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June 3, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Where is the 60th meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB60) scheduled to take place?

A.    Germany

B.    India

C.   United States

D.   France

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Subsidiary Bodies (SB60) will convene in Bonn, Germany, from June 3-13, 2024, for their 60th meeting. This crucial mid-year climate conference provides a significant opportunity for UNFCCC member countries to engage in discussions and progress global climate negotiations.

 


 

2. Who recently retired from the post of India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations?

A.    Sushma Swaraj

B.    Meera Shankar

C.   Ruchira Kamboj

D.   Nirupama Rao

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

After an impressive career of almost forty years, Ruchira Kamboj, the pioneering first female Indian Ambassador to the United Nations, has retired. Throughout her diplomatic journey, she held different key positions, such as being the Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO in Paris and the High Commissioner of India to South Africa, leaving a lasting legacy in Indian diplomacy.


 

 

3. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the reconstituted Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee of the Supreme Court?

A.    BV Nagarathna

B.    Sukhda Pritam

C.   Shruti Pandey

D.   Hima Kohli

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Justice Hima Kohli has been named the Chairperson of the newly formed Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee of the Supreme Court, ensuring consistency in leadership. The committee focuses on addressing gender sensitisation and sexual harassment matters within the Supreme Court of India.

 


 

4. From which country did India receive the highest FDI in 2023-24?

A.    Mauritius

B.    Singapore

C.   United States

D.   United Kingdom

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Despite a 31.55% decrease compared to the previous year, India still attracted the highest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Singapore in 2023-24. Since 2018-19, Singapore has consistently been the top source of FDI for India, highlighting a robust investment partnership between the two nations.

 


 

5. What was the growth rate of India's GDP in FY24, according to the National Statistical Office?

A.    7.8%

B.    7.2%

C.   8.2%

D.   6.9%

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India's GDP expanded by 8.2% in FY24, exceeding the RBI's projection of 7%. This growth rate outperformed earlier government forecasts and was fueled by robust performance in the manufacturing and mining industries, according to the National Statistical Office (NSO).

 


 

6. When is World Bicycle Day celebrated?

A.    June 3

B.    May 5

C.   April 7

D.   July 8

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Every year on June 3, World Bicycle Day is observed following the declaration made by the United Nations General Assembly in April 2018. This occasion emphasizes the advantages of utilizing bicycles as a sustainable and environmentally friendly means of travel, advocating for cleaner air, less traffic congestion, and enhanced access to social services.

 


 

7. In which event did Nayana James win the gold medal at the Taiwan Athletics Open 2024?

A.    Sprint

B.    Shot put

C.   High jump

D.   Long jump

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Nayana James won the gold medal in the women's long jump event at the Taiwan Athletics Open 2024 with an impressive jump of 6.43m, surpassing her competitors despite facing difficult rainy conditions at the Taipei Municipal Stadium.

 


 

8. When is Telangana Formation Day celebrated?

A.    June 1

B.    June 2

C.   June 3

D.   June 4

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Every year on June 2, Telangana Formation Day is observed in the state of Telangana in India. This occasion marks the formal creation of Telangana as the 28th state of India on June 2, 2014, after a long period of striving for a distinct state identity.

 


 

9. Which mobile number series has the Centre introduced for service and transactional calls?

A.    160 series

B.    130 series

C.   120 series

D.   170 series

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

To assist citizens in differentiating between legitimate calls and telemarketing calls, the Centre has introduced the 160 series for service and transactional calls. The primary aim of this new numbering series is to minimize unwanted calls and improve communication effectiveness.

 


 

10. Which team secured its record-extending 15th UEFA Champions League title?

A.    Barcelona

B.    Real Madrid

C.   Bayern Munich

D.   Liverpool

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Real Madrid clinched their 15th UEFA Champions League title in history by defeating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at Wembley Stadium. This win reaffirmed Real Madrid's unmatched supremacy in European football.

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