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June 27, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state/UT is set to implement the 'Non-Conforming Industrial Area Redevelopment Project'?

A.    Pondicherry

B.    Delhi

C.    Ladakh

D.    Gujarat

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a pioneering move towards urban redevelopment, the Delhi Government has taken up the ambitious task of implementing the 'Non-Conforming Industrial Area Redevelopment Project.' This visionary project aims to transform all 26 Non-Conforming Industrial Areas into recognized Conforming Industrial Areas, thereby paving the way for sustainable growth and development.

 


 




2. Which country has recently announced a new $74m assistance package to Ukraine?

A.    Australia

B.    United Kingdom

C.    India

D.    USA

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a remarkable display of solidarity, Australia has recently announced a substantial assistance package worth $74 million to Ukraine. This significant contribution aims to bolster Ukraine's defense capabilities and reinforce the bilateral relationship between the two nations. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable initiative.

 



 



3. In which state has the "Kharchi Puja Festival" started?

A.    Tripura

B.    Mizoram

C.    Meghalaya

D.    Karnataka

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

India is a land of diverse cultures and traditions, with each state celebrating its own unique festivals. In the northeastern state of Tripura, one can experience the vibrant and captivating Kharchi Puja Festival. This ancient festival holds immense significance for the people of Tripura, showcasing their deep-rooted traditions and customs. Let's delve into the mesmerizing world of Kharchi Puja and discover its origins, rituals, and cultural significance.

 


 




4. On which date is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture observed?

A.    June 23

B.    June 24

C.    June 25

D.    June 26

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, observed annually on June 26th, serves as a poignant reminder of the global efforts to combat torture and provide support for its victims. This significant day marks the anniversary of the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which came into force in 1987. Join us as we delve into the importance of this observance and the ongoing fight against torture.

 


 




5. When is International Pineapple Day observed?

A.    June 23

B.    June 24

C.    June 25

D.    June 27

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

International Pineapple Day is a joyous occasion observed annually to celebrate the tropical fruit that is loved by many around the world. On this special day, pineapple enthusiasts come together to appreciate the deliciousness and versatility of this tropical delight.

 


 




6. Who authored the book titled "The Gita for Children"?

A.    Roopa Pai

B.    Chetan Bhagat

C.    Abhinav Verma

D.    R D Singh

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The captivating book titled "The Gita for Children" has been making waves in literary circles and captivating the minds of young readers.

 


 




7. In which country did India win a total of 202 medals in the 16th Special Olympics World Games 2023?

A.    Nepal

B.    Germany

C.    Oman

D.    Denmark

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The 16th Special Olympics World Games, held in Berlin, Germany, from 17 June to 25 June 2023, showcased the remarkable achievements of athletes from around the globe. Among the participating countries, India emerged as a force to be reckoned with, securing an impressive number of medals.

 



 



8. In which Indian city will Google open a Global FinTech Operations Centre?

A.    Pune

B.    Surat

C.    Ahmedabad

D.    Gandhinagar

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a strategic move to expand its global operations, Google has announced its plans to open a Global FinTech Operations Centre at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) in Gandhinagar. This exciting development not only positions Gandhinagar as a prominent destination for technological advancements but also brings numerous opportunities for the local economy and job market.

 


 




9. Which profession did Hardwar Dubey, who passed away, belong to?

A.    Historian

B.    Doctor

C.    Politician

D.    Player

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a sad turn of events, the nation mourns the loss of Hardwar Dubey, a prominent figure in the political landscape. As a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh, Dubey's contributions to the field of politics were significant.

 


 




10. In which city did the Indian Air Force organize the 'Ranvijay' exercise recently?

A.    Chennai

B.    Kolkata

C.    Prayagraj

D.    Nagaland

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The Indian Air Force recently made headlines with its impressive display of power during the 'Ranvijay' exercise held in the city of Prayagraj.

 


 




11. Who has been appointed as the Director of the USA East Coast Chapter?

A.    Nutan Roongta

B.    Mick Hussey

C.    Nehal Fedrer

D.    Rusto Waferl

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) has recently made a significant appointment that has caught the attention of many. Nutan Roongta, a seasoned professional in the field, has been chosen as the Director of the USA East Coast Chapter. This appointment marks a new era for IETO and holds great promise for fostering stronger economic ties between India and the USA.



 




12. When is World MSME Day observed?

A.    June 26

B.    June 27

C.    June 28

D.    June 29

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

World MSME Day, observed on June 27th each year, is a global initiative that aims to shed light on the vital role of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in driving economic growth and development.

 


 




13. In which Indian city did the 8th Global Pharmaceutical Quality Summit 2023 conclude?

A.    Mumbai

B.    Patna

C.    Noida

D.    Kurukshetra

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The 8th Global Pharmaceutical Quality Summit 2023 recently concluded in one of India's vibrant metropolises, captivating the attention of professionals, experts, and enthusiasts from the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. This prestigious event, renowned for its insightful discussions and innovative approaches, was held in Mumbai, the bustling financial and cultural hub of India.

 


 




14. Where will the third infrastructure working group meeting of G-20 take place in India?

A.    Lucknow

B.    Haridwar

C.    Rishikesh

D.    Kanpur

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The G-20, under India's presidency, is all set to host the third infrastructure working group (IWG) meeting. This crucial gathering aims to discuss and strategize the development of "liveable cities."

 


 




15. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director of DBS Bank India?

A.    Ajay Verma

B.    Rajat Verma

C.    Ashutosh Nagar

D.    Vijay Kumar

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a recent development, DBS Bank India has announced the appointment of Rajat Verma as the new Managing Director and Head of Institutional Banking in India. This strategic move is expected to bring fresh perspectives and drive growth for DBS Bank in the Indian market.

 


 




16. The 24th batch of civil servants from which country has recently been trained by the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)?

A.    Malaysia

B.    Singapore

C.    Japan

D.    Maldives

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a continuous effort to enhance administrative capabilities and foster good governance, the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) has recently completed the training of the 24th batch of civil servants. This significant achievement underscores the commitment of the NCGG towards capacity building and knowledge exchange. Let's delve into the details of this transformative training program and its impact on the civil service of the Maldives.

 


 




17. Which country did Kyriakos Mitsotakis become the Prime Minister of?

A.    Norway

B.    Oman

C.    Netherlands

D.    Greece

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a recent political development that captured international attention, Kyriakos Mitsotakis has emerged as the Prime Minister of Greece for a second term. Leading the centre-right New Democracy party, Mitsotakis secured a resounding election victory, solidifying his position as a prominent figure in Greek politics.



 



 

18. Busta Rhymes, who was awarded the BET Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023, belongs to which country?

A.    Greece

B.    United States of America

C.    Germany

D.    Switzerland

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Busta Rhymes, the renowned American rapper, has recently been honored with the prestigious BET Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023. This award recognizes his immense contributions to the world of hip-hop and his groundbreaking impact on the music industry.

 


 




19. Michael Miebach, who has joined the board of directors of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF), belongs to which payment network processor?

A.    Visa card

B.    Mastercard

C.    Maestro card

D.    Rupay card

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a significant move that highlights the growing ties between the United States and India, Michael Miebach, the CEO of Mastercard, has recently joined the board of directors of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF). This strategic alliance aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and economic growth between the two nations.

 


 




20. Which country has been appointed as the host of the U-17 World Cup?

A.    Japan

B.    Indonesia

C.    Israel

D.    Mali

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The U-17 World Cup, a prestigious event in the world of football, has found its next host country in Indonesia. This vibrant Southeast Asian nation has been chosen to organize the tournament, marking a significant milestone in their sporting history.



 




 

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