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July 16, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state/UT Rural Livelihoods Mission received the SKOCH Award 2023?

A.    Pondicherry

B.    West Bengal

C.    Delhi

D.    Jammu & Kashmir

Answer: Option (D)


The Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission's recognition through the SKOCH Award 2023 is a testament to its commitment and dedication towards transforming rural livelihoods in the region. This accolade not only highlights their achievements but also inspires other states and organizations to adopt similar approaches and initiatives. The JKRLM serves as a shining example of how effective governance and strategic interventions can uplift communities and build a brighter future for all.



2. On which date is International Justice Day observed?

A.    July 15

B.    July 16

C.    July 17

D.    July 18

Answer: Option (C)


International Justice Day, a day of global significance, is observed on July 17th. This date holds great importance as it marks the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998, which established the International Criminal Court (ICC).



3. India's six-person team won two gold medals at the 64th International Mathematical Olympiad in 2023 in Japan. How many countries participated in the event?

A.    112

B.    108

C.    100

D.    95

Answer: Option (A)


India's six-person team emerged as shining stars at the 64th International Mathematical Olympiad, securing two gold medals and leaving a lasting impression on the global stage. Their remarkable performance is a reflection of their talent, hard work, and the support system that empowers them. As we celebrate their success, we also acknowledge the immense value of international competitions like the IMO in fostering academic excellence, promoting cultural exchange, and inspiring the next generation of mathematicians.



4. Which state government recently approved the inclusion of the Kui language in the 8th schedule?

A.    Goa

B.    Odisha

C.    Jharkhand

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option (B)


The inclusion of the Kui language in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India marks a significant milestone in the journey towards linguistic inclusivity and cultural preservation. This decision not only recognizes the historical and cultural importance of Kui but also empowers the Kondh community by providing them with a platform to showcase their language and heritage. It sets a positive precedent for the recognition of other marginalized languages and serves as a reminder of the richness and diversity of languages in our country. Let us celebrate this achievement and continue our efforts towards preserving and promoting linguistic diversity for generations to come.



5. In which country was the first International Mathematical Olympiad held in 1959?

A.    South Africa

B.    Turkey

C.    Romania

D.    Russia

Answer: Option (C)


The first International Mathematical Olympiad was held in Romania in 1959. It marked the beginning of a remarkable journey that has brought together brilliant minds from all corners of the globe. The IMO has grown into a global phenomenon, inspiring countless young mathematicians and fostering a deep appreciation for the beauty of mathematics. So, the next time you witness the intensity and excitement of the IMO, remember its humble origins and the country that started it all - Romania.



6. The Central Government has appointed Justices Ujjal Bhuyan and SV Bhatti as two new Supreme Court judges. Ujjal Bhuyan belongs to which state?

A.    Tripura

B.    Telangana

C.    Meghalaya

D.    Manipur

Answer: Option (B)


Justice Ujjal Bhuyan, the newly appointed Supreme Court judge, hails from the state of Telangana. His appointment, alongside Justice SV Bhatti, marks a significant milestone in the Indian judiciary. These appointments not only recognize the exceptional legal acumen of these individuals but also highlight the importance of regional representation within the Supreme Court. As Justice Ujjal Bhuyan takes up his new role, we can look forward to his valuable contributions to the Indian legal system.



7. The central government has doubled the income slab for EWS under PMAY-U in which city to provide relief to individuals seeking affordable homes?

A.    Mumbai

B.    Chennai

C.    Karnal

D.    Guwahati

Answer: Option (A)


The central government's decision to double the income slab for the EWS category under PMAY-U in Mumbai is a welcome move towards making affordable housing more accessible. By increasing the eligibility criteria, more individuals will have the opportunity to fulfill their dream of owning a home in a city known for its exorbitant real estate prices. This step will not only benefit the residents but also contribute to the growth and development of Mumbai as a more inclusive and equitable city.



8. Which state's Authoor betel leaves received the GI certificate?

A.    Tamil Nadu

B.    West Bengal

C.    Jammu & Kashmir

D.    Odisha

Answer: Option (A)


The Authoor betel leaves from Thoothukudi district in Tamil Nadu have rightfully earned the GI certificate, solidifying their position as a pride of the state. Their unique features, cultural significance, and the socio-economic impact they bring make them a valuable agricultural asset. As we celebrate this recognition, let us appreciate and support the efforts of the farmers who cultivate these exceptional leaves and continue to preserve the rich heritage associated with Authoor betel leaves.



9. The European Investment Bank is keen to extend 1 bn euro for green hydrogen and Renewable Energy projects in which country?

A.    Israel

B.    Iraq

C.    Italy

D.    India

Answer: Option (D)


The European Investment Bank's decision to extend 1 billion euros for green hydrogen and Renewable Energy projects in India marks a significant milestone in India's renewable energy journey. This investment will not only accelerate India's transition towards clean energy but also strengthen the collaboration between Europe and India in combating climate change. With the EIB's support, India is poised to emerge as a global leader in the renewable energy sector, setting an example for other nations to follow.



10. Which country agreed to extend the Black Sea grain deal?

A.    New Zealand

B.    Russia

C.    France

D.    Egypt

Answer: Option (B)


Russia's agreement to extend the Black Sea grain deal holds great significance for the global grain market. This extension ensures stability, promotes trade relationships, and reinforces Russia's position as a key player. As we move forward, it will be interesting to observe how this agreement shapes the future of the grain industry.



11. Who launched the USD 3.5-billion Chinese-designed nuclear project?

A.    Pakistan

B.    Qatar

C.    Panama

D.    Samoa

Answer: Option (A)


The launch of the USD 3.5 billion Chinese-designed nuclear project by the Prime Minister of Pakistan ushers in a new era of technological advancement and energy self-sufficiency. This remarkable feat showcases the unwavering commitment of Pakistan and China towards mutual progress and prosperity. As the nation embarks on this transformative journey, it is poised to reap the far-reaching benefits of clean and sustainable energy, bolstering its position on the global stage.



12. The Indian Government Mint celebrated the anniversary with commemorative souvenir coins?

A.    112th

B.    115th

C.    118th

D.    120th

Answer: Option (D)


The 120th anniversary of the Indian Government Mint is a momentous occasion that highlights the institution's enduring commitment to excellence. The release of commemorative souvenir coins encapsulates the mint's rich history, skilled craftsmanship, and its role in shaping India's numismatic landscape. As collectors and enthusiasts marvel at these exquisite pieces, they contribute to the preservation and celebration of the nation's cultural heritage for generations to come.



13. In which state did the International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA) and PIEDS BITS Pilani sign an agreement to support fintech?

A.    Odisha

B.    Assam

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Bihar

Answer: Option (C)


The partnership between IFSCA and PIEDS BITS Pilani marks a significant milestone in the journey to revolutionize fintech in Rajasthan. By combining regulatory expertise with entrepreneurial zeal, this collaboration is poised to spur innovation, nurture talent, and propel the state towards becoming a fintech powerhouse. As Rajasthan embraces the limitless possibilities of fintech, the IFSCA and PIEDS BITS Pilani partnership will serve as a catalyst for transformative change, shaping the future of finance in the digital era.


14. In which state was Project Gajah Kotha launched?

A.    Kerala

B.    Assam

C.    Bihar

D.    Gujarat

Answer: Option (B)


Assam's launch of Project Gajah Kotha serves as a shining example of proactive measures taken to address the human-elephant conflict. By promoting coexistence, raising awareness, and implementing preventive strategies, this initiative showcases the power of collaboration and community engagement in finding sustainable solutions. As Assam continues its efforts, other regions facing similar challenges can draw inspiration from Project Gajah Kotha to create a harmonious balance between humans and elephants.



15. How many members are there in the National Olympic Committee?

A.    30

B.    35

C.    40

D.    45

Answer: Option (D)


The National Olympic Committee consists of 45 members, represented by the Olympic Council of Asia. These committees play a crucial role in fostering sports development and promoting unity among nations. As we look forward to the 2022 Asian Games, let's celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship and support our dedicated athletes who will proudly represent their countries.



16. When is Nelson Mandela International Day observed?

A.    July 11

B.    July 14

C.    July 16

D.    July 18

Answer: Option (D)


Nelson Mandela International Day, observed on July 18, stands as a testament to the remarkable life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. This day serves as a global call to action, inspiring individuals to embrace Mandela's values and work towards a more just and equal society. Let us honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to positive change, promoting peace, and striving for a world where everyone can thrive.



17. In which state will the country's first Esport and Break Dance Academy be established?

A.    Uttar Pradesh

B.    Madhya Pradesh

C.    Himachal Pradesh

D.    Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Option (B)


Madhya Pradesh's pioneering step to establish the country's first Esport and Break Dance Academy is a testament to its forward-thinking approach and commitment to nurturing talent. By providing a dedicated platform for aspiring gamers and break dancers, the state opens doors to endless possibilities and paves the way for a vibrant future in the world of sports. Madhya Pradesh's visionary endeavor will undoubtedly inspire other states to explore and embrace the potential of emerging sports, further enriching the sporting landscape of the nation.



18. Which Prime Minister of Pakistan handed over power to the caretaker government ahead of general elections?

A.    Nawaz Sharif

B.    Imran Khan

C.    Shehnazz Bhutto

D.    Shehbaz Sharif

Answer: Option (D)


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's decision to hand over power to the caretaker government ahead of the general elections marks a significant milestone in Pakistan's political landscape. This transition of power reflects the commitment to democracy and fair elections in the country. As Pakistan prepares to embark on a new chapter, the role of the caretaker government becomes pivotal in ensuring a transparent and inclusive electoral process. With the nation's eyes set on the upcoming general elections, only time will reveal the impact and outcomes of this momentous decision.



19. Which profession did Ravindra Mahajani, who passed away, belong to?

A.    Actor

B.    Writer

C.    Singer

D.    Producer

Answer: Option (A)


Ravindra Mahajani will forever be remembered as a legendary actor who graced the Marathi cinema with his exceptional talent. His captivating performances and directorial ventures have left an indelible mark on the industry. As we bid farewell to this versatile artist, let us celebrate his remarkable journey and the profound impact he had on the world of Marathi cinema.




20. In which city did the Indian Prime Minister attend the Bastille Day Parade as the Guest of Honour?

A.    Dubai

B.    Paris

C.    London

D.    Abu Dhabi

Answer: Option (B)


PM Modi's visit to Paris for the Bastille Day Parade as the Guest of Honour was a momentous occasion that deepened the diplomatic bonds between India and France. The participation of the Indian armed forces contingent and the signing of bilateral agreements exemplified the growing partnership between the two nations. This visit will be remembered as a significant milestone in the history of India-France relations, marking the beginning of a new era of cooperation and friendship.


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