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Current Affairs Quiz August 17th, 2023

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Question 2:
How much loan has the Asian Development Bank approved for Meghalaya?

A) USD 15.27 million
B) USD 40.5 million
C) USD 55.77 million
D) USD 30 million

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The ADB has sanctioned a USD 40.5 million loan for Meghalaya to enhance early childhood development and maternal mental health.

Question 3:
Where is India’s first Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Common Testing Centre going to be established?

A) Kerala
B) Gujarat
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Tamil Nadu

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: TIDCO is set to establish India’s first Drone Common Testing Centre in Tamil Nadu.

Question 4:
What is the primary objective of the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh Campaign’?

A) Economic development
B) Promoting agriculture
C) Commemorating 75 years of Independence
D) Technology advancement

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The campaign was launched by the Government of India to celebrate the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), which commemorates 75 years of Independence.

Question 5:
Which company is planning to acquire General Motors’ Talegaon plant?

A) Honda
B) Ford
C) Hyundai
D) Toyota

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Hyundai Motor Co’s Indian subsidiary intends to acquire General Motors’ Talegaon plant in Maharashtra.

Question 6:
What is the main focus of the Vishwakarma Yojana?

A) Providing healthcare benefits
B) Assisting traditional craftsmen and artisans
C) Advancing technology innovations
D) Promoting tourism

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Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The Vishwakarma Yojana is an initiative by the Indian government to extend financial support to individuals engaged in traditional crafts and skills.

Question 7:
What unique feature does the new street racing circuit in Chennai boast?

A) It’s India’s longest circuit
B) It will host day races only
C) It’s designed for bikes only
D) It’s the first to host a night race

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The new street circuit in Chennai will be the first ever in India and South Asia to host a night race.

Question 9:
What unique capability does the ‘Pibot’ robot possess?

A) It can sing
B) It can fly an airplane
C) It can perform surgery
D) It can cook meals

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: “Pibot” is a humanoid robot developed by KAIST that’s designed to fly aircraft using its advanced AI capabilities and dexterity.
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