Current Affairs For 2nd October 2023

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Q1. Who has been awarded the 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize?

  1. Ruixiang Zhang
  2.  Srinivasa Ramanujan
  3.  Shaoming Guo
  4.  Xiumin Du

Ans:-1)Ruixiang Zhang

Ruixiang Zhang, an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.

 

Q2.Who currently holds the position of Managing Director and CEO at Canara Bank?

  1. K. Satyanarayana Raju
  2.  Raghuram Rajan
  3.  Shaktikanta Das
  4.  Urjit Patel

Ans:-1)K. Satyanarayana Raju

K. Satyanarayana Raju is the Managing Director and CEO of Canara Bank.

 

Q3.Which Eurozone nation saw the most significant decline in inflation in September 2023?

  1. Germany
  2.  The Netherlands
  3. France
  4.  Italy

Ans:-2)The Netherlands

The Netherlands saw a decrease in consumer prices by 0.3 percent in September 2023, the largest drop in inflation among Eurozone countries.

 

Q4.Who serves as the President of the European Central Bank (ECB)?

  1.  Christine Lagarde
  2.  Mario Draghi
  3. Gita Gopinath
  4.  Benoit Coeure

Ans:-1)Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde has been President of the ECB since 2019

 

Q5.What was the growth percentage of India’s core sector in August of 2023?

  1. 4.2%
  2. 8.4%
  3. 10.0%
  4. 12.1%

Ans:-4)12.1%

India’s core sector growth in August 2023 was 12.1%, a 14-month high.

 

Q6.Which entity has recently approved reforms in capital management, unlocking a substantial fund of $100 billion over the coming decade?

  1. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  2. World Bank
  3. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  4. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Ans:-1)Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently endorsed capital management reforms, unleashing a substantial $100 billion fund over the next ten years.

 

Q7.Who is responsible for releasing the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data in India?

  1. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  2. Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  3. National Statistical Office of India (NSO)
  4. All of the above

Ans:-3)National Statistical Office of India (NSO)

The National Statistical Office of India (NSO) releases the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data in India.

 

Q8.Which entities will work together to execute the initiative supported by the G20 Pandemic Fund?

  1. WHO and UNICEF
  2. Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and FAO
  3. Red Cross and Greenpeace
  4. UNESCO and UNDP

Ans:-2)Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and FAO

The initiative will be implemented by collaborating organizations including the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and FAO.

 

Q9.Who currently holds the position of President at the Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

  1. Masatsugu Asakawa
  2. David Malpass
  3. Kristalina Georgieva
  4. Achim Steiner

Ans:-1)Masatsugu Asakawa

Masatsugu Asakawa is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

 

Q10.Which nations constitute the BRICS economic alliance?

  1. Brazil, Russia, India, Canada, Australia
  2. Belgium, Romania, Iran, China, South Africa
  3. Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
  4. Britain, Russia, Italy, China, Sweden

Ans:-3)Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa

The BRICS economic alliance consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.