Daily Current Affairs Quiz 10 January 2024

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: important questions of 10 January 2024

Daily Current Affairs Quiz 10 January 2024 : Important questions related to current affairs and their answers made available by this article for the students preparing for competitive exams. Through these questions, candidates can prepare well for the competitive exam and make it easier to get a government job.

Daily Current Affairs Quiz of 10 January 2024

Question 1. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is related to which great man?

Answer – Mahatma Gandhi

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas is celebrated every year on 9 January, which highlights the contribution of Indians in the development of the country. On the occasion of this day, people who bring glory to India through their work in foreign countries are honored and rewarded. In the year 1915, on 9 January, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi returned home from South Africa, hence this day is celebrated on 9 January. The then Prime Minister of the country Atal Bihari Vajpayee had announced on 8 January 2002 to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on a large scale on 9 January every year.

Question 2. Scientists of which country have recently created ‘e-soil’?

Answer – Sweden

Swedish scientists have recently created ‘e-soil’ to accelerate the growth of plants. This electrically conductive ‘soil’ has been discovered by researchers at Linköping University which promotes crop growth. This soil gives excellent results especially in barley seedlings. Due to this, the quantity of barley crop is likely to increase by 50% in 15 days. This soil has been prepared for hydroponic farming. In this type of farming the plants are completely dependent on water, nutrients and a supporting substrate.

Question 3. In which city of India was the first meeting of the Inland Waterways Development Council held?

Answer – Kolkata

The first edition of Inland Waterways Development Council (IWDC) was held in Kolkata. It concluded with several initiatives in an effort to increase the capacity and feasibility of India’s inland waterways. The meeting was presided over by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal. It was attended by key stakeholders including ministerial representatives of states as well as policy makers and industry personalities. In this meeting, a commitment was made to invest Rs 45,000 crore for the development of river cruise tourism in the country.

Question 4. Which chess grandmaster was removed from the National Sports Promotion Award-2023?

Answer – Aantosh Rambabu

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has announced the nomination of artists who have excelled in different fields for the National Sports Awards 2023. President Draupadi Murmu honored various sports courses with the second highest athletic award ‘Arjuna Award’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Among the players who performed well in the World Cup, Mohammed Shami, Asian Games hero Ojas Baby Deotale, astrologer Pratap Singh Tomar and Parul Chaudhary etc. were honored with the Arjuna Award.

Question 5. Which state government launched the Yogashree scheme for SC/ST students?

Answer – West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched the Yogashree Scheme for SC/ST students of the state. Under this scheme, free training modules will be provided for Scheduled Caste (SC) and ST students. Under this scheme, 50 training centers will be established in the state.

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