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December 1, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Recently, which historical site earned the title of the 8th wonder of the world, surpassing Italy’s Pompeii?

A.    The Parthenon

B.    Petra

C.    Angkor Wat

D.    Chichen Itza

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Angkor Wat's elevation to the status of the 8th wonder of the world is a testament to its awe-inspiring beauty and historical significance. From its origins as a Hindu temple to its transformation into a Buddhist sanctuary, this architectural marvel continues to captivate visitors from around the globe. As we explore its rich history, intricate details, and cultural relevance, we come to appreciate why Angkor Wat rightfully claims its place among the world's most extraordinary sites.



 

 



2. What does COP28 stand for in the context of climate change?

A.    Climate Observations Program 28

B.    Conference of the Parties 28

C.    Conference on Paris 28

D.    Convention for Ozone Protection 28

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

COP28, or the 28th Conference of the Parties, is a significant event in the global fight against climate change. It serves as a platform for international collaboration, decision-making, and the formulation of strategies to address climate challenges. By fostering dialogue and engagement among nations, COP28 paves the way for a sustainable and resilient future. So, let us remain hopeful and committed to taking bold actions for the benefit of our planet and future generations.

 


 


3. On which date does the world annually observe the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare?

A.    October 15

B.    December 1

C.    November 30

D.    September 20

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, observed annually on November 30, is a solemn occasion that reminds us of the profound impact of chemical warfare on human lives. It serves as a call to action, urging us to work towards preventing the use of chemical weapons and supporting the victims and affected communities. Let us honor the memory of those who have suffered and recommit ourselves to a future where chemical warfare is nothing but a dark chapter in history.



 

 



4. Since which year has World AIDS Day been observed annually on December 1?

A.    1995

B.    1988

C.    2000

D.    2011

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

World AIDS Day, observed annually since 1988 on December 1, serves as a crucial occasion to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, commemorate those who have lost their lives, and advocate for advancements in prevention, treatment, and care. It stands as a reminder of the ongoing global efforts to combat this devastating disease and promote a world free from HIV/AIDS.

 


 


5. What is the record-high percentage of women's labour force participation in the second quarter of FY24?

A.    15%

B.    24%

C.    30%

D.    18%

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

the second quarter of FY24 witnessed a groundbreaking achievement with women's labor force participation reaching a historic high of 24%. This remarkable milestone marks a positive shift towards gender equality in the workforce and highlights the progress made in empowering women to pursue their professional ambitions. As we celebrate this triumph, it is crucial to continue fostering an environment that supports and promotes women's participation in the labor force. Only by working together can we create a future where opportunities are truly equal for all.

 


 


6. What is the estimated amount of investment that could be infused into Indian equity markets due to the US's Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's index switch?

A.    $1 billion

B.    $3 billion

C.    $5 billion

D.    $4 billion

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

 The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's index switch is poised to bring an estimated $4 billion into Indian equity markets. This notable investment influx has the potential to reshape the financial landscape, fuel economic growth, and attract further foreign investments. As the global equity reshuffling continues, all eyes are on India, eagerly awaiting the positive impact of this strategic move.



 

 



7. Recently, Arshia Sattar was honoured with which French distinction for her contributions to Indian literature and mythology?

A.    Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour

B.    Commander of the National Order of Merit

C.    Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters

D.    Officer of the Order of Academic Palms

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Arshia Sattar's journey as a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters reflects her unwavering commitment to Indian literature and mythology. Her contributions have not only enriched the literary landscape but have also bridged cultural gaps, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for Indian heritage. As we celebrate her achievements, we are reminded of the power of storytelling and the enduring impact it can have on our lives.



 

 



8. What was the growth rate of India's economy in the second quarter of the fiscal year 2023-24 (Q2FY24)?

A.    5.2%

B.    6.8%

C.    7.6%

D.    8.2%

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

 India's economy exhibited remarkable resilience, posting a robust growth rate of 7.6% in the second quarter of the fiscal year 2023-24 (Q2FY24). Surpassing projections and positioning India as the fastest-growing major economy globally, this achievement highlights the potential and opportunities that lie within the Indian market. As we move forward, it is essential to sustain this momentum by fostering a favorable business environment, encouraging innovation, and nurturing key sectors. With continued dedication and strategic policies, India's economic growth can pave the way for a prosperous future.



 

 



9. Which South Asian nation recently became the first to register a case of same-sex marriage?

A.    Nepal

B.    India

C.    Bangladesh

D.    Sri Lanka

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme for an additional five years is a significant step towards alleviating food insecurity and providing relief to the underprivileged. By guaranteeing access to essential food supplies, the government showcases its commitment to the well-being of its citizens. As this scheme continues to touch the lives of millions, it reinforces the notion that no one should go hungry in a nation striving for progress and inclusivity. The extension of PMGKAY brings hope, sustenance, and a brighter future for the vulnerable sections of society.

 


 


10. The Indian government has recently extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme for how many more years?

A.    5

B.    3

C.    4

D.    2

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Nepal's recent registration of the first same-sex marriage marks a significant milestone in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights within the country and the broader South Asian region. This historic event showcases Nepal's progressive stance on equality and inclusivity and highlights the power of legal recognition in fostering societal change. While challenges may persist, this landmark marriage serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring countless individuals and communities to advocate for a more inclusive and accepting world.


 



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