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June 8, 2023 Current Affairs

1. In which Indian state has the 'Elder Line' 14567 service been launched?

A.    Haryana

B.    Punjab

C.    Uttar Pradesh

D.    Jharkhand

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a remarkable initiative towards social welfare, the Uttar Pradesh Social Welfare Department has recently launched the 'Elder Line' 14567 service. This groundbreaking helpline aims to address the needs of destitute elderly individuals, offering them a lifeline of support and care. Let's delve into this innovative service and its impact on the lives of senior citizens in Uttar Pradesh.

 


 




2. In which state was a new species of green tree frog discovered in the Namdapha Tiger Reserve?

A.    Uttarakhand

B.    Chhattisgarh

C.    Arunachal Pradesh

D.    West Bengal

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the vast wilderness of the Namdapha Tiger Reserve, a remarkable discovery has been made by a team of researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun, Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Dresden, Germany, and the Namdapha Tiger Reserve itself. They have stumbled upon a new species of green tree frog, adding to the rich biodiversity of Arunachal Pradesh.




 


 

3. Which country has begun conducting initial tests of autonomous drones that could potentially serve as public transportation?

A.    Israel

B.    Iran

C.    India

D.    Saudi Arabia

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a world where technological advancements continue to reshape our daily lives, the concept of autonomous transportation has taken a leap forward. Israel, known for its innovation and cutting-edge technology, has recently embarked on a groundbreaking initiative by conducting initial tests of autonomous drones that could potentially serve as public transportation. This article explores Israel's National Drone Initiative and its potential to revolutionize the way we commute.



 



 

4. The Union government sanctioned Rs 12,911 crore for which state's Polavaram project?

A.    Andhra Pradesh

B.    Himachal Pradesh

C.    Uttar Pradesh

D.    Nagaland

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The Union government's recent sanction of Rs 12,911 crore for the Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh has garnered significant attention. This massive financial allocation aims to accelerate the completion of the first phase of the project, marking a crucial milestone in the state's development.

 


 




5. Which state has initiated a special campaign to raise awareness about door-to-door waste collection?

A.    Haryana

B.    Jharkhand

C.    Bihar

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In recent years, the issue of waste management has gained significant attention worldwide. Governments, organizations, and individuals are increasingly recognizing the importance of proper waste disposal and recycling to safeguard our environment. In this regard, the state of Haryana has taken a remarkable step by initiating a special campaign to raise awareness about door-to-door waste collection.




 


 

6. What is the purpose of the scheme called MISHTI, launched by the Indian Government?

A.    Saving Sugarcane

B.    Protecting Rivers

C.    Protecting Mangroves

D.    Saving Farmers

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, recently unveiled two groundbreaking schemes, Amrit Dharohar and MISHTI (Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats and Tangible Incomes). While Amrit Dharohar focuses on preserving cultural heritage, our attention will now turn to the MISHTI scheme and its purpose.

 


 




7. Which state has launched the Nand Baba Milk Mission scheme with a budget of Rs 1,000 crore?

A.    Haryana

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Jharkhand

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a bid to support and uplift the rural dairy industry, the Uttar Pradesh government has launched the Nand Baba Milk Mission scheme. With a significant budget of Rs 1,000 crore, this initiative aims to provide a fair and sustainable system for milk producers to sell their milk through dairy co-operative societies. Let's delve into the details of this groundbreaking scheme and understand its impact on the state's dairy sector.

 


 




8. In which state did the inauguration of the 4-Lane Section between Nagaon Bypass-Teliagaon and Teliagaon-Rangagara take place?

A.    Assam

B.    Bihar

C.    Jharkhand

D.    Sikkim

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a remarkable development for Assam's infrastructure, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, recently inaugurated the 4-Lane Section between Nagaon Bypass-Teliagaon and Teliagaon-Rangagara. This crucial project, with an investment of 1450 Crores, is set to revolutionize connectivity in the state and unlock immense potential for growth and development. Let's delve into the details of this significant milestone.

 


 




9. Which bank has introduced a savings program exclusively for UHNIs (Ultra High Net Worth Individuals) and HNIs (High Net Worth Individuals)?

A.    Bank of Baroda

B.    Kotak Mahindra Bank

C.    HDFC Bank

D.    ICICI Bank

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the world of private banking, catering to the unique needs of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNIs) and High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) requires a specialized approach. Recognizing this, Kotak Mahindra Bank has recently unveiled its exclusive savings program, Kotak Réserve.



 



 

10. NHPC and Torrent Power signed an MoU with which state for a pumped hydro project?

A.    Manipur

B.    Maharashtra

C.    Meghalaya

D.    Kolkata

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a significant development for the renewable energy sector, NHPC and Torrent Power Ltd have recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the government of Maharashtra. This collaboration aims to pave the way for the development of pumped hydro storage projects in the state. Let's delve deeper into this exciting venture and understand the potential it holds for Maharashtra's energy landscape.


 



 

11. Which bank has introduced the Millennia Credit Card?

A.    SBI Bank

B.    ICICI Bank

C.    HDFC Bank

D.    PNB Bank

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

HDFC Bank has recently made waves in the banking industry with the introduction of their newest credit card, the Millennia Credit Card. This card comes with a host of exciting features and benefits that are sure to catch the attention of customers seeking a rewarding credit card experience. Let's delve deeper into what sets the Millennia Credit Card apart from the rest.

 


 




12. How many states are covered by the MoU signed between Microsoft India and Air Jaldi to provide internet access to underserved communities?

A.    16

B.    15

C.    14

D.    12

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In an era where connectivity is key, access to the internet has become a necessity for social and economic development. Unfortunately, many underserved communities still lack reliable internet access. Recognizing this digital divide, Microsoft India and Air Jaldi Networks have joined forces to address this pressing issue.



 



 

13. Which sport does Amlan Borgohain, an Indian player, belong to?

A.    Athletics

B.    Hockey

C.    Cricket

D.    Badminton

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Amlan Borgohain, a name that resonates with speed, agility, and sheer determination.

 


 




14. Which route does India's first international cruise vessel, MV Empress, operate on?

A.    Chennai to Sri Lanka

B.    Chennai to Kolkata

C.    Kochi to Vishakhapatnam

D.    Puducherry to Chennai

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

India's first international cruise vessel, MV Empress, has embarked on a remarkable journey, connecting the vibrant city of Chennai in India to the breathtaking island nation of Sri Lanka. This exciting new route opens up a world of possibilities for travelers seeking a unique and immersive cruising experience. Join us as we delve into the wonders that await on this mesmerizing voyage.

 


 




15. Who became the first woman officer to command a Communication Zone Mechanical Transport Battalion?

A.    Neha Bisht

B.    Priyanka Sonowal

C.    Shuchita Shekhar

D.    Ravisha Mittal

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking moment for the Indian Army Service Corps, Colonel Shuchita Shekhar has shattered gender norms and achieved a historic milestone. She has become the first woman officer to command a Communication Zone Mechanical Transport Battalion, marking a significant step forward in women's empowerment within the armed forces.

 


 




16. On which date is World Food Safety Day celebrated?

A.    June 03

B.    June 07

C.    June 05

D.    June 09

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

World Food Safety Day, observed annually on June 7, serves as a crucial reminder of the paramount importance of food safety standards across the globe. This day presents an opportunity to raise awareness and promote actions that can safeguard our food supply.

 


 




17. Which state has launched the Learn and Earn scheme to impart employable skills to the youth?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Haryana

C.    Bihar

D.    Jharkhand

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a world where employable skills are highly valued, the state of Madhya Pradesh has taken a commendable step towards empowering its youth. With the launch of the Learn and Earn scheme, the Chief Minister aims to provide valuable skills to the young population, opening doors to a brighter future.

 



 



18. Which country conducted the first test of an autonomous flying taxi to alleviate traffic congestion?

A.    Afghanistan

B.    Canada

C.    Germany

D.    Israel

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a bold step towards revolutionizing urban transportation, Israel recently made headlines by conducting the first-ever test of an autonomous flying taxi. With traffic congestion becoming an increasingly pressing issue in cities worldwide, this innovative solution aims to alleviate the strain on road networks and offer a futuristic alternative for commuters.

 


 




19. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Wrangler brand?

A.    Virat Kohli

B.    Sachin Tendulkar

C.    Smriti Mandhana

D.    Shubman Gill

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a recent announcement, Ace Turtle Omni Pvt Ltd., a prominent retail company, has made a captivating move by appointing none other than Indian cricketer, Smriti Mandhana, as the brand ambassador of the iconic Wrangler brand. This exciting collaboration has sparked curiosity and anticipation among fans and fashion enthusiasts alike. Let's delve into the details of this significant development and explore the potential impact it may have on both the brand and its audience.



 




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