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April 25, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which country launched the '1 Billion Meals Endowment' Campaign?

A.    UAE

B.    Germany

C.    Russia

D.    Uganda

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In the realm of philanthropy and humanitarian efforts, the UAE has once again showcased its unwavering commitment to helping those in need. With an ambitious goal to combat hunger and food insecurity on a global scale, the UAE has launched the groundbreaking '1 Billion Meals Endowment' campaign. This extraordinary initiative aims to make a lasting impact by providing essential meals to vulnerable communities across the world. Let us delve into the details of this remarkable campaign and its significance.


 

2. In which city did the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry organize the Asia Pacific Leaders’ Conclave on Malaria Elimination?

A.    Mumbai

B.    Chennai

C.    New Delhi

D.    Dehradun

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry organized the Asia Pacific Leaders’ Conclave on Malaria Elimination in New Delhi. This significant event brought together leaders and experts from across the Asia Pacific region to discuss strategies and initiatives for the elimination of malaria. The conclave provided a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices in combating malaria, a disease that continues to pose a significant public health challenge in many countries. With New Delhi being the host city, it showcased India's commitment to tackling malaria and its efforts in achieving the goal of a malaria-free region. The conclave featured engaging discussions, presentations, and interactive sessions, allowing participants to exchange ideas and develop collaborative approaches towards malaria elimination. The event served as a catalyst for strengthening partnerships and fostering regional cooperation in the fight against malaria. Overall, the Asia Pacific Leaders’ Conclave on Malaria Elimination held in New Delhi was a significant step towards achieving a malaria-free future for the region.


 

3. The 'Operation Kaveri' launched by India to evacuate stranded citizens in ____.

A.    Sudan

B.    Spain

C.    Singapore

D.    Switzerland

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

The 'Operation Kaveri' was launched by India to evacuate stranded citizens in Sudan. This humanitarian mission aimed to bring back Indian nationals who were stuck in Sudan due to various reasons such as conflict, natural disasters, or other emergencies. The Indian government, in coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs, deployed resources including aircraft, ships, and diplomatic channels to ensure the safe return of its citizens. The operation involved meticulous planning, constant monitoring of the situation, and timely execution of evacuation procedures. The Indian embassy in Sudan played a crucial role in organizing the evacuation, providing necessary assistance and support to the stranded citizens. 'Operation Kaveri' demonstrated India's commitment to the safety and well-being of its citizens abroad, showcasing the nation's ability to mobilize resources and execute successful rescue operations in challenging circumstances. The government's swift response and proactive measures in evacuating stranded citizens from Sudan were widely appreciated, reinforcing the trust and confidence of Indian nationals living and working overseas.


 

4. Which state's Kuno National Park witnessed the second Cheetah death in a month?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Gujarat

C.    Tripura

D.    Karnataka

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

Kuno National Park, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, recently witnessed the unfortunate death of a cheetah. This incident marked the second cheetah death within the span of just one month. The loss of these magnificent creatures is a cause for concern and highlights the need for conservation efforts to protect and preserve their population. The death of the cheetah in Kuno National Park serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by wildlife in their natural habitats and the importance of sustainable practices to ensure their survival.


 

5. In which river did IGGL complete Asia's largest underwater hydrocarbon pipeline project?

A.    Narmada

B.    Yamuna

C.    Kaveri

D.    Brahmaputra

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

The Indian Gas Grid Company Limited (IGGL) recently achieved a groundbreaking milestone by completing Asia's largest underwater hydrocarbon pipeline project. This remarkable feat took place in one of the majestic rivers of India.


 

6. In which country was Oliver Dowden appointed as the new Deputy PM after the resignation of Dominic Raab?

A.    Kenya

B.    Oman

C.    United Kingdom

D.    Cyprus

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a surprising turn of events, the United Kingdom witnessed a significant change in its political landscape. Following the resignation of Dominic Raab, a new Deputy Prime Minister was appointed to fill the void.


 

7. What is the name of the first Indian state to target 100% EV usage in government departments by 2030?

A.    Kerala

B.    Jharkhand

C.    Uttar Pradesh

D.    Telangana

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

The advancement of electric vehicles (EVs) has become a global priority in the pursuit of sustainable transportation solutions. While many countries are making strides in this area, the focus today shifts to India, where the state of Uttar Pradesh has emerged as a trailblazer.


 

8. Who among the following has been selected as a finalist for the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023?

A.    Sarika Yadav

B.    Shanti Lakra

C.    Shivangi Singh

D.    Avani Chaturvedi

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In the realm of nursing, where compassion meets expertise, exceptional individuals often emerge as beacons of inspiration. The Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award, renowned for recognizing the remarkable contributions of nurses worldwide, has recently announced its finalists for the prestigious 2023 edition. Among these exceptional individuals, one name shines brightly - Shanti Lakra.


 

9. In which state was India's first heavy lift logistics drone launched recently?

A.    Kerala

B.    Odisha

C.    Sikkim

D.    Bihar

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking development, India recently witnessed the launch of its first heavy lift logistics drone in the state of Odisha. This technological marvel promises to revolutionize the way goods are transported, opening up new possibilities and enhancing efficiency in the logistics industry. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable achievement and its potential impact.


 

10. On which date was 'World Book and Copyright Day' observed?

A.    April 21

B.    April 22

C.    April 23

D.    April 24

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

World Book and Copyright Day is an annual celebration that honors the importance of books and intellectual property rights. Observed globally, this day serves as a reminder of the power of literature and the significance of copyright protection.


 

11. Who was announced by Star Sports as its brand ambassador on April 21, 2023?

A.    Hardik Pandya

B.    Rishabh Pant

C.    Ravindra Jadeja

D.    Axar Patel

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In a surprising announcement on April 21, 2023, Star Sports revealed its latest brand ambassador. The cricketing world buzzed with speculation as fans eagerly awaited the unveiling. Excitement peaked when the name was finally announced – Rishabh Pant!


 

12. In which state will the function of the 30th National Panchayati Raj Day be held?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Meghalaya

D.    Tripura

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

The National Panchayati Raj Day is an annual celebration that recognizes the pivotal role of grassroots governance in India. On this occasion, various events and functions are organized to highlight the achievements and challenges faced by the Panchayati Raj institutions. In the 30th edition of this significant day, all eyes are set on the state where the grand function will take place. So, which state will host the 30th National Panchayati Raj Day? Let's find out.


 

13. Which state's Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, will inaugurate the 'Mehngai Rahat Camp' to provide relief to people from rising prices?

A.    Uttarakhand

B.    Chhattisgarh

C.    Jharkhand

D.    Rajasthan

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In an effort to provide relief to people struggling with the impact of rising prices, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan has announced the inauguration of the 'Mehngai Rahat Camp'. This initiative aims to address the pressing issue of inflation by offering support and assistance to the affected population. Let's delve into the details of this significant development.


 

14. In which state will Mahua be used in health drinks, chocolates, and cookies?

A.    Mizoram

B.    Bihar

C.    Maharashtra

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In the state of Madhya Pradesh, Mahua will be used in the production of health drinks, chocolates, and cookies. This indigenous plant ingredient is known for its nutritional benefits and is being incorporated into various food and beverage products. Madhya Pradesh, located in central India, is known for its rich biodiversity and traditional knowledge of utilizing natural resources. With the inclusion of Mahua, health drinks, chocolates, and cookies in Madhya Pradesh are not only expected to offer unique flavors but also promote the use of locally sourced ingredients.


 

15. On which date does India celebrate National Panchayati Raj Day every year?

A.    April 24

B.    May 24

C.    June 24

D.    July 24

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

India celebrates National Panchayati Raj Day every year on April 24. This day is observed in order to commemorate the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992, which institutionalized Panchayati Raj in India. The act aimed to empower local self-governance at the grassroots level and promote democratic participation in rural areas. The celebration of National Panchayati Raj Day serves as a reminder of the important role that Panchayati Raj institutions play in the development and governance of rural India.


 

16. Which state will be the second new home of Cheetahs, with the Gandhisagar Sanctuary being selected for the purpose?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Meghalaya

C.    Uttarakhand

D.    Telangana

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

The mesmerizing beauty of wildlife and the importance of conservation efforts have always fascinated us. In a recent development, an exciting decision has been made regarding the relocation of cheetahs. The chosen destination is none other than Madhya Pradesh's Gandhisagar Sanctuary.


 

17. In which country did NATO organize the cyber-defence exercise 'Locked Shields 2023' recently?

A.    Kuwait

B.    Estonia

C.    France

D.    America

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, recently conducted the highly anticipated cyber-defense exercise 'Locked Shields 2023.' This exercise aimed to test and enhance the cyber-defense capabilities of participating nations.


 

18. On which date is the Festival of Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated in various parts of the country?

A.    April 19

B.    April 20

C.    April 22

D.    April 23

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

Eid-ul-Fitr, the joyous festival marking the end of Ramadan, is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor in various parts of the country. As the holy month of fasting reaches its culmination, Muslims eagerly anticipate the sighting of the new moon, which determines the date of this significant celebration.


 

19. In the Archery World Cup 2023 held in Antalya, how many medals did India win?

A.    Two

B.    Three

C.    Four

D.    Five

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

The Archery World Cup 2023, held in the beautiful city of Antalya, Turkey, showcased the incredible talent and skill of archers from around the globe. Among the participating nations, India emerged as a force to be reckoned with.


 

20. Which state government is launching the 'Tejaswi program' to develop entrepreneurial confidence and skills among students?

A.    Assam

B.    Telangana

C.    Karnataka

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In a progressive move towards fostering entrepreneurial spirit among students, the Madhya Pradesh government is launching the 'Tejaswi Program'. This innovative initiative aims to equip young minds with the necessary skills and confidence to embark on their entrepreneurial journeys. Let's delve into the details of this groundbreaking program and its potential impact on the state's youth.


 

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