Read Current Affairs notes – 14 March 2024

1.What is the new name of Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, as announced by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde?

A) Ahilya Nagar

B) Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar

C) Dharashiv

D) None of the above

2.How many authors received the Sahitya Akademi Award for 2023 for essays and literary studies?

A) 3

B) 4

C) 5

D) 6

3.Which region’s civil society organizations work to defend the region’s rivers with global support?

A) Africa

B) Latin America

C) Southeast Asia-Mekong

D) Europe

4.What is the primary objective of the loan agreement signed between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India regarding Ahmedabad?

A) Enhancing rural infrastructure

B) Improving urban livability and mobility in peri-urban areas

C) Promoting agricultural development

D) Supporting industrial growth

5.What is the purpose of the Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) established between India and the Dominican Republic?

A) To primarily import gold from the Dominican Republic.

B) To export pharmaceuticals, marine products, motor vehicles, and two and three-wheelers to the Dominican Republic.

C) To facilitate trade of goods and services and provide a platform for discussions, exchange of information, knowledge, and ideas.

D) To establish a bilateral institutional mechanism between the two nations on trade and commerce.

6.India’s rank on the Gender Inequality Index (GII) in 2022 is:

A) 114

B) 108

C) 122

D) 135

7.How many books of poetry were recognized for the Sahitya Akademi Award for 2023?

A) 5

B) 7

C) 9

D) 11

8.What was the occasion on which the renaming of Ahmednagar to Ahilya Nagar was announced?

A) 298th birth anniversary of Ahilyabai Holkar

B) 298th death anniversary of Ahilyabai Holkar

C) 298th coronation anniversary of Ahilyabai Holkar

D) None of the above

9.When was the International Day of Action for Rivers established?

A) 1997

B) 2001

C) 2010

D) 2020

10.What is the score of India on the Gender Inequality Index (GII) in 2022?

A) 0.437

B) 0.490

C) 0.462

D) 0.478

11.Which language was the book “Rajdev Ki Amrai” recognized for in the Sahitya Akademi Award for 2023?

A) Urdu

B) Punjabi

C) Dogri

D) Gujarati

12.What infrastructure developments are included in the project funded by the ADB loan?

A) Construction of highways and bridges

B) Building of educational institutions

C) Development of water distribution networks, stormwater drainage, sewerage systems, and sewage treatment plants

D) Establishment of agricultural research centers

13.What is the significance of the International Day of Action for Rivers?

A) To promote commercial use of rivers

B) To raise awareness about the importance of rivers and advocate for their protection

C) To support construction of dams

D) To celebrate the beauty of rivers

14.India’s Human Development Index (HDI) ranking in 2022 is?

A) 127

B) 134

C) 135

D) 136

15.Which of the following authors received the Sahitya Akademi Award for 2023 for the novel “Mujhe Pehchaano”?

A) Neelum Saran Gaur

B) Sanjeev

C) Sadiqua Nawab Saher

D) Swarnjit Savi

16.What was the theme of the International Day of Action for Rivers in 2024?

A) Rivers and Biodiversity

B) River Conservation

C) Water for All

D) Sustainable River Management

17.According to the UNDP report, what is India’s loss in Human Development Index (HDI) due to inequality?

A) 25.5%

B) 31.1%

C) 20.2%

D) 28.6%

18.What activities are typically organized to celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers?

  1. A) Launching photo campaigns
  2. B) Hosting parties to raise awareness about rivers
  3. C) Organizing personal prayer ceremonies or rituals to honor rivers
  4. D) All of the above

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