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June 29, 2023 Current Affairs

1. What is India's rank in the Global Competitiveness Index 2023?

A.    31st

B.    35th

C.    39th

D.    40th

Answer: Option (D)


India's position in the Global Competitiveness Index is a crucial indicator of its economic and business landscape.



2. Which bank has received RBI's approval to appoint AP Hota as the part-time Chairman?

A.    Federal Bank

B.    UCO Bank

C.    Yes Bank

D.    Canara Bank

Answer: Option (A)


In a recent development, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted approval to the Federal Bank for the appointment of AP Hota as the part-time chairman. This significant decision will have an impact on the bank's leadership and governance structure. Let's delve deeper into the details of this approval and its implications.



3. Who has been appointed as the head coach of the junior women's national team by Hockey India?

A.    Leo Pinto

B.    Kishan Lal

C.    Tushar Khandker

D.    Sardara Singh

Answer: Option (C)


Hockey India recently made an exciting announcement that has sparked enthusiasm and anticipation among hockey enthusiasts. Tushar Khandker has been appointed as the head coach of the India women's junior team in preparation for the upcoming FIH Women's Junior Hockey World Cup 2023.



4. Who has been recognized on the annual "Great Immigrants" list by the Carnegie Corporation of New York?

A.    Ajay Banga

B.    Devi Kohli

C.    Rishi Sunak

D.    Sarita Williams

Answer: Option (A)


In a world where immigration plays a pivotal role in shaping societies, it is crucial to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of immigrants who have enriched the fabric of their adopted countries. The Carnegie Corporation of New York, a prestigious institution, annually recognizes outstanding individuals on their "Great Immigrants" list.



5. In which state has the "Veerangana Rani Durgavati Gaurav Yatra" been initiated to honour the 16th-century Gondwana kingdom queen Rani Durgavati?

A.    Uttar Pradesh

B.    Madhya Pradesh

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Uttarakhand

Answer: Option (B)


In a grand celebration of history and valor, the "Veerangana Rani Durgavati Gaurav Yatra" has been initiated in Madhya Pradesh. This six-day event serves as a tribute to the remarkable queen of the 16th-century Gondwana kingdom, Rani Durgavati. With the honorable presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this yatra aims to honor the legacy of Rani Durgavati and shed light on her significant contributions.



6. Who is the author of the book titled 'The New New-Delhi Book Club'?

A.    Shashi Tharoor

B.    Neha Bisht

C.    Radhika Swarup

D.    Usha Mehta

Answer: Option (C)


In the world of literature, new books constantly captivate readers with their intriguing stories and fresh perspectives. One such upcoming release that has piqued the interest of many is "The New New-Delhi Book Club," authored by Radhika Swarup.



7. Which IIT achieved the 149th rank in the QS World Ranking 2023?

A.    IIT Kanpur

B.    IIT Roorkee

C.    IIT Madras

D.    IIT Bombay

Answer: Option (D)


The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has recently made significant strides in the QS World University Rankings 2023.


8. Where will the Divya Kala Mela be organized?

A.    Bikaner

B.    Jaipur

C.    Shimla

D.    Dehradun

Answer: Option (B)


The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) is all set to host a spectacular event called 'Divya Kala Mela' in the beautiful city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. From June 29, 2023, to July 5, 2023, art enthusiasts, culture aficionados, and curious minds will gather at the iconic Jawahar Kala Kendra to experience a vibrant celebration of creativity and inclusivity.



9. Which international city recently declared Diwali as a school holiday?

A.    London

B.    Abu Dhabi

C.    New York

D.    Paris

Answer: Option (C)


Diwali, the festival of lights, holds immense cultural significance for millions of people around the world. In recent years, various international cities have recognized the importance of Diwali by declaring it as a school holiday.



10. Along with which bank, will the Union Culture Ministry implement the "Financial Assistance for Veteran Artists" program?

A.    PNB

B.    HDFC Bank

C.    Canara Bank

D.    Yes Bank

Answer: Option (C)


The Union Culture Ministry, in its commitment to support and uplift veteran artists, is set to introduce the "Financial Assistance for Veteran Artists" program. This initiative aims to provide much-needed financial aid to those who have dedicated their lives to the world of art and culture. In collaboration with Canara Bank, the program is poised to make a significant impact on the lives of these talented individuals.



11. How many products from Uttar Pradesh have obtained geographical indication?

A.    Seven

B.    Eight

C.    Nine

D.    Six

Answer: Option (A)


Uttar Pradesh, the land of rich cultural heritage and diverse traditions, takes pride in its unique products that have obtained the esteemed recognition of geographical indication (GI).



12. When is National Insurance Awareness Day observed?

A.    June 23

B.    June 25

C.    June 28

D.    June 26

Answer: Option (C)


June 28th marks a significant day on the calendar – National Insurance Awareness Day. This annual observance serves as a reminder of the paramount importance of insurance in safeguarding our lives, belongings, and aspirations.



13. T.S. Singh Deo has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of which state?

A.    Chhattisgarh

B.    Goa

C.    Jharkhand

D.    Bihar

Answer: Option (A)


In a significant political move, the Congress party has recently appointed T.S. Singh Deo as the Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. This decision comes ahead of the crucial assembly elections in the state later this year.



14. How many medals did India secure in its Special Olympics 2023 campaign?

A.    190

B.    195

C.    202

D.    204

Answer: Option (C)


The Special Olympics World Games 2023 witnessed an exceptional display of talent, determination, and sportsmanship by athletes from around the globe. India, in particular, left an indelible mark with its outstanding performance, securing an impressive tally of medals.



15. What is India's rank in the Energy Transition Index 2023?

A.    34

B.    67

C.    100

D.    84

Answer: Option (B)


India, with its vast population and growing economy, plays a crucial role in the global energy landscape. In recent years, the country has made significant strides in the energy transition, aiming to achieve a sustainable and clean energy future.



16. Which country passed a law paving the way for the return of an exiled former Prime Minister?

A.    Pakistan

B.    Bhutan

C.    Japan

D.    China

Answer: Option (A)


In a groundbreaking move, Pakistan has recently passed a law that opens the doors for the return of an exiled former Prime Minister. This significant development has sparked widespread interest and curiosity among political enthusiasts and observers alike.



17. When is the International Day of the Tropics observed annually?

A.    June 22

B.    June 24

C.    June 26

D.    June 29

Answer: Option (D)


The International Day of the Tropics is an annual celebration that takes place on June 29th. It serves as a moment to acknowledge the distinctive traits and obstacles encountered by tropical regions worldwide.



18. Which state government has initiated 'Operation Conviction' against criminals?

A.    Karnataka

B.    Gujarat

C.    Odisha

D.    Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option (D)


The Uttar Pradesh Police has taken a bold step in its fight against crime within the state by launching 'Operation Conviction.' This comprehensive program aims to combat criminals and organized crime, ensuring the safety and security of the citizens.



19. The Hemis Festival is celebrated in honour of the birth anniversary of which deity?

A.    Lord Padmasambhava

B.    Lord Jagannath

C.    Goddess Tara

D.    Lord Shiva

Answer: Option (A)


The Hemis Festival in Ladakh is a grand religious celebration that captivates the hearts of locals and tourists alike. This vibrant festival is held annually in honor of the birth anniversary of Lord Padmasambhava, a revered figure in Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. With its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes, Ladakh becomes a hub of festivities during this auspicious occasion.



20. Deloitte, a leading global provider of audit and assurance, has hired whom as a senior advisor?

A.    Ramesh Patel

B.    Manoj Kohli

C.    Neha Uppal

D.    Y S Devesh

Answer: Option (B)


Deloitte, a renowned global provider of audit and assurance services, has recently made a strategic decision that has caught the attention of industry experts and professionals alike. In a move to strengthen their advisory capabilities, Deloitte has appointed Manoj Kohli, a seasoned professional with an impressive track record, as their senior advisor.



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