Daily Current Affairs 15th January 2024

Q.1. Which city saw the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) grant Power Finance Corporation (PFC) permission to launch a finance firm, resulting in an almost 1% increase in the company’s shares?
ANS. GIFT City (Gujarat)
Q.2. Which media organization and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have inked a four-year media rights agreement that runs from 2023 to 2027?
ANS. Viacom18
Q.3. Which Indian Navy warship arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on January 8, 2024, to improve bilateral ties and support the vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR)?
ANS. INS Kabra
Q.4. Which Indian state saw the recent opening of the Malkangiri Airport, which significantly improved connectivity?
ANS. Odisha
Q.5. Which nation was hit by Cyclone Alvaro, the first storm of 2024?
ANS. Madagascar
Q.6. Which nation will preside over and host the 46th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 2024?
ANS. India
Q.7. Which city won the top prize and was named the top worldwide destination for three years in a row at the 2024 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards?
ANS. Dubai
Q.8. Which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) declared that, as part of its global growth, it would be opening a new campus in Kandy, Sri Lanka?
ANS. IIT Madras
Q.9. In which Indian city did Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya establish “Prasadam,” the nation’s first hygienic food street?
ANS. Ujjain
Q.10. Which Indian state is the government proposing to provide significant subsidies and install solar roofing on 25,000 homes in Varanasi within the next two months?
ANS. Uttar Pradesh
Q.11. Who was just appointed to the positions of Director General (Acquisition) and Additional Secretary at the Defense Ministry?
ANS. Samir Kumar Sinha
Q.12. Which international organization introduced medicine codes for Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani systems as part of the ICD-11 Module 2?
Q.13. Who just became the youngest-ever prime minister of France, at thirty-four years old, and the first out homosexual person to hold this office?
ANS. Gabriel Attal
Q.14. What is the name of the assault rifle designed in India that the DRDO introduced to the military?
ANS. Ugram
Q.15. What is India’s current ranking in the MSCI EM Index, now that it has surpassed Taiwan?
ANS. Second rank
Q.16. Which bank recently made the “Samman RuPay Credit Card,” which supports UPI, available only to workers in the public sector?
ANS. IndusInd Bank
Q.17. Which nation recently approved legislation outlawing the sale and consumption of dog meat, putting an end to a centuries-old custom?
ANS. South Korea
Q.18. Which organization’s scientists have verified that 2023 will be the warmest year on record?
ANS. European Union
Q.19. Which airport reclaimed the title of the World’s Best Airport for the year 2023 in the Skytrax awards?
ANS. Singapore’s Changi Airport
Q.20. Which countries borders India internationally at the point where the Free Movement Regime (FMR) is set to expire?
ANS. Myanmar

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