1st July 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, the government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up a bioplastic park in which district?

[A] Mathura
[B] Agra
[C] Lakhimpur Kheri
[D] Saharanpur

Correct Answer: C [Lakhimpur Kheri]

Notes:
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is establishing a bioplastic park in Kumbhi village, Gola Gokarnnath tehsil, Lakhimpur Kheri district, to combat plastic pollution. Covering 1000 hectares and costing Rs 2000 crore, the project will be developed by Balrampur Chini Mill, with UPEIDA as the nodal agency. Bioplastics, made from renewable sources, decompose quickly, offering an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based plastics.

2. Which organization recently released the ‘Migration and Development Brief’ report?

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

Correct Answer: A [World Bank]

Notes:
India, the largest remittance recipient globally, is expected to receive $124 billion in inward remittances in 2024 and $129 billion in 2025. In 2023, India received $120 billion, marking a 7.5% growth rate, projected to be 3.7% in 2024. The World Bank’s June 2024 Migration and Development Brief highlights these trends, noting India as the leading emigrant origin country with 18.7 million emigrants.

3. Who has been awarded the ‘PEN Pinter Prize 2024’?

[A] Vikram Seth
[B] Neelam Saxena
[C] Vikram Singh
[D] Arundhati Roy

Correct Answer: D [Arundhati Roy]

Notes:
Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy has been awarded the 2024 PEN Pinter Literary Prize for her courageous writing. This honor comes shortly after the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi sanctioned her prosecution under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The award ceremony will be held in October in London. Previous winners include Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood. The PEN Pinter Award, established in 2009, recognizes exceptional English-language writers from the UK, Ireland, or the Commonwealth.

4. Recently, which country has announced plans to implement the world’s first carbon tax on livestock emissions, starting in 2030?

[A] India
[B] Denmark
[C] Australia
[D] New Zealand

Correct Answer: B [Denmark]

Notes:
Denmark will introduce the world’s first emissions tax on livestock in 2030, targeting greenhouse gases from cows, pigs, and sheep. Farmers will initially pay $43 per metric ton of CO2 equivalent, increasing to $108 by 2035. However, a 60% tax deduction will reduce the effective rates to $17 per metric ton in 2030 and $43 in 2035.

5. Pallikaranai Marshland, recently seen in news, is located in which state?

[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Karnataka
[C] Kerala
[D] Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer: D [Tamil Nadu]

Notes:
The Tamil Nadu government plans to build a high-level bridge to protect the Pallikaranai Marshland, a freshwater and saline wetland 20 km south of Chennai. As one of Chennai’s last natural wetlands, it serves as an aquatic buffer, draining 250 sq.km through Okkiyam Madavu and Kovalam Creek into the Bay of Bengal. A Ramsar site, it supports diverse species including 115 bird species, Russell’s viper, and the glossy ibis.

 

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