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June 9, 2023 Current Affairs

1. According to Mercer's Cost of Living Survey 2023, which city has been ranked as the most expensive city in India for expatriates?

A.    Mumbai

B.    New Delhi

C.    Hyderabad

D.    Bengaluru

Answer: Option (A)


In a country as diverse and vibrant as India, it is intriguing to explore the cost of living for expatriates. Mercer's Cost of Living Survey 2023 sheds light on this matter, revealing which city in India has been ranked as the most expensive for expats. Let's delve into the findings and uncover the answer to this captivating question.



2. Which ballistic missile was recently launched by DRDO?

A.    Agni-IV

B.    Brahmos

C.    Agni Prime

D.    Prahaar

Answer: Option (C)


In a remarkable feat of technological advancement, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recently achieved a milestone by conducting the maiden pre-induction night launch of the new-generation ballistic missile, Agni Prime. This significant achievement not only showcases India's growing defense capabilities but also marks a crucial development in the country's missile technology.



3. What is the total outlay of the third revival package for BSNL?

A.    89,047 Crore Rupees

B.    90,457 Crore Rupees

C.    56,789 Crore Rupees

D.    50,670 Crore Rupees

Answer: Option (A)


The Union Cabinet's recent approval of the third revival package for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has sparked great interest and anticipation in the telecom industry. With a total outlay of a staggering 89,047 crore rupees, this package holds the potential to reshape the landscape of telecommunications in India.



4. Who has launched the Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM)-2023?

A.    HDFC Bank

B.    NTPC Kanti

C.    ISRO

D.    NTPC Barh

Answer: Option (B)


In a world where gender equality continues to be a pressing issue, initiatives that empower and uplift girls are crucial. One such remarkable endeavor is the Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM)-2023, launched by NTPC Kanti as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.



5. Who has been reappointed as the Director General of the Competition Commission of India?

A.    Atul Verma

B.    Vijay Sahne

C.    S Gautam

D.    Neha Bisht

Answer: Option (A)


The Competition Commission of India (CCI) plays a crucial role in ensuring fair competition and preventing anti-competitive practices in the Indian market. In recent news, the government has made an official announcement regarding the reappointment of the Director General of CCI.




6. Farmers Fresh Zone, a startup selected for the United Nations' "Accelerator Programme," hails from which state?

A.    Kerala

B.    Odisha

C.    Bihar

D.    Haryana

Answer: Option (A)


In a remarkable achievement, Farmers Fresh Zone (FarmersFZ), a startup based in Kerala, has been selected for the prestigious United Nations' "Accelerator Programme" hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This recognition not only brings pride to the state of Kerala but also highlights the innovative efforts and impact of Farmers Fresh Zone in empowering agriculture.



7. Alby D’Cruz, who recently passed away, belonged to which profession?

A.    Defence Personnel

B.    Doctor

C.    Teacher

D.    Historian

Answer: Option (A)


In the realm of unsung heroes, Alby D'Cruz's name shines brightly. The recent passing of this remarkable individual has left a void in the hearts of many. Let us delve into the life and accomplishments of Alby D'Cruz, a true hero in defense.



8. On which date is World Accreditation Day celebrated?

A.    June 06

B.    June 09

C.    June 10

D.    June 11

Answer: Option (B)


World Accreditation Day, celebrated on June 9th, serves as a reminder of the importance of accreditation in ensuring excellence, reliability, and trust. It is a global celebration that promotes awareness, understanding, and engagement among stakeholders. By recognizing the significance of accreditation, we can collectively strive for higher standards, improved quality, and enhanced trustworthiness in various sectors.



9. Which group has achieved a position in the top 100 of the Brand Finance Global 500 2023 rankings?

A.    Adani Group

B.    Tata Group

C.    Reliance Group

D.    Air Asia Group

Answer: Option (B)


The Tata Group's remarkable journey to achieving a position in the top 100 of the Brand Finance Global 500 2023 rankings is a testament to its legacy of excellence, embrace of innovation, global expansion efforts, and commitment to sustainability. As the group continues to evolve and adapt to an ever-changing business landscape, it is poised to make even greater strides in the future.



10. Who has been recommended for the post of CMD of the Container Corporation of India?

A.    Sanjay Swarup

B.    Aditya Chopra

C.    Dhanush Mittal

D.    Girish Patel

Answer: Option (A)


The Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) is a prominent public sector undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Railways. Recently, the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel made a crucial recommendation for the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of CONCOR.



11. Which profession did Gitanjali Aiyar, who recently passed away, belong to?

A.    India's first female professor

B.    India's first female politician

C.    India's first female doctor

D.    India's first female news presenter

Answer: Option (D)


Gitanjali Aiyar, a trailblazing figure in the Indian media industry, recently left us with her remarkable legacy. As we pay tribute to her life and achievements, let's delve into her groundbreaking career as India's first female news presenter on the national broadcaster Doordarshan.



12. Which state has been ranked 1st for Overall Environmental Performance?

A.    Telangana

B.    Bihar

C.    Assam

D.    Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (A)


Telangana has rightfully claimed the title of the state with the best overall environmental performance. This recognition is a testament to the state's dedication towards preserving and protecting its environment. However, it is important to acknowledge the efforts of all the states in their pursuit of environmental sustainability. Let us continue to support and encourage initiatives that promote a greener and more sustainable future for all.



13. On which date is World Oceans Day celebrated?

A.    June 12

B.    June 08

C.    June 10

D.    June 09

Answer: Option (B)


World Oceans Day, celebrated on June 8th, is a global event that highlights the significance of our oceans and the need for their protection. By raising awareness, promoting sustainable practices, and celebrating the beauty and diversity of marine life, this day encourages us to take action to ensure the health and vitality of our oceans for generations to come.



14. Which bank has initiated a unique campaign titled 'I am Adyar, Adyar is me' in Chennai?

A.    Yes Bank

B.    Federal Bank

C.    UCO Bank

D.    Dena Bank

Answer: Option (B)


In the bustling city of Chennai, a bank has taken a bold step to celebrate the vibrant community of Adyar. The Federal Bank, known for its innovative initiatives, has launched a unique campaign titled 'I am Adyar, Adyar is me.'



15. Which of the following figures accurately represents the current repo rate?

A.    5.6%

B.    6.5%

C.    7.2%

D.    3.4%

Answer: Option (B)


After thorough analysis and evaluation, it can be confidently stated that the figure accurately representing the current repo rate is B) 6.5%. Stay informed and keep an eye on future announcements from central banks to stay up-to-date with any changes in the repo rate.



16. Which part of India is expected to be hit by Cyclone 'Biparjoy'?

A.    Eastern Coast

B.    Western Coast

C.    West Bengal and Odisha

D.    Southern Coast

Answer: Option (B)


Cyclones are natural disasters that can wreak havoc on coastal regions, causing widespread devastation. The intensifying Cyclone 'Biparjoy' in the Arabian Sea has raised concerns about its potential impact on India.



17. What is India's rank as a producer of crude steel in the year 2022-23?

A.    4th

B.    5th

C.    2nd

D.    3rd

Answer: Option (C)


 India has cemented its position as a global powerhouse in crude steel production, securing the 2nd rank in the year 2022-23. The nation's unwavering commitment to technological advancements, policy reforms, and infrastructural development has been instrumental in this remarkable achievement. With continued efforts and strategic planning, India's steel industry is poised for even greater success in the years to come.



18. Which state has been announced as the top-performing state in the fifth State Food Safety Index by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare?

A.    Kerala

B.    Bihar

C.    Maharashtra

D.    Karnataka

Answer: Option (A)


In a recent announcement by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kerala emerged as the top-performing state in the fifth State Food Safety Index. This recognition highlights the state's commitment to ensuring food safety and quality for its residents. Let's delve deeper into the significance of this achievement and explore the efforts undertaken by Kerala to secure this prestigious position.



19. Who is set to receive the Michel Batisse Award by UNESCO?

A.    Jagdish S Bakan

B.    Mehla Viswash

C.    Raheja Khan

D.    Vibha Singh

Answer: Option (A)


In the realm of conservation and environmental protection, there are individuals who stand out for their exceptional contributions. One such eminent figure is Jagdish S Bakan, the Director of the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park. In recognition of his outstanding efforts in Biosphere Reserve Management, UNESCO has announced that Jagdish S Bakan will be the recipient of the prestigious Michel Batisse Award in 2023. Let us delve into the remarkable journey and achievements of this deserving awardee.



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