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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • January 13, 2023 Current Affairs
1.
Who has been appointed as the new CEO of the IT company Cognizant?
Ravi Kumar
Jane Fraser
Shantanu Narayen
Oliver Gypsy
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Ravi Kumar has been appointed as the new CEO of the IT company Cognizant.

2.
'Year of Enterprises' Project is a flagship scheme of which Indian state?
Haryana
Odisha
West Bengal
Kerala
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The 'Year of Enterprises' Project is a flagship scheme of the Indian state of Kerala.

3.
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India is observing the Road Safety Week from ________, under "Swachhata Pakhwada", to propagate the cause of safer roads for all.
10th to 16th January 2023
11th to 17th January 2023
12th to 18th January 2023
13th to 19th January 2023
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India is observing the Road Safety Week from the 11th to 17th of January 2023, under "Swachhata Pakhwada", to propagate the cause of safer roads for all.

4.
In which city will Tata Power set up India's 1st solar plant for housing society?
Pune
Bhopal
Mumbai
Ahmedabad
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tata Power will set up India's first solar plant for a housing society in Mumbai.

5.
The defence ministry approved three procurement proposals, including that of Helina anti-tank guided missiles, at a total cost of?
Rs 1,276 cr
Rs 2,276 cr
Rs 3,276 cr
Rs 4,276 cr
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The defence ministry approved three procurement proposals, including the Helina anti-tank guided missiles, at a total cost of Rs 4,276 Cr.

6.
Shanti Kumari has been appointed as the new chief secretary of which state?
Assam
Telangana
Tamil Nadu
Himachal Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Shanti Kumari has been appointed as the new chief secretary of Telangana.

7.
What is the name of the international agreement signed in 1987 to ban Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)?
Paris Agreement
Montreal Protocol
Chicago Agreement
Kyoto Protocol
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The international agreement signed in 1987 to ban Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) is called the Montreal Protocol.

8.
Which Indian airport secured 8th rank Globally under the large airports' category in the 'On-Time Performance Review 2021 Airlines and Airports' report by Cirium?
Pune International Airport
Mangalore International Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Chennai International Airport
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Chennai International Airport secured 8th rank Globally under the large airports' category in the 'On-Time Performance Review 2021 Airlines and Airports' report by Cirium.

9.
As per the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects Report, what is the expected economic growth of India in 2023-24?
5.5%
6.6%
7.0%
7.7%
Answer: Option
Explanation:
According to the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects Report, the expected economic growth of India in 2023-24 is 6.6%.

10.
Which of the following state governments has passed a bill to provide women of the state the legal right of 30% reservation in public services and posts?
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The government of Uttarakhand has passed a bill to provide women of the state the legal right of 30% reservation in public services and posts.

11.
Singer Lisa Marie Persley, who died recently, belongs to which country?
England
Germany
Italy
U.S.A
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Singer Lisa Marie Persley, who died recently, belongs to the United States.

12.
Which song from an Indian film won the Golden Globe award 2023 for Best Original Song?
Marenge Toh Wahin Jaakar
Naatu Naatu
Pasoori
Kalakatha
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The song "Naatu Naatu" from an Indian film won the Golden Globe award 2023 for Best Original Song.

13.
Who was appointed as the Economic Counsellor and Head of the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by succeeding Gita Gopinath?
Enrico Moretti
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas
Thomas Piketty
Emmanuel Saez
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas was appointed as the Economic Counsellor and Head of the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) succeeding Gita Gopinath.

14.
PM Modi flagged off the World's Longest River Cruise, Ganga Vilas, in which city will the cruise conclude?
Patna
Kolkata
Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Answer: Option
Explanation:
PM Modi flagged off the World's Longest River Cruise, Ganga Vilas. The cruise will conclude in Dibrugarh.

15.
In January 2022, ____ hosted the 25th National Youth Day 2022 and ____ is the tagline of the day.
Kerala, Shakti Yuva Shashakth Yuva
Karnataka, Shashakth Yuva Majbooth Yuva
Puducherry, Shashakth Yuva Shashakth Yuva
Tamil Nadu, Majbooth Yuva Shaksham Yuva
Answer: Option
Explanation:
In January 2022, Puducherry hosted the 25th National Youth Day 2022 and "Shashakth Yuva Shashakth Yuva" is the tagline of the day.

16.
About whom is the book "Jadunama" written by Arvind Mandloi, launched in January 2023?
Javed Akhtar
Shah Rukh Khan
Amitabh Bachan
Dilip Kumar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The main subject of the book "Jadunama" written by Arvind Mandloi, which was launched in January 2023 is Javed Akhtar.

17.
Who authored the book, "Ratan N. Tata: The Authorized Biography"?
Amitav Ghosh
Thomas Mathew
Aravind Adiga
Arundhati Roy
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Thomas Mathew authored the book, "Ratan N. Tata: The Authorized Biography".

18.
What is the theme of the National Youth Festival 2023?
Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages
Yuvaah - Utsah Naye Bharat Ka
Developed Youth - Developed India
FIT YOUTH FIT INDIA
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The theme of the National Youth Festival 2023 is "Developed Youth - Developed India".

19.
What is the name of the short-range ballistic missile recently test-launched by India?
Prithvi II
Agni V
Vikas II
Bhim I
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The short-range ballistic missile recently test-launched by India is named Prithvi II.

20.
Hugo Lloris announced his retirement from international football in January 2023, he played for which of the following national team?
Argentina
Brazil
France
Germany
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Hugo Lloris announced his retirement from international football in January 2023. He played for the French national team.