Jun 14, 2024

19th May 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, which institute discovered an eco-friendly solution for treating muddy river water?

[A] Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal
[B] Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam
[C] Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
[D] Indian institute of Technology, Kanpur

Correct Answer: B [Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam]

Notes:
The Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy (IIPE) in Visakhapatnam, in collaboration with other research institutions, has recently discovered an eco-friendly solution for treating muddy river water. The solution is called the “Surface Modification Technique of Membrane”.

2. Which day is celebrated as International Day of Light every year?

[A] 15 May
[B] 16 May
[C] 17 May
[D] 18 May

Correct Answer: B [16 May]

Notes:
The International Day of Light, established by UNESCO, celebrates light’s impact on society and technology. May 16th marks its observance, commemorating Theodore Maiman’s 1960 laser breakthrough. In 2024, themed “Light in Our Lives,” it highlights light’s guiding role. Originating from the 2015 UN International Year of Light, IDL was adopted by UNESCO in 2016. Its inaugural celebration was on May 16, 2018, emphasizing the global significance of light science and its applications.

3. Recently, who won the gold medal in men’s javelin throw at the 27th Federation Cup senior national competition in Bhubaneshwar?

[A] Neeraj Chopra
[B] Kishore Jena
[C] Vikas Yadav
[D] Manjinder Singh

Correct Answer: A [Neeraj Chopra]

Notes:
Neeraj Chopra, Olympic champion, clinched gold in his first home competition in three years at the 27th Federation Cup in Bhubaneswar on May 15. Despite a hero’s welcome in Odisha, he expressed dissatisfaction with his performance in the men’s javelin final, despite claiming the top spot on the podium.

[A] Rajaram Jain
[B] Yashwant Singh
[C] Chandrakant Satija
[D] Surendra Kishore

Correct Answer: C [Chandrakant Satija]

Notes:
Chandrakant Satija, Founder/CEO of Chandra Admission Consultants, received the Global Excellence Award 2024 at a Mumbai ceremony on May 12th. He was honored as the Most Trusted Admissions Consultant in Vidarbha. With 21+ years in education, Satija guides students’ careers with quality education, counseling, and admission guidance.

5. Which country recently unveiled the world’s first 6G device?

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

Correct Answer: A [Japan]

Notes:
A Japanese consortium unveiled the world’s first high-speed 6G prototype gadget, surpassing 5G by 20 times. Developed by DOCOMO, NTT, NEC, and Fujitsu, it can transmit data over 300 feet at 100 Gbps, tested successfully indoors and outdoors. However, 6G is still in developmental stages and not ready for commercial use. Despite its impressive speeds, there are inherent drawbacks in network technology.

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