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May 30, 2023 Current Affairs

1. For which country has the Asian Development Bank approved USD 350 million in budgetary support?

A.   Germany

B.   Sri Lanka

C.   France

D.   Greece

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) continues to play a crucial role in promoting economic development and stability across the Asian region. In a recent move, the ADB has approved USD 350 million in budgetary support for a specific country. Let's explore which country has received this significant boost and how it can impact their economic growth.



 



2. Which country has announced its intention to launch its first military reconnaissance satellite into orbit?

A.   Nigeria

B.   Netherlands

C.   North Korea

D.   New Zealand

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In a bold move that has captured international attention, North Korea has announced its intention to launch its first military reconnaissance satellite into orbit. This development raises significant questions about the secretive nation's military capabilities and its potential impact on regional security.



 



3. Max Verstappen, who won the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, represents which company?

A.   Pepsi

B.   Red Bull

C.   Rum Runners

D.   Road Warriors

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The roar of engines, the thrill of speed, and the quest for victory—the Monaco Grand Prix is a legendary event in the world of Formula 1. In 2023, the prestigious race witnessed an exhilarating performance by Dutch racing sensation, Max Verstappen. Representing a powerhouse in the motorsport industry, Verstappen showcased his unmatched skills and determination on the iconic streets of Monte Carlo.



 



4. The Sudarshan Shakti Exercise 2023 was conducted along the western borders of which two Indian states?

A.   Goa and Telangana

B.   Jharkhand and Maharashtra

C.   Punjab and Rajasthan

D.   Karnataka and Mizoram

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The Sudarshan Shakti Exercise 2023, a remarkable military maneuver, recently took place along the western borders of two Indian states. This exercise showcased the prowess and preparedness of the Indian armed forces.



 



5. On which date is World Vape Day 2023 celebrated?

A.   May 30

B.   May 29

C.   May 28

D.   May 29

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

World Vape Day, a significant date on the calendar for vape enthusiasts and advocates, serves as a platform to raise awareness about the potential benefits of vaping as a harm-reduction tool for smokers.



 



6. Ambati Rayadu, who recently announced retirement from Cricket, belongs to which state?

A.   Maharashtra

B.   Gujarat

C.   Andhra Pradesh

D.   Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

Ambati Rayadu, a prominent name in Indian cricket, recently made headlines by announcing his retirement from the sport. Hailing from the vibrant state of Andhra Pradesh, Rayadu has left an indelible mark on the cricketing world.



 



7. In which year did Goa attain statehood?

A.   1980

B.   1987

C.   1974

D.   1993

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Goa, a beautiful coastal region in India, holds a significant place in the country's history. Beyond its stunning beaches and vibrant culture, it has a fascinating journey towards statehood.



 



8. In which Indian city did the G-20 Anti-Corruption meeting take place?

A.   Ramnagar

B.   Devprayag

C.   Rishikesh

D.   Ranikhet

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the realm of global efforts against corruption, the G-20 Anti-Corruption Meeting plays a pivotal role. This year, the second meeting of the G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group took place in the serene city of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.



 



9. Which country does Director Justine Triet, the third female director to win the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, belong to?

A.   USA

B.   France

C.   Japan

D.   Australia

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The Cannes Film Festival, renowned for celebrating the art of filmmaking, has witnessed numerous talented directors throughout its history. Among them is Justine Triet, a visionary filmmaker who recently made history as the third female director to win the coveted Palme d'Or.



 



10. In which year was Karnataka Bank established?

A.   1916

B.   1945

C.   1932

D.   1924

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

Introduction:

Established in 1924, Karnataka Bank has carved its name as one of the oldest and most esteemed banking institutions in India. With its headquarters nestled in Bengaluru, the vibrant capital city of Karnataka, this financial powerhouse has a rich history and a strong presence in the banking sector. Join us as we delve into the captivating story of Karnataka Bank and uncover the secrets behind its success.



 



11. What is the correct full form of the IMPRINT India scheme?

A.   Impacting Renovation Innovation and Technology

B.   Improving Research Innovation and Technology

C.   Impacting Research Innovation and Technology

D.   Impacting Restored Ice with Technology

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

The IMPRINT India scheme, an acronym for “Impacting Research Innovation and Technology,” has been making waves in the scientific and technological landscape of India.


 



12. Which bank has been recognized as the best bank in managing bad loans?

A.   Bank of Baroda

B.   Bank of Maharashtra

C.   Bank of India

D.   Central Bank of India

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

Introduction:

In the realm of banking, effectively managing bad loans is a crucial aspect that determines the success and stability of financial institutions. Amongst the prominent players in the banking sector, Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has emerged as a frontrunner in this domain. With its remarkable achievement of maintaining an incredibly low net non-performing assets (NPAs) ratio, BoM has rightfully earned the distinction of being recognized as the best bank in managing bad loans.



 



13. Which one is the World Bank-assisted Watershed Development Program being implemented in India from 2021-2026?

A.   REJUVENATE

B.   REWARD

C.   RESTORE

D.   PROTECT WATER

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

The World Bank has been actively involved in supporting sustainable development projects across the globe. In India, from 2021 to 2026, the World Bank-assisted Watershed Development Program aims to address critical issues related to water management and agricultural resilience.



 



14. Who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court?

A.   MS Ramachandra Rao

B.   Virender Thakur

C.   Tarender Das

D.   Vijay Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

In a recent development, the appointment of the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court has been announced. This significant decision holds great importance for the judicial system in the state.


 



15. The year 2023 commemorates which anniversary of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru?

A.   45th

B.   53rd

C.   59th

D.   34th

Answer: Option (C)

Explanation:

In the realm of Indian history, certain personalities hold a special place. One such luminary is Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India after Independence. As we delve into the year 2023, it marks a significant milestone - the 59th death anniversary of this visionary leader.


 



16. Which country is preparing to send its first civilian into space as part of a crewed mission to the Tiangong space station?

A.   Kenya

B.   Vietnam

C.   Malaysia

D.   China

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a groundbreaking move, China is preparing to send its first civilian astronaut into space as part of a crewed mission to the Tiangong space station. This significant development aligns with China's ambitious plans for a manned lunar landing by 2030. Let's delve deeper into this remarkable journey and what it means for China's space exploration endeavors.

 



 

 

 

 

 17. The Kheer Bhawani Mela was recently organized in which state/UT?

A.   Jammu & Kashmir

B.   Gujarat

C.   Tripura

D.   Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The Kheer Bhawani Mela is a grand celebration that takes place in the scenic state of Jammu & Kashmir. This annual event holds great significance for the Kashmir Pandit community, bringing together people from all walks of life to partake in the festivities.


 



18. Which Indian has been chosen as a member of the international advisory committee that will provide guidance for COP28?

A.   Shashi Tharoor

B.   Smriti Irani

C.   Deepender Hooda

D.   Mukesh Ambani

Answer: Option (D)

Explanation:

In a significant development, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd, has been chosen as a member of the international advisory committee for COP28. This prestigious position will enable Ambani to provide guidance and counsel to the presidency of the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Let's delve into the details of this remarkable appointment and its implications.



 



19. Who among the following is the architect of the new Lok Sabha Building?

A.   Bimal Hasmukh Patel

B.   B V Doshi

C.   Brinda Somaya

D.   Shimul Javeri

Answer: Option (A)

Explanation:

The grandeur and significance of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India, are set to receive a new architectural marvel. As part of the Central Vista redevelopment project, a new Lok Sabha Building is currently under construction.



 


 

20. Who is the author of the book titled 'Ringside'?

A.   Vikram Seth

B.   Dr. Vijay Darda

C.   R. K. Narayan

D.   Salman Rushdie

Answer: Option (B)

Explanation:

In the vast realm of literature, new books constantly emerge, capturing the attention of avid readers. One such intriguing book that has recently piqued curiosity is 'Ringside.' Authored by Dr. Vijay Darda, this literary masterpiece promises to captivate readers with its compelling narrative and thought-provoking themes.



 

 

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