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June 14, 2023 Current Affairs

1. In which city has the exhibition titled "Hamari Bhasha, Hamari Virasat" under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) been inaugurated?

A.    New Delhi

B.    Varanasi

C.    Dehradun

D.    Jaipur

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a vibrant celebration of our rich linguistic diversity and cultural heritage, the exhibition titled "Hamari Bhasha, Hamari Virasat" has been inaugurated under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM). This remarkable event, graced by the presence of Meenakshi Lekhi, takes place in the enchanting city of New Delhi. Let us delve into the captivating journey of this exhibition and explore the significance it holds for our nation.


 




2. According to the recently released SIPRI Yearbook-2023, which country has the highest number of nuclear weapons?

A.    Russia

B.    China

C.    USA

D.    India

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving landscape of global power dynamics, the possession of nuclear weapons holds significant weight. The recently released SIPRI Yearbook-2023 has shed light on a crucial question that captivates the minds of many: Which country boasts the highest number of nuclear weapons?


 




3. In which state are people celebrating the 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' as a 'God Bharai' ceremony?

A.    Mizoram

B.    Goa

C.    Jharkhand

D.    Rajasthan

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' has brought about significant changes in the lives of expectant mothers across India. While the scheme is celebrated in various states, one particular state stands out for its unique way of commemorating the program.


 




4. Aditi Gopichand, who made news recently, belongs to which game?

A.    Boxing

B.    Archery

C.    Badminton

D.    Hockey

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Archery is a sport that demands precision, focus, and dedication. One young Indian athlete who has recently made headlines in the world of archery is Aditi Gopichand Swamy.


 




5. In which city has the first-ever National Training Conclave been inaugurated?

A.    Bikaner

B.    Shillong

C.    New Delhi

D.    Pune

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a landmark event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the "first-ever" National Training Conclave in the vibrant city of New Delhi. This significant initiative by the government aims to bolster the training infrastructure for civil servants across the nation. The inauguration took place at the prestigious International Exhibition and Convention Centre located in Pragati Maidan, a hub of cultural and intellectual activities in the capital city.


 




6. Who has been appointed as the Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF)?

A.    Nitin Agarwal

B.    Sumit Mishra

C.    Manish Singh

D.    Dinesh Malik

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The Border Security Force (BSF), a crucial paramilitary force responsible for safeguarding India's borders, has recently witnessed a significant change in its leadership.


 




7. For which state did the World Bank approve a loan of USD 145 million?

A.    Tamil Nadu

B.    West Bengal

C.    Jammu & Kashmir

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The World Bank has recently given a nod of approval to a significant loan of USD 145 million for irrigation projects in a specific Indian state.


 




8.  Which country does the Maori Tribe, which made news recently, belong to?

A.    India

B.    Australia

C.    New Zealand

D.    Indonesia

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The Maori Tribe, a group that has recently made headlines, holds a significant place in the cultural heritage of a specific country.


 




9. The first round table joint meeting of industry associations between India and New Zealand was recently organized in which city?

A.    New York

B.    Haridwar

C.    Dwaraka

D.    New Delhi

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

India and New Zealand recently came together for a historic event - the first round table joint meeting of industry associations. This meeting aimed to foster stronger ties and explore potential collaborations between the two nations.



 



10. According to the recent report titled 'Spare the Air' by Greenpeace India, which city in India is the most polluted?

A.    Hyderabad

B.    Bengaluru

C.    Jodhpur

D.    Patna

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Air pollution is a pressing global issue that affects millions of people's health and well-being. In India, the concern is particularly severe, with several cities grappling with dangerously high pollution levels. The recent report titled 'Spare the Air' by Greenpeace India has shed light on which city in the country is the most polluted. Let's delve into the findings and uncover the shocking truth.



 



11. Which country is set to release the world's first digital government bond traded on a dedicated blockchain platform?

A.    Italy

B.    Israel

C.    Indonesia

D.    Iran

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking move, Israel is poised to revolutionize the financial landscape by becoming the first country to release a digital government bond traded on a dedicated blockchain platform. The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and Israel's Finance Ministry have successfully completed the proof of concept phase for this innovative initiative, marking a significant milestone in the world of finance.


 




12. Which entity became the first RBI-licensed PPI to introduce cash withdrawal using a RuPay-powered card from any ATMs?

A.    OmniCard

B.    CCAvenue Payment Gateway

C.    Zaakpay Payment Gateway

D.    PayUBiz India Payment Gateway

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In the realm of digital payments, there's a constant drive to innovate and enhance user experience. One such groundbreaking development has come from OmniCard, a leading payment solution provider. Recently, OmniCard made history by becoming the first RBI-licensed PPI (prepaid payment instrument) to introduce cash withdrawal using a RuPay-powered card from any ATMs across the country.



 



13. Which IIT, along with tractor major TAFE, has developed India's first dimethyl ether-fueled tractor?

A.    IIT Delhi

B.    IIT Mumbai

C.    IIT Kanpur

D.    IIT Madras

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking collaboration between tractor major TAFE and the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India has witnessed the birth of its first-ever dimethyl ether (DME) fueled tractor. This innovation holds immense promise, offering higher thermal efficiency, reduced pollution levels, and a potential game-changer for the agricultural sector. Let us delve deeper into this remarkable development and understand the impact it may have on the future of farming in India.


 




14. On which date is World Blood Donor Day celebrated?

A.    June 14

B.    June 13

C.    June 12

D.    June 11

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

World Blood Donor Day, an annual observance celebrated on June 14, holds significant importance in raising awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products. This day serves as a reminder of the crucial role that blood donors play in saving lives and improving healthcare systems worldwide.


 




15. Who has been appointed as the Secretary of the Central Information Commission?

A.    Seema Sharma

B.    Rashmi Chowdhary

C.    Deepa Rana

D.    Shalini Malhotra

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a recent development at the Central Information Commission, a new Secretary has been appointed to spearhead the organization's efforts in promoting transparency and accountability. This blog post aims to shed light on the appointment of Rashmi Chowdhary as the new Secretary and explore her background and responsibilities in this crucial role.


 




16. Angelo Mathews, who has been announced as the ICC Men's Player of the Month for May 2022, represents which country?

A.    West Indies

B.    Australia

C.    New Zealand

D.    Sri Lanka

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In the world of cricket, there are certain players who shine brighter than the rest. Angelo Mathews, the dynamic all-rounder from Sri Lanka, is undoubtedly one of them. With his exceptional skills and remarkable performances, Mathews has etched his name in the history books of the sport.


 




17. In which state is the agricultural festival known as Raja celebrated?

A.    Goa

B.    Assam

C.    Kerala

D.    Odisha

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Raja, the agricultural festival celebrated in the state of Odisha, holds a significant place in the hearts of its people. This joyous occasion, marked by various customs and traditions, brings together communities to celebrate the bountiful harvest season.


 




18. Which country's national team finished as the runner-up in the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023?

A.    Kenya

B.    Australia

C.    Italy

D.    Sydney

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The FIFA U20 World Cup 2023 showcased thrilling matches and remarkable performances from talented young players around the globe.



 




19. Silvio Berlusconi, who passed away, served as the Prime Minister of which country?

A.    Italy

B.    Switzerland

C.    Sri Lanka

D.    Haiti

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Silvio Berlusconi, the former Prime Minister of Italy, who played a significant role in shaping the nation's politics with polarizing policies, passed away at the age of 86. His tenure as Prime Minister was marked by controversy and a strong influence on Italian politics.



 



20. In which state will Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation Ltd (NHDC Ltd.) construct a 525 MW pumped storage project near the Indira Sagar Dam?

A.    Himachal Pradesh

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Arunachal Pradesh

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a world where sustainable energy solutions are gaining increasing importance, the Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation Ltd (NHDC Ltd.) is embarking on a groundbreaking project.



 




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