Jun 24, 2024

23rd May 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, the United States has conducted a subcritical nuclear test at which place?

[A] Nevada
[B] Colorado
[C] Maryland
[D] Alaska

Correct Answer: A [Nevada]

Notes:
The United States conducted a subcritical nuclear test in Nevada, the third under President Biden. This experiment aims to gather crucial data on nuclear warheads’ safety and effectiveness without using nuclear explosions. Despite a 1992 moratorium on explosive nuclear tests, subcritical testing continues. The previous subcritical test occurred in September 2021.

2. Recently, who has won 2024 Italian Open title in the women’s category?

[A] Y. Putintseva
[B] Iga Swiatek
[C] C. Gauff
[D] Aryna Sabalenka

Correct Answer: B [Iga Swiatek]

Notes:
Alexander Zverev won his second Italian Open singles title, while world no. 1 Iga Swiatek claimed her third Italian Open title. Swiatek defeated Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, to win her 21st career title. This marks Swiatek’s third Italian Open victory in the last four years; she did not qualify for the final last year.

3. Which day is observed as National Anti-Terrorism Day annually?

[A] 20 May
[B] 21 May
[C] 22 May
[D] 23 May

Correct Answer: B [21 May]

Notes:
Anti-Terrorism Day in India commemorates the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed by an LTTE suicide bomber on May 21, 1991, in Sriperumbudur. This day highlights the nation’s commitment to combating terrorism and promoting peace, unity, and security. It encourages citizens to stand united against divisive and violent forces, reinforcing India’s resolve to maintain national and global stability.

4. Recently, which Indian created history by becoming the first Indian space tourist?

[A] Ashutosh Sharma
[B] Gopi Thotakura
[C] Akhilesh Gupta
[D] Balram Bhargava

Correct Answer: B [Gopi Thotakura ]

Notes:
Gopi Thotakura, an Indian expatriate, became the first Indian space tourist and the second Indian in space on Blue Origin’s NS-25 mission. The mission, New Shepard’s seventh human spaceflight, included six crew members, among them Gopi Thotakura. The crew also featured historical figure Ed Dwight, the first black astronaut candidate selected by President Kennedy. New Shepard has now flown 37 people into space, marking another milestone in space tourism.

5. R21/Matrix-M vaccine, recently seen in the news, is developed for the prevention of which disease?

[A] Dengue
[B] Small pox
[C] Malaria
[D] Mumps

Correct Answer: C [Malaria]

Notes:
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has begun exporting the ‘R21/Matrix-M’ malaria vaccine to Africa to combat the disease. This new vaccine, recommended by WHO, joins the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine. Developed by Oxford University’s Jenner Institute and SII, it received support from EDCTP, Welcome Trust, and EIB. Affordable and effective, it’s approved for children and licensed in multiple African countries, marking a significant step in global malaria prevention efforts.

 

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