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Monthly Current Affairs PDF June 2023 (English)

Monthly Current Affairs PDF for the Month June 2023 in English for UPSC, IAS, PCS, Civil Services, SSC CGL, CHSL, IBPS Banking and other Competitive Exams.

GK Now Monthly Current Affairs (English) Edition : June 2023

GK Now Monthly Current Affairs (English)

Edition : June 2023
(1 to 31 May 2023)
Medium : English
PDF Pages : 121
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Daily Current Affairs Questions : 31 May 2023

Daily current Affairs Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, SSC, Bank and all competitive exams. MCQ in Hindi and English (Bilingual) with extra facts for the practice of upcoming exams.

Daily Current Affairs Questions : 31 May 2023

Qns : When is World No Tobacco Day observed?
विश्व तंबाकू निषेध दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?

(A) 1st January / 1 जनवरी
(B) 31st May / 31 मई
(C) 15th August / 15 अगस्त
(D) 25th May / 25 मई

Answer
उत्तर : (B) 31st May / 31 मई
विश्व तंबाकू निषेध दिवस हर साल 31 मई को मनाया जाता है। इस दिन को विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (WHO) के नेतृत्व में तंबाकू के उपयोग के हानिकारक प्रभावों के बारे में जागरूकता बढ़ाने और तंबाकू की खपत को कम करने के लिए नीतियां बनाने के लिए एक पहल के रूप में मनाया जाता है। विश्व तंबाकू निषेध दिवस 2023 की थीम है “वी नीड फ़ूड, नॉट तंबाकू”।

Qns : Who was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC)?
केंद्रीय सतर्कता आयुक्त (CVC) के रूप में किसने शपथ ली?

(A) Praveen Kumar Srivastava / प्रवीण कुमार श्रीवास्तव
(B) Jagdeep Dhankhar / जगदीप धनखड़
(C) Jai Prakash Singh / जय प्रकाश सिंह
(D) RK Vishwakarma / आरके विश्वकर्मा

Answer
उत्तर : (A) Praveen Kumar Srivastava / प्रवीण कुमार श्रीवास्तव
सतर्कता आयुक्त प्रवीण कुमार श्रीवास्तव को 29 मई को राष्ट्रपति द्रौपदी मुर्मू द्वारा केंद्रीय सतर्कता आयुक्त (सीवीसी) के रूप में शपथ दिलाई गई। समारोह में उपराष्ट्रपति जगदीप धनखड़ और प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी शामिल हुए।

Qns : Which player won the Orange Cap in IPL 2023?
आईपीएल 2023 में किस खिलाड़ी ने ऑरेंज कैप जीती?

(A) Nishant Sindhu / निशांत सिंधु
(B) Hardik Pandya / हार्दिक पांड्या
(C) Rashid Khan / राशिद खान
(D) Shubman Gill / शुभमन गिल

Answer
उत्तर : (D) Shubman Gill / शुभमन गिल
IPL 2023 में गिल ने अविश्वनीय प्रदर्शन किया। उन्होंने 17 मैचों में 59.33 की औसत से सर्वाधिक 890 रन बनाए।
वह आईपीएल के एक सीजन में दूसरे सर्वाधिक रन बनाने वाले बल्लेबाज बने। इसी के चलते उन्हें मोस्ट वेल्यूएबल प्लेयर ऑफ द टूर्नामेंट के अवॉर्ड से नवाजा गया। इसके अलावा वे ऑरेंज कैप जीतने वाले छठे भारतीय खिलाड़ी बन गए हैं।

Qns : Who recieved Sengol for the first time?
सेंगोल को पहली बार किसने प्राप्त किया था?

(A) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी
(B) Mahatma Gandhi / महात्मा गांधी
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru / जवाहरलाल नेहरू
(D) Indira Gandhi / इंदिरा गांधी

Answer
उत्तर : (C) Jawaharlal Nehru / जवाहरलाल नेहरू
संक्षेप में, “सेनगोल” एक राजदंड है। इतिहास में सबसे लंबे समय तक शासन करने वाले राजवंशों में से एक, दक्षिण भारत का चोल वंश, जहां सेंगोल पहली बार प्रकट हुआ था। स्वतंत्र भारत के पहले प्रधान मंत्री जवाहरलाल नेहरू ने “सेनगोल” को अंग्रेजों से अधिकार सौंपने के प्रतीक के रूप में स्वीकार किया। इसके बाद इसे इलाहाबाद संग्रहालय में रख दिया गया।

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What is Sengol? History and Significance of it

The New Parliament Building, which is a component of the Central Vista redevelopment project, was officially opened by the Prime Minister on 28 May 2023. One of the centerpieces of the event was the installation of a revered golden scepter called sengol near the speaker’s seat. Sengol represents the independence, sovereignty, cultural diversity and history of India.

What is Sengol?

Sengol, which is derived from the Tamil word “semmai” and means “righteousness”, has a deeper meaning. It was constructed of gold or silver and was often decorated with precious stones. Emperors carried a sengol scepter during ceremonial events to symbolize their power. It is associated with the Chola Empire, one of the most enduring and powerful dynasties in South India.

History of Sengol :

In essence, “sengol” is a scepter. One of the longest ruling dynasties in history, the Chola dynasty of South India, where Sengol first appeared. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, accepted “Sengol” as a symbol of the handover of authority from the British. After this it was kept in the Allahabad Museum.

What matters most is the expectation that the person receiving the sengol will rule justly and fairly. On 14th August, the “sacred sengol ceremony” was held shortly before Pandit Nehru’s famous midnight “Tryst of Destiny” speech. It represents the need for just, policy-compliant and morally righteous governance.

From the ninth to the thirteenth century CE, the Cholas ruled parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Sri Lanka. They were famous for their temple construction, maritime trade, administrative effectiveness and military might. The Sengol scepter was traditionally passed from one Chola king to another as a symbol of legitimacy and succession. A high priest or guru usually presides over the event, blesses the new emperor and confers on him the title of Sengol.

Significance of Sengol :

Sengol holds relevance in the political symbolism of India. The recent decision of the Government of India to install Sengol in the new Parliament House underlines its historical continuity and reaffirmation of national pride. It is seen as a reflection of the values ​​India gives to the religion and its principles. After knowing about Sengol and its historical fact, PM Narendra Modi decided to present it to the nation on the opening day of the Parliament. Sengol’s presence in the Parliament House will serve as a link to India’s rich cultural and historical heritage for the present and future generations of Indians.

Qns : Who recieved Sengol for the first time?

(A) Narendra Modi
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) Indira Gandhi

Ans : (C) Jawaharlal Nehru

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IPL 2023 Awards List

  • IPL 2023 ended with a nerve-racking final where MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings clinched their fifth title and ended their campaign in style by defeating defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) by five wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium on May 30. signed off.
  • The 16th edition of the IPL saw several records broken, including the season with most 200-plus runs, most sixes hit and most centuries in a single edition.

IPL 2023 Awards Winners :

  • IPL 2023 Champions: Chennai Super Kings
  • IPL 2023 Runner-up: Gujarat Titans
  • Orange Cap Winner: Shubman Gill (GT) – 890 Runs
  • Purple Cap Winner: Mohammed Shami (GT) – 28 Wickets
  • Most Sixes: Faf du Plessis (RCB) – 36 Sixes
  • Most Fours: Shubman Gill (GT) – 85 fours
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Season: Shubman Gill (GT)
  • Player of the Final – Man of the Match: Devon Conway (CSK)
  • Emerging player: Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR)
  • Electric Striker of the Season: Glenn Maxwell (RCB)
  • Best Catch of the Season: Rashid Khan (GT)
  • Fair Play Award: Delhi Capitals
  • Gamechanger of the Season: Shubman Gill (GT)
  • Longest six of the season: Faf du Plessis (RCB) – 115 metres

Qns : Which player won the Orange Cap in IPL 2023?

(A) Nishant Sindhu
(B) Hardik Pandya
(C) Rashid Khan
(D) Shubman Gill

Ans : (D) Shubman Gill

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Praveen Kumar Srivastava sworn in as Central Vigilance Commissioner.

  • Vigilance Commissioner Praveen Kumar Srivastava was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) by President Draupadi Murmu on 29 May. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the ceremony.
  • During his tenure in the Central Government, he assisted in negotiations relating to trade in services under the World Trade Organization as Director/Deputy Secretary in the Department of Commerce.
  • He also served as Chief Vigilance Officer in RITES Limited and as Joint Secretary and Mission Director of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
  • As Special Secretary and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Srivastava handled matters relating to cadre management of the Indian Police Service, personnel and general administration of the Central Armed Police Forces and Union Territories.

Qns : Who was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC)?

(A) Praveen Kumar Srivastava
(B) Jagdeep Dhankhar
(C) Jai Prakash Singh
(D) RK Vishwakarma

Ans : (A) Praveen Kumar Srivastava

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World No Tobacco Day 2023 : 31st May

World No Tobacco Day is observed every year on 31st May. The day is observed as an initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco use and to create policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.

Theme :

The Theme of the year in 2023 of World No Tobacco Day is “We need food, not tobacco”.

History :

The Member States of the WHO created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. In 1987, the World Health Assembly passed Resolution WHA40.38, calling for 7th April 1988 to be “a world no-smoking day.” In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May.

Qns : When is World No Tobacco Day observed?

(A) 1st January
(B) 31st May
(C) 15th August
(D) 25th May

Ans : (B) 31st May

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Daily Current Affairs Questions : 30 May 2023

Daily current Affairs Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, SSC, Bank and all competitive exams. MCQ in Hindi and English (Bilingual) with extra facts for the practice of upcoming exams.

Daily Current Affairs Questions : 30 May 2023

Question : Which company has been given permission to develop a second hydroelectric project in Nepal?
किस कंपनी को नेपाल में दूसरी जलविद्युत परियोजना विकसित करने की अनुमति दी गई है?

(A) सतलुज जल विद्युत निगम / Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam
(B) पूर्वोत्तर इलेक्ट्रिक पावर कंपनी / Northeast Electric Power Company
(C) नेशनल हाइड्रोइलेक्ट्रिक पावर कॉर्पोरेशन / National Hydroelectric Power Corporation
(D) टिहरी हाइड्रो डेवलपमेंट कॉरपोरेशन लिमिटेड / Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Limited

Answer
उत्तर : (A) सतलुज जल विद्युत निगम / Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam
नेपाल ने भारत के सतलुज जल विद्युत निगम (एसजेवीएन) लिमिटेड को देश में दूसरी जलविद्युत परियोजना विकसित करने की अनुमति देने का फैसला किया है। एसजेवीएन (SJVN) वर्तमान में पूर्वी नेपाल में अरुण नदी पर स्थित रन-ऑफ-रिवर 900-मेगावाट अरुण-III जलविद्युत परियोजना विकसित कर रहा है, जो 2024 में पूरा होने के लिए निर्धारित है।

Question : Who has been re-elected as the External Auditor of the World Health Organisation (WHO)?
विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (WHO) के बाहरी लेखापरीक्षक के रूप में किसे पुनः निर्वाचित किया गया है?

(A) जिम योंग किम / Jim Yong Kim
(B) अंशुला कांत / Anshula Kant
(C) अजय बंगा / Ajay Banga
(D) गिरीश चंद्र मुर्मू / Girish Chandra Murmu

Answer
उत्तर : (D) गिरीश चंद्र मुर्मू / Girish Chandra Murmu
भारत के नियंत्रक और महालेखा परीक्षक (CAG) गिरीश चंद्र मुर्मू को 2024 से 2027 तक चार साल की अवधि के लिए विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (WHO) के बाहरी लेखा परीक्षक के रूप में फिर से चुना गया है।

Question : Which of the following is the launch vehicle for Chandrayaan-3?
निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा चंद्रयान-3 का प्रक्षेपण यान है?

(A) जीएसएलवी मार्क III / GSLV Mark III
(B) पीएसएलवी / PSLV
(C) चंद्रयान -2 / Chandrayaan-2
(D) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं / None of the above

Answer
उत्तर : (A) जीएसएलवी मार्क III / GSLV Mark III
भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन (ISRO) ने घोषणा की है कि उसका चंद्रयान -3 चंद्र मिशन जुलाई 2023 में लॉन्च किया जाएगा। मिशन, जो चंद्रयान -2 मिशन का अनुवर्ती है, में एक स्वदेशी लैंडर मॉड्यूल, एक प्रणोदन शामिल होगा।

Questions : Which team won Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 ?
किस टीम ने इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग (आईपीएल) 2023 जीता?

(A) चेन्नई सुपर किंग्स / Chennai Super Kings
(B) मुंबई इंडियंस / Mumbai Indians
(C) गुजरात टाइटन्स / Gujarat Titans
(D) कोलकाता नाइट राइडर्स / Kolkata Knight Riders

Answer
उत्तर : (A) चेन्नई सुपर किंग्स / Chennai Super Kings
महेंद्र सिंह धोनी के नेतृत्व में चेन्नई सुपर किंग्स ने अहमदाबाद में 29 मई 2023 को एक रोमांचक फाइनल मैच में गुजरात टाइटन्स को पांच विकेट से हराकर अपना पांचवां इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग (आईपीएल) खिताब जीता। धोनी, जो पूरे आईपीएल सीज़न में एक प्रमुख हस्ती रहे हैं, ने अपनी पाँचवीं ट्रॉफी जीतकर एक उच्च नोट पर समाप्त किया।

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India’s public sector Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam will develop Arun-4, the second hydroelectric project in Nepal.

  • Nepal has decided to allow India’s Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd to develop a second hydroelectric project in the country.
  • SJVN is currently developing a run-of-river 900-MW Arun-III hydroelectric project located on the Arun River in eastern Nepal, scheduled for completion in 2024.
  • The draft project development agreement was approved at a meeting of the Nepal Investment Board chaired by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda.
  • The agreement will be signed with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam of India to develop the 669 MW Lower Arun Hydroelectric Project in eastern Nepal.

Qns : Which company has been given permission to develop a second hydroelectric project in Nepal?

a) Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam
b) Northeast Electric Power Company
c) National Hydroelectric Power Corporation
d) Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Limited

Ans : a) Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam

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CAG of India Girish Chandra Murmu Re-elected as External Auditor of WHO for Second Term

Girish Chandra Murmu, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), has been re-elected as the External Auditor of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for a four-year term from 2024 to 2027.

Murmu has been serving as the External Auditor of WHO since 2019 for a four-year term from 2019 to 2023.

The re-election took place in the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly in Geneva, where Murmu received an overwhelming majority of 114 out of 156 votes in the first round of voting.

In his address to the World Health Assembly, Murmu outlined his vision as the External Auditor for WHO, focusing on process improvement, transparency, and a professional approach to achieve better outcomes.

The appointment of the CAG as the External Auditor of WHO is seen as a recognition of their international standing, professionalism, high standards, global audit experience, and strong national credentials.

This year, Murmu has also been selected for the position of External Auditor of the International Labour Organisation, making it the second major international audit assignment for the CAG in 2023.

Question : Who has been re-elected as the External Auditor of the World Health Organisation (WHO)?
A) Jim Yong Kim
B) Anshula Kant
C) Ajay Banga
D) Girish Chandra Murmu

Answer: D) Girish Chandra Murmu

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India’s Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission to launch in July

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that its Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission will be launched in July 2023. The mission, which is a follow-on to the Chandrayaan-2 mission, will consist of an indigenous lander module, a propulsion module, and a rover.

The lander module will be responsible for landing the mission’s spacecraft on the lunar surface. The propulsion module will be used to maneuver the spacecraft in space and to transfer it from Earth orbit to lunar orbit. The rover will be used to explore the lunar surface and to collect data.

Chandrayaan-3 is expected to land on the moon’s south pole, which is a region that has not been explored by any previous mission. The mission’s goal is to study the geology and mineralogy of the lunar south pole, as well as to search for water ice.

The launch of Chandrayaan-3 is a significant milestone for India’s space program. The mission will demonstrate India’s ability to land a spacecraft on the moon and to conduct scientific research on the lunar surface.

Additional details about Chandrayaan-3:

  • The mission will be launched using India’s heaviest rocket, the GSLV Mark III.
  • The lander module will be equipped with a variety of scientific instruments, including a camera, a spectrometer, and a magnetometer.
  • The rover will be able to travel up to 5 kilometers on the lunar surface.
  • The mission is expected to last for one year.

The launch of Chandrayaan-3 is a major step forward for India’s space program. The mission will help India to further its scientific knowledge of the moon and to develop its capabilities in space exploration.

Question : Which of the following is the launch vehicle for Chandrayaan-3?

(A) GSLV Mark III
(B) PSLV
(C) Chandrayaan-2
(D) None of the above

Answer: (A) GSLV Mark III

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