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June 19, 2023 Current Affairs

1. In which country has Sberbank introduced Indian rupee accounts for individuals?

A.    Siberia

B.    Switzerland

C.    Russia

D.    Germany

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Sberbank, Russia's leading lender, has recently taken a significant step towards expanding its currency options by introducing Indian rupee accounts for individuals. In an effort to reduce reliance on the US dollar and euro, this move opens up new possibilities for customers and signifies a strategic shift in Sberbank's approach. Let's delve into the details of this groundbreaking development.

 


 




2. Which country is scheduled to hold a meeting with Myanmar to seek a way out of the post-coup crisis in the country?

A.    Thailand

B.    Tunisia

C.    Turkey

D.    Tonga

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In the wake of the recent coup in Myanmar, the international community has been closely watching and discussing potential ways to address the crisis. Among the countries involved, Thailand has emerged as a key player in seeking a way out of the post-coup turmoil.

 


 




3. Which state's prisons are being renamed as "Reform Homes"?

A.    Uttar Pradesh

B.    Maharashtra

C.    Odisha

D.    Uttarakhand

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking move towards prison system reform, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, announced in June 2023 that the state's prisons would be transformed into "Reform Homes." This decision marks a significant shift in the approach towards incarceration and rehabilitation. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable initiative and its potential impact on the state's criminal justice system.

 


 




4. In which state will the G20 Tourism Working Group and Tourism Ministerial meetings take place?

A.    Odisha

B.    Goa

C.    Meghalaya

D.    Sikkim

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Goa, a coastal paradise known for its sandy beaches, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes, is set to make headlines once again. As the chosen destination for the upcoming G20 Tourism Working Group and Tourism Ministerial meetings, this Indian state is ready to welcome global leaders, industry experts, and tourism enthusiasts. .



 



5. Which country is adopting the IMF-mandated method to calculate its Forex reserves?

A.   Benin

B.   Bhutan

C.   Bangladesh

D.   Bahrain

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the realm of international finance and economic management, countries often rely on various methods to calculate their foreign exchange reserves. These reserves play a crucial role in maintaining stability and confidence in a nation's economy. Among the countries mentioned, Benin, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Bahrain, it is Bangladesh that has embraced the IMF-mandated method to calculate its Forex reserves.

 


 




6. In which city did the Indian Men's Senior Football Team defeat Lebanon 2-0 to win the Intercontinental Cup?

A.   Chandigarh

B.   Chennai

C.   Kanpur

D.   Bhubaneshwar

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The Indian Men's Senior Football Team recently secured a resounding victory in the Intercontinental Cup, defeating Lebanon with a score of 2-0. This momentous win took place in the vibrant city of Bhubaneshwar, where a thrilling football battle unfolded.

 


 




7. Which country has unveiled the world's most powerful hypersonic wind tunnel to advance its aerospace ambitions?

A.   Denmark

B.   China

C.   Norway

D.   Nepal

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the race to advance aerospace ambitions, countries around the world are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation. Recently, one country has taken a remarkable leap forward by unveiling the world's most powerful hypersonic wind tunnel.

 


 




8. In which city will Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead the International Day of Yoga celebrations at the UN Headquarters?

A.   New York

B.   Dubai

C.   Denver

D.   Atlanta

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The International Day of Yoga is an annual event celebrated worldwide, promoting physical and mental well-being through the practice of yoga.

 


 




9. On which date is the United Nations observing the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict?

A.   June 17

B.   June 18

C.   June 19

D.   June 16

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Sexual violence in conflict is a harrowing reality that affects countless individuals around the world. To shed light on this pressing issue and advocate for its eradication, the United Nations observes the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

 



 



10. Which state does Kamala Sohonie, the first Indian woman to earn a PhD degree in a scientific discipline, belong to?

A.   Jharkhand

B.   Madhya Pradesh

C.   Odisha

D.   Haryana

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the realm of trailblazing women who shaped the scientific landscape, Kamala Sohonie stands as a remarkable figure. Born on June 18, 1911, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, she etched her name in history as the first Indian woman to earn a PhD degree in a scientific discipline. Let us delve into the life and achievements of this extraordinary scientist.

 



 



11. What is the value of India's all-time high seafood exports, where it shipped 17,35,286 MT of seafood worth over how many crore rupees?

A.   63,780 crore

B.   63,258 crore

C.   63,768 crore

D.   63,969 crore

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

India's seafood industry has witnessed a remarkable milestone in recent times, with a surge in export figures.

 


 




12. INS 'Vagir' is scheduled to embark on an operational visit to which city?

A.   Anuradhapura

B.   Galle

C.   Colombo

D.   Mannar

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The Indian Navy's highly advanced submarine, INS 'Vagir', is gearing up for an exciting operational visit to the vibrant city of Colombo. This visit, scheduled from June 19 to June 22, marks an important milestone in the bilateral relations between India and Sri Lanka.

 


 




13. Rankireddy, who recently made headlines, belongs to which sport?

A.   Badminton

B.   Table Tennis

C.   Boxing

D.   Lawn Tennis

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In the world of sports, there are always new and exciting stories of triumph and achievement. One such story that has recently made headlines is that of Rankireddy, a talented athlete who has brought glory to the nation.

 


 




14. Which agricultural product exhibited the highest growth in exports during April-May 2023 compared to April-May 2022?

A.   Rice

B.   Wheat

C.   Fruit & Vegetable

D.   Spices

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In the realm of agricultural exports, certain products have been making waves with their impressive growth rates. Among them, rice, wheat, fruits and vegetables, and spices have been competing for the spotlight.



 



 

15. Which country has announced investments of over six hundred million dollars in climate initiatives?

A.   UAE

B.   USA

C.   Ukraine

D.   Australia

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Climate change has become a pressing global concern that demands immediate action.



 




 

  

 

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