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June 6, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which state has become the first state to establish a committee for the conservation of seeds preserved by tribal farmers?

A.   Kerala

B.   Bihar

C.   Odisha

D.   Rajasthan

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant move towards the conservation of seeds preserved by tribal farmers, the state of Odisha has taken a pioneering step. By establishing the Landrace Varietal Release Committee (LVRC), Odisha has become the first state in India to institutionalize a dedicated committee for the preservation and release of traditional millet varieties. This groundbreaking initiative aims to ensure the protection and promotion of indigenous seeds while adhering to standard operating protocols for seed systems.


2. According to the NIRF Rankings 2023, which IIT has been named the top institute in India?

A.   IIT Delhi

B.   IIT Mumbai

C.   IIT Madras

D.   IIT Kanpur

Answer: Option (C)


The NIRF Rankings 2023 have named IIT Madras as the top engineering institute in India, followed by IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru secured the top position in the research category.



3. Which game does Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who recently announced his retirement, belong to?

A.   Table Tennis

B.   Badminton

C.   Basketball

D.   Football

Answer: Option (D)


Zlatan Ibrahimovic's retirement marks the end of an era for football enthusiasts worldwide. His dedication, talent, and relentless pursuit of excellence have shaped him into an icon of the game. From his early beginnings to his rise to stardom, conquering Europe and representing his nation, Ibrahimovic's impact on the sport is indelible. As fans bid farewell, his legacy as one of the greatest footballers of all time will forever be etched in the annals of the beautiful game.


4. Which country has become the first country in the world to mandate mandatory health warnings on individual cigarettes?

A.   Canada

B.   Russia

C.   Italy

D.   Kuwait

Answer: Option (A)


In a groundbreaking move, Canada has emerged as the frontrunner in the global fight against smoking by becoming the first country to mandate mandatory health warnings on individual cigarettes. This progressive measure aims to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of smoking and encourage smokers to reconsider their habits. Let's delve into the details of this significant development.



5. Where were the Khelo India University Games recently concluded?

A.   Madhya Pradesh

B.   Himachal Pradesh

C.   Uttar Pradesh

D.   Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Option (C)


The Khelo India University Games (KIUG) is one of the most highly anticipated sporting events in India, bringing together talented athletes from universities across the nation. In its 3rd edition, the KIUG 2022 took place at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, creating an exhilarating atmosphere filled with fierce competition, camaraderie, and sportsmanship.



6. According to a recent report, how many districts in India are now free from manual scavenging?

A.   508

B.   507

C.   506

D.   505

Answer: Option (A)


Manual scavenging has long been a prevalent issue in India, with the practice involving the manual cleaning of human waste and other hazardous materials. However, a recent report sheds light on the progress made in eradicating this dehumanizing practice.



7. How much has the Indian Railways invested in Safety Measures between 2017-2018 and 2021-22?

A.   2 lakh crore

B.   1 lakh crore

C.   3 lakh crore

D.   4 lakh crore

Answer: Option (B)



The safety of passengers and the smooth functioning of transportation systems are of paramount importance. In the case of Indian Railways, a significant amount of investment has been made in safety measures over the years.



8. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Hindu Group?

A.   Shushma Joshi

B.   Lalita Reddy

C.   Nirmala Lakshman

D.   Srita Sangwan

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant development, Ms. Nirmala Lakshman has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Hindu Group Publishing Private Limited (THGPPL). With this appointment, a new era dawns upon The Hindu Group, one of India's most esteemed media organizations. Let's delve into the details of this appointment, its implications, and the remarkable journey of Ms. Nirmala Lakshman.



9. With which country did India sign an MoU for the development of the Phukot Karnali Hydro Electric Project?

A.   Nepal

B.   Bhutan

C.   Myanmar

D.   Qatar

Answer: Option (A)


In a remarkable display of bilateral cooperation, India and Nepal have joined hands to develop the Phukot Karnali Hydro Electric Project. This ambitious venture, with a capacity of 480MW, holds immense potential for both countries.



10. By which year will the city of Srinagar receive the 'Smart City' tag under the Srinagar Smart City Project?

A.   2027

B.   2026

C.   2025

D.   2024

Answer: Option (D)


Srinagar, the picturesque city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, has set its sights on transforming into a smart city. Under the ambitious Srinagar Smart City Project, the city aims to implement a range of technological advancements and infrastructural developments.



11. Which state has recently joined the DBT bandwagon?

A.   Jharkhand

B.   Gujarat

C.   Goa

D.   Karnataka

Answer: Option (D)


In a significant move towards efficient governance and transparent welfare schemes, the state of Karnataka has recently joined the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) bandwagon. With the formal approval of two DBT schemes - Griha Lakshmi and Yuvanidhi - by the Congress-led government, Karnataka is poised to revolutionize the way benefits are disbursed to its citizens.



12. Gufi Paintal, who recently passed away, belonged to which profession?

A.   Actor

B.   Director

C.   Politician

D.   Doctor

Answer: Option (A)


Gufi Paintal, a renowned figure in the Indian entertainment industry, recently bid us farewell. With a versatile career spanning several decades, Paintal made a significant impact as an actor, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of millions.



13. Which state government has signed an MoU with Bajaj Finserv to invest 5,000 crore rupees for the creation of 40,000 jobs?

A.   Gujarat

B.   Maharashtra

C.   Haryana

D.   Punjab

Answer: Option (B)


In a significant move towards economic growth and employment opportunities, the Maharashtra government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bajaj Finserv, a leading financial services company. This collaboration aims to attract investments worth 5,000 crore rupees and create a whopping 40,000 job opportunities in the state. Let's delve into the details of this promising partnership and its potential impact on Maharashtra's economy.



14. Which country has recently developed its first hypersonic missile named "Fattah"?

A.   Italy

B.   Israel

C.   Iraq

D.   Iran

Answer: Option (D)


The global arms race continues to evolve, pushing boundaries and challenging the limits of technology. In recent news, a significant development has taken place as a certain country proudly unveils its groundbreaking achievement.



15. India, along with which country, has concluded a roadmap for 'Defence Industrial Cooperation'?

A.   Russia

B.   China

C.   United States

D.   Bangladesh

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant development, India and the United States have concluded a roadmap for defence industry cooperation. This landmark agreement opens up new avenues for collaboration in the defence manufacturing sector and holds immense potential for strengthening India's ambitions in this area. Let's delve into the details of this strategic partnership and its implications.



16. Which country is planning to reopen its embassy in Saudi Arabia after a seven-year closure?

A.   India

B.   Indonesia

C.   Israel

D.   Iran

Answer: Option (D)


In a significant move that marks a major milestone in diplomatic relations, Iran has recently announced its decision to reopen its embassy in Saudi Arabia. After a seven-year closure, this development comes as a result of a bilateral agreement facilitated by China.



17. Which state recently launched the 'Elder Line' service to provide shelter to elderly homeless individuals?

A.   Uttar Pradesh

B.   Karnataka

C.   Nagaland

D.   Jharkhand

Answer: Option (A)


In a commendable effort to address the needs of destitute elderly individuals, the Uttar Pradesh Social Welfare Department has recently launched the 'Elder Line' service. This groundbreaking initiative aims to rescue homeless elderly individuals and provide them with a safe haven in the form of old age homes.



18. NIPCCD organized a Refresher Training Programme on which mission?

A.   Vatsalya

B.   Curiosity

C.   Magellan

D.   Mariner 9

Answer: Option (A)


NIPCCD (National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development) recently organized a Refresher Training Programme on Mission Vatsalya, a transformative initiative aimed at empowering child development. This three-day event, held from 29th to 31st May 2023 at the NIPCCD Regional Centre in Mohali, brought together experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss and strategize the implementation of this crucial mission.



19. In which city of Tamil Nadu did the Tamil Nadu Forest Department successfully tranquillize the wild elephant Arikompan?

A.   Madurai

B.   Theni

C.   Kanchipuram

D.   Nagapattinam

Answer: Option (B)


The tranquil beauty of Tamil Nadu's wilderness often intertwines with captivating wildlife encounters. In a recent endeavor, the Tamil Nadu Forest Department faced an exhilarating challenge, successfully tranquilizing the wild elephant Arikompan.



20. Which country does the recently destroyed Nova Khakova Dam belong to?

A.   UAE

B.   Ukraine

C.   Syria

D.   Uganda

Answer: Option (B)


The recent destruction of the Nova Khakova Dam in Ukraine's Kherson region has left many puzzled and searching for answers. This once majestic structure, built over the mighty Dnipro River, met its untimely demise under mysterious circumstances.


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