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October 12, 2023 Current Affairs

1.Which state in India has declared the Gangetic Dolphin as its aquatic animal?

A.   Uttar Pradesh

B.   Uttarakhand

C.   Jharkhand

D.   West Bengal

Answer: Option A


The declaration of the Gangetic Dolphin as Uttar Pradesh's aquatic animal marks a significant milestone in the state's commitment to wildlife conservation and environmental protection. It serves as a powerful reminder of the need to preserve our natural heritage and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. By raising awareness, implementing conservation measures, and launching the Meri Ganga Meri Dolphin 2023 campaign, the Uttar Pradesh government is taking concrete steps towards safeguarding the Gangetic Dolphins and their precious habitat.


2.Which company won the 'Best Innovation in Refinery' award for the year 2022-23?

A.   Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)

B.   Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL)

C.   Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)

D.   Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)

Answer: Option B


Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) has undoubtedly earned the title of the 'Best Innovation in Refinery' for the year 2022-23. With its unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainable operations, and continuous excellence, MRPL has set a remarkable precedent for the industry. We congratulate MRPL on this outstanding achievement and eagerly anticipate the next wave of innovation that will shape the future of refining.


3.What is the IMF's economic growth forecast for Pakistan in 2023?

A.   2.3%

B.   2.4%

C.   2.5%

D.   2.6%

Answer: Option C


the IMF's economic growth forecast for Pakistan in 2023 stands at 2.5%, consistent with official projections. While this figure indicates stability, it falls slightly short of the official target. Policymakers and stakeholders must carefully consider this forecast as they navigate economic policies and strive for sustainable development in Pakistan.


4.Where was the 20th round of India-China military talks held?

A.   Arunachal Pradesh

B.   Sikkim

C.   Ladakh

D.   Uttarakhand

Answer: Option C


 the 20th round of India-China military talks held in Ladakh served as a platform for dialogue and negotiation between both nations. Situated at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point, this meeting brought together key military leaders from India and China. While the details of the talks remain undisclosed, their significance lies in the continuous efforts to address the border dispute and maintain peace in the region


5.What percentage of Bharti AXA Life Insurance did Bharti Group acquire from AXA?

A.   49%

B.   51%

C.   74%

D.   26%

Answer: Option A


the Bharti Group's acquisition of a 49% stake in Bharti AXA Life Insurance from AXA marks a transformative milestone in the insurance industry. This strategic move not only strengthens the Bharti Group's position but also paves the way for innovative developments and enhanced customer experiences in the realm of life insurance.


6.Who launched the book "The Book of Life: My Dance with Buddha for Success"?

A.   Balram Bhargava

B.   The Kashmir Files

C.   Lucknow

D.   Vivek Agnihotri

Answer: Option D


Vivek Agnihotri's "The Book of Life: My Dance with Buddha for Success" is a profound testament to the potential for growth and transformation within each individual. Through his personal narrative and the wisdom of Buddha, Agnihotri ignites a spark of inspiration, guiding readers towards a more enlightened path to success. This book serves as a reminder that true success is not merely external achievements but rather a holistic and fulfilling journey of self-discovery and self-realization.


7.Which of the following is the autonomous body for youth development recently approved by the Union Cabinet?

A.   National Youth Policy

B.   Mera Yuva Bharat

C.   Youth Development Council

D.   Mera Desh Bharat

Answer: Option B


 the establishment of Mera Yuva Bharat marks a significant milestone in the realm of youth development and empowerment. By recognizing the immense potential of our youth and providing them with the necessary support and opportunities, MY Bharat aims to create a generation of empowered individuals who will lead India towards sustainable growth and progress. As we embark on this transformative journey, let us join hands and support MY Bharat in its noble mission of building a brighter future for our youth and our nation.


8.India has initiated Operation Ajay to ensure the secure repatriation of its citizens from which country in light of the ongoing circumstances?

A.   Palestine

B.   Jordan

C.   Israel

D.   Lebanon

Answer: Option C


Operation Ajay serves as a testament to India's commitment to the safety and well-being of its citizens. By proactively initiating this operation, the Indian government aims to ensure the secure repatriation of its citizens from Israel amidst the ongoing conflict. Through close coordination and support, Operation Ajay endeavors to bring Indian nationals back home safely.


9.Which of the following institutions has recently renewed and restructured its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)?

A.   All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

B.   Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

C.   Ministry of Education

D.   National Council of Educational Research and Training

Answer: Option B


The renewed and restructured MoU between IGNOU and ICAI marks a significant milestone in the field of Chartered Accountancy education. This partnership will not only enhance the academic collaboration between the two institutions but also open up new avenues of growth and learning for students and professionals. By leveraging their collective strengths, IGNOU and ICAI are poised to shape the future of Chartered Accountancy education in India.


10.When is World Sight Day celebrated?

A.   Second Thursday of October

B.   12th October

C.   First Monday of October

D.   Last Friday of September

Answer: Option A


World Sight Day, celebrated on the second Thursday of October, serves as a vital platform for raising awareness about vision impairment and blindness. The theme for World Sight Day 2023, "Love Your Eyes at Work," emphasizes the importance of prioritizing eye health in the workplace. Through collaborative efforts and global initiatives, World Sight Day plays a significant role in promoting eye health, early detection of eye conditions, and access to quality eye care services. Let us unite in celebrating this day and recognizing the importance of maintaining good vision for a better future.


11.Who set a new national record in the men's 100m sprint at the 62nd National Open Athletics Championships 2023?

A.   Amiya Mallick

B.   Dutee Chand

C.   None of the above

D.   Manikanta H Hoblidhar

Answer: Option D


Manikanta H Hoblidhar's outstanding performance at the 62nd National Open Athletics Championships 2023 will be remembered as a defining moment in Indian athletics. By breaking the national record and clinching the gold medal in the men's 100m sprint, he has proven that hard work, talent, and determination can lead to greatness. As Hoblidhar embarks on his promising journey, we can only imagine the heights he will reach in the future.


12.Who launched the trailer of the animated series "Krish, Trish, and Baltiboy – Bharat Hain Hum"?

A.   Munjal Shroff

B.   Tilakraj Shetty

C.   Graphiti Studios

D.   Anurag Thakur

Answer: Option D


The launch of the animated series "Krish, Trish, and Baltiboy – Bharat Hain Hum" by Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur marks a significant step towards promoting Indian culture and history through animation. This captivating series has the potential to entertain, educate, and inspire viewers of all ages, shedding light on the rich heritage of India. As we eagerly await its release, let us embrace the power of animation to bring stories to life and celebrate the beauty of our diverse culture.


13.Who holds the record for the fastest century by an Indian in the history of the World Cup?

A.   Rohit Sharma

B.   KL Rahul

C.   Sachin Tendulkar

D.   Virat Kohli

Answer: Option B


KL Rahul's stunning century against the Netherlands in the World Cup not only secured a victory for India but also etched his name in the record books. Breaking Rohit Sharma's previous record, Rahul's remarkable achievement showcases his talent, skill, and dedication to the game. As cricket continues to evolve, new records will be set, but KL Rahul's fastest century will forever be remembered as a milestone in Indian cricket history.


14.Which bank is planning to raise 10,000 Crore rupees through long-term bonds to fund affordable housing and infrastructure?

A.   State Bank of India

B.   Bank of Baroda

C.   ICICI Bank

D.   HDFC Bank

Answer: Option B


Bank of Baroda's decision to raise Rs 10,000 crore through long-term bonds is a significant step towards supporting affordable housing and infrastructure development in India. This strategic move will provide much-needed financing to address the challenges faced by these sectors and contribute to the overall growth of the economy. By prioritizing socially responsible investments, Bank of Baroda sets an example for other financial institutions to follow, demonstrating the power of collaboration in driving positive change.


15.Where will the 11th Sultan of Johor Cup be held in 2023?

A.   India

B.   Australia

C.   Malaysia

D.   Germany

Answer: Option C


the 11th Sultan of Johor Cup will be held in Johor, Malaysia from October 27th to November 4th, 2023. This tournament promises to be a celebration of hockey excellence, where young players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills on an international stage. As we eagerly await the arrival of this prestigious event, let us prepare to witness the birth of future hockey legends.



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