16th January 2024 Current Affairs & MCQ

Sources for current affairs on 16th January 2024 include Indian Express, Times of India (TOI), The Hindu, Hindustan Times, and Mint, PIB, All India Radio.

1. India-Iran Agreement on Chabahar Port
– Agreement signed for further development.
– Chabahar has two ports: Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti.

2. AI Impact on Jobs
– Head of the IMF predicts AI will affect 40% of jobs.
– Concerns about AI worsening inequality.

3. NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Paper
– Discussion paper on poverty in India since 2005-06.

4. NHAI’s ‘One Vehicle One FASTag’ Initiative
– National Highway Authority of India initiative.
– Aims to enhance the national highway experience.
– FASTag uses RFID technology for automatic toll collection.

5. World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting
– Held from January 15 to 19 in Davos, Switzerland.

6. Darjeeling’s Himalayan Zoological Park
– Headlines for successfully breeding 77 snow leopards since 1980.
– Currently has 14 snow leopards.

7. India’s CPI-Based Inflation Rate
– Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation touched 5.7% in December.

8. Ram Temple in Ayodhya
– Shyam Rang Ram Lalla idol sculpted on Krishna Shila selected for installation.
– Sculptor: Arun Yogi Raj.

9. Prabha Atre’s Musical Presentation
– Three presentations: Raag Maru Bihag, Raag Kalavati, and a thumri in Mishra Khamaj.

16th January 2024 Current Affairs MCQ

1. What is the objective of the ‘One Vehicle One FASTag’ initiative launched by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)?
A) Enhancing wildlife conservation
B) Promoting electric vehicles
C) Improving national highway experience
D) Reducing air pollution

Answer: C) Improving national highway experience

2. Where is the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) being held from January 15 to 19?
A) New York, USA
B) London, UK
C) Davos, Switzerland
D) Beijing, China

Answer: C) Davos, Switzerland

3. Which technology is used in FASTag for automatic toll collection on national highways in India?
A) GPS (Global Positioning System)
B) Bluetooth technology
C) Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
D) Near Field Communication (NFC)

Answer: C) Radio-frequency identification (RFID)

4. How many snow leopards has Darjeeling’s PADMAJA Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park successfully bred since 1980?
A) 77
B) 14
C) 1980
D) 15

Answer: A) 77

5. What is the inflation rate based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in India for December?
A) 4.3%
B) 5.7%
C) 6.5%
D) 3.2%

Answer: B) 5.7%

6. Which two ports does the Chabahar Port in Iran consist of, as mentioned in the agreement with India?
A) Shahid Besheshti and Port Kalantari
B) Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti
C) Chabahar Kalantari and Shahid Port
D) Shahid Bihag and Port Beheshti

Answer: B) Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti

7. According to the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), what percentage of jobs is expected to be affected by AI?
A) 25%
B) 40%
C) 60%
D) 75%

Answer: B) 40%

8. What does NITI Aayog’s discussion paper, ‘Multidimensional Poverty in India since 2005-06,’ focus on?
A) Economic growth strategies
B) Poverty alleviation measures
C) Technological advancements
D) Climate change mitigation

Answer: B) Poverty alleviation measures

9. Which Indian city’s zoo, PADMAJA Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, has successfully bred 77 snow leopards since 1980?
A) Jaipur
B) Darjeeling
C) Mumbai
D) Chennai

Answer: B) Darjeeling

10. What type of idol, sculpted on “Krishna Shila,” has been selected for installation in the garbh griha of the new Ram Temple in Ayodhya?
A) Ganesha idol
B) Hanuman idol
C) Rama idol
D) Shyam Rang Ram Lalla idol

Answer: D) Shyam Rang Ram Lalla idol

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