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Current Affairs for UPSC: Jagran Josh presents Daily Current Affairs Quiz for all dedicated students and readers preparing for various competitive exams. In today’s session, get briefings about the important topics given in Q&A formats such as ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 etc.

1. In which two countries has UPI payment system been launched recently?

(a) Brazil and Argentina

(b) Japan and South Korea

(c) Sri Lanka and Mauritius

(d) USA and Bahrain

2. Who recently won the singles title of Chennai Open Tennis Tournament?

(a) Andy Murray

(b) Sumit Nagal

(c) Rohan Bopanna

(d) Luca Nardi

3. In which city was ‘Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra’ established?

(a) Chennai

(b) Visakhapatnam

(c) Hyderabad

(d) Bhubaneswar

4. With whom has IREDA signed an agreement for innovation and research in the renewable energy sector?

(a) IIT Varanasi

(b) IIT Delhi

(c) IIT Bhubaneswar

(d) IIT Mumbai

5. Which country won the title of ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024?

(a) India

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) Australia

(d) South Africa

6. Who will be the next President of Finland?

(a) Pekka Haavisto

(b) Alexander Stubb

(c) David Cameron

(d) none of these

7. Who is the first Sri Lankan cricketer to score a double century in ODI?

(a) Angelo Mathews

(b) Pathum Nissanka

(c) Kusal Mendis

(d) Avishka Fernando

Answer:-

1. (c) Sri Lanka and Mauritius

The scope of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) services is gradually increasing. Now the names of Sri Lanka and Mauritius have also been added to this list. NPCI launched UPI services in the year 2016. UPI system is a mobile application based system which provides the facility of payment from bank accounts. Recently this facility was also launched in France.

2. (b) Sumit Nagal

India’s top singles player Sumit Nagal won the singles title of Chennai Open tennis tournament. In the final he defeated Luca Nardi of Italy to win his fifth Challenger level singles title. He won his first Challenger at the Bengaluru Open in 2017 and won the Buenos Aires Challenger title a few years later.

3. (c) Hyderabad

The first regional center of its kind was established in Hyderabad by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, which will be known as ‘Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra’. Former Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister G Kishan Reddy inaugurated it on 12 February. Along with this, the foundation stone of ‘Bharat Kala Mandapam Auditorium’ was also laid.

4. (c) IIT Bhubaneswar

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) has entered into an agreement with IIT Bhubaneswar to promote innovation and research in the renewable energy sector. IREDA, an Indian public sector enterprise, was established in 1987.    

5. (c) Australia

Defending champion Australia won the title by defeating India in the final of ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024. This is the fourth time that Australia has won this title. This is the third consecutive time that Australia defeated India in the final. The most runs in the tournament were scored by India’s Uday Saharan (397 runs) and the most wickets were taken by South Africa’s Kwena Mafaka (21 wickets).   

6. (b) Alexander Stubb

Former Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb has registered a historic victory in the presidential elections held in the country. National Coalition Party candidate Stubb got 51.6 percent of the votes, while Haavisto got 48.4 percent of the votes. Stubb served as the country’s Prime Minister in 2014–2015. Finland is a Northern European country, bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. The capital of Finland is Helsinki.     

7. (b) Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka has created history by becoming the first Sri Lankan cricketer to score a double century in One Day International. Nissanka played a brilliant inning of 210* runs in 139 balls. Nissanka broke Sanath Jayasuriya’s previous record of 189 runs. Jayasuriya played this innings against India in Sharjah in 2000.

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