Current Affairs Quiz – July, 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – July, 2023

1. Which Union Ministry launched the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2023 – Mera Shehar, Meri Pehchan’ survey?

[A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[B] Ministry of Home Affairs
[C] Ministry of Jal Shakti
[D] Ministry of MSME

Answer: A [Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs]

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the Field Assessment for Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2023.
This is 8th edition of world’s largest urban swachhata survey, Swachh Survekshan 2023 – Mera Shehar, Meri Pehchan. The assessors will study performances of 4500+ cities across 46 indicators and it is expected to be completed within a month.

2. Which city is the host of the ‘ODI Cricket World Cup 2023’?

[A] Chennai
[B] Mumbai
[C] Ahmedabad
[D] Kolkata

Answer: C [Ahmedabad]

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the schedule for the 2023 men’s ODI cricket world cup.
The 50-over men’s cricket will commence on 5 October at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India is set to host Pakistan after seven years for a cricket match.

3. Which state/UT hosted the ‘Vitasta’ program to spread its art culture and literature?

[A] Odisha
[B] West Bengal
[C] Jammu and Kashmir
[D] Jharkhand

Answer: C [Jammu and Kashmir]

The Vitasta program was conducted with the aim of spreading the diverse art, culture, literature, craft, and cuisine of Kashmir to every corner of the country.
This series of events, which commenced in Chennai and concluded in Srinagar, witnessed a remarkable level of interest among the youth in understanding and embracing the vibrant Kashmiri culture.

4. Which Union Ministry is associated with ‘Urea Subsidy Scheme’?

[A] Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
[B] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
[C] Ministry of MSME
[D] Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Answer: A [Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers]

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi approved a unique package of innovative schemes for farmers with a total outlay of Rs.3,70,128 crore.
The CCEA approved continuation of Urea Subsidy Scheme to ensure constant availability of urea to the farmers at the same price of Rs 242/ 45 kg bag excluding taxes and neem coating charges. Rs. 1451 crore approved for Market Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme to exemplify model of wealth from waste.

5. ‘National Space Mission for Earth Observation’ is associated with which country?

[A] India
[B] Australia
[D] Russia

Answer: B [Australia]

Due to budget constraints, Australia was forced to abandon National Space Mission for Earth Observation.
The main goal of the program was to develop, build, and operate a set of four satellites, scheduled for launch between 2028 and 2033, with the purpose of collecting crucial Earth observation data.

6. Durand Cup, which was seen in the news, is associated with which sports?

[A] Cricket
[B] Hockey
[C] Football
[D] Basket ball

Answer: C [Football]

The “Trophy Tour” for the 132nd edition of the Durand Cup, India’s oldest football tournament was officially launched.
The tournament is scheduled to take place in Kolkata from August 3 to September 3, 2023. In this edition, 24 teams will participate in the tournament. The teams of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh are also taking part in the tournament after a gap of 27 years.

7. Which institution developed the ‘Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas’?


Answer: B [DRDO]

The Indian Air Force is celebrating the seventh anniversary of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) on July 1, 2023.
Originally named Tejas in 2003, this aircraft is a versatile platform renowned for its exceptional capabilities within its category. Designed by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), the multi-role Tejas fighter can perform the roles of air defence, maritime reconnaissance and strike, switching between roles with the press of a button.

8. Which Union Ministry announced a project to install Transponders in sea vessels?

[A] Ministry of Defence
[B] Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
[C] Ministry of Jal Shakti
[D] Ministry of External Affairs

Answer: B [Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying]

Transponders are wireless tracking devices that function by utilizing radio frequencies. The national rollout project for vessel communication and support systems, which includes the installation of transponders, has been granted approval by the central government.
This initiative aims to equip around 100,000 fishing vessels across coastal states and Union territories of India.

9. Which country has reached a USD 3 Billion Stand-By Arrangement (SBA)with IMF?

[A] Afghanistan
[B] Pakistan
[C] Iran
[D] Thailand

Answer: B [Pakistan]

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan have reached a staff-level agreement on a USD 3 billion ‘stand-by arrangement’.
The agreement, pending approval by the IMF board in mid-July, provides temporary relief to Pakistan as it grapples with a severe balance of payments crisis and declining foreign exchange reserves.

10. Which city is the host of ‘United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF)’?

[A] New Delhi
[B] New York
[C] Paris
[D] Rome

Answer: B [New York]

The United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is taking place in New York from July 10 to 14.
The forum’s central theme revolves around “Accelerating the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the comprehensive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels.”

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