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  1. Which of the following terms were defined by the newly introduced “Offshore Areas (Existence of Mineral Resources) Rules, 2024” by the Government of India (GoI)?
    1) Different stages of exploration
    2) Feasibility studies
    3) Economic viability assessments
    4) Classification of mineral resources
    5) All the Above
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) All the Above
    Explanation:
    On 6th June 2024, the Government of India(GoI) introduced “Offshore Areas (Existence of Mineral Resources) Rules, 2024”, a comprehensive regulatory framework that outlines exploration standards to ensure precise assessment and sustainable development of offshore mineral resources.
    • The rules were issued by the GoI in exercise of the powers conferred by section 35 of the Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) (OAMDR) Act, 2002 (17 of 2003).
    • The new rules define different stages of exploration, feasibility studies, economic viability assessments, and classification of mineral resources and reserves.
    • The rules define exploration for any mineral deposit in 4 stages: reconnaissance survey (G4), preliminary exploration (G3), general exploration (G2), and detailed exploration (G1).
    • The new regulations lays down specific exploration rules for different types of deposits and minerals, including construction-grade silica sand, non-construction –grade calcareous sand, calcareous mud, phosphatic sediments, Rare Earth Element (REE) minerals, hydrothermal minerals and nodules, among others.Click here to read more

  2. Which organisation has recently (in June ‘24) published its 2024 Yearbook, stating that India’s nuclear weaponry has grown from 164 warheads in January 2023 to 172 warheads in January 2024?
    1) World Bank
    2) Worldline
    3) Mercom India
    4) Amnesty International
    5) Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
    Explanation:
    According to the Sweden-based Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s annual assessment of the state of armaments, disarmament and international security, India’s nuclear weaponry has grown from 164 warheads in January 2023 to 172 warheads in January 2024.
    • India now holds more nuclear weapons than Pakistan, which has recorded no increase in the number of warheads(170 in 2023 and 2024)said in 55th SIPRI Yearbook(2024).
    • Nine nuclear-armed nations, including the United States of America (USA), Russia, France, China, India, Pakistan, the United Kingdom(UK), Israel and North Korea continued modernising their nuclear arsenals and installed new nuclear-armed or nuclear-capable systems in 2023.
    According to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) report, Global spending on nuclear weapons is estimated to have increased by 13%, to a record USD 91.4 billion during 2023. this is USD 10.7 billion higher than the global spending during 2022.
    • India is ranked 6th with total nuclear spending of USD 2.7 billion, followed by Israel(USD 1.1 billion); Pakistan (USD 1.0 billion) and North Korea (USD 0.9 billion). Click here to read more

  3. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has recently released the 9th edition of the “Sustainable Development Report (SDR)”.
    According to the report, __________ (country) achieved the highest ranking in the 2024 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index.

    1) Finland
    2) Sweden
    3) Denmark
    4) Germany
    5) France
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer- 1) Finland
    Explanation:
    According to the 9th edition of the Sustainable Development Report (SDR) released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the world is significantly behind schedule in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN) in 2015, such as poverty reduction, hunger eradication, and environment protection.
    • As per the report, none of the 17 SDGs are on track to be achieved by 2030.
    • The report highlighted that globally, on an average only 16% of the SDG targets are on track to achieved by 2030. While the remaining 84% of the SDG targets showed a reversal of progress.
    • The 2024 SDG Index was topped by Finland, followed by Sweden (2nd), Denmark (3rd), Germany (4th) and France (5th).
    • According to the 2024 SDG Index, India secured 109th rank with an overall score of 64.0.
    • The report introduced a new Index of countries’ support for UN-based Multilateralism (UN-Mi).
    • Barbados topped the UN-Mi index followed by Antigua and Barbuda (2nd), Uruguay (3rd), Mauritius (4th), and the Maldives (5th).Click here to read more

  4. Name the company that has recently (in June ‘24) launched the world’s first large-scale 100% hydrogen-ready engine power plant.
    1) Adani Green Energy Limited
    2) Mindgrove Technologies
    3) Wärtsilä
    4) Reliance Industries Limited
    5) Bloom Energy
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Wärtsilä
    Explanation:
    Wärtsilä Oyj Abp, Finland-based company has launched the world’s first large-scale 100% hydrogen-ready engine power plant to enable the net-zero power systems.
    • The Wärtsilä 31 is an efficient medium-speed 4-stroke marine engine, which synchronises with the grid within 30 seconds from start command, ensures energy security through fuel flexibility and offers unparalleled load following capabilities and high part load efficiency
    • It can run on natural gas, 25% hydrogen (H2) by volume blends and has completed more than 1 million running hours, with over 1,000 MegaWatt (MW) installed capacity globally.
    • The hydrogen-ready engine power plant concept has been certified by (Technischer Überwachungsverein – Technical Inspection Association) TÜV SÜD.

  5. According to Kroll’s ‘Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2023’, who has been recognised as India’s most valued celebrity with a brand value of USD 227.9 million?
    1) Shubman Gill
    2) Yuvraj Singh
    3) Rashmika Mandana
    4) Virat Kohli
    5) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    According to Kroll’s Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2023: Brands, Business, Bollywood, Former Indian Cricketer team Captain Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top spot as India’s most valued celebrity with a brand value of USD 227.9 million, USD 51 Million higher than 2022.
    • Bollywood Actor Ranveer Singh, who topped the 2022 list, dropped to the 2nd position with a brand value of USD 203.1 million.
    • Shah Rukh Khan(3rd), Akshay Kumar(4th) and Alia Bhatt (5th) are among the top 5.
    • This is the 9th edition of Kroll’s celebrity brand valuation report.Click here to read more

  6. In June 2024, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was honoured with the ___________________ (award) at the Central Banking Awards 2024 given by the London-based financial publisher Central Banking Publications.
    1) Whitley Gold Award
    2) CIDC Vishwakarma Awards
    3) Risk Manager of the Year
    4) Laureate Award
    5) World Forum Leadership Award
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer- 3) Risk Manager of the Year
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) won the ‘Risk Manager of the Year Award (2024)’ at the Central Banking Awards 2024, the 11th edition of the annual awards, presented by the Central Banking Publications, a London(the United Kingdom-UK) based financial publisher owned by Infopro Digital.
    • Mumbai(Maharashtra) based IRIS Business Services Limited has also won the prestigious ‘Global Central Banking Award 2024’ for Technology Services in London.
    • Previously, Shaktikanta Das, Governor, RBI had received the ‘Governor of the Year’ award in 2023.i.Manoranjan Mishra, RBI’s Executive Director received the award on behalf of the RBI during an award ceremony held in London, UK.
    ii. Central bank of the year: Central Bank of Brazil
    iii. Governor of the year: Andriy Pyshnyy, Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine.
    Click here for the complete list of 2024 winners.

  7. Who has recently (in June ‘24) become the 1st Indian to be honoured with the ‘Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award’ of South Africa for the contribution to children’s cinema?
    1) Anish Kapoor
    2) Vinod Ganatra
    3) Alok Shukla
    4) Avantika Vandanapu
    5) Santosh Sivan
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Vinod Ganatra
    Explanation:
    Vinod Ganatra, a globally renowned filmmaker and editor from Gujarat, now based in Mumbai, Maharashtra has become the 1st Indian to be honoured with the ‘Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award‘ of South Africa for his contribution to children’s cinema.
    • He was conferred with the award at the 7th Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa for his outstanding contribution to children’s cinema.
    • 18 July is observed as Nelson Mandela International Day.
    • He is the only Indian recipient of The Liv Ullmann Peace Prize, Chicago, for his Gujarati film, ‘Harun-Arun’ at the 26th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

  8. Who has been recently (in June ‘24) appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dhanlaxmi Bank Limited?
    1) Atanu Chakraborty
    2) Rajeev Singhal
    3) Nidhu Saxena
    4) Ajith Kumar KK
    5) Subramanian Sundar
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Ajith Kumar KK
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Ajith Kumar KK as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dhanlaxmi Bank Limited for a three-year tenure with effect from 20th June 2024.
    • He succeeds J.K Shivan, whose has been serving as the MD & CEO of the Dhanlaxmi Bank since 2021.
    • He is currently serving as the Chief Human Resources Officer(CHRO) at Federal Bank Limited in the cadre of president.

  9. When was the United Nations (UN’s) International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed across the globe?
    1) February 20
    2) March 10
    3) April 12
    4) June 19
    5) May 28
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) June 19
    Explanation:
    The United Nations (UN)’s International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is annually observed across the globe on 19 June to raise awareness about the need to end Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) and honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence globally.
    • The day also aims to pay tribute to those who have devoted or lost their lives fighting these crimes.
    • 19th June 2024 marks the observance of the 10th International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
    • The theme of International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2024 is “Attacks against health care in conflict-affected areas: Impacts for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence”.
    • The first-ever International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was observed on 19th June 2016.Click here to read more

  10. World Sickle Cell Day (also known as World Sickle Cell Awareness Day ) is annually observed across the globe on __________ to raise awareness and recognize sickle cell anaemia.
    1) May 8
    2) June 19
    3) April 17
    4) March 25
    5) June 14
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) June 19
    Explanation:
    World Sickle Cell Day also known as World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is annually observed across the globe on June 19 to raise awareness and recognize sickle cell anaemia as a public health problem and promote education about this genetic condition.
    • The theme of World Sickle Cell Day 2024 is ‘Hope Through Progress: Advancing Sickle Cell Care Globally’, announced by the Global Alliance of Sickle Cell Disease Organizations (GASCDO), highlights the importance of advanced technology in identifying Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).
    • World Sickle Cell Day was first organised by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the year 2008 and was first celebrated on 19th June 2009.
    • SCD is an inherited blood disorder in which the red blood cells become rigid and sickle-shaped, leading to slower blood flow in the various parts of the body. It also affects the oxygen flow inside our body.Click here to read more





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