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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • December 12, 2023 Current Affairs
Which country has officially withdrawn from China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?
Answer: Option
Italy's decision to withdraw from China's Belt and Road Initiative reflects a complex evaluation of economic, geopolitical, and strategic considerations.

Which institution developed Arsenic and Metal Removal by Indian Technology (AMRIT) for water purification, as highlighted by the Ministry of Jal Shakti?
IIT Madras
IIT Delhi
IIT Bombay
IIT Kharagpur
Answer: Option
The technology, known as AMRIT, designed for arsenic and metal ion removal from water, was developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Madras. It aligns with the goals of the Jal Jeevan Mission, addressing water quality issues for rural households in India.

Which government department has introduced the PM-JANMAN Scheme?
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Ministry of Rural Development
Answer: Option
The Pradhan Mantri-Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN) Scheme was introduced by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to address the unique challenges of tribal communities and provide essential infrastructure for a brighter future.

Who is set to receive the 33rd Vyas Samman in 2023 for the 2016 memoir "Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein"?
Nasira Sharma
Pushpa Bharati
Vyas Singh
Samman Verma
Answer: Option
The 33rd Vyas Samman, 2023, is announced to honour the accomplished Hindi writer Pushpa Bharati for her 2016 memoir, "Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein," recognizing outstanding contributions to Hindi literature.

Tata Power EV Charging Solutions Ltd (TPEVCSL) has signed an MoU with which company to deploy over 500 EV charging points nationwide in India?
Hindustan Petroleum
Bharat Petroleum
Indian Oil
Answer: Option
Tata Power EV Charging Solutions Ltd (TPEVCSL) has partnered with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to establish more than 500 EV charging points across India, emphasizing the development of a robust intercity charging network.

When is Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day observed annually?
December 9
October 8
December 12
January 30
Answer: Option
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day is observed globally on December 12, emphasizing the crucial need for a healthcare system that offers equitable and comprehensive healthcare with financial protection for all.

Which countries are participating in the Joint Military Exercise VINBAX-2023?
Venezuela and Nepal
India and Vietnam
Vietnam and Nepal
India and New Zealand
Answer: Option
A contingent of 45 Indian Armed Forces personnel has arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, to participate in the VINBAX-2023 exercise, aiming to strengthen collaborative partnerships, promote interoperability, and share best practices between India and Vietnam.

Where will the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP29) be hosted in 2024?
Baku, Azerbaijan
Yerevan, Armenia
Tbilisi, Georgia
Ankara, Turkey
Answer: Option
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP29) will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from November 11th to 24th, 2024, following a breakthrough resolution in the ongoing conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Which bank launched the Nari Shakti Savings Account specifically for women?
State Bank of India
Bank of India
Axis Bank
Answer: Option
The Bank of India has launched the Nari Shakti Savings Account, designed for women aged 18 and above with independent income sources, marking a significant move towards fostering women's economic independence.

Who was honoured with the Karmaveer Chakra Medal and Rex Karmaveer Global Fellowship in New Delhi?
Dr. Anika Patel
Prof. Rajesh Singh
Dr. Neha Sharma
Dr. Hemachandran Ravikumar
Answer: Option
Dr. Hemachandran Ravikumar received the Karmaveer Chakra Medal and Rex Karmaveer Global Fellowship in a ceremony held in New Delhi for his outstanding contributions to Physical and bio-science and Microbiological Studies.

Which scheme, launched to support urban street vendors, has emerged as a crucial initiative by disbursing micro-credit loans to beneficiaries?
PM Mudra Yojana
PM Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana
PM Matru Vandana Yojana
Answer: Option
The PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme, designed as a micro-credit program, has disbursed an impressive total of Rs 9,790 crore in loans to urban street vendors during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the government's disclosure in the Rajya Sabha.

Which country recently unveiled the world's first 4th-generation nuclear reactor?
United States
Answer: Option
China achieved a significant milestone with the commercial operations of the Shidao Bay nuclear power plant, introducing the world's first 4th-generation nuclear reactor and demonstrating its commitment to sustainable energy and reducing carbon emissions.

What is the primary focus of the 'NAMO Drone Didi' initiative?
Economic empowerment through skill development
Healthcare support for rural communities
Empowering Women’s Self-Help Groups
Providing educational scholarships for women
Answer: Option
The 'NAMO Drone Didi' initiative aims to empower 15,000 women Self Help Groups (SHGs) by providing agricultural drones, thus placing rural women at the forefront of the agricultural revolution.

Who was recently elected as Poland's Prime Minister?
Angela Merkel
Donald Tusk
Mateusz Morawiecki
Matteo Renzi
Answer: Option
Former EU leader Donald Tusk returned as Poland's Prime Minister, signifying a significant shift from conservative rule. His leadership is anticipated to bring about a new pro-European era, focusing on restoring democratic standards and improving ties with European allies.

Who was awarded the “Order of Merit of the Italian Republic,” Italy’s highest civilian honour?
Kabir Bedi
Rishi Kapoor
Priyanka Chopra
Shabana Azmi
Answer: Option
Kabir Bedi received Italy’s highest civilian honour, the “Order of Merit of the Italian Republic,” in recognition of his unconditional commitment and passionate dedication to Italy, showcasing the nation’s appreciation for outstanding contributions to society.