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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • November 6, 2023 Current Affairs
1.
Which state has the highest percentage of deaths in road accidents according to the report 'Road Accidents in India-2022'?
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Karnataka
Answer: Option
Explanation:
According to the report 'Road Accidents in India-2022', Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of deaths due to road accidents (13.4%), followed by Tamil Nadu (10.6%). Tamil Nadu recorded the highest number of road accidents in 2022, with 13.9% of the total accidents, followed by Madhya Pradesh with 11.8%.

2.
What percentage of FDI has been approved for Sweden's Saab to establish a new manufacturing facility in India?
50%
74%
99%
100%
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Sweden's Saab has received approval for 100% FDI to establish a new manufacturing facility in India, marking a significant milestone as the first foreign company to receive such approval in the country's defence sector.

3.
What is the name of the world's first Artificial Intelligence Safety agreement?
Bletchley Declaration
Frontier Declaration
Global AI Safety Declaration
Universal AI Safety Agreement
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The world's first Artificial Intelligence Safety agreement is called the Bletchley Declaration. It was signed by 28 countries and the European Union on November 1, 2023, at a meeting in the United Kingdom. The Bletchley Declaration establishes a shared understanding of the opportunities and risks posed by frontier AI and the need for governments to work together to meet the most significant challenges.

4.
Which cricketer became the first player to be timed out in an international cricket match?
Angelo Mathews
Shakib Al Hasan
Tamim Iqbal
Mustafizur Rahman
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews became the first player to be timed out in an international cricket match during the Cricket World Cup 2023 match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

5.
Which Indian Institute of Technology has developed a solution to tackle Delhi's air pollution crisis using artificial rain?
IIT Delhi
IIT Bombay
IIT Kanpur
IIT Kharagpur
Answer: Option
Explanation:
IIT Kanpur has developed a solution to tackle Delhi's air pollution crisis using artificial rain. The institute has been working on this project for over five years and has conducted successful trials.

6.
On what day is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict observed?
November 1st
November 5th
November 6th
November 7th
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed on November 6th each year. It is a significant day that aims to raise awareness about the severe consequences of war and armed conflicts on the environment. The day calls on individuals, nations, and organizations to speak out and reiterate their commitment to protecting our threatened planet.

7.
What is the organization behind the INFUSE mission, which aims to study the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant?
NASA
ESA
ISRO
SpaceX
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The INFUSE mission, focused on studying the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant, is conducted by NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

8.
Which city in Gujarat is the first to have an Indian Navy warship named after it?
Ahmedabad
Rajkot
Vadodara
Surat
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian Navy's latest warship, 'Surat,' is the first warship to be named after a city in Gujarat. The warship's crest will be unveiled today by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in the city of Surat.

9.
What medal did the Indian junior men's hockey team win at the Sultan of Johor Cup 2023?
Bronze
Silver
Gold
None of the above
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian junior men's hockey team won the bronze medal at the Sultan of Johor Cup 2023 after defeating Pakistan in a penalty shootout. The medal winners of the 2023 Sultan of Johor Cup are Germany (Gold), Australia (Silver) and India (Bronze).

10.
Which city in India has topped the list of most polluted cities in the world, according to the data from the Swiss Group IQAir?
Kolkata
New Delhi
Mumbai
Chennai
Answer: Option
Explanation:
New Delhi in India has topped the list of most polluted cities in the world, according to the data from the Swiss Group IQAir. With an Air Quality Index of 483, New Delhi is in the top position in both the list of most polluted cities in the world as well as the most polluted cities in India.

11.
Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) in schools and colleges is a flagship scheme of ________.
UGC
Ministry of Education
ECI
AICTE
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) in schools and colleges is a flagship scheme of the Election Commission of India (ECI). SVEEP is a multi-intervention program that reaches out through different modes and media to educate citizens, electors, and voters about the electoral process to increase their awareness and promote their informed participation. It is designed according to the socio-economic, cultural, and demographic profile of the state as well as the history of electoral participation in previous rounds of elections.

12.
Which word was declared as the Word of the Year 2023 by Collins Dictionary?
Metaverse
Web3
NFT
AI
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Collins Dictionary has declared "AI" as the Word of the Year for 2023. The publisher chose the word because of its rapid development and increasing impact on our lives. The use of the word "AI" has quadrupled in the past year, and it is now used in a wide range of contexts, from business and technology to healthcare and the arts.

13.
Who was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as the world's longest-serving female head of government?
Jacinda Ardern
Sheikh Hasina
Margaret Thatcher
Angela Merkel
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as the world's longest-serving female head of government.

14.
For how many more years has Prime Minister Modi extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana?
2 Years
3 Years
4 Years
5 Years
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for another five years. This scheme provides free ration to 80 crore impoverished individuals. The extension of this scheme is a significant step towards ensuring food security for the poor and marginalized sections of society.

15.
Which country has the highest rate of workplace burnout in 2023, according to a McKinsey Health Institute survey?
China
United States
India
United Kingdom
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India has the highest rate of workplace burnout in 2023, according to a McKinsey Health Institute survey. The survey found that 59% of Indian respondents reported experiencing burnout symptoms.

16.
Which institution received the 'Changemaker of the Year' award in 2023 from the Hindu BusinessLine newspaper?
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
National Stock Exchange (NSE)
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) received the 'Changemaker of the Year' award in 2023 from the Hindu BusinessLine newspaper for playing a pivotal role in handling the Indian economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

17.
Who was appointed as the new Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in November 2023?
Manoranjan Mishra
Suman Verma
Muneesh Kapur
Ramesh Patel
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has named Manoranjan Mishra as its new Executive Director, starting on November 1, 2023. With more than 30 years of experience at RBI and a strong background in banking and finance, Mishra's appointment adds significant expertise to the central bank.

18.
Which ministry is launching the "Women for Water, Water for Women Campaign"?
Ministry of Rural Development
Ministry of Jal Shakti
Ministry of Women and Child Development
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is launching the "Women for Water, Water for Women Campaign" also known as “Jal Diwali” in collaboration with the Ministry's National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) and in partnership with the Odisha Urban Academy. The primary aim of the campaign is to provide a platform for the active participation of women in water governance.

19.
Which Indian company acquired Mercator Petroleum for approximately Rs 148 crore?
Reliance Industries
Tata Consultancy Services
Indian Oil Corporation
Infosys
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), a state-owned company, has bought Mercator Petroleum Limited (MPL) for about Rs 148 crore in an insolvency proceeding. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the deal under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

20.
Who has been appointed as the Executive Director at the Bank of Maharashtra, beginning on November 1, 2023?
A.B. Vijayakumar
Rohit Rishi
Suman Verma
Ramesh Patel
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Rohit Rishi is the newly appointed Executive Director at the Bank of Maharashtra, taking over from A.B. Vijayakumar, and his term began on November 1, 2023.