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August 9, 2023 Current Affairs

1. What is India's overall score in the Internet Resilience Index (IRI)?

A.   43 percent

B.   50 percent

C.   60 percent

D.   75 percent

Answer: Option A


India's overall score in the Internet Resilience Index (IRI) stands at 43 percent, marking its position as the sixth-ranked country in the South Asian region. While this score indicates progress, it also underscores the need for continuous efforts to enhance India's digital resilience. With initiatives in place and a growing focus on network infrastructure and cybersecurity, India is poised to elevate its IRI score and pave the way for a more resilient and connected future.



2. By how much did the global average temperature for July 2023 exceed the July average of 1991-2020?

A.   0.33°C

B.   0.72°C

C.   1.5°C

D.   0.25°C

Answer: Option B


The global average temperature for July 2023 exceeded the July average of 1991-2020 by a significant margin, measuring at 0.72°C. This alarming rise in temperature highlights the urgency of addressing climate change. It serves as a wake-up call for us to collectively strive for sustainable practices, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect our planet for future generations. Let us all work together to create a more sustainable and resilient world.



3. Who has recently taken charge as the Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)?

A.   Sanjay Kumar Agarwal

B.   Vivek Johri

C.   Sanjay Mishra

D.   Rahul Sharma

Answer: Option A


The global average temperature for July 2023 broke records by surpassing the July average of 1991-2020 by 0.72°C. This significant increase emphasizes the urgency of taking action to mitigate climate change and its adverse effects. It serves as a reminder that collective efforts are crucial to preserving the health and stability of our planet for future generations.



4. What is the theme for World Tribal Day in 2023?

A.   "Celebrating Cultural Diversity"

B.   "Empowering Indigenous Communities"

C.   "Environmental Conservation for Indigenous Peoples"

D.   "Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination"

Answer: Option D


World Tribal Day 2023, with its theme of "Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination," highlights the significance of empowering young indigenous individuals in shaping their own destinies. By recognizing their potential and providing the necessary support, we can build a more inclusive and equitable world where indigenous communities thrive. Let us celebrate and amplify the voices of indigenous youth, for they are the catalysts for positive change and the key to ensuring a brighter future for all.



5. By what percentage did China's exports drop in July compared to the previous year?

A.   12.4%

B.   14.5%

C.   10.2%

D.   16.8%

Answer: Option B


China's exports witnessed a significant drop of 14.5% in July compared to the previous year. The trade tensions, global economic uncertainties, and disruptions to supply chains have all played a role in this decline. However, it is important to note that China is actively taking steps to navigate these challenges and diversify its trade landscape. As the global economic landscape continues to evolve, only time will tell how China's export sector will adapt and regain its momentum.



6. What is Bhu-Vision, also known as KRISHI-RASTAA Soil Testing System?

A.   An automated system for managing agricultural finances

B.   An Internet of Things-based soil testing and agronomy advisory platform

C.   A weather forecasting application for farmers

D.   A mobile app for marketing agricultural products

Answer: Option B


Bhu-Vision, also known as KRISHI-RASTAA Soil Testing System, is a game-changer in the realm of agriculture. By harnessing the power of IoT, it provides farmers with accurate soil data, personalized agronomy advisory, and a path towards sustainable and optimized farming practices. As we witness the growth of this revolutionary platform, it's clear that Bhu-Vision is paving the way for a more efficient and productive agricultural future.



7. Which Oscar-winning American director recently passed away at the age of 87?

A.   Martin Scorsese

B.   Steven Spielberg

C.   Quentin Tarantino

D.   William Friedkin

Answer: Option D


William Friedkin's passing marks the end of an era in American cinema. His contributions to the art of filmmaking, from his breakout success with "The French Connection" to his boundary-pushing horror classic "The Exorcist," will forever be remembered and celebrated. As we bid farewell to a legendary director, we reflect on the lasting impact he leaves behind and the indelible mark he made on the world of movies.



8. Siddique Ismail, who passed away at 63 recently, belongs to which profession?

A.   Actor

B.   Director and screenwriter

C.   Singer and Musician

D.   Politician

Answer: Option B


Siddique Ismail was an exceptional talent in the world of cinema. As a director and screenwriter, he brought stories to life, captivating audiences with his unique vision and storytelling prowess. His contributions to the film industry will be remembered and cherished for years to come. Siddique Ismail's passing leaves a void in the industry, but his legacy will continue to inspire aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts alike.



9. Where is the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage (IICBCH) situated?

A.   New Delhi, India

B.   Varanasi, India

C.   Lumbini, Nepal

D.   Bangkok, Thailand

Answer: Option C


the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage (IICBCH) is situated within the sacred Lumbini Monastic Zone in Lumbini, Nepal. This remarkable location, blessed with historical significance and spiritual serenity, provides an ideal setting for the exploration of Buddhist culture and heritage. Whether you are a scholar, a seeker of knowledge, or simply a curious traveler, a visit to the IICBCH promises to be a transformative experience, immersing you in the essence of Buddhism and leaving an indelible mark on your soul.



10. When is World Biofuel Day observed annually?

A.   August 04

B.   August 07

C.   August 08

D.   August 10

Answer: Option D


World Biofuel Day, observed annually on August 10th, serves as a reminder of the importance of biofuels in promoting sustainability and rural income. As we strive for a greener and more sustainable future, biofuels offer a viable solution to reduce carbon emissions, enhance energy security, and uplift rural communities. Let us continue to support and promote the development and utilization of biofuels for a more sustainable and prosperous world.



11. Which of the following district's Rajouri Chikri Wood Craft received the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag?

A.   Ranchi

B.   Anantnag

C.   Raipur

D.   Rajouri

Answer: Option D


The Geographical Indication (GI) Tag bestowed upon Rajouri Chikri Wood Craft is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship and cultural heritage of the Rajouri district. With its intricate designs, rich history, and skilled artisans, this traditional art form continues to captivate enthusiasts and preserve the region's artistic legacy. The GI Tag ensures the preservation and promotion of Rajouri Chikri Wood Craft, safeguarding the tradition for generations to come.



12. What is the total approximate value of the pending crop insurance claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) according to data released in August 2023?

A.   Rs. 1,532.50 crore

B.   Rs. 2,716.10 crore

C.   Rs. 3,924.75 crore

D.   Rs. 4,635.20 crore

Answer: Option B


The data released in August 2023 sheds light on the significant backlog of pending crop insurance claims under PMFBY, amounting to approximately Rs. 2,716.10 crore. Resolving these pending claims is crucial to ensure the financial stability of farmers and uphold the integrity of the scheme. It is imperative for policymakers, insurance agencies, and other stakeholders to work collaboratively towards expediting the settlement of these claims and providing timely compensation to the deserving farmers.




13. When is World Lion Day observed annually?

A.   August 90

B.   August 10

C.   August 11

D.   August 07

Answer: Option B


As the sun sets on another World Lion Day, let us carry the spirit of this day with us throughout the year. By acknowledging the importance of lions in our world and actively participating in their conservation, we ensure a future where these majestic beings continue to roam the wild. Together, let us protect and celebrate the roaring majesty of lions.



14. Who was officially appointed as the 33rd Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court?

A.   Justice Ganeshi Lal

B.   Justice S Muralidhar

C.   Justice Subhasis Talapatra

D.   Justice Subhash Sharma

Answer: Option C


Justice Subhasis Talapatra's appointment as the 33rd Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court marks a significant milestone in his illustrious legal career. His journey from humble beginnings to this esteemed position is an inspiration to aspiring lawyers and judges. With his knowledge, experience, and unwavering commitment to justice, Justice Talapatra is poised to make a lasting impact on the judicial system of Orissa. We congratulate him on this well-deserved appointment and wish him success in his future endeavors.



15. Which country has been selected as the host country for the Asian Games 2023?

A.   India

B.   Japan

C.   China

D.   South Korea

Answer: Option C


China's selection as the host country for the Asian Games 2023 is a momentous occasion that highlights their prowess in organizing major sporting events. As the world eagerly awaits this grand spectacle, we can anticipate a display of exceptional athleticism, cultural exchange, and a celebration of unity among nations. The Asian Games 2023 in China will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the history of this prestigious event and continue to inspire future generations of athletes and sports enthusiasts.



16. On which date is Nagasaki Day observed annually?

A.   August 6th

B.   August 9th

C.   September 2nd

D.   July 16th

Answer: Option B


Nagasaki Day, observed annually on August 9th, serves as a powerful reminder of the consequences of nuclear warfare. It allows us to reflect on the past, remember the victims, and advocate for peace and nuclear disarmament. By commemorating Nagasaki Day, we can strive to build a better future, one that is free from the horrors of war and the threat of nuclear weapons.



17. Which of the following countries are participating in the Malabar series of naval exercises?

A.   India, China, Russia, and France

B.   India, Japan, the United States, and Australia

C.   India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Singapore

D.   India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar

Answer: Option D


The Malabar series of naval exercises has transformed into a multinational endeavor, uniting India, Japan, the United States, and Australia in a shared commitment to maritime security. These exercises not only strengthen bilateral and multilateral ties but also serve as a platform for fostering trust, interoperability, and cooperation among the participating nations. As the Malabar exercises continue to evolve, their significance in ensuring a secure and stable Indo-Pacific region cannot be overstated.



18.Who submitted a petition to the Karnataka High Court regarding the 'Havana Syndrome' investigation?

A.   Parushi T Nallaiyan

B.   Abhiseka A Swami

C.   Moorthy Kaalappan

D.   A Amarnath Chagu

Answer: Option D


The petition submitted by A Amarnath Chagu to the Karnataka High Court regarding the 'Havana Syndrome' investigation marks a crucial step towards unraveling the mysteries surrounding this perplexing phenomenon. By urging for international collaboration and emphasizing the need for comprehensive research, Chagu's petition emphasizes the importance of addressing this issue and ensuring the safety and well-being of those affected. The Karnataka High Court's response to this petition holds the potential to shed further light on the 'Havana Syndrome' and its implications, leading to a safer and more informed future for diplomats and intelligence officers.



19. What is the "Swathi Mountains" recently inducted into the Indian Army?





Answer: Option C


The Swathi Mountains, a lighter and more compact version of the indigenous Weapon Locating Radar, represents a significant stride in bolstering the Indian Army's capabilities. With its advanced features, mobility, and indigenization efforts, it marks a notable achievement in the defense sector. The induction of the Swathi Mountains reinforces India's commitment to self-reliance and strengthens its defense infrastructure.



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