Daily GK Update - 8th February 2024 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update - 8th February 2024 Current Affairs
08-February 2024...........

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                Current Affairs

                                          National Affairs

India contributes 32.89 million to the Budget of the United Nations.

  • India has paid USD 32.89 million to the United Nations Regular Budget for 2024, joining the "honour roll" of 36 Member States who have paid their regular budget dues in full to the UN on time.

India to consume world’s 30% crude oil till 2030.

  • According to the International Energy Agency, India will be the largest source of oil demand growth until 2030.
  • India is currently The world's third-largest oil importer and consumer and will register an oil demand increase of almost 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) between 2023 and 2030.

                                          International Affairs

Nayib Bukele has been elected as the President of El Salvador for the second time.

  • Nayib Bukele, the incumbent President of El Salvador secured a a second consecutive term in elections in the Central American country, El Salvador.


Tata Group has achieved a market capitalization of 30 lakh crore.

  • TATA group has achieved a historic market capitalization of 30 lakh crore.
  • Tata Consultancy Services alone contributes 15 lakh to this total capital.

RBI keeps the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%.

  • In the latest monetary policy, RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5 percent.
  • It is the sixth time that RBI has kept its repo rate unchanged at 6.5%.


Former Sahitya Akademi Award Winner Farooz Nazki has passed away.

  • A great poet and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Farooq Nazki has recently passed away.
  • Farooq Nazki received Sahitya Akademi Award, India’s prestigious literary honor, recognizing his outstanding contribution to Kashmiri literature.


Jasprit Bumrah becomes the first bowler to become No. 1 across all the formats.

  • Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has reached the top spot in the Test bowling rankings for the first time on the latest ICC Men's Test Bowler rankings.
  • With this, Bumrah has become the first bowler in history to be ranked on top in all three formats of cricket.


Test Your Knowledge

1. How much did India contribute to the UN Regular Budget for 2024?

(a) $20 million

(b) $30 million

(c) $32.89 million

(d) $35 million

Answer- $32.89 million

2. What percentage of the world's crude oil will India consume by 2030?

(a) 10%

(b) 20%

(c) 30%

(d) 40%

Answer- 30%

3. Who was recently re-elected as President of El Salvador?

(a) Miguel Díaz-Canel

(b) Andrés Manuel López Obrador

(c) Nayib Bukele

(d) Nicolás Maduro

Answer- Nayib Bukele

4. What is the current market capitalization of the Tata Group?

(a) ₹10 lakh crore

(b) ₹20 lakh crore

(c) ₹30 lakh crore

(d) ₹40 lakh crore

Answer- ₹30 lakh crore

5. Which Indian cricketer became the first to be ranked #1 in all three formats?

(a) Virat Kohli

(b) Rohit Sharma

(c) Ravichandran Ashwin

(d) Jasprit Bumrah

Answer- Jasprit Bumrah


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