Daily Current Affairs 16th January 2024

Q1. Which nations’ experts participated in India’s 43rd Antarctic Expedition, a significant step forward for global cooperation in polar research?

Ans. Mauritius and Bangladesh

Q2. What is the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) forecasted rate of unemployment worldwide in 2024?

Ans. 5.2%

Q3. In the most recent election, who was chosen to serve as Prime Minister of Bhutan for a second term?

Ans. Tshering Tobgay

Q4. Who has been chosen to represent India in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO)?

Ans. Senthil Pandian C

Q5. Which Indian state established the Atpadi Conservation Reserve to provide sanctuary for various animal species including endangered canids?

Ans. Maharashtra

Q6. What year did the Indian Army declare 2024, highlighting its use of technology?

Ans. Year of Technology Absorption

Q7. Which sporting event did Divyakriti Singh win the Arjuna Award in, becoming the first Rajasthani woman to do so?

Ans. Equestrian Sports

Q8. On January 12, 2024, the Prime Minister opened the 27th National Youth Festival in which city?

Ans. Nashik

Q9. How frequently can each State and Union Territory participate in the Republic Day parade with their tableaux presented under the proposed rollover plan?

Ans. Once in Three Years

Q10. What is the name of the Indian Navy’s newest indigenous medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) drone?

Ans. Drishti 10 Starliner

Q11. Together, how many nations top the world’s most influential passport ranking, providing visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 194 countries?

Ans. Six

Q12. For the ‘Svyam Siddha’ financial product, which enables enterprise financing for women in self-help groups (SHGs) in rural India, which banking institution signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with DAY-NRLM?

Ans. SBI

Q13. What day of the year is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day celebrated every year?

Ans. January 11

Q14. Which organization conducted joint research initiatives, engaged in academic activities, and addressed scientific challenges with Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS)?

Ans. AIIMS Delhi

Q15. Which area, which is well-known for producing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, is in dire need of cement factory expansion?

Ans. Kashmir

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