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  • August 8, 2023 Current Affairs
What was the collective profit reported by public sector banks in the first quarter of June 2023?
Rs 34,774 crore
Rs 15,306 crore
Rs 3,615 crore
Rs 12,522 crore
Answer: Option
The public sector banks registered a profit of over Rs 34,774 crore in the first quarter of June 2023.

What is the popular name for Messier 57 a nebula which was recently photographed by James Webb Space Telescope?
Skull Nebula
Cosmic Jewel
Hand of God Nebula
Ring Nebula
Answer: Option
Messier 57 is more popularly known as the Ring Nebula. Recently Astronomers used the James Webb Space Telescope to capture this striking new image of Messier 57. The Ring Nebula, a stunning cosmic jewel, represents the final stages of a star’s life and provides essential insights into stellar evolution.

How much money was allocated for cattle rearers under the Godhan Nyay Yojna by the Chhattisgarh government?
Rs 5.60 crore
Rs 9.69 crore
Rs 15.29 crore
Rs 10.29 crore
Answer: Option
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel conducted online transfers exceeding Rs 15.29 crore as part of the Godhan Nyay Yojna. An allocation of Rs 5.60 crore was directed to cattle rearers as compensation for cow dung supplied to gauthans.

Where was the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment held?
New Delhi, Delhi
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Answer: Option
The G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

With which organization did the Technology Development Board (TDB) sign an agreement for the development of an Integrated Plant for the Recovery of Precious Metals from waste?
Tata Consultancy Services
Gujarat Industries Federation
Alchemy Recyclers Private Limited
Indian Institute of Technology
Answer: Option
TDB signed an agreement with M/s Alchemy Recyclers Private Limited for the development of the Integrated Plant. The Plant aimed at recovering precious metals from E-waste, Jewellers Waste, and Automobile Catalyst Waste.

How much financial assistance has India provided to Sri Lanka for its digital identity project?
95 lakh rupees
45 crore rupees
55 crore rupees
35 crore rupees
Answer: Option
India has provided 45 crore rupees as financial assistance to support Sri Lanka's digital identity project.

Which of the following player clinched the doubles title at the women's tennis hardcourt event in Barcelona, Spain?
Aryna Sabalenka
Prarthana Thombare
Nihal Singh
Ankita Raina
Answer: Option
Prarthana Thombare has clinched the doubles title at the women's tennis hardcourt event in Barcelona, Spain. The Asian Games bronze medallist, combined with Russian Anastasia Tikhonova, edged out France’s Estelle Cascino and Latvia’s Diana Marcinkevica 3-6, 6-1, 10-7 in the final.

What is the main subject of the International Whaling Commission's 'extinction alert'?
Various endangered species
Marine life in Mexico
Vaquita porpoise
Gulf of California
Answer: Option
IWC released the 'extinction alert' on August 7, 2023. The 'extinction alert' from the IWC is focused on the vaquita porpoise, which has only 10 remaining individuals. The vaquita porpoise is exclusively present in the northern section of the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico.

What is the total amount of charges amassed from transactions conducted through ATMs beyond the free transaction limit as per a Finance Ministry report?
₹8,000 crore
₹13,000 crore
₹21,000 crore
₹35,000 crore
Answer: Option
A substantial sum of ₹8,000 crores was accrued from transactions conducted through ATMs beyond the stipulated number of free transactions.

Where was the meeting held by the Executive Directors of the World Bank to understand the impact of the Bank’s projects in the country?
New Delhi, Delhi
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Kolkata, West Bengal
Answer: Option
The meeting was held in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Director General, of the National Mission for Clean Ganga Mr G. Asok Kumar, gave a detailed presentation on Namami Gange to the Executive Directors of the World Bank from around the world.

Who recently became the first-ever Indian to win an individual World Title at the World Archery Championships?
Rakhi Sharma
Deepika Kumari
Savita Rathi
Aditi Swami
Answer: Option
Aditi Swami became the first-ever Indian to win an individual World Title at the World Archery Championships held in Berlin.

Who has been named as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Tesla?
Elon Musk
Zachary Kirkhorn
Vaibhav Taneja
Sunil Tandon
Answer: Option
Indian-origin Vaibhav Taneja has been named Tesla’s new Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed Tesla CFO in addition to his current role as Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) of the US-based electric car major after Kirhorn, Tesla’s Master of Coin and finance chief for the last four years, stepped down from the post.

Who will lead the all-women panel formed to bring healing and relief to the violence-stricken region in Manipur?
Justice Gita Mittal
Chief Justice of India, D.Y. Chandrachud
Justice Shalini Phansalkar Joshi
Justice Asha Menon
Answer: Option
Justice Gita Mittal is heading the all-women panel. The panel will consist of three former High Court judges. The panel aims to provide a "healing touch" to the situation in Manipur, indicating its objective of bringing relief to the violence-stricken region.

On which date is the International Day of the World's Indigenous People observed each year?
October 12
June 05
September 21
August 09
Answer: Option
The International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This year’s theme is: Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination.

When was the Quit India Movement initiated and who led it?
Initiated on 8th August 1942, led by Subhas Chandra Bose.
Initiated on 8th August 1942, led by Mahatma Gandhi.
Initiated on 8th August 1947, led by Jawaharlal Nehru.
Initiated on 15th August 1947, led by the British government.
Answer: Option
The Quit India Movement was initiated by the Indian National Congress on 8th August 1942, led by Mahatma Gandhi. The year 2023 marks the 81st anniversary of the Quit India Movement. Mahatma Gandhi called for "Do or Die" in the struggle for India's independence during the Quit India Movement.

What concept, introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the Coimbatore Smart City Mission implementing?
Wealth by Cleaning
Waste to wealth
Green Revolution
Clean India Initiative
Answer: Option
The Coimbatore Smart City Mission is implementing the waste-to-wealth concept introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The aim is to make land worth Rs 2000 cr garbage-free under Smart Cities Mission in Coimbatore.

How many medals did India win in the 2023 World Cadet Wrestling Championships?
Answer: Option
India won a total of 11 medals including a gold, at the 2023 World Cadet Wrestling Championships. India finished third in the women's freestyle team rankings, behind Japan and USA. Savita won the only gold medal for India in the women’s 61-kg weight division.

What is the name of the domestically developed alternative to the Microsoft operating system that India's Ministry of Defence has opted for?
Kavach OS
CyberShield OS
Secure Guard OS
Maya OS
Answer: Option
India’s Ministry of Defence has taken a decisive step by opting to replace the Microsoft operating system with a domestically developed alternative named the ‘Maya‘ operating system. This strategic move aims to elevate the nation’s cybersecurity measures in the face of escalating cyber threats.

Which location on the moon is Russia's Luna-25 spacecraft targeting for exploration?
Moon's equator
Moon's north pole
Moon's south pole
Dark side of the moon
Answer: Option
The launch of the Luna-25 spacecraft signifies a resurgence in space exploration after a hiatus of 47 years. The spacecraft's quest is to reach the moon's south pole. Luna-25 spacecraft will be launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.