Daily Current Affairs Quiz : January 29-30, 2023
Published: January 30, 2023
1. Which institution released the ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023’ report?
[A] World Bank
[B] United Nations
[C] World Economic Forum
[D] Asian Development Bank
Correct Answer: B [United Nations]
As per United Nations (UN) World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023 report, India’s growth is likely to remain strong at 5.8 per cent.
The growth estimation was slightly lower than the estimated 6.4 per cent in 2022, due to higher interest rates and effect of global slowdown on investment and exports. UN also predicted a worsening outlook in most developing regions amid the fear of a possible recession.
2. India signed an MoU with which country to exchange programmes of different genres in radio and TV platforms?
Correct Answer: B [Egypt]
India and Egypt signed an MoU to facilitate content exchange, capacity building, and co-productions between Prasar Bharati and the National Media Authority of Egypt.
Both broadcasters will exchange their programmes of different genres like Sports, News, Culture, Entertainment on a bilateral basis. The MOU will also facilitate co-productions and training of the officials of both broadcasters in the latest technologies.
3. Dilip Mahalanabis, who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan award in 2023, was associated with which profession?
Correct Answer: C [Doctor]
The President has approved the conferment of 106 Padma Awards- 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri Awards in 2023.
Mulayam Singh Yadav (Posthumous), Balkrishna Doshi (Posthumous), Zakir Hussain, SM Krishna, Dilip Mahalanabis (Posthumous) and Srinivas Varadhan were conferred Padma Vibhushan. Dr Dilip Mahalanabis served the country and saved millions of lives when there was an outbreak of cholera in 1971, during the Liberation War of Bangladesh. He was the pioneer of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS).
4. Odesa Port City, which was seen in the news, is located in which country?
Correct Answer: B [Ukraine]
The historic centre of the Ukrainian port city of Odesa has been designated an endangered World Heritage site by UNESCO, despite opposition from Russia.
Odesa, also known as the pearl of the Black Sea, has been bombed several times since Russia invaded Ukraine. Seven other sites in Ukraine have been added to UNESCO World Heritage List, including the Saint-Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv and the historic centre of the western city of Lviv.
5. After China, which is the second country in the world to start the ‘trade-plus-one’ (T+1) settlement cycle?
Correct Answer: C [India]
After China, India will become the second country in the world to start the ‘trade-plus-one’ (T+1) settlement cycle in top listed securities.
It aims to bring operational efficiency, faster fund remittances, share delivery, and ease for stock market participants. Until 2001, stock markets had a weekly settlement system. The markets then moved to a rolling settlement system of T+3, and then to T+2 in 2003.
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