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- In which state, Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023, the two-week Indo-Malaysia joint military exercise between the Indian Army (IA) and the Malaysian Army, commenced in October 2023?
1) Arunachal Pradesh
4) West Bengal
5) UttarakhandAnswer-3) Meghalaya
On October 23, 2023, Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023, the two-week Indo-Malaysia joint military exercise between the Indian Army (IA) and the Malaysian Army, commenced at the Umroi cantonment, located in Ri Bhoi district of the northeastern state of Meghalaya. The exercise is scheduled till November 5, 2023.
i. Harimau Shakti, the Indo-Malaysia joint exercise, has been conducted annually since 2012 to foster the bilateral relations between the two nations.
ii. The last edition of the exercise, Harimau Shakti 2022, was conducted in Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia in November 2022.
iii. Harimau Shakti 2023 aims to strengthen military ties between India and Malaysia & to enhance military capability for the conduct of Multi Domain Operations in a sub-conventional scenario.
- Which of the following points is/are “correct” with respect to the ‘HARBINGER 2023 – Innovation for Transformation’ event in October 2023?
A) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced the 3rd edition of its global hackathon, “HARBINGER 2023 – Innovation for Transformation” with the theme of Digital Banking and regulations transactions.
B) Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd, India has announced as the winner under the Innovative, easy-to-use, digital banking services for differently abled (Divyaang).
C) WeavAir, Singapore has announced as the winner under the RegTech solutions to facilitate more efficient compliance for Regulated Entities (REs).
1) All A, B & C
2) Only A & C
3) Only B & C
4) Only A & B
5) Only AAnswer-3) Only B & C
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced second edition of its global hackathon, “HARBINGER 2023 – Innovation for Transformation”
Theme: Inclusive Digital Services. This event was announced on February 14, 2023.
i. The hackathon is hosted on Application Programming Interface Exchange (APIX) platform. Participants can register for the hackathon and submit their proposals by clicking on the provided link (https://hackolosseum.apixplatform.com/h1/harbinger2023link)
Sl. No. Problem Statement Results 1 Innovative, easy-to-use, digital banking services for differently abled (Divyaang). Winner Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd (Now acquired by Razorpay), India 2 RegTech solutions to facilitate more efficient compliance for Regulated Entities (REs) Winner WeavAir, Singapore 3 Exploring use cases/solutions for Central Bank Digital Currency -Retail (CBDC-R) transactions, including transactions in offline mode Winner Dygnify Ventures Private Limited, India 4 Increasing Transactions Per Second (TPS)/ throughput and scalability of blockchains.* Winner Fortis Net Ltd., UK
- Name the organisation/bank that has recently (in Oct ‘23) approved a USD 175 million loan for ‘India : Enhancing Connectivity and Resilience of the Madhya Pradesh Road Network Project’.
1) African Development Bank
2) World Bank
3) European Investment Bank
4) Asian Development Bank
5) Japan International Cooperation AgencyAnswer-4) Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 175 million loan for ‘India : Enhancing Connectivity and Resilience of the Madhya Pradesh Road Network Project’.
i. The project aims to upgrade about 500 kilometers of state highways and major district roads to a standard two-lane feature in Madhya Pradesh (MP).
The project was initially proposed by ADB in September 2023.
ii. The project will build better, safer, and more climate-resistant roads in MP to connect rural areas to growth centres and industrial corridors.
iii. ADB is partnering with Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Limited (MPRDC), to build the capacity of MPRDC in climate change adaptation and mitigation, disaster resilience, and road safety.
iii. ADB along with MPRDC, to formulate a gender equality and social inclusion strategy.
- In October 2023, ___________ became the first country in the world to test-fired a medium-caliber maritime electromagnetic railgun from an offshore platform.
2) United States of America
5) United KingdomAnswer-4) Japan
The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), along with the Acquisition Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA), which comes under the Ministry of Defense of Japan, has successfully test-fired a medium-caliber maritime electromagnetic railgun from an offshore platform .
With this, Japan became the first country in the world to successfully test-fire a maritime railgun from an offshore platform.
Japan Railgun is a medium-sized electromagnetic railgun.
It can shoot a 320g (or 0.7lb) 40mm steel round bullet at a speed of around 2,230 m/s (Mach 6.5).
These railguns will be inducted into Japan’s defense system in the second half of the 2020s(after 2025) after conducting several rounds of testing.
- In October 2023, Mads Christophersen from _________ (country) won the men’s singles title in the Abu Dhabi Masters 2023, while __________ from India won the women’s singles title.
1) Denmark; Ashmita Chaliha
2) Netherlands; Ashwini Ponnappa
3) Denmark; Unnati Hooda
4) Netherlands Ashmita Chaliha
5) Singapore; Ashwini PonnappaAnswer-3) Denmark; Unnati Hooda
India’s Unnati Hooda won the women’s singles title in the Abu Dhabi Masters 2023 badminton tournament held at the ADNEC Marina Hall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 17 – 22 October 2023.
i. The tournament was organized by UAE Badminton Federation with sanctions from the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Men’s Single:Mads Christophersen(Denmark) won the men’s singles title by defeating Mark Caljouw(the Netherlands) in the finals.
Men’s Doubles:Malaysian pair Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin Rumsani won the men’s doubles title by defeating Thailand’s Pharanyu Kaosamaang and Worrapol Thongsanga in the finals.
Women’s Doubles:Indian Pair Ashwini Ponappa and Tanisha Crasto won the Women’s singles title by defeating Denmark’s Julie Finne-Ipsen and Mai Surrow in the final.
Mixed Doubles:Mads Vestergaard and Christine Busch of Denmark won the mixed doubles title by defeating Terry Hee Yong Kai and Jessica Tan Wei Han of Singapore.
- Which of the following points is/are “correct” with respect to the Qatar Masters Open 2023 held at Lusail Sports Arena, Qatar in October 2023?
A) The GrandMaster (GM) Nodirbek Yakubboev (Uzbekistan) won the Qatar Masters Open 2023 Title, GM Nodirbek Abdussatorov (Uzbekistan) & GM S L Narayanan (India) secured second & third place respectively.
B) International Master (IM) Vaishali Rameshbabu (India) secured the women’s champion title.
C) GM Karthikeyan Murali defeated Magnus Carlsen (FIDE RANK -1) in the seventh round of the Qatar Master Open 2023 tournament, making him the third Indian to defeat Carlsen in classical chess after Harikrishna and Viswanathan Anand.
1) Only A
2) Only A & B
3) Only B & C
4) Only A & C
5) All A, B & CAnswer-5) All A, B & C
The GrandMaster(GM) Nodirbek Yakubboev (Uzbekistan) won the Qatar Masters Open 2023 Title held at Lusail Sports Arena, Qatar from 11th to 20th October 2023.
The Qatar Masters Open 2023 was held in two sections including Qatar Masters Open 2023 (main event)and Qatar Masters Open 2023 section B.
i. GM Nodirbek Abdussatorov (Uzbekistan) secured second place while GM S L Narayanan(India) secured third place in the Qatar Masters Open 2023.
Indians securing the top 10 positions in the Qatar Masters Open 2023 are GM Erigaisi Arjun(6th), GM Gukesh D(8th), and GM Karthikeyan Murali(10th).
ii. International Master (IM) Vaishali Rameshbabu (India) secured the women’s champion title while IM Divya Deshmukh(India) and Woman International Master (WIM) Alua Nurmanova (Kazakhstan) secured second and third highest ranks among women players.
iii. GM Karthikeyan Murali becomes the third Indian to defeat GM Magnus Carlsen in Classical Chess after Harikrishna and Viswanathan Anand by defeating Magnus Carlsen (FIDE RANK -1) in the seventh round of the Qatar master open 2023 tournament.
iv. FIDE Master(FM) Rustum Tolentino (Philippines) won the Qatar Masters Open 2023 section B title.
Majumder Shrayan(India) secured the second position while FM Sedrani Ammar (United Arab Emirates -UAE) secured third place in the Qatar Masters Open 2023 section B.
- Birendra Nath Datta, who won the Padma Shri in 2009 for _________ (field), passed away in October 2023.
1) Public Affairs
2) Literature and Education
3) Social Work
5) Science & EngineeringAnswer-2) Literature and Education
Padma Shri Awardee Birendra Nath Datta, an eminent Assamese scholar, Linguist, and Singer, passed away at the age of 88 in Guwahati, Assam. He was born on March 1, 1935 in Nagaon, Assam.
i. Notable Works: A Study of the Folk Culture of the Goalpara Region of Assam (1995); Goalpariya Lokagit Sangraha (Assamese) (2010) (This book is a collection of folksongs of the Goalpara region of Assam); Cultural Contours of Northeast India (2012).
ii. Awards: He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009 for Literature and Education;
For the book Shankar-Madhav Manisha Aaru Sanskritik Uttaradhikar, he won the 12th Jagaddhatri-Harmohan Das Literary Award in 2010.
He also received the Tagore Ratna Award of Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2012.
- When was the United Nations (UN) Day 2023 observed across the globe?
1) 22nd October 2023
2) 24th October 2023
3) 21st October 2023
4) 23rd October 2023
5) 20th October 2023Answer-2) 24th October 2023
The United Nations (UN) Day is annually observed across the globe on 24 October to mark the anniversary of the day on which the UN Charter entered into force in 1945.
UN Day offers the opportunity to amplify the common agenda and reaffirm the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.
24th October 2023 marks the 78th Anniversary of the foundation of the UN.
i. The UN Day Concert 2023 was held under the theme “The Frontlines of Climate Action” was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations with support from PVBLIC Foundation’s Family Offices for Sustainable Development (FOSD).
ii. The theme of the 2023 UN Day Concert reinforces Secretary-General António Guterres’ call for “faster, bolder climate action”
- In October 2023, Baiga became the 2nd tribal group after Kamar to get habitat rights under the Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006, in _____ (state).
1) Madhya Pradesh
2) West Bengal
5) ChhattisgarhAnswer-5) Chhattisgarh
Baiga, classified as the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), in Chhattisgarh has received the Habitat rights under the Forest Rights Act(FRA) 2006. With this Baiga has become the 2nd tribal group after Kamar to get habitat rights in Chhattisgarh.
i. The habitat rights has recognised 19 villages/para/tola of Baiga community in Gaurela block in Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi (GPM).
ii. Habitat rights are given to PVTGs under section 3(1) (e) [rights including community tenures of habitat and habitation for primitive tribal groups and pre-agricultural communities] of The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 also known as the FRA.
Note: On August 9, 2023, during the occasion of World Tribal Day, the Chhattisgarh government granted habitat rights to the Kamar PVTG in 22 villages of the Magarlod block of the Dhamtari district.
- Name the State government that has recently (in Oct ‘23) established an Urban Road Infrastructure Development Agency (URIDA) to implement the Chief Minister Green Road Infrastructure Development Scheme (Urban) (CM Grids Scheme).
2) Madhya Pradesh
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) GujaratAnswer-4) Uttar Pradesh
The Urban Development Department of the Government of Uttar Pradesh has established an Urban Road Infrastructure Development Agency (URIDA) which will be responsible for implementing the Chief Minister Green Road Infrastructure Development Scheme (Urban) (CM Grids Scheme) on the ground.
i. In October 2023, the UP cabinet approved the CM Grids Scheme worth Rs.500 crore to construct roads of international standards in all cities.
ii. The URIDA office will be established on the premises of the Directorate of Local Bodies, Lucknow, UP.