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  1. Which Indian digital payments company recently(in May ‘24) partnered with Sri Lanka’s LankaPay to introduce Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions in Sri Lanka?
    1) NPCI Bharat BillPay Ltd
    2) PhonePe
    3) Razorpay
    4) Amazon Pay
    5) Paytm
    Answer-2) PhonePe
    Bengaluru(Karnataka) based PhonePe, Indian digital payments company, has partnered with Sri Lanka’s LankaPay, owned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, to facilitate Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions for its users in Sri Lanka.
    • This allows PhonePe users to make payments in Indian Rupees (INR) across LankaPay’s merchant network, with currency exchange rates applied to transactions.

  2. According to the ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2024 – Mid Year Update’ by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), what is the revised GDP projection for India in 2024?
    1) 6.8%
    2) 6.1%
    3) 6.5%
    4) 6.9%
    5) 6.2 %
    Answer-4) 6.9%
    The ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2024 – Mid Year Update,’ published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), India’s economy is estimated to expand by 6.9% in 2024. This is an upward revision from the 6.2% Gross domestic product (GDP) forecast made by the UN in January 2024.
    • India’s GDP Growth projection for 2025 remains unchanged at 6.6%.
    • The report also anticipates a deceleration of consumer price inflation in India from 5.6% in 2023 to 4.5% in 2024. This is in line with the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) 2% to 6% medium-term target range.
    • Global economy projected to grow by 2.7% in 2024 (up by 0.3 percentage points from January 2024 forecast), and by 2.8% in 2025 (up by 0.1 percentage points).
    • Asia’s GDP growth forecast revised upwards to 5.8% in 2024, and 5.7% in 2025
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  3. As per the data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), what is the annual inflation rate based on the All India Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April 2024?
    1) 4.70%
    2) 5.43%
    3) 4.83%
    4) 4.11%
    5) 5.26%
    Answer-3) 4.83%
    As per the data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), The annual inflation rate based on all India Consumer Price Index (CPI) number is 4.83% (Provisional) in April 2024, slightly down from 4.85% in March 2024, despite a continued surge in food prices. This decrease is attributed mainly to lower fuel prices.
    • Corresponding inflation rate for rural and urban is 5.43% and 4.11%, respectively.
    • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) -based retail inflation was 4.7% in April 2023.

  4. According to Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2024 list released in May 2024, who is the highest-paid athlete in the world?
    1) Novak Djokovic
    2) Cristiano Ronaldo
    3) Lionel Messi
    4) Virat Kohli
    5) Jon Rahm
    Answer-2) Cristiano Ronaldo
    On May 16, 2024, Forbes’ released the list of World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2024 featuring top 50 highest paid athletes. Soccer Player Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) topped the list with a total earnings of USD 260 million, which includes USD 200 million on the field earnings and USD 60 million off the field earnings.
    • Spanish golfer Jon Rahm stands 2nd with a total earning of USD 218 million and Argentine Soccer player Lionel Messi stands 3rd with USD 135 million.
    • According to Forbes, the world’s 10 highest-paid athletes collectively earned USD 1.38 billion before taxes and agents’ fees over the past 12 months, which is the highest total ever.

  5. In May 2024, Sela Tunnel was recognised as India’s highest tunnel by the International Book of Honour (IBH), England, United Kingdom (UK).
    The Sela Tunnel was constructed in which state/UT?

    1) Jammu and Kashmir
    2) Assam
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Gujarat
    5) Chhattisgarh
    Answer-3) Arunachal Pradesh
    Arunachal Pradesh’s Sela Tunnel, an engineering marvel has been recognised as India’s Highest Tunnel by the International Book of Honour (IBH), England, United Kingdom (UK). This recognition underscores the achievement of the Border Road Organisation (BRO) in constructing the tunnel at an altitude of 13,000 feet through Project VARTAK with construction carried out by Patel Engineering Limited.
    • Sela Tunnel is the world’s longest bi-lane tunnel constructed on the road connecting Tezpur, Assam to Tawang in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
    • The 2.598 km-long Sela Tunnel on Tezpur-Tawang Road ensures year-long connectivity to the strategic Tawang Region.
    • Constructed at a cost of Rs 825 crore, the tunnel ensures all-weather connectivity along the National Highway (NH)-13 road to Tawang via Sela Pass on the Balipara – Chariduar – Tawang Road.

  6. Who has been recently(in May ‘24) elected as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA)?
    1) Arvind Panagariya
    2) Kapil Sibal
    3) Bhushan Ramakrishna Gavai
    4) Indra Mani Pandey
    5) Pradeep Kumar Rai
    Answer-2) Kapil Sibal
    Kapil Sibal, senior advocate and former Union Minister of Law and Justice has been elected as the President of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for the fourth time.
    • Kapil Sibal won the election by securing 1,066 votes, defeating Pradeep Kumar Rai, a senior advocate who secured 689 votes.
    • Sibal would take over from the incumbent, senior advocate Adish C. Aggarwala
    • Other Appointments: Rachna Srivastava, senior advocate has been elected as the Vice President and Vikrant Yadav, advocate as Secretary of SCBA.

  7. Who has been recently (in May ‘24) elected as the President of the Republic of Chad?
    1) Gabriel Attal
    2) Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo
    3) Peter Pellegrini
    4) Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno
    5) Bola Ahmed Tinubu
    Answer-4) Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno
    Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno has been elected as the President of the Republic of Chad. He has been serving as the head of the state of Chad since April 2021.
    • Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, son of Late President of Chad Idriss Déby, ran as the candidate of the Patriotic Salvation Movement Party(MPS).
    • He won the 2024 presidential election of Chad with 61% of the total votes.

  8. Who recently won the gold medal in the javelin throw at the 27th National Federation Senior Athletics Competition 2024?
    1) Sheetal Devi
    2) Neeraj Chopra
    3) Jyothi Yarraji
    4) Vritti Agarwal
    5) DP Manu
    Answer-2) Neeraj Chopra
    2020 Tokyo Olympics Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra won the Gold medal in the men’s Javelin with 82.27 meter(m) throw in 27th National Federation Senior Athletics Competition 2024. The tournament held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
    • This was the first time for Neeraj Chopra from Haryana to participate in an event in India in three years. Last time, he competed at the Federation Cup in 2021 and won a gold medal with an 87.80 m throw.
    • DP Manu from Karnataka won the Silver medal with 82.06m throw and Uttam Balasaheb Patil from Maharashtra won the Bronze medal with 78.39m.

  9. In May 2024, _________________, the veteran Congress leader and former governor of Gujarat (2009–2014), passed away.
    1) Aziz Qureshi
    2) C.P. Radhakrishnan
    3) Ved Prakash Nanda
    4) Sreenivasa Prasad
    5) Kamla Beniwal
    Answer-5) Kamla Beniwal
    A veteran Congress leader and former Gujarat Governor Dr Kamla Beniwal has passed away at the age of 97 at a private hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She was born on 12th January 1927 in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
    • At the age of 15, she joined the Indian National Congress (INC) and participated in the Quit India Movement (1942).
    • At the age of 27, she became the first woman minister in Rajasthan.
    • She has also served as the Governor of Gujarat (2009 to 2014) and Mizoram (July 2014 to August 2014) and as Deputy Chief minister of Rajasthan.
    • Beniwal was awarded the ‘Tamra Patra Award’ by then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.

  10. Endangered Species Day (ESD) is annually observed across the globe on the ___________________ to create awareness about endangered flora and fauna.
    1) 1st Sunday of May
    2) last Saturday of April
    3) 3rd Friday of May
    4) last Sunday of January
    5) 2nd Saturday of March
    Answer-3) 3rd Friday of May
    Endangered Species Day (ESD) is annually observed across the globe on the 3rd Friday in May, to raise awareness about the endangered species, an animal or plant that is considered at risk of extinction.
    • ESD 2024 was observed on 17th May 2024. This marks the 19th annual observance of the day.
    • ESD 2023 was observed on 19 May 2023 and ESD 2025 will be observed on 16 May 2025.
    • The theme of ESD 2024 is “Celebrate Saving Species”.
    • The first ESD was celebrated on 11th May 2006.