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July 10, 2023 Current Affairs

1. How many countries have been elected as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council?

A.    Five

B.    Four

C.    Three

D.    Two

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The United Nations Security Council plays a vital role in maintaining international peace and security. While the permanent members are well-known, the non-permanent members also contribute significantly.

 


 



2. Which country recently unveiled its inaugural open-source desktop operating system, called OpenKylin?

A.    Canada

B.    Russia

C.    China

D.    India

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving world of technology, operating systems play a crucial role in shaping our digital experiences. From Windows to macOS, we are familiar with various proprietary systems. However, recently, a new player emerged on the scene - OpenKylin, China's inaugural open-source desktop operating system.

 



 



3. According to RBI, what is the current (July 2023) Repo rate?

A.    6.1%

B.    6.5%

C.    6.7%

D.    6.9%

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) plays a crucial role in shaping the country's monetary policy. One of the key tools at its disposal is the repo rate, which influences borrowing costs for commercial banks.

 



 



4. From which Indian state does DRDO's successful flight test of the Ballistic Missile 'Agni Prime' take place, conducted from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island?

A.    Odisha

B.    Karnataka

C.    Tamil Nadu

D.    Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recently made headlines with its successful flight test of the Ballistic Missile 'Agni Prime'. This significant achievement took place on June 7, 2023, from the renowned Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island, situated off the coast of Odisha. The test launch marked a major milestone in India's missile development program, showcasing the nation's technological prowess and commitment to national security.

 


 




5. Parimal Kumar Ghosh, who recently passed away, was associated with which profession?

A.    Singer

B.    Doctor

C.    Army

D.    Teacher

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Parimal Kumar Ghosh, a legendary and celebrated figure in Indian history, recently passed away, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come. His contributions to the nation, particularly in the realm of the Indian Army, have left an indelible mark.

 


 




6. Which country has recently granted SpaceX a license to operate as an internet service provider?

A.    Mongolia

B.    Bhutan

C.    Nepal

D.    Nigeria

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking move, the Mongolian government has recently granted SpaceX a license to operate as an internet service provider (ISP). This decision marks a significant milestone in expanding access to high-speed internet across the country. With this license, SpaceX aims to revolutionize connectivity in Mongolia and bridge the digital divide.

 


 




7. On which date is World Oceans Day celebrated?

A.    June 08

B.    June 09

C.    June 10

D.    June 11

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The world's oceans cover more than 70% of our planet's surface, teeming with life and playing a crucial role in maintaining the Earth's delicate ecosystem. In recognition of their significance, World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8th every year. This special day serves as a reminder of the immense value of our oceans and the urgent need to protect and preserve them for future generations. Join us as we dive into the depths of knowledge and explore the wonders of World Oceans Day!

 


 




8. In which city will the Third World Hindu Conference be organized?

A.    Thimphu

B.    Bangkok

C.    Pattaya

D.    Kathmandu

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The anticipation is building as the World Hindu Foundation recently made a significant announcement regarding the venue for the highly anticipated Third World Hindu Conference (WHC) in 2023.

 


 




9. Which Indian state recently launched the 'Ama Pokhari' scheme?

A.    Gujarat

B.    Goa

C.    Bihar

D.    Odisha

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Water bodies serve as vital ecological and recreational resources, contributing to the overall well-being of urban areas. In a significant stride towards conservation, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently unveiled the 'Ama Pokhari' project. This ambitious initiative aims to rejuvenate and restore all water bodies in the urban areas of the state. With its focus on sustainable development and environmental preservation, the 'Ama Pokhari' scheme sets a remarkable precedent for other states to follow.

 


 




10. Recently, India and which country signed a memorandum for the development of the Integrated Mast United Combined Radio Antenna 'Nora-50'?

A.    Russia

B.    Japan

C.    China

D.    France

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a significant move towards technological cooperation, Japan and India have recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for the development of the Integrated Mast United Combined Radio Antenna (NORA-50). This collaboration marks an important milestone in the bilateral relations between the two nations, opening up new avenues for technological advancements and strategic partnerships. Let's delve into the details of this exciting joint venture.



 



 

11. Which group has become the most valuable brand in India according to the India Brand 100 Report?

A.    Mahindra Group

B.    Adani Group

C.    Aditya Birla Group

D.    Tata Group

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The India Brand 100 Report is a highly anticipated annual publication that sheds light on the most valuable brands in India. In the latest edition of the report, one brand reigns supreme, captivating the attention of the business world and beyond.

 


 




12. Which country recently declared a state of emergency in response to the ongoing activity of the Ubinas volcano?

A.    Argentina

B.    Portugal

C.    Palau

D.    Peru

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

On Wednesday, July 5, a significant event unfolded in Peru as the government declared a state of emergency in response to the eruption of the Ubinas volcano. This volcanic activity has led to a series of challenges and concerns for the affected region, particularly the southern department of Moquegua.

 



 



13. How many bronze medals did India win in the International Boxing Championship?

A.    Two

B.    Three

C.    Four

D.    Five

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the exhilarating realm of international boxing, India has continuously showcased its prowess and determination. In the recent edition of the International Boxing Championship held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Indian boxers left an indelible mark on the global stage. Notably, their commendable performances resulted in a remarkable bronze medal haul. This blogpost delves into the triumphs and highlights the achievements of Indian boxers in this prestigious championship.



 




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