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October 5, 2023 Current Affairs

1. What is the interest rate on General Provident Fund (GPF) savings for the October-December 2023 quarter?

A.   7.1%

B.   7.2%

C.   7.3%

D.   7.4%

Answer: Option A


The interest rate on General Provident Fund (GPF) savings for the October-December 2023 quarter remains unchanged at 7.1%. The government's steadfast commitment to maintaining stability in GPF interest rates ensures a reliable and secure avenue for central government employees' retirement savings. As individuals plan for their golden years, the GPF continues to serve as a steadfast companion on their financial journey.



2. Who was appointed as Executive Director of RBI on October 3, 2023?

A.   Shaktikanta Das

B.   Muneesh Kapur

C.   T. Rabi Sankar

D.   Michael Patra

Answer: Option B


the appointment of Muneesh Kapur as the Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India marks a significant milestone in the institution's journey. Kapur's extensive experience, expertise, and notable contributions to the field make him an ideal choice for this crucial role. As he takes on this new responsibility, there is no doubt that Kapur will continue to excel and contribute to the growth and stability of the Indian economy. His appointment further reinforces the RBI's commitment to fostering excellence and innovation in the financial sector.



3. Who won the gold medal in the men's javelin throw at the Asian Games 2023?

A.   Liu Qizhen

B.   Kishore Kumar Jena

C.   Arshad Nadeem

D.   Neeraj Chopra

Answer: Option D


Neeraj Chopra's exceptional performance in the men's javelin throw event at the Asian Games 2023 cemented his status as a rising star in athletics. With his record-breaking throw and unwavering determination, he not only secured the gold medal but also became a source of inspiration for aspiring athletes worldwide. Neeraj Chopra's triumph highlights the power of dedication and talent, reminding us that dreams can indeed be transformed into reality with hard work and passion.



4. Who inaugurated the 4th EMRS National Cultural & Literary Fest and Kala Utsav-2023?

A.   Pushkar Singh Dhami

B.   Narendra Modi

C.   Amit Shah

D.   Arjun Munda

Answer: Option D


The 4th EMRS National Cultural & Literary Fest and Kala Utsav-2023, inaugurated by the esteemed Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda, is an event that celebrates the remarkable talent and rich cultural heritage of India's tribal communities. Through mesmerizing performances, captivating cultural displays, and inspiring literary expressions, the festival highlights the unity and diversity within these communities. It serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and cherishing the unique traditions that define our nation.



5. Who were the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2023?

A.   Drew Weissman and Haruki Murakami

B.   Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman

C.   Pierre Agostini and Katalin Karikó

D.   Louis Brus and Ferenc Krausz

Answer: Option B


the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine rightly recognized the remarkable achievements of Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman. Their groundbreaking discoveries in nucleoside base modifications have revolutionized vaccine development, enabling the creation of highly effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. Their work has not only saved lives but also opened up new possibilities for combating a wide range of diseases with mRNA-based therapies. We celebrate their dedication, perseverance, and immense contributions to the field of medical science.



6. Which Indian company delivered the first trainer version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to the Indian Air Force in 2023?

A.   Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

B.   Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

C.   Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)

D.   Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T)

Answer: Option A


Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has achieved a remarkable feat by delivering the first trainer version of the LCA Tejas to the Indian Air Force. This milestone not only highlights the technological prowess of HAL but also signifies India's commitment to self-reliance in the aerospace sector. With HAL's relentless dedication to innovation and excellence, India's defence capabilities continue to soar to new heights. The successful integration of advanced technologies in the LCA Tejas trainer version further strengthens India's position as a global aerospace leader, paving the way for a brighter and more secure future.



7. Which country won the gold medal in the men's 4x400m relay at the Asian Games 2023?

A.   China

B.   Qatar

C.   India

D.   Sri Lanka

Answer: Option C


India's victory in the men's 4x400m relay at the Asian Games 2023 is a testament to the indomitable spirit of its athletes. The stellar performance of the Indian team, their remarkable coordination, and the record-breaking finish have etched their names in the annals of Indian sports history. This triumph serves as an inspiration for aspiring athletes and showcases India's growing prowess in the realm of athletics. Congratulations to the Indian team for their outstanding achievement!



8. Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2023?

A.   Jon Fosse

B.   Annie Ernaux

C.   Haruki Murakami

D.   Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Answer: Option A


Jon Fosse's selection as the Nobel Prize winner in Literature 2023 is a testament to his immense talent and profound contribution to the literary world. His innovative plays and prose have touched the hearts and minds of readers and audiences across the globe. Through his spare yet powerful language, Fosse gives voice to the unsayable, exploring themes that resonate with the human experience. As we celebrate his achievements, let us delve into the works of this remarkable writer and appreciate the beauty and depth of his literary creations.



9. Who joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP as a senior adviser in 2023?

A.   Manoj Kohli

B.   Aditya Puri

C.   Romal Shetty

D.   Nandan Nilekani

Answer: Option B


Aditya Puri's decision to join Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP as a senior advisor marks a significant milestone for both the financial services industry and the pursuit of financial inclusion in India. With his exceptional track record, visionary outlook, and emphasis on technology-driven transformation, Puri's role at Deloitte is poised to bring about positive change. As the industry eagerly awaits his contributions, Puri's appointment reaffirms Deloitte's commitment to innovation, growth, and a more inclusive financial landscape in India.



10. What is UNCTAD's revised economic growth forecast for India in 2023?





Answer: Option D


UNCTAD's revised economic growth forecast for India in 2023 showcases the nation's resilience and potential. The upward revision to 6.6% reflects the positive impact of strong domestic demand and robust corporate earnings. However, it is crucial to remain vigilant of the downside risks, such as geopolitical tensions and external factors, that can impact India's growth trajectory. By acknowledging and addressing these challenges, India can strive towards sustainable and inclusive economic development.



11. In which city was the 46th edition of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2023 held?

A.   Bangkok

B.   New Delhi

C.   Singapore

D.   Tokyo

Answer: Option B


The 46th edition of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart held in New Delhi was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended. From the vibrant atmosphere to the global connections made, the event showcased the immense potential and boundless opportunities within the travel industry. With its rich cultural heritage and diverse tourism offerings, India proved to be the perfect host, captivating visitors with its charm and allure. As the curtains closed on this remarkable event, participants left with a renewed sense of inspiration, armed with knowledge and connections that will shape the future of travel.



12. Which of the following individuals was NOT awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2023?

A.   Moungi Gabriel Bawendi

B.   Louis Eugene Brus

C.   Alexey Ivanovich Ekimov

D.   Pierre Agostini

Answer: Option D


 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 recognized the exceptional contributions of Moungi Gabriel Bawendi, Louis Eugene Brus, and Alexey Ivanovich Ekimov in the field of quantum dots. These remarkable individuals have paved the way for transformative advancements in various industries. While Pierre Agostini was not awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2023, it is important to acknowledge his significant contributions to the scientific community in other areas. The discoveries of the laureates have not only enhanced our understanding of nanotechnology but have also paved the way for a future where quantum dots play a vital role in revolutionizing technology and scientific innovation.



13. When is World Nature Day celebrated?

A.   October 2

B.   October 3

C.   October 4

D.   October 5

Answer: Option B


World Nature Day, celebrated on October 3, serves as a reminder of our shared responsibility to protect and conserve the environment. The theme for World Nature Conservation Day 2023, 'Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet,' underscores the vital role forests play in maintaining the health of our planet and supporting human communities. As we commemorate this day, let us strive to promote sustainable practices, protect our forests, and work towards a greener and more sustainable future.



14. Which of the following individuals was NOT awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2023?

A.   Ferenc Krausz

B.   Pierre Agostini

C.   Alexey Ekimov

D.   Anne L’Huillier

Answer: Option C


The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics recognized the remarkable achievements of Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L'Huillier in the field of attosecond pulse generation. Their groundbreaking experiments and innovative techniques have paved the way for capturing the elusive dynamics of electrons in matter. Through their collective efforts, they have unveiled a new realm of ultrafast science, where attosecond pulses illuminate the mysteries of the quantum world. Their contributions will continue to inspire and shape the future of physics research, driving us towards new frontiers of knowledge and understanding.



15. Which country won the gold medal in compound archery at the 2023 Asian Games?

A.   India

B.   Chinese Taipei

C.   South Korea

D.   Indonesia

Answer: Option A


The Indian women's compound archery team's victory at the 2023 Asian Games marks a significant milestone in the country's sporting history. Their exceptional performance, unwavering determination, and remarkable teamwork propelled them to success. This gold medal win not only showcases their talent but also paves the way for future generations of archers in India. Congratulations to Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami, Parneet Kaur, and the entire Indian compound archery team for their outstanding achievement!



16. When is World Teachers' Day celebrated?

A.   October 5th

B.   October 6th

C.   October 7th

D.   October 8th

Answer: Option A


World Teachers' Day on October 5th is a significant occasion that honors the unwavering commitment and contributions of teachers worldwide. It is a day to express gratitude, recognize their impact, and acknowledge the challenges they face. As we celebrate this day, let us remember that teachers are the catalysts of change, shaping the future through education. So, take a moment to thank a teacher, show appreciation, and support their journey towards creating a brighter tomorrow.



17. Which small finance bank is set to merge with Indian fintech unicorn Slice?

A.   Paytm Payments Bank

B.   Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

C.   North East Small Finance Bank

D.   Equitas Small Finance Bank

Answer: Option C


the merger between Slice and North East Small Finance Bank holds tremendous promise for the future of banking services in India. Together, these entities have the potential to revolutionize the way financial services are accessed and utilized, particularly for underserved populations. By combining innovation, expertise, and a shared vision of financial inclusion, the merged entity is poised to make a lasting impact on the banking landscape, empowering individuals and transforming lives.



18. What is the estimated annual loss in global infrastructure due to climate change and disasters?

A.   $101 - $110 billion

B.   $201 - $220 billion

C.   $301 - $330 billion

D.   $401 - $440 billion

Answer: Option C


the estimated annual loss in global infrastructure due to climate change and disasters, as determined by the CDRI, amounts to between $301 billion and $330 billion. This alarming figure serves as a wake-up call for governments, organizations, and individuals to prioritize investments in resilient infrastructure and implement measures to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. By doing so, we can protect our communities, economies, and the environment from the devastating consequences of infrastructure loss.



19. In which state of India were flash floods triggered by the overflow of a glacial lake and resulted in fatalities and significant damage?

A.   Arunachal Pradesh

B.   Uttarakhand

C.   Himachal Pradesh

D.   Sikkim

Answer: Option D


The flash floods that struck Sikkim in October 2023 served as a stark reminder of the destructive power of nature. The overflowing glacial lake unleashed a catastrophe that claimed lives and caused significant damage to the region's infrastructure. However, amidst the devastation, the resilience and collective efforts of rescue and relief teams provided a glimmer of hope. As Sikkim moves forward, it is crucial to focus on rebuilding, rehabilitation, and implementing measures to prevent and mitigate the impact of similar disasters in the future.



20. Who was awarded the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023?

A.   Satish Jacob

B.   Mark Tully

C.   C S Lakshmi

D.   Ruskin Bond

Answer: Option C


Ambai's well-deserved recognition as the recipient of the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023 signifies her remarkable literary journey and profound contributions to Indian writing. Her ability to captivate readers with her narratives and explore meaningful themes has solidified her position as a literary icon. As we celebrate her achievements, we eagerly anticipate the continued brilliance that Ambai will bring to the world of literature.




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