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October 21, 2023 Current Affairs

1.Which company launched the DigiKavach program to fight online financial fraud in India?

A.   Google

B.   Facebook

C.   Amazon

D.   Microsoft

Answer: Option A


Google's DigiKavach program has emerged as a formidable force in India's fight against online financial fraud. Through its proactive approach, user education, and implementation of cutting-edge technologies, DigiKavach has successfully mitigated risks and safeguarded countless individuals and businesses. As we move forward, it is crucial for other industry leaders to follow Google's footsteps and prioritize user safety in the digital realm.


2.Which branch of the Indian armed forces received the third guided missile destroyer Imphal delivered by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)?

A.   Indian Army

B.   Indian Air Force

C.   Indian Coast Guard

D.   Indian Navy

Answer: Option D


The arrival of the guided missile destroyer Imphal marks a significant milestone for the Indian Navy, showcasing the nation's shipbuilding capabilities and bolstering its maritime strength. With its advanced technology, formidable firepower, and multi-domain capabilities, Imphal serves as a game-changer in ensuring India's security and influence in the Indian Ocean region.


3.Who was awarded the 'Durga Bharat Samman' by the Governor of West Bengal for his contributions to the world of music and the preservation of Indian classical music heritage?

A.   Shubha Mudgal

B.   Ajoy Chakrabarty

C.   Kumar Gandharva

D.   Bhimsen Joshi

Answer: Option B


Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty's musical journey is a testament to the power of dedication, passion, and artistic brilliance. His contributions to the world of music and the preservation of Indian classical music heritage are truly remarkable. Through his mellifluous voice and unwavering commitment, he has touched the hearts of countless music enthusiasts across the globe. As we celebrate his achievements and honor his legacy, let us remember the profound impact that music can have on our lives and cherish the treasure trove of Indian classical music that he has helped preserve.


4.Which village in India has been awarded the UNWTO's Best Tourism Village 2023?

A.   Dhordo in Gujarat

B.   Pochampally in Telangana

C.   Madla in Himachal Pradesh

D.   Mawlynnong in Meghalaya

Answer: Option A


Dhordo village's recognition as the UNWTO's Best Tourism Village 2023 is a testament to its captivating charm and rich cultural heritage. From the vibrant Rann of Kutch festival to the surreal White Desert, and the historical treasures of the Kutch Museum and Aina Mahal, Dhordo offers a truly enchanting experience for visitors. This accolade not only puts Dhordo on the global tourism map but also serves as an inspiration for other Indian villages to showcase their unique cultural identities to the world.


5.Which food delivery platform has partnered with IRCTC to offer pre-booked meals to railway passengers?

A.   Zomato

B.   Swiggy

C.   DoorDash

D.   Uber Eats

Answer: Option A


the partnership between Zomato and IRCTC represents a remarkable step forward in train dining. By offering pre-booked meals from a wide range of restaurants, this collaboration empowers passengers with choice, convenience, and a customized dining experience. As train travel continues to evolve, Zomato's integration into the IRCTC platform sets a new standard for culinary excellence on the rails. So the next time you embark on a train journey, get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure, courtesy of Zomato and IRCTC.


6.Where will the Mid-Planning Conference for MILAN 24 (Multilateral Naval Exercise- 2024) be held?

A.   Mumbai

B.   Chennai

C.   Visakhapatnam

D.   Kolkata

Answer: Option C


The hosting of the Mid-Planning Conference for MILAN 24 in Visakhapatnam signifies India's commitment to promoting international maritime cooperation. As naval officers and delegates gather in this vibrant coastal city, they will embark on a journey of knowledge sharing, networking, and partnership building. Through their collective efforts, they will pave the way for a brighter and more secure future on the seas.


7.What is the name of India's first semi-high-speed regional rail service?

A.   Namo Bharat

B.   Rapid B

C.   Vande Bharat

D.   Speed X

Answer: Option A


Namo Bharat, India's first semi-high-speed regional rail service, is set to transform regional travel in the country. With its cutting-edge technology, enhanced connectivity, and focus on passenger comfort, this initiative marks a significant milestone in India's transportation infrastructure. Namo Bharat is not only a testament to India's commitment to progress but also a catalyst for economic growth and sustainable travel.


8.Which bank has received the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) approval to acquire a 100% stake in micro-lender Sonata Finance?

A.   HDFC Bank

B.   Kotak Mahindra Bank

C.   ICICI Bank

D.   Axis Bank

Answer: Option B


The RBI's approval for Kotak Mahindra Bank to acquire a 100% stake in Sonata Finance marks a significant milestone for both entities. This strategic move is expected to bring mutual benefits, including an expansion of market reach and the ability to offer a wider range of financial products and services. As the microfinance sector continues to thrive, this acquisition sets the stage for further growth and innovation in the industry.


9. Which country became the first to launch an electromagnetic railgun from an offshore vessel?

A.   United States

B.   China

C.   Russia

D.   Japan

Answer: Option D


Japan's groundbreaking achievement of launching an electromagnetic railgun from an offshore vessel marks a new chapter in naval warfare. The successful test-firing demonstrates Japan's commitment to technological supremacy and its potential to reshape the dynamics of future conflicts at sea. As nations strive to stay at the forefront of innovation, the era of electromagnetic railguns heralds a new era in the annals of naval warfare.


10. What is the purpose of the RBI's pilot run of the E-Rupee?

A.   To test the E-Rupee for retail transactions

B.   To test the E-Rupee for government bond transactions

C.   To test the E-Rupee for inter-bank borrowing

D.   To test the E-Rupee for cross-border transactions

Answer: Option C


the RBI's pilot run of the E-Rupee focuses on testing the CBDC for inter-bank borrowing. By leveraging digital technology, the E-Rupee aims to revolutionize the efficiency, transparency, and security of inter-bank transactions. As the pilot project progresses, it is anticipated that the E-Rupee will pave the way for a more robust and inclusive financial ecosystem in India.


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