Jul 14, 2024

7th July 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Which state government has recently launched ‘Lokpath Mobile App’ for resolving road problems?

[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Gujarat

Correct Answer: A [Madhya Pradesh]

Notes:
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav introduced the Lokpath Mobile App to enhance transparency and public welfare. Developed by the Public Works Department, the app aims to improve the state’s 40,000 km highways by enabling the public to report road issues. It ensures accountability, with officers expected to resolve complaints within seven days. The app is downloadable from the Public Works Department’s website and promotes an open, efficient working system.

2. Recently, Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of which state?

[A] Odisha
[B] Jharkhand
[C] Bihar
[D] Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer: B [Jharkhand]

Notes:
Hemant Soren of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) was sworn in as Jharkhand’s Chief Minister for the third time by Governor C.P. Radhakrishnan. Previously CM from 2013-2014 and 2019-2024, Soren resigned in January 2024 before his arrest in a money laundering case. Granted bail in June 2024, he leads the Mahagathbandhan alliance, which includes JMM, Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, and left parties.

3. Recently, where was the ‘Global Conclave on Plastic Recycling and Sustainability (GCPRS)’ inaugurated?

[A] Hyderabad
[B] Bengaluru
[C] New Delhi
[D] Chennai

Correct Answer: C [New Delhi]

Notes:
The Global Conclave on Plastic Recycling and Sustainability (GCPRS) commenced at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi with Chief Guest Smt. Nivedita Shukla Verma inaugurating. Key attendees included AIPMA and CPMA leaders. Verma highlighted the need for collaborative efforts and government initiatives like the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016. Smt. Mercy Epao emphasized MSME’s support. The conference aims to address plastic waste management, with India’s industry projected to reach $6.9 billion by 2033.

4. Recently, Sir Keir Starmer has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of which country?

[A] United Kingdom
[B] Australia
[C] New Zealand
[D] Poland

Correct Answer: A [United Kingdom]

Notes:
Sir Keir Starmer has been appointed as the UK’s 58th Prime Minister by King Charles III on 5 July 2024. His Labour Party won a landslide victory, securing 412 out of 650 House of Commons seats. He replaces Conservative leader Rishi Sunak, whose party won only 119 seats. Starmer will reside at 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the UK Prime Minister.

5. Durand Cup, recently seen in news, is associated with which sports?

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

Correct Answer: D [Football]

Notes:
The 133rd Durand Cup, Asia’s oldest club-based football tournament, starts on 27 July 2024 and ends on 31 August 2024. Matches will be held in Kolkata, Kokrajhar, Jamshedpur, and Shillong, with Jamshedpur hosting for the first time. The tournament features 24 teams from the Indian Super League, I-League, and Armed Forces. The opening match, semi-finals, and final will be in Kolkata. Mohun Bagan Super Giant is the reigning champion.

 

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