4th July 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, which organization has approved a $1.5 billion loan to support India’s green hydrogen initiatives?

[A] World Bank
[B] International Monetary Fund
[C] International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
[D] International Development Association

Correct Answer: A [World Bank]

Notes:
The World Bank approved $1.5 billion to support India’s low-carbon energy development. The funding will boost green hydrogen, electrolysers, and renewable energy. This aligns with India’s National Green Hydrogen Mission and energy goals: achieving 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2070.

2. Recently, the Space Exploration and Research Agency (SERA) announced which country as a partner nation for the human spaceflight programme?

[A] Australia
[B] India
[C] Japan
[D] Pakistan

Correct Answer: B [India]

Notes:
US-based Space Exploration and Research Agency (SERA) and Blue Origin have partnered with India for their human spaceflight program. They will offer six seats on a future New Shepard mission to citizens from countries with limited space presence. New Shepard, a reusable suborbital rocket, will take the selected astronauts on an 11-minute journey past the Kármán line, the internationally recognized space boundary at 100 km.

3. Indian army recently conducted joint military exercise ‘Maitree’ with which country’s army?

[A] Indonesia
[B] Egypt
[C] Thailand
[D] Vietnam

Correct Answer: C [Thailand]

Notes:
The Indian Army commenced the Maitree exercise with the Royal Thai Army at Fort Vachiraprakan, Thailand, from 1 to 15 July 2024. Initiated in 2006, this bilateral exercise enhances defense cooperation. Seventy-six personnel from both armies, including the Ladakh Scouts, participate. The exercise focuses on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in urban and jungle environments, joint planning, tactical drills, and physical fitness.

4. Recently, where was the third United Nations conference on Afghanistan held?

[A] Doha, Qatar
[B] Astana, Kazakhstan
[C] New Delhi, India
[D] Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Correct Answer: A [Doha, Qatar]

Notes:
For the first time, the Taliban participated in the United Nations Conference on Afghanistan, held in Doha on 30 June and 1 July 2024. Despite attendance from 25 countries and organizations, including the EU and SCO, no substantial progress was made. The Taliban, represented by Zabihullah Mujahid, joined after their demands were met, excluding Afghan civil society representatives. India was represented by J.P. Singh from the Ministry of External Affairs.

5. Which organization has recently captured an epic view of the largest volcano in our solar system named Olympus Mons using the Mars Odyssey orbiter?

[A] ROCOSMOS
[B] JAXA
[C] NASA
[D] CNSA

Correct Answer: C [NASA]

Notes:
NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter captured an epic view of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system. Launched in 2001, Odyssey’s mission includes mapping Mars’ surface and serving as a communication relay. Olympus Mons, a shield volcano, is 24 kilometers high and 550 kilometers wide, dwarfing Earth’s Mauna Loa. Odyssey holds the record for the longest active mission around another planet, scheduled to last until 2025.

 

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