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1. ‘Transporter-9 mission’ is associated with which country?

(a) USA

(b) India

(c) Russia

(d) Israel

Answer: a

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the Transporter-9 mission from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

This is the 12th launch and landing of the Falcon 9 stage booster, according to SpaceX mission information.

2. Tailored Deterrence Strategy (TDS) is associated with which countries?

(a) India-USA

(b) USA-South Korea

(c) Russia-China

(d) China-India

Answer: b

South Korea and the United States revised a bilateral security agreement aimed at deterring North Korea’s advancing nuclear and missile threats

The Tailored Deterrence Strategy (TDS) is aimed at countering North Korea’s nuclear weapons and other arms, according to an announcement on the agreement by the two countries 10 years ago.

3. What is the expansion of ‘IPEF’, with respect to international diplomacy?

(a) Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

(b) Indo-Pakistan Economic Framework for Prosperity

(c) Indo-Papua New Guinea Economic Framework for Prosperity

(d) Indo-Philippines Economic Framework for Prosperity

Answer: a

Following the signing of the supply chain resilience pact, India, the US, and 12 other members of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) have jointly announced the completion of negotiations on fair and clean economy agreements.

The member nations will now proceed with the required steps, including additional domestic consultations and legal reviews, to prepare the final texts of these agreements, as stated in a joint announcement by the IPEF partner nations.

4. Which country supplies C295 defence transport aircraft to India?

(a) Russia

(b) France

(c) Spain

(d) India

Answer: c

In 2021, the Indian Air Force signed an agreement with Airbus for 56 C295 military transport aircraft. Around 16 of these aircraft will be acquired from final assembly line in Spain.

Spain announced that it is ready to supply more C295 defence transport aircraft to India if it requires. This week ‘Spain-India Forum’ was organised in New Delhi and this was the first time the forum was being held in India. Spain is on board for Indo-Pacific-Mediterranean partnership with India as the key partner.

5. Fossils of 130 million year old male mosquitoes have been found in which country?

(a) India

(b) France

(c) Lebanon

(d) USA

Answer: c

Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are killed annually by malaria and other diseases spread through the bite of mosquitoes, insects that date back to the age of dinosaurs. All of these bites are inflicted by females, which possess specialized mouth anatomy that their male counterparts lack.

Researchers said they have discovered the oldest-known fossils of mosquitoes – two males entombed in pieces of amber dating to 130 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period and found near the town of Hammana in Lebanon. The male mosquitoes possessed elongated piercing-sucking mouthparts seen now only in females. They are identified as hematophagous meaning blood-eaters.

6. India along with which two countries is set to establish an informal “trilateral technology dialogue” in the first quarter of 2024?

(a) Australia and Japan

(b) US and South Korea

(c) Japan and US

(d) UAE and Qatar

Answer: b

India, the US and South Korea will set up an informal “trilateral technology dialogue” in the first quarter of 2024. The announcement came as US and Seoul launched their Next Generation Critical and Emerging Technologies Dialogue, in Seoul.

The dialogue is in response to China’s rapid progress in critical technologies within the Indo-Pacific region.

7. Which actor has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Merito della Repubblica Italiana), the highest Italian civilian award in December 2023?

(a) Anupam Kher

(b) Kabir Bedi

(c) Naseeruddin Shah

(d) Paresh Rawal

Answer: b

8. Recently, G7 nations have planned to block the entry of which country’s diamonds into their markets?

(a) China

(b) Iran

(c) USA

(d) Russia

Answer: d

The G7 nations will ban imports of rough diamonds directly from Russia starting January 1, 2024. The ban will also include Russian diamonds that have been processed in third countries starting March 1, 2024. The G7 will also implement a full traceability system by the beginning of September. The restrictions will apply to diamonds of one carat and above, expanding to half a carat or lower from September with traceability systems.

9. Who was the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel?

(a) Narendra Modi

(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(c) Atal Bihari Vajpayee

(d) Manmohan Singh

Answer: a


India and Israel established diplomatic ties in 1947, based on religious criteria. India officially recognized Israel in 1950. Full diplomatic relations were established in 1992. LK Advani was the first Indian minister to visit Israel in 2000. In 2003, Ariel Sharon became the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit India. Narendra Modi became the first Indian PM to visit Israel in 2017.

10. NATO has signed a contract to buy 1,000 units of which missile defense systems?


(b) S-400

(c) Patriot

(d) Destroyer

Answer: c

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