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

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 26th May 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz –  26th May 2023

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1. According to the World Bank’s (WB) annual report ‘State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2023’, Revenues Collected Globally via Carbon Pricing Raised to __________  in 2022.

  1. US$65 billion
  2. US$85 billion
  3. US$95 billion
  4. US$55 billion
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. US$95 billion

Explanation:  According to the World Bank’s (WB) annual report ‘State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2023’ released on May 23, 2023, revenues collected from carbon taxes and Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) globally have reached a record high, about US$95 billion in 2022 despite the challenging context for governments facing high inflation, fiscal pressures, and energy crises. The revenues collected from carbon taxes and ETS in 2021 was about US$ 84 billion.

As per the report, there are currently 73 global carbon pricing instruments are in operation, compared with 68 in May 2022 when the World Bank issued its 2022 report. The 73 Carbon Pricing initiatives covered 11.66 GtCO2e (gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent), representing 23% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Only 7% of global GHG emissions were covered by either a carbon tax or an ETS, when the report was published for first time i.e. 10 years ago. As of April 1, 2023 less than 5% of global GHG emissions are covered by a direct carbon price at or above the range recommended by 2030.

2. According to the Knight Frank Report titled “Data Centre Q1 2023”, Mumbai has emerged ________ on the list of top data centre markets in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

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

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Correct Answer:  B. 3rd

Explanation:  According to the Knight Frank Report titled “Data Centre Q1 2023”, Mumbai (Maharashtra, India) has emerged third on the list of top data centre markets in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with a total capacity of 2,337 megawatt (MW). Shanghai (China) holds the first position with 2,692 MW capacity and is followed by Tokyo (Japan) (2,575 MW). The Data Centre Q1 2023 was prepared by Knight Frank, an International property consultant, in partnership with DC Byte, leading data centre research and analytics platform. The report focuses on 9 emerging markets in APAC – Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Mumbai, Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney (Australia) and Tokyo.

  • The total market capacity recorded in Q1 2023 across all 9 markets stands around 13,400 MW.
  • Market expansions recorded in Mumbai and the new capacity announcements from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo contributed to the majority of this growth in supply.
  • Mumbai, the only Indian city on the study, has a live capacity (operational capacity) of 270 MW, committed capacity of 607 MW, under construction capacity of 188 MW and early stage capacity at 1,272 MW.
  • Mumbai witnessed the most significant expansion in capacity in Q1 2023 with total market capacity surpassing the 2,000MW mark.
  • According to the report, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong have a high percentage of their capacity in the live segment, indicating a higher level of commissioning and demand.

3. India ranked first with _______ featured among the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Class of 2023.

  1. 56 entries
  2. 40 entries
  3. 48 entries
  4. 76 entries
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. 76 entries

Explanation:  76 entries from India are featured among the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Class of 2023. The Indian winners includes Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra(25), Co-founders of Genrobotic Innovations(Kerala) Arun George(29); Vimal Govind MK(28); Rashid Karimbanakkal(28); Nikhil NP(29), and Elwinder Singh(29), cofounder of Connect and Heal. India ranked first with 76 entries, followed by China (34), Japan (33), Singapore (30) and South Korea (28). This marks’ Forbes’ 8th annual “30 Under 30 Asia” list featuring 300 young entrepreneurs, leaders and trailblazers across the Asia-Pacific region. 20 countries and territories are represented on this 2023 list. The list features 30 notable honorees under each of the 10 categories.

4. Who among the following has been appointed the brand ambassador of Tripura tourism?

  1. Sania Mirza
  2. Sourav Ganguly
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Sachin Tendulkar
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Sourav Ganguly

Explanation:  Former India cricket captain and ex-BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly was roped in as the brand ambassador for Tripura Tourism. Ganguly expressed his willingness to be the brand ambassador for Tripura tourism after the state’s Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury met him at his residence in Kolkata. Ganguly’s selection as the brand ambassador for Tripura Tourism is expected to draw significant attention to the state’s unexplored tourist destinations.

The Tripura government is confident that Ganguly will be a successful brand ambassador for the state. They believe that his popularity and charisma will help to attract more visitors to Tripura and boost the tourism industry. The announcement came after Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury met Ganguly at his residence in Kolkata along with state officials, and discussed the proposal. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha, who had earlier spoken to the former ace cricketer, expressed his confidence that Ganguly’s involvement will greatly benefit the tourism sector.

5. Which of the following is the only Indian company to feature in BCG’s Top 50 innovative companies 2023 list?

  1. Tata Group
  2. Adani Group
  3. Reliance Industries
  4. Aditya Birla Group
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  A. Tata Group

Explanation: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has released a report namely ‘Most Innovative Companies 2023: Reaching New Heights in Uncertain Times’ showcasing top 50 companies in 2023 that are most innovative in their operations. In this, Tata Group is the only Indian company to feature in this list at 20th position. The list has been topped by Apple Inc., and followed by Tesla Inc., and Amazon.com, Inc. at 2nd and 3rd rank. Notably, tech companies continue to dominate the top 50, including the top ten, International energy companies hold five spots in 2023 list amid concerns over climate change.

6. Which among the following Indian supercomputers has been ranked 75th in the World as AI-based supercomputer?

  1. Titan
  2. Mihir
  3. Airawat
  4. Pratyush
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer: C. Airawat

Explanation:  The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany, the AI Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’, situated at C-DAC, Pune, achieved an impressive global ranking of 75th on the esteemed Top 500 Global Supercomputing List. This accomplishment establishes India as a leading nation in the field of AI supercomputing. ‘AIRAWAT’ is part of the Government of India’s National Program on AI and represents a significant stride forward in the country’s AI capabilities. The AIRAWAT PoC of 200 AI Petaflops integrated with PARAM Siddhi – AI of 210 AI Petaflops gives a total peak compute of 410 AI Petaflops Mixed Precision and sustained compute capacity of 8.5 Petaflops (Rmax) Double Precision. The peak compute capacity (Double Precision, Rpeak) is 13 Petaflops.”

  • Artificial Intelligence is the most promising technology in the digital age. India has a strong ecosystem and competitive advantage for AI due to its massive data availability, strong digital economy and skilled workforce.
  • India has been working in the Applied AI with focus on Natural Language Processing, Image Procession, Pattern Recognition, Agriculture, Medical Imaging, Education, Health Care, Audio assistance, Robotics and developing solutions for the strategic sectors.
  • Proof of Concept (PoC) AI Research Analytics and Knowledge Dissemination Platform (AIRAWAT) of 200 AI Petaflops Mixed Precision peak compute capacity is currently funded by MeitY and implemented by C-DAC, Pune.

7. According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s economic growth is expected to exceed _______ in FY2023.

  1. 9%
  2. 7%
  3. 7.5%
  4. 8%
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 7%

Explanation:  Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said the growth for 2022-23 is expected to be more than the advance estimate of 7 per cent on the back of economic momentum maintained in the third and fourth quarters of the last fiscal. As per the second advance estimate released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in February, the economy is estimated to grow at 7 per cent in 2022-23 against 8.7 per cent in the preceding fiscal.

8. World Thyroid Awareness Day is observed on-

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

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Correct Answer:  C. 25th May

Explanation:  World Thyroid Awareness Day is observed on May 25 every year. The day is dedicated to spreading awareness about thyroid-related disorders, their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. On this day, all the stakeholders aim to educate people about the importance of maintaining a healthy thyroid gland and the impact of thyroid disorders on overall well-being. While the early symptoms of thyroid diseases may not seem dangerous, if ignored, they can result in more serious issues. The purpose of World Thyroid Day is to raise awareness of common thyroid symptoms and to monitor the progression of thyroid problems. The day is devoted to thyroid sufferers as well as to everyone else who is dedicated to the global study and treatment of thyroid illnesses.

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9. NITI Aayog will be organizing its 8th Governing Council Meeting on the theme of ______________ on May 27, 2023, at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

  1. Vikashil Bharat @ 2047: Role of Team India
  2. Bharat @ 2047: Role of Team India
  3. Viksit Bharat @ 2047: Role of Team India
  4. Making India a Manufacturing Powerhouse
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Viksit Bharat @ 2047: Role of Team India

Explanation:   NITI Aayog will be organising its 8th Governing Council Meeting on the theme of ‘Viksit Bharat @ 2047: Role of Team India’ on May 27, 2023, at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Chairman of NITI Aayog, the Prime Minister will preside over the meeting. As the world’s fifth largest economy and the most populous nation, India is at a stage in its economic development trajectory where it can achieve accelerated growth over the next 25 years.

  • In this context, the 8th Governing Council Meeting provides an opportunity to create a roadmap for Viksit Bharat by 2047 in which Centre and States can work together as Team India.
  • This will play an important role in the international context as India’s socioeconomic growth and transformation can have a positive and multiplier effect on the world at large.
  • This 8th Governing Council Meeting is also being held in the backdrop of India’s G20 Presidency.
  • India’s G20 motto ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ conveys its civilisational values and its vision of the role of each country in creating the future of our planet.

10. A new surface-to-surface 4th generation Khorramshahr ballistic missile called Khaibar with a range of-

  1. 1000 km
  2. 1500 km
  3. 2000 km
  4. 1800 km
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 2000 km

Explanation:  A new surface-to-surface 4th generation Khorramshahr ballistic missile called Khaibar with a range of 2,000 km (1,243 miles) and able to carry a 1,500-kg (3,300-pound) warhead is launched at an undisclosed location in Iran. The state news agency IRNA said the liquid-fuel missile had been named the “Kheibar”, a reference to a Jewish castle overrun by Muslim warriors in the early days of Islam. Iran says its ballistic missiles are an important deterrent and retaliatory force against the United States, Israel, and other potential regional adversaries. The domestically build Kheibar missile’s outstanding features include quick preparation and launch time, which makes it a tactical weapon in addition to a strategic one Iran, which has one of the biggest missile programmes in the Middle East, says its weapons are capable of reaching the bases of arch-foes Israel and the United States in the region.

 

11. Who among the following has been appointed as FIBA Asia president?

  1. Patrick Baumann
  2. Hamane Niang
  3. Dr K. Govindaraj
  4. Sheikh Saud Bin Ali Al-Thani
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Dr K. Govindaraj

Explanation:  Dr K. Govindaraj elected as the President of International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Asia. He is a Congress MLC. He is also the President of Basketball Federation of India and President of Karnataka Olympic Association. Govindaraj was unanimously nominated to take over as President of FIBA Asia. This is the first time that an Indian has been nominated as the President of FIBA Asia. The nomination was ratified at the FIBA Asia Congress making Govindaraj, the first Indian to lead the International Basketball Federation in Asia, which includes 44 countries.

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is the governing body for the sport of basketball worldwide. Established in 1932 and headquartered in Switzerland, FIBA is responsible for overseeing and regulating international basketball competitions, including the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Continental Championships, and the Olympic basketball tournaments. FIBA sets the rules and regulations of the game, promotes the development of basketball globally, and works towards the advancement and promotion of the sport at all levels. Additionally, FIBA is responsible for accrediting and organizing international basketball referees and coaches.

12. Tina Turner, who passed away recently, was a renowned _________.

  1. Writer
  2. Politician
  3. Singer
  4. Economist
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Singer

Explanation:  Tina Turner, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s, has died aged 83 after a long illness. She started her career with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1957. Under the name Little Ann, she appeared on her first record, “Boxtop”, in 1958. She received 12 Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the first black artist and first woman to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.

13. Realme, a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer has appointed ____________ as its new brand ambassador for their innovative range of smartphones.

  1. Ranveer Singh
  2. Shah Rukh Khan
  3. Ranveer Kapoor
  4. Salman Khan
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Shah Rukh Khan

Explanation:  Realme, a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, has appointed Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as its new brand ambassador for their innovative range of smartphones. This announcement coincides with the imminent launch of Realme’s highly awaited flagship smartphone series, the Realme 11 Pro Series 5G, which will soon be released in June 2023 in the Indian market. Shah Rukh Khan will be promoting Realme’s new smartphone series. Other brands endorsed by Shah Rukh Khan are TAG Heuer, Hyundai, Pepsi, Whirlpool, Nokia, Tag Heuer, Dish TV, LUX, Denver, Airtel, and Hotstar.

14. Which of the following country has launched “Tayfun” a short-range ballistic missile?

  1. Iran
  2. Brazil
  3. Türkiye
  4. Pakistan
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Türkiye

Explanation:  The Tayfun [Typhoon] ballistic missile – the missile with the longest range in Turkey’s arsenal – was successfully test-fired over the Black Sea. Ballistic missiles with a range of 300-1000 kilometers are defined as “short-range ballistic missiles. Tayfun became Turkey’s first short-range ballistic missile. The Tayfun missile, whose test firings continue, has become Turkey’s most far-reaching missile system to date. The Tayfun missile, which is expected to have a few more test fires, is expected to be in the inventory shortly. With the Tayfun, the Turkish armed forces will reach an important deterrent capacity. After TAYFUN will come the CENK rocket.

15. International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) is annually observed across the globe on –

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

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Correct Answer:  C. 25th May

Explanation:  International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) is annually observed across the globe on May 25 to commemorate missing children and generate awareness about the kidnappings of children. The day is widely referred to with a forget-me-not flower as its emblem. IMCD was initiated in 1983 by then-USA (United States of America) President Ronald Reagan as National Missing Children’s Day. The International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), Missing Children Europe and the European Commission formally recognised May 25 of every year as International Missing Children’s Day. The 1st ever International Missing Children’s Day was formally recognised on 25th May 2001.

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