Madhya Pradesh Daily Current Affairs MCQ: November 12-13, 2023

Current affairs are a very important part of the Madhya Pradesh State PSC (MPPSC) Civil services and other exams. Current affairs have an important role during MPPSC preparation. Each year almost 30 questions are associated with it in prelims examination. Every aspirant prepares this section from different sources such as newspapers, magazines, government reports & websites, economic survey, etc. During preparation, the aspirants should not only keep updating themselves in current affairs but also track their performance by attempting daily Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs MCQ quiz, which is relevant to the MPPSC prelims, Assistant Professor and other exams.

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Madhya Pradesh Daily Current Affairs MCQ: November 2023

In this regard, MYUPSC provides an opportunity to test your current affairs knowledge through our Daily Current Affairs Quiz. Here, you will find how to approach current affairs MCQs (quiz questions) in a real exam-like scenario. Getting into a habit of taking/reading a daily current affairs MCQs quiz will help a lot in the competitive exams preparation.

Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs questions are very important from the point of view of MPPSC, Madhya Pradesh Administrative Services, MPPSC Assistant Professor, MPSI, Madhya Pradesh Police, and other examinations.

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Q. ‘LuPEx’ is the joint effort between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and _?

(a) NASA

(b) ESA

(c) JAXA

(d) CNA

Answer: c

LuPEx is the fourth moon mission to try a 90° landing with a 350 kg rover. The mission is a joint effort between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Japanese space agency JAXA.

LuPEx will land the rover on the dark side of the moon, which is rarely explored. The rover will explore a 1 km x 1 km area for about 100 Earth days. LuPEx aims to land a large 350 kg rover on the moon’s 90-degree area with precise landing technology. Chandrayaan-3 included a 30 kg rover.

Q. Which country is the host of ‘Ukrainian Defense Industrial Base Conference’?

(a) India

(b) USA

(c) UK

(d) Germany

Answer: b

The U.S. government is hosting a two-day Ukrainian Defense Industrial Base Conference next month. The conference aims to connect industry representatives.

The conference will be held in December with US and Ukrainian industry and government representatives to explore opportunities for co-production and other industrial cooperation in Ukraine.

Q. What is the rank of India in the Hotspot Map, which shoes the level of climate change threat faced by women working in agricultural sectors?

(a) 5

(b) 12

(c) 35

(d) 42

Answer: b

Women engaged in agri-food systems in Africa and Asia, including in India, face the highest climate risks such as droughts, floods or shortened crop-growing season, a new hotspot map developed by an international team of researchers has identified.

It ranked 87 countries based on the level of climate change threat faced by women working in agricultural sectors. The study covered nations in Latin America, Asia and Africa. India stood 12th on the risk index while people living in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) are at heightened risk.

Q. The Dhillo festival, which was seen in the news, is celebrated in which state/UT?

(a) Odisha

(b) Goa

(c) Telangana

(d) Chennai

Answer: b

Dhillo is an ecofeminist festival celebrated in the Western Ghats of Goa. The festival’s fervour is also felt in the forested villages of Joida in Karnataka.

These villages are home to the Goan Kunbi community members, whose ancestors had migrated to Joida during the Portuguese era to escape persecution.

Q. Zorawar light tank project is a collaborative initiative between DRDO and _?

(a) ISRO

(b) Indian Army

(c) Larsen and Toubro

(d) BHEL

Answer: c

Indian authorities have opted to maintain the use of the American Cummins engine for the entire Zorawar light tank project.

Originally, the project was intended to incorporate a German engine, but it encountered delays due to a lack of German export control clearances known as BAFA clearance. As a result, the decision was made to proceed with the American engine. Zorawar light tank is a cooperative initiative between DRDO and the commercial company Larsen and Toubro.

Q. Who is the first recipient of Manohar Parrikar Yuva Scientist Award?

(a) Dr Mathavaraj S

(b) P Veeramuthu Vel

(c) Ritu Karidhal

(d) Kalpana Kalahasti

Answer: a

Dr Mathavaraj S of the UR Rao Satellite Centre of ISRO has become the first recipient of Manohar Parrikar Yuva Scientist Award.

The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, which is currently the highest cash prize in science and technology, and a citation. He designed the powered descent trajectory of Chandrayaan-3 mission. The award was instituted by the Goa government.

Q. Which country hosted the ‘Voice of the Global South Summit’ (VOGSS) recently?

(a) India

(b) Indonesia

(c) Sri Lanka

(d) Bangladesh

Answer: a

India recently hosted the second ‘Voice of the Global South Summit’ (VOGSS) in the virtual format. The first summit was held on 12–13 January 2023.

The term ‘global South’ was first used by Carl Oglesky, a leftist American author and political activist in 1969, which gathered currency in the later decades

Q. Which is the Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2023?

(a) Hallucinate

(b) Manipulate

(c) Backfire

(d) Depression

Answer: a

The Cambridge Dictionary team chose hallucinate as its Word of the Year 2023 as it recognized that the new meaning gets to the heart of why people are talking about AI.

The Cambridge Dictionary added new AI-related definitions to the dictionary, including large language model (or LLM), generative AI (or GenAI), and GPT. Many existing words, such as hallucinate, have adopted additional AI-related meanings this year.

Q. As per a CDC-WHO Report, around 11 lakh children in India missed their first dose of the measles vaccine?


(b) Measles

(c) Pneumonia

(d) Rubella

Answer: b

In 2022, an estimated 11 lakh children in India missed their vital first dose of the measles vaccine: CDC-WHO Report.

India is among the 37 countries that witnessed large or disruptive outbreaks, reporting 40,967 measles cases in 2022, according to the report. This puts India among 10 countries with the highest number of children who did not receive the first shot.

Q. ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Mission is associated with which space agency?

(a) NASA

(b) ESA

(c) ISRO

(d) JAXA

Answer: b

Scientists have detected a soft green glow in the night sky of Mars that can be seen with our human eyes.

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission while orbiting around Mars spotted the Martian night sky filled with light in the optical spectrum. As per the scientists, the light is so bright in the Polar Regions that there is a possibility of human explorers seeing it if the night sky is clear of clouds.

Q. World Heritage Week is observed every year during which month?

(a) January

(b) April

(c) September

(d) November

Answer: d

World Heritage Week is observed every year from November 19 to November 25. The week aims to promote the conservation of culture and heritage across the globe.

It celebrates the heritage sites recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  In India, the festival is observed by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Q. Investor Risk Reduction Access (IRRA) platform has been developed by _?

(a) SEBI

(b) RBI

(c) Stock Exchanges

(d) NSDL

Answer: c

IRRA has been jointly developed by all the stock exchanges – BSE, NSE, NCDEX, MCX and Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India (MSE) and was launched by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch.

The Investor Risk Reduction Access (IRRA) serves as a protective measure for investors in instances of technical issues experienced by a trading member or a stockbroker registered with SEBI.

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