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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • July 7, 2023 Current Affairs
1.
Which Indian city's Municipal Corporation has become the first urban body to receive Extended Producers Responsibility credit?
Indore
Bhopal
Karnal
Khandwa
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Indore Municipal Corporation has achieved the distinction of being the first urban body in India to receive Extended Producers Responsibility credit by recycling 8 tonnes of banned single-use plastic items.

2.
Which IIT has been ranked as the top institute in India according to NIRF Rankings 2023?
IIT Kanpur
IIT Mumbai
IIT Madras
IIT Delhi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
IIT Madras has secured the top position in the NIRF Rankings 2023 as the best engineering college. It is followed by IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru is ranked first in the research category.

3.
Which firm has introduced the first hand-held navigation device in the country based on the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (NavIC)?
DRDO
ISRO
Antrix
Elena Geo Systems
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Elena Geo Systems, a Bengaluru-based firm, has unveiled the first hand-held navigation device in the country, which utilizes the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (NavIC). This milestone is a significant step towards achieving self-reliance in navigation applications and services.

4.
Lallianzuala Chhangte, who recently made headlines, is associated with which sport?
Badminton
Hockey
Cricket
Football
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Lallianzuala Chhangte, an Indian football team midfielder, was awarded the AIFF Men's Footballer of the Year for 2022-23. Additionally, Manisha Kalyan received her second consecutive Women's Footballer of the Year award.

5.
Who has been appointed as the new brand ambassador of Asics India Private Limited?
Alia Bhatt
Deepika Padukone
Hema Malini
Shraddha Kapoor
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Asics India Private Limited, a sports gear company, has appointed actor Shraddha Kapoor as its new brand ambassador.

6.
Which country's team emerged as the winner of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2022/23 season?
Australia
Netherlands
India
Japan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Netherlands men's team concluded their season four campaign with 35 points, securing the championship title in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2022/23 season.

7.
Tamim Iqbal, the international batsman who retired from International Cricket, hails from which country?
Australia
New Zealand
Bangladesh
India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tamim Iqbal, the captain of the Bangladesh one-day cricket team and a prominent batsman has announced his retirement from International Cricket. The left-handed opener has amassed over 15,000 runs in international cricket, including 25 centuries.

8.
When is World Kiswahili Language Day celebrated?
July 07
June 07
May 07
April 07
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The United Nations designated July 7th as World Kiswahili Language Day to officially celebrate the language in November 2021.

9.
When is World Zoonoses Day celebrated?
July 02
July 05
July 08
July 06
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Zoonoses Day is celebrated on July 6th every year. This day commemorates the development of the first vaccine to fight zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases are those that can be transmitted from animals or insects to humans. While some infections may not harm animals, they can make humans sick.

10.
Flipkart has partnered with which bank to offer personal loans to its customers?
HDFC Bank
Bank of Baroda
Axis Bank
SBI
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Flipkart, the indigenous e-commerce marketplace of India, has entered into a strategic partnership with Axis Bank, a private sector bank. This collaboration aims to provide personal loans to Flipkart customers. The newly introduced personal loan service offers highly competitive loan options, granting customers access to loan amounts as high as INR 5 lakhs. It also provides flexible repayment cycles ranging from 6 to 36 months.

11.
Which state has initiated the Mo Jungle Jami Scheme?
Manipur
Odisha
Punjab
Rajasthan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Government of Odisha, under the leadership of CM Naveen Patnaik, has launched the Mo Jungle Jami (My Forestland) Scheme for Forest Dwellers.

12.
SALVEX is an exercise of India conducted with which country?
United Kingdom
United States of America
Germany
Laos
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian Navy and the US Navy successfully concluded the seventh edition of the Indian Navy – US Navy (IN – USN) Salvage and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercise, SALVEX. The exercise took place from June 26 to July 6, 2023, in Kochi.

13.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has launched which app as a competitor to Twitter?
Alpha
Meta
Threads
Fandom
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Facebook's parent company, Meta, has introduced an app named Threads as a rival to Twitter. This app targets users seeking an alternative to the social media platform owned by Elon Musk, which has undergone frequent changes.

14.
Which space agency owns the heavy-lift rocket Ariane-5, which launches into space?
NASA
JAXA
ISRO
ESA
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Ariane-5, the heavy-lift rocket, belongs to the European Space Agency (ESA). On its final mission, the rocket launched two telecoms satellites into space, concluding its three-decade-long career of enabling European access to space.

15.
Who is the author of the book titled "Colours of Devotion"?
Arundhati Roy
Chetan Bhagat
Salman Rushdie
Anita Bharat Singh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The book "Colours of Devotion" is authored by Anita Bharat Singh. The book explores the Indian philosophical concepts of Pushti Marg as established by the saint and founder Shri Vallabhacharya. It delves into the art created for religious practices in the Vallabha Sampradaya inspired by these concepts.

16.
Which state did Bihar surpass as the state with the highest microlending borrowings?
West Bengal
Rajasthan
Tamil Nadu
Jharkhand
Answer: Option
Explanation:
According to a report released on Wednesday, June 5, Bihar has overtaken Tamil Nadu to become the state with the highest microlending borrowings in India as of March 2023.

17.
Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Planning Standards Board of India?
Sudhir Mishra
Rajat Duhan
Krishan Mishra
Deepak Patel
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB) of India has appointed Krishan Mishra as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), starting from 1st August 2023.

18.
Which country received the torch of Startup 20 from India?
Cyprus
Brazil
New Zealand
Netherlands
Answer: Option
Explanation:
During the closing ceremony, India officially handed over the torch of Startup 20 to Brazil, the next G20 presidency country. Brazil has committed to continuing the Startup20 initiative in 2024.

19.
When is World Chocolate Day celebrated worldwide?
July 07
July 12
JULY 11
July 10
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Every year, on the 7th of July, people around the world come together to celebrate World Chocolate Day.

20.
Which Navratna company has received an award in the category "Timely Payments (CPSEs)" for the year 2023?
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
BHEL
NLC India Limited
Gas Authority of India Limited
Answer: Option
Explanation:
NLC India Limited, a Navratna company under the Ministry of Coal, has been honoured with the GeM award in the category "Timely Payments (CPSEs)" for the year 2023. This recognition acknowledges the company's exceptional contribution towards improving the reliability of e-market practices, aligning with the vision of GeM. NLCIL joined and registered on the GeM portal in 2017.