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June 1, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Who emerged victorious at the Scripps National Spelling Bee?

A.    Faizan Zaki

B.    Corrie Loeffler

C.   Bruhat Soma

D.   Jacques Bailly

Answer: Option C


Bruhat Soma, a 12-year-old Indian-American seventh-grader from Florida, achieved success at the renowned Scripps National Spelling Bee. Demonstrating exceptional spelling skills, Bruhat accurately spelled 29 words in the final tiebreaker round, clinching the title. This victory represents Bruhat's success in his third attempt at the competition, highlighting his determination and commitment to spelling mastery.



2. In which Indian state has Artificial Intelligence learning been introduced in school textbooks?

A.    Karnataka

B.    Maharashtra

C.   Tamil Nadu

D.   Kerala

Answer: Option D


In a groundbreaking move in technological education, Kerala has incorporated Artificial Intelligence (AI) learning into the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) textbook for Class 7 students. This pioneering initiative aims to introduce AI to more than 4 lakh students in the next academic year, demonstrating the state's dedication to equipping its youth for the digital era.



3. Which institution has been honored with the Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024?



C.   Department of Mental Health

D.   Ministry of Health

Answer: Option A


In 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) honored the National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru with the esteemed Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion. This award recognizes NIMHANS' remarkable commitment and valuable contributions to the promotion of mental health and well-being. Introduced by WHO in 2019, the Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion is presented to institutions that exhibit exceptional dedication to advancing health promotion endeavors, underscoring NIMHANS' substantial influence in advocating and promoting mental health.



4. Who is the researcher behind the discovery of technology capable of charging a phone in 1 minute?

A.    John Smith

B.    Emma Johnson

C.   David Lee

D.   Ankur Gupta

Answer: Option D


Ankur Gupta, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, has introduced a revolutionary technology capable of charging an electric vehicle (EV) in only 10 minutes and a laptop or phone in just one minute. His study, featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, marks a notable progress in charging technology, offering quicker and more effective charging options for a range of electronic devices.



5. Who was designated as the brand ambassador for Tobacco Control in India?

A.    PV Sindhu

B.    Saina Nehwal

C.   Kidambi Srikanth

D.   Pulella Gopichand

Answer: Option A


During an event organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, PV Sindhu, the renowned Indian badminton player, was named the brand ambassador for Tobacco Control in India. This move is intended to inspire young children and adolescents to avoid tobacco use and opt for healthier alternatives. Sindhu's appointment as the brand ambassador underscores the government's commitment to proactively enforce tobacco control policies and promote well-being in communities.



6. Which Indian state's High Court became the first to introduce menstrual leave for female employees?

A.    Uttar Pradesh

B.    Sikkim

C.   Maharashtra

D.   Kerala

Answer: Option B


By introducing a menstrual leave policy for female employees, the Sikkim High Court registry has established a groundbreaking precedent, becoming the first High Court in India to do so. This policy allows women employees at the registry to take menstrual leave for 2-3 days every month, demonstrating the court's dedication to gender equality and the welfare of its workforce, thereby setting a laudable standard for workplaces nationwide.



7. Which country has joined the newly formed World Boxing Body?

A.    United States

B.    India

C.   Canada

D.   Sweden

Answer: Option B


India has made a significant decision to become a member of the World Boxing (WB), a newly created governing body established following the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s rejection of the International Boxing Association (IBA). This step was taken to ensure Indian boxers' inclusion in the Olympics during the ongoing World Olympic qualifiers in Bangkok. By joining countries such as the United States, Canada, Sweden, Germany, and Great Britain as founding members of the WB, India demonstrates its dedication to overseeing the sport on an international scale.



8. When is the Global Day of Parents observed annually?

A.    May 31

B.    June 30

C.   June 1

D.   July 1

Answer: Option C


Every year on June 1st, the Global Day of Parents is commemorated to globally highlight the significance of parenthood and encourage parents to actively contribute to the positive growth of their children. This occasion underscores the vital influence parents have on molding the future and welfare of their children, stressing the importance of parental guidance and participation in fostering child development.



9. Which company collaborated with ISRO on the development and testing of a 3D-printed rocket engine?

A.    Infosys

B.    Wipro 3D

C.   TCS

D.   3D Era Technology

Answer: Option B


Wipro 3D partnered with ISRO to create and test a 3D-printed rocket engine for India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This joint effort led to notable progress in additive manufacturing technology, optimizing the engine's structure and improving its effectiveness and output. The engine's successful testing highlights the promise of additive manufacturing in aerospace, representing a significant achievement in India's space exploration initiatives.



10. On which date is World Milk Day celebrated annually?

A.    June 1

B.    May 31

C.   June 5

D.   June 10

Answer: Option A


World Milk Day is observed worldwide on June 1 annually. Created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the day is dedicated to emphasizing the significance of milk as a universal food source, advocating for dairy farming and the dairy sector, and increasing understanding of the nutritional benefits of milk in a healthy diet. Although June 1 is the main day for festivities, certain nations may opt to commemorate it a week earlier or later to coincide with local customs.



11. Recently, where was the 6th Meeting of India-Japan Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism held?

A. New Delhi

B. Hyderabad

C. Chennai

D. Bengaluru

Answer: Option A


The 6th Meeting of the India-Japan Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism was held in New Delhi on 29 May 2024. Important topics discussed included regional terrorist threats, state-sponsored terrorism, and the misuse of technology by terrorists. Both countries highlighted the importance of increasing collaboration through sharing information, building capacity, and engaging in multilateral efforts. The upcoming meeting is scheduled to take place in Tokyo on a date that is convenient for both parties.



12. Recently, which country has launched its first space agency and plans to make a Mars landing by 2045?

A. Mauritius

B. South Korea

C. Singapore

D. Malaysia

Answer: Option B


By 2045, South Korea intends to achieve a Mars landing through an investment of 100 trillion won ($72.6 billion) in space exploration. President Yoon Suk Yeol revealed this during the inauguration of the Korea Aerospace Administration (KASA), which seeks to elevate South Korea among the leading space nations. KASA will provide backing to the aerospace sector, with the initial lunar landing scheduled for 2032. Additionally, South Korea has outlined plans for a minimum of three more space missions by 2027.



13. What is the theme of ‘World No Tobacco Day 2024’?

A. Threat to our environment

B. Grow food, not tobacco

C. Protecting Children From Tobacco Industry Interference

D. Commit to Quit

Answer: Option C


World No Tobacco Day 2024, celebrated each year on May 31st, is centered around the theme of "Protecting Children From Tobacco Industry Interference." This initiative is designed to shield young individuals from the negative impacts of tobacco and urges the industry to stop marketing harmful products to the youth.



14. Recently, researchers of which institute have developed a novel and safer method to mass produce recombinant proteins?

A. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

B. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

C. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

D. National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG)

Answer: Option A


A safer method for producing recombinant proteins (RPs) has been developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Traditionally, RPs like insulin and monoclonal antibodies are generated using organisms like yeast Pichia pastoris, which utilizes hazardous methanol in the process. The new approach utilizes mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) as a safer substitute. Additionally, E. coli is employed for RP production because of its efficient growth and high yield.



15. What is the primary aim of the Red Flag 24 exercise, recently held in Alaska?

A. To conduct ground-based military operations

B. To integrate aircrew in a multinational environment through advanced aerial combat training

C. To train naval forces for maritime security

D. To provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief training

Answer: Option B


An Indian Air Force (IAF) group has landed at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska to take part in the Red Flag 24 exercise, bringing along Rafale fighter jets. Red Flag 24 is a two-week training event for advanced aerial combat that involves aircrews from various countries in lifelike situations. The exercise includes around 3100 military personnel and more than 100 aircraft, utilizing a vast airspace of 77,000 square miles within the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. This exercise has been taking place since 1975.


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