Today’s Current Affairs MCQs/ GK Quiz 25th January 2024

1. Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana is related to which of the following?

  1. From sunflower cultivation
  2. From rural residence
  3. From Child health
  4. From rooftop solar panels

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Correct Answer: From rooftop solar panels

Recently PM Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana. This is a centrally sponsored scheme, under which rooftop solar panels will be installed on more than 1 crore houses, with the help of which people will get a clean source of energy. The objective of this scheme launched by the Prime Minister is to include poor and middle class persons under the rooftop solar program.

2. Who was awarded the Subhash Chandra Bose Disaster Management Award-2024 in the ‘Institutional Category’?

  1. 60 Parachute Field Hospital (UP)
  2. 10 Air Force Hospital (WB)
  3. 153 General Hospital Leh
  4. Military Hospital Sagar (MP)

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Correct Answer: 60 Parachute Field Hospital (UP)

60 Parachute Field Hospitals of Uttar Pradesh have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Disaster Management Award for the year 2024 for their excellent work in the field of disaster management. The Union Home Ministry announced this recently. Under this award, the winning organization in the institutional category is awarded a cash prize of Rs 51 lakh and a certificate.

3. From ISRO, who has been honored with “Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman” by the Uttar Pradesh government?

  1. Ajay Kumar Sood
  2. Naveen Tiwari
  3. A S Kiran Kumar
  4. Ritu Karidhal Srivastava

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Correct Answer: Ritu Karidhal Srivastava

Uttar Pradesh Government, on the occasion of Uttar Pradesh Day, honored eminent scientist Dr who played an important role in Chandrayaan Mission. Dr Ritu Karidhal Srivastava and Kanpur’s well-known entrepreneur Naveen Tiwari will be honored with ‘Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman’.  She also served as the deputy operations director for this mission.

4. In which state did the Union Health Minister recently lay the foundation stone of ‘Khodaldham Trust Cancer’ Hospital?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Rajasthan

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Correct Answer: Gujarat

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel recently laid the foundation stone of Khodaldham Trust Cancer Hospital in Rajkot. It is being constructed by Shri Khodaldham Trust (SKT), Rajkot. Earlier, PM Modi had virtually addressed the foundation stone laying ceremony of the hospital.   

5. When is ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrated every year in India?

  1. 21 January
  2. 22 January
  3. 23 January
  4. 24 January

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Correct Answer: 23 January

In India, every year on 23 January, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is celebrated as ‘Parakram Diwas’. The Central Government had announced to celebrate this day in the year 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Valor Day celebrations at the Red Fort on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

6. Sri Ram Mahotsav and Khadi Samvad has been organized in which village of Haryana?

  1. Naloi
  2. Jhumpa
  3. Gurera
  4. Ghanghala

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Correct Answer: Jhumpa

On the auspicious occasion of Sri Ram Lalla’s life Pran Pratishtha (Consecration ceremony) in Sri Ayodhya Dham, ‘Sri Ram Mahotsav’ and ‘Khadi Samvad’ was organized in village Jhumpa, Haryana. 120 electrically operated chalks, 350 B-boxes and 115 toolkits were distributed under the Village Industries Development Scheme at the event.

7. In January 2024, which country has become fifth country to land on “The Moon” successfully?

  1. Japan
  2. Russia
  3. Britain
  4. Thailand

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Correct Answer: Japan

Japan has achieved the historic feet by becoming the fifth country to successfully soft-land a spacecraft on the Moon. The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) touched down near the Shioli crater, south of the lunar equator. SLIM’s primary goal was to achieve an unprecedented landing accuracy of 100 meters, a significant improvement from previous missions. The spacecraft utilized vision-based navigation technology, imaging the lunar surface as it flew over, and quickly locating itself by matching images with onboard maps.

8. Which former Bihar chief minister will be awarded by Bharat Ratna posthumously?

  1. Jagannath Mishra
  2. Bhagwat Jha Azad
  3. Karpoori Thakur
  4. Bindeshwari Dubey

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Correct Answer: Karpoori Thakur

The Government of India has announced that former Bihar Chief Minister, Karpoori Thakur, will be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian award. This recognition is a significant acknowledgement of Thakur’s contributions to Indian politics and social reform. Karpoori Thakur, born in January 1924, was a prominent figure in Bihar’s political landscape.

9. Who has recently launched a book titled “Assam’s Braveheart Lachit Barphukan” in Guwahati, Assam?

  1. Narendra Modi
  2. Himanta Biswa
  3. Draupadi Murmu
  4. Amit Shah

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Correct Answer: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently launched a book titled ‘Assam’s Braveheart Lachit Barphukan’ in Guwahati, Assam. The event, graced by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other dignitaries, took place at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati’s Panjabari. The book, authored by Arup Kumar Dutta, delves into the life of the legendary 17th-century Ahom warrior Lachit Barphukan.

10. Kachchhi Kharek, which has recently been awarded the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag, is a variety of which fruit?

  1. Almonds
  2. Walnuts
  3. Dates
  4. Prunes

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Correct Answer: Dates

Kachchhi Kharek, the indigenous date variety from the arid region of Kutch in Gujarat, has recently been awarded the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This accolade recognizes Kachchhi Kharek as the second fruit from Gujarat, after the Gir Kesar mango, to be distinguished with such an honour.

Daily Current Affairs – 25 January 2024 (Notes)

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