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August 17, 2023 Current Affairs

1.Wipro Limited is collaborating with which Indian institute to establish the Center of Excellence on Generative Artificial Intelligence?

A.   IIT Kanpur

B.   IIT Madras

C.   IIT Delhi

D.   IIT Bombay

Answer: Option C


The collaboration between Wipro Limited and IIT Delhi to establish the Center of Excellence on Generative AI marks a significant milestone in the advancement of AI research and innovation. The CoE aims to push the boundaries of GAI, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and drive real-world applications. With this partnership, Wipro Limited and IIT Delhi are poised to make transformative contributions in the field of AI and position India as a global leader in Generative AI research and development.


2.What is the name of the bank which unveiled a specialized savings account aimed at pensioners?

A.   Bank of Baroda

B.   SBI


D.   Canara Bank

Answer: Option D


Canara Bank's specialized savings account, Canara Jeevan Dhara, has emerged as a beacon of financial security for pensioners and those nearing retirement. With its array of benefits, tailored services, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, Canara Bank has set a new standard in catering to the unique needs of this demographic. By choosing Canara Jeevan Dhara, pensioners can embark on a worry-free financial journey, confident in their ability to unlock a secure and comfortable future.


3.Which organization collaborated with the Tamil Nadu government to create the new street circuit in Chennai?

A.   Chennai Motorsport Authority (CMA)

B.   Racing Enthusiasts Group (REG)

C.   Racing Promotions Private Limited (RRPL)

D.   Chennai Automobile Association (CAA)

Answer: Option C


The partnership between the Tamil Nadu government and Racing Promotions Private Limited (RRPL) has laid the foundation for an exciting new chapter in Indian motorsport. The creation of the street circuit in Chennai heralds a significant milestone, marking India's entry into the realm of street racing. As motorsport enthusiasts eagerly await the inaugural races on this thrilling track, it is evident that this collaboration will leave a lasting impact on the racing landscape, fostering a vibrant motorsport culture in India for years to come.


4.Which film will serve as the opening film for the G20 Film Festival?

A.   Pather Panchali

B.   Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

C.   Avengers: Endgame

D.   The Godfather

Answer: Option A


In the realm of cinema, the choice of an opening film holds immense significance. As the curtains rise on the G20 Film Festival, "Pather Panchali" takes center stage, reminding us of the power of storytelling to transcend borders, cultures, and time itself. Satyajit Ray's masterpiece encapsulates the essence of the festival's mission, bridging the gap between nations through the universal language of cinema. Get ready to be transported into a world of cinematic wonders as the G20 Film Festival commences with the unforgettable magic of "Pather Panchali."


5.How many States and Union Territories have joined the Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (PM-USHA)?

A.   22

B.   20

C.   25

D.   30

Answer: Option A


the Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (PM-USHA) has garnered significant support and participation from 22 States and Union Territories. This reflects the collective determination to elevate the quality of higher education and pave the way for a brighter future. With continued efforts and effective implementation, the program holds the promise of creating a robust and inclusive educational ecosystem for the benefit of students and the nation as a whole.


6.How many e-Buses are planned to be deployed as part of "PM-eBus Sewa"?

A.   5,000

B.   10,000

C.   15,000

D.   20,000

Answer: Option B


"PM-eBus Sewa" is a game-changer for public transportation in India. With the deployment of 10,000 e-Buses in 169 cities, this initiative will not only enhance city bus operations but also contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. By prioritizing sustainable modes of transport, the government is paving the way for a more sustainable future. Let us embrace this revolution in public transportation and work towards a greener and smarter India.


7.Under which campaign were the events organized by Air Force Stations to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav?

A.   Mission Sagar

B.   Meri Maati Mera Desh Campaign

C.   Sahakar Mitra Scheme

D.   Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

Answer: Option B


The celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by Air Force Stations under the Meri Maati Mera Desh Campaign were a resounding success. Through their engaging events and activities, they not only celebrated our independence but also reinforced the spirit of unity and love for the country. These initiatives served as a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers and their unwavering commitment to protecting our skies.


8.How many fleet support ships are planned to be constructed by the Indian Government?

A.   Three

B.   Four

C.   Five

D.   Six

Answer: Option C


the Indian Government's visionary decision to construct five fleet support ships demonstrates its commitment to strengthening the country's naval capabilities. These vessels will serve as vital lifelines, ensuring sustained operational readiness of the Indian Navy during missions. By expanding logistical capabilities and extending operational reach, India is poised to play a more prominent role in maritime security and contribute to a safer and more stable maritime domain.


9.What was the percentage increase in credit card defaults from March 2022 to March 2023 according to data provided by RBI?

A.   3.0%

B.   1.0%

C.   2.5%

D.   1.94%

Answer: Option D


the latest data provided by RBI sheds light on the growing concern of credit card defaults. The percentage increase in defaults from March 2022 to March 2023 stands at 1.94%. This information serves as a reminder for individuals to manage their credit card usage responsibly and to stay informed about the potential risks associated with credit card debt.


10.What is the name of Typhoon which recently hit Japan, causing heavy rain and strong winds?

A.   Typhoon Lan

B.   Typhoon Kan

C.   Typhoon San

D.   Typhoon Wan

Answer: Option A


Typhoon Lan, with its heavy rain and strong winds, left an indelible mark on Japan. The aftermath of this natural disaster serves as a reminder of nature's immense power. By understanding the impact and learning from these experiences, we can continue to strengthen our preparedness, response, and recovery strategies in the face of future challenges. Let Typhoon Lan be a lesson that guides us towards a more resilient future.


11.Which Country has recently reported two cases of bubonic plague?

A.   Russia

B.   China

C.   Korea

D.   Japan

Answer: Option B


the recent cases of bubonic plague reported in China's Inner Mongolia region have raised concerns globally. The history, geography, and recent developments surrounding this infectious disease remind us of the importance of remaining vigilant and proactive in our containment efforts. By learning from the past and implementing effective strategies, we can work towards preventing the further spread of the bubonic plague and protecting public health.


12.Which organization in India has taken the initiative for promoting gender equality in the aviation sector?

A.   Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

B.   Airports Authority of India (AAI)

C.   Indian Aviation Ministry

D.   International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Answer: Option A


The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India has taken a proactive step towards promoting gender equality within the nation's aviation sector. Through various initiatives, including encouraging women's participation, implementing gender sensitization programs, and supporting women's leadership, the DGCA is driving positive change in the industry. By breaking barriers and fostering an inclusive environment, the DGCA's efforts are paving the way for a more equitable aviation sector in India.


13.Which of the following is not one of the cooperative banks that faced penalties imposed by RBI recently?

A.   Mangal Co-operative Bank

B.   The Mahabaleshwar Urban Co-operative Bank

C.   The Islampur Urban Co-operative Bank

D.   The Delhi State Co-operative Bank Ltd

Answer: Option D


the recent penalties imposed by the RBI on cooperative banks highlight the regulatory authority's dedication to maintaining a secure and transparent banking system. The penalties on Mangal Co-operative Bank, The Mahabaleshwar Urban Co-operative Bank, The Islampur Urban Co-operative Bank, and The Tapindu Urban Co-operative Bank serve as a strong message to the banking community about the importance of adhering to regulations. These actions are crucial for safeguarding the interests of depositors and maintaining the stability of the banking sector as a whole.


14.Which of the following banks has sanctioned a USD 40.5 million loan for improving early childhood development and maternal mental health in Meghalaya?

A.   IMF

B.   Asian Development Bank

C.   State Bank Of India

D.   World Bank

Answer: Option B


The USD 40.5 million loan sanctioned by the Asian Development Bank marks a significant milestone for Meghalaya's early childhood development and maternal mental health initiatives. With the implementation of comprehensive programs and interventions, the state can look forward to a brighter future, where children and mothers receive the support and care they need to thrive. This investment by the ADB exemplifies the commitment to the well-being of communities and the recognition of the importance of early childhood development and maternal mental health in shaping a prosperous society.


15.Which institution is responsible for developing the humanoid robot "Pibot" designed to fly aircraft?

A.   Korea Aviation and Robotics Institute

B.   Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

C.   Germany Robotics Development Center

D.   Delhi Institute of Aviation Technology

Answer: Option B


the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology's humanoid robot, Pibot, represents a remarkable leap forward in aviation technology. Through its humanoid dexterity and advanced AI capabilities, Pibot showcases the potential for robots to contribute to aircraft operations. While there is still much to explore and refine, the progress made by KAIST opens up a world of possibilities for the future of aviation. As we embrace the power of robotics and AI, we embark on an exciting journey towards safer, more efficient skies.


16.V S Arunachalam, who recently passed away, belongs to which profession?

A.   A prominent scientist

B.   An acclaimed artist and painter

C.   A renowned sports personality

D.   A distinguished politician and statesman

Answer: Option A


V S Arunachalam's passing marks a significant loss for the scientific community and the nation as a whole. His contributions to India's nuclear program and his impact on the field of science will forever be remembered. As we bid farewell to this visionary scientist, let us honor his memory by continuing to push the boundaries of scientific exploration and innovation.


17.Which company's Talegaon plant is Hyundai Motor's Indian subsidiary planning to acquire?

A.   Maruti Suzuki

B.   General Motors

C.   Kia

D.   Mahindra Automobiles

Answer: Option B


Hyundai Motor India's acquisition of General Motors India's Talegaon plant signifies a strategic move to expand production capacity and strengthen its market presence in India. This development highlights Hyundai's commitment to meeting the growing demand for its vehicles and further establishing itself as a key player in the Indian automotive industry. With the Talegaon plant's existing infrastructure and strategic location, Hyundai is well-positioned for future growth and success in the Indian market.


18.Who has been named the ICC Player of the Month for July 2023 in the women's category?

A.   Ellyse Perry

B.   Deepika Kumari

C.   Ashleigh Gardner

D.   Harmanpreet Kaur

Answer: Option C


After careful consideration and evaluation of the nominees, it gives us great pleasure to announce that Ashleigh Gardner has been named the ICC Player of the Month for July 2023 in the women's category. Gardner's exceptional skills, consistent performances, and undeniable impact on the game have set her apart as a deserving recipient of this esteemed recognition. We congratulate her on this remarkable achievement and look forward to witnessing her future endeavors on the cricket field.


19.When is the Asia Cup 2023 scheduled to take place?

A.   From 30 August to 17 September 2023

B.   From 1 September to 20 September 2023

C.   From 15 August to 5 September 2023

D.   From 10 September to 30 September 2023

Answer: Option A


the Asia Cup 2023 is set to captivate cricket fans across the globe. With Pakistan and Sri Lanka as the hosts, international standard venues, and a 50-over format, this tournament promises to be a thrilling experience filled with memorable moments. So, mark your calendars from 30 August to 17 September 2023 and get ready to witness the best of Asian cricket in action!


20.What category of individuals will benefit from the Vishwakarma Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently?

A.   Farmers

B.   Scientists

C.   Doctors and Nurses

D.   Artisans and craftspeople

Answer: Option D


The Vishwakarma Yojana, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stands as a significant milestone in supporting and empowering artisans and craftspeople. By providing financial support, skill development opportunities, and enhanced market access, this scheme aims to revitalize and preserve our cultural heritage while offering a path to sustainable livelihoods for countless artisans. As we move forward, it is essential for society to recognize the immense value that artisans bring to our lives and actively contribute to their success and well-being.


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