14th May 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, which organization adopted the first law to tackle violence against women?

[A] European Union (EU)
[B] United Nations (UN)
[C] African Union (AU)
[D] ASEAN

Correct Answer: A [European Union (EU) ]

Notes:
The European Union (EU) adopted its first law to combat violence against women. The law requires EU countries to criminalize female genital mutilation, forced marriage, and online harassment. However, the law does not include a common definition of rape. The EU Commission proposed the law in 2022.

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2. Recently, which organization has released upgraded Dietary Guidelines for Indians to suit modern eating habits for 2024?

[A] Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
[B] Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
[C] Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
[D] Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Correct Answer: C [Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) ]

Notes:
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued updated Dietary Guidelines for Indians in 2024, developed by researchers from the National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad. Emphasizing physical activity, regular exercise, and limitations on salt and high fat/sugar foods, the guidelines aim to combat obesity.

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3. Hindon River, recently seen in news, is tributary of which river?

[A] Godavari
[B] Kaveri
[C] Krishna
[D] Yamuna

Correct Answer: D [Yamuna]

Notes:
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has instructed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to present an additional report within two weeks on Hindon River pollution, detailing actions against polluting municipal bodies. Hindon, a Yamuna tributary, spans 400 km from Saharanpur to Noida. Urban, agricultural, and industrial waste have rendered it one of the most polluted stretches in the Ganga basin. In 2015, CPCB declared it a ‘dead river,’ unfit for bathing.

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4. Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, recently seen in the news, is located in which state?

[A] Assam
[B] Manipur
[C] Sikkim
[D] Odisha

Correct Answer: A [Assam]

Notes:
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) demands Assam’s Chief Secretary to identify officers responsible for allowing construction activities in Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary. Established in 1998, the sanctuary lies in Assam’s Sonitpur district, adjacent to the Great Himalayan Range. Its climate is subtropical, prone to heavy rains and flooding from rivers like Burhi Dihing and Namchang. NGT seeks accountability for jeopardizing this protected habitat.

5. Recently, Mahamat Idris Deby has been elected as the President of which African country?

[A] Gabon
[B] Chad
[C] Rwanda
[D] Angola

Correct Answer: B [Chad]

Notes:
Mahamat Idris Deby Itno, military dictator and interim president of Chad, won the 2024 presidential election. He assumed power in 2021 after his father, President Idriss Deby, was killed by rebels. Idriss Deby ruled Chad for 30 years as a dictator. Mahamat Idris Deby’s victory will extend his rule for another six years. The election result was announced by the National Election Management Agency on May 10, 2024, legitimizing his leadership.

 

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