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  1. Which day has been declared by the United Nations as World Football Day?

 

  1. 24 May
  2. 25 May
  3. 26 May
  4. 27 May

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2. 25 May

2. A 10-year contract has been signed between India and which country regarding Chabahar Port?

  1. Jordan
  2. Iraq
  3. Iran
  4. Syria

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3. Iran

3. Who has become the first Indian to win a medal in the Asian Trampoline Gymnastic Championships?

  1. Deepika Soreng
  2. Srishti Khandagale
  3. Takshvi Vaghani
  4. Rashmi Kumari

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2. Srishti Khandagale

4. Who has become the chairman of Tata Electronics?

 

  1. N Chandrasekaran
  2. Banmali Agarwal
  3. Sarvadananda Baranwal
  4. Sunil Kumar Yadav

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  1. N Chandrasekaran

5. Which country has INS Kiltan recently visited?

 

  1. Philippines
  2. Japan
  3. Indonesia
  4. Vietnam

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4. Vietnam

6. Which country’s parliament has passed a bill declaring homosexual relations a crime?

 

 

  1. Qatar
  2. Iraq
  3. Pakistan
  4. Mozambique

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2. Iraq

7. Which Indian player has recently won the gold medal in the 21st Under-20 Asian Athletics Championship?

 

  1. Shantanu Jha
  2. Amandeep Singh
  3. Harshit Kumar
  4. Vinay Kumar Sharma

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3. Harshit Kumar

8. Which country has the US included in its priority monitoring list for IP security?

  1. India
  2. Japan
  3. Spain
  4. China

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  1. India

9. Who secured a Paris 2024 quota for India in women’s skeet with a silver medal at the Shotgun Olympic Qualification Championships in Doha, Qatar?

 

  1. Rajni Biswas
  2. Nirmala Roy
  3. Sunita Bhore
  4. Maheshwari Chauhan

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4. Maheshwari Chauhan

10. Who will represent India in the women’s singles category in badminton at the 2024 Paris Olympics?

 

  1. Saina Nehwal
  2. PV Sindhu
  3. Neha Pandit
  4. Tanvi Lad

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2. PV Sindhu

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Some lines of current affairs 18 May 2024 news

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ dengue vaccine, TAK-003. This vaccine contains weakened forms of four types of the dengue virus, helping the body build immunity without causing illness. WHO approval means the vaccine has been evaluated for quality, safety, and effectiveness.
  • TAK-003 is for children aged 6 to 16, who are at higher risk of dengue. WHO recommends the vaccine be given in two doses, three months apart. Previously, WHO had approved another dengue vaccine, CYD-TDV, made by Sanofi Pasteur.
  • Dengue is a dangerous disease spread by infected mosquitoes. Around 3.8 billion people in Asia, Africa, and the Americas are at risk, with 100 to 400 million cases reported each year.
  • National Endangered Species Day is celebrated every year on the third Friday of May. This year, it falls on May 17. The day aims to raise awareness about protecting endangered species.
  • The theme for National Endangered Species Day 2024 is β€œCelebrate Saving Species.” The Endangered Species Coalition and David Robinson started this day in 2006 to encourage people worldwide to learn about and help endangered animals.
  • This day also highlights the current status of endangered animals and how climate change affects their habitats.
  • An endangered species is one that is at risk of extinction. The main causes of extinction are habitat loss and loss of genetic diversity.
  • In India, some endangered species include the Asiatic Lion, Bengal Tiger, Snow Leopard, Kashmiri Red Stag, and One-Horned Rhinoceros.
  • The UAE has introduced the 10-year Blue Residency Visa to attract global leaders in environmental research, activism, and technology. This visa offers long-term residency to individuals contributing to environmental protection and sustainability.
  • Eligible applicants include members of international environmental organizations, award-winning researchers, and distinguished activists.
  • The UAE’s Golden Visa also provides a decade-long residency for investors, entrepreneurs, and specialists.
  • In 2024, the UAE is focusing on environmental initiatives as part of its ‘Year of Sustainability’.
  • Recently, the UAE hosted COP28, the UN Climate Change Conference, in Dubai.
  • Senior advocate Kapil Sibal has been elected president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for the fourth time. Sibal won with 1,066 votes, defeating his closest rival, senior advocate Pradeep Rai. Other candidates included Priya Hingorani, Tripurari Ray, and Neeraj Srivastava. Advocate Vikrant Yadav was elected as the SCBA secretary. Sibal, a senior advocate since 1983, previously served as the additional solicitor general of India in 1989-90. The Supreme Court has also mandated reserving some executive committee positions in the SCBA for women.
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