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June 6, 2024 Current Affairs

1. Which country's cosmonaut became the first person to spend 1,000 cumulative days in space?

A.    United States

B.    Russia

C.   China

D.   Japan

Answer: Option B


Oleg Kononenko, a Russian cosmonaut, reached the milestone of completing 1,000 cumulative days in space, which represents a major accomplishment in space exploration. Throughout his illustrious career, he has undertaken numerous missions to the International Space Station, playing a key role in furthering human presence in space.



2. With which organization has the Indian Army collaborated for demonstration trials of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus technology?

A.    Indian Oil Corporation Limited

B.    Ashok Leyland

C.   Tata Motors Limited

D.   Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Answer: Option A


Indian Army and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) have joined forces to conduct demonstration trials of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus technology, representing a notable advancement towards more environmentally friendly transportation solutions. The objective of this collaboration is to assess the viability of hydrogen fuel cell technology in offering eco-friendly and effective transport alternatives, supporting initiatives for environmental sustainability.



3. In which Lok Sabha constituency did NOTA create a record with 2.18 lakh voters opting for it?

A.    Bhopal

B.    Jabalpur

C.   Gwalior

D.   Indore

Answer: Option D


NOTA set a new record in the Indore Lok Sabha constituency of Madhya Pradesh, as 2.18 lakh voters chose the 'none of the above' option in the Lok Sabha elections. This substantial figure highlights the voters' discontent with the candidates on offer and their wish to utilize their right to refrain from voting for any candidate.



4. Which country will host the 81st International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting in 2025?

A.    United States

B.    United Kingdom

C.   China

D.   India

Answer: Option D


After 42 years, India will host the esteemed 81st IATA Annual General Meeting in Delhi in 2025. Taking place from June 8 to 10, this gathering will unite international aviation experts to discuss crucial industry matters and showcase India's remarkable progress in the aviation field.



5.Who became the first Lok Sabha Speaker in 20 years to be re-elected as an MP?

A.    P.A. Sangma

B.    G.M.C. Balayogi

C.   Om Birla

D.   Manohar Joshi

Answer: Option C


On June 4, 2024, Om Birla, the current Lok Sabha Speaker, accomplished an impressive achievement by securing victory in the Kota parliamentary constituency with a substantial lead. This re-election represents the first instance in twenty years where a Lok Sabha presiding officer has been re-elected to the Lower House of Parliament.



6. When is UN Russian Language Day observed annually?

A.    June 6

B.    February 6

C.   May 6

D.   July 6

Answer: Option A


Every year on June 6th, UN Russian Language Day is celebrated to encourage the learning and admiration of the Russian language, aligning with the birth date of Aleksandr Pushkin, a notable Russian author.



7. Which organization awarded the contract to Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers to build a research vessel?

A.    HAL

B.    DRDO



Answer: Option B


Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers was awarded the contract by DRDO to construct a research vessel. This collaboration is intended to improve India's maritime research capabilities, highlighting the joint endeavors of defense institutions and shipbuilding firms to bolster national defense and scientific research projects.



8. NPCI International and which country's Reserve Bank are partnering to introduce UPI payments in South America?

A.    Peru

B.    Brazil

C.   Argentina

D.   Colombia

Answer: Option A


Collaborating with the Reserve Bank of Peru, NPCI International is working on bringing a real-time payments system similar to UPI to Peru, representing a major development in the financial sector of South America. Through this collaboration, the goal is to utilize India's UPI technology to promote economic development and enhance financial accessibility in Peru, establishing it as the pioneer in South America to adopt this innovative technology.



9. How many countries signed the Zero Debris Charter to address the issue of space debris?

A.    6

B.    9

C.   12

D.   15

Answer: Option C


Twelve nations have endorsed the Zero Debris Charter, a project spearheaded by the European Space Agency (ESA), with a pledge to attain space activities that are debris-free by 2030. This significant endeavor seeks to tackle the urgent problem of space debris, which presents substantial hazards to both space equipment and astronauts.



10. Who has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)?

A.    R. Nagaraj

B.    Rakesh Mohan Joshi

C.   Satinder Bhatia

D.   Manoj Pant

Answer: Option B


Rakesh Mohan Joshi, a specialist in international trade and management, has been designated as the Vice-Chancellor of IIFT. With a distinguished academic history and a forward-looking approach for IIFT's future, Joshi intends to elevate the institution's reputation as a top-tier business school focused on international trade and management.



11. Recently, which country emerged as India’s third largest export destination in 2023-24?

A. Netherlands

B. Mexico

C. Malaysia

D. Singapore

Answer: Option A


In 2023-24, The Netherlands emerged as India's third most significant market for exports, after the U.S. and UAE, even though India's total merchandise shipments experienced a 3% decline. Notable exports to The Netherlands comprised petroleum products ($14.29 billion), electrical goods, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. As a result, India's trade surplus with The Netherlands increased to $17.4 billion, up from $13 billion in 2022-23, as per data from the Commerce Ministry.



12. Who has been selected for Gudleppa Hallikeri Award 2024?

A. Shirshendhu Mukyopadhyaya

B. Siddalinga Pattanashetti

C. V.K.Gokak

D. B Sriramulu

Answer: Option B


Poet and playwright Siddhalinga Pattanashetti has been honored with the esteemed Gudleppa Hallikeri Award for 2024 by the Gudleppa Hallikeri Memorial Foundation in Hosaritti (Haveri District). The announcement was made by Veeranna Chekki, a senior trustee of the foundation. This 19th award was conferred on June 6, marking the birth anniversary of Gudleppa Hallikeri. Hallikeri (1906–1972) was a prominent Indian freedom fighter from Karnataka, recognized for establishing the Gandhi Grameena Gurukul and advocating for nonviolent protests. He collaborated closely with Mahatma Gandhi and others in the movement for Karnataka’s unification, and a college in Haveri bears his name.



13. Recently, who received the Hindi Sahitya Bharati Award 2024?

A. Rameshchandra Shah

B. Seeni Viswanathan

C. Krishna Prakash

D. Sandeep Joshi

Answer: Option C


Krishna Prakash, famous for his leadership of Mumbai Police's counterterrorism unit, Force One, was honored with the Annual Hindi Sahitya Bharati Award at the Sab Me Ram Shashwat Shri Ram event in Mumbai. Referred to as a "super cop," Prakash leads the prestigious Force One and holds two Guinness World Records. His third achievement consisted of sending the highest number of letters through postcards to Lord Ram, enabling a direct link between ordinary individuals and the divine.



14. What is ‘T Coronae Borealis (T CrB)’, recently seen in news?

A. Star

B. Submarine

C. Invasive plant

D. Protein

Answer: Option A


Blaze Star, also known as T Coronae Borealis, is set to undergo a rare celestial event that will be visible to the naked eye for the first time since 1946. Positioned in the Corona Borealis constellation, this recurrent nova erupts roughly every 80 years. The binary star system comprises a white dwarf and a red giant, with the white dwarf accreting material from the red giant, triggering intermittent thermonuclear explosions during temperature surges on the red giant's surface. This occurrence highlights the ever-changing nature of the cosmos and the processes of stellar evolution.



15. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, recently seen in the news, is located in which state?

A. Madhya Pradesh

B. Maharashtra

C. Tamil Nadu

D. Odisha

Answer: Option C


The Tamil Nadu Forest Department has started a three-day elephant count at Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, situated at the intersection of the Eastern and Western Ghats in Erode District, Tamil Nadu. This reserve is a component of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and shares boundaries with Mudumalai, Bandipur, and Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserves. Together, these reserves are home to more than 280 tigers, making it the largest tiger population in the world. Designated as a tiger reserve in 2013, it links the Eastern and Western Ghats, providing a habitat for a wide range of wildlife.


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