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June 20, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Who has been awarded the European Essay Prize on the occasion of the French translation of her latest essay, 'Azadi'?

A.    Shashi Tharoor

B.    Arundhati Roy

C.    Garima Pandit

D.    Rishaba Dubey

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Arundhati Roy, a prominent writer and activist, recently achieved a remarkable milestone in her career. She has been awarded the prestigious 45th European Essay Prize for her outstanding contributions to literature and her latest essay, 'Azadi.'

 


 




2. Which country emerged as the winner of the Nations League 2023?

A.    Benin

B.    Switzerland

C.    Haiti

D.    Spain

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The Nations League 2023 brought together top football teams from around the world, competing for glory and the title. Amongst the fierce competition, one country emerged victorious, capturing the hearts of football fans around the globe.

 


 




3. In which state is the 'Godhan Nyaya Yojana' being launched?

A.    Punjab

B.    Jharkhand

C.    Bihar

D.    Nagaland

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a remarkable move towards agricultural transformation, Jharkhand has launched the 'Godhan Nyaya Yojana'. This groundbreaking initiative aims to revolutionize the state's agricultural sector and uplift the lives of farmers.

 


 




4. Ravi Sinha, the newly appointed chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, belongs to which state as an IPS officer?

A.    Odisha

B.    Jharkhand

C.    Chhattisgarh

D.    Assam

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the realm of intelligence agencies, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) holds a crucial position as India's external intelligence agency. With recent developments, a new chief has been appointed to lead this prestigious organization. Ravi Sinha, an IPS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, has emerged as the chosen one to take charge and steer RAW towards new horizons.

 


 




5. On which date is International Yoga Day celebrated?

A.    June 20

B.    June 21

C.    June 22

D.    June 23

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

International Yoga Day, a global celebration of the ancient practice, takes place on June 21st every year. This special day serves as a reminder to embrace the harmonious connection between mind, body, and soul.

 


 




6. Which state launched a portal to check illegal cattle transportation?

A.    Kerala

B.    Goa

C.    Assam

D.    Karnataka

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a significant move towards tackling the issue of illegal cattle transportation, the Assam Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department has recently launched a dedicated web portal. This portal aims to streamline the process of monitoring and preventing the illicit transportation of cattle within the state. With this innovative initiative, Assam takes a proactive step in safeguarding animal welfare and ensuring the enforcement of laws related to cattle transportation.

 


 




7. In which state has the 'Jal Mitan-Yuva Udyami' Entrepreneurship Development Program been recently initiated?

A.    Manipur

B.    Tripura

C.    Chhattisgarh

D.    Mizoram

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a pioneering move, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel recently launched the 'Jal Mitan-Yuva Udyami' entrepreneurship skill development project. This groundbreaking program aims to address the operation and sustainable maintenance of drinking water schemes in rural areas of Chhattisgarh. Let's delve into the details and significance of this initiative.

 


 




8. Which country emerged as the winner of the World Squash Championship-2023?

A.    Japan

B.    Kenya

C.    Egypt

D.    Russia

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The anticipation was high as the world's top squash players gathered in an iconic showdown at the World Squash Championship-2023. Squash enthusiasts from around the globe eagerly awaited the crowning of a champion.

 


 




9. Which country successfully deployed the SATRIA satellite?

A.    Indonesia

B.    Italy

C.    Israel

D.    Iran

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking achievement for Indonesia's space program, SpaceX has successfully deployed the SATRIA satellite, marking a significant milestone in the country's technological advancement.

 


 




10. In which country did Bhavani Devi become the first Indian to win a bronze medal at the Asian Fencing Championships?

A.    France

B.    China

C.    Bhutan

D.    Nepal

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking achievement, Bhavani Devi, the talented Indian fencer, has etched her name in the annals of sports history. Competing at the Asian Fencing Championships 2023, held in China, Devi emerged victorious and became the first Indian to win a bronze medal in this prestigious tournament.

 


 



 

11. To which country did India gift the missile corvette INS Kirpan?

A.    Finland

B.    Ireland

C.    Vietnam

D.    Norway

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

India's defense relations with other nations have witnessed several instances of friendship and cooperation. One such gesture was the gifting of the missile corvette INS Kirpan.

 


 




12. From which country is India's Defence Ministry planning to purchase MQ-9B armed drones?

A.    UAE

B.    USA

C.    Uganda

D.    Ukraine

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a significant move towards bolstering its defense capabilities, India's Ministry of Defence has given the green light for the procurement of 31 MQ-9B armed drones from the United States. With a deal valued at over $3 billion, this strategic acquisition marks a milestone in India's pursuit of advanced military technology.

 


 




13. On which date is World Refugee Day 2023 observed?

A.    June 17

B.    June 18

C.    June 19

D.    June 20

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

World Refugee Day is a significant annual event that sheds light on the struggles and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide. Observed on June 20th, this day serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by refugees while also celebrating their strength and determination.

 


 




14. On which date is the International Day against Desertification and Drought observed?

A.    June 17

B.    June 16

C.    June 15

D.    June 14

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The International Day against Desertification and Drought is an important observance that raises awareness about the threats posed by desertification and drought to our planet. On which date is this significant day observed? Let's find out!

 


 




15. Which state government has introduced the Cooperative Societies Policy 2023?

A.    Arunachal Pradesh

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Andhra Pradesh

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Cooperative societies play a pivotal role in fostering economic growth and empowering communities.

 


 




16. In which Indian state did the 4th G-20 Tourism Meeting take place?

A.    Gujarat

B.    Assam

C.    Goa

D.    Telangana

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Goa, known for its pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine, recently played host to the 4th G-20 Tourism Working Group Meeting and Tourism Ministers Meeting. This prestigious event brought together tourism experts, policymakers, and industry leaders from around the world to discuss key challenges and opportunities in the global tourism sector.

 


 




17. According to a new report, what percentage of ice are Himalayan Glaciers projected to lose by 2100?

A.    60%

B.    65%

C.    70%

D.    75%

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The majestic Himalayan glaciers, known for their sheer beauty and ecological significance, are facing an unprecedented threat. A recently released report has shed light on the alarming projection of ice loss in these towering giants by the year 2100.

 


 




18. In which country is the multinational joint exercise "Khan Quest 2023" being held, in which the Indian Army is participating?

A.    Mauritius

B.    Malaysia

C.    Moldova

D.    Mongolia

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The multinational joint exercise "Khan Quest 2023" has garnered significant attention worldwide. Held in Mongolia, this exercise brings together military contingents and observers from over 20 countries.

 


 




19. Which state laid the foundation stone for the 'Upper High-Level Canal Project' on the Anas River?

A.    Rajasthan

B.    Odisha

C.    Sikkim

D.    Gujarat

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Rajasthan, known for its rich history and architectural marvels, is now making waves for its ambitious development projects. One such project that has garnered attention is the 'Upper High-Level Canal Project' on the Anas River.



 





 

 

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