Weekly Current Affairs 08 to 15 May 2023
Which environmental initiative has India reportedly considered joining?
- a) G20 Environmental Coalition
- b) Climate Club
- c) Green Alliance
- d) Sustainable Earth Alliance
Answer: b) Climate Club
When was the Indian Air Force Heritage Centre opened in Chandigarh?
- a) 8 May 2022
- b) 8 May 2023
- c) 8 May 2021
- d) 8 May 2024
Answer: b) 8 May 2023
Who launched the ‘Harit Sagar’ Green Port Guidelines 2023?
- a) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- b) Union Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
- c) Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud
- d) Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Shantanu Thakur
Answer: b) Union Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
The ‘Harit Sagar’ Green Port Guidelines 2023 aim to achieve:
- a) Economic growth through port expansion
- b) Minimizing impact on biotic components of harbor ecosystems
- c) Streamlining administrative services in the national capital
- d) Enhancing law and order in port areas
Answer: b) Minimizing impact on biotic components of harbor ecosystems
Which organization proposed the implementation of an anti-dumping tax on optical fiber imports?
- a) Ministry of Commerce
- b) Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR)
- c) Ministry of Finance
- d) Department of International Trade
Answer: b) Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR)
When will the fifth edition of the Global Ayurveda Festival (Gaf 2023) be held?
- a) December 1 to 5, 2023
- b) January 1 to 5, 2023
- c) November 1 to 5, 2023
- d) December 5 to 10, 2023
Answer: a) December 1 to 5, 2023
What is the theme of the Global Ayurveda Festival (Gaf 2023)?
- a) Traditional Medicine for Modern Challenges
- b) Ayurveda: A Path to Wellness
- c) Health and Ayurveda in the Digital Age
- d) Emerging Challenges in Healthcare & A Resurgent Ayurveda
Answer: d) Emerging Challenges in Healthcare & A Resurgent Ayurveda
Where was the Dawki land port inaugurated to promote trade and commerce?
- a) West Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya
- b) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
- c) Dhaka, Bangladesh
- d) Shanghai, China
Answer: a) West Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya
Who inaugurated the Dawki land port?
- a) Union Minister Nityanand Rai
- b) Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar
- c) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- d) Minister of Commerce
Answer: a) Union Minister Nityanand Rai
Where will the first Pharma Park in Uttar Pradesh be established?
- a) Bundelkhand district
- b) Lalitpur district
- c) Animal Husbandry district
- d) Industrial Development district
Answer: b) Lalitpur district
How much land will be transferred from the Animal Husbandry Department to the Industrial Development Department for the Pharma Park project?
- a) 500 hectares
- b) 1000 hectares
- c) 1500 hectares
- d) 2000 hectares
Answer: c) 1500 hectares
What is the allocated budget for the development of Lalitpur Pharma Park?
- a) Rs 156 crore
- b) Rs 1560 crore
- c) Rs 15.6 crore
- d) Rs 1.56 crore
Answer: b) Rs 1560 crore
Where will the Hare Krishna Heritage Tower be constructed?
- a) Hyderabad, Telangana
- b) Narsingi, Telangana
- c) Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh
- d) Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Answer: b) Narsingi, Telangana
What is the estimated cost of the Hare Krishna Heritage Tower?
- a) Rs 20 crore
- b) Rs 50 crore
- c) Rs 100 crore
- d) Rs 200 crore
Answer: d) Rs 200 crore
Where have lithium reserves been recently discovered in Rajasthan?
- a) Jaisalmer
- b) Udaipur
- c) Degana
- d) Jaipur
Answer: c) Degana
Which Indian state introduced the State Robotics Framework policy?
- a) Rajasthan
- b) Telangana
- c) Uttar Pradesh
- d) Jammu and Kashmir
Answer: b) Telangana
What is the main objective of the State Robotics Framework policy?
- a) Establish a self-sustaining robotics ecosystem
- b) Promote renewable energy sources
- c) Enhance agricultural productivity
- d) Develop infrastructure for electric vehicles
Answer: a) Establish a self-sustaining robotics ecosystem
Which department collaborated with Lucknow Smart City to launch the “School Health Program” pilot project?
- a) Education Department
- b) Health Department
- c) Urban Development Department
- d) Lucknow Municipal Corporation
Answer: c) Urban Development Department
What is the significance of the Bastille Day Parade in Paris?
- a) It commemorates the victory of the Soviet Union in World War II
- b) It celebrates the historic victory of the Indian armed forces
- c) It marks the French Revolution and promotes principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity
- d) It showcases the military power of Russia
Answer: c) It marks the French Revolution and promotes principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity
Which country held the 78th Victory Day parade anniversary on May 9th?
- a) France
- b) India
- c) Russia
- d) United States
Answer: c) Russia
How many unused seats did Pakistan return to Saudi Arabia for Hajj?
- a) 8,000
- b) 75 years
- c) $24 million
- d) None, Pakistan maintained its quota
Answer: a) 8,000
How much money will the Pakistani government save due to the surrender of the Hajj quota?
- a) 8,000 seats
- b) 75 years
- c) $24 million
- d) No savings, as the seats were unused
Answer: c) $24 million
How much credit line has India extended to Sri Lanka?
- a) $1 million
- b) $1 billion
- c) $4 billion
- d) $7 billion
Answer: b) $1 billion
Which country has introduced a new e-visa system to replace traditional visa stickers on passports?
- a) India
- b) Saudi Arabia
- c) Egypt
- d) Philippines
Answer: b) Saudi Arabia
According to Raghuram Rajan, which country’s economy is facing challenges?
- a) India
- b) United States
- c) Syria
- d) Microsoft
Answer: b) United States
What technology stack is used by MakeMyTrip and Microsoft for voice-assisted booking?
- a) Google Cloud Platform
- b) Amazon Web Services
- c) Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cognitive Services
- d) IBM Watson
Answer: c) Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cognitive Services
What does the collaboration between MakeMyTrip and Microsoft aim to bring?
- a) Personalized travel recommendations
- b) Enhanced cybersecurity measures
- c) Language translation services
- d) Virtual reality travel experiences
Answer: a) Personalized travel recommendations