Jun 24, 2024

22nd May 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Archaeologists recently discovered the first evidence of rock art in which city of Karnataka?

[A] Mangaluru
[B] Bengaluru
[C] Shivamogga
[D] Udupi

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Correct Answer: A [Mangaluru ]

Archaeologists have discovered the first evidence of rock art in Mangaluru city in the form of a pair of human footprints on a natural stone boulder near the Boloor Panne Koteda Babbu Swamy shrine. The footprints may have been created in the first or second century A.D.

2. What is the theme of ‘World Bee Day 2024’?

[A] Bee engaged – Build Back Better for Bees
[B] Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees
[C] Bee Engaged with Youth
[D] Bee Engaged in Pollinator-Friendly Agricultural Production

Correct Answer: C [Bee Engaged with Youth]

World Bee Day, observed on May 20, marks Anton Janša’s birth anniversary, a beekeeping pioneer. Established by the UN in 2017, it highlights bees’ crucial roles in food security, biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture. The 2024 theme, “Bee engaged with Youth,” focuses on involving young people in bee conservation efforts to protect these essential pollinators.

3. Ebrahim Raisi, who recently passed away in helicopter crash, was the President of which country?

[A] Vietnam
[B] Egypt
[C] Iraq
[D] Iran

Correct Answer: D [Iran]

On May 19, 2024, Iran’s hardline President Ebrahim Raisi tragically died in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran. Raisi, a significant political figure and potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was viewed as pivotal in Iran’s leadership. His unexpected death has profoundly impacted both Iran and the international community.

4. Nikhat Zareen, who recently won gold medal at Elorda Cup 2024, belongs to which sports?

[A] Wrestling
[B] Boxing
[C] Chess
[D] Badminton

Correct Answer: B [Boxing]

Nikhat Zareen and Minakshi won gold medals for India at the 3rd Elorda Cup 2024 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Zareen defeated Kazakhstan’s Zhazira Urakbayeva in the 52 kg category, while Minakshi overcame Uzbekistan’s Saidakhon Rakhmonova in the 48 kg category. India’s 21-member boxing contingent secured a total of 12 medals: 2 gold, 2 silver, and 8 bronze.

5. Recently, William Lai Ching-Te has become new President of which country?

[A] Philippines
[B] Taiwan
[C] Thailand
[D] Indonesia

Correct Answer: B [Taiwan]

William Lai Ching-te was sworn in as president of Taiwan, accompanied by a 21-gun salute. He praised Taiwan’s democracy and called on China to end its intimidation. Lai and Vice President Hsia Bi-khim took their oaths beneath a portrait of Sun Yat-sen, the Republic of China’s founder, in a ceremony at the presidential building in Taipei.


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