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Current Affairs One - Liner : 5th June 2024

Published on June 05, 2024
  • National:
    • Indian cricketer Kedar Jadhav has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He made his international debut in 2014 and played 73 ODIs and nine T20Is for India. He was part of the 2019 World Cup semi-finalist team, and his last international appearance was against New Zealand in Auckland in 2020.
Current Affairs One - Liner : 5th June 2024
    • The ICMR invited Expressions of Interest on June 3, 2024, for the development and commercialization of pediatric oral formulations of hydroxyurea, a drug used to treat sickle cell disease. This is to overcome the challenge of administering effective doses to children, as currently only high dosage tablets are available.
  • International:
    • Dr. Helen Mary Roberts is the first woman from a minority community to be promoted to brigadier in the Pakistan Army. She is a Christian and has been with the Pakistan Army Medical Corps for over 26 years. She is a senior pathologist and was also the first female surgeon general of the Pakistan Army.
  • Banking:
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) canceled the auction of 10-year green bonds on June 1, 2024. This was due to the market’s refusal to pay a premium, known as greenium, for these bonds. The cancellation highlights the challenges in establishing a robust market for green bonds in India.
    • Axis Bank and Mastercard launched an NFC Soundbox on May 29, 2024. The device accepts multiple payment methods, provides dual confirmation, and supports deep integration with third-party apps. It aims to boost card payment acceptance among small merchants.
    • Axis Bank and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance announced a bancassurance partnership on June 3, 2024. The partnership aims to increase insurance penetration in India by offering a range of personal and commercial insurance products through Axis Bank’s network of over 5250 branches.
  • Economy:
    • The third advance estimate of total food grain production is 3288.52 lakh metric tons. This includes all types of food grains. These are preliminary figures and may vary based on factors like weather and harvesting techniques. This high production indicates a strong agricultural sector.
  • Science & Technology:
    • The new blue ant species, Paraparatrechina neela, was discovered in the Siang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh, India on June 3, 2024. The ant is less than 2mm long, has a metallic blue color, and was found by a team from ATREE, Bengaluru, and the University of Florida.
    • The European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the EarthCARE mission on May 28, 2024. The mission aims to study the role of clouds and aerosols in Earth’s climate. It carries four instruments: the Atmospheric Lidar (ATLID), the Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), the Multi-Spectral Imager (MSI), and the Broadband Radiometer.
  • Appointments:
    • Mr. P. D. Vaghela has been recently appointed as the new Chairperson of the Deendayal Port Trust (DPT). His leadership is expected to bring about reforms and improvements in port operations, aligning India’s maritime infrastructure with global standards
  • Awards & Honours:
    • Krishna Prakash, the head of Mumbai Police’s Force One, was awarded the Annual Hindi Sahitya Bharati Award on June 3, 2024. The award was presented at the Sab Me Ram Shashwat Shri Ram festival in Mumbai. This recognition highlights his contributions to society, blending law enforcement with literature and cultural heritage.
    • The poet and playwright Siddhalinga Pattanashetti has been announced as the recipient of the Gudleppa Hallikeri Award for 2024. This declaration was made by the Gudleppa Hallikeri Memorial Foundation based in Hosaritti, Haveri District.
    • Sanya Malhotra, a renowned Indian actress, achieved a significant milestone in her career at the New York Indian Film Festival 2024. She was awarded Best Actress for her outstanding performance in the film ‘Mrs’, a remake of the Malayalam film ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’.


1 1. Who is the recipient of the Gudleppa Hallikeri Award for 2024?

  • A) Gudleppa Halliker
  • B) Siddhalinga Pattanashetti
  • C) Hosaritti
  • D) Haveri District

2 2. What is the third advance estimate of total food grain production?

  • A) A) 3288.52 lakh metric tons
  • B) B) 2000 lakh metric tons
  • C) C) 5000 lakh metric tons
  • D) D) 1000 lakh metric tons
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