Current Affairs Quiz 10th January 2023 Quiz

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Q.1. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has inaugurated the International Kite Festival 2023 in Ahmedabad. What is the theme of this festival?

गुजरात के मुख्यमंत्री भूपेंद्र पटेल ने अहमदाबाद में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पतंग महोत्सव 2023 का उद्घाटन किया है। इस उत्सव का विषय क्या है?

(a) Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas

(b) One Earth, One Family, One Future

(c) Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose

(d) Save Global

(e) Unity of Voice

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Gujarat CM inaugurated International Kite Festival 2023

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has inaugurated the International Kite Festival 2023 in Ahmedabad.

It will be held from the 8th to the 14th of January, 2023.

The theme of this festival will be held with the theme of G20 – ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’.

The event is organized after a gap of two years due to the covid 19 pandemic.

The delegates from G20 countries have been invited to the inauguration of the international kite festival 2023 to exchange their culture.

About Gujarat

Capital- Gandhinagar

Chief Minister- Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel

Governor- Acharya Devvrat

Q.2. Recently, who has launched the Aspirational Block Programme at the second National Conference of Chief Secretaries?

हाल ही में मुख्य सचिवों के दूसरे राष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन में एस्पिरेशनल ब्लॉक प्रोग्राम किसने लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(d) Droupadi Murmu / द्रौपदी मुर्मु

(e) Jagdeep Dhankhar / जगदीप धनखड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. PM Modi launched Aspirational Block Programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Aspirational Block Programme (ABP) on the lines of a similar exercise aimed at developing backward districts.

India is focussing on the four pillars of infrastructure, investment, innovation and inclusion to be a developed country.

The ABP was launched during the 2nd National Conference of Chief Secretaries.

Launching the Aspirational Block Programme, Prime Minister underscored the success achieved in various Aspirational Districts in the country under the Aspirational District Programme.

The programme will cover 500 districts across 31 states and Union Territories initially.

Over half of these blocks are in 6 states-UP (68 blocks), Bihar (61), MP (42), Jharkhand (34), Odisha (29), and WB (29).

Recent Inauguration by PM Modi

  • PM Modi chaired the Annual General Meeting of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society in New Delhi
  • PM Modi to launch world’s longest river cruise from Varanasi to Assam
  • PM Modi flagged off West Bengal’s first Vande Bharata Express train (7th)
  • PM Modi flagged off 6th Vande Bharat train in Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • PM Modi inaugurated 4th Vande Bharat Express in Himachal Pradesh
  • PM Modi participated in the historic programme marking ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ in Delhi

Q.3. Which among the following has launched a portal for mapping of industrial units and laboratories?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने औद्योगिक इकाइयों और प्रयोगशालाओं की मैपिंग के लिए एक पोर्टल लॉन्च किया है?

(a) NABARD / नाबार्ड

(b) RBI / आरबीआई

(c) Bureau of Indian Standards / भारतीय मानक ब्यूरो

(d) SEBI / सेबी

(e) SIDBI / सिडबी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. BIS launched portal for mapping of industrial units and laboratories

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal emphasized the importance of quality in India’s development at the 76th Foundation Day of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in New Delhi.

Portal for mapping of Industrial Units and Laboratorieswas launched on the occasion.

This is a centralized platform for information on industrial units and laboratories across the country.

This will enable analysis of test facilities in the country and help entrepreneurs in accessing information about testing facilities.

He has also launched the Standards National Action Plan (SNAP) 2022- 27.

Piyush Goyal in News

  • Piyush Goel launched right to repair portalfor consumers in New Delhi
  • Piyush Goyal co-chairs India-US CEO Forum
  • Piyush Goyal inaugurated 41st edition of the India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi
  • Piyush Goyal addressed 21st World Congress of Accountants
  • Piyush Goyal addressed Millets-Smart Nutritive Foodsummit in New Delhi

Q.4. Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has informed that the country’s first-ever coal gasification-based Talcher Fertiliser plant in Odisha will be ready to be dedicated to the nation by which year?

केंद्रीय रसायन और उर्वरक मंत्री डॉ. मनसुख मंडाविया ने जानकारी दी है कि ओडिशा में देश का पहला कोयला गैसीकरण आधारित तलचर उर्वरक संयंत्र किस वर्ष तक राष्ट्र को समर्पित करने के लिए तैयार हो जाएगा?

(a) December 2023

(b) August 2023

(c) March 2024

(d) October 2024

(e) March 2025

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Talcher Fertiliser plant in Odisha will be ready by October 2024

Union Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has informed that the country’s first-ever coal gasification-based Talcher Fertiliser plant in Odisha will be ready to be dedicated to the nation by October 2024.

It will be the largest and first coal gasification plant in India. When operational, the plant will help us reduce our dependence on urea imports.

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, five out of four urea plants have already become functional.

The urea plant being constructed at a cost of about 17,000 crore rupees will benefit the farmers across the country besides generating local employment and boosting local economy.

Coal India Ltd, the Gas Authority of India Ltd, and the National Fertiliser Corporation are supporting the setting up the Talcher Fertiliser plant with the coal gasification technology which will address our self-reliance in Urea.

Talcher Fertilizers Ltd has been mandated by the government to revive the erstwhile Talcher plant of FCIL by setting up a new coal gasification-based urea plant with an installed capacity of 12.7 lakh tonne per annum (LMTPA).

About Odisha

  • Capital –Bhubaneswar
  • Chief Minister– Naveen Patnaik

Governor – Ganeshi Lal

Q.5. Which state government has launched a 100-day “Global City” campaign in advance of the Global Investors Summit and G20 summit?

किस राज्य सरकार ने ग्लोबल इन्वेस्टर्स समिट और G20 समिट से पहले 100 दिवसीय “ग्लोबल सिटीअभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Uttar Pradesh government launched UP Global City campaign

The Uttar Pradesh government has launched a 100-day “UP Global City” campaign in advance of the Global Investors Summit and G20 summit.

Objective – To bring urban areas in the state up to global standards, with a focus on improving urban facilities, air quality, cleanliness, and beautification, as well as proper garbage disposal.

The campaign will be implemented in all 762 urban bodies in the state.

The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led government has set a goal of making the state a USD 1 trillion economy in the next five years.

The Global Investors Summit, which takes place from February 10-12, 2023 in Lucknow, will bring together business delegations, corporate and industry leaders, policymakers, academia, think tanks, and political and government leadership from around the world.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Capital– Lucknow
  • Chief Minister– Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor –Anandiben Patel

Q.6. Hockey Wali Sarpanch has signed an agreement with which bank to strengthen farmers of Lambi Ahir Village, Rajasthan?

हॉकी वाली सरपंच ने लंबी अहीर गांव, राजस्थान के किसानों को मजबूत करने के लिए किस बैंक के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) NABARD / नाबार्ड

(b) RBI / आरबीआई

(c) PFRDA / पीएफआरडीए

(d) SEBI / सेबी

(e) SIDBI / सिडबी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Hockey Wali Sarpanch signed an agreement with NABARD to strengthen farmers

Neeru Yadav, fondly known as ‘Hockey Wali Sarpanch’ has taken a new initiative to strengthen farmers of Lambi Ahir Village, Rajasthan.

Yadav has signed an agreement with NABARD to start the Farmers Producers Organisation (FPO) with the assistance of SIIRD (Society of Indian Institute of Rural Development).

Objective – To bring market access of different channels for our farmers, the economy of scale, reduction in transaction cost, and reduction in middlemen.

FPO is a legal entity formed by primary producers. Producers such as farmers, milk producers, fishermen, weavers, rural artisans, craftsmen, etc., can form a company basis equity share.

Sachhi Saheli Mahila Agro Producer Company Limited is the 15th such FPO launched by NABARD in Rajasthan where Yadav has taken the responsibility as Board of Directors of this company.

About National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

Founded – 12 July 1982

Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Chairman – K V Shaji

NABARD established on the recommendations of B. Sivaramman Committee

Recent MoUs Signed in Banking Sector

  • Axis Bank partnered with OPEN to launch a fully digital current account
  • Niva Bupa and Sundaram Finance signed corporate agency agreement
  • HDFC Bank partnered with Microsoft for digital transformation
  • SBI Card partnered with Punjab & Sind Bank to launch co-brand credit cards
  • Bandhan Bank signed MoU with Defence Ministry for defence pensioners

Q.7. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has announced the launch of its ‘360 Financial Protection with its digital-first campaign featuring whom?

आईसीआईसीआई प्रूडेंशियल लाइफ इंश्योरेंस ने अपने डिजिटलप्रथम अभियान के साथ ‘360 वित्तीय सुरक्षाशुरू करने की घोषणा की है जिसमें कौन शामिल है?

(a) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(b) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(c) KL Rahul / केएल राहुल

(d) Dinesh Karthik / दिनेश कार्तिक

(e) Suryakumar Yadav / सूर्यकुमार यादव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. ICICI Prudential signed Suryakumar Yadav for a new campaign

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has launched of its ‘360° Financial Protection with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance’ digital-first campaign featuring cricketer Suryakumar Yadav

The company also provides 360-degree financial protection against any unfortunate event, critical illnesses, and accidents.

Suryakumar Yadav has quickly risen to emerge as one of the most consistent and dependable batters in the white ball format.

The multi-dimensional batter is popularly known as “Mr. 360 degree” for his wide array of shots covering every inch of the field.

Q.8. Who has been reappointed as the Chairman of the Senior Selection Committee of BCCI?

बीसीसीआई की वरिष्ठ चयन समिति के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे फिर से नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ravi Shastri / रवि शास्त्री

(b) Chetan Sharma / चेतन शर्मा

(c) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

(d) Sunil Gavaskar / सुनील गावस्कर

(e) Kapil Dev / कपिल देव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Chetan Sharma reappointed as Chairman of BCCI’s selection committee

Chetan Sharma has been reappointed as the Chairman of the Senior Men’s National Selection Committee.

With Chetan Sharma being recommended for the position of chief selector, Shiv Sundar Das, Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola, and Sridharan Sharath will also be part of the panel.

The board had earlier parted ways with the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee after the Indian team had failed to reach the final of the T20 World Cup last year.

Under Chetan’s tenure, India also failed to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup; in 2021, the team was knocked out in the group stages of the T20 World Cup as well.

Sharma is a former Indian cricketer and politician who played Tests and ODIs as a fast bowler for the Indian cricket team.

He was the first man to take a hat trick in the ODI world cup and achieved this feat in the 1987 Reliance World Cup against New Zealand.

Recent Appointment

  • Chairman of Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council – Saiyam Mehra
  • Vice chairman of Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council – Rajesh Rokde
  • New Speaker of the US House of Representatives – Kevin McCarthy
  • Secretary General of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) – Dr. Vinay Prakash Sing
  • Bihar’s state icon by Election Commission –  Maithili Thakur

Q.9. Who has become the first female Sikh judge in the US?

अमेरिका में पहली महिला सिख जज कौन बनी हैं?

(a) Hima Kohli / हिमा कोहली

(b) Bela Trivedi / बेला त्रिवेदी

(c) Indira Banerjee / इंदिरा बनर्जी

(d) Manpreet Monica Singh / मनप्रीत मोनिका सिंह

(e) Indu Malhotra / इंदु मल्होत्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Manpreet Monica Singh sworn in as First female Sikh judge in US

Indian-origin Manpreet Monica Singh has become the first female Sikh judge in the US.

She was sworn in as a judge of the Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 4 in Texas.

Singh’s father immigrated to the US in the early 1970s.

Singh was born and raised in Houston and now lives in Bellaire with her husband and two children.

A trial lawyer for 20 years, she has been involved in numerous civil rights organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

She has been A trial lawyer for two decades and remains involved with many civil rights organizations at the local, state and national levels.

Recent Appointment

  • Command of the IAF Western Command – Air Marshal Pankaj Mohan Sinha
  • Director General of BSF – Sujoy Lal Thaosen (additional charge)
  • Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) – Dinesh Kumar Shukla
  • Head of Maharashtra government advisory council – N Chandrasekaran
  • Chairman & MD of MOIL – Ajit Kumar Saxena
  • Acting Central Vigilance Commissioner – Praveen K Srivastava

Q.10. Who has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony of the 15th edition of the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF)?

जयपुर इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल (JIFF) के 15वें संस्करण के उद्घाटन समारोह में लाइफटाइम अचीवमेंट अवार्ड से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Mukul Sharma / मुकुल शर्मा

(b) Kalyan Ray / कल्याण राय

(c) Aparna Sen / अपर्णा सेन

(d) Soumitra Chatterjee / सौमित्र चटर्जी

(e) Rituparno Ghosh / रितुपर्णो घोष

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Aparna Sen received Lifetime Achievement Award at Jaipur Film Festival

Veteran actor-director Aparna Sen has honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony of the 15th edition of the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF).

In 1961, Aparna Sen made her film debut in Satyajit Ray’s Teen Kanya. From there, she went on to star in films like Akash Kusum (1965), Aranyer Din Ratri (1970), Baksho Badal (1970) Basanta Bilap (1973), and Pikoor Diary (1981).

She has directed acclaimed movies like 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Paroma (1985), Paromitar Ek Din (2000), Mr and Mrs Iyer (2002), and The Japanese Director (2010).

More than two hundred producers, directors, and scriptwriters attended the event. 282 films from 63 countries will be screened.

Recent Awards

  • Assam highest civilian award ‘AssamBaibhav’ – Dr. Tapan Saikia
  • ‘Best Police Unit’ award for 2021 – Jalna and Nagpur Police (Maharastra)
  • UN-Habitat’s World Habitat Awards 2023 for Jaga Mission – Odisha state
  • Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards 2022 – IIT Madras
  • Atal Samman Award – Prabhu Chandra Mishra
  • First KR Gouri Amma national award – Aleida Guevara

Q.11. Who has been selected for the “Award for Global Leadership” by the Harvard Law School Center in recognition of his lifetime service to the legal profession in the country and around the world?

हार्वर्ड लॉ स्कूल सेंटर द्वारा देश और दुनिया भर में कानूनी पेशे के लिए उनकी आजीवन सेवा के सम्मान में “वैश्विक नेतृत्व के लिए पुरस्कारके लिए किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde / जस्टिस शरद अरविंद बोबड़े

(b) Justice D.Y. Chandrachud / जस्टिस डी. वाई. चंद्रचूड़

(c) Justice Uday Lalit / जस्टिस उदय ललित

(d) Justice N. V. Ramana / जस्टिस एन वी रमना

(e) Justice Ranjan Gogoi / जस्टिस रंजन गोगोई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. CJI Chandrachud to be conferred with ‘Award for Global Leadership’

Chief Justice of India (CJI) D.Y. Chandrachud has been selected for the “Award for Global Leadership” by the Harvard Law School Center in recognition of his lifetime service to the legal profession in the country and around the world.

Chandrachud obtained an LLM degree and a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD) from the Harvard Law School in the United States.

The award will be presented to him at an online event on January 11, 2023.

Justice Chandrachud, who was part of the apex court benches that delivered several landmark verdicts, including the Ayodhya land dispute case, was sworn in as the 50th CJI on November 9, 2022.

Q.12. The Khelo India Senior Women National Kho Kho league is set to take place in which state from 10 to 13 January 2023?

खेलो इंडिया सीनियर महिला राष्ट्रीय खो खो लीग 10 से 13 जनवरी 2023 तक किस राज्य में होने वाली है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Khelo India National Women Kho Kho leagues set to take place in Punjab

The Khelo India Senior Women National Kho Kho league is set to take place at Chandigarh University, Punjab from 10 January to 13 January 2023.

The league is being organized by the Kho Kho Federation of India and will be held over three phases with full financial support from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

A total of 12 teams and close to 200 players are slated to participate.

The Kho Kho women’s league for junior and sub-junior age groups is scheduled from January 16 to 19 at the Alberta Ekka Kho Kho stadium in Hotwar, Ranchi.

Q.13. Who has become the fastest player to reach 1,500 runs in T20 International cricket in terms of balls faced?

गेंदों का सामना करने के मामले में टी20 अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट में सबसे तेज 1,500 रन बनाने वाले खिलाड़ी कौन बन गए हैं?

(a) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(b) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(c) KL Rahul / केएल राहुल

(d) Dinesh Karthik / दिनेश कार्तिक

(e) Suryakumar Yadav / सूर्यकुमार यादव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Surya Kumar Yadav becomes fastest player to reach 1,500 runs in T20I

Indian batter, Suryakumar Yadav has become the fastest player to reach 1,500 runs in T20 International cricket in terms of balls faced.

He took only 843 balls to reach this landmark. However, he is the third-fastest batter to reach the 1,500-run mark in terms of innings

The fastest batters to reach this landmark are Indian batter Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Australian veteran Aaron Finch, and Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who all took 39 innings to score 1,500 runs in T20 International cricket.

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammed Rizwan reached the milestone in 42 innings and Suryakumar did so in 43 innings.

In 45 matches and 43 innings, Suryakumar has scored 1,578 runs at an average of 46.41.

He has three centuries and 13 half-centuries in the format, with the best individual score of 117.

Q.14. Who has won the Girls Under-15 squash title at the most prestigious British Junior Open tournament in Birmingham (UK)?

बर्मिंघम (यूके) में सबसे प्रतिष्ठित ब्रिटिश जूनियर ओपन टूर्नामेंट में गर्ल्स अंडर-15 स्क्वैश का खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Anahat Singh / अनाहत सिंह

(b) Joshna Chinappa / जोशना चिनप्पा

(c) Dipika Pallikal / दीपिका पल्लीकल

(d) Anshika Salunkhe / अंशिका सालुंखे

(e) Tanvi Khanna / तन्वी खन्ना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Anahat Singh won Girls U-15 squash title at British Junior Open Tournament

Indian squash prodigy Anahat Singh has won the Girls Under-15 squash title at the most prestigious British Junior Open tournament in Birmingham (UK).

The 14-year-old defeated Sohaila Hazem of Egypt, 3-1 in the final.

The British Junior Open is held in January every year in the UK where all the best players from all over the world compete to win the coveted title.

This year it was held after a Covid-induced gap of two years.

She has also won the 2022 Scottish Junior Open held in Edinburgh, Scotland in the Girls under-17 categories.

Q.15. World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10 every year. What is the theme of World Hindi Day 2023?

विश्व हिंदी दिवस हर साल 10 जनवरी को मनाया जाता है। विश्व हिंदी दिवस 2023 की थीम क्या है?

(a) Great recitation and poems

(b) Hindi Vishwa Aur Bharatiya Sanskriti

(c) To make Hindi a part of public opinion

(d) Hindi: Traditional Knowledge to Artificial Intelligence

(e) New World, New India, New Hindi

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. 10 January – World Hindi Day

World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10 every year.

It is celebrated worldwide to promote the use of the Hindi language and raise awareness about it.

This day was observed for the first time in 2006. However, the World Hindi Conference was held in 1975.

This day is not to be confused with National Hindi Day, which is commemorated on September 14 annually.

Theme 2023 – Hindi: Traditional Knowledge to Artificial Intelligence.

The Union of India adopted Hindi as its official language in 1950. According to Article 343, the Constitution of India states that the official language of India shall be Hindi in Devanagari script.

World Hindi Day was first celebrated on January 10, 2006. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh adopted it. On this day, various events are organized around the world to promote the language and celebrate its rich heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

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