Current Affairs July 2024

Microsoft outage : Global tech failure caused by CrowdStrike software glitch

A global tech failure on 19 July 2024 disrupted operations across multiple industries, halting flights and forcing some broadcasters off-air, affecting banking and healthcare systems.

Cause: The issue was caused by CrowdStrike’s “Falcon Sensor” software update, which led to Microsoft Windows crashing and displaying the “Blue Screen of Death.”

Nature of the Issue: The glitch in CrowdStrike’s EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) product caused the problem, making remote updates impossible and necessitating manual fixes on each affected endpoint.

Reason for Widespread Impact: The widespread impact is due to the extensive use of cloud technology and the large market share of the affected software, running on millions of computers worldwide.

Questions: What caused the global tech failure on 19 July 2024?

  • A) A cyber attack
  • B) A software update of CrowdStrike’s EDR product
  • C) Hardware malfunctions
  • D) Natural disaster

Ans : B) A software update of CrowdStrike’s EDR product
The issue was caused by CrowdStrike’s “Falcon Sensor” software update, which led to Microsoft Windows crashing and displaying the “Blue Screen of Death.”

Former Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra appointed Ambassador of India to the United States of America

Former Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America. A 1988 batch IFS officer, Mr. Kwatra is expected to take up the assignment shortly. The post was vacant after the retirement of  the then Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

Source : Press Release – Ministry of External Affairs Press Release – Dated 19 July 2024

Question: Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America?

Ans : B) Vinay Mohan Kwatra
Former Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America.

  • A) Taranjit Singh Sandhu
  • B) Vinay Mohan Kwatra
  • C) S. Jaishankar
  • D) Harsh Vardhan Shringla

46th Session of World Heritage Committee in New Delhi from 21st to 31st July 2024

The 46th Session of the World Heritage Committee will be held at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi from 21st to 31st July 2024. India is hosting the event, fist time. India was elected to the 21-member World Heritage Committee in 2021 for a four-year term (2021-2025), marking its fourth term.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the session on 21st July. Attendees include UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and senior UNESCO officials, along with high-level dignitaries such as Culture Ministers, Ambassadors, and domain experts from various countries.

India has 42 properties on the World Heritage List: 34 Cultural, 7 Natural, and one Mixed Heritage Site. In the last ten years, 12 sites have been added, including Santiniketan (West Bengal) and Sacred ensembles of the Hoysalas (Karnataka) last year. India has 57 sites on the Tentative List of the World Heritage.

Question : Where will the 46th Session of the World Heritage Committee be held from 21st to 31st July 2024?

  • A) Paris
  • B) New Delhi
  • C) Tokyo
  • D) London

Ans : B) New Delhi
The 46th Session of the World Heritage Committee will be held at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi from 21st to 31st July 2024.

Questions : How many properties does India have on the World Heritage List?

  • A) 7
  • B) 42
  • C) 34
  • D) 57

Ans : B) 42
India has 42 properties on the World Heritage List: 34 Cultural, 7 Natural, and one Mixed Heritage Site.

Daily Current Affairs MCQ : 19 July 2024

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Q: Who has been named captain of the Indian T20 team for the series against Sri Lanka starting on July 27, 2024?

  • A. Rohit Sharma
  • B. Virat Kohli
  • C. Suryakumar Yadav
  • D. Shubman Gill
Answer
Answer: C. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav named captain of the Indian T20 team for the three-match series against Sri Lanka starting on July 27, 2024. Shubman Gill named vice-captain for both T20 and ODI formats.

Question: Who administered the oath to Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh and Justice R. Mahadevan as judges of the Supreme Court on 18 July 2024?

  • A. Justice Ranjan Gogoi
  • B. Justice SA Bobde
  • C. Justice NV Ramana
  • D. Justice DY Chandrachud
Answer
Answer: D. Justice DY Chandrachud
Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh and Justice R. Mahadevan took oaths as judges of the Supreme Court on 18 July 2024. The Chief Justice of India, Justice DY Chandrachud, administered the oath to both judges.

Question: Which bill will replace the Aircraft Act of 1934?

  • A. The Finance Bill
  • B. The Bhartiya Vayuyan Vidheyak 2024
  • C. The Boilers Bill
  • D. The Coffee (Promotion and Development) Bill
Answer
Answer: B. The Bhartiya Vayuyan Vidheyak 2024
Bhartiya Vayuyan Vidheyak 2024 is listed to replace the Aircraft Act of 1934 to provide enabling provisions for ease of doing business in the civil aviation sector.

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Monsoon Session of Parliament from July 22 to August 12 ; Union Budget on July 23

The Monsoon Session of Parliament will run from July 22 to August 12. The government will introduce six new bills in the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget on July 23.

Besides the Finance Bill, Bhartiya Vayuyan Vidheyak 2024 is listed to replace the Aircraft Act of 1934 to provide enabling provisions for ease of doing business in the civil aviation sector. Other bills listed for introduction and passage include The Boilers Bill, the Coffee (Promotion and Development) Bill, and the Rubber (Promotion and Development) Bill. One of the bills aims to amend the disaster management law.

Question: Which bill will replace the Aircraft Act of 1934?

  • A. The Finance Bill
  • B. The Bhartiya Vayuyan Vidheyak 2024
  • C. The Boilers Bill
  • D. The Coffee (Promotion and Development) Bill

Answer: B. The Bhartiya Vayuyan Vidheyak 2024
Bhartiya Vayuyan Vidheyak 2024 is listed to replace the Aircraft Act of 1934 to provide enabling provisions for ease of doing business in the civil aviation sector.

Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh and Justice R. Mahadevan took oaths as Judges of the Supreme Court

Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh and Justice R. Mahadevan took oaths as judges of the Supreme Court on 18 July 2024. The Chief Justice of India, Justice DY Chandrachud, administered the oath to both judges.

Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh was the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court before his elevation.

Justice R. Mahadevan was a judge of the Madras High Court before his elevation.

Question: Who administered the oath to Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh and Justice R. Mahadevan as judges of the Supreme Court on 18 July 2024?

  • A. Justice Ranjan Gogoi
  • B. Justice SA Bobde
  • C. Justice NV Ramana
  • D. Justice DY Chandrachud

Answer: D. Justice DY Chandrachud
Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh and Justice R. Mahadevan took oaths as judges of the Supreme Court on 18 July 2024. The Chief Justice of India, Justice DY Chandrachud, administered the oath to both judges.

Suryakumar Yadav named captain of the Indian T20 team for the three-match series against Sri Lanka

Suryakumar Yadav named captain of the Indian T20 team for the three-match series against Sri Lanka starting on July 27, 2024. Shubman Gill named vice-captain for both T20 and ODI formats.

Key Players in T20 Squad:

  • Players included: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh, Riyan Parag, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, and Mohd. Siraj.

Key Players in ODI Squad:

  • Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli included in the ODI squad against Sri Lanka in August 2024.
  • New faces in ODI squad: Riyan Parag and Harshit Rana.
  • Other players: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Riyan Parag, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, and Harshit Rana.

Q: Who has been named captain of the Indian T20 team for the series against Sri Lanka starting on July 27, 2024?

  • A. Rohit Sharma
  • B. Virat Kohli
  • C. Suryakumar Yadav
  • D. Shubman Gill

Answer: C. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav named captain of the Indian T20 team for the three-match series against Sri Lanka starting on July 27, 2024. Shubman Gill named vice-captain for both T20 and ODI formats.

Daily Current Affairs MCQ : 18 July 2024

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Q: Which sport will have the largest group of athletes in India’s contingent for the Paris Olympics 2024?

A. Shooting
B. Hockey
C. Wrestling
D. Athletics

Answer
Answer: D. Athletics
The athletics team is the largest group with 29 athletes for the Paris Olympics 2024.

Q: Who won the gold medal at the 35th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) held in Astana, Kazakhstan?

A. Ishan Pednekar
B. Shrijith Sivakumar
C. Vedant Sakre
D. Yashashwi Kumar

Answer
Answer: C. Vedant Sakre
Vedant Sakre from Mumbai, Maharashtra won the gold medal at the 35th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2024 held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from July 7 to July 13, 2024.

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Vedant Sakre Wins Gold as Indian Team Excels at 35th International Biology Olympiad in Kazakhstan

The Indian team achieved remarkable success at the 35th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2024 held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from July 7 to July 13, 2024. One student won a gold medal, and three students secured silver medals.

  • Vedant Sakre from Mumbai, Maharashtra won the gold medal.
  • Ishan Pednekar from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra; Shrijith Sivakumar from Chennai, Tamil Nadu; and Yashashwi Kumar from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, each won a silver medal.

The team was led by Prof. Sasikumar Menon from TDM Lab, Mumbai, and Dr. Mayuri Rege from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR. Two scientific observers accompanied the team: Dr. Rajesh Patkar from IIT Bombay and Dr. Devesh Suthar from M. S. University, Baroda.

Q: Who won the gold medal at the 35th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) held in Astana, Kazakhstan?

A. Ishan Pednekar
B. Shrijith Sivakumar
C. Vedant Sakre
D. Yashashwi Kumar

Answer: C. Vedant Sakre
Vedant Sakre from Mumbai, Maharashtra won the gold medal at the 35th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2024 held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from July 7 to July 13, 2024.

India’s Contingent for Paris Olympics : 117 Athletes, 140 Support Staff

India’s contingent for the Paris Olympics has been approved by the sports ministry. The contingent includes 117 athletes and 140 support staff and officials. The Paris Olympics will take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

  • The athletics team is the largest group with 29 athletes.
  • Shooting will have 21 athletes, and hockey will have 19.
  • Table tennis will be represented by eight players.
  • Badminton will feature seven competitors, including two-time Olympic medallist P. V. Sindhu.
  • Wrestling, archery, and boxing will each have six representatives.
  • Golf will have four athletes, and tennis will have three.
  • Swimming and sailing will each have two athletes.
  • Equestrian, judo, rowing, and weightlifting will each have one representative.

Q: Which sport will have the largest group of athletes in India’s contingent for the Paris Olympics 2024?

A. Shooting
B. Hockey
C. Wrestling
D. Athletics

Answer: D. Athletics
The athletics team is the largest group with 29 athletes for the Paris Olympics 2024.

Daily Current Affairs MCQ : 17 July 2024

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Q: Who has been officially nominated as the Republican presidential candidate for the 2024 US Presidential election?

A) Joe Biden
B) Hillary Clinton
C) Donald Trump
D) Mike Pence

Answer
Ans : C) Donald Trump
Former US President Donald Trump has been officially nominated as the Republican presidential candidate. His nomination was secured after gaining majority votes from Republican National Committee delegates in Milwaukee on July 15, 2024.

Q: Who did Donald Trump announce as his vice-presidential running mate for the 2024 election?

A) Mike Pence
B) Nikki Haley
C) JD Vance
D) Ron DeSantis

Answer
Ans : C) JD Vance
Trump announced Ohio Senator JD Vance as his vice-presidential running mate.

Q: Who was reappointed as the president of the European Parliament on July 16, 2024?

A) Martin Schulz
B) Angela Merkel
C) Roberta Metsola
D) Ursula von der Leyen

Answer
Ans : C) Roberta Metsola
Roberta Metsola secured broad backing for a new term as president of the European Parliament on July 16, 2024.

Q.: Where is the Asia’s first health research-related “Pre-clinical Network facility” located?

A) New Delhi
B) Mumbai
C) Bangalore
D) Faridabad

Answer
Ans : D) Faridabad
Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Science and Technology, inaugurated Asia’s first health research-related “Pre-clinical Network facility” at the Translational Health Science & Technology Institute (THSTI) in Faridabad on July 16, 2024.

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Asia’s first health research-related “Pre-clinical Network facility” in Faridabad inaugurated by Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Science and Technology, inaugurated Asia’s first health research-related “Pre-clinical Network facility” at the Translational Health Science & Technology Institute (THSTI) in Faridabad on July 16, 2024.

This facility is the 9th such network laboratory globally and the first in Asia.

Dr. Singh also inaugurated the Genetically Defined Human Associated Microbial Culture Collection (Ge-HuMic) facility, which will serve as a repository providing microbial cultures to research institutes, universities, and industries for Research and Development.

The Minister signed more than a dozen agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the private sector for vaccine development, facilitated by the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Q.: Where is the Asia’s first health research-related “Pre-clinical Network facility” located?

A) New Delhi
B) Mumbai
C) Bangalore
D) Faridabad

Ans : D) Faridabad
Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Science and Technology, inaugurated Asia’s first health research-related “Pre-clinical Network facility” at the Translational Health Science & Technology Institute (THSTI) in Faridabad on July 16, 2024.

Roberta Metsola elected for new term as President of the European Parliament

Roberta Metsola secured broad backing for a new term as president of the European Parliament on July 16, 2024. Metsola is the first woman to win a second term as head of the EU assembly and only the second president to do so since 1979.

She received support from 562 out of 623 EU lawmakers for her reappointment. Her role is largely ceremonial, presiding over the 720-member parliament, which negotiates and adopts EU legislative proposals and approves the budget.

Q: Who was reappointed as the president of the European Parliament on July 16, 2024?

A) Martin Schulz
B) Angela Merkel
C) Roberta Metsola
D) Ursula von der Leyen

Ans : C) Roberta Metsola
Roberta Metsola secured broad backing for a new term as president of the European Parliament on July 16, 2024.

Donald Trump officially nominated as Republican Candidate for US General Elections 2024

Former US President Donald Trump has been officially nominated as the Republican presidential candidate. His nomination was secured after gaining majority votes from Republican National Committee delegates in Milwaukee on July 15, 2024.

This marks Trump’s third consecutive presidential run, following his win in 2016 and loss to President Joe Biden in 2020. The US Presidential election is scheduled for November 2024.

Trump announced Ohio Senator JD Vance as his vice-presidential running mate. JD Vance, 39, has experience in the US military and is a former venture capitalist and author of “Hillbilly Elegy.” Vance’s selection indicates Trump’s focus on key Midwest states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. JD Vance wife, Usha Chilukuri Vance, is an Indian American woman — and the daughter of immigrants.

Q: Who has been officially nominated as the Republican presidential candidate for the 2024 US Presidential election?

A) Joe Biden
B) Hillary Clinton
C) Donald Trump
D) Mike Pence

Ans : C) Donald Trump
Former US President Donald Trump has been officially nominated as the Republican presidential candidate. His nomination was secured after gaining majority votes from Republican National Committee delegates in Milwaukee on July 15, 2024.

Q: Who did Donald Trump announce as his vice-presidential running mate for the 2024 election?

A) Mike Pence
B) Nikki Haley
C) JD Vance
D) Ron DeSantis

Ans : C) JD Vance
Trump announced Ohio Senator JD Vance as his vice-presidential running mate.

Daily Current Affairs MCQ : 16 July 2024

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Q: What distinction does Prime Minister Narendra Modi now hold on the social media platform X?

a) Most active leader
b) Most followed leader in office
c) Most retweeted leader
d) Most mentioned leader

Answer
Ans : b) Most followed leader in office
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached over 100 million followers on his social media account X in July 2024. He is now world’s most followed leader in office on X.

Q: Which team won Copa America Championship 2024 on 15 July 2024?

a) Brazil
b) Argentina
c) Colombia
d) Uruguay

Answer
Ans : b) Argentina
Argentina won their second straight Copa America Championship on 15 July 2024, beating Colombia at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Q: Who became the new Foreign Secretary of India on 15 July 2024?

a) S. Jaishankar
b) Vinay Mohan Kwatra
c) Harsh Vardhan Shringla
d) Vikram Misri

Answer
Ans : d) Vikram Misri
Mr. Vikram Misri, a 1989 batch IFS officer assumed charge as the new Foreign Secretary of India on 15 July 2024.

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Argentina won Copa America Championship 2024

Argentina won their second straight Copa America Championship on 15 July 2024, beating Colombia at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Argentina won the tournament for the record 16th time.

Lautaro Martínez scored the winning goal in the second half of extra time, assisted by Giovani Lo Celso. He won the 2024 Copa America Golden Boot for scoring the most goals in the tournament, with a total of five goals. Lionel Messi made his 39th appearance in the tournament at age 37, scoring one goal during the tournament.

Argentina also won the FIFA World Cup in 2022, held in Qatar. Argentina stopped Colombia’s 28-game unbeaten streak, which dated back to February 2022.

Q: Which team won Copa America Championship 2024 on 15 July 2024?

a) Brazil
b) Argentina
c) Colombia
d) Uruguay

Ans : b) Argentina
Argentina won their second straight Copa America Championship on 15 July 2024, beating Colombia at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Vikram Misri assumes charge as Foreign Secretary of India

Mr. Vikram Misri, a 1989 batch IFS officer assumed charge as the new Foreign Secretary of India on 15 July 2024. He has succeeded Vinay Mohan Kwatra whose tenure ended on July 14, 2024.

He was serving as Deputy National Security Advisor in the National Security Council Secretariat. He has served as Indian Envoy in China, Myanmar and Spain. Mr. Misri has the rare distinction of serving as Private Secretary to three Prime Ministers, Inder Kumar Gujral in 1997, Manmohan Singh in 2012 and Narendra Modi in 2014.

Q: Who became the new Foreign Secretary of India on 15 July 2024?

a) S. Jaishankar
b) Vinay Mohan Kwatra
c) Harsh Vardhan Shringla
d) Vikram Misri

Ans : d) Vikram Misri
Mr. Vikram Misri, a 1989 batch IFS officer assumed charge as the new Foreign Secretary of India on 15 July 2024.

PM Modi is world’s most followed leader on X, with over 100 million followers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached over 100 million followers on his social media account X in July 2024. In the last three years, his followers increased by about 30 million.

Prime Minister Modi is now world’s most followed leader in office on X. US President Joe Biden has 38.1 million followers, significantly fewer than Modi.

Q: What distinction does Prime Minister Narendra Modi now hold on the social media platform X?

a) Most active leader
b) Most followed leader in office
c) Most retweeted leader
d) Most mentioned leader

Ans : b) Most followed leader in office
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached over 100 million followers on his social media account X in July 2024. He is now world’s most followed leader in office on X.

Daily Current Affairs MCQ : 15 July 2024

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Q: Who won the Men’s Singles Wimbledon title 2024?

A) Novak Djokovic
B) Daniil Medvedev
C) Lorenzo Musetti
D) Carlos Alcaraz

Answer
Ans : D) Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz won his second consecutive Men’s Singles Wimbledon title on July 14, 2024, by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).

Q: Who won the Euro 2024 final?

A) England
B) Germany
C) Italy
D) Spain

Answer
Ans : D) Spain
Spain won their fourth European Championship by defeating England 2-1 in the Euro 2024 final in Berlin.

Q: Who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal on July 14, 2024?

A) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda
B) Sher Bahadur Deuba
C) Ram Chandra Paudel
D) KP Sharma Oli

Answer
Ans : D) KP Sharma Oli
Nepal President Ram Chandra Paudel appointed KP Sharma Oli as the new Prime Minister on July 14, 2024. Oli replaces Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who lost a vote of confidence.

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KP Sharma Oli appointed new Prime Minister of Nepal

Nepal President Ram Chandra Paudel appointed KP Sharma Oli as the new Prime Minister on July 14, 2024. Oli replaces Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who lost a vote of confidence.

Oli secured the position with support from Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba and the signatures of 165 House of Representatives members.

Q: Who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal on July 14, 2024?

A) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda
B) Sher Bahadur Deuba
C) Ram Chandra Paudel
D) KP Sharma Oli

Ans : D) KP Sharma Oli
Nepal President Ram Chandra Paudel appointed KP Sharma Oli as the new Prime Minister on July 14, 2024. Oli replaces Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who lost a vote of confidence.

Euro 2024 : Spain won Championship by defeating England 2-1

Spain won their fourth European Championship by defeating England 2-1 in the Euro 2024 final in Berlin.

Nico Williams scored first for Spain early in the second half, assisted by Lamine Yamal. England’s Cole Palmer equalized with a left-footed strike from outside the box. Spain’s Mikel Oyarzabal secured the victory with a late goal from Marc Cucurella’s pass.

This win adds to Spain’s previous Euro titles from 1964, 2008, and 2012. England faced another final defeat after losing to Italy in Euro 2020.

Q: Who won the Euro 2024 final?

A) England
B) Germany
C) Italy
D) Spain

Ans : D) Spain
Spain won their fourth European Championship by defeating England 2-1 in the Euro 2024 final in Berlin.

Wimbledon 2024 : Carlos Alcaraz won Men’s Singles Wimbledon title

Carlos Alcaraz won his second consecutive Men’s Singles Wimbledon title on July 14, 2024, by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4). He dominated the first two sets and maintained his composure to win a tiebreak in the third set.

Alcaraz, ranked third in the ATP rankings, also won the French Open last month, beating Alexander Zverev in the final. This victory makes Alcaraz the sixth man to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year.

Q: Who won the Men’s Singles Wimbledon title 2024?

A) Novak Djokovic
B) Daniil Medvedev
C) Lorenzo Musetti
D) Carlos Alcaraz

Ans : D) Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz won his second consecutive Men’s Singles Wimbledon title on July 14, 2024, by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).

Q: Who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal on July 14, 2024?

A) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda
B) Sher Bahadur Deuba
C) Ram Chandra Paudel
D) KP Sharma Oli

Ans : D) KP Sharma Oli
Nepal President Ram Chandra Paudel appointed KP Sharma Oli as the new Prime Minister on July 14, 2024. Oli replaces Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who lost a vote of confidence.

Daily Current Affairs MCQ : 13 July 2024

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Q: Which Nepal Prime Minister lost the parliamentary vote of confidence on July 12, 2024?

a) Sher Bahadur Deuba
b) KP Sharma Oli
c) Pushpa Kamal Dahal
d) Madhav Kumar Nepal

Answer
Ans : c) Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal lost a parliamentary vote of confidence on July 12, 2024.

Q: Who was the Prime Minister of India during the Emergency imposed in 1975?

a) Narendra Modi
b) Rajiv Gandhi
c) Indira Gandhi
d) Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer
Ans : c) Indira Gandhi
Emergency was imposed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on June 25, 1975.

Q: The “Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas” will be observed on which date annually to honor those who opposed the Emergency of 1975?

a) January 26
b) June 25
c) August 15
d) October 2

Answer
Ans : b) June 25
The India government announced that June 25 will be observed annually as “Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas” to honor those who opposed and fought against the injustices during the Emergency.

Q: Where will the Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2024 be held?

a) Colombo, Sri Lanka
b) Mumbai, India
c) Dambulla, Sri Lanka
d) Dubai, UAE

Answer
Ans : c) Dambulla, Sri Lanka
The eight-nation Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2024 will start on July 19, 2024 at RDICS, Dambulla.

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Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ loses vote of confidence in Parliament

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal lost a parliamentary vote of confidence on July 12, 2024. This ended the Dahal’s 20-month tenure as Prime Minister of Nepal.

The liberal Communist Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) party, his largest ally, withdrew support, prompting the need for the vote.

Dahal needed at least 138 votes in the 275-member house to retain power. Out of 258 lawmakers present, 63 voted for Dahal, 194 voted against him, and one abstained.

Parliament Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire declared the rejection of Dahal’s confidence vote, paving the way for a new coalition government.

Q: Which Nepal Prime Minister lost the parliamentary vote of confidence on July 12, 2024?

a) Sher Bahadur Deuba
b) KP Sharma Oli
c) Pushpa Kamal Dahal
d) Madhav Kumar Nepal

Ans : c) Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal lost a parliamentary vote of confidence on July 12, 2024.

‘Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas’ – June 25

The India government announced that June 25 will be observed annually as “Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas” to honor those who opposed and fought against the injustices during the Emergency imposed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975.

  • On June 26, 2024 the Lok Sabha adopted a resolution condemning the Emergency.
  • The Emergency of 1975 is remembered for political turmoil, suppression of civil liberties, suspension of fundamental rights, and strict censorship.
  • The Emergency ended in 1977 after public outcry and the ruling party’s electoral defeat, showcasing the resilience of India’s democratic institutions.

Q: Who was the Prime Minister of India during the Emergency imposed in 1975?

a) Narendra Modi
b) Rajiv Gandhi
c) Indira Gandhi
d) Jawaharlal Nehru

Ans : c) Indira Gandhi
Emergency was imposed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on June 25, 1975.

Q: The “Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas” will be observed on which date annually to honor those who opposed the Emergency of 1975?

a) January 26
b) June 25
c) August 15
d) October 2

Ans : b) June 25
The India government announced that June 25 will be observed annually as “Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas” to honor those who opposed and fought against the injustices during the Emergency.

Women’s T20 Asia Cup from July 19 at Dambulla, Sri Lanka

The eight-nation Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2024 will start on July 19, 2024 to 28 July, 2024 at RDICS, Dambulla.

  • Participating teams: Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE, Nepal, Malaysia, and Thailand.
  • Group A: India, Pakistan, UAE, and Nepal.
  • Group B: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Thailand.
  • The tournament includes 15 matches, with two semi-finals and a final.
  • Opening matches: UAE vs. Nepal at 2 p.m., and India vs. Pakistan at 7 p.m.

Q: Where will the Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2024 be held?

a) Colombo, Sri Lanka
b) Mumbai, India
c) Dambulla, Sri Lanka
d) Dubai, UAE

Ans : c) Dambulla, Sri Lanka
The eight-nation Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2024 will start on July 19, 2024 at RDICS, Dambulla.

Daily Current Affairs MCQ : 12 July 2024

Daily Current Affairs : 12 July 2024, MCQ questions with detail explanation and extra fact for the preparation of competitive exams.

Daily MCQs : 12 July 2024

Q: What percentage of constable jobs have been reserved for ex-Agniveers by CISF and BSF?

A) 5%
B) 10%
C) 15%
D) 20%

Answer
Answer: B) 10%
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Border Security Force (BSF) have reserved 10% of constable jobs for ex-Agniveers.

Q: Where is Exercise Pitch Black 2024 being conducted from July 12 to August 2, 2024?

A) RAF Base Waddington, United Kingdom
B) RAAF Base Darwin, Australia
C) Naval Air Station Fallon, USA
D) Nellis Air Force Base, USA

Answer
Ans : B) RAAF Base Darwin, Australia
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has arrived at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin for Exercise Pitch Black 2024. Exercise Pitch Black 2024, the largest in its 43-year history, runs from July 12 to August 2.

Q: What is the approximate global population as of 2021?

A) 6.5 billion
B) 7.9 billion
C) 10.3 billion
D) 5.2 billion

Answer
Answer: B) 7.9 billion
As of 2021, the world population is nearly 7.9 billion. Projections suggest it may reach around 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 10.9 billion by 2100.

Q: Which day is observed as World Population Day?

A) January 1st
B) March 8th
C) July 11th
D) September 21st

Answer
Answer: C) July 11th
World Population Day is observed annually on July 11th. The Day was first marked on 11th July 1990.

Daily Current Affairs : 12 July 2024 in Hindi Click Here

10% Constable Jobs for Ex Agniveers in CISF and BSF

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Border Security Force (BSF) have reserved 10% of constable jobs for ex-Agniveers. Both forces play critical roles in safeguarding national security and maintaining law and order. By setting aside these positions, they recognize the contributions of ex-Agniveers and promote inclusivity in recruitment.

Director General, CISF, Nina Singh  and Director General, Border Security Force, Nitin Agrawal confirmed that as per the direction of Home Ministry, 10% of constable positions have been reserved for Agniveers .

Details of the Agniveer Scheme: Introduced in 2022, the scheme allows candidates to enroll in the Indian Armed Forces for four years. Up to 25% of Agniveers may be offered permanent positions based on performance and organizational needs.

Q: What percentage of constable jobs have been reserved for ex-Agniveers by CISF and BSF?

A) 5%
B) 10%
C) 15%
D) 20%

Answer: B) 10%
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Border Security Force (BSF) have reserved 10% of constable jobs for ex-Agniveers.

Exercise Pitch Black 2024: Indian Air Force (IAF) arrives at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has arrived at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin for Exercise Pitch Black 2024. The IAF contingent includes 150+ personnel and Su-30 MKI fighters, supported by C-17 Globemaster and IL-78 refueling aircraft. This is IAF’s third participation, following 2018 and 2022.

Exercise Pitch Black 2024, the largest in its 43-year history, runs from July 12 to August 2. This biennial exercise includes 20 countries, 140+ aircraft, and 4,400 military personnel. Focuses on nighttime flying over vast, unpopulated areas.

Q: Where is Exercise Pitch Black 2024 being conducted from July 12 to August 2, 2024?

A) RAF Base Waddington, United Kingdom
B) RAAF Base Darwin, Australia
C) Naval Air Station Fallon, USA
D) Nellis Air Force Base, USA

Ans : B) RAAF Base Darwin, Australia
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has arrived at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin for Exercise Pitch Black 2024. Exercise Pitch Black 2024, the largest in its 43-year history, runs from July 12 to August 2.

World Population Day – July 11th

World Population Day is observed annually on July 11th. The Day was first marked on 11th July 1990. In December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly decided to continue observing World Population Day to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development. 

Theme: In 2024, the theme is “Leave No One Behind, Count Everyone.” 

Global Population Trends: As of 2021, the world population is nearly 7.9 billion. Projections suggest it may reach around 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 10.9 billion by 2100.

Q: What is the approximate global population as of 2021?

A) 6.5 billion
B) 7.9 billion
C) 10.3 billion
D) 5.2 billion

Answer: B) 7.9 billion
As of 2021, the world population is nearly 7.9 billion. Projections suggest it may reach around 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 10.9 billion by 2100.

Q: Which day is observed as World Population Day?

A) January 1st
B) March 8th
C) July 11th
D) September 21st

Answer: C) July 11th
World Population Day is observed annually on July 11th. The Day was first marked on 11th July 1990.

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