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April 17, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which country launched the world's first drone carrier warship, "TCG Anadolu"?

A.    Qatar

B.    Singapore

C.   Turkey

D.   Norway

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

Turkey, a country known for its rich history and strategic advancements, has once again made waves in the world of military technology. In a groundbreaking move, Turkey proudly launched the world's first drone carrier warship, the "TCG Anadolu." This remarkable achievement marks a significant milestone in naval warfare and sets Turkey apart as a leading innovator in the field. Let's delve into the details of this extraordinary vessel and explore the implications it holds for the future.


 

2. In which city will the Global Conference on Compressed Biogas (CBG) be held?

A.    New Delhi

B.    Varanasi

C.   Jaipur

D.   Guwahati

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

the Global Conference on Compressed Biogas (CBG) will take place in the vibrant city of New Delhi, India. As we have explored, this event serves as a platform to highlight the efforts and achievements in the field of renewable energy across various cities in India. From the spiritual hub of Varanasi to the Pink City of Jaipur and the pioneering city of Guwahati, these destinations showcase the diverse landscapes and initiatives that contribute to the sustainable energy revolution.


 

3. Which state's famous 'Cumbum Grapes' received the GI tag?

A.    Telangana

B.    Jammu & Kashmir

C.   Tamil Nadu

D.   West Bengal

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

The journey of Cumbum Grapes, from their humble beginnings to receiving the GI tag, is a testament to the rich agricultural heritage of Tamil Nadu. These grapes not only captivate our taste buds but also symbolize the dedication and expertise of the farmers who cultivate them. With their unique characteristics and recognition as a GI product, Cumbum Grapes continue to shine as a pride of Tamil Nadu's agricultural landscape.


 

4. Which edition of the biannual Army Commanders conclave 2023 will be conducted in a Hybrid format?

A.    Second

B.    First

C.   Third

D.   Fourth

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

The Army Commanders Conclave is a highly anticipated event that brings together top military leaders from around the world to discuss strategic matters, exchange ideas, and strengthen international partnerships.


 

5. The Philippines and ____ conducted their biggest joint drill, "Balikatan" in the South China Sea.

A.    USA

B.    UK

C.   UAE

D.   Ukraine

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In a display of strategic collaboration and military cooperation, the Philippines and the United States recently conducted their largest joint drill, "Balikatan," in the South China Sea. This significant exercise underscores the commitment of both nations to regional security and stability. Let us delve into the details of this momentous event and explore its implications.


 

6. In which state was the 'Chief Minister Adivasi Parab Samman Nidhi Yojana' launched?

A.    Chhattisgarh

B.    Rajasthan

C.   Maharashtra

D.   Haryana

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In a move to honor and uplift the indigenous communities of India, the Chief Minister Adivasi Parab Samman Nidhi Yojana was launched. This visionary initiative aims to empower and support the Adivasi population in a specific state of India. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable program and explore the impact it has had on the lives of the Adivasi people.


 

7. Which state's Chief Minister has the lowest total assets, valued at about ₹15 lakhs?

A.    Sikkim

B.    West Bengal

C.   Odisha

D.   Nagaland

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

After careful evaluation and analysis, we can confidently state that the Chief Minister with the lowest total assets, valued at about ₹15 lakhs, is indeed from West Bengal (Option B). This revelation leaves us pondering the intriguing interplay between political leadership and personal wealth. It serves as a reminder that financial worth is not always indicative of a leader's capabilities or dedication to public service. As we continue to explore the fascinating world of politics, let us remain curious and open-minded, ready to uncover more captivating stories that shape our nation.


 

8. What was India's position in the medal table at the Asian Wrestling Championship-2023 held in Astana, Kazakhstan?

A.    4th

B.    5th

C.   6th

D.   7th

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

The Asian Wrestling Championship-2023 held in Astana, Kazakhstan, was a highly anticipated event for wrestling enthusiasts worldwide. With fierce competition and exceptional talent from various countries, the tournament showcased the pinnacle of wrestling prowess.


 

9. Which bank became the first Indian company to have over 50 lakh shareholders?

A.    Indian Bank

B.    UCO Bank

C.   Axis Bank

D.   Yes Bank

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

Yes Bank, one of the prominent banking institutions in India, recently achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the first Indian company to have over 50 lakh shareholders. This significant achievement not only highlights the bank's growing popularity but also reflects the trust and confidence that investors have in its operations and potential.


 

10. In which city will Apple's first two retail stores in India open this week?

A.    Chennai, Hyderabad

B.    Mumbai, Jaipur

C.   Mumbai, Delhi

D.   Delhi, Noida

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

Apple enthusiasts in India have eagerly awaited this moment for years - the opening of Apple's first two retail stores in the country. After much anticipation, the tech giant has chosen two vibrant cities, Mumbai and Delhi, to mark their entry into the Indian market. This blogpost will delve into the significance of this milestone and explore what it means for Apple fans and the Indian market.


 

11. In which city was a 125-foot-tall Ambedkar statue unveiled?

A.    Ahmedabad

B.    Hyderabad

C.   Mumbai

D.   Lucknow

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In a grand ceremony that marked the 132nd birth anniversary of the esteemed Indian Constitution architect, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, a monumental event unfolded in the vibrant city of Hyderabad. Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, proudly unveiled a magnificent 125-foot-tall bronze statue, capturing the essence of Ambedkar's legacy and contributions. Let us delve into the significance of this awe-inspiring statue and the profound impact it has on the city and its people.


 

12. Canara Bank and NPCI Bharat Billpay launched a cross-border inward bill payment service for Indians for the first time in which country?

A.    Fiji

B.    Oman

C.   Haiti

D.   Finland

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

Canara Bank, in collaboration with NPCI Bharat Billpay, has recently introduced a groundbreaking cross-border inward bill payment service for Indians. This service marks a significant milestone as it allows Indians to make seamless bill payments from overseas. The inaugural launch of this service took place in which country? Let's find out!


 

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