Current Affairs Quiz 9th January 2023 Quiz

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Q.1. In which city is the first meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Working Group of G20 being held?

G20 के वित्तीय समावेशन कार्य समूह के लिए वैश्विक भागीदारी की पहली बैठक किस शहर में आयोजित की जा रही है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Guwahati / गुवाहाटी

(d) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 1st meeting of Financial Inclusion Working Group begins in Kolkata

First meeting of the working group on G20 Financial Inclusion Indicator begins in Kolkata.

Kolkata hosting the first Meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Working Group of G20 on Jan 9-11, 2023.

All the member countries, invited countries and invited organizations like World Bank, IMF, and the United Nations will take part in the meeting.

The main session will begin on the 10th and the two-day session will discuss Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.

The official Twitter handle of the G20 is also holding a small quiz about the “City of Joy”.

Images of the iconic sites in Kolkata have been splashed on social media platforms. These include the Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, tram and the yellow taxi.

India assumed the presidency of G20 from December 1, 2022 for an year upto November 30, 2023. Since then meetings have already been held in Udaipur, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.

Q.2. Which company has launched low-smoke Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) for the Indian Army in Jammu?

किस कंपनी ने जम्मू में भारतीय सेना के लिए लोस्मोक सुपीरियर केरोसिन ऑयल (SKO) लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Hindustan Petroleum / हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम

(b) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(c) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(d) Steel Authority of India Limited / स्टील अथॉरिटी ऑफ इंडिया लिमिटेड

(e) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited / भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. BPCL launched low-smoke Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) for Indian Army

Indian state refiner Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched low-smoke Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) for the Indian Army in Jammu.

BPCL has emerged as the first OMC to commence the supply of the new LSLA grade SKO supplies to the Army, which will go a long way in improving the serving environment and alleviating the issues related to smoke and smell in the use of SKO.

Normal kerosene emits substantial smoke, which poses a health hazard to personnel who use it at higher altitudes, where oxygen level is very low.

The low-smoke kerosene will provide cleaner fuel to soldiers.

About Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

  • Founded – 1952
  • Headquarters – Mumbai
  • Chairman – Vetsa Ramakrishna Gupta

Q.3. Which state government has announced that 122 new sports complexes will soon be built in rural areas to reinforce the state’s status as a sporting powerhouse in the country?

किस राज्य सरकार ने देश में खेल महाशक्ति के रूप में राज्य की स्थिति को सुदृढ़ करने के लिए ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में जल्द ही 122 नए खेल परिसरों का निर्माण करने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Maharashtra to set up 122 new sports complexes in rural areas

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that 122 new sports complexes will soon be built in rural areas to reinforce the state’s status as a sporting powerhouse in the country.

The state government will also provide our athletes with every possible facility and support so that they can excel not only at the national level but internationally too.

The state has to develop players from a young age at every level — village, district, taluka, and state – to create international-class sportspersons.

He also revealed that an exhaustive database of every sportsperson in the state is being maintained to ensure their progress in the world of sports.

Maharashtra Sports Minister Girish Mahajan promised to hold the Maharashtra Games every two years from now on. National Games winners will receive cash awards to the tune of 50 lakh rupees for a gold, 30 lakh rupees for a silver, and 20 lakh rupees.

Over 10,000 athletes and officials are taking part in 39 disciplines in the Maharashtra State Olympic Games which is being staged at nine venues across the state from January 2-12.

About Maharashtra

  • Capital – Mumbai
  • Chief Minister – Eknath Sindhe
  • Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Q.4. According to the Cirium report 2022, which of the following airport has made it to a list of the top 10 performing global airports?

सीरियम रिपोर्ट 2022 के अनुसार, निम्नलिखित में से किस हवाई अड्डे ने शीर्ष 10 प्रदर्शन करने वाले वैश्विक हवाई अड्डों की सूची में जगह बनाई है?

(a) Chennai International Airport / चेन्नई अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा

(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. Bangalore, Delhi one of the Top-Performing Global Airports of 2022

Tracking performance of airports and airlines, Cirium issued a list of the top-performing global airports of 2022 in which Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport won the 2nd rank, whereas Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport acquired the 7th spot.

While Kempegowda International Airport saw on-time departure for 84.08% of 201,897 flights, Delhi’s IGI witnessed 81.84% on-time departure for 411,205 flights.

The top 10 Rankings for best-performing global airports of 2022 according to Cirium’s report are as follows –

  1. Tokyo, Japan – Haneda Airport
  2. Bengaluru, India – Kempegowda International Airport
  3. Salt Lake City, USA – Salt Lake City International Airport
  4. Detroit, USA – Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
  5. Philadelphia, USA – Philadelphia International Airport
  6. USA – Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  7. Delhi, India – Indira Gandhi International Airport
  8. Seattle, USA – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  9. Bogotá, Colombia – Dorado International Airport
  10. North Carolina, USA – Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Along with the above analytics, Cirium also released a list of most punctual airlines globally wherein Azul Airlines surfaced as “the global leader”. It is a Brazilian carrier based in Barueri, a suburb of São Paulo.

The airlines is counted among the top three airlines of Brazil which started operations in late 2008. It has, since, become the fastest-growing airline in the country and won many awards for its services.

Q.5. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has recently unveiled a 120 feet tall statue of a polo player in which state?

केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री अमित शाह ने हाल ही में किस राज्य में एक पोलो खिलाड़ी की 120 फीट ऊंची प्रतिमा का अनावरण किया है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Meghalaya / मेघालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Amit Shah inaugurated 120-feet-tall polo statue in Manipur

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has unveiled a 120-feet-tall statue of a polo player riding a pony at Marjing Polo Complex in Manipur’s Imphal East district.

Northeastern state Manipur is considered as the birthplace of polo sports. The state is epicentre of the game.

According to Guinness World Records, polo’s origins in Manipur with having history of around 3100 BC, when it was played as Sagol Kangjei.

This is the highest monument in the northeast.

This massive statue would popularise Manipur, the home of polo, and increase tourist traffic.

About Manipur

  • Capital – Imphal
  • Chief Minister – Biren Singh
  • Governor – La Ganesan

Recent Inauguration by Amit Shah

  • Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of the Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI) at Devanahalli in Karnataka.
  • Amit Shah inaugurated Mega Dairy at Mandya, Karnataka
  • Amit Shah launched the Prahari app of the Border Security Force
  • Amit Shah inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 4 projects worth over Rs 6,600 cr in Faridabad
  • Amit Shah inaugurated Dairy Cooperative Conclave in Gangtok, Sikkim
  • Amit Shah inaugurated SP conference at Dergaon in Assam

Q.6. As per the Nikkei Asia report, India has overtaken which country to become the world’s third-largest auto market?

निक्केई एशिया रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, भारत किस देश को पीछे छोड़कर दुनिया का तीसरा सबसे बड़ा ऑटो बाजार बन गया है?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) USA / यूएसए

(e) China / चीन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India becomes 3rd largest auto market globally, surpasses Japan: Report

For the first time, India surpassed Japan in auto sales last year and became the third-largest auto market in the world, according to Nikkei Asia.

The country’s sales of new vehicles totaled at least 4.25 million units, topping the 4.2 million sold in Japan.

According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, new vehicles delivered in India totaled 4.13 million between January and November 2022.

Adding December’s sales volume reported by Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, brings the total to roughly 4.25 million units.

China continued to lead the global auto market in 2021 with 26.27 million vehicles sold. The US remained second at 15.4 million vehicles, followed by Japan at 4.44 million units.

In 2018, around 4.4 million vehicles were sold in India, but the volume dipped below 4 million in 2019, due primarily to the credit crunch that hit the nonbank sector that year.

It further plummeted below the 3-million mark in 2020 due to the Covid-associated lockdown.

Q.7. Which state celebrated the traditional Cherchera festival at Dudhadhari Math in the state?

किस राज्य ने राज्य में दूधाधारी मठ में पारंपरिक चेरचेरा त्योहार मनाया?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chhattisgarh celebrated traditional ‘Cherchera’ festival

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel celebrates the traditional Cherchera festival at Dudhadhari Math in the state capital Raipur.

The traditional Cherchera festival is celebrated on the full moon night of ‘Paush’ Hindu calendar month in the happiness of taking the crops to their homes after cultivation.

According to mythological belief, on this day Lord Shankar begged from Mata Annapurna, so people used to donate green vegetables along with paddy on this day.

About Chhattisgarh

  • Capital – Raipur
  • Chief Minister – Bhupesh Baghel
  • Governor – Anusuiya Uikey

Popular Festivals of Chhattisgarh

  • Bastar Dussehra
  • Bhoramdeo Mahotsav Festival
  • Rajim Kumbh Mela
  • Madai Festival
  • Kajari Festival
  • National Tribal Dance Festival

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC)?

अखिल भारतीय रत्न और आभूषण घरेलू परिषद (GJC) के उपाध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Saiyam Mehra / सैयम मेहरा

(b) Rajesh Rokde / राजेश रोकड़े

(c) M A Ganapathy  / एम ए गणपति

(d) Umesh Mishra / उमेश मिश्रा

(e) Subodh Kumar Jaiswal / सुबोध कुमार जायसवाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Saiyam Mehra elected as Chairman of Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council

The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has elected Saiyam Mehra as Chairman and Rajesh Rokde as Vice Chairman of the industry body for a period of two years (2023-24).

GJC represents over 6,00,000 industry players including manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, laboratories, gemologists, designers and allied service providers.

Saiyam Mehra, known for his vision to set benchmarks in the gold jewellery business, has been associated with GJC for the past several years.

All India Gem and Jewelry Domestic Council is a national trade association for the promotion and development of the gems and jewellery trade across the country.

Recent Appointment

  • New Speaker of the US House of Representatives – Kevin McCarthy
  • 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)

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL)?

पेटीएम पेमेंट्स बैंक लिमिटेड (पीपीबीएल) के नए प्रबंध निदेशक (एमडी) और मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (सीईओ) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Abhishek Singhvi / अभिषेक सिंघवी

(b) Aryama Sundaram / आर्यमा सुंदरम

(c) Kishor Kumar Basa / किशोर कुमार बसा

(d) Mukul Rohatgi / मुकुल रोहतगी

(e) Surinder Chawla / सुरिंदर चावला

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Surinder Chawla appointed as new MD & CEO of Paytm bank

Veteran banker Surinder Chawla has been appointed as new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL).

The appointment has been approved by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of three years.

Paytm Payments Bank CEO Satish Kumar Gupta was retired in October 2022.

Since then, Deependra Singh Rathore has been serving as interim CEO of the payments bank.

Chawla is currently serving as head of branch banking at RBL Bank.

He had also worked with HDFC Bank as head of retail liabilities product group and senior executive VP.

Recent Appointment in Banking Sector

  • Interim CEO of BharatPe – Nalin Negi
  • CEO of Bank of Singapore – Jason Moo
  • MD and CEO of the Indian Overseas Bank – Ajay Kumar Srivastava
  • MD & CEO of BSE – Sundararaman Ramamurthy
  • MD & CEO of Suryoday Small Finance Bank – Baskar Babu Ramachandran (re-appointement)

Q.10. Sania Mirza has announced her retirement recently.  She was related to which sport?

सानिया मिर्जा ने हाल ही में अपने संन्यास की घोषणा की है। वह किस खेल से संबंधित थीं?

(a) Hockey / हॉकी

(b) Tennis / टेनिस

(c) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

(d) Football / फ़ुटबॉल

(e) Cricket / क्रिकेट

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sania Mirza announced her retirement from Professional Tennis

Indian Tennis Player Sania Mirza has announced her retirement from professional Tennis.

The former doubles World No. 1 champion has announced that she will retire at the WTA 1000 event in Dubai in February.

The 36-year-old will be playing in women’s doubles at the Australian Open in January alongside Kazakhstan’s Anna Danilina.

This is her final appearance at a Grand Slam event after she missed the US Open last year due to an elbow injury.

Mirza became the first Indian to win a WTA singles title, when she won her hometown Hyderabad event in 2005. She broke into the top 30 by 2007 and reached her career-high ranking of world number 27.

She won her first mixed doubles title at the Australian Open in 2009, partnering with Mahesh Bhupathi.

The pair earned a second victory at the 2012 French Open. Mirza’s third mixed doubles title came at the 2014 US Open, where she partnered with Brazilian player Bruno Soares.

In 2015, she partnered with Swiss legend Martina Hingis and won three back-to-back Grand Slam doubles titles.

Q.11. Which university has won the ‘Overall Championship’ at the 36th Inter University South Zone Youth Festival in Tirupati?

तिरुपति में 36वें इंटर यूनिवर्सिटी साउथ जोन यूथ फेस्टिवल में किस यूनिवर्सिटी नेओवरऑल चैंपियनशिपजीती है?

(a) University of Kerala / केरल विश्वविद्यालय

(b) Mahatma Gandhi University / महात्मा गांधी विश्वविद्यालय

(c) Sri Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit / श्री शंकराचार्य संस्कृत विश्वविद्यालय

(d) Yogi Vemana University / योगी वेमना विश्वविद्यालय

(e) Sri Krishnadevaraya University / श्री कृष्णदेवराय विश्वविद्यालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kerala University won ‘Overall Championship’ at youth festival

The University of Kerala bagged the ‘Overall Championship’ at the 36th Inter University South Zone Youth Festival in Tirupati.

Mahatma Gandhi University came as the runners-up.

Noted Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer Alekhya Punjala was the chief guest of the event.

Championships were awarded in each of the five categories viz., music, dance, fine arts, theatre, and literary events, which were respectively won by MGU Kottayam, Sri Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Yogi Vemana University, University of Kerala (last two categories).

Q.12. Who has released the book titled ‘Chief Minister’s Diary No. 1’?

मुख्यमंत्री की डायरी नंबर 1′ नामक पुस्तक का विमोचन किसने किया है?

(a) Ranjan Gogoi / रंजन गोगोई

(b) Sharad Arvind Bobde / शरद अरविंद बोबडे

(c) Uday Lalit / उदय ललित

(d) Droupadi Murmu / द्रौपदी मुर्मु

(e) Jagdeep Dhankhar / जगदीप धनखड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi released book titled ‘Diary No.1’

Former Chief Justice of India and member of the Rajya Sabha Ranjan Gogoi has released a book written by Assam CM ‘Chief Minister’s Diary No.1.

It contains the account of events of the first year in the office of Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Ranjan Gogoi is presently a member of the Rajya Sabha.

He served as the 46th Chief Justice of India for 13 months from 2018 to 2019.

Recent Book

  • 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
  • Fit At Any Age – Launched Retd. Air Marshal PV lyer
  • Miracles of Face Yoga – Mansi Gulati
  • Now You Breathe – Rakhi Kapoor

Q.13. Who is the author of the book “Revolutionaries: The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom”?

रेवोल्यूशनरीज: अदर स्टोरी ऑफ हाउ इंडिया वोन इट्स फ्रीडमनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन है?

(a) Amartya Sen / अमर्त्य सेन

(b) Arvind Subramanian / अरविंद सुब्रमण्यम

(c) Shashi Tharoor / शशि थरूर

(d) Chetan Bhagat / चेतन भगत

(e) Sanjeev Sanyal / संजीव सान्याल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Historian Sanjeev Sanyal released his new book ‘Revolutionaries’

Noted economist and popular historian Sanjeev Sanyal released his new book titled “Revolutionaries: The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom”.

It is based on the revolutionary movements related to the struggle for Indian Independence.

Some of Sanyal’s books include – Land of the Seven Rivers, The Ocean of Churn, India in the Age of Ideas, and The Indian Renaissance.

Recent Book

  • The World: A Family History – Simon Sebag
  • Nuclearization of Asia – French author Rene Naba
  • The Last Heroes – P Sainath
  • ‘Muskurate Chand Lamhe aur Kuchh Khamoshiyan’ – Jiwesh Nandan
  • Ambedkar and Modi – Reformer’s Ideas Performer’s Implementation’ – lauched by Ram Nath Kovind
  • Forging Mettle: Nrupender Rao and the Pennar Story – Pavan C. Lal

Q.14. Former Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi passed away recently. Apart from West Bengal, Tripathi had taken additional charge of the Governor of Bihar, Meghalaya, and which state?

पूर्व राज्यपाल केशरी नाथ त्रिपाठी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। त्रिपाठी ने पश्चिम बंगाल के अलावा बिहार, मेघालय और किस राज्य के राज्यपाल का अतिरिक्त प्रभार संभाला था?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Mizoram / मिजोरम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former governor of Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi passed away

Former Governor of West Bengal and three-time Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Keshari Nath Tripathi passed away recently in Prayagraj. He was 88.

Apart from West Bengal, Tripathi had held additional charge as the Governor of Bihar, Meghalaya, and Mizoram.

Born on November 10, 1934 in erstwhile Allahabad, Tripathi was also a senior advocate at the Allahabad High Court.

He joined RSS when he was just 12 and later switched to Bharatiya Jana Sangh.

He was jailed in Naini Central Jail in 1953 for participating in the ‘Kashmir Andolan’ and again in 1990 for taking part in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.



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