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June 16, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Who has become the first female British envoy appointed to Islamabad?

A.    Jane Marriott

B.    Alex Chalk

C.    Nur Jahan

D.    Mike Freer

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking move, Jane Marriott, a senior diplomat, has been appointed as the next British High Commissioner to Pakistan. This historic appointment marks a significant milestone as she becomes the first female British envoy to Islamabad. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable achievement and the impact it holds.

 


 




2. The Surbiton Trophy, which recently made news, is associated with which sport?

A.    Cricket

B.    Football

C.    Tennis

D.    Badminton

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The world of sports is always buzzing with thrilling tournaments and remarkable achievements. Recently, the Surbiton Trophy has been making headlines, captivating fans and athletes alike.



 



3. In which country has news consumption and sharing declined, as per the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2023?

A.    Australia

B.    India

C.    Vietnam

D.    Kuwait

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital news consumption, it is crucial to analyze and understand the trends shaping our information ecosystem. One such intriguing trend has emerged in India, where news consumption and sharing have experienced a significant decline.

 


 




4. In which month will the United States of America re-join UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization?

A.    June 2023

B.    July 2023

C.    August 2023

D.    September 2023

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a much-anticipated move, the United States of America is set to rejoin UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization. After years of absence, this decision marks a significant turning point in international relations and cultural diplomacy. Let's delve into the details of when exactly this reunion will take place and what it means for the global community.

 


 




5. Which state government has transferred Rs 1,000 each to the accounts of 1.25 crore women in the state as it rolled out the 'Ladli Behna Yojana'?

A.    Himachal Pradesh

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Madhya Pradesh

D.    Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking move towards empowering girls and improving their socio-economic conditions, the Madhya Pradesh Government has launched the Ladli Behna Yojana. Under this scheme, the state government has transferred Rs 1,000 each to the accounts of 1.25 crore women in the state.

 


 




6. Where has the third and final working group for the W-20 Summit commenced?

A.    Mahabalipuram

B.    Kanpur

C.    Jaipur

D.    Pune

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The W-20 Summit, a prominent global event highlighting women's empowerment and gender equality, recently held its third and final working group session in the beautiful city of Mahabalipuram. This session brought together influential leaders and experts to discuss the path towards sustainable development goals, with a particular focus on women's health, gender equality, and social and economic development.

 


 




7. On which date is Global Wind Day, also known as World Wind Day, celebrated globally?

A.    June 12

B.    June 13

C.    June 14

D.    June 15

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Global Wind Day, also known as World Wind Day, is an annual event celebrated worldwide. On this special day, we come together to appreciate the potential of wind energy and its remarkable impact on transforming our energy systems.

 


 





8. With which state will Indian Oil Corp partner to establish an aviation fuel plant?

A.    Rajasthan

B.    Haryana

C.    Bihar

D.    Gujarat

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In an exciting development in the energy sector, Indian Oil Corp (IOC), one of India's prominent oil refiners, has recently announced its partnership with LanzaJet, a leading sustainable fuels technology company. This collaboration aims to establish an aviation fuel plant in the state of Haryana.

 


 




9. Which state recently revoked the general consent granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?

A.    Tamil Nadu

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Himachal Pradesh

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a recent move that has garnered significant attention, the government led by DMK in Tamil Nadu has decided to revoke the general consent granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). This decision, made under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, has raised questions about the implications and motives behind such a move.

 


 




10. Who has been awarded the title of 'Governor of the Year 2023' by Central Banking, an economic research journal, in London?

A.    Raghuram Rajan

B.    Shaktikanta Das

C.    Niharika Singh

D.    Uma Maheswari

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a momentous announcement, Shaktikanta Das, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has been bestowed with the prestigious 'Governor of the Year' award for 2023. Central Banking, a renowned economic research journal based in London, recognized Das for his exceptional leadership and economic stewardship.

 


 




11. In which country is the prestigious Annecy International Animation Festival being held?

A.    India

B.    France

C.    Australia

D.    Japan

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The Annecy International Animation Festival, an esteemed event in the world of animation, attracts artists, industry professionals, and enthusiasts from around the globe. Over the years, it has become a platform for showcasing the finest animated works and celebrating the artistry behind them.

 


 




12. Which state has become the first state to win the International 'Green Apple' award?

A.    Bihar

B.    Kerala

C.    Odisha

D.    Telangana

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a remarkable achievement, Telangana has secured a groundbreaking honor by winning the prestigious International Green Apple Award for Beautiful Buildings. This recognition not only celebrates the architectural brilliance of Telangana but also highlights the state's commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable feat and the significance it holds for both Telangana and India.

 


 




13. Which city in India will host the IIAS Annual Conference 2025?

A.    Kollam

B.    Thiruvananthapuram

C.    Kochi

D.    Thrissur

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the realm of administrative sciences, the Annual Conference of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) holds great significance. As the year 2025 approaches, the anticipation surrounding the host city for this prestigious event has been building up.

 



 



14. In which state was a new species of Gecko recently discovered?

A.    Manipur

B.    Jharkhand

C.    Goa

D.    Mizoram

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Mizoram, a state nestled in the northeastern part of India, has recently become a center of fascination for researchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

 


 




15. On which date is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) observed annually?

A.    June 13

B.    June 14

C.    June 15

D.    June 16

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is a significant annual observance that aims to shine a spotlight on the mistreatment, discrimination, and neglect endured by elderly individuals.

 


 




16. Who has been appointed as the Director (Personnel) at the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd?

A.    Ajmer Singh

B.    Uttam Lal

C.    Krishna Bhatt

D.    Lalit Sharma

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a recent development at the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd, a new Director (Personnel) has been appointed. This significant appointment marks an important milestone for both NHPC Ltd and the individual taking on this crucial role.

 


 




17. From which city does the first Agri-SEZ project of Gabon originate?

A.    New Delhi

B.    Guwahati

C.    Jaipur

D.    Noida

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Gabon, a country known for its rich biodiversity and natural resources, is embarking on an innovative journey towards agricultural development.

 


 




18. According to the Henley Private Wealth Migration Report (HNWI), which country will witness the highest number of millionaire migrations this year?

A.    Japan

B.    Bhutan

C.    Russia

D.    China

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In the ever-changing landscape of global wealth, millionaire migrations have become a fascinating phenomenon to study. The Henley Private Wealth Migration Report (HNWI) offers valuable insights into the destinations favored by the affluent.

 


 




19. Indian archer Aditi Gopichand has made history by breaking the world record in the Under-18 Archery World Cup held in _______.

A.    Cuba

B.    Colombia

C.    Oman

D.    Chile

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Indian archer Aditi Gopichand has etched her name in the annals of archery history. Competing in the prestigious Under-18 Archery World Cup, Aditi not only captured the hearts of spectators but also shattered the world record.



 




 


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