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July 1, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state government is set to start the 'One-Tap-One-Tree' campaign?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Uttarakhand

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a bid to enhance the green cover of the state while ensuring access to clean drinking water in rural areas, the Uttar Pradesh government is all set to launch the ambitious 'One-Tap-One-Tree' campaign. This groundbreaking initiative, scheduled to kick off on July 1, 2023, aims to bring about a positive environmental impact and improve the lives of the people. Let's delve deeper into the details of this remarkable campaign.

 


 




2. Who has been appointed as the Special Director of CBI?

A.    Satya Narayan Pradhan

B.    Ajay Kumar Singh

C.    Anurag Gupta

D.    Ajay Bhatnagar

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently announced the appointment of a new Special Director, marking a significant development in the agency's leadership.



 



3. How many Colour Silk Imperial edicts have been found in North China's Hebei Province?

A.    Four

B.    Five

C.    Six

D.    Seven

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the vast realm of ancient Chinese artifacts, each discovery holds the potential to unlock a piece of history. Recently, a remarkable finding has emerged from the depths of North China's Hebei Province - a five-color silk imperial edict dating back to the illustrious Qing Dynasty. This blogpost delves into the intriguing details surrounding this exquisite artifact and sheds light on its significance in unraveling the past.

 



 




4. In which state will the National Sickle Cell Anemia Elimination Mission 2047 be launched?

A.    Odisha

B.    Gujarat

C.    Bihar

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Sickle Cell Anemia, a hereditary blood disorder, has long plagued communities across India. Recognizing the urgency to tackle this health issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the National Sickle Cell Anemia Elimination Mission 2047. This monumental initiative aims to eradicate the disease and improve the lives of those affected.

 


 




5. Visa, the payment processor, has recently announced its presence in which Latin American country?

A.    Argentina

B.    Chile

C.    Peru

D.    Brazil

Answer: Option (D)

Visa, the global leader in payment processing, has made a significant move to expand its presence in Latin America. In a recent announcement, the company revealed its acquisition of Pismo, a prominent Brazilian fintech platform. This strategic move is set to revolutionize the financial landscape in the region and unlock new opportunities for Visa. Join us as we delve into the details of this groundbreaking development.

 


 




6. What is the rank of India's national men's football team in the recent FIFA world rankings?

A.    98th

B.    99th

C.    100th

D.    101st

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the dynamic world of football, national teams strive to achieve higher ranks in the prestigious FIFA rankings.

 


 




7. Until which month has the Union Rural Development Ministry extended the deadline for mandatory payments of MGNREGS via the Aadhaar-based Payments System (ABPS)?

A.    July 2023

B.    August 2023

C.    September 2023

D.    October 2023

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a recent development, the Union Rural Development Ministry has made an important announcement regarding the extension of the deadline for mandatory payments of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) via the Aadhaar-based Payments System (ABPS). This move holds significant implications for the beneficiaries of the scheme and aims to streamline the payment process. Let's delve deeper into the details and understand the impact of this decision.

 



 




8. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revoked the banking permit of which bank?

A.    Bandhan Bank

B.    Mahalaxmi Cooperative Bank Ltd

C.    Muthoot Finance Ltd.

D.    Bajaj Finance Limited

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently shook the banking sector with its decision regarding Mahalaxmi Cooperative Bank Ltd in Dharwad, Karnataka. In a surprising move, the RBI revoked the banking permit of this institution. However, there's more to this story as the RBI also granted it a non-banking institution license. Let's delve into the details and understand the implications of this decision.

 


 




9. Which Indian bank has recently become the fourth most valuable bank in the world?

A.    HDFC Bank

B.    Punjab National Bank

C.    Bank of Baroda

D.    State Bank of India

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a remarkable achievement, HDFC Bank, one of India's leading banking institutions, has recently secured its position as the fourth most valuable bank globally. This accomplishment showcases the bank's consistent growth, resilience, and strategic vision in the highly competitive financial industry.

 



 



10. Which country has reached a staff-level agreement with the IMF for a USD 3 billion bailout package?

A.    Afghanistan

B.    Pakistan

C.    Russia

D.    Ukraine

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a significant development for Pakistan's economy, the government has successfully reached a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a USD 3 billion bailout package. This long-awaited agreement aims to provide immediate support to stabilize the economy from external shocks and tackle the country's financial challenges. Let's dive into the details of this crucial agreement and its implications for Pakistan's economic future.

 


 




11. On which date is National Postal Worker Day celebrated in India?

A.    July 08

B.    July 06

C.    July 04

D.    July 01

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

National Postal Worker Day is a special occasion observed in India to express gratitude and acknowledge the dedicated efforts of postal workers. On which date is this day celebrated? Let's find out.



 



 

12. In which Indian city is the International Conference on Green Hydrogen scheduled to be held?

A.    Mumbai

B.    New Delhi

C.    Bangalore

D.    Kolkata

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The world is increasingly turning its attention towards sustainable energy solutions, and one such promising avenue is green hydrogen.

 


 




13. Recently, by what percentage have the interest rates in Recurring Deposits been increased?

A.    6.7%

B.    6.5%

C.    5.4%

D.    3.7%

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the realm of personal finance, staying up-to-date with changes in interest rates is crucial. One recent change that has caught the attention of many is the increase in interest rates for Recurring Deposits (RDs).

 



 



14. In which country did the 64th council meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) recently take place?

A.    Uganda

B.    Italy

C.    Norway

D.    Brazil

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The 64th council meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) recently took place in Brazil, bringing together key stakeholders from around the world to discuss and address pressing environmental challenges.

 


 




15. On which date is the International Day of Parliamentarism celebrated?

A.    June 28

B.    June 29

C.    June 30

D.    June 21

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The International Day of Parliamentarism, celebrated on June 30, is a momentous occasion that pays tribute to the essential role of parliaments in democratic governance. This blogpost explores the significance of this day, its historical background, the chosen theme for 2023, and the overall importance of parliaments in shaping our societies.



 




16. In which city has the 17th Indian Cooperative Congress been inaugurated?

A.    Noida

B.    Karnal

C.    New Delhi

D.    Kanpur

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The anticipation has been building, the stage has been set, and the city of New Delhi is buzzing with excitement. The 17th Indian Cooperative Congress (ICC) is about to commence, and it promises to be a remarkable event that will bring together cooperative leaders, policymakers, and enthusiasts from all around the country.

 


 




17. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of German luxury carmaker Audi AG?

A.    Gernot Dollner

B.    Reshma Kewalramani

C.    Shantanu Narayen

D.    Laxman Narasimhan

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In an exciting announcement, German luxury carmaker Audi AG has unveiled its new CEO. This appointment marks a significant milestone for the company, as it prepares for a new era of leadership and innovation. Let's delve into the details of this noteworthy development.

 


 




18. Which country does Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, a former leader, belong to?

A.    Kazakhstan

B.    Belarus

C.    Ukraine

D.    Turkmenistan

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In the realm of personality cults, few can rival the grandeur and eccentricity of Turkmenistan's former leader, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. This blog post delves into the fascinating world of Turkmenistan and its $5-billion "smart" city, Arkadag, built in honor of their beloved leader. Join us on this journey as we explore the origins, significance, and impact of this remarkable phenomenon.

 


 




19. Which boxing champion has been named the Global Indian Icon at the UK-India Awards?

A.    Mary Kom

B.    Vijender Singh

C.    Amit Panghal

D.    Akhil Kumar

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a momentous event at the annual UK-India Awards, a boxing champion was bestowed with the prestigious title of Global Indian Icon of the Year. Let's delve into the details and discover which boxing legend earned this remarkable recognition.



 




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