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December 11, 2023 Current Affairs

1.    Who has been named the '2023 International Anti-Corruption Champion' by the US Government?

A.    Arundhati Roy

B.     Aruna Roy

C.     Nikhil Dey

D.    Medha Patkar

Answer: Option C


Nikhil Dey's journey as the '2023 International Anti-Corruption Champion' is an inspiration to individuals around the world. His tireless commitment to empowering peasants and workers, as well as his fearless pursuit of transparency, has made a considerable impact in the fight against corruption. Through his work, Dey embodies the spirit of change and serves as a beacon of hope for a future free from corruption.



2. Which Indian state's delegation is heading to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum to showcase its vision of becoming a trillion-dollar economy?

A.   Uttar Pradesh

B.   Maharashtra

C.   Karnataka

D.   Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option A


The journey of Uttar Pradesh towards becoming a trillion-dollar economy is marked by determination, innovation, and strategic planning. Through its participation at the World Economic Forum, the state aims to position itself as a global player, showcasing its potential, achievements, and aspirations. With a strong leadership, favorable business environment, and concerted efforts, Uttar Pradesh is poised to make a significant impact on India's economic landscape and emerge as a shining example of growth and development.



3. Which Indian Naval Ship made its inaugural arrival at Port Lamu, Kenya, marking the first port call by any Indian Naval Ship at the newly developed port?

A.   INS Sumedha

B.   INS Vikrant

C.   INS Rajput

D.   INS Sagardhwani

Answer: Option  A


The inaugural arrival of INS Sumedha at Port Lamu, Kenya, marks a significant milestone in India's naval history and underscores the growing bilateral ties between the two nations. This port call not only showcases the capabilities of the Indian Navy but also highlights the importance of regional cooperation and collaboration. As INS Sumedha sets sail back home, it leaves behind a legacy of strengthened maritime relationships and a promising future for India-Kenya maritime cooperation.


4. Which Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the Ministry of Power signed a 200 million Euro loan agreement with the German bank KfW for distribution sector reforms?

A.   NTPC Limited

B.   Power Grid Corporation of India

C.   NHPC Limited

D.   REC Limited

Answer: Option D


The signing of the 200 million Euro loan agreement between REC Limited and KfW marks a significant milestone in India's distribution sector reforms. This collaboration reflects REC's dedication towards bolstering the distribution infrastructure in line with the Government of India's Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme. With this financial support, DISCOMs will be empowered to overcome challenges and enhance their operational efficiency, ultimately contributing to a robust and sustainable power ecosystem in the country.


5. What is the name of the bi-annual exercise conducted by the Indian Navy off the Mumbai coast?

A.   Varuna

B.   Prasthan

C.   Sankalp

D.   Samudra Shakti

Answer: Option B


The bi-annual exercise 'Prasthan' conducted by the Indian Navy is a testament to the nation's commitment to preparedness and coordination in addressing contingencies related to oil production platforms. Through its realistic scenarios and collaborative approach, this exercise strengthens the resilience of our defense forces and ensures the safety and security of our maritime assets.


6.    Which company has become the world's 3rd most valuable tobacco company, surpassing British American Tobacco (BAT)?

A.   Japan Tobacco Inc

B.   China National Tobacco Corporation

C.   Reynolds American Inc

D.   Indian Tobacco Company

Answer: Option D


The rise of ITC as the world's third most valuable tobacco company is a testament to the company's strategic vision, financial performance, and commitment to sustainability. This milestone represents a significant shift in the global tobacco industry landscape and highlights India's increasing prominence as a major player. As ITC continues to innovate and expand its business horizons, it will be fascinating to witness its future endeavors and the impact it will have on the industry as a whole.


7. Where was the tabletop exercise for ASEAN women officers conducted by the Indian Army?

A.   Mumbai

B.   New Delhi

C.   Kolkata

D.   Chennai

Answer: Option B


The tabletop exercise conducted by the Indian Army in New Delhi for ASEAN women officers exemplifies the commitment to gender inclusivity and the promotion of women in military roles. This initiative not only enhanced the capabilities of the participants but also strengthened regional cooperation and friendship between India and ASEAN member states. By creating an environment of shared learning and collaboration, the exercise paved the way for a more inclusive and empowered future in the military sector.



8.    At COP-28 in Dubai, what ranking did India achieve in the latest edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)?

A.   5th

B.   6th

C.   7th

D.   8th

Answer: Option C


India's 7th ranking in the Climate Change Performance Index at COP-28 in Dubai is a testament to its dedication towards combating climate change. The country's excellence in renewable energy and low greenhouse gas emissions has placed it among the top performers in the world. As we continue to face the challenges posed by climate change, India's consistent performance serves as an inspiration for other nations to accelerate their efforts towards a sustainable and resilient future.


9. On which date is International Human Rights Day celebrated?

A.   November 10

B.   October 15

C.   December 10

D.   January 1

Answer: Option C


International Human Rights Day, observed on December 10, 2023, holds immense significance as it marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The theme for this year's celebrations, "Freedom, Equality, and Justice for All," reiterates the commitment to protecting the inalienable rights of individuals worldwide. As we commemorate this day, let us reflect upon the importance of human rights, work towards fostering a more inclusive and just society, and advocate for the rights of those whose voices are often marginalized.


10.    In which Indian state did Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurate the 'Krishnaveni Sangeetha Neerajanam'?

A.   Karnataka

B.   Tamil Nadu

C.   Andhra Pradesh

D.   Maharashtra

Answer: Option C


The inauguration of 'Krishnaveni Sangeetha Neerajanam' in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, marked a glorious celebration of Telugu culture and classical traditions. Through this event, the state aims to preserve and promote its rich musical heritage while providing a platform for talented artists to showcase their skills. The presence of esteemed dignitaries further highlighted the government's commitment to supporting the arts. The 'Krishnaveni Sangeetha Neerajanam' inauguration will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the cultural landscape of Andhra Pradesh, inspiring generations to come.



11.    On which date do we celebrate International Mountain Day each year?

A.   December 10

B.   December 11

C.   December 12

D.   December 13

Answer: Option B


International Mountain Day, celebrated on December 11, reminds us of the invaluable role mountains play in our lives. It urges us to appreciate their ecological, cultural, and aesthetic significance while recognizing the challenges they face. Let us come together to protect and conserve these majestic landscapes for the benefit of current and future generations. Celebrate International Mountain Day, and let the spirit of mountains guide us towards a sustainable and harmonious future.


12.    Where will the 27th World Investment Conference (WIC) be hosted by Invest India?

A.   Mumbai

B.   New Delhi

C.   Bangalore

D.   Kolkata

Answer: Option B


New Delhi's selection as the host city for the 27th World Investment Conference is a testament to its strategic location, thriving economy, rich cultural heritage, and its ability to provide a conducive environment for global collaboration. This event presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase the potential of New Delhi as an investment destination, while also fostering networking and knowledge exchange among industry leaders. As the world converges in New Delhi for the WIC, the city is poised to make its mark on the global investment landscape.


13.    In the global ranking of startup funding, where does India stand after facing a funding setback in 2023?

A.   1st

B.   2nd

C.   3rd

D.   4th

Answer: Option D


  India's slip to the fourth position in the global ranking of startup funding in 2023 reflects a temporary setback for the vibrant Indian startup ecosystem. Understanding the factors that contributed to this decline and taking proactive measures to address them will be crucial for India to regain its momentum. By fostering a supportive environment, encouraging innovation, and attracting investments, India can once again position itself as a global hub for startups and entrepreneurship.


14. Who is the newly elected Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?

A. Mohan Yadav

B. Rakesh Sharma

C. Neha Kapoor

D. Suresh Singh

Answer: Option


The appointment of Mohan Yadav as the Chief Minister-elect of Madhya Pradesh marks a significant turning point in the state's political landscape. With his humble beginnings, political acumen, and dedication to public service, Yadav is poised to lead Madhya Pradesh towards a brighter future. As the state eagerly awaits his official swearing-in, there is a sense of optimism and hope for the positive changes Yadav's leadership will bring.


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