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  1. Which of the following has become the top Indian port in the World Bank’s Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) 2023, with 19th position in the ranking?
    1) Pipavav Port, Gujarat
    2) Visakhapatnam Container Terminal Private Limited, Andhra Pradesh
    3) Vadhavan Port, Maharashtra
    4) Mundra Port, Gujarat
    5) Kamarajar Port, Tamil Nadu
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Visakhapatnam Container Terminal Private Limited
    Explanation:
    According to the World Bank’s Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) 2023, Visakhapatnam Container Terminal Private Limited (VCTPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of JM Baxi Ports & Logistics , in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (AP), is the only Indian Port to be featured into the Top 20 rankings.
    • VCTPL has overall secured 19th position in the CPPI rankings.
    • While, Mundra Port, India’s largest Private Port (in Gujarat) was ranked at 27th position, owned by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ).
    • As per the CPPI 2023, Yangchan Port (China) and Port of Salaah (Oman) ranked at 1st and 2nd position respectively. Both ports retained their previous rankings of 2022.
    • Only 4 Indian Ports made into Top 50: VCPTL, Mundra Port, Pipavav Port in Gujarat (ranked at 41st position), and Kamarajar Port in Chennai (ranked at 47th position).Click here to read more

  2. As per the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) second bi-monthly monetary policy of the Financial Year 2024-25 (FY25), India’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection was _____ for FY25.
    1) 7.0%
    2) 6.50%
    3) 6.75%
    4) 7.2%
    5) 6.25%
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) 7.2%
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on June 5 -7, 2024 and released its second Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy of Financial Year 2024-25 (FY25) which raised India’s real Gross Domestic Product growth forecast from 7% to 7.2% for FY25.
    RBI’s Policy Rates :
    Category Rate
    Policy Repo Rate 6.5%
    Fixed Reverse Repo Rate 3.35%
    Standing Deposit Facility (SDF)Rate 6.25%
    Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate 6.75%
    Bank Rate 6.75%
    Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) 4.50%
    Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) 18%

    • RBI has projected the real GDP for Q1 at 7.3%, Q2 at 7.2%, Q3 at 7.3% and Q4 at 7.2%.
    • The repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) was kept unchanged at 6.50% for the 8th consecutive time.
    • Consumer Price Index (CPI) or retail inflation for 2024-25 is projected at 4.5 % with Q1 at 4.9%, Q2 at 3.8%, Q3 at 4.6% and Q4 at 4.5%.
    • RBI’s report showed that India’s forex reserves jumped USD 4.837 billion to a new all-time high of USD 651.51 billion for the week ended May 31,2024.
    • RBI has announced the inclusion of auto replenishment facility of FASTag, National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) and United Payments Interface (UPI) Lite wallet balances under the e-mandate facility.Click here to read more


  3. Name the former Cameroon Prime Minister (PM) who was elected as the President of the 79th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
    1) Ousmane Sonko
    2) Judith Suminwa Tuluka
    3) Gustavo Lino Adrianzen Olaya
    4) Philemon Yang
    5) Dennis Francis
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Philemon Yang
    Explanation:
    The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected Ambassador Philemon Yang, former Prime Minister (PM) of Cameroon by acclamation, as President for its 79th session starting on 10 September 2024.
    • He will succeed Ambassador Dennis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago (TT), the President of the 78th Session of the UNGA.
    • The theme for the 79th session of the UNGA is “Unity in diversity, for the advancement of peace, sustainable development, and human dignity for everyone everywhere”.
    • The UNGA elected Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama, and Somalia as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for 2-year terms starting on 1 January 2025 and serving till 31 December 2026. Click here to read more

  4. Who has been recently (in June ‘24) assumed the additional charge of Director General (DG) of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)?
    1) Vivek Kumar Gupta
    2) Ravi Kumar Jha
    3) Deepak Mohanty
    4) H Venkatachalam Iyer
    5) Kamal Kishore Soan
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Kamal Kishore Soan
    Explanation:
    On 31st May 2024, Kamal Kishore Soan, a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS)officer assumed the additional charge of Director General (DG) of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India (GoI).
    · He is also serving as an Additional Secretary and Director General (DG), Labour Welfare in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

  5. Who won the Norway Chess 2024 title by defeating GM Fabiano Caruana (USA), held from 27th May to 7th June 2024 in Stavanger, Norway?
    1) Dommaraju Gukesh
    2) Magnus Carlsen
    3) Wei Yi
    4) Ju Wenjun
    5) R.Praggnanandhaa
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Magnus Carlsen
    Explanation:
    Norwegian Grandmaster (GM) Magnus Carlsen (World No.1) won the 2024 Norway Chess Title beating Fabiano Caruana of the United States of America (USA) in the final round Armageddon tie-breaker. This marks Carlsen’s 6th Norway Chess Title.
    · Hikaru Nakamura (USA) secured the 2nd spot with 15.5 points despite losing to Indian GM R.Praggnanandhaa, who concluded third with 14.5 points.
    · Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun (China) won the Women’s Norway Chess title defeating Lei Tingjie (China).
    · The 12th edition of the Norway Chess super-tournament was held from May 27 to June 7 2024 in Stavanger, Norway.

  6. Who has been recently (in June ‘24) won the Formula 1 (F1) Canadian Grand Prix 2024 title?
    1) Charles Leclerc
    2) Max Verstappen
    3) Lando Norris
    4) George Russell
    5) Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Max Verstappen
    Explanation:
    Dutch-Belgian racing driver Max Verstappen of Red Bull won the Formula 1 (F1) Canadian Grand Prix 2043 (AWS GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2024) title, the 9th round of the 2024 F1 championships at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    • McLaren’s Lando Norris finished second, and Mercedes’s George Russell finished third in the Canadian Grand Prix 2023.
    • It marks Verstappen’s third consecutive Canadian GP title, previously he won it in 2022 & 2023.
    • The victory marks Verstappen’s 60th Formula 1 win and his sixth in nine races this season
    • George Russell achieved Mercedes’s first Grand Prix podium finish for the Formula 1 season 2024.

  7. In June 2024, Cherukuri Ramoji Rao, Chairman of Ramoji Group passed away at the age of 87.
    He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in _______ for his contributions to journalism, literature, and education.

    1) 2016
    2) 2018
    3) 2005
    4) 2010
    5) 2008
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) 2016
    Explanation:
    Cherukuri Ramoji Rao, Padma Vibhushan awardee and Chairman of Ramoji Group, passed away at 87 due to prolonged illness.
    • Rao was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the 2nd highest civilian honour of India, in 2016 for his contributions to journalism, literature, and education.
    • He had received National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu(Producer) for ‘Nuvve Kavali’.
    • He was born on November 16, 1936, in Pedaparupudi, Madras presidency (Present day Andhra Pradesh).

  8. When was the United Nations (UN) World Oceans Day 2024 observed across the globe with the theme “Awaken New Depths”?
    1) March 22
    2) June 5
    3) March 14
    4) May 28
    5) June 8
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) June 8
    Explanation:
    The United Nations (UN) World Oceans Day 2024 was observed across the globe on 8 June to raise awareness about the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a global movement for ocean conservation, and unite the world’s population for sustainable ocean management.
    • World Oceans Day 2024 was hosted by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs (DOALOS) of the UN, in partnership with the non-profit organisation Oceanic Global.
    • World Oceans Day 2024 was celebrated under the theme “Awaken New Depths.”
    • The 1st ever World Oceans Day was observed on 8 June 2009. Click here to read more

  9. World Brain Tumor Day is annually observed across the globe on ________ since 2000 to create awareness among the general public about brain tumors.
    1) April 7
    2) March 3
    3) June 8
    4) February 4
    5) May 15
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer- 3) June 8
    Explanation:
    World Brain Tumor Day is annually observed across the globe on 8 June to raise awareness about brain tumours and their impact on patients and families, the significance of early detection and timely treatment, and to advocate for improved patient care.
    A brain tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in the brain or around it. These growths can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
    · The theme for World Brain Tumor Day 2024 is “Brain Health and Prevention“.
    · The Grey Ribbon is the official symbol for Brain Tumours and Brain Cancers.Click here to read more

  10. Name the shipbuilding company that was recently (in June ‘24) chosen to build the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) research vessel with a deal of approximately Rs 500 crore.
    1) Hindustan Shipyard Limited
    2) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
    3) Cochin Shipyard Limited
    4) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
    5) Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
    Explanation:
    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), a leading Indian shipyard has set to build a new research vessel for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) with a deal of approximately Rs 500 Crore.
    · After submitting the Lowest Proposal (L1), GRSE was chosen to build the DRDO research vessel. It highlights GRSE’s competitiveness in the shipbuilding industry and its ability to deliver cost-effective solutions.





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