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Author: DreamPirates | Last Updated : 2024-04-03 04:48:37

Current Affairs Quiz Lyrics

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Language : English (US)
Lyrics by : Kasarla Shyam
Singer : Hariharan
Composer : M.M.Keeravani
Publish Date : 2024-04-03 04:48:37

Current Affairs Quiz Lyrics

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1.Cumbum valley, recently seen in news, is located in which state?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Karnataka
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Kerala

Correct Answer: A [Tamil Nadu]

Cumbum Valley, known as the “Grapes City of South India,” is known for Panneer Thratchai grapes, comprising 85% of India’s production. Introduced in 1832 by a French priest, these grapes thrive year-round, unlike elsewhere. Recognized for its rapid growth and early maturity, it earned a Geographical Indication tag in 2023. Cumbum Valley’s grapes, rich in nutrients, are used for wine, spirits, and more. Its location in Tamil Nadu’s Western Ghats adds to its allure.

2.Recently, which institute hosted the International Chess Federation (FIDE) rated chess tournament?

[A] IIT Madras
[B] IIT Kanpur
[C] IIT Delhi
[D] IIT Hyderabad

Correct Answer: A [IIT Madras]

IIT Madras hosts the 6th Shaastra Rapid FIDE Rated Chess Tournament from March 30 to 31, 2024, in Chennai. It’s the sole IIT in India to conduct an annual Open Rapid Rating Tournament. Over 35 players from IIT Madras join, alongside international players from countries like Australia, England, America, and Singapore. Notable participants include six grandmasters, sixteen International Masters, three female grandmasters, and a Woman International Master.

3.What is ‘Stargate’, recently mentioned in the news?

[A] Black hole
[B] Meteorological satellite
[C] AI Supercomputer
[D] Nuclear powered submarine

Correct Answer: C [AI Supercomputer]

Microsoft and OpenAI are jointly embarking on a $100 billion project to create “Stargate,” an AI supercomputer. Scheduled for launch in 2028, it follows OpenAI’s AI upgrade in 2022. The project aims to surpass existing data centers’ capabilities by 100 times. Divided into five phases, with Stargate as the fifth, a smaller fourth-phase supercomputer is slated for release in 2026. Significant costs will be allocated to acquiring essential AI chips.

4.Recently, who was honored with the ‘International Culture Award 2024’?

[A] Rizwana Hasan
[B] Meena Charanda
[C] Najla Mangoush
[D] Taif Sami Mohammed

Correct Answer: B [Meena Charanda]

Professor Meena Charanda, Principal of Kalindi College, Delhi University, received the ‘International Culture Award’ in 2024 for her exceptional contributions to education and social service. The honor was bestowed upon her at the India International Center on March 30, 2024.

5.What is the name of the Iranian fishing vessel which was recently rescued by Indian Navy from pirates?

[A] Bayandor
[B] Kaivan
[C] Sahand
[D] Al Kambar

Correct Answer: D [Al Kambar ]

The Indian Navy rescued the Iranian fishing vessel Al Kambar and its 23 Pakistani crew members from armed pirates in the Indian Ocean under Operation Sankalp. INS Sumedha and INS Trishul conducted the operation, lasting over 12 hours, about 90 nautical miles southwest of Socotra. The vessel is undergoing checks for seaworthiness. The Socotra Archipelago, near the Gulf of Aden, is under Yemen’s jurisdiction.

6.Cnemaspis vangoghi, recently seen in news, belongs to which species?

[A] Lizard
[B] Spider
[C] Fish
[D] Frog

Correct Answer: A [Lizard]

Scientists from the Thackeray Wildlife Foundation in India discovered Cnemaspis vangoghi, a new lizard species in Tamil Nadu’s Southern Western Ghats. Named after Vincent Van Gogh, it measures up to 3.4 cm and sports a striking coloration reminiscent of ‘The Starry Night’. Preferring rocky habitats, it can be found on buildings and trees. Alongside C. vangoghi, another species, Cnemaspis sathuragiriensis, was identified in the same region. Both species inhabit low-elevation forests in the Srivilliputhur-Megamalai Tiger Reserve.

7.Decision Support System (DSS), recently seen in news, is discovered by which institutional organization?

[A] Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune
[B] Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
[C] Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow
[D] Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

Correct Answer: A [Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune]

The Decision Support System (DSS) for Delhi’s air pollution, developed by IITM Pune, will resume in September with new features. It forecasts Delhi’s air quality and pollution sources, including emissions from Delhi and neighboring districts. It also assesses the impact of emission interventions and biomass burning. Now, it will extend to eight surrounding NCR districts. DSS, operational in winter, halted temporarily due to forecast discrepancies. It collaborates with SAFAR for comprehensive air quality data.

8.Eco-Niwas Samhita (ENS), a residential energy conservation building code, was developed by which organization?

[A] Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

[B] Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
[C] Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
[D] Department of Science & Technology

Correct Answer: C [Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)]

The Eco-Niwas Samhita (ENS) introduced the Residential Envelope Transmittance Value (RETV), a metric measuring heat transfer in buildings. It’s a Residential Energy Conservation Building code by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), setting standards for energy-efficient residential buildings. ENS 2018 (Part 1) focuses on envelope designs, while ENS Part 2 (ENS 2021) addresses code compliance and electromechanical systems. Lower RETV values lead to cooler indoor environments and decreased energy usage, aiming for an RETV of 15W/m² or less for optimal efficiency and comfort.

9.Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, recently seen in news, is located in which state?

[A] Kerala
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Andhra Pradesh
[D] Maharashtra

Correct Answer: B [Tamil Nadu]

The Forest Department conducted the annual wildlife census at Point Calimere, located in Kodiakkarai, Tamil Nadu. Also known as Cape Calimere, it’s situated on the Coromandel Coast, about 9 km south of Vedaranyam. This area boasts historical significance with structures like the Kodi Kuzhagar temple from the Chola period and a Chola lighthouse, destroyed during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The forests here are remnants of the East Deccan dry evergreen forests ecoregion.

10.Which IIT recently signed an MoU with Canada based biotechnology company (Conlis Global) for bone grafting technology?

[A] IIT Roorkee
[B] IIT Madras
[C] IIT Kanpur
[D] IIT Hyderabad

Correct Answer: C [IIT Kanpur]

IIT Kanpur recently signed an MoU with Conlis Global, a Canadian biotech company, for licensing a groundbreaking technology promoting bone healing and regeneration. Nano Hydroxyapatite-based Porous Composite Scaffolds, developed indigenously, possess biodegradable, osteoinductive, and osteopromotive properties crucial for bone regeneration. Highly biocompatible, these scaffolds demonstrate robust mechanical strength and foster excellent interaction between polymer networks and solvents, facilitating cell-material interactions with osteoblast cells.

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