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July 11, 2023 Current Affairs

1. In which state have archaeologists unearthed a gold stud, a bone point, and a carnelian bead?

A.    Tamil Nadu

B.    Rajasthan

C.    Odisha

D.    Assam

Answer: Option (A)


Archaeology is a fascinating field that allows us to uncover the mysteries of our past. In the state of Tamil Nadu, India, archaeologists have made remarkable discoveries that shed light on ancient civilizations.



2. After 7 years, the World Meteorological Ozone-UV Bulletin shows a steady recovery of the Ozone layer. Where is the WMO headquarters located?

A.    Paris

B.    New York

C.    Geneva

D.    Beijing

Answer: Option (C)


The World Meteorological Ozone-UV Bulletin, after 7 years of anticipation, reveals a remarkable resurgence of the ozone layer. This crucial environmental development brings hope for a healthier planet and prompts us to explore the details behind this positive shift.




3. Who emerged victorious at the 58th Canada Open 2023 by defeating Li Shi Feng in the Men's Singles Final?

A.    B. Sai Praneeth

B.    Parupalli Kashyap

C.    Lakshya Sen

D.    Prannoy H. S.

Answer: Option (C)


The 58th Canada Open 2023 witnessed an exhilarating Men's Singles Final that left the audience on the edge of their seats. In a nail-biting clash between two talented players, Lakshya Sen emerged victorious by defeating Li Shi Feng. Let's delve into the thrilling details of this intense final match.



4. What was the theme of the 33rd Conference of the State Finance Secretaries held in Mumbai on July 6, 2023?

A.    FDI: Infrastructure of States

B.    Debt Sustainability: States

C.    Import Export: Balance

D.    FDI: Investment in Retail Sector

Answer: Option (B)


The 33rd Conference of the State Finance Secretaries held in Mumbai on July 6, 2023, brought together financial experts and policymakers from across the country. The conference, inaugurated by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), served as a platform to delve into the pressing issue of debt sustainability from the states' perspective. This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the key discussions and insights that emerged during this significant event.



5. India and which country have recently started bilateral trade in rupees?

A.    Russia

B.    Bangladesh

C.    Pakistan

D.    Sri Lanka

Answer: Option (B)


In a significant move towards strengthening economic cooperation, India and Bangladesh have recently embarked on a new milestone by initiating bilateral trade in rupees. This move holds immense potential for both countries, opening up new avenues for trade and fostering closer ties.



6. What was the theme of Global Energy Independence Day 2023 celebrated on 10 July 2023?

A.    Saving energy for everyone

B.    Energy transition – full speed ahead!

C.    Empowering Communities, Transforming the World

D.    Nation First, Always First

Answer: Option (C)


Global Energy Independence Day 2023, celebrated on July 10th, was an extraordinary event that brought together individuals, communities, and nations to highlight the importance of energy independence. With a theme that resonated deeply, this year's celebration focused on "Empowering Communities, Transforming the World."



7. From which country did India permit Potato Imports till June 2024 without the need for an import license?

A.    China

B.    Nepal

C.    Sri Lanka

D.    Bhutan

Answer: Option (D)


India's agricultural trade is a dynamic landscape, with various regulations and policies governing imports and exports.



8. Who has been appointed as the next Chairperson of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA)?

A.    K Rajaraman

B.    Aruna Sundararajan

C.    Durga Shakti Nagpa

D.    Smita Sabharwal

Answer: Option (A)


The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) recently welcomed its new Chairperson, bringing a fresh wave of leadership and expertise to this crucial financial institution.


9. On which date is World Population Day observed?

A.    July 08

B.    July 00

C.    July 10

D.    July 11

Answer: Option (D)


World Population Day, observed on July 11th, serves as a reminder of the pressing issues and consequences linked to global population growth. This annual event aims to raise awareness and educate individuals about the challenges we face as our population continues to expand.



10. Which Indian state approved a proposal for starting the Teacher Interface for Excellence (TIE) programme?

A.    Gujarat

B.    Jammu & Kashmir

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option (C)


In a progressive step towards enhancing the quality of education, the Indian state of Rajasthan has approved a pioneering initiative known as the Teacher Interface for Excellence (TIE) programme. This ambitious project aims to provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for teachers across the state.



11. TI Clean Mobility Pvt. Ltd. has started setting up an e-tractor factory in which Indian city?

A.    Chennai

B.    Mumbai

C.    Hyderabad

D.    Guwahati

Answer: Option (A)


In a bold step towards sustainable farming practices, TI Clean Mobility Pvt. Ltd. is making waves in the agricultural sector with its groundbreaking initiative. The company has embarked on setting up a state-of-the-art e-tractor factory in one of India's bustling cities.



12. Which company withdrew from India's semiconductor joint venture with Vedanta?

A.    Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn)

B.    Dell Technologies Inc.

C.    Foxconn

D.    Sony Corp.

Answer: Option (C)


In a surprising turn of events, the Indian semiconductor industry recently faced a setback as Foxconn, a prominent global electronics manufacturer, decided to withdraw from its semiconductor joint venture with Indian conglomerate Vedanta. This unexpected move has raised concerns and left many wondering about the future of India's chip manufacturing plans.



13. The UN has said that India has registered a remarkable poverty reduction, with 41.5 crore people coming out of it in just 15 years. Where is the headquarters of the UN?

A.    London

B.    Dubai

C.    Hong Kong

D.    New York

Answer: Option (D)


Poverty eradication is a global challenge that requires concerted efforts from nations worldwide. In recent news, the United Nations (UN) has recognized India's remarkable achievements in poverty reduction. Over the span of just 15 years, an astounding 41.5 crore people have been lifted out of poverty in India. This blog post aims to explore this significant milestone and shed light on the headquarters of the UN.



14. The Union government has sought an explanation from the government of which state for the alleged diversion of PM POSHAN funds for State elections?

A.    Rajasthan

B.    West Bengal

C.    Sikkim

D.    Odisha

Answer: Option (B)


The Union government finds itself in a state of concern as it seeks an explanation from the government of West Bengal. The alleged diversion of PM POSHAN (midday meal scheme) funds for State elections has raised eyebrows and ignited a heated debate.



15. Who has been awarded the 'Philippe Chatrier Award 2023' by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)?

A.    Novak Djokovic

B.    Pete Sampras

C.    Justine Henin

D.    Andre Agassi

Answer: Option (C)


In a momentous event for the tennis world, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) recently announced the recipient of the esteemed 'Philippe Chatrier Award 2023'. This prestigious recognition is bestowed upon individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the sport. In a thrilling turn of events, the recipient of this year's award is none other than the legendary Belgian tennis player, Justine Henin.



16. After conducting two development flights, ISRO is going to transfer its Small Satellite Launch Vehicle to the private sector. Who is the current Chairman of ISRO?

A.    K. Sivan

B.    S. Somanath

A.    S. Kiran Kumar

C.    K. Radhakrishnan

Answer: Option (B)


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has made significant strides in the field of space exploration and satellite launches. In a recent development, ISRO is preparing to transfer its Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to the private sector. This move comes after the successful completion of two development flights of the SSLV, which aims to provide on-demand services for launching satellites weighing up to 500kg into a low-earth orbit.



17. Operation ‘Broader Sword’ to combat illegal trade is a joint operation between which two countries?

D.    India and USA

E.    Mexico and USA

F.    India and Nepal

G.   USA and Ukraine

Answer: Option (A)


Illegal trade poses a significant threat to global economies and security. In a groundbreaking collaboration, India and the USA have come together to launch Operation 'Broader Sword,' a joint initiative aimed at combating this menace. This blog post delves into the details of this strategic partnership, highlighting the objectives, key initiatives, and potential impact of Operation 'Broader Sword.'



18. How many Marine versions of Rafale Fighter Jets has the Defence Acquisition Council cleared for purchase?

A.    20

B.    22

C.    24

D.    26

Answer: Option (D)


The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) recently made a significant decision regarding the purchase of Marine Version of Rafale Fighter Jets. This move comes after the recent trip of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to France, where discussions were held with the aim of strengthening India's defense capabilities.



19. India’s L&T has collaborated with which country's company Navantia for the development of 6 Submarines?

A.    Sudan

B.    Switzerland

C.    Sri Lanka

D.    Spain

Answer: Option (D)


In a significant development in the defense sector, India's renowned engineering conglomerate, LARSEN & TOUBRO (L&T), has entered into a strategic collaboration with Spain-based Navantia. This partnership aims to revolutionize the development of submarines, particularly in the context of India's P75 submarine project.



20. On which date is National Fish Farmers Day celebrated?

A.    July 09

B.    July 10

C.    July 11

D.    July 12

Answer: Option (B)


National Fish Farmers Day, celebrated on July 10th, is a special occasion that recognizes and appreciates the significant contributions of fish farmers, aquaculture industry professionals, and various stakeholders. This annual celebration serves as a reminder of the vital role they play in ensuring the availability of fish and promoting sustainable practices. Join us as we delve into the importance of this day and explore the remarkable world of fish farming.


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