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1. In which year did the United Nations General Assembly formally establish April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day?

Ans. 2007, World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd. This day marks the 17th anniversary since its inception, which was recognized by the United Nations to promote awareness and advocacy for the rights of people with autism. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly officially declared April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day.

2. Recently, KSTAR was seen in the news in related to…………..

Ans. Fusion Reactor that is also called a Korean artificial sun.

3. Recently, the term ‘Kallakkadal’ was seen in the news, it is related to which of the following?

Ans. It is coastal flooding during the pre-monsoon (April-May) season by swell waves on the southwest coast of India.

4. What is the theme of World Hemophilia Day 2024?

Ans. ‘Equitable access for all: recognizing all bleeding disorders.’ This theme underscores the importance of ensuring that individuals with all types of bleeding disorders have equal access to diagnosis, treatment and comprehensive care.

5. recently, which country developed the world’s most powerful laser?

Ans. Romania has developed the world’s most powerful laser, which is part of the European Union’s Infrastructure ELI project. The laser, called the “Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics”- (ELI-NP) laser, is located in Magurele, Romania, near Bucharest.

6. Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (LUPEX) recently seen in news is a joint mission between which two space agencies?

Ans. ISRO & JAXA, The Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (LUPEX) is a joint mission between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to explore the moon’s South Pole region.

7. Who has been appointed as the full-time CEO of BharatPe after the exit of Suhail Sameer in April 2024?

Ans. Nalin Negi

8. ‘Dustlik’ joint military exercise, recently seen in news, conducted between which two countries?

Ans. India and Uzbekistan, The 5th edition of the ‘Dustlik’ joint military exercise between India and Uzbekistan begins on April 15 in Termez, Uzbekistan. Running for 14 days until April 28, it aims to enhance cooperation and future military ties between the two nations.

9. Queqiao-2, a relay satellite recently launched by which country?

Ans. China, China National Space Administration (CNSA) declared the Queqiao-2 satellite launch a “complete success”. Queqiao-2, or Magpie Bridge 2, weighs 1,200 kg and features a 4.2-meter parabolic antenna, facilitating communications between Earth and lunar probes until 2030.

10. Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Kuwait as of April 2024?

Ans. Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah al-Ahmad al-Sabah

11. Who became the first Indian to hit 500 sixes in T20 cricket?

Ans. Rohit Sharma

12. Which country will host the WTT Feeder Varazdin 2024 table tennis event?

Ans. Croatia

13. Who has been appointed as the Director of the National Judicial Academy (NJAC), Bhopal by the Supreme Court?

Ans. Justice Aniruddha Bose

14. Who was awarded the World Literary Prize for her contribution to literature by the World Organisation of Writers (WOW)?

Ans. Mamta G Sagar

15. In which state is the ‘Chapchar Kut’ festival celebrated in the month of March every year?

Ans. Mizoram, it is the biggest and most important festival in Mizoram. Chapchar Kut means- a festival held during the period when the bamboos and trees that have been cut down are being awaited to dry to be burnt for jhumming. It is celebrated every year in the month of March after the completion of the Jhum cultivation.

16. Who has been appointed as Joint Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet in April 2024?

Ans. Anurag Kumar

17. What is the name of the volcano in Indonesia that erupted, leading to evacuations of the public?

Ans. Ruang Volcano, Indonesia’s Ruang volcano erupted, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people and the closure if a provincial airport. Over 800 residents were initially evacuated, with the number increasing after the volcanology agency raised the alert level.

18. Which country has become the first in Africa’s ‘meningitis belt’ to introduced the new Men5CV or ‘MenFive’ meningitis vaccine?

Ans. Nigeria, Nigeria has rolled out the world’s first vaccine against all strains of meningitis, aiming to combat outbreaks caused by C, W, Y and X strains and offering protection to children under five. The new Men5CV or ‘MenFive’ meningitis vaccine provides protection against all five strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis, making Nigeria the first country in Africa’s ‘meningitis belt’ to introduce this vaccine.

19. Recently, ISRO has decided to achieve debris-free space by which year?

Ans. 2030, ISRO Chairman S Somanath declared India’s ambition for a debris-free space by 2030 at the 42nd IADC annual meeting. He emphasized ISRO’s clear strategy for future space endeavors and its commitment to sustainable space exploration.

20. What is the theme of ‘World Heritage Day 2024’?

Ans. Discover and Experience Diversity, April 18 marks ‘World Heritage Day,’ honoring cultural sites globally. It’s also ‘International Day for Monuments and Sites,’ stressing heritage preservation. Recognized by UNESCO, it celebrates significant cultural and natural sites. In 2024, the theme is “Discover and Experience Diversity,” urging reflection on our global treasures. It emphasizes understanding diverse cultures, traditions, and ecosystems, fostering appreciation for our shared heritage.

21. Who has been appointed as the Director General of National Security Guard (NSG)?

Ans. Nalin Prabhat, Mr. Prrabhat is a 1992 batch IPS officer of the Andhra Pradesh Cadre. He is currently posted as Additional Director-General, Central researve Poilce Force in Jammu & Kashmir.

22. Where did the Indian Army’s Trishakti Corps conduct a training exercise involving the firing of anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) at a super high-altitude area?

Ans. Sikkim

23. Which of the following individuals has been appointed as the Managing Director for the newly designated India region within Intel’s Sales, Marketing and Communications Group (April 2024)?

Ans. Santhosh Viswanathan

24. Dragonfly rotorcraft mission, recently seen in news, is associated with which space organization?

Ans. NASA

25. India recently signed an agreement with which country to operate a large research hub in New Delhi?

Ans. Russia, The Higher School of Economics in Russia and the University of Delhi signed a strategic cooperation agreement, establishing a joint research hub. New Delhi hosted the Indo-Russian Education Summit, a landmark event in bilateral relations, with 60 Russian universities participating from various regions. The summit aims to enhance educational ties and foster collaboration between India and Russia, marking a significant milestone in their partnership.

26. Seng Khihlang festival recently seen in news is celebrated in which state?

Ans. Meghalaya

27. Recently who became the youngest male chess player to win the FIDE Candidate Tournament?

Ans. D Gukesh, 17-year-old D Gukesh of India, after drawing with Hikaru Nakamura, became the youngest male to win the 2024 FIDE Candidate Tournament in Toronto, Canada. Tan Zhongyi of China won the women’s section. Gukesh, with nine points, secured his victory, facing Ding Liren for the 2024 FIDE World Chess Championship. He’s the second Indian to win after Vishwanathan Anand and the youngest ever. Kasparov and Carlsen won at 21 and 22, respectively.

28. Where was the Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM) flight test conducted by DRDO recently?

Ans. Chandipur Odisha Coast, DRDO conducts successful flight test of Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile from Chandipur off Odisha coast. The missile was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.

29. Who has won Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2024?

Ans. Max Verstappen, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the first Chinese Grand Prix in five years, the fifth round of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship, in Shanghai. Verstappen’s commanding performance saw him cross the finish line a staggering 13.7 seconds ahead of Lando Norris of McLaren, who secured second place.

30. Which organisation developed the highest Bulletproof Jacket for protection against the highest threat Level 6 of BIS?

Ans. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur under DRDO, has developed the lightest Bullet Proof jacket in India. This jacket is designed to protect against 7.62*54 R API ammunition, which corresponds to Level 6 of BIS 17051 standards.

31. Where is the India’s biggest Climate Clock installed to celebrate Earth Day on 23rd April 2024?

Ans. New Delhi

32. Who was named Sportsman of the Year at the Laureus Awards ceremony in April 2024?

Ans. Novak Djokovic

33. Recently where was the Ocean Decade Conference 2024 held?

Ans. Barcelona (Spain), India, at the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona, proposed a region-specific ocean observation center for deep-sea ecosystem understanding.

34. Which day is celebrated as ‘National Panchayati Raj Day’?

Ans. 24th April, every year on 24th April, India celebrates ‘National Panchayati Raj Day’, marking the enactment of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act in 1993. This amendment established a three-tier system of local governance with Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) at the village, block, and district levels. Organized by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, the day honors grassroots democracy.

35. Which organisation launched India’s first Green Hydrogen Project in Himachal Pradesh?

Ans. Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam, the project will produce hydrogen for the High Velocity Oxygen Fuel Coating Facility and generate 25kW electricity. Aimed at advancing green hydrogen as a clean energy source, aligning with the National Green Hydrogen Mission.