Current Affairs Quiz - May, 2023
1. ‘Cyber National Mission Force’ is associated with which country?
Correct Answer: B [USA]
The Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) comes under the aegis of the US Department of Defense. It is responsible for combating foreign malicious cyber actors and aiding foreign governments fight hackers.
The United States is sending more of its cyber forces abroad to help foreign governments fight hackers. In the last three years, CNMF has conducted 47 such defensive operations across 20 countries.
2. ‘Legal Debt Ceiling’ is associated with which country?
Correct Answer: A [USA]
The US legal debt ceiling, also known as the borrowing limit, is the legislative limit on the amount of national debt that the US Treasury can incur.
It was raised recently after the US House passed a legislation to increase it by 1.5 trillion USD in exchange for spending restrictions.
3. Which country has developed ‘T-14 Armata battle tank’?
Correct Answer: B [Russia]
T-14 Armata battle tank, developed by Russia, has been recently deployed to fire on Ukrainian positions.
The T-14 was first unveiled in 2015. It has unmanned turret and its crews can remotely control the armaments. The tanks have a maximum speed on the highway of 80 kilometres per hour.
4. ‘Princess of Asturias award’ is a famous prize conferred in which country?
Correct Answer: A [Spain]
Princess of Asturias award is one of the 8 prizes conferred by the foundation named for Spanish Crown Princess Leonor to recognize achievements the arts, science and other areas.
The award was bestowed recently to American actress, Meryl Streep for her performances in a career spanning over 50 years.
5. India launched the ‘NET Zero’ Innovation Virtual Centre with which country?
[D] South Korea
Correct Answer: B [UK]
The India-UK ‘NET Zero’ Innovation Virtual Centre will be jointly created by the United Kingdom and India.
It will help promote collaborations between stakeholders from India and the UK to work on focus areas like decarbonisation of manufacturing processes and transportation systems, green hydrogen adoption and more.
6. Which Union Ministry launched the ‘City Beauty Competition Portal’?
[A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[B] Ministry of Rural Development
[C] Ministry of Home Affairs
[D] Ministry of Tourism
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs]
The City Beauty Competition portal was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to encourage and recognize the efforts taken by cities and wards to create beautiful and inclusive public spaces.
The wards and public spaces in cities would be adjudged in the competition based on the five broad pillars – accessibility, amenities, activities, aesthetics and ecology.
7. Which tribe is playing a major role in ‘Protect Hornbills Project’?
[A] Nyishi Tribe
[B] Baiga Tribe
[C] Bodo Tribe
[D] Bhil Tribe
Correct Answer: A [Nyishi Tribe]
Protect Hornbills Project is a community-driven project aimed at conserving hornbills. Nyishi Tribe is playing a major role in this initiative.
Hornbill Nest Adoption Program (HNAP), a community-based hornbill conservation programme, was started in 2012. HNAP operates in the forests outside Arunachal Pradesh’s Pakke Tiger Reserve.
8. Which is the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India?
[B] NITI Aayog
Correct Answer: A [BCAS]
The Bureau of Civil Aviation recently commemorated its 37th raising day. It is the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security was initially set up as a Cell in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in January 1978 on the recommendation of the Pande Committee constituted after the hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight in 1976.
9. Which is the most innovative state as per the ‘National Manufacturing Innovation Survey (NMIS) 2021-22’?
[A] West Bengal
Correct Answer: B [Karnataka]
The ‘National Manufacturing Innovation Survey (NMIS) 2021-22: Summary for Policymakers’ was released recently.
The survey was undertaken by the Department of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). As per the survey, Karnataka is the most innovative state in manufacturing followed by Telangana.
10. What is the name of Indian Navy’s 3rd indigenous stealth destroyer of the Project 15B class?
[A] INS Dhruv
[B] INS Imphal
[C] INS Kattabomman
[D] INS Vikram
Correct Answer: B [INS Imphal]
INS Imphal is the Indian Navy’s 3rd indigenous stealth destroyer of the Project 15B class. The vessel recently took the maiden sea sortie.
INS Imphal is the third ship of the Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided missile destroyer of the Indian Navy. It is being constructed at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
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