Jun 14, 2024

18th May 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Manika Batra, recently seen in the news, is associated with which sports?

[A] Table Tennis
[B] Badminton
[C] Football
[D] Chess

Correct Answer: A [Table Tennis]

Notes:
Manika Batra, India’s top women’s table tennis player, achieved a historic milestone by entering the world’s top 25 in Women’s singles rankings, reaching a career-high of 24. She matched G. Sathyan’s record for the highest rank achieved by an Indian in singles table tennis. Following her performance in the Saudi Smash tournament, she climbed 15 spots, reaching the quarterfinals. Batra, a gold medallist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, continues to shine on the global stage.

2. IndiaSkills Competition 2024, the country’s biggest skilling program, recently started at which place?

[A] Hyderabad
[B] Kolkata
[C] New Delhi
[D] Chennai

Correct Answer: C [New Delhi]

Notes:
IndiaSkills 2024, the nation’s largest skill competition, kicked off in New Delhi on May 15, 2024, at Yashobhoomi, Dwarka. Organized by NSDC under MSDE, it spans 61 categories, testing skills nationwide until May 18. This biennial event enjoys broad support from state governments, industry, SSCs, SSDMs, corporates, and partner institutes. It provides a crucial platform for youth to exhibit their talents nationally and internationally.

3. Recently, where was the second round of the India-US dialogue on Africa held?

[A] California
[B] Washington DC
[C] New Delhi
[D] Varanasi

Correct Answer: B [Washington DC]

Notes:
The second round of the India-US Dialogue on Africa convened in Washington DC on May 14-15, 2024. Shri Puneet R. Kundal and Shri Sevala N. Mude led the Indian delegation, while Ms. Mary Catherine Phee headed the US team. The dialogue fosters collaboration on developmental projects in Africa, aligning with African priorities. This marks the first dialogue since the African Union’s inclusion in the G20 during India’s presidency.

4. Recently, the government of India has announced humanitarian assistance worth $ 1 million to which country?

[A] Rwanda
[B] Somalia
[C] Kenya
[D] Uganda

Correct Answer: C [Kenya]

Notes:
India pledges $1 million in humanitarian aid to Kenya to alleviate the aftermath of deadly floods, claiming 267 lives and displacing over 380,000 people. The assistance includes 22 tons of supplies like tents, blankets, and hygiene kits, dispatched via an Indian Air Force plane. Additionally, 18 tons of medical aid, including life-saving drugs and surgical equipment, aim to address urgent healthcare needs of flood-affected Kenyans.

5. Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), recently seen in news, is operated under which ministry?

[A] Ministry of Defence
[B] Ministry of Power
[C] Ministry of Home Affairs
[D] Ministry of Urban Development

Correct Answer: C [Ministry of Home Affairs]

Notes:
The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), with support from Microsoft, blocked over 1,000 Skype IDs involved in cybercrimes like blackmail and extortion. I4C operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs to address cybercrime nationwide, enhancing coordination among law enforcement agencies. Located in New Delhi, it aims to combat cyber threats and protect citizens, emphasizing collaboration between stakeholders and LEAs for a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity.

 

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