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Current Affairs Quiz August 7th, 2023

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Question 1.
What is the primary goal of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS)?

A. To connect new railway lines

B. To revitalize 1,309 railway stations

C. To increase train frequency

D. To focus on highspeed trains

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS) was initiated to refurbish and upgrade 1,309 railway stations across the nation to provide a worldclass passenger experience.

Question 2.
Why is the ‘Rhino Task Force’ being constituted by the Bihar government?

A. To reintroduce rhinos to zoos

B. To combat rhino poaching

C. To reintroduce the rhino conservation scheme in the Valmiki Tiger Reserve

D. To study the rhino’s habitat

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The formation of the ‘Rhino Task Force’ aims to recommend steps for reinitiating the rhino conservation program at the Valmiki Tiger Reserve, given the growth in the tiger population.

Question 3.
How many nations in the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region have successfully eradicated trachoma before Iraq?

A. 3

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B. 4

C. 5

D. 6

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Iraq is recognized as the fifth nation in the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region to eradicate trachoma, meaning four other nations achieved this before Iraq.

Question 4.
What is the key functionality of the ‘Neerakshi’ Autonomous Underwater Vehicle?

A. . Mine detection

B Oceanographic research

C. Deepsea exploration

D. Submarine warfare

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: “Neerakshi” is India’s first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed primarily for mine detection.

Question 5.
Who is the topearning bank CEO for the financial year 2023?

A. Sandeep Bakshi

B. Amitabh Chaudhary

C. Sashidhar Jagdidhan

D. Raghuram Rajan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Sashidhar Jagdidhan of HDFC Bank emerged as the highestearning bank CEO for the financial year 2023, with a remuneration exceeding ₹10.55 crore.

Question 6.
Under which campaign has the Sports Authority of India (SAI) launched the “Halla Bol” film series?

A. GoIndia

B. Play4India

C. SportyIndia

D. Cheer4India

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The “Halla Bol” film series, spotlighting the stories of Asian Games contenders, was introduced by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) as part of the ‘Cheer4India’ campaign.

Question 7.
Which two countries have adopted Rabindranath Tagore’s compositions as their national anthems?

A. India and Sri Lanka

B. Bangladesh and India

C. Nepal and India

D. Bangladesh and Pakistan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Rabindranath Tagore’s compositions grace the national anthems of both Bangladesh (“Amar Shonar Bangla”) and India (“Jana Gana Mana”).
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