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November 11, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which country has formally withdrawn from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE)?

A.    United States

B.    China

C.   Russia

D.   Ukraine

Answer: Option C


Russia's formal withdrawal from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) marks a significant turning point in European security dynamics. The decision highlights the widening rift between Russia and NATO, fueled by concerns over NATO's expansion and perceived security threats. The consequences of this withdrawal extend beyond regional dynamics, with potential ramifications for global security and arms control efforts. The international community must closely monitor these developments and seek avenues for dialogue and cooperation to mitigate the risks associated with this withdrawal.



2. Which two Indian cities have been recognized by UNESCO as part of its Creative Cities Network?

A.    Kozhikode and Gwalior

B.    Jaipur and Jodhpur

C.   Chennai and Hyderabad

D.   Mumbai and Delhi

Answer: Option A


UNESCO's recognition of Kozhikode as the 'City of Literature' and Gwalior as the 'City of Music' shines a well-deserved spotlight on these vibrant Indian cities. It celebrates their rich cultural heritage, fosters global connections, and encourages the development of creative industries. As Kozhikode and Gwalior join the Creative Cities Network, they embark on a new chapter of cultural preservation, growth, and collaboration, contributing to India's artistic tapestry and igniting creativity for years to come.



3. According to the recent clarification by the Supreme Court of India, the ban on the use of barium and other prohibited chemicals in firecrackers applies to:

A.    National Capital Region

B.    Major cities

C.   State Capital Region

D.   Entire country

Answer: Option D


The recent clarification by the Supreme Court of India regarding the ban on barium and prohibited chemicals in firecrackers has brought about a significant change in the country's approach to celebrating festivities. With the ban now applicable to the entire nation, citizens must prioritize eco-friendly alternatives and promote a safe and pollution-free environment. By collectively adhering to this ban, we can contribute to a greener and healthier future for generations to come.



4.  When is the Winter Session of the Indian Parliament scheduled to take place, as announced by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi?

A.    November 9 to November 30

B.    December 4 to December 22

C.   January 2 to January 18

D.   February 10 to February 28

Answer: Option B


The Winter Session of the Indian Parliament, scheduled from December 4 to December 22, is a pivotal period for legislative discussions and decision-making. Members of Parliament, along with the public, eagerly await this session to address key issues and shape the future of the nation. Let us anticipate productive debates, constructive dialogues, and impactful outcomes during this significant parliamentary event.



5. Who has been appointed as the additional secretary of the Union Ministry of Power and New and Renewable Energy?

A.    Pankaj Agarwal

B.    Ajay Tewari

C.   R.K. Singh

D.   N. Srikant

Answer: Option D


The appointment of N. Srikant as the additional secretary of the Union Ministry of Power and New and Renewable Energy marks a significant milestone in the country's energy landscape. With his expertise and vision, Srikant is well-positioned to drive the power sector towards a sustainable and prosperous future. His appointment comes at a time when the nation is making significant strides in renewable energy adoption and the need for effective leadership is paramount. As we eagerly anticipate the positive impact of this appointment, we can remain hopeful for a brighter and greener future in the power sector.



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