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Current Affair questions and answers with explanation for interview, competitive examination and entrance test. Objective Current Affairs Questions and Answers for SSC, IBPS Banking, Bank Clerical, ssc, railway, UPSC IAS Govt. exams in India. This page covers all GK current affairs which will be more advantageous for all competitive exams and Interviews.

Current Affairs Quiz

Q1.Which organisation tested indigenously-developed anti-tank guided missile from Maharashtra?

(a) DRDO
(b) ISRO
(c) NSIL
(d) HAL

Q2.Which NATO member was in the news for agreeing to support Sweden and Finland’s membership of NATO alliance?

(a) Turkey
(b) Canada
(c) Greece
(d) France

Q3.Which Indian wrestler won a bronze medal at the U23 Asian wrestling championships 2022?

(a) Deepak Punia
(b) Ravi Kumar Dahiya
(c) Bajrang Punia
(d) Anshu Malik

Q4.Which Indian organisation carried out the maiden flight test of ‘Autonomous flying wing technology demonstrator’?

(a) DRDO
(b) NSIL
(c) Dhruva Airspace
(d) Pixxel Space

Q5.Which is the most expensive city in India for foreign employees as per Mercer’s 2022 cost of living city ranking?

(a) New Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Bengaluru
(d) Hyderabad

Q6.Which is the top ranked city in the ‘QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023’?

(a) Dubai
(b) Singapore
(c) London
(d) New York

Q7.Which institution released the report titled ‘Benchmarking India’s Payment Systems’?

(a) World Bank
(b) RBI
(c) NPCI
(d) IMF

Q8.What is the theme for International Day of Cooperatives 2022?

(a) Cooperatives Build a Better World
(b) Decision-making in Cooperatives
(c) Human-centred business model
(d) Social responsibility

Q9.As per the UN World Drug Report, which country has the most number of opiate users in the world?

(a) Afghanistan
(b) India
(c) Pakistan
(d) China

Q10.‘Alluri Sitarama Raju’ was a freedom fighter from which present day state?

(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Kerala
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Karnataka

Q11.Which institution recently unveiled ‘Param Ananta’ Super Computer?
(a) IIT Guwahati
(b) NIT Tiruchirappalli
(c) IIT Gandhinagar
(d) IIT Madras

Q12.As per the RBI Annual Report, what is the trend of total number of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICNs) in 2021-22, compared to previous year?

(a) Increased
(b) Decreased
(c) Remained Same
(d) Not Calculated

Q13.The Ministry of Defence signed a contract with which company for supply of ASTRA MK-I Air to Air Missile (AAM)?

(a) HAL
(b) BEL
(c) DRDO
(d) BDL

Q14.On which day is the ‘World Milk Day’ celebrated every year?

(a) May 31
(b) June 1
(c) June 3
(d) June 5

Q15.What is the ‘Global Mercy’ which was seen in the news recently?

(a) Non- Profit Organisation
(b) Civilian hospital ship
(c) Anti-satellite Missile
(d) Covid-19 Vaccine

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Answers:

Q1: A (DRDO)
Sol: The DRDO and the Indian Army successfully tested indigenously-developed anti-tank guided missile at KK range in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. The anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired from Arjun battle tank. With the trial, the capability of ATGM to engage targets from minimum to maximum range has been established.

Q2: A (Turkey)
Sol: NATO member Turkey has agreed to support Sweden and Finland’s membership of the alliance. It had initially opposed the bids of the Nordic countries to join. A trilateral deal was reached at a meeting between Turkey’s President, Finland’s President and the Swedish Prime Minister in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Foreign Ministers from the three countries signed a joint security pact that addressed Turkey’s concerns.

Q3: A (Deepak Punia)
Sol: Tokyo Olympian Deepak Punia won a bronze medal in the 86kg freestyle weight category at the U23 Asian wrestling championships 2022 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The 23-year-old wrestler after losing to Azizbek Fayzullaev of Uzbekistan and Nurtilek Karypbaev of Kyrgyzstan, settled for the bronze. India won 25 medals in all in the U23 meet in the event, including 10 gold medals.

Q4: A (DRDO)
Sol: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out the maiden flight test of the ‘autonomous flying wing technology demonstrator’ in Karnataka. The test, carried out from the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, Karnataka is being seen as an important milestone towards developing unmanned aircraft technology in India.

Q5: B (Mumbai)
Sol: The Mercer’s 2022 cost of living city ranking was recently released with the list of the most expensive cities for international employees. Mumbai is the most expensive city in India for foreign employees, at rank 127 globally. It is followed by New Delhi at rank 155. Pune and Kolkata are the least expensive Indian cities in the ranking at 201 and 203 respectively.

Q6: C (London)
Sol: In the QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023, London has been ranked as the best city for students looking to study abroad. Seoul and Munich are at the second place. The report ranks 140 cities in terms of affordability, student facilities, and university standard among other factors. India’s highest-ranked student city is Mumbai at 103 spot. It is followed by Bengaluru at 114th rank.

Q7: B (RBI)
Sol: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the report titled ‘Benchmarking India’s Payment Systems’. It provides a position of the payments ecosystem in India relative to other major countries. As per the report, India has made significant progress and moved to a leadership position in large-value digital payment systems. But India is still weak in certain parameters relating to ATMs and card payments.

Q8: A (Cooperatives Build a Better World)
Sol: International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July every year. The day was designated by the United Nations. International Day of Cooperatives was observed around the world on July 2 this year. This year will mark the 100th International Day of Cooperatives, also known as Coops Day. This year’s theme for International Day of Cooperatives is – “Cooperatives Build a Better World.”

Q9: B (India)
Sol: As per the World Drug Report 2022, India has the most number of opiate users in the world. The trend is expected to rise with an increase in trafficking. As per the report, the number of drug users increased 26 per cent globally over the last decade to 284 million people. An estimated 11.2 million injected drugs, half of whom lived with hepatitis C, 1.4 million with HIV and 1.2 million with both.

Q10: C (Andhra Pradesh)
Sol: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 30-ft bronze statue of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju on his 125th birth anniversary. The 15-tonne statue was carved out at a cost of Rs 3 crore and installed by the Kshatriya Seva Samiti in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh. The leader was known for the ‘Rampa Rebellion’ or ‘Manyam Uprising’, in the Rampachodavaram forest area, which was undertaken against the mighty British forces.

Q11: C (IIT Gandhinagar)
Sol: The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar have jointly unveiled a new supercomputer called Param Ananta. It was launched in phase two of the central government’s National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The supercomputer is capable of offering peak performance of 838 teraflops. With this, India has 15 supercomputers disclosed to the public, with a combined performance capability of 24 petaflops.

Q12: A (Increased)
Sol: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the RBI Annual Report 2021-22. As per the report, the total number of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICNs) of all denominations detected in the banking sector increased to 2,30,971 pieces. There was an increase of 16.4 per cent, 16.5 per cent, 11.7 per cent, 101.9 per cent and 54.6 per cent in the counterfeit notes detected in the denominations of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 2,000, respectively. The total expenditure on security printing during 2021-2022 was ₹4,984.8 crore as against ₹4,012.1 crore in the previous year.

Q13: D (BDL)
Sol: The Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for the supply of ASTRA MK-I Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air to Air Missile (AAM). The contract includes associated equipment for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy, along with the missile, at a cost of ₹ 2,971 crore under Buy (Indian-IDDM) category. ASTRA MK-I BVR AAM has been indigenously designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Q14: B (June 1)
Sol: World Milk Day was established by the (FAO) Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in the year 2001. It is celebrated to recognize the importance of milk as a global food and to celebrate the dairy sector. FAO organised the ‘Enjoy Dairy Rally’ to celebrate the World Milk Day. This year’s theme highlighted the work being done to accelerate climate action and help reduce the dairy sector’s impact on the planet. The day aims to raise awareness of the action towards Dairy Net Zero.

Q15: B (Civilian hospital ship)
Sol: The Global Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, made its debut in Africa in the port of Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. It is scheduled to stay in Senegal for four weeks to train health professionals before returning in 2023 to provide surgical care for the poor. The giant ship measures 174 meters long and 28.6 meters wide and it comprises of 12 decks.

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