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Tnpsc Current Affairs in English – 28th May 2024

1. Nyishi Tribe is the largest ethnic group of which state?

A. Assam

B. Bihar

C. Arunachal Pradesh

D. Mizoram

  • Kabak Yano, a mountaineer and cricketer, made history as the first Nyishi tribe woman and fifth woman from Arunachal Pradesh to scale Mt. Everest. The Nyishi, the largest ethnic group in Arunachal Pradesh, primarily reside in eight districts and parts of Assam. With a population of around 300,000, they practice slash-and-burn agriculture and excel in various handicrafts. Religiously, they follow Christianity, Hinduism, and the indigenous Donyi Polo.

2. Recently, how many nations have signed the Zero Debris Charter at the ESA/EU Space Council?

A. 11

B. 12

C. 13

D. 14

  • Twelve nations signed the Zero Debris Charter at the ESA/EU Space Council, committing to sustainable human activities in Earth orbit. The European Space Agency (ESA) initiated the Charter in November 2023. It aims to eliminate space debris by 2030 through ambitious technical targets and global cooperation.

3. State-owned GAIL (India) Ltd recently launched its first Green Hydrogen Plant in which region of Madhya Pradesh?

A. Vijaipur

B. Balaghat

C. Dheerpur

D. Betul

  • GAIL (India) Ltd. inaugurated its first 10 MW Green Hydrogen Plant in Vijaipur, Madhya Pradesh, under the National Green Hydrogen Mission. Approved on January 4, 2022, the mission aims to make India a global hub for green hydrogen. It includes incentives for electrolyser manufacturing and green hydrogen production, support for pilot projects, development of Green Hydrogen Hubs, and a policy framework for a green hydrogen ecosystem and standards.

4. What is ‘Stellaria mcclintockiae’?

A. A new variant of COVID

B. A new plant species

C. Asteroid

D. Nuclear Ballistic submarine

  • A new plant species, Stellaria mcclintockiae, was discovered on the muddy slopes of Kerala’s Nelliyampathy hills, at elevations of 1,250-1,400 meters. This annual herb, growing up to 15 cm tall, belongs to the genus Stellaria (family Caryophyllaceae). It features distinct petals, pollen morphology, bracts, sepals, and seed architecture. As the first Stellaria species found in South India, researchers recommend it be classified as critically endangered.

5. Virupaksha Temple is located in which state?

A. Tamil Nadu

B. Karnataka

C. Kerala

D. Gujarat

  • A portion of Hampi’s Virupaksha Temple in Karnataka, specifically the ‘saalu mantap’ pavilion, collapsed due to torrential rains. Dedicated to Lord Virupaksha, a form of Shiva, the temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Hampi, the former capital of the Vijayanagara kingdom. It showcases Dravida temple architecture with grand gopuras, Vimana, intricate carvings, and pillared halls.

6. Mundra Port is located in which state?

A. Tamil Nadu

B. Karnataka

C. Kerala

D. Gujarat

  • Adani Group’s Mundra Port recently hosted the largest container ship to dock in India, the nearly 400-meter MSC Anna. Mundra Port, located on the north shores of the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat, is India’s largest private and container port, handling 33% of the country’s container traffic. Operated by APSEZ, it has a capacity of 260 MMT and handles over 155 MMT annually, including diverse cargo types.

7. Irrawaddy River is located in which country?

A. Nepal

B. Myanmar

C. India

D. Bhutan

  • Myanmar’s military regime has formed a body to evaluate hydropower projects on the Irrawaddy River, potentially reviving the controversial Myitsone Dam. Amid worsening power shortages since the 2021 coup, the regime aims to address these issues and boost domestic production.

8. Recently, Ministry of Ayush and the All-India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) hosted a sensitization program at which place?

A. New Delhi

B. Chennai

C. Hyderabad

D. Bengaluru

  • The Ministry of Ayush and the All-India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) hosted a program in New Delhi to enhance collaborations between the insurance sector and Ayush healthcare providers. The event, attended by CEOs and CMDs of insurance companies and Ayush hospital owners, aims to improve the accessibility and affordability of Ayush treatments. Key figures emphasized the commitment to making healthcare affordable, accessible, and high-quality.

9. Which organization recently hosted ‘Pharma Research in AyurGyan and Techno Innovation (PRAGATI-2024)’ at the India Habitat Centre?




D. National Institute of Biomedical Genomics

  • The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) hosted PRAGATI-2024 at the India Habitat Centre, focusing on research opportunities and collaborations with the Ayurveda drug industry. This meeting aims to connect researchers with industrial partners for drug and device development. A dossier of 35 formulations and three instruments, including Ayush 64, Ayush SG, and Ayush Gutti, will be presented for discussion. The initiative will benefit Ayurvedic clinicians and patients.

10. Which organization recently adopted Framework Convention on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights, Democracy & the Rule of Law, known as AI convention?

A. Council of Europe (COE)

B. United Nations



  • The Council of Europe (COE) adopted the Framework Convention on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law, known as the ‘AI convention.’ This treaty aims to ensure AI systems comply with human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

11. Which team has won the ‘Indian Premier League 2024’?

A. Chennai Super Kings

B. Kolkata Knight Riders

C. Rajasthan Royals

D. Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), coached by Chandrakant Pandit, won their third IPL title by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets in the final of the 17th IPL at M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, on May 26, 2024. Led by Shreyas Iyer, KKR bowled SRH out for 113 runs, the lowest in an IPL final.

12. Recently, the Vice President of India inaugurated Centre for Carbon Fibre and Prepregs (CCFP) at which place?

A. Chennai

B. Hyderabad

C. Bengaluru

D. New Delhi

  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the Centre for Carbon Fiber and Prepregs at the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) in Bengaluru. He witnessed innovations like the Hansa NG trainer and SARAS multipurpose aircraft. Addressing scientists, he highlighted India’s progress in disruptive technologies, quantum computing, AI, and machine learning.

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