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April 16, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which space agency successfully launched its mission JUICE to reach Jupiter's moons?

A.    SAARC

B.    ISRO

C.   European Space Agency

D.   NASA

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

The European Space Agency's JUICE mission stands as a testament to humanity's unyielding quest for knowledge and exploration. By venturing to Jupiter's awe-inspiring moons, JUICE aims to uncover the secrets of these icy worlds, paving the way for future discoveries and expanding our understanding of the universe. As we eagerly await the findings brought back by this ambitious mission, we can only imagine the wonders and revelations that lie ahead.


 

2. When is World Voice Day 2023 being celebrated?

A.    April 13

B.    April 14

C.   April 15

D.   April 16

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

World Voice Day is a global celebration dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of voice and vocal health. Each year, on April 16th, this special day is observed by individuals, organizations, and communities all around the world. It serves as a reminder to cherish and take care of our unique gift of voice.


 

3. Who won the Femina Miss India 2023 pageant?

A.    Nandini Gupta

B.    Shalini Bansal

C.   Meenakshi Malik

D.   Sheela Das

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

The world of beauty pageants, with its glitz and glamour, recently witnessed an extraordinary event as the Femina Miss India 2023 pageant unfolded. Beauty queens from all corners of the country converged to compete for the coveted title.


 

4. Where is the Zojila tunnel being constructed?

A.    Nagaland

B.    Jammu & Kashmir

C.   Assam

D.   Rajasthan

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

The Zojila Tunnel, a remarkable feat of engineering, is currently under construction in the breathtaking region of Jammu & Kashmir. Once completed, it will serve as Asia's longest tunnel, revolutionizing transportation and establishing all-weather connectivity for the remote and stunning region of Ladakh.


 

5. Where will the 2nd Health Working Group meeting commence?

A.    Jharkhand

B.    Karnataka

C.   Goa

D.   Maharashtra

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

the second Health Working Group Meeting will commence in Goa. This picturesque state will welcome healthcare professionals and experts from all over to engage in meaningful discussions and shape the future of healthcare in India. Stay tuned for updates and outcomes from this significant event.


 

6. How much money will be spent on sports facilities in India over the next five years under the Khelo India campaign?

A.    Rs 2,500 crores

B.    Rs 3,200 crores

C.   Rs 4,200 crores

D.   Rs 5,200 crores

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

Sports play a crucial role in a nation's development, fostering talent, promoting physical fitness, and instilling a sense of national pride. In India, the Khelo India campaign aims to revolutionize the sports ecosystem and nurture young athletes. One key aspect of this initiative is the allocation of funds towards sports facilities.


 

7. From which city was the Bharat Gaurav Tourist train tour on Ambedkar Circuit flagged off?

A.    Patna

B.    New Delhi

C.   Mumbai

D.   Chennai

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

As the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train embarked on its grand tour through the Ambedkar Circuit, it unveiled a world of history, culture, and enlightenment. From the flag-off ceremony in a vibrant city to the exploration of iconic landmarks, this journey was a testament to the enduring legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The tour not only provided a glimpse into the life of a visionary leader but also offered passengers a transformative experience that will stay with them forever.


 

8. With which country's President did Chinese leader Xi Jinping meet in Beijing to boost ties?

A.    Bahrain

B.    Bahamas

C.   Brazil

D.   Benin

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a significant diplomatic move, Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently held a crucial meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Beijing. This encounter aimed to bolster the bilateral relations between China and Brazil, paving the way for enhanced cooperation and mutual benefits. Let's delve into the details of this high-profile meeting and its implications for both nations.


 

9. In which city did India open its 16th Visa application centre in Bangladesh?

A.    Dhaka

B.    Bhairab

C.   Bogura

D.   Kushtia

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In a move to streamline visa processing and enhance accessibility for Bangladeshi applicants, the High Commission of India has recently inaugurated its 16th Visa application centre. This new centre, located in the vibrant city of Kushtia in Southwestern Bangladesh, marks a significant milestone in facilitating travel between the two neighboring nations.


 

10. Whose forex reserves have risen to USD 584.75 billion?

A.    USA

B.    Uganda

C.   Australia

D.   India

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In the dynamic world of international finance, foreign exchange reserves play a crucial role in determining a country's economic stability and financial standing. This blogpost delves into the recent surge in forex reserves, focusing on the nation whose reserves have risen to an impressive USD 584.75 billion. So, let's uncover the answer to this question and explore the factors contributing to such a remarkable feat.


 

11. By which year does CREDAI plan to develop 4000 certified green buildings in partnership with IGBC?

A.    2028

B.    2029

C.   2030

D.   2031

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In recent years, the global focus on sustainable development has brought attention to the importance of green buildings. With a vision to create a greener and more sustainable future, CREDAI, in partnership with IGBC, has set an ambitious goal to develop 4000 certified green buildings. Let's delve into this groundbreaking initiative and its impact on the future of construction and the environment.


 

12. When will 'Vande Metro' be rolled out in 2023?

A.    December

B.    November

C.   October

D.   September

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

the rollout of 'Vande Metro' in 2023 is a highly anticipated event that promises to revolutionize urban transportation. While the initial target of September has been revised, the revised expected rollout date is now set for December 2023. The authorities involved in the project are diligently working to ensure a seamless and successful launch, considering the various factors that influence the timeline. As we eagerly await the arrival of 'Vande Metro,' its benefits and positive impact on our daily lives are worth the excitement and anticipation.


 

13. By what percentage did textile and apparel exports contract in 2022-2023 compared to the previous year?

A.    14%

B.    15%

C.   16%

D.   17%

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

while the exact rollout month for 'Vande Metro' in 2023 remains undisclosed, the anticipation and excitement surrounding this upcoming transportation marvel continue to grow. Whether it's October, November, or December, one thing is certain – when 'Vande Metro' finally graces our cities, it will undoubtedly revolutionize our commuting experience. So, let's patiently await the official announcement while envisioning a future of efficient and sustainable transportation.


 

14. In which country is the IAF participating in the multilateral exercise "Orion" from April 17?

A.    Russia

B.    Finland

C.   Germany

D.   France

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has always been at the forefront of international collaboration and joint exercises. One such notable participation is in the multilateral exercise "Orion," which takes place in France.


 

15. When is World Hemophilia Day observed annually?

A.    March 17

B.    April 17

C.   May17

D.   June 17

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

World Hemophilia Day is an annual event that holds significant importance in spreading awareness, knowledge, and support for individuals living with hemophilia. This global observance aims to educate the public about the challenges faced by those with this bleeding disorder while emphasizing the importance of access to proper care and treatment.


 

16. In which city will President Droupadi Murmu confer National Panchayat Awards?

A.    Ajmer

B.    New Delhi

C.   Jaipur

D.   Pune

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

New Delhi has been chosen as the city where President Droupadi Murmu will confer the National Panchayat Awards. This event serves as a celebration of excellence in grassroots governance and honors the remarkable contributions of panchayats in transforming lives and communities. The award ceremony in New Delhi will undoubtedly be a momentous occasion that acknowledges the hard work, dedication, and achievements of these local governing bodies.


 

17. Which space agency has released the image of Crab Nebula?

A.    NASA

B.    ISRO

C.   DRDO

D.   SAARC

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

The vast expanse of the universe never ceases to amaze and captivate us. In our quest to unravel the secrets of the cosmos, we turn to space agencies for their remarkable contributions. One such awe-inspiring image recently released by a space agency has caught the attention of astronomers and enthusiasts alike.


 

18. Where did the Hooch Tragedy occur?

A.    Bihar

B.    Gujarat

C.   Kerala

D.   Tripura

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In recent times, a tragic incident known as the Hooch Tragedy has shocked the nation. The illegal consumption of toxic alcohol has claimed numerous lives and raised concerns about the safety and regulation of alcohol production.


 

19. Which country has received a confirmed financial support of USD 1 billion from the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

A.    America

B.    Pakistan

C.   Afghanistan

D.   Egypt

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In a significant move, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced a confirmed financial support of USD 1 billion to a specific country. This generous aid package aims to strengthen bilateral relations and support the recipient nation's economic development.


 

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