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Daily Current Affairs MCQ : 18 June 2024

Daily Current Affairs : 18 June 2024, MCQ questions with detail explanation and extra fact for the preparation of competitive exams.

Daily MCQs : 18 June 2024

Q: Who is the US National Security Advisor (NSA)?

A) Antony Blinken
B) Jake Sullivan
C) Lloyd Austin
D) Kamala Harris

Answer
Ans : B) Jake Sullivan
Jake Sullivan, US National Security Advisor, met with External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi on 17 June 2024

Q: What annual meeting did Jake Sullivan attended with and Ajit Doval during India visit in June 2024 ?

A) Indo-US Defense Summit
B) Annual Trade and Economic Dialogue
C) Second annual meeting of the initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET)
D) Global Climate Change Conference

Answer
Ans : C) Second annual meeting of the initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET)
Sullivan and Doval attended the second annual meeting of the initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET). They reviewed the entire spectrum of Indo-US strategic ties.

Q: What is the purpose of the US-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET)?

A) To promote cultural exchanges between the two countries
B) To elevate and expand the strategic technology partnership and defense industrial cooperation
C) To negotiate trade agreements
D) To address climate change issues

Answer
Ans : B) To elevate and expand the strategic technology partnership and defense industrial cooperation
The initiative aims to elevate and expand the strategic technology partnership and defense industrial cooperation between the governments, businesses, and academic institutions of the two countries.

Q: When will the new criminal laws Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, Bharatiya Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam come into force?

A) January 1, 2024
B) April 1, 2024
C) July 1, 2024
D) October 1, 2024

Answer
Ans : C) July 1, 2024
New criminal laws Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, Bharatiya Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam will come into force on July 1, 2024.

Q: What laws are being replaced by the new criminal laws on July 1, 2024?

A) Constitution of India
B) IPC, CrPC, and Indian Evidence Act
C) Consumer Protection Act
D) Right to Information Act

Answer
Ans : B) IPC, CrPC, and Indian Evidence Act
IPC, CrPC, and Indian Evidence Act are being replaced after consultation and Law Commission of India reports. Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) and judicial academies are providing training.

Daily Current Affairs MCQ : 17 June 2024

Daily Current Affairs : 17 June 2024, MCQ questions with detail explanation and extra fact for the preparation of competitive exams.

Daily MCQs : 17 June 2024

Q: Which cities, apart from Mumbai, are hosting MIFF screenings this year?

A) Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur
B) Delhi, Chennai, Pune, and Kolkata
C) Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, and Chennai
D) Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, and Ahmedabad

Answer
Ans : B) Delhi, Chennai, Pune, and Kolkata
The 18th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) was inaugurated in Mumbai on 15 June 2024.

Q: Who received the V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award for 2024?

A) Madhur Bhandarkar
B) Randeep Hooda
C) Subbiah Nallamuthu
D) Divya Dutta

Answer
Ans : C) Subbiah Nallamuthu
Subbiah Nallamuthu, is an award-winning wildlife filmmaker.

Q: What is the name of the advanced aerial combat training exercise conducted four times a year by the US Air Force, which saw participation from the Indian Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom, Royal Netherlands Air Force, German Luftwaffe, and the US Air Force in June 2024?

A) Exercise Air Show
B) Exercise Friend Force
C) Exercise Green Sea
D) Exercise Red Flag

Answer
Ans : D) Exercise Red Flag
An Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent participated in Exercise Red Flag 2024 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska from 4th to 14th June 2024.

United Nations Organization PDF

List of United Nations Organization Pdf with Headquarters, Acronyms and Establishment year for Competitive exams General Knowledge.

The United Nations (UN) is a international organization which maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and serve as a center for harmonizing the actions of nations by using political and diplomatic means. 

List of UN Organizations

S. No.AcronymsAgencyHeadquartersEstablished
1FAOFood and Agriculture OrganizationRome, Italy1946
2IAEAInternational Atomic Energy AgencyVienna, Austria1957
3ICAOInternational Civil Aviation OrganizationMontreal, Quebec, Canada1947
4IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentRome, Italy1977
5ILOInternational Labor OrganizationGeneva, Switzerland1919
6IMOInternational Maritime OrganizationLondon, United Kingdom1948
7IMFInternational Monetary FundWashington, D.C., United States1945
8ITUInternational Telecommunication UnionGeneva, Switzerland1865
9UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationParis, France1945
10UPUUniversal Postal UnionBern, Switzerland1947
11WBGWorld Bank GroupWashington, D.C., United States1945
12WIPOWorld Intellectual Property OrganizationGeneva, Switzerland1974
13WMOWorld Meteorological OrganizationGeneva, Switzerland1950
14UNWTOUnited Nations World Tourism OrganizationMadrid, Spain1974
15UNODCUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVienna, Austria1997
16WHOWorld Health OrganizationGeneva, Switzerland1948
17UNHCROffice of United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesGeneva, Switzerland1950
18WFPOffice of United Nations World Food ProgramRome, Italy1961

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UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites all of which are located near Agra. Uttar Pradesh is a home to the 20 crore population of India and a rich history whom made thee heritage sites have different culture, beliefs and different art pattern. Below is the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and detail is provided.

UNESCO World Heritage SiteLocationUNESCO Inscription Year
Taj MahalAgra1983
Agra FortAgra1983
Fatehpur SikriAgra1986
SarnathVaranashi1988
Iconic Saree Weaving Cluster of India Varanasi2014
Varanasi RiverfrontVaranasi2021

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India near the right bank of river Yamuna. It is a is mausoleum, which was build by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is made of ivory white marbel.

Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

It is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It has served as the residence of Mughal dynasty during rule. It is spread over 94 acres.

Fatehpur Sikri

It is located 30 km outside of Agra. It was founded as the capital city of Mughal empire by Akbar The Great. It is built largely from red sandstone, the fortresses, palaces, mosques, gardens and audience halls are all distinctive and unique.

Sarnath

It is a place located 10 kilometres northeast of Varanasi, near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. Here, Gautama Buddha taught his first sermon after attaining enlightenment.

Iconic Saree Weaving Cluster of India 

The Iconic Saree Weaving Cluster of India consists of Eight clusters, two of them are located in Uttar Pradesh. Banaras and Mubarakpur are commonly known for having the iconic settlements of saree weavers in India.

 Varanasi Riverfront

Located in Varanasi. Site stretches over a big area in front of the River Ganga and is an active spot for activities such as religious festivities and rituals. It is consisting of a symbolic chain of 84 ghats along with several temples and buildings of spectacular architecture.

Most populated state in India – Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India and the most populous country subdivision in the world. As per Census 2011 data, information about population of Uttar Pradesh is provided below.

  1. 19.98 crores is the population of Uttar Pradesh.
  2. Male and Female are 104,480,510 and 95,331,831 respectively.
  3. Population growth from 2001 to 2011 is 20.23 percent and in the previous decade 1991 to 2001 was 25.80 percent.
  4. The population of Uttar Pradesh forms 16.50 percent of total population of India.
  5. Sex ratio in Uttar Pradesh is 912 female over 1000 males.
  6. Uttar Pradesh literacy rate is overall 67.68 percent. Male literacy is 77.28 % and Female literacy is 57.18 %.
  7. Projected population of 2023 is 24.14 crores.
  8. 79.23 Percent of total population are Hindu and 19.26 Percent Muslim comprises of the population.
  9. 22.27 percent population live in urban areas.
Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Metropolitan Regions Population

Large Metropolitan RegionPopulation
Kanpur2,920,496
Lucknow2,902,920
Ghaziabad2,375,820
Agra1,760,285
Varanasi1,423,711
Meerut1,420,902
Allahabad1,212,395
Bareilly985,752
Aligarh911,223
Gorakhpur694,889

The Most Populated States in India – As per 2011 census

State/Union TerritoryTotal population
1. Uttar Pradesh19,98,12,341
2. Maharashtra11,23,74,333
3. Bihar10,40,99,452
4. West Bengal9,12,76,115
5. Andhra Pradesh8,45,80,777
6. Madhya Pradesh7,26,26,809
7. Tamil Nadu7,24,47,030
8. Rajasthan6,85,48,473
9. Karnataka6,10,95,297
10. Gujarat6,04,39,692

Uttar Pradesh is the fourth-largest Indian state by area occupying 243,286 km2 (93,933 sq mi), equal to 7.3 per cent of the total area of India. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand), has been created from Uttar Pradesh’s western Himalayan hill region. The forest cover is 6.1 per cent of the state’s geographical area. The area that is cultivable is 82 per cent of the total geographical area. In terms of Net State Domestic product (NSDP), Uttar Pradesh the fourth-largest economy in India,  contributing around 8.4% of India’s gross domestic product. Uttar Pradesh has a rich culture and traditions which are followed by Uttar Pradesh people all over the world.

Uttar Pradesh Language

Official Language of Uttar Pradesh for administrative use is Hindi and Urdu is co-official. Hindi is the most spoken language in Uttar Pradesh.

Bhojpuri is the second most spoken. For scripting purpose in office Devanagari script is used. In this blog we will be giving information about the languages spoken and written in Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Language :

  1. Hindi
  2. Bhojpuri
  3. Urdu

Hindi

It is referred Indo-Aryan language from the Indo-European language family which is spoken chiefly in North India, and is also used in the Hindi Belt region encompassing parts of northern, central, eastern, and western India. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the two official languages of the Government of India, along with English. Official language written in document in UP government is Devanagari script of Hindi.

Bhojpuri

Bhojpuri  is an Indo-Aryan language native to the Bhojpur-Purvanchal region . It is chiefly spoken in eastern Uttar Pradesh, western Bihar and western Jharkhand in India. It is an eastern Indo Aryan language is a descendant of Magadhi Prakrit and is related to Maithili, Magahi, Bangla, Odia,  Assamese, and other eastern Indo-Aryan languages.

Urdu

Urdu  co official language of Uttar Pradesh

Co-Official language of Uttar Pradesh is Urdu. It is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in South Asia. In India, Urdu is an Eighth Schedule language, its status and cultural heritage of this language are recognised by the Constitution of India; and it also has an official status in several Indian states including Uttar Pradesh. Urdu and Hindi share a common Sanskrit- and Prakrit-derived vocabulary base. Urdu is written in the Nastaliq style.

Conclusion :

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Folk songs of Uttar Pradesh

The folk songs of Uttar Pradesh are unique to its people. These songs are celebrated all over the India through visiting peoples from Uttar Pradesh region. Many people from Uttar Pradesh are residing in different parts of India and World. This unique song form are conserved by this people all over the world.

In this blog we are presenting the names and details of folk songs .

  1. Bhajan
  2. Kajri
  3. Kaharwa
  4. Nauka Jhakkad
  5. Sohar

Folk songs of Uttar Pradesh

Bhajan

Folk songs of Uttar Pradesh

Bhajans are devotional songs and sung for the Hindu deities like Lord Ram, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and others.

Kajri

This song is celebrated on Teej and Sawan. This song is sing near the start of monsoon. It talks about the beauty of ecology, the black cloud and thunder. It celebrates the beauty of nature and longing of a beloved and separation of loved ones.

Kaharwa

It is practised in the near region of Ganges and Yamuna. This song describes the everyday problems, love, romance and social issues. Kaharwa taal is having an eight-beat cycle.

Nauka Jhakkad

It is sung during Boat race and during river activities. Nauka Jhakkad means Rocking the Boat .

Sohar

This song as well as dance is performed for the celebration of the birth of a child. In this women typically make a circle and dance along the circle on the rhythm of dholak and song. Song is orated by women. It is symbol of unity, tradition and celebrating a new life.

Thank you for visiting this blog we have presented here Folk songs of Uttar Pradesh. This interesting music is giving Uttar Pradesh people delightful experience as well as devotional nature that brings people near goodness and God. All of this are the needs that have been provided with songs for creating awareness as well as followers devotionally.

Bird Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh

The list and details of important Bird Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh (UP) are discussed in this blog. The main birds sanctuaries in alphabetical order includes ; Baakhira, Lakh Bahosi, Nawabgunj, Parvati Aranga, Patna, Saman, Sandi, Sur and Vijai Sagar.

Bakhira Bird Sanctuary

Location: Sant Kabir Nagar district

It is situated 44 km west of Gorakhpur city.Spread over 29 hectares, it is located on the banks of the river Ghaghra. Siberians birds travel across 5000 km to get to these wetlands at the time of winter’s.

Lakh Bahosi Bird Sanctuary

Location: Kannauj district

Bird Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh

It is spread over two shallow lakes near the villages of Lakh and Bahosi (about 4 km apart) in Kannauj district, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about 40 km from Kannauj. Bird species from 49 genera (of the 97 inhabiting India) can be seen at the sanctuary. It is one of the largest bird sanctuary in India, covering 80 km2 includes also a stretch of the Upper Ganges canal. 

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

Location: Unnao district

It is located  on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway and consist of a lake and the surrounding environment. It is  wetland. It is spread over an area of 2,800 hectares . The sanctuary provides protection for 250 species of migratory birds mostly from CIS countries.

Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary

Location: Gonda district

Bird Sanctuaries in UP

Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary is located in the Gonda District and is about 45 Km. from Gonda at Mankapur-Nawabganj Road and Mankapur-Faizabad Railway Line in state of Uttar Pradesh, India. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 1084.47 ha. It is known for its diverse birdlife included residents and migratory birds like Kingfisher and Osprey.

Patna Bird Sanctuary

Location: Etah district

It is situated near town Jalesar  (Bell City) . It is a protected area and it is important wintering ground for migratory birds. This has over 200 species of resident and migratory birds, including the critically endangered Egyptian vulture. It is the smallest bird sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.

Saman Bird Sanctuary

Location: Mainpuri district

It is occupying an area of 5.68 hectares, located on the banks of the river Yamuna and is known for its diverse avifauna.

Sandi Bird Sanctuary

Location: Mainpuri district

It is 1 Km from the Sandi town, 19 Km from city Hardoi and 129 Km from Lucknow, the state capital. It is protected area. Lake’s area is 309 ha. It is protected to protect residential bird , aquatic life and migratory birds.

Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Location: Agra district

It is located in Mathura-Delhi Highway. Soor Sarovar bird sanctuary covers an area of 7.97 sq km. In this sanctuary there is a large lake covering area of 2.25sq km with depth wearing from 4 meter to 8 meter. Today it is home to more than 165 species of migratory and resident birds.

Vijai Sagar Bird Sanctuary

Location: Bulandshahr district

This Sanctuary is occupying an area of 369 hectares, and this sanctuary is located on the banks of the river Ganges and is home for a variety of resident and migratory birds.

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Uttar Pradesh History

The important points of Uttar Pradesh (UP) History during different rule, has been provided in this blog. These points are very useful for the students preparing for Uttar Pradesh Civil Services Exam – UPPSC PCS and UPSC IAS.

Uttar Pradesh history :

The Uttar Pradesh History is divided into following period :

  1. Prehistory and Mythology (up to c. 600 BCE)
  2. The Buddhist- Hindu Period (c. 600 BCE to c. 1200 CE)
  3. The Muslim Period (c. 1200 to c. 1775)
  4. The British Period (c. 1775 to 1947)
  5. The Post-Independence Period (1947 to the present)

Prehistory and Mythology (up to c. 600 BCE)

  1. Archaeological findings reveal insights in modern-day Uttar Pradesh, dating back to around 10,000 BCE.
  2. Vedic literature and ancient Indian epics like the Ramayana and Mahabharata are providing crucial knowledge about the region before the 7th century BCE.
  3. The Mahabharata is set around Hastinapur, whereas the Ramayana is centered on Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama.
  4. Mathura and Vrindavan are mythological sites associated with the birth of Krishna, another incarnation of Vishnu.

The Buddhist- Hindu Period (c. 600 BCE to c. 1200 CE)

  1. The history of India and Uttar Pradesh trace back to the end of the 7th century BCE, which is marked by the dominance of 16 great states in northern India, from which seven were falling within the boundaries of present-day Uttar Pradesh.
  2. From the 5th century BCE to the 6th century CE, the region was under the control of Magadha in Bihar and later Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Rulers included Chandragupta , Ashoka , Samudra Gupta, Chandra Gupta II , and Harsha.
  3. Harsha, a ruler who reigned from around 606 to 647 CE, controlled Uttar Pradesh from capital at Kanyakubja (modern Kannauj) and extending his rule over the parts of present-day Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan.
  4. The evolution of religion saw Brahmanism emerge from the ancient Vedic religion by the 6th century BCE, later it evolved into classical Hinduism by the 2nd century BCE. Buddhism, founded by Buddha, is spread across India, including Uttar Pradesh, with significant sites such as Sarnath and Kushinagara.
  5. In the beginning , Buddhism and Brahmanic or Hindu culture coexisted, the Buddhist art was flourishing under Ashoka’s reign and Hindu art reached its peak during the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th century CE).
  6. After Harsha’s death, around 647 CE, there was a decline in Buddhism and a revival of Hinduism, which was led by philosopher Shankara, whom believed to have established the famous Badrinath temple in the Himalayas after visiting Varanasi and traveling through the plains of Uttar Pradesh.

The Muslim Period (c. 1200 to c. 1775)

  1. Muslim incursions began around 1000–30 CE, but Muslim rule over northern India, was established at late 12th century by Muʿizz al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Sām (Muḥammad Ghūrī).
  2. For almost 600 years, Uttar Pradesh was ruled by various Muslim dynasties, which was centered in or near Delhi, starting with the Delhi Sultanate.
  3. In 1526, Bābur, a descendant of Genghis Khan and Timur, defeated Sultan Ibrāhīm Lodī and then founded the Mughal dynasty, which was dominated the subcontinent for over 200 years, centered in Uttar Pradesh.
  4. Under Akbar’s reign (1556–1605), the Mughal Empire promoted a new composite culture that blended elements of Hinduism and Islam. Akbar’s court was full of eminent figures in architecture, literature, painting, and music, regardless of caste or creed.
  5. The Mughal era saw the rise , such as Ramananda’s bhakti sect and Kabīr’s teachings marking the importance of the unity of religions.
  6. Decline of the Mughal Empire in the 18th century led to shift of cultural centers from Delhi to Lucknow, where under the nawab of Oudh, art, literature, music, and poetry flourished in an environment of communal harmony.

The British Period (c. 1775 to 1947)

  1. The East India Company acquired present-day Uttar Pradesh over 75 years, which is from the late 18th century to the mid-19th century, by taking territories from various powers including nawabs, the Sindhias of Gwalior, and the Gurkhas of Nepal.
  2. Uttar Pradesh then part of the Bengal Presidency, these territories were separated in 1833 to form North-Western Provinces (later the Agra Presidency), which included annexed kingdom of Oudh in 1856, forming United Provinces in 1877.
  3. The Indian Mutiny of 1857–58, which was in the United Provinces, it was a widespread revolt against the East India Company, leading to the transfer of administration from the Company to British crown in 1858.
  4. The United Provinces played a significant role in the rise of Indian nationalism, producing important leaders like Motilal Nehru, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Purushottam Das Tandon.
  5. Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi’s noncooperation movement of 1920–22 had found strong support in the United Provinces but suspended after mob violence in Chauri Chaura.
  6. The United Provinces witnessed extensive development, including establishment of canals, railways, and modern education institutions.

Uttar Pradesh history : The Post-Independence Period (1947 to the present)

Uttar Pradesh History
  1. In 1947, the United Provinces became part of independent India and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950 under the new Indian constitution.
  2. Uttar Pradesh played a significant role in Indian politics, producing several prime ministers like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, along leaders of national opposition parties like Acharya Narendra Dev and Mulayam Singh Yadav.
  3. State-level politics in Uttar Pradesh characterized by frequent shifts in government control between parties like the BJP, SP, and BSP since the early 1990s.
  4. Instances of direct central government control occurred, notably in 1992–93 following rioting after the destruction of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.
  5. Unrest in Himalayan regions of Uttar Pradesh led to demands for a separate state. This culminated in the formation of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand) in November 2000, carving the northwestern part of Uttar Pradesh.

Famous Food of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is famous for the food varieties and tasty food it offers. Due to present of different culture in Uttar Pradesh many different food habits and different type of dishes can be find. Every dish in Uttar Pradesh is mouth watery. Here we are providing you with a list Uttar Pradesh Famous food. Their taste makes this dishes famous. Uttar Pradesh should be in bucket list of people to have the flavor of the dishes.

Famous Food of Uttar Pradesh

famous food of uttar pradesh

Chaat : Chaat is a mixture of potato vegies , Chola, Bhel (Namkeen)and Aloo Tiki (similar to the Tiki used in burger ) popular variants included Alu Tikkis or Samosa (garnished with onion, potatoes, coriander, peas, hot spices and a dash of yogurt), Bhel puri, Dahi puri, Panipuri, Dahi vada, Papri chaat, and Sev puri.

Biryani : It is made with rice, some type of meat for non- veg people(chicken, goat, pork, lamb, beef, prawn, or fish) and spices. For vegetarians, it is prepared by substituting vegetables or paneer for the meat.

Boondi : It is made from fried chickpea flour. It is taken as dessert.

Dum bhindi : Potato and fried Ladyfinger .

Egg curry: Egg in a tomato curry.

Kofta: stuffed vegetables in a Calabash.

Litti chokha: Stuffed protein food in wheat cover.

Pakora: Fried bread ,

Palak paneer: Spinach gravy and paneer .

Tehri: Rice cooked with a little amount of turmeric adding to the flavour.

Poori: Oil and Wheat is mixed . Then slices are made and fried in oil and the poori is just delicious.

Raita: Tomato , Onion and Calabash peals are added in curd and mixed till the curd become smooth.

Rajma: Red kidney beas are made in a Tomato, Onion Curry.

Chole : chickpea are made in a Tomato, Onion Curry.

Petha : This is eaten as dessert it is sweet and made from pumpkin.

Other items

  • Pasanda paneer 
  • Samosa
  • Shab deg 
  • Kalmi kebab
  • Shami kabab 

Uttar Pradesh Airport List

We are providing the list of Airport in Uttar Pradesh from where commercial flights operates for General Knowledge and Awareness. Uttar Pradesh has a vast geographical area. Connectivity is necessary for each part of any state. Uttar Pradesh has airport connectivity at various locations covering entire state of Uttar Pradesh. These airport have been categorised as Domestic, International according to whether the flights operated are going in India or is going to outside India.

List of Airport in Uttar Pradesh

Airport nameDistrictAirport typeOwned/operated by
Agra AirportAgraDomestic MoD and AAI
Aligarh AirportAligarhDomesticGovt. of UP and AAI
Maharishi Valmiki International AirportAyodhyaInternationalAAI
Azamgarh AirportAzamgarhDomesticGovt. of UP and AAI
Bareilly AirportBareillyDomestic MoD and AAI
Chitrakoot AirportChitrakootDomesticGovt. of UP and AAI
Gorakhpur AirportGorakhpurDomestic MoD and AAI
Kanpur AirportKanpurDomestic MoD and AAI
Kushinagar International AirportKushinagarInternationalAAI
Chaudhary Charan Singh International AirportLucknowInternationalLIAL
Moradabad AirportMoradabadDomesticAAI
Noida International AirportGautam Budh NagarInternationalZurich Airport AG
Prayagraj AirportPrayagrajDomestic MoD and AAI
Shravasti AirportShravastiDomesticGovt. of UP and AAI
Lal Bahadur Shastri International AirportVaranasiInternationalAAI
Uttar Pradesh Airport list

Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

Situated in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, it is one of the busiest airports in the state. It is a International airport. Chaudhary Charan Singh was a former prime minister and honoured by Bharat Ratna.  It handled 6.2 million passengers, which means more than 45,500 aircraft movements in the fiscal year 2023–2024. Lucknow Aerocity is being constructed around airport.

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport

It is a international airport serving the city of Varanasi, which is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and a significant religious center in India. It is handling more than 2 million passenger traffic every annum. It is 20th busiest airport in India. Varanasi is the center from spiritual temples and also the art engraved on the temples. One can find many relatable things from extreme past to this area.

Noida International Airport

It is under construction. It is also known as Jewar airport as it is situated in Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar district. It will be a international airport. It will be high traffic airport. It will serve the NCR (National Capital Region) and reduce the traffic load of Indra Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
It is connected to various highways in Delhi NCR like Ghaziabad–Bulandshahr–Aligarh (NH-34) and Delhi–Ghaziabad–Meerut Expressway. Under construction points connecting roads are Yamuna Expressway, KGP Expressway and Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. It is being constructed to the international standards.

Uttar Pradesh All District List

Uttar Pradesh (UP) all District List for General Knowledge and General Awareness for Competitive exams. Uttar Pradesh was established in 1950 after India become a republic. It is a born out of  United Provinces, established in 1935 by renaming the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh and in turn established in 1902 from the North-Western Provinces and the Oudh Province.

Uttar Pradesh contributes 80 seats for Lok Sabha and 31 seats to Rajya Sabha. Hindi is the largest spoken language and also the official language along with Urdu.

Uttar Pradesh District map

Presently, Uttar Pradesh has 75 districts. The name of districts and their areas are mentioned in list in alphabetic order.

List of Uttar Pradesh – All District

S.NODistricts of Uttar PradeshDivisionArea (sq km)
1AgraAgra4,041
2AligarhAligarh3,788
3Prayagraj (Allahabad)Prayagraj5,482
4Ambedkar NagarAyodhya2,350
5AmethiAyodhya2,651
6AmrohaMoradabad2,249
7AuraiyaKanpur2,016
8AzamgarhAzamgarh4,054
9BadaunBareilly4,234
10BagpatMeerut5,237
11BahraichGonda2,981
12BalliaAzamgarh3,349
13BalrampurGonda4,408
14BandaChitrakoot4,402
15BarabankiAyodhya4,120
16BareillyBareilly2,688
17BastiBasti4,561
18BijnorMoradabad4,262
19BulandshahrMeerut4,441
20ChandauliVaranasi2,541
21ChitrakootChitrakoot3,216
22DeoriaGorakhpur2,540
23EtahAligarh2,431
24EtawahKanpur2,311
25AyodhyaAyodhya2,341
26FarrukhabadKanpur2,181
27FatehpurPrayagraj4,152
28FirozabadAgra2,407
29Gautam Buddha NagarMeerut720
30GhaziabadMeerut1,179
31GhazipurVaranasi3,377
32GondaGonda4,003
33GorakhpurGorakhpur3,321
34HamirpurChitrakoot4,021
35HapurMeerut649
36HardoiLucknow5,986
37HathrasAligarh1,840
38Jalaun
Jhansi
4,565
39JaunpurVaranasi4,038
40Jhansi
Jhansi
5,024
41KannaujKanpur2,093
42Kanpur DehatKanpur3,021
43Kanpur NagarKanpur3,155
44KasganjAligarh1,955
45KaushambiPrayagraj1,779
46KushinagarGorakhpur7,680
47Lakhimpur KheriLucknow2,905
48Lalitpur
Jhansi
5,039
49LucknowLucknow2,528
50MaharajganjGorakhpur2,952
51MahobaChitrakoot3,144
52MainpuriAgra2,760
53MathuraAgra3,340
54MauAzamgarh1,713
55MeerutMeerut2,559
56MirzapurMirzapur4,405
57MoradabadMoradabad2,233
58MuzaffarnagarSaharanpur2,742
59PilibhitBareilly3,686
60PratapgarhPrayagraj3,717
61Rae BareliLucknow3,937
62RampurMoradabad2,367
63SaharanpurSaharanpur3,689
64Sant Kabir NagarBasti2,390
65Sant Ravidas NagarMirzapur1,646
66SambhalMoradabad1,015
67ShahjahanpurBareilly4,388
68ShamliSaharanpur1,266
69ShravastiGonda1,640
70SiddharthnagarBasti2,895
71SitapurLucknow5,743
72SonbhadraMirzapur6,905
73SultanpurAyodhya2,457
74UnnaoLucknow4,558
75Varanasi (Kashi)Varanasi1,535

Rivers in Uttar Pradesh (Full List)

Uttar Pradesh is blessed with high number of rivers that passes its geography as well as those which merge into each other. List of Rivers in Uttar Pradesh with origin, and Joining Information in provided here. In Uttar Pradesh a great deal of spiritual culture is found to be associated to these above mentioned rivers. This rivers not only providing spiritual mindset in people but also provides water and soil in agriculture of the Uttar Pradesh.

List of Rivers in Uttar Pradesh

River NameOriginates FromOriginating StateJoins WithJoining SateLength (km)
GangaGangotri GlacierUttarakhandBay of BengalWest Bengal2,525
YamunaYamunotri GlacierUttarakhandGanga in Prayagraj (Allahabad)Uttar Pradesh1,376
GhagharaNear Mapchachungo GlacierTibetGanga in BiharUttar Pradesh1,080
GomtiGomat TaalPilibhitGanga in VaranasiUttar Pradesh900
BetwaVindhya RangeMadhya PradeshYamuna in HamirpurUttar Pradesh590
ChambalJanapav HillMadhya PradeshYamuna in EtawahUttar Pradesh960
KenNear village AhirgawanMadhya PradeshYamuna in BandaUttar Pradesh427
RaptiSisarma HillNepalGhaghara in Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh525
ShardaMilam GlacierUttarakhandGhaghara in BahraichUttar Pradesh350
SaryuNear SarmoolTibetGhagharaUttar Pradesh540
SonAmarkantakMadhya PradeshGanga in PatnaBihar784
VarunaNear Bhurh JheelVaranasiGanga in VaranasiUttar Pradesh30
TonsBandarpunch RangeUttarakhandYamuna in YamunanagarHaryana250
DhasanLalitpur HillsMadhya PradeshBetwa in HamirpurUttar Pradesh318
SaiAjgain HillsMadhya PradeshYamuna in EtawahHaryana213
GeruaKannauj district Uttar PradeshGanga in KannaujUttar Pradesh150
KaliPithoragarh districtUttarakhandSharda in BahraichUttar Pradesh350
KuwanaKaterniaghat Wildlife SanctuaryUttar PradeshGhagharaUttar Pradesh130
RihandSonbhadra districtUttar PradeshSon in Sonbhadra districtUttar Pradesh600
Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh

Ganga and Yamuna rivers

Ganga and Yamuna rivers plains are the most fertile soils deltas in the whole regions. Rivers are god and bread weavers for this regions. Ganga and Yamuna both originates from the glaciers in the Uttarakhand. Yamuna merges in Ganga in Prayagraj living behind a beautiful scenery of their different coloured soil and water merging into one. That is also one of the main tourist and holy place in Uttar Pradesh. These different and small rivers are worshiped for providing holy and food bearing water to the residents. All rivers are hold and worshiped to the same extent as like the Ganges in North India. Ganges and other rivers canals have been created all over the region providing the agriculture the sufficient water it needs. Uttar Pradesh has become a food bearing geography by these canals.

Richest City of Uttar Pradesh

Noida is the richest city in Uttar Pradesh. Noida full form is New Okhla Industrial Development Authority. This is located in Gautambudh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh . Noida is well planned developed in infrastructure and a hub for electronics and information technologies industries. Many MNCs and big Indian firms has offices in Noida.

Due to the well paid salaries to its employees this area has developed places like malls, restaurants and high rise building. This region is well connected by Delhi metro and this area is very near to the capital of India (Delhi). This is also real state owning and renting area . Modern businesses are well established in Noida.

Jewar International airport (to be operational soon) situated in Gautambudh Nagar. Noida is also the hub for education for students, college and universities.

Facts about Noida

  • The district’s administrative headquarters of Gautambudh Nagar district is in the nearby city of Greater Noida
  • This District contributes 10 percent of the total GDP of the Uttar Pradesh.
  • Noida is classified as a special economic zone (SEZ).
  • Noida falls under the catchment area of the Yamuna River, and it is located on the old river bed.

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Q: Who is the first Indian to receive an honorary Knighthood under King Charles III?

A) Ratan Tata
B) Sachin Tendulkar
C) Sunil Bharti Mittal
D) Naredndra Modi

Answer
Detail News Ans : C) Sunil Bharti Mittal

Q. What is the highest honor bestowed by the Sangeet Natak Akademi?

  • a) Sangeet Natak Ratha
  • b) Akademi Purana
  • c) Akademi Ratna (Akademi Fellow)
  • d) Natya Natak Samman
Answer
Detail News Ans : c) Akademi Ratna (Akademi Fellow)

Q. What is the name of India’s first human spaceflight program?

  • a) Chandrayaan
  • b) Aditya-1
  • c) Gaganyaan
  • d) LVM3
Answer
Detail News Ans : c) Gaganyaan

Q. What is the literal meaning of the word “Gaganyaan” in Sanskrit?

  • a) Lunar Chariot
  • b) Celestial Vehicle
  • c) Solar Probe
  • d) Orbital Station
Answer
Detail News Ans : b) Celestial Vehicle

Q. How many astronauts will be part of the first crewed Gaganyaan mission?

  • a) 1
  • b) 2
  • c) 3
  • d) 4
Answer
Detail News Ans : c) 3

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Q: National Science Day in India is celebrated on which date?

  • a) January 26th
  • b) February 28th
  • c) March 12th
  • d) May 11th
Answer
Detail News Ans : b) February 28th

Q: Which scientist is credited with the discovery of the “Raman Effect”?

  • a) S. N. Bose
  • b) Homi J. Bhabha
  • c) C. V. Raman
  • d) Vikram Sarabhai
Answer
Detail News Ans : c) C. V. Raman

Q: What year did Sir C. V. Raman win the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the Raman Effect?

  • a) 1928
  • b) 1930
  • c) 1935
  • d) 1940
Answer
Detail News Ans : a) 1928

Q: Who has been appointed as the new Lokpal of India?

  • a) Justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy
  • b) Justice AM Khanwilkar
  • c) President Droupadi Murmu
  • d) Sushil Chandra
Answer
Detail News Ans : b) Justice AM Khanwilkar

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Government Raises Sugarcane Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) by Eight Percent; Prime Minister Commends Decision as Historic

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasizes the importance of development efforts for future generations during an address in Mehsana.
  • Projects worth over Rs 13,000 crore are inaugurated and initiated, focusing on infrastructure development.
  • Mr. Modi highlights the significance of road and railway projects as pathways to a developed India.
  • The “Modi Guarantee” initiative aims to uplift the lives of marginalized communities through development efforts.
  • The government emphasizes heritage conservation alongside development activities.
  • Inaugurated projects include Bharat Net Phase-II – Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited, benefiting over 8,000 gram panchayats with high-speed internet.
  • Rail line doubling, gauge conversion, and new broad-gauge lines in Mahesana and Banaskantha districts are among the railway projects launched.
  • Multiple road projects in Kheda, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, and Mahesana are initiated.
  • Foundation stones are laid for various projects, including road projects in Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, and Mahesana, as well as the Runway of Air Force Station, Deesa, and Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC)’s new building at GIFT city.

How many gram panchayats are expected to benefit from the Bharat Net Phase-II – Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited project?
a) Near 5,000
b) Near 6,000
c) Near 7,000
d) Over 8,000

  • Correct answer: d) Over 8,000

PM Modi Unveils Two New Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two new Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (KAPS-3 and KAPS-4) at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station.
  • The inauguration took place in Navsari, South Gujarat, with an investment of 22,500 crore rupees.
  • PM Modi also initiated the construction of PM MITRA Park in Navsari.
  • The event saw the launch of various projects related to infrastructure, including roads, railways, drinking water, and healthcare.
  • PM MITRA Park is the country’s first such park dedicated to the textile sector, aimed at boosting the textile industry and increasing India’s share in textile exports.
  • The Prime Minister emphasized the government’s efforts towards making India self-reliant, with PM MITRA Park being a step in this direction.
  • He highlighted India’s competitiveness in the global textile sector and acknowledged Gujarat’s significant contribution to this achievement.

Question:What is the total investment in the two new Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station?
a) 20,000 crore rupees
b) 22,500 crore rupees
c) 25,000 crore rupees
d) 30,000 crore rupees

  • Correct answer: b) 22,500 crore rupees

Prime Minister Modi Reaffirmed as World’s Most Popular Leader

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi tops global leader approval ratings with 78%.
  • Survey conducted by US-based agency Morning Consult unveils Modi’s popularity.
  • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador secures second place with 65% approval rating.
  • Argentina President Javier Milei ranks third with a 63% approval rating.
  • US President Joe Biden is positioned 11th among world leaders.
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ranks 17th.
  • UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is placed 20th.
  • Survey data collected from January 30 to February 5.

Question: Who emerged as the most popular global leader with a 78% approval rating by Morning Consult 2024?
a) President of Mexico
b) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
c) President of Argentina
d) US President Joe Biden

  • Correct answer: b) Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Kickoff: Khelo India University Games Begin Fourth Edition in Guwahati

  • The fourth edition of Khelo India University Games, named Ashtalakshmi, commences in Guwahati.
  • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur attend the inauguration at Sarusajai Stadium.
  • 213 universities from across India participate in the event.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends best wishes to participants through a video message, emphasizing the importance of sports for youth.
  • PM Modi urges players to compete with full spirit and calls for society’s encouragement towards sports excellence.
  • Special allocation of 3500 crore rupees in the budget for sports development is noted.
  • Union Sports Minister Thakur praises Khelo India games as a platform for young talents and acknowledges North East’s contribution to Indian sports.
  • Plans for India to host the Youth Olympics in 2029 and Summer Olympics in 2036 are mentioned.
  • Assam Chief Minister expresses the state’s desire to host upcoming editions of Khelo India and highlights government initiatives to promote sports.
  • The opening ceremony showcases Assam and North East’s rich cultural heritage, featuring performances by singer Papon.
  • Guwahati hosts 16 sporting events with over 4500 participants, continuing until the 29th of the month.

Where did the Khelo India University Games Ashtalakshmi commence?
a) Kolkata
b) Mumbai
c) Guwahati
d) New Delhi

Answer: c) Guwahati

Greek Prime Minister Set to Embark on Four-Day State Visit to New Delhi

  • Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis to arrives in New Delhi for a four-day State visit to India.
  • Accompanied by senior officials and a high-powered business delegation.
  • Mr. Mitsotakis to be Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at the 9th Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi.
  • Scheduled visit to Mumbai before returning to Athens.
  • Ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt, followed by bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Mr. Modi to host a lunch banquet in honor of the Greek Prime Minister.
  • First bilateral Head of State or Government level visit from Greece to India in 15 years.
  • India-Greece relations elevated to ‘Strategic Partnership’ during Mr. Modi’s visit to Greece in August last year.
  • Shared cultural values, commitment to economic growth, and collaboration in security and defense, shipping, and maritime sectors.
  • Cooperation in various multilateral forums.
  • Expected strengthening and deepening of the strategic partnership between India and Greece.
  • Foreign Minister of Greece Giorgos Gerapetritis arrived in New Delhi ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit.

Question: Who is the current Prime minister of Greece?

a) Kyriakos Mitsotakis
b) Giorgos Gerapetritis
c) Nikos Dendias
d) Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Correct answer: a) Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 12th edition of MILAN 2024

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 12th edition of MILAN 2024, the flagship naval exercise hosted by the Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam on 21 Feb 2024.

  1. He also inaugurated the MILAN Village at the Eastern Naval Command base to mark the occasion.
  2. MILAN 2024 is the largest multinational naval exercise of the Indian Navy, with more than 2,000 personnel from participating Navies.
  3. The exercise reflects the spirit of international cooperation.
  4. The Defence Minister participated in the inauguration ceremony at the Samudrika Naval Auditorium at the Eastern Naval Command.
  5. Both the aircraft carriers INS Vikramaditya and the indigenously built INS Vikrant will take part in the exercise.
  6. MILAN provides a platform for participating navies to share ideas and ensure the safety of maritime commerce for the growth and prosperity of all.
  7. MILAN is not just a military exercise but also a platform for the future of international naval cooperation.

Q: Which is the largest multinational naval exercise of the Indian Navy?

a) Operation Trident
b) Exercise Varuna
c) MILAN
d) Operation TROPEX

Correct answer: c) MILAN

Record Victory: India Crushes England by 434 Runs in Third Test of Five-Match Series in Rajkot

  • India secured a resounding victory over England in the Rajkot test, bundling out their innings for a mere 122 runs.
  • The match concluded on the fourth day, with India clinching the win by a record margin of 434 runs.
  • The relentless Indian bowling attack consistently took wickets, wrapping up England’s innings in just 39.4 overs.
  • This victory marks India’s largest-ever winning margin in a test match.
  • Notable performances included a five-wicket haul by Ravindra Jadeja, a stellar 91-run innings by Shubman Gill, and a crucial 68-run partnership by Sarfaraz.
  • Despite a valiant effort, England’s highest scorer in the second innings was Mark Wood with 33 runs.
  • Ravindra Jadeja was honored as the Player of the Match for his outstanding contribution.
  • Earlier in the day, India declared their innings at 430 for 4, establishing an imposing overall lead of 556 runs.

Who was awarded the Player of the Match in the Rajkot test?
a) Shubman Gill
b) Sarfaraz
c) Ravindra Jadeja
d) Mark Wood
Correct Answer: c) Ravindra Jadeja

Prime Minister Modi Set to Unveil Five New AIIMS and Cutting-Edge Healthcare Infrastructure Valued at Over 11,391 Crore

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil five new AIIMS facilities across India on the 25th of this month.
  • The new AIIMS locations include Rajkot (Gujarat), Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh), Bathinda (Punjab), Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh), and Kalyani (West Bengal).
  • Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya announced these inaugurations during a media briefing in New Delhi.
  • Additionally, the Prime Minister will inaugurate various medical colleges and nursing colleges nationwide.
  • Several advanced health facilities, such as Critical Care Blocks and Integrated Public Health Labs, under the PM-ABHIM initiative will also be opened.
  • Advanced research labs and facilities of the Indian Council of Medical Research, as well as various National Health Mission Projects, will be dedicated to the nation.
  • Advanced food safety infrastructure projects in multiple states will also be inaugurated to ensure the safety and quality of food consumed by millions.
  • The total cost of these health projects exceeds 11,391 crore rupees.
  • These initiatives aim to enhance healthcare accessibility, affordability, and quality for all citizens and expand medical education in the country.
  • The establishment of new medical and nursing colleges will contribute to nurturing future generations of healthcare professionals.
  • In addition, seven AIIMS facilities will be inaugurated within a span of ten days, including the laying of the foundation stone for AIIMS Rewari and the inauguration of AIIMS Jammu by Prime Minister Modi.

Which initiative aims to ensure the safety and quality of food consumed by millions of Indians?
a) PM-CARES
b) PM-KISAN
c) PM-ABHIM
d) PM-JAY
Correct Answer: c) PM-ABHIM

UNESCO Grants Prestigious Award of Excellence to Rambagh Gate & Ramparts Project for Outstanding Inclusivity and Community Access

  • UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation recognize outstanding projects in heritage preservation.
  • Rambagh Gate and Ramparts project in Punjab receives the highest honor, the ‘Award of Excellence.’
  • Recognition is specifically for the project’s remarkable inclusivity and improved community access.
  • Two other projects, Church of Epiphany in Haryana and Bikaner House in Delhi, receive the ‘Award of Merit.’
  • The awards highlight efforts of individuals and organizations in restoring and conserving structures of heritage value.
  • A total of twelve projects from China, India, and Nepal are acknowledged by the awards jury.
  • Three projects, namely Fanling Golf Course in Hong Kong SAR, China; Dongguan Garden Residences in Yangzhou, China; and Karnikara Mandapam at Kunnamangalam Bhagawati Temple in Kerala, India, receive an ‘Award of Distinction’ each.

Question: What do the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation recognize?
a. Technological advancements
b. Outstanding projects in heritage preservation
c. Urban development initiatives
d. Modern architectural designs

Answer: b. Outstanding projects in heritage preservation

Wrestling Federation of India Faces Suspension by Sports Ministry Over Numerous Violations

  • The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) faces suspension by the Sports Ministry for multiple violations.
  • Newly elected WFI President, Sanjay Singh, suspended after hastily announcing U-15 and U-20 nationals in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Ministry criticizes the decision for lack of notice to wrestlers and non-compliance with WFI constitution.
  • Accusation that the new body is influenced by former office bearers, violating the Sports Code.
  • Operations allegedly run from premises linked to previous sexual harassment allegations, currently in court.
  • WFI instructed to suspend all activities pending further orders from the Ministry.

Question: Why was the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) suspended by the Sports Ministry?
a. Lack of funding
b. Multiple violations
c. Administrative efficiency
d. Athlete doping issues

Answer: b. Multiple violations

Egypt’s President Sisi Clinches Third Term with 89.6% Majority Vote

  • Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former military chief, secured a third term as Egyptian President with a significant 89.6% of the vote.
  • The election took place amid challenges such as the conflict in Gaza and economic struggles.
  • Sisi’s immediate priorities for his new term include addressing near-record inflation, managing a chronic foreign currency shortage, and mitigating spillover effects from the Israel-Gaza conflict.
  • The voting spanned three days, with the results officially announced today.
  • Three candidates ran against Sisi, none of whom were high-profile figures.

Question: What percentage of the vote did Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secure in the recent Egyptian presidential election?

A) 75.4%
B) 89.6%
C) 92.3%
D) 81.8%

Answer: B) 89.6%

Khelo India Para Games Debut Concludes in New Delhi, Haryana Dominates with 40 Gold, 39 Silver, and 26 Bronze Medals

  • The inaugural Khelo India Para Games (KIPG) concluded in New Delhi, with Haryana emerging as the champions, securing a total of 105 medals.
  • Haryana’s medal tally includes 40 gold, 39 silver, and 26 bronze medals.
  • KIPG 2023 commenced on December 10 and featured the active participation of approximately 1,450 para-athletes from all corners of the country.
  • Uttar Pradesh secured the second position with a total of 62 medals, comprising 25 gold, 23 silver, and 14 bronze.
  • Tamil Nadu claimed the third spot with 20 gold, eight silver, and 14 bronze medals.
  • Athletes from 32 states and Union Territories showcased their talents and competed in various events throughout the Games.
  • Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur, addressing the closing ceremony, praised the Khelo India Para Games as a historic celebration of human passion and spirit.
  • Thakur emphasized that the Games signify a monumental chapter in India’s sports history, where participation holds equal importance to victory.
  • The Minister expressed gratitude to all para-athletes, coaches, support staff, and stakeholders for their contributions in making this edition of KIPG significant.

Which state emerged as the champion in the Khelo India Para Games (KIPG)?

A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Haryana
C) Tamil Nadu
D) New Delhi

Correct Answer: B) Haryana

FIFA Unveils Club World Cup in June-July 2025 and Introduces New Intercontinental Cup for 2024 Debut

  • FIFA announces a revamped 32-team Club World Cup set for June 15 to July 13, 2025, to be hosted in the United States.
  • The new tournament is part of FIFA’s broader expansion plans and follows the unanimous decision to appoint the United States as the inaugural host.
  • A newly introduced annual Intercontinental Cup is scheduled to debut in 2024, featuring UEFA Champions League winners against teams from intercontinental playoffs.
  • The Intercontinental Cup playoffs are slated for December 14, 2024, with the final scheduled for December 18.
  • The 2025 Club World Cup will adopt a World Cup-style format with eight groups of four, advancing top two teams to the knockout stages.
  • The existing seven-team Club World Cup, held annually, will be discontinued after the ongoing tournament in Saudi Arabia.
  • Criticism arises from global players’ union FIFPro and the World Leagues Forum, representing 44 professional leagues, citing concerns about player health, workload, and the impact on national leagues.
  • Premier League chief Richard Masters expresses dissatisfaction with FIFA’s decision-making process, citing overlooked stakeholders and potential disruptions to player availability and well-being.
  • The June-July schedule raises concerns about European teams’ limited rest time between the 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons, impacting the traditional football calendar.
  • FIFPro emphasizes a lack of consideration for players’ physical and mental health, highlighting potential exhaustion, injuries, mental health issues, and risks to career longevity.

Question: What is the key feature of the 2025 Club World Cup format according to the announcement?

A) Single-elimination knockout rounds
B) Group stage with eight groups of four teams
C) Round-robin format with seven participating teams
D) Two-legged semi-finals and finals

Answer: B) Group stage with eight groups of four teams

The Khelo India Games are scheduled to take place in Tamil Nadu in January 2024

  • Khelo India Games are set to take place in Tamil Nadu from January 19th to 31st, 2024, across cities including Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, and Trichy.
  • The State Government announced the hosting of the event.
  • Anticipated participation includes over 5,500 athletes and 1,600 coaches.
  • The sporting extravaganza will involve more than 1,000 referees and 1,200 volunteers.
  • A total of 27 sports will be featured, with squash making its debut in the Khelo India Games.

Q: How many sports will be featured in the Khelo India Games in Tamil Nadu?

A) 15 sports
B) 20 sports
C) 25 sports
D) 27 sports

Correct Answer: D) 27 sports

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