Current Affairs For 17th November 2023

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Q1. Pedro Sanchez is famously known as the

  1. Renowned Spanish Economist
  2. Celebrated Spanish Chef
  3. Former Spanish Prime Minister
  4. Current Spanish Prime Minister

Ans:-4)Current Spanish Prime Minister

  • Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, a key figure in Spanish politics, secured a second term as the Spanish Prime Minister despite navigating a precarious political landscape with a razor-thin majority. Born on February 29, 1972, Sánchez has played a significant role in Spain’s political arena.
  • Taking office as Prime Minister in June 2018, Sánchez has been at the helm of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) as its Secretary-General since June 2017. In a critical display of political prowess, Sánchez, a member of the socialist PSOE, managed to avert a national election by securing 179 votes of confidence out of a total of 350 lawmakers. This feat was essential in maintaining his position, especially considering the fluctuating public opinion that could have otherwise jeopardized his standing.

 

Q2.Which Government approved merging of SEBA and AHSEC

  1. Assam Government
  2. Rajasthan Government
  3. Panjab Government
  4. Bhopal Government

Ans:- 1) Assam Government

This decision has been made with the objective of elevating the caliber and benchmarks of school education within the state. SEBA, traditionally responsible for administering Class 10 examinations, and AHSEC, entrusted with the oversight of Class 12 board examinations, will now operate collaboratively as a unified board amalgamated under the acronym ASSEB. This is done to enhance the quality and standards of school education in the state.

 

Q3. In which state the Joint Military Exercise “Exercise MITRA SHAKTI-2023”  begins

  1. Mumbai
  2. Pune
  3. Delhi
  4. Indore

Ans:- 2)Pune

  • From November 16th to 29th, 2023, an event called Exercise MITRA SHAKTI-2023 will happen. Its main aim is to make the Indian and Sri Lankan military work better together. The exercise focuses on getting better at fighting against terrorists together. They’ll practice different military actions like surprise attacks, finding and stopping enemies, using helicopters, and more.

 

Q4. How much RBI imposes Monetary Penalty On Axis Bank

  1. ₹80.45 Lakh
  2. ₹75.39 Lakh
  3. ₹90.92 Lakh
  4. ₹80.50 Lakh

Ans:- 3)₹90.92 Lakh

  • The RBI fined Axis Bank ₹90.92 lakh because the bank didn’t follow important rules. These rules are about knowing their customers well, limitations on loans, how they handle risks in outsourcing financial services, and the rules for opening and managing current accounts. One big problem was that Axis Bank didn’t keep proper records of identifying customers and where they live in some cases.

 

Q5. Prediction of growth of India’s Economy In 2024-2026 by S&P Global is

  1. 6-7.1%
  2. 6-8.1%
  3. 6-9%
  4. 6-7.5%

Ans:- 1) 6-7.1%

  • In its recent report, S&P Global predicted strong growth for India’s economy in the next few years. They expect the GDP to increase by 6 to 7.1 percent each year from FY24 to FY26. The report also says that the interest rates in India probably won’t go up much, which is good news for banks. This stability is because companies have strong financial positions, and they’re managing risks better than before.

 

Q6.International Conference On Plant Health Management 2023 is held on which state

  1. Telangana
  2. Maharashta
  3. Punjab
  4. Delhi

Ans:- 1)Telangana

  • The International Conference on Plant Health Management (ICPHM) 2023 will be held in Hyderabad, India, from November 15th to 18th. It’s organized by the Plant Protection Association of India (PPAI), a group with 50 years of experience in advancing plant protection worldwide.
  • ICPHM 2023 aims to discover and make the most of worldwide chances for innovation and sustainability in research and entrepreneurship focused on Plant Health Management.

 

Q7.Who did President Biden appoint to the Administrative Conference of the United States?

  1. Shakuntla Bhaya
  2. Kamala Harris
  3. Raj Patel
  4. Arvind Krishna

Ans:- 1)Shakuntla Bhaya

  • President Joe Biden has made significant appointments, one of which includes Shakuntla L Bhaya, an Indian American, as a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States. Bhaya, a co-owner at the Law Offices of Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya in Delaware, contributes extensive legal expertise to her new position.
  • The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) is an independent agency within the U.S. government, established in 1964 through the Administrative Conference Act.

 

Q8.JSW Group has secured a contract to develop a Greenfield Port in Karnataka for how much money?

  1. Rs 4,019 Crore
  2. Rs 4,119 Crore
  3. Rs 4,219 Crore
  4. Rs 4,319 Crore

Ans:-2)Rs 4,119 Crore

  • JSW Infrastructure, a major player in India’s port sector and part of the JSW Group, revealed plans for a cutting-edge greenfield port at Keni in Karnataka. Valued at Rs. 4,119 crore, this project will be carried out in collaboration with the public sector. It’s a significant step to improve maritime infrastructure and stimulate trade in North Karnataka.
  • The Keni Port project also includes strategic rail connectivity. It will be positioned on the southern side and connected to the existing Konkan line, just north of the Ankola station. The proposed railway route covers around 8 kilometers, aimed at ensuring smooth and effective transportation.

 

Q9.Who recently became the first Indian bowler to take seven wickets in a single One Day International (ODI) cricket match?

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Jasprit Bumrah
  4. Mohammed Shami

Ans:- 4)Mohammed Shami

  • Mohammed Shami made cricketing history as the first Indian bowler to claim seven wickets in a single One Day International (ODI). This exceptional feat occurred during India’s World Cup semifinal against New Zealand in Mumbai. Shami’s outstanding performance resulted in figures of 7/57, showcasing remarkable bowling skills that significantly contributed to India’s victory over New Zealand.
  • This remarkable achievement surpassed the previous best held by Stuart Binny, who had figures of 6/4.

 

Q10.Which tech company introduced the AI chatbot named Bard specifically designed for teenagers?

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

Ans:- 4) Microsoft

  • Google is making a big move to support teenagers’ educational needs by introducing its AI chatbot, Bard. This chatbot is trained to recognize and remove harmful content, focusing on the safety of its young users.
  • To improve the accuracy of Bard’s information, Google added a ‘double-check’ response feature, especially for fact-based questions. Although this feature isn’t automatically on for all Bard users yet, it acts as an extra check to ensure the information shared by the chatbot is reliable and prevents the spread of false information.