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April 27, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state panel is set to prepare supplementary textbooks to cover deleted NCERT portions?

A.    Karnataka

B.    Bihar

C.    Goa

D.    Kerala

Answer: Option: (D)


In the ever-evolving landscape of education, it is crucial to ensure that students have access to comprehensive and up-to-date learning materials. With the recent deletion of certain portions from NCERT textbooks, the need for supplementary resources has become evident. Among the states taking proactive measures to address this issue, the Kerala panel has emerged as a frontrunner, undertaking the task of preparing supplementary textbooks.


2. Which state appointed Sanjana Singh, a third-gender social worker, as the election icon?

A.    Maharashtra

B.    Telangana

C.    Uttar Pradesh

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option: (D)


In a groundbreaking move towards inclusivity and representation, the state of Madhya Pradesh has appointed Sanjana Singh, a third-gender social worker, as its election icon. This landmark decision not only highlights the state's commitment to embracing diversity but also sends a powerful message of acceptance and equality.


3. Which country's firm is set to launch a biodiesel project in Ayodhya soon?

A.    Belgium

B.    Bahrain

C.    Belize

D.    Bangladesh

Answer: Option: (A)


In a remarkable move towards sustainability and renewable energy, a Belgium firm has announced its plans to launch a groundbreaking biodiesel project in Ayodhya. This ambitious venture aims to harness the power of nature, reduce carbon emissions, and pave the way for a greener future. Let's dive deeper into this exciting development.


4. What was the profession of Tarek Fatah, who recently passed away?

A.    Producer

B.    Journalist

C.    Writer

D.    Singer

Answer: Option: (B)


Tarek Fatah, a Pakistani-Canadian journalist, recently passed away, leaving behind a remarkable legacy in the world of journalism. With his unwavering dedication to truth, fearless reporting, and insightful commentary, Fatah made a significant impact throughout his career.


5. Which country is set to host the third in-person Quad Summit?

A.    Kenya

B.    Switzerland

C.    Australia

D.    Japan

Answer: Option: (C)


After careful consideration, it has been officially announced that the third in-person Quad Summit will be hosted by Australia. The selection of Australia as the host country highlights its growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region and its commitment to strengthening the Quad alliance. As world leaders gather in Australia, the stage will be set for significant discussions and collaborations that will shape the future of the Quad and its impact on global affairs.


6. By which year is India expected to build a refinery in Mongolia?

A.    2023

B.    2024

C.    2025

D.    2026

Answer: Option: (C)


India's pursuit of enhancing its energy infrastructure has taken a remarkable turn with the plans of establishing a refinery in Mongolia. This ambitious project holds great promise for both nations and is set to reshape their energy landscape.


7. Which player was honoured with a gate at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground?

A.    Sachin Tendulkar

B.    Virat Kohli

C.    MS Dhoni

D.    Gautam Gambhir

Answer: Option: (A)


The world of cricket is filled with legends who have left an indelible mark on the sport. One such iconic player, Sachin Tendulkar, has been honored with a gate at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground.


8. Which country plans to introduce a gold-backed digital currency?

A.    Oman

B.    Kenya

C.    Nigeria

D.    Zimbabwe

Answer: Option: (D)


In an era of technological advancements and evolving financial landscapes, countries around the world are exploring the possibilities of digital currencies. One country that has recently made headlines with its ambitious plans is Zimbabwe. Faced with economic challenges and a desire to pave a new path towards stability, Zimbabwe has set its sights on introducing a gold-backed digital currency.


9. On which date was International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2023 observed?

A.    April 24

B.    April 25

C.    April 26

D.    April 27

Answer: Option: (C)


On April 26, the world came together to observe International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2023. It is a day of remembrance and reflection, commemorating the catastrophic nuclear disaster that occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine, in 1986.


10. On which date was World Intellectual Property Day 2023 observed?

A.    April 15

B.    April 20

C.    April 23

D.    April 26

Answer: Option: (D)


World Intellectual Property Day is an annual event that celebrates the importance of intellectual property rights and their role in fostering innovation and creativity. In 2023, this significant day was observed on April 26, bringing together individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide to raise awareness and appreciate the value of intellectual property.


11. Which bank opened its fourth startup branch in Mumbai's BKC?

A.    RBI

B.    SBI

C.    PNB


Answer: Option: (B)


In a move to further support the startup ecosystem, a prominent bank recently established its fourth startup branch in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). This initiative aims to provide specialized services and assistance to budding entrepreneurs, offering them a conducive environment to thrive and grow. Let's delve into the details of this exciting development.


12. In SIPRI's Global Military Expenditure Report, which rank did India occupy?

A.    Third

B.    Fourth

C.    Fifth

D.    Sixth

Answer: Option: (B)


India secures the fourth rank in SIPRI's Global Military Expenditure Report, highlighting its substantial commitment to defense. With a range of factors influencing its defense spending, India continues to prioritize national security and modernization. As the country further strengthens its military capabilities, it reinforces its position as a key player on the global stage.


13. To which state's Idol Wing was the stolen Chola Period idol of Lord Hanuman recovered and handed over?

A.    Tamil Nadu

B.    West Bengal

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Jammu & Kashmir

Answer: Option: (A)


The recovery of the stolen Chola Period idol of Lord Hanuman by Tamil Nadu's Idol Wing is a testament to their unwavering dedication in safeguarding the rich cultural heritage of the state. This remarkable achievement serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting our valuable artifacts and preserving our history for future generations to cherish and admire.


14. Which state's former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal passed away?

A.    Bihar

B.    Haryana

C.    Nagaland

D.    Punjab

Answer: Option: (D)


Parkash Singh Badal, the renowned statesman and former Chief Minister of Punjab, bid farewell to the world at the age of 95. His passing has left a profound void in Punjab's political landscape and has triggered a wave of nostalgia and reflection on his remarkable contributions.


15. Which state Governor addressed a conclave organized by the Civil 20 Working Group on Education and Digital Transformation?

A.    Mizoram

B.    Manipur

C.    Tripura

D.    Telangana

Answer: Option: (A)


In an insightful conclave organized by the Civil 20 Working Group, the Governor of Mizoram took the stage to address key issues surrounding education and digital transformation. This gathering brought together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to discuss and deliberate on the crucial role of these two domains in shaping our society and future. Let's delve into the highlights of this significant event.


16. In which city did PM Modi inaugurate India's first water metro?

A.    Pune

B.    Kolkata

C.    Kochi

D.    Bhubaneswar

Answer: Option: (C)


India's transportation landscape witnessed a remarkable milestone as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country's first water metro in Kochi. This groundbreaking project promises to revolutionize the way people commute in the city and unlock numerous benefits.


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