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  1. Where did the Indian Navy conduct an operation to rescue Pakistani citizens from Somali pirates in March 2024?

 

  1. Bay of Bengal
  2. Indian Ocean
  3. South China Sea
  4. Arabian Sea

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4. Arabian Sea

2. In which city the indigenous fighter aircraft LCA Tejas Mk1A completed its first flight from the HAL facility?

 

  1. Hyderabad
  2. Kolkata
  3. Bangalore
  4. None of these

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3. Bangalore

3. Who has launched the Young Scientists Program (YUVIKA) 2024?

  1. NASA
  2. ISRO
  3. DRDO
  4. BRC

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2. ISRO

4. In which state is the world’s first Om shaped temple being built?

 

 

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Gujarat
  3. Jammu and Kashmir
  4. Assam

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  1. Rajasthan

5. What is the GeM portal of the Government of India related to?

  1. Telemedicine
  2. Distance education
  3. Aadhaar based digital signature
  4. Public procurement

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4. Public procurement

6. Which is the third country in Europe to enact a law on recreational cannabis use?

 

  1. France
  2. Germany
  3. Italy
  4. Denmark

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2. Germany

7. Who has created a new world record for maintaining plasma temperature of 100 million degrees for 48 seconds?

 

  1. Britain
  2. USA
  3. South Korea
  4. France

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3. South Korea

8. Where has a tsunami warning been issued after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4?

 

  1. Japan
  2. Taiwan
  3. Both of the above
  4. China

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3. Both of the above

9. Who has endorsed the BIMSTEC Charter?

  1. Nepal
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Bhutan
  4. Myanmar

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  1. Nepal

10. According to the World Bank, what will be the growth rate of India’s economy in the year 2024?

 

  1. 7.6%
  2. 7.5%
  3. 7.4%
  4. 7.3%

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2. 7.5%

 

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Some lines of current affairs 20 April 2024 news

  • The Rajkot Nagrik Sahakari Bank has been fined Rs 43.30 lakh for not following RBI rules. These rules include not giving loans to directors or their relatives and not allowing certain organizations to open savings accounts.
  • Additionally, The Kangra Co-operative Bank (New Delhi), Rajdhani Nagar Co-operative Bank (Lucknow), and District Co-operative Bank, Garhwal (Kotdwar, Uttarakhand) have each been fined Rs 5 lakh by the RBI.
  • The District Cooperative Bank (Dehradun) has been fined Rs 2. In each case, the RBI stated that the penalty is because the banks didn’t comply with regulations, but it won’t affect the validity of transactions between the banks and their customers.
  • A recent survey shows that the Sindesar Khurd mine in Rajasthan, owned by Hindustan Zinc, has climbed to become the world’s second-largest silver-producing mine, moving up from fourth place last year. This growth is mainly due to increased ore production and better grades, leading to a 5% year-on-year rise in production. This solidifies Hindustan Zinc’s position as a major player in the global silver market. Hindustan Zinc, a company within the Vedanta Group, operates in zinc, lead, and silver industries. It is now the world’s third-largest silver producer and the second-largest integrated zinc producer. Headquartered in Udaipur, Hindustan Zinc holds a 75% market share in India’s zinc market, with mines and smelting complexes scattered throughout Rajasthan.
  • The UNFPA’s 2024 report estimates India’s population to reach 1.44 billion, with 24% aged 0-14 years. India’s population is projected to double in 77 years. 17% fall between 10-19 years, and 26% between 10-24 years. 7% are aged 65 and above, with men’s life expectancy at 71 years and women’s at 74 years. China ranks second with 1.425 billion people. In 2011, India’s population was 1.21 billion. Recent research on India’s 640 districts found nearly a third achieved the sustainable development goal of reducing maternal mortality ratio.
  • GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) was honored with the ‘Best Airport Staff in India & South Asia 2024’ award by Skytrax. The announcement took place at the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 17. This recognition stems from comprehensive audits and evaluations that consider various factors such as staff service quality, including attitude, friendliness, and efficiency. Skytrax, a global air transport rating organization established in 1989, evaluates airports and airlines worldwide, assigning star ratings ranging from 1 to 5 based on diverse assessments.
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