Daily Current Affairs : 9 March 2024 UPSC, IAS

Special event or history of March 9: This is the first time Barbie doll appeared on 9 March 1959. On this day, Barbie doll, the favorite of girls all over the world, was presented to the people for the first time at the American Toy Fair in New York.

9 March 2024 Daily Current Affairs UPSC 

Q. 1 How many social media influencers have been given the first National Creator Award recently?

Answer :(c)21

21 social media influencers including Maithili Thakur, Kamiya Jani, Jaya Kishori, RJ Raunak were awarded the first National Creators Award on (8 March 2024).

Former ISRO scientist Pankti Pandey received the Green Champion award for amplifying the message of Mission Life. Storyteller Jaya Kishori received the award for Best Creator of Social Change.

Maithili Thakur was chosen as the Cultural Ambassador of the Year. Gaurav Chaudhary, who has more than one crore subscribers, received the award in the Best Creator in Tech category. He shared his experience of using UPI in Paris

The Best International Creator award went to Kiri Paul of Tanzania, Drew Hicks of America, Cassandra Mae Spitmann of Germany.

Bhopal’s Naman Deshmukh was given the award in the education category.

Q.2 Which woman has recently been nominated to Rajya Sabha on Women’s Day?
(a) Sudha Murthy
(b)Sarajni Murthy
(c) Sudha Nayar
(d)none of these

Answer :(a)Sudha Murth

Famous social worker Sudha Murthy (73) has been nominated to Rajya Sabha. She is the wife of famous businessman and Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy. British PM Rishi Sunak is his son-in-law. Sudha was awarded Padma Shri in 2006 and Padma Bhushan in 2023. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave this information on Women’s Day on 8 March. PM wrote in a post on social media, her presence in Rajya Sabha is a powerful proof of women power.


Q.3 Who has recently become the 32nd member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?
(b) Australia
(c) Peru

Answer :(a)Sweden

Finland Country North Atlantic Treaty in March 2023
Organization (NATO) became the 31st member
NATO was established in 1949. Its Secretary General is Jens Stoltenberg.

Q.4 UNNATI Scheme – 2024 launched recently?
(a) NITI Aayog
(b) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(c) Ministry of Education
(d) None of these

Answer :(b) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

UNNATI Scheme – 2024 approved by Central Government, ₹10,037 crore allocated for 10 years for UNNATI Scheme

Full form of UNNATI scheme -Uttar
Poorva Transformative Industrialization Scheme i.e. North-East Transformative Industrialization Scheme.
Nodal Ministry – Ministry of Commerce and Industry
This scheme is for a period of 10 years. A provision of ₹10,037 crore has been made for the scheme.


Q.5 Between which countries will Sea Defenders-2024 be organized?
(a) India – Japan
(b) India – America
(c) India – Chain
(d)none of these

Answer :(b) India – America

Joint exercise “Sea Defenders- 2024” between the Coast Guards of India and the United States of America will be organized from 9 – 10 March in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar.


Q.6 The Government of India has approved a new mission to promote Artificial Intelligence in the country?
(a)India New Ai
(b)India Al Mission
(c)Middle AI
(d)10 Hindi AI

Answer :(b)India Al Mission

Cabinet has approved India Al Mission to promote AI innovation ecosystem in India Cabinet has approved Rs 10,371.92 crore for India Al Mission AI Mission under Digital India Corporation (DIC) ‘IndiaAl’ Independent Will be implemented by Business Division (IBD)


Q.7 Sela Tunnel is an under construction road tunnel at an altitude of 3,000 meters. It is in which state of India?
(a)Arunachal Pradesh
(c) Meghalaya

Answer :(a)Arunachal Pradesh

This tunnel is built on the China border, which is a part of the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang road.

Sela Tunnel Project

The tunnel is located in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

It has been constructed by BSF Border Roads Organisation.

The Sela Tunnel Project consists of two tunnels and a link road – Tunnel 1, 980 meters long and Tunnel 2, 1555 meters long.

Q.8 Recently gave its approval to increase the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute?
(a) Rs 300 per quintal
(b) Rs 285 per quintal
(c) Rs 385 per quintal
(d) Rs 485 per quintal

Answer :(b) Rs 285 per quintal

Cabinet has increased the minimum support price for raw jute by Rs 285 for the 2024-25 season.

Minimum support price for raw jute to be Rs 5,335 per quintal in 2024-25

09 March 2024 Daily Current Affairs Questions Answer

Q.9 Recently, in which state of India, Operation Kamdhenu is being run by the police?
(a) Jammu and Kashmir
(c) Meghalaya
(d)Uttar Pradesh

Answer :(a)Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Police has started Operation Kamdhenu in Jammu, Samba and Kathua police ranges. Objective – To take action against animal smugglers.


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