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April 30, 2023 Current Affairs

1. What percentage of decline in malaria cases did India register from 2015 to 2022, as per World Malaria Day reports?

A.      82%

B.      83%

C.      84%

D.      85%

Answer: Option: (D)


India's fight against malaria stands as a shining example of effective strategies and concerted efforts. The 85% decline in malaria cases from 2015 to 2022, as reported by World Malaria Day, showcases the remarkable progress made in combating this deadly disease. However, it is crucial to remain vigilant and sustain these efforts to ensure that malaria remains under control. Together, we can continue to make significant strides towards a malaria-free India.


2. Which state/UT has launched the ‘Mehngai Rahat Camp’?

A.   Kerala

B.   Sikkim

C.   Odisha

D.   Rajasthan

Answer: Option: (D)


In a bid to tackle rising prices and provide relief to its citizens, the state of Rajasthan has recently launched the 'Mehngai Rahat Camp'. This innovative initiative aims to address the issue of inflation, offering a range of measures to alleviate the burden on the common people.


3. Which IIT has launched a cyber security skills program?

A.   IIT Madras

B.   IIT Kanpur

C.   IIT Delhi

D.   IIT Mumbai

Answer: Option: (B)


In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, the importance of cyber security has become paramount. With cyber threats on the rise, organizations and individuals alike are seeking ways to enhance their defenses and protect sensitive data.


4. With which country did India recently hold the 18th Corp Commander level talks?

A.   Austria

B.   Belize

C.   Burundi

D.   China

Answer: Option: (D)


the 18th Corp Commander level talks between India and ____________ mark an important step towards resolving border-related disputes. These discussions provide hope for a peaceful and stable future between the two nations. However, it is important to recognize that this is just one milestone in a long journey towards lasting resolution. Continued dialogue, trust-building, and diplomatic efforts will be crucial in ensuring a harmonious relationship between India and ____________.


5. Where was the first 'Millets Experience Centre (MEC)' launched by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and NAFED?

A.   New Delhi

B.   Lucknow

C.   Surat

D.   Jodhpur

Answer: Option: (A)


Millets, known for their nutritional benefits and sustainable farming practices, have gained significant attention in recent years. In a groundbreaking initiative, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and NAFED have launched the first 'Millets Experience Centre (MEC)' in New Delhi.


6. Which country recently unveiled its Indo-Pacific Outlook (IPO), including four guiding principles and 15 objectives?

A.   Bangladesh

B.   Fiji

C.   Israel

D.   Chile

Answer: Option: (A)


In a significant move towards expanding its regional influence, Bangladesh has recently unveiled its Indo-Pacific Outlook (IPO). This strategic initiative sets forth four guiding principles and 15 objectives, demonstrating Bangladesh's commitment to active engagement in the Indo-Pacific region. Let's delve deeper into this groundbreaking development.


7. In which state has the 'Heritage Festival 2023' started?

A.   Jharkhand

B.   Bihar

C.   Maharashtra

D.   Goa

Answer: Option: (D)


The 'Heritage Festival 2023' has kicked off in the mesmerizing state of Goa, offering a captivating blend of cultural experiences, historical wonders, and artistic expressions. This blogpost aims to take you on a virtual journey through the vibrant festivities and showcase the rich heritage that awaits visitors in this coastal paradise.


8. Researchers from which IIT have developed liquid marbles using nano clay that can be pre-programmed for drug delivery and cascade chemical reactions?

A.   IIT Kanpur

B.   IIT Guwahati

C.   IIT Delhi

D.   IIT Roorkee

Answer: Option: (B)


Liquid marbles, a fascinating innovation in the field of materials science, have taken a giant leap forward with the recent development by researchers from IIT Guwahati. By utilizing nano clay, these liquid marbles can be pre-programmed for drug delivery and cascade chemical reactions, opening up new possibilities in the realm of pharmaceuticals and chemical synthesis.


9. Whose 'SWAGAT initiative' was completed 20 years recently?

A.   Tripura

B.   Gujarat

C.   Uttarakhand

D.   Manipur

Answer: Option: (B)


In the realm of successful government initiatives, Gujarat's 'SWAGAT Initiative' stands tall, having recently completed 20 years of remarkable service. This groundbreaking program has revolutionized the way citizens interact with the government, offering a seamless and citizen-centric approach to addressing grievances and ensuring transparency. Let's delve into the details and understand the significance of this pioneering initiative.


10. In which country will the first cable-stayed bridge Anji Khad be ready in May 2023?

A.   Kenya

B.   Cuba

C.   India

D.   Afghanistan

Answer: Option: (C)


In the realm of architectural marvels, cable-stayed bridges stand tall as testaments to human ingenuity and engineering prowess. These magnificent structures not only connect two points physically but also serve as symbols of connectivity and progress. As the world eagerly awaits the completion of the first cable-stayed bridge in India, Anji Khad, let us delve into the details of this remarkable project and its significance.


11. Where is the Sinthan Snow Festival-2023 scheduled to take place?

A.   West Bengal

B.   Tamil Nadu

C.   Jammu & Kashmir

D.   Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option: (C)


 the Sinthan Snow Festival-2023 is a magical event that showcases the beauty and traditions of Jammu & Kashmir. With its picturesque landscapes, exciting activities, delicious cuisine, and cultural experiences, this festival is a must-visit for all adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts. So mark your calendars and get ready to embark on a memorable journey to the enchanting snow-filled paradise of Jammu & Kashmir.


12. With which country is India conducting the joint military exercise "AJEYA WARRIOR-23"?

A.   United Kingdom

B.   Israel

C.   Oman

D.   Kuwait

Answer: Option: (A)


In the realm of military collaborations, joint exercises serve as a significant platform for nations to enhance their defense capabilities, strengthen strategic ties, and promote interoperability. One such notable joint military exercise that India is currently engaged in is "AJEYA WARRIOR-23."


13. In which state was India's first Bio-safety level 3 Laboratory inaugurated?

A.   Telangana

B.   Manipur

C.   Goa

D.   Maharashtra

Answer: Option: (C)


In the realm of scientific advancements, India has achieved a significant milestone with the inauguration of its first Bio-safety level 3 (BSL-3) Laboratory. This cutting-edge facility, established in the picturesque state of Goa, marks a notable stride towards bolstering the country's capabilities in handling high-risk biological agents and conducting vital research. Let's delve into the details of this groundbreaking laboratory and its implications for the field of biosafety.


14. By what percentage (provisional) did the combined Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) increase in March 2023 as compared to the Index of March 2022?

A.   3.5%

B.   3.6%

C.   3.7%

D.   3.8%

Answer: Option: (B)


the combined Index of Eight Core Industries witnessed an impressive increase of 3.6% in March 2023 compared to the previous year's index. This growth not only highlights the resilience of these industries but also signifies the positive direction of the Indian economy. As we move forward, it is crucial to sustain this momentum, further strengthen the core sectors, and continuously adapt to changing dynamics to ensure long-term growth and prosperity.


15. Who recently took oath as the 22nd President of Bangladesh?

A.   Md. Sahabuddin

B.   Khaleda Zia

C.   Abdur Razzaq

D.   Obaidul Quader

Answer: Option: (A)


In a recent turn of events, Bangladesh welcomed its 22nd President with great anticipation and enthusiasm. The oath-taking ceremony marked a significant moment in the country's political landscape, sparking curiosity among the citizens and international observers alike.


16. In which month of 2023 is Amitav Ghosh's new book 'Smoke and Ashes' set to release?

A.   July

B.   August

C.   September

D.   October

Answer: Option: (A)


Amitav Ghosh's 'Smoke and Ashes' is set to release in the month of July 2023, much to the delight of his devoted readers. The anticipation surrounding this release is a testament to Ghosh's reputation as a master storyteller. As we eagerly await the arrival of 'Smoke and Ashes', let us embark on this thrilling journey, ready to be captivated by Ghosh's words once again.


17. Which state's ancient textile art 'Mata ni Pachedi' has recently received the GI tag?

A.   Nagaland

B.   Karnataka

C.   Gujarat

D.   Goa

Answer: Option: (C)


Gujarat, a land known for its vibrant textiles and rich cultural heritage, has recently garnered attention for its ancient textile art form called 'Mata ni Pachedi.' This traditional art form, steeped in history and symbolism, has been granted the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag.


18. What is the name of the first Indian village where BRO put up a signboard, as per recent reports?

A.   Mana

B.   Rajasthan

C.   Gujarat

D.   Maharashtra

Answer: Option: (A)


In recent reports, an intriguing development took place in the heart of India. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) made history by putting up a signboard in the first Indian village. Join us on this journey as we uncover the details and significance of this extraordinary event.


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