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April 30, 2024 Current Affairs

1.Which tribe, living in the border areas between Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Chhattisgarh, possesses voter cards of both states for reference and proof of nativity?

A.   Muria Tribe

B.   Gond Tribe

C.   Koya Tribe

D.   Salwa Judum Tribe

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Muria Tribe, residing in the border areas between Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, holds dual voter cards from both states, serving as a reference and proof of their nativity. Their settlements within India's Red Corridor highlight their resilience and determination to preserve their cultural identity. The Muria Tribe's progressive perspectives and unique practices make them a remarkable community worth celebrating and understanding.

 


 

2.Which spectrum band is COAI requesting a ban on for WiFi 6E routers in India?

A.   2.4 GHz

B.   5 GHz

C.   6 GHz

D.   8 GHz

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has requested a ban on WiFi 6E routers using the 6 GHz spectrum band in India. This step aims to maintain spectrum integrity and prevent interference with other wireless communication devices. As the discussions continue, it will be interesting to observe how this request unfolds and its impact on the wireless communication landscape in India. 


 

3.Which institution collaborated with SVEEP to introduce the 3D-printed dummy ballot unit?

A.   IIT Delhi

B.   IIT Guwahati

C.   IIT Bombay

D.   IIT Madras

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The collaboration between SVEEP and IIT Guwahati has paved the way for a new era of voter education. The introduction of the 3D-printed dummy ballot unit not only educates citizens about the voting process but also empowers them to actively engage in the democratic process. As we move forward, it is imperative that we continue to seek innovative ways to educate and inspire citizens, ultimately strengthening our democratic foundation.

 


 

4.Which city is constructing the world's largest airport, Al Maktoum International Airport?

A.   Japan

B.   London

C.   Dubai

D.   Singapore

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport is a testament to the city's unwavering dedication to progress and innovation. As construction continues, the world eagerly anticipates the completion of this monumental project that will shape the future of aviation. With its grand vision, cutting-edge infrastructure, significant economic impact, and commitment to sustainability, Al Maktoum International Airport is set to become a global icon and a symbol of Dubai's limitless aspirations.


 

5.Which country is set to sign a cooperation agreement on 6G technology with a European body?

A.   Japan

B.   India

C.   United States

D.   China

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India's pursuit of a cooperation agreement on 6G technology with a European body showcases its commitment to being at the forefront of technological advancements. Through collaborative efforts, India aims to position itself as a leader in the 6G landscape, driving economic growth, societal progress, and transformative innovation. As we eagerly look towards the future, it is clear that India's proactive approach in embracing emerging technologies will play a crucial role in shaping the digital landscape of tomorrow.

 


 

6.Where was the model testing of the 'Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile' Barge undertaken during the design stage?

A.   Mumbai

B.   Chennai

C.   Kolkata

D.   Visakhapatnam

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The model testing of the 'Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile' Barge was undertaken at the esteemed Naval Science and Technological Laboratory in Visakhapatnam. This testing phase, conducted during the design stage, is crucial for ensuring the barge's efficiency and effectiveness in naval operations. The NSTL's involvement and expertise further validate the significance of this location in the development of advanced naval technologies.

 


 

7.When is Ayushman Bharat Diwas celebrated annually?

A.   April 30

B.   May 1

C.   April 28

D.   June 15

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Ayushman Bharat Diwas, celebrated annually on April 30, plays a crucial role in spreading awareness about the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and its mission to provide accessible and quality healthcare services to the underprivileged. Through this initiative, the government aims to bridge the healthcare gap and ensure financial protection for millions of individuals. By expanding the reach of healthcare services, promoting preventive care, and providing health insurance coverage, the Ayushman Bharat Yojana has transformed the healthcare landscape in India and brought hope to countless lives.

 


 

8.In which year was the Nilgiri Tahr protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act?

A.   1980

B.   1995

C.   2005

D.   1972

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

the Nilgiri Tahr's protection under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act in 1972 marked a significant milestone in its conservation journey. The legal recognition of its threatened status emphasized the importance of preserving this iconic species. Through dedicated efforts and community involvement, the population of Nilgiri Tahr has shown signs of recovery. However, the journey towards sustainable conservation continues, reminding us of the importance of protecting our natural heritage for generations to come.


 

9.Who developed the AI-powered news anchor named Sana?

A.   Indian Express

B.   London Media Group

C.   India Today Group

D.   The Hindu Group

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The AI-powered news anchor named Sana, developed by India Today Group, has revolutionized the way news is delivered. Through its advanced features, captivating animations, and recognition at global media awards, Sana has solidified its position as a frontrunner in AI-driven journalism. As technology continues to advance, it is exciting to imagine the future possibilities that Sana and similar innovations hold for the world of news broadcasting.

 


 

10.What type of missile is the Rampage?

A.   Anti-aircraft defence

B.   Air-to-ground missile

C.   Anti-ship warfare

D.   Surface-to-air missile

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

 The Rampage missile is a game-changer in the realm of air-to-ground weaponry. Its precision, range, and capability to penetrate enemy defenses make it a formidable asset for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. With the integration of this powerful missile, India's military capabilities have reached new heights, ensuring our ability to defend our nation and maintain peace in the region.

 


 

11.On which date did the World Health Organisation (WHO) observe World Chagas Disease Day in 2024?

A.   April 1

B.   April 7

C.   April 10

D.   April 14

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

World Chagas Disease Day serves as a reminder of the ongoing battle against Chagas disease and the need for global efforts to tackle this public health issue. By raising awareness, promoting early detection, and ensuring access to care, we can contribute to the prevention, control, and eventual elimination of this neglected tropical disease. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of millions affected by Chagas disease.

 


 

12.Who has been appointed as the new president of the Indian Vaccine Manufacturers Association (IVMA) for the next two years, effective April 2024?

A.   Krishna Ella

B.   Adar C. Poonawala

C.   Mahima Datla

D.   T. Srinivas

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Krishna Ella's appointment as the new president of IVMA marks a significant milestone in the vaccine industry. With his vast experience, leadership acumen, and dedication to global health and equitable access to vaccines, Ella is poised to drive positive change and shape the future of vaccine manufacturing in India. The industry and the world at large look forward to witnessing the impact of his presidency and the collective efforts of IVMA in safeguarding public health on a global scale.

 


 

13. Recently, which country won the gold medal in the Archery World Cup in the men’s recurve event?

A.  India

B.  South Korea

C.  Malaysia

D . Indonesia

Answer: Option A [India]

Explanation:

India's historic gold medal in the men's recurve event of the Archery World Cup Stage-1 is a testament to the indomitable spirit, skill, and determination of the Indian archers. Breaking a 14-year gold drought, this victory marks a significant milestone in India's archery history and paves the way for a promising future in the sport. With each arrow released, India's archers continue to etch their names in the annals of archery, inspiring generations to come.

 


 

14. What is ‘Fentanyl’, recently mentioned in the news?

A.  Invasive plant

B.  Synthetic opioid drug

C.  Submarine

D.  Aircraft carrier

Answer: Option B [Synthetic opioid drug]

Explanation:

Fentanyl, the synthetic opioid drug, has emerged as a grave concern in recent times. Its potent nature, addiction risks, and association with the opioid crisis emphasize the need for increased awareness and stringent measures to combat its proliferation. By understanding the origins, effects, and dangers of Fentanyl, we can take steps towards mitigating its impact and protecting our communities.



 

 

15. Shergarh Wildlife Sanctuary, recently seen in the news, is located in which state?

A.  Gujarat

B.  Maharashtra

C.  Rajasthan

D.  Kerala

Answer: Option C [Rajasthan]

Explanation:

Shergarh Wildlife Sanctuary, with its remarkable biodiversity and conservation efforts, stands as a testament to Rajasthan's commitment to preserving nature's wonders. The proposed eco-sensitive zone will further bolster its protection, safeguarding the sanctuary's fragile ecosystem and promoting harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife. Let us join hands in cherishing and preserving this enchanting sanctuary for generations to come.

 


 

16. Recently, which ministry has granted Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status to the gem and jewellery sector?

A.  Ministry of Finance

B.  Ministry of Power

C.  Ministry of Mines

D.  Ministry of Agriculture

Answer: Option A [Ministry of Finance]

Explanation:

The Ministry of Finance's decision to grant AEO status to the gem and jewellery sector marks a significant milestone in enhancing ease of doing business. With Asian Star leading the way, other businesses in the sector are encouraged to seize the benefits offered by AEO status. Quicker clearance, enhanced security, and alignment with global trade facilitation agreements position the gem and jewellery sector as a trusted and efficient player in international trade. As the industry embraces this new chapter, exciting opportunities and growth prospects are sure to follow.

 


 

17. What is a green taxonomy, recently seen in the news?

A.  A system for categorizing environmentally friendly investments

B.  A framework for classifying financial assets based on their color

C.  A method for organizing government budgets related to environmental projects

D.  A type of plant species found in tropical rainforests

Answer: Option A [A system for categorizing environmentally friendly investments]

Explanation:

The Green Taxonomy serves as a powerful tool in categorizing environmentally friendly investments. Its role in preventing greenwashing and guiding informed investment decisions cannot be overstated. By aligning investments with sustainable economic activities, the taxonomy contributes to climate mitigation and adaptation efforts. As governments and institutions continue to embrace this concept, we can expect to witness a significant shift towards a more sustainable and resilient future. 

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