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July 31, 2023 Current Affairs

1. What is the main objective of the ULLAS initiative launched during the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam 2023?

A.    To provide vocational skills to individuals aged 15 and above

B.    To promote financial literacy and legal literacy

C.   To create a comprehensive learning ecosystem for basic literacy and essential life skills

D.   To offer incentives for student volunteers in education programs

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

the ULLAS initiative launched during the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam 2023 aims to create a comprehensive learning ecosystem that encompasses basic literacy and essential life skills. By focusing on bridging the gaps in education, promoting financial and legal literacy, and empowering individuals across the nation, ULLAS paves the way for a brighter and more inclusive future. With its unwavering commitment to education, ULLAS sets a new standard for educational initiatives, making a profound impact on society as a whole.

 


 




2. What is the concept behind the "Har Ghar Tiranga" programme mentioned in the news?

A.    Encouraging people to participate in gardening and plant more trees.

B.    Honouring the sacrifices made for the freedom of the country.

C.   Promoting environmental cleanliness through waste management.

D.   Supporting local artisans and craftsmen to create flags for Independence Day.

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

 the "Har Ghar Tiranga" programme holds profound significance in honoring the sacrifices made for our freedom. By hoisting the tricolor flag at our homes, we not only pay tribute to our nation's history but also foster patriotism, strengthen our national identity, and create a sense of unity among fellow citizens. So, let us embrace this initiative and proudly display the tricolor to commemorate the sacrifices that shaped the India we know today.

 


 




3. Who inaugurated the new building of the Assam Legislative Assembly on July 30th?

A.    Om Birla

B.    Himanta Biswa Sarma

C.   Biswajit Daimary

D.   Gulab Chand Kataria

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The inauguration of the new Assam Legislative Assembly building marked a significant milestone in the state's democratic journey. The fusion of tradition and modernity, the presence of distinguished leaders, and the symbolism of progress all contribute to its historical importance. This architectural marvel will continue to be a catalyst for positive change, serving as a hub for democratic discourse and decision-making in the years to come.

 


 




4. Who has been appointed as the new Director of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)?

A.    Prof Ganesan Kannabiran

B.    Prof Information Systems

C.   Dean of Research and Consultancy

D.   NIT Trichy

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The appointment of Prof Ganesan Kannabiran as the new Director of NAAC brings immense hope and optimism for the future of higher education in India. With his visionary leadership and expertise, coupled with NAAC's commitment to quality enhancement, we can anticipate significant strides in promoting excellence, innovation, and inclusivity in the education sector. Prof Kannabiran's appointment is a testament to the collective efforts to nurture a culture of quality education and ensure a brighter future for generations to come.

 


 




5. Who has been confirmed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)?

A.    Nisha Desai Biswal

B.    Joe Biden

C.   President Barack Obama

D.   Samman Award

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Nisha Desai Biswal's appointment as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation marks a significant milestone for both her career and the organization itself. With her extensive background in international development and her passion for creating positive change, we can expect great things from her leadership. The DFC is poised to continue its important work under her guidance, contributing to global economic growth and sustainable development.

 


 




6. Who is set to receive the first Maharashtra Udyog Ratna Award from the Maharashtra Government?

A.    Uday Samant

B.    Ratan Tata

C.   Maharashtra Bhushan

D.   Tata Group

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

the first Maharashtra Udyog Ratna Award is set to be bestowed upon the distinguished industrialist, Ratan Tata. His contributions to the industrial sector and his transformative leadership have earned him this prestigious honor. Ratan Tata's vision, innovation, and philanthropy have not only shaped the Tata Group but have also left an indelible impact on Maharashtra's industrial landscape. We congratulate Ratan Tata on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to witnessing his continued influence and contributions to the business world.

 


 




7. What is the purpose of the Guarantee Scheme for Corporate Debt (GSCD) associated with the CDMDF?

A.    To provide insurance coverage for corporate debt securities held by mutual funds.

B.    To offer a guarantee against debt raised by the CDMDF during market dislocation.

C.   To protect investors from losses in the corporate debt market.

D.   To regulate the functioning of corporate debt markets in India.

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

the Guarantee Scheme for Corporate Debt (GSCD) associated with the Corporate Debt Market Development Fund (CDMDF) serves a vital purpose in the Indian financial landscape. By offering a guarantee against debt raised by the CDMDF during market dislocation, the GSCD plays a crucial role in maintaining stability, protecting investors, and fostering the growth of the corporate debt market. It acts as a safety net, instilling confidence and attracting more participants to engage in the corporate debt market. With the GSCD in place, investors can navigate through uncertain times with greater assurance, contributing to a resilient and regulated corporate debt market in India.



 




8. When did the 2023 World Aquatics Championships take place?

A.    July 14 to July 30

B.    June 1 to June 15

C.   August 10 to August 25

D.   September 5 to September 20

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan truly lived up to its reputation as a pinnacle event in the world of aquatic sports. From the unforgettable opening ceremony to the breathtaking displays of talent and skill in swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo, this championship left an indelible mark on the hearts of athletes and fans alike. With each competition, records were broken, dreams were realized, and the world witnessed the power of human potential in the water. Until the next World Aquatics Championships, let's cherish the memories created in Fukuoka.

 


 




9. Who are the authors of the book 'Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam: Memories Never Die'?

A.    A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Dr. Nazema Maraikayar

B.    Dr. Nazema Maraikayar and Dr. Y.S. Rajan

C.   Dr. Y.S. Rajan and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

D.   Dr. Nazema Maraikayar and Amit Shah

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam: Memories Never Die' is a poignant tribute to the life and achievements of Dr. Abdul Kalam. Authored by Dr. Nazema Maraikayar and Dr. Y.S. Rajan, this book encapsulates the essence of a remarkable individual who continues to inspire generations. Through their collaborative efforts, the authors have ensured that the memories of Dr. Abdul Kalam will forever remain alive in the hearts and minds of readers worldwide.

 


 




10. What is the current estimated tiger population in India and what is its annual growth rate?

A.    4,000 tigers with a growth rate of 5.2%

B.    3,500 tigers with a growth rate of 7.8%

C.   3,925 tigers with a growth rate of 6.1%

D.   4,200 tigers with a growth rate of 4.5%

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

India's tiger population currently stands at an estimated 3,925, with an annual growth rate of 6.1%. This figure showcases India's remarkable commitment to conserving these iconic big cats. However, it is crucial to remain vigilant and continue the collective efforts to protect tigers and their habitats. By doing so, we can ensure the long-term survival of these magnificent creatures for future generations to admire and cherish.

 


 




11. What is the theme of World Ranger Day 2023?

A.    Protecting Endangered Species

B.    30 by 30

C.   Global Biodiversity Conservation

D.   Ecosystem Sustainability

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

World Ranger Day 2023 brings attention to the "30 by 30" theme, urging us to take decisive action for global biodiversity conservation. By conserving at least 30 percent of the planet's areas by 2030, we can protect endangered species, promote ecosystem sustainability, and preserve the irreplaceable natural wonders that enrich our lives. On this day, let us honor the courage and dedication of rangers worldwide, and join hands to create a sustainable future for generations to come.

 



 



12. Which team won the title of Torneo del Centenario 2023 in women's hockey?

A.    India

B.    Spain

C.   England

D.   France

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The Torneo del Centenario 2023 in women's hockey witnessed the Indian women's hockey team rise to the occasion and claim the title. Their exceptional performances throughout the tournament and their resounding victory in the final match against Spain solidified their place as champions. Congratulations to the Indian women's hockey team for their remarkable achievement in this prestigious competition!

 


 




13. What is the 'CM Command Centre' launched in Uttar Pradesh?

A.    A new administrative building

B.    A technological initiative for evaluating governance

C.   A cultural centre for performing arts

D.   A medical facility for rural areas

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The 'CM Command Centre' in Uttar Pradesh marks a remarkable step towards transforming governance through technology. By embracing innovation and leveraging data-driven insights, this initiative has the potential to revolutionize the administrative landscape of the state. As the command centre continues to evolve and expand its capabilities, it holds the promise of ushering in an era of efficient, transparent, and citizen-centric governance, ultimately benefiting the people of Uttar Pradesh.

 


 




14. Who has been selected as the next Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Engineering Projects India Ltd (EPIL)?

A.    Dhirendra Singh Rana

B.    Shivendra Nath

C.   Naya Raipur Development Authority

D.   Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Shivendra Nath's appointment as the next CMD of Engineering Projects India Ltd (EPIL) marks a crucial milestone for the organization. With his extensive experience, leadership skills, and profound knowledge of project management, Nath is poised to bring about positive changes and drive EPIL towards a successful future. The selection of a capable leader like Nath affirms EPIL's commitment to excellence and reinforces its position as a trailblazer in the industry.

 


 




15. Where has Amazon India opened its first-ever floating store?

A.    Ganges River

B.    Yamuna River

C.   Dal Lake

D.   Arabian Sea

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Amazon India's first-ever floating store on Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir is a remarkable blend of convenience, innovation, and sustainability. By providing a unique shopping experience amidst the tranquil waters of Dal Lake, Amazon India has not only expanded its reach but also contributed to the growth and development of the local community. This floating store serves as a testament to the endless possibilities that arise when technology and nature intertwine.

 


 




16. Under India's G20 Presidency, which coalition was launched by Union Minister Bhupender Yadav to promote resource efficiency and circular economy practices globally?

A.    Sustainable Industry Practices Initiative (SIPI)

B.    Global Environmental Sustainability Coalition (GESC)

C.   Circular Resource Management Alliance (CRMA)

D.   Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Industry Coalition (RECEIC)

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The launch of the Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Industry Coalition (RECEIC) marks a significant step towards promoting resource efficiency and circular economy practices globally. Union Minister Bhupender Yadav's initiative under India's G20 Presidency showcases a commitment to sustainable industry practices and lays the foundation for a greener future. As RECEIC brings together diverse stakeholders and spearheads collaborative efforts, it holds the potential to drive transformative change and foster a circular economy framework that ensures resource optimization and environmental sustainability.

 


 




17. Who secured her first WTA title in her home country by dominating Laura Siegemund with a commanding 6-0, 6-1 triumph in Warsaw, Poland?

A.    Aryna Sabalenka

B.    Iga Swiatek

C.   Caroline Garcia

D.   Jessica Pegula

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Iga Swiatek's commanding triumph in Warsaw, securing her first WTA title in her home country, will forever be etched in tennis history. Her exceptional talent, unwavering determination, and remarkable skills have propelled her to new heights. As Swiatek continues to make her mark on the tennis world, her journey serves as an inspiration for aspiring athletes worldwide.

 


 




18. What significant achievement is commemorated on National Mountain Climbing Day?

A.    Successful ascent of Mount Everest

B.    Completing a solo trek across Antarctica

C.   Crossing the Grand Canyon on foot

D.   Conquering all 46 peaks of the Adirondack Mountains

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

National Mountain Climbing Day celebrates the extraordinary achievement of Bobby Matthews and Josh Madigan, who conquered all 46 peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Their journey serves as a reminder of the human spirit's ability to overcome challenges and reach new heights. So, on this special day, let's honor their accomplishment and find inspiration in their story.

 


 




19. What is the name of Amazon India's last-mile delivery program that collaborates with local stores for efficient delivery?

A.    QuickShip

B.    SwiftDeliver

C.   PrimeCourier

D.   I Have Space

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Amazon India's 'I Have Space' program revolutionizes last-mile delivery by harnessing the power of local stores and businesses. This collaborative approach not only ensures faster and more reliable deliveries for customers but also empowers local entrepreneurs and fosters economic growth. With its positive impact on sustainability and customer experience, 'I Have Space' epitomizes Amazon's dedication to innovation and customer-centricity, setting new standards in the e-commerce industry.

 


 




20. When is the International Day of Friendship celebrated?

A.    June 30th

B.    July 15th

C.   July 30th

D.   August 10th

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The International Day of Friendship, celebrated on July 30th, serves as a reminder of the importance of friendship in fostering unity, understanding, and peace. It encourages us to appreciate and nurture our friendships while also promoting global connections. So, let us take this opportunity to reach out to our friends and celebrate the bonds that bring us together.


 




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