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November 30, 2023 Current Affairs

1. According to the OECD, what are the projected growth rates for India's economy in fiscal years FY24 and FY25, respectively?

A.   6.3% and 6.1%

B.   6.7% and 6.3%

C.   5.9% and 6.3%

D.   6.3% and 7.2%

Answer: Option A


The OECD forecasts India's economy to grow at a rate of 6.3% in FY24, with a slight slowdown to 6.1% in FY25. Adverse weather conditions and global economic challenges are important factors influencing these projections. As India navigates through these challenges, it becomes crucial for policymakers and stakeholders to adopt measures that promote resilience, innovation, and inclusive growth to steer the economy towards a prosperous future.



2. What is Adani Power integrating at its Mundra Power Plant in Gujarat as part of its decarbonization efforts?

A.   Blue Hydrogen

B.   Solar Panels

C.   Wind Energy

D.   Green Ammonia

Answer: Option D


Adani Power's integration of green ammonia at the Mundra Power Plant marks a significant milestone in its decarbonization journey. By embracing sustainable fuel alternatives, such as green ammonia, Adani Power demonstrates its dedication to combat climate change and transition towards a greener future. This initiative serves as an inspiration for other power plants and industries to explore innovative pathways towards decarbonization.


3. Who has been appointed as India's first Woman Aide-De-Camp (ADC) by Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati?

A.   Manisha Padhi

B.   Anjali Singh

C.   Avni Chaturvedi

D.   Kavita A. Walia

Answer: Option A


 Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi's appointment as India's first Woman Aide-De-Camp is a momentous achievement that marks a significant turning point in the history of the armed forces. Her dedication, skill, and trailblazing spirit inspire us all to strive for progress and equality. This milestone paves the way for a more inclusive and diverse armed forces, where women can serve and thrive on an equal footing. Let us celebrate this remarkable accomplishment and continue working towards a future where gender is no barrier to success.


4. Which two multinational corporations have been approved by the Indian government to deploy the automatic train collision avoidance system known as Kavach on the Indian Railways?

A.   Medha Servo Drives and HBL Power Systems

B.   Siemens AG and Kyosan Electric Manufacturing

C.   Kernex Microsystems and Medha Servo Drives

D.   HBL Power Systems and Siemens AG

Answer: Option B


The approval of Siemens AG and Kyosan Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to deploy the Kavach automatic train collision avoidance system on the Indian Railways marks a significant step towards enhancing railway safety. This collaboration between Indian and multinational corporations highlights the global commitment to ensuring the highest safety standards in rail transportation. The implementation of Kavach, with the expertise and resources of Siemens AG and Kyosan Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd., will undoubtedly bolster the safety and efficiency of train operations, providing passengers and railway personnel with a secure and reliable travel experience.


5. What is the occupation of Abdullahi Mire, the 2023 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award Global Laureate?

A.   Global refugee advocate

B.   A Kenyan refugee

C.   A journalist and former refugee from Somalia

D.   Somali ambassador for UNHCR

Answer: Option C


Abdullahi Mire's journey from being a refugee to becoming a global advocate is a truly remarkable one. Through his journalism and advocacy work, he has not only shed light on the challenges faced by refugees but has also made a tangible difference in their lives. His story serves as an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the power of resilience, compassion, and the pursuit of education in transforming lives.


6. What is the name of the Indian Navy's outreach initiative that aims at promoting active security and growth in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)?





Answer: Option C


MAHASAGAR, the Indian Navy's outreach initiative, marks a significant milestone in fostering high-level virtual interactions among maritime heads for active security and growth in the Indian Ocean Region. By promoting cooperation, addressing common challenges, and harnessing opportunities, MAHASAGAR plays a vital role in ensuring regional stability, economic prosperity, and a secure maritime environment for all.


7. What is the focus of the recently approved initiative Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN)?

A.   Scheduled Tribes

B.   Agricultural Modernization

C.   Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

D.   Healthcare for Rural Women

Answer: Option C


The Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN) initiative holds tremendous promise in addressing the challenges faced by Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs). With its comprehensive approach, focusing on education, healthcare, livelihood promotion, and infrastructure development, PM-JANMAN aims to empower PVTGs and bring about positive change in their lives. By investing in the well-being and socio-economic development of PVTGs, the initiative paves the way for a more inclusive and equitable society.


8. Who has been appointed as the President of the Rural Marketing Association of India (RMAI) for the term 2023-2025?

A.   Biswabaran Chakrabarti

B.   Puneet Vidyarthi

C.   Khurram Askari

D.   Sandip Bansal

Answer: Option B


The appointment of Puneet Vidyarthi as the President of RMAI ushers in a new era for the organization and the field of rural marketing as a whole. With his expertise, vision, and focus on key priorities, Vidyarthi is well-equipped to lead RMAI towards greater heights. As the industry eagerly awaits the implementation of new initiatives and the impact they will have, one thing is certain: a promising future lies ahead for rural marketing in India.


9. Which state's team emerged victorious and clinched the gold medal at the 13th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2023?

A.   Haryana

B.   Tamil Nadu

C.   Karnataka

D.   Punjab

Answer: Option D


The 13th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2023 witnessed an exhilarating display of talent, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Hockey Punjab's triumph over Hockey Haryana in the final match showcased their determination, skill, and resilience. Their victory not only earned them the gold medal but also solidified their position as one of the top hockey teams in the country. Congratulations to Hockey Punjab on their well-deserved success!


10. Who recently launched the 'Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children' in a national outreach program at Vigyan Bhawan?

A.   Smriti Zubin Irani

B.   Mansukh L. Mandaviya

C.   Dharmendra Pradhan

D.   Droupadi Murmu

Answer: Option A


The launch of the 'Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children' by Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani marks a significant step towards empowering children with disabilities. This initiative not only highlights the government's commitment to inclusive education and social integration but also underscores the importance of early intervention and support. By providing a specialized framework within the Anganwadi system, children with disabilities can now access the care, education, and opportunities they deserve. Together, let us strive towards a society that values and nurtures the potential of every child, regardless of their abilities.






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