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Current Affairs Quiz August 24th, 2023

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Question 1:

What is unique about the US FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine for preventing RSV in infants?

A) It is a nasal spray.
B) It is administered in two doses.
C) It is for pregnant women between 32 and 36 weeks of gestation.
D) It is for infants aged 6-12 months.

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The vaccine is the first of its kind to be specifically approved for use in pregnant individuals and is administered between 32 and 36 weeks of gestation.

Question 2:

How many countries have been affected by the African Swine Fever since 2021?

A) 29
B) 39
C) 49
D) 59

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The African Swine Fever has affected 49 countries since its resurgence in January 2021.

Question 3:

Who inaugurated Kerala’s first AI-based school?

A) Narendra Modi
B) Ram Nath Kovind
C) Pinarayi Vijayan
D) APJ Abdul Kalam

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The first AI school in Kerala was inaugurated by the former President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

Question 4:

What is the effective date for the amalgamation of Twin Cities Co-operative Urban Bank and Kranti Co-operative Urban Bank?

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A) August 1, 2023
B) August 23, 2023
C) September 1, 2023
D) September 23, 2023

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The RBI-approved amalgamation will take effect from August 23, 2023.

Question 5:

What is the primary aim of the ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikar’ scheme?

A) To provide loans
B) To encourage bill requests during purchases
C) To lower GST rates
D) To enhance banking security

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The scheme is designed to promote the habit of asking for bills during purchases, thereby fostering financial transparency and consumer empowerment.

Question 6:

Where was the 15th BRICS Summit held?

A) New Delhi
B) Beijing
C) Moscow
D) Johannesburg

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The correct answer is D. The 15th BRICS Summit took place in Johannesburg.

Question 7:

Why was the Wrestling Federation of India’s membership suspended by UWW?

A) Match-fixing scandals
B) Financial mismanagement
C) Delay in conducting mandatory elections
D) Doping issues

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The WFI faced suspension due to its failure to conduct mandatory elections within the stipulated time.

Question 8:

What event did the ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 Mission surpass to become the most-watched live stream globally?

A) Crew Demo-2 by SpaceX
B) Brazil vs Croatia FIFA World Cup 2022
C) BTS’s ‘Butter’ Official MV
D) Johnny Depp v Amber Heard Defamation Trial

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The correct answer is B. The Chandrayaan-3 Mission had more peak concurrent viewers than the Brazil vs Croatia football match from the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Question 9:

What is the primary focus of the upcoming ISRO’s Aditya-L1 Mission?

A) To study asteroids
B) To study the Moon
C) To study the Sun
D) To study Earth’s atmosphere

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The correct answer is C. The primary focus of the Aditya-L1 mission is to study various aspects of solar activity.
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