Current Affairs Quiz 7th and 8th January 2023 Quiz

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Q.1. India will host a special virtual Summit on 12th and 13th of January 2023 called ‘Voice of Global South Summit’. What is the theme of this summit?

भारत 12 और 13 जनवरी 2023 कोवॉयस ऑफ ग्लोबल साउथ समिटनामक एक विशेष आभासी शिखर सम्मेलन की मेजबानी करेगा। इस शिखर सम्मेलन का विषय क्या है?

(a) Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas

(b) One Sun, One Earth

(c) Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose

(d) Save Global

(e) Unity of Voice

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. India to host Voice of Global South Summit

India will host a special virtual Summit on 12th and 13th of January 2023 called ‘Voice of Global South Summit’.

The theme of the Summit is ‘Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose. More than 120 countries have been invited for this summit.

The initiative is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas and India’s philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

The summit is India’s attempt to provide a common platform to discuss concerns affecting developing countries.

India will work to ensure that the valuable inputs generated by participating countries in the Voice of the Global South deliberations receive due cognizance globally.

Q.2. Which edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is being organized in Indore from 8th Jan to 10th January in partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh?

मध्य प्रदेश सरकार की साझेदारी में 8 जनवरी से 10 जनवरी तक इंदौर में प्रवासी भारतीय दिवस सम्मेलन का कौन सा संस्करण आयोजित किया जा रहा है?

(a) 15th

(b) 16th

(c) 17th

(d) 18th

(e) 19th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention organized in Madhya Pradesh

The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is being organized in Indore from 8th Jan to the 10th of January in partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

The theme of this PBD conference is “Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal”.

Over 3,500 Diaspora members from around 70 different countries have registered for the convention.

The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention is also significant because it is being organized as a physical event for the first time after a gap of four years.

The postal stamp is dedicated to the safe and legal migration of India’s Pravasi. Ministry of External Affairs had launched the “Surakshit Jayen Prashikshit Jayen” – Go Safe, Go Trained campaign.

The goal of this campaign is to raise public awareness about the importance of using safe and legal channels while traveling for overseas employment.

About Madhya Pradesh

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

Q.3. In which state of India, the world’s first palm-leaf manuscripts museum has been inaugurated?

भारत के किस राज्य में दुनिया के पहले ताड़ के पत्ते की पांडुलिपियों के संग्रहालय का उद्घाटन किया गया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. World’s first Palm-leaf Manuscript Museum in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala has opened the world’s first museum of palm leaf manuscripts, enriching the state culturally and educationally.

The museum, which opened last week, has 187 manuscripts chronicling a mine of stories based entirely on primary sources.

These documents are written on clean and clear palm leaves, which are furnished in the record rooms. In that period these palm leaves were treated before writing the description.

The museum is a repository of curious nuggets of administrative, socio-cultural and economic facets of the Travancore kingdom which lasted for 650 years till the end of the 19th century.

It had been the Central Vernacular Records Office since 1887 before becoming a museum.

About Kerala

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

Q.4. Who has launched the themes of the Y20 summit, logo, and website in New Delhi in the curtain raiser event of Y20 Summit India?

Y20 समिट इंडिया के कर्टेन रेजर इवेंट में नई दिल्ली में Y20 समिट की थीम, लोगो और वेबसाइट किसने लॉन्च की है?

(a) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

(b) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(c) Jitendra Singh / जितेंद्र सिंह

(d) Suresh Prabhu / सुरेश प्रभु

(e) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Anurag Thakur launched the themes of the Y20 summit, logo, and website

Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has launched the themes of the Y20 summit, logo, and website in New Delhi in the curtain raiser event of Y20 Summit India.

Youth 20 (Y20) is the official youth engagement group of G20.

It provides a platform that allows youth to express their vision and ideas on the G20 priorities.

During the event, panel discussions of young achievers will also take place in the second session.

India is hosting the Y20 summit for the first time. In Youth 20 Engagement Group, India’s key focus is to bring young leaders from all across the globe together and discuss ideas for a better tomorrow and draft an agenda for action.

Recent Inauguration by Anurag Thakur

  • Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the Sports Science Centre in Udupi, Karnataka.
  • Anurag Singh Thakur launched new dashboard for Khelo India
  • Anurag Thakur inaugurated the National Level Kabaddi Championship in Udupi in Karnataka.
  • Anurag Thakur unveiled FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 trophy in New Delhi
  • Anurag Thakur inaugurated Water Sports Center in Himachal Pradesh
  • Anurag Thakur launched the WADA Athlete Biological Passport Symposium

Q.5. Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar has inaugurated Purple Fest: Celebrating Diversity in which state?

केंद्रीय सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता मंत्री डॉ. वीरेंद्र कुमार ने किस राज्य में पर्पल फेस्ट: सेलिब्रेटिंग डाइवर्सिटी का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(c) Goa / गोवा

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. India’s first Inclusion Festival, Purple Fest begins in Goa

Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar has inaugurated ‘Purple Fest: Celebrating Diversity’, India’s first festival of inclusion in Goa.

Objective – To showcase how we can come together to create a welcoming and inclusive world for everyone.

The Purple Fest will feature a variety of thrilling live performances, sporting events, major exhibitions, immersive experience zones, accessible movie screenings, and talks on important topics such as inclusive education, tourism, employment, and independent living.

Purple Fest is the first festival of its kind in Goa. It is an inclusive event that aims to highlight how we can work together to make the world a welcoming and inclusive place for all.

Recent Inauguration by Union Ministers

  • Virendra Kumar inaugurated the SHILP SAMAGAM-2022 in New Delhi.
  • G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the 11th edition of the Manipur Sangai Festival.
  • Kishan Reddy inaugurated the sixth edition of Ganga Utsav 2022 in New Delhi.
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 100 metre-Siyom Bridge in Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated ‘Ayush Utsav’ in Kashmir

Q.6. Which of the following state government has begun caste surveys in different parts of the State?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य सरकार ने राज्य के विभिन्न हिस्सों में जाति सर्वेक्षण शुरू किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Bihar / बिहार

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Bihar Government begins caste survey in State

The Bihar government has begun caste surveys in different parts of the State.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made it clear that only castes, not sub- castes along with the economic status of each family will be cataloged.

The economic condition of each family will be duly mentioned in the survey.

This caste survey will help in taking the required measures for the upliftment of the deprived sections.

In the first phase, the number of all the families of the state will be counted and recorded.

In the second phase of the survey to be held from April 1 to 30, data will be collected regarding the people living in the houses, their caste, and socio-economic status.

The survey will end on 31 May 2023. About five lakh people have been employed to carry out this entire process.

The state government will spend Rs 500 crore from its contingency fund for this exercise.

About Bihar

  • Capital – Patna
  • Chief Minister – Nitish Kumar
  • Governor – Phagu Chauhan

Q.7. A Military Tattoo and Tribal Dance Festival – Aadi Shaurya – Parv Parakram Ka, will be held at which city on January 23 & 24, 2023?

एक सैन्य टैटू और जनजातीय नृत्य महोत्सवआदि शौर्यपर्व पराक्रम का, 23 और 24 जनवरी, 2023 को किस शहर में आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Military Tattoo & Tribal Dance Festival to be held in New Delhi

A Military Tattoo and Tribal Dance Festival – Aadi Shaurya – Parv Parakram Ka will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi on January 23 & 24, 2023.

The two-day festival will showcase the prowess of the Armed Forces and the ethnic beauty of India’s tribal culture.

As part of the Republic Day Celebrations 2023 and to mark the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (celebrated as Parakram Diwas), this festival will showcase the prowess of the Armed Forces and the ethnic beauty of India’s tribal culture.

The festival is free to attend, with tickets available through http://www.bookmyshow.com.

Q.8. Union Minister Purushottam Rupala has inaugurated how many Mobile Veterinary Units (MVUs) and Centralised Call Center in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala recently?

केंद्रीय मंत्री पुरुषोत्तम रूपाला ने हाल ही में तिरुवनंतपुरम केरल में कितनी मोबाइल पशु चिकित्सा इकाइयों (एमवीयू) और केंद्रीकृत कॉल सेंटर का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) 15

(b) 19

(c) 24

(d) 29

(e) 39

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Purushottam Rupala inaugurated 29 mobile veterinary units in Kerala

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Purushottam Rupala inaugurated 29 Mobile Veterinary Units (MVUs) and Centralised Call Center in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala.

It is a major step for the benefit of the livestock farmers in Kerala. Kerala is deploying 50 MVUs in different districts.

These MVUs will be operated through a centralised call centre with a uniform Helpline No. 1962.

It will receive calls from livestock rearers/animal owners and Veterinarians will prioritize all cases on the basis of emergency nature and will transmit them to the nearest MVU for attending at farmer’s doorstep.

The call center will act as one-stop centres for resolution of veterinary issues.

Recent Inauguration by Union Ministers

  • Rajnath Singh launched ‘Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot’ website
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated ‘Ayush Utsav’ in Kashmir
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Unani Institute in Silchar
  • Sanjeev Kumar Balyan inaugurated the Animal Quarantine Certification Services (AQCS) at Hessarghata, Bengaluru.

Q.9. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated the state-of-the-art hockey stadium in Rourkela. The stadium has been named after which freedom fighter?

ओडिशा के मुख्यमंत्री नवीन पटनायक ने राउरकेला में अत्याधुनिक हॉकी स्टेडियम का उद्घाटन किया। स्टेडियम का नाम किस स्वतंत्रता सेनानी के नाम पर रखा गया है?

(a) Bhagat Singh / भगत सिंह

(b) Subhas Chandra Bose / सुभाष चंद्र बोस

(c) Birsa Munda / बिरसा मुंडा

(d) Vinayak Damodar Savarkar / विनायक दामोदर सावरकर

(e) Mangal Pandey / मंगल पाण्डेय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Odisha CM inaugurated the state-of-the-art hockey stadium in Rourkela

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated the state-of-the-art hockey stadium in Rourkela.

The stadium has been named after legendary freedom fighter Bhagwan Birsa Munda.

The stadium has been built at a cost of 261 crore rupees in a record time of 15 months.

Along with the stadium, he also inaugurated the Hockey World Cup village which will house the teams of the upcoming hockey World Cup.

The Stadium, being billed as the World’s largest with a sitting capacity of twenty thousand spectators, will be one of the two venues where the upcoming hockey tournament will be played.

The Hockey World Cup, being hosted by Odisha for the second time, will also be played in the iconic Kalinga Stadium in the capital Bhubaneswar.

The prestigious Cup will be vied for by as many as 16 teams, including that of India in the tournament that begins on the 13th to 29th January.

About Odisha

  • Capital – Bhubaneswar
  • Chief Minister – Naveen Patnaik
  • Governor – Ganeshi Lal

Q.10. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue Sovereign Green Bonds of how much rupees in two tranches on January 25 and February 9?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) 25 जनवरी और 9 फरवरी को दो किश्तों में कितने रुपये के सॉवरेन ग्रीन बॉन्ड जारी करेगा?

(a) 5000 crore

(b) 6000 crore

(c) 7000 crore

(d) 8000 crore

(e) 9000 crore

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. RBI to issue green bonds in two tranches of Rs 8,000 crore each

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue Sovereign Green Bonds worth Rs 8,000 crore each in two tranches on January 25 and February 9.

The proceeds will be deployed in public sector projects which help in reducing the carbon intensity of the economy.

The RBI will sell two bonds maturing in five years and 10 years worth, Rs 4,000 crore each, at every auction. Sovereign green bonds will be issued through Uniform Price Auctions.

5 percent of the notified amount of sale will be reserved for retail investors and it will be eligible for Repurchase Transactions (Repo).

These bonds will be reckoned as eligible investments for Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) purposes.

The government, in the second half borrowing calendar, had announced raising Rs 16,000 crore through sovereign green bonds, which will be part of the overall Rs 5.92 lakh crore borrowing in the second half.

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • Founded – 1 April 1935
  • RBI Nationalized – 1 January 1949
  • Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • RBI set up – Hilton Young Commission
  • 1st Governor – Sir Osborne Smith (Australia)
  • 1st Indian Governor – CD Deshmukh
  • 25th Governor – Shaktikanta Das
  • RBI Deputy Governor (4) – 1. Tavarna Rabi Sankar
  1. Mukesh Kumar Jain
  2. Michael D Patra
  3. M Rajeshwar Rao

Q.11. India’s economy is expected to grow how much percent in the financial year 2023, according to the first advance estimates by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in January 2023?

जनवरी 2023 में राष्ट्रीय सांख्यिकी कार्यालय (NSO) द्वारा पहले अग्रिम अनुमान के अनुसार, भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था के वित्तीय वर्ष 2023 में कितने प्रतिशत बढ़ने की उम्मीद है?

(a) 8.1%

(b) 7.1%

(c) 7.8%

(d) 7.0%

(e) 6.9%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp India’s GDP to grow at 7.0 percent in FY23: NSO report

India’s economy is expected to grow 7.0% in the financial year 2023, according to the first advance estimates by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in January 2023.

It had pegged India’s growth at 8.7% in the fiscal year 2022.

The economy grew 9.7 percent in the first half (April-September) of FY23, the data for which was released on November 30.

The RBI and the World Bank have projected 6.8 per cent and 6.9 percent GDP growth, respectively, in FY23.

The economy grew 8.7 percent in FY22. In FY23, gross value added (GVA) at basic prices is expected to grow at 6.7 percent.

Updated GDP List

  • World Bank – 6.9% (FY23)
  • MOODY’S. – 7% (FY23)
  • S&P – 7% (FY23), 6% (FY24)
  • IMF – 6.8% (FY23), 6.1% (FY24)
  • ADB – 7% (FY23), 7.2% (FY24)
  • RBI – 6.8% (FY23)
  • India Ratings – 6.9% (FY23)
  • FITCH RATING – 7% (FY23), 6.7% (FY24)
  • FICCI – 7% (FY23), 6.4% (FY24)
  • OECD – 6.6% (FY23), 5.7% (FY24)
  • CRISIL – 7% (FY23), 6% (FY24)
  • NSO – 7% (FY23)
  • SBI – 6.8% (FY23)
  • Morgan Stanley – 7.2% (FY23), 6.4%(FY24)
  • Nomura – 7.2% (FY23)
  • UNTCAD – 5.7% (FY23)
  • Goldman Sachs – 5.9% (FY23)
  • UNTCAD – 5.7% (FY23)

Q.12. Which of the following bank has partnered with the digital banking fintech company OPEN to launch a digital current account for its customers?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक ने अपने ग्राहकों के लिए डिजिटल चालू खाता शुरू करने के लिए डिजिटल बैंकिंग फिनटेक कंपनी ओपेन के साथ साझेदारी की है?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Axis Bank partnered with OPEN to launch a fully digital current account

Private lender Axis Bank has partnered with the digital banking fintech company OPEN to launch a digital current account for its customers including SMEs, freelancers, homepreneurs, influencers and others.

The current account holders will get access to Axis bank’s over 250 banking services along with OPEN’s financial automation tools for business management including payments, accounting, payroll, compliance, expense management and other such services.

The authentication process of the digital current account will be completely online using PAN (permanent account number) and Aadhaar followed by a Video KYC (know your customer).

Axis Bank has around 4,760 domestic branches across the country and it offers services to  large and mid-Corporates, SME, agriculture and retail businesses.

About OPEN Company

  • Founded in 2017, Open Financial Technologies operates SME neo-banking platform Open Money, embedded finance platform, Zwitch and enterprise digital banking platform for banks, Banking Stack.
  • Over 30 lakh businesses currently use its digital banking platform.
  • The 100th Unicorn from India, Open is backed by leading global investors like IIFL Finance, Temasek, Google, Visa, Tiger Global, amongst others.

Recent MoUs signed in Banking Sector

  • 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
  • Spice Money partnered with Axis Bank for financial inclusion in rural India
  • YES Bank partnered with Turtlefin to create tech platform ‘EasyNsure’

Q.13. Who has been elected as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives?

हाल ही में अमेरिकी प्रतिनिधि सभा के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Mitch McConnell / मिच मैककोनेल

(b) Nancy Pelosi / नैन्सी पेलोसी

(c) Lauren Boebert / लॉरेन बोएबर्ट

(d) Kari Lake / कारी झील

(e) Kevin McCarthy / केविन मैकार्थी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Kevin McCarthy elected as new speaker of the US House of Representatives

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has been elected as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

He was serving as the House Minority Leader in the House.

He was picked after days of Election Drama, making the election process for electing the Speaker as the longest in 160 years.

57-year-old McCarthy got 216 votes in the final tally, to be elected as Washington’s top legislator, who presides over House business and is second in line to the presidency.

Recent Appointment

  • Secretary General of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) – Dr. Vinay Prakash Sing
  • Bihar’s state icon by Election Commission – Maithili Thakur
  • 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

Q.14. Recently, who has become the79th chess Grandmaster of India?

हाल ही में भारत के 79वें शतरंज ग्रैंडमास्टर कौन बने हैं?

(a) M Pranesh / एम प्रणेश

(b) Koustav Chatterjee / कौस्तव चटर्जी

(c) Aditya Mittal / आदित्य मित्तल

(d) Pranav Anand / प्रणव आनंद

(e) V. Pranav / वी. प्रणव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Pranesh M became India’s 79th Grandmaster

Tamilnadu’s M Pranesh (16) has clinched the title in the Rilton Cup, the first tournament of the FIDE Circuit, here to become India’s 79th chess Grandmaster

After beating GM Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal of Norway, Pranesh attained the required 2500 ELO ratings and won the Rilton Cup in the final round to claim the title.

With this, he also becomes India’s first Grandmaster of year 2023.

In December 2022, Koustav Chatterjee became India’s 78th Grandmaster.

GRAND MASTERS OF INDIA

  • 78th – Koustav Chatterjee (West Bengal)
  • 77th – Aditya Mittal (Maharashtra)
  • 76th – Pranav Anand (Karnataka)
  • 75th – V. Pranav (Tamil Nadu)
  • 74th – Rahul Shrivastava P (Telangana)
  • 73rd – Bharath Subramanian (Tamil Nadu)
  • 72nd – Mitrabha Guha (West Bengal)
  • 71st – Sankalp Gupta (Maharstra)
  • 70th – Raja Ritwik (Telangana)

Q.15. The World Day of War Orphans is observed every year on which day?

विश्व युद्ध अनाथ दिवस हर साल किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 6 January / 6 जनवरी

(b) 7 January / 7 जनवरी

(c) 8 January / 8 जनवरी

(d) 4 January / 4 जनवरी

(e) 5 January / 5 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. 6 January – World Day of War Orphans

The World Day of War Orphans is observed on January 6 every year.

Objective – To raise awareness about children orphaned in wars.

The World Day of War Orphans was founded by the French organization SOS Enfants en Detresses.

The day offers communities an opportunity to address the plight of war orphans.

 

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