Today’s Current Affairs MCQs/ GK Quiz 10th January 2024

1. What is the percentage of Uttar Pradesh’s contribution to India’s MSME sector?

  1. 5%
  2. 7%
  3. 9%
  4. 12%

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Correct Answer: 9%

The report from CBRE South Asia Private Limited highlights that Uttar Pradesh holds a significant share of 9% in India’s MSME sector.

2. Which states collectively constitute around 40% of India’s total registered MSMEs?

  1. Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana
  2. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and UP
  3. Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha
  4. Kerala, Bihar, West Bengal

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Correct Answer: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and UP

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh together account for approximately 40% of the total MSMEs registered in India, as highlighted by the CBRE report.

3. What type of initiatives has Uttar Pradesh taken to support its MSME ecosystem?

  1. Tax Reduction for Corporations
  2. Interest Subsidies and Stamp Duty Exemptions
  3. Export Restrictions
  4. Energy Price Hikes

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Correct Answer: Interest Subsidies and Stamp Duty Exemptions

Uttar Pradesh has implemented supportive measures such as interest subsidies and stamp duty exemptions to bolster its MSME ecosystem.

4. What role does the Udyam scheme play in promoting MSME growth, especially in UP?

  1. Environmental Conservation
  2. Infrastructure Development
  3. Labor Union Support
  4. Growth Promotion for MSMEs

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Correct Answer: Growth Promotion for MSMEs

The Udyam scheme, a government initiative, plays a pivotal role in fostering the growth of MSMEs, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, by providing support and opportunities.

5. What agreements were signed between India and the UK during the bilateral meeting?

  1. Trade Agreement
  2. International Alliance Pact
  3. MoU on International Cadet Exchange, Letter of Arrangement on R&D Collaboration
  4. Cybersecurity Treaty

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Correct Answer: MoU on International Cadet Exchange, Letter of Arrangement on R&D Collaboration

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a bilateral international cadet exchange program and a Letter of Arrangement on defense collaboration in research and development.

6. Why did Ecuador’s President Daniel Noboa declare a state of emergency for 60 days?

  1. Economic Crisis
  2. Escaped Crime Lord “Fito”
  3. Political Unrest
  4. Natural Disaster

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Correct Answer: Escaped Crime Lord “Fito”

The state of emergency was declared in response to the escape of notorious crime lord Jose Adolfo Macias, also known as “Fito,” triggering a nationwide manhunt.

7. What crimes was Jose Adolfo Macias, or “Fito,” serving a 34-year sentence for before his escape?

  1. Tax Evasion
  2. Cybercrime
  3. Murder and Drug Trafficking
  4. Identity Theft

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Correct Answer: Murder and Drug Trafficking

Fito, leader of the Los Choneros gang, escaped from jail where he was serving a 34-year sentence for crimes like murder and drug trafficking.

8. What is the name of the natural fungus created to combat the eucalyptus snout beetle?

  1. Metarhizium Wonder
  2. Eco-Beetle Guard
  3. Bpbm Eco-Vida
  4. Beetle-B-Gone

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Correct Answer: Bpbm Eco-Vida

Researchers created a product called Bpbm Eco-Vida, a fungus showing 100% effectiveness in killing eucalyptus snout beetles.

9. What percentage of plastic fragments in bottled water is in the nanoscale range, raising potential health concerns?

  1. 50%
  2. 75%
  3. 90%
  4. 25%

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Correct Answer: 90%

High levels of micro and nanoplastic particles were found in bottled water, with 90% of them in the nanoscale range, posing potential health risks.

10. Who did French President Emmanuel Macron appoint as the new Prime Minister?

  1. Gabriel Attal
  2. Jean-Claude Juncker
  3. François Hollande
  4. Nicolas Sarkozy

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Correct Answer: Gabriel Attal

Gabriel Attal, the Minister of Education, was appointed as the new Prime Minister by President Macron.

11. What led to the cabinet shakeup in Macron’s administration?

  1. Economic Recession
  2. Opposition from the Far-Right
  3. Technological Advancements
  4. Environmental Concerns

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Correct Answer: Opposition from the Far-Right

Macron’s declining approval, opposition from the far-right, and criticism over policies led to the cabinet shakeup.

12. Which ancient Hindu texts form the basis for the methodology of Pran Pratishtha?

  1. Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita
  2. Ramayana and Mahabharata
  3. Vedas and Puranas
  4. Arthashastra and Manusmriti

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Correct Answer: Vedas and Puranas

The Pran Pratishtha methodology is based on ancient Hindu texts like the Vedas and Puranas, using specific mantras, materials, and symbolic steps.

13. What is the primary purpose of the Work4Food algorithm created by researchers at IIT Delhi?

  1. Social Media Optimization
  2. Food Recipe Recommendations
  3. Fair Minimum Incomes for Delivery Workers
  4. Traffic Management in Cities

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Correct Answer: Fair Minimum Incomes for Delivery Workers

Work4Food uses optimization algorithms and demand forecasting to ensure every delivery agent earns a localized minimum income based on assigned orders.

14. What is the main focus of Microsoft’s AI Odyssey program?

  1. Space Exploration
  2. Artificial Intelligence Tools and Technologies
  3. Renewable Energy Solutions
  4. Medical Research

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Correct Answer: Artificial Intelligence Tools and Technologies

AI Odyssey aims to train 100,000 Indian developers in applying Microsoft Azure cloud services for creating AI solutions, empowering India’s tech talent.

15. What is the theme for World Hindi Day in 2024?

  1. Hindi Literature and Arts
  2. Hindi – Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence
  3. Hindi Film Industry
  4. Hindi Cuisine

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Correct Answer: Hindi – Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence

The theme highlights the role of Hindi in bridging traditional knowledge and artificial intelligence.

Daily Current Affairs – 10 January 2024 (Notes)

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