Daily GK Update - 24th February 2024 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update - 24th February 2024 Current Affairs
24-February 2024...........

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                         Current Affairs

                                                  National Affairs

Indian Navy to procure 200 Brahmos Missiles.

  • India Navy is going to expand its arsenal by adding 200 missiles to the list of its weapons.
  • This procurement will be of 19,000 cr and this purchase was approved by the cabinet committee on security.

Nokia and IISc Partner for 6G Research and Development in Bengaluru.

  • Nokia and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have united to pioneer 6G technology research and its real-world applications, with a particular focus on India.
  • This collaboration is headquartered at Nokia’s newly inaugurated 6G Lab in Bengaluru.

India’s First Gati Shakti Research Chair Established at IIM Shillong.

  • The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong to establish the first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’ in India.
  • This initiative aims to enhance academic research in multimodal logistics, particularly focusing on the North-East region.

                                              International Affairs

Germany is going to become one of the countries to allow legal possession of marijuana.

  • Germany has joined the list of those countries which allow legal possession of marijuana.
  • Germany will allow possession of up to 25 gm of marijuana.

Armenia has decided not to join a Russian-led security alliance called CSTO.

  • Caucus Country Armenia has decided not to join the Russia-led security alliance called CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organisation). 
  • CSTO is an intergovernmental military alliance (six countries) that came into effect in 2002.

The US achieves its first moon landing in 50 years.

  • A Texas-based private space company has successfully landed a spacecraft on the surface of the moon.
  • The name of this Texas-based company is Intuitive Machine.

                                             Days and Themes

Central Excise Day- 24th February 2024.

  • Every year on February 24th, India observes Central Excise Day, a tribute to the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act in 1944.


Magnus Carlson wins the Freestyle Chess GOAT Challenge.

  • Magnus Carlsen won the Freestyle Chess G.O.A.T. Challenge after beating Fabiano Caruana in the second game of the final.
  • Carlsen has won prize money of $60,000  for winning this tournament.


Test Your Knowledge

1. How many Brahmos Missiles is the Indian Navy planning to procure?

a) 100

b) 150

c) 200

d) 250

Answer- 200

2. Which organization has partnered with Nokia for 6G research and development in Bengaluru?

a) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

b) Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

c) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

d) Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

Answer- Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

3. Which country has recently allowed legal possession of marijuana up to 25 gm?

a) Canada

b) Germany

c) France

d) Japan

Answer- Germany

4. Which private space company successfully landed a spacecraft on the moon?

a) SpaceX

b) Blue Origin

c) Intuitive Machine

d) Virgin Galactic

Answer- Intuitive Machine

5. What tournament did Magnus Carlsen win recently in the world of chess?

a) World Chess Championship

b) Freestyle Chess GOAT Challenge

c) Grand Chess Tour

d) Chess Olympiad

Answer- Freestyle Chess GOAT Challenge


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