Current Affairs June 2023

India’s Men’s Football Team Climbs to 100th Rank in FIFA World Rankings

India’s men’s national football team has improved its FIFA World Rankings, moving up from 101st to 100th place in recently releases FIFA World Rankings.

  1. The team surpassed Lebanon and New Zealand to achieve this rank.
  2. India is now the 18th-ranked team in Asia and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
  3. In the month of June, India gained 4.24 ranking points in seven matches.
  4. This advancement in the rankings will have a significant impact on the upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers draw.
  5. The switch in positions between India and Lebanon in the AFC standings occurred due to Lebanon’s one-point decrease after their defeat to India in the Intercontinental Cup final.
  6. Argentina remains the top-ranked team in the FIFA World Rankings, followed by France.
  7. The United States of America has climbed two spots, moving from 13th to 11th in the rankings.

Q.: India’s men’s national football team recently moved up in the FIFA World Rankings to which position?
a) 101st
b) 100th
c) 18th
d) 91st

Ans : b) 100th

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Daily Current Affairs : 30 June 2023

Daily Current Affairs 30 June 2023 : MCQ questions with link to detail news for the preparation of UPSC, SSC, Delhi Police, Bank and all Competitive Exams.

Q.: Who has been appointed as the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna?

A) Antonio Guterres
B) Simonetta Di Pippo
C) Aarti Holla-Maini
D) None of the above

Answer
C) Aarti Holla-Maini
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Question : What is the main objective of NANOGrav?

A) Studying the formation of exoplanets.
B) Investigating the nature of dark matter.
C) Detecting and studying gravitational waves.
D) Exploring the origin of cosmic microwave background radiation.

Answer
C) Detecting and studying gravitational waves.
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Q.: Which team emerged as champions in the world’s first international Women’s Kabaddi final held in Dubai?
A) Punjab Panthers
B) Uma Kolkata
C) Delhi Dynamites
D) Gujarat Angels

Answer
B) Uma Kolkata
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Question : When is Chandrayaan-3 scheduled to be launched?
a) 10 August 2023
b) 13 July 2023
c) 5 July 2023
d) 21 August 2023

Answer
b) 13 July 2023
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Indian-origin Expert Aarti Holla-Maini Appointed as Director of UNOOSA

Aarti Holla-Maini, an Indian-origin expert in the satellite industry, has been appointed as the Director of UNOOSA on 28 June 2023 in Vienna. She succeeds Simonetta Di Pippo and brings over 25 years of experience in the space sector, including managerial and advocacy roles. Aarti is a member of the advisory board of the Satellite Industry Association of India. UNOOSA’s mission is to foster international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, as well as the application of space science technology for sustainable economic and social development.

Q.: Who has been appointed as the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna?

A) Antonio Guterres
B) Simonetta Di Pippo
C) Aarti Holla-Maini
D) None of the above

Answer: C) Aarti Holla-Maini

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NANOGrav scientists discover the Ripple Effect of Gravitational Waves across the Universe

Supermassive black holes generate gravitational waves as they merge. NANOGrav, has collected high-precision data for over 15 years using ground-based radio telescopes. Background ripples detected by NANOGrav help understand gravitational wave creation and the dynamics during propagation. These ripples aid in studying supermassive black hole mergers, which influence galactic evolution over millions of years. The discovery complements LIGO’s 2015 detection of shorter-wavelength gravitational waves from black holes 30 times the mass of the Sun. NASA supports the future Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission for detecting gravitational waves in a wavelength range between NANOGrav and LIGO.

About NANOGrav

NANOGrav is a National Science Foundation-funded Physics Frontiers Center of more than 190 scientists from the United States and Canada, including scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California and other NASA centers. The collaboration has spent more than 15 years collecting high-precision data from ground-based radio telescopes, looking for these gravitational waves. (NANOGrav) presented the evidence in a series of papers published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Question : What is the main objective of NANOGrav?

A) Studying the formation of exoplanets.
B) Investigating the nature of dark matter.
C) Detecting and studying gravitational waves.
D) Exploring the origin of cosmic microwave background radiation.

Answer: C) Detecting and studying gravitational waves.

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Kolkata Team Emerges Champions in Women's Kabaddi Tournament in Dubai

Kolkata Team Emerges Champions in Women’s Kabaddi Tournament in Dubai

Uma Kolkata Emerges Champions in Historic Women’s Kabaddi Tournament on 28 June 2023 in Dubai. The world’s first international Women’s Kabaddi final featured the Punjab Panthers vs Uma Kolkata teams.

  • Uma Kolkata emerged as champions, winning a grand prize of ₹10,000,000.
  • The Punjab team secured the second position and received a prize of ₹5,000,000.
  • The tournament lasted for 12 days and involved eight teams from India representing different states.
  • Distinguished personalities like Juma Al Madani, Pushyamitra Bhargav, Pradeep Kumar Nehra, Dr. Sunil Manjrekar, and Chandrashekhar Bhatia attended the final ceremony.
  • The event was organized by the Women’s Kabaddi League.
  • The tournament provided a global platform for Indian women Kabaddi players to showcase their skills.
  • The participating teams represented various Indian states, including Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Karnataka.
  • The event promoted cultural exchange and strengthened ties between India and the United Arab Emirates.

Q.: Which team emerged as champions in the world’s first international Women’s Kabaddi final held in Dubai?
A) Punjab Panthers
B) Uma Kolkata
C) Delhi Dynamites
D) Gujarat Angels

Ans : B) Uma Kolkata

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Chandrayaan-3, India’s Lunar Exploration Mission, Set for Launch on 13th July 2023

Chandrayaan 3, India’s Lunar Exploration Mission, is scheduled to be launched on the 13th July around 2:30 PM, according to ISRO.

  1. The mission is being carried out by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and aims to demonstrate critical technology for landing the spacecraft on the Moon.
  2. Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 and is designed to showcase the capability of safe landing and roving on the lunar surface.
  3. The mission consists of a Lander module, Propulsion module, and a Rover, all of which are indigenous.
  4. The primary objectives of Chandrayaan-3 include achieving a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface, rover roving on the Moon, and conducting in-situ scientific experiments.
  5. Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has confirmed that Chandrayaan-3 has successfully completed the essential tests.

Question : When is Chandrayaan-3 scheduled to be launched?
a) 10 August 2023
b) 13 July 2023
c) 5 July 2023
d) 21 August 2023

Answer: b) 13 July 2023

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Daily Current Affairs : 28 June 2023

Daily Current Affairs 28 June 2023 : MCQ questions with link to detail news for the preparation of UPSC, SSC, Delhi Police, Bank and all Competitive Exams.

Question : Which medical institutes have recently been enabled to provide cashless treatment facilities to beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)?
a) AIIMS New Delhi, AIIMS Bhopal, AIIMS Jodhpur
b) AIIMS New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh, JIPMER Puducherry
c) AIIMS New Delhi, Apollo Hospitals, Fortis Hospitals
d) AIIMS New Delhi, Max Healthcare, Manipal Hospitals

Answer
b) AIIMS New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh, JIPMER Puducherry
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Question : Where will the final match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 be played?
a) Chennai
b) Mumbai
c) Kolkata
d) Ahmedabad

Answer
d) Ahmedabad
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Q.: Which city hosted the Special Olympics World Games 2023?
a) Berlin, Germany
b) Delhi, India
c) London, United Kingdom
d) Tokyo, Japan

Answer
a) Berlin, Germany
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Question : What technology is utilized by FASTags to provide a smooth cross-over at toll plazas?
a) GPS technology
b) Bluetooth technology
c) Radio-frequency Identification technology
d) Magnetic stripe technology

Answer
c) Radio-frequency Identification technology
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FASTag Saves 70 Thousand Crore Rupees in Fuel Expenses, Toll Collection Sees Significant Rise

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on 27 June 2023, that the use of FASTags has resulted in savings of 70 thousand crore rupees in wasted fuel expenses caused by waiting at toll plazas.

  • FASTag, which utilizes Radio-frequency Identification technology, has been made mandatory for vehicles since January 2021.
  • The introduction of FASTag has led to a significant increase in toll collection revenue.
  • Revenues from tolls rose to 41 thousand 342 crore rupees in 2022-23 from four thousand 770 crore rupees in 2013-14.
  • The government aims to increase toll revenue to one lakh 30 thousand crore rupees by 2030.
  • The total length of National Highways in the country has increased by about 59 percent in the last nine years.
  • India now has the second-largest road network, after the US, as a result of this expansion.

Question : What technology is utilized by FASTags to provide a smooth cross-over at toll plazas?
a) GPS technology
b) Bluetooth technology
c) Radio-frequency Identification technology
d) Magnetic stripe technology

Answer: c) Radio-frequency Identification technology

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Cashless Treatment for CGHS Beneficiaries at three Medical Institutes

Cashless treatment facilities are now available to beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) at AIIMS New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh, and JIPMER Puducherry.

  • The Union Health Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 27 June 2023 with the three medical institutes to provide cashless treatment facilities to CGHS beneficiaries.
  • Serving and pensioners beneficiaries of CGHS will have direct access to advanced treatment facilities without upfront payments and reimbursement processes.
  • The streamlined process will save time, reduce paperwork, and expedite the settlement of individual claims.
  • The agreement aims to simplify lengthy formalities and expedite access to medical care for a large segment of the population.
  • The government plans to expand the number of hospitals impanelled under CGHS to provide excellent tertiary care facilities aligned with increasing patient requirements.

Question : Which medical institutes have recently been enabled to provide cashless treatment facilities to beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)?
a) AIIMS New Delhi, AIIMS Bhopal, AIIMS Jodhpur
b) AIIMS New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh, JIPMER Puducherry
c) AIIMS New Delhi, Apollo Hospitals, Fortis Hospitals
d) AIIMS New Delhi, Max Healthcare, Manipal Hospitals

Answer: b) AIIMS New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh, JIPMER Puducherry

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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India : 5 to 9 November

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023’s schedule was announced. The World Cup will start on 5th October with a match between England and New Zealand at Ahmedabad. The final match will also be played in Ahmedabad on 19th November.

  • The Indian cricket team will play its first match against Australia on 8th October at Chennai.
  • The highly anticipated India-Pakistan match will take place on 15th October in Ahmedabad. The last encounter between these teams was during the 2019 World Cup, and India emerged victorious.
  • A total of 10 teams will participate in the World Cup.
  • The first eight teams (India, Pakistan, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh) have already qualified through the Cricket World Cup Super League.
  • The final two spots will be determined at the end of the Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe, concluding on July 9.
  • The World Cup matches will be held across 10 venues in 46 days: Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
  • Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram, along with Hyderabad, will host the warm-up matches from 29th September to 3rd October.
  • Each team will play the other nine teams in a round-robin format.
  • The top four teams from the round-robin stage will qualify for the knockout stage and semi-finals.
  • All three knockout fixtures will be day-night matches, starting at 14:00 local time.
  • The first semi-final will be held on 15th November in Mumbai, and the second semi-final will be held the following day in Kolkata, with reserve days for both matches.

Question : Where will the final match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 be played?
a) Chennai
b) Mumbai
c) Kolkata
d) Ahmedabad

Answer: d) Ahmedabad

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