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June 17, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which IIT's AI model has predicted a normal monsoon in 2023?

A.    IIT Kanpur

B.    IIT Delhi

C.    IIT Mumbai

D.    IIT Roorkee

Answer: Option (B)


Weather forecasting plays a crucial role in our lives, especially when it comes to predicting monsoon patterns. In a country like India, where agriculture heavily depends on the monsoon, accurate predictions become even more significant.



2. By which year did NITI Aayog and the United Nations sign the GoI-UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework?

A.    2021-2025

B.    2022-2026

C.    2023-2027

D.    2024-2028

Answer: Option (C)


The Government of India and the United Nations have recently signed the Government of India - United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 (GoI-UNSDCF). This framework sets the stage for a collaborative effort between the two entities to work towards sustainable development goals and create a better future for all.



3. In which state was the first toy train to run on CNG inaugurated?

A.    Odisha

B.    Rajasthan

C.    Goa

D.    Bihar

Answer: Option (B)


In a remarkable feat of innovation and sustainability, the first toy train to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) was inaugurated in one of India's most picturesque cities.



4. Who has been appointed as the new High Commissioner to India by which country?

A.    Australia

B.    America

C.    Austria

D.    Afghanistan

Answer: Option (A)


In a recent development, Australia has made an important diplomatic appointment by naming Philip Green as its next High Commissioner to India. This decision, made by Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, marks a significant step in strengthening the bilateral relations between the two nations.



5. Which state has topped in the adoption of wind energy?

A.    Assam

B.    Odisha

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Gujarat

Answer: Option (C)


Wind energy has emerged as a promising renewable energy source, contributing significantly to the global shift towards sustainable power generation. In India, several states have made commendable strides in adopting wind energy, but which state truly takes the lead?



6. In which two countries will the Asia Cup 2023 be scheduled in the stadiums?

A.    India and Pakistan

B.    Kenya and Pakistan

C.    Sri Lanka and Pakistan

D.    New Zealand and Pakistan

Answer: Option (C)


The Asia Cup 2023 is one of the most highly anticipated cricket tournaments of the year. Fans from all over the world eagerly await this thrilling competition, as top teams battle it out for regional supremacy.



7. With which country did India's Defence Ministry approve the 'Predator Drone' deal?

A.    United Kingdom

B.    Ukraine

C.    Uganda

D.    United States of America

Answer: Option (D)


In recent news, India's Defence Ministry has made a significant decision to procure "Predator Drones" from the United States. This approval comes at a crucial time, right before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US. Let's delve into the details of this deal and its implications.



8. Which state has launched the Fintech City and Tower projects?

A.    Tamil Nadu

B.    Rajasthan

C.    Gujarat

D.    Odisha

Answer: Option (A)


Tamil Nadu, under the leadership of Chief Minister M K Stalin, has taken a significant step towards fostering economic growth and innovation. With the foundation stone laid for the Fintech City and Fintech Tower projects, the state aims to create a thriving ecosystem for the financial technology sector. This ambitious move not only showcases Tamil Nadu's commitment to technological advancements but also holds the promise of generating a multitude of job opportunities. Let's delve into the details of this groundbreaking initiative.



9. In which city is the two-day conference of Science-20 being organized?

A.    Indore

B.    Gwalior

C.    Bhopal

D.    Jabalpur

Answer: Option (C)


The Science-20 conference, a two-day gathering that brings together experts from various scientific disciplines, is an event of immense significance in the realm of global cooperation and progress.



10. Who is the author of the book "Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India’s Freedom"?

A.    Ramchandra Guha

B.    Shashi Tharoor

C.    Arundhati Roy

D.    Salman Rushdie

Answer: Option (A)


In the realm of historical biographies, "Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India’s Freedom" stands as a remarkable work by the acclaimed historian and writer, Ramchandra Guha. This eloquently crafted narrative sheds light on the often-overlooked contributions of Western individuals in India's struggle for independence.



11. On which date is the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) celebrated?

A.    June 13

B.    June 14

C.    June 15

D.    June 16

Answer: Option (D)


The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is an annual observance that holds significant importance around the world.



12. In which city will the Ministry of Education host the 4th G20 Education Working Group meeting?

A.    Surat

B.    Pune

C.    Ahmedabad

D.    Jodhpur

Answer: Option (B)


In the realm of global education initiatives, the G20 Education Working Group plays a pivotal role in fostering international cooperation and addressing key challenges in the field. The upcoming 4th G20 Education Working Group meeting is set to take place in one of India's vibrant cities.



13. Which state government is planning to club Nauradehi & Durgavati sanctuaries to create the state's 7th tiger reserve?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Arunachal Pradesh

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option (A)


Madhya Pradesh, known for its rich biodiversity and commitment to wildlife conservation, is set to create its seventh tiger reserve. In a significant move, the state government has decided to combine the Nauradehi and Durgavati Wildlife Sanctuaries into a single protected area. This strategic decision aims to further strengthen the state's efforts in safeguarding the majestic tigers and their habitat.



14. Which Indian state has been awarded the International Green Apple Awards for Beautiful Buildings?

A.    Gujarat

B.    Telangana

C.    Kerala

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option (B)


In a remarkable achievement, Telangana has been awarded the International Green Apple Awards for Beautiful Buildings in the Urban and Real Estate Sector category. This prestigious recognition marks the first time an Indian building or structure has received such an honor. Let's delve into the details of this outstanding accomplishment and explore why Telangana stood out among its counterparts.



15. For students of which country was the Vaibhav Fellowship launched?

A.    Australia

B.    Canada

C.    Oman

D.    India

Answer: Option (D)


The Vaibhav Fellowship, a groundbreaking initiative launched by the Government of India, has paved the way for students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEM) to excel and thrive. This prestigious fellowship program aims to provide opportunities and support to Indian students, fostering their growth and enabling them to make significant contributions to their respective fields.



16. According to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), when will the growth in demand for oil in India overtake that in China?

A.    2027

B.    2028

C.    2029

D.    2030

Answer: Option (A)


In the ever-evolving landscape of global energy consumption, the demand for oil plays a pivotal role. One of the most intriguing questions that has recently emerged is when the growth in demand for oil in India will surpass that in China.



17. Ahmad Nawaf has become the Prime Minister of which country?

A.    Kuwait

B.    Vietnam

C.    Nepal

D.    Greece

Answer: Option (A)


Kuwait, a nation known for its rich history and vibrant culture, has recently witnessed a significant political change.



18. Which IIT researchers have recently developed a low-cost mobile air pollution monitoring framework?

A.    IIT Mumbai

B.    IIT Madras

C.    IIT Delhi

D.    IIT Kanpur

Answer: Option (B)


Air pollution is a pressing global concern that affects the health and well-being of millions of people. In a remarkable feat of ingenuity, researchers from IIT Madras have developed a groundbreaking low-cost mobile air pollution monitoring framework. This innovative solution strives to address the need for accurate and affordable air quality monitoring, paving the way for a better understanding of pollution patterns and the implementation of effective mitigation strategies.



19. In which city will Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar confer the 4th National Water Awards?

A.    Varanasi

B.    Bikaner

C.    Jaipur

D.    New Delhi

Answer: Option (D)


The 4th National Water Awards, a prestigious recognition of remarkable achievements in water conservation and management, is set to take place in the vibrant city of New Delhi. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will grace the occasion on June 17, 2023, as he confers this esteemed accolade upon the deserving winners. With a total of 41 winners to be announced, this event promises to be a celebration of excellence and a source of inspiration for water conservation efforts across the nation.



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