top of page

December 7, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which Indian state's Lakadong turmeric recently secured the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its exceptional quality?

A.    Assam

B.    Karnataka

C.    Meghalaya

D.    Kerala

Answer: Option C


The Geographical Indication tag secured by Lakadong turmeric from Meghalaya is a moment of pride for the state and its farmers. This recognition not only preserves the authenticity and uniqueness of Lakadong turmeric but also opens doors to wider market opportunities. With its exceptional quality and rich cultural heritage, Lakadong turmeric continues to be a shining example of India's diverse agricultural treasures.



2. What is the name of Google's most advanced AI model, launched by its parent company, Alphabet?

A.    Orion

B.    Gemini

C.    Nebula

D.    AlphaCode

Answer: Option B


the launch of Gemini marks a significant milestone in the field of artificial intelligence. Alphabet's dedication to pushing the boundaries of AI technology is evident in the development of this groundbreaking model. With its unparalleled features, potential applications, and commitment to ethical practices, Gemini showcases the immense possibilities that lie ahead in the realm of AI. As we move forward, it is crucial to embrace these advancements responsibly, harnessing the power of AI for the betterment of society.



3. Which companies have collaborated to form the AI Alliance to promote an "open-science" approach to AI development?

A.    Google and Microsoft

B.    Meta and IBM

C.    Facebook and Amazon

D.    Apple and NVIDIA

Answer: Option B


The AI Alliance formed by Meta and IBM represents a significant step towards an open and collaborative approach to AI development. By prioritizing transparency, knowledge sharing, and inclusivity, the alliance aims to shape the future of AI in a way that benefits society as a whole. As the field of AI continues to evolve and expand, collaborations like this one will play a crucial role in fostering innovation and driving positive change.



4. Who hosted the 4th edition of the ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum (AIGIF)?

A.    Malaysia

B.    India

C.    Thailand

D.    Indonesia

Answer: Option A


The 4th edition of the ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum, hosted by Malaysia's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, was a resounding success. It brought together innovators, policymakers, and industry experts from ASEAN countries and India, fostering collaborations and celebrating the power of grassroots innovation. Notable Indian winners, including Dr. Dipak Bharali, Mr. Sunil Shinde, and Ms. Aanchal Aggrawal, showcased their exceptional talents and dedication to creating a better world through innovation. AIGIF serves as a testament to the boundless potential of human creativity and the incredible impact it can have on society.



5. Which volcano in Indonesia recently erupted, resulting in a tragic incident with the loss of lives and the disappearance of several climbers?

A.    Volcano Agung

B.    Volcano Rinjani

C.    Volcano Bromo

D.    Volcano Marapi

Answer: Option D


The eruption of Volcano Marapi in Indonesia serves as a stark reminder of the power and unpredictability of nature. As we mourn the lives lost and hope for the safe return of the missing climbers, it is imperative that we recognize the significance of preparedness and monitoring. By understanding and respecting the forces of nature, we can strive to protect ourselves and the communities living in proximity to these majestic yet potentially dangerous volcanic wonders.



6. Who were the two individuals honoured as winners of the UN Global Climate Action Awards in 2023?

A.    António Guterres and Olaf Scholz

B.    Michelle Zárate Palomec and Sebastian Mwaura

C.    Patricia Espinosa and John Kerry

D.    Christiana Figueres and Al Gore

Answer: Option B


The recognition of Michelle Zárate Palomec and Sebastian Mwaura as winners of the UN Global Climate Action Awards in 2023 is a testament to their unwavering commitment to combating climate change. Through their innovative projects, advocacy efforts, and community empowerment, they have set an example for individuals and organizations worldwide. Their work serves as an inspiration for us all to take action and work towards a more sustainable and resilient future.



7. Which companies have collaborated to transform insurance accessibility in India, offering a diverse range of car and bike insurance directly via the PhonePe platform?

A.    ACKO And PhonePe

B.    HDFC and Paytm

C.    Bharti AXA General Insurance and Paytm

D.    SBI and Amazon Pay

Answer: Option A


the collaboration between ACKO General Insurance and PhonePe has emerged as a game-changer in the Indian insurance industry. By combining their expertise and resources, they have successfully transformed insurance accessibility, specifically in the car and bike insurance segment. This partnership reflects a shared commitment to leveraging technology to democratize insurance and provide customers with seamless, digital-first experiences. As India continues its digital transformation, collaborations like this pave the way for a more inclusive and accessible insurance ecosystem.



8. Who has been appointed as the new chair of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), bringing over four decades of experience in the media industry?

A.    Richard Sharp

B.    Tim Davie

C.    Rohan Kapoor

D.    Samir Shah

Answer: Option D


Samir Shah's appointment as the new chair of the BBC marks a significant milestone in the organization's history. His remarkable track record, passion for storytelling, and dedication to quality content make him an ideal leader to guide the BBC through the evolving media landscape. As Shah assumes this prestigious role, there is an air of excitement and anticipation for the positive changes and remarkable achievements that lie ahead. The BBC and its audience can look forward to a future shaped by Shah's visionary leadership, ensuring that the organization continues to serve as a beacon of excellence in the media industry.



9. Tata Motors opened its fourth Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) in which Indian state, emphasizing environmental sustainability?

A.    Maharashtra

B.    Punjab

C.    Gujarat

D.    Karnataka

Answer: Option B


Tata Motors' fourth Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility in Chandigarh, Punjab, represents a commendable step towards environmental sustainability. Through this collaboration with Dada Trading Company, the company aims to tackle vehicular pollution and promote responsible vehicle disposal. By reducing emissions and encouraging recycling, this initiative contributes to a cleaner and greener future for all. Let us applaud Tata Motors' commitment to sustainability and hope that more such initiatives are undertaken across the country.



10. S&P Global's 2022 Insurance Report, which Indian company secured the fourth position globally in terms of life and accident & health reserves?

A.    Allianz SE

B.    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

C.    LIC

D.    Nippon Life Insurance

Answer: Option C


S&P Global's 2022 Insurance Report has shed light on the global insurance landscape, highlighting the exceptional performance of various companies. Among them, LIC (Life Insurance Corporation of India) has secured an impressive fourth position globally in terms of life and accident & health reserves. With a massive reserve amount of $503.7 billion, LIC has proven its ability to compete on the global stage. This achievement showcases India's growing influence in the insurance industry and sets the stage for further advancements in the future.



11. Which date is International Civil Aviation Day observed?

A.    December 1

B.    December 5

C.    December 8

D.    December 7

Answer: Option D


International Civil Aviation Day, observed on December 7th each year, is a special occasion that recognizes the establishment of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and celebrates the achievements and innovations in civil aviation. It serves as a reminder of the importance of global cooperation, safety, and efficiency in the aviation industry. So, let us take a moment on this day to appreciate the wonders of flight and the remarkable progress made in the world of aviation.



12. Which traditional dance from Gujarat has been officially recognized by UNESCO and granted a coveted position on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity?

A.    Raas Dance

B.    Tippani Dance

C.    Hudo Dance

D.    Garba Dance

Answer: Option D


 the recognition of Garba Dance by UNESCO is a moment of immense pride and honor for Gujarat and its people. This vibrant dance form, with its captivating movements and infectious energy, has rightfully earned its place on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Beyond the accolades, Garba Dance serves as a cultural bridge, connecting generations and preserving the essence of Gujarat's traditions. Through its recognition, the world embraces the beauty and significance of Garba Dance, ensuring its legacy for generations to come. Let us celebrate the spirit of Garba and continue to cherish and promote the diverse cultural heritage that enriches our world.



13. Which Indian-origin writer shared Singapore's highest arts award, the Cultural Medallion, in 2023?

A.    Suchen Christine Lim

B.    Osman Abdul Hamid

C.    Meira Chand

D.    Rahimah Rahim

Answer: Option C


The Cultural Medallion has served as a beacon of recognition for the outstanding literary talents in Singapore. Suchen Christine Lim, Osman Abdul Hamid, and Meira Chand have emerged as shining stars in the literary realm, enriching the nation's cultural tapestry with their exceptional works. As we celebrate their achievements, let us acknowledge the profound impact they have made and continue to inspire future generations of writers.



14. Which date is Armed Forces Flag Day celebrated?

A.    December 7

B.    November 11

C.    December 1

D.    November 26

Answer: Option A


Armed Forces Flag Day, celebrated on December 7, is a significant occasion that allows us to express our gratitude and support for the brave men and women who protect our nation. It serves as a reminder of their sacrifices and the need to stand united in honoring their service. Let us come together as a nation to ensure the well-being and welfare of our armed forces personnel and their families.


bottom of page