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June 1, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state achieved 100% coverage under 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana'?

A.    Tripura

B.    Mizoram

C.    Telangana

D.    Meghalaya

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Financial inclusion is a crucial aspect of any developing nation, ensuring that every individual has access to basic financial services. In this regard, the Indian government launched the 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' (PMJDY) initiative, aimed at providing banking facilities, insurance, and pension schemes to the unbanked sections of society. In a remarkable achievement, Telangana State has emerged as a frontrunner, achieving 100% coverage under the PMJDY.

 


 




2. By which year has the city of Dubai set goals to achieve Zero-Emissions public transportation?

A.    2050

B.    2060

C.    2070

D.    2080

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Dubai, known for its iconic skyline and luxurious lifestyle, is also taking significant steps towards a greener future. In line with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the city has set ambitious goals for achieving zero-emissions public transportation.

 



 



3. Which state has launched the 'Mo Ghara Scheme'?

A.    Bihar

B.    Odisha

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Sikkim

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a significant move towards ensuring housing for all, the Indian state of Odisha has launched the 'Mo Ghara Scheme.' This pioneering initiative aims to address the housing needs of marginalized families who were previously excluded from existing housing schemes due to strict eligibility criteria or inadequate allocation. With a focus on providing assistance to those seeking to upgrade or expand their current housing, this scheme promises to bridge the housing gap in Odisha.

 



 



4. The farmers of which state are to receive Rs 12,000 annually under 'Kisan Samman Nidhi'?

A.    Assam

B.    Odisha

C.    Sikkim

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a significant move to support the agricultural community, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that farmers in Maharashtra will receive an annual aid of Rs 12,000 under the 'Kisan Samman Nidhi' scheme. This scheme aims to provide financial assistance to farmers, empowering them to enhance their agricultural practices, overcome challenges, and improve their livelihoods. Let's delve into the details of this program and its impact on Maharashtra's farming community.

 



 



5. Which country is going to host the SCO Head of State Summit 2023?

A.    Kazakhstan

B.    India

C.    China

D.    Uzbekistan

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Head of State Summit is an important diplomatic event that brings together leaders from member countries to discuss regional cooperation, security issues, and foster mutual understanding. In 2023, the responsibility to host this prestigious summit has fallen upon the vibrant and diverse nation of India. Let's delve into the details of this significant event and explore what it means for the SCO and India.

 


 




6. For how many years has the Atal Bhujal Mission been extended?

A.    4 Years

B.    3 Years

C.    2 Years

D.    1 Year

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

the extension of the Atal Bhujal Mission for an additional two years marks a crucial step towards ensuring sustainable water management in India. By empowering local communities, implementing effective strategies, and raising awareness, the ABM strives to address the pressing issue of groundwater depletion. As individuals, we must also contribute to this cause by adopting responsible water usage practices and supporting initiatives like the Atal Bhujal Mission to secure a better future for our water resources.

 



 



7. Which state's hockey team has won the 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2023?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Arunachal Pradesh

C.    Himachal Pradesh

D.    Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a thrilling and fiercely contested tournament, the 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2023 came to a spectacular conclusion. The nation's most promising young hockey players showcased their skills and passion on the grand stage, leaving spectators in awe. Among the participating teams, one state's hockey team rose above the rest, emerging as the ultimate champions.

 


 




8. Which country has recently announced a new law against LGBTQ+?

A.    Ukraine

B.    Haiti

C.    Uganda

D.    Siberia

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In recent news, a new law against LGBTQ+ rights has sparked international attention.

 


 




9. On which date is International Everest Day 2023 celebrated?

A.    May 29

B.    May 28

C.    May 27

D.    May 26

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Ascending the mighty Mount Everest is an accomplishment that has captured the imagination of adventurers around the globe. On which date is International Everest Day 2023 celebrated? Let's dive into the significance of this day, explore the remarkable journey of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, and understand the impact of their historic summit.

 


 




10. Jyothi won the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles race held recently in which country?

A.    Netherlands

B.    Cuba

C.    Egypt

D.    Canada

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a thrilling display of athleticism and determination, Jyothi Yarraji, a national record-holder, emerged victorious in the women's 100m hurdles race held recently. This remarkable achievement took place in the picturesque country of the Netherlands, showcasing Jyothi's exceptional talent and solidifying her status as a rising star in the world of athletics.

 


 




11. For how many years has CAG Girish Chandra Murmu been re-elected as the external auditor of WHO?

A.    Four

B.    There

C.    Two

D.    Five

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The role of an external auditor is crucial for any organization, ensuring transparency, accountability, and compliance with international standards.

 


 




12. From which country did three astronauts launch into space from the 'Shenzhou 16' vehicle?

A.    Haiti

B.    Kenya

C.    Germany

D.    China

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The vast expanse of space has always fascinated mankind, beckoning us to explore its mysteries and push the boundaries of human achievement. In a historic event, China recently launched a spacecraft called 'Shenzhou 16' into space, carrying three astronauts on a daring mission.

 


 




13. To which state does Damodar Mauzo, who has been conferred with the 57th Jnanpith Award, belong?

A.    Jharkhand

B.    Chhattisgarh

C.    Goa

D.    Tripura

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the realm of literature, recognition and accolades are bestowed upon those who leave an indelible mark with their words. One such luminary is Damodar Mauzo, a talented writer who recently received the esteemed 57th Jnanpith Award.

 


 




14. Which state named the Bandra Versova sea route as 'Veer Savarkar Bandra-Versova Sagari Setu'?

A.    Rajasthan

B.    Maharashtra

C.    Bihar

D.    Manipur

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a recent announcement by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, the Bandra-Versova sea route in Mumbai is set to be renamed as the 'Veer Savarkar Bandra-Versova Sagari Setu'. This decision has sparked both excitement and controversy, as the legacy of Veer Savarkar continues to be a subject of debate.

 


 




15. On which date is World No Tobacco Day 2023 observed?

A.    May 30

B.    May 31

C.    May 29

D.    May 27

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is an annual observance that brings together organizations and individuals worldwide to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.

 



 



16. In the month of April 2023, investments in P-notes hit a four-month high of how many crores?

A.    95,911

B.    95,645

C.    98,900

D.    96,856

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In the dynamic world of finance, April 2023 witnessed a significant milestone as investments in P-notes skyrocketed to a four-month high. This surge in capital flow has undoubtedly piqued the interest of market observers and investors alike.

 


 




17. Georgi Gospodinov, the winner of the International Booker Prize, belongs to which country?

A.    Bangladesh

B.    Bulgaria

C.    Netherlands

D.    France

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Georgi Gospodinov, a prominent figure in the literary world, has recently made waves as the winner of the prestigious International Booker Prize.



 



18. Which team has recently won the IPL 2023 title?

A.    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

B.    Gujarat Titans (GT)

C.    Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

D.    Punjab Kings (PK)

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season witnessed an exhilarating finale as four of the top teams battled it out for the championship. Amongst the contenders were Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Gujarat Titans (GT), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and Punjab Kings (PK). After weeks of fierce competition, it was CSK who emerged victorious, securing their fifth IPL title.

 


 




19. Which one is the new tagline launched by Yes Bank?

A.    Life Ko Banao Rich

B.    A Bank of The Common Man

C.    Pure Banking Nothing Else.

D.    The Banker to Every Indian.

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In the fast-paced world of banking, it is crucial for financial institutions to constantly innovate and adapt to meet the evolving needs of their customers. Yes Bank, a prominent player in the banking sector, recently unveiled its new tagline, sending ripples of excitement throughout the industry.

 


 




20. On which date is World Milk Day observed?

A.    June 04

B.    June 03

C.    June 02

D.    June 01

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

World Milk Day, a significant international day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, serves as a global celebration of the vital role milk plays in our lives. On this auspicious day, observed annually on June 01 since 2001, people around the world come together to recognize and appreciate the tremendous value of milk as a wholesome and nutritious food source. Let's delve into the origins, significance, and celebrations surrounding World Milk Day.



 




 

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