Today’s Current Affairs MCQs/ GK Quiz 13th January 2024

1. What is the primary objective of India’s HPV vaccination campaign?

  1. Combatting Tuberculosis
  2. Addressing Diabetes
  3. Tackling Cervical Cancer
  4. Targeting Malaria

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Correct Answer: Tackling Cervical Cancer

The correct answer is Tackling Cervical Cancer. The campaign aims to address the prevalence of cervical cancer, particularly among young girls, through an extensive Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination drive.

2. Which state recently unveiled the “Lakhpati Baideo” program?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Delhi
  4. Assam

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Correct Answer: Assam

The correct answer is Assam. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the ambitious “Lakhpati Baideo” program, offering financial assistance to empower self-help group (SHG) workers in Assam.

3. What is the primary focus of XPoSat, India’s inaugural satellite?

  1. Studying Polarized and Spectroscopic Emissions
  2. Agricultural Monitoring
  3. Weather Forecasting
  4. Oceanography

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Correct Answer: Studying Polarized and Spectroscopic Emissions

The correct answer is Studying Polarized and Spectroscopic Emissions. XPoSat is dedicated to studying polarized and spectroscopic emissions in cosmic X-ray sources, providing insights into cosmic phenomena.

4. Which country is Simmtech, a South Korean firm, planning to set up a semiconductor plant in?

  1. India
  2. China
  3. South Korea
  4. Japan

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Correct Answer: India

The correct answer is India. Simmtech plans to set up a semiconductor plant in Sanand, Gujarat, contributing to India’s semiconductor industry growth.

5. What is the theme for National Youth Day 2024?

  1. Youth for Climate Change
  2. Viksit Yuva-Viksit Bharat
  3. Digital Transformation in Youth
  4. Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

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Correct Answer: Viksit Yuva-Viksit Bharat

The correct answer is Viksit Yuva-Viksit Bharat. The theme emphasizes youth empowerment and nation-building, aligning with Swami Vivekananda’s vision.

6. Which region faces airstrikes in response to Red Sea attacks by Huthi rebels?

  1. Southeast Asia
  2. Middle East
  3. Europe
  4. South America

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Correct Answer: Middle East

The correct answer is Middle East. The United States and the United Kingdom conducted airstrikes in response to Huthi rebels’ attacks in Yemen, a Middle Eastern region.

7. What is the financial assistance offered under the “Lakhpati Baideo” program?

  1. ₹25,000
  2. ₹50,000
  3. ₹35,000
  4. ₹10,000

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Correct Answer: ₹35,000

The correct answer is ₹35,000. The program offers financial assistance of ₹35,000 to 40 lakh women to help them achieve an annual income of ₹1 lakh.

8. What is the estimated cost of the “Mukhya Mantri Mahila Udyamita Abhiyan” scheme?

  1. ₹1,000 crore
  2. ₹5,000 crore
  3. ₹2,500 crore
  4. ₹4,000 crore

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Correct Answer: ₹4,000 crore

The correct answer is ₹4,000 crore. The estimated cost of the scheme is ₹4,000 crore, aimed at empowering SHG workers in Assam.

9. Which celestial object did XSPECT capture images of after XPoSat’s launch?

  1. Andromeda Galaxy
  2. Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant
  3. Orion Nebula
  4. Pleiades Star Cluster

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Correct Answer: Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant

The correct answer is Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant. XSPECT successfully captured images of this celestial object after XPoSat’s launch, providing valuable insights into cosmic phenomena.

10. What is the primary focus of the National Road Safety Week in India?

  1. Promoting Tourism
  2. Raising Awareness about Road Safety
  3. Celebrating Cultural Heritage
  4. Environmental Conservation

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Correct Answer: Raising Awareness about Road Safety

The correct answer is Raising Awareness about Road Safety. The National Road Safety Week aims to heighten awareness about responsible driving, pedestrian safety, and the need for improved road infrastructure in India.

Daily Current Affairs – 13 January 2024 (Notes)

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