Current Affairs Quiz - April, 2023
31. Which institution has launched the ‘Mission 50K-EV4ECO’?
[D] NITI Aayog
Correct Answer: B [SIDBI]
The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has announced the launch of a pilot phase of ‘Mission 50K-EV4ECO’
The pilot scheme aims at strengthening the EV ecosystem, including uptake for two, three and four-wheelers through direct and indirect lending.
32. ‘Pohela Boishakh’ marks the beginning of the new year in which state?
[B] West Bengal
Correct Answer: B [West Bengal]
Pohela Boishakh, also known as Bengali New Year, is a significant cultural festival in Bangladesh and the Bengali-speaking states of India including West Bengal.
The festival is celebrated on the first day of the Bengali calendar, which usually falls in the month of April. This year, it is celebrated on April 15.
33. Which city is the host of the ‘Global Conference on Compressed Biogas’?
[C] New Delhi
Correct Answer: C [New Delhi]
The ‘Global Conference on Compressed Biogas’ was organised in New Delhi under the theme of “Towards Progressive Policy Framework for a Robust CBG Foundation and Growth.”
Indian Federation of Green Energy (IFGE): Compressed Biogas (CBG) Producer Forum organised the conference, which is also supported by Ministry for Petroleum & Natural Gas.
34. Siachen Day is observed by the Indian Army every year to commemorate which of its operations?
[A] Operation Meghdoot
[B] Operation Black Thunder
[C] Operation Jammu
[D] Operation Black Tornado
Correct Answer: A [Operation Meghdoot]
The Indian Army observes the 13th of April every year as Siachen Day to commemorate the anniversary of Operation Meghdoot. It was launched by the Indian Army on April 13, 1984 to secure the Siachen Glacier which is of strategic importance.
This year marks the 39th Siachen Day in which the Commander of Siachen Brigade laid a wreath on behalf of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) and paid respect to war heroes at the Siachen War Memorial, Base Camp.
35. In which state the Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam is organised?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[D] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Gujarat]
The Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam is an initiative under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat program which aims to preserve and promote the rich culture & heritage of Saurashtra and Tamilnadu. The Sangamam will be organized In Gujarat from 17-30 April, 2023.
This event is scheduled at multiple locations in Gujarat such as Somnath, Dwarka and the Statue of Unity at Kevadia and feature an exhibition of Tamil Nadu and Gujarat’s art, culture, cuisine, handlooms, handicrafts etc.
36. Where is the Army Commanders’ Conference (ACC) 2023 held?
[B] Port Blair
[D] New Delhi
Correct Answer: D [New Delhi]
Army Commanders’ Conference (ACC) is a 5 day apex-level defence event, which is organised from 17 to 21 April 2023. The event is organised in in Hybrid format wherein Army Commanders and other senior functionaries will meet virtually on the first day and then travel to Delhi for the rest of the physical meetings.
The event provides a platform for conceptual level deliberations to make important defence policy decisions.
37. Animal Birth Control rules 2023 is notified by the Government of India under which act?
[A] The Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860
[B] Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960
[C] Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
[D] Animal Birth Control Act, 1999
Correct Answer: B [Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960]
The Government of India has recently notified the Animal Birth Control Rules, 2023 under Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960. This notification is released by superseding the Animal Birth Control (Dog) Rules, 2001.
The new rules require the respective local authorities, municipalities, municipal corporations and Panchayats to carry out sterilization and immunization of stray dogs by addressing to the issues regarding to prevention of cruelty to animals.
38. Which institution has released the Global Food Policy Report, 2023?
[A] International Food Policy Research Institute
[B] World Food Organisation
[C] Food and Agriculture Organisation
Correct Answer: A [International Food Policy Research Institute]
The Global Food Policy Report, 2023 has been released by the International Food Policy Research Institute. According to the report, there is an increased need for investment beyond short-term to build food systems that are more resilient and equitable.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was established in 1975 and is headquartered at Washington, DC. The institute provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger.
39. Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor is located in which country?
Correct Answer: B [Finland]
The Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor, located in Finland is the Europe’s largest nuclear reactor. Its construction begun 18 years ago and has recently commenced its power production. The reactor is designed to last for at least 60 years and is expected to boost the energy security in a region.
It is said that the OL3 reactor would play a crucial role in power price stabilisation and green energy transition in Finland.
40. Which country hosts the multilateral defence exercise named ‘Orion’?
Correct Answer: A [France]
Exercise Orion, a bilateral military EXERCISE between the Indian Air Force and the French Air and Space Force (FASF) started at the Mont-de-Marsan airbase in France.
IAF Contingent comprises of four Rafale, two C-17, two ll-78 aircraft, and 165 air warriors. This would be the first overseas exercise for the IAF’s Rafale aircraft.
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