Current Affairs Quiz: 8 July 2024 – UPSC Note

Today’s Current Affairs Quiz

1. Recently, which institute signed an agreement with the Registry of Shipping of India to develop ship trajectory prediction tools to improve maritime safety?

[A] IIT Roorkee
[B] IIT Bombay
[C]IIT Ahmedabad
[D] IIT Delhi

Correct Answer: B [IIT Bombay]

IIT Bombay and the Indian Shipping Registry (IRS) have partnered to develop ship trajectory prediction tools to improve maritime safety. This equipment focuses attention on disabled vessels, provides early warning and facilitates rescue operations. Integrated with the IRS emergency response system, it aims to increase response times by detecting drifting vessels and rerouting nearby vessels. Professors Behera and Srinesh emphasize their alignment with national security objectives and collaboration between industry and academia.

2. Recently, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) declared mica mines in which state are free of child labour?

[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Jharkhand

Correct Answer: B [Jharkhand]

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) declared Jharkhand’s mica mines free of child labor on July 5, 2024. This milestone is the first successful effort to cleanse the supply chain of child labor . The initiative began 20 years ago, involving state and central governments, civil society and local authorities. Previously, about 20,000 children worked in mica mining, but they were later rehabilitated and enrolled in schools.

3. Of which country has Massoud Pejeshkian recently been elected president?

[A] Iraq
[B] Qatar
[C] Egypt
[D] Iran

Correct Answer: D [Iran]

Reformist leader Massoud Pejeshkian has been elected the new president of Iran, winning a second round against Saeed Jalili on July 6, 2024. The elections were held after the death of President Ibrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. Pejeshkian obtained 53.7% of the votes in the second round. Only 40% of the 61 million eligible voters participated, the lowest participation since the Islamic revolution of 1979. The Iranian president’s term is four years.

4. Kaziranga National Park, which was in the news recently, what condition is it in?

[A] Nagaland
[B] Manipur
[C] West Bengal

Correct Answer: D [Assam]

A solitary female gharial has been sighted in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve for over three years. Gharials, or Gavialis gangeticus, are freshwater crocodiles that were once widespread throughout South Asia, but are now found mainly in scattered populations in Nepal and northern India. They are critically endangered and their global population has dropped to a few hundred. Males can grow up to 20 feet, while females grow up to 15 feet.

5. The Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam, which was in the news recently, what condition is it in?

[A] Maharastra
[B] Karnataka
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Telangana

Correct Answer: B [Karnataka]

The Krishnaraja Sagar Reservoir (KRS) across the Cauvery river recently crossed the 100-feet mark, with its maximum level at 124.80 feet. Located in Mandya, Karnataka, the gravity dam was built between 1911 and 1931. Named after Maharaja Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV and designed by Sir M. Visvesvaraya, the main purpose of this dam is irrigation, hydroelectric power and protection against drought. The reservoir extends over 130 square kilometers.


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