3rd July 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Minamitorishima Island, recently seen in the news, is located in which ocean?

[A] Atlantic Ocean
[B] Indian Ocean
[C] Pacific Ocean
[D] Arctic Ocean

Correct Answer: C [Pacific Ocean]

Notes:
Researchers discovered 230 million metric tons of minerals essential for electric car batteries on the seabed off Minami-Torishima Island, also known as Marcus Island. This isolated Japanese atoll in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, southeast of Tokyo, has a triangular shape formed by a raised coral reef. The island has a flat terrain with a maximum altitude of 9 meters and an oceanic climate, with an average annual temperature of 25.6°C.

2. Recently, which state government launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Kisan Samman Nidhi’ scheme?

[A] Bihar
[B] Odisha
[C] Gujarat
[D] Rajasthan

Correct Answer: D [Rajasthan]

Notes:
Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma launched the Mukhya Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, an income support scheme, at Krishi Upaj Mandi in Tonk. The first installment of Rs 650 crore was released to 65 lakh farmers. Eligible farmers will receive Rs 2000 annually in three installments, alongside the Rs 6000 from the central PM-KISAN scheme. The Cooperative Department is the nodal agency for implementation.

3. What is Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), recently seen in the news?

[A] A common cold
[B] A rare, usually fatal infection of the central nervous system
[C] A type of cancer
[D] A bacterial infection of the lungs

Correct Answer: B [A rare, usually fatal infection of the central nervous system]

Notes:
Due to continued rain in Kerala, the health department cautioned against amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a rare, usually fatal brain infection caused by Naegleria fowleri. This amoeba thrives in warm, shallow waters and enters the brain through the nose. Early symptoms include fever, headache, and vomiting, progressing to stiff neck, seizures, hallucinations, and coma. Symptoms typically appear within five days of infection.

4. Recently, which country has become the first country in the world to prepare a checklist of its entire fauna?

[A] Bhutan
[B] India
[C] Nepal
[D] Myanmar

Correct Answer: B [India]

Notes:
India has become the first country to prepare a comprehensive checklist of its entire fauna population, documenting 104,561 species. This milestone, announced by Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav in Kolkata, coincided with the launch of the Fauna of India Checklist Portal by the Zoological Survey of India. This portal, vital for scientific research, encompasses 121 checklists of all known taxa. The event also featured the 2nd Animal Taxonomy Summit-2024.

5. Which team won the 9th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup by defeating the South Africa team?

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

Correct Answer: A [India]

Notes:
The Indian men’s cricket team, led by Rohit Sharma, won the 9th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup by defeating South Africa by 7 runs at Kensington Oval, Barbados on 29 June 2024. This is India’s second T20 World Cup win, following their 2007 victory. The final marked the T20 retirements of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja. It was also Rahul Dravid’s last assignment as coach.

 

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