Weekly Current Affairs MCQs Questions from 01 to 07 October 2023 for competitive exams.
Weekly Current Affairs MCQs : 01 to 07 October 2023
Q.: Recently, Indian-origin professor Dr. Joyeeta Gupta received the prestigious Spinoza Prize in the Netherlands. What does the Spinoza Prize represent?
a) A Dutch cultural award
b) A global environmental recognition
c) The highest honor in Dutch science
d) An Indian scientific achievement
Q.: What was the decision of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) regarding the policy repo rate on October 6, 2023?
a) Increased it by 0.25 percent
b) Decreased it by 0.25 percent
c) Maintained it at 6.50 percent
d) Maintained it at 7.00 percent
Q.: What is the projected real GDP growth by RBI Monetary Policy Committee for Q1:2024-25 ?
a) 5.7 percent
b) 6.0 percent
c) 6.5 percent
d) 6.6 percent
Q.: Why was Narges Mohammadi awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2023?
a) For her contributions to literature
b) For her fight against the oppression of women in Iran
c) For her achievements in science and technology
d) For her work in the field of environmental conservation
Q.: What government-issued documents can now be used for applying for a Remote Pilot Certificate in India according to the new Drone (Amendment) Rules 2023?
a) Passport only
b) Proof of identity and proof of address like Voter ID, Ration Card, or Driving License
c) Aadhar card only
d) Birth certificate and utility bill
Q.: In India, when is a pilot license not required to operate nano drones and micro drones?
a) Only for commercial use
b) Only for non-commercial use
c) For both commercial and non-commercial use
d) Always required
Q.: Where did New Zealand defeat England on the opening day of the tournament on 5 October 2023?
a) Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
b) Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
c) Eden Gardens, Kolkata
d) Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Q.: What are the key areas of focus mentioned in the MoU for collaboration between India and the UAE on October 5, 2023, in Abu Dhabi?
a) Agriculture and transportation
b) Energy and tourism
c) Supply chain resilience, healthcare, space, and more
d) Education and sports
Q.: Who was awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature for his innovative plays and prose?
a) Toni Morrison
b) Ernest Hemingway
c) Jon Fosse
d) William Shakespeare
Q.: Which organization handed over the twin-seater variant of the LCA Tejas fighter aircraft to the Indian Air Force?
a. Indian Space Research Cneter (ISRO)
b. Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
c. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
d. Indian Ministry of Defense
Q.: Who won a gold medal in the men’s javelin throw at the Hangzhou Asian Games?
a. Avinash Sable
b. Kishore Jena
c. Neeraj Chopra
d. Lovlina Borgohain
Q.: Which sport did Jyoti Surekha Vennam and Ojas Deotale win a gold medal in?
d. Table Tennis
Q.: Who are the three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2023?
a. Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Marie Curie
b. Moungi G Bawendi, Louis E Brus, and Alexei Ekimov
c. Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, and Galileo Galilei
d. Max Planck, Niels Bohr, and Werner Heisenberg
Q.: What is the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2023 awarded for?
a. Advancements in nuclear physics
b. The discovery and synthesis of quantum dots
c. Innovations in organic chemistry
d. Contributions to biochemistry research
Q.: What is the main objective of the PM SVANidhi scheme?
A) To provide housing to street vendors
B) To offer free healthcare to street vendors
C) To provide collateral-free working capital loans to street vendors
D) To promote street vending as a career option
Q.: What is the maximum amount of working capital loan offered under the PM SVANidhi scheme?
A) 10 thousand rupees
B) 25 thousand rupees
C) 50 thousand rupees
D) 1 lakh rupees
Q.: Who won the gold medal in the women’s javelin throw final at the Asian Games?
a) Tejaswin Shankar
b) Praveen Chithravel
c) Annu Rani
d) Mohammed Afsal
Q.: Who won the gold medal in the women’s 5000m race at the Hangzhou Asian Games?
a) Annu Rani
b) Tejaswin Shankar
c) Parul Chaudhary
d) Mohammed Afsal
Q.: Who were awarded the 2023 Physics Nobel Prize for their experimental methods involving attosecond pulses of light?
a) Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Niels Bohr
b) Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier
c) Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, and Richard Feynman
d) Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, and Richard Dawkins
Q.: Who were jointly awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology?
a) Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman
b) James Smith and Emily Johnson
c) Michael White and Elizabeth Taylor
d) Moderna and Pfizer
Q: What is the largest caste group in Bihar according to the Caste-based Survey findings?
a) Scheduled Caste (SC)
b) Backward Caste (BC)
c) Extremely Backward Caste (EBCs)
d) General Caste
Q.: Who was elected as the President of Maldives on October 1, 2023?
a) Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
b) Dr. Mohamed Muizzu
c) Abdulla Yameen
d) Arif Alvi
Q.: What is the final destination of Aditya L1’s journey?
a) Earth’s atmosphere
b) Mars’ orbit
c) Sun-Earth Lagrange point L1
d) Moon’s surface
Q.: What iconic slogan is associated with Lal Bahadur Shastri?
a) Jai Hind
b) Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan
c) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
d) Make in India
Q.: When did the RBI initially announce the withdrawal of the Rs 2,000 banknote from circulation?
a) September 29, 2023
b) October 7, 2023
c) December 9, 2022
d) May 19, 2023