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  • August 26, 2023 Current Affairs
Which organization signed an MoU with Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited for Pumped Hydro Storage and Renewable Energy Projects in Andhra Pradesh?
NHPC Limited
PowerGrid Corporation of India
Tata Power
NTPC Limited
Answer: Option
NHPC Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited for the implementation of Pumped Hydro Storage Projects and Renewable Energy Projects in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Which institution became India's first carbon-negative garrison or military formation?
Defence Services Staff College (DSSC)
National Defence Academy (NDA)
Indian Military Academy (IMA)
College of Military Engineering (CME)
Answer: Option
PUNE-based College of Military Engineering (CME) with the commissioning of a 5-megawatt (MW) solar power plant taking its solar power generation capacity to 7 MW has become India’s first carbon-negative garrison or military formation.

Which of the following organisations is organizing the Smart India Hackathon 2023?
Indian Institutes of Technology
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
National Council of Educational Research and Training
All India Council of Technical Education
Answer: Option
In a stride towards nurturing innovation and collaborative problem-solving, the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and the AICTE have unveiled the much-anticipated sixth edition of the Smart India Hackathon 2023.

Which company has introduced the new fashion retail brand, Yousta?
ITC Ltd.
Hindustan Unilever
Mahindra & Mahindra
Reliance Industries Ltd
Answer: Option
Reliance Retail, the retail arm of billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd, has taken a significant step in the fashion retail sector with the introduction of its new brand, Yousta.

Which space agency is collaborating with the Indian Space Research Organisation on the LUPEX lunar mission?
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
European Space Agency
Answer: Option
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing for one more lunar mission, this one in collaboration with the Japanese space agency, The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Which of the following states has been recognized as the best state in the Smart Cities Mission?
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Answer: Option
Madhya Pradesh has been recognized as the best state in the Smart Cities Mission.

What is the amount of total worth of the capital acquisition proposals for which Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) was granted at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting?
Approximately Rs 30,800 crores
Approximately Rs 15,000 crores
Approximately Rs 10,000 crores
Approximately Rs 7,800 crores
Answer: Option
A Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, held under the chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for capital acquisition proposals worth approximately Rs 7,800 crores.

Who is the author of the book "Pitchside: My Life in Indian Cricket"?
Sourav Ganguly
Amrit Mathur
Sunil Gavaskar
Anil Kumble
Answer: Option
‘Pitchside: My Life in Indian Cricket’ is authored by long-term cricket administrator Amrit Mathur. In the book, Mr. Mathur brings alive insightful first-person accounts of Indian Cricket’s most memorable moments.

Which veteran actress, known for her roles in "Anand" and "Kora Kagaz," recently passed away in Mumbai?
Seema Deo
Jaya Bachchan
Answer: Option
Veteran actress Seema Deo, remembered for her roles in Anand and Kora Kagaz, passed away in Mumbai due to age-related ailments, when she was 81.

When is International Dog Day observed?
August 24
August 26
August 22
August 23
Answer: Option
International Dog Day, observed on August 26th every year, is a heartwarming tribute to our furry companions who enrich our lives with their unwavering devotion and boundless affection.

What is the amount of penalty imposed by the CCI on Bharti Airtel recently?
Rs 10 crore
Rs 1 lakh
Rs 1 crore
Rs 100 crore
Answer: Option
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has recently taken a stern stance against Bharti Airtel, imposing a penalty of Rs 1 crore for its failure to adhere to the stipulations outlined in Section 6(2) of the Competition Act, 2002.

Who inaugurated the National Security Strategies (NSS) Conference-2023 in New Delhi?
Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh
President Ram Nath Kovind
Answer: Option
Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the two-day National Security Strategies (NSS) Conference-2023, in New Delhi.

Where was the Third International Conference on Structural Integrity (ICONS 2023) organised?
Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, Delhi
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Answer: Option
The Third International Conference on Structural Integrity was inaugurated at Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu virtually by Dr. N Kailaiselvi, Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research & Secretary.

What is the new minimum capital requirement set by IRDAI for foreign reinsurance branches (FRBs)?
Rs 25 crores
Rs 50 crores
Rs 100 crores
Rs 155 crores
Answer: Option
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has slashed the minimum capital requirement for foreign reinsurance branches from Rs 100 crores to Rs 50 crores.

Union Government is planning to launch a Tele-Law - 2.0 app to ensure access to Justice in which of the following UTs/Cities?
New Delhi
Answer: Option
The Union Government will launch Tele-Law - 2.0 which Integrates Tele-Law and Nyaya Bandhu App to ensure access to Justice in New Delhi.

Which of the following State governments approved the establishment of 18 ‘Atal Residential Schools’?
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Option
The cabinet has allocated a significant budget of Rs 1,250 crore for the establishment of 18 ‘Atal Residential Schools’ across all 18 divisions of Uttar Pradesh.

What is the name of the software launched by the Gujarat government to make online payments compulsory for Panchayati Raj institutions?
Panchayati Raj Accounting Information System Automation (PRAISA)
Online Payment for Panchayats (OPP)
Digital Panchayat Payment (DPP)
Raj e-Pay
Answer: Option
To ensure transparency, the Gujarat government launched a new software Panchayati Raj Accounting Information System Automation (PRAISA) that will make online payment compulsory for Panchayati Raj institutions in the state.

Which of the following States has banned the use and production of plastic water bottles below 1000 ml capacity?
Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Option
The Assam Environment and Forest Department has taken a significant step by announcing the ban on the use and production of plastic water bottles below 1000 ml capacity within the state.

What is the current economic outlook for Germany, according to the International Monetary Fund?
Small growth
Projected to contract
Tremendous growth
Answer: Option
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that Germany will stand as the sole major advanced economy to contract in the current year.