19th June 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Which state government recently launched the ‘Mission Nischay’?

[A] Haryana
[B] Punjab
[C] Uttarakhand
[D] Gujarat

Correct Answer: B [Punjab]

Notes:
Punjab Police, in collaboration with the BSF and VDCs, conducted a one-week anti-drug campaign, “Mission Nishchay,” in Fazilka district from June 15 to 21. They will engage residents of 42 villages along the India-Pakistan border to gather intelligence on drug demand and supply. The initiative aims to foster community participation, with a special focus on youth and women, in curbing the drug menace.

2. Which country will host the multinational air exercise ‘Tarang Shakti 2024’ in August?

[A] Germany
[B] Spain
[C] France
[D] India

Correct Answer: D [India]

Notes:
The Indian Air Force will host its first multinational exercise, Tarang Shakti 2024, in August 2024. Around 10 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the UAE, the UK, and the US, are expected to participate, with others as observers. Initially scheduled for late 2023, the exercise was deferred. The event will enhance interoperability with friendly neighboring air forces.

3. Which organization recently supported the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) to achieve sustainable waste management in the city?

[A] UNEP
[B] World Bank
[C] UNDP
[D] IMF

Correct Answer: B [World Bank]

Notes:
The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), with World Bank assistance, aims to enhance trash management by 2026-2027, focusing on stopping waste disposal at the Kodungaiyur dump. In a recent meeting with state officials, GCC discussed making solid waste management strategic, setting a Zero Waste goal, and eventually closing the Perungudi dumpsite following Kodungaiyur’ s success.

4. What is ‘Aedes albopictus’, recently seen in news?

[A] Mosquito
[B] Spider
[C] Frog
[D] Ant

Correct Answer: A [Mosquito]

Notes:
Warmer conditions are aiding the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which spreads dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, to thrive, according to the EU health agency. Climate change will likely increase dengue risk in Europe, especially in Spain, Italy, and France, due to rising temperatures and humidity. However, summer droughts in Spain and Portugal may reduce its habitat. Controlling Aedes albopictus involves removing standing water, using repellents, and community mosquito control programs.

5. Matsya 6000, recently seen in the news, is developed by which institute?

[A] IIT, Roorkee
[B] National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai
[C] IIT, Kanpur
[D] National Institute of Oceanography

Correct Answer: B [National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai]

Notes:
India is set to become the 6th country with a Deep Sea Mission, planning the first harbor trial at 40-50 meters depth by September 2024. The Matsya 6000, a three-person submersible developed by Chennai’s National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), will reach depths of 6,000 meters. Made of 80mm-thick titanium alloy, it can operate for 12-16 hours with a 96-hour oxygen supply. This mission is expected to boost India’s economy significantly.

 

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