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July 9, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which Indian king commissioned the construction of the Lingaraj Temple?

A.    King Jajati Keshari

B.    Rajaraja I

C.    Rajendra Chola I

D.    Krishna Deva Raya

Answer: Option (A)


The Lingaraj Temple stands majestically in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, captivating visitors with its architectural grandeur and spiritual significance. But have you ever wondered who commissioned the construction of this magnificent temple?



2. Which Indian state has recently experienced an outbreak of the highly contagious animal disease called Peste Des Petits Ruminants, resulting in the death of 60 sheep and goats?

A.    Himachal Pradesh

B.    Andhra Pradesh

C.    Arunachal Pradesh

D.    Telangana

Answer: Option (A)


Peste Des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious animal disease, has recently made its presence felt in the scenic state of Himachal Pradesh. This outbreak has caused significant damage to the livestock industry and raised concerns among both farmers and authorities.



3. The Chief Minister of Karnataka presented a budget of ₹3.27 lakh crore, including 5 guarantee schemes costing ₹52,000 crore. What is the name of the Chief Minister of Karnataka?

A.    Siddaramaiah

B.    V. S. Acharya

C.    Y. Devendrappa

D.    Vijayendra Yeddyurappa

Answer: Option (A)


The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, recently presented a budget of ₹3.27 lakh crore, outlining the government's plans for the state's development and welfare. This comprehensive budget includes 5 guarantee schemes, amounting to ₹52,000 crore.



4. Which state government has decided to permit all restaurants across the state to operate 24×7?

A.    Jharkhand

B.    Rajasthan

C.    Haryana

D.    Punjab

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant move towards boosting the hospitality sector, the government of Haryana has taken a progressive step by allowing all restaurants across the state to operate 24x7. This decision comes as a welcome change, as it eliminates the restrictions previously imposed on their closing time.



5. How many agri-drones will IFFCO acquire to encourage the utilization of nano fertilizers nationwide?

A.    2,500

B.    2,700

C.    2,900

D.    3,100

Answer: Option (A)


In a groundbreaking move towards modernizing agriculture practices, IFFCO, one of the leading agricultural cooperatives, has recently announced its plan to acquire an impressive fleet of 2,500 agri-drones. This strategic initiative is aimed at encouraging the nationwide utilization of nano fertilizers, marking a significant leap towards sustainable and efficient farming practices.



6. Israel announced an investment of USD 11 million for delivery technology, health and technology solutions for schools, and campus security. What is the capital of Israel?

A.    Hebron

B.    Beirut

C.    Tel Aviv

D.    Jerusalem

Answer: Option (D)


Israel, a country known for its innovation and technological advancements, recently made headlines with its announcement of an $11 million investment. This investment aims to enhance delivery technology, improve health and technology solutions for schools, and strengthen campus security.



7. Which bank recently launched its virtual branch in the Metaverse?


B.    BOB

C.    HDFC

D.    PNB

Answer: Option (D)


In a groundbreaking move, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has recently launched its virtual branch, PNB Metaverse. This innovative concept revolutionizes the way customers engage with their banking needs and brings the future of banking into the present.



8. Who has been designated as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal?

A.    Justice Sheo Kumar Singh

B.    Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul

C.    Justice J. B. Pardiwala

D.    Justice Rajesh Bindal

Answer: Option (A)


In a significant development, the Central government has designated Justice Sheo Kumar Singh as the Acting Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). This move comes as a crucial step towards ensuring effective environmental governance and sustainable development in the country. Let's delve into the details of this appointment and the significance it holds.



9. In which state did Prime Minister Modi inaugurate highway projects promoting wildlife conservation?

A.    Tripura

B.    Manipur

C.    Maharashtra

D.    Chhattisgarh

Answer: Option (D)


Highways are often seen as symbols of development and progress, but what if they could coexist harmoniously with wildlife? In a remarkable move towards wildlife conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated highway projects in Chhattisgarh that are specifically designed to be wildlife-friendly. These projects aim to strike a balance between infrastructure development and the preservation of precious ecosystems. Let's delve into the details of these initiatives and the positive impact they are set to have on the region.



10. Which Indian state implemented the 'Gandak-Ganga River Link Scheme'?

A.    Sikkim

B.    Gujarat

C.    Goa

D.    Bihar

Answer: Option (D)


In a bid to harness the potential of its water resources and ensure better irrigation facilities, the Indian state of Bihar has implemented the ambitious 'Gandak-Ganga River Link Scheme'. Under this scheme, rivers Gandak and Ganga will be interconnected, paving the way for enhanced water management and agricultural benefits.



11. Which Indian state has announced the initiation of 'Project Rail' to ensure quality education?

A.    Jharkhand

B.    Karnataka

C.    Nagaland

D.    Telangana

Answer: Option (A)


In a significant move towards ensuring quality education, the Indian state of Jharkhand has unveiled 'Project Rail' (Regular Assessment for Improved Learning). Spearheaded by Shashi Ranjan, Deputy Commissioner of Khunti district, this initiative aims to revolutionize the education system, particularly in rural areas. Let's delve into the details of this groundbreaking project and its potential impact on the educational landscape of Jharkhand.



12. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), based in China, recently stated that there is "no evidence" of it being dominated by the ruling Communist Party. Where is the headquarters of AIIB located?

A.    Chengdu

B.    Shanghai

C.    Beijing

D.    Guangzhou

Answer: Option (C)


The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been a subject of intrigue and speculation since its establishment. Recently, the AIIB made a bold statement, denying any evidence of being dominated by the ruling Communist Party of China.



13. Which crop in Maharashtra and Karnataka states is mostly affected by CMV and ToMV viruses?

A.    Ridge gourd

B.    Bottle gourd

C.    Potato

D.    Tomato

Answer: Option (D)


Tomato farming is an essential agricultural practice in Maharashtra and Karnataka. However, recent reports have highlighted the alarming decline in tomato yields in these states. The culprit behind this devastation lies in the CMV (Cucumber Mosaic Virus) and ToMV (Tomato Mosaic Virus) viruses.


14. Which state emerged as the winner of the 6th Youth Women's National Boxing Championship?

A.    Chhattisgarh

B.    Haryana

C.    Uttarakhand

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option (B)


Sports enthusiasts and boxing fans gathered with bated breath as the 6th Youth Women's National Boxing Championship took place in the vibrant city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The event showcased the remarkable talent and determination of young female boxers from various states across India.



15. Who has received the British National Award for Best Director for the movie 'What's Love Got To Do With It'?

A.    S. S. Rajamouli

B.    Shekhar Kapur

C.    Shyam Benegal

D.    Mira Nair

Answer: Option (B)


In the world of cinema, certain directors possess an uncanny ability to captivate audiences with their storytelling prowess and visual brilliance. One such luminary is Shekhar Kapur, a visionary filmmaker who has left an indelible mark on the industry.



16. Tamim Iqbal, who announced his retirement from international cricket, served as the captain of the cricket team of which country?

A.    Afghanistan

B.    Nepal

C.    Bangladesh

D.    Pakistan

Answer: Option (C)


Cricket fans around the world were taken by surprise when Tamim Iqbal, the renowned cricketer, announced his retirement from international cricket. This decision came at a crucial time, just before the ODI World Cup in India, where he was set to lead the Bangladesh cricket team.



17. Which state government in India initiated the 'Mera Bill Mera Adhikar Yojana'?

A.    Assam

B.    Manipur

C.    Haryana

D.    Rajasthan

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant development, Krishan Mishra has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB) of India. Effective from August 1, 2023, this appointment marks a new phase for the organization and its commitment to financial planning standards. Let's delve into the details of this appointment and its implications for the FPSB India.



18. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of The Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB) of India?

A.    Neal Mohan

B.    Krishan Mishra

C.    Leena Nair

D.    Arvind Krishna

Answer: Option (B)


In a commendable effort to empower taxpayers and promote transparency, the state government of Haryana took a significant step forward by initiating the 'Mera Bill Mera Adhikar Yojana'. This visionary scheme, launched by Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala during the GST Day-2023 program in Gurugram district, aims to revolutionize the tax system in the state and foster a sense of ownership among taxpayers.



19. The United States has decided to provide cluster bombs and armoured vehicles as an aid to which country?

A.    India

B.    Ukraine

C.    Russia

D.    France

Answer: Option (B)


The United States, under President Joe Biden's administration, has recently made a significant decision to provide cluster bombs and armoured vehicles as aid to a particular country. This move has sparked interest and raised questions regarding the recipient country and the motives behind such assistance.


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