Current Affairs Quiz 8th and 9th April 2023 Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 8th and 9th April 2023 Quiz

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Q.1. Which of the following Airport has broken into the club of the world’s 10 busiest airports by passengers handled, as per Airports Council International (ACI)?

एयरपोर्ट काउंसिल इंटरनेशनल (ACI) के अनुसार, निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा हवाई अड्डा यात्रियों द्वारा नियंत्रित दुनिया के 10 सबसे व्यस्त हवाई अड्डों के क्लब में शामिल हो गया है?

(a) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi / इंदिरा गांधी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, दिल्ली

(b) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru / केम्पेगौड़ा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, बेंगलुरु

(c) Cochin International Airport, Kochi / कोचीन अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, कोच्चि

(d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad / सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, अहमदाबाद

(e) Mangaluru International Airport, Mangaluru / मंगलुरु अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, मंगलुरु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. IGl ranked world’s 9th busiest airport

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has broken into the club of the world’s 10 busiest airports by passengers handled, as per Airports Council International (ACI).

The global trade association of airports ranked the Delhi Airport at the ninth spot for 2022, just ahead of Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport.

The global trade association of airports ranked the Delhi airport at the 9th spot for 2022, the airport handled almost 5.95 crore passengers.

The airport was ranked as the 13th busiest for 2021 and 17th busiest for 2019.

The Delhi airport is India’s largest and is the only airport from South and Southeast Asia to feature in ACI’s list of the 10 busiest airports.

The Atlanta airport in the United States retained its position as the world’s busiest airport, having handled 9.37 crore passengers last year. In fact, five of the 10 busiest airports for 2022 are in the US.

These include Dallas, Denver, Chicago, and Los Angeles, apart from Atlanta. Dubai, Istanbul, and London Heathrow were the other airports in the top-10 list.

The Delhi airport is currently undergoing an expansion project and will soon add a fourth runway and additional passenger handling capacity at terminals. The airport will soon have a capacity to handle over 10 crore passengers a year, catapulting it into a select league of airports globally.

China is the world’s second-largest aviation market after the US.

Q.2. Which state has topped the list of states in the country with most number of products securing the Geographical Indication (GI) tag in the financial year 2022-23?

किस राज्य ने वित्तीय वर्ष 2022-23 में भौगोलिक संकेत (जीआई) टैग हासिल करने वाले उत्पादों की संख्या के साथ देश के राज्यों की सूची में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Kerala / केरल

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Telangana / तेलंगाना

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kerala tops GI tag list in FY 2022-23

Kerala has topped the list of states in the country with most number of products securing the Geographical Indication (GI) tag in financial year 2022-23.

Between April 2022 and March 2023, 12 products were selected for recognition with two of them from overseas.

Besides the 6 products from Kerala, Mithila Makhanafrom Bihar was selected for Cl recognition followed by Alibag white onion from Maharashtra.

Tandur Redgram from Telangana the local variety of pea, Ladakh Raktsey Karpo Apricot from Ladakh and Gamosa handicrafts from Assam were also chosen for the honours.

In the fiscal year 2021-22, as many as 50 products from domestic and overseas market were selected for the recognition, with Uttar Pradesh topping the list with seven GI tags followed by Uttarakhand at six.

Handcraft products like Chunar Glaze Pottery, Banaras Zardozi, Mirzapur Pital Bartan, Banaras Wood Carving, Banaras Hand Block Print, Rataul Mango, Mau saree were selected for the GI recognition from Uttar Pradesh.

Q.3. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti unveiled a 54-feet-tall statue of Lord Hanuman at Sarangpur temple. Sarangpur temple is located in which state?

केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री अमित शाह ने हनुमान जयंती के अवसर पर सारंगपुर मंदिर में भगवान हनुमान की 54 फीट ऊंची प्रतिमा का अनावरण किया। सारंगपुर मंदिर किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Amit Shah unveils 54 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman at Gujarat

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti has unveiled a 54-feet-tall statue of Lord Hanuman at Sarangpur temple in Botad district, Gujarat.

The idol is located in the Sarangpur Temple, a popular pilgrimage site for devotees of Lord Hanuman.

The idol is 54 feet tall, making it one of the tallest idols of Lord Hanuman in the country.

Shah also inaugurated the temple’s new community kitchen.

The new community kitchen has the capacity to serve around 4,000 pilgrims at a time, making it easier for devotees to get food during their visit to the temple.

About Gujarat

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

Q.4. Union government has recently approved the installation of how many nuclear reactors in the country?

केंद्र सरकार ने हाल ही में देश में कितने परमाणु रिएक्टरों की स्थापना को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) 5

(b) 8

(c) 10

(d) 12

(e) 15

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Government gives approval for installation of 10 nuclear reactors

In a significant development towards sustainable energy, the Indian government has approved the installation of 10 nuclear reactors in the country.

The government has roped in public sector units (PSUs) to take up the installation of nuclear reactors or specialized government agencies exclusively.

The government has also given administrative approval and financial sanction for ten indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors of 700 MW each in fleet mode.

The nuclear reactors will be installed in four different states, namely, Karnataka, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

Kaiga, Gorakhpur, Chutka, and Mahi Banswara are the respective locations for the installation of the nuclear reactors. Mahi Banswara will have four reactors, while the other three locations will have two each.

These reactors are planned to be set up in ‘fleet mode’ progressively by the year 2031 at a cost of Rs 1,05,000 crores.

Q.5. Who has inaugurated ‘Gaj Utsav-2023’ at the Kaziranga National Park High School’s playground field in Assam?

असम में काजीरंगा नेशनल पार्क हाई स्कूल के खेल के मैदान मेंगज उत्सव-2023′ का उद्घाटन किसने किया?

(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

Exp. President Murmu inaugurate Gaj Utsav at Kaziranga in Assam

President Droupadi Murmu has inaugurated a two-day ‘Gaj Utsav-2023’ at the Kaziranga National Park High School’s playground field in Assam.

The President also flagged off the ‘Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition-2023’.

Kaziranga Gaj Utsav is an annual festival held in the national park to promote the conservation and protection of elephants.

It is jointly organized by the Forest and Tourism Departments to draw attention and find a solution to the growing human-elephant conflict in the state.

President Murmu in News

  • President Droupadi Murmu presented the President’s Colour to INS Dronacharya in Kochi
  • President Droupadi Murmu has inaugurated the 7th International Dharma Dhamma Conference in Bhopal.
  • President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated 2nd Indian Rice Congress at National Rice Research Center Institute (NRRI) in Cuttack, Odisha.
  • President Droupadi Murmu addressed the 31st Foundation Day of the National Commission for Women (NCW) in New Delhi on 31 January 2023.
  • President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the 18th National Jamboree of the Bharat Scouts and Guides in Rajasthan

Q.6. India’s 12th Vande Bharat Express has launched on which of the following routes?

भारत की 12वीं वंदे भारत एक्सप्रेस निम्नलिखित में से किस मार्ग पर शुरू की गई है?

(a) Chennai (Tamil Nadu) to Mysore (Karnataka)

(b) Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) to Nagpur (Maharashtra)

(c) Hawrah (West Bengal) to New Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)

(d) Secunderabad (Telangana) to Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

(e) Secunderabad (Telangana) to Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM Modi flags off Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express train in Hyderabad.

PM Modi flagged off the service from Hyderabad’s Secunderabad Railway station.

The train will reduce the travel time between Secunderabad in Telangana and Tirupati in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, by almost three and half hours and will be particularly beneficial for pilgrims.

On January 15, Modi had virtually flagged off the Vande Bharat train service between Secunderabad and the port city of Visakhapatnam in AP, which was the first such service connecting the two Telugu-speaking states.

Vande Bharat Express Trains

  • 1st Vande Bharat – Delhi to Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • 2nd Vande Bharat – Delhi to Katra (Jammu Kashmir)
  • 3rd Vande Bharat – Gandhinagar (Gujarat) to Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  • 4th Vande Bharat – Una (Himachal Pradesh) to New Delhi
  • 5th Vande Bharat – Chennai (Tamil Nadu) to Mysore (Karnataka)
  • 6th Vande Bharat – Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) to Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  • 7th Vande Bharat – Hawrah (West Bengal) to New Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)
  • 8th Vande Bharat – Secunderabad (Telangana) to Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
  • 9th Vande Bharat -Mumbai (Maharastra) to Solapur (Maharashtra)
  • 10th Vande Bharat -Mumbai (Maharashtra) to Sainagar Shirdi (Maharashtra)
  • 11th Vande Bharat – Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) to New Delhi
  • 12th Vande Bharat – Secunderabad (Telangana) to Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)

Q.7. Who has flagged off International Yoga Mahotsav 2023 in Dibrugarh University, Assam?

डिब्रूगढ़ विश्वविद्यालय, असम में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग महोत्सव 2023 को किसने हरी झंडी दिखाई?

(a) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

(b) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(c) Jitendra Singh / जितेंद्र सिंह

(d) Sarbananda Sonowal / सर्बानंद सोनोवाल

(e) G Kishan Reddy / जी किशन रेड्डी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sarnbanada Sonowal flags off International Yoga Mahotsav in Dibrugarh

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended Yoga Mahotsav 2023 at Dibrugarh University, Assam.

his event has been organised to commemorate the International Day of Yoga 2023, which is just 75 days away.

Last year we were able to include 125 Cr people in yoga practices, but this year we are preparing to make it even bigger.

We had started several events as a part of the 100-day countdown to the event, and this event marks the remaining of just 75 days for this year’s International Day of Yoga.

Recent Inauguration by Sarbananda Sonowal

  • 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.8. India has been recently elected to the first seat of the United Nations Statistical Commission for a period of four years and which country has been elected to the second seat?

भारत को हाल ही में चार साल की अवधि के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र सांख्यिकी आयोग की पहली सीट के लिए चुना गया है और दूसरी सीट के लिए कौन सा देश चुना गया है?

(a) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(b) North Korea / उत्तर कोरिया

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) UAE / यूएई

(e) China / चीन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India elected to UN Statistical Commission for 4-year term

India has been elected to the UN Statistical Commission for a four-year term.

India, along with South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and China, was in the fray for two seats in the Asia Pacific states category.

In the second round, China and South Korea got 25 votes each. South Korea was elected for the second seat through a draw of lots after two inconclusive rounds of secret balloting.

India elected to the highest UN statistical body for a 4-year term beginning on 1 January 2024. India’s expertise in the field of statistics, diversity & demography has earned it a seat on the UN Statistical Commission.

India won in the just-completed UN Statistical Commission election, securing 46 out of 53 votes, ahead of South Korea (23) China (19), and the UAE (15).

India was elected as a member of this commission 20 years ago in 2004.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as CEO and Executive Director of Welspun New Energy  Ltd (WEL)?

वेलस्पन न्यू एनर्जी लिमिटेड (डब्ल्यूईएल) के सीईओ और कार्यकारी निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Dr. Vasudha Gupta / डॉ वसुधा गुप्ता

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Dixit Joshi / दीक्षित जोशी

(d) Kapil Maheshwari / कपिल माहेश्वरी

(e) Adille Sumariwalla / आदिल सुमरिवाला

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kapil Maheshwari appointed as CEO of Welspun New Energy

Kapil Maheshwari has been appointed as CEO and Executive Director of Welspun New Energy Ltd (WEL).

Prior to joining Welspun, He was part of Reliance Industries.

He has over 20 years of experience in solar energy, storage technologies, power electronics, and green hydrogen space in India, the US, Germany, and various regions.

About National Rifle Association of India (NRAI)

  • NRAI was established in 1951 with the objective of promoting and popularizing shooting sports in India.
  • It is affiliated to the International Shooting Sport Federation, Asian Shooting Confederation, Commonwealth Shooting Federation, South Asian Shooting Confederation and Indian Olympic Association.
  • The first speaker of Lok Sabha, GV Mavalankar was the founder president of NRAI.

Recent Appointment

  • President of Honda Motor – Tsutsumu Otani
  • MD of Suzuki Motorcycle India – Kenichi Umeda
  • CEO of Hero MotoCorp – Niranjan Gupta
  • CEO of Suzlon board – J P Chalasani
  • President of FICCI Ladies Organisation – Sudha Shivkumar

Q.10. Aleksander Ceferin has been re-elected as the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) until 2027. Where is the headquarters of UEFA?

अलेक्जेंडर सेफ़रिन को 2027 तक यूरोपीय फुटबॉल संघों (UEFA) के संघ के अध्यक्ष के रूप में फिर से चुना गया है। UEFA का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Nyon, Switzerland / न्योन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(b) Berlin, Germany / बर्लिन, जर्मनी

(c) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(d) Sofia, Bulgaria / सोफिया, बुल्गारिया

(e) Vienna, Austria / वियना, ऑस्ट्रिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Aleksander Ceferin re-elected UEFA president until 2027

Aleksander Ceferin was re-elected unopposed as UEFA president at the Ordinary Congress of European Soccer’s governing body in Lisbon.

The Slovenian has been re-elected to a four-year term that will last until 2027.

Ceferin was elected as UEFA’s seventh president in 2016 to replace Michel Platini, who was barred from football administration in 2015 for ethics violations and was forced to resign from UEFA in 2016 after losing an appeal against his ban.

About Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

  • Establishment – 15 June 1954
  • Headquarters – Nyon, Switzerland
  • Speaker – Aleksander Ceferin
  • Parent organization – FIFA
  • UEFA is one of the six continental governing bodies in the world of football.
  • Apart from European countries, UEFA also regulates football in transcontinental countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan.
  • Some Asian countries such as Israel, Cyprus and Armenia also come under the rule of UEFA.

Q.11. Who has assumed charge as the President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI)?

भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राइफल संघ (NRAI) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसने पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) R K Gupta / आर के गुप्ता

(b) Kalikesh Singh Deo / कलिकेश सिंह देव

(c) Raj Shukla / राज शुक्ला

(d) Alvaro Lario / अल्वारो लारियो

(e) Paritosh Tripathi / परितोष त्रिपाठी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kalikesh Singh Deo appointed as president of NRAI

Senior Vice President Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo assumed charge as the President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).

He replaced Raninder Singh.

Raninder had completed 12 years as president — from December 29, 2010 to Dec 29, 2022 — and as per the code, he cannot continue as NRAI chief any further.

Recent Appointment

  • An expert member of National Assisted Reproductive Technology and Surrogacy Board – Dr. RG Patel
  • CEO of Hero MotoCorp – Niranjan Gupta
  • President of ASSOCHAM – Ajay Singh
  • Vice President of ASSOCHAM – Sanjay Nair
  • Independent Directors of NDTV – UK Sinha & Dipali Goenka

Q.12. Kim Cotton has become the 1st woman on-field umpire in a full-member men’s T20I during New Zealand’s second match against Sri Lanka in Dunedin. Kim Cotton is from which country?

डुनेडिन में श्रीलंका के खिलाफ न्यूजीलैंड के दूसरे मैच के दौरान पूर्ण सदस्यीय पुरुष टी20 में किम कॉटन पहली महिला ऑनफील्ड अंपायर बन गई हैं। किम कॉटन किस देश से हैं?

(a) England / इंग्लैंड

(b) New Zealand /न्यूजीलैंड

(c) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(d) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(e) Ireland / आयरलैंड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kim Cotton becomes 1st female to umpire in ICC Men’s T201 cricket

New Zealand’s Kim Cotton has become the 1st woman on-field umpire in a full-member men’s T201 during New Zealand’s second match against Sri Lanka in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Cotton has previously officiated in 54 women’s T20Is, both as an on-field and TV umpire, besides 24 women’s ODIs since 2018.

Cotton first marked her presence in the men’s game as a TV umpire in 2020 during a tied contest between India and New Zealand in Hamilton.

Cotton has also officiated in three T20 World Cups and an ODI World Cup since 2018, including the finals in 2020, 2022 and 2023.


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