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May 6, 2023 Current Affairs

1. What is India's rank in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index 2023?

A.    160th

B.    161st

C.    162nd

D.    163rd

Answer: Option: (B)


In a world where freedom of the press plays a crucial role in upholding democracy and ensuring transparency, the annual World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders serves as a vital indicator. This index ranks countries based on their press freedom, shedding light on the state of journalism worldwide.


2. In which country did Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently unveil a statue of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj?

A.    Uzbekistan

B.    Oman

C.    Mauritius

D.    Philippines

Answer: Option: (C)


In a momentous event that celebrated the rich history and valor of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently unveiled a magnificent statue in a foreign land. With great pride and honor, Fadnavis graced the occasion in Mauritius, symbolizing the enduring legacy of one of India's greatest historical figures.


3. In which city is India's first undersea twin tunnel being built?

A.    Chennai

B.    Jaipur

C.    Surat

D.    Mumbai

Answer: Option: (D)


Mumbai, the bustling metropolis on the western coast of India, has always been at the forefront of architectural marvels. In a groundbreaking endeavor, the city is now set to witness the construction of India's first undersea twin tunnel. This ambitious project promises to redefine Mumbai's infrastructure and transportation system, connecting two major points with an innovative subaquatic passageway. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable development and understand its significance.


4. In which city did the Ministry of Tourism participate in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023?

A.    Abu Dhabi

B.    Spain

C.    Fujairah

D.    Dubai

Answer: Option: (D)


The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is a significant event in the tourism industry, bringing together key players, destinations, and stakeholders from around the world. In 2023, the Ministry of Tourism made a remarkable appearance at ATM. Let's delve into the details of their participation and the city that hosted this grand event.


5. On which date is International Leopard Day celebrated?

A.    May 02

B.    May 03

C.    May 04

D.    May 05

Answer: Option: (B)


International Leopard Day is a special occasion that honors and raises awareness about these magnificent big cats. On this day, people from around the world come together to celebrate the beauty, importance, and conservation of leopards.


6. Which country's Defence Ministry apologized for an offensive tweet depicting Hindu Goddess Kali?

A.    Uganda

B.    Ukraine

C.    USA

D.    UAE

Answer: Option: (B)


In a recent incident that sparked controversy and outrage, Ukraine's Defence Ministry found itself at the center of a social media storm after posting an offensive tweet featuring an image of Hindu Goddess Kali. The tweet, which has since been deleted, garnered significant attention and led to widespread calls for an apology. Let's delve into the details of this incident and the subsequent response from Ukraine's Defence Ministry.


7. When is World Athletics Day 2023 observed?

A.    May 04

B.    May 05

C.    May 06

D.    May 07

Answer: Option: (D)


World Athletics Day is an annual celebration that brings together athletes and sports enthusiasts from around the globe. It is a day dedicated to the spirit of athletics, promoting fitness, teamwork, and healthy competition.


8. Which country is going to build a harbour for the Maldivian Coast Guard?

A.    India

B.    Fiji

C.    Ireland

D.    Denmark

Answer: Option: (A)


India has recently announced its plans to construct a new harbour for the Maldivian Coast Guard, marking a significant development in the bilateral relations between the two nations. This strategic initiative aims to enhance the maritime security capabilities of the Maldives and foster stronger ties between India and its neighboring island nation.


9. In which state was the Centre for Innovation Incubation Research and Entrepreneurship (C-i2 RE) inaugurated?

A.    Telangana

B.    Jharkhand

C.    Manipur

D.    Goa

Answer: Option: (A)


In the realm of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, the Centre for Innovation Incubation Research and Entrepreneurship (C-i2 RE) plays a pivotal role. This blogpost delves into the inauguration of C-i2 RE in Telangana, shedding light on its significance and the prospects it holds for aspiring entrepreneurs.


10. According to The National Manufacturing Innovation Survey, which state was ranked the most 'Innovative'?

A.    Assam

B.    Karnataka

C.    Nagaland

D.    Gujarat

Answer: Option: (B)


Innovation is a driving force behind economic growth and development. The National Manufacturing Innovation Survey recently conducted a comprehensive study to identify the most 'Innovative' state in India.


11. In which state was the country's first cable-stayed rail bridge completed?

A.    Jammu & Kashmir

B.    Tamil Nadu

C.    Uttarakhand

D.    West Bengal

Answer: Option: (A)


India's rich history of engineering marvels continues to grow, and one such extraordinary accomplishment is the completion of the country's first cable-stayed rail bridge. This pioneering infrastructure project has not only transformed transportation but has also become an emblem of architectural brilliance.


12. In which state is the seed festival 'Bihan Mela' celebrated by the Kondh tribe?

A.    Odisha

B.    Sikkim

C.    Assam

D.    Kerala

Answer: Option: (A)


The cultural diversity of India is truly fascinating, with numerous tribes and communities upholding their unique traditions and festivals. In the state of Odisha, the Kondh tribe celebrates a remarkable seed festival known as 'Bihan Mela.' This blogpost will delve into the intriguing aspects of this festival, its significance, and the vibrant traditions associated with it.


13. In which country did Visa launch CVV-Free Payments for tokenised cards?

A.    India

B.    Indonesia

C.    Iran

D.    Iraq

Answer: Option: (A)


In the ever-evolving world of digital payments, security is a paramount concern. To address this, Visa, a global leader in payment technologies, has recently launched an innovative solution in India that promises to revolutionize payment security for tokenised cards.


14. In which country will Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal receive the first Indian cargo ship at Sittwe Port?

A.    Myanmar

B.    Malaysia

C.    Morocco

D.    Mexico

Answer: Option: (A)


In a momentous event for both India and Myanmar, the Ports, Shipping, and Waterways Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, is set to receive the first Indian cargo ship at Sittwe Port. This significant milestone marks a new chapter in the bilateral trade relations between the two countries. Let's delve into the details of this historic arrival and its implications.


15. Which state introduced a Rs 5 lakh insurance scheme for toddy tappers?

A.    Manipur

B.    Kerala

C.    Telangana

D.    Goa

Answer: Option: (C)


In a pioneering move, Telangana has introduced a revolutionary insurance scheme for toddy tappers, providing them with financial security and protection. This initiative aims to support the livelihoods of these skilled workers and their families, ensuring their well-being and peace of mind.


16. Which country became the largest recipient of ADB loans in Asia in 2022?

A.    Russia

B.    China

C.    Pakistan

D.    Nepal

Answer: Option: (C)


In the realm of economic development, financial assistance plays a vital role in uplifting nations and propelling them towards progress. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been a key player in providing loans to countries across the continent. In 2022, one country stood out as the largest recipient of ADB loans in Asia. Let's delve into the details and explore why Pakistan emerged as the frontrunner for this financial support.


17. In which state did Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Arun Gandhi pass away recently?

A.    Maharashtra

B.    Mizoram

C.    Punjab

D.    Rajasthan

Answer: Option: (A)


Arun Gandhi, the grandson of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi, recently passed away, leaving behind a remarkable legacy of peace and nonviolence.


18. India's domestic coal production has risen by over 22% in the last ____ years.

A.    Five

B.    Six

C.    Seven

D.    Eight

Answer: Option: (A)


India, a country known for its vast reserves of coal, has witnessed a remarkable surge in domestic coal production over the past five years. This blogpost delves into the factors driving this upward trend, the challenges faced along the way, and the implications for India's energy landscape.


19. Which country will PM Modi visit to attend this year's Bastille Day Parade as a Guest of Honour?

A.    France

B.    Germany

C.    Italy

D.    Cuba

Answer: Option: (A)


In a remarkable diplomatic gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited as the Guest of Honour to the prestigious Bastille Day Parade. This annual event, held in France, showcases the nation's rich history and military might. Let's delve into the details of this significant visit and explore why France has extended such an esteemed invitation to the Indian Prime Minister.


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