5th January 2024 Current Affairs & MCQ

Sources for current affairs on 5th January 2024 include Indian Express, Times of India (TOI), The Hindu, Hindustan Times, and Mint.

1. Space Mission: Aditya L1 by ISRO
– Mission to study the sun.
– Set to be placed in the final orbit on January 6th.

2. Appointment: Rashmi Shukla
– Appointed as the new Maharashtra DGP.

3. Electricity in Remote Villages
– KUNDIYAN and Patroo villages in North Kashmir now have electricity.
– Located in the Kupwara district along the Line of Control.

4. Passing: JPS Uberoi
– Former Delhi University sociology professor.
– Known as the “Professor of Swaraj.”
– Passed away at the age of 91.

5. Financial News: SBI Green Bonds
– State Bank of India raised $250 million through Green bonds.

6. Religious News: Ayodhya Ram Temple
– Chief priest: Acharya Satyendra Das.
– Temple built in Nagara style of architecture.
– Five Mandaps in the temple: Nritya, Rang, Sabha, Prathana, Kirtan.

7. Legal News: Oscar Pistorius
– Paralympic gold medalist, known as the Blade Runner.
– Released from jail after 11 years.

8. Government Scheme: PRITHVI VIGYAN
– Approved scheme worth nearly 4,800 crore rupees.
– Aimed at long-term observations of Earth’s systems.

9. Education Initiative: Prerana
– Launched by the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, Government of India.
– An experiential learning program.

10. Environmental Recognition: Wetland City Accreditation
– Indore, Bhopal, and Udaipur selected for the Ramsar Convention’s Wetland City Accreditation scheme.

5th January 2024 Current Affairs MCQ

1. Which Indian space mission is set to study the sun and be placed in its final orbit on January 6th?
a) Chandrayaan-2
b) Aditya L1
c) Mangalyaan
d) Astrosat
Answer b) Aditya L1

2. Who recently became the new Director General of Police (DGP) in Maharashtra?
a) Rashmi Shukla
b) Acharya Satyendra Das
c) JPS Uberoi
d) Oscar Pistorius

Answer a) Rashmi Shukla

3. Which two remote villages in North Kashmir recently received electricity for the first time?
a) KUNDIYAN and Patroo
b) Nagara and Rang
c) Nritya and Sabha
d) Udaipur and Bhopal
Answer a) KUNDIYAN and Patroo
4. What was JPS Uberoi known as?
a) Blade Runner
b) Professor of Swaraj
c) DGP of Maharashtra
d) Chief priest of Ayodhya Ram Temple
Answer b) Professor of Swaraj

5. How much money did the State Bank of India raise through Green bonds?
a) $100 million
b) $250 million
c) $500 million
d) $1 billion
Answer b) $250 million
6. In what style is the Ram Temple in Ayodhya built?
a) Nagara
b) Rang
c) Nritya
d) Kirtan
Answer a) Nagara

7. Which department launched the ‘Prerana’ program for experiential learning?
a) Ministry of Finance
b) Ministry of Education
c) Ministry of Health
d) Ministry of Environment

Answer b) Ministry of Education

8. Which three cities were selected for the Wetland City Accreditation scheme under the Ramsar Convention?
a) Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai
b) Indore, Bhopal, Udaipur
c) Kupwara, Nagara, Patroo
d) Rashmi, Oscar, Aditya

Answer b) Indore, Bhopal, Udaipur

9. What is the aim of the PRITHVI VIGYAN scheme?
a) Space exploration
b) Long-term observations of Earth’s systems
c) Financial inclusion
d) Agricultural development

Answer b) Long-term observations of Earth’s systems

10. Who was released from jail after 11 years, known as the Blade Runner and a paralympic gold medalist?
a) Acharya Satyendra Das
b) Rashmi Shukla
c) Oscar Pistorius
d) JPS Uberoi

Answer c) Oscar Pistorius

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