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- Which of the following points is/are “correct” with respect to the cabinet approval on 25th October 2023?
A) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the PM Narendra Modi has approved inclusion of Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project of Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Board Programme (PMKSY-AIBP).
B) The Union Cabinet approved Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Rabi Season 2023-24 (October 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024) on Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers, amounting to Rs 22,303 crore.
C) The Union Cabinet also approved a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on Japan-India Semiconductor Supply Chain Partnership which was signed in July 2023.
1) Only A
2) Only A & B
3) Only B & C
4) Only A & C
5) All A, B & CAnswer-3) Only B & C
On October 25, 2023, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has given its approval to the following proposals which were detailed by Union Minister, Anurag Singh Thakur, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) during a press conference in New Delhi, Delhi:
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the PM Narendra Modi has approved inclusion of Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project of Uttarakhand under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (PMKSY-AIBP) of Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
In this regard, CCEA has approved a funding of Rs 1,557.18 crore from the Central Government to Uttarakhand for completion of the project by March, 2028.
The total outlay of the project is estimated at Rs 2,584.10 crore.
The Union Cabinet approved Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Rabi Season 2023-24 (October 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024) on Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers, amounting to Rs 22,303 crore.
The Union Cabinet also approved a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on Japan-India Semiconductor Supply Chain Partnership which was signed in July 2023.
It will be effective from July 20, 2023, and will remain in force for 5 years.
It was signed between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
With this approval, Japan has become the second Quad partner after the United States (US) to sign an agreement with India for the joint development of the semiconductor ecosystem.
- In October 2023, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) secured membership in the International Competition Network (ICN) Steering Group for ___________ (years).
5) 3Answer-4) 2
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) secures membership in the International Competition Network (ICN) Steering Group at the 22nd Annual Conference of the ICN, hosted by the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) in Barcelona, Spain from 18 to 20 October 2023.
This is the 1st time that CCI has become a member of the ICN’s apex body, a Steering Group and the membership is for 2 years.
With more than 140 member competition agencies, ICN operates under the guidance of its Steering Group, composed of 18 esteemed members worldwide.
- Which organisation/bank has recently (in Oct ‘23) approved USD 400 million policy-based loan to India to enhance the infrastructure quality and provide assured public services and efficient governance systems?
1) United Nations Development Programme
2) International Monetary Fund
3) World Bank
4) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
5) Asian Development BankAnswer-5) Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 400 million policy-based loan to India to enhance the infrastructure quality and provide assured public services and efficient governance systems. The loan will be under Sub-programme 2 of ADB’s Sustainable Urban Development and Service Delivery Programme.
i. Subprogram 2 will support investment planning and reform actions at the state and urban local body (ULB) levels.
ii. It will be implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoH&UA) with guidance from ADB.
- Who has recently (in Oct ‘23) appointed as the Vice Chairman (VC) of Mirae Asset Investment Managers (India) Private Limited?
1) Anshul Mittal
2) Swarup Anand Mohanty
3) Manish Jain
4) Arun Chaudhry
5) Madhusudan WarrierAnswer-2) Swarup Anand Mohanty
South Korea-based Mirae Asset Financial Group has appointed Swarup Anand Mohanty as the Vice Chairman (VC) of Mirae Asset Investment Managers (India) Private Limited (Mirae AMC) with effect from 24th October 2023.
i. Prior to the appointment he was serving as the Director and Key Personnel of AMC. he has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the AMC since 2016.
ii. With this, Mohanty becomes the first Non-Korean person to be appointed as the VC within Mirae Asset Financial Group.
iii. He has over 2 decades of experience in the field of financial services including more than 17 years of experience in Asset Management Sales. He is overall responsible for the India AMC.
- Which country has recently (in Oct ‘23) appointed Robert Fico as the Prime Minister?
5) BulgariaAnswer-3) Slovakia
On 25th October 2023, Zuzana Čaputová, President of Slovakia, formally appointed Robert Fico as the Prime Minister (PM) of Slovakia. He will succeed Ľudovít Ódor who has been serving as the Interim PM of Slovakia since 15 May 2023 after the resignation of Eduard Heger as PM.
i. This is the 3rd time Robert Fico will serve as the PM of Slovakia, after having served from 2006 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2018.
ii. He is the head of the current ruling pro-Russian party Slovak Social Democracy (SMER-SD).
- In October 2023, the Ministry of Steel had extended the tenure of Amitava Mukherjee, Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of the ______________ (company) for a further period of 1 year.
1) GAIL (India)
2) National Aluminium Company
3) NTPC Limited
4) Steel Authority of India
5) National Mineral Development CorporationAnswer-5) National Mineral Development Corporation
The Ministry of Steel has Extended the tenure of Amitava Mukherjee, Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) for a further period of 1 year with effect from 20th November 2023 up to 19th November 2024 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders.
i. He is the Director (Finance) of NMDC who has been holding additional charge as the CMD since March 2023.
ii. This is the 2nd extension given to Mukherjee on his additional charge. Earlier the Government extended his tenure in July 2023 till November 19, 2023.
- In which state/UT Indian Army’s 1st Vertical Wind Tunnel (VWT) has been recently (in Oct ‘23) inaugurated at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS) by General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS)?
1) Jammu and Kashmir
2) Himachal Pradesh
4) West Bengal
5) HaryanaAnswer-2) Himachal Pradesh
General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), virtually inaugurated the Indian Army’s 1st Vertical Wind Tunnel (VWT) at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS) at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh (HP) to train the special forces and refine the Combat Freefall (CFF) skills of armed forces personnel.
The state-of-the-art wind tunnel provides a controlled environment for military trainees. It enhances the Combat Free Fall (CFF) skills of armed forces personnel.
The facility simulates real-life free-fall conditions, allowing trainees to experience various CFF scenarios.
i. A Vertical Wind Tunnel (VWT) is a wind tunnel that moves air up in a vertical column. These tunnels are often used for aerodynamic research and modern human flight.
ii. Wind tunnels that are built specifically for humans to fly in are often referred to as skydiving simulators, indoor skydiving tunnels, or simply wind tunnels.
- Which country has recently (in Oct ‘23) launched its 30th flight mission Shenzhou 17 along with three astronauts to the Tiangong Space Station?
2) United Arab Emirates
5) ChinaAnswer-5) China
China’s Chinese Manned Space Agency (CMSA) has launched its 30th flight mission Shenzhou 17 (also known as “Divine Vessel”) along with three astronauts to the Tiangong Space Station.
i. The spacecraft lifted off atop a Long March-2F Y17 carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
This is the sixth manned mission of China to its space station since 2021.
The crew is led by former air force pilot Tang Hongbo (48).
He is making his second spaceflight.
He belongs to China’s second batch of astronauts in 2010.
ii. The other two members of the crew: Tang Shengjie (33) and Jiang Xinlin (35), are both travelling to space for the first time.
- Name the company that has recently (in Oct ‘23) unveiled ‘Vikram-I’ orbital space launch vehicle from GMR Aerospace and Industrial Park in South Hyderabad, Telangana.
1) Garuda Aerospace Private Limited
2) Bellatrix Aerospace Private Limited
3) Skyroot Aerospace Private Limited
4) Dhruva Space Private Limited
5) AgniKul Cosmos Private LimitedAnswer-3) Skyroot Aerospace Private Limited
Skyroot Aerospace Private Limited unveiled ‘Vikram-I’ orbital space launch vehicle at the newly inaugurated headquarters ‘The MAX-Q Campus’ located at the GMR Aerospace and Industrial Park in South Hyderabad, Telangana.
The event was attended by Union Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh, Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) who also unveiled a simulation of Vikram 1.
The Vikram-I rocket is capable of carrying a load of up to 480 Kilograms (kg) into 500 Kilometre (km) the Low Earth orbit (LEO) and a load of 290 kg into a 500 km Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit (SSPO).
Vikram 1 is the all-carbon-fibre bodied rocket that can place multiple satellites in orbit and features 3D printed liquid engines.
- The _______ Global Media and Information Literacy Week was observed across the globe on 24th to 31st October 2023.
Answer-The United Nations (UN) Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week is annually observed across the globe from 24th to 31st October 2023 to raise awareness of the importance of media and information literacy (MIL) and to celebrate the progress made towards achieving MIL for all.
i. 24-31 October 2023 marks the observance of the 12th Global Media and Information Literacy Week.
ii. The 2023 theme of Global MIL Week is, “Media and Information Literacy in Digital Spaces: A Collective Global Agenda.”
iii. The annual event of Global MIL Week is organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).