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Current Affairs Quiz 5th October 2023

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Question 1:

Where was the PATA Travel Mart 2023 held?

A) Mumbai

B) Bangalore

C) New Delhi

D) Chennai

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2023 took place in the heart of New Delhi at the International ExhibitioncumConvention Centre, Pragati Maidan.

 

Question 2:

Which Indian board was recently created to enhance the growth of turmeric?

A) National Spices Board

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B) National Agriculture Board

C) National Turmeric Board

D) National Herbal Board

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The central government of India announced the creation of a National Turmeric Board to boost the growth and enhancement of turmeric and its derived products.

 

Question 3:

Which state recently faced a tragedy due to a glacial lake outburst?

A) Himachal Pradesh

B) Uttarakhand

C) Arunachal Pradesh

D) Sikkim

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: A glacial lake outburst in Sikkim led to a flash flood and caused significant damage, including the destruction of the Chungthang dam.

 

Question 4:

Who launched the EMRS National Fest in Dehradun?

A) Shri Narendra Modi

B) Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami

C) Shri Arjun Munda

D) Shri Rajnath Singh

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Shri Arjun Munda, the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, introduced the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) National Cultural & Literary Fest and Kala Utsav2023 in Dehradun.

 

Question 5:

Which organization recently handed over the inaugural trainer model of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to the Indian Air Force (IAF)?

A) ISRO

B) HAL

C) DRDO

D) BEL

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over the inaugural trainer model of the LCA Tejas to the IAF.

 

Question 6:

By what percentage did India’s diesel exports to Europe increase in September 2023 compared to the previous month?

A) 57%

B) 47%

C) 35%

D) 25%

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: According to Vortexa, India’s diesel exports to Europe in September 2023 saw a robust ascent of almost 47% from the preceding month.

 

Question 7:

The interest rate on the General Provident Fund (GPF) has been retained at what rate for the OctoberDecember quarter?

A) 7.5%

B) 6.9%

C) 7.1%

D) 6.7%

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The government has chosen to keep the interest rate on General Provident Fund (GPF) at 7.1% for the said quarter.

 

Question 8:

Which company in India recently launched fully recycled PET bottles?

A) PepsiCo India

B) CocaCola India

C) Parle Agro

D) Dabur India

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: CocaCola India introduced its sustainabilitydriven initiative by unveiling completely recycled PET bottles for its primary brand.

 

Question 9:

On which date is World Teachers’ Day celebrated?

A) October 1

B) October 15

C) October 10

D) October 5

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: World Teachers’ Day is observed on the 5th of October each year to honor and recognize the role of teachers globally.

 

Question 10:

What does the Navratri festival primarily celebrate?

A) Birth of Lord Krishna

B) Essence of Goddess Durga

C) Return of Lord Rama

D) Birth of Lord Rama

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The Navratri festival, spanning nine days, celebrates the essence of the goddess Durga, symbolizing the victory of good over evil.

 

Question 11:

Who has been recently appointed as the Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

A) Aditya Puri

B) Muneesh Kapur

C) Pushkar Singh Dhami

D) Arjun Munda

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India has confirmed the appointment of Muneesh Kapur as its new Executive Director effective from October 3, 2023.

 

Question 12:

Aditya Puri, the former CEO and managing director of HDFC Bank, has taken on a new role at which firm?

A) HDFC Bank

B) RBI

C) Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP

D) Slice

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Aditya Puri has joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP in a senior advisory capacity after serving as the CEO and managing director of HDFC Bank.

 

Question 13:

Which Indian fintech company recently announced its merger with North East Small Finance Bank?

A) Paytm

B) RBI

C) Deloitte

D) Slice

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: Slice, an Indian fintech powerhouse, has unveiled its merger plans with North East Small Finance Bank.

 

Question 14:

Who was awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature?

A) Erik Lindberg

B) Neeraj Chopra

C) Jon Fosse

D) Rajesh Ramesh

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Jon Fosse for his unique lyrical voice that presents a deep dive into humanity’s existential experiences.

 

Question 15:

Which team won the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?

A) India

B) Australia

C) USA

D) Japan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Australia claimed victory in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, showcasing their football prowess.

 

Question 16:

Which river recently saw a mass fish kill due to pollution and low oxygen levels?

A) Yamuna

B) Ganges

C) Godavari

D) Brahmaputra

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: A significant fish kill event occurred in the Yamuna River due to extreme pollution levels and diminished oxygen content.
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