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September 29, 2023 Current Affairs

1. In which picturesque town was the country's first Cartography Museum inaugurated on World Tourism Day?

A.    Manali

B.    Shimla

C.    Mussoorie

D.    Darjeeling

Answer: Option C


The George Everest Cartography Museum in Mussoorie stands as a testament to the rich history and artistry of map-making. Its unique exhibits and picturesque location make it a must-visit destination for both history enthusiasts and nature lovers. As we conclude our virtual journey, we invite you to explore Mussoorie's charm and immerse yourself in the captivating world of cartography at this remarkable museum.



2. What percentage does Russia plan to boost its defence spending by in 2024?

A.    70%

B.    50%

C.    30%

D.    10%

Answer: Option A


Russia's plan to boost its defense spending by a staggering 70% in 2024 signals its unwavering commitment to military efforts. This ambitious move reflects the country's determination to modernize its armed forces, counter perceived threats, and assert its position on the global stage. While some view this surge as a cause for concern, only time will reveal the true implications of Russia's defense strategy.



3. Who was the renowned British actor known for playing Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, and who recently passed away?

A.    Daniel Radcliffe

B.    Alan Rickman

C.    Michael Gambon

D.    Ralph Fiennes

Answer: Option C


In the wake of Michael Gambon's recent passing, the world mourns the loss of a true acting legend. His portrayal of Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films touched the hearts of millions, and his extensive body of work will continue to inspire generations of actors to come. As we bid farewell to this remarkable talent, let us remember Michael Gambon for the magic he brought to the silver screen and the lasting impact he made in the world of cinema.



4. Which company is collaborating with Google to manufacture Chromebooks in India as part of the "Make in India" initiative?

A.    Dell

B.    HP

C.    Lenovo

D.    Asus

Answer: Option B


HP's collaboration with Google in manufacturing Chromebooks in India as part of the "Make in India" initiative is a significant milestone in the realm of education technology. By bringing together HP's dedication to education and Google's prowess in software and cloud services, this partnership paves the way for affordable computing options that empower students and contribute to the educational landscape in India. Through this collaboration, HP and Google demonstrate their commitment to supporting the "Make in India" initiative and ensuring that students have access to the tools they need to thrive in the digital age.



5. Which month in 2023 saw India's power demand reach a five-year high?

A.    June

B.    July

C.    August

D.    September

Answer: Option D


The month of September 2023 etched its name in India's energy history as the period when power demand soared to a five-year high. This blog post has explored the various factors, events, and reports surrounding this significant surge. As India continues its march towards progress, it is crucial to monitor and adapt to the changing dynamics of power demand, ensuring a sustainable and efficient energy future for the nation.



6. Which countries make up the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance, a coalition established in 1946 to share intelligence?

A.    US, UK, Germany, France, China

B.    Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea

C.    UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India

D.    US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Answer: Option D


The Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance, comprised of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, has played a vital role in strengthening global intelligence sharing since its inception in 1946. By fostering collaboration, resource-sharing, and expertise, these nations have effectively addressed security concerns and stayed ahead of emerging threats. The alliance's legacy continues to evolve, adapting to the ever-changing landscape of global security. The Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance remains a steadfast pillar in the realm of intelligence cooperation.



7. When is International Translation Day observed?

A.    September 30th

B.    October 1st

C.    September 29th

D.    December 1st

Answer: Option A


International Translation Day, observed on September 30th, serves as a reminder of the essential role played by translators and language professionals in promoting cross-cultural communication, supporting global progress, and nurturing global harmony. Their dedication and expertise enable us to break down language barriers and foster understanding in an increasingly interconnected world. Let us celebrate and appreciate the invaluable contributions of translators on this special day.



8. When was the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme extended to?

A.    31st December 2023

B.    30th June 2024

C.    31st March 2024

D.    30th September 2024

Answer: Option B


The extension of the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme to 30th June 2024 marks a significant step in supporting Indian exporters amidst the unpredictable global trade situation. By providing financial relief, enhancing competitiveness, and offering a longer timeframe for reimbursements, the government aims to empower exporters and foster economic growth. It is a testament to the government's commitment to facilitating a conducive environment for exporters to thrive and succeed in the international market.


9. In 2023, which country's US Mission processed a record-breaking one million non-immigrant visa applications, accounting for 10% of global applicants?

A.    China

B.    Mexico

C.    India

D.    Canada

Answer: Option C


the US Mission in India processing a record-breaking one million non-immigrant visa applications in 2023, with Indians accounting for 10% of global applicants, is a testament to the ever-growing interest and engagement between the two countries. This achievement not only showcases the dynamism of Indo-US relations but also underscores the immense opportunities and aspirations that drive Indians to explore travel, education, business, and cultural experiences in the United States. As both nations continue to foster stronger ties, we can expect even greater collaborations and exchanges in the years to come.


10. Which company is ranked at the top of the Kantar BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands Report for 2023?

A.    Wipro

B.    Reliance Industries

C.    Infosys

D.    Tata Consultancy Services

Answer: Option D


Tata Consultancy Services has once again emerged victorious and claimed the top spot in the Kantar BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands Report for 2023. With its impressive brand value of $43 billion, TCS has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Indian market. As the company continues to push boundaries, innovate, and deliver exceptional services, its reign at the top is likely to endure, setting new benchmarks for success in the years to come.



11. Who was appointed as the new Chairman of Tata Advanced Systems in September 2023?

A.    Banmali Agarwal

B.    Vijay Singh

C.    Sukaran Singh

D.    Maya Swaminathan Sinha

Answer: Option A


the appointment of Banmali Agarwal as the new Chairman of Tata Advanced Systems signifies a new chapter in the company's history. Agarwal's leadership, experience, and vision will undoubtedly shape the future trajectory of the organization. As Tata Advanced Systems moves forward under its new leadership, the industry eagerly awaits the innovative solutions and transformative advancements that will be spearheaded by Agarwal and his team.



12. Which country won the gold medal in the men's 10m air rifle team event at the 2023 Asian Games?

A.    India

B.    Republic of Korea

C.    China

D.    Japan

Answer: Option A


the Indian men's 10m air rifle team, comprised of Swapnil Kusale, Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, and Akhil Sheoran, emerged victorious in the nail-biting competition at the 2023 Asian Games. Their outstanding performance, coupled with a record-breaking score, solidifies their place in the annals of shooting sports. Congratulations to Team India for their well-deserved gold medal!



13. What is the name of the submerged eighth continent that international scientists have created a refined map of?

A.    Lemuria

B.    Zealandia

C.    Atlantis

D.    Pangea

Answer: Option B


The unveiling of Zealandia's refined map has opened up a new chapter in our understanding of Earth's geological history. This submerged continent, with its distinctive features and fascinating origins, continues to captivate the scientific community. As further research and exploration unfold, Zealandia will undoubtedly reveal more secrets and contribute to our knowledge of the dynamic forces shaping our planet.



14. What is Crisil's forecast for India's bank credit growth in FY23-24?

A.    13.0-13.5%

B.    13.5-14.0%

C.    14.0-14.5%

D.    14.5-15.0%

Answer: Option A


Crisil's forecast for India's bank credit growth in FY23-24 points towards a decline in the range of 13.0-13.5%. The forecast takes into account several factors such as slower GDP growth, reduced inflation's impact on working capital, and robust bond issuances. While the projection may pose challenges for investment and consumption, policy interventions can play a crucial role in stimulating credit growth and ensuring a balanced economic landscape.



15. In which district of Bihar is the second tiger reserve being established?

A.    Patna

B.    West Champaran

C.    Kaimur

D.    Vaishali

Answer: Option C


Bihar's decision to establish its second tiger reserve in the Kaimur district marks a significant milestone in tiger conservation efforts. This reserve holds immense potential to protect and preserve the rich biodiversity of the region while enhancing sustainable development and community involvement. With the combined efforts of the government, conservation organizations, and local communities, Bihar is paving the way for a brighter future for tigers and the entire ecosystem.



16. Which country unveiled its first domestically-made submarine, named the Haikun, in September 2023?

A.    China

B.    Taiwan

C.    South Korea

D.    Japan

Answer: Option B


 the unveiling of Taiwan's first domestically-made submarine, the Haikun, marks a momentous achievement in the country's pursuit of self-reliance and enhanced national security. Through this significant step, Taiwan showcases its determination to protect its sovereignty and defend against potential threats. The Haikun stands as a symbol of Taiwan's commitment to maintaining regional peace and stability, while also bolstering its own defense capabilities. With this groundbreaking achievement, Taiwan reiterates its readiness to safeguard its waters and secure its future.



17. Who won the gold medal in the women's 10m air pistol individual event at the 2023 Asian Games?

A.    Yashaswini Singh

B.    Esha Singh

C.    Manu Bhaker

D.    Palak Gulia

Answer: Option D


Palak Gulia's exceptional performance and record-breaking victory in the women's 10m air pistol individual event at the 2023 Asian Games have established her as a true champion. Her journey is a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and unwavering passion. Palak's success not only brings pride to her nation but also inspires generations of athletes to aim for greatness. With her remarkable achievements, she has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the world of shooting sports.


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