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May 16, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which martial art has been added to the 37th National Games 2023?

A.   Gatka

B.   Silambam

C.   Kalarippayattu

D.   Thoda

Answer: Option (A)


The 37th National Games 2023 is just around the corner, and excitement is building up among sports enthusiasts across the country. While many are eagerly awaiting the grand event, one particular martial art has caught everyone's attention. Gatka, a traditional game of Punjab, has been officially included in the National Games for the first time.


2. UTSAH Portal, launched to promote quality education in India, was launched by which agency?


B.   UGC



Answer: Option (B)


The University Grants Commission (UGC) has taken a significant step towards promoting quality education in India with the launch of the UTSAH (Undertaking Transformative Strategies and Actions in Higher Education) Portal. This innovative platform aims to revolutionize the educational landscape by implementing transformative strategies and actions. In addition to the UTSAH Portal, the UGC has also introduced the Professor of Practice (PoP) Portal to further enhance the quality of education across the country.


3. Where is the first meeting of the senior military commanders of the Quad organization countries being held?

A.   United Kingdom

B.   United States of America

C.   Uganda

D.   Ukraine

Answer: Option (B)


The Quad organization, consisting of the United States, Japan, India, and Australia, has been making waves in international diplomacy. This alliance aims to promote peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. In a significant development, the first-ever meeting of senior military commanders from Quad member countries is set to take place. Let's delve into the details and find out where this historic meeting is being held.


4. Who is the author of the book titled "Supreme Court on Commercial Arbitration"?

A.   Azad Mishra

B.   Rashmi Singh

C.   Manoj Kumar

D.   Neha Bisht

Answer: Option (C)


In the vast realm of legal literature, the book titled "Supreme Court on Commercial Arbitration" stands as a significant contribution. Authored by Dr. Manoj Kumar, this compendium of three volumes delves into the intricate world of commercial arbitration, presenting a comprehensive collection of judgments from 1988 to 2022.


5. Which country launched projects to build a 'new-era' marriage and childbearing culture?

A.   China

B.   Nepal

C.   Cyprus

D.   Cuba

Answer: Option (A)


In a bid to foster a friendly childbearing environment and promote a new-era marriage culture, China has announced the launch of pilot projects in over 20 cities. This innovative initiative aims to address various challenges and encourage a positive outlook towards marriage and childbearing. Let's explore the details of this noteworthy undertaking.


6. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of UPSC?

Radha Tiwari

Anuradha Singh

Manoj Soni

Dev Patil

Answer: Option (C)



The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds a key role in the governance of India, conducting prestigious examinations and selecting candidates for various civil services. With recent developments, a new chairman has been appointed to lead this esteemed institution.


7. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter?

A.   Nancy Pavell

B.   Linda Yaccarino

C.   Neha Bisht

D.   Daniel Yaccarino

Answer: Option (B)


Linda Yaccarino's appointment as the new CEO of Twitter marks an exciting chapter in the company's history. With her vast experience and vision for the platform, she is poised to lead Twitter into a new era of innovation and growth. As users and observers, we eagerly await what lies ahead and the impact Yaccarino will have on Twitter's evolution.


8. Where will the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 be held from June 27 to 30?

A.   South Sudan

B.   South Africa

C.   Spain

D.   South Korea

Answer: Option (D)


The excitement is building up as the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 approaches. Kabaddi enthusiasts from all over Asia are eagerly waiting to witness the electrifying matches and thrilling displays of skill. One burning question on everyone's mind is: Where will this prestigious championship be held?


9. Which organization will launch the first commercial space station 'Heaven-1' in collaboration with private companies in 2025?





Answer: Option (C)


In the vast expanse of the cosmos, humanity's fascination with space exploration continues to soar. As we venture further into the realm of commercial space travel, exciting developments are on the horizon. Among them, the launch of the first commercial space station, 'Heaven-1,' in collaboration with private companies, is set to revolutionize our understanding of space.


10. In which country has Osama Hamad been appointed as the Prime Minister?

A.   Somalia

B.   Kenya

C.   Libya

D.   Ghana

Answer: Option (C)


In a surprising turn of events, Libya's political landscape has been shaken as the nation's eastern-based parliament voted to remove Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha, referring him for investigation, and appointing Finance Minister Osama Hamad as his replacement. This unexpected development has sparked widespread interest and speculation both within Libya and internationally.


11. Where has the first-ever subsea research lab in Asia been inaugurated?

A.   Pune

B.   Jaipur

C.   Indore

D.   Bhopal

Answer: Option (A)


In a remarkable stride towards scientific advancement, MIT-World Peace University (WPU) has established the Centre for Subsea Engineering Research (CSER), marking a significant milestone as Asia's first-ever subsea research lab. Situated in the vibrant city of Pune, this pioneering facility promises to revolutionize the way we explore and understand the depths of the ocean.


12. Which figure represents the number of displaced people worldwide at the end of 2022?

A.   31 million

B.   23 million

C.   67 million

D.   71 million

Answer: Option (D)


The global crisis of displacement continues to affect millions of people worldwide. With 71 million individuals forcibly displaced at the end of 2022, it is evident that immediate action and international cooperation are essential to address this issue. By raising awareness, advocating for solutions, and supporting organizations working on the ground, we can contribute to a better future for those affected by displacement.


13. Ludovit Odor has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of _____.

A.   Belarus

B.   Ukraine

C.   Greece

D.   Slovakia

Answer: Option (D)


In a recent political development, Ludovit Odor, a former Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia, has been appointed as the new caretaker Prime Minister of Slovakia. This unexpected appointment has sparked intrigue and curiosity among the citizens of Slovakia and political observers worldwide.


14. In which city was the statue of the Late Nathuram Mirdha unveiled?

A.   Nagaur

B.   Pune

C.   Jaipur

D.   Bhopal

Answer: Option (A)


In a momentous event that took place on May 14, the city of Nagaur in Rajasthan witnessed the unveiling of a remarkable statue. This statue, honoring the late Nathuram Mirdha, stands as a testament to his influential contributions. Let's delve into the significance of this statue and the impact it has on the city of Nagaur.


15. Which is the theme of the 7th UN Global Safety Week being organized in India from 15-21 May 2023?

A.   #RethinkMobility

B.   #RoadSafety

C.   #WalkSafely

D.   #WalkSlowly

Answer: Option (A)


The 7th UN Global Safety Week, taking place in India from 15-21 May 2023, is an important initiative aimed at raising awareness about road safety and encouraging individuals and communities to rethink mobility. This week-long event focuses on the theme of #RethinkMobility, urging people to reflect on their transportation choices and promote safer and more sustainable ways of getting around.


16. Where will the annual ASEAN Tourism Forum be held?

A.   Laos

B.   Vietnam

C.   India

D.   Philippines

Answer: Option (A)


The annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a highly anticipated event that brings together tourism professionals, industry leaders, and government officials from across Southeast Asia. In January 2024, the charming country of Laos will play host to this prestigious forum, which will be held in its capital city, Vientiane. This blogpost delves into the details of the upcoming ATF in Laos and highlights the significance of this event for the region's tourism industry.


17. Who has been recently appointed as the brand ambassador of Duroflex?

A.   Priyanka Chahar

B.   Virat Kohli

C.   Ayushman Khurana

D.   Akshay Kumar

Answer: Option (B)


In a recent announcement that has created quite a buzz in the advertising world, Duroflex, the renowned Indian mattress brand, has unveiled their brand ambassador for the upcoming campaign. This appointment has generated immense excitement and speculation among fans and industry experts alike. So, who is the new face of Duroflex? Let's find out.


18. In which district of Himachal Pradesh will a state-of-the-art ethanol plant be set up?

A.   Shimla

B.   Solan

C.   Kufri

D.   Una

Answer: Option (D)


In a significant announcement, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu revealed that Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has pledged to establish a cutting-edge ethanol plant in Jeetpur Baheri, located in the picturesque Una district of Himachal Pradesh. This bold step towards promoting sustainable energy sources marks a remarkable milestone for the region and sets the stage for a brighter, greener future. Let's delve into the details of this groundbreaking development.


19. In which sport does Hriday Hazarika, an Indian player, belong?

A.   Shooting

B.   Wrestling

C.   Cricket

D.   Badminton

Answer: Option (A)


Hriday Hazarika is a shining star in the world of shooting. His unwavering passion, dedication, and exceptional skills have propelled him to great heights in the sport. As an Indian athlete, he continues to make his nation proud with his remarkable achievements and records. Keep an eye out for this rising talent as he continues to excel on the international stage.


20. What is the theme of the 5th edition of the Global Ayurveda Festival held in India?

A.   Emerging Challenges in Healthcare & A Resurgent Ayurveda

B.   Prevention of disease and promotion of health

C.   Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda

D.   Ayurveda for pain management

Answer: Option (A)


The Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) is a highly anticipated event that brings together experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate and explore the wonders of Ayurveda. In its 5th edition, held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, from December 1 to 5, the festival focused on the theme of 'Emerging Challenges in Healthcare & A Resurgent Ayurveda'. Let's delve into the highlights of this remarkable event and discover the significance of this year's theme.


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