Current Affairs Quiz - March, 2023
31. Who is the first woman in India to receive the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) award?
[A] Jyotirmayee Mohanty
[B] Ritu Karidhal
[C] Tessy Thomas
[D] Minal Rohit
Correct Answer: A [Jyotirmayee Mohanty]
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is a global federation consisting of National Adhering Organizations.
Jyotirmayee Mohanty, a scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, is the first woman in India to receive the IUPAC award. She received the IUPAC 2023 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in recognition of her works in the field of chemistry.
32. Dusky tetraka, which was seen in the news, is a?
Correct Answer: B [Bird]
The dusky tetraka is a rare bird that lives in the forests of Madagascar. It was last seen in 1999, and it is one of the top 10 most wanted species by the Search for Lost Birds.
The species was discovered recently in two remote locations. It has a dark olive-green plumage with a pale yellowish throat and a ring around the eye. It is endemic to Madagascar’s subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened due to the destruction of its natural habitat.
33. Which state approved the 10% horizontal reservation to statehood activists in state government job?
Correct Answer: B [Uttarakhand]
In Uttarakhand, the government has given approval to the 10 percent horizontal reservation to the statehood activists in the state government job.
The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. The Cabinet also given approval to new solar policy and to the proposal of increasing MLA Local Area Development Fund from 3 crore 75 lakh to 5 crore per year.
34. Which institution constructed the ‘INS Sahyadri’ Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate?
[D] Mazagon Dock Limited
Correct Answer: D [Mazagon Dock Limited]
‘INS Sahyadri’ is a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate constructed at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.
It was commissioned on July 21, 2012, joining the Eastern Naval Command based in Visakhapatnam. INS Sahyadri recently participated in a two-day maritime partnership exercise with two French warships in the Arabian Sea.
35. As per a recent report, how many countries are currently facing catastrophic levels of debt distress and rising hunger?
Correct Answer: B 
The report titled “Breaking the cycle of unsustainable food systems, hunger, and debt” was released recently by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.
According to a report, at least 21 countries are currently facing catastrophic levels of debt distress and rising hunger. As many as 60% of low-income countries and 30% of middle-income countries are at high risk of debt distress or already in it.
36. Who is the author of Pookkuzhi, whose translation was featured in the longlist for the International Booker Prize 2023?
[A] Perumal Murugan
[B] Namita Gokhale
[C] Anees Salim
[D] Chitra Mudgal
Correct Answer: A [Perumal Murugan]
Pyre, the English translation of writer Perumal Murugan’s Tamil novel Pookkuzhi, has figured in the longlist for the International Booker Prize 2023.
The translator is Aniruddhan Vasudevan, who also translated Perumal Murugan’s Maathorubhagan into English as One Part Woman. This is the first Tamil novel that has found a place in the International Booker longlist.
37. Which country is the host of the ‘United Nations 2023 Water Conference’?
Correct Answer: A [USA]
The report titled “Global Bottled Water Industry: A Review of Impacts and Trends” was released recently ahead of the United Nations 2023 Water Conference.
The Conference is to be hosted in New York, USA. The report revealed that the bottled water industry is masking the existing issue of the lack of reliable drinking water for all.
38. ‘TV-D1’ is the first test vehicle demonstration of which mission of India?
[D] Venus Mission
Correct Answer: A [Gaganyaan]
The first test vehicle demonstration (TV-D1) under the Gaganyaan mission will be conducted on May 2023.
It aims to test the abort process mid-air, the parachute system, and the recovery of crew members after splashdown.
39. Which is the first NATO country to deliver fighter jet to the warring country?
Correct Answer: C [Poland]
Poland announced that it would give Ukraine around a dozen MiG-29s, starting with the first four to be delivered in the coming days.
This makes it the first NATO country to deliver fighter jet to the warring country. Both Poland and Slovakia later announced it would send 13 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in the coming weeks.
40. Which country hosted the ‘Japan-South Korea Summit’ in 2023?
[B] South Korea
Correct Answer: A [Japan]
The recently concluded Japan-South Korea Summit resulted in the two countries deciding to resolve a trade dispute, which is seen as a major step towards improving the bilateral economic and defence relations.
The summit was held in Tokyo, Japan and was attended by South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
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