Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 6th April 2023
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 6th April 2023

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 6th April 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – 6th April 2023

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1. According to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) April 2023, released by the ADB, India would grow at what percent in FY24?

  1. 6.2%
  2. 6.4%
  3. 6.7%
  4. 6.5%
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 6.4%

Explanation:  The Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects growth in India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to moderate to 6.4% in fiscal year (FY) 2023 ending on 31 March 2024 and rise to 6.7% in FY2024, driven by private consumption and private investment on the back of government policies to improve transport infrastructure, logistics, and the business ecosystem. The projection is part of the latest edition of ADB’s flagship economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO) April 2023, released 4th April 2023.

The growth moderation for India in FY2023 is premised on an ongoing global economic slowdown, tight monetary conditions, and elevated oil prices. However, FY2024 is expected to see faster growth in investment, thanks to supportive government policies and sound macroeconomic fundamentals, lower nonperforming loans in banks, and significant corporate deleveraging that will enhance bank lending, according to ADO April 2023. Despite the global slowdown, India’s economic growth rate is stronger than in many peer economies and reflects relatively robust domestic consumption and lesser dependence on global demand, said ADB Country Director for India Takeo Konishi.

  • The Government of India’s strong infrastructure push under the Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti (National Master Plan for Multimodal Connectivity) initiative, logistics development, and industrial corridor development will contribute significantly to raising industrial competitiveness and boosting future growth.
  • Inflation will likely moderate to5% in FY2023, assuming moderation in oil and food prices, and slow further to 5% in FY2024 as inflationary pressures subside.

2. India’s businessman Mukesh Ambani has regained his spot as Asia’s richest person in Forbes Billionaire 2023 list. According to this list, what is the ranking of Mukesh Ambani on the world billionaire list in 2023?

  1. 8th
  2. 9th
  3. 10th
  4. 11th
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 9th

Explanation:  Mukesh Ambani has been named the richest sports owner in the Forbes billionaire 2023 list, with a net worth of $83.4 billion, surpassing Steve Ballmer, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, whose net worth is $80.7 billion. It’s interesting to note that despite a 3% fall in Reliance Industries’ share value over the past year, Ambani’s net worth has still increased, indicating the strength and diversity of his business interests. Ambani (65) was ranked at No. 9 on the world billionaire list with a net worth of USD 83.4 billion. While Bernard Arnault (CEO of LVMH) topped the Forbes Billionaires 2023 Rankings with an estimated net worth of a whopping 211 billion. Elon Musk placed second, followed by Jeff Bezos and Lary Ellison.

3. Which of the following fintech application launched a buyer app named ‘Pincode’, a part of India’s Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) framework to strengthen its e-commerce forays?

  1. Google Pay
  2. PhonePe
  3. Paytm
  4. Amazon Pay
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. PhonePe

Explanation:  Fintech giant PhonePe has launched a new consumer-facing application, ‘Pincode’, which will be integrated into India’s Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) framework. The Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) was launched last year to enable small merchants and local stores across India to access processes and technologies typically deployed by large e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Walmart. ‘Pincode’, which will focus on hyperlocal commerce, is currently live only in Bengaluru and available on the Google Play Store and the App Store. PhonePe already has an e-commerce platform, called Switch, on its app, which offers services including food delivery, grocery shopping, travel, hotel booking, retail fashion and healthcare. India’s most valuable payments firm, PhonePe had raised $200 million from majority-backer Walmart in a pre-money $12 billion valuation in March.

4. Recently, Karur Vysya Bank ties up with which among the following insurance companies to market its insurance schemes?

  1. Birla Sun Life Insurance
  2. TATA AIA Life Insurance
  3. SBI Life Insurance
  4. PNB MetLife Insurance
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. SBI Life Insurance

Explanation:  Karur Vysya Bank Limited (KVB) signed an agreement with SBI Life Insurance Company Limited (SBI Life) to market the insurance scheme of SBI Life Insurance through the branches of the KVB. SBI Life Insurance is a joint venture between the State Bank of India (SBI) and the French financial institution BNP Paribas Cardif. SBI Life Insurance will utilize bank’s strong presence in urban, semi-urban and rural locations of South India viz. Tamil Nadu (TN), Andhra Pradesh (AP), Telangana and Karnataka to market its schemes. This partnership will provide a boot to the insurance sector by making holistic insurance solutions accessible to larger population across India.

5. Who among the following has been conferred with France’s highest civilian award “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”?

  1. Narendra Modi
  2. Ratan Tata
  3. Kiran Nadar
  4. Dr. Mahendra Mishra
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Kiran Nadar

Explanation:  Kiran Nadar, Philanthropist and an art collector, was conferred with “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” (Knight of the Legion Honour), the highest French civilian award, by Emmanuel Lenain, French Ambassador to India in a ceremony held at the Residence of France in New Delhi, Delhi. Kiran Nadar was honoured for her outstanding contribution to the arts, her dedication to providing greater access to culture both nationally and internationally, and her leading role in establishing cultural ties between France and India.

Kiran Nadar, the Chairperson of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) and a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation is the founder of India’s 1st private museum. She started her career in advertising as a communications and brands professional at MCM Worldwide, a luxury fashion brand. Later she joined NIIT Limited (National Institute of Information Technology) and helped shape the brand, as well as worked in an advertisement agency. In 1988, Kiran Nadar started collecting pieces of art and decided to launch her own museum in 2005 to house her huge collection of artwork. Currently, the KNMA attracts over 1 lakh visitors annually. Kiran Nadar has received many awards and honours as an acknowledgement of her social work. Some of the most prestigious awards she has bagged are

  • Hero of Philanthropist for launching India’s first private philanthropist in 2010,
  • As a part of the mixed team, she won the Bronze Medal in the Bridge event at the 2018 Asian Games.
  • Named Maharani of the Indian Art World due to her huge collection of art with more than 5,500 modern Southern Asian Arts.

6. Which of the following state has launched “Telangana Cool Roof Policy 2023-2028” for all types of buildings to reduce temperatures?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Telangana
  4. Andra Pradesh
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Telangana

Explanation:  Telangana launched “Telangana Cool Roof Policy 2023-2028” for all types of buildings to reduce temperatures in Hyderabad and other urban areas in Telangana. With this launch, Telangana became the India’s first state to introduce Cool Roof Policy. The Telangana Cool Roof Policy 2023-2028 aims to reduce the heat island impact and heat stress in Telangana. This policy encourages and promotes the usage of cool roof. Telangana has set target to cover an area of 7.5 square kilometers, including 5 sq km in Hyderabad, Telangana in the first year (2023). The government is set to cool roof an area of 300 sq km of area including 200 sq km in Hyderabad by 2030.

The government of Telangana will make it mandatory for all constructions beyond 600 square yards to factor in a cool roof at the design stage. Cool roofing can be implemented by using paints, tiles or other materials to reflect sunlight. The cool roof will be made optional for construction below 600 square years. The policy will be implemented in various projects including housing schemes, government offices, roads, pavements and cycling tracks.

7. Recently, The Government of India (GoI) has given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to 33 new products from different states. Now the total number of GI Tags in India has risen to________.

  1. 460
  2. 463
  3. 465
  4. 455
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 465

Explanation:  The Government of India (GoI) has given the Geographical Indication (GItag to 33 new products from different states, including Bihar (1), Uttar Pradesh (10), Madhya Pradesh (1), Chhattisgarh (1), and Tamil Nadu (11), as well as the Union Territories (UT) of Ladakh (1) and Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) (8). The total number of GI Tags in India has risen to 465. GI tags are issued by the Geographical Indication Registry under the Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. GI tags are issued as per the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act of 1999. The 1st GI Tag in India was facilitated to the Darjeeling Tea (Agricultural), West Bengal.

8. The Government of India (GoI) has announced a plan to install____________ of renewable energy (RE) capacity over the next 5 years in order to meet its target of 500 GW of clean energy by 2030.

  1. 100 gigawatt (GW)
  2. 150 gigawatt (GW)
  3. 200 gigawatt (GW)
  4. 250 gigawatt (GW)
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. 250 gigawatt (GW)

Explanation:  The Government of India (GoI) has announced a plan to install 250 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy (RE) capacity over the next 5 years in order to meet its target of 500 GW of clean energy by 2030. The GoI has chosen to invite bids for 50 GW of RE capacity annually for the next 5 years, from Fiscal Year 2023-24 (FY24) to Fiscal Year 2027-28 (FY28). The installation of wind power capacity of at least 10 GW annually will also be included in these annual bids of RE capacity connected to the ISTS (Inter-State Transmission System).

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) finalized the plan during a meeting presided over by Union Minister R K Singh, MNRE. It complies with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s declaration at COP26 that 500 GW of installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel (renewable energy + nuclear) sources will be available by 2030. As of February 28, 2023, India had a total RE capacity of 168.96 GW, with roughly 82 GW in various stages of deployment and about 41 GW available for auction. This includes 64.38 GW of solar power, 51.79 GW of hydropower, 42.02 GW of wind power, and 10.77 GW of biopower.

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9. Skyroot Aerospace has test-fired its 3D-printed engine for a duration of 200 seconds. What is the name of this engine?

  1. Rajiv II
  2. Indra II
  3. Kalam II
  4. Dhawan II
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Dhawan II

Explanation:  Skyroot Aerospace, the Private space technology startup based in Hyderabad, Telangana successfully test-fired advanced fully 3D-printed ‘Dhawan-II’cryogenic engine for 200 seconds at Solar Industries propulsion test facility in Nagpur, Maharashtra, using Skyroot’s indigenously developed mobile cryogenic engine test pad. The Dhawan-II engine was built upon the foundation laid by Skyroot’s first privately developed fully-cryogenic rocket engine, the 1.0 kN thrust Dhawan–I, which was successfully test fired in November 2021. The endurance test of ‘Dhawan-II’ demonstrated impressive performance results.

The cryogenic engine series is named in honour of Satish Dhawan, an eminent Indian rocket scientist. The 3D printed Dhawan – II engine also uses a 3D printed torch igniter and a bellow-actuated cryo-injection valve with quick response time. Skyroot’s cryogenic rocket engines utilise two high-performance propellants – Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquid Oxygen (LoX) – which require temperatures below minus 150 degrees Celsius for storage and operation. Skyroot Aerospace plans the next generation of cryogenic engine technology with LNG as fuel. The cryogenic propulsion program was intended to enhance the payload capacity of Vikram series of space launch vehicles.

10. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is celebrated on _____________ to acknowledge the significance of sports and physical activity in our personal lives.

  1. 3rd April
  2. 4th April
  3. 5th April
  4. 6th April
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. 6th April

Explanation:  On April 6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is celebrated to acknowledge the significance of sports and physical activity in our personal lives and communities worldwide. Sports play a crucial role in our society by keeping us physically active, promoting competition, and improving our overall fitness. Participating in sports can enhance self-assurance and offer valuable life lessons. The 2023 global theme for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is “Scoring for People and the Planet.” This theme builds on previous years’ themes and provides a broad framework for IDSDP activities that highlight the positive effects of sports on sustainable development and peace. It emphasizes the role of sports in promoting environmental sustainability and social well-being, as well as the importance of using sports as a tool for achieving these goals.

 

11. To Look Into Stalled Housing Projects, the Government of India has set up a 14-member Real Estate Committee, headed by______.

  1. Usha Thorat
  2. Rajnish Kumar
  3. Amitabh Kant
  4. Neeta Prasad
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Amitabh Kant

Explanation:  The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has set up a 14-member committee headed by former NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, to examine issues related to stalled real estate projects and recommend various ways for their completion. The panel has been set up nearly a year after it was decided by the Central Advisory Council (CAC) headed by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. The panel will deliberate on the issues of legacy stalled projects and suggest ways to complete and hand over these projects to homebuyers in a time-bound manner, the Ministry order states. According to the mandate, the Committee will submit a report within six months from the date of its first meeting.

12. Which among the following countries has recently signed treaty on defence cooperation with India for the first time?

  1. Estonia
  2. Bhutan
  3. Romania
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Romania

Explanation:  Romania’s deputy defence minister, Simona Cojocaru, recently met with India’s defence secretary, Giridhar Aramane, in New Delhi, during which the two countries signed their first Defence Cooperation Agreement. Cojocaru emphasised the significance of the pact, saying that it would provide the basis for expanding their military relationship and offering opportunities to work together in various fields. She also noted that Romania and India had already collaborated in a multinational environment, such as UN missions, and highlighted their joint contribution to enhancing stability and strengthening peace and security.

Cojocaru also acknowledged the challenging times they were living in, with the multilateral system in crisis. She believed that Romania and India, as NATO and EU member countries and the fifth-largest economy in the world and one of the largest troop contributors to UN peacekeeping missions, respectively, could play a constructive role in overcoming these challenges and strengthening democratic societies by UN Charter principles and values.

13. Former Judge Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan, commonly called Thottathil B Radhakrishnan, passed away. He was Former Judge of which High Court-

  1. Madras High Court
  2. Kerala High Court
  3. Karnataka High Court
  4. Telangana High Court
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Kerala High Court

Explanation:  Former Judge of Kerala High Court Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan, commonly called Thottathil B Radhakrishnan, passed away in Kochi, Kerala, at the age of 63. He was born on 29th April 1959 in Kollam, Kerala. He also served as the Chief Justice of High Courts of Chhattisgarh (2017-2018) Andhra Pradesh (2018-2019), Telangana (2019), and Calcutta (2019-2021). Thottathil B Radhakrishnan started his career as a lawyer in 1983 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and was shifted to Kerala High Court (HC) in 1988. He practised in various fields of law but his primary focus was on Civil, Constitutional and Administrative Law.

14. India has been making significant strides toward renewable energy in recent years, India become world’s second-largest solar manufacturer by-

  1. 2024
  2. 2026
  3. 2028
  4. 2030
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 2026

Explanation:  India has been making significant strides toward renewable energy in recent years, with a focus on solar energy. The country has set ambitious targets to increase its solar energy capacity and has been taking various steps to achieve them. In line with this, India is expected to become the world’s second-largest solar manufacturer by 2026. According to a report by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India is poised to become the second-largest solar manufacturing country in the world by 2026, overtaking Japan and trailing only China. The report states that India’s solar manufacturing capacity is expected to increase from 10 GW in 2020 to 50 GW by 2030. This increase in capacity is expected to create around 3 lakh (300,000) direct jobs and 9 lakh (900,000) indirect jobs.

15. Who among the following(s) to be awarded honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?

  1. MS Dhoni
  2. Mithali Raj
  3. Yuvraj Singh
  4. Jhulan Goswami
  5. All of the above

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Correct Answer:  E. All of the above

Explanation:  MS Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team who led the team to victories in the T20 and ODI World Cups and the 2013 Champions Trophy, along with Yuvraj Singh, the Player of the Tournament in the 2011 ODI World Cup, have been named among the five Indians to be awarded honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Dhoni, who was also a wicketkeeper-batsman, played 538 international matches across formats and scored over 17,000 runs. The MCC, which is based in London and founded in 1787, is one of the most prestigious cricket clubs in the world and is responsible for the Laws of Cricket. The club has a long history of awarding honorary life memberships to players who have made significant contributions to the sport.

  • In addition to MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian cricketer, was also awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Yuvraj was a key member of the Indian team that won the first T20 World Cup in 2007 and the 2011 home World Cup, where he contributed with both the bat and ball. He famously hit six sixes in an over against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup and scored a quickfire 70 against Australia in the semi-final. Suresh Raina, another member of the 2011 winning World Cup squad, was also recognized for his contributions in knocking out the defending champions in the quarter-finals and in the semi-final against Pakistan.
  • Former India women’s cricket team captain Mithali Rajand veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami were also granted honorary life memberships by the MCC. The duo retired from international cricket after India’s early exit from the 2022 ODI World Cup. Mithali Raj remains the top run-scorer in women’s ODIs with 7805 runs in 232 games, while Jhulan Goswami is the leading wicket-taker in the format with 255 scalps. The MCC is known for recognizing the contributions of exceptional cricketers to the sport, and this recognition is a testament to the achievements of these Indian cricketers.

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