Daily Current Affairs 26th January 2024

Q.1. To date, how many nations and regions have received the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “malaria-free” certification?
ANS. 43 countries and 1 territory
Q.2. Which company has declared that it will invest Rs 50,000 crore to build a 1 GW hyperscale data center in Maharashtra?
ANS. Adani Group
Q.3. Which nation has received grants surpassing US$420,000 from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the European Union (EU) for projects pertaining to deforestation, food security, and climate change?
ANS. Papua New Guinea
Q.4. At the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, who took on the role of Commandant?
ANS. Vice Admiral Vineet McCarty
Q.5. With a market value of ₹5.8 lakh crore, which company outperformed the State Bank of India (SBI) to emerge as the most valuable Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)?
Q.6. Which company won the prestigious “Plaque” at the ICAI Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting in the “Financial Services Sector (Other than Banking and Insurance)” category?
ANS. REC Limited
Q.7. Who recently won a stage of the Dakar Rally, becoming the first Indian to do so?
ANS. Harith Noah
Q.8. Which Indian state has started conducting a caste-based census, after Bihar as the first state to do so?
ANS. Andhra Pradesh
Q.9. Where was the opening of the 9th India International Science Festival (IISF) held?
ANS. Faridabad
Q.10. Which state in India is home to the pit head green field thermal power project that NLC India Ltd awarded to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)?
ANS. Odisha
Q.11. Which Indian state government and INOX Air Products signed a memorandum of understanding for a $3 billion green ammonia plant?
ANS. Maharashtra
Q.12. What is the primary goal of the Indian Army’s Operation Sarvashakti?
ANS. Eliminate terrorists
Q.13. What kind of energy-harvesting device has Northwestern University in Illinois created using soil microbes?
ANS. Fuel cell
Q.14. What Indian company became the first to be certified to ISO 27001:2022?
ANS. Haldia Petrochemicals
Q.15. Which business won an award at the Wings India Awards for exceptional cargo services?
ANS. Skyways Air Services

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