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April 7, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Which country recently held its first Parliamentary Election under Emir Sheikh Meshal?

A.   Kuwait

B.   Qatar

C.   Bahrain

D.   Oman

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Kuwait's recent Parliamentary Election under Emir Sheikh Meshal marks a significant milestone in the country's journey towards economic reform and political stability. By addressing fiscal challenges and reducing reliance on oil revenue, Kuwait aims to secure a prosperous future for its citizens. The election also provides an opportunity to overcome the government-parliament deadlock and foster a more collaborative governance system. With public participation and engagement at its core, this election signifies the empowerment of Kuwaiti citizens and their active involvement in shaping the nation's future.

 


 

2. What type of missile was successfully flight-tested by Strategic Forces Command and DRDO?

A.   BrahMos

B.   Prithvi

C.   Nirbhay

D.   Agni

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The successful flight-testing of the Agni-Prime by the Strategic Forces Command and DRDO marks a significant milestone for India's defense capabilities. This medium-range ballistic missile, with its advanced features and strategic importance, strengthens India's deterrence posture and reinforces its commitment to safeguarding national security. The Agni-Prime stands as a testament to India's technological prowess and its dedication to maintaining a strong defensive stance.

 


 

3. What product is India investigating in an anti-dumping probe from China and Japan, specifically used in the rubber industry?

A.   Synthetic Rubber

B.   Natural Rubber

C.   Insoluble Sulphur

D.   Rubber Accelerators

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The anti-dumping probe into the import of 'Insoluble Sulphur' from China and Japan marks a significant step by India to safeguard its domestic rubber industry. This investigation led by the DGTR demonstrates the government's commitment to fair trade practices and protecting the interests of Indian manufacturers. As the probe unfolds, it is expected to bring clarity and establish a stronger foundation for the future of the rubber industry in India.

 


 

4. Which Indian state's Rignai Pachra textile and Tripureswari temple's Pera received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag?

A.   Tripura

B.   Assam

C.   Manipur

D.   Mizoram

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

In a world where cultural diversity is treasured, Tripura's Rignai Pachra textile and Tripureswari temple's Pera receiving the Geographical Indication (GI) tag is a moment of pride. This recognition not only showcases the state's rich cultural tapestry but also ensures the protection and promotion of Tripura's indigenous products. Let us celebrate and appreciate Tripura's extraordinary heritage, supporting the artisans and communities that keep these traditions alive.

 


 

5. How many traditional products from across India were granted the GI Tag?

A.   50

B.   60

C.   70

D.   80

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The granting of the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag to 60 traditional products from across India is a momentous occasion that celebrates the country's rich cultural heritage. Through this recognition, these products gain heightened visibility, protection, and value, ensuring their preservation for future generations. As we cherish and support these traditional treasures, let us also embrace the stories, craftsmanship, and cultural significance they bring, making India's diverse traditions shine on a global stage.

 


 

6. Who was sworn in for his third term as the Egyptian president?

A.   Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

B.   Mohammed Morsi

C.   Hosni Mubarak

D.   Anwar Sadat

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's re-election for a third term as the Egyptian president marks a significant milestone in Egypt's political landscape. Despite the challenges faced during his previous terms, al-Sisi's leadership has demonstrated resilience and a commitment to addressing the nation's pressing issues. As Egypt looks towards the future, it is poised to capitalize on recent economic recovery and continue its journey towards progress and prosperity under al-Sisi's guidance.

 


 

7. Which organization partnered with IICA to launch the sustainability program?

A.   TCS

B.   HP

C.   Infosys

D.   Wipro

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The partnership between HP India and IICA to launch the ESG certification program is a commendable step towards promoting sustainable business practices. By providing individuals with the necessary knowledge and tools to integrate ESG principles into their organizations, this program has the potential to foster a culture of sustainability and responsible leadership. As more organizations embrace such initiatives, we move closer to a future where businesses prioritize both profitability and the well-being of the planet and society. 


 

8. Which organization signed a contract with Cochin Shipyard Limited for the supply of gas turbines and auxiliaries for the Indian Navy's NGMV project?

A.   Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited

B.   Bharat Electronics Limited

C.   Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd

D.   Indian Space Research Organisation

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The collaboration between Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and Cochin Shipyard Limited for the supply of gas turbines and auxiliaries marks a significant milestone in the NGMV project. This partnership showcases the collective efforts towards strengthening India's naval capabilities and fostering indigenous defense manufacturing. The advanced technologies and expertise brought forth by HAL will undoubtedly contribute to the Indian Navy's operational readiness and safeguarding of India's maritime interests.

 


 

9. Which country received two "Dornier 228 Planes" from HAL?

A.   Nepal

B.   Brazil

C.   Bolivia

D.   Guyana

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Guyana's reception of two Dornier 228 aircraft from HAL is a significant step towards strengthening its defence capabilities. This partnership not only bolsters Guyana's military preparedness but also underscores the importance of international cooperation in the domain of defence equipment procurement. As Guyana continues to invest in modern aircraft acquisitions, its commitment to safeguarding its borders and ensuring national security remains resolute.

 


 

10. Who was honoured with the Distinguished Overseas Dental Specialist title at the National Fame Awards 2024?

A.   Gauahar Khan

B.   Dia Mirza

C.   Karthik Kommuri

D.   Narayanmoorthy

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

In recognition of his exceptional patient care, commitment to contemporary practice in orthodontics, and outstanding contributions to dentistry, Dr. Karthik Kommuri was honored with the prestigious Distinguished Overseas Dental Specialist title at the National Fame Awards 2024. His passion, expertise, and unwavering dedication to his patients make him a true inspiration and a shining star in the dental community.

 


 

11. What is the theme of ‘World Health Day 2024’?

A.  Building a fairer, healthier world

B.  My Health, My Right

C.  Our planet, our health

D.  Support nurses and midwives

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

World Health Day 2024, with its theme "My Health, My Right," serves as a powerful reminder that each individual has the right to access quality healthcare. It highlights the importance of prioritizing personal health and encourages people to take charge of their well-being. By promoting health education and awareness, this significant day inspires individuals and communities to make informed decisions about their health, ultimately contributing to the building of a healthier and fairer world.

 


 

12. Who has become the first Indian to be appointed a jury member at the 33rd Summer Olympics 2024 to be held in Paris?

A.  Bilquis Mir

B.  Madhumita Bisht

C.  Rajyalaksmi Singh

D.  Sania Mirza

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Bilquis Mir's appointment as India's first female jury member at the Summer Olympics in Paris is a momentous occasion for Indian sports. Her journey from a canoeist to a trailblazer is a testament to the transformative power of hard work and perseverance. As she officiates at the games from July 26 to August 11, Bilquis Mir will not only represent India but also become a symbol of empowerment for athletes and sports promoters around the world. Her story will continue to inspire generations to come, reminding us that dreams can indeed become a reality with determination and unwavering passion.

 


 

13. Phanigiri Buddhist site, recently seen in news, is located in which state?

A.  Telangana

B.  Karnataka

C.  Kerala

D.  Odisha

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Phanigiri stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage and the profound impact of Buddhism in Telangana's history. Its discovery has opened doors to a deeper understanding of the Ikshvaku period, while its remarkable structures and inscriptions continue to captivate archaeologists and enthusiasts alike. As we immerse ourselves in the mysteries of Phanigiri, we gain a renewed appreciation for the enduring legacy of ancient civilizations and the importance of preserving our past for future generations. 


 

14. Recently, Indian Coast Guard Aquatic Centre has been inaugurated at which place?

A.  Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

B.  Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

C.  Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

D.  Kakinada, Andhra Prdesh

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The inauguration of the Indian Coast Guard Aquatic Centre near Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, marks a significant step forward in strengthening our maritime security. With its advanced facilities and training programs, this center will undoubtedly bolster the operational readiness of the Indian Coast Guard. We can expect heightened vigilance and enhanced capabilities in combatting smuggling, protecting marine resources, and ensuring safe seas for our nation.  


 

15. Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (LUPEX), recently seen in news, is a joint mission between which two space agencies?

A.  ISRO & JAXA

B.  NASA & ISRO

C.  CNSA & ROCOSMOS

D.  ESA & NASA

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (LUPEX) represents a significant milestone in the realm of lunar exploration. Through the combined efforts of ISRO and JAXA, we can expect groundbreaking discoveries about the moon's South Pole region. As LUPEX unfolds, it holds the promise of expanding our understanding of our celestial neighbor and opening doors to further space exploration endeavors. .

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