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August 27, 2023 Current Affairs

1.Which city in India has adopted the Air Quality Early Warning System (AQEWS) developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)?

A.   Kolkata

B.   Pune

C.   New Delhi

D.   Mumbai

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The adoption of the Air Quality Early Warning System by Kolkata marks a significant milestone in the city's journey towards cleaner and healthier air. With this innovative initiative, residents can stay informed about air quality conditions, enabling them to make proactive choices for their well-being. By embracing such advanced technologies, Kolkata sets a commendable example for other cities in India and worldwide, emphasizing the importance of taking decisive actions to combat air pollution and create a sustainable future for generations to come.


 


2.Infosys has announced a multi-year partnership with which of the following women tennis players?

A.   Ons Jabeur

B.   Iga Swiatek

C.   Aryna Sabalenka

D.   Coco Gauff

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The partnership between Infosys and Iga Swiatek marks an exciting chapter in the world of tennis and digital innovation. As Infosys continues to push boundaries and drive technological advancements, Swiatek's collaboration brings a fresh perspective and a new level of excitement to the table. Together, they aim to redefine the fan experience, empower the next generation, and leave an indelible mark on the future of tennis. Stay tuned for the dynamic developments and transformative initiatives that will undoubtedly emerge from this remarkable partnership.


 


3.Which country collaborated with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to host a roundtable on "Enhancing Health Workforce Training and Skill Pathways"?

A.   Pakistan

B.   Canada

C.   Australia

D.   Egypt

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The successful collaboration between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, and the Australian Government in hosting the roundtable on "Enhancing Health Workforce Training and Skill Pathways" marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of bridging the skills gap in healthcare. Through the exchange of best practices and the establishment of skill pathways, this partnership paves the way for a more competent and skilled healthcare workforce in both countries. The future looks promising as the collaborative efforts continue to strengthen bilateral relations and create a positive impact on the healthcare sector.



 

4.Who has launched the revamped Income Tax Department website recently?

A.   Shri. Nitin Gupta

B.   Shri. Jyotiraditya Scindia

C.   Shri. Narendra Modi

D.   Shri. Amit Shah

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The revamped Income Tax Department website, launched by Shri. Nitin Gupta, Chairman of the CBDT, marks a significant milestone in the department's efforts to enhance taxpayer services. With its user-friendly interface, streamlined experience, and mobile compatibility, the website empowers taxpayers to fulfill their tax obligations with ease. As the department continues to innovate and leverage technology, taxpayers can look forward to an even more effortless and efficient tax filing experience.


 


5.Who released the coffee table book on the traditional and local architecture of terminal buildings at AAI airports?

A.   Narendra Modi

B.   Amit Shah

C.   Jyotiraditya Scindia

D.   Smriti Irani

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The release of the coffee table book on the traditional and local architecture of terminal buildings at AAI airports marks a significant milestone in celebrating the rich architectural heritage of India. It serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving our cultural identity while embracing modernity. The book is a visual treat for architecture enthusiasts, travelers, and anyone interested in the intersection of art, culture, and infrastructure.


 


6.Who has been declared the winner of Zimbabwe's presidential election?

A.   Nelson Chamisa

B.   Emmerson Mnangagwa

C.   Robert Mugabe

D.   David Nelson

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged as the winner of Zimbabwe's presidential election, securing the mandate to lead the nation. The election journey was filled with excitement, controversies, and high stakes. As Zimbabwe moves forward under Mnangagwa's leadership, the nation eagerly awaits the implementation of his proposed reforms and the realization of a brighter future.


 


7.On which of the following dates is National Sports Day celebrated in India?

A.   August 29

B.   September 29

C.   July 29

D.   October 29

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

National Sports Day is a day of great significance in India. It not only pays homage to Major Dhyan Chand but also serves as a reminder of the power of sports in shaping our nation's identity. It encourages us to celebrate sporting excellence, promote fitness, and inspire future generations to pursue their sporting dreams. So, let us come together on August 29 each year to honor our athletes and embrace the spirit of sportsmanship.


 


8.How much funding did Zepto raise in its Series-E funding round recently?

A.   $200 million

B.   $1.4 billion

C.   $100 million

D.   $500 million

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Zepto's recent Series-E funding round, raising $200 million, marks a significant milestone for the company and the online grocery delivery industry. With its increased valuation of $1.4 billion, Zepto is well-positioned to further redefine the landscape of grocery shopping. As consumers continue to embrace the convenience of online grocery delivery, Zepto's funding success signals a promising future ahead, as they strive to provide exceptional service and revolutionize the way we shop for groceries.


 


9.In which of the following countries Indian Embassy launched an app named "EoIBh-Connect"?

A.   Jordan

B.   Bahrain

C.   Japan

D.   Canada

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The launch of EoIBh-Connect by the Embassy of India in Bahrain marks a significant milestone in the realm of consular and visa services. Through this innovative mobile application, Indian citizens in Bahrain can now experience a seamless and convenient process for availing various consular services. With its user-friendly interface, comprehensive features, and commitment to security, EoIBh-Connect sets a new standard in digital diplomacy. As technology continues to shape the future, embassies worldwide can draw inspiration from this remarkable initiative, paving the way for more efficient and citizen-centric services.


 


10.Which of the following Indian Politicians was conferred with the prestigious Grand Cross of the Order of Honour by the Greek President?

A.   Shri Rahul Gandhi

B.   Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

C.   Shri Narendra Modi

D.   Shri Rajnath Singh

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recognition with the Grand Cross of the Order of Honour by Greek President Katerina N Sakellaropoulou is an exceptional achievement that underscores the robust partnership between India and Greece. This honor not only signifies the strong bond between the two nations but also paves the way for future collaborations and shared prosperity. It is a testament to the diplomatic finesse and dedication of Prime Minister Modi in fostering strong international relationships.


 


11.What does the SVAMITVA Scheme stand for?

A.   Social Volunteering for Agricultural and Mapping with Improvised Village Improvement

B.   Sustainable Village Management and Technology Advancement

C.   Survey of Valuable Agricultural Resources Mapping with Improvised in Rural Areas

D.   Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

 The SVAMITVA Scheme has emerged as a game-changer in rural development. Through its innovative approach to mapping rural areas and resolving property-related disputes, it has empowered rural communities and fostered inclusive growth. The recognition it has received further affirms its significance and potential. As SVAMITVA continues to evolve and expand, it holds the promise of a brighter future for rural India.


 


12.What is the name given by the Indian Government to the lunar landing site?

A.   Ganpati Point

B.   Aadi Shankar Point

C.   Shiv Shankar Point

D.   Shiv Shakti Point

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Shiv Shakti Point, the name bestowed upon the lunar landing site by the Indian Government, represents a remarkable fusion of spirituality and scientific excellence. This symbolic declaration made during the Prime Minister's visit to the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru reflects India's rich cultural heritage and its relentless pursuit of scientific progress. Shiv Shakti Point stands as a testament to the nation's unwavering commitment to exploring the mysteries of space while honoring its spiritual roots.


 


13.When is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests observed?

A.   August 28

B.   August 20

C.   August 27

D.   August 29

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The International Day Against Nuclear Tests serves as a stark reminder of the devastating impact of nuclear tests. It brings together nations, organizations, and individuals to advocate for disarmament, raise awareness, and promote a world free from nuclear weapons. By observing this day, we reaffirm our commitment to peace, security, and a sustainable future for generations to come.


 


14.In which of the following states is the Union Government proposing to start a Tribal University?

A.   New Delhi

B.   Andhra Pradesh

C.   Maharashtra

D.   West Bengal

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The proposal for a Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh's Parvatipuram Manyam district marks a significant step towards empowering tribal communities through education. By addressing the educational gaps and providing a platform for cultural preservation, research, and specialized learning, this initiative has the potential to transform the lives of countless tribal students. With strong collaborations and a focus on inclusive development, the Tribal University holds the promise of nurturing generations of skilled professionals while celebrating the rich diversity of tribal cultures.


 



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