United Nations

C.  Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

D.  World Bank

Answer: Option C [Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ]


The "Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2023 Report" by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute offers invaluable insights into global military spending patterns. As we have seen, India's notable position, NATO's dominance, and the impact of geopolitical tensions underscore the significance of understanding military expenditure trends. SIPRI's dedication to conflict research, armaments, arms control, and disarmament further solidifies its role as a leading authority in this field. By delving into reports like these, we can better grasp the complexities and dynamics of global security and defense investments. 


15. Golden trevally, recently seen in news, belongs to which species?

A.  Frog

B.  Spider

C.  Butterfly

D.  Fish

Answer: Option D [Fish]


The successful captive breeding of golden trevally by CMFRI marks a significant milestone in the field of marine fisheries. By breeding this high-value fish species in controlled environments, researchers and fishery experts can better understand its reproductive biology, growth patterns, and optimize its production for consumption and ornamental purposes. This breakthrough opens up new avenues for sustainable seafood production and reduces the dependence on wild-caught specimens.

Section 4: CMFRI's Role and Research Efforts



16. Recently, where was the Ocean Decade Conference 2024 held?

A.  Barcelona, Spain

B.  Paris, France

C.  New Delhi, India

D.  Moscow, Russia

Answer: Option A [Barcelona, Spain]


The Ocean Decade Conference 2024 held in Barcelona, Spain, served as a crucial platform for global collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the field of ocean science. India's proposal for a region-specific ocean observation center and the emphasis on improved forecasting techniques were notable highlights of the event. As we move forward into the UN Decade of Ocean Science, it is through such conferences and collective efforts that we can work towards a sustainable and thriving ocean ecosystem for generations to come. 


17. Gepang Gath glacial lake, recently seen in news, is located in which state?

A.  Himachal Pradesh

B.  Uttarakhand

C.  Sikkim

D.  Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Option A [Himachal Pradesh]


The expanding Gepang Gath glacial lake in Himachal Pradesh demands our attention and immediate action. The findings from ISRO's satellite imagery highlight the urgency of the situation. By understanding the risks associated with glacial lake outburst floods and implementing appropriate measures, we can safeguard the lives and ecosystems that depend on the delicate balance of the Himalayan region. It is crucial to prioritize research, awareness, and sustainable practices to ensure a safer and more resilient future for the communities living in the vicinity of glacial lakes.


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