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January 26, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Which organization, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, recently unveiled the X-59 supersonic jet, capable of speeds up to 925 mph and designed to produce quieter sonic booms, redefining supersonic travel?

A.   Boeing

B.   Airbus

C.   NASA

D.   SpaceX

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

with Lockheed Martin, NASA has taken a giant leap towards the future of supersonic travel with the unveiling of the X-59. This remarkable aircraft, with its impressive speed capabilities and quieter sonic booms, promises to redefine the way we experience air travel. As we eagerly anticipate its further development and commercial availability, the X-59 represents a significant step towards unlocking the full potential of supersonic travel.

 


 

2. In the initiative for green ammonia supply, ACME, an Indian Renewable Energy company, has forged a partnership with a company from which country, making it one of the world's largest agreements for green ammonia supply?

A.   Russia

B.   Japan

C.   United States

D.   Germany

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The partnership between ACME and IHI marks a milestone in the journey towards a greener and more sustainable future. With their joint commitment to green ammonia supply, India and Japan are leading the way in transforming the energy landscape. As the world grapples with the urgent need for sustainable solutions, this collaboration serves as a shining example of international cooperation and innovation. Together, ACME and IHI are paving the way for a cleaner, greener, and more prosperous tomorrow.

 


 

3. How many states and Union Territories participated in the Republic Day Parade Tableaux 2024?

A.   15

B.   17

C.   28

D.   22

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Republic Day Parade Tableaux 2024 showcased the collective brilliance of 17 states and Union Territories. Through their captivating presentations, they brought alive the essence of their respective regions, captivating the audience with their cultural heritage, history, and achievements. This grand display of unity in diversity serves as a reminder of India's rich tapestry of cultures and its commitment to progress and harmony.

 


 

4. Which force did Sanwala Ram Vishnoi and Shishupal Singh, honoured with the President’s Medal for Gallantry, belong to?

A.   Paramilitary

B.   Navy

C.   BSF

D.   Air Force

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Sanwala Ram Vishnoi and Shishupal Singh, both belonging to the Border Security Force, exemplify the epitome of bravery and selflessness. Through their unwavering commitment to duty and their extraordinary acts of courage, they have left an indelible mark on the force and on our nation. Their contributions to peacekeeping in Congo and their ultimate sacrifice will forever be remembered and honored. Let us pay tribute to these unsung heroes and express our gratitude to all the brave soldiers of the Border Security Force who safeguard our borders with unwavering dedication and valor.

 


 

5. In collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), which country has initiated a large-scale recruitment drive to send around 10,000 workers, mainly for construction activities, from the states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana?

A.   Israel

B.   United States

C.   Canada

D.   Australia

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The collaboration between the NSDC, the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, and Israel marks a significant milestone in the quest for global employment opportunities for Indian workers. Through this initiative, around 10,000 skilled construction workers from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana will have the chance to contribute to Israel's infrastructure development while gaining invaluable experience and financial stability. This recruitment drive not only highlights the importance of skill development but also strengthens the ties between India and Israel, paving the way for future collaborations and mutual growth.

 


 

6. Which foreign military contingent participated in the Republic Day Parade 2024?

A.   Germany

B.   United Kingdom

C.   United States of America

D.   French

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

the Republic Day Parade 2024 witnessed the remarkable participation of the French military contingent. Led by Captain Louis Noel, the contingent showcased their extraordinary marching skills and captivated the audience with their disciplined formations. Their composition, with a blend of Indian soldiers and Nepalis from the French Foreign Legion, highlighted the spirit of collaboration and unity among nations. The French contingent's presence was a testament to the strong bond between France and India, emphasizing the significance of international cooperation and shared values on this grand occasion.

 


 

7. Which Indian oil and gas company received government approval to establish a subsidiary for green energy initiatives?

A.   Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

B.   Reliance Industries Limited

C.   Indian Oil Corporation Limited

D.   Adani Green Energy Limited

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The establishment of ONGC Green Limited marks a pioneering step towards a sustainable and greener future for India. With a dedicated focus on gas business and clean energy initiatives, including green hydrogen, renewable energy, and green ammonia, ONGC Green Limited is poised to play a pivotal role in India's energy transition. The ambitious investment plans of Rs 1 lakh crore, aimed at achieving 10 GW of renewable energy capacity and two million tonnes of green ammonia production by 2035, highlight ONGC's commitment to a cleaner and more sustainable energy landscape. With ONGC Green Limited leading the charge, India is on its way to becoming a global leader in green energy innovation and environmental stewardship.

 


 

8. Where was the 14th edition of the All India Police Commando Competition held?

A.   Chennai

B.   Visakhapatnam

C.   Bhubaneswar

D.   Tuticorin

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The 14th All India Police Commando Competition held at the A.P. Police Greyhounds training facility in Visakhapatnam was a resounding success. It showcased the exceptional skills, dedication, and resilience of the elite commando forces from across the nation. Through a series of challenging tasks and scenarios, these commandos demonstrated their unwavering commitment to protecting and serving the country. The competition not only highlighted their individual capabilities but also emphasized the significance of teamwork and cooperation in achieving shared goals. The All India Police Commando Competition continues to be a testament to the bravery and professionalism of these extraordinary individuals.

 


 

9. In which category has Nisha Pahuja's film 'To Kill a Tiger' been nominated for the Oscars 2024?

A.   Best Feature Film

B.   Best International Film

C.   Best Short Film

D.   Best Documentary

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Nisha Pahuja's 'To Kill a Tiger' has rightfully earned its nomination in the Best Documentary category at the Oscars 2024. Through its compelling narrative and thought-provoking content, the film sheds light on a critical issue and contributes to the ongoing dialogue surrounding sexual assault and justice. Pahuja's exceptional storytelling skills make this documentary a powerful and impactful piece of cinema.

 


 

10. Who is the Chief Guest at Republic Day 2024?

A.   Emmanuel Macron

B.   Angela Merkel

C.   Boris Johnson

D.   Justin Trudeau

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron as the Chief Guest at Republic Day 2024 marks a historic occasion that celebrates the strong bond between India and France. It not only reflects the historical significance of French leaders gracing this event but also highlights the enduring partnership and shared values between both nations. As the celebrations unfold, the cultural exchange and collaborations will further deepen, leaving a lasting impact on the relationship between India and France.

 


 

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