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June 18, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which country has recently joined as a founding member of the International Big Cats Alliance?

A.    China

B.    Nepal

C.    Bhutan

D.    Japan

Answer: Option (B)


The International Big Cats Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting big cats around the world, recently welcomed a new member to its family.



2. According to the 2023 issue of the Reuters Institute's Digital News Report, which two sources have been identified as the most reliable electronic media entities in the country?

A.    Sony Max and DD India

B.    DD India and All India Radio

C.    All India Radio and Zee News

D.    Aaj Tak and DD News

Answer: Option (B)


In the ever-evolving landscape of digital news, it becomes crucial to identify the most reliable sources of information. The 2023 issue of the Reuters Institute's Digital News Report sheds light on this matter, revealing the top two electronic media entities in the country that have been identified as the most trustworthy sources.



3. Which state recently launched the 'Arunpol App' for its citizens?

A.    Uttar Pradesh

B.    Himachal Pradesh

C.    Arunachal Pradesh

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant move to prioritize the safety and security of its citizens, Arunachal Pradesh, one of the beautiful states in Northeast India, recently launched the innovative 'Arunpol App.' This state-of-the-art mobile application, combined with the 'e-Vigilance Portal,' aims to revolutionize the way the Arunachal Pradesh Police ensures the well-being of its residents. Let's delve deeper into the features and benefits of this groundbreaking initiative.



4. From the given options, which country recently increased the age of consent from 13 to 16 years?

A.    Japan

B.    Kuwait

C.    Fiji

D.    Norway

Answer: Option (A)


Japan recently made headlines by raising its age of consent from 13 to 16 years. This significant change marks a shift in the country's legal framework and brings it in line with global standards.



5. How many gold medals did Indian wrestlers fetch in the Under-17 Asian Wrestling Championship?

A.    7

B.    6

C.    5

D.    4

Answer: Option (A)


The Under-17 Asian Wrestling Championship witnessed an outstanding performance by Indian wrestlers, who showcased their skills and determination.



6. Which state has achieved the highest adoption of wind energy?

A.    Telangana

B.    Tripura

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Nagaland

Answer: Option (C)


Wind energy has emerged as a prominent player in the renewable energy sector, and several states in India have been actively harnessing this sustainable source of power.



7. The mascot named 'Moga,' launched for the 37th National Games, represents which animal?

A.    A Squirrel

B.    A Tiger

C.    An Elephant

D.    A Bison

Answer: Option (D)


The excitement for the upcoming 37th National Games reached new heights as the Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, unveiled the highly anticipated mascot named 'Moga.' This captivating mascot represents the strength and spirit of the event, embodying a powerful animal.



8. In which city was the inaugural edition of India's first-ever Women's Kabaddi League (WKL) inaugurated?

A.    New York

B.    Dubai

C.    Abu Dhabi

D.    London

Answer: Option (B)


In a groundbreaking moment for women's sports in India, the inaugural edition of the Women's Kabaddi League (WKL) kicked off with immense excitement and fervor in the vibrant city of Dubai on June 16. This historical event marked a significant milestone in the realm of women's kabaddi, captivating the attention of fans, enthusiasts, and spectators from all corners of the globe.



9. Who will be awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2021?

A.    Gita Press

B.    Radha Swami Satsang

C.    Neha Printing Press

D.    The Hindu Newspaper

Answer: Option (A)


The prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2021 has been revealed, and the deserving recipient is none other than Gita Press, Gorakhpur. This esteemed recognition is a testament to their outstanding dedication and remarkable contributions towards social, economic, and political transformation through the implementation of non-violent and Gandhian principles.



10. The G-7 countries have collectively committed to achieving carbon-free electricity production by which year?

A.    2033

B.    2034

C.    2035

D.    2036

Answer: Option (C)


The world is facing an urgent need to address climate change and transition to sustainable energy sources. In a significant move, the Group of Seven (G7) countries have collectively committed to achieving carbon-free electricity production by a specific year.



11. On the occasion of 'Global Wind Day,' which state was honoured for achieving the highest wind capacity addition?

A.    Nagaland

B.    Rajasthan

C.    Kerala

D.    Tripura

Answer: Option (B)


On the occasion of 'Global Wind Day,' one state in India has stood out for its remarkable achievement in wind power.



12. For the financial year 2022-23, what amount was the record-breaking Dividend Cheque presented by the State Bank of India to the Finance Minister of India?

A.    5,520 crores

B.    5,670 crores

C.    5,845 crores

D.    5,740 crores

Answer: Option (D)


The State Bank of India (SBI), being the largest public sector bank in India, recently made headlines by presenting a remarkable dividend cheque to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.



13. Which state government recently launched the Gruha Jyothi Scheme?

A.    Nagaland

B.    Assam

C.    Kerala

D.    Karnataka

Answer: Option (D)


In a move to address the housing needs of economically weaker sections and middle-class families, the Government of Karnataka has launched the Gruha Jyothi Scheme. This ambitious initiative aims to provide affordable housing opportunities within the state. Let's delve into the details of this program and understand its significance.



14. In which state did the Geological Survey of India discover the country's largest natural arch?

A.    Kerala

B.    Sikkim

C.    Odisha

D.    Bihar

Answer: Option (C)


Nature has always held marvels that leave us in awe. In the vast landscapes of India, hidden gems await exploration. One such marvel recently came to light during the Geological Survey of India's expedition. Join us as we delve into the discovery of India's largest natural arch in the enchanting state of Odisha.



15. Among the listed countries, which nation has now gained the status of the world's largest 'narco-state'?

A.    Sri Lanka

B.    Israel

C.    Syria

D.    Iran

Answer: Option (C)


In a world filled with geopolitical complexities, the emergence of narco-states has become a concerning issue. These countries heavily rely on the production and export of illicit drugs to sustain their economies. Among the listed countries, one nation has recently gained the notorious status of being the world's largest narco-state.



16. In which South Asian country did the World Bank introduce its inaugural road safety project?

A.    Indonesia

B.    Japan

C.    Malaysia

D.    Bangladesh

Answer: Option (D)


Road safety is a pressing global concern, and the World Bank (WB) has taken a significant stride in addressing this issue by introducing its inaugural road safety project in South Asia. This groundbreaking initiative aims to enhance road safety measures and reduce accidents in the region.



17. In which Indian city did the SEACEN-FSI 25th Conference of Asia-Pacific Supervision Directors commence?

A.    Kanpur

B.    Mumbai

C.    Chennai

D.    Hyderabad

Answer: Option (B)


The SEACEN-FSI 25th Conference of Asia-Pacific Supervision Directors recently took place in one of India's vibrant cities. This prestigious event gathered key stakeholders from the region to discuss and exchange insights on crucial matters related to supervision and financial stability.



18. Which country has successfully launched its first operational satellite?

A.    Singapore

B.    Switzerland

C.    Kenya

D.    Denmark

Answer: Option (C)


Kenya, a country known for its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes, has recently made headlines in the realm of space exploration. In a historic feat, Kenya successfully launched its first operational satellite, Taifa-1, into space. This remarkable achievement not only puts Kenya on the map as a player in the global space industry but also opens up new opportunities for advancements in technology and scientific research. Join us as we delve into the details of this groundbreaking event and explore the significance of Kenya's venture into space.



19. Which state secured the first rank in the Best State category at the National Water Awards?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Himachal Pradesh

D.    Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Option (A)


Water is a precious resource that plays a vital role in sustaining life and supporting various ecosystems. Recognizing the importance of efficient water management, the National Water Awards 2022 sought to honor states that have excelled in this domain. Among the contenders, Madhya Pradesh emerged as the frontrunner, securing the first rank in the Best State category.



20. Globally, on which day of June is International Father's Day observed?

A.    Third Sunday

B.    First Monday

C.    Second Tuesday

D.    Third Thursday

Answer: Option (A)


Fatherhood is a cherished role that deserves recognition and appreciation. International Father's Day is a special occasion celebrated globally to honor fathers and their significant contributions to our lives.


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