Current Affairs Quiz April 2024

Current Affairs Quiz April 2024, Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ)

1. Capri city, recently seen in news, is located in which country?

[A] Iraq
[B] France
[C] Italy
[D] Russia

C [Italy]


The G-7 foreign ministers convened in Capri, Italy from April 17-19, 2024, led by Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani. Amid Iran’s attack on Israel and ongoing conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine, they issued three communiques condemning Iran’s actions and pledging sanctions. Representatives from EU joined. The ministers urged de-escalation and called upon Iran and Israel to prevent further conflict. Italy, as G7 chair, hosted the crucial diplomatic gathering.

2. Mount Erebus, recently seen in the news, is located in which continent?

[A] South America
[B] North America
[C] Europe
[D] Antarctica

D [Antarctica]


Mount Erebus, Antarctica’s most southerly active volcano on Ross Island, spews $6000 worth of gold dust daily. It’s a stratovolcano with a persistent lava lake since 1972, unique for its constant activity and occasional Strombolian eruptions. Researchers monitor it via satellites due to its remote location. Erebus is characterized by a conical shape and layers of lava, tephra, and ash, making it a significant geological phenomenon.

3. Recently, which country’s food agency has ordered a recall of India’s Spice product due to the presence of ethylene oxide?

[A] Singapore
[B] Malaysia
[C] Indonesia
[D] Vietnam

A [Singapore]


The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) issued a recall of Indian Spice products due to ethylene oxide contamination. Ethylene oxide is a colorless, flammable gas with various industrial uses including as a pesticide and sterilizing agent. Prolonged exposure can cause irritation to eyes, skin, and respiratory system, and poses carcinogenic risks to humans.

4. Recently, which organization released the “Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2023 Report?

[B] United Nations
[C] Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
[D] World Bank

C [Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ]


The “Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2023 Report” by SIPRI, established in 1966, highlights global military spending. India ranked fourth in military spending at $83.6 billion after the US, China, and Russia. NATO states’ expenditure totaled $1341 billion, comprising 55% of global spending. The report attributes the record-high global military expenditure of $2443 billion to Russia’s Ukraine invasion and geopolitical tensions. SIPRI focuses on conflict research, armaments, arms control, and disarmament.

5. Prachi Yadav, who recently won two gold medals in the ACC Paracanoe Asian Championship 2024, belongs to which state?

[A] Jharkhand
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Haryana
[D] Madhya Pradesh

D [Madhya Pradesh]


Prachi Yadav, Madhya Pradesh’s leading para canoer from Gwalior, secured two gold medals at the ACC Paracanoe Asian Championship 2024 in Tokyo, Japan. She triumphed in the Women’s KL2 and Women’s VL2 categories. Notably, Prachi was honored with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2023 for her outstanding achievements in the sport.

6. What is the theme of ‘World Malaria Day 2024’?

[A] Zero malaria starts with me
[B] Accelerating the fight against malaria for a more equitable world
[C] Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden
[D] Zero Malaria – Draw the Line Against Malaria

[B] Accelerating the fight against malaria for a more equitable world


World Malaria Day is observed annually on April 25. In 2024, the theme is “Accelerating the fight against malaria for a more equitable world.” Malaria, transmitted through mosquito bites, manifests with symptoms like shaking chills and high fever. It’s prevalent in tropical regions but preventable with precautions. The day aims to raise awareness about prevention methods and combat the disease’s impact.

7. Ross Ice Shelf, recently seen in the news, is located in which continent?

[A] Australia
[B] South America
[C] Antarctica
[D] Europe

C [Antarctica]


Researchers have made a startling discovery in Antarctica: the massive Ross Ice Shelf, equivalent in size to France, shifts forward by several centimeters daily. Located in the Ross Sea, it extends over 487,000 square kilometers, largely hidden beneath hundreds of meters of ice. Fed by glaciers from both East and West Antarctic Ice Sheets, the shelf stabilizes the continent’s ice sheet, crucial for regulating land ice movement.

8. Recently, which Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) secured a Green Loan of Japanese Yen (JPY) 60.536 billion for sustainable projects in India?

[A] Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd (REC)
[B] Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited (HEC Limited)
[C] Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
[D] HMT Limited (HMTL)

[A] Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd (REC)


Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd (REC) obtained a Green Loan of Japanese Yen (JPY) 60.536 billion for sustainable initiatives in India. The Italian Export Credit Agency, SACE, backed the loan with an 80% guarantee as part of its Push Strategy program. Targeting renewable energy, green mobility, and energy efficiency projects, it marks SACE’s inaugural JPY-denominated loan and their first green loan in India. This move aligns with the growing trend towards green financing, fostering environmental sustainability.

9. Bima Vistaar, recently seen in the news, is launched by which organization?

[A] Small Industries Development Bank Of India
[B] Ministry of Finance
[C] Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
[D] Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

[C] Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India


Recently, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) launched Bima Vistaar at a CEO summit, priced at Rs 1,500 per policy. This comprehensive product combines life, health, personal accident, and property insurances, targeting rural areas. Sum assured for life, accident, and property is Rs 2 lakh each, with health cover offering Rs 500 for 10 days, max Rs 5,000 without documents. Agents earn 10% commission, facilitating wider distribution via Bima Vahak, aiming to increase insurance penetration.

10. Shergarh Wildlife Sanctuary, recently seen in the news, is located in which state?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Kerala

C [Rajasthan]


The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change issues draft notification defining the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) for Shergarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan. The ESZ aims to mitigate human-wildlife conflict and conserve wildlife. The sanctuary, established in 1983, houses endangered species like leopard, Indian wolf, and vulture. The draft proposes an ESZ of 348.60 sq km around the sanctuary’s core area. Public feedback is sought within 60 days. A Supreme Court directive mandates ESZs for all protected forests, national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries.

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