Daily GK Update - 31 January 2024 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update - 31 January 2024 Current Affairs
31-January 2024...........

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                 Current Affairs

                                          National Affairs

The Sikh Regiment Contingent was declared the best marching contingent among services.

         Republic Day Awards- 2024

  • Best Marching Contingent- Delhi Police Women Contingent
  • Best Marching Contingent among Services- Sikh Regiment
  • Best Tableaux- Odisha

India placed 93rd on the Corruption Perception Index 2023.

  • Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) has placed India placed 93rd among 180 countries.
  • The CPI published by  Transparency International, evaluates nations based on their perceived levels of public sector corruption, utilizing a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 signifies high corruption and 100 represents very clean governance.

Indian Navy carries out rescue operations in the Gulf of Aden.

  • Indian Naval Ship, INS Sumitra carried out a rescue operation near the Somalian coast and freed 19 Pakistani Fishermen from an Iranian Fishing Vessel.
  •  This rescue operation also led to the capture of Somalian Pirates. This is the second rescue operation by the Indian Navy.
  • Earlier, the Indian Navy's Elite Marcos Commandos freed 11 Indian Sailors from Somalian Pirates.

The Ministry of Environment conducted out Snow Leopard Census.

         Snow Leopard Census 2024

  • There are a total of 718 snow leopards in India.
  • The highest number of snow leopards is in Ladakh, followed by Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

                                          International Affairs

Former Pakistani Prime Minister handed jail term of 10 years.

  • Pakistani Judiciary handed a jail term of 10 years to the former Pakistani Prime Minister.
  • This sentence was given to Imran Khan in relation to a case of leaking classified documents.

Philippines and Vietnam sign a defence deal on the south-china Sea.

  • In an attempt to growing Chinese threat in the Indian Ocean region, the Philippines and Vietnam sign a defence deal on the South China Sea.
  • Under this deal, both countries will cooperate to deal with emerging security challenges in the China Sea.


Indian Boxer Mandeep Jangra Secures U.S Intercontinental Title.

  • Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra secured a remarkable triumph at the US-based National Boxing Association’s (NBA) intercontinental super featherweight championship.
  • His win came after a compelling bout against American Gerardo Esquivel in Toppenish City, Washington.

Sonam Maskar Wins Silver In Women’s Air Rifle In Cairo, Egypt.

  • Sonam Maskar made a remarkable debut in the shooting World Cup in Cairo, Egypt, clinching the women’s air rifle silver medal.
  •  Despite her impressive performance, she was narrowly beaten by Anna Janssen of Germany by a mere 0.9 points. Maskar’s stellar performance highlights her potential as a rising star in the sport.


Test Your Knowledge

1. According to Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index 2023, which rank did India achieve?

(a) 39th

(b) 67th

(c) 93rd

(d) 124th

Answer- 93rd

2. Which Indian state/UT boasts the highest number of snow leopards, as per the 2024 Snow Leopard Census?

(a) Himachal Pradesh

(b) Uttarakhand

(c) Ladakh

(d) Sikkim

Answer- Ladakh

3. Which Indian athlete secured a silver medal in the Women's Air Rifle event at the Shooting World Cup in Cairo, Egypt?

(a) Apurvi Chandela

(b) Anjum Moudgil

(c) Manu Bhaker

(d) Sonam Maskar

Answer- Sonam Maskar

4. Which of the following countries signed a deal to cooperate in the South China Sea?

(a) India and Japan

(b) Indian and USA

(c) Vietnam and Philipines

(d) Thailand and Philipines

Answer- Vietnam and Philipines

5. Who was awarded the "Best Marching Contingent" title among the various services participating in the Republic Day Parade 2024?

(a) Delhi Police Women Contingent

(b) Madras Regiment

(c) Indian Navy

(d) None of the above

Answer- Delhi Police Women Contingent


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