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May 25, 2023 Current Affairs


 1. Which company has recently announced the launch of a bonds platform for retail investors in India?

A.    Amazon Pay

B.    PhonePe

C.    Paytm Money

D.    Mobikwik

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking move, Paytm Money, a subsidiary of One97 Communications and the parent entity of Paytm, has recently announced the launch of a bonds platform for retail investors in India. This new platform is set to revolutionize the retail investing landscape, providing individuals with unprecedented access to the world of bonds and fixed-income securities.

 



 



2. What does the "25" represent in the recently launched 75/25 initiative in India?

A.    25 million people

B.    Year 2025

C.    25% of the population

D.    Share of Government in the expenditure

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking move, the Union Health Ministry of India has recently introduced the "75/25" initiative, capturing the nation's attention and sparking curiosity. But what exactly does the "25" represent in this ambitious campaign? Join us as we delve into the depths of this initiative, uncovering its true meaning and significance.

 


 



3. Volt Typhoon is believed to be state-sponsored by which country?

A.    India

B.    Japan

C.    China

D.    USA

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the realm of cybersecurity, the activities of hacking groups often raise questions about their motives and origins. One such group, Volt Typhoon, has captivated the attention of experts and analysts since its emergence in 2017.



 



 

4. Who has been elected as the President of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia?

A.    K Govindaraj

B.    S Balasubhramanian

C.    Neha Utkal

D.    Ravi Kishore

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Basketball enthusiasts around the world were eagerly awaiting the announcement of the new President of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia. After much anticipation, the results are in, and the new leader has been elected.

 



 



5. Karumuttu T Kannan, who passed away, belonged to which profession?

A.    Journalist

B.    Director

C.    Professor

D.    Philanthropist

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In the passing of Karumuttu T Kannan, we mourn the loss of a remarkable philanthropist whose contributions have left an indelible mark on society. His profession as a philanthropist exemplified his unwavering commitment to making a difference. As we remember his life and work, let us carry forward his spirit of compassion and strive to create a more inclusive and compassionate world.



 



6. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism?

A.    Sourav Ganguly

B.    Virat Kohli

C.    Harmanpreet Kaur

D.    Bajrang Punia

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In an exciting announcement, the picturesque state of Tripura has chosen its brand ambassador for promoting tourism. Former India cricket captain and ex-BCCI chief, Sourav Ganguly, has been bestowed with the prestigious role. With his charisma, influence, and love for travel, Ganguly is set to take Tripura's tourism to new heights. Let's delve into the details and reasons behind this appointment.

 


 




7. Who has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for Arts and Health by WHO?

A.    Renee Fleming and Pretty Yende

B.    Riya Khan and Sushmita Sen

C.    Renee Fleming and Priyanka Chopra

D.    Gracia Fleming and Lucia Yende

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The intersection of arts and health has long been recognized as a powerful force in enhancing well-being and fostering positive change. In a recent development, the World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed Goodwill Ambassadors for Arts and Health, reinforcing the significance of this connection. Let's delve into this noteworthy appointment and discover the individuals entrusted with this vital role.

 



 



8. On which date is Commonwealth Day celebrated?

A.    May 21

B.    May 23

C.    May 24

D.    May 25

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Commonwealth Day is an annual global celebration that brings together nations from around the world. It is observed on March 13, with some countries like India honoring it on May 24.

 


 




9. Who has become the first one to conquer Mt. Everest with prosthetic legs?

A.    Hari Budha Magar

B.    Edmund Hillary

C.    Junko Tabei

D.    Bachendri Pal

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, has been a symbol of human resilience and determination. Over the years, numerous individuals have attempted to reach its summit, facing treacherous conditions and pushing their limits. Among these brave souls, one name stands out - Hari Budha Magar, a double-amputee ex-British Gurkha soldier from Nepal. In a remarkable feat, Hari Budha Magar became the first person to conquer Mt. Everest with prosthetic legs, defying all odds and inspiring millions around the globe.

 


 




10. Georgi Gospodinov, who won the Booker Prize, belongs to which country?

A.    Greece

B.    Bulgaria

C.    Belarus

D.    Switzerland

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Georgi Gospodinov, the brilliant mind behind thought-provoking works such as "Natural Novel," hails from the captivating country of Bulgaria. This Eastern European nation has provided the backdrop for Gospodinov's artistic journey, influencing his unique perspective and contributing to his literary success. As readers, we are fortunate to experience the rich tapestry of his storytelling and witness the profound impact he has made on the world of literature.

 



 



11. The joint naval drill exercise named 'Tiger Shark 40' has commenced between which two countries?

A.    India and USA

B.    USA and Bangladesh

C.    India and Bangladesh

D.    India and Japan

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Naval drill exercises serve as crucial opportunities for countries to strengthen their strategic capabilities and foster international cooperation. In the case of 'Tiger Shark 40', it is a joint exercise between the United States of America and Bangladesh.

 



 



12. In which state has the third edition of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) commenced?

A.    Haryana

B.    Uttar Pradesh

C.    Madhya Pradesh

D.    Assam

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The Khelo India University Games (KIUG) have arrived with much anticipation, bringing together talented athletes from various universities across the country. This third edition of KIUG is set to take place in the vibrant state of Uttar Pradesh, marking a significant milestone in the state's sporting endeavors. With a diverse range of sports and enthusiastic participants, the KIUG promises to showcase the immense talent and dedication of university athletes.



 



 

13. Which Indian supercomputer secured the 75th position in the prestigious Top 500 Global Supercomputing List?

A.    Prakhar

B.    PRATYUSH

C.    MIHIR

D.    AIRAWAT

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

India continues to make remarkable strides in the field of technology, and its recent achievement in securing the 75th position on the Top 500 Global Supercomputing List has garnered international attention.

 



 



14. Who has been appointed as part-time chairman of Paytm Payments Bank for a year?

A.    Atul Raj

B.    Neha Sharma

C.    Vijay Shekhar Sharma

D.    Harish Patil

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In an important development, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted approval to Paytm Payments Bank for the re-appointment of its CEO, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, as the part-time chairman. This significant decision comes into effect from May 23, 2023, and highlights the trust and confidence placed in Sharma's leadership abilities. Let's delve deeper into this announcement and its implications.

 



 



15. Which country has taken a significant step towards reducing carbon emissions by passing a law that bans certain domestic flights and encourages travellers to opt for train journeys?

A.    India

B.    Switzerland

C.    France

D.    Russia

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the global fight against climate change, countries are increasingly exploring innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions. One country that has recently made a significant step in this direction is France. By passing a law that bans certain domestic flights and encourages travelers to opt for train journeys, France is leading the way in sustainable transportation.



 




16. Which mission was recently launched to conduct experiments on cancer in the unique microgravity environment of space?

A.    Axiom Mission 2

B.    COBE

C.    Voyager 2

D.    Apollo 7

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a remarkable stride towards advancing cancer research, Axiom Space, a pioneering private space habitat company, recently launched its latest mission, Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2), to the International Space Station (ISS). This groundbreaking mission is set to conduct experiments on human stem cell aging, inflammation, and cancer in the extraordinary microgravity environment of space. Join us as we delve into the captivating world of Ax-2 and witness the potential it holds for revolutionizing our understanding of cancer.

 



 



17. India will be hosting the Quad Summit in 2024. Which of the following countries is not a part of the Quad?

A.    Australia

B.    Japan

C.    India

D.    China

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

The Quad Summit is an eagerly anticipated event where global leaders come together to discuss key issues and foster cooperation. In 2024, India will proudly host this prestigious gathering.

 



 



18. How many new petaFLOP supercomputers is India planning to launch for weather forecasting?

A.    20

B.    28

C.    30

D.    18

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In today's technologically advanced world, supercomputers play a pivotal role in various scientific and technological endeavors. Weather forecasting, in particular, heavily relies on the computational power of these machines. India, with its eye on enhancing its weather forecasting capabilities, is set to launch a remarkable fleet of 18 new petaFLOP supercomputers this year.



 



19. In which country has the foundation stone of the 'Little India' gateway, to be built in Harris Park, been laid?

A.    Australia

B.    Japan

C.    United Kingdom

D.    Nepal

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

Australia, a land known for its diverse culture and thriving immigrant communities, recently witnessed a momentous event as the foundation stone of the 'Little India' gateway in Harris Park was laid. This gateway, a testament to the vibrant Indian community and its contributions to Australian society, holds great significance for both nations.


 



 

20. Namdev Shirgaonkar, who has been appointed as the President of India Taekwondo, belongs to which state?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Bihar

C.    Gujarat

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In the dynamic world of sports leadership, Namdev Shirgaonkar stands tall as an inspiring figure. Recently, he has been re-elected as the President of India Taekwondo, a prestigious position that showcases his dedication and expertise in the realm of martial arts. Hailing from the vibrant state of Maharashtra, Shirgaonkar's appointment highlights the immense talent and passion that exists within the region's sports community. Let's delve into his journey and accomplishments, shedding light on the significance of his role in promoting and advancing Taekwondo in India.



 



 

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