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General Awareness Quiz for Bank Mains Exams 2024-23rd March

Q1. Who is the current Chief Election Commissioner of India as of January 2024?
(a) Sushil Chandra
(b) Rajiv Kumar
(c) Sunil Arora
(d) A.K. Joti
(e) Om Prakash Rawat

Q2. Identify the Indian Institute of Technology that has pioneered the creation of India’s first tractor/vehicle powered exclusively by 100% Dimethyl Ether (DME), a native and renewable fuel source.
(a) IIT Delhi
(b) IIT Kanpur
(c) IIT Bombay
(d) IIT Kharagpur
(e) IIT Gandhinagar

Q3. In July 2023, India extended its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in Public Administration until 2028 with which country?
(a) Thailand
(b) Malaysia
(c) Vietnam
(d) Singapore
(e) Sri Lanka

Q4. NHPC Limited has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for providing CSR support to approximately 1,000 Divyangjans (Persons with Disabilities) near its projects in North and North Eastern states. Which organization is collaborating with NHPC in this endeavor?
(a) National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
(b) Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India
(c) Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
(d) National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research
(e) National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple Disabilities

Q5. The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) have recently announced the establishment of the first-ever regional Center for Species Survival (CSS) in South Asia. This center is the ___ Centre for Species Survival globally.
Which option will fit into the blank correctly?
(a) 5th
(b) 7th
(c) 8th
(d) 9th
(e) 10th

Q6. Where will the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, a major international multi-sport event, be held?
(a) Tokyo, Japan
(b) Los Angeles, USA
(c) Paris, France
(d) London, United Kingdom
(e) Beijing, China

Q7. On which notable individual’s death anniversary is the International Day of Charity, observed on September 5, commemorated?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Mother Teresa
(c) Nelson Mandela
(d) Abraham Lincoln
(e) Helen Keller

Q8. Among the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which one focuses on “Good Health and Well Being”?
(a) SDG 1
(b) SDG 2
(c) SDG 3
(d) SDG 4
(e) SDG 5

Q9. Which two entities led the multinational tri-services joint military exercise “Exercise BRIGHT STAR-23”, in which a contingent of 137 personnel from the Indian Army participated?
(a) French Army, Russian Military
(b) German Bundeswehr, Israeli Defense Forces
(c) Canadian Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force
(d) Italian Armed Forces, Japanese Self-Defense Forces
(e) Egyptian Army, US CENTCOM

Q10. What is the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)?
(a) Geneva, Switzerland
(b) New York, USA
(c) Paris, France
(d) Vienna, Austria
(e) The Hague, Netherlands


S1. Ans. (b)
Sol. Rajiv Kumar is the current Chief Election Commissioner of India.

  • The Chief Election Commissioner is appointed by the President of India and serves a tenure subject to age and other conditions.
  • This position has been held by various distinguished individuals over the years, each bringing their own expertise to the role.

S2. Ans. (b)
Sol. Scientists at the Indian Institutes of Technology Kanpur have achieved a significant milestone by developing India’s inaugural tractor/vehicle powered entirely by 100% Dimethyl Ether (DME), a domestic and renewable energy source.
Key aspects of this development include:

  • This innovation showcases DME as a promising alternative fuel and engine technology, suitable for replacing traditional diesel engines in agricultural and transportation applications.
  • The project received backing from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and aligns with the ‘Methanol Economy’ program initiated by NITI Aayog.

S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. India along with Singapore extended its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate on Public Administration till 2028.

  • The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and the Public Service Division, of the Republic of Singapore signed a protocol document, extending for five years the current memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of personnel management and public administration till 2028.

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. NHPC Limited and Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which NHPC will provide CSR support for the distribution of aids and assistive devices to around 1,000 Divyangjans (Persons with Disabilities) in the vicinity of NHPC Projects located in North and North Eastern states.

S5. Ans. (e)
Sol. This newly established Center for Species Survival in South Asia represents the 10th such center in the world.

  • It marks a significant step in regional conservation efforts, providing a dedicated facility and resources for the study and preservation of various species within South Asia.
  • The collaboration between IUCN’s SSC and WTI in creating this center underscores the global commitment to biodiversity conservation and the unique challenges faced in the South Asian region.

S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. The 2024 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in Paris, France.

  • This prestigious event, held every four years, brings together athletes from around the world to compete in a variety of sports.
  • Paris being chosen as the host city is significant as it offers the city an international platform to showcase its culture, infrastructure, and commitment to sports.

S7. Ans. (b)
Sol.  The International Day of Charity is celebrated on September 5 to commemorate the day of the passing away of the great missionary Mother Teresa.

  • The day aims to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity-related activities all over the world for individuals, and charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations.
  • It is a day of global observance and is observed on an annual basis.

S8. Ans. (c)
Sol. SDG 3 focuses on “Good Health and Well Being”.

  • This goal is one of the 17 SDGs established by the United Nations as part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • SDG 3 aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. It encompasses a wide range of health-related issues, including maternal and child health, communicable diseases, universal health coverage, and health emergencies.
  • The goal emphasizes the importance of health in achieving sustainable development and improving the quality of life globally.

S9. Ans. (e)
Sol. “Exercise BRIGHT STAR-23,” a significant multinational tri-services joint military exercise, was jointly led by the US CENTCOM and the Egyptian Army.
Here are the key points:

  • The exercise is an extensive multinational tri-services joint military training event.
  • Originally established as a bilateral biennial exercise between the US and Egypt, it stemmed from the Camp David Accord of 1977.
  • The inaugural edition of the Exercise took place in 1980 in Egypt. Starting from 1995, the exercise was opened to other nations, expanding its scope and participation.
  • The most recent iteration before BRIGHT STAR-23 was held in 2021, witnessing the participation of forces from 21 countries.

S10. Ans. (a)
Sol. The headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is located in Geneva, Switzerland.


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