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April 2, 2024-DailyCurrent Affairs Quiz

 April 2, 2024-DailyCurrent Affairs Quiz

1. Recently, how many sites have been added to the Global Geoparks network?

[A] 16
[B] 17
[C] 18
[D] 19

Correct Answer: C [18]


In March 2024, UNESCO’s Executive Board added 18 new sites to the Global Geoparks network, bringing the total number of sites to 213 across 48 countries. The new sites are located in Belgium, the Netherlands, Brazil, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. Global Geoparks are single geographical areas that are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education, and sustainable development. 

2. Katchatheevu Island, recently seen in news, is situated between which two countries?

[A] India and Bangladesh
[B] India and Myanmar
[C] India and Sri Lanka
[D] Spain and France

Correct Answer: C [India and Sri Lanka]

Documents obtained through an RTI application by Tamil Nadu’s BJP chief K. Annamalai reveal India’s inconsistent approach to the Katchatheevu island dispute with Sri Lanka. Katchatheevu, a small island in the Palk Strait, lacks a permanent settlement and freshwater source. Administered by both India and Sri Lanka historically, a 1974 agreement marked its boundary. Indian fishermen, particularly from Tamil Nadu, face challenges due to conflicting claims over the island.

3.Barsana Biogas Project, which was seen in the news, is situated in which state?

[A] Rajasthan
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer: B [Uttar Pradesh]

Adani Total Energies Biomass Limited (ATBL), a subsidiary of Adani Total Gas Limited (ATGL), has commissioned the first phase of Barsana BioGas plant in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The project, developed in three phases, will have a total capacity of 600 tonnes per day, producing 42 tonnes per day of Compressed Biogas (CBG) and 217 tonnes per day of organic fertilizer. It’s set to be India’s largest agri-waste-based bio-CNG plant, costing over ₹200 crore, utilizing advanced anaerobic digestion technology for sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

4.Mataberi Pera & Pachra, recently got a GI tag, belongs to which state?

[A] Tripura
[B] Assam
[C] Mizoram
[D] Nagaland

Correct Answer: A [Tripura]

Traditional products from Tripura, Matabari Pera Prasad and Rignai Pachara textiles, have recently earned Geographical Indication (GI) tags, bringing the state’s total to 4 GI protected products. Matabari Pera Prasad, a sweet from Tripureswari temple, is made from milk and sugar. Rignai Pachara textiles, traditional hand-woven attire, symbolize Tripura’s cultural heritage. These products’ GI recognition highlights their significance and authenticity, attracting global attention and marketing opportunities.

5.Utkal Diwas 2024, recently seen in news, is related with which state?

[A] Odisha
[B] Bihar
[C] Jharkhand
[D] Telangana

Correct Answer: A [Odisha]

Utkal Diwas, also known as Odisha Day, commemorates the formation of Odisha on April 1, 1936. It signifies the state’s cultural and historical significance, marking the end of a struggle for a separate identity from British colonial rule. Celebrated annually, it showcases Odisha’s rich heritage through festivities, including decorations and cultural displays. The state flag’s colors symbolize Odia pride and unity, highlighting the event’s importance in preserving the region’s traditions and identity.


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