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Current Affairs Quiz 17th July 2023

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

 

Question 1:

What was the theme of India Mobile Congress 2023?

A. Digital Transformation

B. Global Digital Innovation

C. Mobile Technology Advancements

D. Connecting the Unconnected

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Global Digital Innovation

  • Explanation: The theme of India Mobile Congress 2023 was “Global Digital Innovation.”

 

Question 2:

Which country recently became the 51st signatory to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) with ASEAN?

A. China

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B. Saudi Arabia

C. Russia

D. India

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Saudi Arabia

  • Explanation: Saudi Arabia became the 51st country to sign the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) with ASEAN.

 

Question 3:

What is the significance of the “Bhoomi Samman” awards presented in India?

A. Honoring environmental activists

B. Recognizing achievements in agriculture

C. Celebrating literary excellence

D. Acknowledging contributions to digital land records

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. Acknowledging contributions to digital land records

  • Explanation: The “Bhoomi Samman” awards in India recognize exceptional contributions to the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP).

 

Question 4:

In which city did the joint naval exercise “Security Bond2023” involving China, Russia, and Iran take place?

A. Beijing

B. Tehran

C. Moscow

D. Gulf of Oman

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. Gulf of Oman

  • Explanation: The joint naval exercise “Security Bond2023” took place in the Gulf of Oman.

 

Question 5:

Which Indian bank recently entered the $100 billion market capitalization club?

A. State Bank of India (SBI)

B. HDFC Bank

C. ICICI Bank

D. Axis Bank

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. HDFC Bank

  • Explanation: HDFC Bank achieved the milestone of entering the $100 billion market capitalization club.

 

Question 6:

What is the objective of the BHARAT campaign launched by Manoj Ahuja?

A. Promoting traditional Indian agriculture

B. Raising funds for COVID19 relief

C. Accelerating rural and agriculture transformation through banks

D. Advocating for sustainable farming practices

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Accelerating rural and agriculture transformation through banks

  • Explanation: The BHARAT campaign aims to accelerate rural and agriculture transformation through banks.

 

Question 7:

Which animal was the focus of World Snake Day celebrated at the National Zoological Park, New Delhi?

A. Lions

B. Tigers

C. Snakes

D. Elephants

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Snakes

  • Explanation: World Snake Day at the National Zoological Park, New Delhi, focused on raising awareness about snakes.

 

Question 8:

Who authored the book “India Rising Memoir of a Scientist”?

A. R. Chidambaram and Suresh Gangotra

B. Narendra Modi

C. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

D. Chetan Bhagat

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A. R. Chidambaram and Suresh Gangotra

  • Explanation: The book “India Rising Memoir of a Scientist” was authored by R. Chidambaram and Suresh Gangotra.

 

Question 9:

Where was the first IIT Delhi campus outside of India established as per a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)?

A. New York, USA

B. Abu Dhabi, UAE

C. Singapore

D. London, UK

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Explanation: An MoU was signed to establish the first IIT Delhi campus in Abu Dhabi.

 

Question 10:

Which Indian airport recently became the first in the country to have four runways?

A. Chennai International Airport

B. Mumbai International Airport

C. Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA)

D. Kempegowda International Airport

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA)

  • Explanation: IGIA in Delhi became the first Indian airport with four runways.

 

Question 11:

When was the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Foundation Day traditionally celebrated, and what change was made this year?

A. On July 1st; It was shifted to July 16th.

B. On July 16th; It was shifted to July 1st.

C. On August 15th; It was shifted to October 2nd.

D. On January 26th; It was shifted to March 23rd.

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. On July 16th; It was shifted to July 1st.

  • Explanation: ICAR traditionally celebrated its Foundation Day on July 16th, but starting from this year, it was designated as the ‘Foundation and Technology Day’ celebrated on July 1st.

 

Question 12:

What is the primary focus of the joint military exercise “Nomadic Elephant – 2023” between India and Mongolia?

A. Airborne operations

B. Mountain warfare

C. Counterterrorism

D. Cultural exchange

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. Cultural exchange

  • Explanation: “Nomadic Elephant – 2023” is a joint military exercise that focuses on cultural exchange between India and Mongolia.

 

Question 13:

Which organization cohosted the India Mobile Congress 2023?

A. Indian Ministry of Defense

B. Indian Ministry of Telecommunications

C. Department of Telecommunications and Cellular Operators Association of India

D. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C. Department of Telecommunications and Cellular Operators Association of India

  • Explanation: The India Mobile Congress 2023 was cohosted by the Department of Telecommunications and Cellular Operators Association of India.

 

Question 14:

What is the purpose of the joint naval exercise “Security Bond2023” in the Gulf of Oman?

A. Combat training

B. Sea rescue operations

C. Counterpiracy operations

D. Promoting peace and regional cooperation

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D. Promoting peace and regional cooperation

  • Explanation: “Security Bond2023” in the Gulf of Oman aims to promote peace and regional cooperation among the participating nations.

 

Question 15:

Which organization proposed a change in the nomenclature of the Foundation Day?

A. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

B. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

C. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

D. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

  • Explanation: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) proposed the change in nomenclature for its Foundation Day.
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