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June 28, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which university has attained the top ranking according to the QS World University Rankings 2024?

A.    California Institute of Technology

B.    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

C.    University of Cambridge

D.    University of Oxford

Answer: Option (B)


In the ever-evolving landscape of higher education, the quest for excellence and distinction becomes a paramount pursuit. For eager students, parents, and academics alike, the annual release of the QS World University Rankings holds immense significance. These rankings shed light on the crème de la crème of educational institutions, providing a compass to guide prospective students towards their academic aspirations. In the year 2024, amidst much anticipation and excitement, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has once again emerged victorious, securing its position as the top-ranked university.



2. How many billion dollars is Google planning to invest in India's digitization fund?

A.    10 billion

B.    11 billion

C.    12 billion

D.    13 billion

Answer: Option (A)


In a groundbreaking move, Google has announced its plan to invest a staggering amount in India's digitization fund. This significant development not only showcases Google's recognition of India's fintech leadership but also highlights its commitment to supporting businesses, both big and small, in India and beyond. Let's delve deeper into the details of this remarkable investment and its potential impact on India's digital landscape.



3. Heather Knight, who recently made headlines, belongs to which country?

A.    New Zealand

B.    United Kingdom

C.    Kenya

D.    Australia

Answer: Option (B)


Heather Knight, a prominent figure in the world of cricket, has recently grabbed headlines with her remarkable skills and achievements. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Knight has made a significant impact on the sport, earning recognition and admiration from fans and experts alike.



4. How many crores has the Ministry of Finance approved for capital investment in the current financial year for 16 States?

A.    54,456 crore

B.    55,560 crore

C.    56,415 crore

D.    57,364 crore

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant move, the Ministry of Finance has recently given its nod to capital investment proposals for 16 states in the current financial year. This decision is aimed at boosting economic growth and development across these regions.



5. Who has been appointed as the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)?

A.    Aarti Holla-Maini

B.    Katherine Calvin

C.    Jim Green

D.    Carl Sagan

Answer: Option (A)


In a significant development, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has recently appointed a new director.



6. 'Victor 6000,' which participated in the rescue operation of the Titan submersible, was developed in which country?

A.    Russia

B.    China

C.    Greece

D.    France

Answer: Option (D)


In the world of underwater exploration and rescue operations, advanced technology plays a crucial role. The Victor 6000, a remarkable creation, has made waves in the industry. Developed in France, this powerful robot has proven its worth in the rescue operation of the Titan submersible. Let's delve into the fascinating details of the Victor 6000 and its significant contributions.



7. Which edition of the World's Largest Urban Cleanliness Survey has recently commenced?

A.    8th

B.    9th

C.    10th

D.    11th

Answer: Option (A)


In the realm of urban cleanliness assessments, one survey stands out as the epitome of evaluation and recognition - the World's Largest Urban Cleanliness Survey. Recently, the 8th edition of this prestigious survey, known as "Swachcha Survekshan 2023 - Mera Sheher, Meri Pehchan," has commenced.



8. In the PM-PRANAM scheme, what does the 'R' stand for?

A.    Restoration

B.    Rejuvenation

C.    Rehabilitate

D.    Resilience

Answer: Option (A)


In a bid to foster environmental conservation and sustainable development, the Indian government introduced the PM-PRANAM (PM Programme for Restoration, Awareness, Generation, Nourishment, and Amelioration of Mother Earth) scheme. This comprehensive initiative encompasses various aspects aimed at preserving our precious natural resources.



9. Which country is shutting down its banks and financial sector for five days to restructure its domestic debt?

A.    Pakistan

B.    Bhutan

C.    Greece

D.    Sri Lanka

Answer: Option (D)


In a bold move to tackle its worst economic crisis in decades, Sri Lanka has announced a five-day bank holiday, sparking intrigue and speculation worldwide. This unprecedented step aims to facilitate the restructuring of the country's staggering $42 billion domestic debt.



10. Who has been appointed as the MD and CEO of Hindustan Unilever?

A.    Kuldeep Sharma

B.    Rohit Jawa

C.    Devendra Singh

D.    Vikas Sharma

Answer: Option (B)


In a recent development, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) announced the appointment of its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. This pivotal role has been entrusted to Rohit Jawa, an accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in the FMCG industry.



11. Who has been honored with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023 in the Malayalam language?

A.    Arnos Paathiri

B.    Priya A S

C.    Cherusseri Namboot

D.    Kattakayam Cherian

Answer: Option (B)


Literature has always been a medium to transport readers into a world of imagination and emotions. Every year, the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar recognizes outstanding contributions in children's literature across different languages. In 2023, the prestigious award in the Malayalam language was bestowed upon a remarkable writer. Let's delve into the details and celebrate this literary genius.



12. John Bannister Goodenough, who recently passed away, belonged to which profession?

A.    Politician

B.    Scientist

C.    Astronaut

D.    Doctor

Answer: Option (B)


John Bannister Goodenough, a renowned American scientist, recently passed away, leaving behind a remarkable legacy in the field of science. He is best known as the co-inventor of Lithium-ion batteries and a co-winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.




13. Which city's airport has launched the BLR Pulse app for passengers?

A.    Mumbai Airport

B.    Chennai Airport

C.    Bangalore International Airport

D.    Chandigarh Airport

Answer: Option (C)


At Bangalore International Airport, a revolutionary app has been launched to enhance the travel experience of passengers. BLR Pulse, the personalized digital travel buddy, is here to cater to the needs of flyers like never before.



14. Which country has the second-largest network of roads after the United States of America?

A.    Australia

B.    India

C.    Nigeria

D.    New Zealand

Answer: Option (B)


When it comes to expansive road networks, the United States of America is often recognized as one of the leaders. However, there is another country that has made remarkable progress in this area, securing the title of the second-largest road network in the world.



15. From which city did Prime Minister Narendra Modi flag off five Vande Bharat trains from Rani Kamalapati Railway Station?

A.    Rishikesh

B.    Bhopal

C.    Ajmer

D.    Jodhpur

Answer: Option (B)


The Indian Railways has always been a lifeline, connecting the vast expanse of the country. On June 27, a historic moment unfolded as Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off five Vande Bharat Express trains from the iconic Rani Kamalapati Railway Station in Bhopal. This marked a significant step towards transforming the face of Indian railways. Let's delve into the details and journey of this remarkable event.



16. Which country has become the second country to approve the use of lab-grown meat?

A.    Japan

B.    Egypt

C.    USA

D.    UAE

Answer: Option (C)


In a groundbreaking development, the United States has become the second country to approve the use of lab-grown meat. This significant step forward in the food industry opens up a world of possibilities in sustainable and ethical meat production.



17. In which city will the Cricket World Cup begin?

A.    Ahmedabad

B.    Bikaner

C.    Chandigarh

D.    Sonipat

Answer: Option (A)



The anticipation is building, the excitement is palpable, and fans from all around the world are eagerly waiting for the Cricket World Cup to kick off.



18. Who has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of the Chhattisgarh Government?

A.    Ajit Desai

B.    T S Singh Deo

C.    Bir Patil

D.    Shivma Singh Chauhan

Answer: Option (B)


In a recent development, the Chhattisgarh Government has announced the appointment of a new Deputy Chief Minister. This decision comes as a significant move in the state's political landscape.



19. Which IIT proposed a sports quota with the aim to boost diversity?

A.    IIT Kanpur

B.    IIT Mumbai

C.    IIT Delhi

D.    IIT Madras

Answer: Option (D)


In a bid to promote diversity and recognize exceptional talents beyond academics, IIT Madras has recently proposed a sports quota in IITs. This move aims to provide equal opportunities to students excelling in the field of sports at state, national, and international levels. Let's delve into the details of this commendable initiative.



20. In which state/UT has the two-day annual festival 'Hemis Tsechu' begun?

A.    Odisha

B.    Pondicherry

C.    Gujarat

D.    Ladakh

Answer: Option (D)


Ladakh, the mesmerizing land of high-altitude mountains and serene landscapes, is home to the vibrant Hemis Tsechu Festival. This two-day annual extravaganza, celebrated at the Hemis Gompa (monastery) in Leh city, is a joyous occasion that showcases the rich cultural heritage and religious traditions of the region.


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