Q1. Pakistan successfully conducted the flight test of the __________ ballistic missile system to further strengthen its deterrence.
(c) Babur Cruise Missile
(e) None of the above
Q2. Which country will receive the largest quota of non-Basmati white rice exports from India?
Q3. Which of the following was the purpose of the Gaganyaan mission TV-D1 test flight?
(a) To assess the crew escape system and parachute-based deceleration system under various flight conditions.
(b) To evaluate the performance of drogue parachutes in stabilizing the spacecraft and decelerating it during reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
(c) To simulate Earth-like atmospheric conditions and ensure crew safety.
(d) All of the above
(e) None of the above
Q4. Which Country secured the top position in the 15th annual Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index (MCGPI) recently revealed the ranking of retirement income systems in various countries?
Q5. Which Actor received the Best Actor award at the 69th National Film Awards?
(a) Ranveer Singh
(b) Ranvir Kapoor
(c) Allu Arjun
(d) Mahesh Babu
(e) Ram Charan
Q6. What is the main objective of the European Union Tax Observatory’s ‘Global Tax Evasion Report 2024’?
(a) To advocate for the implementation of a global minimum tax on billionaires
(b) To highlight the challenges of offshore tax evasion
(c) To assess the impact of the global minimum tax on multinational corporations
(d) To evaluate international efforts to combat tax evasion
(e) All of the above
Q7. Which of the following Countries became the first country to successfully test-fire a medium-caliber maritime electromagnetic railgun from an offshore platform?
(c) Saudi Arabia
(e) United States
Q8. In which state Deputy Governor of RBI, Michael Debabrata Patra, inaugurated an RBI Sub-Office?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Arunachal Pradesh
Q9. Which of the following Indian Village has been awarded as the Best Tourism Village for 2023 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)?
Q10. Who has been appointed by Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the Managing Director for its India market?
(a) Sarabjit Singh Baveja
(b) Sukanta Mukhopadhyay
(c) Ispita Dasgupta
(d) Ketan Patel
(e) Prashant Jain
Sol. Pakistan recently conducted a test launch of its Ababeel ballistic missile system.
The purpose of the launch was to test the operational and technical readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command. The launch was witnessed by senior officers, scientists, and engineers.
This comes after the US imposed sanctions on three Chinese companies for supplying missile-related items to Pakistan. China has been a major supplier of arms and defence equipment to Pakistan.
Sol. The Philippines will receive the largest quota of non-Basmati white rice exports from India, with up to 295,000 metric tonnes eligible for export.
Sol. Gaganyaan mission TV-D1 test flight was designed to evaluate the performance of drogue parachutes in stabilizing the spacecraft and decelerating it during reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
Sol. The MCGPI ranked the Netherlands at the first position in the evaluation.
The Netherlands’ retirement income system has regained the top spot on the list, with Iceland and Denmark taking second and third places respectively.
Sol. Allu Arjun won it for his role in the Telugu film ‘Pushpa.
In the history of the National Film Awards, this was the first time that a Telugu actor won the prestigious Best Actor prize.
The Rise’ directed by Sukumar. The 69th National Film Awards were given away by the President at the Vigyan Bhavan
S6. Ans. (e)
Sol. All of the above are correct.
The main objective of the ‘Global Tax Evasion Report 2024’ is to advocate for the implementation of a global minimum tax on billionaires, evaluate international efforts to combat tax evasion, highlight the challenges of offshore tax evasion, and assess the impact of the global minimum tax on multinational corporations.
Sol. Japan became the first nation to successfully test-fire a medium-calibre maritime electromagnetic railgun from an offshore platform.
Typically, railguns are mounted on ships, but Japan aspires to employ this technology both on land and at sea.
Sol. Deputy Governor of RBI, Michael Debabrata Patra, inaugurated an RBI Sub-Office in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, bolstering its commitment to financial inclusion and development in the region.
Sol. Dhordo village in Kutch district of Gujarat has been awarded as the Best Tourism Village for 2023.
It secured a place on the list of the 54 best tourism villages announced by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Sol. Ipsita Dasgupta has been appointed by Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the Managing Director for its India market.
Ms. Dasgupta’s role will encompass overseeing all facets of HP’s strategy and profitability in the India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka regions.