18 January Current Affairs English 2024 : Headlines

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18 January Current Affairs 2024 English

Q. 1 _________ has overtaken Delhi in terms of highest number of private cars in India?
(a) Bengaluru
(d) none of these

Answer (a)Bengaluru

Bengaluru has left Delhi behind in terms of the highest number of private cars in India. According to the Delhi Statistics Handbook 2023 released by the state government, as of March 31, 2023, the

number of private cars registered in Delhi was 20 lakh 71 thousand, while in Bengaluru the number was 22 lakh 33 thousand.

The reason behind the decline in Delhi is the ban on diesel and petrol vehicles older than 15 years. Due to this, there has been a decline of 38.8% in Delhi as compared to March 31, 2021. Whereas in Bengaluru last year there was an increase of 7.1 percent.

Q. 2 In which country was the Light Festival organized recently?
(a) Thailand
(c) Sudan

Answer (a) Thailand

The Nasatta Light Festival has been a way to reflect Thai culture with light. It features 20 imaginatively lit scenes.

This festival, which lasts for about 6 months, started only 6 years ago. It features Thai food and artisan shops

Q. 3 Which language will be at number three in music streaming in America in 2023?
(a) English
(b) Spanish
(d) Korean

Answer -(c)Hindi

Hindi music was popular among Americans in the year 2023. Media and entertainment related company Luminate has said in its report that the streaming of English songs has decreased by 7% last year,

while the streaming of Hindi, Spanish and Japanese language songs has increased. The agency has released this report based on the streaming of top 10 thousand songs in America last year.

The top languages ​​in music streaming after English were Spanish – 10%, Hindi – 7%, Korean – 2.4% and Japanese – 2.1%. 55% of total streaming is still in English language. Autobeats has grown 26.2% in the last year

Q. 4 When was ‘Shri Mandir Parikrama’ also known as Jagannath Heritage Corridor inaugurated?
(a) 18 January
(b) 17 January
(c) 19 January
(d) 20 January

Answer – (b) 17 January

‘Shri Mandir Parikrama’ is performed at Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. It will be inaugurated on Wednesday. It is also known as Jagannath Heritage Corridor.

This corridor is built at a cost of Rs 3,700 crore. This includes sub-schemes like Shri Jagannath Temple Administration Building, Shri Mandir Welcome Centre, Jagannath Cultural Centre, Beach Development, Puri Lake, River Revival Scheme.

18 January Current Affairs 2024 Question Answer

Q. 5 Will Sarva-Religion Rally Sadbhavna Rally be held on 22 January?
(a) RSS
(b) BJP
(c) TMC
(d) None

Answer – (c) TMC

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that her party TMC will take out an all-religion rally Sadbhavna Rally on January 22.

On behalf of TMC, it has been told that Mamata Banerjee will first worship at the Kalighat temple on January 22, the day of the inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, and then organize an all-religion rally

from Hazra Mod in Kolkata. Common people have been invited to participate in the rally. The rally will end at Park Circus Ground.


Q. 6 _________ will be developed under the Integrated Urban Development Plan (IUDP)?
(a) Chitrakoot
(b) Orissa
(c) Varanasi
(d) Ujjain

Answer (a)Chitrakoot

After Ayodhya, Chitrakoot will become the second biggest religious place of Lord Shri Ram. There will be fairs, events like Diwali and the World Ramayana Conference in which scholars from all over the world will be invited.

Chitrakoot will be developed under the Integrated Urban Development Plan (IUDP). Currently Budni and Khurai are under this scheme in Madhya Pradesh.


Q. 7 Recently Global Firepower released the Global Firepower Index, 2024. What is India’s rank in this index?
(b) 5th


Explain – This report (Global Firepower Index) has been provided on the basis of 145 military powers in which America has got the first place and second is Russia and third is China.

Q. 8 India International Science Festival 2023 is being organized in Faridabad, Haryana from 17 to 20 January, 2024.
(a)100th edition
(b)9th edition
(c) 19th edition
(d)10th edition

Answer -(b)9th edition

India International Science Festival (IISF) is being organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

A total of 22 countries will participate in the 9th India International Science Festival-2023.

This is India’s biggest festival in the field of science. It is being organized since 2015.


Q. 9 To stop terrorist activities from Pakistan, the Indian Army has started ___________?
(a) Operation Sarvshakti
(b)Operation Kaveri
(c) Operation Dost
(d) Operation Remove Terrorism

Answer -(a) Operation Sarvshakti

Other useful operations conducted by Indian Army

Operation Ajay – was launched with the aim of the return of Indians from Israel

Operation Kaveri – to evacuate Indian citizens from Sudan

Operation Dost – to aid Türkiye-Syria earthquake in 2023

Operation Ganga – to repatriate Indian citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic

Q. 10 Jallikattu is organized on ______ of Pongal festival (called Mattu Pongal)?
(a) on the third day
(b) on the fourth day
(c)First day
(d)second day

Answer -(a)Third day

Recently, the traditional game of Tamil Nadu, Jallikattu game was launched by Tamil Nadu State Sports Minister Udhayanidhi.

The word ‘Jallikattu’ is derived from the Tamil words ‘Jalli’ and ‘Kattu’, where Jalli means gold or silver coins and, Kattu means gold or silver coins. Means ‘dam’.

In Jallikattu festival, a bag of coins is tied on the horn of the bull, the one who takes out this bag of coins from the bull’s horn is the winner.

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Q. 11 Indian chess player Ramesh Babu Pragyanand defeated World Chess Champion ___________ in the Tata Steel Masters event held in Netherlands.
(a) Ding Liren
(b) Viswanathan Anand
(c)Magnus Carlsen
(d) none of these

Answer -(a)Ding Liren

Q. 12 On 17 January 2024, ____________ of the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji was celebrated?
(a)357th Prakash Parv
(b)359th Prakash Parv
(c)355th Prakash Parv
(d)356th Prakash Parv

Answer -(a)357th Prakash Parv

Q. 13. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched ‘____________________’ initiative promoting the use of Radio Frequency Identification technology for toll payment?
(a) tool fastened
(b) One vehicle, one Fastag
(c) One vehicle one purpose
(d) My there is my fastag

Answer -(b)One vehicle, one Fastag

‘One Vehicle, One Fastag’ initiative has been launched to increase the efficiency of the electronic toll collection system and improve the seamless transit service at toll plazas.

What is FASTtag?

FASTag is a radio frequency identification (RFID) card that is placed on the windscreen of a vehicle.

Each toll plaza is equipped with a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader that acts as a sensor.

18 January Current Affairs 2024 Question Answer

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