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Current Affairs Quiz 21st October 2023

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1. What is the name of India’s first semi-high-speed regional rail service?

  • A) Bharat SpeedX
  • B) Namo Bharat
  • C) India Rapid Rail
  • D) Bharat RapidX

Correct Answer: B. Namo Bharat

  • Explanation: ‘Namo Bharat’ is the correct answer as the passage specifies that the country’s first semi-high-speed regional rail service, previously known as RapidX, is now named ‘Namo Bharat’.


2. Which country became the first to successfully test-fire an electromagnetic railgun from an offshore platform?

  • A) United States
  • B) China
  • C) Japan
  • D) Russia

Correct Answer: C. Japan

  • Explanation: Japan is the correct answer as the passage states that the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, in collaboration with the Acquisition Technology & Logistics Agency, achieved this historical feat.


3. What is the name of the third stealth guided missile destroyer that has been recently commissioned into the Indian Navy?

  • A) INS Kolkata
  • B) INS Kochi
  • C) INS Chennai
  • D) INS Imphal

Correct Answer: D. INS Imphal

  • Explanation: INS Imphal is the correct answer, as it is the third vessel of Project 15B that was specifically mentioned in the passage as being transferred to the Indian Navy.


4. In which city is the Indian Navy set to host the MILAN 24 naval exercise?

  • A) Kochi
  • B) Mumbai
  • C) Visakhapatnam
  • D) Chennai

Correct Answer: C. Visakhapatnam

  • Explanation: Visakhapatnam is the correct answer, as the passage notes that the multilateral naval exercise MILAN 24 is scheduled to take place there.


5. What is the E-Rupee pilot project initiated by the RBI aimed at testing?

  • A) International Trade
  • B) Inter-Bank Borrowing
  • C) Consumer Retail Payments
  • D) Cross-Border Transactions

Correct Answer: B. Inter-Bank Borrowing

  • Explanation: Inter-Bank Borrowing is the correct answer because the passage specifies that the Reserve Bank of India’s pilot run of the E-Rupee is for inter-bank transactions.


6. Which bank has received RBI’s approval to acquire 100% stake in Sonata Finance?

  • A) HDFC Bank
  • B) ICICI Bank
  • C) Axis Bank
  • D) Kotak Mahindra Bank

Correct Answer: D. Kotak Mahindra Bank

  • Explanation: Kotak Mahindra Bank is the correct answer, as per the details given in the passage about RBI’s approval for the acquisition.


7. When is National Police Commemoration Day observed in India?

  • A) October 15
  • B) October 19
  • C) October 21
  • D) October 25

Correct Answer: C. October 21

  • Explanation: October 21 is the correct answer, commemorating the sacrifice of ten policemen in an ambush by Chinese troops in 1959, as stated in the passage.


8. Which food delivery platform has IRCTC partnered with to

deliver pre-booked meals to train passengers?

  • A) Uber Eats
  • B) Foodpanda
  • C) Zomato
  • D) Swiggy

Correct Answer: C. Zomato

  • Explanation: Zomato is the correct answer because the partnership between IRCTC and Zomato for meal delivery is mentioned in the passage.


9. Who has been appointed as the Senior Vice President & Managing Director for HP in India?

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  • A) Rajeev Chandrasekhar
  • B) Ipsita Dasgupta
  • C) Sundar Pichai
  • D) Shantanu Narayen

Correct Answer: B. Ipsita Dasgupta

  • Explanation: Ipsita Dasgupta is the correct answer as she has been named to oversee HP’s operations in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, according to the passage.


10. Which village in Gujarat was awarded UNWTO’s Best Tourism Village 2023?

  • A) Khavda
  • B) Dhordo
  • C) Hodka
  • D) Mandvi

Correct Answer: B. Dhordo

  • Explanation: Dhordo is the correct answer because it is the village that was recognized by UNWTO as mentioned in the passage.


11. Who among the following was NOT a recipient of the ‘Durga Bharat Samman’ award?

  • A) Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty
  • B) ISRO
  • C) GRSE
  • D) IIT Kharagpur

Correct Answer: D. IIT Kharagpur

  • Explanation: IIT Kharagpur was not mentioned as a recipient of the ‘Durga Bharat Samman’ award in the passage; hence it is the correct answer.

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12. The report on the India Semiconductor Research Center (ISRC) is part of a strategy for India’s leadership in which sector?

  • A) Biotechnology
  • B) Artificial Intelligence
  • C) Pharmaceutical
  • D) Semiconductor

Correct Answer: D. Semiconductor

  • Explanation: The semiconductor sector is the correct answer, as the ISRC report focuses on making India a leader in semiconductor research and innovation.


13. What is the name of Google’s program launched to combat online financial frauds in India?

  • A) CyberNirbhaya
  • B) SafeWeb
  • C) DigiKavach
  • D) NetSuraksha

Correct Answer: C. DigiKavach

  • Explanation: DigiKavach is the correct answer because it is the name of the program initiated by Google to address the issue of online financial frauds in India.
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