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Current Affairs Quiz 14th July 2023

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Question 1:

Which organization granted observer status to the UAE at the APG meeting?

a) United Nations

b) United Arab Emirates Financial Authority

c) Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)

d) International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c) Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)

  • Explanation: The UAE was granted observer status at the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) meeting.

 

Question 2:

What is the significance of the UAE being granted observer status at the APG?

a) It allows the UAE to host the next APG meeting.

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b) It demonstrates the UAE’s commitment to countering financial crimes.

c) It grants the UAE voting rights within the APG.

d) It signifies the UAE’s role as the chair of the APG.

Answer and Explanation

Answer: b) It demonstrates the UAE’s commitment to countering financial crimes.

  • Explanation: Observer status at the APG is granted to countries actively engaged in the fight against financial crimes, highlighting the UAE’s dedication to this cause.

 

Question 3:

During which period is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France and the UAE scheduled?

a) August 13

b) July 1517

c) September 57

d) June 1012

Answer and Explanation

Answer: b) July 1517

  • Explanation: PM Modi’s visit to France and the UAE is set to take place from July 15th to 17th.

 

Question 4:

What is the primary focus of PM Modi’s visit to France and the UAE?

a) Agricultural cooperation

b) Cultural exchange

c) Defense, security, energy, and global partnerships

d) Environmental conservation

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c) Defense, security, energy, and global partnerships

  • Explanation: PM Modi’s visit aims to strengthen bilateral ties in areas such as defense, security, energy, and global partnerships.

 

Question 5:

Which enterprise category has Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) been upgraded to?

a) Schedule C

b) Schedule B

c) Schedule A

d) Schedule D

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c) Schedule A

  • Explanation: Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has been upgraded to ‘Schedule A’ category enterprise.

 

Question 6:

What is the refining capacity of NRL, making it the largest refinery in Northeast India?

a) 1 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA)

b) 2 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA)

c) 3 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA)

d) 4 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA)

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c) 3 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA)

  • Explanation: NRL has a refining capacity of 3 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA), making it the largest refinery in Northeast India.

 

Question 7:

What is the primary objective of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approval regarding Rafale Marine aircraft?

a) To upgrade existing aircraft

b) To sell aircraft to foreign countries

c) To procure 26 Rafale Marine aircraft for the Indian Navy

d) To retire old aircraft

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c) To procure 26 Rafale Marine aircraft for the Indian Navy

  • Explanation: The DAC approval aims to procure 26 Rafale Marine aircraft for the Indian Navy.

 

Question 8:

How does the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) respond to the NBFCs mentioned in the news?

a) RBI grants them additional licenses.

b) RBI cancels their licenses.

c) RBI increases their capital requirements.

d) RBI lowers their interest rates.

Answer and Explanation

Answer: b) RBI cancels their licenses.

  • Explanation: RBI announced the cancellation of registration for four nonbanking finance companies (NBFCs).

 

Question 9:

What is the theme of World Youth Skills Day 2023?

a) Empowering Youth for the Future

b) Skilling teachers, trainers and youth for a transformative future

c) Bridging the Digital Divide

d) Youth Employment Strategies

Answer and Explanation

Answer: b) Skilling teachers, trainers and youth for a transformative future

  • Explanation: The theme for World Youth Skills Day 2023 is “Skilling teachers, trainers and youth for a transformative future.”

 

Question 10:

How many new implementing partners have been empanelled under the SAMARTH Scheme?

a) 20

b) 43

c) 75

d) 100

Answer and Explanation

Answer: b) 43

  • Explanation: The Textile Ministry empanelled 43 new implementing partners under the SAMARTH scheme.

 

Question 11:

What change has the Centre made to the income criteria for the EWS category in the PMAY scheme for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)?

a) Raised it from Rs 1 lakh

to Rs 2 lakh

b) Raised it from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4 lakh

c) Raised it from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 6 lakh

d) Lowered it from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 2 lakh

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c) Raised it from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 6 lakh

  • Explanation: The income threshold for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category in the PMAY scheme for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) has been raised from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 6 lakh.

 

Question 12:

How much global public debt was reported in the United Nations’ “A World of Debt” report for 2022?

a) $50 trillion

b) $75 trillion

c) $92 trillion

d) $100 trillion

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c) $92 trillion

  • Explanation: The United Nations’ report “A World of Debt” highlighted that global public debt reached $92 trillion in 2022.

 

Question 13:

What is the purpose of the ASEAN Countries Conference on Traditional Medicines hosted by India?

a) To promote modern medicine

b) To discuss space exploration

c) To facilitate discussions on traditional medicinal practices

d) To promote tourism

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c) To facilitate discussions on traditional medicinal practices

  • Explanation: The conference aims to encourage discussions and idea sharing on traditional medicinal practices among ASEAN countries and India.
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