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January 7, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Under the new traffic law for hit-and-run cases, what is the increased maximum jail term for drivers who flee and fail to report a fatal accident?

A.   10 years

B.   5 years

C.   7 years

D.   3 years

Answer: Option A


The amendment in traffic laws related to hit-and-run cases has brought about a crucial change by increasing the maximum jail term for offenders. This move aims to deter drivers from fleeing the scene and failing to report a fatal accident. With a maximum jail term of 10 years, the law emphasizes the need for accountability and sends a strong message that such behavior will not be tolerated. By implementing stricter penalties, society seeks to protect the rights of victims and their families, and promote a safer and more responsible driving culture.



2. Which country declared the Snow Leopard as its National symbol, symbolizing dedication to conservation and ecological balance?

A.   Kazakhstan

B.   Uzbekistan

C.   Tajikistan

D.   Kyrgyzstan

Answer: Option D


Kyrgyzstan's declaration of the Snow Leopard as its National symbol is a testament to the country's commitment to conservation and ecological balance. This decision not only highlights the cultural significance of this magnificent creature in Kyrgyz folklore but also recognizes its vital role in maintaining the delicate equilibrium of nature. By embracing the Snow Leopard as a symbol of their dedication, Kyrgyzstan sets an inspiring example for other nations to follow in the pursuit of safeguarding our planet's biodiversity and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.



3. Which organization was honoured for Encouragement to Sports via Corporate Social Responsibility in the 'Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar'?

A.   Tata Consultancy Services

B.   Reliance Industries

C.   Odisha Mining Corporate Limited

D.   Infosys

Answer: Option C


Odisha Mining Corporate Limited's recognition in the 'Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar' for its encouragement of sports through Corporate Social Responsibility is well-deserved. The organization's commitment to sports, impactful initiatives, and collaborative approach have made a significant difference in the lives of athletes and the overall development of sports in India. OMCL serves as an inspiration for other organizations to embrace CSR and contribute to the growth and promotion of sports.



4. Which city in Chhattisgarh unveiled a Green Corridor system for organ transplants, promising efficient and timely transportation in collaboration with the Government of India and Bangalore?

A.   Bilaspur

B.   Durg

C.   Bhilai

D.   Raipur

Answer: Option D


The Green Corridor system introduced by Raipur Smart City in collaboration with the Government of India and Bangalore is a game-changer in the realm of organ transplantation. With its focus on efficiency, safety, and sustainability, this initiative has the potential to transform the way organs are transported and significantly impact the healthcare landscape. By providing a lifeline for organ recipients, Raipur sets an inspiring example for other cities to follow, ultimately leading to more successful transplantations and improved quality of life for patients in need.



5. In a significant MoU for financing infrastructure projects, which organization collaborated with RVNL and is involved in an investment of up to Rs. 35,000 Crores over the next 5 years?

A.   REC Limited

B.   PFC



Answer: Option A


The collaboration between REC Limited and RVNL marks a significant milestone in the realm of infrastructure financing. With an investment of up to Rs. 35,000 Crores over the next 5 years, this partnership will catalyze the development of multi-modal logistics hubs, reinforce rail infrastructure, and empower road, port, and metro projects. As India strives to enhance its transportation network and embrace sustainable development, the strategic alliance between REC Limited and RVNL will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of infrastructure in the country.



6. On which date is World Hindi Day 2024 celebrated annually?

A.   January 10

B.   February 15

C.   March 5

D.   April 20

Answer: Option A


World Hindi Day is celebrated annually on January 10 to honor the Hindi language's global influence and cultural significance. It is a day that brings together Hindi speakers from different parts of the world, fostering unity, and promoting linguistic diversity. By celebrating this day, we pay homage to the rich heritage of the Hindi language and its contributions to art, literature, and culture. So, mark your calendars for January 10, 2024, and join the global celebration of World Hindi Day!



7. Which Indian state is associated with the Lanjia Saura paintings and the Dongaria Kondh shawl, both of which recently received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag?

A.   Maharashtra

B.   Uttar Pradesh

C.   Odisha

D.   Kerala

Answer: Option C


Odisha has emerged as a treasure trove of cultural heritage with its Lanjia Saura paintings and Dongaria Kondh shawls receiving the esteemed Geographical Indication (GI) tag. These artistic creations not only reflect the rich traditions and creativity of the tribes but also serve as a reminder of the importance of preserving and promoting indigenous art forms. Through the GI tag, these treasures are now poised to reach a broader audience, allowing for a deeper appreciation of the cultural diversity and artistic prowess of Odisha.



8. Which organization successfully tested the 100 W Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell in an Orbital Experimental Module, generating power in space using Hydrogen and Oxygen gases?



C.   ESA


Answer: Option A


ISRO's successful testing of the 100 W Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell in the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) 3 has demonstrated the immense potential of fuel cell technology for space power generation. This accomplishment not only showcases ISRO's commitment to innovation but also sets the stage for future advancements in space exploration. With each new breakthrough, we get one step closer to unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos and expanding our understanding of the universe.



9. In which Union Territory did the inaugural multi-sports beach games, featuring over 1,200 players from 20 Indian states and union territories, take place starting January 4?

A.   Goa

B.   Diu

C.   Puducherry

D.   Lakshadweep

Answer: Option B


 The inaugural multi-sports beach games held in Diu were a resounding success, captivating the hearts and minds of participants and spectators alike. From the picturesque backdrop to the thrilling competitions, this event showcased the power of sports to bring people together and celebrate the spirit of unity. As Diu basks in the glory of hosting such a remarkable event, it cements its position as a premier destination for sports enthusiasts and travelers seeking a unique blend of culture, beauty, and sporting excellence.



10. Which Union Territory (UT) has become the first to implement the PM Vishwakarma Yojana?

LadakhDaman and Diu



Jammu and Kashmir

Answer: Option D


Jammu and Kashmir's implementation of the PM Vishwakarma Yojana marks a significant milestone in the journey towards empowering artisans and craftspeople. By recognizing their invaluable contribution and providing necessary support, the UT sets an example for others to emulate. This visionary scheme not only uplifts the artisans of Jammu and Kashmir but also ensures the preservation of India's cultural heritage. Let us celebrate this progressive step and look forward to witnessing the positive impact it has on the lives of talented artisans nationwide.



11. Who officially assumed the role of Vice Chief of Naval Staff on January 4, 2024?

A.   Admiral Karambir Singh

B.   Dinesh K Tripathi

C.   Sunil Lanba

D.   R. Hari Kumar

Answer: Option B


Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi's assumption of the role of Vice Chief of Naval Staff marks a significant milestone in his distinguished naval career. His leadership, experience, and strategic acumen position him as a key figure in shaping the trajectory of the Indian Navy. As he takes the helm, the nation looks forward to witnessing the positive impact he will undoubtedly make in fortifying our maritime capabilities and safeguarding our seas.



12. In which city did the Defence Ministry sign contracts worth 802 crores for military equipment acquisition?

A.   Mumbai

B.   Kolkata

C.   Bengaluru

D.   New Delhi

Answer: Option D


The Defence Ministry's recent contracts worth 802 crores for military equipment acquisition in New Delhi signify a significant milestone in our journey towards a robust defense sector. Through these contracts, we not only enhance our defense capabilities but also promote indigenous manufacturing and private sector participation. This step aligns with our vision of a self-reliant India and underscores our commitment to secure our nation's borders effectively.



13. Who is set to assume the role of Director (Human Resources) at Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), with nearly three decades of experience as a seasoned HR executive?

A.   Anita Singh

B.   Meera Sharma

C.   Rashmi Govil

D.   Neha Gupta

Answer: Option C


the appointment of Rashmi Govil as the new Director (Human Resources) at Indian Oil Corporation marks a significant milestone in the organization's journey. With her impressive background and proven expertise, Govil is poised to steer the HR department towards further growth and success. As she takes on this pivotal role, we can expect to witness positive changes and an enhanced focus on employee welfare and development at Indian Oil Corporation.



14. Which state secured Geographical Indication (GI) tags for products like Honey, Rice, and Tangail Sarees in the National GI Drive Mission?

A.   Odisha

B.   West Bengal

C.   Assam

D.   Kerala

Answer: Option B


West Bengal has emerged as a frontrunner in the National GI Drive Mission, securing GI tags for remarkable products like Sundarban honey, Black Nunia rice, and Tangail, Gorod, and Kadiyal sarees. These achievements not only celebrate the state's cultural heritage but also provide economic opportunities and protection for the communities involved. West Bengal's dedication to preserving its traditional knowledge and craftsmanship sets an inspiring example for other regions to follow.



15. Which Indian state leads in the number of investors in the NSE, with 1.49 crore registered investors in 2023?

A.   Tamil Nadu

B.   Maharashtra

C.   Uttar Pradesh

D.   Gujarat

Answer: Option B


Maharashtra's emergence as the leader in the number of investors on the NSE is a testament to its robust financial infrastructure, investor-friendly policies, and proactive government initiatives. The state's remarkable growth in its investor base reflects the increasing interest and participation of retail investors in the stock market. As Maharashtra continues to pave the way for investment opportunities, it sets an inspiring example for other states and reinforces its position as a key player in India's financial landscape.


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