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April 24, 2023 Current Affairs

1. When is World Creativity and Innovation Day celebrated annually?

A.    April 21

B.    April 20

C.    April 19

D.    April 18

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

World Creativity and Innovation Day is an annual celebration that sparks curiosity, fosters imagination, and encourages the exploration of new ideas. It serves as a reminder of the importance of creativity and innovation in our lives.


 

2. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of NTRO?

A.    Arun Sinha

B.    Anil Sharma

C.    Sumit Mishra

D.    Devendra Singh

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

the appointment of Arun Sinha as the new chairman of NTRO marks a significant milestone in the organization's history. His leadership, expertise, and vision are expected to steer NTRO towards greater success in fulfilling its mission of safeguarding national security through technical intelligence. With Arun Sinha at the helm, NTRO is well-positioned to overcome challenges and embrace opportunities in the dynamic landscape of intelligence gathering.


 

3. Which bank has introduced the EMI facility for UPI payments by scanning QR codes?

A.    ICICI

B.    SBI

C.    HDFC

D.    PNB

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In today's fast-paced digital world, convenience and flexibility are paramount when it comes to financial transactions. Keeping up with the evolving needs of customers, ICICI Bank has recently introduced an exciting feature that revolutionizes UPI payments. Now, users can enjoy the convenience of EMI (Equated Monthly Installment) facility while making UPI payments by simply scanning QR codes.


 

4. Where is the headquarters of South Indian Bank located?

A.    Jaipur

B.    Thrissur

C.    Mumbai

D.    Hyderabad

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

The headquarters of South Indian Bank is located in Thrissur, Kerala. This city, known for its vibrant culture and strategic advantages, serves as the beating heart of the bank's operations. Thrissur's rich heritage and flourishing financial ecosystem make it a fitting home for South Indian Bank's headquarters, contributing to its success and growth over the years.


 

5. Where will a four-team Intercontinental Cup be held from June 9 to 18?

A.    Dehradun

B.    Chennai

C.    Bhubaneswar

D.    Thiruvananthapuram

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

The world of soccer is about to witness an exhilarating event as the four-team Intercontinental Cup makes its way to the vibrant city of Bhubaneswar. From June 9 to 18, soccer enthusiasts from around the globe will gather in this enchanting location to witness thrilling matches, experience the electric atmosphere, and celebrate the spirit of the game.


 

6. In which city of Maharashtra is the biggest international school being set up?

A.    Ahmedabad

B.    Pune

C.    Ajmer

D.    Surat

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In the realm of education, growth and innovation go hand in hand. Maharashtra, the vibrant state known for its rich cultural heritage and educational prowess, is about to witness a groundbreaking development.


 

7. Whom did HSBC sign up as their brand influencer?

A.    Hardik Pandya

B.    Rohit Sharma

C.    MS Dhoni

D.    Virat Kohli

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:                                                       

In the world of brand endorsements and collaborations, it's no surprise that renowned global banks like HSBC seek the support of influential personalities to enhance their brand image.


 

8. How much percent reservation for Divyang employees in promotions has recently been announced by the Maharashtra Government?

A.    2%

B.    3%

C.    4%

D.    5%

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a significant move towards inclusivity and equal opportunities, the Maharashtra Government has recently made a progressive announcement regarding the reservation of promotions for Divyang employees.


 

9. What is India's rank in the World Bank's Logistics Performance Index-2023?

A.    37th

B.    38th

C.    39th

D.    40th

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

 India's 38th rank in the World Bank's Logistics Performance Index-2023 showcases the country's commendable progress in the logistics domain. The concerted efforts towards improving infrastructure, implementing policy reforms, and embracing digitalization have propelled India's logistics competitiveness. While this rank brings opportunities for growth and investment, it also serves as a reminder of the challenges that demand continuous attention. By leveraging the momentum and addressing the existing gaps, India can further enhance its logistics landscape and solidify its position on the global stage.


 

10. Which state has recently added four more biodiversity heritage sites (BHS) and taken the tally in the state to eight?

A.    West Bengal

B.    Jammu & Kashmir

C.    Tamil Nadu

D.    Uttarakhand

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

West Bengal, a state known for its rich cultural heritage and scenic landscapes, has recently made headlines for its remarkable commitment to preserving its biodiversity. In a recent development, the state has added four more biodiversity heritage sites (BHS), taking the tally to a commendable eight. This article delves into the significance of these sites and sheds light on West Bengal's efforts in safeguarding its natural treasures.


 

11. When is International Mother Earth Day celebrated?

A.    January 22

B.    March 22

C.    April 22

D.    May 22

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

International Mother Earth Day is a globally recognized day celebrated on April 22 each year. It serves as a reminder to appreciate and protect our planet, raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainable practices.


 

12. Which company has successfully put two Singapore satellites into orbit recently?

A.    CNSA

B.    SpaceX

C.    NASA

D.    ISRO

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In a recent milestone for space exploration, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved yet another triumph by successfully launching and placing two Singapore satellites into orbit. This remarkable feat was accomplished through the utilization of the PSLV C-55 rocket, underscoring the prowess and capabilities of ISRO in the global space arena.


 

13. On which date is Earth Day 2023 observed?

A.    April 21

B.    April 22

C.    April 24

D.    April 25

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

Earth Day 2023 will once again bring people together from all walks of life, emphasizing the importance of environmental protection and sustainability. It serves as a reminder that the fate of our planet lies in our hands. By taking action, raising awareness, and making conscious choices, we can create a positive and lasting impact. Let us unite on April 22nd, 2023, to celebrate Earth Day and commit to preserving our beautiful planet for generations to come.


 

14. Which state Government has signed a deal with Assam to end a 51-year-old border dispute?

A.    Kerala

B.    Odisha

C.    Sikkim

D.    Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In a significant turn of events, the state governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have recently signed a landmark deal to put an end to a long-standing border dispute that had plagued the region for over five decades. This historic agreement marks a crucial step towards fostering harmony and peaceful coexistence between the two states, bringing an end to years of uncertainty and tension.


 

15. Who has been announced as JioCinema’s brand ambassador?

A.    Rohit Sharma

B.    Sourav Ganguly

C.    Virender Sehwag

D.    Suresh Raina

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In an exciting announcement, JioCinema, one of India's leading digital platforms for entertainment, has revealed its brand ambassador. The question on everyone's mind is, who has been chosen to represent this popular platform? Let's dive into the details and find out.


 

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