Jun 14, 2024

17th May 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, who won the silver medal at the Asian Trampoline Gymnastics Championships?

[A] Dipa Karmakar
[B] Kalpana Debnath
[C] Srishti Khandagale
[D] Rucha Divekar

Correct Answer: C [Srishti Khandagale]

Srishti Khandagale made history as the first Indian to medal in the Asian Trampoline Gymnastics Championships, earning silver in the Women’s Individual Age group in Hong Kong. Despite this achievement, she won’t compete in the Paris Olympics due to her age group. Dolgopolova of Kazakhstan secured gold, while S Hung of Hong Kong took bronze.

2. Surjit Patar, who recently passed away, was poet of which language?

[A] Punjabi
[B] Marathi
[C] Tamil
[D] Telugu

Correct Answer: A [Punjabi]

Renowned Punjabi poet Surjit Patar, Padma Shri recipient, passed away at 79 in Ludhiana, Punjab. Tributes flood in from political and literary circles. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan express profound grief, acknowledging Patar’s global impact on promoting and preserving the Punjabi language.

3. Which day declared as World Football Day by the UN recently?

[A] 23 May
[B] 24 May
[C] 25 May
[D] 26 May

Correct Answer: C [25 May]

On May 7, 2024, the UN General Assembly, comprising 193 members, passed a resolution to designate May 25 as World Football Day annually. The Libyan ambassador to the UN, Taher El-Sonni, introduced the resolution, which gained consensus support and was co-sponsored by over 160 member nations. Highlighting football’s global popularity, the ambassador emphasized its ubiquity across towns, cities, and villages worldwide.


4. Recently, where was the ‘World Hydrogen Summit and Exhibition 2024’ held?

[A] London, UK
[B] Moscow, Russia
[C] Paris, France
[D] Rotterdam, Netherland

Correct Answer: D [Rotterdam, Netherland]

India has setup its pavilion at the 2024 World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam, inaugurated by Bhupinder Singh Bhalla from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on May 12. The event, running from May 13-15, hosts 15,000 delegates worldwide. Organized by the Sustainable Energy Council and partners including the Netherlands government, it’s a premier platform promoting green hydrogen technology and its global adoption as a sustainable fuel source.

5. Recently, where was the 10th meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) held?

[A] Beijing, China
[B] Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
[C] Jakarta, Indonesia
[D] New Delhi, India

Correct Answer: B [Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia]

Ramcharitmanas, Panchatantra, and Sahṛdayāloka-Locana from India are included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Regional Register for 2024. Recognizing achievements in genealogy, literature, and science, the committee’s decision was made at the 10th General Meeting of MOWCAP in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The meeting, hosted by the Mongolian government and UNESCO, had 38 member state representatives and 40 observers.

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