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April 5, 2024 Current Affairs

1. What instrument is being developed as part of the PRATUSH project to study the universe?

A.    Microscope

B.    Compass

C.   Barometer

D.   Telescope

Answer: Option D


The PRATUSH project is paving the way for groundbreaking discoveries in our understanding of the early universe. Through the development of the PRATUSH telescope, scientists and astronomers will have a powerful tool to study the reionization era and gain insights into cosmic evolution. This remarkable instrument holds the potential to answer fundamental questions about the origins of our universe and shed light on the mysteries that lie beyond.



2. Who is the only Indian weightlifter to qualify for the Paris Olympics?

A.    Chandrakant Mali

B.    Mirabai Chanu

C.   Punam Yadav

D.   Vikas Thakur

Answer: Option B


Mirabai Chanu's qualification for the Paris Olympics is a testament to her exceptional talent and relentless pursuit of excellence. Her triumph over challenges, impressive performance at the Tokyo Olympics, and unwavering determination have earned her a well-deserved spot among the elite athletes representing India. As the nation eagerly awaits her performance in Paris, we can only hope that Mirabai Chanu continues to inspire and make history on the international stage.



3. When is the International Day of Conscience celebrated?

A.    April 5

B.    April 6

C.   April 7

D.   April 8

Answer: Option A


The International Day of Conscience, celebrated on April 5th, provides an opportunity for individuals worldwide to embrace the power of conscience. By acknowledging the significance of our moral compass and taking proactive steps towards a more peaceful and compassionate world, we can collectively shape a brighter future for generations to come.



4. Who has been appointed as a member of the World Bank Economic Advisory Panel?

A.    Raghuram Rajan

B.    Rakesh Mohan

C.   Urjit Patel

D.   Duvvuri Subbarao

Answer: Option B


The appointment of Rakesh Mohan to the World Bank Economic Advisory Panel is a significant milestone in his illustrious career and a momentous development for global economic governance. Mohan's expertise in economic policy and international finance, coupled with his deep understanding of global economic challenges, makes him a valuable addition to the panel. As he assumes this prominent position, we can expect his contributions to shape critical economic decisions and foster sustainable development on a global scale.



5. Which organization announced the 2024 Young Global Leaders Community?

A.    United Nations

B.    International Monetary Fund

C.   World Economic Forum

D.   World Bank

Answer: Option C


The 2024 Young Global Leaders Community, the World Economic Forum has once again demonstrated its commitment to the power of youth and their ability to catalyze change. Through their remarkable achievements and dedication, these exceptional individuals will undoubtedly inspire generations to come. As we eagerly watch their journey unfold, let us celebrate their vision, courage, and unwavering commitment to creating a better world for all.



6. Which country declared a state of disaster due to a devastating drought?

A.    Botswana

B.    Zimbabwe

C.   Mozambique

D.   South Africa

Answer: Option B


Zimbabwe's declaration of a state of disaster due to the devastating drought paints a grim picture of the challenges faced by the nation. The impact on agriculture, the rise in food shortages, and the humanitarian crises highlight the urgent need for assistance. The resilience and determination of the Zimbabwean people, coupled with international support, will be crucial in mitigating the effects of this crisis and helping the nation recover.



7. Which country unveiled the world's most powerful laser?

A.    France

B.    Germany

C.   United States

D.   Romania

Answer: Option D


Romania has proudly unveiled the world's most powerful laser, showcasing their advancements in laser technology to the world. The utilization of Chirped-Pulse Amplification technology, developed by Nobel winners, demonstrates Romania's commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific progress. With applications spanning healthcare to space exploration, this revolutionary laser technology opens up new possibilities and cements Romania's position as a leader in the field. The future of laser technology is undoubtedly bright, and Romania's contributions are set to shape the course of scientific innovation for years to come.



8. Which company has expanded its fact-checking program with PTI in India?

A.    Google

B.    Microsoft

C.   Meta

D.   IBM

Answer: Option C


Meta's collaboration with PTI in India to expand its fact-checking program marks a significant step forward in the ongoing battle against misinformation. By harnessing the expertise of PTI and leveraging their fact-checking capabilities, Meta aims to create a safer and more accurate online environment for users. This partnership underscores the shared responsibility we all have in promoting accurate information and highlights the determination of industry leaders like Meta to protect the integrity of the digital space.



9. By which year does India aim to achieve a nuclear power capacity of 1 lakh MW?

A.    2047

B.    2030

C.   2050

D.   2060

Answer: Option A


India's ambitious aim to achieve a nuclear power capacity of 1 lakh MW by 2047 demonstrates its commitment to sustainable energy solutions. With a well-defined roadmap, advancements in technology, and international collaborations, India is poised to become a global leader in nuclear power. As the nation moves forward on this path, it is crucial to prioritize safety, address challenges, and ensure a sustainable and secure future powered by clean energy.



10. In which state is DRDO setting up a new test centre for weapon systems?

A.    Odisha

B.    West Bengal

C.   Tamil Nadu

D.   Maharashtra

Answer: Option B


The DRDO's initiative to establish a new test centre for weapon systems in Junput village, West Bengal, marks an important milestone in the organization's pursuit of excellence. By alleviating the testing workload at Chandipur ITR and enhancing operational capabilities, DRDO is positioning itself at the forefront of defense research and development. The collaboration between DRDO and the state of West Bengal has the potential to drive regional development and strengthen India's defense capabilities.



11. When did the Army Medical Corps celebrate its 260th Raising Day?

A.    April 1

B.    April 2

C.   April 3

D.   April 4

Answer: Option C


The Army Medical Corps' 260th Raising Day celebration on April 3, 2024, serves as a poignant reminder of their unwavering commitment to excellence in healthcare. Through centuries of dedicated service, the Corps has consistently showcased professionalism, expertise, and a collaborative approach. As we commemorate this milestone, let us acknowledge and appreciate the selfless contributions of the Army Medical Corps to the well-being of our armed forces and the nation as a whole.



12. Which organization is hosting the World Future Energy Summit on April 16?

A.    Masdar




Answer: Option A


The World Future Energy Summit, hosted by Masdar, is an influential event that drives the global energy transition towards sustainability. Through their commitment to innovation and collaboration, Masdar plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of energy. As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming summit on April 16, let us embrace the opportunities it presents and work together towards a greener and more sustainable world.



13. What is the "Akashteer" system designed to automate processes related?

A.    Enhance communication

B.    Improve ground operations

C.   Automate air defence control

D.   Enhance surveillance

Answer: Option C


The "Akashteer" system represents a significant leap forward in automating air defence control. By digitizing processes, integrating radar and communication systems, and providing advanced decision support, it revolutionizes the way air defence operations are conducted. With enhanced situational awareness, streamlined communication channels, and efficient control mechanisms, the "Akashteer" system is poised to reshape the future of air defence.



14. In which year was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) founded?

A.    1945

B.    1946

C.   1947

D.   1949

Answer: Option D


NATO stands as a vital pillar of collective defence and security. Founded in 1949, this alliance has continuously adapted to address evolving threats and challenges. With its emphasis on collective defence, political consultation, and cooperation, NATO has fostered stability, deterred aggression, and ensured the security of its member nations. As we celebrate its 75th anniversary, let us recognize the profound significance of NATO in shaping the global security landscape.



15. When is National Maritime Day observed in India?

A.    April 5

B.    May 5

C.   June 5

D.   July 5

Answer: Option A


National Maritime Day on April 5 is a special day that commemorates the historic journey of the SS Loyalty and celebrates the significance of the maritime sector in India. It serves as a reminder of the immense potential and opportunities that lie in the vast oceans. Let us appreciate and honor the contributions of the maritime industry in shaping our nation's growth and prosperity.


16. Ahobilam Shrine, recently seen in news, is located in which state?

A.  Andhra Pradesh

B.  Rajasthan

C.  Madhya Pradesh

D.  Maharshtra

Answer: Option A


Ahobilam Shrine, with its captivating history, divine architecture, vibrant festivals, and commitment to wildlife preservation, stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh. It continues to draw devotees and history enthusiasts alike, offering a spiritual retreat amidst the lap of nature. A visit to Ahobilam Shrine is a journey filled with awe, devotion, and an opportunity to connect with the divine.



17. Recently, President of India launched India’s first home-grown gene therapy for cancer at which place?

A.  IIT Madras

B.  IIT Bombay

C.  IIT Hyderabad

D.  IIT Delhi

Answer: Option B


India's first home-grown gene therapy for cancer, launched at IIT Bombay, is a game-changer in the field of healthcare. The CAR-T cell therapy, developed collaboratively, not only represents a significant milestone but also embodies the spirit of 'Make in India' and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat.' With its affordability and potential impact, this gene therapy offers hope to countless cancer patients. As we witness this medical revolution unfold, we can anticipate a brighter future where gene therapy plays a pivotal role in treating various diseases and transforming lives.



18. Kathia wheat, recently got a GI tag, belongs to which state?

A.  Madhya Pradesh

B.  Andhra Pradesh

C.  Uttar Pradesh

D.  Rajasthan

Answer: Option C


The Geographical Indication tag for Kathia wheat is a remarkable achievement for Bundelkhand's agricultural heritage. It not only recognizes the unique qualities and geographical origin of this indigenous wheat variety but also amplifies the cultural and economic significance of the region. By celebrating and protecting the agricultural heritage of Bundelkhand, we pave the way for sustainable farming practices, empower local farmers, and ensure the preservation of our diverse agricultural landscape. Let us cherish the journey of Kathia wheat and embrace the richness it brings to our tables and our heritage.



19. Perungamanallur Massacre, recently seen in news, is associated with which state?

A.  Tamil Nadu

B.  Maharashtra

C.  Karnataka

D.  Odisha

Answer: Option A


The Perungamanallur massacre holds a significant place in Indian history, serving as a reminder of the struggles endured by communities under colonial rule. It symbolizes the unwavering spirit of resistance and the pursuit of justice. By commemorating this tragic event, we honor the memory of those who sacrificed their lives and draw inspiration from their courage. It is through remembering and understanding events like the Perungamanallur massacre that we can continue to strive for a more just and inclusive society.



20. Recently, which ministry launched the ‘myCGHS app’ for iOS ecosystem of devices?

A.  Ministry of Agriculture

B.  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

C.  Ministry of Rural Development

D.  Ministry of Power

Answer: Option B


The launch of the myCGHS app by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare marks a significant milestone in enhancing healthcare access for CGHS beneficiaries. With its user-friendly interface, comprehensive features, and emphasis on security, this app revolutionizes the way individuals interact with healthcare services. From booking appointments to accessing lab reports and checking reimbursement status, the myCGHS app empowers beneficiaries to take control of their healthcare journey. As we embrace the digital age, this app serves as a testament to the government's commitment to leveraging technology for the betterment of public health.


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