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Exercise : Talkies - Latest Current Affairs
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1.
What was commemorated by the release of a special Rs 250 coin by Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane?
Indian Coast Guard
Ministry of Defence
Defence Research and Development Organisation
MDL Shipyard
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The special Rs 250 commemorative coin was released to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). MDL, established as a dry dock in 1774, has evolved into a premier naval shipyard, constructing warships, submarines, and other vessels for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard.

2.
According to the World Migration Report 2024, what is cited as a significant factor leading to internal displacement for millions of people?
Political conflicts
Economic opportunities
War conflicts
Climate change
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The World Migration Report 2024 highlights climate change as a major driver of internal displacement, with more than 216 million people projected to move within their countries by 2050. This underscores the impact of environmental factors on migration patterns globally, reflecting the growing concern over climate-related challenges and their socio-economic repercussions.

3.
Which pharmaceutical company admitted that its Covishield vaccine can cause rare side effects?
Pfizer
Moderna
Serum Institute
AstraZeneca
Answer: Option
Explanation:
AstraZeneca, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, acknowledged that its Covishield vaccine can lead to rare side effects, including thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). This admission has led to legal actions, highlighting the importance of monitoring vaccine safety and addressing potential risks.

4.
What event did the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP) celebrate recently?
Golden Jubilee
65th Foundation Day
Silver Jubilee
75th Anniversary
Answer: Option
Explanation:
CSIR-IIP celebrated its 65th Foundation Day, marking the institute's establishment on 14th April 1960. The event highlighted achievements and presented the institute's roadmap for future research endeavours.

5.
Which spectrum band is COAI requesting a ban on for WiFi 6E routers in India?
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
6 GHz
8 GHz
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The ban on WiFi 6E routers in India is due to the illegal use of the 6 GHz spectrum band. This band is yet to be officially assigned for use, and the unauthorized use of this spectrum can lead to interference with other wireless communication devices. To maintain spectrum integrity and prevent such interference, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) called for the ban on WiFi 6E routers utilizing the 6 GHz spectrum band.