Current Affairs For 16th October 2023

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Q1.Which corporation recently concluded a $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard?

  1. Microsoft
  2. Apple
  3. Amazon
  4. Google

Ans:-1)Microsoft

  • Microsoft recently concluded a significant acquisition of Activision Blizzard for a staggering $69 billion. This acquisition marks a major move in the gaming industry.

 

Q2.What does the acquisition make Microsoft in the gaming industry on a global revenue basis?

  1. The largest
  2. The second largest
  3. The third largest
  4. The fourth largest

Ans:-1) The largest

  • With the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft becomes the largest player in the global gaming industry in terms of revenue.

 

Q3.Who has approved a ₹1,660.15 crore equity investment for a 50% stake in Indian Oil NTPC Green Energy?

  1. NTPC
  2. Indian Oil Corporation
  3. Ministry of Finance
  4. Reserve Bank of India

Ans:-2) Indian oil Corporation

  • The Indian Oil Corporation has approved a ₹1,660.15 crore equity investment for a 50% stake in Indian Oil NTPC Green Energy.

 

Q4.Who has been nominated for the 2023 World Athlete of the Year award by World Athletics?

  1. Usain Bolt
  2. Simone Biles
  3. Eliud Kipchoge
  4. Rafael Nadal

Ans:-2) Simone Biles

  • Simone Biles has been nominated for the 2023 World Athlete of the Year award by World Athletics. Her exceptional achievements in gymnastics have earned her this prestigious nomination.

 

Q5.Where is the 141st IOC session being held in Mumbai?

  1. Grand Hyatt Mumbai
  2. Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
  3. Trident, Nariman Point
  4. JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

Ans:-4)JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

  • The 141st IOC session is being held at the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar.

Q6.What is the estimated cost of the proposed Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)-II by the Indian Navy?

  1. ₹40 crore
  2. ₹400 crore
  3. ₹4,000 crore
  4. ₹40,000 crore

Ans:- 4)₹40,000 crore

  • The estimated cost of the proposed Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)-II by the Indian Navy is ₹40,000 crore.

Q7.What was the percentage change in India’s goods exports in August 2023 compared to the previous year?

  1. 5.23% increase
  2. 5.23% decrease
  3. 6.86% increase
  4. 6.86% decrease

Ans:- 4)6.86% decrease

  • India’s goods exports experienced a 6.86% decrease in August 2023 compared to the previous year.

 

Q8.What was the trade deficit recorded in August 2023?

  1. $24.16 billion
  2. $34.48 billion
  3. $58.64 billion
  4. $67.00 billion

Ans:- 2)$34.48 billion

  • The trade deficit in August 2023 was $34.48 billion.

 

Q9.What was the total number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for the year 2022?

  1. 7.5 million
  2. 10.2 million
  3. 15.3 million
  4. 20.8 million

Ans:- 2) 10.2 million

  • In 2022, India welcomed 10.2 million Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs), indicating a significant number of international visitors.

 

Q10.With which organization did the Indian Army collaborate to successfully install a mobile tower at Siachen Glacier?

  1. BSNL
  2. Jio
  3. Airtel
  4. Vodafone

Ans:-1)BSNL

  • BSNL collaborated with the Indian Army to successfully install a mobile tower at the challenging terrain of Siachen Glacier, ensuring better communication facilities for personnel stationed there.