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  • August 20, 2023 Current Affairs
Who was conferred with the 'Udyog Ratna' award by the Maharashtra government?
Eknath Shinde
Devendra Fadnavis
Ratan Tata
Ajit Pawar
Answer: Option
Ratan Tata was conferred with the 'Udyog Ratna' award. The award was presented to Ratan Tata at his home in Colaba, south Mumbai. The collective revenue of Tata Companies stood at $128 billion in 2021-22.

What achievement has INS Vagir, an Indian Navy submarine, recently accomplished?
It set a speed record for submarines.
It conducted the deepest underwater exploration.
It successfully completed a solo mission to Antarctica.
It achieved the longest-ever deployment for a scorpene-class submarine.
Answer: Option
INS Vagir achieved the longest-ever deployment for a scorpene-class submarine. INS Vagir covered a distance of 7,000 kilometres during its deployment.

What is the name of the co-founder of Adobe, who died recently?
Dr. Charles Geschke
Dr. John Warnock
Marva Warnock
None of the above
Answer: Option
Dr. John Warnock is the co-founder of Adobe, and Adobe was founded in 1982. Dr. John Warnock served as the CEO of Adobe until 2000.

What percentage of Jan Dhan accounts are owned by women?
56 Percent
58 Percent
54 Percent
44 Percent
Answer: Option
56% of Jan Dhan accounts are owned by women. The significant milestone achieved is reaching 50 crore Jan Dhan accounts within 9 years. The cumulative deposits have exceeded ₹2.03 lakh crore

On which date is Sadbhavana Diwas, also known as Harmony Day, observed in India?
17th August
26th January
20th August
2nd October
Answer: Option
Sadbhavana Diwas, also known as Harmony Day, is observed on the 20th of August in India. The main theme of Sadbhavana Diwas is to foster national integration and communal harmony. Sadbhavana Diwas is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Which country won the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
Answer: Option
Spain won the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Spain became the first European team to win the Women's World Cup since 2007. Germany is the only other nation to have won both the men's and the women's World Cups before Spain.

Who has recently been announced as the brand ambassador for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL)?
Rahul Dravid
Sachin Tendulkar
Virat Kohli
M.S. Dhoni
Answer: Option
Rahul Dravid has been announced as the brand ambassador for BPCL.Rahul Dravid will endorse both the Pure for Sure initiative and MAK lubricants for BPCL.

Who did Anahat Singh overcome in the quarterfinals of the Asian Junior Squash Individual Championships-2023?
Ena Kwong
Doyce Lee
Whitney Isabelle Wilson
Resa Bell
Answer: Option
Anahat Singh won the U-17 category of the Asian Junior Squash Individual Championships. Anahat Singh overcame Doyce Lee in the quarterfinals.

Who recently achieved the title of Under 20 World Champion in the Men's 61 kg Freestyle category?
Deepak Punia
Mohit Kumar
Palwinder Cheema
Ramesh Kumar
Answer: Option
Mohit Kumar achieved the historic feat of becoming the Under 20 World Champion in the Men's 61 kg Freestyle category. Before Mohit’s victory, Deepak Punia had clinched the title in 2019, before making a transition to the senior circuit.

How many blooming flowers adorn the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden?
1 million
1.5 million
2 million
Answer: Option
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden has achieved the record of being Asia's largest and most spectacular tulip garden. The garden has 1.5 million blooming flowers. The garden has an enchanting collection of 68 distinctive tulip varieties.

Luna-25 mission, which failed during its landing on Moon's south pole, belongs to which country?
United States of America
Answer: Option
The Luna-25 mission was an ambitious undertaking by Russia, aimed at landing a spacecraft on the Moon’s south pole. The Luna-25 spacecraft veered out of control and crashed on the Moon's surface. The Luna-25 mission was a preliminary step towards gathering and returning lunar soil samples to Earth.

What is the length of the 'Likaru-Mig La-Fukche' road, whose construction project was launched on the 77th Independence Day?
19,400 feet
77 kilometres
64 kilometres
3 kilometres
Answer: Option
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has embarked on a groundbreaking project to construct the ‘Likaru-Mig La-Fukche’ road (a distance of 64 kilometres) in the Demchok sector of Ladakh. This strategic road will establish the world’s highest motorable road, spanning an altitude of approximately 19,400 feet, surpassing the previous record held by Umling La Pass. The initiative was launched on India’s 77th Independence Day, signifying its significance for national security.

Who originally predicted the existence of the 'demon particle'?
J C Bose
Richard Prues
Abdul Kalam
David Pines
Answer: Option
Researchers discovered a new particle with potential implications for superconductors known as a "Demon particle". The 'demon particle' was first predicted by physicist David Pines. The 'demon particle' exhibits its properties regardless of temperature, unlike traditional superconductors.

In which weight category did Priya Malik compete at the U20 World Wrestling Championships?
55 kg
76 kg
60 kg
48 kg
Answer: Option
Indian wrestler Priya Malik has achieved a remarkable feat by securing the gold medal at the U20 World Wrestling Championships held in Jordan. Priya Malik competed in the 76 kg category at the U20 World Wrestling Championships.

What sets the "Namoh 108" lotus flower variety developed by CSIR-NBRI apart from others?
Large size
Seasonal blooming pattern
Unique fragrance
Fully sequenced genome
Answer: Option
The unique “Namoh 108” lotus flower variety has been developed by CSIR-NBRI, with 108 petals. The lotus, flowering from March to December, boasts enriched nutrients and has its genome fully sequenced.