Current Affair Questions for OSSSC Junior Assistant / Panchayat Officer

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Current Affairs 2023

Q.1. Which country’s company ALE, has planned to create an ‘Artificial Meteor Shower’?
a) China
b) India
c) Japan
d) Australia
e) None of the above

Q.2. Which country passed ‘Safeguard Mechanism’ to force coal mines and oil refineries to minimize emissions?
a) Australia
b) USA
c) Germany
d) Italy
e) None of the above

Q.3. Which country signed the ‘Decree on Spring Conscription’?
a) India
b) USA
c) Russia
d) Ukraine
e) None of the above

Q.4. The ‘Foundational Literacy and numeracy Assessment Test (FLNAT)’ is organised under which program?
a) Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan
b) New India Literacy Programme
c) Scheme of Vocational Education
d) National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme
e) None of the above

Q.5. ‘Jang Palpung Zangdok Palri Monastery’ is situated in which state?
a) Assam
b) Sikkim
c) Arunachal Pradesh
d) Karnataka
e) None of the above

Q.6. Which institution developed a pocket-friendly device to detect milk adulteration in 30 seconds?
a) IISc Bengaluru
b) IIT Madras
c) IIT Delhi
d) NIT Tiruchirappalli
e) None of the above

Q.7. What is the estimated amount that the government will borrow for the first half of financial year 2023-24?
a) Rs 5.55 lakh crore
b) Rs 8.88 lakh crore
c) Rs 11.11 lakh crore
d) Rs 13.33 lakh crore
e) None of the above

Q.8. Which institution decided to ban the practice of individuals having permanent seats on boards of listed companies?
a) RBI
c) Niti Aayog
d) NSE
e) None of the above

Q.9. What is the percentage fee levied for normal UPI payments, as per NPCI?
a) 0
b) 0.002
c) 0.004
d) 0.01
e) None of the above

Q.10. Which country has recently agreed to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a dialogue partner?
a) New Zealand
b) Saudi Arabia
c) UAE
d) Egypt
e) None of the above


Q.1 c) Japan
The ALE, a Japanese company, is currently planning to create an “Artificial Meteor Shower”. The meteor shower will be created using pressure driven system of gas tanks.
ALE is sending satellites into space to create the world’s first human-made meteor shower. It is named ‘Sky Canvas’ and the project was initially scheduled for launch in 2020. It was delayed due to a satellite malfunction.

Q.2 b) Australia
Australia’s Safeguard Mechanism, which was passed recently by the country’s parliament, will force coal mines and oil refineries to minimize emissions by around 4 percent each year.
It is part of the efforts taken by the government to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Q.3 c) Russia
Russia’s Decree on Spring Conscription was signed by President Vladimir Putin recently. The spring conscription campaign is calling 147,000 Russian citizens up for statutory military service. Last September Putin signed an order calling up 120,000 people for the autumn campaign.

Q.4 b) New India Literacy Programme
The first ‘Foundational Literacy and numeracy Assessment Test (FLNAT)’ is organised under under Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram (New India Literacy Programme).
The Test was held across 10 States and UTs in the country to assess the basic Reading, Writing and Numeracy skills of the neo-literates.

Q.5 c) Arunachal Pradesh
Jang Palpung Zangdok Palri Monastery is situated in Tawang district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
This Buddhist monastery recently introduced dances of two deities Palden Lhamo and Gonpo, or Mahakala.

Q.6 b) IIT Madras
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Researchers have developed a three-dimensional (3D) paper-based portable device that can detect adulteration in milk within 30 seconds.
The test could be even performed at home. It can detect multiple substances commonly used as adulterating agents including Urea, detergents, soap, starch, hydrogen peroxide, sodium-hydrogen-carbonate, and salt, among others.

Q.7 b) Rs 8.88 lakh crore
The Centre plans to raise ₹ 8.88 lakh crore through market borrowing in the April-September period of 2023-24 to fund the revenue gap to push economic growth.
The Finance Ministry announced this after consultation with the Reserve Bank of India.

Q.8 b) SEBI
To ensure more transparency and timely disclosure of material events by listed entities, SEBI decided to amend norms whereby a quantitative threshold will be introduced for determining the materiality of events.
The regulator has decided to do away with the practice of individuals having permanent seats on boards of listed companies.

Q.9 a) 0 %
As of 2023, there is no fees levied on regular bank-to-bank UPI transactions, as per the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
NPCI, which owns and runs the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), said that it has implemented fees on UPI transactions on only Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) merchant transactions.

Q.10 b) Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia agrees to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a dialogue partner. Saudi Arabia builds a long-term partnership with China despite U.S. security concerns.
The country has approved a memorandum on granting the kingdom the status of a dialogue partner in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

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