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Q. Mount Marapi, which was seen in the news, is located in which country?

(a) Japan

(b) Indonesia

(c) Philippines

(d) Australia

Answer: b

The death toll from a volcano eruption in Indonesia has risen to 23 after 10 more bodies were discovered.

Mount Marapi on the island of Sumatra spewed an ash tower 9,800 feet into the sky. About 75 climbers who had started their way up the mountain and stranded, and about 52 of them were rescued after the initial eruption, while 11 more were initially confirmed dead. New eruptions spewed additional columns of hot ash into the air, reducing visibility and temporarily halting the search and recovery operations.

Q. Litani River, which was recently in news, forms part of the border between which two countries?

(a) Syria and Lebanon

(b) Israel and Lebanon

(c) Jordan and Syria

(d) Egypt and Sudan

Answer: b

Litani River forms part of the border between Lebanon and Israel. The river was in news in December 2023 after a cruise missile launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen struck a commercial oil tanker ship 60 nautical miles north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait. This attack was part of rising tensions between Israel and the Iran-aligned “Axis of Resistance”, which includes groups like Hezbollah and Houthi rebels. These groups have been targeting Israeli and US interests in solidarity with Hamas and Palestinians since October 2023.

Q. The proposed International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) will not pass through which of the given countries?

(a) Russia

(b) Iran

(c) Azerbaijan

(d) Uzbekistan

Answer: d

Q. Yogmaya temple, that was recently making news, is located in which city?

(a) Gujarat

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Delhi

(d) Andhra Pradesh

Answer: c

The Yogmaya Temple, alternatively known as Jogmaya Temple, is a 19th-century Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Yogmaya, Krishna’s sister. Nestled in Mehrauli, New Delhi, near the Qutb complex, the temple showcases a distinctive Hindu architectural style.

Q. At which place Dalai Lama recently inaugurated first International Sangha Forum?

(a) Sarnath

(b) Bodh Gaya

(c) Lumbini

(d) Kushinagar

Answer: b

The Dalai Lama inaugurated the three-day International Sangha Forum 2023 on Bridging Traditions, Embracing Modernity: A Dialogue on the Buddha’s teaching in Today’s World at the International Convention Centre in Bodh Gaya, Bihar.

It was organised jointly by the Office of the Dalai Lama and the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC). The ISF aims to foster dialogue on the intricate aspects of Vinaya rules and explore the evolving role of Buddhism in the 21st century. Earlier, in December, about 5,000 monks and nuns from around the world, including India, gathered in Bodh Gaya for the 18th International Tipitaka Chanting Programme, from December 2 to 12.

Q. Amnya Fort, that was recently making news, is located in which region?

(a) Sahara

(b) Golan Heights

(c) Siberia

(d) Alaska

Answer: c

The Amnya fort along the Amnya River in western Siberia consists of pit-house depressions with earthen walls and wooden palisades, suggesting advanced agricultural and defensive capabilities.

Q. India’s longest sea bridge, recently making headlines, connects which two locations?

(a) Bandra and Worli

(b) Sewri and Chirle

(c) Thane and Virar

(d) Vallarpadam and Kochi

Answer: b

Q. Smruti Mandir and Deekshabhoomi, which were recently in news, are located in which city?

(a) Mumbai

(b) Pune

(c) Nagpur

(d) Delhi

Answer: c

Q. Which region is associated with the tropical cyclone Alvaro that has recently been in the news?

(a) India

(b) Madagascar

(c) USA

(d) Australia

Answer: b

Tropical Cyclone Alvaro made a significant impact on southwest Madagascar, hitting the region on January 1st, 2024. This marked the first major cyclone influence during the 2023-2024 in the southwest Indian Ocean. The ongoing season, which spans from late October to May, has posed unprecedented challenges to the area, with Cyclone Alvaro being the latest destructive force.

Q. Which city has been named the cleanest in India for the seventh consecutive year?

(a) Mumbai

(b) Jaipur

(c) Indore

(d) Nagpur

Answer: c

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