Latest New Current Affairs of 18 April, 2024

1. When is World Heritage Day celebrated?
(a) 18 April
(b) 24 April
(c) 19 April
(d) none
Answer: (a) 18 April
World Heritage Day is celebrated every year on 18 April. Its theme is – “Discover and experience diversity”.
Theme – 2023 – ‘Heritage Changes’
In 1983, during the conference of the General Assembly of UNESCO, it was announced to celebrate 18 April as World Heritage Day. Objective – To spread awareness about the preservation of historical and cultural sites related to human civilization all over the world.

2. S Somnath announced on 16 April 2024 that India aims to create a debris-free space by _______?

Answer :(a)2030
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman S Somnath announced that India aims to create a debris-free space by 2030.
Space debris or garbage is called Debris.

3. In April 2024, the IMF has increased the GDP growth rate for the financial year 2024-25 from 6.5% to ________?

Answer :(c)6.8
The IMF has raised India’s GDP growth forecast for the financial year 2024-25 to 6.8%. The reason for increasing the GDP growth forecast is the increasing domestic demand

The IMF had forecast India’s GDP growth forecast to be 6.5% in January 2024

3. How many silver medals has India won in the Asian Wrestling Championships 2024?

Answer :(a)4
The Asian Wrestling Championships 2024 was held from 11 to 16 April 2024 in Vishkek, Kyrgyzstan. India won a total of 9 medals (four silver and five bronze) in the Asian Wrestling Championships 2024

With 9 medals, India stood 9th in the medal table

4. _______ is also called the Ayodhya of the South?
(a)Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple
(b)Sita ram mandir, Kerala
(c)Swmi narayan ayyaar

Answer :(a)Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple

Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple is a famous temple of Lord Rama. It is situated on the banks of the Godavari River in Bhadrachalam, Telangana state.

Recently, Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple Kalyanotsavam started in Bhadrachalam, Telangana.

5. To whom will the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award – 2024 be given?
(a) Amitabh Bachchan
(b) Akshay Kumar
(c) Sonu Nigam
(d) Ajay Devan

Answer :(a) Amitabh Bachchan
The Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar Award is given in honor of singer Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar. Amitabh Bachchan will be honored with the Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar Award – 2024 on 24 April 2024.

Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award (Special Award) – Randeep Hooda will be given Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award (Special Contribution in Music) – AR Rahman

6. Who was recently made the brand ambassador of Space India?
(a) Sanjana Sanghi
(b) Amitabh Bachchan
(c) Menika Roy
(d) none

Answer :(a) Sanjana Sanghi
Bollywood actress and artist Sanjana Sanghi has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Space India.

Sanjana Sanghi is a young Bollywood star and UNDP Youth Champion.

Space India was established in 2001

7. Which report was recently released by the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA)? (a)Asian world population 2024
(b)Central of World population 2025
(c)State of World Population – 2024

Answer :(c)
The United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) released the State of World Population – 2024 report
The major findings of the report in the context of India are India’s estimated population – 144.17 crores, India is the most populous country in the world (after India, China has a population of 142.5 crores) India’s population is likely to double in the next 77 years

24 percent of India’s estimated population is in the age group of 0-14 years, while 17 percent is in the age group of 10-19

8. Which is the first country to vaccinate against meningitis

Answer :(d)Nigeria
African Nigeria has become the first country to introduce a vaccine for meningitis. The name of this vaccine approved by the World Health Organization is – Men5CV/MenFive vaccine. The vaccine has been developed by PATH and Serum Institute of India, with financial support from the UK government.




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