Current Affairs Quiz - April, 2023
41. ‘Hakki Pikki’ is a tribe of people living in which state/UT?
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Karnataka]
The Hakki Pikki is a tribe predominantly living in Karnataka. According to Census 2011, there are 11,892 Hakki Pikki tribal people in the state.
The Hakki Pikkis are an endogamous community and speak a language called Vaagri Booli. Hakki Pikkis were originally a nomadic tribe who hunted birds and they are named such as the Kannada word for bird is “Hakki”. Recently, as many as 108 Hakki-Pikki community people are said to be stuck in Sudan.
42. ‘Safe Kerala Project’ which was launched recently, aims to minimise?
[A] Honour Killings
[B] Road Accidents
[C] Covid Deaths
[D] Cardiac Arrests
Correct Answer: B [Road Accidents]
The state government of Kerala launched the Safe Kerala Project to minimize the number of on-road accidents and prevent traffic violations in the state.
As part of this project, Artificial Intelligence-based cameras will be used to identify traffic violations and impose fines.
43. Which country has developed ‘GRX-810’, a 3D printed superalloy?
Correct Answer: C [USA]
The GRX-810 is a 3D printed superalloy developed by NASA scientists. It is an oxide-dispersion-strengthened NiCoCr-based alloy.
It showed over 1,000-fold better creep performance, twofold improvement in strength and twofold improvement in oxidation resistance when compared with the traditional polycrystalline wrought Ni-based alloys.
44. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nine campaigns under Inclusive Development (Samaveshi Vikaas) theme in which state?
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[D] West Bengal
Correct Answer: B [Madhya Pradesh]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch nine campaigns under Inclusive Development (Samaveshi Vikaas) theme on the 24th of April on the National Panchayati Raj Day in Madhya Pradesh.
He also launched the Website and Mobile App ‘Samaveshi Vikaas’ at the event. The mobile app is designed with the objective to ensure the documentation of public participation. It will also enable the government to assess and monitor the progress of the campaigns through technical tools.
45. FOSCOS is the web-based application of which institution?
[D] Ministry of Civil Aviation
Correct Answer: B [FSSAI]
FOSCOS (Food Safety and Compliance System) is a web-based application of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
The food safety regulator has taken steps to translate this web application in Hindi and all the regional languages.
46. ‘Rato Machindranath Jatra’ is held in which country?
[C] Sri Lanka
Correct Answer: D [Nepal]
‘Rato Machindranath Jatra’ is the longest chariot festival celebrated Nepal. It often starts from late April to early May.
The chariot procession also called “Bunga Dugh” in Newari means the God of Rain and Harvest. It is the longest procession in Nepal which runs for months. It is celebrated in the ancient town of Lalitpur.
47. Which state/UT launched the ‘Mehngai Rahat Camp’?
[C] West Bengal
Correct Answer: A [Rajasthan]
‘Mehngai Rahat Camp’ was recently inaugurated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. They will provide relief for people from rising inflation.
Under these camps, the general public and deprived sections will be provided relief from inflation by connecting them with the public welfare schemes of the state government.
48. Which Union Ministry launched the ‘Indiahandmade Portal’?
[A] Ministry of Textiles
[B] Ministry of MSME
[C] Ministry of External Affairs
[D] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Textiles]
Indiahandmade Portal was launched by the Union Textiles Ministry to promote handicrafts and handlooms sector.
This e-commerce portal will enable artisans to directly sell to the customers without middlemen. The Union Minister of Textiles Piyush Goyal launched the portal in Gujarat.
49. Which country organises the ‘Astana International Forum’?
Correct Answer: C [Kazakhstan]
Kazakhstan is set to host Astana International Forum in June 2023. It is a gathering of global significance, bringing together stakeholders from across the world to discuss challenging issues related to the economy, energy, climate, and regional cooperation and development.
Kazakhstan is India’s key partner in extended neighbourhood and Central Asia’s biggest state.
50. Which Union Ministry is associated with ‘National Generic Document Registration System for Land Records’?
[A] Ministry of Rural Development
[B] Ministry of MSME
[C] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[D] Ministry of Home Affairs
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Rural Development]
As many as 28 States / UTs have adopted the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) for Land Records.
As per the Ministry of Rural Development’s Department of Land Resources (DoLR), e-Registration is being done in these States/UTs as they have started sharing data with the national portal of NGDRS.
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