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July 27, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Who has been awarded the 2023 Literary Award for the novel 'Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens'?

A.    Shankari Chandran

B.    Megna Patil

C.   Arundhati Roy

D.   Shashi Tharoor

Answer: Option (A)


Shankari Chandran's triumph in winning the 2023 Literary Award for 'Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens' is a celebration of her exceptional talent and dedication to the craft of storytelling. Her novel has left an indelible mark on the literary landscape, captivating readers and solidifying her place among the greats. As we applaud Chandran's well-deserved recognition, we eagerly anticipate the next chapter in her literary journey.



2. Jio Financial, along with which company, has announced a Joint Venture to revolutionize India's Mutual Fund Market?

A.    Mama Earth

B.    Samsung

C.   Amazon

D.   BlackRock

Answer: Option (D)


The collaboration between Jio Financial Services Ltd and BlackRock through the creation of Jio BlackRock marks a significant milestone in India's mutual fund industry. With its focus on technological innovation, broadening investment opportunities, and promoting financial inclusion, Jio BlackRock is poised to revolutionize the way Indians invest in mutual funds. As this joint venture takes flight, it holds the potential to shape the future of the mutual fund market, making it more accessible, diverse, and inclusive for all investors.



3. The Union Government proposed to sell up to what percentage in Rail Vikas Nigam?

A.    5.30%

B.    5.32%

C.   5.34%

D.   5.36%

Answer: Option (D)


The Union government's proposal to sell a stake of up to 5.36% in Rail Vikas Nigam marks a significant development in the company's trajectory. This stake sale has the potential to unlock value and generate substantial capital. As the transaction unfolds, it will be interesting to observe the subsequent changes and their impact on Rail Vikas Nigam's growth and strategic direction.




4. From which state did the Rajya Sabha pass a bill to expand the Scheduled Tribes list?

A.    Chhattisgarh

B.    Maharashtra

C.   Uttarakhand

D.   Mizoram

Answer: Option (A)


The Rajya Sabha's decision to expand the Scheduled Tribes list from Chhattisgarh marks a significant milestone in the journey towards equality and justice for tribal communities. Through this bill, the government aims to correct the spelling anomalies that have plagued official records for years. This step will not only bring about linguistic and cultural accuracy but also ensure that thousands of individuals receive their rightful entitlements and benefits. It is a testament to the commitment of the Indian government towards a more inclusive society.



5. Mahindra & Mahindra confirmed buying what amount of stake in RBL Bank?

A.    411 crore

B.    413 crore

C.   415 crore

D.   417 crore

Answer: Option (D)


The investment of ₹417 crores by Mahindra & Mahindra in RBL Bank marks a crucial milestone for both entities. It showcases Mahindra & Mahindra's commitment to diversification and growth, while providing RBL Bank with a strong strategic partner. This collaboration has the potential to create a win-win situation, driving mutual success and opening doors to new opportunities. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, all eyes will be on the Mahindra & Mahindra-RBL Bank partnership, anticipating the positive outcomes it can bring for both companies.



6. On which date is the death anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam being celebrated?

A.    July 27

B.    July 26

C.   July 25

D.   July 24

Answer: Option (A)


As we commemorate the death anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam on July 27, let us remember him not just as a brilliant scientist and a great leader, but as a guiding light who continues to inspire us to reach for the stars. His teachings, his vision, and his unwavering spirit are timeless reminders that with determination, perseverance, and a dream, we can achieve greatness. Let us honor his memory by embracing his values and carrying forward his legacy for generations to come.




7. On which date is World Nature Conservation Day being celebrated?

A.    May 28

B.    June 28

C.   July 28

D.   August 28

Answer: Option (C)


World Nature Conservation Day, celebrated on July 28, serves as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in preserving our planet. By understanding the significance of nature conservation, taking practical steps in our daily lives, and supporting global initiatives, we can contribute towards a sustainable and thriving future for generations to come. Let us make every day a nature conservation day by embracing a mindset of environmental stewardship and actively working towards the protection of our precious natural resources.



8. On which date is the 85th CRPF Raising Day observed?

A.    July 25

B.    July 27

C.   July 29

D.   July 31

Answer: Option (B)


The 85th CRPF Raising Day is a time to honor the courageous men and women who serve in this esteemed force. It is an occasion to express gratitude for their selfless dedication, sacrifices, and unwavering commitment to the nation. The CRPF's journey, marked by valor, resilience, and a deep sense of duty, continues to inspire generations to come. As we celebrate this milestone, let us remember that the CRPF's legacy is not merely confined to the annals of history but is a living testament to the indomitable spirit of our nation.



9. Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya has been appointed as Chief Justice of which High Court?

A.    Gujarat High Court

B.    Delhi High Court

C.   Himachal High Court

D.   Bombay High Court

Answer: Option (D)


The appointment of Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court marks a significant milestone in the Indian judicial system. His vast experience, legal acumen, and dedication to upholding justice make him a valuable asset to the judiciary. As citizens, we can look forward to positive changes and effective administration of justice under his leadership. The appointment of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court further reinforces the commitment to strengthening the judiciary. These appointments signify a step towards ensuring a robust and impartial justice system in India.



10. In which state was the first-ever transgender birth certificate issued to Noor Shekhawat?

A.    Rajasthan

B.    Odisha

C.   Assam

D.   Sikkim

Answer: Option (A)


The issuance of the first transgender birth certificate to Noor Shekhawat in Rajasthan marks a significant milestone towards promoting equality and inclusivity. It is a testament to the resilience and determination of the transgender community and the tireless efforts of advocates fighting for their rights. This historic event sets a precedent for future legal reforms and paves the way for a more inclusive and accepting society.



11. Over 700 refugees are yet to be repatriated to which country after they entered Manipur to escape the ongoing violence in their country?

A.    Pakistan

B.    Bangladesh

C.   Laos

D.   Myanmar

Answer: Option (D)


The plight of the refugees in Manipur serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for global cooperation and empathy. As the world grapples with the challenges of displacement and forced migration, it is essential to ensure the safety and well-being of those seeking refuge. The repatriation of over 700 refugees to Myanmar is a complex task, but with concerted efforts and unwavering determination, it is a goal that can be achieved.



12. On which date is the death anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam observed?

A.    July 22

B.    August 27

C.   July 27

D.   June 25

Answer: Option (C)


As we observe the death anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam on July 27, let us remember his vision, his passion, and his unwavering dedication to the progress of our nation. His legacy lives on, inspiring countless individuals to reach for the stars and make a positive difference in the world.



13. International Convention Centre complex Bharat Madapan was inaugurated in which Indian city?

A.    Mumbai

B.    New Delhi

C.   Hyderabad

D.   Allahabad

Answer: Option (B)


The inauguration of the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex Bharat Mandapam marks a significant milestone in India's journey towards becoming a global destination for conventions and exhibitions. With its world-class facilities, versatility, and cutting-edge technology, this architectural marvel is set to attract a multitude of events, fostering economic growth and cultural exchange. The IECC complex in New Delhi exemplifies India's commitment to creating a vibrant platform for knowledge sharing, innovation, and collaboration on the international stage.



14. Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Yojana is a scheme of which state?

A.    Uttar Pradesh

B.    Madhya Pradesh

C.   Himachal Pradesh

D.   Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Option (B)


Madhya Pradesh's Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Yojana has emerged as a beacon of hope for underprivileged women in the state. By providing financial assistance and opportunities, this scheme has empowered women to lead better lives and contribute to society. Through its successful implementation, Madhya Pradesh has set an example for other states to prioritize women's welfare and work towards their upliftment.



15. Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard has won which edition of the Tour de France?

A.    110th

B.    111th

C.   112th

D.   113th

Answer: Option (A)


In a triumphant moment on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard crossed the finish line, securing his place in cycling history as the champion of the 110th edition of the Tour de France. His remarkable journey, filled with dedication, perseverance, and unwavering spirit, serves as an inspiration to aspiring cyclists around the world. Vingegaard's victory is a testament to the power of determination and the pursuit of excellence in the face of adversity.



16. Which company appointed former Ashok Leyland MD R Seshasayee as chairman?

A.    Berger Paints

B.    Indigo Paints

C.   Asian Paints

D.   Kansai Nerolac Paints

Answer: Option (C)


The appointment of R Seshasayee as the Chairman of Asian Paints marks a pivotal moment for the renowned paint company. With his extensive experience, strategic acumen, and leadership capabilities, Seshasayee is poised to drive Asian Paints towards greater heights. This decision reflects Asian Paints' commitment to innovation, growth, and sustained market leadership. As the industry eagerly awaits the impact of this appointment, all eyes will be on Asian Paints' future endeavors under Seshasayee's guidance.



17. For the fifth consecutive year, which Public Sector Bank is ranked first in lending to state PSUs and corporations?

A.    Yes Bank

B.    Canara Bank

C.   Bank of Maharashtra

D.   SBI

Answer: Option (B)


Canara Bank's consistent ranking as the top public sector bank in lending to state PSUs and corporations is a testament to its commitment, expertise, and customer-centric approach. By understanding and addressing the unique needs of these entities, Canara Bank has built enduring relationships and solidified its position in the sector. As the banking landscape continues to evolve, Canara Bank remains steadfast in its dedication to supporting state-owned corporations and PSUs, contributing to the overall progress of the nation's economy.



18. S Phangnon Konyak, who made headlines, belongs to which state?

A.    Arunachal Pradesh

B.    Nagaland

C.   Assam

D.   Sikkim

Answer: Option (B)


S Phangnon Konyak's journey from Nagaland to becoming the state's first female Rajya Sabha MP is a testament to the power of perseverance, courage, and progressive ideals. Her trailblazing achievements serve as a beacon of hope, inspiring not only the people of Nagaland but individuals across the nation. With leaders like S Phangnon Konyak at the forefront, the future of politics in Nagaland shines brightly.



19. Swiggy launched a Co-branded Credit Card with which bank?

A.    HDFC Bank

B.    ICICI Bank

C.    PNB

D.    UCO Bank

Answer: Option (A)


The collaboration between Swiggy and HDFC Bank to launch a co-branded credit card marks a significant milestone in the realm of food delivery platforms. By combining their strengths, Swiggy and HDFC Bank have created a credit card that not only rewards customers for their loyalty but also enhances their dining experience. As more e-commerce platforms follow suit and forge partnerships with banks, the era of co-branded credit cards continues to reshape the way we interact with our favorite brands, opening doors to a world of exclusive benefits and personalized offerings.



20. On which date is World Hepatitis Day being observed?

A.    July 29

B.    July 28

C.   July 27

D.   July 26

Answer: Option (B)


World Hepatitis Day serves as a powerful reminder of the urgent need to address hepatitis as a global health priority. By spreading awareness, advocating for prevention measures, and promoting access to testing and treatment, we can work towards a future where hepatitis no longer poses a threat to individuals and communities worldwide. Let us join hands on July 28th and beyond to create a healthier world free from the burden of hepatitis.



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