Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 23rd & 24th April 2023
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 23rd & 24th April 2023

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 23rd & 24th April 2023

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1. Nagpur-based Solar Industries bagged an order to supply the unmanned aerial vehicle ________ to the Indian Army, beating competitors from Israel and Poland.

  1. Heron
  2. Nishant
  3. Ghatak
  4. Nagastra
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Nagastra

Explanation:  Solar Industries Nagpur recently bagged an order to supply the UAV ‘Nagastra’ to the Indian Army, beating competitors from Israel and Poland. It is India’s first indigenous loitering munition which can strike enemy targets with precision. It has been designed and developed by Economics Explosives Ltd (EEL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Solar Industries Nagpur, in association with Z-Motion, Bangalore. It has an indigenous content of more than 75 per cent.

  • It can neutralize any hostile threat with GPS-enabled precision strikes with an accuracy of 2 m.
  • It has an endurance of 60 minwith a man-in-loop range of 15 km and an autonomous mode range of 30 km.
  • In addition to day-night surveillance cameras, it is equipped with fragmenting warhead to defeat soft-skin targets.
  • In case a target is not detected or if the mission is aborted, the loiter munition can be called back and made a soft landingwith a parachute recovery mechanism, enabling it to be reused multiple times.
  • The Nagastra can loiter around in the air and strike when the target reaches the spot.
  • It hits in a kamikaze mode (suicidal attack), destroying the target and itself.

2. Recently, SEBI approved the transfer of a controlling stake of _________to HDFC Bank.

  1. HDFC Life
  2. HDFC AMC
  3. HDFC ERGO
  4. HDFC GRUH
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. HDFC AMC

Explanation:  The Securities and Exchange Board of India, through its letter dated April 21, 2023, to HDFC AMC, a subsidiary of HDFC and the asset management company of HDFC Mutual Fund, has granted its approval for the proposed change in control of HDFC AMC, according to a regulatory filing. This approval will help pave the way for the merger of HDFC into HDFC Bank. Termed as the biggest transaction in India’s corporate history, HDFC Bank on April 4 last year agreed to take over the biggest domestic mortgage lender in a deal valued at about $40 billion, creating a financial services titan.

3. The Government will release a new _________ coin on 30th April 2023, to commemorate the 100th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio show Mann Ki Baat.

  1. ₹125
  2. ₹75
  3. ₹100
  4. ₹150
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. ₹100

Explanation:  The Ministry of Finance issued an official notification announcing that the Government will release a new ₹100 coin on 30th April 2023, to commemorate the 100th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio show Mann Ki Baat. On October 3, 2014, PM Modi made his radio debut with “Maan Ki Baat”
(Words from the Heart) which is a monthly radio program aired on All India Radio, at 11 am on the last Sunday of each month. The program has covered a wide range of subjects, including social issues, government policies, and cultural events. The initiative is a distinctive way for the Prime Minister to connect with the people of India and share his thoughts and ideas with them. To mark the occasion of the 100th episode of the program,  a coin was planned to be released with the face value of ₹100. Although commemorative coins hold a legal tender status, they are not typically accessible for ordinary circulation.

About the coin:

  • Shape : Circular
  • Diameter : 44 millimetres along with 200 serrations
  • Weight : 35 grams
  • Metal and composition: Quaternary alloy composed of 50% silver, 40 % copper, 5 % nickel, and 5 % zinc.

Design – Front Side: The coin’s obverse side will have the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar at the centre with “Satyamev Jayate” inscribed below it. “Bharat” in Devanagari script and “INDIA” in English will be inscribed on the left and right peripherals, respectively. The coin will also feature the Rupee symbol “₹” and “100” denomination.

Design – Backside: On the reverse side, the logo for the 100th Episode of Mann Ki Baat will be displayed, featuring a microphone with sound waves and the year “2023” inscribed on it. “Mann Ki Baat 100” will be written above and below the microphone image in Devanagari and English.

4. World Bank’s LPI 2023 Report, India Ranked __________ in the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2023.

  1. 20th
  2. 38th
  3. 44th
  4. 39th
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 38th

Explanation:  According to the World Bank’s (WB) 7th edition of Connecting to Compete, the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2023 report released on April 21, 2023, India’s rank increased by 6 places to 38 in the index, from 44 in 2018. Singapore topped the ranking followed by Finland at second, Denmark at third. India shares the 38th rank with Lithuania, Portugal , Saudi Arabia, Türkiye. GoI (Government of India) had announced a National Master Plan, PM Gati Shakti for multi-modal connectivity, in October 2021 to reduce logistics cost and boost the economy by 2024-25.

5. Recently, ______________ collaborates with India’s M1xchange to roll out digital invoice discounting for farmers.

  1. Visa
  2. RupeCard
  3. SBI
  4. Mastercard
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Mastercard

Explanation:  Mastercard has collaborated with M1xchange to offer a digital invoice discounting solution to farmers, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), and agri-MSMEs (Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) through Farm Pass, its agritech platform. This solution is the first of its kind for the agriculture sector and will help lenders in underwriting credit offerings through the Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS). Farm Pass is part of Mastercard’s broader Community Pass platform.

As part of the collaboration, M1xchange, an RBI (Reserve Bank of India)-approved facilitator for discounting and sale of receivables to banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs), will bring on board its agri-businesses and lenders. The platform will enable easy access to credit and working capital. The solution will allow farmers and FPOs to directly connect with buyers, negotiate the best price for their produce with instant payment.

6. Which of the following mission of ISRO was launched with two Singaporean satellites and 7 desi payloads?

  1. PSLV-C88
  2. PSLV-C77
  3. PSLV-C55
  4. PSLV-C33
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. PSLV-C55

Explanation:  PSLV-C55/TeLEOS-2, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s dedicated commercial mission carrying two satellites from Singapore, will take off from Sriharikota on April 22. This is a dedicated commercial mission through NewSpace India Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO. It is the 57th flight of PSLV & the 16th mission of the PSLV Core Alone (PSLV-CA) variant.

7. Whose autobiography called ‘Crosscourt’ was released in April 2023?

  1. Premjit Lall
  2. Zeeshan Ali
  3. Jaidip Mukerjea
  4. Somdev Devvarman
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Jaidip Mukerjea

Explanation:  Jaidip Mukerjea, a renowned tennis player, launched his autobiography titled “Crosscourt” in the presence of prominent Indian tennis players such as Ramesh Krishnan and Somdev Devvarman. The book chronicles Mukerjea’s journey and provides insight into his life as a successful tennis player. “Crosscourt” is not just about tennis but also covers various aspects of his personal life, including his triumphs, disappointments, relationships, and behind-the-scenes moments. Mukerjea’s wife, Sharmin, played a crucial role in encouraging and assisting him in writing the book. According to her, the book is a collection of memories that will captivate readers beyond just the sport of tennis.

8. Recently, the state government renamed the proposed Bhavanapadu port as Mulapeta port, is located in which Indian state?

  1. Odisha
  2. Kerala
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Andhra Pradesh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Andhra Pradesh

Explanation:  The Andhra Pradesh government has renamed the proposed Bhavanapadu port in the Srikakulam district as Mulapeta port at the request of the locals. CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will lay a foundation stone for this nearly Rs 4,000 crore project on April 19, 2023. This decision was taken as farmers from Mulapeta and Vishnuchakram villages requested the name change. The state govt also issued an order notifying Bhavanapadu Port as Mulapeta Port with the same limits.

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9. World Book and Copyright Day is observed on ___________ every year to promote reading books, particularly among the younger generation.

  1. 20th April
  2. 22nd April
  3. 23rd April
  4. 24th April
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 23rd April

Explanation:  World Book and Copyright Day is observed on April 23 every year to promote reading books, particularly among the younger generation. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) initiated this event with the aim of combating the reduced importance given to reading due to the excessive availability of information from various sources. The purpose of this day is to encourage people worldwide to cultivate a habit of reading books. The focus is on promoting reading as the primary source of information and entertainment. The theme for World Book Day 2023 is ‘Indigenous Languages.’ It focuses on promoting the diversity in native languages of a country.

10. Which of the following bank recently introduced an easy first-of-its-kind EMI facility for UPI  payments made by scanning QR code?

  1. Axis Bank
  2. HDFC Bank
  3. ICICI Bank
  4. Kotak Mahindra Bank
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. ICICI Bank

Explanation:  The ICICI Bank introduced an easy first-of-its-kind EMI (Equated Monthly Instalment) facility for UPI (Unified Payment Interface) payments made by scanning QR code. To improve convenience of the customers and to provide unique solutions to address their evolving credit needs. Customers who are eligible for PayLater, the Bank’s ‘buy now, pay later’ service can avail of the EMI facility in an instant, easy and seamless manner. The facility can be availed across different categories such as electronics, groceries, fashion apparels, travel and hotel bookings. Customers could pay transaction amounts above Rs 10,000 by scanning a QR code for easy instalments in three, six or nine months.

The EMI facility for PayLater will shortly be extended for online shopping as well. This facility improves the affordability of the Bank’s customers as they could now instantly buy products or services just by scanning the required merchant QR code at a store and making payments in EMIs. ICICI Bank was the first bank to introduce PayLater facility in 2018 to enable customers to buy small ticket items immediately in a completely digital and paperless manner.

 

11. According to Morgan Stanley, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) was proposed to grow at __________ in FY24.

  1. 5.2%
  2. 6.2%
  3. 6.0%
  4. 6.7%
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 6.2%

Explanation:  According to the  Morgan Stanley, India’s  gross domestic product (GDP) was proposed to grow at 6.2% in FY24 (Financial year 2023-24) due to contribution of cyclical recovery in consumption, increased private sector capex, and acceleration on government spending. The Inflation in India was projected to average around 5.5% in FY24 and it was likely to be below 5% in the Q2 of the calendar year 2024. Inflation for April 2023 is currently tracking at 4.7% YoY. Inflation is expected to decelerate more decisively in the Q1 FY24, to below 5%, supported by favourable base effects and moderating commodity prices. The headline consumer price index (CPI) for March 2023 was expected to be in line with expectations. On the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) action on repo rate, it expects the rates to be on hold in the calendar year 2023 as inflation will remain below the 6% mark decisively and cuts to happen in the first quarter of 2024.

12. Star Sports Network India, also known as Star Sports India has signed Indian Cricketer _____________ as its brand ambassador.

  1. MS Dhoni
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Rishabh Pant
  4. KL Rahul
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Rishabh Pant

Explanation:  The Walt Disney Company-owned Star Sports has signed cricketer Rishabh Pant as its latest brand ambassador. The company said it also has other cricketers as its ‘Believe Ambassadors’ like Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, and Shreyas Iyer. Star Sportssaid it only had two ambassadors in 2017. Cricketer Virat Kohli is also part of this association. The ambassadors will represent different parts of the country as well as different IPL Teams, the broadcaster said. “The ‘Believe Ambassadors’ represent different parts of the country as well as different IPL Teams. Star Sports will work closely with the Cricketers to develop new campaigns and properties to grow the popularity of the sport and drive fandom, especially amongst youngsters.

Earlier competitor Viacom18-owned JioCinema also signed Rohit Sharma, captain of the men’s cricket India, as its brand ambassador. The Reliance Industries-controlled broadcast network outbid rival Disney Star to pick up the five-year digital rights of the league with a bid amount of ₹23,757.5 crore, while the latter retained TV rights for ₹23,575 crore.

13. India celebrates National Panchayati Raj Day on which day-

  1. 20th April
  2. 22nd April
  3. 23rd April
  4. 24th April
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. 24th April

Explanation:  The Government of India, in collaboration with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, will commemorate National Panchayati Raj Day on April 24, 2023, at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. The event is part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) – Samaaveshi Vikaas (Inclusive Development) campaign, which aims to celebrate people’s participation in the saturation of people-centric schemes. The Prime Minister will be the chief guest and will address the elected representatives and functionaries of Panchayati Raj Institutions as well as Special Gram Sabhas across the country. The launch of an integrated e-GramSwaraj and GeM portal for public procurement at the Panchayat level and the distribution of SVAMITVA Property Cards to select beneficiaries will be among the highlights of the event. Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) is India’s rural local self-government system established by the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, of 1992. PRI manages local affairs and rural development through elected local bodies.

14. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Military Advisor to the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS)?

  1. Kulbir Krishnan
  2. Lt Gen. S. L. Narasimhan (retd)
  3. Dr. Anshuman Tripathy
  4. Air Marshal Sandeep Singh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Air Marshal Sandeep Singh

Explanation:  Former Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sandeep Singh (Retd) has been appointed as the new Military Advisor to the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). He will replace General Anil Chauhan, who was appointed Chief of Defense Staff in October last year. Sandeep Singh retired as the Vice Chief of the Air Force on January 31, 2023, after a military career of four decades.

Sandeep Singh, an alumnus of the National Defense Academy, who was appointed as the new military advisor in the National Security Council Secretariat, was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in December 1983 as a fighter pilot. He has flown a number of aircraft, and has close to 4,900 hours of operational and test flying experience on Su-30 MKI, MiG-29, MiG-21, AN-32, Avro, Jaguar and Mirage 2000. He also played a key role in the induction, production and arming of the Su-30 MKI aircraft in India. In recognition of his services of an exceptionally high order, he was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal in 2006, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2013 and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal in 2022.

15. Kelvin Kiptum won the London Marathon and set the second-fastest time in history for the distance. He belongs to which country?

  1. Kenya
  2. Egpyt
  3. South Africa
  4. USA
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  A. Kenya

Explanation: Kelvin Kiptum, a 23-year-old Kenyan athlete, won the London Marathon and set the second fastest time in history for the distance. Kiptum finished the race with a time of 2 hours, 1 minute and 25 seconds, breaking the course record but only 16 seconds short of Eliud Kipchoge’s world record. Kiptum finished behind elite runners Amos Kipruto, Tamirat Tola and Mo Farah, who finished ninth at age 40 with a time of 2 hours 10 minutes and 28 seconds. It is an annual long distance running competition that takes place in London, UK. It was first organised in 1981. The event attracts elite athletes and amateur runners from around the world. Participants walk 26.2 miles (42.2 km) through the streets of London, passing famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge. In addition to elite men’s and women’s races, there are also wheelchair races and mass participation events for amateur runners.

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