Current Affairs Quiz: 9 July 2024 – UPSC Note

Current Affairs Quiz

1. Recently, which state received the Best State in Agriculture Award for 2024 from the 15th Agricultural Leadership Awards Committee?
[A] Maharastra
[B] Gujarat
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D]Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer: A [Maharashtra]

The 15th Agricultural Leadership Awards Committee, headed by Justice P Sathasivam, declared Maharashtra as the best agricultural state by 2024. Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Eknath Shinde will receive the award on July 10 in New Delhi. Known for its innovative agricultural policies and programmes, Maharashtra’s initiatives include the largest bamboo mission, extensive irrigation projects and distribution of nanotech fertilizers. The award reflects significant contributions to agricultural advancement and rural prosperity.

2. Which ministry has recently launched the Pari Project (Public Art of India)?
[A] Ministry of Defense
[B] Ministry of Culture
[C] Ministry of the Interior
[D] Ministry of Agriculture

Correct answer: B [Ministry of Culture]

The Ministry of Culture has launched the PARI (Public Art of India) Project in conjunction with the 46th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in New Delhi from 21 to 31 July 2024. The initiative, implemented by Lalit Kala Akademi and the National Gallery of Modern Art, aims to fuse India’s rich artistic heritage with modern themes. More than 150 artists will create public works of art, democratizing art and increasing cultural engagement across the country.

3. Recently, who won the 2024 Asian Billiards Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia?
[A] Dhruv Sitwala
[B] Pankaj Advani
[C] Rupesh Shah
[D] Receive Sethi

Correct Answer: A [Dhruv Sitwala]

Dhruv Sitwala defeated Pankaj Advani 5-2 to win the 2024 Asian Billiards Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This victory is Sitwala’s third Asian billiards title, before which he had also won the title in 2015 and 2016. Advani, who was trying to get a hat-trick of his third title and championship, lost in the final.

4. Where was the 2024 Asian Doubles Squash Championship held?
[A] Medan, Indonesia
[B] New Delhi, India
[C] Johor, Malaysia
[D] Calcutta, India

Correct answer: C [Johor, Malaysia]

Indian squash players won two titles at the 2024 Asian Squash Doubles Championship in Johor, Malaysia. Abhay Singh and Joshna Chinappa won the mixed doubles by defeating Hong Kong’s Tong Tsz Wing and Ming Hong Tang. In men’s doubles, Singh and Velavan Senthilkumar defeated Ong Sai Hung and Siafiq Kamal of Malaysia. The championship featured 33 teams from seven countries and was held from July 4 to 7, 2024.

5. Vizhinjam International Port, which was in the news recently, what condition is it in?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Maharastra
[C] West Bengal

Correct Answer: D [Kerala]

The first phase of Adani Group’s Vizhinjam port, India’s first dedicated transshipment port near the Kovalam coast in Kerala, has been completed. It will receive its first mothership on July 12, which will be a great achievement. Divya S. The port, managed by Iyer, is expected to begin full commercial operations by the end of the year. It will also be India’s first semi-automated container terminal and a global sourcing hub for green fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia. With a natural draft of 18 meters, it can accommodate large container ships and is strategically located 10 nautical miles from the international shipping route connecting Europe, the Persian Gulf and the Far East. The project is developed by Adani Vizhinjam Ports Private Limited in a public-private partnership.


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