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  • August 2, 2023 Current Affairs
Which state has the highest percentage of billionaire MLAs according to the ADR report?
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
Answer: Option
Karnataka leads in having the highest percentage of billionaire MLAs. The ADR analysis states that 14% of MLAs in Karnataka are billionaires.

What is the total gross GST revenue collected in July 2023?
Rs 1,61,497 crore
Rs 1,87,000 crore
Rs 1,57,000 crore
Rs 1,65,105 crore
Answer: Option
The total gross GST revenue collected in July 2023 is Rs 1,65,105 crore. The continuous increase in GST collections indicates a rise in domestic economic activities, as evidenced by the significant YoY increase in domestic transactions, including the import of services.

What is the title of Chetna Maroo's debut novel that has been longlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize?
Old God's Time
The Other Eden
Western Lane
Prophet Song
Answer: Option
Chetna Maroo's debut novel 'Western Lane' has been longlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize. Chetna Maroo's novel 'Western Lane' is set within the context of the British Gujarati milieu.

On which date is World Wide Web Day celebrated every year?
August 6
August 1
September 1
July 1
Answer: Option
World Wide Web Day is celebrated on August 1 every year to commemorate the World Wide Web and its impact on the world. The World Wide Web, also known as 'the Web,' was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 while he was working at CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research).

How much money is Foxconn pledging to invest in establishing a manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu?
₹ 1,000 Crore
₹ 1,200 Crore
₹ 1,400 Crore
₹ 1,600 Crore
Answer: Option
Foxconn has pledged to invest ₹1,600 crore in establishing a manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu. Foxconn's Chairman signed a tripartite MoU with IIT-Madras to enhance research and development capabilities, fostering the development of a skilled talent pool in Tamil Nadu.

Who has been appointed as the new Corporate Vice President of Microsoft India and South Asia, effective from September 1, 2023?
Anant Maheshwari
Bill Gates
Puneet Chandok
Satya Nadella
Answer: Option
Puneet Chandok has been appointed as the new Corporate Vice President of Microsoft India and South Asia. Puneet Chandok aims to focus on key industries through a customer-centric approach, with generative AI as a core technology for Microsoft's operations in India and South Asia.

Who was the first Education Minister of India after Independence?
Aurobindo Ghosh
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Shyam Sundar Chakravarty
Jawaharlal Nehru
Answer: Option
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad served as the first Education Minister of India after Independence and was a significant advocate for education. His birthday (11th November) is celebrated as ‘National Education Day’.

Which river originates from the Kailash Ranges of the Himalayas and enters India through Arunachal Pradesh?
Answer: Option
The Brahmaputra River originates from the Kailash Ranges of the Himalayas and enters India through Arunachal Pradesh. The Ganga River is the longest in India and originates from the Gangotri Glacier.

For how long will the Water Tourism and Adventure Sports Policy be effective once approved?
5 years
15 years
20 years
10 years
Answer: Option
The policy will remain valid for a period of 10 years from the government's notification date. The policy aims to develop water-based tourism and adventure sports facilities in Uttar Pradesh.

What is the purpose of raising ₹10,000 crore through the infrastructure bond issuance by the State Bank of India (SBI)?
To enhance short-term funding for various projects
To support development initiatives in India
To invest in international markets
To increase dividend payments to shareholders
Answer: Option
The purpose of the bond issuance is to enhance long-term resources for funding infrastructure and affordable housing projects, aligning with SBI's commitment to supporting development initiatives in India.

How long was Diego Godin's professional soccer career?
15 years
20 years
25 years
30 years
Answer: Option
Former Uruguay defender Diego Godin retired from professional soccer, ending a 20-year career at age 37. Diego Godin spent much of his club career at Atlético Madrid from 2010 to 2019.

What mode of settlement has been announced for trade between India and Malaysia?
US Dollar (USD)
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Indian Rupee (INR)
Euro (EUR)
Answer: Option
India and Malaysia can now trade using the Indian Rupee (INR) as a mode of settlement, alongside other currencies. Trading in local currencies can help reduce transaction costs and currency risk for businesses, encouraging greater trade and investment between India and Malaysia.

When is the Lokmanya Tilak National Award presented each year?
On Lokmanya Tilak's birth anniversary
On India's Independence Day
On Lokmanya Tilak's death anniversary
On Republic Day
Answer: Option
The award is presented each year on the 1st of August, coinciding with Lokmanya Tilak's death anniversary. The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, was honoured with the Lokmanya Tilak National Award in Pune.

Which cricket team retained the Ashes in 2023, and how many Ashes series have they won so far?
England, 33 Ashes
Australia, 34 Ashes
England, 5 Ashes
Australia, 5 Ashes
Answer: Option
The Australia cricket team retained the Ashes in 2023, marking their 4th consecutive win in the series. They have won 34 Ashes series so far.

Which of the following uniform elements will no longer be worn by senior officers with flag ranks (Brigadier and above) in the Indian Army?
Shoulder rank badges
Gorget patches
Answer: Option
Senior officers with flag ranks (Brigadier and above) in the Indian Army will no longer wear lanyards, which are braid patterns worn on the shoulders of uniforms to denote qualification or regimental affiliation. The adoption of a common uniform for Brigadier and above ranks in the Indian Army aims to reinforce a common identity and unity among senior officers.

How many Income Tax Returns (ITRs) were filed for Assessment Year (AY) 2023-24 till 31st July 2023?
6.40 crore
6.77 crore
7.12 crore
5.83 crore
Answer: Option
A new record of over 6.77 crore ITRs were filed for AY 2023-24 till 31st July 2023, showing a 16.1% Year-on-Year growth. By 31st July 2023, over 61% of the e-verified ITRs for AY 2023-24 were processed, ensuring timely processing and issuance of refunds.

What was India's manufacturing PMI in July 2023?
Answer: Option
India's manufacturing PMI for July 2023 was 57.7, which is a three-month low, indicating a slight dip in growth momentum but still reflecting expansion in the sector.

In which group is the Indian men's football team placed for the Asian Games 2023, and who is the highest-ranked team in that group?
Group A, China
Group B, Bangladesh
Group A, India
Group B, Myanmar
Answer: Option
The Indian men's football team is placed in Group A alongside China, and China is the highest-ranked team in that group.

Who released the book "Kargil: Ek Yatri Ki Jubani" authored by Rishi Raj, which pays tribute to the Martyrs of the Kargil War?
Sumit Arora
Ajay Bhatt
Rishi Raj
Sanjay Kumar
Answer: Option
Ajay Bhatt, Minister of State (MoS), Ministry of Defence (MoD), released the book "Kargil: Ek Yatri Ki Jubani" authored by Rishi Raj.

Which traditional craft originating from Rajasthan involves intricate designs, embedding gold and silver wires into metal, and polishing it to perfection?
Bikaner Kashidakari Craft
Jalesar Dhatu Shilp
Udaipur Koftgari Metal Craft
Jodhpur Bandhej Craft
Answer: Option
The Udaipur Koftgari Metal Craft from Rajasthan produces ornamented weapons with intricate designs, gold, and silver wires.