Daily Currant Affairs 17th January 2024

1. Which cities were tied for the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023 title of cleanest city?

Ans. Indore and Surat

2. Which business has declared its intention to build a semiconductor facility in Gujarat’s Sanand?

Ans. Simmtech

3. Which nation just launched the lotus-shaped satellite known as the Einstein Probe to examine ephemeral cosmic phenomena?

Ans. China

4. At the 2024 Zagreb Open, Aman Sehrawat won a gold medal in which sport?

Ans. Wrestling

5. Who was appointed Chief of Staff at Southern Naval Command (SNC) recently?

Ans. Rear Admiral Upal Kundu

6. What has the World Association for Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) awarded the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP), located in West Bengal, recognition on a global scale?

Ans. Snow Leopards Conservation

7. What recent position has Sheel Vardhan Singh held in his professional life?

Ans. Member of UPSC

8. Which dates are designated as National Road Safety Week each year?

Ans. January 11 to 17

9. What day is National Youth Day commemorated annually in India?

Ans. January 12

10. Which department launched the ANUBHAV Awards Scheme to honor retired officials for their accomplishments made while they were employed by the government?

Ans. Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

11. What is the name of the latest directive from the University Grants Commission (UGC) that aims to advance moral education in India?

Ans. Mulya Pravah 2.0

12. Which Indian state is most closely linked to the dance-drama known as yakshagana?

Ans. Karnataka

13. Why did the United States and the United Kingdom launch airstrikes against the Huthi rebels in Yemen?

Ans. Red Sea shipping attacks

14. Which group has provided funding for Atal Setu, the longest bridge in India, accounting for 80% of the project’s overall cost?

Ans. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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