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  1. In June 2024, Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister(PM) of India for the third consecutive term after the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance(NDA) got the majority in the __________ Lok Sabha election.
    1) 19th
    2) 17th
    3) 20th
    4) 18th
    5) 16th
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer- 4) 18th
    On 9th June 2024, Narendra Modi(73-year-old), leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), was sworn in as the Prime Minister(PM) of India for the third consecutive term.
    · Droupadi Murmu, President of India, administered the oath of office to PM Modi, along with 71 ministers, at a grand ceremony on the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, Delhi.
    · BJP-led National Democratic Alliance(NDA) won the 2024 Lok Sabha general election with 293 seats, a much lower margin than predicted by exit polls. The opposition won a total of 234 seats out of 543.
    · The new cabinet includes 30 Cabinet Ministers, 5 Ministers of State (MoS) with independent charge and 36 Ministers of State.
    · PM Narendra Modi is only the second Indian PM after Jawaharlal Nehru to retain power for a 3rd five-year term.Click here to read more

  2. Who has recently (in June ‘24) become the Indian Navy’s 1st woman helicopter pilot?
    1) Akansha Gomes
    2) Vishav Vandana
    3) Anamika B. Rajeev
    4) Kavita Sahai
    5) Sonia Anthak
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Anamika B. Rajeev
    Sub-Lieutenant Anamika B. Rajeev became the first woman helicopter pilot in the Indian Navy after she joined the ranks of a pilot for the Indian Navy helicopters.
    · Lieutenant Jamyang Tsewang, the first Commissioned Naval Officer from the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, also graduated as a qualified helicopter pilot.
    · Anamika and Jamyang are among 21 officers awarded the Golden Wings at the passing out parade, which took place on June 7 2024 at a naval air station Indian Navy Ship (INS) Rajali in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu (TN).

  3. In June 2024, India participated in ____________Foreign Ministers Meeting chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, held in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
    1) BRICS
    2) World Economic Forum
    3) Shanghai Cooperation Organization
    4) Group of 77
    5) Association of Southeast Asian Nations
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) BRICS
    On 10th June 2024, India participated in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Foreign Ministers meeting hosted by Russia, the current chair of BRICS, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The meeting was chaired by Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister, Russia.
    · The Indian delegation at the BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting was led by Dammu Ravi, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
    · This also mark’s India’s first Foreign policy assignment under the historic 3rd consecutive term of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.
    · This is the 1st foreign ministers meeting since the expansion of BRICS in 2023.

  4. According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) “World Energy Investment Report 2024,” global investment in clean energy technology and infrastructure is expected to achieve _________ in 2024.
    1) USD 4 trillion
    2) USD 2 trillion
    3) USD 5 trillion
    4) USD 6 trillion
    5) USD 3 trillion
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) USD 2 trillion
    According to the annual report “World Energy Investment Report 2024” released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), global investment in clean energy technology and infrastructure is expected to achieve USD 2 trillion in 2024 which is twice the amount going to fossil fuels.
    • The report projected that total energy investment will breach the mark of USD 3 trillion for the 1st time in 2024.
    • The investment in solar PV is expected to increase to USD 500 billion in2024 due to decrease in module prices which will further give boost to new investments.
    • China with an estimated investment of USD 675 billion will account for the largest share of clean energy investment in 2024.Click here to read more

  5. Who was appointed as the chairperson of the recently (in June ‘24) formed Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee to examine the feasibility of the digital payments intelligence platform to reduce payment fraud risks?
    1) M Damodaran
    2) Rajeev Kher
    3) Abhaya Prasad Hota
    4) VSK Kaumudi
    5) Vinod Kumar Paul
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Abhaya Prasad Hota
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has formed a committee under the chairmanship of Abhaya Prasad Hota, former Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
    · The committee is formed to examine various aspects related to the setting up a digital public infrastructure for Digital Payments Intelligence platform which is proposed by RBI.
    • The proposed Digital Payments Intelligence platform will be equipped with advanced technologies that can help to reduce payment fraud risks.

  6. Who has recently (in June 2024) sworn in as the new Chief Minister (CM) of Sikkim?
    1) Prem Singh Tamang
    2) Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu
    3) Pema Khandu
    4) Nayab Singh Saini
    5) Lalduhawma
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Prem Singh Tamang
    On 10th June 2024, Prem Singh Tamang, President of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), took oath as the Chief Minister (CM) of Sikkim for the second consecutive term. He has been serving as the 6th CM of Sikkim since 2019.
    · Lakshman Prasad Acharya, the Governor of Sikkim administered the oath of office and secrecy to Prem Singh Tamang and his Council of Ministers during the swearing-in ceremony held at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok, Sikkim.
    · Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won the 2024 Sikkim assembly elections by 31 out of the 32 seats while the opposition Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) secured only one seat.

  7. Name the Internet of Things (IOT)-enabled integrated generator monitoring and control system that was recently (in June ‘24) launched by the Indian Army.
    1) Jugaad
    2) Akashteer
    3) SAMBHAV
    4) Vidyut Rakshak
    5) Ugram
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Vidyut Rakshak
    The Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi has launched ‘Vidyut Rakshak’ and was developed by Major Rajprasad R S of the Army Design Bureau (ADB). The launch event encompassed the roll-out of the first production units of Vidyut Rakshak.
    • Vidyut Rakshak is an Internet of Things (IOT) enabled integrated generator monitoring, protection and control system.
    • The Indian Army is observing 2024 as the ‘Year of Tech Absorption’, where the Vidyut Rakshak from ‘innovation to induction’ signifies the Indian Army’s commitment and efforts to leverage technology as a catalyst for transformative change.

  8. When was International Archives Day observed across the globe to raise awareness among the public about the significance of records and archives?
    1) June 5
    2) May 5
    3) June 9
    4) April 18
    5) May 24
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) June 9
    International Archives Day (IAD) is annually observed across the globe on 9 June to raise awareness among the public about the significance of records and archives.
    The date also commemorates the founding of the International Council on Archives (ICA) in 1948, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris, France.
    · 9th June 2024 marks the observance of the 76th anniversary of the ICA.
    · The 1st ever IAD was observed on 9 June 2008, coinciding with the 60th Anniversary of ICA.
    · 2024 marked the 6th International Archives Week (IAW) and was observed from 3-9 June 2024 under the theme “#CyberArchives”.
    · Archives are the documentary by-products of human activity retained for their long-term value.

  9. Name the launch vehicle developed by SpaceX that has recently (in June ‘24) completed its 1st full test flight returning to Earth followed by a soft splashdown of the booster in the Gulf of Mexico and the spacecraft in the Indian Ocean.
    1) H-IIA
    2) Sorayya
    3) Falcon 9
    4) Yunhai-3 02
    5) Starship
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Starship
    Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX)’s Starship, the world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever developed, completed its 1st full test flight returning to Earth followed by a soft splashdown of the booster in the Gulf of Mexico and the spacecraft in the Indian Ocean.
    · Starship was launched on 6th June 2024 from Starbase in Texas, the United States of America (USA). This marks the fourth integrated test flight (IFT-4) of Starship.
    · SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket are collectively referred to as “Starship”.
    Starship represents a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo

  10. International Level Crossing Awareness Day is annually observed across the world on ________________ to raise the public’s awareness of the risks at level crossings and to increase safety at railway crossings globally.
    1) February 12
    2) January 12
    3) April 8
    4) May 24
    5) June 6
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) June 6
    The International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) is annually observed across the globe on 6th June to raise public awareness about the risks at level crossings and improve safety at railway crossings globally.
    · The ILCAD campaign is widely followed by the world’s railway community and is a key event for those involved in the sector.
    · 6th June 2024 marked the observance of the 16th annual ILCAD.
    · The 2024 ILCAD campaign emphasised the safety of vulnerable people, with the slogan: “Beware of trains. Life can change in a split second”.

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