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August 3, 2023 Current Affairs

1. The Ministry of Education has chosen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to modernize which national education technology platform?

A.    Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA)

B.    National Learning Management System (NLMS)

C.   Educational Technology Enhancement (ETE) Platform

D.   Knowledge Access and Learning System (KALS)

Answer: Option (A)


the Ministry of Education's selection of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to modernize DIKSHA marks a transformative phase in the education technology landscape. With its scalability, security, and advanced features, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure promises to revolutionize the way students learn and educators teach. By embracing this partnership, India takes a giant leap towards building a knowledge-driven society, where education is not confined by boundaries but is accessible to all.


2. What triggered the historic deluge in Beijing, resulting in record-breaking rainfall?

A.    Remnants of Typhoon Doksuri

B.    A sudden increase in humidity levels

C.   Excessive deforestation in the surrounding areas

D.   A high-pressure system over the city

Answer: Option (A)


the historic deluge in Beijing was triggered by the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri. The convergence of moisture from the typhoon and the presence of a high-pressure system led to the exceptional rainfall that inundated the city. Understanding the factors behind this event is crucial for preparedness and mitigation in the face of future extreme weather incidents.



3. What is the assistance amount provided to the families of deceased unorganised workers under the Social Security Scheme in Odisha after the recent updation of the scheme?

A.    Rs. 1 lakh

B.    Rs. 2 lakh

C.   Rs. 3 lakh

D.   Rs. 4 lakh

Answer: Option (D)


The revision of the assistance amount for the families of deceased unorganised workers under the Social Security Scheme in Odisha is a commendable step towards providing enhanced support during challenging times. With the increase from Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 4 lakhs, the government aims to alleviate the financial burden and offer a stronger safety net to those affected. This enhancement signifies a commitment to social welfare and underscores the importance of supporting families in their time of need.



4. When is the Aadi Perukku festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu?

A.    August 9th

B.    The 18th day of the Tamil month of Aadi

C.   The first day of the monsoon season

D.   The last day of the Tamil month of Aadi

Answer: Option (B)


the Aadi Perukku festival holds immense significance in Tamil Nadu, celebrating the bounty of nature and the spirit of unity. This joyous occasion brings people closer, fostering a deep appreciation for the natural resources that sustain life. So, mark your calendars for the 18th day of the Tamil month of Aadi and immerse yourself in the vibrant festivities of Aadi Perukku.



5. What is the primary objective of the Expert Panel formed by the Union Education Ministry?

A.    To promote technological innovation in educational institutions

B.    To address financial challenges faced by students

C.   To revise anti-discrimination guidelines with respect to minorities in higher educational institutions

D.   To improve infrastructure in schools and colleges

Answer: Option (C)


The primary objective of the Expert Panel formed by the Union Education Ministry is to revise anti-discrimination guidelines with respect to the Scheduled Caste, ST, OBC, persons with disabilities, and other minorities in higher educational institutions. By doing so, they aim to create an inclusive and empowering environment for all students. Through their diligent efforts, the Expert Panel sets the stage for a future where education is a powerful tool that transcends barriers and fosters equality.



6. What is the title of the new book written by Neerja Chowdhury?

A.    How Prime Ministers Govern

B.    How Prime Ministers Decide

C.   Decisions of Historic Significance

D.   Indira Gandhi and RSS

Answer: Option (B)


'How Prime Ministers Decide' by Neerja Chowdhury is a captivating exploration of the power and impact of decision-making in Indian politics. Through meticulous research and engaging storytelling, Chowdhury deepens our understanding of the complexities faced by prime ministers and the weight of their choices. This book serves as a thought-provoking reminder of the pivotal role played by leaders in shaping the course of a nation's history.



7. Which of the following minerals are now open for exploration by private entities as per the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2023?

A.    Uranium, Plutonium, and Thorium

B.    Lithium, Beryllium, and Niobium

C.   Iron ore, Coal, and Bauxite

D.   Gold, Silver, and Copper

Answer: Option (B)


The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2023 marks a significant turning point in India's mining sector. By unlocking the potential of minerals like lithium, beryllium, and niobium for private exploration, the bill aims to attract investments, boost domestic production, and reduce dependence on imports. This move not only strengthens India's mineral resources but also presents immense opportunities for growth and development in various industries.



8. Which institute developed the indigenous 5G solution and testbed in collaboration with IIT-Madras and others?

A.    IIT Madras

B.    IIT Kanpur

C.   IIT Bombay

D.   Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER)

Answer: Option (B)


The collaborative efforts between IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Madras, and SAMEER have resulted in the development of an indigenous 5G solution and testbed that promises to transform the way we connect and communicate. This remarkable achievement signifies India's prowess in the field of technology and sets the stage for a future where connectivity knows no bounds.



9. How was the India 5G testbed developed and funded?

A.    Solely by the Indian Railways

B.    By a consortium of eight institutes funded by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)

C.   By a partnership between the Ministry of Railways and a private company

D.   By a foreign technology company

Answer: Option (B)


The India 5G testbed stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and strategic funding. Through the concerted efforts of a consortium of institutes and the financial backing of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), this testbed has emerged as a focal point for cutting-edge 5G research and development. As India continues its journey towards embracing the transformative capabilities of 5G technology, the testbed serves as a beacon of innovation and a catalyst for the nation's digital growth.



10. What is the name of the systemic insecticide and acaricide administered to the remaining cheetahs after the recent death at Kuno National Park?

A.    Fluranex

B.    Fluralaner

C.   Flurasol

D.   Flurawide

Answer: Option (B)


 The systemic insecticide and acaricide administered to the remaining cheetahs at Kuno National Park is Fluralaner (Option B). This carefully selected substance plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the cheetahs by controlling infestations and reducing the risk of diseases. Its implementation, coupled with diligent monitoring, ensures the continued protection of these magnificent creatures. By employing such effective measures, we can contribute to the preservation and conservation of the cheetah population at Kuno National Park.



11. What tax rate has the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council decided to impose on online gaming?

A.    18%

B.    24%

C.   28%

D.   32%

Answer: Option (C)


The GST Council has decided to impose a 28% tax rate on online gaming activities, effective from 1st October. This decision highlights the council's efforts to maintain a fair and balanced taxation system while considering the economic impact of the industry. It is crucial for players and industry participants to stay informed about these changes and adapt accordingly.



12. What is the range of scholarships that the government plans to offer under the PM YASASVI Scholarship test?

A.    Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 50,000 per year

B.    Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 75,000 per year

C.   Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 1,25,000 per year

D.   Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 per year

Answer: Option (C)


The PM YASASVI Scholarship test offers a diverse range of scholarships to cater to the varying financial needs of meritorious students. From providing moderate financial assistance to tackling significant financial hardships, the government aims to ensure that no deserving student is left behind. By offering scholarships ranging from Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 1,25,000 per year, the PM YASASVI Scholarship test strives to empower students and facilitate their educational aspirations, ultimately contributing to a brighter and more promising future.



13. What is one of the key goals outlined in the roadmap for India's economic development?

A.    Reducing government debt to zero

B.    Achieving a 10% annual GDP growth rate

C.   Establishing a $5 trillion economy

D.   Eliminating fiscal deficits entirely

Answer: Option (C)


The goal of achieving a $5 trillion economy stands as a beacon of progress and prosperity for India. It signifies the nation's determination to embrace the digital revolution, leverage technology for development, and transition towards sustainable practices. As India continues on its path towards economic growth, the pursuit of this ambitious goal will undoubtedly shape the nation's future and position it as a global economic powerhouse.



14. What is the main objective of the 'Amrit Brikshya Andolan' initiative announced by the Assam government?

A.    To enhance the state's forest cover and combat climate change

B.    To promote commercial cultivation of fruits and vegetables

C.   To establish a new wildlife sanctuary

D.   To develop tourism infrastructure in forested areas

Answer: Option (A)


The 'Amrit Brikshya Andolan' initiative announced by the Assam government holds great promise in enhancing the state's forest cover and combating climate change. Through its focus on afforestation, the initiative aims to contribute to global efforts in mitigating the effects of climate change while simultaneously promoting biodiversity and creating socio-economic opportunities. As Assam takes significant strides towards a greener and more sustainable future, this initiative sets an inspiring example for other regions to follow.



15. What was the year-on-year (YoY) growth percentage of UPI transactions in July 2023?

A.    32%

B.    44%

C.   58%

D.   50%

Answer: Option (B)


The year-on-year growth percentage of UPI transactions in July 2023 was an impressive 44%. This growth reflects the increasing trust and reliance on UPI as a secure and efficient digital payment solution. With its remarkable transaction value and projected dominance in the retail digital payments sphere, UPI continues to shape the future of financial transactions in India.



16. What is the main focus of the National Deep Tech Startup Policy (NDTSP) launched by the National Deep Tech Startup Policy Consortium?

A.    Providing financial support to traditional startups

B.    Fostering a conducive ecosystem for deep tech startups in India

C.   Supporting startups in the healthcare sector

D.   Encouraging startups to focus on social impact projects

Answer: Option (B)


The National Deep Tech Startup Policy (NDTSP) plays a pivotal role in nurturing a thriving ecosystem for deep tech startups in India. By addressing their unique challenges and providing a range of policy instruments and initiatives, the NDTSP paves the way for innovation, economic growth, and global competitiveness. It is indeed a significant step towards harnessing the potential of deep tech startups and establishing India as a hub of technological excellence.



17. In the Fortune Global 500 list, which Indian company ranked at number 88, marking its highest-ever ranking?

A.    Reliance Industries

B.    Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)

C.   Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)

D.   Tata Motors

Answer: Option (A)


Reliance Industries' ascent to number 88 on the Fortune Global 500 list is a testament to its unwavering dedication to excellence and relentless pursuit of success. This remarkable achievement showcases the company's remarkable journey and positions it as a frontrunner in the global business arena. As Reliance Industries continues to push boundaries and redefine industry norms, it serves as an inspiration to aspiring enterprises worldwide.



18. What is the purpose of the scholarship entrance examination under the PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme for Vibrant India (YASASVI)?

A.    To offer scholarships to meritorious students in classes 9-12

B.    To provide financial aid to college students pursuing higher education

C.   To support vocational training for unemployed youth

D.   To promote sports and athletic achievements among school students

Answer: Option (A)


The purpose of the scholarship entrance examination under the PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme for Vibrant India (YASASVI) is to offer scholarships to meritorious students in classes 9-12. By fostering meritocracy, encouraging education at an early stage, and creating equal opportunities, this examination plays a crucial role in empowering the youth and paving the way for a brighter future.



19. Which of the following categories of workers were included in the first phase of the expanded Odisha Unorganised Worker’s Social Security Board (OUWSSB)?

A.    Street vendors, small traders, domestic workers

B.    Railway potters, restaurant workers, vegetable vendors

C.   Photographers and videographers, assistants in grocery shops

D.   Tour guides, musicians, painters

Answer: Option (A)


The first phase of the expanded Odisha Unorganised Worker’s Social Security Board (OUWSSB) has made significant strides in ensuring social security for a diverse range of workers. From street vendors and small traders to domestic workers, rickshaw pullers, agricultural workers, and more, this inclusive initiative aims to protect the livelihoods and well-being of those who contribute immensely to our society. By prioritizing social security measures, the OUWSSB sets a commendable precedent for other regions, fostering a more equitable and supportive environment for all workers.



20. Who announced the Vivad se Vishwas 2.0 scheme during the Union Budget 2023-24?

A.    Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

B.    R.K Shanmukham Chetty

C.   Narendra Modi

D.   Amit Shah

Answer: Option (A)


The Vivad se Vishwas 2.0 scheme, announced by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman during the Union Budget 2023-24, is poised to revolutionize the resolution of contractual disputes within the government and government undertakings. By providing a structured framework, waiving interest and penalties, and ensuring certainty in outcomes, this scheme offers a win-win situation for all parties involved. It is a significant step towards reducing litigation costs, promoting efficiency, and fostering a conducive business environment in the country.



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