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July 4, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which bank has launched digital services under the 'Project WAVE' initiative?

A.    Indian Bank

B.    Central Bank of India

C.    Bank of Maharashtra

D.    Bank of India

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In the era of digitalization, banks are embracing technology to enhance their services and provide a seamless banking experience to customers. One such bank that has taken a significant step towards digital transformation is Indian Bank. Under their initiative called 'Project WAVE,' Indian Bank has launched a range of innovative digital services, revolutionizing the way customers interact with their banking needs.

 


 




2. Which country has become the first to implement a complete ban on thin plastic bags?

A.    Kazakhstan

B.    Germany

C.    Australia

D.    New Zealand

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Plastic waste has become a global concern, and countries around the world are taking steps to address this issue.

 


 




3. Who has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the State Bank of India?

A.    Kameshwar Rao Kodavanti

B.    Ravi Singh Duhan

C.    Uma Mehta

D.    Harshita Bhargava

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The State Bank of India, known as the country's largest lender, recently made an exciting announcement regarding its leadership team. Kameshwar Rao Kodavanti has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the prestigious institution. This decision has sparked curiosity and interest among banking enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.

 


 




4. On which date is International Plastic Bag Free Day observed?

A.    July 02

B.    July 03

C.    July 04

D.    July 05

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

International Plastic Bag Free Day is an annual observance held on July 3rd, dedicated to shedding light on the detrimental impact of disposable plastic bags on our environment. This day serves as a reminder for individuals, communities, and governments worldwide to take proactive steps towards reducing plastic bag usage and adopting sustainable alternatives.

 


 




5. Who has been appointed as the Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)?

A.    Wang Yilin

B.    Qu-Dongyu

C.    Dai Houliang

D.    Ping Miao

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a significant development for global food security, the 43rd session of the conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently took place in Rome. Among the key highlights of this conference was the re-election of Qu-Dongyu as the Director General of FAO.

 


 




6. On which date is World Sports Journalist Day celebrated?

A.    July 01

B.    July 02

C.    July 03

D.    July 04

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

World Sports Journalist Day is a momentous occasion celebrated globally on July 2nd each year. It serves as a tribute to the dedicated professionals who bring us the latest updates, stories, and insights from the world of sports.

 



 

 




7. Which edition of ZSI Day did the Zoological Survey of India recently celebrate with a special focus on 'Mission Life'?

A.    105th

B.    106th

C.    107th

D.    108th

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) recently marked a significant milestone as it celebrated the 108th edition of ZSI Day. With a special focus on 'Mission Life,' this edition aimed to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity conservation and the need to protect our natural heritage. The event witnessed the presence of esteemed guests and experts who emphasized the significance of preserving nature and its invaluable gifts. Let's delve into the highlights of this remarkable celebration.

 


 




8. France has partnered with which country to accelerate the shift towards clean energy as part of a trilateral initiative with India?

A.    Germany

B.    Russia

C.    UAE

D.    Canada

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a recent political development, Ajit Pawar, a prominent leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), has taken oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. This unexpected turn of events has captured the attention of the public and raised several questions about the state's political landscape.

 


 




9. Ajit Pawar, a leader of the NCP, has been sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of which state?

A.    Maharashtra

B.    Bihar

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Gujarat

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a world grappling with the urgent need for sustainable solutions, France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have joined forces to spearhead a trilateral initiative aimed at accelerating the shift towards clean energy. This groundbreaking partnership also involves India, a country with immense potential for renewable energy adoption.

 


 




10. The traditional soil festival 'Chikal Kalo' was recently celebrated in which state?

A.    Rajasthan

B.    Punjab

C.    Goa

D.    Telangana

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Goa, a state known for its pristine beaches and vibrant culture, recently celebrated the traditional clay festival called 'Chikal Kalo' with great enthusiasm. This unique festival, held annually on Ashadha Dwadashi, attracts locals and tourists alike to experience the joyous celebration of mud and art.

 


 




11. The Startup20 Shikhar Summit has commenced in which city in Haryana?

A.    Gurugram

B.    Karnal

C.    Rohtak

D.    Panchkula

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The Startup20 Shikhar Summit, organized by the Startup20 Engagement Group under India's G20 Presidency, has taken off in full swing. This highly anticipated event is set to make waves in the startup ecosystem, and it all unfolds in the bustling city of Gurugram.

 


 




12. Which company has achieved the milestone of becoming the world's most valuable company with a market capitalization of $3 trillion?

A.    Apple

B.    Aramco

C.    Berkshire Hathaway

D.    Tesla

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In the fast-paced world of technology and finance, companies constantly strive to reach new heights and achieve unprecedented success. Among the giants that dominate the market, one company has recently made waves by crossing an astonishing milestone – becoming the world's most valuable company with a market capitalization of $3 trillion.

 


 




13. In the Global Peace Index, what is the rank of India?

A.    125th

B.    126th

C.    127th

D.    128th

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an annual report that measures the relative peacefulness of nations and regions around the world. It takes into account various indicators such as levels of violence, crime rates, political instability, and militarization.

 


 




14. Who has been appointed as the new National Cybersecurity Coordinator (NCSC)?

A.    Arjun Yadav

B.    M U Nair

C.    K Sundram

D.    Neha Vasishta

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, the role of a National Cybersecurity Coordinator (NCSC) holds immense significance. It is crucial to have a competent individual at the helm to navigate the complexities of cyber warfare and safeguard national interests.

 


 




15. How many months has the tenure of Brajendra Navnit as India's ambassador to WTO been extended?

A.    Six

B.    Seven

C.    Eight

D.    Nine

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a recent development, the Indian government made an important decision regarding the tenure of Brajendra Navnit as the Ambassador of India to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This blog post delves into the details of this extension and its significance in the realm of international trade. Let's explore.

 


 




16. How many fake entities have been recorded in GST registration so far?

A.    9,000

B.    10,000

C.    11,000

D.    12,000

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The issue of fake entities in Goods and Services Tax (GST) registration has raised concerns and grabbed attention in recent times.

 


 




17. Who emerged as the winner of the Austrian Grand Prix 2023 among the following players?

A.    Max Verstappen

B.    Aston Martin

C.    Fernando Alonso

D.    Sergio Perez

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The Austrian Grand Prix 2023 proved to be an exhilarating race filled with anticipation and excitement. Formula One enthusiasts from around the world eagerly awaited the outcome of this prestigious event.

 


 




18. Which bank recently inaugurated 34 transaction banking hubs?

A.    ICICI Bank

B.    State Bank of India

C.    Allahabad Bank

D.    Kotak Mahindra Bank

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The State Bank of India (SBI), a prominent banking institution in India, recently marked its 68th foundation day with a significant development. In an effort to enhance its transactional banking services, SBI inaugurated 34 Transaction Banking Hubs across 21 district centers in the country. This move is poised to have a profound impact on the banking landscape and customer experience. Let's delve into the details of this noteworthy development.

 


 




19. On which date is the Independence Day of the United States celebrated?

A.    July 02

B.    July 04

C.    July 06

D.    July 01

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Independence Day, a day of great significance and patriotism in the United States, is celebrated on July 4th each year. This federal holiday marks the anniversary of the declaration of independence, a historic event that paved the way for the birth of a new nation.

 


 




20. In which city has India's first 'Police Drone Unit' been launched?

A.    Hyderabad

B.    Chennai

C.    Ahmedabad

D.    Kanpur

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking move to enhance aerial surveillance and bolster crime detection capabilities, the Greater Chennai City Police (GCP) launched India's first 'Police Drone Unit' on June 29, 2023. With the utilization of advanced drone technology, this unit aims to revolutionize law enforcement practices in Chennai and pave the way for a safer city. Let's delve into the details of this pioneering initiative and its potential impact on crime prevention and public safety.


 




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