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Current Affairs Quiz 17th April 2023

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3. Each question in Current Affairs Quiz 17th April 2023 followed by 4 options. Select the most appropriate option for the question.

4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 17th April 2023

 

Question 1:

Who was crowned as Femina Miss India World 2023?

A) Shreya Poonja

B) Thounaojam Strela Luwang

C) Nandini Gupta

D) Priya Sharma

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The title of Femina Miss India World 2023 was awarded to Nandini Gupta from Rajasthan during its 59th edition.

 

Question 2:

Which country emerged as India’s top trading partner in FY23?

A) China

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B) Saudi Arabia

C) UAE

D) US

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: According to provisional data, India’s bilateral trade with the US saw an increase in FY23, making the US its biggest trading partner.

 

Question 3:

What is Captagon known for?

A) A COVID-19 vaccine

B) An illegal drug combining amphetamine and caffeine

C) A new technology product from Apple

D) A type of organic fertilizer

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Captagon is a banned illicit drug recognized by the UNODC (2021) and is a synthetic stimulant that blends amphetamine and caffeine.

 

Question 4:

Where was the DRDO Industry Academia Centre of Excellence inaugurated?

A) IIT Delhi

B) IIT Mumbai

C) IIT Chennai

D) IIT Hyderabad

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Industry Academia Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE) was unveiled at the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad.

 

Question 5:

Who replaced Mahabaleshwara M S as the interim MD and CEO of Karnataka Bank?

A) Sekhar Rao

B) Neeraj Nigam

C) Sanjay Agarwal

D) Ratnakar Patnaik

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: Sekhar Rao was approved by the RBI as the interim Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Karnataka Bank, succeeding Mahabaleshwara M S.

 

Question 6:

Why is World Hemophilia Day observed?

A) To create awareness about vitamin deficiencies

B) To honor Frank Schnabel’s birthday

C) To raise funds for blood donation drives

D) To spread awareness about heart diseases

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: World Hemophilia Day is commemorated to spread consciousness about hemophilia and related inherited bleeding disorders. It was designated by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) in 1989 in honor of its founder, Frank Schnabel.
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