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    1. Name the exercise that was recently (in June ‘23) conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) with a focus on integration.
      1) Exercise Gaganshakti
      2) Exercise Indra V
      3) Exercise Ranvijay
      4) Exercise Thunderbolt
      5) Exercise Vayu Shakti
      Answer-3) Exercise Ranvijay
      The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted Exercise ‘Ranvijay’ with a focus on integration, in which day and night operations were carried out by combat aircraft including Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft as part of integrated wargames to enhance the skills of fighter pilots.
      i. Exercise Ranvijay was carried out in UB Hills and Central Air Command (CAC) Area of Responsibility (AOR) from 16-23 June 2023.
      ii. The exercise was carried out in different air bases of the CAC headquartered in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh (UP).

    2. Which of the following Multilateral Development Banks has/have recently (in June ‘23) partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch the new Health Impact Investment Platform?
      1) African Development Bank
      2) European Investment Bank
      3) Islamic Development Bank
      4) Both 1 & 2
      5) All 1, 2 & 3
      Answer-5) All 1, 2 & 3
      3 Multilateral Development Banks(MDB) — the African Development Bank (AfDB), European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), have partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch the new Health Impact Investment Platform.
      • This aims to strengthen and invest in climate and crisis-resilient Primary Healthcare Services (PHC) in low Income Countries and Low-and-Middle-Income Countries (LICs and LMICs).
      i. The Platform was launched during the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact from 22-23 June in Paris, France.
      ii. It will provide Euro(€)1.5 billion to LICs and LMICs in the form of loans and grants for PHC services, for vulnerable populations and communities.

    3. The World Bank has recently (in June ‘23) granted a USD ______________ loan to improve the quality of technical education and expand career opportunities for students in India.
      1) 321.4 million
      2) 420.8 million
      3) 255.5 million
      4) 130.2 million
      5) 290.4 million
      Answer-3) 255.5 million
      One of the World Bank’s institutions, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) granted a USD 255.5 million loan to India with a maturity period of 14 years, including a grace period of five years, to improve the quality of technical education and expand career opportunities for students.
      i. The project will span five years and benefit around 275 government-run technical institutions, reaching over 3.5 lakh students annually.
      ii. India’s tertiary education sector faces skill gaps in both technical and non-technical areas, as highlighted by recent studies. The Multidisciplinary Education and Research Improvement in Technical Education Project of World Bank, in line with India’s National Education Policy 2020, aims to tackle these challenges by focusing on improving student skills, employability, and institutional governance.

    4. Name the company that has recently (in June ‘23) signed a USD 454 million deal with Danske Bank to accelerate its digital transformation.
      1) Tata Consultancy Services
      2) Wipro Limited
      3) HCL Technologies Limited
      4) Infosys Limited
      5) Tech Mahindra
      Answer-4) Infosys Limited
      Infosys Limited (Information Systems), India’s No.2 Information Technology (IT) service provider has collaborated with Denmark’s Danske Bank, by signing a deal valued at USD 454 million for a 5 year period to accelerate its digital transformation.
      i. Infosys will help in digitalizing Danske Bank’s business by adding cloud, data facilities and it will also acquire Danske Bank’s IT centre in India in the financial year (FY) 2023-24.
      ii. The collaboration will help to achieve Danske Bank’s with better customer experiences, operational excellence, and a modernised technology landscape, powered by next-gen solutions.

    5. Which of the following personalities has ‘Not’ won the 1st edition of the UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize 2023?
      1) Hesham Omran
      2) Leela Hazzah
      3) Qiaomei Fu
      4) Federico Ariel
      5) Abdon Atangana
      Answer-2) Leela Hazzah
      The 1st edition of UNESCO–Al Fozan International Prize 2023 was conferred upon five exceptional young scientists from Argentina, Cameroon, China, Egypt and Serbia during a ceremony at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) headquarters in Paris, France.
      • Dr Federico Ariel (40 years old, Argentina): He established the basis for the use of RNAs (Ribonucleic acid) to deliver information to plants that avoids recourse to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
      • Professor Abdon Atangana (37 years old, Cameroon): He has made significant contributions to mathematics, specifically in fractional calculus, differential equations, and mathematical modeling.
      • Professor Qiaomei Fu (39 years old, China): She retrieved ancient DNA from human remains and sediments, constructing an evolutionary map of Eurasian populations, particularly East Asian, spanning 100,000 years.
      • Dr Hesham Omran (38 years old, Egypt): He has led the development of a toolbox that revolutionizes the creation of efficient semiconductor chips which will save significant time in creating efficient chips for electronic devices like computers, phones, and electric vehicles.
      • Dr Jelena Vladic (37 years old, Serbia): She has developed innovative ecological extraction processes to obtain products from aromatic and medicinal plants and add value to food and agricultural waste.

    6. In June 2023, Kyriakos Mitsotakis won the Prime Minister (PM) election of ___________ (country) for a 2nd four-year term.
      1) Finland
      2) Albania
      3) Bulgaria
      4) Estonia
      5) Greece
      Answer-5) Greece
      Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of Greece’s centre-right New Democracy (ND-Nea Demokratia) party, won the national election and secured a 2nd four-year term as the Prime Minister (PM) of Greece.
      i. He was sworn in as the PM of Greece on 26th June 2023 by the Archbishop of Athens, head of the Church of Greece.
      ii. Kyriakos Mitsotakis served as the PM of Greece for the first term from July 2019 to May 2023. He has been serving as the President of the ND party since 2016.

    7. Name the Research institute that has recently (in June ‘23) delivered the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for its ADITYA-L1 solar mission.
      1) Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
      2) Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences
      3) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
      4) Indian Institute of Astrophysics
      5) CSIR – National Geophysical Research Institute
      Answer-1) Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
      The Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT), a space telescope developed by Pune’s Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), was delivered to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for its ADITYA-L1 solar mission.
      • SUIT is set to be one of the seven payloads of ADITYA-L1, India’s first mission to study the sun.
      i. The main purpose of the telescope is to study the Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) emissions and capture high-resolution images of the Sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona, in various UV wavelengths.
      ii. The SUIT telescope will provide full disk images of the sun in the 2000 to 4000 A (1 angstrom = 10^-10 m) wavelength range which has never been obtained so far.

    8. John Bannister Goodenough, co-winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on the development of the ____________, passed away in June 2023.
      1) Polarographic Methods
      2) Lithium-ion batteries
      3) Method of genome editing
      4) Cryo-electron Microscopy
      5) Lead–acid batteries
      Answer-2) Lithium-ion batteries
      John Bannister Goodenough(100), the American co-inventor of Lithium-ion batteries and a co-winner of 2019 Nobel prize for Chemistry, passed away. He was born on 25th July 1922 in Jena, Germany.
      • Goodenough shared the Nobel prize with British-born American chemist M. Stanley Whittingham and Japanese chemist Yoshino Akira. He was the oldest person to win a Nobel Prize in 2019.
      i. In 1979 Goodenough and his collaborators developed a battery with a cathode of lithium ions having the potential of 4 volts between layers of cobalt oxide.
      ii. He has been honoured with the National Medal of Science (2011), the Charles Stark Draper Prize (2014), and the Copley Medal (2019).
      iii. Books: He wrote Magnetism and the Chemical Bond (1963), Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology: Principles, Performance and Operations (2009, with Kevin Huang), and an autobiography, Witness to Grace (2008).

    9. Who authored the book, “Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills”?
      1) Sagarika Ghose
      2) Shereen Bhan
      3) Kasturi Ray
      4) Rana Ayyub
      5) Sucheta Dalal
      Answer-3) Kasturi Ray
      The new book titled “Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills” authored by journalist Kasturi Ray illustrates the challenges Murmu encountered on her path to success as India’s first president from a tribal community.
      • The book is published by Rupa Publications, India, with a ‘Foreword’ by Kiran Bedi, Former Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
      i. Kasturi Ray analysed Murmu’s life from her school and college days to becoming a Teacher, Social worker, Counsellor, Minister, Governor of Jharkhand, and President.
      ii. Kasturi Ray is a senior news editor at The New Indian Express in Bhubaneswar, Odisha and a South Asian Women in Media (SAWM)-United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) fellow for reporting development journalism.

    10. When was the United Nations (UN) International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2023 observed across the globe?
      1) 26th June 2023
      2) 23rd June 2023
      3) 25th June 2023
      4) 22nd June 2023
      5) 24th June 2023
      Answer-1) 26th June 2023
      The United Nations (UN)’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2023 observed across the world on 26th June 2023 to raise awareness and remind people that human torture is not only unacceptable, it is also a crime.
      • The first-ever International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was observed on 26th June 1998.
      • 26th June marks the day in 1987 on which the ‘Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment’ came into force.
      • In 2023, the Fund awarded 184 annual grants for civil society organisations to implement projects for direct assistance to torture victims, for a total of USD 8,931,000.