Jun 26, 2024

9th June 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. What is the theme for ‘World Food Safety Day 2024’?

[A] Prepare for the unexpected
[B] Food Standards Save Lives
[C] Safer food, better health
[D] Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow

Correct Answer: A [Prepare for the unexpected]

Notes:
World Food Safety Day, celebrated on June 7th, raises awareness about food safety and promotes actions to prevent foodborne risks. Initiated by the UN in 2016 and supported by FAO and WHO, it underscores the importance of safe, nutritious food for all. Officially recognized on August 3, 2020, this day emphasizes food safety’s critical role in global health. This year’s theme has been revealed as: Food safety: Prepare for the unexpected.

2. Which regulatory body recently launched ‘Saarthi 2.O’ mobile app for investors?

[A] RBI
[B] SEBI
[C] NABARD
[D] FCI

3. NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL) recently joined hands with which South American country to enable UPI payments?

[A] Brazil
[B] Argentina
[C] Peru
[D] Chile

Correct Answer: C [Peru]

Notes:
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Peru’s central bank (BCRP) have partnered to create a UPI-like payment system in Peru. This makes Peru the first South American country to adopt NPCI’s technology, enabling instant payments between individuals and businesses. The initiative aims to expand digital payments among Peru’s large unbanked population.

4. What is the name of the Russian cosmonaut, who recently became the first person to spend 1000 days in space?

[A] Yelena Kondakova
[B] Nikolai Chub
[C] Yuri Gagarin
[D] Oleg Kononenko

Correct Answer: D [Oleg Kononenko]

Notes:
Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko set a world record by spending 1,000 days in space. His latest mission to the ISS began on September 15, 2023, with NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara and Nikolai Chub. A cosmonaut since 1996, Kononenko, an aviation mechanical engineer, has commanded four Soyuz missions. His achievements highlight his dedication to space exploration, supported by his family during numerous significant events in orbit.

5. Recently, India launched Biopharmaceutical Alliance with which countries?

[A] US, Japan and South Korea
[B] China, Russia and Nepal
[C] UK, Russia and Israel
[D] Australia, China and UK

Correct Answer: A [US, Japan and South Korea]

Notes:
India, the US, South Korea, Japan, and the EU have formed a Biopharmaceuticals Alliance. The first meeting was in San Diego during the Bio International Convention 2024. Biopharmaceuticals, derived from living organisms, are set to comprise 50% of future medical drugs. The alliance aims to prevent drug shortages like those during the COVID-19 pandemic by diversifying and mapping the pharmaceutical supply chain, ensuring a resilient and sustainable system.

 

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