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  • August 15, 2023 Current Affairs
What was the theme for the 77th Independence Day celebrations at Delhi's Red Fort?
Nation First, Always First
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
Guard of Honour
Spread the Light of Freedom
Answer: Option
The theme “Nation First, Always First” underscores India’s commitment to prioritize its national interests and well-being. It aligns with the country’s aspirations for growth, development, and self-sufficiency. This theme reflects the essence of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebration.

Which movement did Karnail Singh Isru play a pivotal role in?
Indian National Movement
Quit India Movement
Goa Liberation Movement
Non-Cooperation Movement
Answer: Option
Karnail Singh Isru played a crucial role in the Goa Liberation Movement, which sought to free Goa from Portuguese colonial rule. He lost his life during a confrontation with Portuguese forces while participating in a march to Goa to hoist the Indian tricolour.

Approximately how many years ago is it believed that the basilosaurid whale lived?
4,100 years ago
41,000 years ago
410,000 years ago
41 million years ago
Answer: Option
The basilosaurid whale is thought to have lived approximately 41 million years ago in Wadi el-Hitan, also known as Whale Valley. Weighing around 412 pounds and measuring about eight feet long, the newly discovered Tutcetus rayanensis offers insight into the transition of whales from land to sea.

What is the primary purpose of the Local Currency Settlement (LCS) System introduced between India and UAE?
Boosting gold trade
Enhancing economic cooperation
Reducing crude oil production
Increasing intermediary currencies
Answer: Option
The LCS System is expected to enhance economic cooperation and strengthen bilateral relations. The LCS System removes the need for intermediary currencies, reducing transaction time and costs.

Where is the groundbreaking Global Summit on Traditional Medicine, co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Ayush, scheduled to take place on August 17-18, 2023?
New Delhi, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Answer: Option
The Global Summit on Traditional Medicine is set to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on August 17-18, 2023. The event is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Ayush, focusing on traditional medicine systems and universal health.

What is the estimated age of the recently unveiled lakeside village in Lake Ohrid?
Around 1,000 years old
Around 4,000 years old
Around 6,000 years old
Around 8,000 years old
Answer: Option
Archaeologists have recently unveiled Europe’s oldest lakeside village, submerged beneath the waters of Lake Ohrid, also known as the “Pearl of the Balkans.” This ancient settlement, estimated to be around 8,000 years old, is located on the Albanian side of the lake and was built on stilts due to regular flooding.

What is the purpose of antibiotic resistance gene activation in the engineered bacteria?
To make the bacteria glow in the dark
To trigger cancer cell growth
To enable the bacteria to survive exposure to antibiotics
To cause the bacteria to self-destruct
Answer: Option
Antibiotic resistance gene activation allows the bacteria to survive when exposed to antibiotics, indicating the detection of cancer cells.

In which country did archaeologists excavate and discover the remains of a young "vampire" child buried face down and secured to the earth with a padlock?
Answer: Option
Archaeologists unearthed the remains of a "vampire" child buried in a unique manner in the village of Pień, Poland. The burial site revealed evidence of anti-vampiric measures, providing insights into historical superstitious beliefs and practices.

Kanaklata Barua, a prominent figure in the Indian freedom struggle, is associated with which Indian state?
Answer: Option
Kanaklata Barua is an iconic figure from Assam, known for unfurling the Tricolour during the freedom struggle. He unfurled the Tricolour amidst adversity in the year 1942.

Where are the newly discovered mole species believed to have inhabited for three million years?
Western Europe
The mountains of eastern Turkey
The rainforests of South America
The deserts of Africa
Answer: Option
The newly discovered mole species are believed to have inhabited the mountains of eastern Turkey for three million years.

What are the primary factors contributing to the declining population of African penguins?
Overpopulation and urbanization
Overfishing and environmental shifts in the Indian Ocean
Excessive hunting by predators
Lack of suitable nesting sites
Answer: Option
The declining population is attributed to overfishing and environmental shifts in the Indian Ocean, leading to a scarcity of their primary food sources.

What is the potential link highlighted by recent research from George Washington University between early-life lead exposure and a specific outcome?
Higher risk of criminal behaviour
Enhanced cognitive abilities
Greater physical strength
Increased risk of mental health issues
Answer: Option
The research focuses on the potential connection between early-life lead exposure and an increased risk of criminal behaviour in adulthood.

How many arms does the Antarctic Strawberry Feather Star possess?
10 arms
15 arms
20 arms
25 arms
Answer: Option
The Antarctic Strawberry Feather Star has 20 arms. It has been discovered in the Antarctica Ocean. These creatures, existing at depths ranging from 65 to 65,000 feet, boast unique swimming behaviour.

In which country are scientists working on tooth regeneration to enable natural tooth regrowth, with clinical trials set to begin in 2024?
United States
Answer: Option
Scientists in Japan are working on tooth regeneration, allowing natural tooth regrowth. Clinical trials for tooth re-growth treatment are set to commence in 2024. The trials will target children with anodontia, a genetic condition causing a lack of tooth growth.

The "guidance robot" unveiled by the General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque is primarily designed to assist which one?
Researchers in AI
Tourists at the mosque
Pilgrims and Umrah performers
Mosque maintenance staff
Answer: Option
The robot is aimed at assisting pilgrims and Umrah performers at the Grand Mosque. This advanced robot serves a dual purpose, aiding in religious rituals and offering guidance while facilitating fatwa operations. Its capabilities include simultaneous translations, remote expert communication, and services in 11 languages.