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April 29, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which country has invited applications for the 17th edition of the International Manga Award?

A.   Nepal

B.   Japan

C.   Oman

D.   Denmark

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

Japan, known for its rich cultural heritage and innovative contributions to the world of art, is once again making headlines with the announcement of the 17th edition of the International Manga Award. As manga enthusiasts eagerly await this prestigious event, let's delve into the details, significance, and impact of this renowned award.


 

2. Which bank has approved the reappointment of N Kamakodi as the Managing Director and CEO of City Union Bank?

A.   SBI

B.   ICICI

C.   RBI

D.   BOB

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

City Union Bank, one of India's leading banking institutions, recently made an important announcement regarding the reappointment of its Managing Director and CEO. This decision has created a buzz within the banking industry and raised questions among stakeholders.


 

3. With which country is India creating the India-UK NET zero innovation virtual centre?

A.   United Kingdom

B.   Jordan

C.   Laos

D.   Malawi

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In a world grappling with the challenges of climate change, international collaborations are crucial to finding innovative solutions. The India-UK NET Zero Innovation Virtual Centre represents a remarkable partnership between India and the United Kingdom, aimed at fostering sustainable development and addressing the urgent need for net-zero solutions.


 

4. According to RBI data, which state topped the list in market borrowing among all states?

A.    Jammu & Kashmir

B.     Uttarakhand

C.     Maharashtra

D.    Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

Market borrowing is a crucial aspect of state financing, and understanding which states are at the forefront of this practice provides insights into their economic activities.


 

5. Where did Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chair the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ Meeting?

A.   Pune

B.   Jaipur

C.   New Delhi

D.   Indore

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a significant diplomatic event, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh recently chaired the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ Meeting. Being aware of the importance of the venue, let's embark on a journey to discover where this noteworthy meeting took place.


 

6. In which country did Indian athletes Aarti and Khusbhu Yadav secure the third and fourth positions in the Girls’ 5000 m Race Walk at the Asian U18 Athletics Championships?

A.   Uruguay

B.   Uzbekistan

C.   Turkey

D.   Vietnam

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

Sports achievements are not only a testament to talent and hard work but also a celebration of national pride. In a recent event, two Indian athletes, Aarti and Khusbhu Yadav, showcased their prowess in the Girls' 5000m Race Walk at the Asian U18 Athletics Championships.


 

7. From which country is India evacuating its citizens with the help of a third ship?

A.   Spain

B.   South Africa

C.   Sudan

D.   Serbia

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a remarkable display of compassion and resilience, India has initiated a massive evacuation operation to bring back its citizens stranded in Sudan. With the aid of a third ship, this mission aims to ensure the safe return of Indian nationals who found themselves caught in difficult circumstances. Let's delve into the details of this extraordinary initiative and the significance it holds.


 

8. In which state did a Maoist blast in Dantewada result in the death of ten security personnel and a civilian driver?

A.   Manipur

B.   Jharkhand

C.   Chhattisgarh

D.   Gujarat

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a devastating incident, a Maoist blast in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, led to the tragic loss of ten security personnel and a civilian driver. This shocking incident has sent shockwaves across the nation, highlighting the ongoing challenges and risks faced by security forces in areas affected by Naxalite insurgency.


 

9. Which company and the Indian Navy have successfully tested a sea-based BMD interceptor missile?

A.   SAARC

B.   ISRO

C.   NASA

D.   DRDO

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In a significant achievement for India's defense capabilities, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Navy have successfully tested a sea-based Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) interceptor missile. This milestone marks a crucial step forward in the nation's defense preparedness, enhancing its ability to neutralize incoming ballistic missile threats. Let's delve into the details of this groundbreaking development.


 

10. The World Bank has approved USD 1.25 billion in financing for three new projects in which country?

A.   Brazil

B.   Bangladesh

C.   Bahamas

D.   Benin

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In a significant move towards fostering economic growth and development, the World Bank has recently given its stamp of approval to allocate a substantial amount of funding to three transformative projects in a particular country.


 

11. In which country did Team SHUNYA of IIT Bombay secure second place in the 'Solar Decathlon Competition'?

A.   USA

B.   UAE

C.   Ukraine

D.   Uganda

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In the realm of sustainable architecture and innovative design, Team SHUNYA from IIT Bombay has etched their name in golden letters. Their remarkable achievement in the prestigious 'Solar Decathlon Competition' has garnered global recognition and applause. Let's delve into their journey and discover how they secured second place in this esteemed competition.


 

12. In which country is the multi-nation drill being held in which the first woman Rafale pilot of the Indian Air Force is participating?

A.   Qatar

B.   Russia

C.   France

D.   Japan

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a historic moment for the Indian Air Force, the first woman Rafale pilot is making waves as she participates in a multi-nation drill. This prestigious event is taking place in France, the birthplace of the formidable Rafale aircraft.


 

13. PM Modi laid the foundation stone of India's first Digital Science Park in ______.

A.   Goa

B.   Kerala

C.   Assam

D.   Sikkim

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

India is embarking on a revolutionary journey towards technological advancement with the inauguration of its first Digital Science Park in Kerala. Prime Minister Narendra Modi graced the occasion, laying the foundation stone for this groundbreaking initiative.


 

14. What edition of the bilateral training exercise Ajeya Warrior 2023 will soon begin between India and the United Kingdom?

A.   Fifth

B.   Sixth

C.   Seventh

D.   Eighth

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

The much-anticipated bilateral training exercise, Ajeya Warrior 2023, is on the horizon, poised to strengthen the ties between India and the United Kingdom. As both nations gear up for this significant event, let's dive into the details of this edition and explore the collaborative efforts between the two countries.


 

15. In FY22, according to the NASSCOM Report, by what percentage did patent filings in India increase?

A.   13.6%

B.   13.5%

C.   13.4%

D.   13.2%

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

The realm of intellectual property is a captivating domain that thrives on innovation and protection. In recent years, India has emerged as a significant player in this arena, with a notable surge in patent filings.


 

16. Which country seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman, according to the US Navy?

A.   Iran

B.   Italy

C.   Israel

D.   Ireland

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In a recent incident that has sparked international attention, Iran has seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman. This act has raised questions about the escalating tensions in the region and the potential consequences it may have on global oil markets.


 

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