Today’s Current Affairs MCQs/ GK Quiz 30th January 2024

1. Who has been named ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the year?

  1. Chamari Athapaththu
  2. Inoka Ranaweera
  3. Harshitha Samara
  4. Tahlia Wilson

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Correct Answer: Chamari Athapaththu

Chamari Athapaththu named ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year for 2023. She led Sri Lanka to their first bilateral series win over New Zealand. Athapaththu scored 415 runs and took one wicket in 8 ODI matches during the year. Her best performance came against New Zealand when Sri Lanka recorded their first-ever bilateral series win (2-1).

2. Which country will host the 2027 World Test Championship Final?

  1. India
  2. Australia
  3. Ireland
  4. England

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Correct Answer: England

England will host the 2027 World Test Championship (WTC) final in June, marking the fourth consecutive time. The ICC issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Social Responsibility Provider for the period 2024-2027. ICC announces the introduction of the Women’s T20 Champions Trophy. The inaugural edition is slated to take place in Sri Lanka in February 2027.

3. What is the name of the largest military exercise commenced by NATO in January 2024?

  1. Griffin Force III 2024
  2. Defender-Europe 2024
  3. Locked Shields 2024
  4. Steadfast Defender 2024

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Correct Answer: Steadfast Defender 2024

NATO launches Steadfast Defender 2024, marking its most extensive military exercise since the Cold War, involving over 90,000 troops, more than 50 ships, and various aircraft. Steadfast Defender 2024 marks the implementation of NATO’s first defense plans in decades, outlining responses to potential aggression, particularly from Russia.

4. Which veteran singer has been honoured with Padma Bhushan Award in 2024?

  1. Alka Yagnik
  2. Usha Uthup
  3. Rekha Bhardwaj
  4. Asha Bhosle

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Correct Answer: Usha Uthup

Usha Uthup was honored with Padma Bhushan for her contributions to music. Usha Uthup Iyer is an Indian pop, filmi, jazz, and playback singer who sang songs in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Usha was born on 8 November 1947 into a Brahmin Iyer family in Mumbai. Usha Uthup started her music career in Chennai in 1969. She was also awarded Padma Shri in 2011.

5. Squadron Leader Nikita Malhotra has been awarded by which decoration?

  1. Nau Sena Medal
  2. Kirti Chakra
  3. Vayu Sena Medal
  4. Param Vishisht Seva Medal

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Correct Answer: Vayu Sena Medal

On the occasion of the 75th Republic Day, Squadron Leader Nikita Malhotra of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was honored with the Vayu Sena Medal for Gallantry. She played a crucial role as the pilot of a Dornier aircraft in the Tangail formation during the flypast over Kartavya Path. In April 2023, Wing Commander Deepika Misra was conferred the Vayu Sena medal by Indian Air Force chief Air Marshal VR Chaudhari, making her the first woman Air Force officer to receive a gallantry award.

6. A letter of intent has been signed between India and which country for Defence Space Partnership?

  1. Italy
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Australia

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Correct Answer: France

India, France adopted a Roadmap for Defence Industrial Partnership. Letter of intent signed for Defence Space Partnership. MoU inked between TASL and Airbus for the H125 helicopter assembly line. Another MoU in the space sector between NSIL and Arianespace S.A.S signed. Framework cooperation agreement between Department of Science and Technology and France’s Institut national de recherche pour L’Agriculture, L’Alimentation Et L’Environnement has also been signed.

7. International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust has been observed on which day of January?

  1. January 25
  2. January 26
  3. January 27
  4. January 28

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Correct Answer: January 27

Intl. Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: 27 January. Every year on 27 January, UNESCO pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The day reaffirms commitment to counter antisemitism, racism etc. This day was officially proclaimed in November 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly. The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops

8. What collaboration has been announced between Reliance Jio and OnePlus India?

  1. To enhance smartphone security features for 5G technology.
  2. To introduce a new line of budget-friendly smartphones.
  3. To establish a 5G Innovation Hub
  4. To develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence for mobile devices.

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Correct Answer: To establish a 5G Innovation Hub

A partnership has been formed to establish a 5G Innovation Hub, with the anticipation of providing users an improved gaming and streaming experience. Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and OnePlus India have entered into a partnership to launch a 5G Innovation Hub. The collaboration aims to provide users with an enhanced gaming and streaming experience, as well as a better overall usage experience of 5G technology. OnePlus expresses a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible through this partnership with Jio.

9. What key initiative has been announced by the Assam government in collaboration with Olympian Abhinav Bindra?

  1. Organize a state-wide sports tournament
  2. Yoga and Meditation Centre
  3. A cultural exchange program
  4. High-Performance Sports Training and Rehabilitation Centre

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Correct Answer: High-Performance Sports Training and Rehabilitation Centre

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated a ‘High-Performance Sports Training and Rehabilitation Centre’ in collaboration with Olympian Abhinav Bindra. The Olympic Values Education Programme was launched alongside the inauguration to instill essential values in students for significant sports events. The centre’s establishment resulted from an agreement involving the Government of Assam, Abhinav Futuristic Pvt Ltd, Oil India Ltd, and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd.

10. What is the propulsion system of Maersk’s new container vessel, Ane Maersk?

  1. Methanol
  2. Propanol
  3. Butanol
  4. Ethanol

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Correct Answer: Methanol

Maersk, a maritime giant, revealed the Ane Maersk, a container ship fueled by green methanol sourced from green hydrogen. The Ane Maersk is the world’s largest container vessel fueled by green methanol, a derivative of green hydrogen. Maersk’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond the Ane Maersk, with plans to equip 24 container vessels with dual-fuel engines capable of burning green methanol. Named after Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, chairman of AP Moller Holding, the Ane Maersk pays homage to a legacy of innovation and leadership.

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