Current Affairs For 6th September


“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs


Q1. In which city was the ‘National Conference on ‘Advancing Mental Health Beyond Institutions’ held?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Pune
  3. Mysore
  4. New Delhi

Ans:-4)New Delhi

The ‘National Conference on ‘Advancing Mental Health Beyond Institutions” was recently inaugurated in New Delhi. The primary objective of this conference is to tackle the challenges encountered while implementing the Mental Healthcare Act of 2017 and to foster meaningful dialogues concerning future actions aimed at addressing mental health issues.


Q2.Which nation has introduced the ‘Young Professional Scheme’ offering visas to individuals from India aged between 18 and 30?

  1. USA
  2. UK
  3. Australia
  4. Canada


The UK government has initiated the second round of applications for the UK-India Young Professional Scheme, which is designed for individuals in India aged between 18 and 30 with graduate-level qualifications seeking visas to the United Kingdom. This program provides eligible young Indians with the chance to reside, work, or study in the UK for a maximum of two years. Formally introduced in February of this year, this collaborative initiative between the UK and India allows participants to enter the UK at their convenience during the validity of their visa and to depart or return as needed throughout their stay.


Q3.In 2022, the population of a certain country decreased by approximately 800,000 individuals compared to the preceding year.

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Indonasia
  4. India


In an unprecedented trend, Japan witnessed a population decline across all 47 prefectures for the first time in its history, coinciding with a record high in the number of foreign residents, reaching nearly three million people. Specifically, the population of Japanese citizens experienced a reduction of approximately 800,000 individuals, constituting a 0.65% decrease, bringing the total to 122.4 million in 2022 compared to the prior year. This marks the 14th consecutive year of population decline for Japan.


Q4. Which state or union territory recorded the highest rabies-related fatalities in the nation during 2022?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2.  West Bengal
  3. New Delhi
  4. Maharashtra

Ans:-3)New Delhi

According to data presented by the Health Ministry in the Lok Sabha this week, Delhi recorded the highest number of rabies-related deaths in the country in 2022. Delhi reported 48 fatalities, with West Bengal following closely at 38 deaths, and Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra each registering 29 deaths.


Q5. Which One Day International (ODI) spin bowler achieved the feat of securing three consecutive 5-wicket hauls in recent times?

  1. R Ashwin
  2. Wanindu Hasaranga
  3. Shakib Al Hasan
  4. Kuldeep Yadav

Ans:-2)Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga made history by matching the record for the most consecutive five-wicket hauls in One Day Internationals (ODIs) during the Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Hasaranga achieved this feat alongside the legendary Pakistani bowler Waqar Younis as the only two bowlers to achieve five-wicket hauls in three consecutive ODIs. He accomplished this remarkable performance by taking 5/79 from 10 overs against Ireland. As of now, Hasaranga has accumulated 61 wickets from 44 ODIs.


Q6.Under the Financial Incentive scheme, what percentage of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) is allocated to the States for borrowing?

  1. 0.25 %
  2. 0.5 %
  3. 1 %
  4. 1.5 %


The Department of Expenditure has encouraged state-level power sector reforms by offering financial incentives. This initiative grants States the opportunity to access an additional borrowing space of up to 0.5 percent of their Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) on an annual basis for a four-year duration spanning from 2021-22 to 2024-25.In recognition of their commitment to implementing power sector reforms, a total of 12 states have collectively received incentives totaling Rs. 66,413 crores.


Q7. Who was bestowed with the ‘Points of Light honor’ by the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak?

  1. Narendra Modi
  2. Rajnath Singh
  3. Bipin Singh Rawat
  4. Rajindar Singh Dhatt

Ans:-4)Rajindar Singh Dhatt

At a reception during UK-India Week, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak presented the Points of Light honor to Rajindar Singh Dhatt, a distinguished World War II veteran who is among the last surviving Sikh soldiers to have served. At the age of 101, Dhatt was recognized for his dedicated service during the war and for his leadership role in the “Undivided Indian Ex-Servicemen’s Association,” which seeks to bring together British Indian war veterans.


Q8. Which country became the first to authorize the prescription of MDMA and magic mushrooms to treat PTSD?

  1. UAE
  2. USA
  3. Australia
  4. India


Australia has achieved a historic milestone by becoming the world’s first nation to authorize medical practitioners to prescribe MDMA and magic mushrooms as potential treatments for psychiatric conditions such as depression and PTSD. This significant decision, which received approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), was the result of an extensive three-year process that included consultations with experts, although it continues to be a topic of debate and discussion.


Q9. Ambergris, which garnered recent attention, is also known as what?

  1. Floating Gold
  2. Dry Musk
  3. Dry Ice
  4. Marine Gold

Ans:-1)Floating Gold

Recently, a substance known as ambergris, often dubbed ‘floating gold,’ was discovered within the remains of a sperm whale stranded on the shores of the Canary Island of La Palma. Ambergris is a wax-like substance obtained from the digestive system of protected sperm whales and is primarily recognized for its utilization in perfume and fragrance production, similar to musk.


Q10. Where did the “AI for Good Global Summit” take place?

  1. Geneva
  2. New Delhi
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Perth


The AI for Good Global Summit was held in Geneva from July 4-7, organized by the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency. As part of the event, a panel consisting of robots and their developers participated in a press conference, responding to inquiries from journalists on topics like job automation, artificial intelligence (AI) governance, and collaboration with humans, among others.