Cadet College Admission Preparation 2024 : Current Affairs

As part of Cadet College Admission Preparation 2024, we put up some updates regarding current affairs around the World. The following questions & answers will surely help candidates prepare for the cadet admission test.

1. How long is the Padma Bridge, affectionately called ‘Dream Bridge’ in the country?
Ans : 6.15 Kilometers. 

2. Where is the newly installed sculpture ‘Amora Tomader Bhulbona’ situated?

Ans : Dhaka Cantonment.

3. Who has won the Booker Prize 2023?

Ans : Irish author Paul Lynch (46). He won the Prize for novel ‘Prophet Song’.

4. What edition of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup took place in India in 2023? 

Ans : 13th edition. 
5. Who has won the International Booker Prize 2023?

Ans : Georgi Gospodinov and Angela Rodel have won the International Booker Prize 2023 for the novel ‘Time Shelter’.
6. Who have won Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 tournament?
Ans : Mumbai Indians. This is their 5th IPL title. This year 13th season of the tournament held from September 19 to November 10.

7. Which international organization has recently accepted Bangladesh as a member?

Ans : International Maritime Organization (IMO).

8. Who is the current foreign minister of New Zealand?
Ans : Nanaia Mahuta. She is the first indigenous female foreign minister of the country. 

9. What’s the name of Covid-19 taskforce formed by the Trump Administration?
Ans : Operation Warp Speed.
10. Who is the new USA Secretary of State?

Ans : Antony Blinken (58).

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11. Which country has recently (October 2020) legalized ‘Euthanasia’ or assisted suicide for terminally ill people?
Ans : New Zealand.
12. What is the name of unmanned probe that China on November 25 launched to the Moon to collect rocks from the earth’s sole sub-planet?
Ans : Chang’e-5, named after an ancient Chinese Moon Goddess.
13. Who is the new President of the Maldives? 
Ans : Mohamed Muizzu (45) who takes oath of the office on November 17, 2023. 

14. What’s the lifespan of Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona?
Ans : October 30, 1960 to November 25, 2020.

15. What’s the name of the country that Bangladesh has recently (6 December, 2020) signed a Preferential Trade Agreement with?
Ans : Bhutan.

16. Who is the latest member of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)?

Ans : Finland, who joined the alliance on April 4, 2023. With that, the alliance now has 31 member states in total.

17. Which UN Agency has decided to establish an international award in honor of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman?

Ans : UNESCO. The name of the prize is ‘UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize in the field of Creative Economy’.

18. Who is new Chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)?

Ans : Engineer Md Mohiuddin Ahmed. The government on December 11, 2023 appointed Md Ahmed as the new chairman replacing Shyam Sunder Sikder. 

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  1. Which team have won Women T-20 World Cup 2023?

 Ans : Australia. This is their sixth world T-20 trophy. To mention, South Africa this year hosted the tournament which was the 8th edition.

  1. Who has won ‘FIFA the Best’ player Award’ 2023?

  Ans : Lionel Messi. This is 7th time that Messi has won this awards.

  1. Who is the current FIFA President?

  Ans : Gianni Infantino (52). He is holding the position for third term in a row with third term remaining till 2027. He first took the position back in 2016. To note, Gianni Infantino is a dual citizen of Italy and Switzerland.

  1. Which country has recently reopened its embassy in Bangladesh?

  Ans : Argentina. This happened with a gap of 45 years.

  1. Where is Bangladesh ranked in world happiness report 2023?

  Ans : Bangladesh has ranked 118th out of 137 countries, dropping by 24 notches from last year’s position of 94.

  1. Who is the first ever female Asian actress winning the Oscar in the ‘Best Actress in Leading Role’ category?

  Ans : Michelle Yeoh (60), a Malaysian actress.

  1. Who is new British High Commissioner in Bangladesh?

   Ans : Sarah Cooke. 

  1. Who is the current President of Bangladesh?

   Ans : Mohammad Shahabuddin. He is 22nd head of state of the country, replacing Abdul Hamid in the role.

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  1. Who is the governor of Bangladesh Bank (BB)?

   Ans : Abdur Rouf Talukder (58). He is the 12th governor of the central bank.

  1. Which country is the latest one in the world to have decided to observe International Mother Language day by passing an Act in its Parliament?

    Ans : Canada. The Canadian House of Commons passed Bill S-214 on International Mother Language Day (IMLD) Act. By adopting this bill, the country will        now officially honor the day on February 21 every year.

   29. Who is new Chief of Bangladesh Air Force?
    Ans : Air Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan.

  1. Who is new Chief of Bangladesh Army?
    Ans : General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed. He’s 17th Chief of Bangladesh Army.
  2. Who has won French Open Women’s Singles Championship 2021?
    Ans : Barbora Krejcikova (25). She is a professional tennis player of Czech Republic.
  3. Where was the G-7 Summit 2023 held?
    Ans : Hiroshima City, Japan from 19 to 21 May 2023. This was the 49th summit of the alliance. 
  4. Where is the 47th Copa America 2021, the international men’s football championship organized by South America’s football ruling body CONMEBOL, being held?
    Ans : Brazil. Ten teams or countries in the continent are taking part in the competition being held from June 13 to July 10.
  5. What edition of UEFA Euro 2020 is being held this year?
    Ans : 16th Edition in which 24 countries in Europe are participating.
  6. Who has won US Open Men’s 2023 Singles Title?
    Ans : Novak Djokovic. This is his 24th Grand Slam Trophy.

    37. Which team have won the ICC inaugural World Test Championship 2021?

    Ans : New Zealand. The championship match is taken place between India and New Zealand in Southampton, England.

    38. Who is new Chief of Bangladesh Navy?
    Ans : Rear Admiral M Nazmul Hassan. He took office on July 24, 2023. 

  1. Who is new Prime Minister in Japan?
    Ans : Fumio Kishida.
  2. Who has won SAAF Championships 2021 held in the Maldives?
    Ans : India. This is their 8th Trophy in the tournament. Five (5) teams took part in the competition.
  3. Who has won Men’s Singles title in the USA Open 2021?
    Ans : Daniil Medvedev (24). This is his first major title.
  4. Who has won Women’s Singles trophy in the USA Open 2021?
    Ans : British Player Emma Radukanu (18).
  5. Which team has won IPL 2023 Edition?
    Ans : Chennai Super Kings. This is the team’s 5th title in the tournament.
  1. Where in Bangladesh is a new gas field found recently?
    Ans : Jakiganj, Sylhet. It is 28th gas field found in the country so far.
  2. Who is first Bangladeshi women cricketer scored century in ODI international Cricket?
    Ans : Sharmin Akhter Supta.
  3. Who has won Ballon d’Or 2021 as the Best footballer of the year from the French Government?
    Ans : Lionel Messi. This is the 7th time that this Argentine legend has bagged this trophy.
  4. Who has won ICC T-20 Championship 2021?
    Ans : Australia. This is their first T-20 Title.
  5. Who is Malaysia’s current Prime Minister?
    Ans : Anwar Ibrahim (76). 

    49. Who is current British Prime Minister?

    Ans : Rishi Sunak (42). He took the oath of Prime Minister Office on October 25, 2022.

    50. Who has won the Miss Universe 2021 title?

   Ans : Harnaaz Sandhu (21). She is the third Indian women who have so far bagged the crown. To mention, this year 70th edition of the Miss Universe competition      was held on December 13 in the Israeli city of Eilat.

   51. Who has become the ‘Person of the Year’ 2022 of the Time Magazine?

   Ans : Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (44).

   52. Where outside of Bangladesh is a sculpture of Bangabandhu installed recently (December 13, 2021)?

  Ans : Ankara, Turkey.

  53. Where is Bajrakantha, a sculpture of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is situated in Bangladesh?

  Ans : Sylhet Cantonment. The sculpture with a height of 15 feet has been unveiled on December 5, 2021.


54. Who is the new Chief Justice of Bangladesh?

Ans : Justice Obaidul Hasan. He is 24th Chief Justice of the country, having replaced outgoing Chief Hasan Foez Siddique. 

55. What’s the name of the satellite that NASA launched on December 25, 2021 to study the origin of the universe?

Ans : James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). It replaced the earlier one, the Hubble Space Telescope.

56. Who is new Prime Minister of Pakistan?

Ans : Shehbaz Sharif (70). A member of Pakistan Muslim League-N, he is 23rd Prime Minister of the country.

57. Who is new Chief Executive of Hong-Kong, an autonomous region of China?

Ans : John Lee Ka-chiu (64).

58. Who is new President of the Philippines?

Ans : Ferdinand Marcos Junior (64). He is commonly known as Bongbong Marcos.

59. Who is new President of the United Arab Emirates?

Ans : Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, taking the place of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who passed away on May 13, 2022.

60. Who is new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?

Ans : Ranil Wickremesinghe (73). This is the sixth time that he took the top post in the government.

61. Who is current Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in Bangladesh?

Ans : Kazi Habibul Awal.

62. Who is current US Ambassador to Bangladesh?

Ans : Peter D Haas.

63. What’s the name of the supermassive Black Hole found at the center of our own Galaxy– Milky Way?

Ans : Sagittarius A.

64. Who is new Prime Minister of France?

Ans : Elisabeth Borne (61). She has become the first female PM in the country in over three decades.

65. Who is the new Prime Minister of Australia?

Ans : Anthony Albanese, a leader of Labor Party.

66. Who is new Director General (DG) of Department of Fire Service and Civil Defence, Bangladesh?

Ans : Brig General Md. Main Uddin.

67. Who has won ‘International Booker Prize 2022’?

Ans : Indian novelist Geetanjali Shree and American Translator Daisy Rockwell for Hindi novel ‘Tomb of Sand‘. The novel is written by Geetanjali Shree. This is the first Hindi language novel that won the prize ever.

68. Who has won French Open 2022 Women’s Singles?

Ans : Polish Iga Swiatek (21). This is her second Grand Slam Titles.

69. Who has conquered French Open 2022 Men’s singles?

Ans : Spanish Rafael Nadal. This is his 14th French Open Title. Nadal has won the highest number of Grand Slams with 22 in total so far, ahead of Novak Djokovic (20) and Roger Federer (20).

70. Which movie has won Palme d’Or as the best film at Cannes Film Festival 2022 in France?

Ans : Triangle of Sadness. It is directed by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund.

71. Who have won the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023?

Ans : Australia. So far they have won six time this tournament. 

72. What’s the new name of Turkey?

Ans : Türkiye. From now on, the country will be known at the United Nations with this new name which is a part of rebranding campaign by the government.

73. Who is Pakistan’s new Army Chief?

Ans : General Asim Munir (57).

74. Who has hosted 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Ans : Qatar.

75. Who is the shortest man in the world now?

Ans : Iran’s Afshin Ismail Ghaderzadeh (20). He is just 65.24 cm (2 ft. 1.68 in.) tall and weighs only 6 kg. Afshin holds Guinness World Records shortest man title beating Colombian Edward Nino Hernandez who is 72.1 cm tall.

76. Who has won the World Chess Championship 2023 held in Kazakhstan?

Ans : China’s Ding Liren (30). He is the first Chinese to have won the championship in its history, beating Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi. With that, the chess world champions in both the open and women’s category now come from China.

77. Who is current President of the World Bank?

Ans : Ajay Banga (63). The World Bank’s board of governors on May 3 elected Banga to a five-year term as president. He is replacing David Malpass in the role. Banga is an Indian-American Businessman who hold American Citizenship since 2007.

78. Who is new member in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO?

Ans : Finland. The country became 31st member on April 4, 2023.

79. Where is a new gas field discovered recently in Bangladesh?

Ans : Ilisha Union, Bhola.

80. Who is current Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC)?

Ans : Hissein Brahim Taha from the Republic of Chad.

81.  Which field has latest been recognized as the 29th Gas Field in Bangladesh?

Ans : Ilisha-1 well, which is situated in Bhola District.

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82. Which Faction has won the prestigious International Booker Prize 2023?

Ans : Bulgarian Novel ‘Time Shelter’. The novel is written by Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov and translated by American-Bulgarian Angela Rodel. The £50,000 prize is split equally between the author and the translator. 

83. Who have won World Test Championship 2023?

Ans : Australia.

84. Who has won Men’s Single Title in French Open 2023?

Ans : Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (36). This is his third French Open title and record 23rd Grand Slam titles in total.

85. Who has won Women’s Single Title in French Open 2023?

Ans : Polish Iga Swiatek (22). This is her third French Open title and fourth overall.

86. Which team has won Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 edition?

Ans : Chennai Super Kings (CSK). This is their fifth IPL Title.

87.  Which club has won European Champions League 2023?

Ans : Manchester City.

88. Who is the first female Commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Bangladesh?

Ans : Asia Khatun. 

89. Who is new Prime Minister of Finland?

Ans : Petteri Orpo (53). 

90. Who has won Wimbledon Women’s singles title 2023? 

Ans : Marketa Vondrousova (21). Czech Vondrousova (21) has became the first unseeded woman to win Wimbledon.

91. Who has won Wimbledon Men’s singles title 2023? 

Ans : Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz (20). This is his first Wimbledon title. 

92. Which country will be hosting the ICC Women’s T-20 World Cup 2024?

Ans : Bangladesh.  This year 9th edition of the tournament will take place where total ten (10) teams will be participating. 

93. Who is first Bangladeshi female international cricket umpire?

Ans : Shathira Zakir Jessy. 

94. Which country is the host of the ICC Men’s T-20 World Cup 2024?

Ans : USA and the West Indies. This year ninth edition (9th) of the event will take place where total 20 teams will play. The event is scheduled to begin on June 2. 

95. Who is the current mayor of London?

Ans. Sadiq Khan (53). He has won the election, held on May 2, 2024, for third terms in a row. 

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Final Words : We will time to time put up all updates on Bangladesh and the world. So cadet college admission aspirants, please keep following us in the efforts to help you better prepare for the cadet college admission test for academic year 2024. Good Luck! 

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