Current Affairs Quiz 11th January 2023 Quiz

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Q.1. Which state’s tourism board has signed MoUs with chapters of eight countries of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) at the 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention?

किस राज्य के पर्यटन बोर्ड ने 17वें प्रवासी भारतीय दिवस सम्मेलन में भारतीय मूल के लोगों के वैश्विक संगठन (जीओपीआईओ) के आठ देशों के अध्यायों के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. MP Tourism Board signed MoUs with 8 countries

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board has signed MoUs with chapters of eight countries of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) at the 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention Indore.

These MoUs were signed with France Metropole Paris, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Martinique, Sri Lanka, GOPIO International, Malaysia, and Mauritius.

These MoUs have been executed with the aim of boosting cooperation in the development of the Tourism sector of the State, and promotion, and publicity of tourist places.

About Madhya Pradesh

  • Capital – Bhopal
  • Chief Minister – Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor – Mangubhai C. Patel

Recent MoUs

  • Odisha Government signed an MoU with NIOT for protecting coastline
  • Bihar govt signed agreement with ICCR to showcase its soft power to world
  • Andhra Pradesh government signed an MoU with NISG for integrated land management system
  • Andhra Pradesh signed an MoU with Parley for the Oceans to save seas from pollution
  • CPRI signed an MoU with Chhattisgarh Government to set up a regional testing lab

Q.2. Which state has become the country’s first fully digital banking state?

कौन सा राज्य देश का पहला पूर्ण डिजिटल बैंकिंग राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Kerala becomes country’s first fully digital banking state

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has declared Kerala as the first state in the country to go fully digital in its banking service.

This achievement was possible due to social interventions through local self-government institutions along with infrastructure development and technological advances in the banking sector.

He has also announced that the ambitious Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON) project of the state government will reduce the digital divide.

The K-FON will ensure internet facility to everyone in the state and 17,155 km-long optic fibre cable network has been laid.  Once the project gets completed, internet will be available to everyone in the state either for a cheaper price or for free-of-cost.

About Kerala

  • Capital – Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan

Q.3. India has signed an MoU with which of the following country to enhance cooperation in the training of diplomats?

राजनयिकों के प्रशिक्षण में सहयोग बढ़ाने के लिए भारत ने निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Tanzania / तंजानिया

(b) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(c) Oman / ओमान

(d) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(e) Panama / पनामा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. India signed MoU with Panama to enhance cooperation in training of diplomats

India has signed an MoU with Panama to enhance cooperation in the training of diplomats.

The official agreement was exchanged in the presence of External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and Panamanian Foreign Minister Janaina Tewaney, who met on the sidelines of the 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention in Indore.

The agreement would allow diplomats from both countries to continue benefiting from the exchange of knowledge and experiences in their respective fields of diplomatic academics.

Both countries have also discussed the opportunities for greater economic, health, finance and people-to-people linkages.

Panamanian Minister has also joined the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore.

Recent MoUs

  • India signed an agreement with Austria for migration and mobility
  • India & Cyprus sign agreement on defence and military cooperation
  • India and Germany signed Migration and Mobility Agreement
  • India & EU signed an agreement for climate, quantum tech
  • India signed an agreement with Netherlands to formalize bilateral Fast-Track Mechanism

Q.4. Which of the following films has been shortlisted for Oscars 2023?

निम्नलिखित में से किस फिल्म को ऑस्कर 2023 के लिए शॉर्टलिस्ट किया गया है?

(a) RRR

(b) The Kashmir Files

(c) KGF 2

(d) Pushpa

(e) Attack

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ nominated for Oscars 2023

Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been shortlisted for Oscars 2023.

Actors Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborthy, Darshan Kumar, and Pallavi Joshi are also shortlisted for the best actor category.

Rishabh Shetty’s ‘Kantara’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, Paan Nalin’s ‘The Chello Show’ and SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ have also been selected for the Oscars.

The film had incidentally collected over ₹200 crores at the box office.

Meanwhile, Kannada film Kantara has made it to the Oscars qualification list in the ‘Best Picture and ’Best Actor’ categories. Written and directed by Rishab Shetty, the blockbuster had minted ₹400 crores at the box office worldwide last year.

Q.5. SS Rajamouli’s film RRR has won Best Original Song for which song at the 80th ‘Golden Globe Awards 2023’ award ceremony?

एसएस राजामौली की फिल्म आरआरआर ने 80वेंगोल्डन ग्लोब अवार्ड्स 2023′ पुरस्कार समारोह में किस गीत के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ मूल गीत का पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Dosti / दोस्ती

(b) Naatu Naatu / नातु नातु

(c) Janani / जननी

(d) Komuram Bheemudo / कोमुराम भीमूडो

(e) Raamam Raaghavam / रामम राघवम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. RRR won Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu at Golden Globes

South Cinema’s film RRR has created history at the 80th ‘Golden Globe Awards 2023’ award ceremony.

SS Rajamouli’s film RRR won Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu, one of the two categories it was nominated in.

It was also nominated in Best Non-English Language Film which was won by ‘Argentina 1985.

RRR has already won other international honours including Best Director for Rajamouli at the New York Film Critics Circle awards.

RRR, which made over ₹ 1,200 crore globally, has already won a slew of international honours including Best Director for Rajamouli at the New York Film Critics Circle awards.

RRR has submitted itself for consideration in various Oscar categories as well and is expected to be nominated in at least one category if not more.

Q.6. Who among the following has received the Dr. Patangrao Kadam award?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे डॉ पतंगराव कदम पुरस्कार मिला है?

(a) Adar Poonawalla / अदार पूनावाला

(b) Mukesh Ambani / मुकेश अंबानी

(c) Shiv Nadar / शिव नादर

(d) Dr. Tapan Saikia / डॉ. तपन सैकिया

(e) Dr. Ravi Kant Sharma / डॉ. रविकांत शर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Adar Poonawalla received Patangrao Kadam award

CEO of Vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla has received the Dr. Patangrao Kadam award for their contribution in the fight against COVID-19.

Poonawalla is the first one to be conferred with Dr. Patangrao Kadam Memorial Award.

Patangrao Kadam was an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra and the award has been set up in his memory.

The vaccines provided by SII during the pandemic showed the country’s strength to the world.

Adar Poonawalla was carrying forward the legacy of his father Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla as SII has manufactured 160 vaccines.

Recent Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award at 15th Jaipur Film Festival – Aparna Sen
  • Assam highest civilian award ‘Assam Baibhav’ – 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

Q.7. Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) commencing which edition of exercise ‘Veer Guardian-2023’ at Hyakuri Air Base in Japan from 12 January 2023 to 26 January 2023?

भारतीय वायु सेना (IAF) और जापान एयर सेल्फ डिफेंस फोर्स (JASDF) ने 12 जनवरी 2023 से 26 जनवरी 2023 तक जापान के हयाकुरी एयर बेस मेंवीर गार्जियन-2023′ अभ्यास का कौन सा संस्करण शुरू किया है?

(a) First / पहला

(b) Second / दूसरा

(c) Third / तीसरा

(d) Fouth / चौथा

(e) Fifth / पांचवां

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. India and Japan to hold 1st bilateral air exercise ‘Veer Guardian-2023’

India and Japan are all set to commence the maiden joint air exercise Veer Guardian 2023.

Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) will hold the first bilateral air exercise at Hyakuri Air Base in Japan from 12 January 2023 to 26 January 2023.

Exercise ‘Veer Guardian 2023’ between the Indian Air Force and the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) will be conducted from January 12 to 26 at the Hyakuri air base and Iruma air base in Japan.

During the joint air exercise Veer Guardian 2023, the participating IAF contingent will include four Su-30 MKI, two C-17 & one IL-78 aircraft. On the other hand, the JASDF contingent will consist of four F-2 & four F-15 aircraft.

Recent Exercise

  • 16th edition of India & Nepal Joint Training Excercise Surya Kiran begins in Saljhandi, Nepal
  • India & Kazakhstan joint military exercise KAZIND 2022 begins in Umroi, Meghalaya
  • 7th edition of US-India Naval Exercise Sangam held in Goa
  • The Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise ‘Samanvay 2022’ has been conducted at Air Force Station, Agra.
  • A joint military exercise between India-Malaysia “Harimau Shakti-2022” has been started at Pulai Klang in Malaysia

Q.8. Who has won the men’s single Adelaide International 1 title 2023?

2023 का पुरुष एकल एडिलेड इंटरनेशनल 1 खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Novak Djokovic / नोवाक जोकोविच

(b) Rafael Nadal / राफेल नडाल

(c) Roger Federer / रोजर फ़ेडरर

(d) Alexander Zverev / अलेक्जेंडर ज्वेरेव

(e) Sebastian Korda / सेबस्टियन कोर्डा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Novak Djokovic won men’s single Adelaide International 1 title 2023

Serbian Tennis Player Novak Djokovic has defeated America’s Sebastian Korda to win the 2023 Adelaide International 1 men’s singles title 2023.

In the women’s final at Adelaide International 1, Aryna Sabalenka won the women’s singles by defeating Linda Noskova of the Czech Republic. This was her 11th WTA Tour singles title.

Men’s doubles: Lloyd Glasspool (United Kingdom) and Harri Heliovaara (Finland)

Women’s doubles: Asia Muhammad (United States) and Taylor Townsend (United States)

Q.9. Dwaine Pretorius has announced his retirement from international cricket. From which of the following countries does he belong?

ड्वेन प्रिटोरियस ने अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से संन्यास की घोषणा की है। वह निम्नलिखित में से किस देश से संबंधित है?

(a) England / इंग्लैंड

(b) New Zealand /न्यूजीलैंड

(c) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(d) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(e) Ireland / आयरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Dwaine Pretorius announces retirement from international cricket

South Africa all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has announced his retirement from international cricket.

The all-rounder had made a total of 60 appearances for the Proteas across all formats, with the maximum being in the shorter format.

Pretorius had featured in 30 T20ls, 27 ODIs, and 3 Tests, in which he amassed 1895 runs and scalped 77 wickets.

He made his international debut in 2016 and was part of the South Africa squad for the 2019 ODI World Cup and the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Pretorius had finished as the joint-highest wicket-taker from the Proteas camp in the T20 World Cup in UAE, where he picked nine wickets in five matches.

Recently Retired Players

  • Sania Mirza – International Tennis – India
  • Farhaan Behardien – International Cricket – South African
  • Karim Benzema – International Football – France
  • Ben Stokes – One Day International Cricket – England
  • Dinesh Ramdin – International Cricket – West Indies
  • Tamim Iqbal – T20 International – Bangladesh
  • Lendl Simmons – International Cricket – West Indies
  • Eoin Morgan – International Cricket – England
  • Mohammad Hafeez – International Cricket – Pakistan
  • Ross Taylor – International Cricket – New Zealand

Q.10. Who has equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most hundreds at home in ODI Cricket recently?

हाल ही में वनडे क्रिकेट में घर में सबसे ज्यादा शतक लगाने के सचिन तेंदुलकर के रिकॉर्ड की बराबरी किसने की 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.10.(a)

Exp. Virat Kohli equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most hundreds

Former India skipper Virat Kohli has become the batter with the joint most ODI centuries in a country when he scored a hundred against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series in Guwahati.

It was Kohli’s 20th ODI hundred in India, equaling the record held by batting great Sachin Tendulkar.

Kohli took only 99 innings to score his 20 ODI hundreds on home soil, while Sachin did so in 160 innings.

South Africa’s Hashim Amla (14 centuries in South Africa in 69 innings) and Ricky Ponting (14 centuries in Australia in 151 innings) are next in the list of most ODI hundreds in a country.

Among the active players, Virat continues to be the ‘Century King’, with a total of 73 hundreds. Other players that follow him in the list are David Warner (Australia) – 45, Joe Root (England) – 44, Steve Smith (Australia) 42 and Rohit Sharma (India) 41.

Q.11. Eminent techno-educationist Professor K.K. Abdul Ghaffar’s autobiography ‘Najan Sakshi’ (I as a Witness) has been released by?

प्रख्यात तकनीकीशिक्षाविद् प्रोफेसर के.के. अब्दुल गफ्फार की आत्मकथानजन साक्षी‘ (मैं एक गवाह के रूप में) किसके द्वारा जारी की गई है?

(a) Ravi Shastri / रवि शास्त्री

(b) Chetan Sharma / चेतन शर्मा

(c) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

(d) Mahendra Singh Dhoni / महेन्द्र सिंह धोनी

(e) Suryakumar Yadav / सूर्यकुमार यादव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Dhoni released autobiography of Prof KK Abdul Gaffar

Noted Techno-educationalist Professor K.K. Abdul Gaffar’s autobiography ‘Njaan Sakshi’ (me as the witness) has been released by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

It will provide an insight into the journey of Prof. Gaffar and how education and students have changed over time.

The first copy of this book was received by Marwan Al Mulla, the CEO of Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

He also presented copies of the book to dignitaries including actor Tovino Thomas at the occasion.

Recent Book

  • Revolutionaries: The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom – Sanjeev Sanyal
  • Chief Minister’s Diary No.1. – Released by – Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi; Authored by – Assam CM
  • A book titled ‘Ambedkar: A Life – Shashi Tharoor
  • Forks in the Road: My Days at RBI and Beyond – C. Rangarajan
  • The Indian Navy@75 Reminiscing the Voyage – Ranjit B Rai and Aritra Banerjee

Q.12. Who is the author of a book titled ‘Human Anatomy’?

ह्यूमन एनाटॉमीनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Dr. V. G. Somani / डॉ. वी. जी. सोमानी

(b) Dr. S. Eswara Reddy / डॉ. एस ईश्वरा रेड्डी

(c) Dr. Ashvini Kumar Dwivedi / डॉ अश्विनी कुमार द्विवेदी

(d) Dr. Tapan Saikia / डॉ. तपन सैकिया

(e) Dr. Ravi Kant Sharma / डॉ. रविकांत शर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. AK Dwivedi’s book ‘Human Anatomy’ released by Governor of MP

A Medical book ‘Human Anatomy’ in Hindi Manav sharir Rachna Vigyan was released by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh Shri Mangubhai Patel and written by Dr. Ashvini Kumar Dwivedi.

This book has been published by Madhya Pradesh Hindi Granth Academy.

Dwivedi is a Homeopathic Doctor of Indore Professor & HOD Physiology SKRP Gujarati Homeopathic Medical College Indore and member of the Scientific Advisory Board in the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH (Govt. of India).

The Foreword has been written by Dr. Mohan Yadav, Minister of Higher Education in the MP Government.

Recent Book

  • Fit At Any Age – Launched Retd. Air Marshal PV lyer
  • Miracles of Face Yoga – Mansi Gulati
  • India: The Mother of Democracy – Prepared and published by ICHR & launched by Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Now You Breathe – Rakhi Kapoor
  • The World: A Family History – Simon Sebag
  • Nuclearization of Asia – French author Rene Naba

Q.13. Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has released the Theme of National Science Day 2023 at a function in New Delhi. What is the theme of National Science Day 2023?

विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्री डॉ. जितेंद्र सिंह ने नई दिल्ली में एक समारोह में राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान दिवस 2023 की थीम जारी की है। राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान दिवस 2023 की थीम क्या है?

(a) We need more basic science to achieve

(b) Women in Science

(c) Science for the People and People for Science

(d) Global Science for Global Wellbeing

(e) Science for Nation Building

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Jitendra Singh released theme of National Science Day 2023

Union Minister of Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has released the Theme of National Science Day 2023 at a function in New Delhi.

Theme 2023 – Global Science for Global Wellbeing

The theme has been chosen for the purpose of raising public appreciation of scientific issues in a global context which is having a bearing on global Well-being.

National Science Day is celebrated every year on the 28th of February to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian Physicist Sir C V Raman.

The government of India designated 28 February as National Science Day (NSD) in 1986.  On this day Sir C.V. Raman announced the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.

Q.14. Renowned poet and Kashmir’s first Jnanpith awardee Professor Rahman Rahi passed away recently at the age of 98. In which year was he honored with the Jnanpith Award?

प्रसिद्ध कवि और कश्मीर के पहले ज्ञानपीठ पुरस्कार विजेता प्रोफेसर रहमान राही का हाल ही में 98 वर्ष की आयु में निधन हो गया। उन्हें किस वर्ष ज्ञानपीठ पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया था?

(a) 2005

(b) 2007

(c) 2006

(d) 2008

(e) 2010

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Kashmir’s first Jnanpith awardee Rehman Rahi passed away

Renowned poet and Kashmir’s first Jnanpith awardee Prof. Rehman Rahi passed away recently at the age of 98.

Rahi wrote several beautiful poems and also translated the works of many renowned poets of other languages into Kashmiri.

In 2007, he received the highest literary award in the country, the Jnanpith award for his collection ‘Siyah Rood Jaeren Manz’ (In Black Drizzle).

Earlier, in the year 2000, the poet was also honored with the prestigious Padma Shri award.

Rahi received Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961 for his collection of poems called ‘Nawroz-i-Saba’.

Q.15. Father of Laparoscopic Surgery Dr. Tehemton Erach Udwadia passed away recently at the age of 88. In which year did he receive the Padam Bhushan?

लेप्रोस्कोपिक सर्जरी के जनक डॉ. टेहेम्टन एराच उदवाडिया का हाल ही में 88 वर्ष की आयु में निधन हो गया। उन्हें किस वर्ष पदम भूषण मिला था?

(a) 2002

(b) 2005

(c) 2010

(d) 2015

(e) 2017

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. Father of laparoscopic surgery Tehemton Udwadia passed away

Dr. Tehemton Erach Udwadia, an Indian Surgeon and Gastroenterologist, who was known as the ‘father of laparoscopic surgery in India’ passed away, at the age of 88.

He was the 1st surgeon in India to introduce laparoscopy in surgery in 1972, and the 1st to perform laparoscopic surgery in the developing world in 1990.

The doctor was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian award, in 2017.

In 2002, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to the field of medicine.

 

 

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