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November 24, 2023 Current Affairs

1. What initiative is the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) collaborating on with e-commerce players to boost e-commerce exports and empower MSMEs in India?

A.   Districts as Export Hubs

B.   E-commerce Empowerment Scheme

C.   MSME Export Promotion

D.   National E-commerce Boost

Answer: Option A


The Districts as Export Hubs initiative, in collaboration with e-commerce players, marks a significant milestone in empowering MSMEs and boosting e-commerce exports in India. By creating designated export hubs, offering incentives through the E-commerce Empowerment Scheme, and promoting MSME export readiness, this initiative has the potential to transform the landscape of international trade for MSMEs. With the digital revolution and strategic partnerships, India's MSMEs are poised to tap into new opportunities, expand their global footprint, and contribute to the overall economic growth of the nation.


2. Which country inaugurated the world's largest single-site solar power plant, the 2-gigawatt Al Dhafra Solar Photovoltaic Independent Power Project (IPP)?

A.   Saudi Arabia

B.   Qatar

C.   Oman

D.   United Arab Emirates

Answer: Option D


The inauguration of the Al Dhafra Solar Photovoltaic Independent Power Project marks a significant milestone in the global pursuit of sustainable energy solutions. With its colossal capacity, technological prowess, and commitment to reducing carbon emissions, this project sets a shining example for nations striving to embrace clean energy alternatives. The UAE's dedication to innovation and environmental stewardship paves the way for a brighter, cleaner future for generations to come.


3. What traditional folk sport, native to the coastal Karnataka region, is set to take place at the iconic Palace Grounds in Bengaluru this weekend (November 25 and 26, 2023)?

A.   Jallikattu

B.   Kambala

C.   Bihu

D.   Chhau

Answer: Option B


The arrival of Kambala at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru marks a significant milestone in promoting and preserving the traditional folk sports of Karnataka. This thrilling buffalo racing contest not only provides an adrenaline rush to spectators but also serves as a platform to celebrate the cultural diversity and heritage of the coastal region. By bringing Kambala closer to the urban population, Tulukoota Bengaluru ensures that this age-old tradition continues to thrive and captivate audiences for generations to come. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the exhilarating action and immerse yourself in the rich cultural extravaganza of Kambala at the Palace Grounds this weekend!


4. Who won the Best Actor award at the Stars Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF)?

A.   Ishwak Singh

B.   Vikrant Massey

C.   Ayushmann Khurrana

D.   Rajkummar Rao

Answer: Option A


 Ishwak Singh's well-deserved win of the Best Actor award at the Stars Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) is a testament to his exceptional talent and commitment to his craft. Through his captivating performance in 'Berlin,' Ishwak Singh has proven himself to be a rising star in the film industry, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating his future projects.


5. Who was India’s first woman Supreme Court judge, and recently passed away at the age of 96?

A.   Anna Chandy

B.   Meera Kumar

C.   Fathima Beevi

D.   Vijay Laxmi Pandit

Answer: Option C


The passing of Justice Fathima Beevi marks the end of an era, but her legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. As India's first female Supreme Court judge, she broke barriers and paved the way for countless women in the legal profession. Her landmark judgments and unwavering commitment to justice and equality have left an indelible mark on India's legal landscape. Justice Fathima Beevi's contributions will always be remembered and celebrated, serving as a constant reminder of the power of determination, resilience, and the pursuit of justice.


6. Which company has recently partnered with India Post to introduce automated Digital Parcel Lockers at selected post offices, aiming to enhance logistics solutions?

A.   FedEx

B.   DHL

C.   UPS

D.   Blue Dart

Answer: Option D


The partnership between Blue Dart and India Post to introduce Digital Parcel Lockers signifies a turning point in the logistics industry. This innovative solution not only offers customers a more convenient and flexible way to collect their packages but also sets a new standard for efficiency and customer satisfaction. With this collaboration, logistics solutions are entering a new era, paving the way for a seamless and hassle-free delivery experience.


7. According to a survey by Whitelane Research, which Indian IT giant claimed the top spot in service delivery quality and commercial competitiveness among IT and cloud services providers in Spain?

A.   Infosys

B.   Wipro

C.   Tata Consultancy Services

D.   HCL Technologies

Answer: Option C


Tata Consultancy Services' top ranking in service delivery quality and commercial competitiveness in Spain, as per the Whitelane Research survey, is a testament to the company's unwavering commitment to excellence. By consistently delivering high-quality services, offering competitive pricing, showcasing industry expertise, and fostering client satisfaction, TCS has solidified its position as a frontrunner in the IT service provider landscape. As the industry evolves, TCS continues to innovate and exceed expectations, setting new benchmarks for success.


8. In which Indian state was the world's first 3D-printed temple unveiled?

A.   Karnataka

B.   Telangana

C.   Andhra Pradesh

D.   Maharashtra

Answer: Option B


The world's first 3D-printed temple in Telangana stands tall as a symbol of human ingenuity and technological progress. It is an awe-inspiring blend of tradition and innovation, showcasing the harmonious coexistence of ancient architectural principles and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques. This remarkable achievement paves the way for a future where 3D printing can create intricate structures with ease, revolutionizing the world of construction as we know it.


9. Who, with a recent surprise win in Dutch elections, is aiming to become the next prime minister and is known for advocating anti-immigration and anti-EU sentiments?

A.   Viktor Orban

B.   Mark Rutte

C.   Geert Wilders

D.   Emmanuel Macron

Answer: Option C


Geert Wilders' recent surprise win in the Dutch elections has catapulted him into the position of a potential future prime minister. His anti-immigration and anti-EU sentiments have struck a chord with a significant portion of the Dutch population, highlighting the growing appeal of far-right ideologies. As the Netherlands and Europe grapple with the implications of this political shift, it remains to be seen how Wilders' rise will shape the future of the country and the wider European landscape.


10. Which organization has become the first to receive approval from India's space regulator, IN-SPACe, for launching commercial satellite broadband services in India?

A.   Bharti Airtel

B.   OneWeb India

C.   Reliance Jio Infocomm

D.   Starlink

Answer: Option B


OneWeb India's achievement of being the first organization to receive approval from IN-SPACe for launching commercial satellite broadband services in India sets a new benchmark for connectivity solutions in the nation. With the backing of the Bharti Group and the collaboration with Eutelsat OneWeb, OneWeb India is poised to revolutionize broadband connectivity, bridge the digital divide, and unlock a world of possibilities for millions of Indians. This landmark approval paves the way for a future where connectivity knows no boundaries, transforming lives and shaping a truly connected India.


11. Which organization has partnered with Survey of India to create a 3D digital twin mapping program in India?

A.    Genesys International’s

B.     National Mapping Agency

C.     DRDO

D.    ISRO

Answer: Option A


The partnership between Genesys International and Survey of India to create a 3D digital twin mapping program holds immense promise for India's geospatial landscape. By harnessing advanced mapping technologies, this collaboration sets the stage for transformative changes in urban planning, infrastructure development, and various other sectors. With a shared vision of pushing boundaries and embracing innovation, Genesys International and Survey of India propel India into the future of mapping and geospatial solutions.


12. Which organization has partnered with the Headquarters, Integrated Defence Staff for joint research in defence technology?

A.   Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

B.   Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

C.   Ministry of Defence

D.   Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Answer: Option A


The partnership between the Headquarters, Integrated Defence Staff and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research marks a significant milestone in the realm of defence technology. Through joint research initiatives and knowledge sharing, this collaboration has the potential to drive innovative solutions, enhance national security, and propel India's defence technology landscape forward.


13. Who inaugurated the 8th Edition of the Indian Water Impact Summit (IWIS) in New Delhi on 22nd November 2023?

A.   Shri Amit Shah

B.   Smt. Droupadi Murmu

C.   Shri Rajnath Singh

D.   Shri Nitin Gadkari

Answer: Option D


The 8th Edition of the Indian Water Impact Summit brought together key stakeholders and experts to discuss and deliberate on the pressing water issues in India. With the inauguration by Shri Nitin Gadkari, the summit emphasized the government's commitment towards finding sustainable solutions for water management. As we move forward, it is crucial for all stakeholders to actively contribute and implement the discussed strategies to ensure a water-secure future for India.


14. How many Indian women are featured in the BBC 100 Women 2023 list?

A.   One

B.   Four

C.   Five

D.   Three

Answer: Option B


The BBC 100 Women 2023 list proudly features four incredible Indian women who have shattered stereotypes, overcome challenges, and made a lasting impact in their respective fields. Through their accomplishments and dedication, Dia Mirza, Harmanpreet Kaur, Arati Kumar-Rao, and Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo have become true inspirations for women across the globe. Their inclusion in this prestigious list serves as a testament to the immense talent and potential that Indian women possess.




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