Jun 20, 2024

2nd June 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, where was the 6th Meeting of India-Japan Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism held?

[A] New Delhi

[B] Hyderabad

[C] Chennai

[D] Bengaluru

Correct Answer: A [New Delhi]

Notes:
The 6th Meeting of the India-Japan Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism took place in New Delhi on 29 May 2024. Key discussions involved regional terrorist threats, state-sponsored terrorism, and the misuse of technology by terrorists. Both nations emphasized enhancing cooperation through information exchange, capacity building, and multilateral cooperation. The next meeting will be in Tokyo at a mutually convenient date.

2. Recently, which country has launched its first space agency and plans to make a Mars landing by 2045?

[A] Mauritius
[B] South Korea
[C] Singapore
[D] Malaysia

Correct Answer: B [South Korea]

Notes:
South Korea plans a Mars landing by 2045, investing 100 trillion won ($72.6 billion) in space exploration. President Yoon Suk Yeol announced this at the launch of the Korea Aerospace Administration (KASA), which aims to boost South Korea into the top five space powers. KASA will support the aerospace industry, with the first lunar lander planned for 2032. South Korea also plans at least three more space launches by 2027.

3. What is the theme of ‘World No Tobacco Day 2024’?

[A] Threat to our environment
[B] Grow food, not tobacco
[C] Protecting Children From Tobacco Industry Interference
[D] Commit to Quit

Correct Answer: C [Protecting Children From Tobacco Industry Interference]

Notes:
Observed annually on May 31st, World No Tobacco Day 2024 focuses on “Protecting Children From Tobacco Industry Interference.” The theme aims to safeguard young people from the harmful effects of tobacco and calls on the industry to cease targeting the youth with detrimental products.

4. Recently, researchers of which institute have developed a novel and safer method to mass produce recombinant proteins?

[A] Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
[B] Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
[C] Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
[D] National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG)

Correct Answer: A [Indian Institute of Science (IISc)]

Notes:
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a safer process for producing recombinant proteins (RPs), which are proteins modified by recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology. Traditionally, RPs like insulin and monoclonal antibodies are produced using organisms such as yeast Pichia pastoris, which uses hazardous methanol. The new method employs mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) as a safer alternative. E. coli is also used for RP production due to its efficient growth and high yield.

5. What is the primary aim of the Red Flag 24 exercise, recently held in Alaska?

[A] To conduct ground-based military operations
[B] To integrate aircrew in a multinational environment through advanced aerial combat training
[C] To train naval forces for maritime security
[D] To provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief training

Correct Answer: B [To integrate aircrew in a multinational environment through advanced aerial combat training]

Notes:
An Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent arrived at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, for the Red Flag 24 exercise, deploying Rafale fighter jets. Red Flag 24, a two-week advanced aerial combat training exercise, integrates multinational aircrews in realistic scenarios. Approximately 3100 service members and over 100 aircraft participate, using 77,000 square miles of airspace in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. This exercise has occurred since 1975.

 

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