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May 8, 2023 Current Affairs

1. What percentage of GDP growth did Moody's predict for India's economy to recover in 2023?

A.    5.5%

B.    5.6%

C.    5.7%

D.    5.8%

Answer: Option: (A)


India's economy has faced numerous challenges in recent years, with the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating the situation. However, economic experts have been closely monitoring the recovery prospects for India.


2. Where was the 'ASEAN India Maritime Exercise (AIME-2023)' hosted?

A.    Israel

B.    Poland

C.    Singapore

D.    Switzerland

Answer: Option: (C)


The ASEAN India Maritime Exercise (AIME-2023) is an important event that brings together participating nations to enhance maritime security cooperation and interoperability.


3. Which country's imports from OPEC hit an all-time low at 46% as Russia's oil buy peaks?

A.    France

B.    Kenya

C.    India

D.    Qatar

Answer: Option: (C)


 India's decreasing reliance on OPEC oil imports, reaching an all-time low at 46%, is a significant development in the global energy landscape. The country's strategic diversification approach, coupled with the emergence of Russia as a key supplier, has reshaped India's oil trade dynamics. As India continues to navigate its energy needs, the balance of power in the oil market may continue to shift, presenting new opportunities and challenges for both OPEC and non-OPEC nations.


4. In which state has 'Mission Parivartan' been started to improve health services?

A.    Kerala

B.    Gujarat

C.    Goa

D.    Bihar

Answer: Option: (D)


In recent years, Bihar has taken significant strides towards transforming its healthcare sector. One of the key initiatives driving this change is 'Mission Parivartan.' This ambitious program aims to improve health services across the state, addressing the existing gaps and ensuring better healthcare access for all residents.


5. In which state will the first Pharma Park be set up in the Lalitpur district?

A.    Madhya Pradesh

B.    Himachal Pradesh

C.    Uttar Pradesh

D.    Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Option: (C)


In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has witnessed significant growth and development. With the aim of fostering this progress, the Indian government has embarked on a mission to establish Pharma Parks across the country. These parks serve as specialized zones for pharmaceutical manufacturing, research, and innovation.


6. Which country is considering joining the G7-piloted 'Climate Club' to boost climate action?

A.    Italy

B.    India

C.    Iraq

D.    Iran

Answer: Option: (B)


India's potential membership in the G7-piloted 'Climate Club' holds immense promise for bolstering global climate action. As a nation committed to sustainable development, India's participation would bring fresh perspectives, ambitious targets, and the opportunity for collaborative solutions. By harnessing the collective strength of the club, India, alongside other member countries, can contribute significantly to tackling climate change, paving the way for a greener and more sustainable future.


7. In how many Indian languages is the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) working on technical and scientific terminology?

A.    11

B.    10

C.    9

D.    8

Answer: Option: (B)


Language is a powerful tool that facilitates effective communication and understanding. In a diverse country like India, where numerous languages are spoken, it is crucial to bridge the language gaps in various fields, including technical and scientific terminology. The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) plays a vital role in this endeavor.


8. In which state will peace committees be set up in all Assembly constituencies?

A.    Tripura

B.    Karnataka

C.    Manipur

D.    Maharashtra

Answer: Option: (C)


In a move towards fostering harmony and resolving conflicts, peace committees are set to be established in all Assembly constituencies of Manipur. This progressive initiative aims to create a conducive environment for peaceful coexistence and tackle potential disputes through dialogue and mediation. Let's delve deeper into the significance and impact of these peace committees in Manipur.


9. In which state has the Ministry of MSME recently launched the first outreach program of the North East region 'BizAmp'?

A.    Assam

B.    Odisha

C.    Nagaland

D.    Sikkim

Answer: Option: (C)


The Ministry of MSME has taken a significant step towards the development of entrepreneurship in the North East region of India. Recently, the ministry launched the first outreach program, 'BizAmp,' in the state of Nagaland. This program aims to support and empower aspiring entrepreneurs by providing them with necessary resources, guidance, and opportunities.


10. In which state/UT is the Mahi Banswara Atomic Power Project being constructed?

A.    Rajasthan

B.    Pondicherry

C.    Punjab

D.    Chhattisgarh

Answer: Option: (A)


The Mahi Banswara Atomic Power Project is an ambitious venture that aims to harness the power of nuclear energy in India. Located in the state of Rajasthan, this project holds immense potential for the region and the nation as a whole.


11. In which city was the 'Petersburg Climate Dialogue' organized by Germany and UAE held?

A.    Berlin

B.    London

C.    Dubai

D.    Abu Dhabi

Answer: Option: (A)


The global conversation surrounding climate change has gained significant momentum in recent years. As countries come together to address this pressing issue, events like the 'Petersburg Climate Dialogue' play a vital role in fostering collaboration and finding sustainable solutions.


12. In which city was a large, silent wave of COVID-19 detected in a wastewater study?

A.    Chennai

B.    Bhubaneswar

C.    Dehradun

D.    Bengaluru

Answer: Option: (D)


In a groundbreaking discovery, a comprehensive wastewater study has revealed a startling revelation about the spread of COVID-19 in the bustling city of Bengaluru. This study, conducted with meticulous precision, has detected a large, silent wave of the virus that surpasses even the notorious BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron variants. Join us as we delve into the details of this significant finding and unravel the implications it holds for Bengaluru and beyond.


13. In which city did Rajnath Singh inaugurate the IAF Heritage Centre?

A.    Mumbai

B.    Pune

C.    Jaipur

D.    Chandigarh

Answer: Option: (D)


The Indian Air Force (IAF) Heritage Centre holds immense significance in preserving the glorious history and achievements of the IAF. Recently, a momentous event took place as Rajnath Singh, the honorable Defense Minister of India, inaugurated the IAF Heritage Centre in the vibrant city of Chandigarh.


14. At which city has the Border Haat between India and Bangladesh been inaugurated at Bholaganj?

A.    Sylhet

B.    Khulna

C.    Dhaka

D.    Pabna

Answer: Option: (A)


In a momentous occasion that bridges nations and cultures, the inauguration of the Border Haat between India and Bangladesh took place at Bholaganj in Sylhet. This significant event marks the establishment of a unique trading platform that fosters economic and cultural exchange between the two neighboring countries.


15. In which country is India building the Ekatha Harbour port?

A.    Norway

B.    Maldives

C.    Myanmar

D.    Morocco

Answer: Option: (B)


India's presence in the maritime domain has been steadily growing, with ambitious projects aimed at enhancing connectivity and trade. One such endeavor is the construction of the Ekatha Harbour port in the Maldives.


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