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May 29, 2023 Current Affairs

1. According to a recent report by PwC India, what percentage of retail digital payments are UPI transactions expected to account for by 2026-27?

A.    90%

B.    80%

C.    70%

D.    60%

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital payments, one question looms large: what percentage of retail digital payments in India will be represented by UPI transactions by 2026-27? According to a recent report by PwC India, the answer is Option (A) - a staggering 90%.


 




2. Which state government signed an MoU with Infosys Limited and Nasscom to enhance the skills and employability of students in Higher Education Institutions?

A.    Assam

B.    Kerala

C.    Goa

D.    Odisha

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a significant stride towards enhancing the skills and employability of students in Higher Education Institutions, the state government of Odisha has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with industry giants Infosys Limited and Nasscom. This strategic partnership aims to create a robust ecosystem that fosters learning, innovation, and career development opportunities for the students in Odisha.

 


 




3. When is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers celebrated?

A.    May 27

B.    May 28

C.    May 29

D.    May 26

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is an annual celebration that takes place on May 29. It is a day dedicated to recognizing and honoring the remarkable contributions of UN peacekeepers in establishing and maintaining peace in conflict zones around the world.

 


 




4. Which actress won the Best Actress award at IIFA 2023?

A.    Taapsee Pannu

B.    Kiara Advani

C.    Yami Gautam

D.    Alia Bhatt

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Lights, camera, action! The International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2023 held in Abu Dhabi was a night of glitz and glamour, where the best talents of Bollywood were honored for their outstanding performances.



 



5. Which edition of the Semicon India roadshow was recently launched in Delhi?

A.    Second

B.    Third

C.    Fourth

D.    Fifth

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The realm of semiconductors and cutting-edge technology witnessed a momentous event as the third edition of the Semicon India future design roadshow was launched at IIT Delhi. This remarkable occasion was graced by the presence of the esteemed Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Let us delve into the details of this groundbreaking event that unfolded in Delhi.




 


 

6. In which city did the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) organize a mega 'Yoga Festival'?

A.    Bangalore

B.    Hyderabad

C.    Jaipur

D.    Guwahati

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Yoga, an ancient practice that harmonizes mind, body, and soul, continues to gain popularity worldwide. The Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), a prominent institution under the Union Ministry of AYUSH, recently organized a magnificent 'Yoga Festival' in the vibrant city of Hyderabad.

 



 



7. Which of the following gates is not among the gates of the new Lok Sabha building?

A.    Gyan Dwar

B.    Sheesh Dwar

C.    Shakti Dwar

D.    Karma Dwar

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Introduction:

The new Lok Sabha building stands as a symbol of India's vibrant democracy, housing both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Amidst its grandeur and architectural brilliance, it boasts several breathtaking gates that captivate visitors.

 



 



8. Which country is set to introduce direct universal suffrage in 2024?

A.    Sri Lanka

B.    Spain

C.    Somalia

D.    Sweden

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the realm of democracy, the right to vote is a cornerstone of political participation. It empowers citizens, giving them a voice in shaping the destiny of their nation. While many countries have embraced universal suffrage, there are still those striving to achieve it.

 


 




9. In which country did India receive approval to establish its second hydroelectric project?

A.    Russia

B.    Germany

C.    France

D.    Nepal

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a significant development for India-Nepal relations, the Government of Nepal has given its approval to India's Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVN) to establish its second hydroelectric project in Nepal. This collaboration not only holds immense potential for meeting Nepal's energy needs but also serves as a stepping stone towards strengthening the bilateral ties between the two nations.



 



10. Which country's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, recently won the presidential election in a runoff vote?

A.   Turkmenistan

B.   Turkey

C.   Tajikistan

D.   Bulgaria

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in the recent presidential election marks a pivotal moment in Turkey's political history. The election process, his leadership, and the potential consequences of his win all contribute to the significance of this event. As Turkey moves forward under Erdogan's leadership, it remains to be seen how his policies and actions will shape the nation and its relationships with the world.


 



11. Which country does Norodom Sihamoni, the recently arrived guest, reign as king?

A.   Nepal

B.   Cambodia

C.   Laos

D.   Kanpur

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Norodom Sihamoni, a distinguished royal figure, recently embarked on his first state visit to India. As the country welcomed him with open arms, many curious minds pondered over a significant question: which country does Norodom Sihamoni reign as king?



 



12. In 2022, how many crore fewer stunted children under five years did India record, indicating a reduction in stunting compared to 2012?

A.   1.3 crore

B.   1.4 crore

C.   1.5 crore

D.   1.6 crore

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In 2022, India celebrated a significant milestone in its fight against child malnutrition. With a concerted effort and effective interventions, the country recorded a remarkable reduction in the number of stunted children under five years.


 



13. Who was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner?

A.   Rajpal Singh Yadav

B.   Satbir Bhardwaj

C.   Devendra Singh

D.   Praveen Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a significant development, Praveen Kumar Srivastava has been sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). This appointment marks a crucial milestone in the fight against corruption in the country. Let's delve into the details of this momentous event and the significance it holds.



 



14. Which Abhiyan was launched to promote digital transactions in 50,000 gram panchayats?

A.   SAMARTH Abhiyan

B.   Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM AASHA)

C.   Mission Karmayogi

D.   Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a digital era where technology plays a paramount role in our lives, the promotion of digital transactions has become a crucial aspect of financial inclusivity. The Indian government, recognizing the significance of this, launched the SAMARTH Abhiyan.


 



15. To which profession did the late G H Nayak belong?

A.   Writer and literary critic

B.   Historian

C.   Director

D.   Producer

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

G H Nayak's diverse and multifaceted career spanned across various artistic disciplines. From his endeavors as a writer and literary critic to his contributions as a historian, director, and producer, Nayak's impact on the world of arts is immeasurable. His legacy continues to inspire countless individuals today, reminding us of the power of creativity and the lasting influence of those who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of artistic excellence.



 




 

 

 

 

 

 

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