16th June 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Joshimath region, recently seen in news, is located in which state?

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

Correct Answer: B [Uttarakhand]

Notes:
The Centre approved renaming Joshimath tehsil in Chamoli to Jyotirmath and Kosiyakutoli tehsil in Nainital to Pargana Shri Kainchi Dham tehsil. This change enhances religious and cultural significance in Uttarakhand. Joshimath faced land subsidence issues in 2023, while Kosiyakutoli is known for Neem Karoli Baba’s ashram. Jyotirmath, an ancient name, is linked to Adi Shankaracharya’s 8th-century establishment of monasteries for Advaita Vedanta.

2. What is the name of the mobile app recently launched by NCRB to provide information about new criminal laws?

[A] NCRB Samarth
[B] NCRB Sahayak
[C] NCRB Sangrah
[D] NCRB Sankalan of Criminal Laws

Correct Answer: D [NCRB Sankalan of Criminal Laws]

Notes:
The NCRB has launched the “NCRB Sankalan of Criminal Laws” mobile app to provide comprehensive information on new criminal laws, effective from next month. The app compiles the Bharatiya Nayaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, with features like chapter and section indexing, old-to-new law comparison charts, and offline functionality. Available on Google Play and Apple App Store, it benefits the public, court officers, advocates, law students, and police officers.

3. Which aerospace company recently has signed an agreement with UAE’s Edge Group to collaborate on drones, missiles, and cyber technologies?

[A] Adani Defence
[B] Tata Advanced Systems Limited
[C] Aeronautical Development Agency
[D] Mahindra Aerospace

Correct Answer: A [Adani Defence]

Notes:
Adani Defence and Aerospace has signed a cooperation agreement with UAE-based EDGE Group, a leading advanced technology and defense company. This partnership aims to leverage both companies’ capabilities to offer comprehensive defense and aerospace solutions globally. The collaboration will evaluate joint efforts in areas such as missiles, weapons, unmanned systems, counter-drone technologies, electronic warfare, and cyber technologies, enhancing their product offerings and market reach.

4. What is ‘Nagastra-1’, recently seen in news?

[A] Earth observation satellite
[B] Man-portable suicide drones
[C] Nuclear ballistic submarine
[D] Exoplanet

Correct Answer: B [Man-portable suicide drones]

Notes:
The Indian Army has received Nagastra-1, a unique man-portable suicide drone designed to target launch pads, enemy camps, and infiltrators safely. Under Emergency Procurement Powers, the Army ordered 480 Loiter Munitions from Solar Industries’ Economics Explosives Ltd (EEL). Following successful pre-delivery inspections, 120 units have been delivered to an Army Ammunition Depot, according to defense sources.

5. Which state government recently launched “Mannuyir Kaathu Mannuyir Kaappom” scheme to improve soil health?

[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Karnataka
[D] Kerala

Correct Answer: B [Tamil Nadu]

Notes:
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin launched the “Mannuyir Kaathu Mannuyir Kaappom” plan to promote sustainable farming in state with a ₹206 crore budget. A key focus is improving soil health using green manure methods. A ₹20 crore start-up fund will support the distribution of green manure seeds across 200,000 acres from 2024–25, benefiting over 200,000 farmers directly.

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