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April 4, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Who won the Delhi International Open chess title?

A.   M T Vasudevan

B.   Neha Singh

C.   Aravindh Chithambaram

D.   Arvind Singh

Answer: Option: (C)


Aravindh Chithambaram emerged as the winner of the Delhi International Open chess title. He showcased his exceptional skills and strategic thinking throughout the tournament, eventually claiming the coveted title. Aravindh Chithambaram has a remarkable track record in the chess world. He has previously secured victory in the Indian chess championships, winning the title twice consecutively in 2018 and 2019. His exceptional performance in these championships demonstrated his proficiency and determination in the game. Aravindh Chithambaram's dedication to chess has been recognized globally, as he was awarded the international master title in 2014 and achieved the grandmaster title in 2015. With his remarkable achievements, Aravindh Chithambaram continues to inspire chess enthusiasts around the world.


2. Which country's parliament passed the Safeguard Mechanism (Crediting) Amendment Bill 2023?

A.   Japan

B.   Australia

C.   Germany

D.   Greece

Answer: Option: (B)


Australia's parliament passed the Safeguard Mechanism (Crediting) Amendment Bill 2023. This bill represents a crucial step for Australia in addressing climate change. The Safeguard Mechanism (Crediting) Amendment Bill 2023 aims to enhance the country's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable practices. With its passage, Australia solidifies its commitment to combating climate change and ensuring a more sustainable future.


3. Which country successfully launched the "Ofek-13" spy satellite into space using the Shavit launch vehicle?

A.   Iran

B.   Israel

C.   USA

D.   Japan

Answer: Option: (B)


Israel successfully launched the "Ofek-13" spy satellite into space using the Shavit launch vehicle. The launch took place from the Palmachim Airbase spaceport. This event marked an important milestone in Israel's space program, as the "Ofek-13" satellite is designed to enhance the country's intelligence-gathering capabilities. The Shavit launch vehicle, which has been used for previous satellite launches, proved once again to be a reliable and effective means of reaching space. This achievement demonstrates Israel's commitment to advancing its technological capabilities and its presence in the global space arena.


4. To whom does the term Sarbat Khalsa, meaning "all congregation", belong?

A.   Sikhs

B.   Parsis

C.   Hindus

D.   Jains

Answer: Option: (A)


The term Sarbat Khalsa, meaning "all congregation," belongs to Sikhs. The Sarbat Khalsa is a traditional assembly of all factions of Sikhs (Khalsa) to discuss important political, social, and religious issues concerning the Sikh community. It is a gathering where decisions are made collectively, with the aim of promoting unity and addressing common concerns within the Sikh community. This assembly holds significant importance in Sikhism and serves as a platform for the Sikh community to come together and make decisions that impact their collective well-being. Sikhs regard the Sarbat Khalsa as a means of upholding their values and principles, and it is an integral part of their religious and cultural identity.


5. Which organization signed a contract worth ₹8,161 crore with the Ministry of Defence for the production and supply of the Akash Weapon System (AWS)?

A.   BEL

B.   HAL

C.   BDL


Answer: Option: (C)


In a significant development for India's defense capabilities, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) recently signed a contract worth ₹8,161 crore with the Ministry of Defence. This contract entails the production and supply of the Akash Weapon System (AWS) for two regiments of the Indian Army. Let's delve into the details of this contract and understand the implications it holds for India's defense sector.


6. Which two countries were declared malaria-free by the WHO on March 29, 2023?

A.   India and Azerbaijan

B.   Japan and India

C.   Azerbaijan and Tajikistan

D.   Japan and China

Answer: Option: (C)


Malaria, a deadly disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has plagued nations for centuries. However, on March 29, 2023, a momentous announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) brought hope and celebration.


7. Which country developed the Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) Swathi, a mobile artillery-locating, phased array radar system?

A.   India

B.   Pakistan

C.   Japan

D.   North Korea

Answer: Option: (A)


IIn the world of military technology, innovations strive to enhance defense capabilities. One such remarkable development is the Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) Swathi, a mobile artillery-locating, phased array radar system.


8. In which country did the US Department of Defense announce four new military sites?

A.   Indonesia

B.   Bali

C.   Philippines

D.   Japan

Answer: Option: (C)


The US Department of Defense recently made an important announcement that caught the attention of both national and international observers. In a strategic move to enhance its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, the US Department of Defense revealed plans to establish four new military sites.


9. In which city did Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Combined Commanders' Conference?

A.   Bhopal

B.   Indore

C.   Pune

D.   Jalandhar

Answer: Option: (A)


The Combined Commanders' Conference is an important event that brings together top military officials and the political leadership of a country. It provides a platform to discuss and strategize on matters concerning national security.


10. With which country does India conduct the SLINEX exercise?

A.   Japan

B.   Indonesia

C.   Sri Lanka

D.   USA

Answer: Option: (C)


The SLINEX exercise plays a pivotal role in promoting cooperation, interoperability, and mutual understanding between India and Sri Lanka in the maritime domain. Through its historical context, evolving nature, and collaborative endeavors, this exercise strengthens the naval capabilities of both nations while fostering diplomatic ties. As India continues to prioritize its maritime interests, exercises like SLINEX serve as a testament to its commitment to regional security and maritime cooperation.


11. On which date is Mahavir Jayanti celebrated all over India?

A.   April 03

B.   April 04

C.   April 05

D.   April 06

Answer: Option: (B)


Mahavir Jayanti, a significant festival in Jainism, commemorates the birth of Lord Mahavir, the 24th Tirthankara. This auspicious occasion holds immense importance for Jains worldwide, as it is a time of reflection, devotion, and celebration.


12. Which bank is going to be the official digital banking partner of RR (Rajasthan Royals)?

A.   Fino Bank

B.   Paytm Bank

C.   Yes Bank

D.   Dena Bank

Answer: Option: (A)


In the era of digital transformations, partnerships between sports franchises and banking institutions have become increasingly common. The world of cricket is no exception, with teams seeking reliable digital banking partners to enhance their financial operations and fan engagement.


13. What was the amount to which India's agricultural exports rose during April-January of the current financial year with a growth rate of 6.04%?

A.   USD 23.37 billion

B.   USD 43.37 billion

C.   USD 33.37 billion

D.   USD 50.37 billion

Answer: Option: (B)


India's agricultural exports have witnessed an impressive rise of 6.04% during the April-January period of the current financial year, amounting to USD 43.37 billion. This remarkable achievement is a testament to the resilience and potential of India's agricultural sector. With continued government support, technological advancements, and expanding market access, India is poised to maintain its blooming success in agricultural trade for years to come.


14. Which insurer was not designated as a Domestic Systemically Important Insurer (D-SII) for 2022-23?

A.   Life Insurance Corporation of India

B.   General Insurance Corporation of India

C.   The New India Assurance Co. Ltd.

D.   Axis Bank Mutual Insurance Ltd.

Answer: Option: (D)


the recently announced list of Domestic Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) for the year 2022-23 includes Life Insurance Corporation of India, General Insurance Corporation of India, and The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. These insurers have been recognized for their significant role in the financial system. However, Axis Bank Mutual Insurance Ltd. did not receive the D-SII designation, indicating that it may not meet the specific criteria set by regulatory authorities. As the insurance landscape continues to evolve, the designation of D-SIIs plays a crucial role in ensuring stability and safeguarding the interests of both insurers and policyholders.


15. Which PSU achieved the best annual production during the financial year 2022-23?

A.   BEL




Answer: Option: (C)


In the competitive landscape of the public sector undertakings (PSUs), there is always a quest to identify the top achievers. In the financial year 2022-23, several PSUs showcased impressive performances, but it was Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) that emerged as the clear winner in terms of annual production.


16. At what cost did the Ministry of Defence sign contracts with Indian shipyards for the acquisition of 11 Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels and six Next Generation Missile Vessels?

A.   Rs 25,000 crore

B.   Rs 28,600 crore

C.   Rs 22,600 crore

D.   Rs 19,600 crore

Answer: Option: (D)


In recent news, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has made significant strides in enhancing India's maritime capabilities. The acquisition of 11 Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (NGOPVs) and six Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMVs) has been a topic of interest, not just for defense enthusiasts but also for those curious about the financial implications.


17. In which year was the Vaikom Satyagraha launched?

A.   1924

B.   1938

C.   1919

D.   1922

Answer: Option: (A)


The Vaikom Satyagraha, a significant anti-caste struggle, holds a pivotal place in the history of India's fight for equality. Launched in 1924, this movement became a defining moment in the quest for social justice.


18. By which year does the Government of India aim to make India a one trillion dollar tourism economy?

A.   2025

B.   2030

C.   2047

D.   2050

Answer: Option: (C)


In the quest to transform India into a global powerhouse, the Government of India has set its sights on a remarkable goal: to create a one trillion dollar tourism economy. This ambitious target is part of a larger vision that encompasses economic growth, job creation, and showcasing the country's rich cultural heritage to the world.


19. Which country launched the 'Golden Licence' initiative to attract large-scale investment projects?

A.   Japan

B.   Berlin

C.   Bahrain

D.   Uzbekistan

Answer: Option: (C)


Bahrain, a small but ambitious country in the Middle East, has recently made waves in the global investment landscape with its innovative 'Golden Licence' initiative. This groundbreaking program aims to attract large-scale investment projects to the country, further boosting its economic growth and establishing itself as a prime destination for business ventures.


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