Current Affairs, August, 2023

Which sports association has been recognised as the official body by the Sports Ministry of India? Ans- Handball Association of India

Which Ministry is associated with the ‘Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar’? Ans- Union Culture Ministry

Which institution approved the Guidelines for Institutional Development Plan (IDP) for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)? Ans- UGC

Which city hosted the ‘Global ESG Conclave 2.0’ event? Ans- Dubai

The Indian Institutes of Management (Amendment) Bill proposes which personality as the ‘Visitor’ to all the IIMs? Ans- President

How many characters are present in Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)? Ans- 20

Which country has granted Pakistan a two-year rollover on USD 2.4 billion loan? Ans- China

‘Ashura processions’ is associated with which religion? Ans- Islam

Which country has recently conducted a referendum for a New Constitution? Ans- Central African Republic

What is DCS, that has been launched by the Union Agricultural Ministry? Ans- Digital Crop Survey

Which state is planning to launch Labour Bima Scheme? Ans- Telangana

Isle of Rum, which was seen in the news, is located in which country? Ans- Scotland

‘Iberian wolf’ is native to which countries? Ans- Spain and Portugal

Mörigen, which was seen in the news, is a place located in which country? Ans- Switzerland

Which institution released the ‘2023 Plastic Overshoot Day Report’? Ans- Earth Action

Iceberg Alley, which was seen in the news, is located in which country? Ans- Canada

Which Indian state hosts the 7th edition of the men’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament? Ans- Goa

The Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, which was passed, allows private sector to mine how many minerals? Ans- Six

Northern muriquis, which was seen in the news, belongs to which species? Ans- Monkey

Where is the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) located? Ans- Bengaluru

Aditi Swami, Parneet Kaur and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, who are seen in the news, play which sports? Ans- Archery

Jeswin Aldrin, who was seen in the news, plays which sports? Ans- Long Jump

Gaddar, who passed away recently, was associated with which profession? Ans- Revolutionary Singer

‘Luna-25’ is the lunar lander developed by which country? Ans- Russia

What is the new name of the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)? Ans- IIM Mumbai

As per the recent monetary policy committee announcement, what is the repo rate as of August 2023? Ans- 6.5 %

Which country is the host of ‘Zayed Talwar 2023’ exercise? Ans- UAE

‘Kalyanamasthu and Shaadi Tohfa’ schemes are implemented by which state? Ans- Andhra Pradesh

Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has been named as the new caretaker Prime Minister of which country? Ans- Pakistan

Diksha Dagar, who was seen in the news, plays which sports? Ans- Golf

Which institution released a ‘Handbook on Combating Gender Stereotypes’? Ans- Supreme Court of India

Which state organised ‘Startup Thiruvizha (Fair) 2023’ recently? Ans- Tamil Nadu

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) is set to install intrusion detection systems (IDS) in which state? Ans- Odisha

Global Maritime India Summit 2023 is scheduled to be held in which state/UT? Ans- New Delhi

Which International development financial institution has planned to issue Indian rupee bond? Ans- New Development Bank

Srettha Thavisin has been elected as the Prime Minister of which country? Ans- Thailand

Honey Dabas and Rahul Jograjiya, who recently first medals for India, play which sports? Ans- Powerlifting

Where is the 4th G20 Culture Working Group (CWG) Meeting held recently? Ans- Varanasi

What does C in “Bharat NCAP” stand for? Ans- Car

Which institution has forecasted India’s GDP growth at 8.3 per cent for April-June quarter? Ans- State Bank of India

What is ‘NBRI Namoh 108’, which has been developed by CSIR-NBRI? Ans- Lotus

Which Union Ministry is associated with ‘Bio-Trace Minerals Project’? Ans- Ministry of Science and Technology

What is the recent rating on India, as per Moody’s Investors Service? Ans- BAA3

The Government has raised the quantum of buffer of which product to 5.00 lakh metric tonne this year? Ans- Onion

Which country has suggested the creation of a BRICS space consortium? Ans- India

‘Dholpur-Karauli’ is the recently approved tiger reserve of which Indian state? Ans- Rajasthan

Rafael Nadal has been named as the ambassador for which Indian technology brand? Ans- Infosys

Who is the head of the committee set up to review functioning of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)? Ans – K Vijay Raghavan

Which city is the host of the ‘G20 Trade and Investment Ministers’ meeting? Ans- Jaipur

Which Union Ministry has released the report on ‘Sixth census of minor irrigation (MI) schemes’? Ans- Ministry of Jal Shakti

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