Current Affairs Quiz 19th April 2023 Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 19th April 2023 Quiz

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Q.1. Union government has approved Rs 638 cr under the Namami Gange programme for how many projects?

केंद्र सरकार ने नमामि गंगे कार्यक्रम के तहत कितनी परियोजनाओं के लिए 638 करोड़ रुपये मंजूर किए हैं?

(a) 5

(b) 6

(c) 7

(d) 8

(e) 9

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Centre approves Rs 638 cr under Namami Gange programme

Eight projects worth approximately ₹638 crore were approved in the 48th meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).

In an attempt to clean River Hindon, which is a tributary of River Yamuna, four projects worth Rs. 407.39 crore were approved for pollution abatement in the Shamli district. These projects are part of the comprehensive Hindon Rejuvenation Plan.

Hindon River is identified as a Priority I polluted river stretch. The projects which were sanctioned are to prevent the flow of polluted water into Krishna River.

The four projects in Shamli district include the construction of 5 Million Litres per Day (MLD) Sewage Treatment Plant (Nirmal Jal Kendra), 5 KLD Septage Co-treatment Facility, Interception & Diversion (I&D) and other works in Babri and Bantikhera villages.

As part of preparations for the Mahakumbh in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, in 2025, one project for development of 7 ghats in Prayagraj was also approved in the EC meeting.

The ghats include Dashashmedh Ghat, Quila Ghat, Naukayan Ghat, Gyan Ganga Ashram Ghat, Saraswati Ghat, Maheva Ghat and Rasulabad Ghat. These ghats will have amenities such as area for bathing, change room, universal access ramp, drinking water points, flood lights for night, kiosks, landscaping etc.

About Namami Gange Programme

  • Namami Gange Programme’, is an integrated conservation mission, approved as ‘flagship programme’ by the Union Government in June 2014 with budget outlay of ₹20,000 crore.
  • This project is aimed at accomplishing the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.

Q.2. Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda has launched the marketing and logistics development for PTP-NER scheme in Manipur. What is the meaning of the second P in PTP-NER?

जनजातीय मामलों के मंत्री अर्जुन मुंडा ने मणिपुर में पीटीपीएनईआर योजना के लिए विपणन और रसद विकास का शुभारंभ किया है। पीटीपीएनईआर में दूसरे पी का क्या अर्थ है?

(a) Promotion

(b) Products

(c) Personal

(d) Procurement

(e) Project

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Arjun Munda launched scheme to promote tribal products from northeast

Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda has launched Marketing and Logistics Development for Promotion of Tribal Products from the North-Eastern Region (PTP-NER) scheme in Manipur.

The scheme has been introduced for the benefit of Scheduled Tribes of the North-Eastern Region.

It has the vision to strengthen livelihood opportunities for tribal artisans through increased efficiency in procurement, logistics and marketing of tribal products from North Eastern States.

The scheme will apply to the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

As part of the scheme, it is planned to initiate empanelment of tribal artisans from North Eastern Region by organizing 68 Tribal Artisan Melas from today onwards in various districts of the region.

About Manipur

  • Capital – Imphal
  • Chief Minister – Biren Singh
  • Governor – Anusuiya Uikey

Q.3. Who has launched the ‘Sangathan Se Samriddhi’ campaign to bring marginalized rural women into SHGs network?

एसएचजी नेटवर्क में वंचित ग्रामीण महिलाओं को लाने के लिए संगठन से समृद्धि अभियान किसने शुरू किया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Giriraj Singh / गिरिराज सिंह

(c) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(d) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(e) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Government launches ‘Sangathan se Samriddhi’ scheme

Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh has launched ‘Sangathan Se Samriddhi’ campaign.

It will empower marginalized rural households by bringing all eligible rural women into the fold of Self-Help Groups (SHGs).

The government is targeting to bring 10 crore women under the purview of SHGs from the existing 9 crore.

The number of members, which was only 2.35 crore in May 2014, has now crossed 9 crore.

The government has set a target that every woman associated with self-help groups should be able to earn one lakh rupees annually.

Recent Inauguration by Union Ministers

  • Giriraj Singh initiates ‘Captive Employment’ Scheme
  • Giriraj Singh inaugurated SARAS AAJEEVIKA MELA 2022
  • Hardeep Singh Puri launched the ‘Women Icons Leading Swachhata’ (WINS) Awards 2023.
  • Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated 5th South Asian Geoscience Conference in Jaipur
  • Hardeep Singh Puri launched guidelines for City Finance Rankings and City Beauty Competition

Q.4. Who has launched YUVA PORTAL in New Delhi, which will help in connecting and identifying potential young Start-Ups?

नई दिल्ली में किसने युवा पोर्टल लॉन्च किया है, जो संभावित युवा स्टार्टअप्स को जोड़ने और पहचानने में मदद करेगा?

(a) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

(b) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(c) Jitendra Singh / जितेंद्र सिंह

(d) Nitin Gadkari / नितिन गडकरी

(e) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Jitendra Singh launches ‘YUVA PORTAL’ to identify potential young Start-Ups

Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has launched – YUVA PORTAL in New Delhi, which will help in connecting and identifying potential young Start-Ups.

Dr. Singh also launched the One Week -One Lab programme.

The event emphasises the need for broad-based participation from stakeholders in the industry for startups to remain sustainable.

Each of the 37 CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) laboratories is dedicated to a different specialised area of work.

The One Week – One Lab program will provide an opportunity to CSIR laboratories.

Recent Inauguration by Jitendra Singh

  • Jitendra Singh inaugurated Asia’s largest 4-meter International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) at Devasthal in Uttarakhand.
  • Jitendra Singh launched a portal for research grants and funds for women scientists by CSIR council under CSIR-ASPIRE.
  • Jitendra Singh inaugurated a two-day Regional Conference in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Jitendra Singh launched “Geospatial Hackathon”
  • Jitendra Singh inaugurated Incubation Centre at NRDC

Q.5. The Centre has approved the project of development of an Oil Jetty at Deendayal Port, Kandla in Gujarat for how many crore rupees?

केंद्र ने गुजरात में दीनदयाल बंदरगाह, कांडला में कितने करोड़ रुपये की तेल जेटी के विकास की परियोजना को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) 103 crore

(b) 113 crore

(c) 123 crore

(d) 133 crore

(e) 143 crore

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Centre approves over Rs 123 crore Oil Jetty development project at Deendayal Port

The Centre has approved the project of development of an Oil Jetty at Deendayal Port, Kandla in Gujarat for over 123 crore rupees.

The proposed project is designed to increase the cargo handling capacity of the port, which will attribute to a reduction in the turn-around time of liquid vessels.

This project will increase Deendayal Port’s income through the collection of Royalty from the Concessionaire.

About Gujarat

  • Capital- Gandhinagar
  • Chief Minister- Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel
  • Governor- Acharya Devvrat

Q.6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first Global Buddhist Summit in which city?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने किस शहर में पहले वैश्विक बौद्ध शिखर सम्मेलन का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Patna / पटना

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated first Global Buddhist Summit in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first Global Buddhist Summit in New Delhi.

The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with its grantee body International Buddhist Confederation host the two-day Summit.

The theme of the Global Buddhist Summit is Responses to Contemporary Challenges: Philosophy to Praxis.

For the first time, prominent Buddhist monks from various countries visit India and take part in the Summit.

This global Summit will mark the significance and importance of India in Buddhism, as Buddhism was born in India. This global summit will also be a medium to enhance cultural and diplomatic relationships with other countries.

PM Modi in News

  • PM Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation various projects worth 10,900 crore rupees in Guwahati
  • PM Modi addresses 5th International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
  • PM Modi flagged off Bhopal-New Delhi 11th Vande Bharat Express
  • PM Modi inaugurated CBI’s diamond jubilee celebrations
  • PM Narendra Modi has launched an app called ‘Call Before u Dig’.
  • PM Modi addressed the ‘One World TB Summit’ at Rudrakash Convention Centre, at Varanasi.

Q.7. Which Fintech company has launched its UPI-based peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, providing its users with a new payment option?

किस फिनटेक कंपनी ने अपने उपयोगकर्ताओं को एक नया भुगतान विकल्प प्रदान करते हुए अपना यूपीआईआधारित पीयरटूपीयर (पी2पी) भुगतान लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Razorpay

(b) CRED

(c) Freecharge

(d) Paytm

(e) Razorpay

Answer & Explanation

Exp. CRED launches UPI-based P2P payments

Fintech major CRED has launched its UPI-based peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, providing its users with a new payment option.

The feature allows CRED members access to ‘pay anyone’ through their contact list, phone numbers, or UPI IDs.

The new payment experience has been introduced after the launch of Scan & Pay in October 2022. As scan and pay gain traction, CRED expects the number of merchants to grow.

Now with the launch of P2P UPI payments, CRED members will have multiple payment options including offline payments (UPI P2P, Scan & Pay, Tap to Pay), online merchant payments (CRED Pay, CRED flash) and bill payments.  

Q.8. Karnataka Bank has launched a special home loan campaign — ‘KBL Centenary Mahotsav’. Where is the headquarters of Karnataka Bank?

कर्नाटक बैंक ने एक विशेष गृह ऋण अभियान – ‘केबीएल शताब्दी महोत्सवशुरू किया है। कर्नाटक बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Chennai / चेन्नई

(d) Mangalore / मैंगलोर

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Karnataka Bank launches home loan campaign

Karnataka Bank has launched a special home loan campaign — ‘KBL Centenary Mahotsav’ from April 17 to July 17.

Karnataka Bank has developed digital loan products for home loans allowing customers to enjoy seamless digital processing and immediate in-principle approvals at their convenience and comfort.

Customers can avail home loan with discount in upfront fee, attractive rate of interest starting from 8.75 percent, and nil processing charges for home loan under the ‘KBL Centenary Mahotsav’ campaign.

About Karnataka Bank

  • Founded- 18 February 1924
  • Headquarters– Mangalore, Karnataka
  • MD & CEO- Sekhar Rao

Recent Facilities Launched in Banks & Insurance Sector

  • SIDBI launches new financing solution “Mission 50K-EV4ECO” for electric vehicle space
  • ICICI Bank introduced easy EMI facility for UPI payments made by scanning QR code.
  • DBS Bank India launched DigiPortfolio
  • Canara Bank launches Premium Payroll Account
  • Axis Bank and VISA have jointly launched a mobile application ‘Digital Dukaan’
  • Axis Bank launched ‘MicroPay’ based on ‘Pin on Mobile’ technology for digital payments

Q.9. Which bank has recently launched India’s 1st Voice Biometric Authentication Banking App?

किस बैंक ने हाल ही में भारत का पहला वॉयस बायोमेट्रिक प्रमाणीकरण बैंकिंग ऐप लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) City Union Bank / सिटी यूनियन बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. City Union Bank launches India’s 1st Voice Biometric Authentication Banking App

City Union Bank has launched the country’s first voice biometric authentication for logging into mobile banking app.

The voice biometric service was developed by Chennai-based deeptech start-up, Kaizen Secure Voiz Pvt Ltd, under the guidance of the 5G use case lab of the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT).

Customers have to register their voice once, which will be validated on various parameters.

The service will prevent fraud based on PIN / OTP and the technology is fool-proof against recorded or mimicked voices.

About City Union Bank

  • Founded- 1904
  • Founders- Santhanam Iyer; S. Krishna Iyer; V. Krishnaswami Iyengar
  • Headquarters- Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
  • CEO- Dr. N. Kamakodi

Q.10. Who has been appointed to a task force set up to expand partnerships between universities in the United States and India?

संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका और भारत में विश्वविद्यालयों के बीच साझेदारी का विस्तार करने के लिए गठित टास्क फोर्स में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Neeli Bendapudi / नीली बेंदापुडी

(b) Aruna Miller / अरुणा मिलर

(c) Apsara A Iyer / अप्सरा ए अय्यर

(d) Janani Ramachandran /   जननी रामचंद्रन

(e) Sonia Guajajara / सोनिया गुज्जारा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Neeli Bendapudi named to a US-India task force

Indian-origin academic Neeli Bendapudi has been appointed as one of five co-chairs of an Association of American Universities (AAU) task force focused on the expansion of research and academic partnerships among higher education institutions in the US and India.

AAU created the national task force in coordination with the Biden administration’s US-India initiative on critical and emerging technology, which seeks to grow technological and industrial collaboration between the two nations.

Bendapudi was president of the University of Louisville, where she oversaw a series of transformative efforts spanning academics; finance; health enterprise, philanthropy; athletics; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and more.

Bendapudi is the first woman to serve as president of the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Recent Appointment of Persons of Indian Origin

  • Warrant Officer of UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) – Subby Subramaniam
  • Deputy Secretary of State, Management and Resources in USA – Richard Verma
  • First Woman President of Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Rajasthan – Dr. Sheenu Jhawar
  • First Head of NASA’s ‘Moon To Mars’ Programme – Amit Kshatriya
  • First Assistant Police chief in USA’ Connecticut – Manmeet Colon (Indian-origin Sikh woman)

Q.11. Who has been awarded for the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2023?

मैल्कम आदिसेशिया पुरस्कार 2023 के लिए किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Amartya Sen / अमर्त्य सेन

(b) Utsa Patnaik / उत्सा पटनायक

(c) Prabhat Patnaik / प्रभात पटनायक

(d) Abhijit Sen / अभिजीत सेन

(e) Abhijit Banerjee / अभिजीत बनर्जी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Utsa Patnaik wins Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2023

A renowned economist of national and international repute, Utsa Patnaik has been selected for the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2023.

The award is given every year by the Malcolm & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust.

The prestigious national award honours outstanding social scientists selected by a national-level jury specially constituted for this purpose, from the nominations received.

The previous winner of the prize was Indian economist Prabhat Patnaik, who won it in 2022.

The award will be given with a citation and a prize money of ₹2 lakh at a function to be held in Chennai.

Recent Awards

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Samman – Raj Subramaniam
  • Business Leader of the Decade – Kumar Mangalam Birla
  • Maratha Udyog Ratna 2023 Award – Nilesh Sambare
  • Young Urologist of the Year Award by the American Urological Association (AUA) – Indian-American Dr. Nitya Abraham
  • Poland’s highest honour ‘Order of the White Eagle’ – Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky

Q.12. Who has become the first Indian woman to win Wisden Almanack’s Leading Cricketer of the Year Award 2022?

विजडन अल्मनैक के लीडिंग क्रिकेटर ऑफ ईयर अवार्ड 2022 जीतने वाली पहली भारतीय महिला कौन बनी हैं?

(a) Harleen Deol / हरलीन देओल

(b) Harmanpreet Kaur / हरमनप्रीत कौर

(c) Renuka Singh / रेणुका सिंह

(d) Smriti Mandhana / स्मृति मंधाना

(e) Deepti Sharma / दीप्ति शर्मा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Suryakumar Yadav & Harmanpreet Kaur named Wisden’s leading T20I cricketer

Wisden Cricketers Almanack has released the list of top-5 cricketers of the year 2022.

Suryakumar won the honour of Wisden Almanack’s leading T20I cricketer while Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian woman to win the Cricketer of the Year award.

Apart from Kaur, the list also includes the names of Tom Blundell (New Zealand), Ben Foakes (England), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) and Matthew Potts (England).

Apart from this, Ben Stokes of England has been selected as the best cricketer in the world for the year 2022-23 among male players.

Harmanpreet has received this honor for her excellent performance last year. Harmanpreet scored an unbeaten 143 off 111 balls in the ODI against England in the year 2022.

Suryakumar Yadav is currently the world’s number-1 batsman in T20 cricket. He played 31 matches in the year 2022 and scored 1,164 runs at an impressive strike rate of 187.43. Which is the second most runs ever in a calendar year. During this, he had scored 2 centuries and 9 half-centuries.

Q.13. World Liver Day is observed every year on which day?

विश्व लीवर दिवस हर साल किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 20 April / 20 अप्रैल

(b) 21 April / 21 अप्रैल

(c)  17 April / 17 अप्रैल

(d) 18 April / 18 अप्रैल

(e) 19 April / 19 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 19 April – World Liver Day

World Liver Day is observed every year on 19 April.

Objective – To spread awareness about liver-related disease.

Theme 2023 – Be vigilant, do a regular liver check-up, fatty liver can affect anyone.

The liver is one of the most complex organs in the human body. It plays a pivotal role in our body’s immunity, digestion and metabolism. Plus, it also carries out the filtration of toxins, stores vitamins and minerals, and produces bile, among other functions.

Liver is also the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain.

Human Liver Weight – 1.5 Kg

Q.14. Abdul Azeem passed away recently. Who was he?

अब्दुल अजीम का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह कौन थे?

(a) Writer / लेखक

(b) Politician / राजनेता

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former Ranji opener Abdul Azeem passed away

Former Hyderabad cricketer and one of the finest openers in the domestic circuit, Abdul Azeem passed away.

In a career spanning 73 first-class games between 1980-95, the dashing opener scored 12 centuries and 18 fifties.

Making his first-class debut in 1979-80, he went on to play 73 matches, scoring 4,644 runs with 12 centuries including a triple century against Tamil Nadu at Gymkhana ground.















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