May 25, 2024

16th May 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, Idashisha Nongrang has been appointed as the first woman Director General of Police (DGP) of which state?

[A] Nagaland
[B] Sikkim
[C] Meghalaya
[D] Assam

Correct Answer: C [Meghalaya]

Idashisha Nongrang makes history as Meghalaya’s first female Director General of Police (DGP), breaking barriers in the state’s matrilineal society. A 1992 Indian Police Service member from the Khasi community, she succeeds Lajja Ram Bishnoi upon his retirement on May 19. Nongrang previously served as DGP in 2021 and currently leads Meghalaya Civil Defence.

2. Which country recently won 30th Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy?

[A] Japan
[B] India
[C] China
[D] Malaysia

Correct Answer: A [Japan]

Japan secured their first Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey trophy by defeating Pakistan 4-1 in the penalty shootout. The final match, held at Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia on May 11, 2024, ended 2-2 in normal time. This victory marked Japan’s maiden title in the tournament. Pakistan, making its 10th final appearance, has previously won the trophy thrice. In the 30th Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy, Japan clinched the top spot, followed by Pakistan and Malaysia.

3. Pench Tiger Reserve, recently seen in the news, is located in which state?

[A] Kerala
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Odisha
[D] Telangana

Correct Answer: B [Maharashtra]

A leopard cat, scientifically known as Prionailurus bengalensis, was sighted in Maharashtra’s Pench Tiger Reserve, marking its first appearance there. This forest-dwelling felid species is recognized for its leopard-like coat. Leopard cats are widely distributed across Asia, inhabiting various forested habitats. They exhibit diverse sizes and colorations, typically sporting four black stripes on their forehead. Solitary and nocturnal, they are categorized as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List.

4. What is ‘Caenorhabditis elegans’, recently seen in the news?

[A] Invasive plant
[B] Frog
[C] Nematode
[D] Spider

Correct Answer: C [Nematode ]

Researchers discovered that offspring of C. elegans worms, after consuming disease-causing bacteria, inherited the knowledge to avoid the same bacteria from birth. C. elegans, a nematode worm, matures from egg to adult in 3-5 days, offering insights into human and biological sciences. It was the first multicellular organism to have its genome sequenced and neural wiring mapped. With hermaphroditic reproduction, it can self-fertilize, aiding genetic studies.

5. What is the theme of ‘World Migratory Bird Day 2024’?

[A] Insects
[B] Water
[C] Light pollution
[D] Protect birds

Correct Answer: A [Insects]

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is a global campaign on May 11 & October 12, 2024, emphasizing migratory bird conservation. The theme “Insects” underscores insects’ significance for birds and addresses declining insect populations’ impact. WMBD raises awareness about the importance of preserving habitats for migratory birds.



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