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June 15, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state has announced to give a monthly pension to all Padma Awardees of the state?

A.   Rajasthan

B.   Kerala

C.   Odisha

D.   Haryana

Answer: Option (D)


In a remarkable gesture of recognition and appreciation, the state of Haryana has taken a significant step towards honoring its esteemed citizens. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar recently announced a momentous decision to provide a monthly pension to all Padma Awardees hailing from the state. This commendable initiative aims to acknowledge and support the remarkable achievements and contributions of these exceptional individuals.



2. Which Bank has launched IVR-based UPI?

A.   Reserve Bank of India

B.   HDFC Bank

C.   Punjab National Bank

D.   ICICI Bank

Answer: Option (C)


In an era where digital payments have become the norm, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has taken a significant leap forward by introducing an Interactive Voice-Based Unified Payment Interface (UPI). This innovative offering is set to revolutionize the way people make transactions, enabling them to embrace digital payments even without smartphones. Let's delve into the details of this groundbreaking initiative by PNB.



3. Recently, in which state has the sub-office of the Reserve Bank been opened?

A.   Karnataka

B.   Gujarat

C.   Nagaland

D.   Assam

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant move towards decentralization, the Reserve Bank of India has recently opened a sub-office in one of India's northeastern states. This landmark development aims to bring financial services closer to the people of this region and foster economic growth.



4. Who has won the US Department of Labor's 2023 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labour?

A.   Lalitha Natarajan

B.   Mahi Singh

C.   Kesar Malik

D.   Dhanshree Singh

Answer: Option (A)


Child labor continues to be a pressing issue across the globe, with countless children being subjected to exploitation and denied their right to education and a childhood. In recognition of the tireless efforts made towards eradicating child labor, the US Department of Labor's prestigious 2023 Iqbal Masih Award has been bestowed upon an exceptional individual.



5. The Asian Development Bank has approved USD 400 million to which country under the sustainable economic recovery program?

A.   Indonesia

B.   Pakistan

C.   Bangladesh

D.   Nepal

Answer: Option (C)


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plays a crucial role in fostering sustainable economic development across Asia. In line with this mission, ADB has recently approved a substantial loan of USD 400 million to a deserving country under its sustainable economic recovery program.



6. According to the Global Slavery Index 2023, how many million people are working as forced labourers in India?

A.   1 million people

B.   5 million people

C.   7 million people

D.   11 million people

Answer: Option (D)


For years, the issue of forced labor has plagued societies worldwide, casting a dark shadow on the lives of millions.



7. Which of the following non-banking financial companies has surrendered its NBFC License to RBI?

A.   Bandhan Bank

B.   Equitas Holdings Limited

C.   Power Finance Corporation Limited

D.   Bajaj Finance Limited

Answer: Option (B)


In a surprising turn of events, Equitas Holdings Limited, a prominent non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India, has voluntarily surrendered its NBFC license to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This decision by Equitas Holdings has garnered significant attention within the financial sector, with implications for both the company itself and the broader landscape of non-banking financial entities in the country.



8. The Indian Government has announced three schemes worth over how many crore rupees for disaster management in the country?

A.   8,000 crore

B.   7,000 crore

C.   6,000 crore

D.   5,000 crore

Answer: Option (A)


Disaster management is a crucial aspect of governance, and the Indian Government has recently taken significant strides in this field. In a commendable move, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced three major schemes worth over Rs 8,000 crore, aimed at modernizing fire brigade services, flood mitigation, and landslide prevention across the country. Let's delve into the details of these schemes and their potential impact.



9. Which organization has recently launched the 'EVOLVE Mission' for the EV industry in India?

A.   Bank of Baroda

B.   Securities Exchange Board of India

C.   Small Industries Development Bank of India

D.   Reserve Bank of India

Answer: Option (C)


The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has made a significant stride towards promoting the electric vehicle (EV) industry in India with the launch of their mission EVOLVE (Electric Vehicle Operations and Lending for Vibrant Ecosystem). This pioneering initiative aims to revolutionize the EV sector and create a robust ecosystem that supports the growth and adoption of electric vehicles throughout the nation.



10. The first-ever Khelo India tribal sports festival concluded recently in which city?

A.   Sambalpur

B.   Bhubaneswar

C.   Angul

D.   Rayagada

Answer: Option (B)


Sports have always been a unifying force, bringing people from different backgrounds together. In a groundbreaking initiative, the first-ever Khelo India Tribal Sports Festival took place recently, showcasing the incredible talent and spirit of tribal athletes.



11. The Northeast railway station of which city received the FSSAI's 'Eat Right Station' certification?

A.   Guwahati

B.   Shillong

C.   Imphal

D.   Kohima

Answer: Option (A)


Guwahati Railway Station, located in the vibrant city of Guwahati, has recently achieved a remarkable feat by receiving the prestigious 'Eat Right Station' certification from the FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India). This recognition is a testament to the station's commitment to providing top-notch, nutritious food options to its passengers.


12. According to RBI data, at what rate did the outstanding portfolio under education loans grow in the year 2022-23?

A.   25%

B.   17%

C.   23%

D.   34%

Answer: Option (B)


In the ever-evolving realm of education financing, keeping track of the latest trends and statistics is crucial. One such key insight comes from the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) data, shedding light on the outstanding portfolio under education loans.



13. Which state has launched the 'Him Data Portal' for better delivery of welfare schemes?

A.   Arunachal Pradesh

B.   Himachal Pradesh

C.   Andhra Pradesh

D.   Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option (B)


In a commendable move towards digital transformation, the state of Himachal Pradesh has recently launched the 'Him Data Portal'. This groundbreaking initiative aims to enhance the delivery of welfare schemes to its citizens, marking a significant step towards efficient governance and improved public services. Let us delve deeper into the features and implications of this innovative project.



14. Which IIT has successfully generated hydrogen from seawater using solar energy?

A.   IIT Delhi

B.   IIT Kanpur

C.   IIT Mumbai

D.   IIT Madras

Answer: Option (D)


Renewable energy has been a hot topic in recent years, with scientists and researchers striving to find innovative and sustainable solutions. In this quest, one Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has made a groundbreaking achievement.



15. According to the recently released Forbes' Global 2000 List, at what rank did Reliance Industries Limited attain?

A.   45th

B.   46th

C.   47th

D.   48th

Answer: Option (A)


Forbes' Global 2000 List is a highly anticipated ranking that showcases the most powerful and influential companies across the globe.



16. The London Stock Exchange Group has announced plans to set up a technology centre in which city?

A.   Pune

B.   Ahmedabad

C.   Hyderabad

D.   Shillong

Answer: Option (C)


The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has recently made an exciting announcement that has caught the attention of the global financial industry. With plans to expand its technological capabilities, LSEG is establishing a state-of-the-art technology center of excellence in the vibrant city of Hyderabad, India. This move signifies LSEG's commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to enhance its operations and services.



17. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Epson India?

A.   Juhi Chawla

B.   Rashmika Mandanna

C.   Alia Bhatt

D.   Ananya Pandey

Answer: Option (B)


In a recent announcement, printer company Epson India revealed that they have appointed a new brand ambassador to represent their company. The popular actor Rashmika Mandanna has joined forces with Epson India and will be collaborating with them on an exciting multimedia campaign.



18. What is the name of the fourth ship of the Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Project?

A.   Aangrakshak

B.   Sanshodhak

C.   Vikrant

D.   Ajeya

Answer: Option (B)


The Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Project has been a significant undertaking by the Indian Navy, aimed at enhancing maritime exploration and research capabilities. .



19. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy, who passed away recently, belongs to which country?

A.   Canada

B.   Poland

C.   France

D.   USA

Answer: Option (D)


Cormac McCarthy, a name that resonates within the literary world, left an indelible mark through his mesmerizing storytelling.



20. Which institute has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET)?

A.   Aligarh Muslim University

B.   Geological Survey of India Training Institute

C.   Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research

D.   Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management

Answer: Option (B)


Accreditations play a crucial role in determining the quality and standard of an educational institute. In the realm of professional training, the National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) holds significant recognition.



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