Q1. Which of the following athletes from India was nominated for the prestigious Men’s Athlete of the Year award for 2023?
(a) Pawan Sehrawat
(b) Leander Paes
(c) Sushil Kumar
(d) Neeraj Chopra
(e) Abhinav Bindra
Q2. Which operation has India launched to assist its citizens in conflict-ridden Israel in returning home?
(a) Operation Vijay
(b) Operation Shakti
(c) Operation Sajag
(d) Operation Ajay
(e) Operation Meghdoot
Q3. Recently, which company was investigated by the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in relation to the fund called Gulf Asia Trade & Investment Fund?
(a) Reliance Industries
(c) Adani Group
Q4. Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat), an autonomous body will benefit the youth in the age group of _________ years, in line with the definition of ‘Youth’ in the National Youth Policy.
(a) 12-30 years
(b) 14-28 years
(c) 15-29 years
(d) 20-30 years
(e) 25-35 years
Q5. Which company recently acquired gaming giant Activision Blizzard, closing the biggest deal in video game history after more than a year of close scrutiny from antitrust officials around the world?
Q6. Where was the 8th BRICS International Competition Conference held?
(e) South Africa
Q7. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat has won gold at the Asian Games 2023. With which sport is he associated?
Q8. Name the Mascot unveiled for the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023.
Q9. Who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for 2023?
(a) Claudia Goldin
(b) Alexey Ekimov
(c) Moungi Bawendi
(d) Louis E. Brus
(e) Pierre Agostini
Q10. When was the 3rd Battalion of the Naga Regiment, known as 3 Naga, established?
(a) October 1, 2009
(b) January 1, 2005
(c) July 5, 2007
(d) August 10, 2010
(e) September 3, 2015
Sol. Tokyo Olympics javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra was nominated for the Men’s World Athlete of the Year 2023 award by the World Athletics.
Neeraj Chopra made history by becoming the first Indian to win the gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest earlier this year.
The athletes shortlisted for the Men’s World Athlete of the Year 2023 award were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics.
About World Athletics:
The World Athletics Championships (until 2019 known as the IAAF World Championships in Athletics) are a biennial athletics competition organized by World Athletics (formerly IAAF, International Association of Athletics Federations).
Sol. India has launched “Operation Ajay” to help its citizens in conflict-ridden Israel return home.
India announced launching “Operation Ajay” to facilitate the return from Israel of those Indians who wish to come back home as a series of brazen attacks on Israeli towns by Hamas militants over the weekend triggered fresh tensions in the region.
The group was founded in 1987 by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a Palestinian refugee living in Gaza, during the first intifada, or uprising, which was marked by widespread protests against Israel’s occupation.
Hamas is the Arabic acronym for the Islamic Resistance Movement, and a recognition of the group’s roots and early ties to one of the Sunni world’s most prominent groups, the Muslim Brotherhood, founded in Egypt in the 1920s.
Sol. Adani Group was investigated by the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) related to the fund is called Gulf Asia Trade & Investment Fund.
India’s market regulator (SEBI) is investigating the relationship between the Adani Group and a fund incorporated in the British Virgin Islands to see if there has been a violation of share ownership rules.
Sol. Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat), an autonomous body will benefit the youth in the age group of 15-29 years, in line with the definition of ‘Youth’ in the National Youth Policy.
In the case of program components specifically meant for adolescents, the beneficiaries will be in the age group of 10-19 years.
Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) will help in Setting the focus of the Government on Youth Led development and making the Youth “active drivers” of development and not merely “passive recipients”. The Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) will be launched on 31st October, 2023 on National Unity Day.
About Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat):
The primary objective of Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) is to make it a whole of Government platform for youth development.
Under the new arrangement, with access to resources & connection to opportunities, youth would become community change agents and nation builders allowing them to act as the Yuva Setu between the Government and the citizens. It seeks to harness the immense youth energy for nation building.
Sol. Microsoft completed its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The deal will help the firm in expanding its presence in gaming market.
Earlier in the day, the Xbox maker got the final approval from the Britain’s competition watchdog.
Microsoft, in July, had announced that it will launch new Call of Duty games across PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Sol. The 8th BRICS International Competition Summit began in New Delhi (India).
The conference will mainly discuss laws and policies related to competition, their various aspects, prospects and challenges.
In August 2023, the 15th BRICS Summit was held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
About BRICS –
BRICS is a group of global economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Sol. The Indian men’s kabaddi team has now won eight of the nine titles at the Asian Games. Pawan Sehrawat’s raid in the final minutes steered India to win in Hangzhou (China).
This was the Indian men’s kabaddi team’s eighth gold medal in the Asian Games history.
India lost to Iran in the semi-final at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Before that, India won all seven gold medals since kabaddi made its Asian Games debut at Beijing (China) in 1990.
About Asian Games:
The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every fourth year among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India in 1951.
Since the 1982 Games, they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation.
Nine nations have hosted the Asian Games. Forty-six nations have participated in the Games, including Israel, which was excluded from the Games after its last participation in 1974.
Sol. The mascot for the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023 is named ‘Juhi,’ inspired by an elephant from Betla National Park.
Sol. The Nobel Prize in Economics for 2023 has been awarded to Claudia Goldin, a Harvard University professor, for research that has advanced the understanding of the Gender Gap in the Labor Market.
Goldin is only the third woman to win this honor.
Sol. 3 Naga was established on October 1, 2009.
The 3rd Battalion of the Naga Regiment was established on October 1, 2009, in Haldwani, situated amidst the Kumaon Hills, the ancestral home of the Kumaon and Naga regiments.