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October 4, 2023 Current Affairs

1.    What is the World Bank's retail inflation forecast for India for FY24?

A.   5.2%

B.   5.5%

C.   5.8%

D.   5.9%

Answer: Option D


The World Bank's revised retail inflation forecast for India in FY24 is 5.9%, up from the earlier estimate of 5.2%. The increase in food prices in July 2023 played a significant role in this upward revision. It is important to note that forecasts are subject to variability, and the actual inflation rate may deviate from the projected figures. As we move forward, policymakers and stakeholders must remain vigilant in monitoring economic trends and implementing measures to mitigate the impact of inflation on consumers.



2. Who won gold in the women’s javelin throw at the Asian Games 2023?

A.   Annu Rani

B.   Dilhani Lekamge

C.   Huihui Lyu

D.   Haruka Kitaguchi

Answer: Option A


Annu Rani's gold medal triumph in the women's javelin throw at the Asian Games 2023 is a monumental achievement that will be etched in the annals of Indian sporting history. Her remarkable performance not only showcases her individual talent and dedication but also serves as an inspiration for future generations of athletes. Annu Rani's victory is a testament to the potential and capabilities of Indian athletes on the international stage, and it marks a significant milestone in the sporting landscape of the nation.


3. Which of the following Indian states has received a GI tag for its Pashmina craft?

A.   Jammu and Kashmir

B.   Himachal Pradesh

C.   Uttarakhand

D.   Ladakh

Answer: Option A


Basohli Pashmina, with its rich history, exceptional craftsmanship, and recent GI tag recognition, stands as a testament to the cultural heritage of Jammu and Kashmir. The dedication of the artisans and the support they receive from various stakeholders ensure the longevity of this craft. Let us appreciate and cherish the enchanting beauty of Basohli Pashmina, a true masterpiece of Indian craftsmanship.



4. Which country won gold in the Archery Mixed Team Compound at the Asian Games 2023?

A.   India

B.   South Korea

C.   China

D.   Japan

Answer: Option A


In a triumphant display of skill, teamwork, and sheer determination, Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Pravin Ojas Deotale brought glory to India by winning the gold medal in the Archery Mixed Team Compound event at the Asian Games 2023. Their remarkable journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring archers around the world, reminding us that with passion and dedication, no target is out of reach. Congratulations to Team India for their outstanding achievement!


5. Which of the following fighter jets will be retired by the Indian Air Force?

A.   Sukhoi-30MKI

B.   MiG-21

C.   Rafale

D.   Tejas

Answer: Option B


The retirement of the MiG-21 fighter jets by the Indian Air Force signifies a bold step towards modernization and self-reliance. The decision to replace these iconic aircraft with the indigenous LCA Mark 1A showcases India's commitment to harnessing its technological prowess in defense production. With this move, the IAF aims to enhance its operational capabilities, ensure national security, and contribute to the growth of the indigenous defense industry.


6. Who is the Global Ambassador for the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

A.   Sachin Tendulkar

B.   Rahul Dravid

C.   Anil Kumble

D.   MS Dhoni

Answer: Option A


the appointment of Sachin Tendulkar as the Global Ambassador for the 2023 Cricket World Cup is a testament to his exceptional cricketing career and his unwavering impact on the sport. As a true global icon, Tendulkar's influence will extend far beyond the boundaries of cricket, captivating fans worldwide and generating excitement for the upcoming World Cup. With his unparalleled passion for the game and dedication to its growth, Tendulkar is poised to leave an indelible mark on the tournament and reaffirm his status as a living legend in the world of cricket.


7. Where was the 5th Meeting of the Moscow Format on Afghanistan held?

A.   Moscow

B.   Beijing

C.   Islamabad

D.   Kazan

Answer: Option D


The appointment of Anirban Mukherjee as the new Global CEO of PayU marks an exciting chapter for the company. With his rich industry experience, strategic focus on Indian operations, and a commitment to adapt to the evolving digital payment landscape, Mukherjee is poised to lead PayU towards continued success. The advisory role of Laurent Le Moal further strengthens the leadership team and ensures a seamless transition. PayU's stakeholders can eagerly anticipate a future of innovation, growth, and enhanced customer experiences under Mukherjee's capable guidance.


8. Who has been promoted as the Global CEO of PayU?

A.    Laurent Le Moal

B.     Anirban Mukherjee

C.     John Smith

D.    Emily Brown

Answer: Option B


Anirban Mukherjee, previously the CEO of PayU India, has been promoted to the global CEO position of PayU. This change indicates a strategic focus on PayU's Indian operations and its adjustment to the fast-changing digital payment scene in the country. Laurent Le Moal, the current Global CEO, will take on an advisory role in the company.



9. What is the estimated cost of the weapon systems that the Indian Air Force is set to procure over the next six to seven years?

A.   Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 2 lakh crore

B.   Rs 2.5 lakh crore to Rs 3 lakh crore

C.   Rs 3 lakh crore to Rs 3.5 lakh crore

D.   Rs 3.5 lakh crore to Rs 4 lakh crore

Answer: Option B


The Indian Air Force's planned weapon system procurements signify a pivotal moment in the nation's defense preparedness. With an estimated cost ranging from Rs 2.5 lakh crore to Rs 3 lakh crore, these acquisitions will empower the IAF with cutting-edge technology and indigenous capabilities. As the IAF embraces self-reliance, it sets a remarkable precedent for defense production and paves the way for a stronger, more secure India. The future of the Indian Air Force is undeniably promising.


10. Where is the 11th edition of the India-Bangladesh annual joint military exercise SAMPRITI being held?

A.   Assam

B.   Bangladesh

C.   Meghalaya

D.   West Bengal

Answer: Option C


The 11th edition of India-Bangladesh joint military exercise SAMPRITI, being held in Umroi, Meghalaya, marks another significant milestone in the bilateral defence cooperation between the two nations. Through this exercise, India and Bangladesh continue to strengthen their interoperability, tactical proficiency, and mutual understanding. SAMPRITI-XI serves as a testament to the enduring friendship and alliance between these two neighboring countries.


11. When is World Animal Welfare Day celebrated?

A.   October 3rd

B.   October 4th

C.   October 5th

D.   October 6th

Answer: Option B


World Animal Welfare Day, celebrated on October 4th, serves as a reminder to prioritize the well-being and rights of animals. By promoting compassion, respect, and responsible actions, we can create a better world for animals. Let us embrace the theme of "Great or Small, Love Them All" and work together to build a future where all creatures are treated with kindness and empathy.


12. In which month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month observed?

A.   September

B.   November

C.   October

D.   December

Answer: Option C


Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed in October, serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of early detection, prevention, and support for those affected by breast cancer. By bringing together individuals, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits, this observance creates a collective force against breast cancer. Let us all join hands, raise awareness, and work towards a world free from the grasp of this disease.


13. Who is the current Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)?

A.    Dr. Samir V. Kamat

B.     Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy

C.     Dr. V. K. Saraswat

D.    Dr. K. Sivan

Answer: Option A


 Dr. Samir V. Kamat's appointment as the Chairman of DRDO marks a significant milestone in the organization's leadership. With his extensive experience, academic background, and visionary approach, Dr. Kamat is spearheading DRDO's efforts to enhance India's defense capabilities. His leadership, coupled with a focus on collaboration and innovation, ensures a promising future for DRDO and its contributions to the nation's defense.


14. What is the World Bank's GDP growth forecast for India in FY24?

A.   5.9%

B.   6.1%

C.   6.2%

D.   6.3%

Answer: Option D


The World Bank's GDP growth forecast for India in FY24 stands at an encouraging 6.3%. Despite global challenges, India's resilience rests on its strong domestic demand and ongoing infrastructure investments. This projection highlights the potential for continued economic growth and development in the coming years.


15. Who flagged off the CRPF Women Bike Expedition ‘Yashasvini’ from Srinagar?

A.   Manoj Sinha

B.   Amit Shah

C.   Narendra Modi

D.   Rajnath Singh

Answer: Option A


The CRPF Women Bike Expedition 'Yashasvini' is not just a bike rally; it is a powerful statement for women's empowerment. Through this initiative, women are breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes, and paving the way for a more inclusive and equal society. The journey from Srinagar to Gujarat symbolizes the strength, determination, and spirit of these fearless women. The CRPF Women Bike Expedition 'Yashasvini' will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on society, inspiring women to rise above limitations and embrace their true potential


16. When is National Wildlife Week celebrated in India?

A.   October 2 to October 8

B.   November 1 to November 7

C.   December 1 to December 7

D.   January 2 to January 8

Answer: Option  A


National Wildlife Week in India, celebrated from October 2 to October 8, serves as a reminder of our responsibility to protect and preserve the nation's rich biodiversity. It is a time to reflect on Mahatma Gandhi's teachings of non-violence and compassion towards all living beings. By embracing the theme of "Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation," we can unite in our efforts to safeguard India's unique wildlife and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.


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