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May 31, 2023 Current Affairs

1. In which state will India host the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial and 8th Mission Innovation Meeting alongside the G20 Energy Transitions Ministerial?

A.   Mizoram

B.   Goa

C.   Punjab

D.   Gujarat

Answer: Option (B)


India, a country at the forefront of renewable energy initiatives, is gearing up to host the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM-14) and 8th Mission Innovation (MI-8) meeting. This grand event is set to take place in the picturesque state of Goa from July 19th to 22nd, 2023.



2. According to the updated rules, which organization will oversee the security responsibility of the Prime Minister?

A.   Indian Police Services

B.   Indian Foreign Services

C.   An officer of BSF

D.   An officer of NDA

Answer: Option (A)


In recent developments, significant changes have been made to the security arrangements for the Prime Minister of India. These changes pertain to the organization responsible for overseeing the security responsibility of the Prime Minister.



3. Which state recently received organic certification for its Araku Valley coffee and black pepper?

A.   Himachal Pradesh

B.   Maharashtra

C.   Andhra Pradesh

D.   Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Option (C)


In a significant development for the agricultural sector, Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh has recently received organic certification for its coffee beans and black pepper. This recognition not only highlights the quality and sustainability of the produce but also emphasizes the commitment of the region towards organic farming practices. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable achievement.



4. Which department received the Skoch SILVER Award 2023 for e-Governance for computerization of medical records of livestock?

A.   The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Odisha

B.   The Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Chandigarh

C.   The Department of Animal Husbandry, Uttar Pradesh

D.   The Department of Fisheries, Haryana

Answer: Option (B)


In a remarkable achievement, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Chandigarh, has been honored with the prestigious Skoch SILVER Award 2023 for their groundbreaking work in e-Governance. This accolade recognizes their exceptional efforts in computerizing the medical records of livestock, revolutionizing the way animal health is monitored and managed. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable project and understand how it has transformed the landscape of livestock management.



5. Who secured the first position in the category of large states in NITI Aayog's annual 'Health Index'-2020-21?

A.   Assam

B.   Odisha

C.   Uttarakhand

D.   Kerala

Answer: Option (D)


In NITI Aayog's annual 'Health Index' for the year 2020-21, Kerala has secured the first position among the larger states. This prestigious ranking is a testament to Kerala's exceptional healthcare system and its efforts to combat the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable achievement and understand the factors that contributed to Kerala's success.



6. In which country was Bola Tinubu sworn in as the President?

A.   New Zealand

B.   Nigeria

C.   Angola

D.   Bahamas

Answer: Option (B)


In a historic event that captured the attention of the nation, Bola Tinubu was sworn in as the President of Nigeria on May 29. As the country grapples with significant economic and security challenges, Tinubu's inauguration marks a turning point in Nigeria's political landscape.



7. Tina Turner, who recently made headlines, was associated with which profession?

A.   Doctor

B.   Teacher

C.   Writer

D.   Musician

Answer: Option (D)


Tina Turner, a name that resonates with power, passion, and unmatched talent, recently made headlines with her passing at the age of 83. She was not just a musician but a true icon who shattered boundaries and left an indelible mark on the music industry.



8. Under the new digital reporting and communication system to address loan defaults exceeding Rs 50 crore, which organization will communicate with banks?

A.   Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB)

B.   Department of Revenue

C.   Integrated Finance Division

D.   Public Debt Management Cell

Answer: Option (A)


In a significant move towards digitization and efficiency, the Indian government has recently approved a new digital reporting and communication system to address loan defaults exceeding Rs 50 crore. This system aims to replace the conventional paper-based communication method and introduce a faster and more streamlined approach. One key component of this system is the involvement of the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), which will play a crucial role in communicating with banks. Let's delve deeper into the details of this innovative system and understand the role of CEIB.



9. What is the expected growth rate of India's GDP (gross domestic product) in FY23 according to the latest report by SBI Ecowrap?

A.   5.4%

B.   7.1%

C.   4.7%

D.   8.2%

Answer: Option (B)


the SBI Ecowrap report's projection of a 7.1% growth rate for India's GDP in FY23 paints a promising picture for the nation's economic landscape. This positive outlook, driven by robust policy measures, sectoral recovery, and a resilient domestic market, sets the stage for India's continued progress. As we navigate the uncertainties of the global economy, this projected growth rate serves as a beacon of hope, signifying India's potential to emerge stronger and more prosperous.



10. During which month of 2023 did the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), S. Somanath, announce the launch of Chandrayaan-3?

A.   July

B.   August

C.   June

D.   September

Answer: Option (A)


India's space exploration journey has been filled with remarkable achievements, and the announcement of the launch of Chandrayaan-3 by the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), S. Somanath, has sparked excitement and curiosity among space enthusiasts.



11. Which bank has been selected as a Clearing and Settlement Bank by the Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd (ICCL)?

A.   Bank of India

B.   Indian Bank

C.   Bank of Baroda

D.   Karnataka Bank

Answer: Option (B)


The Indian banking industry plays a crucial role in the country's financial system. One of the recent developments in this sector is the selection of a Clearing and Settlement Bank by the Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd (ICCL).



12. On which date is the International Day of Action for Women's Health celebrated?

A.   May 25

B.   May 26

C.   May 27

D.   May 28

Answer: Option (D)


The International Day of Action for Women's Health, celebrated on May 28, is a significant occasion dedicated to women's health and rights. This global initiative aims to raise awareness, promote gender equality, and emphasize the importance of comprehensive healthcare for women.



13. Who has been elected as the External Auditor of the World Health Organisation?

A.   G C Murmu

B.   Neha Vashisht

C.   Ram Singh Kuhar

D.   Rahim Malik

Answer: Option (A)


The World Health Organisation (WHO) plays a vital role in promoting global health and ensuring the well-being of nations. In its pursuit of transparency and accountability, the WHO appoints an External Auditor to oversee its financial operations and provide independent assessments.



14. Who has been named as the 'Smile Ambassador' for the Maharashtra government?

A.   Sachin Tendulkar

B.   Rohit Sharma

C.   Ajinkya Rahane

D.   Yuvraj Singh

Answer: Option (A)


In a move to promote awareness about oral health and hygiene, the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra has appointed the cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar, as the state's official 'Smile Ambassador.' This prestigious role falls under the state's 'Swachh Mukh Abhiyan' (Clean Mouth Campaign), aiming to improve dental health across Maharashtra. Let's delve into the details of this significant appointment and the impact it is expected to have.



15. Union Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi inaugurated the first Mining Startup Summit at which IIT?

A.   IIT Bombay

B.   IIT Kanpur

C.   IIT Delhi

D.   IIT Roorkee

Answer: Option (A)


Mining, an integral part of the global economy, has traditionally been perceived as a conservative industry. However, a winds of change are blowing as the first Mining Startup Summit was inaugurated by Union Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi at IIT Bombay on May 29. This groundbreaking event serves as a catalyst for innovation, bringing together industry experts, entrepreneurs, and academic institutions to explore new frontiers in mining technology.



16. Which city is set to launch the 'Kaveri 2.0' web-based property registration application?

A.   Mumbai

B.   Chennai

C.   Bengaluru

D.   Hyderabad

Answer: Option (C)


In a groundbreaking move, the Revenue Department is gearing up to launch the highly anticipated 'Kaveri 2.0' web-based property registration application in Bengaluru. This innovative platform aims to streamline and simplify the property registration process, bringing convenience and efficiency to both citizens and government officials alike. Let's delve into the details of this game-changing initiative.



17. When is World Digestive Health Day celebrated?

A.   May 27

B.   May 28

C.   May 29

D.   May 30

Answer: Option (C)


World Digestive Health Day serves as a reminder to prioritize our digestive wellness. By understanding the impact of digestive health on our overall well-being, adopting healthy dietary habits, incorporating lifestyle practices that support a healthy gut, and seeking professional guidance when needed, we can take proactive steps towards maintaining optimal digestive health. Let us embrace this day as an opportunity to prioritize our well-being and embark on a journey towards a healthier digestive system.



18. The Indian Space Research Organisation is collaborating with which institute to build the X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat)?


B.   IIT Madras

C.   Raman Research Institute

D.   IIM Ahmedabad

Answer: Option (C)


In an exciting advancement in the realm of space research, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has joined hands with the esteemed Raman Research Institute (RRI) to develop the groundbreaking X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat). This collaborative effort promises to revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos and unlock new frontiers in space exploration. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable partnership and the significant strides it aims to make.



19. Through which country does the Colorado River flow?

A.   USA

B.   France

C.   Cuba

D.   Australia

Answer: Option (A)


The Colorado River, a natural wonder of great significance, carves its way through picturesque landscapes, captivating the hearts of those who witness its majestic flow.



20. Which country launched its first commercial-grade satellite?

A.   South Africa

B.   South Korea

C.   Sri Lanka

D.   Sudan

Answer: Option (B)


In a race to assert dominance in space technology, countries around the world strive to achieve remarkable milestones. The launch of satellites is a significant feat, showcasing a nation's advancements in science and engineering.




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