Current Affairs Quiz - May, 2023
31. Which institution introduced the ‘Star Labelling Program’?
[A] NITI Aayog
[B] Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Correct Answer: B [Bureau of Energy Efficiency]
Star Labelling Program was introduced by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to provide customers with an informed choice about energy efficiency and cost saving.
This initiative has led to the improved energy efficiency of air conditioners and inverter technology. It led to an efficiency improvement of split ACs by 43% for 1-Star & 61% for 5-Star level.
32. Which Indian state/UT inaugurated the ‘Sea Harrier Museum’?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Andhra Pradesh]
The Sea Harrier Museum was inaugurated recently by Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy. This facility displays the Sea Harrier (SH 606) fighter jet designed and manufactured by British Aerospace.
Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) initiated the Sea Harrier Museum project in 2020.
33. The invasion of a tiny insect named ‘Eretmoptera murphyi’ is changing the ecosystem of which continent?
Correct Answer: B [Antarctica]
Eretmoptera murphyi is a flightless midge. It is currently changing Antarctica’s Signy Island soil and ecosystem by feasting on dead organic matter.
It has led to faster plant decomposition, thus increasing the soil nitrate levels by three-five times compared to places on the island where the midge is absent.
34. Which country is set to launch ‘NVS-01 Navigation Satellite’?
Correct Answer: B [India]
NVS-01 Satellite is set to be launched by ISRO on May 29. It is a navigation satellite that will be launched aboard the GSLV Mk-II.
It aims to augment the seven-satellite navigation constellation NavIC. The NVS-01 satellite will replace the navigational capabilities of another satellite IRNSS-1G in the constellation. It will retain its communication and messaging capabilities.
35. The Asteroid Belt is situated between which planets?
[A] Mars and Jupiter
[B] Jupiter and Saturn
[C] Saturn and Neptune
[D] Mercury and Venus
Correct Answer: A [Mars and Jupiter]
Comet Read is the main belt comet that is found in the main asteroid belt but has a halo or coma and a tail like a comet. It is one of the three comets used to establish the category of main belt comets.
James Webb Space Telescope’s finding is intriguing because this is the first-time water has been found in the main asteroid belt, which is located between Mars and Jupiter.
36. Which Union Ministry has revised the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) regulations?
[A] Ministry of Defence
[B] Ministry of Renewable Energy
[C] Ministry of Power
[D] Ministry of Steel
Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Renewable Energy]
The Union MNRE Ministry has revised the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) regulations to increase participation of private entities in the renewable energy manufacturing supply chain.
It will minimize compliance cost for solar PV manufacturers and ease the processing of application filing.
37. Which institution released the ‘Turning off the Tap: How the world can end plastic pollution and create a circular economy’ Report?
Correct Answer: B [UNEP]
A report titled “Turning off the Tap: How the world can end plastic pollution and create a circular economy” was released recently by UNEP.
According to this report, global plastic pollution can be reduced by 80% by 2040 if deep policy and market shifts are achieved using existing technologies and shift to circular economy.
38. Who has been assigned the independent charge as MoS in Ministry of Law and Justice?
[A] Anurag Thakur
[B] Varun Gandhi
[C] Arjun Ram Meghwal
[D] Rajnath Singh
Correct Answer: C [Arjun Ram Meghwal]
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal has been assigned the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice in addition to his existing portfolios.
Mr Meghwal will replace Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who will now hold the portfolio of Ministry of Earth Sciences. Prof. S.P. Singh Baghel has been assigned as Minister of State in the Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
39. Linda Yaccarino has been named as the CEO of which Multi-national Exchange?
Correct Answer: A [Twitter]
Linda Yaccarino was recently named the CEO of Twitter. She is a well-known advertising executive from NBCUniversal.
Elon Musk will transition to the role of Executive Chair and Chief Technology Officer. Linda Yaccarino was the former head of advertising at NBCUniversal.
40. Death cap mushroom is a poisonous fungus found across which region?
[A] South Asia
[D] North America
Correct Answer: B [Europe]
Death cap mushroom is a poisonous fungus found across Europe. It grows up to 15 centimetres high, with tan or yellow-green tops. They are responsible for 90% of those fatalities from eating poisonous mushrooms each year.
Scientists at China’s Sun Yat-sen University have discovered a dye called indocyanine green, which is capable of being an antidote to this mushroom. It is a dye routinely used for medical imaging.
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