Q1. As per a news report, who has been appointed the Chairman of the Association of Investment Bankers of India (AIBI)?
(a) Dilip Kumar
(b) Bhola Nath Singh
(c) Mahavir Lunawat
(d) Ajay Kumar
(e) Nagendra Sharma
Q2. The Andhra Pradesh Food Processing Society (APFPS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which Bank for upgrading and establishing a minimum of 7,500 micro-food processing units in Andhra Pradesh?
(a) Bank of Baroda
(b) UCO Bank
(c) Bank of Maharashtra
(d) State Bank of India
(e) Punjab National Bank
Q3. Recently, who was awarded the 2023 Nobel Economics Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences?
(a) Claudia Goldin
(b) Pierre Agostini
(c) Anne L ‘Huillier’
(d) Ferenc Krausz
(e) Moungi Bawendi
Q4. As per a news report, what is the rank of India in the World Press Freedom Index (2023), which is published by Reporters without Borders (RSF)?
Q5. “Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi” is a groundbreaking Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) program aimed at establishing the world’s largest universal high-quality preschool network in India. The campaign was launched by whom?
(a) Narendra Modi
(b) Nirmala Sitharaman
(c) Piyush Goyal
(d) Smriti Irani
(e) Amit Shah
Q6. Which Film won the Best Film Award at the 68th Filmfare Awards 2023?
(a) Gangubai Kathiawadi
(e) Badhaai Do
Q7. India Launched Operation Kaveri to evacuate Indians from which of the following countries?
Q8. Which country hosted the South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship 2023?
(d) Sri Lanka
Q9. Who is the author of “Made in India: 75 Years of Business Enterprise”?
(a) Raghuram Rajan
(b) Deepak Mishra
(c) Amitabh Kant
(d) Urjit Patel
(e) Nirmala Sitharaman
Q10. Which state govt launched a free bus travel ‘Shakti’ scheme for women?
Sol. Mahavir Lunawat was appointed as the Chairman of the Association of Investment Bankers of India (AIBI).
AIBI is the thought leader and a nodal point for the assimilation and dissemination of information relating to the investment banking industry.
AIBI ensures that our members are abreast with the latest regulations/guidelines issued by various statutory authorities, as well as other matters of interest.
Sol. The Andhra Pradesh Food Processing Society (APFPS) and the State Bank of India (SBI) entered into an agreement to improve and assist the creation of at least 7,500 micro-food processing units in the state.
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 honour.
In 2009, Elinor Ostrom got the award along with Oliver E Williamson, while in 2019, Esther Duflo shared it with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer.
The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was established in 1968 by the Sveriges Riksbank (the central bank of Sweden) in memory of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite and the founder of the Nobel Prize.
Sol. “The situation has gone from ‘problematic’ to ‘very bad’ in three other countries: Tajikistan (down 1 at 153rd), India (down 11 at 161st) and Turkey (down 16 at 165th),” the RSF report said.
Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which publishes a yearly report on press freedom in countries across the world, had last year (2022) ranked India at 150 in a survey of 180 countries.
Sol. Smriti Irani launched the “Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi” campaign.
Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a campaign named “Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi” in the national capital, under which work will be undertaken in Anganwadis across the country to provide nutrition as well as better education to children in the age group of 3 to 6 years.
There are around 13 lakh 90 thousand Anganwadis across the country, in which work is being done to provide better nutrition to the students as well as for better education. Under the National Education Policy 2020.
Sol. Gangubai Kathiawadi won the Best Film Award at the 68th Filmfare awards 2023.
Gangubai Kathiawadi led the ceremony with 16 nominations, and won a leading 11 awards, including Best Film, Best Director (for Sanjay Leela Bhansali), Best Actress (for Alia Bhatt) and R. D. Burman Award (for Janhvi Shrimankar) for the song “Dholida”.
Sol. India’s operation to evacuate its citizens from battle-torn Sudan is underway and about 500 Indians have reached Port Sudan.
India announced that Air Force C-130J is on standby in Jeddah and INS Sumedha has reached Port Sudan to evacuate its nationals.
Sol. The South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship 2023, a three-day international event, came to a close on May 17 in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh (India).
The championship will feature more than 100 athletes and officials from six countries – Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Sol. Amitabh Kant has authored a new book titled “Made In India: 75 Years of Business and Enterprise”.
The book coincides with India reaching a significant milestone by becoming the 5th largest economy in the world, surpassing its former colonial master, the United Kingdom (UK), after 75 years of independence.
Sol. The Karnataka government has launched the Shakti scheme that allows free travel for women on state buses up to 20 km.