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June 4, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Where did the 21st Shangri-La Dialogue take place?

A.    Malaysia

B.    Thailand

C.   Singapore

D.   China

Answer: Option C


The 21st Shangri-La Dialogue, a major defense conference in the Asia-Pacific region, wrapped up in Singapore. Hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), this yearly gathering brings together representatives from various countries to address urgent security issues and consider innovative strategies.



2. In which country did Claudia Sheinbaum become the first woman president?

A.    Brazil

B.    Mexico

C.   Argentina

D.   Colombia

Answer: Option B


By becoming Mexico's first female president, Claudia Sheinbaum has achieved a notable landmark in the country's political history, highlighting a step towards greater gender diversity in leadership positions. Her win under the Morena party demonstrates the changing political environment and the desire for transformation in Mexico. With experience as a climate advocate and former mayor of Mexico City, Sheinbaum brings a comprehensive leadership background that aligns with environmental and urban management challenges. This significant event emphasizes Mexico's developing socio-political landscape and the ambition for forward-thinking leadership.



3. Who was the longest-serving Prime Minister of India?

A.    Manmohan Singh

B.    Jawaharlal Nehru

C.   Indira Gandhi

D.   Narendra Modi

Answer: Option B


Jawaharlal Nehru is known for being the Prime Minister of India for the longest period, serving from 15 August 1947 to 27 May 1964, which adds up to 6,130 days. He played a crucial part in molding the country's initial years after gaining independence, emphasizing industrial growth, education, and technological progress.



4. Which company has launched the 'Sarathi Suraksha Policy' for the driver community?

A.    Tata Motors

B.    Mahindra & Mahindra

C.   Volvo

D.   Ashok Leyland

Answer: Option D


Ashok Leyland, a prominent manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India, has launched the 'Sarathi Suraksha Policy' to ensure the well-being of drivers. This extensive insurance plan provides coverage for accidental death, permanent disability, and partial disability, offering protection of up to INR 10 lakh per chassis. The introduction of this policy underscores Ashok Leyland's dedication to enhancing the safety and welfare of drivers, showcasing its commitment to the advancement and progress of the transportation industry.



5. From which country did the Chang'e-6 probe lift off from the far side of the Moon?

A.    China

B.    Russia

C.   South Korea

D.   Japan

Answer: Option A


China's successful launch of the Chang'e-6 probe from the far side of the Moon represents a major advancement in space exploration. This milestone moves China one step closer to being the first country to retrieve samples from this uncharted area of the Moon, highlighting China's progress in space technology and exploration expertise.



6. Which regulatory body launched the Saathi 2.0 Personal Finance App for Investors?

A.    SEBI

B.    RBI


D.   NSE

Answer: Option A


SEBI introduced the Saathi 2.0 app to simplify financial concepts and offer trustworthy information to investors, showcasing the board's dedication to empowering investors and improving their comprehension of the securities market.



7. Which company has collaborated with Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya on 5G/6G research?

A.    Ericsson

B.    Huawei

C.   Samsung

D.   Nokia

Answer: Option D


Nokia has teamed up with Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) to investigate progress in 5G and 6G communications, with a specific emphasis on the transportation and logistics industries. The goal of this partnership is to utilize Nokia's telecommunications knowledge to create creative solutions that improve different facets of transportation and logistics activities.



8. How many general elections have the Lok Sabha witnessed since India's independence?

A.    17

B.    16

C.   18

D.   19

Answer: Option A


Ever since India gained independence, the Lok Sabha has hosted 17 general elections, each playing a crucial role in influencing the country's political path. These elections have been essential in showcasing the democratic values of the nation, enabling its people to participate in the electoral process and influence the direction of governance.



9. On which date is the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression observed?

A.    June 1

B.    June 2

C.   June 3

D.   June 4

Answer: Option D


Every year on June 4th, the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is commemorated. This occasion highlights the challenges faced by children impacted by violence and aggression, emphasizing the importance of worldwide recognition and efforts to safeguard their rights and promote their welfare.



10. Which financial institution achieved a market capitalization milestone of over ₹8 lakh crore?

A.    ICICI Bank

B.    HDFC Bank

C.   State Bank of India

D.   Axis Bank

Answer: Option C


SBI reached a major milestone by surpassing ₹8 lakh crore in market capitalization, showcasing its strong financial performance and the trust of investors in the banking industry during favorable market conditions.



11. Where is the new Indian Institute of Management (IIM) proposed to be established?

A.    Bihar

B.    Assam

C.   Maharashtra

D.   Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option B


A new Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is set to be founded in the Kamrup district of Assam. This project is intended to enhance education and the economy in the area by meeting the demand for high-quality management education and promoting cooperation between academic institutions and the government.



12. Which platform has partnered with Gurugram Cyber Police for the Cyber Warriors Program?

A.    MPL

B.    Dream11

C.   Zupee

D.   Loco

Answer: Option C


Zupee, the biggest skill-based Ludo platform in India, has partnered with Gurugram Cyber Police for the Cyber Warriors Program, with the goal of educating interns in cyber security. This program highlights the significance of encouraging responsible online behavior and addressing cyber threats in today's digital era.



13.Recently, ISRO collaborated with which company for sustainable space exploration through additive manufacturing?

A. Wipro 3D

B. Skyroot aerospace

C. Google 3D


Answer: Option A


Wipro 3D and ISRO have achieved success in 3D printing the PS4 rocket engine for the 4th stage of the PSLV, representing a notable progress in space technology. Dr. V Narayanan from ISRO commended this accomplishment. The advanced navigation and control systems of the PS4 stage facilitate accurate orbital positioning for diverse satellite missions. The partnership employed Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) technology to enhance production efficiency and strengthen structural integrity.



14. According to recent government data, India got highest FDI from which country in 2023-24?

A. Mauritius

B. Singapore

C. Vietnam

D. China

Answer: Option B


In the fiscal year 2023-24, despite a 31.55% decrease, India attracted the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) from Singapore, totaling $11.77 billion, as per official records. While overall FDI inflow into India decreased by approximately 3.5% due to worldwide economic uncertainties, Singapore retained its position as the primary contributor of FDI to India during this timeframe.



15. Recently, which research institute has developed a way of generating non-infectious Nipah virus-like particles (VLPs) in the laboratory?

A. Central Drug Research Institute

B. Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

C. Institute of Advanced Virology

D. Raman Research Institute

Answer: Option C


A team of researchers from the Institute of Advanced Virology in Thiruvananthapuram have produced non-infectious Nipah virus-like particles (VLPs). These VLPs have a virus-like appearance but do not contain genetic material, rendering them non-infectious. They are instrumental in developing vaccines for conditions such as HPV, hepatitis B, and malaria as they prompt an immune response without inducing symptoms. Ranging from 20 to 200 nm in size, VLPs penetrate lymph nodes to stimulate the immune system, providing protection against the real virus.



16. Dinesh Karthik, who recently announced his retirement, belongs to which sports?

A. Cricket

B. Football

C. Basketball

D. Hockey

Answer: Option A


After an emotional farewell from Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the IPL, Dinesh Karthik, the experienced wicketkeeper-batsman, declared his retirement from cricket in all formats. Throughout his international career, he played 180 matches in various formats, scoring 3463 runs, including one Test century and 17 half-centuries. He also made 172 dismissals as a wicketkeeper.



17. Recently, Claudia Shienbaum has been elected as the first woman President of which country?

A Malaysia

B Thailand

C Singapore

D Mexico

Answer: Option D


Marking a historic milestone in Mexico's 200-year history, Claudia Sheinbaum has become the first woman president after being elected. With a decisive lead confirmed by the election commission, she received congratulations from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, her mentor. The elections, held on June 2, 2024, also encompassed over 20,000 political positions. Sheinbaum is scheduled to be inaugurated on October 1, 2024.

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