“The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.” – Unknown
Q1. Which organization has issued guidelines for telemedicine in the livestock sector in India?
- National Institution for Telemedicine
- NITI Aayog
- National Dairy Development Board
NITI Aayog, the Indian government’s think tank, has released advisory guidelines for implementing livestock telemedicine in India. These guidelines propose the issuance of distinct user IDs to registered veterinary practitioners and animal keepers, contingent upon obtaining mandatory consent from the animal keepers. Furthermore, the framework provides registered veterinary practitioners with immunity from penalties in cases where they are unable to establish a veterinarian-client-animal relationship during telemedicine consultations, especially in emergency situations.
Q2. Which European nation has secured qualification for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024?
Ireland, emerging as a formidable presence in international cricket, has successfully earned its place in the highly esteemed ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.Ireland maintained an unblemished record throughout the tournament, notching wins against Italy, Denmark, Austria, and Jersey. Their scheduled encounter with Germany was washed out due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Q3. Which state or Union Territory is linked with the ‘Secondary Towns Development Sector Project’?
The Indian government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have recently formalized an agreement, securing an additional USD 200 million loan to enhance the ongoing Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project. This funding is directed toward expanding water supply and sanitation infrastructure, enhancing urban resilience, and conserving heritage in selected towns.
Q4. Which organization prohibited intermediaries from engaging in the annuities business?
Pension regulator PFRDA has barred Annuity Service Providers (ASPs) from deploying any agency of intermediaries for sourcing annuities business from NPS subscribers upon their retirement or exit from the NPS.
Annuities under National Pension System (NPS) can be issued by ASPs only under direct channels, as per the official sources.
Q5.Which Formula 1 racing driver achieved their eighth consecutive victory by winning the ‘Belgium Grand Prix’?
- Lewis Hamilton
- Max Verstappen
- Charles Leclerc
- Carlos Sainz
Formula One driver Max Verstappen notched his eighth consecutive victory, just one shy of the all-time record, during the Belgian Grand Prix. Verstappen claimed the top spot, with Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez securing second place and Charles Leclerc from Ferrari finishing in third.
Q6. Which countries is the ‘Iberian wolf’ indigenous to?
- Australia and New Zealand
- Spain and Portugal
- Japan and China
- USA and Canada
Ans:-2)Spain and Portugal
The Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) is found in the Iberian Peninsula of Spain and Portugal. In 2020, the regional government declared the wolf extinct in the Andalusia region, as no indications of wolf presence were discovered in that area during the same year.
Q7. Which nation has opted to halt the operations of its Taipan helicopter fleet?
Following a tragic military drill incident that claimed four lives, Australia has made the decision to temporarily cease the operations of its Taipan helicopter fleet. The helicopter was participating in the Talisman Sabre exercise, which involved 30,000 military personnel from various countries, including Fiji, France, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany.
Q8. What is the amount of India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection for the month of July 2023?
- Rs 1.05 lakh crore
- Rs 1.15 lakh crore
- Rs 1.65 lakh crore
- Rs 1.95 lakh crore
Ans:-3)Rs 1.65 lakh crore
In July 2023, India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenues reached a three-month peak, surpassing ₹1.65 lakh crore. This marked a 2.2% increase compared to the preceding month’s GST collection. However, it also represented the most modest growth in collections, standing at 10.8%, since July 2021 when compared to revenues from the corresponding month of the previous year.
Q9.Where will the International badminton – World Tour Finals be held for the next four years?
2. New Delhi
The city of Hangzhou in China has been selected to host the Badminton World Tour Finals for the next four years, as officially confirmed by the sport’s primary governing body. The upcoming BWF World Tour Finals for this year are scheduled to take place from December 13 to 17, 2023. Hangzhou, located in eastern China approximately 160 kilometers from Shanghai, will also serve as the host for the pandemic-delayed Asian Games.
Q10. In which nation is Maui Island, recently featured in the news, situated?
Maui, the second largest island in Hawaii, is part of the United States. In a recent natural disaster affecting the U.S., a series of wildfires has swept through Hawaii, including Maui Island, leading to the tragic loss of 55 lives, substantial displacement of residents, and widespread destruction of buildings and businesses. These fires have been raging for more than 48 hours and are not yet fully under control, with reports indicating extensive damage in the coastal town of Lahaina on Maui Island.