03 June to 10 June 2024

  1. Who has been given the additional charge of Director General of Employees State Insurance Corporation?

(a) Rajiv Sinha

(b) Son of Kamal Kishore

(c) Ram Singh Mandal

(d) Durga Shakti Nagpal

  1. A mobile app called 'Saraathi 2.0′ was recently launched by whom?

(a) Policy Commission

(b) Ministry of Home Affairs

(c) SEBI

(d) SBI

  1. Which state has recently signed an agreement with the World Bank to tackle air pollution?

(a) Uttar Pradesh

(b) Bihar

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Haryana

  1. Which country officially recognized Palestine recently?

(a) Japan

(b) Slovenia

(c) Portugal

(d) Argentina

  1. Recently in the news 'Spursh’ service is associated with which ministry?

(a) Ministry of External Affairs

(b) Ministry of Home Affairs

(c) Ministry of Defence

(d) Ministry of Education

  1. Who is the first batsman in the world to hit 600 sixes in international cricket?

(a) Rohit Sharma

(b) Virat Kohli

(c) Babur Assam

(d) Jos Buttler

Answer:-

  1. Bihar

India has declared the Nagi and Nakhti bird sanctuaries as New Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. These wetlands are located within the Jaja forest in Jamui district of Bihar. With this, the number of 'Ramsar sites’ in India has increased to 82. In terms of Ramsar sites, India is currently ranked third along with China. England tops the list with 175 sites.

  1. (a) Adani Power Limited

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) recently bagged an order worth ₹3,500 crore from Adani Power Limited. BHEL is an Indian central public sector power generation equipment manufacturing company.

  1. (d) Sikkim

Indian Army’s Tri Shakti Corps celebrated World Environment Day with several „Go Green Initiatives” in North Bengal and Sikkim. Also, a plastic waste management and recycling plant was opened at Sangu in East Sikkim. The project is part of the Army’s Satbhavna initiative, which aims to improve waste management.

  1. (d) 6.50%
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The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.5% in its first meeting after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The RBI decided to keep the key rate unchanged for the eighth consecutive time in June 2024. Meeting. The MPC last changed the benchmark interest rate in February 2023. Also, real GDP growth is expected to be 7.2% in FY2025.

  1. (b) Son of Kamal Kishore

Kamal Kishore Magan, a 1998 batch senior IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, has been given the additional charge of Director General, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation. He is currently serving as Additional Secretary and Director, Labor Welfare, Ministry of Labor and Employment.

  1. (c) SEBI

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has launched 'Saarathi 2.0′, a personal finance mobile app for investors with an aim to simplify complex financial tasks. This app is available on Google Play Store iOS App Store. The first version of the driver app was launched in January 2022. SEBI is the regulatory body for securities and commodity markets in India.

  1. (d) Haryana

Haryana Chief Secretary TVSN Prasad recently said that the state government will soon launch a Rs 10,000 crore World Bank-funded project to tackle air pollution. The scheme will be implemented in a phase-wise manner first in the districts falling in the National Capital Region (NCR) and then across the state.

  1. (b) Slovenia

The Slovenian Parliament recognized Palestine as an independent state. Earlier Spain, Ireland and Norway had also officially recognized Palestine. Among the EU’s 27 members, Sweden, Cyprus, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria have already recognized Palestine.

  1. (c) Ministry of Defence
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The Ministry of Defense has recently signed an agreement with Bank of India, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India and Utkarsh Small Finance Bank for System for Pension Administration Raksha (SPARSH) service centres. After this, Sparsh services will be available at over 26,000 branches of a total of 15 banks across the country.

  1. (a) Rohit Sharma

Indian captain Rohit Sharma has become the first batsman to hit 600 sixes in international cricket. He achieved this feat during the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup match between India and Ireland. After this, Chris Gayle is second with 553 sixes. Also, Rohit Sharma has become India’s most successful T20 captain.

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