13th June 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, who became the first woman helicopter pilot of the Indian Navy?

[A] Mohana Singh
[B] Anamika B Rajeev
[C] Priya Paul
[D] Archana Kapoor

Correct Answer: B [Anamika B Rajeev]

Notes:
Sub Lieutenant Anamika B. Rajeev made history at INS Rajali, Arakkonam, by becoming the first woman in the Indian Navy to fly a helicopter. This milestone was achieved during the 102nd Helicopter Conversion Course’s passing out parade. Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar awarded “Golden Wings” to 21 officers at the event, which marked the end of Stage I training for the 4th Basic Helicopter Conversion Course on June 7.

2. Recently, Prem Singh Tamang became the Chief Minister of which Himalayan state?

[A] Uttarakhand
[B] Sikkim
[C] Arunachal Pradesh
[D] Meghalaya

Correct Answer: B [Sikkim]

Notes:
Prem Singh Tamang of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) was sworn in as Chief Minister of Sikkim for a second term on June 10. The 56-year-old took the oath in Nepali, administered by Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok, attended by thousands of supporters. Despite a firecracker ban, celebrations erupted. Eleven other ministers, including Sonam Lama and Arun Kumar Upreti, were also sworn in.

3. Recently, a rare four-horned antelope has been sighted for the first time in which tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh?

[A] Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve
[B] Kanha Tiger Reserve
[C] Pench Tiger Reserve
[D] Panna Tiger Reserve

Correct Answer: A [Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve ]

Notes:
A rare four-horned antelope, also known as Chousingha, was sighted for the first time in Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve, previously Nauradehi Sanctuary. The smallest Asian antelope, Tetracerus quadricornis, is endemic to India and Nepal. These antelopes inhabit dry, deciduous forests and hilly terrains with significant grass or undergrowth cover. Distinguished by four horns, only males grow them. The species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

4. Which country has recently unveiled its new “Deep Stand-off” long-range air launched ballistic missile named “AIR LORA”?

[A] Russia
[B] China
[C] Israel
[D] India

Correct Answer: C [Israel]

Notes:
Israel Aerospace Industries unveiled the Air LORA, an air-launched variant of the LORA ballistic missile. Designed for striking high-value targets, it features advanced navigation, anti-jamming capabilities, and can operate in extreme conditions. Air LORA boasts a robust warhead, high mission success rate, and can be integrated into various airborne platforms. Its supersonic speed and 90° attack angle enhance its effectiveness against well-protected targets.

5. ‘AIM – ICDK Water Challenge 4.0’, recently seen in news, is an initiative of which organization?

[A] Indian Council of Agricultural Research
[B] NITI Aayog
[C] Ministry of Agriculture
[D] Central Pollution Control Board

Correct Answer: B [NITI Aayog]

Notes:
The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) under NITI Aayog launched two initiatives: the ‘AIM – ICDK Water Challenge 4.0’ and the fifth edition of the ‘Innovations for You’ handbook. The Water Challenge, in collaboration with Innovation Centre Denmark, aims to address water issues through innovative solutions. Participants will join the global Next Generation Digital Action program and showcase their work at the Digital Tech Summit in Copenhagen, focusing on sustainability and digital solutions.

 

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