Today’s Current Affairs MCQs/ GK Quiz 31th January 2024

1. Who won the Australian Open 2024 Men’s Singles title?

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Janic Sinner
  3. Daniil Medvedev
  4. Rohan Bopanna

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Correct Answer: Janic Sinner

Italy’s star tennis player Jannik Sinner has won the 2024 Men’s Singles title of Australian Open. In the final match he defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia. Sinner had defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi-final match. Sinner won prize money of Rs 17.25 crore. He has become the third Italian player since 1976 to win the men’s singles Slam tournament. Arina Sabalenka won the women’s singles title.

2. Which female cricketer has been appointed by the Uttar Pradesh government to the post of DSP in UP Police?

  1. Poonam Yadav
  2. Harmanpreet Kaur
  3. Deepti Sharma
  4. Smriti Mandhana

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Correct Answer: Deepti Sharma

Indian star female cricketer Deepti Sharma has been appointed as DSP in UP Police. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also presented a cheque of Rs 3 crore to Deepti Sharma along with the joining letter. Deepti, a resident of Agra, played an important role in India winning the gold medal in the Asian Games. In December 2023, Deepti Sharma won the ICC ‘Player of the Month’ award for the first time.

3. Which state government has recently launched ‘Road Safety Force’?

  1. Punjab
  2. Bihar
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Haryana

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Correct Answer: Punjab

The state government of Punjab has started ‘Road Safety Force’ to prevent road accidents. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann started this force in Jalandhar. Under its force, 144 hi-tech vehicles and 5000 employees will provide security to the people on the roads. Chief Minister Mann said that this will be the first force in the country which will be dedicated to road safety and traffic management.

4. The Indian Army is organizing a joint military exercise ‘SADA TANSEEQ’ with which country?

  1. Qatar
  2. Bahrain
  3. Oman
  4. Saudi Arabia

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Correct Answer: Saudi Arabia

The first edition of India-Saudi Arabia joint military exercise ‘SADA TANSEEQ’ is being organized in Mahajan, Rajasthan. This exercise will be conducted from 29 January to 10 February 2024. The Saudi Arabian contingent of 45 military personnel is being represented by the Royal Saudi Land Forces.

5. Name the Indian boxer who has won an Intercontinental Title in the US?

  1. Mandeep Jangra
  2. Vikas Krishan
  3. Manuj Chahal
  4. Manish Kaushik

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Correct Answer: Mandeep Jangra

Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra won the US-based National Boxing Association’s intercontinental super featherweight title after defeating American Gerardo Esquivel at Toppenish City, Washington. Undefeated in his professional career so far the 30-year-old, who trains under former Olympic silver-medallist Roy Jones Jr, dropped down from his previous 75kg weight class to compete for this title.

6. The foundation stone of the first yoga and naturopathy hospital in Northeast India has been laid in which city?

  1. Itanagar
  2. Dispur
  3. Dibrugarh
  4. Kohima

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Correct Answer: significant

The news mentions that the tenure for this position is set for three years, starting from January 25, 2024.

7. The 4th edition of Rüsoma Orange Festival 2024 has been held in which state?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Assam
  4. Nagaland

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Correct Answer: Nagaland

Rüsoma Orange Festival’s 4rth edition commenced on January 24 in Kohima district’s Rüsoma village, celebrating the region’s renowned oranges. Live music, culinary showcases, art exhibitions, and activities centered around showcasing diverse orange products. Horticulture & Women Resource Development Minister Salhoutuonuo Kruse inaugurated the festival.

8. Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa’s birth anniversary has been celebrated on which day of January?

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

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Correct Answer: 28 January

Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s birth anniversary is celebrated on January 28. Cariappa was the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army and played a pivotal role in India’s military transition to independence. Born in 1899 in the Kodava clan in Coorg province, he was instrumental in the transition of the Indian military from colonial to independent India

9. To which country has India sent emergency relief of 01 million dollars after the volcanic eruption?

  1. Micronesia
  2. Papua New Guinea
  3. Guinea
  4. Solomon Islands

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Correct Answer: Papua New Guinea

India dispatched $1 million worth of emergency relief to aid Papua New Guinea following a volcanic eruption. Relief consignments were airlifted by the Australian Air Force including 11 tonnes of disaster relief material and 6 tonnes of medical aid. Ulawun volcano’s eruption on November 20 prompted the evacuation of thousands, marking its first significant eruption in years.

10. In January 2024, ICC lifted the ban imposed on which Cricket board?

  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Zimbabwe
  3. Brunei
  4. Morocco

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Correct Answer: Sri Lanka

ICC lifted ban on Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) with immediate effect after monitoring the situation. Suspension followed political turmoil and interim committee introduction after a heavy loss in Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka was allowed to compete internationally in bilateral cricket and ICC events despite suspension, following a fervent appeal from SLC President Shammi Silva to ICC board members.

Today’s Current Affairs – 31 January 2024 (Notes)

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