Jul 13, 2024

18th June 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, the WHO has designated which medical institute as a WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) for “Fundamental and Literary Research in Traditional Medicine” ?

[A] National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage (NIIMH), Hyderabad
[B] National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
[C] AIIMS, Delhi
[D] KGMU, Lucknow

Correct Answer: A [National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage (NIIMH), Hyderabad]

Notes:
The World Health Organization has designated the National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage (NIIMH), Hyderabad, as a WHO Collaborating Centre for “Fundamental and Literary Research in Traditional Medicine” from June 3, 2024, for four years. Established in 1956, NIIMH documents medico-historical research in various traditional Indian healthcare systems. This recognition reflects the institute’s dedication under Prof. Vaidya Rabinarayan Acharya’s leadership.

2. Recently, Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the President of which country?

[A] Kenya
[B] Rwanda
[C] South Africa
[D] Nigeria

Correct Answer: C [South Africa]

Notes:
Cyril Ramaphosa secured a second term as South Africa’s President on June 14, 2024, after a coalition deal between the ANC, Democratic Alliance (DA), and other smaller parties. The ANC, for the first time since 1996, failed to secure a parliamentary majority, obtaining only 40% of the votes in the May 29, 2024 election. Ramaphosa first became President on February 15, 2018. This marks South Africa’s second national unity government since Nelson Mandela in 1994.

3. Which organization and Sansad TV recently signed an agreement to make Indian art and culture more accessible to the people?

[A] Lalit Kala Academy
[B] Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)
[C] Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)
[D] Sangeet Natak Academy

Correct Answer: C [Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)]

Notes:
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and Sansad TV signed an agreement to make Indian art and culture more accessible. IGNCA-produced programs will be aired on Sansad TV. The MoU was signed by Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi (IGNCA) and Mr. Rajat Punhani (Sansad TV). Both expressed happiness over this collaboration, aiming to produce and broadcast various cultural programs and utilize IGNCA’s archive.

4. Which country hosted the 50th G7 leaders summit?

[A] Italy
[B] France
[C] U.K.
[D] Canada

Correct Answer: A [Italy]

Notes:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the G7 Outreach session in Borgo Egnazia, Italy, on June 14, discussing AI, energy, Africa, and the Mediterranean. Invited by Italian PM Giorgia Meloni, Modi met leaders including Emmanuel Macron, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and Rishi Sunak. The 50th G7 Summit ran from June 13-15 in Apulia, Italy.

5. Recently, who became the first Indian to win a three star Grand Prix event in equestrian?

[A] Roshni Sharma
[B] Shruti Vora
[C] Alisha Abdullah
[D] Kalyani Potekar

Correct Answer: B [Shruti Vora]

Notes:
Shruti Vora, a 53-year-old from Kolkata, became the first Indian to win a three-star Grand Prix event in equestrian. She triumphed in the CDI-3 event at the FEI Dressage World Cup in Lipica, Slovenia, on June 7, 2024, scoring 67.761 points on her horse Magnanimous. Vora has previously represented India in the 2022 Dressage World Championships and the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.

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