Current Affairs Quiz 25th April 2023 Quiz

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Q.1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently flagged off the country’s first water metro in which city?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने हाल ही में किस शहर में देश की पहली जल मेट्रो को हरी झंडी दिखाई है?

(a) Kanyakumari / कन्याकूमारी

(b) Chennai / चेन्नई

(c) Visakhapatnam / विशाखापत्तनम

(d) Kochi / कोच्चि

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM Modi flagged off India’s first water metro project in Kochi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the country’s first water metro that connects ten small islands surrounding the port city of Kochi in Kerala.

Water Metro is a unique urban mass transit system with the same experience and ease of travel as that of the conventional metro system. It is very useful in cities like Kochi.

Metro Lite is a low-cost Mass Rapid Transit System with the same experience and ease of travel in terms of comfort, convenience, safety, punctuality, reliability, and environment friendliness as that of the conventional metro system.

It is a low-cost mobility solution for tier-2 cities and smaller cities with Peak Hour Peak Direction Traffic up to 15,000.

The metro project will start with eight electric hybrid boats manufactured by Cochin Shipyard Limited.

Total cost of the project is Rs 1,137 crore. German funding agency KFW and the state government funded the project.

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

Q.2. The First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting begins in which city?

पहली G20 वित्त मंत्रियों और सेंट्रल बैंक गवर्नर्स (FMCBG) की बैठक किस शहर में शुरू हुई?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting begins in Bengaluru

The First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting begins in Bengaluru, Karnataka

The two-day meeting, under the G20 Indian Presidency, will be jointly chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shaktikanta Das.

The meeting will be deliberated on issues such as strengthening multilateral development banks.

G20 in News (Note – All Meetings are Under the Presidency of G20 by India)

  • G-20 Research and Innovation Initiative Gathering Conference – Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh (19-20 April 2023)
  • G20 Space Economy Leaders Meet – Shillong, Meghalaya (17-18 April 2023)
  • 2nd G20 Health Working Group Meeting – Goa (17 – 19 April 2023)
  • G20 MACS Meeting of Agri Chief Scientists – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (17 – 19 April 2023)
  • 2nd Women 20 (W20) international Meeting – Jaipur, Rajasthan (13 – 14 April 2023)
  • 2nd meeting of G20 Development Working Group – Kumarakom, Kerala (7 April 2023)

Q.3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for India’s first Digital Science Park coming up at the Technocity campus in which city?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने किस शहर में टेक्नोसिटी परिसर में आने वाले भारत के पहले डिजिटल साइंस पार्क की आधारशिला रखी है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(c) Chennai / चेन्नई

(d) Greater Noida / ग्रेटर नोएडा

(e) Thiruvananthapuram / तिरुवनंतपुरम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM Modi laid foundation stone for first Digital Science Park in Thiruvananthapuram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for India’s first Digital Science Park coming up at the Technocity campus in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Located adjacent to the Kerala University of Digital Sciences Innovation and Technology in around 14 acres of land, the ₹1,500 crore Digital Science Park project has been conceived as a multidisciplinary cluster-based interactive innovation zone focused on digital technologies.

It will house two buildings with a total area of two lakh sq ft. The first one will spread out over 1.5 lakh sq ft across five floors and host Centres of Excellence, including research labs and a digital incubator. The second will house the administrative office and digital experience centres.

The project is to be completed in two years.

In the 2022-23 Budget, the State government had announced the establishment of the Digital Science Park over an area of 10 lakh sq ft in two blocks. Of total outlay of ₹1,500 crore, it has already sanctioned ₹200 crore. The rest will be generated from other sources, including industry partners.

PM Modi in News

  • PM Modi addressed the ‘One World TB Summit’ at Rudrakash Convention Centre, at Varanasi.
  • PM Modi inaugurated new ITU Area Office and Innovation Center in New Delhi
  • PM Modi unveiled Bharat 6G Vision Document & 6G Research and Development Test Bed and Call Before U dig App.
  • PM Narendra Modi has launched an app called ‘Call Before u Dig’.

Q.4. Which of these states has installed AI machine to assess food quality for tribal children?

इनमें से किस राज्य ने आदिवासी बच्चों के लिए भोजन की गुणवत्ता का आकलन करने के लिए एआई मशीन स्थापित की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Maharashtra school installs Al machine to assess food quality

A unique artificial intelligence-based machine has been installed at Todsa Ashram School of Etapalli in Maharashtra in a bid to improve the nutrition level of tribal children of Gadchiroli.

The initiative was taken by the administration under project Bhamragad and there are eight government schools part of it.

Notably, the machine takes a photo of the student with her/his plate of food and within a few seconds, without any human intervention, identifies whether the quality of the food is good.

About Maharashtra

  • Capital – Mumbai
  • Chief Minister – Eknath Sindhe
  • Governor – Ramesh Bais

Q.5. Who has inaugurated the Discovery Campus of the National Technology Centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu?

चेन्नई, तमिलनाडु में राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी केंद्र के डिस्कवरी परिसर का उद्घाटन किसने किया?

(a) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

(b) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(c) Jitendra Singh / जितेंद्र सिंह

(d) Sarbananda Sonowal / सर्बानंद सोनोवाल

(e) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated National Technology Centre in Chennai.

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated the Discovery Campus of the National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts at IITM, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

This centre aims at enabling Research & development for the marine sector enabling solutions towards achieving the ultimate goal of building a robust marine industry in the country.

This state-of-the-art centre will ensure advancement in the field of maritime technology, as well as modernization & upgradation possibilities in the port & operations towards achieving the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat by 2047.

The institute acts as a technological arm of the Ministry and develops cutting-edge technologies and application products to provide solutions to various challenges faced by the Ports and Shipping Sector.

Recent Inauguration by Sarbananda Sonowal

  • Sarnbanada Sonowal flags off International Yoga Mahotsav in Dibrugarh
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated School of Logistics, Waterways, and Communication in Agartala, Tripura.
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated ‘Ayush Utsav’ in Kashmir
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Unani Institute in Silchar
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated ‘Ayush Utsav’ in Kashmir

Q.6. Which country has recently conducted its first test of a new emergency alert service with millions of mobile phones set to emit a loud alarm and vibrate at 3:00 pm (1400 GMT)?

किस देश ने हाल ही में 3:00 बजे (1400 जीएमटी) पर जोर से अलार्म और कंपन करने के लिए सेट किए गए लाखों मोबाइल फोन के साथ एक नई आपातकालीन चेतावनी सेवा का अपना पहला परीक्षण किया है?

(a) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(b) North Korea / उत्तर कोरिया

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) India / भारत

(e) UK / यूके

Answer & Explanation

Exp. UK tests emergency alert system on millions of phones

The UK conducted its first test of a new emergency alert service with millions of mobile phones set to emit a loud alarm and vibrate at 3:00 pm (1400 GMT).

A message will say: “This is a test of Emergency Alerts, a new U.K. government service that will warn you if there’s a life-threatening emergency nearby.”

Emergency services and the government hope to use the system to alert people to issues such as severe flooding and fires.

The national system, modelled on similar schemes in Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, aims to warn the public if there is a danger to life nearby but has generated criticism over “nanny state” intrusion.

About United Kingdom (UK)

  • Capital – London
  • Currency – Pound sterling
  • Prime Minister – Rishi Sunak

Q.7. Which of the following bank in collaboration with Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH) has recently announced the launch of “Digitalised Submission of Form 15G/15H”?

रिज़र्व बैंक इनोवेशन हब (RBIH) के सहयोग से निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक ने हाल ही मेंफॉर्म 15G/15H के डिजिटल सबमिशनके लॉन्च की घोषणा की है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Canara Bank partners with Reserve Bank of India innovation hub

Canara Bank, in collaboration with Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH), has announced the launch of “Digitalised Submission of Form 15G/15H”.

Form 15G (Individual and HUF) and Form 15H (Individual-Senior Citizen) are self-declaration forms that an individual submits to the bank requesting not to deduct TDS on interest income as their income is below the basic exemption limit.

At the start of every financial year, especially in the first few weeks of April, several citizens – especially senior citizens – make their 15G & 15H submissions to their banks.

Presently, our Bank is accepting submission of these forms through online Banking/ Mobile banking which requires knowledge and access to Mobile / Internet Banking.

The Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH) recognized the problem, engaged with various banks to explore possible solutions, and developed a blueprint to resolve the issue.

The suggested solution employs technologies that elderly citizens are already familiar with, and uses an OMNI-channel approach. As a result, all depositors, including senior citizens, can now conveniently submit their Tax Waiver forms through SMS and Website, using their registered mobile phone number, from anywhere and at any time.

About Canara Bank

  • Founded – 1906
  • Headquarters- Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • MD & CEO – K Satyanarayana Raju
  • Tagline – Together with Can

Recent Facilities Launched in Banks & Insurance Sector

  • South Indian Bank debuts 2 flexible savings accounts SIB SEAFARER and SIB PULSE for NRIs
  • AU Small Finance Bank launches bill payments via video banking
  • City Union Bank launches India’s 1st Voice Biometric Authentication Banking App
  • Karnataka Bank launched a special home loan campaign ‘KBL Centenary Mahotsav’
  • SIDBI launches new financing solution “Mission 50K-EV4ECO” for electric vehicle space

Q.8. Who has assumed the charge of secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)?

उद्योग और आंतरिक व्यापार संवर्धन विभाग (DPIIT) में सचिव का पदभार किसने ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Rajesh Kumar Singh / राजेश कुमार सिंह

(d) R K Gupta / आर के गुप्ता

(e) Raj Shukla / राज शुक्ला

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Rajesh Kumar Singh takes charge as DPIIT secretary

Senior IAS officer Rajesh Kumar Singh has assumed the charge of secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

Singh has replaced Anurag Jain, who was appointed secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Before DPIIT, Singh was serving as Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

Singh is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of 1989 Batch from Kerala cadre.

Other Appointment

  • Secretary of Department of School Education – Sanjay Kumar
  • Secretary in Ministry of Road Transport and Highways – Anurag Jain
  • Corporate Affairs Secretary- Manoj Govil
  • Revenue Secretary – Sanjay Malhotra
  • National Security Advisors – Ajit Doval
  • Cabinet Secretary- Rajiv Gauba
  • Principal Secretary to PM – Pramod Kumar Mishra

Q.9. The 2023 edition of the annual exercise “Locked Shields” hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in which country?

वार्षिक अभ्यासलॉक्ड शील्ड्सका 2023 संस्करण नाटो सहकारी साइबर डिफेंस सेंटर ऑफ एक्सीलेंस द्वारा किस देश में आयोजित किया गया है?

(a) France / फ्रांस

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) UK / यूके

(d) USA / यूएसए

(e) Estonia / एस्टोनिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. “Locked Shields” cyber-defense exercise 2023 organized in Tallinn

The 2023 edition of the annual exercise “Locked Shields” hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in Tallinn (Estonia).

“Locked Shields” is the world’s largest cyber defence exercise. It involves protecting computer systems from real-time attacks and simulating tactical and strategic decisions in critical situations.

More than 3000 participants from 38 countries including NATO allies and partners took part in the exercise.

The exercise simulates real-time attacks and tests strategic decision making in critical situations.

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence helps participating countries and organizations improve their cyber defence capabilities.

Recent Exercise

  • Ex INIOCHOS-23 between Indian Air Force & Hellenic Air Force (Greece) – Andravida Air Base, Greece
  • ‘Ex KAVACH’ between Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard – Andaman and Nicobar Command
  • Cope India Exercise between India & USAKalaikunda Airbase, West Bengal
  • Konkan Exercise between India & UK – Arabian Sea
  • AFINDEX 2023 Exercise between Africa & India – Pune
  • 3rd Sea Dragon Exercise between India & USA – Guam, USA

Q.10. Which ministry has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2022?

लोक प्रशासन 2022 में उत्कृष्टता के लिए किस मंत्रालय को प्रधान मंत्री पुरस्कार मिला है?

(a) Ministry of Health / स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Environment and Forests / पर्यावरण और वन मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs / आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy / नवीन और नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Jal Shakti (Water) / जल शक्ति मंत्रालय (जल)

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Health Ministry receives PM’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration

The Union Health Ministry’s National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2022. The award was in the innovation category.

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan received the award at the 16th Civil Services Day event.

As per a statement, over 220 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far.

The nationwide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16, 2021, with health workers being the first to be inoculated. This was followed by vaccines for frontline Covid workers beginning in February 2021.

In March of that year, India opened up vaccination for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. Vaccination for all (18 years and above) was opened up May 1, onwards.

PM Gati Shakti national master plan initiative received an award for excellence in public administration 2022 in the ‘Innovation (Central).

Recent Awards

  • GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator award – Synergy Goup
  • Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023 – Shanti Lakra
  • 1st woman IAF officer to get Gallantry Award – Deepika Misra
  • Germany’s highest Order of Merit – Angela Merkel
  • Prestigious Santokbaa Humanitarian Award – Sonam Wangchuk

Q.11. Which of the following state celebrates Khongjom Day every year on 23 April?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा राज्य हर साल 23 अप्रैल को खोंगजोम दिवस मनाता है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Meghalaya / मेघालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 23 April – Khongjom Day

Khongjom Day is an annual event celebrated on 23 April to commemorate the soldiers who fought in the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891.

The event was held at Kheba Ching in Khongjom, Thoubal district of Manipur.

The observance of Khongjom Day commemorates the sacrifices made by the people of Manipur in the fight for freedom and independence.

The Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891 took place at Khongjom and marked the beginning of colonial rule in the region.

About Manipur

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

Q.12. World Immunization Week is celebrated every year on ______ to _______.

विश्व टीकाकरण सप्ताह हर साल ______ से _______ तक मनाया जाता है।

(a) 22 – 28 April / 22 – 28 अप्रैल

(b) 23 – 29 April / 23 – 29 अप्रैल

(c) 24 – 30 April / 24 – 30 अप्रैल

(d) 25 – 30 April / 25 – 30 अप्रैल

(e) 26 – 30 April /26 – 30 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 24 to 30 April – World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April, aims to highlight the collective action needed to protect people from vaccine-preventable diseases.

WHO works with countries across the globe to raise awareness of the value of vaccines and immunization and ensures that governments obtain the necessary guidance and technical support to implement high-quality immunization programmes.

The ultimate goal of World Immunization Week is for more people – and their communities – to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Theme 2023 – The Big Catch-Up

The aim of this week is to increase awareness around the benefits of immunization and also to encourage people to get vaccinated.

Q.13. World Malaria Day is observed every year on April 25 across the world. What is the theme of World Malaria Day 2023?

विश्व मलेरिया दिवस हर साल 25 अप्रैल को दुनिया भर में मनाया जाता है। विश्व मलेरिया दिवस 2023 की थीम क्या है?

(a) Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.

(b) Zero Malaria Starts with Me

(c) Ready to Beat Malaria

(d) Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement

(e) End Malaria for Good

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 25 April – World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is observed on April 25 across the world.

Objective – To highlight the significant impact of malaria on global health and encourage action to prevent and eliminate the disease.

Theme 2023 – Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement

Malaria, which is caused by the Plasmodium parasite and transmitted through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes, poses a serious threat to human life.

The United Nations General Assembly declared April 25th as World Malaria Day in December 2007, and it has been observed annually on this date since the first World Malaria Day in 2008.

Q.14. Sidharth Rao passed away recently. He was co-founder of which company?

सिद्धार्थ राव का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस कंपनी के सहसंस्थापक थे?

(a) DDB Mudra / डीडीबी मुद्रा

(b) Webchutney / वेबचटनी

(c) Pinstorm / पिनस्टॉर्म

(d) Performics / परफॉर्मिक्स

(e) Gozoop / गोज़ूप

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Co-founder of Webchutney Sidharth Rao passes away

The co-founder and former CEO of Webchutney, Sidharth Rao passed away.

Rao started Webchutney in 1999 when he was just 19 years old.

In 2013, Webchutney was acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network but Rao stayed on to steer it as its CEO, going on to become head of the India unit of dentsuMB, the global creative network of the Japanese multinational media network in 2021.

In 2022, he stepped down as group CEO of dentsuMB India and joined hands and launched a new venture in the marketing technology (MarTech) space, called Punt Partners along with serial entrepreneur Madhu Sudan.

Dentsu Webchutney won one of the biggest awards on the advertising stage when it walked away with the Agency of the Year honour at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2022.

Q.15. Pakistani-Canadian Tarek Fatah passed away recently at the age of 73. Who was he?

पाकिस्तानीकनाडाई तारेक फतह का हाल ही में 73 वर्ष की आयु में निधन हो गया। वह कौन थे?

(a) Writer / लेखक

(b) Politician / राजनेता

(c) Singer / गायक

(d) Journalist /पत्रकार

(e) Composer / संगीतकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Pakistani-Canadian journalist Tarek Fatah passes away

Pakistani-Canadian journalist Tarek Fatah, passed away at the age of 73.

Fatah is a self-described “Midnight’s Child”, born on November 20, 1949 in Karachi.

Fatah was recognized for his critiques of Islamic extremism and the Pakistani establishment, as well as his support for queer rights.

After his parents migrated from Bombay to Karachi, he was born and later attended the University of Karachi where he studied biochemistry and became a leftist activist before eventually transitioning into journalism.




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