Q1. In which state is the 4th Indian Panorama, the flagship component of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) going to be held?
(c) Tamil Nadu
(e) Andhra Pradesh
Q2. As per a report released by S&P Global Market Intelligence, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to rise to USD 7.3 trillion by 2030. What is India’s current position in terms of the GDP in the Asia-Pacific region?
Q3. “Indian & Malaysian Army commenced Joint bilateral training exercise “Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023”, In which of the following places is this exercise taking place?
(a) Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia
(b) New Delhi, India
(c) Penang, Malaysia
(d) Umroi Cantonment, India
(e) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Q4. Which of the following players emerged as the champion in the women’s singles event at the Abu Dhabi Masters 2023?
(a) Arundhati Pantawane
(b) Neha Pandit
(c) Unnati Hooda
(d) Samiya Imad Farooqui
(e) Sanjana Santosh
Q5. The Cyclonic Storm Hamoon lay centered over coastal Bangladesh, The Cyclonic storm has been named ‘Hamoon’ by which country?
(e) Saudi Arabia
Q6. In the landlocked regions category, which state secured the top position in the Export Preparedness Index 2022?
(b) Madhya Pradesh
Q7. Who inaugurated the Nano DAP (Liquid) Plant of the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO) at Kalol in Gandhinagar, Gujarat?
(a) Piyush Goyal
(b) Nirmala Sitharaman
(c) Narendra Modi
(d) Amit Shah
(e) Dharmendra Pradhan
Q8. Which of the following persons was/were awarded the prestigious White House National Medal for Technology and Innovation and the National Medal of Science by US President Joe Biden?
(a) Ashok Gadgil
(b) Subra Suresh
(c) Aakash Verma
(d) Both a and b
(e) All a, b and c
Q9. Which city in India is the second most polluted city according to IQAir, a leading air quality measurement company?
(a) New Delhi
Q10. Who has been appointed as the Director of General Hospital Services (Armed Forces), marking a significant milestone in the Indian military?
(a) Sadhna S Nair
(b) Ravneet Kaur
(c) Anwara Taimur
(d) Nandini Satpathy
(e) None of the above
S1. Ans. (b)
Sol. 54th IFFI Reveals Indian Panorama Lineup For 2023 Scheduled to Be Held in Goa in November.
These movies represent the artistic prowess and cultural diversity of Indian cinema. The 12-member feature film jury, led by TS Nagabharana, has meticulously chosen these films, making them a must-watch for film enthusiasts.
S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. India is now the third-largest economy in the Asia-Pacific region and the fifth-largest in the world.
This rapid pace of economic expansion would result in the size of the Indian GDP exceeding the Japanese GDP by 2030, making India the second-largest economy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sol. Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023” was held at Umroi Cantonment in India.
The Malaysian Army contingent comprises troops from 5th Royal Battalion of Malaysian Army. The Indian contingent is being represented by a Battalion of THE RAJPUT REGIMENT.
Ex Harimau Shakti, scheduled till 5th November 2023, will engage approximately 120 personnel from both sides.
“Exercise HARIMAU SHAKTI” is aimed to enhance the level of defence cooperation between Indian Army and the Malaysian Army, which will also foster the bilateral relations between the two nations.
Sol. In a thrilling showdown at the Abu Dhabi Masters 2023, young Indian badminton talent Unnati Hooda emerged as the champion in the women’s singles event.
Unnati Hooda beat Samiya Imad Farooqui to capture the women’s singles title at the Abu Dhabi Masters 2023.
She became the youngest Indian to clinch a BWF title last year at 14 years of age.
Sol. The Cyclonic storm has been named ‘Hamoon’ by Iran.
The word ‘Hamoon’ is a Persian word that refers to inland desert lakes or marshlands.
They are formed as natural seasonal reservoirs in areas adjoining the Helmand basin.
S6. Ans. (d)
Sol. In the landlocked regions category, Haryana state secured the top position in the Export Preparedness Index 2022.
Sol. Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah, inaugurated the Nano DAP (Liquid) Plant of the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO) at Kalol in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Nano DAP (Liquid) is a groundbreaking product that contains 8 percent nitrogen and 16 percent phosphorus. This innovative liquid fertilizer is poised to replace the traditional 50 kg bags of DAP, currently priced at Rs 1,350 for farmers.
Sol. US President Joe Biden recently awarded the prestigious White House National Medal for Technology and Innovation and the National Medal of Science to Ashok Gadgil and Subra Suresh, respectively.
In recognition of their groundbreaking work that has not only advanced scientific knowledge but also improved the quality of life for countless individuals.
Sol. India is grappling with severe air pollution issues, with Mumbai ranking as the second most polluted city according to IQAir.
The air quality index (AQI) measures pollution levels, indicating the health risks associated with breathing the air.
S10. Ans. (a)
Sol. Sadhna S Nair has been appointed as the Director of General Hospital Services (Armed Forces), marking a significant milestone in the Indian military.
Before her historic appointment, Air Marshal Sadhna S Nair held the vital position of Principal Medical Officer (PMO) at HQ Training Command (Air Force), situated in Bangalore.