Daily Current Affairs 8th April 2024

Q.1. Who has been named Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd.’s new Managing Director (CMD) and Chairman?
ANS. Santosh Kumar Jha
Q.2. Which nation just become the biggest member of the European Union (EU) to allow cannabis use for recreational purposes?
ANS. Germany
Q.3. Which nation’s scientists set a new record for maintaining plasma temperatures in fusion reactors?
ANS. South Korea
Q.4. Which business has joined forces with Tata Technologies to create IT and automotive software hubs in Bengaluru, Pune, and Chennai?
ANS. BMW Group
Q.5. Which year saw the founding of the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory?
ANS. 1899
Q.6. When is the 2024 Prevention of Blindness Week being held?
ANS. April 1 to April 7
Q.7. Which port finished the fiscal year 2023–2024 as the leading cargo-handling port in India?
ANS. Paradip Port
Q.8. Which bank strengthened its position in South India by merging with AU Small Finance Bank?
ANS. Fincare Small Finance Bank
Q.9. Who has been named the ASSOCHAM President-elect?
ANS. Sanjay Nayar
Q.10. During its ASEAN Mission, whose nation did the Indian Coast Guard vessel “Samudra Paheredar” visit?
ANS. Vietnam
Q.11. Which company is Panasonic’s partner in India for the production of lithium-ion cells?
ANS. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
Q.12. Which Uttar Pradesh city is referred to as the “City of Imarti”?
ANS. Jaunpur
Q.13. Where is PepsiCo India spending a lot of money to build a new factory to manufacture flavors?
ANS. Madhya Pradesh
Q.14. In FY 2023–2024, what was the percentage rise in India’s defense exports?
ANS. 32.5%
Q.15. What is India’s projected GDP growth for FY24 according to the World Bank?
ANS. 7.5%

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