Current Affairs For 4th October 2023

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Q1.Which organization published the ‘India Ageing Report 2023’?

  1. NITI Aayog
  2.  NSO
  3. UNFPA
  4.  World Bank

Ans:-3)UNFPA

  • The ‘India Ageing Report 2023’ was recently unveiled by the International Institute for Population Sciences in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund. According to the report, it is projected that the elderly population in India could comprise more than 20% of the total population by the year 2050. The estimated decadal growth rate of the elderly population in India stands at 41%.

 

Q2.In which state is Kongthong, recipient of the ‘Best Tourism Village (Bronze) Award 2023’, situated?

  1. Assam
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Manipur

Ans:-2)Meghalaya

  • Located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, Kongthong recently secured the ‘Best Tourism Village (Bronze) Award 2023’ at the National Tourism Awards. These prestigious accolades were presented by the Union Tourism Ministry. Meghalaya actively promotes the Homestay Scheme, offering subsidies of up to 7 lakh rupees per homestay. In the previous year, approximately 300 homestays received approval.

 

Q3.In 2023, which nation served as the host for the ‘Annual IAEA General Conference’?

  1. India
  2.  Austria
  3.  Paris
  4. Rome

Ans:-2)Austria

  • The Annual IAEA General Conference took place in Vienna, where India unveiled its aspiration to generate 22 GW of power through nuclear energy as part of its Net Zero goals. Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Ajit Kumar Mohanty, discussed India’s ambitious plans to escalate nuclear power generation in a meeting with the Director General of IAEA.

 

Q4.Which Ministry of the Union Government authored the report titled ‘Smart Cities Mission, India: Localising SDGs’?

  1. Ministry of Finance
  2. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  3. Ministry of MSME
  4. Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Ans:-2)Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

  • The report ‘Smart Cities Mission, India: Localising Sustainable Development Goals’ was jointly prepared by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and UN-Habitat. According to the report, approximately 70 percent of projects under the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) are in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to cities, clean water and sanitation, clean energy, and economic growth.

 

Q5.After Arunachal Pradesh, which northeastern state became the second to implement the e-cabinet system?

  1. Assam
  2. Tripura
  3. Meghalaya
  4. West Bengal

Ans:-2)Tripura

  • Chief Minister Manik Saha of Tripura inaugurated the e-cabinet system at the state secretariat, a move aimed at advancing digital infrastructure within the state. This development makes Tripura the fourth state in India, and the second in the Northeast, following Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh, to implement an e-cabinet system.

 

Q6.Which actor was recently honored with the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award’?

  1. Waheeda Rehman
  2. Madhubala
  3. Sridevi
  4. Shabana Azmi

Ans:-1)Waheeda Rehman

  • Waheeda Rehman, the esteemed Bollywood actress, was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2021. This prestigious award is bestowed for an “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.” The accolade was presented by the Directorate of Film Festivals, under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The award is traditionally presented at the National Film Awards ceremony. However, the 2021 awards were presented in the following year due to the postponement caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Q7.Who was the initial Asian male to receive a nomination for the International Tennis Hall of Fame?

  1. Leander Paes
  2. Mahesh Bhupathi
  3. Rohan Bopanna
  4. Yuki Bhambri

Ans:-1)Leander Paes

  • Leander Paes, a multiple Grand Slam champion, has made history by becoming the first Asian man to be nominated in the player category for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 50-year-old Paes is among the six nominees announced for the Class of 2024. He will be in contention with Cara Black, Ana Ivanovic, Carlos Moya, Daniel Nestor, and Flavia Pennetta in the Player Category. Back in 2019, Li Na, the Chinese player, was the first Asian player to receive a nomination for the ITHF.

 

Q8.Which entity has been chosen by PFRDA as the eleventh fund manager for overseeing retirement savings within NPS?

  1. Bandhan Pension Fund Managers
  2. DSP Pension Fund Managers
  3. Aditya Birla Sun Life Pension Fund
  4. Axis Pension Fund

Ans:-1)Bandhan Pension Fund Managers

  • The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has chosen DSP Pension Fund Managers as the 11th fund manager authorized to oversee retirement savings within the National Pension System (NPS).
    PFRDA aims to leverage regional rural banks (RRBs) to extend its services to citizens all over the nation.

 

Q9. Which state is linked with the ‘Mukhyamantri Gramin Awas NYAY Yojana’?

  1. Punjab
  2. New Delhi
  3. Chhattisgarh
  4. Madhya Pradesh

Ans:-3)Chhattisgarh

  • The Chhattisgarh government has announced its intention to offer housing to more than 47,000 underprivileged individuals residing in rural areas as a part of the first phase of the Mukhyamantri Gramin Awas NYAY Yojana. This move comes after the state government was unable to fulfill its funding requirement for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in 2021.

 

Q10.Which organization has generated over ₹1000 crore through social bonds?

  1. NHB
  2. NABARD
  3. RBI
  4. SIDBI

Ans:-2)NABARD

  • NABARD issued its inaugural rupee-denominated AAA rated social bonds, amounting to ₹1040.50 crore. These bonds, privately issued to eligible institutional investors, will be listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on September 29, 2023. Each bond holds a face value of ₹1 lakh. The base issue size is ₹1,000 crore, with a provision to retain oversubscription up to ₹2000 crore.