Current Affairs 2023: Current affairs questions mentioned here can be asked in competitive exams. In such a situation, the candidates must know the answers to these questions.
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Current Affairs 2023: Current affairs in recruitment examinations for government jobs in all states including Staff Selection Commission (Current Affairs) Questions related to are definitely asked. Even in bank recruitment and police recruitment these questions are asked. Answering these questions is mandatory in the respective examination.
In such a situation, for the convenience of the candidates, NewsNCR Hindi tells questions related to current affairs and their answers daily. Let us know what are the top current affairs of today.
Question 1: Who has been appointed as the US Ambassador to India after a gap of two years?
answer: Eric Garcetti, two-time mayor of Los Angeles, will be the new US ambassador to India. The US Senate has stamped his name. The post of US Ambassador to India was vacant for the last two years. This is the first time that this post remained vacant for such a long time. Prior to this, Kenneth Juster was the US Ambassador to India. After this, US President Joe Biden nominated Garcetti. After the nomination was approved, Eric Garcetti said that this important post was vacant for a long time and it was necessary to fill it. I am very happy with this result of the Senate. Garcetti was also the President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. He was an active member of Biden’s election campaign.
Question 2: Which player topped the latest ICC Test bowlers rankings?
answer: India’s veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who bowled brilliantly in the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar series against Australia, has reached the top of the bowlers’ list in the latest ICC (International Cricket Council) rankings released. Off-spinner Ashwin took six wickets for 91 runs in the first innings on a pitch with difficult conditions for the bowlers. In this four-match series, he was the highest wicket-taker with 25 wickets. This benefited him in the ranking and he left England fast bowler James Anderson behind by 10 rating points.
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Question 3: Which country has made CO2 cemetery under the sea?
answer: Denmark inaugurated a project to store carbon dioxide 1,800 meters beneath the North Sea, becoming the first country in the world to bury CO2 imported from abroad. CO2 cemeteries are places where carbon is injected to stop the warming of the atmosphere. It is on the site of an old oil field. The Greensand project, led by British chemical giant Ineos and German oil company Wintershall Dia, is expected to store eight million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030. The North Sea is more suitable for this type of project, as the region already has potential oil and gas storage sites.
Question 4: What is the rank of India among the most polluted countries in the world in the latest IQ Air World Air Quality Report?
answer: According to the latest World Air Quality Report by Swiss firm IQ Air, India will be the eighth most polluted country in the world in 2022, up from fifth last year. Chad, Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Kuwait, India, Egypt and Tajikistan round out the top 10 most polluted countries respectively. According to the report, the transport sector in India accounts for 20-35 per cent of PM 2.5 pollution, while other sources of pollution are industrial units, coal-fired power plants and biomass burning. After the two top most polluted cities, Lahore in Pakistan and Hotan in China, Rajasthan’s Bhiwadi ranks third. Delhi is in fourth place. The report said that India and Pakistan have the worst air in the Central and South Asian region.
Question 5: By what name will IDFC Mutual Fund be known now?
answer: IDFC Mutual Fund has re-branded itself as Bandhan Mutual Fund. The name change came into effect from March 13. Re-branding involves a change of name and logo. According to the fund house, the change in name and ownership will not have any impact on the investment strategy and processes of the schemes. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had approved IDFC Mutual Fund’s proposed acquisition of the consortium linked to Bandhan in December 2022. Earlier, a consortium of Bandhan Financial Holdings GIC and Kris Capital signed an agreement to buy IDFC AMC and IDFC AMC Trustee Company from parent IDFC for Rs 4,500 crore.
Question 6: Where and between which countries was Operation Bold Kurukshetra conducted?
answer: Indian and Singapore armies conducted Operation Bold Kurukshetra bilateral armor training exercise at Jodhpur military station. The exercise was conducted from March 6-13, 2023. Both the armies participated in this exercise for the 13th time. Both the armies participated in the first command post exercise in the series, which included computer wargaming and planning components at battalion and brigade levels. Organized by the Indian Army, participants in the exercise included members of the 42nd Battalion, Singapore Armored Regiment as well as members of an Indian Army Armored Brigade. Apart from learning about each other’s operating procedures and drills, both the contingents shared ideas and best practices. This exercise was done for the first time in 2005.
Question 7: By what name was International Mathematics Day celebrated earlier?
answer : International Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on 14 March. It is also known as Pi Day. The day is celebrated to honor the mathematical constant Pi, which expresses the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The value of pi is 3.14. The International Mathematics Day 2023 theme is Mathematics for All, which was suggested by Marco Zarco Rotairo of Tres Martires City National High School in the Philippines. Pi is a fundamental constant that is important for calculations. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in its 40th General Conference recognized Pi Day as International Mathematics Day in 2019.
Question 8: Where was the two-day International Conference on Common Buddhist Heritage organized?
answer: An International Conference on Common Buddhist Heritage was held in New Delhi on 14-15 March. In this the ancient historical relations of India with the countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organization were discussed. The purpose of the conference is to discover the commonalities between the Buddhist art, culture and archaeological heritage among the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. SCO countries include member states, observer states and dialogue partners, including China, Russia and Mongolia. The two-day event was organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of External Affairs and the International Buddhist Confederation. Many Indian scholars of Buddhism participated in this program. It is noteworthy that India is presiding over the year 2023 of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Question 9: Due to the outbreak of H3N2 influenza, which state has ordered closure of schools?
answer: After the Corona epidemic, now the outbreak of H3N2 virus is increasing. Its cases are continuously increasing in many states of the country. In view of this, it has been decided to close all schools in Puducherry from 16 to 26 March. Puducherry’s Education Minister A Namassivam has given this information. Schools in all the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam have been ordered to be closed in view of the viral spread of influenza among children. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), H3N2 is an influenza virus that commonly circulates in pigs and infects humans. Its symptoms are similar to the common flu. Its main symptoms are fever, cough, runny nose, body ache, vomiting and diarrhea.
Question 10: Which ministry is responsible for hosting World Food India-2023?
answer: The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries will host the second edition of World Food India-2023 in November 2023 in New Delhi. WFI-2023 will focus on promoting India as a global food processing hub, highlighting culinary diversity, attracting investments and exploring business opportunities. The five key elements of WFI-2023 include coarse cereals, innovation and sustainability, White Revolution 2.0, making India an export hub, and technology and digitisation.
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