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  1. Who has been appointed Chairman of the 69th session of the United Nations Forum on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality?

 

  1. Saudi Arab
  2. India
  3. Brazil
  4. Philippines

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  1. Saudi Arab

2. Where was the closing ceremony of the International Millet Year 2023 held?

 

  1. Nairobi
  2. Geneva
  3. Rome
  4. London

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3. Rome

3. Which 10-day mega exercise will the Indian Air Force begin across the country from April 1?

  1. Tarang Shakti-2024
  2. Wind Energy-2
  3. Bharat Shakti-2024
  4. Gagan Shakti-2024

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4. Gagan Shakti-2024

4. Who has vetoed the order of the UN panel to monitor North Korea sanctions?

 

  1. China
  2. Russia
  3. Britain
  4. USA

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2. Russia

5. Which is the world’s third largest e-commerce platform?

  1. GeM
  2. GeBIZ
  3. KONEPS
  4. Amazon

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  1. GeM

6. Which is a joint initiative of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)?

 

  1. Grow india
  2. Learner Grow
  3. BhashaNet Portal
  4. None of these

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3. BhashaNet Portal

7. Bharatpur District Police Administration Range of which state has started ‘Operation Nirbhay’ to arrest the criminals?

 

  1. Bihar
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Rajasthan

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4. Rajasthan

8. Recently, which mission has the Government of India started to rescue its citizens from Haiti?

 

  1. Operation Indravati
  2. Operation help
  3. Operation Trishul
  4. operation sanjeevani

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  1. Operation Indravati

9. What is important about the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal by the Enforcement Directorate?

  1. Arrest by Enforcement Directorate after obtaining court order
  2. For the first time a politician was arrested in India
  3. This is the first time in India that a sitting Chief Minister has been arrested
  4. None of these

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3. This is the first time in India that a sitting Chief Minister has been arrested

10. What is the name of the first Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) successfully tested by ISRO?

 

  1. RLV ‘Pushpak’
  2. RLV aircraft
  3. RLV-8D
  4. RLV-M4

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  1. RLV ‘Pushpak’

 

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National

The Bharat Gaurav Tourist train started its journey on the Ambedkar Circuit from New Delhi.

To commemorate the 132nd birth anniversary of social reformer BR Ambedkar, a new tourist train named Bharat Gaurav has been launched from New Delhi. This train, flagged off by Union Ministers G Kishan Reddy and Virendra Kumar, will journey through cities associated with Ambedkar across India. Departing from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, the seven-night, eight-day tour will explore significant locations in Maharashtra and Bihar.

“Vande Metro will be launched by December 2023,” stated Ashwini Vaishnaw.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said the government aims to launch ‘Vande Metro’ by December 2023. This follows the success of the Vande Bharat Express, a semi-high-speed train running in various regions of the country. The new metro system will link major cities, offering an affordable travel option.

State

Telangana’s CM reveals 125-foot-tall Ambedkar statue in Hyderabad.

Telangana’s Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, revealed a 125-foot bronze statue of BR Ambedkar in Hyderabad to honor the 132nd anniversary of the Indian Constitution architect’s birth. The unveiling event was large, accommodating over 35,000 people from all 119 constituencies. Around 750 state-owned buses were arranged for public transportation to the ceremony. This statue in Hyderabad is now the tallest of Ambedkar in India.

PM Modi inaugurates railway projects and a methanol plant in Assam.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Guwahati for a day and revealed various railway projects in the Northeast. He also opened a methanol plant and initiated the construction of a bridge over the Brahmaputra river. Additionally, Modi virtually inaugurated five railway projects and other initiatives from the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.

Agreements

India-EU trade deal to boost economic relations, says CII.

The possible signing of a free trade deal between India and the European Union is seen as a good move to boost economic ties. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) highlights the advantages of such a deal, which could improve relations between India and the EU. If the agreement goes through, trade between India and the EU could rise, along with new investment chances. Sanjiv Puri, Vice President of CII and Chairman of ITC Ltd, mentioned that this deal could also enhance the India-Italy relationship.

Summits and Conferences

The G20 MACS meeting in Varanasi will showcase the MAHARISHI Initiative.

The G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) is happening in Varanasi from April 17 to 19. The focus is on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems for Healthy People and Planet, reflecting India’s G20 presidency theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”

Ranks and Reports

Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, is reported to be the richest Chief Minister in India according to the ADR report.

A recent report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) found that among the 28 state chief ministers and two union territories in India, 29 of them are millionaires. Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh tops the list with assets worth ₹510 crore, while Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has the lowest assets at around ₹15 lakh. The report also highlighted that Jammu and Kashmir, a Union Territory, currently lacks a chief minister. Overall, 29 out of the 30 CMs analyzed (97 percent) are millionaires, with an average wealth of ₹33.96 crore per CM, as per the ADR.

SRK and Rajamouli named in Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list.

Shah Rukh Khan and director SS Rajamouli made it to Time Magazine’s 2023 list of the 100 Most Influential People, the only Indians on the list. Their recent movies, “Pathaan” and “RRR,” both grossed over Rs 1000 crore worldwide. Other notable figures on the list include US President Joe Biden, King Charles, Elon Musk, Bella Hadid, and Beyoncé.

Important Days

World Art Day 2023 was celebrated on April 15th.

UNESCO designated April 15 as World Art Day to honor Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday and highlight art’s role in fostering creativity, cultural diversity, and sharing knowledge. Art fosters innovation and global dialogue. To uphold artistic freedom, we must protect the environments that nurture and defend artists. Let’s use this occasion to promote the creation, sharing, and appreciation of art each year.

World Voice Day 2023 is observed on April 16th.

World Voice Day (WVD) is observed worldwide every April 16th to honor the importance of the human voice in daily life. It aims to raise awareness about preventing voice issues, improving artistic expression through voice training, restoring damaged voices, and advancing voice research.

Save the Elephant Day is celebrated on April 16, 2023.

Each year on April 16th, people worldwide observe Save the Elephant Day to raise awareness about the challenges elephants face and encourage efforts to protect them. This day emphasizes the importance of elephants, the threats they encounter, and what we can do to help conserve them. In this blog post, we’ll cover why elephants are significant, the dangers they face, ways to support their conservation, and details about the 2023 Save the Elephant Day celebrations.

Obituaries

Famous actress Uttara Baokar, winner of the National Award.

Uttara Baokar, a renowned actor and theater artist, died at 79. She trained at the National School of Drama (NSD) and performed diverse roles in plays like ‘Mukyamantri’ (as Padmavati), ‘Mena Gurjari’ (as Mena), Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ (as Desdemona), and Girish Karnad’s ‘Tughlaq’ (as the mother), among others.

Miscellaneous

NHAI now allows FASTag payments at forest entry points.

The Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve and the NHAI’s subsidiary, Indian Highways Management Company, made a deal to simplify vehicle entry into the forest area. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways explained that this agreement will introduce a FASTag-based payment system at forest entry points.

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