Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 15th April 2023
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 15th April 2023

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 15th April 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – 15th April 2023

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1. What is India’s rank in the latest Business Environment Rankings (BER) released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?

  1. 18th
  2. 10th
  3. 32nd
  4. 15th
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 10th

Explanation:  India improved its ranking by six spots in the latest Business Environment Rankings (BER) globally, according to data released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The upward shift is due to its improved score in parameters like technological readiness, political environment, and foreign investment among others. Of the 17 economies in the Asian region, India is ranked 10th in the 2023- 27 forecast period, up from 14th in 2018-22 period.

2. Recently, Which country has become the first country to approve the Oxford malaria vaccine for children?

  1. Sudan
  2. Ghana
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Ghana

Explanation:  Ghana has made history by becoming the first country to approve a highly effective malaria vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Oxford in the UK. The vaccine, called R21/Matrix-M, has exceeded the World Health Organization’s target of 75% efficacy, making it a significant milestone in the fight against malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 619,000 people died from malaria in 2021, with the vast majority of the deaths being children in sub-Saharan Africa.

In Ghana, where malaria is endemic and perennial, an estimated 5.3 million cases and 12,500 deaths were recorded in 2021. The R21/Matrix-M vaccine, which has shown promising results in clinical trials, could be a game-changer in reducing the burden of malaria in Ghana and other sub-Saharan African countries.

3. HDFC Bank announced that it has signed a “Master Inter Bank Credit Agreement” with ______________ for a $300 million line of credit.

  1. Export Import Bank of India
  2. Export Import Bank of Korea
  3. China Export-Import Bank
  4. Export-Import Bank of the United States
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Export Import Bank of Korea

Explanation:  HDFC Bank, the leading private sector bank in India, has signed a Master Inter Bank Credit Agreement with the Export-Import Bank of Korea, with a total value of US $300 million. The signing ceremony took place in GIFT City, Gujarat, and aims to help HDFC Bank raise foreign currency funds, which will be used to support Korea-related businesses. The credit line will be utilized by HDFC Bank for the funding requirements of companies with equity participation by Korean firms, companies having business relationships with Korean companies, and consumers who wish to purchase cars manufactured by Korea-related companies. HDFC Bank is planning to make its first drawdown under the program by May, and the agreement is expected to increase the bank’s business with Korean entities and products.

Mr. Choun-Jae Lee, Head of the Interbank Finance Department and Director General of a team from the Export-Import Bank of Korea, led the signing ceremony. Also present were Ms. Ki-young Jung, Senior Loan Officer of the Interbank Finance Department, and Mr. Kisang Kim, Chief Representative of the New Delhi Representative Office, representing the Export-Import Bank of Korea. HDFC Bank was represented by Mr. Arup Rakshit, who serves as the Group Head of Treasury, Sales, Analytics, and Overseas Business, Mr. Kapil Bansal, who is the Executive Vice President and Head of Overseas Business Treasury, and Mr. Anand Iyer, who serves as the Head of GIFT City IBU.

4. Which among the following countries is a participant in the multilateral military exercise named ‘Exercise Orion’?

  1. Japan
  2. France
  3. Singapore
  4. USA
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. France

Explanation:  An Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent departed today for France, to participate in Exercise Orion at Mont-de-Marsan, an Air Force base of the French Air and Space Force (FASF). The exercise will be conducted from 17 April to 05 May 2023, with the IAF Contingent comprising four Rafale, two C-17, two ll-78 aircraft and 165 air warriors. This would be the first overseas exercise for the IAF’s Rafale aircraft. Besides the IAF and the FASF, Air Forces from Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain and the United States of America would also be flying in this multilateral exercise.

5. According to a recent report, Indian fintech start-up funding falls to_______ year-on-year (YoY) Q1 2023 due to rising inflation and high interest rates.

  1. 48%
  2. 55%
  3. 31%
  4. 25%
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 55%

Explanation:  Indian fintech start-ups raised $1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2023, down 55 per cent year-on-year (YoY) due to rising inflation and high interest rates. There were investments worth $2.6 billion in Q1 2022, said a report by Tracxn, a market intelligence platform. Funding, however, increased by 126 per cent quarter-on-quarter from Q4 2022, which saw investments to the tune of just $523 million. India was still the second-highest funded “geography” in the world, behind the US, in Q1 2023. It occupies a spot in the top five geographies in terms of total funding activities. Indian fintech saw six $100 million funding rounds in the first three months of 2023. PhonePe, Mintify, Insurance Dekho and KreditBee raised funds above $100 million during this period.

6. India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar, inaugurated the Buzi Bridge in which country recently?

  1. Tanzania
  2. Kenya
  3. Mozambique
  4. Madagascar
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Mozambique

Explanation:  External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar began his engagements in Maputo, Mozambique by meeting with President of Assembly Esperança Bias. They discussed the historic cooperation between the two countries and reiterated India’s support for Mozambique’s sustainable development. The conversation focused on counter terrorism, disaster resilience and green growth. Dr Jaishankar also virtually inaugurated the Buzi Bridge, constructed as part of 132 km Tica-Buzi-Nova-Sofala Road project. The bridge has been by built by India. He said, the bridge is a practical example of India Mozambique solidarity and friendship. The Indian High Commission in Mozambique said in a tweet, it will make a difference to so many in Mozambique.

7. India and ____________ have signed an MoU with the World Food Programme (WFP) to send 10,000 MT of wheat.

  1. Syria
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Afghanistan
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Afghanistan

Explanation:  India has signed an MoU with the World Food Programme (WFP) to send 10,000 MT of wheat to Afghanistan. It will be sent as part of India’s humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. The MoU was signed between India’s Ministry of External Affairs and the WFP. India has committed to sending 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan under the WFP’s Emergency Operation in the country.

8. How many medals have been won by Indian women wrestlers at the Asian Wrestling Championships held in Astana, Kazakhstan?

  1. 5
  2. 7
  3. 9
  4. 12
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 7

Explanation:  A total of seven medals have been won by Indian women wrestlers at the Asian Wrestling Championships held in Astana, Kazakhstan. These include two silver and five bronze medals. With this, India has secured the third position in the women’s team rankings. Antim Panghal has won silver in 53 kg weight category and Nisha Dahiya in 68 kg weight category. In the previous edition of this championship, India had won 5 medals and finished fourth. Japan ranked first and China ranked second position in the women’s team rankings. The 36th edition of the Asian Wrestling Championships was held in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 9 to 14, 2023. India’s seven medallists:

Players Medals
Antim Panghal (53kg) Silver Medal
Nisha Dahiya (68kg)
Priya Malik (76kg) Bronze Medal
Anshu Malik (57kg)
Sonam Malik (62kg)
Manisha (65kg)
Reetika Hooda (72kg)

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9. AUNESCO’s General Conference declared ____________ as World Art Day to commemorate Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday.

  1. 12th April
  2. 13th April
  3. 14th April
  4. 15th April
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. 15th April

Explanation:  UNESCO’s General Conference declared April 15 as World Art Day to commemorate Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, recognizing the importance of art in promoting creativity, cultural diversity, and information exchange. Art has always encouraged innovation and sparked discussion among individuals worldwide. However, to preserve artistic freedoms, it is crucial to safeguard the conditions that support and protect artists. This celebration is an opportunity to encourage the development, distribution, and enjoyment of art annually.

April 15 was selected as World Art Day because it coincides with Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday. As one of history’s most celebrated artists, da Vinci has come to represent ideals such as peace, freedom of expression, tolerance, and brotherhood. Art is a multifaceted medium that fosters creativity in all forms and is valued globally. Many well-known works of art can be found in museums across the world, and art serves as an essential tool for documenting history and educating people about past cultures.

10. Who among the following has honored with the ‘Business Leader of the Decade Award’ at the 13th Management India Awards ceremony organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA).

  1. Mukesh Ambani
  2. Gautam Adani
  3. Ratan Tata
  4. Kumar Mangalam Birla
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Kumar Mangalam Birla

Explanation:  Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla was honoured with the ‘Business Leader of the Decade Award’ at the 13th Management India Awards ceremony organised by the All India Management Association (AIMA). The award was presented to him in recognition of his contribution to Indian industry, especially in strengthening the operations of the Aditya Birla Group, and his leadership over the last ten years. Tata’s T Viren was also presented with the Workman- J Worker Partnership Award at the ceremony and ABB India won the ‘MNC in India of the Year’ award. Rahul Kanwal, News Director of India Today and Aaj Tak and Executive Director of Business Today, received the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Media’ award at the same event. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which operates the retail payment and settlement system in India, was awarded the ‘Outstanding PSU of the Year’ award.

All India Management Association (AIMA):  It is a non-profit organisation that focuses on improving management skills and practices in India. The organisation provides a platform for networking, knowledge sharing and career development for professionals in the field of management. AIMA conducts research, training and consultancy services to enhance the quality of management education and practices in the country. The organisation was established in 1957 and since then it has become one of the leading management associations in India. AIMA’s initiatives include conducting management events, publishing a management journal and offering certification programs for management professionals. AIMA collaborates with various national and international organisations to exchange ideas and promote best practices in the field of management.


11. According to UN Trade and Development Conference (UNCTAD), India’s economy will grow at ________ in 2023.

  1. 6.1%
  2. 6.0%
  3. 5.7%
  4. 6.2%
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 6.0%

Explanation:  As per the latest Trade and Development Report Update released by the United Nations Trade and Development Conference (UNCTAD), India’s economic growth is expected to slow down from 6.6% in 2022 to 6% in 2023. The report also predicts a decline in global growth in 2023 to 2.1% from the previously projected 2.2% in September 2022. However, this projection is based on the assumption that the adverse impact of higher interest rates on the financial sector is limited to the first quarter’s bank runs and bailouts.

According to the report, India’s economic growth rate was 6.6% in 2022, and it lost its top position among G20 countries to Saudi Arabia, which has a higher growth rate of 8.6% due to its oil-rich economy. Although India’s export orders are increasing, its GDP growth rate is expected to slow down to 6.0% in 2023 as the current government spending is declining.

12. Which of the following companies become the first Indian company to have over 50 lakh shareholders, as of March 2023?

  1. Tata Power
  2. Yes Bank
  3. Axis Bank
  4. Reliance Industries
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Yes Bank

Explanation:  Yes Bank, the private sector lender, has made history by becoming the first Indian company to have over 50 lakh shareholders. According to the bank’s shareholding pattern as of March-end, the number of shareholders had increased to 50.6 lakh, all of whom were public shareholders. This was an increase from 48.1 lakh shareholders as of December 2022. The significant rise in the number of shareholders is most likely due to the end of the three-year lock-in period for shareholders who held equity shares of the bank when it underwent the reconstruction scheme in March 2020.

The end of the lock-in period on March 13 allowed for more shares of the bank to be available for public trade. Since the implementation of the YES Bank reconstruction scheme, the number of shareholders has been steadily increasing, with the bank having 17.9 lakh shareholders at that time.

13. Name two Indians that were listed in the 100 Most Influential People of 2023, published by TIME Magazine in April 2023?

  1. Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt
  2. S.S. Rajamouli and Shahrukh Khan
  3. Shahrukh Khan and Mukesh Ambani
  4. Shahrukh Khan and MS Dhoni
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. S.S. Rajamouli and Shahrukh Khan

Explanation:  Shah Rukh Khan and ‘RRR’ director SS Rajamouli are included in Time Magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People of 2023, becoming the only two Indians on the list. Both SRK and Rajamouli’s last big screen ventures, Pathaan and RRR, earned over Rs 1000 crore worldwide. The esteemed list by Time magazine includes the likes of US President Joe Biden, King Charles, billionaire CEO Elon Musk, Bella Hadid, and Beyonce, among others.

  • Other names in the list include ‘The White Lotus’ star Jennifer Coolidge, Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie, ‘The Last Of Us’ star Pedro Pascal, and Everything Everywhere All At Once’s Ke Huy Quan.
  • This year’s list features 50 women, including Jennifer Coolidge, Beyoncé, Laurene Powell Jobs, Karen Lynch, Doja Cat, Lea Michele, Kate Orff, Colleen Hoover, Brittney Griner, Oleksandra Matviichuk, Cindy McCain, Sarah Kate Ellis, Angela Bassett, Bella Hadid and others.
  • The list features U.S. President Joe Biden, and other U.S. political figures including Hakeem Jeffries, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen, Samuel Alito and more.
  • Other notable writers include Nicole Kidman, Justin Trudeau, Tina Turner, Penelope Cruz, Tom Hiddleston, Mila Kunis, Taika Waititi, Jamie Lee Curtis, Venus Williams, Tiffany Haddish, Sue Bird, Yo-Yo Ma, Peyton Manning, Cate Blanchett and more.
  • Joe Biden is on the list for the 6th time, more than any other person on the list this year. Other repeats include: Elon Musk (5), Janet Yellen (4), Lionel Messi (3), Beyoncé (3), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (3), Mitch McConnell (3) and more.
  • Iga Swiatek, 21 years old, is the youngest person on this year’s list. The oldest person on this year’s list is Judy Blume, who is 85 years old.

14. Uttara Baokar who passed away recently, was a veteran _________.

  1. Director
  2. Writer
  3. Actor
  4. Composer
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Actor

Explanation:  Noted actor and theatre artist Uttara Baokar passed away at the age of 79. Baokar, who studied acting at the National School of Drama (NSD), played various roles in different plays such as Padmavati in ‘Mukyhamantri’, Mena in ‘Mena Gurjari’, Desdemona in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’, mother in playwright Girish Karnad’s ‘Tughlaq’, among others. In 1984, she won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, India’s National Academy for Acting. She also appeared in Marathi films like Doghi (1995) with Sadashiv Amrapurkar and Renuka Daftardar, Uttarayan (2005), Shevri (2006) and Restaurant (2006), with Sonali Kulkarni. She came in the limelight following her role in Govind Nihlani’s movie Tamas. The veteran actress has appeared in popular TV shows like Udaan, Antaral, X Zone, Rishtey Kora Kaagaz, Nazarana, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Kashmakash Zindagi Ki and Jabb Love Hua.

15. According to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Name of the wealthiest CM in India.

  1. Basavaraj Bommai
  2. Shri Pinarayi Vijayan
  3. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
  4. K Chandrasekhar Rao
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Explanation:  According to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), out of the 28 state chief ministers and two union territories, 29 of them are millionaires in India. Jagan Mohan Reddy from Andhra Pradesh is the richest among them with assets worth ₹510 crore, while Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has the lowest assets worth around ₹15 lakh. The report also noted that Jammu and Kashmir, which is a Union Territory, does not have a chief minister at present. Out of the 30 CMs analyzed, 29 (97 percent) are crorepatis with the average assets being ₹33.96 crore for every CM, the ADR said. Out of the 30 CMs analyzed, 29 (97 percent) are crorepatis with the average assets being ₹33.96 crore for every CM, the ADR said.

  • The top three chief ministers in terms of assets are Andhra Pradesh’s Jagan Mohan Reddy (over ₹510 crore), Arunachal Pradesh’s Pema Khandu (over ₹163 crore), and Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik (over ₹63 crore), according to the ADR.
  • The three CMs with the lowest declared assets are – West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee (over ₹15 lakh), Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan (over ₹1 crore), and Haryana’s Manohar Lal (over ₹1 crore), the ADR said.
  • Both Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal own assets worth over ₹3 crore, the report added.

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