Current Affairs Quiz - January, 2023
21. Which institution launched a new system to measure and grade hospital performance under AB PM-JAY?
[A] NITI Aayog
Correct Answer: B [NHA]
The National Health Authority (NHA) is introducing a new system to measure and grade hospital performance under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY).
The new initiative will introduce the concept of ‘value- based care’, where payment will be outcome based and providers will be rewarded according to the quality of the treatment delivered. The providers will be rewarded for helping the patients improve their health.
22. As per UNICEF, child mortality refers to the probability a newborn would die before reaching how many years of age?
Correct Answer: C 
The child mortality or under-five mortality rate refers to the probability a newborn would die before reaching exactly 5 years of age. It is expressed per 1,000 live births.
As per the ‘Levels & trends in child mortality 2022’ released by UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), an estimated 5 million children died before their fifth birthday and another 2.1 million children and youth aged between 5–24 years lost their lives in 2021.
23. ‘Nidhi Apke Nikat’ is the outreach program conducted by which institution?
Correct Answer: C [EPFO]
The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) conducts ‘Nidhi Apke Nikat’ outreach program on 10th of every month in all field offices.
It aims to expand its reach and attract more participation. Bhavishya Nidhi Adalat, which was a grievance redressal mechanism of EPFO has been renamed as Nidhi Aapke Nikat.
24. National Council of Science Museum (NCSM) organised a sky gazing event in which city?
[B] New Delhi
Correct Answer: B [New Delhi]
The National Council of Science Museum (NCSM) in association with Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) is organising a sky gazing event at India Gate Lawns, Kartavya Path, Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledges the efforts of National Science Centre, Delhi for organizing events to promote Astro Night Sky Tourism. National Science Centre is part of the National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous body under Ministry of Culture.
25. Which institution recently released the ‘Survey on dietary supplements’?
[C] NITI Aayog
[D] Union Health Ministry
Correct Answer: B [FSSAI]
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently released a survey on dietary supplements.
The regulator tested 145,000 protein powder samples and found 4,890 to be unsafe and 16,582 to be substandard. The Consumer Protection Act 2019 bans misleading advertisements about a product or service falsely describing a product and deliberately concealing information on sugar content while focusing on immunity boost.
26. Who is the author of the ‘Revolutionaries- The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom’ Book?
[A] Amit Shah
[B] Sanjeev Sanyal
[C] Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit
[D] Manoj Soni
Correct Answer: B [Sanjeev Sanyal]
Union Home Minister Amit Shah released a book titled ‘Revolutionaries- The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom’
The Author of the book is Economist Sanjeev Sanyal who is also a member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Some other books authored by him include Land of the Seven Rivers, The Indian Renaissance and The Ocean of Churn.
27. A 1000-Year-Old Viking Hall has been recently unearthed in which country?
Correct Answer: B [Denmark]
A 1000-Year-Old Viking Hall has been recently unearthed in Denmark. The Viking hall was up to 131 feet long and 26-33 feet wide.
The building had 10-12 oak posts that supported the roof. This is the largest Viking Age find of this nature in more than 10 years.
28. Buxwaha Mine, which was seen in the news, is located in which state?
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Madhya Pradesh]
Essel Mining and Industries Limited (EMIL), a subsidiary of the Aditya Birla group, has been trying operationalise a big diamond project in Madhya Pradesh. There are protests over human displacement, environmental damage, loss of livelihood
The mine is inside a forest in Buxwaha, located 200 kms from Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh accounts for about 90% of the total diamond resource of the country. Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are the other states that produce diamonds.
29. What is the Retail inflation based on CPI in December 2022 in India?
[A] 5.72 %
[B] 6.72 %
[C] 7.72 %
[D] 8.72 %
Correct Answer: A [5.72 %]
Retail inflation based on the consumer price index (CPI), eased to a one-year low of 5.72 percent in December 2022.
The inflation figure dipped from 5.88 percent recorded in the previous month. As per the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation data, the retail inflation slipped to lowest level since December 2021. CPI has come below the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) upper margin of 6 percent for the first time in the calendar year 2022.
30. Which country recently renamed the places that used racist slur for its Native people?
[B] South Africa
Correct Answer: A [USA]
The US government has announced name changes for five places whose designations included a racist term for Native American women.
Deb Haaland, who is the first Native American cabinet secretary in US history created a task force to replace derogatory names of the nation’s geographic features. The sites are in the states of California, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.
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