Madhya Pradesh Daily Current Affairs MCQ: October 23, 2023

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Madhya Pradesh Daily Current Affairs MCQ: October 23, 2023

1. Which of the following is the objective of Namaste scheme?

1) Better access to education for sanitation workers

2) Increasing privatization of sanitation services in urban India

3) Zero death in sanitation work in India

4) Reduction in the number of sanitation workers in urban India

Answer: 3

National Action for Mechanized Sanitation Ecosystem (NAMASTE) is a Central Sector Scheme aimed at ensuring the safety and dignity of sanitation workers in urban India, by creating an enabling ecosystem that enables sanitation workers to operate and maintain sanitation infrastructure. Identifies as a significant contributor to maintenance

Providing better access to safety gear and machines and providing access to alternative livelihood support and entitlements to reduce the vulnerabilities of sanitation workers.

One of the key outcomes that NAMASTE aims to achieve is zero deaths in sanitation work in India. Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.

2. Where is the Tansen Music Festival celebrated?

[1] Gwalior

[2] Bhopal

[3] Chhatarpur

[4] Reva

Answer: 1


Tansen Music Festival is celebrated in Gwalior. In this, Tansen Samman is given in which an amount of Rs 1 lakh is given to the winner.

The real name of Tansen was Ramtanu Pandey. After meeting Akbar, he converted to Islam and was known as Tansen. Tansen was mute till the age of 5, the great musician Guru Haridas of that time made him his disciple and taught him music.

Tansen or Ramtanu was a great connoisseur of Hindustani classical music. He is also counted among the Navratnas of Emperor Akbar.

3. Recently which department of Madhya Pradesh has started ‘Champion-90’ scheme?

1. Tourism Department

2. Department of Culture

3. Tribal Affairs Department

4. Labor Department

Answer: 3

Systematic coaching with professional approach is being provided to SC-ST students of government schools through Champion-90 scheme. In this residential coaching, English and Psychology subject teachers will also teach along with FIITJEE coaching. Best arrangements will be made for food, accommodation and education of all the children.

4. Recently who has been awarded ‘Governor of the year’ at the Central Banking Awards 2023?

1. Shaktikanta Das

2. D. Subbarao

3. Raghuram Rajan

4. Urjit Patel

Answer: 1

Explanation: Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das has received the 2023 Governor of the year award from the international publication Central Banking. Shri Das has been holding the post of Governor of Reserve Bank of India since December 2018. He has been awarded this award for his handling of several crises of the Ukraine war and inflation through the financial market during his tenure.

5. Which of the following is not correct?

[1] Raneh Falls – Ken River

[2] Kapidhara Falls – Narmada River

[3] Chachai Falls – Rugged River

[4] Patal Pani Falls – Shipra River

Answer: 4

Patal Pani Falls is on the Choral River in Indore district. Raneh waterfall is in Chhatarpur district, Kapidhara is in Annupur and Chachai Rewa district.

6. Exercise Xinyu-Maitri was conducted between which two countries?

1. India and Japan

2. India and China

3. India-UK

4. India and South Korea

Answer: 1

Explanation: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating in the Shinyu Maitri exercise with the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF). A contingent of the Indian Air Force with C-17 Globemaster III aircraft is participating in Exercise SHINYU Maitri 23. The exercise was conducted from 01 March to 02 March 2023. In the first phase of the exercise, transport operations and tactical maneuvers were discussed, followed by the second phase of flying exercises by C-17 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force and C-2 transport aircraft of the Air Self-Defense Force of Japan. The exercise will also enhance mutual understanding and interoperability between the Indian Air Force and the Air Self Defense Force of Japan.

7. Which district of Madhya Pradesh is the largest producer of honey?

[1] Morena

[2] Chhatarpur

[3] Shivpuri

[4] Hoshangabad

Answer: 1


Morena is the largest producer of honey in Madhya Pradesh where 2500 kg honey is produced.

8. Who has been appointed as the Principal Director General of PIB recently?

1. Alok Sinha

2. Prakash Mishra

3. Rajesh Malhotra

4. Ponty Taneja

Answer: 3

Explanation: Recently Indian Information Service officer Rajesh Malhotra has been appointed as Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau. Rajesh Malhotra, a 1989 batch officer, has replaced Satyendra Prakash, former Director General of PIB. Let us tell you that PIB is a nodal agency of the Government of India which works under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

9. Recently Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu was in headlines. Who are these?

1. New President of Bangladesh

2. a human rights activist from Türkiye

3. Nuclear scientist of Pakistan who was murdered recently

4. New Prime Minister of Maldives

Answer: 1

Explanation: Former judge and freedom fighter Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu was elected unopposed as the 22nd President of Bangladesh. Mohammad Shahabuddin, 74, has replaced President Mohammad Abdul Hameed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the newly elected President of Bangladesh Mohammad Shahabuddin on assuming office. In a letter to Mr. Shahabuddin, Prime Minister Modi said that his contribution as a freedom fighter and his experience as a jurist will be of great use to him in this high position.

10. Which soil is mostly found in Madhya Pradesh?

[1] Black soil

[2] Red soil

[3] Laterite soil

[4] Clay soil

Answer: 1


Black soil is mostly found in Madhya Pradesh. It is found in 47% of Madhya Pradesh. Laterite soil is found only in 3% of Madhya Pradesh.

11. Where will the 7th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference be organized?

1. Jabalpur

2. Bhopal

3. Kashi

4. Mathura

Answer: 2

Explanation: The 7th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference has been organized in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. The conference has been inaugurated by President Draupadi Murmu. More than 350 scholars from 15 countries and culture ministers from five countries will participate in the conference. The theme of this three-day conference, which will run till March 5, 2023, has been kept ‘Theory of Humanism in the New Age’.

Mongolian child made the third biggest religious leader of Buddhism

As per reports, this child is one of the twin boys. The names of these two are Aguidai and Achiltai Altanar.

The Dalai Lama, the supreme leader of Buddhism, has named a US-born Mongolian child as the third most important spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism. This child has become the third highest religious leader of Buddhism after Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama. The age of this child is being told as 8 years. Reincarnation of religious leaders has special significance in Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has recognized this child as the reincarnation of the 10th Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche. The ceremony to recognize the child as a Tibetan spiritual leader was held in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. This is the place where the 87 year old Dalai Lama lives in exile. The Tibetan government-in-exile also functions from this place.

12. Consider the following statements:

1. Millets are fundamentally grasses.

2. Millets are becoming more popular in India as well because of their low input requirements and high nutritional density

Which of the above statements are correct?

(1) 1 only

(2) 2 only

(3) Both 1 and 2

(4) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: 3

Explanation: Millets, which are essentially grasses, are grown worldwide, with a focus on tropical regions of Africa and Asia, where they are cultivated as cereal crops. Some common varieties include pearl millet (Cenchrus americanus), barnyard millet (Echinochloa utilis), finger millet (Eleusine coracana), and foxtail millet (Setaria italica). The rising popularity of millets in India can be attributed to their low input demands and high nutritional density, qualities that are particularly valuable for a nation anticipating substantial food security challenges in the upcoming decades.

13. Consider the following pairs:

1. Article 16(4A) – Abolishes untouchability and prohibits its practice.

2. Article 17 – Reservation in promotions for underrepresented SCs/STs in government jobs.

3. Article 46 – Directs the State to promote educational and economic interests of SCs.

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(1) Only one

(2) Only two

(3) All three

(4) None

Answer: 1

Explanation: Constitutional provisions for upliftment of SCs:

1. Article 15(4) outlines special provisions aimed at promoting the advancement of specific groups.

2. Article 16(4A) addresses the concept of “reservation in promotions for certain categories, like SCs/STs, who are underrepresented in government services.”

3. Article 17 abolishes the practice of Untouchability.

4. Article 46 mandates that the State should actively promote the educational and economic welfare of marginalized communities, particularly the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, while also safeguarding them from social injustice and exploitation.

5. Article 335 emphasizes that while making appointments to government services and positions, the claims of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes must be considered, provided it does not compromise administrative efficiency.

6. Article 330 and Article 332 in the Constitution respectively stipulate the reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the House of the People and the legislative assemblies of the States.

7. Parts IX and IXA of the Constitution deal with Panchayats and Municipalities, respectively, and introduce provisions for the reservation of seats for SC and ST members in local governing bodies.

14. Consider the following statements in connection with the biasing of semiconductor diodes:

1. LEDs operate in a forward bias mode.

2. Photodiodes function in a forward bias mode.

3. Zener diodes are employed in a reverse bias mode.

4. Variable capacitance diodes are utilized in a reverse bias mode.

How many of the above statements are correct?

(1) Only one

(2) Only two

(3) All three

(4) All four

Answer: (3


1. Light-Emitting Diode (LED):

An LED is a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current flows through it.

LED operation occurs exclusively in the forward bias condition.

In the junction or depletion region, free electrons combine with holes in the positive ions, leading to light emission.

2. Photodiode:

A photodiode is a specialized p-n junction diode designed with a transparent window, allowing light to illuminate the diode.

It functions under reverse bias.

3. Zener Diode:

A Zener diode operates similarly to a PN junction diode in forward bias, but it distinguishes itself by conducting in reverse bias above its threshold or breakdown voltage.

Zener diodes operate in the breakdown region.

4. Variable Capacitance Diodes (Varactor Diodes):

Variable capacitance diodes, also known as varactor diodes, adjust their capacitance in response to applied voltage bias.

They are typically utilized in the reverse bias condition because their capacitance is responsive to the voltage applied across them in this state, commonly found in electronic tuning circuits.

15. With reference to technologies for solar power production, consider the following statements:

1. Photovoltaics is a technology that directly converts light into electricity to generate power.

2. Solar Thermal technology harnesses solar energy to produce heat, which is subsequently employed in the electricity generation process.

3. India possesses a manufacturing base for Solar Thermal technology but lacks one for Photovoltaics.

How many of the above statements are correct?

(1) Only one

(2) Only two

(3) All three

(4) None

Answer: 1

Explanation: Photovoltaics (PV) is indeed a technology that directly converts light into electricity, which is used to generate power.

Solar thermal heating is the utilisation of solar energy to provide process heat, especially in crop drying, water heating, cooking or space heating and cooling.

The statement about India’s manufacturing base for solar technologies is not accurate. India has manufacturing facilities for both Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic technologies. It has been making efforts to expand its capacity in the field of solar power generation, including both types of technologies.

16. Which of the following set of countries share a border with Serbia?

(1) Romania, Greece, and Bulgaria

(2) Croatia, Hungary, and North Macedonia

(3) Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia

(4) Albania, Kosovo, and Bulgaria

Answer: 3

1. ‘Anubhav Portal’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which Union Ministry?

[1] Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

[2] Ministry of Finance

[3] Ministry of MSME

[4] Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Answer: 1

The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare is hosting the Anubhav Awards 2023 Ceremony in New Delhi.

The Anubhav Portal, initiated in March 2015 following the directive of the Prime Minister, offers a digital platform for retiring or retired government employees to present and highlight their noteworthy contributions, share their experiences of government service, and provide recommendations for enhancing governance.

17. What is the brand name of the Cotton launched by Union Textiles Ministry?

[1] Kasturi Cotton Bharat

[2] Kriya Cotton Bharat

[3] Texo Cotton Bharat

[4] Namo Cotton Bharat

Answer: 1

Union Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal has unveiled the website for “Kasturi Cotton Bharat. The newly launched website serves as a digital platform to offer essential information and updates regarding the Kasturi Cotton Bharat initiative.

The Kasturi Cotton Bharat is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Textiles, the Cotton Corporation of India, Trade Bodies and Industry.

18. Which state/UT inaugurated ‘Mission Mahila Sarathi’?

[1] Bihar

[2] Uttar Pradesh

[3] Kerala

[4] Karnataka

Answer: 2

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated “Mission Mahila Sarathi” recently in Ayodhya.

Under the scheme, 51 buses of the state transport corporation will be operated by women drivers and conductors.

19. ‘Paintbrush swift’ is the name of which rare species?

[1] Snake

[2] Butterfly

[3] Frog

[4] Dragonfly

Answer: 2

The ‘Paintbrush swift butterfly’, a rare species in the western Himalayas, has been photographed and recorded for the first time in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district.

Himachal Pradesh is home to approximately 430 butterfly species, accounting for roughly 25% of the total butterfly species found in India.

20. Which ship-building company delivered INS Imphal, the third ship of Project 15B-Class of stealth guided missile destroyers?

[1] Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders

[2] Cochin Shipyard

[3] Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers

[4] Hindustan Shipyard

Answer: 1

Recently, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) delivered the INS Imphal, the third ship of the Project 15B Class of stealth guided missile destroyers, to the Indian Navy.

The project was completed four months ahead of schedule. Notably, the INS Imphal was the first naval warship to be commissioned with accommodation facilities for women officers and sailors.

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