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September 2, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Who recently took charge as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Mines on September 1, 2023?

A.    Ramesh Sharma

B.    Deepak Kumar

C.    Kiran Gupta

D.    V L Kantha Rao

Answer: Option D


V. L. Kantha Rao's appointment as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Mines marks an important milestone in the development of the mining sector. With his vast experience, vision for the future, and dedication to public service, Rao is expected to lead the ministry towards achieving new heights. We can anticipate positive transformations and impactful initiatives under his guidance.



2. Which company has signed an MoU with India Post to simplify cross-border logistics for MSME exporters?

A.    Amazon India

B.    ShopClues

C.    Flipkart

D.    Etsy

Answer: Option A


The MoU between Amazon India and India Post marks a significant milestone in revolutionizing cross-border logistics for MSME exporters. This strategic partnership brings immense benefits, simplifying the shipping process, expanding market reach, and positioning India as a global trade powerhouse. As we move forward, it is crucial to nurture such collaborations and foster an environment conducive to the growth of MSMEs, ultimately driving India's economic prosperity on the international stage.



3. By what percentage did India's coal production grow in August 2023?

A.    12.85%

B.    13.21%

C.    52.27%

D.    67.65%

Answer: Option A


India's coal production witnessed a momentous growth of 12.85% in August 2023, achieving the highest monthly coal production since March 2022. This remarkable accomplishment can be attributed to the exceptional performance of Coal India Limited (CIL), which produced 52.27 million tonnes of coal during this period. As India continues to focus on bolstering its energy sector, the growth in coal production stands as a testament to the country's commitment to meeting its energy demands and fostering economic growth.



4. In the Global Finance Central Banker Report Cards 2023, what rating was given to Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das?

A.    A+

B.    A

C.    B+

D.    B

Answer: Option A


Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das's 'A+' rating in the Global Finance Central Banker Report Cards 2023 is a testament to his exceptional leadership and unwavering dedication to upholding economic stability. His remarkable achievements, along with his fellow 'A+' rated counterparts, Thomas J. Jordan and Nguyen Thi Hong, highlight the crucial role played by central bank governors in shaping the global financial landscape. Shaktikanta Das's exemplary performance sets a benchmark for central bankers worldwide, inspiring others to strive for excellence in their respective roles.



5. Who has been nominated as the new President of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune?

A.    Amitabh Bachchan

B.    Shah Rukh Khan

C.    Aamir Khan

D.    R Madhavan

Answer: Option D


R Madhavan's nomination as the new President of FTII marks the beginning of an exciting era for the renowned institute. With his stellar track record as an actor, coupled with his passion for cinema and nurturing talent, Madhavan brings a fresh perspective and immense potential to the table. Under his guidance, FTII is poised to flourish as a vibrant hub of creativity, producing the next generation of talented filmmakers who will shape the future of Indian cinema. As we eagerly await the unfolding of this new chapter, it's safe to say that the appointment of R Madhavan as the President of FTII is a promising step towards a brighter, more innovative film industry in India..



6. Which country has deployed the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)?

A.    United States

B.    China

C.    North Korea

D.    Russia

Answer: Option D


Russia has deployed the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, marking a significant milestone in their military capabilities. The Sarmat's power, accuracy, and technical advancements make it a force to be reckoned with on the global stage. As the world continues to monitor advancements in missile technology, the Sarmat ICBM stands as a testament to Russia's commitment to maintaining a strong and formidable defense..



7. Which Indian-origin economist won the Singapore presidential election?

A.    K. Shanmugam

B.    Tharman Shanmugaratnam

C.    Hri Kumar Nair

D.    Vivian Balakrishnan

Answer: Option B


Tharman Shanmugaratnam's triumph in the Singapore presidential election is a testament to his exceptional skills, dedication, and vision. As an Indian-origin economist, he has not only broken barriers but also paved the way for increased diversity and representation in Singaporean politics. His leadership and commitment to economic progress and social inclusivity make him a true inspiration for future generations.



8. Which public sector firm was conferred with Navratna status by the Department of Public Enterprises?

A.    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)

B.    Coal India Limited (CIL)

C.    Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF)

D.    Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

Answer: Option C


The grant of Navratna status to Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) marks a significant milestone in RCF's journey and signifies its excellence and financial stability. With the newfound financial autonomy, RCF can make substantial investments to bolster its operations, modernize infrastructure, and contribute to the growth of the fertilizer industry. This recognition reaffirms RCF's commitment to excellence and positions it as a key player in India's chemical and fertilizer sector.



9. Who has assumed charge as the new Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)?

A.    Rajesh Malhotra

B.    Manish Desai

C.    Sitanshu Kar

D.    K. S. Dhatwalia

Answer: Option B


The appointment of Shri Manish Desai as the Principal Director General of PIB ushers in a new era of leadership and innovation. With his expertise, vision, and dedication, Desai is poised to steer PIB towards new horizons of success. As citizens, we can look forward to enhanced government communication, increased transparency, and a stronger connection between the government and the public. Shri Manish Desai's leadership promises a bright future for PIB and the vital role it plays in shaping public discourse.



10. Who launched the Amrit Kalash Yatra under the 'Meri Mati-Mera Desh' campaign in New Delhi?

A.    Narendra Modi

B.    Rajnath Singh

C.    Amit Shah

D.    Arvind Kejriwal

Answer: Option C


The launch of the Amrit Kalash Yatra under the 'Meri Mati-Mera Desh' campaign in New Delhi has been a momentous occasion. Led by Amit Shah, this initiative has successfully brought people closer to their roots and instilled a profound love for our land. As we embark on this journey of unity and pride, let us remember the significance of our motherland and work together towards its progress and prosperity.


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