General Awareness Quiz Series 2023: 30th March: Hello Students, General Awareness is essential to all government exams. It’s better to prepare this section daily and revise the same using the factsheet provided. The Bankersadda team has brought you up a new series in which we will come up with 10 questions and answers, other options of the question have related news to them. So don’t miss reading the solutions.
Q1. Who has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Panjab University?
(a) Prof. Raj Kumar
(b) Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
(c) Prof. Renu Cheema Vig
(d) Dr. Jitendra Singh
(e) Shri Sunil Kumar Gupta
Q2. What was the theme of the B2B Conference & Expo held in Guwahati recently under the aegis of the Ministry of Ayush under India’s presidency of SCO?
(a) Connecting the SCO nations through traditional medicine
(b) Health security among the SCO nations
(c) Economic development and environmental protection
(d) Unity and respect for sovereignty and territorial unity
(e) All of the above
Q3. Who chaired the Rapid Response Forum (RRF) of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS)?
(a) Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi
(b) Mr. Arun Kumar
(c) Mr. Seth Meyer
(d) Mr. Ritesh Chauhan
(e) Mr. Samuel Praveen Kumar
Q4. What is the focus of commercial auctions in the coal sector?
(a) Meeting the growing energy demand.
(b) Ensuring sustainable coal production.
(c) Encouraging private sector participation in coal mines auctions.
(d) Enhancing coal production and export by the year 2025-2026.
(e) All of the above.
Q5. What is the current value of India’s agricultural exports in the financial year 2022-23?
(a) USD 50.21 billion
(b) USD 43.37 billion
(c) USD 40.90 billion
(d) USD 56.05 billion
(e) USD 66.05 billion
Q6. What is the proposed income tax concession for new cooperative societies engaged in manufacturing/production activities formed on or after 01.04.2023?
(a) A flat rate of 10% income tax.
(b) A flat rate of 15% income tax.
(c) A flat rate of 20% income tax.
(d) A flat rate of 25% income tax.
(e) No concession is proposed for new cooperative societies engaged in manufacturing/production activities formed on or after 01.04.2023.
Q7. What is the higher limit of cash deposits and loans in cash for Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) and Primary Cooperative Agricultural and Rural Development Banks (PCARDBs)?
(a) Rs. 1 lakh per member.
(b) Rs. 2 lakh per member.
(c) Rs. 3 lakh per member.
(d) Rs. 4 lakh per member.
(e) Rs. 5 lakh per member.
Q8. What is the purpose of the Toys Quality Control Order, 2020?
(a) To promote the sale of non-ISI-certified toys.
(b) To ensure the safety of toys through compulsory BIS certification and conformity to Indian Standards.
(c) To reduce the number of toys imported into India.
(d) To increase the price of toys in the Indian market.
(e) None of the above.
Q9. What was the objective of the Regional Search and Rescue exercise conducted by the Indian Coast Guard at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh?
(a) To simulate a real-time maritime distress scenario
(b) To conduct exploration and production activities in the Krishna Godavari basin
(c) To test the functioning of offshore support vessels
(d) To promote tourism in the coastal areas
(e) None of the above
Q10. How many nations of the African continent participated in AFINDEX-2023?
Sol. The Vice-President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, appointed Prof. (Dr.) Renu Cheema Vig as the Vice Chancellor of Panjab University for a term of three years.
Sol. The theme of the conference was “SECURE” SCO, where ‘S’ stands for Security for Citizens, ‘E’ for Economic Development, ‘C’ for Connectivity, ‘U’ for Unity, ‘R’ for Respect for Sovereignty and Territorial Unity, and ‘E’ for Environment Protection.
Sol. The RRF was chaired by Mr. Seth Meyer, Chairperson, of AMIS.
Sol. The focus of commercial auctions in the coal sector is centered around competition, capital investment, use of the latest technology, and enhanced participation, all aimed at meeting the growing demand for energy, ensuring sustainable coal production, encouraging private sector participation in coal mines auctions, and enhancing coal production and export by the year 2025-2026.
Sol. India’s agricultural exports in the current financial year (Apr. 2022 – January 2023) amounted to USD 43.37 billion.
Sol. New co-operative societies formed on or after 01.04.2023, which commence manufacturing or production by 31.03.2024 and do not avail of any specified incentive or deduction, will be allowed an option to pay tax at a concessional rate of 15% similar to what is available to new manufacturing companies.
Sol. A higher limit of Rs. 2 lakh per member for cash deposits to and loans in cash by Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) and Primary Cooperative Agricultural and Rural Development Banks (PCARDBs) has been provided.
Sol. The Toys Quality Control Order, 2020 was issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to ensure the safety of toys through compulsory BIS certification and conformity to Indian Standards. Toys are required to bear the ISI mark and conform to the corresponding Indian Standards for safety. The BIS conducts factory and market surveillance to ensure that ISI-marked toys available to consumers are safe and conform to prescribed standards.
Sol. The exercise aimed to simulate a real-time maritime distress scenario and highlight the functioning of the Search and Rescue (SAR) organization for a mass rescue operation.
Sol. 25 nations of the African continent participated in the exercise with 124 participants and Indian troops from the SIKH, MARATHA, and MAHAR Regiments.
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