Current Affairs Quiz – May, 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – May, 2023

1. Using which type of waves, the composition of Mars’s core composition has been predicted by NASA?

[A] X Ray Waves
[B] Gama Ray Waves
[C] Neutrino Ray Waves
[D] Seismic Waves

Answer: D [Seismic Waves]

Scientists of NASA have observed seismic waves traveling through Mars’ core for the first time, using which they have predicted the composition of the planet’s core. The seismic data was collected by the NASA InSight lander.
The data reveals that, Mars core is filled with liquid iron-alloy core with high percentages of sulphur and oxygen.

2.‘Piarosoma arunachalensis’, which was recently discovered, belongs to which species?

[A] Moth
[B] Spider
[C] Turtle
[D] Snake

Answer: A [Moth]

Piarosoma arunachalensis is a new species of moth found at the Tale Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.
This discovery records the first-time spotting of a species belonging to the Piarosoma genus in India and it is the 12th species across the world.

3.Which country is supplying Mi-17 helicopter engines and auxiliary spare parts to Pakistan?

[A] China
[B] Pakistan
[C] Russia
[D] Ukraine

Answer: D [Ukraine]

Ukraine is launching the process of supplying the Mi-17 helicopter engines and auxiliary spare parts to Pakistan military. Mi-17 is a Soviet-designed military helicopter used for carrying personnel, cargo and equipment.
Pakistan will export three consignments of 155 mm artillery ammunition rounds over the next three months to Ukraine.

4.Which state launched the ‘State Wide Attention on Grievances by Application of Technology -SWAGAT’ initiative?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Assam
[D] Odisha

Answer: A [Gujarat]

State Wide Attention on Grievances by Application of Technology -SWAGAT initiative was launched by the Gujarat Government in 2003.
The SWAGAT Online Programme has four components: the State SWAGAT, District SWAGAT, Taluka SWAGAT and Gram SWAGAT. Prime Minister Modi will address the 20th anniversary of this initiative.

5.India launched the ‘NET Zero’ Innovation Virtual Centre with which country?

[B] UK
[C] Australia
[D] South Korea

Answer: B [UK]

The India-UK ‘NET Zero’ Innovation Virtual Centre will be jointly created by the United Kingdom and India.
It will help promote collaborations between stakeholders from India and the UK to work on focus areas like decarbonisation of manufacturing processes and transportation systems, green hydrogen adoption and more.

6.Which tribe is playing a major role in ‘Protect Hornbills Project’?

[A] Nyishi Tribe
[B] Baiga Tribe
[C] Bodo Tribe
[D] Bhil Tribe

Answer: A [Nyishi Tribe]

Protect Hornbills Project is a community-driven project aimed at conserving hornbills. Nyishi Tribe is playing a major role in this initiative.
Hornbill Nest Adoption Program (HNAP), a community-based hornbill conservation programme, was started in 2012. HNAP operates in the forests outside Arunachal Pradesh’s Pakke Tiger Reserve.

7.Which Union Ministry is associated with ‘NM-ICPS Mission’?

[A] Ministry of Science & Technology
[B] Ministry of Home Affairs
[C] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[D] Ministry of Electronics and IT

Answer: A [Ministry of Science & Technology]

National Mission in Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) is aimed at tackling various aspects of technology development, application development, enhancing human resources and skills, as well as promoting entrepreneurship and start-up development in Cyber Physical System (CPS) and related technologies.
As part of this initiative, C3iHub, a cybersecurity Technology Innovation Hub in IIT Kanpur, supported by the DST, launched the Cybersecurity Skilling Programme.

8.What is the objective of the ‘Jagananna Chebudam scheme’?

[A] Grievance Redressal
[B] Scholarship to Students
[C] Financial Aid to Women
[D] Financial Aid to Trans-gender people

Answer: A [Grievance Redressal]

Jagananna Chebudam scheme is an upgraded version of the public grievance redressal Spandana program. It will be launched on May 9 by the Andhra Pradesh Government.
The event is an upgraded version of Spandana program. New redressal helpline 1092 has additional features like inputs on government schemes or sharing a message directly to the Chief Minister.

9.‘Kyasanur Forest Disease’ has been recorded in which state/UT?

[A] Goa
[B] Karnataka
[C] West Bengal
[D] Sikkim

Answer: B [Karnataka]

Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) is a viral infection that spreads via the tick named Haemaphysalis spinigera. The outbreak of this disease can be curbed by restoring Karnataka’s forests.
The illness, named after Kyasanur forest in the Western Ghats, where it originated, is a haemorrhagic fever borne by the tick, Haemaphysalis spinigera. It has a fatality rate of 3-5 per cent.

10.President of India Droupadi Murmu launched the ‘Addiction Free’ campaign in which state?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Odisha
[C] West Bengal
[D] Bihar

Answer: B [Odisha]

President of India Droupadi Murmu has recently launched the ‘Addiction Free Odisha’ campaign.
This campaign is organized by Brahma Kumaris Centre at Hatbadra, Mayurbhanj. The Brahma Kumaris are a spiritual movement that originated in Hyderabad, Sindh, during the 1930s.

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