Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 27th January 2024

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1) How much loan has been disbursed to micro-enterprises from the Gurgaon-based Aye Finance, backed by Alphabet?

(a) Rs.10000 crores

(b) Rs.20000 crores

(c) Rs.30000 crores

(d) Rs.15000 crores

(e) Rs.12000 crores


2) Which edition of "Pariksha Pe Charcha," an event organized by PM Modi, will take place in 2024?

(a) 5th

(b) 4th

(c) 6th

(d) 8th

(e) 7th


3) Which minister released the book 'A Promised Nation: Hon'ble Shri Narendra Modi, the Maker of New India'?

(a) Ministry of Finance

(b) Ministry of Education

(c) Ministry of Home Affairs

(d) Ministry of MSME

(e) Ministry of Defence


4) In which year was the International Financial Services Centres Authority Act established?

(a) 2015

(b) 2014

(c) 2017

(d) 2018

(e) 2019


5) In which year did Saudi Arabia establish its Vision 2030, which aims to make the Kingdom Vibrant?

(a) 2015

(b) 2016

(c) 2017

(d) 2019

(e) 2018


6) Former Indian cricketers Farokh Engineer and Ravi Shastri received the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Naman Awards ceremony in which city?

(a) Bengaluru

(b) Mumbai

(c) Hyderabad

(d) Kochi

(e) Kolkata


7) Which state's former Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur will receive the Bharat Ratna posthumously?

(a) Assam

(b) Bihar

(c) Chandigarh

(d) Rajasthan

(e) Haryana


8) The Bharat Ratna Award states that Posthumous prizes were not permitted by the original statutes, but they were allowed once they were changed in 1955. Who was the first to be awarded posthumous honors?

(a) Mother Teresa

(b) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

(c) Nelson Mandela.

(d) Lal Bahadur Shastri

(e) Pranab Mukherjee


9) Which article of the Indian Constitution's clause (2) grants the President the authority to appoint Shri Justice Prasarma Bhalachandra Varale, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, to the Supreme Court of India?

(a) Article 122

(b)  Article 124

(c)  Article 125

(d)  Article 126

(e)  Article 128


10) Which country collaborates with India and the United Arab Emirates in the joint mega air exercise "Desert Knight" over the Arabian Sea?

(a) Russia

(b) USA

(c) China

(d) Japan

(e) France


11) The second edition of the India-Egypt Joint Special Forces Exercise, Exercise Cyclone II, began in Egypt. Where did the first edition take place?

(a) Assam

(b) Bihar

(c) Chandigarh

(d) Rajasthan

(e) Haryana


12) The defence ministry's think tank tested which drone system, the designation given to North Korea's nuclear-capable underwater attack drones, in the waters off its eastern coast?

(a)  Haeil-5-23

(b)  Haeil-5-22

(c)  Haeil-5-21

(d)  Haeil-5-24

(e)  Haeil-5-25


13) Virat Kohli receives the ICC ODI Player of the Year title for the fourth time. In which of the
following year has Kohli previously not received the award?

(a) 2012

(b) 2015

(c) 2017

(d) 2018

(e) 2023


14) When was the inaugural commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day conducted at the United Nations headquarters in New York?

(a) 2002

(b) 2004

(c) 2006

(d) 2008

(e) 2009


15) Which city recently earned the Best Performance Award in BCCI Domestic Tournaments for 2019-20?

(a) Pune

(b) Mumbai

(c) Kochi

(d) Chennai

(e) Kolkata


Answers :

1) Answer: A

Gurgaon-based Aye Finance, a non-banking financial company (NBFC), achieves a significant milestone by disbursing loans totalling₹10,000 crore to micro-enterprises. Aye Finance, backed by Capital G, the investment arm of Google's parent company Alphabet, commenced its operations in 2014. The fintech company has successfully integrated over 800,000 grassroots businesses into organized lending through its tailored and cost-effective credit solutions. Aye Finance targets micro SMEs that often struggle to access credit from traditional financial institutions. It employs a unique cluster-based customer underwriting and risk management approach for customer acquisition, thereby catering to the specific needs of micro-enterprises. Founder and CEO of Aye Finance : Sanjay Sharma


2) Answer: E

The 7th edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2024’ will be held on the 29th of this month. Ministry of Education said that this year, through the unique interactive program, over 4,000 participants will be interacting with the Prime Minister. The programme will be held in a town hall format at Delhi’s Bharat Mandapam Pariksha Pe Charcha is a programme where students, parents, and teachers from across the nation and also from overseas interact with the Prime Minister to discuss anxieties related to examinations and life after school. Pariksha Pe Charcha is part of the larger movement  ‘Exam Warriors’ led by Mr Modi to create a stress-free atmosphere for youngsters.


3) Answer: C

Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah launched a book titled, 'A Promised Nation Hon'ble Shri Narendra Modi- the Maker of New India', written on the life and works of PM Modi in Braille script in New Delhi Shri Amit Shah said that PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji in the last 10 years has revived our civilisational values and cultural ethos to build the edifice of a new Bharat. In this path, Modi Ji has awakened the world to Bharat's inner self. Launched the book 'A Promised Nation Hon'ble Shri Narendra Modi- the Maker of New India' written on the life and works of Modi Ji in Braille script. The book will help people with visual impairment to know about the life journey of Modi Ji and the transformation he has ushered in.


4) Answer: E

About IFSCA

  • IFSCA is a statutory body. It was set up in April 2020 under the International Financial Services Centres Authority Act, 2019.
  • It was established to regulate all financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs).
  • At present, GIFT City, Gandhinagar in Gujarat is India’s first and only operational International Financial Services Center.


5) Answer: B

Saudi Arabia is preparing to open its first alcohol store in the capital Riyadh which will serve exclusively non-Muslim diplomats. Customers will have to register via a mobile app, get a clearance code from the foreign ministry, and respect monthly quotas with their purchases. The move is a milestone in the kingdom's efforts, led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to open the ultra-conservative Muslim country for tourism and business as drinking alcohol is forbidden in Islam. It is also part of wider plans known as Vision 2030 to build a post-oil economy. The new store is located in Riyadh's Diplomatic Quarter, a neighbourhood where embassies and diplomats reside, and will be "strictly restricted" to non-Muslims. In 2016, Saudi Arabia launched its Vision 2030 under which it pledges to make the Kingdom - "a vibrant society, a thriving economy, and an ambitious nation".  This alcohol store is also part of the Vision 2030 to build a post-oil economy. In December 2017, Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on commercial theaters.  In 2017, the Kingdom also ended a ban on women drivers, allowed women to attend sporting events, and expanded their participation in the workforce.


6) Answer: C

Former India wicket-keeper Mr Farokh Engineer and all-rounder Mr Ravi Shastri were bestowed with the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Awards at the glittering Naman Awards ceremony in Hyderabad. Celebrating Indian Cricket and recognising performances both at the domestic and international level, the Naman Awards for the past four seasons (2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23) For their outstanding performances, Mr Mohd. Shami (2019-20), Mr R. Ashwin (2020-21), and Mr Shubman Gill (2022-23) received the Polly Umrigar Award for Best International Cricketer- Men while Mr Jasprit Bumrah, who had received this award in the 2018–19 season, received his second for the 2021-22 season.  Similarly, Ms Smriti Mandhana, who was named the Best International Woman Cricketer in 2017-18, claimed the top award for the second time for her breakthrough performances in 2020–21 and also 2021–22.  Meanwhile, Deepti Sharma swept awards for the seasons 2019–20 and 2022–23. K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, Vrinda Rathi, Jayaraman Madan Gopal, and Rohan Pandit were awarded the Best Umpire in Domestic Cricket for 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, and 2022–23, respectively. Mumbai received the Best Performance Award in BCCI Domestic Tournaments for 2019-20 for winning the Vijay Merchant Trophy, the Women’s U23 T20 Trophy, finishing runner-up in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy, and making it to the semi-finals of the Col CK Nayudu Trophy and the Cooch Behar Trophy. Madhya Pradesh won the award for the 2021–22 season for winning the Ranji Trophy, finishing runner-up in the Women’s U19 one-day Trophy, and a semi-final finish in the Col CK Nayudu Trophy.  Saurashtra claimed the top prize for the 2022–23 season for their title triumph in the Ranji Trophy, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the Men’s U25 State A trophy, and finishing runner-up in the Irani Cup.


7) Answer: B

Rashtrapati Bhavan announced in its communique that prominent socialist leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur will be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna. He will be the 49th recipient and 15th to be accorded posthumously. The announcement of conferring India's highest civilian award on Karpoori Thakur has been made a day before his 100th birth anniversary. He was a prominent socialist leader. Thakur is also revered by his followers as 'Jannanayak', who was known for his efforts to strengthen the backward castes. He was born on 24 January 1924 and died on February 17, 1988. Thakur was jailed during the Quit India Movement against British rule. He won the election for the first time in 1952 and since then has not lost a single election in his career. In 1978, Karpoori Thakur paved the way for reservation for backward castes in government services in Bihar. He served as Chief Minister of Bihar from December 1970 to June 1971 and from December 1977 to April 1979.


8) Answer: D

Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian Award of the country which was instituted in the year 1954. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for these awards. Though usually conferred on India-born citizens, the Bharat Ratna has been awarded to one naturalised citizen, Mother Teresa, and to two non-Indians, Pakistan national Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and former South African President Nelson Mandela. The original statutes did not provide for posthumous awards but were amended in 1955 to permit them. Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri became the first individual to be honoured posthumously.  The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister himself to the President and no formal recommendations for this are necessary. The number of annual awards is restricted to a maximum of three in a particular year. On conferment of the award, the recipient receives a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a medallion. The award does not carry any monetary grant. Earlier, the Finance Ministry notified issuance of a commemorative coin on the occasion of the birth centenary of late Thakur .The coin will be in the denomination of ₹100.  Commemorative coins are intended to celebrate and honour people, places, events, and institutions.  Although these coins are legal tender, they are not minted for general circulation. Also, the price of such a coin is much higher than value printed on it. The Bharat Ratna was last conferred to the late president Pranab Mukherjee in 2019.


9) Answer: B

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Prasarma Bhalachandra Varale, Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, to be a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He replaced Justice S K Kaul, who retired in Dec 2023. His elevation takes the number of Supreme Court judges back to its full strength of 34. He would become the third sitting judge from a Scheduled Caste community.  The others are Justices B R Gavai and C T Ravikumar. Currently, Prasanna B Varale is the only High Court Chief Justice belonging to the Scheduled Caste community and he claims to be born in a family “blessed by Dr B R Ambedkar". He has practiced law (specifically civil, criminal, labour, and administrative matters) for over two decades, and previously served in the Bombay High Court.He took oath as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court in October 2022


10) Answer: E

The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted Exercise Desert Knight in collaboration with the French Air and Space Force (FASF) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force. The exercise occurred within the Indian Flight Information Regions (FIR) and involved IAF aircraft operating from various bases in India. The exercise in Indian FIR was conducted over the Arabian Sea. Aircraft Involved : The French participation included Rafale fighter aircraft and a Multi-Role Tanker Transport, while the UAE Air Force deployed the F-16 fighter jets. These aircraft operated from the Al Dhafra air base in the UAE. The IAF component comprised Su-30 MKI, MiG-29, and Jaguar fighter jets, alongside AWACS (Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft), C-130-J transport planes, and air-to-air refueling aircraft. Main focus of Exercise : To enhance synergy and interoperability among the three participating Air Forces. The exercise provided an opportunity for the exchange of operational knowledge, experiences, and best practices among the participants. Such exercises are indicative of the growing diplomatic and military interactions in the region, apart from showcasing the prowess of the IAF.


11) Answer: D

The Indian Army contingent comprising 25 personnel reached Egypt to take part in the India-Egypt Joint Special Forces Exercise CYCLONE. It is the 2nd edition of the Exercise Cyclone which will be conducted at Anshas, Egypt from 22nd January to 1st February 2024. Cyclone is an annual exercise held alternatively in India & Egypt. Aim of the Exercise : To acquaint both the sides with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of Special Operations in desert/ semi desert terrain under Chapter VII of United Nations Charter.  Participants : The Indian contingent is being represented by troops from the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) and an Egyptian contingent comprising 25 personnel is being represented by Egyptian Commando Squadron and Egyptian Airborne Platoon. The Exercise will involve planning and execution of special operations in sub conventional domain and conducted in three phases.  While the first phase will include Military Exhibitions and Tactical Interactions, the second phase will focus on training on Improvised Explosive Device (IED), counter IED and Combat First Aid.  The third and final phase will encompass Joint Tactical Exercise based on Fighting in Built-up Area and Hostage Rescue Scenarios. The Exercise will provide an opportunity to both the contingents to strengthen their bond and share best practices.  It will also act as a platform to achieve shared security objectives and foster bilateral relations between two friendly nations. The first edition of the exercise was conducted in January 2023 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.


12) Answer: A

North Korea has conducted a test of its underwater nuclear weapons system in a protest against this week's joint military drills by South Korea, the United States and Japan. The test of the "Haeil-5-23", a name North Korea has given to its nuclear-capable underwater attack drones, was carried out by the defence ministry's think tank in the waters off its east coast. Haeil", which means tsunami, is the new Nuke drone system that was first reportedly tested in March 2023 It was intended to make sneak attacks in enemy waters and destroy naval strike groups and major operational ports by creating a large radioactive wave through an underwater explosion.


13) Answer: B

Indian batting star Virat Kohli bagged the ICC ODI Player of the Year award for the fourth time, following his record-breaking performance in the World Cup 2023.  Kohli had previously won the award in 2012, 2017, and 2018 and also stands amongst the four nominees for the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2023 award. Notably, Kohli has become the first-ever cricketer to clinch this award four times, surpassing AB de Villiers' tally of three awards.  Virat Kohli built on his comeback in 2022 with a spectacular 2023, where he won the Player of the Tournament performance at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.


14) Answer: C

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024 is observed every year on the 27th January. The UN General Assembly adopted resolution 60/7 on November 1, 2005, to designate January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD).  On January 27, 2006, the first commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day was held at the UN Headquartered in New York City.  After that UN Headquarters commemorates this day every year.  While UN offices and other state offices across the world conduct their ceremonies.


15) Answer: B

Celebrating Indian Cricket and recognising performances both at the domestic and international level, the Naman Awards for the past four seasons (2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23) For their outstanding performances, Mr Mohd. Shami (2019-20), Mr R. Ashwin (2020-21), and Mr Shubman Gill (2022-23) received the Polly Umrigar Award for Best International Cricketer- Men while Mr Jasprit Bumrah, who had received this award in the 2018–19 season, received his second for the 2021-22 season.  Similarly, Ms Smriti Mandhana, who was named the Best International Woman Cricketer in 2017-18, claimed the top award for the second time for her breakthrough performances in 2020–21 and also 2021–22.  Meanwhile, Deepti Sharma swept awards for the seasons 2019–20 and 2022–23. K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, Vrinda Rathi, Jayaraman Madan Gopal, and Rohan Pandit were awarded the Best Umpire in Domestic Cricket for 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, and 2022–23, respectively. Mumbai received the Best Performance Award in BCCI Domestic Tournaments for 2019-20 for winning the Vijay Merchant Trophy, the Women’s U23 T20 Trophy, finishing runner-up in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy, and making it to the semi-finals of the Col CK Nayudu Trophy and the Cooch Behar Trophy. Madhya Pradesh won the award for the 2021–22 season for winning the Ranji Trophy, finishing runner-up in the Women’s U19 one-day Trophy, and a semi-final finish in the Col CK Nayudu Trophy.  Saurashtra claimed the top prize for the 2022–23 season for their title triumph in the Ranji Trophy, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the Men’s U25 State A trophy, and finishing runner-up in the Irani Cup.

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