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November 12, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which country's cricket board has been suspended by the ICC due to government interference?

A.    Afghanistan

B.    Pakistan

C.   Sri Lanka

D.   Bangladesh

Answer: Option C


The suspension of Sri Lanka Cricket by the ICC due to government interference is a significant blow to the autonomy and reputation of the cricket board. It emphasizes the critical importance of upholding the principles of autonomy in cricket governance. It is now up to Sri Lanka Cricket to reflect, rectify its shortcomings, and regain the trust of the ICC and the cricketing community as a whole.



2. Who has been appointed as the “UPI Safety Ambassador” by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?

A.    Pankaj Tripathi

B.    Nawazuddin Siddiqui

C.   Rajkummar Rao

D.   Vicky Kaushal

Answer: Option A


In an era where digital payments have become an integral part of our lives, it is crucial to prioritize the safety and security of transactions. With Pankaj Tripathi as the UPI Safety Ambassador, the collaboration between NPCI and the renowned actor will undoubtedly contribute to a safer digital payment ecosystem. By raising awareness, educating users, and implementing robust security measures, we can create a trustworthy environment that encourages seamless and secure digital transactions.



3. Who has been nominated for Best Global Music Performance at the 2024 Grammy Awards for the song "Abundance in Millets"?

A.    Shankar Mahadevan

B.    Ustad Zakir Hussain

C.   A.R. Rahman

D.   Falguni Shah

Answer: Option D


The nominees for Best Global Music Performance at the 2024 Grammy Awards have showcased immense talent, passion, and dedication to their craft. Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, A.R. Rahman, and Falguni Shah have each contributed in their unique way to the global music landscape. As we eagerly await the announcement of the winner, let us appreciate and celebrate the remarkable musical journey of these phenomenal artists.



4. On which date is National Education Day celebrated annually?

A.    October 31st

B.    December 25th

C.   November 11th

D.   November 12th

Answer: Option C


National Education Day, celebrated annually on November 11th, serves as a reminder of the profound impact education has on individuals and society as a whole. It honors the legacy of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and his vision for a transformative education system. As we embrace the theme of "Embracing Innovation" in 2023, let us strive to create inclusive, dynamic, and learner-centered educational environments that empower individuals to thrive in an ever-evolving world.



5. Where did the 4th edition of the Bilateral Exercise BONGOSAGAR-23 and the 5th edition of Coordinated Patrol CORPAT-23 take place?

A.    Southern Bay of Bengal

B.    Northern Bay of Bengal

C.   Arabian Sea

D.   Indian Ocean

Answer: Option B


The 4th edition of the Bilateral Exercise BONGOSAGAR-23 and the 5th edition of Coordinated Patrol CORPAT-23 took place in the Northern Bay of Bengal, providing an opportunity for the Indian and Bangladesh Navies to enhance cooperation and strengthen their maritime capabilities. These exercises not only bolstered security efforts but also fostered mutual understanding and friendship between the two nations, paving the way for a more stable and prosperous future in the region.



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