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Tnpsc Current Affairs in English – 3rd July 2024

1. What is the rank of India in the Artificial Intelligence Preparedness Index (AIPI) 2024?

A. 65th

B. 72nd

C. 85th

D. 62nd

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has launched the AI Preparedness Index (AIPI) Dashboard, ranking 174 countries on their readiness to adopt AI technologies. Categories include Low-Income Countries (LIC), Emerging Market Economies (EM), and Advanced Economies (AE). Singapore, Denmark, and the United States lead the AE category, while India, an EM, ranks 72nd with a score of 0.49. China ranks 31st with a score of 0.63, reflecting its higher readiness compared to neighboring countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

2. Which city recently hosted the “Hunar” exhibition, a captivating display of Indian folk and tribal art?

A. Varanasi

B. Kanchipuram

C. Dubai

D. Paris

  • The Dubai Art Centre hosted the “Hunar” exhibition, showcasing India’s rich folk and tribal art heritage. Organized by Videsha Pandey, the exhibition features diverse works including a Ramayana painting, Aipan art from Uttarakhand, Madhubani art from Bihar, Warli art from Maharashtra, and Muria art from Chhattisgarh. The exhibition aims to highlight India’s cultural diversity and underrepresented art forms.

3. Which state government recently announced the inclusion of a chapter on the Emergency in the state’s school curriculum?

A. Tamil Nadu

B. Madhya Pradesh

C. Kerala

D. Arunachal Pradesh

  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav announced a new school curriculum chapter on the Emergency of 1975-77, highlighting the “excesses and repression” during that period. This aims to educate the younger generation about the struggle against the Emergency.

4. Which state government recently launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Majhi Ladki Bahin’ scheme’?

A. Maharashtra

B. Odisha

C. Gujarat

D. Kerala

  • The Mukhyamantri Majhi Ladki Bahin Scheme 2024, launched in Maharashtra, offers free education for girls and support for the unemployed. Eligible women aged 21-60 will receive Rs. 1500 monthly. Aimed at promoting financial independence and self-reliance, the scheme includes a budget of 46 thousand crores, providing various benefits to women, enhancing their development and overall well-being.

5. Recently, where was the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting held?

A. China

B. France

C. Indonesia

D. Singapore

  • India has been placed in the “regular follow-up category” by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) after its plenary meeting in Singapore from June 26-28, 2024. The meeting evaluated 17 countries on anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism financing, and anti-proliferation compliance. India, Russia, France, Italy, and the UK were kept in the regular follow-up, while one country was grey-listed. The FATF commended India’s efforts but urged quicker prosecution in such cases.

6. What is the primary objective of the GSAT 20 satellite?

A. Earth Observation

B. Communication

C. Weather Monitoring

D. Navigation

  • For the first time, ISRO will launch its latest large satellite, GSAT 20, on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. GSAT 20, a hi-tech communication satellite, weighs 4,700 kg and has a throughput capacity of 48 GBPS. It features 32 spot beams covering all of India, especially the Northeast. Owned by ISRO’s commercial arm NSIL, it uses SpaceX due to the limitations of India’s Launch Vehicle Mark 3.

7. Central Electronics Limited (CEL), which was recently granted ‘Mini Ratna’ status, comes under which ministry?

A. Ministry of Science and Technology

B. Ministry of Power

C. Ministry of Electronics and Communication Technology

D. Ministry of MSME

  • Central Electronics Limited (CEL), recently granted “Mini Ratna” (Category-1) status, is a Govt of India Enterprise under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology. Established in 1974, CEL aims to commercialize indigenous technologies from National Laboratories and R&D Institutions. CEL excels in solar energy systems, strategic electronics, and various high-tech areas, producing solar cells, railway signaling equipment, and components for defense applications.

8. What is the main purpose of the Sangyaan App, recently launched by Railway Protection Force (RPF)?

A. To provide train schedules

B. To educate and empower RPF personnel by providing information about criminal laws

C. To monitor train ticket bookings

D. To provide health tips to RPF personnel

  • The Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF) has launched the Sangyaan App, developed by the RPF Tech Team. It educates RPF Personnel on new criminal laws like Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) 2023, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) 2023, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA) 2023. This mobile tool aims to enhance legal knowledge and operational relevance, offering comprehensive insights into legal provisions for effective RPF operations.

9. Which ministry has recently launched virtual NQAS assessment and spot food licence initiative to ensure healthcare for all?

A. Ministry of Women and Child Development

B. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

C. Ministry of Science and Technology

D. Ministry of Power

  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched two initiatives: Virtual NQAS Assessment for Ayushman Arogya Mandirs (AAM) and Integrated Public Health Laboratories (IPHL), ensuring compliance with Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS). The Spot Food License Initiative uses the Food safety and compliance system (FoSCoS) platform for instant licensing and registration across India, aiming to streamline processes. These initiatives support “Healthcare for All” by enhancing real-time monitoring of health facilities and simplifying food safety compliance.

10. Recently, where was the 29th edition of the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise held?

A. Auckland, New Zealand

B. Hawaii, USA

C. Paris, France

D. Kolkata, India

  • Indian multi-role stealth frigate INS Shivalik, deployed in the South China Sea and North Pacific Ocean, has arrived at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii, USA to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.
  • RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise, enhancing naval interoperability and trust among 29 participating countries. Led by the US Navy, the exercise includes diverse activities like symposiums, sports competitions, and integrated sea operations.

11. Recently, the Central Railway has inaugurated its first-ever floating solar plant with a 10 MWp capacity in which lake of India?

A. Lonar Lake

B. Igatpuri Lake

C. Periyar Lake

D. Venna Lake

  • Central Railway has inaugurated India’s first floating solar plant, a 10 MWp installation on Igatpuri lake in the Western Ghats. This initiative marks a milestone in Indian Railways’ clean energy efforts, aimed at achieving zero carbon emissions by 2030.

12. Keshava temple is located in which state?

A. Odisha

B. Karnataka

C. Kerala

D. Maharashtra

  • Karnataka’s Tourism Department is set to elevate the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Somanathapur, especially the Keshava Temple, as a key attraction in Mysuru’s tourism circuit before Dasara this year. Located in Somanathapura town along the River Kaveri, the temple, completed in 1268 AD under Hoysala King Narasimha III, features a unique star-shaped platform with three sanctums. Recognized alongside Halebidu and Belur temples, it holds cultural significance as part of the Hoysala heritage.

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