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May 12, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which Indian state/UT is home to the largest ethnic group of Meiteis?

A.   Manipur

B.   Maharashtra

C.   Uttarakhand

D.   Chhattisgarh

Answer: Option (A)


Manipur, a northeastern state in India, is not only known for its scenic beauty but also for its rich cultural heritage. Among the diverse communities residing in Manipur, the Meitei ethnic group stands out as the largest and most prominent.


2. In which city did India host the first-ever physical Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Startup Forum?

A.   Ahmedabad

B.   New Delhi

C.   Pune

D.   Chennai

Answer: Option (B)


India recently made history by hosting the first-ever physical edition of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Startup Forum in New Delhi. This momentous event brought together entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators from SCO member states to foster collaboration, exchange ideas, and drive the growth of startups in the region.


3. Who has been appointed as the first Indian Global Ambassador of Gucci?

A.   Shruti Hasan

B.   Kriti Sanon

C.   Kiara Advani

D.   Alia Bhatt

Answer: Option (D)


In a groundbreaking move, luxury fashion brand Gucci has recently appointed Alia Bhatt as its first global ambassador from India. This significant collaboration has not only made headlines but also opened new doors for Indian representation in the global fashion industry. Let's delve into the details of this exciting development.


4. Where has the annual 'Monlam Chenmo' festival for world peace and prosperity started recently?

A.   Ladakh

B.   Pondicherry

C.   Jammu & Kashmir

D.   Karnataka

Answer: Option (A)


Ladakh, a land of breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultural traditions, has recently become the center stage for the annual 'Monlam Chenmo' festival. This grand celebration, aimed at promoting world peace and prosperity, has captured the hearts of both locals and tourists alike.


5. Where has ISRO successfully tested its semi-cryogenic engine at a new facility?

A.   Odisha

B.   Bihar

C.   Tamil Nadu

D.   Karnataka

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant stride towards advanced space exploration, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently achieved a major milestone by successfully testing its semi-cryogenic engine. This groundbreaking test took place at a brand new facility, marking a remarkable achievement for ISRO and the nation's space program.


6. Which edition of the Indo-Thailand coordinated patrol 'Indo-Thai CORPAT' was conducted recently?

A.   34th

B.   35th

C.   36th

D.   37th

Answer: Option (B)


The Indo-Thailand Coordinated Patrol, also known as Indo-Thai CORPAT, has been a longstanding bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy. This joint effort aims to enhance maritime security, promote interoperability, and strengthen the bond between the two nations.


7. Whose autobiography 'My Life as a Comrade' has been recently released?

A.   K K Sailaja

B.   Raghav Chadha

C.   Fatima Ben

D.   Mamta Banerjee

Answer: Option (A)


Autobiographies have always been a captivating genre, allowing readers to delve into the personal lives and experiences of remarkable individuals. In recent days, a highly anticipated autobiography titled "My Life as a Comrade" has made its way into the literary world. Authored by none other than K.K. Sailaja, the former Kerala Health Minister, this autobiography promises an intriguing narrative that offers insights into her fascinating journey. Let's embark on a journey through the pages of this remarkable memoir and explore the life of K.K. Sailaja.


8. When is International Nurses Day 2023 being observed?

A.   May 11

B.   May 12

C.   May 13

D.   May 15

Answer: Option (B)


International Nurses Day 2023 will be observed on May 12th, celebrating the remarkable work of nurses worldwide. It is an opportunity to express gratitude, raise awareness, and advocate for the nursing profession. Let us join hands in honoring nurses' dedication and commitment to providing high-quality healthcare for all.


9. Which state has launched the 'State Robotics Framework' for the first time in the country?

A.   Mizoram

B.   Jharkhand

C.   Telangana

D.   Odisha

Answer: Option (C)


In a groundbreaking move, the Telangana government has launched the 'State Robotics Framework' – a remarkable initiative that marks a significant milestone in the country's technological landscape. Spearheaded by the State IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao, the framework was unveiled on May 9, 2023, in the vibrant city of Hyderabad. This innovative step is set to revolutionize the field of robotics and position Telangana as a frontrunner in embracing advanced technologies.


10. Which actor has joined the Indian Team as an ambassador for the Special Olympics Journey to Berlin?

A.   Varun Dhawan

B.   John Abraham

C.   Ayushmann Khurrana

D.   Sidharth Malhotra

Answer: Option (C)


In an exciting collaboration between Bollywood and the Special Olympics, popular actor Ayushmann Khurrana has been appointed as the ambassador for the Indian Team participating in the upcoming Special Olympics Journey to Berlin. This prestigious event, dedicated to individuals with intellectual disabilities, will be held from June 16 to June 25. Let's delve into the details of this exciting development and how Ayushmann Khurrana will play a crucial role in inspiring and supporting the Indian contingent.


11. Which state has declared all its villages as 100% ODF plus under Swachh Bharat Mission Rural Phase II?

A.   Nagaland

B.   Tamil Nadu

C.   West Bengal

D.   Telangana

Answer: Option (B)


In a remarkable achievement for the Swachh Bharat Mission Rural Phase II, the state of Tamil Nadu has emerged as the frontrunner by declaring all its villages as 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus. This significant milestone marks a momentous step towards ensuring cleanliness, hygiene, and improved sanitation practices throughout the state. Let's delve into the details of Tamil Nadu's exceptional feat and understand the impact it has had on the lives of its residents.


12. On which date is International Day of Plant Health 2023 being celebrated?

A.   May 10

B.   May 11

C.   May 12

D.   May 13

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:The International Day of Plant Health is an important global observance that highlights the significance of plant health in sustaining ecosystems, ensuring food security, and promoting economic development. This year, we eagerly anticipate the celebration of International Day of Plant Health 2023, which begs the question: on which date will this momentous occasion be celebrated? Let's find out!


13. Which country's diplomat was declared 'Persona Non-Grata' by China recently?

A.   Russia

B.   India

C.   Canada

D.   Malaysia

Answer: Option (C)



Recently, an intriguing diplomatic incident has unfolded, capturing global attention. China's declaration of a Canadian diplomat as 'Persona Non-Grata' has sparked controversy and raised questions about the strained relations between the two nations.


14. Santiniketan, which has been recommended as a cultural site in India, belongs to which state?

A.   West Bengal

B.   Odisha

C.   Rajasthan

D.   Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option (A)


Santiniketan, a cultural site nestled in the heart of India, has recently garnered recognition and acclaim. Recommended for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List, this enchanting destination has captivated the attention of travelers and history enthusiasts alike.


15. Which state has become the first in India to enforce the 'right to walk'?

A.   Sikkim

B.   Mizoram

C.   Kerala

D.   Punjab

Answer: Option (D)


In a significant move towards promoting pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, the state of Punjab has emerged as the first state in India to enforce the 'right to walk.' This groundbreaking step mandates all road-owning agencies to include footpaths and cycle tracks in all future road expansions and constructions. Let's delve deeper into this progressive initiative and understand its implications.


16. Which state in India witnessed a historic high turnout of 73.19% in its recent state assembly elections?

A.   Kerala

B.   Karnataka

C.   Bihar

D.   Rajasthan

Answer: Option (B)


The state that witnessed a historic high turnout of 73.19% in its recent state assembly elections is Karnataka. This remarkable achievement showcases the unwavering commitment of its citizens towards shaping the future of their state. The impressive voter participation, fueled by awareness campaigns and active youth engagement, highlights the significance of democratic processes in our society.


17. What is the amount that will be provided to women aged 18 to 60 in Spiti Valley under Indira Gandhi Mahila Samman Nidhi?

A.   Rs 1600

B.   Rs 1400

C.   Rs 2100

D.   Rs 1500

Answer: Option (D)


In a significant move towards women empowerment, the Himachal Pradesh Government has introduced the Indira Gandhi Mahila Samman Nidhi program in Spiti Valley. This initiative aims to uplift and support women in the region by providing them with financial assistance.


18. In which country did Praveen Chithravel set a national record in the triple jump recently?

A.   Cuba

B.   Singapore

C.   China

D.   Chile

Answer: Option (A)


Praveen Chithravel, an exceptional Indian athlete, recently made headlines by setting a new national record in the men's triple jump event. With an incredible leap of 17.37m, he achieved this feat during an athletics meet held in Havana, Cuba. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable achievement and explore the journey that led Praveen to this momentous milestone.


19. Which state had development projects worth over ₹5,500 crores recently inaugurated and had foundation stones laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

A.   Assam

B.   Rajasthan

C.   Gujarat

D.   Goa

Answer: Option (B)


Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently marked a significant milestone in the development of Rajasthan by inaugurating and laying the foundation stones for various projects worth over ₹5,500 crores. This massive investment is set to transform the state and propel it towards a path of progress and prosperity.


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