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Question 01.Uttaramerur inscription, which was seen in the news, is found in which state?
- Tamil Nadu
Question 02.Buzi Bridge, which was inaugurated recently, was built by India in which country?
- Sri Lanka
Question 03.‘Incident Management Services’ is associated with which Union Ministry?
- Ministry of Home Affairs
- Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
- Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
- Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare
Question 04.Which institution has launched the ‘Mission 50K-EV4ECO’?
- NITI Aayog
Question 05.‘Satuani and Jur Sital’ are the festivals celebrated in which state/UT?
- West Bengal
Question 06. How many crore rupees have been sanctioned under the ‘National Quantum Mission’?
- 1,000 Crore
- 3,000 Crore
- 6,000 Crore
- 8,000 Crore
Question 07. When is World Liver Day observed annually?
- 18 April
- 19 April
- 20 April
- 21 April
Question 08. Which Indian long jumper has qualified for the Asian Games?
- Preeti Kumari
- Surbhi Nigam
- Shelly Singh
- Anju Sinha
Question 09. Who is the first Indian woman cricketer to be named Wisden Cricketers of the Year?
- Jhulan Goswami
- Mithali Raj
- Harmanpreet Kaur
- Poonam Yadav
Question 10. How many crores of projects have been approved under the National Mission for Clean Ganga?
- 538 Crore
- 638 Crore
- 700 Crore
- 1000 Crore
Question 11. Which Union Minister launched the ‘Youth Portal’ in New Delhi?
- S Jaishankar
- Piyush Goyal
- Smriti Irani
- Dr. Jitendra Singh
Question 12. Who has become the fourth batsman in the world to score 6000 runs in IPL?
- Virat Kohli
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- K L Rahul
- Rohit Sharma
Answer 01. [Option 2: Tamil Nadu]
Uttaramerur inscription was mentioned by Prime Minister Modi recently. This inscription was created during the reign of Parantaka Chola I (907-953 AD)
The walls of the Vaikunda Perumal Temple in Uttaramerur are inscribed with details revealing systems of local governance from the 10th century CE.
Answer 02. [Option 3: Mozambique]
The Buzi Bridge was inaugurated by Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. The Minister also had a meeting with President of Assembly Esperança Bias.
It was built as part of 132 km Tica-Buzi-Nova-Sofala Road project by India in Mozambique.
Answer 03. [Option 3: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs]
The Union Ministry of road transport and highways is planning to extend its Incident Management Services (IMS) to all national highways.
The purpose of this step is to minimize road fatalities and improve safety for road users. Incident Management Services (IMS) on national roads will be provided, run, and maintained by businesses.
Answer 04. [Option 2: SIDBI]
The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has announced the launch of a pilot phase of ‘Mission 50K-EV4ECO’
The pilot scheme aims at strengthening the EV ecosystem, including uptake for two, three and four-wheelers through direct and indirect lending.
Answer 05. [Option 2: Bihar]
Satuani is a festival related to nature. The traditional harvest festival will be celebrated in North India mainly in Bihar to mark the start of the summer season.
It includes eating sattu made out of lentil flour. Jur Sital, also known as Maithili new year will be observed on the next day of Satuani.
Answer 06. [Option 3: 6,000 Crore]
The Central Government has approved the National Quantum Mission. This decision was taken in the meeting of the Union Cabinet held today. It aims to accelerate economic development led by quantum technology. Under the mission, a total of Rs 6,000 crore has been sanctioned for the period 2023-24 to 2030-31. This mission will be implemented by the Department of Science and Technology.
Answer 07. [Option 2: 19 April]
World Liver Day is celebrated on 19th April all over the world to spread awareness about the importance of the liver. This day is celebrated every year to make people alert about the diseases related to the liver and its early treatment. The theme of Liver Day 2023 is based on making people aware of fatty liver. This year’s theme is “Be alert, get regular liver tests done, fatty liver can affect anyone”.
Answer 08. [Option 3: Shelly Singh]
Shelly Singh won the women’s long jump event at the Indian Grand Prix-4 held in Bengaluru. Along with this, she has also qualified for the Asian Games. She has now made the second-longest jump in the history of India. Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has congratulated Shelly on her victory. The minister further said that Shelly is training under the Target Olympic Podium, TOP scheme.
Answer 09. [Option 3: Harmanpreet Kaur]
Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur becomes the first woman player to be selected as the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 2023. Apart from this, New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Blundell, England wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Fox, New Zealand all-rounder Darryl Mitchell and English pacer Matthew Potts have also been selected. India’s star batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been selected as the Best Player of the T-20 Format.
Answer 10. [Option 2: 638 Crore]
Under the National Mission for Clean Ganga, Rs 638 crore has been sanctioned for 8 projects. This decision has been taken under the chairmanship of Ashok Kumar, Director General of the National Clean Ganga Mission. The main objective of these projects is to reduce pollution in the Hindon River, a tributary of the Yamuna River. Under the Hindon Rejuvenation Plan, 4 projects worth Rs 407.39 crore were approved to reduce pollution in the Shamli district.
Answer 11. [Option 4: Dr. Jitendra Singh]
Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched the Yuva Portal in New Delhi, which will help connect and grow potential youth start-ups. Also, he launched ‘a lab, a week’ program started on January 06, 2023,
Answer 12. [Option 4: Rohit Sharma]
Rohit Sharma has become the 4th batsman in the world to score 6000 runs in IPL. He achieved this feat during a match played against SRH in Hyderabad yesterday. Rohit now has 6,014 runs in IPL. Before Indian team captain Rohit Sharma, the figure of 6000 runs in IPL has been achieved by India’s Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Australia’s David Warner. Rohit has also become the third Indian to score 6000 runs in IPL.