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April 12, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state's House resolution asks the Centre to set a time limit for the Governor for clearing Bills?

A.   Tamil Nadu

B.   West Bengal

C.   Jammu & Kashmir

D.   Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

Tamil Nadu's House resolution demanding a time limit for the Governor's clearance of bills reflects the need for a more efficient and accountable legislative process. While the resolution brings attention to this crucial issue, it also raises questions about the constitutional boundaries and the delicate balance between executive and legislative powers. It remains to be seen how this resolution will shape the ongoing dialogue surrounding the Governor's role in the legislative process.


 

2. Which country reported the first death from H3N8 bird flu, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)?

A.   Russia

B.   Bhutan

C.   Bangladesh

D.   China

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In the realm of global health concerns, the emergence of novel diseases is an ever-present challenge. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) brought attention to a significant event - the first reported death from H3N8 bird flu. The question arises: which country witnessed this unfortunate occurrence? Join us as we delve into the details and uncover the answer.


 

3. Which IIT partnered with UIDAI to develop a touchless biometric capture system?

A.   IIT Bhubaneswar

B.   IIT Roorkee

C.   IIT Bombay

D.   IIT Delhi

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, biometric systems have become an integral part of our lives. From unlocking our smartphones to securing our identities, these systems have transformed the way we interact with the digital world. In a groundbreaking collaboration, UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) joined hands with IIT Bombay to develop a touchless biometric capture system. Let's delve into this remarkable partnership and explore how it is revolutionizing the field of biometrics.


 

4. How many villages were identified for comprehensive development along international borders under the 'Vibrant Village Programme'?

A.   1500

B.   2000

C.   2500

D.   3000

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In an effort to uplift rural communities and promote comprehensive development, the 'Vibrant Village Programme' was implemented. This visionary initiative aimed to identify and transform villages along international borders, fostering growth, sustainability, and progress.


 

5. At which badminton tournament did Priyanshu Rajawat win his first men's singles title in 2023?

A.   Orleans Masters

B.   Wimbledon

C.   French Open

D.   US Open

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In the world of badminton, there are moments that define a player's career. Priyanshu Rajawat, a rising star from India, experienced such a moment in 2023 when he emerged victorious at the Orleans Masters badminton tournament.


 

6. Where is the world's first conservation and breeding centre for Asian king vultures, the Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre (JCBC), located?

A.   Uttar Pradesh

B.   Gujarat

C.   Tripura

D.   Meghalaya

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of India, lies a remarkable sanctuary dedicated to the conservation and breeding of Asian king vultures. Welcome to the Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre (JCBC), the world's first of its kind.


 

7. On which date is National Safe Motherhood Day 2023 observed?

A.   April 08

B.   April 09

C.   April 10

D.   April 11

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of India, lies a remarkable sanctuary dedicated to the conservation and breeding of Asian king vultures. Welcome to the Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre (JCBC), the world's first of its kind.


 

8. From which date will the Iniochos-2023 international exercise take place in Greece?

A.   April 16

B.   April 18

C.   April 20

D.   April 22

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

The Iniochos-2023 international exercise, a highly anticipated event in Greece, is set to captivate military enthusiasts and participants alike. This blogpost will delve into the details of this thrilling exercise, providing you with all the essential information you need to know.


 

9. Until which year has the 'Stand Up India Scheme' been extended?

A.   2024

B.   2026

C.   2027

D.   2025

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

the extension of the Stand Up India Scheme until 2025 marks a significant step towards fostering entrepreneurship and inclusive economic growth. By providing continued support and resources, the scheme aims to empower individuals from marginalized communities and promote innovation and job creation. Aspiring entrepreneurs now have an extended window of opportunity to turn their dreams into reality, contributing to the nation's progress and development.


 

10. Which country's Prime Minister reversed his decision to sack Defense Minister Yoav Gallant?

A.   Indonesia

B.   Nigeria

C.   Israel

D.   Fiji

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a surprising turn of events, Israel's political landscape witnessed a significant reversal as the country's Prime Minister decided to retract his decision to dismiss Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. This unexpected twist has sparked widespread discussions and raised eyebrows across the nation.


 

11. Which country will provide financial assistance for Pakistan's Mohmand multipurpose dam project?

A.   South Korea

B.   Sri Lanka

C.   Saudi Arabia

D.   Sudan

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a significant development, Saudi Arabia has come forward to provide financial assistance for Pakistan's Mohmand multipurpose dam project. This collaboration marks a crucial milestone in the journey of Pakistan's infrastructural growth and the strengthening of bilateral ties between the two nations. Let's delve deeper into the details of this partnership and the implications it holds for both countries.


 

12. Where is EAM S. Jaishankar planning to visit besides Uganda?

A.   Mozambique

B.   Mongolia

C.   Morocco

D.   Montenegro

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In the realm of international diplomacy, it is not uncommon for high-ranking officials to embark on diplomatic missions to strengthen ties with other nations. The Minister of External Affairs (EAM) of India, S. Jaishankar, is no exception to this. While his visit to Uganda has been widely reported, there is another destination on his itinerary that holds significant importance.


 

13. How many states topped the front-runner category of the State Energy Efficiency Index-2021-22?

A.   3

B.   4

C.   5

D.   6

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving landscape of energy efficiency, the State Energy Efficiency Index serves as a benchmark to assess and compare the efforts of different states. The recently released State Energy Efficiency Index-2021-22 has revealed some remarkable frontrunners.


 

14. Which country conducted the military drill 'Operation Joint Sword' encircling Taiwan?

A.   China

B.   France

C.   Egypt

D.   Australia

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In a display of military prowess and strategic maneuvering, a recent military drill named 'Operation Joint Sword' made headlines across the globe. This article will delve into the details of this significant event, exploring the purpose, participants, and implications of China's ambitious military exercise.


 

15. Which edition of the Dogri version of the Constitution of India was recently released by Union Minister of Law, Kiren Rijiju?

A.   Second

B.   First

C.   Third

D.   Fourth

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

The rich cultural diversity of India is beautifully reflected in its numerous languages. Each language holds immense value and significance, representing the heritage and identity of its speakers. In a remarkable step towards promoting linguistic inclusivity, the Union Minister of Law, Kiren Rijiju, recently unveiled the first edition of the Dogri version of the Constitution of India. This significant milestone paves the way for greater accessibility and understanding of constitutional rights for the Dogri-speaking population.


 

16. Which state conferred 'Maratha Udyog Ratna 2023' upon Nilesh Sambre?

A.   Maharashtra

B.   Meghalaya

C.   Chhattisgarh

D.   Rajasthan

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In a moment of pride and recognition, the state of Maharashtra has conferred the prestigious 'Maratha Udyog Ratna 2023' award upon Nilesh Sambre. This esteemed award acknowledges Nilesh Sambre's remarkable contributions and accomplishments in the field of industry and entrepreneurship. Let us delve into the significance of this accolade and shed light on the outstanding achievements of Nilesh Sambre.


 

17. Which bank issued detailed norms for outsourcing IT services by banks, NBFCs, and regulated financial sector entities?

A.   SBI

B.   RBI

C.   PNB

D.   BOB

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In a significant move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently issued detailed norms for outsourcing IT services by banks, NBFCs, and regulated financial sector entities. This development is aimed at enhancing the operational efficiency, security, and risk management practices within the financial industry.


 

18. By what year does the Government of India aim to achieve a nearly 9% share of electricity generation from nuclear sources?

A.   2047

B.   2045

C.   2042

D.   2040

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

India's aim to achieve a nearly 9% share of electricity generation from nuclear sources by 2047 signifies its commitment to sustainable development and reducing its carbon footprint. This visionary goal holds the potential to revolutionize the energy sector, providing a reliable, low-carbon, and long-term solution. As India continues to navigate the path towards a cleaner energy future, the significance of nuclear power cannot be overstated.


 

19. Where was the 'Bhoroxa' app for women's safety recently launched by President Murmu?

A.   Karnataka

B.   Assam

C.   Gujarat

D.   Nagaland

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

n a significant move towards ensuring women's safety, President Murmu recently launched the 'Bhoroxa' app in Assam. This innovative application aims to empower women and provide them with a tool to enhance their personal security. Let's delve deeper into the features and impact of this groundbreaking initiative.


 

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