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Current Affairs Quiz 24th July 2023

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Question 1:

What significant amendment did the central government make regarding the retirement benefits of IAS, IPS, and IFoS Pensioners?

A) Increased the pension amount

B) Added medical benefits

C) Allowed withholding or withdrawing pension in certain cases

D) Introduced early retirement benefits

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The central government made amendments allowing them to withhold or withdraw pensions if the pensioner is guilty of grave misconduct or convicted of a severe crime.

 

Question 2:

Who nominated the four women parliamentarians to the panel of vice-chairpersons in Rajya Sabha?

A) Prime Minister

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B) Lok Sabha Speaker

C) Rajya Sabha Chairman

D) President

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Jagdeep Dhankar, appointed the four women MPs.

 

Question 3:

What is the main aim of the Cinematograph Amendment Bill 2023?

A) Introduce a new rating system

B) Regulate content in films

C) Address the issue of piracy

D) Increase cinema ticket prices

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The bill seeks to tackle the problem of piracy in the Indian film industry.

 

Question 4:

Why did India ban the export of non-basmati white rice?

A) Due to a shortage of rice in India

B) To stabilize domestic prices

C) Due to quality concerns

D) International trade restrictions

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The ban was implemented to ensure sufficient availability in the Indian market and to mitigate the rise in prices.

 

Question 5:

What is the “V.C Yeshwant Ghadge Sundial Memorial” a tribute to?

A) Indian Army’s role in the First World War

B) Civilian heroes of Italy

C) Indian troops in the Italian Campaign during WWII

D) Italian Army’s accomplishments

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The memorial honors the sacrifices of Indian troops who participated in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War.

 

Question 6:

Who has been nominated to lead the US Navy?

A) Admiral Sarah Johnson

B) Admiral Lisa Franchetti

C) Admiral Maria Rodriguez

D) Admiral Laura Smith

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: US President Joe Biden nominated Admiral Lisa Franchetti to lead the US Navy.

 

Question 7:

What is the main objective of Odisha’s Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana?

A) Promote eco-friendly transportation

B) Provide two-wheelers to all residents

C) Provide interest subvention for scooter purchases for specific beneficiaries

D) Offer free scooters to students

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The scheme aims to offer interest subvention on bank loans for beneficiaries to purchase a scooter.

 

Question 8:

What is the primary purpose of Mukhya Mantri Khet Suraksha Yojana in Uttar Pradesh?

A) Promote organic farming

B) Increase the production of specific crops

C) Install solar fences to deter animals from fields

D) Offer subsidies for farm equipment

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The scheme involves the installation of solar fences to deter animals and prevent crop damage.

 

Question 9:

As of the passage, how long has Naveen Patnaik served as the Chief Minister of Odisha?

A) 21 years

B) 23 years and 139 days

C) 24 years and 180 days

D) 22 years

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Naveen Patnaik has been the Chief Minister of Odisha for 23 years and 139 days.

 

Question 10:

To which country did India hand over INS Kirpan?

A) Thailand

B) Indonesia

C) Malaysia

D) Vietnam

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: India transferred the fully operational corvette INS Kirpan to the Vietnam People’s Navy.

 

Question 11:

Where has Russia’s Sberbank established a major IT unit?

A) Mumbai

B) Delhi

C) Kolkata

D) Bengaluru

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: Sberbank set up its IT unit in Bengaluru, known as India’s “Silicon Valley.”

 

Question 12:

Which country recently applied to join the BRICS group of nations?

A) Argentina

B) Turkey

C) Algeria

D) South Africa

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced Algeria’s application to join the BRICS group.

 

Question 13:

What will the Sovereign green bonds (SGBs) be used for?

A) Finance infrastructure projects

B) Finance educational programs

C) Finance environmental projects

D) Finance healthcare initiatives

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The government-issued bonds will fund projects aimed at environmental initiatives.

 

Question 14:

When is National Parents’ Day celebrated?

A) Second Sunday of July

B) Third Sunday of June

C) Fourth Sunday of July

D) First Sunday of August

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: National Parents’ Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July each year.

 

Question 15:

What is the primary focus of World Drowning Prevention Day?

A) Promote swimming lessons

B) Raise awareness about water safety

C) Highlight the consequences of drowning and educate on prevention

D) Encourage the use of life jackets

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The day is marked to increase awareness about the enduring impacts of drowning and to educate on prevention methods.

 

Question 16:

Who took charge as the CEO of NOIDA?

A) Ritu Maheshwari

B) Anurag Thakur

C) Lokesh M

D) Rajesh Kumar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: Ritu Maheshwari assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA).

 

Question 17:

Which company entered into a partnership with the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)?

A) Axis Bank

B) HDFC Bank

C) ICICI Bank

D) SBI Bank

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: ICICI Bank has forged a partnership with India Post Payments Bank.

 

Question 18:

Who is the author of the book “The Silent Patriot”?

A) Khushwant Singh

B) Vikram Seth

C) Shobha De

D) Neeraj Kumar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: “The Silent Patriot” was authored by Neeraj Kumar.

 

Question 19:

Which Indian state has adopted the policy of “One Health, One Medicine”?

A) Gujarat

B) Madhya Pradesh

C) Rajasthan

D) Uttar Pradesh

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Madhya Pradesh introduced the concept of “One Health, One Medicine.”

 

Question 20:

What is the goal of the “Sanjeevani” initiative?

A) Promote organic farming

B) Mental health support for COVID-19 affected individuals

C) Provide free medicines to the elderly

D) Boost rural employment

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: “Sanjeevani” is an initiative launched to provide mental health support to individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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