Current Affairs, December 2023


1. Ministry of Defence signed contract with which organisation for Upgrad Super Rapid Gun Mount and other equipment for around 3000 crores? Ans – BHEL

2. Which state clinched the title of 13th Senior National men’s hocke championship? Ans – Punjab

3. Which institution launched the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS)? Ans – NSSO

4. Shamsi Talab, is a water storage reservoir located in which state/UT? Ans – New Delhi

5. Lalithambika, who received Top French honours, is the former director of : Ans – DRDO

6. What name has been given to the moon of asteroid named Dinkinesh discovered recently by NASA’s Lucy spacecraft? Ans – Selam

7. Which country recently decided to deploy Shadow RI drones as surveillance aircrafts over Israel and Gaza? Ans – UK

8. Falkland camp, that was recently making news, is located in which state of North East India? Ans – Mizoram

9. Which space organisation, has announced its plan to launch its first X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat)? Ans – ISRO

10. Which institution enabled two-factor authentication for all e-waybill and e- invoice systems? Ans – CBIC

11. De Winton’s golden mole, presumed extinct since 1936, has been recently rediscovered in which country? Ans – South Africa

12. Which institution releases official quarterly and annual estimates of India’s C Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? Ans – NSO

13. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) functions under which Union Ministry? Ans – Ministry of Home Affairs

14. What is the rank of India in the 2023 World Digital Competitiveness Ranking (WDCR)? Ans – 49

15. What is the trend of cybercrimes and economic offences in 2022, as compared to 2021? Ans – Increased

16. Which Union Ministry launched the ‘Startup Gateway for Garbage Free Cities? Ans – Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

17. What is the name of the short-range ballistic missile recently launched by India? Ans – 1

18. TDK Corporation, which announced to make iPhone Li-ion battery cells in India, is from which country? Ans – Japan

19. As per S&P ranking, which Indian insurer is the fourth largest insurer in the world? Ans – LIC

20. Which institution released the report titled ‘The Global Climate 2011-2020: A Decade of Acceleration”? Ans – WMO

21. Santiago Network’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which field? Ans – Environment

22. TDK Corporation, which announced to make iPhone Li-ion battery cells in India, is from which country? Ans – Japan

23. As per S&P ranking, which Indian insurer is the fourth largest insurer in the world? Ans – LIC

24. Ravi Bishnoi, who was seen in the news, plays which sports?
Ans – Cricket

25. Defence Ministry signed a contract with which company for acquisition of Digital Coast Guard (DCG) project? Ans – TCIL

26. Mefenamic acid tablet, which was seen in the news, is used as a/an? Ans – Pain-killer

27. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a treatment for which disease, based on CRISPR gene editing technology? Ans – Sickle Cell Disease

28. Youth for Unnati and Vikas with Al (YUVAI) initiative is a collaboration between Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and which company? Ans – Meta

29. Which is the sponsor bank of the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL)? Ans – Canara Bank

30. ‘Viksit Bharat @2047 Initiative, which was launched recently, aims to_? Ans – Eliminate manual scavenging

31. Lalrinpuii, is the first-ever woman cabinet minister of which state? Ans – Mizoram

32. Which institution is the current President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)? Ans – Invest India

33. ICET or International Cooperation and Education on Technology is administered by which ministry? Ans – Ministry of External Affairs

34. Which country has recently devalued its currency Peso against dollar significantly recently? Ans – Argentina

35. Which city was venue of ASEAN-India Millet Festival 2023 ?
Ans – New Delhi

36. Austropallene halanychi, that was found in the Ross Sea near Antarctica recently, is a species of ___? Ans – Sea spider

37. Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) initiative, that was recently making news, is coordinated by which two organizations? Ans – United Nations development programme (UNDP) and organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

38. Koya tribe is an indigenous tribe of which state? Ans – Andhar Pradesh

39. Recently, G7 nations have planned to block the entry of which country’s diamonds into their markets? Ans – Russia

40. Which city houses the world’s largest diamond bourse inaugurated by PM Modi recently? Ans – Surat

41. Recently, which state launched “Mukhyamantri Pashuseva Yojana”, a 24×7 animal ambulance scheme to provide timely and accessible veterinary care for livestock? Ans – Goa

42. At present (December 2023), which state accounts for highest share in total rooftop solar installation capacity in India? Ans – Gujarat

43. Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP), that was recently in news, is located on which river? a multi-purpose irrigation project, situated? Ans – Godavari and Pranahita

44. How many corridors are being developed under the National Industrial Sc Corridor Development Programme (NICP)? Ans – 11

45. Recently, scientists identified hydrogen cyanide, a vital molecule for the Econ formation of life, on Enceladus, a moon of:
Ans – Saturn

46. Freetown, that was recently in news, is capital and largest city of which country? Ans – Sierra Leone

47. The recently flagged off the Kashi Tamil Sangamam Express, a new regular train service connects Varanasi to which city in South India? Ans – Kanyakumari

48. In which region, you will find tribals practicing traditional Kumeri cultivation, that was in news recently? Ans – Western Ghats

49. Recently, Haryana has emerged victorious in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023-24 by defeating? Ans – Rajasthan

50. United Nations has declared 2024 as the International Year of:
Ans – Camelids

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