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April 8, 2023 Current Affairs

1. With which country did India plan to establish the first Integrated Check Post near Jaigaon along the border?

A.    Bangladesh

B.     Japan

C.     China

D.    Bhutan

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In a bid to enhance trade and connectivity between nations, India and Bhutan have joined hands to establish the first Integrated Check Post near Jaigaon along the border. This significant step aims to streamline cross-border trade, improve infrastructure, and foster stronger ties between the two nations. Let's delve deeper into this groundbreaking initiative and understand its implications.


 

2. Which state government recently launched the ‘CM di Yogshala’ program?

A.    Punjab

B.     Gujarat

C.     Tamil Nadu

D.    West Bengal

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In a recent development, the Punjab government has introduced a unique initiative called the 'CM di Yogshala' program. This program aims to promote health and wellness among the citizens of Punjab. Let's delve deeper into the various aspects and benefits of this noteworthy endeavor.


 

3. Who passed away at 56, serving as the Education Minister of Jharkhand?

A.      Jagarnath Mahto

B.       Ramesh Kumar

C.       Raman Singh

D.      Lal Thanhawla

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In a tragic turn of events, Jharkhand mourns the loss of its esteemed Education Minister, Jagarnath Mahto. At the age of 56, Mahto's untimely demise has left a void in the education sector. Throughout his tenure, he displayed unmatched dedication and a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of education in the state. Let us take a moment to reflect on his remarkable contributions and the impact he had on Jharkhand's educational landscape.


 

4. Which Indian state’s aromatic ‘Marcha Rice’ was granted the GI tag?

A.    Bihar

B.     Chhattisgarh

C.     Punjab

D.    Haryana

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In the realm of agricultural treasures, Bihar has recently gained recognition for its aromatic 'Marcha Rice,' which has been granted the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This prestigious recognition not only highlights the unique qualities of Bihar's rice but also brings attention to the rich cultural heritage and agricultural prowess of the state.


 

5. Who topped the 2023 TIME100 Reader Poll?

A.   Ajay Devgan

B.   Salman Khan

C.   Shah Rukh Khan

D.   Akshay Kumar

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a resounding victory, Shah Rukh Khan emerges as the triumphant star of the 2023 TIME100 Reader Poll. His journey from a small-town boy to an international icon is a testament to his talent, hard work, and unwavering dedication. As Bollywood continues to make its mark on the global stage, Shah Rukh Khan's reign as the king of hearts remains unchallenged.


 

6. Which country is set to launch its first operational satellite on 10 April?

A.   Haiti

B.   Fiji

C.   Kenya

D.   Qatar

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking achievement for the nation, Kenya is poised to make history by launching its first operational satellite on 10 April. This significant event marks a major milestone in Kenya's technological advancements and opens up new possibilities for the country's progress in various sectors. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable feat and explore the implications it holds for Kenya's future.


 

7. Which Indian state’s Nagri Dubraj rice variety was granted the GI tag?

A.   Chhattisgarh

B.   Maharashtra

C.   Telangana

D.   Karnataka

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

Chhattisgarh, a state known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse cuisine, recently made headlines in the agricultural sector. The Nagri Dubraj rice variety, native to this vibrant state, was granted the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag.


 

8. Which bank penalized Mahindra Finance and Indian Bank for non-disclosure of interest rates to borrowers?

A.   RBI

B.   PNB

C.   HDFC

D.   BOB

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

In a recent development, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has taken strict action against Mahindra Finance and Indian Bank for their failure to disclose interest rates to borrowers. This move by the RBI highlights the importance of transparency and fair practices in the banking sector. Let's delve deeper into the details of this incident and understand the implications it holds.


 

9. Where was the 'Yoga Mahotsav' - 75 Days countdown to International Day of Yoga 2023 organized in Assam?

A.   Nagaon

B.   Dibrugarh

C.   Golaghat

D.   Dispur

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In the serene land of Assam, amidst the lush green landscapes and tranquility, a grand celebration took place to mark the 75 Days countdown to the International Day of Yoga 2023. The Yoga Mahotsav, a magnificent event that brought together yoga enthusiasts from all walks of life, was held in the beautiful city of Dibrugarh. Let us delve into the details of this extraordinary gathering and explore the significance it holds for the practice of yoga.


 

10. Where was the 2nd Tourism working group meeting held in West Bengal?

A.   Malda

B.   Purulia

C.   Bardhaman

D.   Siliguri

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In the realm of tourism development, collaborative efforts and strategic planning play a crucial role. Recently, the 2nd Tourism working group meeting took place in West Bengal, bringing together key stakeholders in the industry.


 

11. To which bank did public sector banks transfer unclaimed deposits worth Rs 35,012 crore?

A.   RBI

B.   SBI

C.   PNB

D.   ICICI

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

the public sector banks' transfer of unclaimed deposits worth Rs 35,012 crore led to an unexpected destination—the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This move highlights the RBI's role as the guardian of financial stability and its commitment to efficient banking practices. As the journey of unclaimed deposits continues, the RBI's involvement serves as a reminder of the ever-evolving landscape of the Indian banking sector.


 

12. In which city will Apple iPhone maker's first company-owned store 'Apple-BKC' in the country be opened?

A.   Pune

B.   Hyderabad

C.   Mumbai

D.   Chennai

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving world of technology, Apple has become a household name synonymous with innovation and cutting-edge design. With a strong presence in various cities worldwide, the anticipation for their first company-owned store in India has reached a fever pitch.


 

13. Which state topped in India to receive GI recognition in FY23?

A.   Assam

B.   Odisha

C.   Sikkim

D.   Kerala

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

In the realm of Geographical Indications (GI), a significant milestone was achieved in the fiscal year 2023. Among the states in India vying for recognition, Kerala emerged as the frontrunner. This southern state, known for its rich cultural heritage, bagged the top spot in receiving GI recognition.


 

14. On April 07, which birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar was celebrated?

A.   101st

B.   103rd

C.   105th

D.   107th

Answer: Option: (D)

Explanation:

The world of music is adorned with numerous legends, and one such luminary is Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar. On April 7th, music enthusiasts and admirers alike celebrated the birth anniversary of this maestro.


 

15. Who unveiled the 54-feet-tall statue of Lord Hanuman at a Gujarat temple?

A.   Nitin Gadkari

B.   Piyush Goyal

C.   Parnav Mukherjee

D.   Amit Shah

Answer: Option:

Explanation:

In a momentous event that captivated the hearts of devotees and art enthusiasts alike, the 54-feet-tall statue of Lord Hanuman was unveiled at a prestigious temple in Gujarat. This awe-inspiring masterpiece stands as a symbol of devotion and architectural brilliance. Let's delve into the details of this monumental occasion and discover who had the honor of unveiling this magnificent creation.


 

16. Which country has been removed as the host of the 2023 FIFA Under-17 World Cup?

A.   Pakistan

B.   Philippines

C.   Peru

D.   Poland

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

The anticipation for the 2023 FIFA Under-17 World Cup has been building up among football enthusiasts worldwide. However, recent developments have caused a significant shift in the hosting arrangements.


 

17. Until which year has Aleksander Ceferin been re-elected unopposed as the UEFA president?

A.   2025

B.   2027

C.   2028

D.   2029

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

In the realm of football governance, few names carry as much weight as Aleksander Ceferin. As the President of UEFA, he has shaped the landscape of European football for years. But until which year has Ceferin been re-elected unopposed as the UEFA president? Let's dive into the details and explore the answer.


 

18. Which city is the only Indian city on the list of the world's best cities for public transport?

A.   Mumbai

B.   Kolkata

C.   Hyderabad

D.   Chennai

Answer: Option: (A)

Explanation:

Mumbai, Option (A), proudly represents India on the global stage as the only Indian city among the world's best cities for public transport. The city's well-connected suburban railway network, along with other modes of transport, ensures efficient travel, reduces traffic congestion, and enhances the overall urban experience. As we continue to prioritize sustainable and accessible transportation, Mumbai's success serves as an inspiration for other cities in India and around the world to invest in and improve their public transport systems.


 

19. From which country is the company Honda Motor, where Tsutsumu Otani has been appointed as the President, CEO & Managing Director?

A.   Italy

B.   Japan

C.   Kuwait

D.   Russia

Answer: Option: (B)

Explanation:

Honda Motor, under the leadership of Tsutsumu Otani as the President, CEO & Managing Director, originates from the captivating country of Japan. The company's success story is a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship synonymous with Japanese automotive excellence. So, next time you see a Honda vehicle on the road, remember its roots trace back to the land of cherry blossoms and technological marvels.


 

20. What was the launch year of the Jal Jeevan Mission, which added 23.4 million households in the fiscal year ended 2022-23, reaching 60% of its countrywide target?

A.   2017

B.   2018

C.   2019

D.   2020

Answer: Option: (C)

Explanation:

The Jal Jeevan Mission, a pioneering initiative aimed at providing clean and accessible water to every household across the nation, has been making waves since its launch in 2019. With an ambitious target and significant progress achieved, this mission has become a beacon of hope for millions of households in India.


 

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