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June 26, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state has launched a new scheme named 'Pengal Pathukaptu Thittam' for women's safety at night?

A.    Jammu & Kashmir

B.    Tamil Nadu

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option (B)


In a progressive move towards ensuring women's safety, the Tamil Nadu Police has recently launched a pioneering scheme called 'Pengal Pathukaptu Thittam' (Women's Safety Scheme). This initiative aims to provide a secure environment for women traveling alone during the nighttime hours, offering them a free drop facility in a patrol vehicle if they feel unsafe. Let's delve into the details of this commendable scheme and its impact on enhancing women's safety in Tamil Nadu.



2. According to the IMD's Global Competitiveness Index 2023, which country has the world's most competitive economy?

A.    India

B.    China

C.    Japan

D.    Denmark

Answer: Option (D)


In the realm of global economies, competition is fierce and nations strive to secure their positions at the forefront. One prestigious measure of economic competitiveness is the IMD's Global Competitiveness Index.



3. In which Indian city will the first international sports film festival be organized?

A.    Kolkata

B.    Jaipur

C.    Bikaner

D.    Mumbai

Answer: Option (A)


In a thrilling and groundbreaking move, the Federation of Film Societies of India (Eastern Region) has joined forces with the Social Sports Foundation to bring forth the inaugural International Sports Film Festival. Set to take place at the esteemed Nandan, a government-sponsored film and cultural center in Kolkata, this four-day extravaganza will captivate audiences from June 22 to 25. With an impressive lineup of films from around the world, including Germany, the United States, Bangladesh, and India, this festival is bound to make a lasting impact on sports and cinema enthusiasts alike.



4. Which bank has entered into a partnership with Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission?

A.    Punjab National Bank

B.    HDFC Bank

C.    State Bank of India

D.    Indian Overseas Bank

Answer: Option (D)


In a significant move towards promoting the development of Self Help Groups (SHGs), Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has recently entered into a partnership with the Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission (TNSRLM). This strategic collaboration aims to provide substantial financial support and empower SHGs across the state. Let's delve deeper into this noteworthy alliance and understand its implications.



5. Which country invented the world's first Nano urea, and IFFCO has started exporting?

A.    India

B.    Iran

C.    Australia

D.    Norway

Answer: Option (A)


In the realm of agricultural advancements, India has recently made waves with its groundbreaking invention and successful export of the world's first Nano urea. Developed indigenously, this remarkable achievement by IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited) marks a significant milestone for the country's agricultural sector.



6. Which state/UT's hockey team has emerged as the winner of the 13th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2023?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Bihar

C.    Odisha

D.    Chandigarh

Answer: Option (A)


The 13th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2023 witnessed intense competition and remarkable talent from various states and union territories.



7. The 'Ocean Ring of Yoga,' an event that recently gained attention, is an initiative of which ministry?

A.    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

B.    Ministry of Finance

C.    Ministry of AYUSH

D.    Ministry of Coal

Answer: Option (C)


In a world where harmony and unity are highly valued, the 'Ocean Ring of Yoga' event has captured the attention of many. Organized by the Ministry of AYUSH, this extraordinary initiative aims to commemorate International Yoga Day 2023 and symbolize unity and solidarity. Let's delve into the details of this captivating event and understand its significance.



8. In which country has singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan received an honorary doctorate?

A.    Denmark

B.    Ukraine

C.    Singapore

D.    United Kingdom

Answer: Option (D)


Shankar Mahadevan, the acclaimed singer-composer, has recently been bestowed with a prestigious honorary doctorate. This remarkable recognition adds another feather to Mahadevan's illustrious career, further cementing his position as a musical maestro.



9. In which Indian state/UT was 'Operation Kawach' launched to tackle the menace of drugs?

A.    Rajasthan

B.    New Delhi

C.    Puducherry

D.    Jammu & Kashmir

Answer: Option (B)


In the ongoing fight against drug abuse, the Indian state/UT of New Delhi has taken a significant step forward with the launch of 'Operation Kawach.' This pioneering initiative, led by the Delhi Police, aims to tackle the escalating menace of drugs within the city.



10. Which country recently signed an agreement for the manufacture of engines for the Tejas Mk2 Light Combat Aircraft?

A.    United States of America

B.    Japan

C.    Greece

D.    Poland

Answer: Option (A)


The Tejas Mk2 Light Combat Aircraft has long been a pride of our nation, showcasing India's prowess in the field of aviation. In a recent development that has sent ripples across the aerospace industry, India has signed an agreement with the United States for the manufacture of engines for the Tejas Mk2. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the journey of this indigenous fighter jet.



11. In which state was a 1,000-year-old sculpture of the 'dwarapala,' representing Vijaya, the doorkeeper of Lord Vishnu, discovered?

A.    Bihar

B.    Karnataka

C.    Telangana

D.    Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Option (C)


In the realm of archaeological wonders, a remarkable discovery has recently taken place in Siddipet district, Telangana. A 1,000-year-old sculpture of the 'dwarapala,' depicting Vijaya, the doorkeeper of Lord Vishnu, has emerged, captivating the attention of experts and enthusiasts alike.



12.  Which player has recently won her second Ladies European Tour event title, setting a new record?

A.    Diksha Dagar

B.    Sikha Singh

C.    Poonam Pandey

D.    Anshu Sharma

Answer: Option (A)


In the world of golf, there are athletes who break barriers and set new records. One such player is Diksha Dagar, an Indian golf sensation who recently achieved a remarkable milestone.



13. Who has been appointed as the first-ever WHO Director-General Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health?

A.    Vanessa Kerry

B.    Tedros Adhanom

C.    Margaret Chan

D.    Zsuzsanna Jakab

Answer: Option (A)


In a groundbreaking move, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently announced the appointment of the first-ever WHO Director-General Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health. This significant role has been bestowed upon Dr. Vanessa Kerry, marking a crucial step in addressing the intersection of climate change and public health on a global scale.



14. Harish Bhat, who has been ranked among the 10 most influential CMOs in the world, belongs to which group?

A.    Amazon Group

B.    Adani Group

C.    Tata Group

D.    Reliance Group

Answer: Option (C)


Harish Bhat, a prominent figure in the business world, has garnered significant recognition for his contributions as a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).



15. The Ministry of Culture organized the Vitasta Mahotsav in which Indian city?

A.    Kolkata

B.    Srinagar

C.    Ahmedabad

D.    Patna

Answer: Option (B)


The Ministry of Culture recently organized the grand Vitasta Mahotsav, a celebration of cultural heritage, in one of India's enchanting cities.


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