MCQs : 8th January Current Affairs 2024 Question Answer

8th January Current Affairs 2024 Question Answer

1. For the first time, Vikram Samvat got recognition in the official calendar of _______.
(b) UP
(d) AP

Answer -(a)MP (Madhaya Paresh)
Explain – Vikram Samvat has been added to the calendar of Madhya Pradesh government. This has happened in the country after 66 years. Vikram Samvat 2080 is written in the calendar. Besides, the names of the months are also written according to Vikram Samvat.

After becoming CM, Mohan Yadav implemented it in his mind with immediate effect. This calendar will go to government departments. Shaka Samvat will also continue until the Government of India recognizes Vikram Samvat.

2. Indian Air Force has successfully launched _______ C-130J aircraft for the first time at Kargil airstrip?
(a)Night landing
(b) White Landing
(c) Day landing
(d)Nun of these

Answer -(a)Night Landing
Explain: Indian Air Force has made successful night landing of C-130J aircraft for the first time at Kargil airstrip.

A special military operation for the training of Garud soldiers was carried out in a very confidential manner at the airstrip located near the Pakistan border. Its video was released on Sunday.

3. Where has the country’s first Prasadam started recently?

(a) Maiher

(b)In Ujjain
(c) Omkareshwar

Answer -(b)In Ujjain
Explain: The country’s first healthy, clean, hygienic food street prasadam was dedicated to the devotees

by Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, Union Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday. ,

Recently, a 40 feet long giant elephant tusk was found in a coal mine in North Dakota, America. Geology experts say that this tooth can be up to 1 lakh years old. Here, 1 crore 45 lakh metric tonnes of coal is produced every year in Freedom Mine.

Sun and Earth are worshiped in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The Tagin tribe of Arunachal Pradesh worships Sun and Earth in colorful clothes for good harvest and prosperity.

Every year, Sun and Earth are worshiped for the prosperity of their community and to protect them from evil spirits. worships the earth

4. _______ Tennis player Coco Gauff became Auckland Classic champion?
(a) American Teenager
(b) American die
(c) Cristiano Ronaldo
(d) none

Answer -(a)American Teenager
Explain: 19-year-old Gauff defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

US Open champion Gauff defended her Auckland Classic title. She became the first American player in 35 years to win two consecutive Auckland Classics.

5. Tennis player ______ has won the Brisbane International?
(a)Elina Rybakina
(b) P.V Sindhu
(c) Novak Djokovic
(d) none

Answer -(a)Alina Ryabkina
Explain: Second seed Rybakina defeated top seed Aryna Sabalenka 6-0, 6-3 in the final. World number-4 Rybakina defeated Sabalenka in 73 minutes.

6. In which state Kathakali festival is organized?
(a) Kerala
(b)Andhra Pradesh
(c) Nagaland

Answer -(a) Kerala
Explain: The country’s first Kathakali village is ‘Ayiroor’…
The 17th Kathakali festival is going to be organized here between 8th to 14th January. The name of this village used to be ‘Iyer’, which was changed to ‘Ayiroor Kathakali Gramam’ last year. 92 percent people in this village have complete knowledge about Kathakali.

7. ‘Haka’ dance is performed by which community?
(a)Maori community
(b) Sahariya community
(c)Bank community
(d) none of these

Answer -(a)Maori community
Explain: Haka is also a symbol of display of strength. New Zealand’s black team performs Haka before every match
The Maori community has a tradition of haka.

But the credit for making it popular goes to New Zealand’s rugby team All Blacks. It has been doing this continuously for 120 years.

• Haka was seen as a war dance among the Maori tribe. gesture in this

• Haka is also a symbol of display of strength. The black team of New Zealand performs Haka before every match.

• The bravery and fury displayed is done to scare the opponents. But in New Zealand people now do it in unity. Before any public function, people come together and perform Haka.

8. What is ‘Desert Cyclone’?
(a)Military exercises
(b) Cyclonic storm
(c) stormy wind
(d) none of these

Answer -(a)Military exercise

Explain: Joint military exercise between the armies of India and UAE is taking place in Jaisalmer from 2 to 15 January.

It has been named ‘Desert Cyclone’. During this, the armies of both the countries will share and learn from each other’s best practices to enhance their capabilities in urban operations.

9. Who has been appointed by the Indian Olympic Association as its CEO?
(a) Raghuram Iyer
(b) Ramdas Iyer
(c) Deependra
(d)none of this

Answer -(a)Raghuram Iyer

Explain: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has appointed Raghuram Iyer as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO),

acknowledging the reforms made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He has been assigned this post on a package of around Rs 20 lakh per month.

10. What is Prerna Programme?
(a) Education based programs
(b) Geographical conservation based programs
(c) For weather related information
(d) none of these

Answer -(a) Education based program

Explain: The Union Education Ministry has launched an education program based on ‘Inspiration Experience’.

It will start from the Vernacular School of Vadnagar. Launched for school students, this program aims to provide a meaningful and inspiring experience to all participants.

12. Who is the new CEO of NIIFL?
(a) Madhav Pandit
(b) Sanjay Aggarwal
(c)Sanjeev Aggarwal
(d) Monica Roy

Answer -(c)Sanjeev Aggarwal

Explain: National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) appointed Sanjeev Aggarwal as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director.

NIIFL is a collaborative investment platform for international and domestic investors supported by the Centre.

13. Who has recently started the program from Panchayat to Parliament?
a. Rahul Gandhi
b. Om Vidla
c. Amit Shah
d. Indira Gandhi

Answer: b. Om Vidla

14. Who has recently been included in the Board of Directors of ‘Federal Reserve Bank’?
a. Bipin Chandra
b. solanki chauhan
c. Dr Rajeev Shah
d. Om Birla

Answer c. Dr Rajeev Shah

15. Who has recently been made the Executive Director of which Asian Development Bank?
(a)Urmila Rao
(b) Vikas Pandey
(c)Shri Vikas
(d) Shri Madhav

Answer -(c)Shri Vikas

16. Recently Indian Railways and CII signed MoU?
(a) For green initiatives
(b) For natural gases
(c) for mining
(d) None of this

Answer -(a) For green initiatives

17. According to the recent NSO report, at what percent rate can the Indian economy grow in FY24?

Answer – (c) 7.3

18. Who has recently won the CII National Award for Water Management?
a. Babaj
b. Hero MotoCorp
c. Mahindra
d. BMW

Answer b. Hero MotoCorp

19. Who has recently successfully tested a fuel cell to generate electricity in space?
a. China
b. RX
d. Spec X

Answer c. ISRO

20. Who was recently appointed as the ‘Executive Director’ of SEBI?
(a)G Ram Mohan Rao
(b)Rashmi Govil
(c) Srivastava
(d)Dinesh K Tripathi

Answer -(a)G Ram Mohan Rao

21. Recently researchers from IIT Mandi and IIT Madras have engineered plant cells to make medicine of _________?
(a) Cancer
(c) Malaria
(d) Rabies

Answer -(a) Cancer



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