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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • September 13, 2023 Current Affairs
1.
What was India's retail inflation rate in August 2023?
5.22%
6.83%
7.44%
8.12%
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's retail inflation eased to 6.83% in August 2023, down from 7.44% in July, marking the fourth consecutive month that inflation remained above the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) target of 4%.

2.
Who inaugurated the First Global Symposium on Farmers' Rights in New Delhi on September 12, 2023?
Droupadi Murmu
Narendra Modi
Narendra Singh Tomar
Mansukh Mandaviya
Answer: Option
Explanation:
President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the First Global Symposium on Farmers' Rights in New Delhi, emphasizing the importance of farmers as crop diversity conservers.

3.
Which company has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to collaborate on the Living Heart Project?
Microsoft
IBM
SAP
Dassault Systèmes
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with Dassault Systèmes to collaborate on the Living Heart Project. The project aims to develop and validate realistic digital simulations of the human heart. The Living Heart Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together researchers, clinicians, and industry partners. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

4.
Who has been appointed as the Vice-Chairperson of The National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom)?
Salil Parekh
Rajesh Gopinathan
Sindhu Gangadharan
Arvind Krishna
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Sindhu Gangadharan has been appointed as the Vice-Chairperson of The National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom). She is currently the Senior Vice President and Managing Director at SAP Labs India and is also responsible for SAP User Enablement. She is the first woman to lead SAP Labs India, which is SAP's largest R&D centre worldwide.

5.
What is the total value of the 90 infrastructure projects inaugurated by Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh by the Border Roads Organisation?
Rs 1,800 Crore
Rs 2,300 Crore
Rs 2,900 Crore
Rs 3,500 Crore
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated 90 infrastructure projects by the Border Roads Organisation with a total value exceeding Rs 2,900 crore.

6.
Who was the noted Rudra veena exponent who passed away in New Delhi?
Ustad Asad Ali Khan
Ustad Ali Zaki Hader
Pandit Jasraj
Kumar Gandharva
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Ustad Ali Zaki Hader was a noted Rudra veena exponent who passed away in New Delhi. He was 50. He was the last exponent of the Khandarbani (Khandaharbani) style of the Jaipur Beenkar gharana of Dhrupad. With his untimely demise, this ancient tradition of Rudra veena has come to an abrupt and tragic end.

7.
Which country was hardest hit by Storm Daniel?
Libya
Greece
Turkey
Egypt
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Storm Daniel caused the most damage in eastern Libya, where it killed over 5,300 people and left thousands more missing. The storm brought heavy rain and flooding, which caused widespread damage to infrastructure and homes. The worst-hit areas were the cities of Derna and Tobruk.

8.
Who has been reappointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Tata Steel for a further period of five years, effective September 19, 2023?
Ratan Tata
Cyrus Mistry
T V Narendran
N. Chandrasekaran
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The board of directors of Tata Steel has approved the reappointment of T V Narendran as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of the company for a further period of five years, effective September 19, 2023. Narendran, who is currently the longest-serving MD & CEO of Tata Steel, has been at the helm of the company since 2017. He has overseen a period of significant growth and transformation for the company, including the acquisition of Bhushan Steel and JSW Steel.

9.
In the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings, what was India's position among the best countries in the world?
25th
30th
35th
40th
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India achieved the 30th position in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings, with an impressive overall score of 40.8. This was an improvement from the 31st position it held in the 2022 rankings.

10.
In partnership with which Indian fintech startup has NPCI introduced the contactless payment wearable ring called the 'OTG Ring'?
PayZing
QuickPay India
RingPay Innovations
LivQuik
Answer: Option
Explanation:
NPCI has introduced the 'OTG Ring,' a contactless payment wearable ring, in partnership with the Indian fintech startup LivQuik.

11.
What is the name of the border that separates India and Pakistan?
Durand Line
McMahon Line
Line of Control
Radcliffe Line
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Radcliffe Line is the border that separates India and Pakistan. It was named after Sir Cyril Radcliffe, the chairman of the Boundary Commission that drew the line. The line was drawn in 1947, shortly after the partition of India.

12.
Who is considered the father of economics?
David Ricardo
John Maynard Keynes
Thomas Malthus
Adam Smith
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Adam Smith is considered the father of economics. He was a Scottish moral philosopher and economist who lived from 1723 to 1790. His most famous book, The Wealth of Nations, was published in 1776 and is considered the foundation of modern economics. Smith's ideas had a profound impact on the development of economics and have been influential in shaping the economic policies of many countries.

13.
According to the 2023 Best Countries Report by U.S. News & World Report, which country was ranked the best in the world?
Switzerland
Canada
Sweden
Denmark
Answer: Option
Explanation:
According to the 2023 Best Countries Report by U.S. News & World Report, Switzerland was ranked the best country in the world. The report evaluated 80 countries across 76 indicators, including power, prosperity, quality of life, entrepreneurship, cultural influence, and heritage. Other countries that ranked highly in the 2023 Best Countries Report include Canada, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. The United States ranked 5th, down from 4th in 2022.

14.
Which state won the 5th National Wheelchair Rugby Championship 2023?
Karnataka
Maharashtra
Delhi
Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Maharashtra defeated Karnataka with a final score of 31-10 to win the 5th National Wheelchair Rugby Championship 2023. The championship was held in Balewadi, Pune from September 10 to September 11, 2023.

15.
Which company has partnered with NPCI to introduce 'AutoPay on QR' for subscription-based businesses?
Razorpay
Paytm
Cashfree Payments
Stripe
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Cashfree Payments has partnered with NPCI to introduce 'AutoPay on QR,' a solution aimed at simplifying the customer onboarding process for subscription-based businesses.

16.
Which company has developed its own branded Laptop and Micro PC called 'SMAASH,' competing with international brands like Acer, HP, Dell, and Lenovo?
Microsoft
IBM
ITI Limited
Intel
Answer: Option
Explanation:
ITI has created a line of laptops and Micro PCs called SMAASH, which meet international quality standards. ITI is a leading telecom company and has made significant inroads into the technology market with its SMAASH products. These products are competing successfully against well-established MNC brands like Acer, HP, Dell, and Lenovo.

17.
Who has received a four-year ban from professional tennis for a violation of the sport's anti-doping program?
Simona Halep
Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova
Naomi Osaka
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Simona Halep received a four-year ban from professional tennis for violating the sport's anti-doping program, following her positive test for Roxadustat at the US Open last year.

18.
Which city is the new host city for the 62nd Subroto Cup International Football Tournament?
Delhi
Gurugram
Mumbai
Bengaluru
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The 62nd edition of the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament will now be held in three cities: Delhi, Gurugram, and Bengaluru. Bengaluru is a new addition to the list of host cities. The tournament is scheduled to take place from September 19 to October 23, 2023.

19.
Which country did Bangladesh recently sign a deal to purchase 10 Airbus A350 aircraft worth $3.2 billion from?
France
Germany
United States
United Kingdom
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Bangladesh signed a deal with France to acquire 10 Airbus A350 aircraft worth $3.2 billion during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Bangladesh.

20.
What additional GST has Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari proposed on diesel cars in a bid to discourage pollution-creating vehicles?
5%
10%
15%
20%
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has proposed a 10% additional GST on diesel cars in a bid to discourage pollution-creating vehicles. He made the proposal at the 63rd Annual SIAM convention in New Delhi on September 12, 2023. Gadkari said that the additional GST would be in addition to the existing GST of 28% on diesel cars. He argued that the move would help to reduce pollution and promote the use of electric vehicles.