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July 5, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which country has achieved the distinction of being ranked as the most peaceful country in the world for the 15th consecutive time, as per the Global Peace Index?

A.    Iceland

B.    Finland

C.    Poland

D.    Switzerland

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a world plagued by conflicts and unrest, there is one country that shines as a beacon of peace and tranquility. For the 15th consecutive time, Iceland has achieved the distinction of being ranked as the most peaceful country in the world according to the Global Peace Index.

 

 

2. According to the World Bank and WTO Report 'Trade in Services for Development,' which two countries are poised to double their share in global commercial services exports?

A.    Russia and India

B.    France and India

C.    India and China

D.    Ukraine and Germany

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving landscape of global trade, certain countries have emerged as key players in the realm of commercial services exports. According to the World Bank and WTO Report 'Trade in Services for Development', two nations are positioned to double their share in this domain.

 

 

3. With which country did India hold the second edition of the JDCC meeting?

A.    Tajikistan

B.    Tanzania

C.    Turkmenistan

D.    Turkey

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the realm of international relations and defense cooperation, India has been actively engaged with various countries across the globe. One such significant event was the second edition of the Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting held between India and Tanzania. This blogpost aims to delve into the details of this meeting, highlighting its significance and outcomes.

 

 

4. In which city was the India-UK 'Electric Propulsion Technology Workshop' held?

A.    Kolkata

B.    Chennai

C.    Pune

D.    New Delhi

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, electric propulsion has emerged as a game-changer. Recently, the India-UK 'Electric Propulsion Technology Workshop' took place in a vibrant city, bringing together experts and enthusiasts to delve into the exciting possibilities of this field.


 

5. The United States has recently rejoined UNESCO. When did the USA formally withdraw from the organization?

A.    2016

B.    2018

C.    2020

D.    2022

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a recent turn of events, the United States has once again become a member of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. This development has sparked curiosity among many, leading to questions about the history of the USA's involvement with this prominent international organization.

 

 

6. Where was the world-famous Shravani Mela inaugurated?

A.    Deoghar

B.    Mumbai

C.    Hyderabad

D.    Haridwar

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Shravani Mela, inaugurated in Deoghar, takes devotees on a spiritual journey like no other. The festival's deep-rooted history, arduous pilgrimage, and soul-stirring rituals create an atmosphere of faith and devotion. As millions of devotees gather each year, the vibrant and enchanting aura of Shravani Mela makes it a truly unforgettable experience.

 

 

7. The birth anniversary of Alluri Sitaraman Raju was celebrated recently in Hyderabad. Which anniversary was it?

A.    122nd

B.    123rd

C.    124th

D.    125th

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a momentous event held recently in Hyderabad, the 125th Birth Anniversary of the legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sitaraman Raju was celebrated with great enthusiasm and reverence. The occasion was graced by the esteemed presence of the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, who delivered an inspiring address at the closing ceremony. Let us delve into the significance of this anniversary and the remarkable contributions of Alluri Sitaraman Raju.

 

 

8. Which Indian state had a special postal cover released to commemorate "9 Years of Statehood"?

A.    Meghalaya

B.    Manipur

C.    Telangana

D.    Assam

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a momentous tribute to the vibrant state of Telangana, Union Minister Kishan Reddy unveiled a special postal cover to commemorate "9 Years of Statehood." This significant event not only highlights the progress and achievements of Telangana but also pays homage to its rich cultural heritage. Let us delve into the details of this remarkable milestone and explore the captivating picture postcards showcasing the Buddhist heritage in Telangana's Bavapur Kurru.

 

 

9. In which city of Andhra Pradesh was the Sai Hira Global Convention Centre inaugurated?

A.    Vijayawada

B.    Visakhapatnam

C.    Tirupati

D.    Puttaparthi

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a momentous occasion, the Sai Hira Global Convention Centre in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, was virtually inaugurated by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This grand event brought together prominent dignitaries and devoted followers from around the world, marking a significant milestone in the city's cultural and architectural landscape.

 

 

10. Recently, the world's largest high-grade phosphate reserves were discovered in which country?

A.    Kazakhstan

B.    Nigeria

C.    Oman

D.    Norway

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Norway's recent discovery of the world's largest high-grade phosphate reserves marks a significant milestone for the country and the global phosphate industry. With its competitive edge, Norway has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain of this vital mineral and contribute to global food security. However, it is crucial for Norway to balance economic prosperity with environmental sustainability. By adopting responsible mining practices, Norway can harness the benefits of its hidden treasure while preserving its natural beauty for generations to come.


 

11. On which date is the International Day of Cooperatives observed?

A.    June 30

B.    July 01

C.    July 02

D.    July 03

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The International Day of Cooperatives is an annual observance that celebrates the cooperative movement and highlights the importance of cooperation in various sectors. This blogpost will explore the significance of this day, shed light on its history, and discuss the impact of cooperatives in our society.

 

 

12. Recently, the "Akshar River Cruise" was launched on which riverfront in Gujarat?

A.    Godavari

B.    Krishna River

C.    Mahanadi

D.    Sabarmati

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The Sabarmati Riverfront in Gujarat has always been a symbol of pride for the locals, serving as a hub of recreational activities and a serene escape from the bustling city. To further enhance this experience, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited have recently launched the "Akshar River Cruise" on the Sabarmati River. This exciting addition aims to offer visitors a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and charm of the Sabarmati Riverfront in a whole new way.

 

 

13. Which state/UT organized the 'Vitasta' program to promote its art, culture, and literature?

A.    Tamil Nadu

B.    Jammu & Kashmir

C.    West Bengal

D.    Pondicherry

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Jammu & Kashmir, a land of breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heritage, organized the 'Vitasta' program to showcase its diverse art, culture, literature, craftsmanship, and cuisine to the world.

 

 

14. Which country established a new Ministry of Investment to enhance economic competitiveness?

A.    Russia

B.    France

C.    UAE

D.    Japan

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a bold move to strengthen its position in the global market, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced the establishment of a new Ministry of Investment. This strategic initiative aims to develop the country's investment vision and enhance its economic competitiveness. With this new ministry in place, the UAE is poised to create a favorable environment for local and international investors, fostering economic growth and diversification. Let's delve into the details of this significant development.


 

15. In which state did Nadubhagom Chundan of the Nadubhagom Boat Club win the Raja Pramukhan Trophy?

A.    Gujarat

B.    Bihar

C.    Odisha

D.    Kerala

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In the realm of exhilarating boat races, the Raja Pramukhan Trophy holds a special place. This prestigious event showcases the strength and unity of teams competing in the tranquil waters of the Pampa river. Amidst fierce competition, one boat stood out in particular, capturing the hearts of spectators and emerging as the ultimate victor.

 

 

16. Qu-Dongyu, who has been re-elected unopposed as the head of FAO, belongs to which country?

A.    China

B.    Cuba

C.    Chad

D.    Colombia

Answer: Option (A)

In a significant development at the 43rd session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference, Qu-Dongyu has been re-elected unopposed as the head of FAO. This blogpost explores the re-election of Qu-Dongyu, his background, and the implications of his leadership for the FAO and global agriculture.


 

17. The International Buddhist Confederation celebrated Dhammachakra Pravartana Day on which date?

A.    July 04

B.    July 01

C.    July 02

D.    July 03

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The International Buddhist Confederation (I.B.C.) holds great significance in promoting the teachings and practices of Buddhism worldwide. One of the most auspicious events celebrated by the I.B.C. is Dhammachakra Pravartana Day.


 

18. When is World Sports Journalist Day observed?

A.    May 02

B.    June 02

C.    July 02

D.    August 02

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Sports journalism is a crucial aspect of the media landscape, bringing the excitement of athletic events and the stories behind the athletes to the forefront. It is a profession that deserves recognition and appreciation. Hence, on July 2nd each year, we celebrate World Sports Journalist Day, paying tribute to the dedicated individuals who bring us the thrilling world of sports.


 


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