Jun 16, 2024

5th June 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, which research institute has developed a way of generating non-infectious Nipah virus-like particles (VLPs) in the laboratory?

[A] Central Drug Research Institute
[B] Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
[C] Institute of Advanced Virology
[D] Raman Research Institute

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Correct Answer: C [Institute of Advanced Virology]

Notes:
Scientists at the Institute of Advanced Virology, Thiruvananthapuram, developed non-infectious Nipah virus-like particles (VLPs). VLPs resemble viruses but lack genetic material, making them non-infectious. They effectively create vaccines for diseases like HPV, hepatitis B, and malaria by triggering an immune response without causing symptoms. VLPs, sized 20-200 nm, enter lymph nodes to activate the immune system, offering immunity against the actual virus.

2. Dinesh Karthik, who recently announced his retirement, belongs to which sports?

[A] Cricket
[B] Football
[C] Basketball
[D] Hockey

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Correct Answer: A [Cricket]

Notes:
Dinesh Karthik, the veteran wicketkeeper-batter, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after an emotional farewell from Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the IPL. His international career spanned 180 games across all formats, amassing 3463 runs with one Test hundred and 17 half-centuries. As a wicketkeeper, he recorded 172 dismissals.

3. Recently, Claudia Shienbaum has been elected as the first woman President of which country?

[A] Malaysia
[B] Thailand
[C] Singapore
[D] Mexico

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Correct Answer: D [Mexico]

Notes:
Claudia Shienbaum has been elected as Mexico’s first woman president, marking a historic milestone in its 200-year history. With a decisive lead confirmed by the election commission, she received congratulations from her mentor, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The elections on June 2, 2024, also included over 20,000 political positions. Shienbaum will be sworn in on October 1, 2024.

 

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