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June 30, 2023 Current Affairs

1. In which city will the exhibition of UNESCO World Heritage Sites "Banking on World Heritage" be organized?

A.    Mumbai

B.    Noida

C.    New Delhi

D.    Panchkula

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

New Delhi, the vibrant capital city of India, serves as the perfect backdrop for the prestigious exhibition of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, known as "Banking on World Heritage."



 



 

2. Which country has launched a 'digital nomad strategy' for foreign workers?

A.    Poland

B.    Canada

C.    Austria

D.    Samoa

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In recent years, the concept of a digital nomad has gained significant popularity. It refers to individuals who leverage technology to work remotely and have the freedom to travel and explore different parts of the world. Recognizing the potential of this growing trend, several countries have started implementing strategies to attract digital nomads.

 


 




3. Xu Haoliang, who has been appointed as the deputy head of UNDP, hails from which country?

A.    China

B.    Nepal

C.    America

D.    Canada

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a recent announcement by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Xu Haoliang from China has been appointed as the new Under-secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). This significant appointment not only highlights the exceptional leadership capabilities of Xu Haoliang but also showcases the growing influence of Eastern countries in global organizations. Let's delve into the career and achievements of Xu Haoliang, a remarkable individual contributing to international development.

 


 




4. Where did the Chief Justice of India, Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud, lay the foundation stone of the new High Court complex?

A.    Pondicherry

B.    Delhi

C.    Rajasthan

D.    Jammu & Kashmir

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a momentous event that marked an important milestone for the judiciary in Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Justice of India, Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud, recently laid the foundation stone for the new High Court complex. This significant development took place at Raika, on the outskirts of Jammu. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable occasion and its implications for the region.

 


 




5. Which country has recently abandoned its traditional method of counting the age of its people?

A.    South Korea

B.    Spain

C.    Singapore

D.    Switzerland

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a bold move towards modernization, South Korea has recently made headlines by abandoning its traditional method of counting the age of its people. This significant shift marks a departure from long-held customs and an embrace of international standards.

 


 




6. In the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023, which country did India defeat to enter the final?

A.    Iraq

B.    Indonesia

C.    Israel

D.    Iran

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The thrilling journey of the Indian Kabaddi Team in the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 has been nothing short of extraordinary. With their exceptional skills and unwavering determination, they have faced formidable opponents, including Iraq, Indonesia, Israel, and Iran.



 



7. Which force will conduct the 'Tarang' exercise taking place in India?

A.    Garud Commando Force

B.    Indian Air Force

C.    Indian Navy

D.    Indian Coast Guard

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The Indian Air Force is gearing up to host an extraordinary air exercise named 'Tarang', which is set to become the largest of its kind in India. This exercise will witness the participation of not only Indian forces but also 12 countries from around the world.

 


 




8. When is International Asteroid Day observed globally?

A.    June 28 & June 29

B.    June 29 & June 30

C.    June 30 & July 1

D.    July 1 & July 2

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

International Asteroid Day is a global event that raises awareness about asteroids and the importance of protecting our planet from potential impacts.

 


 




9. Which ex-President of India is Delhi's Aurangzeb Lane set to be renamed after?

A.    Shri. K.R. Narayanan

B.    Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

C.    Giani Zail Singh

D.    Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a significant move, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has recently announced its decision to rename Aurangzeb Lane in Lutyens' Delhi as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Lane. This decision comes nearly eight years after the renaming of Aurangzeb Road as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road, paying tribute to the former President of India. Let's delve into the reasons behind this decision and the impact it will have on the city.

 


 




10. Under which scheme is the 'Report Fish Disease App' launched by Union Minister Parshottam Rupala funded?

A.    Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

B.    Weather-Based Crop Insurance Scheme

C.    Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme

D.    Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a significant move towards the welfare of the fishing community and the growth of the fisheries sector, Union Minister Parshottam Rupala has recently unveiled the 'Report Fish Disease App.' This innovative application, which aims to address fish diseases effectively, is being funded under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.

 


 




11. Which airport has received the Aerodrome License from DGCA?

A.    Jolly Grant Airport

B.    Pantnagar Airport

C.    Maa Ganga Airport

D.    Naini Saini Airport

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Uttarakhand, Naini Saini Airport has recently made headlines as it proudly received the prestigious Aerodrome License from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

 


 




12. When is the International Day of Parliamentarism observed every year?

A.    June 28

B.    June 26

C.    June 30

D.    June 23

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The International Day of Parliamentarism holds a significant place in our annual calendar, but do we truly understand its origins and purpose?

 


 




13. Which profession was Ian Hacking associated with before his recent passing?

A.    Secretary

B.    Accountant

C.    Architect

D.    Philosopher

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Ian Hacking, an esteemed scholar and philosopher, recently left an indelible mark on the world with his passing at the age of 87. His intellectual pursuits spanned across various disciplines, making him an influential figure in the realms of science, philosophy, and anthropology.

 



 



14. In which state has Anurag Verma been appointed as the new Chief Secretary?

A.    Punjab

B.    Sikkim

C.    Bihar

D.    Haryana

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a significant development, Anurag Verma, an esteemed IAS officer, has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Punjab. This appointment comes as VK Janjua, the outgoing Chief Secretary, retired on June 30. Verma will officially assume the position on July 1, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a dedication to serving the state of Punjab.

 


 




15. On which date is National Statistics Day celebrated?

A.    June 26

B.    June 27

C.    June 28

D.    June 29

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

National Statistics Day is a significant occasion celebrated annually on June 29. This day serves as a tribute to the remarkable contributions made by Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning.



 



16. When has the launching date for the third edition of Chandrayaan-3 been declared?

A.    July 11

B.    July 12

C.    July 13

D.    July 14

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently made an exciting announcement for space enthusiasts and scientists alike. After much anticipation, the launching date for the third edition of Chandrayaan-3 has been revealed.

 




 


17. Which IIT is set to develop a tamper-proof signalling system?

A.    IIT Kharagpur

B.    IIT Kanpur

C.    IIT Bombay

D.    IIT Delhi

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking initiative, IIT Kharagpur has embarked on the development of a revolutionary tamper-proof signalling system. This system aims to leverage the power of Blockchain technology to create an impregnable network that ensures the utmost security and reliability in the field of signaling.

 


 




18. To which esteemed doctor of India is National Doctor's Day dedicated?

A.    Dr. Vaidyanathan Krishnamurthy

B.    Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy

C.    Dr. Atma Prakash Mamtani

D.    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

National Doctor's Day in India, celebrated on July 1st every year, is a special occasion to honor the remarkable contributions of doctors in our society.

 


 




19. After completing a merger with Housing Development Finance Corp., HDFC has secured which position in terms of equity market capitalization?

A.    3rd

B.    1st

C.    4th

D.    10th

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a historic move that marks a significant milestone for India's banking industry, HDFC, a homegrown company, has successfully completed a merger with Housing Development Finance Corp. This monumental event has propelled HDFC to secure a notable position in terms of equity market capitalization.

 


 




20. On the WEF's Energy Transition Index, at what rank does India stand?

A.    65th

B.    66th

C.    67th

D.    68th

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The Energy Transition Index (ETI) by the World Economic Forum (WEF) serves as a crucial benchmark for assessing a country's progress in transitioning to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.



 




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