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May 4, 2023 Current Affairs

1. What was the highest amount of daily toll collection through the FASTag system so far?

A.    193

B.    192

C.    191

D.    190

Answer: Option: (A)


In the era of digital advancements, the FASTag system has revolutionized toll collection across India. The convenience it offers to commuters and the efficiency it brings to the transportation infrastructure cannot be overstated.


2. Which bank's executive board has officially confirmed Indian-origin Ajay Banga as its next President?

A.    Reserve Bank of India

B.    State Bank of India

C.    Asian Development Bank

D.    World Bank

Answer: Option: (D)


In a significant announcement, the executive board of which bank confirmed Indian-origin Ajay Banga as its next President? Let's delve into the details of this momentous appointment and its implications.


3. Which edition of the Arabian Travel Market began at the Dubai World Trade Centre?

A.    20th

B.    30th

C.    40th

D.    50th

Answer: Option: (B)


The 30th edition of the Arabian Travel Market was a remarkable testament to the growth and resilience of the travel industry. From its captivating exhibitions and insightful seminars to the invaluable networking opportunities, this milestone event brought together industry professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. As we bid farewell to the 30th edition, we eagerly anticipate the next chapter in the Arabian Travel Market's journey, where new adventures, innovations, and connections await.


4. By which year will the cost of adapting to climate change reach ₹85.6 lakh crore in India?

A.    2029

B.    2030

C.    2031

D.    2032

Answer: Option: (B)


Climate change is an urgent global issue that requires immediate attention and action. As countries around the world grapple with the consequences of a warming planet, it is crucial to understand the financial implications of adapting to these changes. In the context of India, the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Department of Economic and Policy Research (DEPR) has estimated that the cumulative cost of adapting to climate change will reach ₹85.6 lakh crore by a certain year.


5. Which country is going to launch its heat index next year to quantify heat hazard?

A.    India

B.    Brazil

C.    Greece

D.    Iceland

Answer: Option: (A)


In a progressive move towards quantifying heat hazards, India is set to launch its very own heat index next year. This groundbreaking initiative aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of heat-related risks, paving the way for effective mitigation strategies and safeguarding the population. Let's delve into the details of this significant development.


6. With which country did India hold the 12th round of Foreign Office Consultations?

A.    Belize

B.    Cuba

C.    Kuwait

D.    Egypt

Answer: Option: (D)


India's engagement in international relations continues to foster stronger diplomatic ties around the world. In the 12th round of Foreign Office Consultations, India had a significant meeting with a key partner country. Let's delve into the details of this important event and explore the outcomes of the India-Egypt Foreign Office Consultations.


7. In which city did the Yoga Mahotsav begin to mark the 50-day countdown to the International Day of Yoga?

A.    Jammu

B.    Dehradun

C.    Pune

D.    Jaipur

Answer: Option: (D)


The Yoga Mahotsav, a grand event to celebrate the 50-day countdown to the International Day of Yoga, commenced in the vibrant city of Jaipur. This event, featuring various yoga activities, workshops, and spiritual sessions, aims to promote the significance of yoga in our daily lives.


8. On which date is World Press Freedom Day celebrated?

A.    May 03

B.    May 02

C.    May 01

D.    May 04

Answer: Option: (A)


World Press Freedom Day is an annual event that holds great significance in promoting and upholding the principles of a free press. On this day, we commemorate the vital role of journalism in fostering transparency, democracy, and the protection of human rights.


9. Which state launched a website for food safety and a mobile app for consumers?

A.    Tamil Nadu

B.    Jammu & Kashmir

C.    West Bengal

D.    Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option: (A)


In a commendable effort to prioritize food safety and empower consumers, the state of Tamil Nadu has recently launched a groundbreaking website and mobile application. This technological initiative aims to provide convenient access to vital information, raise awareness about food safety practices, and ensure the well-being of citizens. Let's delve into the details and explore the key features of this innovative platform.


10. Which country slipped to the 161st rank out of 180 nations in the 2023 World Press Freedom Index?

A.    Indonesia

B.    Japan

C.    Qatar

D.    India

Answer: Option: (D)


IThe 2023 World Press Freedom Index has recently been released, shedding light on the state of press freedom across the globe. Among the nations that have experienced a significant decline in their ranking is India, which slipped to the 161st position out of 180 countries.


11. On which Foundation Day did the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) celebrate its Diamond Jubilee?

A.    58th

B.    59th

C.    60th

D.    61st

Answer: Option: (C)


The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) holds a special place in the realm of education and international business. As it reaches a significant milestone, this blogpost delves into the grand celebration of IIFT's Diamond Jubilee on its 60th Foundation Day. Let's take a closer look at the memorable event, its highlights, and the institute's remarkable journey over the years.


12. Which country topped the World Press Freedom Index 2023?

A.    France

B.    Kenya

C.    Norway

D.    Israel

Answer: Option: (C)


The World Press Freedom Index 2023 sheds light on the progress and challenges faced by nations in upholding media freedom. Norway's consistent top-ranking position reflects its unwavering commitment to press freedom and sets a benchmark for other countries to strive towards. As we celebrate the achievements of Norway and other nations dedicated to media freedom, let us also acknowledge the importance of safeguarding the fundamental right of journalists to inform and empower societies worldwide.


13. For which country did Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Ganemat Sekhon win gold in the ongoing ISSF World Cup?

A.    India

B.    Pakistan

C.    UAE

D.    Saudi Arabia

Answer: Option: (A)


The ongoing ISSF World Cup witnessed an extraordinary achievement as Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Ganemat Sekhon brought home gold for their country. Representing India, these talented athletes showcased their exceptional skills and determination, capturing the hearts of shooting enthusiasts worldwide.


14. Which country did Russia accuse of attempting to kill President Vladimir Putin?

A.    Cuba

B.    Angola

C.    Ukraine

D.    USA

Answer: Option: (C)


In recent years, political tensions between Russia and Ukraine have reached new heights. Amidst these tensions, Russia made a serious accusation - an attempt to assassinate President Vladimir Putin.


15. In which country did the Maiden ASEAN-India Maritime exercise begin?

A.    Switzerland

B.    Italy

C.    Singapore

D.    Netherlands

Answer: Option: (C)


The ASEAN-India Maritime Exercise, also known as AIME-23, marked a significant milestone in the collaboration between ASEAN countries and India. Held in Singapore, this inaugural exercise aimed to enhance maritime security, cooperation, and interoperability between the participating nations.


16. Which country did Ding Liren become the first male world chess champion of?

A.    Russia

B.    China

C.    Bhutan

D.    Nepal

Answer: Option: (B)


Chess is a game that has captivated minds and challenged strategists for centuries. In recent years, one name has been making waves in the chess community - Ding Liren. Hailing from a country with a rich history and tradition, Ding Liren has achieved a remarkable feat that has put China on the global chess map.


17. Which country announced a government grant for a project in Kargil?

A.    Australia

B.    USA

C.    Austria

D.    Russia

Answer: Option: (A)


Australia's commitment to international development projects has taken a significant stride with the recent announcement of a government grant for a project in Kargil. This initiative aims to foster growth, enhance infrastructure, and empower the local community in Kargil.


18. When is World Asthma Day observed?

A.    May 01

B.    May 02

C.    May 03

D.    May 04

Answer: Option: (B)


World Asthma Day, a significant event on the healthcare calendar, is observed annually on May 02. This day aims to raise awareness about asthma, its impact on individuals and communities, and the importance of effective management and prevention strategies.


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