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August 20, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Who was conferred with the 'Udyog Ratna' award by the Maharashtra government?

A.   Eknath Shinde

B.   Devendra Fadnavis

C.   Ratan Tata

D.   Ajit Pawar

Answer: Option C


the conferral of the 'Udyog Ratna' award upon Ratan Tata is a fitting tribute to his exceptional contributions to the business world. His vision, leadership, and unwavering dedication have not only shaped the Tata Group but have also inspired countless individuals in the realm of entrepreneurship. Ratan Tata's journey serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring business leaders, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.



2. What achievement has INS Vagir, an Indian Navy submarine, recently accomplished?

A.   It set a speed record for submarines.

B.   It conducted the deepest underwater exploration.

C.   It successfully completed a solo mission to Antarctica.

D.   It achieved the longest-ever deployment for a scorpene-class submarine.

Answer: Option D


INS Vagir has etched its name in the history books by achieving the longest-ever deployment for a scorpene-class submarine. This remarkable feat showcases the technological prowess of the Indian Navy and the dedication of the crew members who embarked on this extraordinary journey. As INS Vagir returns with its head held high, it sets a new benchmark for future deployments and solidifies India's position as a maritime power.



3. What is the name of the co-founder of Adobe, who died recently?

A.   Dr. Charles Geschke

B.   Dr. John Warnock

C.   Marva Warnock

D.   None of the above

Answer: Option B


In the passing of Dr. John Warnock, we lose not only a co-founder but a true visionary whose ideas shaped the digital landscape as we know it. His legacy lives on in the millions of creative professionals, designers, and technologists who continue to push boundaries using Adobe's tools. Dr. Warnock's unwavering commitment to innovation serves as an inspiration to us all, reminding us to dream big and strive for greatness.



4. What percentage of Jan Dhan accounts are owned by women?

A.   56 Percent

B.   58 Percent

C.   54 Percent

D.   44 Percent

Answer: Option A


the Jan Dhan Yojana has emerged as a game-changer in empowering women and promoting financial inclusion in India. With 56 percent of Jan Dhan accounts owned by women, it is evident that this initiative has brought about a positive transformation in their lives. By providing access to formal banking services, women have gained financial independence, enhanced their economic prospects, and contributed to the overall development of the nation.



5. On which date is Sadbhavana Diwas, also known as Harmony Day, observed in India?

A.   17th August

B.   26th January

C.   20th August

D.   2nd October

Answer: Option C


Sadbhavana Diwas, observed on the 20th of August in India, serves as a significant reminder of the importance of national integration and communal harmony. This day commemorates the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi and provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together, celebrate diversity, and work towards building a harmonious society. Let us cherish and uphold the values of peace, unity, and inclusivity not just on Sadbhavana Diwas but every day of our lives.



6. Which country won the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?

A.   Spain

B.   England

C.   Germany

D.   Sweden

Answer: Option A


Spain's victory in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup was a remarkable achievement. They not only became champions but also made history as the first European team to win the Women's World Cup since 2007. Their triumph showcases the growth and development of women's football in Spain and serves as an inspiration to aspiring players around the world. Congratulations to Spain on their outstanding performance!



7. Who has recently been announced as the brand ambassador for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL)?

A.   Rahul Dravid

B.   Sachin Tendulkar

C.   Virat Kohli

D.   M.S. Dhoni

Answer: Option


the appointment of Rahul Dravid as the brand ambassador for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) signifies a strategic move to strengthen their brand image and connect with their target audience. Dravid's credibility, integrity, and popularity make him an ideal choice to represent BPCL and its core values. With his support, BPCL's Pure for Sure initiative and MAK lubricants will undoubtedly reach new heights of success.



8. Who did Anahat Singh overcome in the quarterfinals of the Asian Junior Squash Individual Championships-2023?

A.   Ena Kwong

B.   Doyce Lee

C.   Whitney Isabelle Wilson

D.   Resa Bell

Answer: Option B


In the quarterfinals of the Asian Junior Squash Individual Championships-2023, Anahat Singh faced off against the formidable Doyce Lee. Through her unwavering determination, skillful play, and ability to overcome adversity, Anahat Singh emerged victorious. Her triumph not only solidified her position as a rising star in the squash world but also showcased the immense potential she possesses. As Anahat Singh progresses in her journey, her victory over Doyce Lee will undoubtedly be remembered as a pivotal moment in her career.


9. Who recently achieved the title of Under 20 World Champion in the Men's 61 kg Freestyle category?

A.   Deepak Punia

B.   Mohit Kumar

C.   Palwinder Cheema

D.   Ramesh Kumar

Answer: Option B


In the world of wrestling, champions are forged through perseverance, sacrifice, and an unwavering spirit. Mohit Kumar's journey from a young wrestling enthusiast to the Under 20 World Champion in Men's 61 kg Freestyle category is a testament to his talent and determination. As he continues to evolve and grow in his career, we can only anticipate more remarkable achievements from this rising star.



10. How many blooming flowers adorn the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden?

A.   500,000

B.   1 million

C.   1.5 million

D.   2 million

Answer: Option C


the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden stands as a testament to the immense beauty that nature bestows upon us. With 1.5 million blooming flowers, this garden is a paradise for flower enthusiasts. As visitors wander through the vibrant tulip beds, they are transported to a world of serenity and awe. The garden's record-breaking status and diverse collection of tulip varieties make it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking the wonders of nature.



11. Luna-25 mission, which failed during its landing on Moon's south pole, belongs to which country?

A.   United States of America

B.   India

C.   China

D.   Russia

Answer: Option D


The Luna-25 mission, belonging to Russia, embarked on a daring journey to explore the Moon's south pole but unfortunately met an untimely end. Despite this setback, the importance of lunar exploration remains undiminished. The quest to understand our cosmic surroundings and unlock the secrets of our universe is an ongoing endeavor that requires perseverance, innovation, and a willingness to learn from both success and failure.



12. What is the length of the 'Likaru-Mig La-Fukche' road, whose construction project was launched on the 77th Independence Day?

A.   19,400 feet

B.   77 kilometres

C.   64 kilometres

D.   3 kilometres

Answer: Option C


 The Likaru-Mig La-Fukche road stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of India's engineering prowess. As the BRO forges ahead with this ambitious project, they are not only constructing a road but also weaving together dreams, aspirations, and national security. With each passing milestone, the Likaru-Mig La-Fukche road will become a symbol of triumph and a beacon of progress, etching its name in the annals of engineering marvels.



13. Who originally predicted the existence of the 'demon particle'?

A.   J C Bose

B.   Richard Prues

C.   Abdul Kalam

D.   David Pines

Answer: Option D


 the 'demon particle' represents a significant leap forward in our quest to comprehend the mysteries of the subatomic world. Thanks to the pioneering work of physicist David Pines, we now have a glimpse into a new realm of possibilities for superconductors. As we continue to unravel the secrets of this particle, we anticipate groundbreaking discoveries and transformative applications that will shape the future of science and technology.



14. In which weight category did Priya Malik compete at the U20 World Wrestling Championships?

A.   55 kg

B.   76 kg

C.   60 kg

D.   48 kg

Answer: Option B


Priya Malik's triumph at the U20 World Wrestling Championships is a testament to her dedication and talent. Competing in the demanding 76 kg weight category, she showcased her skills and emerged victorious, bringing pride to the nation. Priya's achievement serves as an inspiration for aspiring wrestlers and a reminder of the heights that can be reached through hard work and determination.



15. What sets the "Namoh 108" lotus flower variety developed by CSIR-NBRI apart from others?

A.   Large size

B.   Seasonal blooming pattern

C.   Unique fragrance

D.   Fully sequenced genome

Answer: Option D


The Namoh 108 lotus flower variety developed by CSIR-NBRI is a true marvel of nature. Its large size, extended blooming period, unique fragrance, and fully sequenced genome set it apart from other lotus varieties. Whether you are a botany enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply someone who appreciates the extraordinary, the Namoh 108 lotus is a floral wonder that deserves admiration and awe.




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