Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 26th April 2023
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 26th April 2023

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 26th April 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – 26th April 2023

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1. Who among the following has replaced Anurag Jain to be appointed as the Secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade?

  1. Amitabh Jain
  2. Amir Subhani
  3. Rajesh Kumar Singh
  4. Paban Kumar Borthakur
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Rajesh Kumar Singh

Explanation:  Rajesh Kumar Singh has assumed the charge of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. He is an IAS officer of the 1989 Batch from the Kerala cadre. Before this, he served as Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying. He has replaced Anurag Jain, who was appointed secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

2. Recently, Which country’s health ministry approved its first abortion pill in a bid to promote reproductive rights?

  1. Israel
  2. China
  3. Japan
  4. England
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Japan

Explanation:  Japan’s health ministry has approved the country’s first abortion pill in a bid to promote reproductive rights. Earlier, the medication was not approved by Japan’s Health Ministry, while abortion pills are widely available in many countries across the globe. The approval came from the Pharmaceutical Board of the health ministry after it approved the MeFeego Pack abortion pill. The pill has been manufactured by British pharmaceutical Linepharma.

  • Japan’s abortion laws also allow women to have abortions only with the consent of their partners – which denied women the right to make decisions over their own bodies.
  • The drug consists of two types of pill, and can be used within nine weeks of pregnancy, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
  • The pill pack contains two types of medicines, mifepristone and misoprostol, which have been included by the WHO in its list of essential medicines, shown to be safe and effective for people who are pregnant.

3. Under which of the following river in India, Asia’s largest underwater hydrocarbon pipeline has been built?

  1. Yamuna
  2. Ganga
  3. Godavari
  4. Brahmaputra
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Brahmaputra

Explanation:  Asia’s largest underwater hydro-carbon pipeline, below the river Brahmaputra connecting Jorhat and Majuli in Assam has been completed by the Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL). The total length of the pipeline in this single HDD crossing is 4,080 metre across the main water channel of Brahmaputra river. This is the longest river crossing by any hydrocarbon pipeline of size 24-inch diameter and above in Asia and the second longest in the world.

4. Which of the following state government has recently inaugurated the ‘Mehngai Rahat Camp’ for the general public?

  1. Tripura
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Madhya Pradesh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Rajasthan

Explanation:  Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has inaugurated the ‘Mehngai Rahat Camp’ at Mahapura village panchayat of Sanganer , April 24, to provide relief to people from rising prices. The camp will continue till June 30 this year. Under these camps, the general public and deprived sections will be provided relief from inflation by connecting them with the public welfare schemes of the state government.

5. India successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of a sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the coast of _______.

  1. Gujarat
  2. Kerala
  3. Odisha
  4. Maharashtra
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Odisha

Explanation:  India successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of a sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the coast of Odisha. The missile test was conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation & the Indian Navy. BMDs are capable of intercepting incoming long-range nuclear missiles and hostile aircraft including AWACS (airborne warning and control systems). The endo-atmospheric missiles are the ones that operate within the earth’s atmosphere that covers an altitude below 100 kilometers. The exo-atmospheric missiles are capable of completing missions in the upper-most region of the earth’s atmosphere.

6. According to the ‘SIPRI’s Trends in World Military Expenditure 2022 report’, what is the rank of India in World Military Expenditure 2022?

  1. 2nd
  2. 3rd
  3. 4th
  4. 5th
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer C. 4th

Explanation:  A report on Trends in World Military Expenditure 2022, published by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, stated that total global military expenditure increased by 3.7% in real terms in 2022, to reach a new high of $2240 billion. The three largest spenders in 2022—the United States, China, and Russia have accounted for 56% of the total world. The United States remains by far the world’s biggest military spender. India’s military spending of $81.4 billion was the fourth highest in the world.

7. The Reserve Bank of India imposed a penalty of 13 Lakh rupees on Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank as it failed to transfer the eligible amount to DEAF within the prescribed limit. In this context, what is the full form of DEAF?

  1. Deposit Element and Acquisition Fund
  2. Depositor Education and Awareness Fund
  3. Deposited Education and Accounting Fund
  4. Diversification Education and Awareness Fund
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Depositor Education and Awareness Fund

Explanation:  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed penalties totaling Rs 44 lakh on four cooperative banks. Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank: Penalty of Rs 13 lakh as it failed to transfer the eligible amount to Depositor Education and Awareness Fund (DEAF). Tamil Nadu State Apex Co-operative Bank: Penalty of 16 lakhs as it failed to transfer eligible amounts to DEAF. Baran Nagrik Sahkari Bank (Rajasthan): A penalty of 2 lahks has been imposed for contravention of certain norms. Janata Sahakari Bank: A penalty for non-compliance with directions on ‘Interest Rate on Deposits’.

8. International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed on _____________ annually, in memory and honour of those who lost their lives.

  1. 23rd April
  2. 24th April
  3. 25th April
  4. 26th April
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. 26th April

Explanation:  International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed on April 26, annually, in memory and honour of those who lost their lives. Below are some of the key facts about the disaster. It is a day that will eternally be associated with the tragic day that the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, formally known as the Vladimir Lenin Nuclear Power Plant, experienced a systems test malfunction. The infamous Chernobyl disaster took place on April 26, 1986, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the former Soviet Union. The accident took place during a routine safety test of a nuclear reactor. As per the United Nations (UN), about 50 people got killed immediately.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) mentions that an estimated 3940 people died from cancers due to radiation poisoning. International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed on April 26, annually, in memory and honour of those who lost their lives. Below are some of the key facts about the disaster.

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9. Who among the following has recently taken oath as the 22nd President of Bangladesh?

  1. Tarique Rahman
  2. Khaleda Zia
  3. Anwar Ibrahim
  4. Mohammed Shahabuddin
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Mohammed Shahabuddin

Explanation:  Mohammed Shahabuddin Chuppu has become the 22nd president of Bangladesh, taking over from Abdul Hamid, in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, politicians, judges, and senior officials. The event was held at the historic Durbar Hall of Bangabhaban, where Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to Shahabuddin. He was elected unopposed in February this year as the candidate of the ruling party, and after the ceremony, he signed the documents for the office of the president. There are growing disputes between the ruling Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) regarding the electoral system as Bangladesh prepares for general elections. The elections are scheduled for December or January next year.

10. As per the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), India likely to move to upper -middle-income category by ______.

  1. 2035
  2. 2030
  3. 2047
  4. 2055
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 2047

Explanation:  As per the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), India likely to move to upper -middle-income category by 2047. The chairman of the ECA-PM Bibek Debroy said that some states in India are already in the high-income category in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. According to the World Bank’s definition, a country with a per capita annual income of over USD 12,000 is considered as a higher-income nation. India, which is the world’s fifth largest economy, is currently classified as a developing nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set an ambitious target of making India a developed nation by 2047. ​

 

11. The Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has recently inaugurated the ‘Future of Work’ exhibition in ________

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Ranchi
  3. Ahmedabad
  4. Bhubaneswar
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Bhubaneswar

Explanation:  Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the ‘Future of Work’ exhibition in Bhubaneswar. The one-of-its-kind exhibition has been organized on the sidelines of the third Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting under the G20 presidency at Bhubaneswar’s CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology.

12. The ‘Study in India Pavilion’ at the Global Education & Training Exhibition (GETEX) has been inaugurated by the Consulate General of India at which of the following place.

  1. Dhaka
  2. Dubai
  3. Abu Dhabi
  4. New Delhi
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Dubai

Explanation:  The ‘Study in India Pavilion’ at the Global Education & Training Exhibition (GETEX) in Dubai has been inaugurated by the Consul General of India. The ‘Study in India Pavilion’ at GETEX in Dubai has been inaugurated by the Consul General of India in Dubai, Dr. Aman Puri.The India Pavilion at GETEX 2023 is being held from 26-28 April 2023 at Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE and is organized by the Services Export Promotion Council with the support of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

The pavilion spans over 200 sqm and features more than 30 universities and edtech stakeholders of Indian higher education. Major exhibitors in the pavilion include Ajeenkya DY Patil University, B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology, Birla Institute of Technology, and others. The India Pavilion at GETEX 2023 serves as an opportunity to engage with the target audience and enhance marketing awareness for the exhibitors.

13. Who among the following has received the 2023 Immigrant Achievement Award?

  1. Sundar Pichai
  2. Satya Nadella
  3. Neeli Bendapudi
  4. Shantanu Narayen
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Neeli Bendapudi

Explanation:  Neeli Bendapudi receives 2023 Immigrant Achievement Award in April 2023. Indian-American Neeli Bendapudi, the president of Penn State University, will be receiving the 2023 Immigrant Achievement Award. The award recognises individuals that exhibit commitment and dedication to our heritage as a nation of immigrants. Bendapudi is the first woman and the first person of colour who has served as Penn State University’s president. Bendapudi did her Bachelors in English and her MBA from Andhra University in Visakhapatnam, India. She then did her doctorate in Marketing from University of Kansas. Bendapudi was appointed the 19th President of Penn State University in 2022. Earlier, she was the President of University of Louisville from 2018 to 2021.

14. World Intellectual Property Day is marked on ___________ with the objective of raising awareness about the impact that patents, copyrights, trademarks, and designs have on our daily lives.

  1. 24th April
  2. 25th April
  3. 26th April
  4. 27th April
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 26th April

Explanation:  World Intellectual Property Day is marked on April 26th with the objective of raising awareness about the impact that patents, copyrights, trademarks, and designs have on our daily lives. The purpose of intellectual property (IP) rights is to encourage innovation and creativity worldwide, with a particular focus on the younger generation’s potential to create sustainable solutions for the IP refers to intangible assets generated by the mind, including inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, symbols, names, and images used in commerce. These non-physical assets can be owned by individuals or companies, and intellectual property rights give them control over their creations.

The 2023 World Intellectual Property Day theme is focused on Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity. With nearly half of the global population being female (49.58%), women represent a vast pool of untapped talent and play a significant role in shaping the world through their creativity, hard work, and resourcefulness. The theme for 2023 aims to highlight the importance of empowering women to overcome these challenges and unlock their full potential in the field of intellectual property, driving innovation and creativity forward.

15. Which of the following state government has recently launched mobile science lab for tribal students?

  1. Odihsa
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Chattisgarh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Maharashtra

Explanation:  The government of Maharashtra’s Integrated Tribal Development Project has started the Mobile Science Laboratory Project for tribal students of 16 Ashram schools in Naxal affected Gadchiroli district.  The government of Maharashtra’s Integrated Tribal Development Project has launched the Mobile Science Laboratory Project for tribal students in Naxal affected Gadchiroli district. The project aims to provide practical knowledge of science to students in 16 Ashram schools in the Dhanora, Etapalli, and Bhamragad blocks of the district, which are the worst hit by student dropouts.

The mobile science laboratory is designed to move from one school to another on a predesignated route to reach all 16 schools. The laboratory is equipped with science lab equipment and apparatus, a television to air science videos and documentaries, and will be accompanied by two teaching fellows. The project will cover topics such as physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, climate change, and ecology and aims to help students grasp scientific concepts easily through practical learning.

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