Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 5th & 6th March 2023
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 5th & 6th March 2023

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 5th & 6th March 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – 5th & 6th March 2023

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1. Recently, Who has won the 2023 PEN/Nabokov Award for achievement in international literature?

  1. Edna O’Brien
  2. Anne Carson
  3. Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  4. Vinod Kumar Shukla
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Vinod Kumar Shukla

Explanation:  Vinod Kumar Shukla has won the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature for lifetime achievement in literature, one of the most coveted literary prizes worldwide, after decades of composing acclaimed novels like Naukar Ki Kameez (1979) and poetry collections like Sab Kuch Hona Bacha Rahega (1992). The award is conferred annually by PEN America. The award was founded in 2016 by Pen America in collaboration with the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation to honour a living author whose work, written in or translated into English, represents the highest level of achievement in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and/or drama, and is of enduring originality and consummate craftsmanship. The award carries a cash prize of USD 50,000.

Shukla, whose works incorporate magic-realist elements and have won the Sahitya Akademi award and the Atta Galatta–Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize, was born on January 1, 1937 in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh (then Madhya Pradesh). He also received the Atta Galatta–Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize in 2019 for “Blue Is Like Blue: Stories”, and the Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award in 2020 for the same.

2. ______________ signed an MoU with GAIL for the supply of natural gas to reduce the carbon footprint in its operations.

  1. Hindalco
  2. JSW Group
  3. Nippon Steel
  4. Tata Steel Mining Limited
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Tata Steel Mining Limited

Explanation:  In order to reduce carbon footprint in its operations, Tata Steel Mining Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GAIL (India) Limited for supply of natural gas to its Ferro Alloys Plant at Athgarh in Odisha’s Cuttack district. GAIL will supply the agreed quantity of natural gas through its pipeline from Gujarat to Athgarh. Furnace oil emits more carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides than natural gas does. Natural gas emits 27 per cent less CO2 and has lower levels of other pollutants.

3. Which of the following bank completed their first commercial trade in Sri Lankan rupees?

  1. ICICI Bank
  2. HDFC Bank
  3. Axis Bank
  4. State Bank of India
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. State Bank of India

Explanation:  Indian lender State Bank of India completed its first non-dollar transaction with Sri Lanka, by paying for exports in Sri Lankan rupees as India looks to bring countries that are short of US dollars into the trade mechanism. The move comes as Sri Lanka grapples with its worst economic crisis since its independence, triggered by a shortage of dollars. The island nation’s forex reserves stood at $2.1 billion as of end-January.

4. Ales Bialiatski, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022 was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He belongs to which country?

  1. Egypt
  2. Belarus
  3. Russia
  4. Croatia
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Belarus

Explanation:  Ales Bialiatski, a leading defender of human rights in Belarus and a candidate for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize, was given a 10-year prison term in Minsk, the Capital of Belarus. Ales Bialiatski and three other key members of the Viasna human rights organisation he created were found guilty of funding rallies against the government. After widespread protests over a 2020 election that delivered autocratic President Aleksandr Lukashenko a second term in office, they were detained and imprisoned.

  • Since taking government in 1994, Lukashenko has repressed dissent and cracked down on independent media.
  • The strongest wave of protests to ever hit Belarus continued for several months under the 2020 movement, and the government responded harshly.
  • At than 35,000 individuals were detained, and police beat thousands of them.
  • The accusations against Bialiatski and his associates stemmed from Viasna giving money to political prisoners and supporting their legal expenses.

The Nobel committee honoured Bialiatski in Oslo in October, along with the Russian and Ukrainian human rights organisations Memorial and Center for Civil Liberties. Oleg Orlov, co-chair of Memorial, tried to fly to Minsk to support Bialiatski, but was refused boarding because Belarus had prohibited him from entering the country, according to airline representatives.

5. Which ministry has decided to ban the sale of gold jewelry hallmarked without a six-digit code?

  1. Ministry of Commerce
  2. Ministry of Home affairs
  3. Ministry of Finance
  4. Ministry of Consumer Affairs
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Ministry of Consumer Affairs

Explanation:  Sale of gold jewellery hallmarked without six-digit code will be banned.  Government has decided to ban the sale of gold jewellery and gold artefacts hallmarked without a six-digit code from April 2023. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution informed that the decision has been taken to ensure quality culture in micro sale units. The decision was taken after a review meeting of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of the precious metal. It was voluntary in nature till June 16, 2021. In the first phase, it was made mandatory in 256 districts and 32 more districts were added in the second stage.

BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BIS has its Headquarters at New Delhi and its 05 Regional Offices (ROs) are at Kolkata (Eastern), Chennai (Southern), Mumbai (Western), Chandigarh (Northern) and Delhi (Central).

6. Which bank has committed $1 billion to India for public healthcare infrastructure?

  1. World Bank
  2. New Development Bank
  3. International Monetary Fund
  4. Asian Infrastructure and Investment bank
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  A. World Bank

Explanation:  The Centre and the World Bank have signed two complementary loans of $500 million each to support and enhance the country’s health sector development. Through this combined financing of $1 billion, the World Bank will support India’s flagship Pradhan Mantri-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM), launched in October 2021. The agreement was signed by Rajat Kumar Mishra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India and Auguste Tano Kouamé, Country Director, India, World Bank. Both the loans are from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), having a final maturity of 18.5 years, including a grace period of 5 years.

  • The $500-million Public Health System for Pandemic PreparednessProgramme will support the government’s efforts to prepare the country’s surveillance system to be ready to detect and report “epidemics of potential international concern”, ensure rapid response, and prevent emergence of pathogens (and also detect pathogens including zoonotic diseases).
  • The $500-million Enhanced Health Service Delivery Programme will on the other hand, support government’s efforts to strengthen service delivery through a redesigned primary health care model (including improved household access to primary healthcare facilities), improve quality of care by supporting the National Quality Assurance Standards certification across health and wellness Centers, and transform health sector governance and accountability by strengthening implementation capacity, enhancing performance measurement and knowledge exchanges among states.

7. Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed Rs 3.06 Crore penalty on which e-commerce company?

  1. Flipkart
  2. Meesho
  3. Walmart
  4. Amazon Pay
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Amazon Pay

Explanation:  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 3,06,66,000 rupees on Amazon Pay (India) Private Limited. It has been fined for non-compliance of certain directions related to Prepaid Payment Instruments and Know Your Customer. Amazon Pay is an online payments processing service owned by Amazon. RBI said that the action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the entity with its customers.

8. ‘World’s first’ bamboo crash barrier installed in which of the following state?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Gujarat
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Uttar Pradesh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Maharashtra

Explanation:  The world’s first 200-metre-long bamboo crash barrier has been installed on a highway connecting Chandrapur and Yavatmal districts in Maharashtra. Named ‘Bahu Balli’, the bamboo crash barrier underwent “rigorous testing” at various government-run institutions like the National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) in Pithampur, Indore. This was rated as Class 1 during the Fire Rating Test conducted at the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) in Roorkee and it has also been accredited by the Indian Road Congress, According to Nitin Gadkari-led Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

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9. World Obesity Day is observed on _____________ every year to promote practical solutions and help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight while undertaking proper treatment.

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

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Correct Answer:  C. 4th March

Explanation:  World Obesity Day is observed on March 4 every year to promote practical solutions and help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight while undertaking proper treatment. Obesity is a global problem that affects everyone. Around the world, approximately 800 million people are living with the disease while millions are at risk to get affected. The World Obesity Day highlights one of the biggest health crises faced by about 1 billion people across the planet, today. That number is expected to climb to 1.9 billion people, by 2035. Obesity in children is expected to jump by 100 per cent between 2020 and 2035. One in every four people may be obese by 2035. World Obesity Day returns on 4 March 2023 with the theme: ‘Changing Perspectives: Let’s Talk About Obesity’.

10. The Indian Army and the French Army will hold their first joint military exercise, FRINJEX-23, at-

  1. Kerala
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Andra Pradesh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  A. Kerala

Explanation:  On March 7 and 8, 2023, the Indian Army and the French Army will hold their first joint military exercise, FRINJEX-23, at Pangode Military Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The two armies are participating in this format for the first time, with each contingent consisting of a Company Group from the French 6th Light Armoured Brigade and Indian Army personnel stationed in Thiruvananthapuram.

  • The purpose of the FRINJEX-23 defence exercise is to improve tactical interoperability, coordination, and collaboration between the two forces.
  • The exercise’s objectives include setting up an internally displaced person (IDP) camp, moving disaster relief supplies, and operationalizing a joint command post to secure an area where joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief will be provided.
  • The joint exercise, FRINJEX-23, would strengthen defence cooperation between India and France, which is a crucial component of their wider strategic alliance.

11. Recently, Which of the following has won the Santosh Trophy National Football Championship?

  1. Punjab
  2. Karnataka
  3. Manipur
  4. Meghalaya
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Karnataka

Explanation:  Karnataka ended their 54-year wait to win the Santosh Trophy national football championship, beating Meghalaya 3-2 in a pulsating final at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi Arabia capital. Services beat Punjab 2-0 in the playoff to finish third. PP Shafeel and Christopher Kamei scored in either half. Services, winners of five of the last 10 editions, took the lead in the seventh minute through a strike from distance by Shafeel before Kamei converted a left-footed attempt from outside the box.

12. India ranks ________ in the Electoral Democracy Index of the V-dem Democracy report 2023.

  1. 105th
  2. 106th
  3. 108th
  4. 110th
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 108th

Explanation:  India has now been ranked at the 108th spot globally for electoral democracy, far behind nations like Tanzania, Bolivia, Mexico, Singapore, and even Nigeria, which comes in at a modest 91st spot by V-Dem Institute in its Electoral Democracy Report for 2023. This ranking may come as a shock to many, but it is also far below nations like Tanzania, Bolivia, Mexico, Singapore, and even India.

  • India’s standing on the Liberal Democracy Index (LDI)is once more appallingly low, and it even has the sad distinction of falling from 100th place in 2022 to 108th this year.
  • The only other factor that might temporarily cheer democratic and patriotic Indians is the fact that Pakistan, which is next door and is currently experiencing a severe economic crisis, is only ranked two places lower, at 110.
  • In its most recent report, the George Soros-funded V-Dem Institute asserted that the average global citizen’s level of democracy had fallen to that of 1986.
  • Many would find this assertion hard to accept given that there have been many significant geopolitical changes worldwide in the 35 years since the mid-1980s

13. How many women were conferred with the ‘Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023’?

  1. 25
  2. 28
  3. 36
  4. 40
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 36

Explanation:  The “Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023”, organized by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to honour the women champions of rural water and sanitation sector, was graced by the President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu. This event organized in the run up to the International Women’s Day, was to felicitate the exceptional and exemplary work being done at the grassroots level by women in the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission – Grameen (SBM-G), Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain (JSA-CTR). 36 women WASH Champions were conferred with the ‘Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023’ by the President of India and Union Minister of Jal Shakti.

The event also saw the launch of Jal Shakti Abhiyan – Catch the Rain 2023 and release of National Water Mission’s(NWM) SoPs on Source Sustainability by Minister of Jal Shakti Sh. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Union Minister also presented President with the first copy of the ‘Swachh Sujal Shakti Ki Abhivyakti’ – a compendium of case stories from SBM (G), JJM and NWM. The theme is ‘Source Sustainability for Drinking Water’.

14. Jeswin Aldrin broke the national record at the Indian Open Jumps Competition 2023 with a jump of-

  1. 8.14m
  2. 8.56m
  3. 8.42m
  4. 8.34m
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 8.42m

Explanation:  Tamil Nadu’s Jeswin Aldrin broke the national record in the men’s long jump in the second AFI National Jumps Competition. Jeswin Aldrin, 21-year-old, leaped 8.42 meters to take over the previous mark of 8.36 meters set by India teammate M Sreeshankar at the Federation Cup in Kozhikode in April 2022. Aldrin previously won silver at the Asian Indoor Championships in Astana last month with a 7.97-meter jump and made the most of being in a competitive frame to break the national record. Jeswin Aldrin from Tamil Nadu broke the national record in the men’s long jump in the second AFI National Jumps Competition. The below-given table shows the complete results for both men and women at the AFI National Jumps Competition.

15. Renowned Bengali litterateur Sasthipada Chattopadhyay passed away at 82. He was the creator of the famous______series.

  1. Feluda
  2. Pandav Goenda
  3. Thuparrium Sambu
  4. Byomkesh Bakshi
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Pandav Goenda

Explanation:  Renowned Bengali novelist and short story writer Sasthipada Chattopadhyay has passed away. The creator of the famous ‘Pandav Goenda’ (five detectives) series was 82. Sasthipada Chattopadhyay on March 9, 1941, at Khurut in Howrah district, Chattopadhyay published his first literary work ‘Kamakhya Bhraman’ (visit to Kamakhya) in ‘Dainik Basumati’ in 1961. Chattopadhyay joined Anandabazar Patrika the same year and worked for its ‘Rabibasoryo’ supplement before joining the Indian Railways. Besides short stories, Chattopadhayay had written many novels and travelogues, but gained immense popularity after the release of ‘Pandav Goenda’ adventure detective series for children in 1981. He created two more detective series — ‘Detective Ambar Chatterjee’ and ‘Goenda Tatar’. The West Bengal government in 2017 honoured him with the ‘Bangla Akademi Award’ for his contribution to children’s literature.

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