Latest Current Affairs Questions, 20 April 2024

Today, on 20 April, ISRO got a big success. This is a fact that on this day in 2011, ISRO’s satellite launch vehicle ‘PSLV’ successfully launched three satellites into space.

Today’s Current Affairs Question-
Who has been appointed as the Director General of NSG (National Security Guard)? The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) of the Central Government has appointed senior IPS officer Nalin Prabhat as the Director General of NSG (National Security Guard). Nalin Prabhat’s tenure will be till 31 August 2028.

Q2. To which country has India recently handed over the Brahmos missile?

Answer: (a)Philippines
India has handed over the first consignment of Brahmos missile to the South East Asian country Philippines. India and the Philippines signed a US$375 million deal for this weapon system in 2022

Q3. Supriyo Chakraborty vs Union of India case is related to
(a) Challenged the Special Marriage Act of 1954
(b) It does not allow gay marriage
(c) Related to 2023
(d) All of above

Answer : d
For the Supriyo Chakraborty vs Union of India case (for LGBTQ+ community), the Central Government has constituted a committee headed by Rajiv Gauba

In the Supriyo Chakraborty vs Union of India case 2023, the Supreme Court held that the LGBTQ+ community has no fundamental right to marry under the Special Marriage Act 1954

Q4. Recently, which Indian Navy Vice Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi will replace the current Navy Chief _______?
(a) R Harikumar
(b) General Manoj Pandey
(c) Anil Chauhan
(d) none

Answer :(a) R Harikumar
Vice Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi has been appointed the 26th Chief of the Indian Navy


Q5. Which airport has recently been selected as the ‘world’s best airport’? (a) Indira Gandhi International Airport
(b) Hamad International Airport, Doha
(c) Changi International Airport, Singapore
(d) Incheon International Airport, Seoul

Answer :(b) Hamad International Airport, Doha
Hamad International Airport has been selected as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2024

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2024 has given the list of 100 best airports in the world. 5 airports of India are included in the list –
36th- Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
59th – Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore 61st- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
92nd – Manohar Parikar International Airport, Goa
95th – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai

Q6. Which state of India has been declared the world’s second largest silver mine?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Odisha
(c) Meghalaya

Answer :(a) Rajasthan
The Sindesar Khurd mine located in Rajasthan has been declared the second largest silver mine in the world, Mexico is the world’s largest silver producing country, and Penasquito located in Mexico is the world’s largest silver mine

Q7. Apricot Blossom Festival is related to which state?
(b)New Delhi

Answer :(a)Ladakh
Recently ‘Apricot Blossom Festival 2024’ has started in the Union Territory of Ladakh. The festival is organized from April 6, 2024 to April 18, 2024


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