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July 26, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state has officially been declared as a Lumpy Skin Disease Positive State?

A.   Nagaland

B.   Odisha

C.   Sikkim

D.   Assam

Answer: Option (A)


Nagaland's official declaration as a Lumpy Skin Disease Positive State highlights the severity of the situation and the urgent need to address the issue. The government's proactive measures, including vaccination campaigns, quarantine protocols, and public awareness initiatives, are crucial steps towards controlling the spread of the disease. By working together and taking necessary precautions, we can help protect the cattle population and ensure the well-being of both animals and the dairy industry in Nagaland.



2. Who has been designated as the Foreign Minister of China?

A.   Xi Jinping

B.   Qin Jinping

C.   Win Gang

D.   Wang Yi

Answer: Option (D)


 the recent designation of Wang Yi as China's Foreign Minister marks a significant change in the leadership of China's foreign affairs. As President Xi Jinping seeks to maintain stability and continuity, Wang Yi's return to this pivotal role showcases his diplomatic prowess and extensive experience. The international community will closely observe how Wang Yi steers China's foreign policy in the coming months and years. Only time will reveal the impact of this decision on China's position in global affairs.



3. On which date is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem observed?

A.   July 23

B.   July 24

C.   July 25

D.   July 26

Answer: Option (D)


The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, observed on July 26th, serves as a reminder of the crucial role mangroves play in maintaining coastal ecosystems. By understanding their ecological significance, addressing the threats they face, and actively participating in conservation efforts, we can ensure the preservation of these invaluable ecosystems for future generations.



4. In which country did the WHO identify the first case of MERS-CoV this year?

A.   Egypt

B.   Japan

C.   Singapore

D.   UAE

Answer: Option (D)


The WHO identified the first case of MERS-CoV in 2021 in the United Arab Emirates. This discovery emphasizes the importance of proactive surveillance and response systems to tackle emerging infectious diseases effectively. As the world continues to navigate through the challenges posed by MERS-CoV, global collaboration and vigilance remain paramount in safeguarding public health.



5. At which place was the "Anu Awareness Yatra - 2023" with the theme of 'Atoms in the service of the nation' launched?

A.   Kurukshetra

B.   Chennai

C.   Shillong

D.   Kalpakkam

Answer: Option (D)


The "Anu Awareness Yatra - 2023" with its captivating theme of 'Atoms in the service of the nation' took off at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam. This event not only showcased the advancements in nuclear science and technology but also aimed to bridge the gap between scientific institutions and the general public. By promoting awareness and understanding, the yatra played a crucial role in fostering a positive perception of atomic energy in society.



6. Hun Sen, who made headlines, is the prime minister of which country?

A.   Cambodia

B.   Thailand

C.   Maldives

D.   Singapore

Answer: Option (A)


Hun Sen's resignation marks a significant milestone in Cambodian politics. It signifies a potential turning point for a nation that has been under the firm grasp of one leader for decades. As Cambodia prepares for this transition, the world watches with anticipation to see how the new leadership will shape the country's future. The resignation of Hun Sen opens up possibilities for change, but it also raises concerns about continuity and the preservation of democratic values. Only the unfolding chapters of Cambodia's political narrative will reveal the true impact of this historic moment.



7. Which state Chief Minister joined the solidarity march for the Kuki-Zo people?

A.   Assam

B.   Mizoram

C.   Tripura

D.   Odisha

Answer: Option (B)


The 'Solidarity March' witnessed Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, along with his deputy, Ministers, and MLAs, coming together to support the cause of the Kuki-Zo people. Their resolute stand sends a powerful message that the struggles faced by marginalized communities cannot be ignored. Through unity and collective action, it is possible to bring about meaningful change and create a more inclusive society. The Solidarity March serves as a reminder that when leaders unite, their impact is amplified, and the voices of the marginalized find resonance.



8. Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023 is the largest bilateral military exercise of which country?

A.   Ukraine

B.   Australia

C.   Canada

D.   Kenya

Answer: Option (B)


Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023 stands as a testament to the enduring partnership between Australia and the United States. Through this bilateral military exercise, both nations strengthen their military capabilities, improve interoperability, and foster mutual understanding. The rigorous training and collaboration during Talisman Sabre contribute to greater regional security and readiness, ultimately ensuring a safer and more stable future.


9. For how many years has Tata Steel reappointed TV Narendran as MD and CEO?

A.   Two

B.   Three

C.   Four

D.   Five

Answer: Option (D)


Tata Steel's decision to reappoint Mr. T V Narendran as the MD and CEO for a term of five years reflects the company's confidence in his leadership capabilities. This strategic move ensures stability and continuity, allowing Tata Steel to build upon its legacy of excellence and drive continued growth. As Mr. Narendran takes the helm once again, the industry eagerly awaits the unfolding of a new chapter in Tata Steel's journey.



10. Kargil gets its first women police station in which state/UT?

A.   Ladakh

B.   Pondicherry

C.   Delhi

D.   Rajasthan

Answer: Option (A)


The establishment of Ladakh's first women's police station is a momentous occasion for the region, marking a significant step towards ensuring the safety and well-being of women. This progressive initiative not only addresses gender-specific crimes but also empowers women, enhances accessibility to justice, and promotes gender equality within the community. It serves as a beacon of hope and a testament to Ladakh's commitment towards creating a safer and more inclusive society.



11. Bishnu Pada Roy, who died recently, belongs to which profession?

A.   Director

B.   Singer

C.   Politician

D.   Teacher

Answer: Option (C)


In the wake of Bishnu Pada Roy's passing, we reflect on the remarkable journey of a politician who dedicated his life to serving the people. His profound impact on his community and his unwavering commitment to public service will be remembered for generations. Bishnu Pada Roy leaves behind a legacy that serves as a testament to the power of genuine leadership and the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others.



12. To which country does the DS-SAR satellite, carried by PSLV-C56, belong?

A.   Japan

B.   Singapore

C.   Israel

D.   Pakistan

Answer: Option (B)


The DS-SAR satellite, carried by PSLV-C56, belongs to Singapore. This remarkable satellite, developed through the collaboration of DSTA and ST Engineering, showcases Singapore's technological advancements and its commitment to space exploration. As we continue to witness breakthroughs in satellite technology, the DS-SAR satellite stands as a symbol of Singapore's ambition and vision for the future.



13. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, elected as the chair of WTO's 13th Ministerial Conference, belongs to which country?

A.   Greece

B.   Qatar

C.   Finland

D.   UAE

Answer: Option (D)


Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi's election as the chair of the 13th Ministerial Conference of the WTO marks a significant milestone in the organization's history. With his visionary leadership and the UAE's dedication to promoting global trade, the conference is expected to pave the way for enhanced cooperation, inclusive growth, and a brighter future for international trade.



14. Which country won the ACC Men's Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 title?

A.   Pakistan

B.   Russia

C.   France

D.   Egypt

Answer: Option (A)


The ACC Men's Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 witnessed incredible cricketing talent on display. Pakistan A's victory in the finals against India A showcased their determination, skill, and ability to rise to the occasion. The tournament served as a platform for emerging players to make their mark and prove their mettle. As the curtains closed on this thrilling event, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the next chapter in the journey of these talented players.



15. What is the increased interest rate on Employees Provident Fund Deposits for 2022-23?

A.   8.13%

B.   8.14%

C.   8.15%

D.   8.16%

Answer: Option (C)


The increased interest rate of 8.15% on EPF deposits for the financial year 2022-23 brings positive news for employees. It reflects the government's commitment to the welfare of workers and offers a higher return on their investments. EPF contributors can now plan their finances with greater confidence, knowing that their contributions will yield enhanced benefits in the coming year.



16. In which city of Gujarat was the SemiconIndia 2023 exhibition inaugurated?

A.   Lucknow

B.   Gandhinagar

C.   Jamnagar

D.   Ahmedabad

Answer: Option (B)


SemiconIndia 2023 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, proved to be a resounding success, bringing together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts under one roof. The exhibition not only showcased the latest advancements in semiconductor technology but also provided a platform for networking, learning, and collaboration. As Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel inaugurated the event, it symbolized Gujarat's commitment to fostering technological innovation and paving the way for a brighter future. SemiconIndia 2023 will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the semiconductor industry, inspiring further breakthroughs and propelling the field towards new horizons.



17. In which year was the Ocean Seven Challenge devised?

A.   2007

B.   2008

C.   2009

D.   2010

Answer: Option (B)


In just over a decade since its inception, the Ocean Seven Challenge has become an iconic test of human endurance and a testament to the indomitable human spirit. Devised in 2008, this marathon swimming challenge pushes swimmers to their limits as they navigate seven treacherous channels across the globe. From battling icy waters to unpredictable currents, those who take on this extraordinary feat demonstrate unwavering determination, resilience, and a passion for conquering the waves. So, if you ever find yourself at the edge of the ocean, contemplating the depths that lie ahead, remember the Ocean Seven Challenge and the extraordinary individuals who have dared to make their mark on open water swimming history.



18. Which country's parliament passed a bill to limit the powers of the judiciary amid mass protests?

A.   Israel

B.   Italy

C.   Indonesia

D.   Sri Lanka

Answer: Option (A)


As tensions continue to rise in Israel, the passing of the bill to limit the powers of the judiciary marks a significant moment in the country's legal and political landscape. The protests and debates surrounding this law highlight the importance of an independent judiciary and the delicate balance of power within a democratic society. The true impact of this law remains to be seen, but its ramifications will undoubtedly shape the future of Israel's legal system.



19. Pan Gongsheng has been appointed to lead the central bank of which country?

A.   Cuba

B.   Afghanistan

C.   China

D.   Siberia

Answer: Option (C)


Pan Gongsheng's appointment as the leader of China's central bank marks a significant milestone in the country's financial landscape. His expertise and track record position him as a capable leader to navigate the complex challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. As the world observes the impact of his decisions, only time will reveal the true extent of his influence on China's economy and its place in the global financial arena.



20. Which state reported the highest crime rate against people belonging to the Scheduled Caste group?

A.   Uttarakhand

B.   Bihar

C.   Haryana

D.   Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (D)


Madhya Pradesh stands out as the state with the highest crime rate against people belonging to the Scheduled Caste group, based on the latest data from the NCRB. This revelation underscores the need for collective action, awareness, and policy reforms to ensure the safety, dignity, and equal rights of all individuals. It is imperative for society, authorities, and citizens alike to work together to eradicate such crimes and create a more inclusive and just society for everyone.




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