Q1. Which of the following countries has become the first Arab country to get observer status on Asian-Pacific Money Laundering?
(a) Saudi Arabia
(c) United Arab Emirates
Q2. Which Ministry has undertaken the development of a National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) in Lothal, Gujarat?
(a) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
(b) Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
(c) Ministry of Culture
(d) Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways
(e) Ministry of Cooperation
Q3. Which of the following would launch a pilot project to evaluate the operation of a QR-code-based coin vending machine in collaboration with banks?
(a) Indian Banks’ Association
(b) Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology
(c) Reserve Bank of India
(d) National Payments Corporation of India
(e) Small Industries Development Bank of India
Q4. Give the name of a civil rights lawyer who has been confirmed by the Senate as the first Muslim female federal judge in US history.
(a) Eliana Khan
(b) Manna Patel
(c) Rohini Abhiraj
(d) Nusrat Chowdhury
(e) Raza Khan
Q5. The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas (In August 2023) achieved a significant milestone as it successfully fired the Astra indigenous Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile off the coast of __________.
(a) West Bengal
(c) Andhra Pradesh
Q6. The 108-foot-tall ‘Statue of Oneness’ of Adi Shankaracharya was unveiled in which State?
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(e) Madhya Pradesh
Q7. Recently, the Prime Minister (PM) of India attended the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Jakarta, Indonesia. What was the edition of the East Asia Summit?
Q8. The 2023 Durand Cup (also known as the Indian Oil Durand Cup due to sponsorship ties with the Indian Oil Corporation) was the 132nd edition of the Durand Cup. Which team won the 2023 Durand Cup?
(a) Bengaluru FC
(b) Mohun Bagan Super Giant
(c) East Bengal FC
(d) Mumbai City FC
(e) Punjab FC
Q9. When is “World Ozone Day” celebrated every year?
(a) 12th July
(b) 8th July
(c) 16th September
(d) 11th October
(e) 20th August
Q10. Which State Govt launched ‘Mukhyamantri Sampoorna Pushti Yojana’?
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Madhya Pradesh
Sol. United Arab Emirates is participating with observer status in the plenary of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), a Financial Action Task Force-style regional body (FSRB), taking place this week in Vancouver, Canada.
Sol. Under the Sagarmala program, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways has undertaken the development of a National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) in Lothal, Gujarat.
Sol. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das had stated during the most recent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) address that the apex banking regulator, in collaboration with banks, would launch a pilot project to evaluate the operation of a QR-code based coin vending machine.
Sol. Nusrat Chowdhury, a civil rights lawyer, has been confirmed by the Senate as the first Muslim female federal judge in US history. She will assume her lifetime appointment in Brooklyn federal court in New York after a 50-49 vote on Thursday along party lines.
Sol. The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas achieved a significant milestone as it successfully fired the Astra indigenous Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile off the coast of Goa.
The Astra missile system, a product of collaborative efforts involving the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Research Centre Imarat (RCI), and other DRDO laboratories, is a Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile designed to engage and destroy high-speed aerial targets with exceptional manoeuvrability.
Sol. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan unveiled the 108-foot-tall ‘Statue of Oneness’ of Adi Shankaracharya at Omkareshwar Temple.
Sol. The 18th East Asia Summit (EAS) was held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The idea behind the East Asia Summit was first mooted by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad.
During the ASEAN Plus Three Summit held during 2004, there a consensus among the leaders, to hold the East Asian Summit (EAS).
Sol. Mohun Bagan Super Giant beat East Bengal (1-0) to win the Durand Cup 2023 trophy at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Sol. World Ozone Day is celebrated on 16th September each year to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol.
An international environmental treaty for phasing out of production and consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances, that came into force on this day in 1987.
Sol. Naveen Patnaik, CM of Odisha, introduced the “Mukhyamantri Sampoorna Pushti Yojana”.
The aim of improving the nutritional well-being of the state’s populace and nurturing a healthier tomorrow.