Weekly Current Affairs MCQs Questions from 20 to 26 August 2023 for competitive exams.
Weekly Current Affairs MCQs : 20 to 26 August 2023
Q.: What city retained its top position and won the National Smart City Award in the fourth edition of the India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC)?
Q.: Who became the first Foreign Head of the Government to receive ‘The Grand Cross of the Order of Honour’ from the Greek government?
A) Angela Merkel
B) Emmanuel Macron
C) Narendra Modi
D) Boris Johnson
Q.: What name did Prime Minister Narendra Modi give to the spot on the Moon where Chandrayaan-3’s lander Vikram touched down?
A) Moon Touch Point
B) Lunar Landing Site
C) Shiv Shakti Point
D) ISRO Landing Zone
Q.: Why is August 23 celebrated as National Space Day in India?
A) It marks the founding day of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
B) It commemorates the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 lander on the lunar South Pole.
C) It signifies India’s first human spaceflight mission.
D) It celebrates the launch of India’s first communication satellite.
Q.: Who emerged as the winner of the FIDE Chess World Cup 2023?
a) R. Praggnanandhaa
b) Viswanathan Anand
c) Magnus Carlsen
d) Ding Liren
Q.: What is the significance of the Indian tricolour and ISRO logo being imprinted on the Moon’s surface?
a) It marks the site for a future lunar colony
b) It symbolizes India’s claim on lunar resources
c) It showcases India’s pioneering presence near the lunar south pole
d) It represents a partnership with other space agencies
Q.: What film was awarded the “Best Feature Film” at the 69th National Film Awards?
a) Gangubai Kathiawadi
b) Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
c) Pushpa: The Rise
Q.: In which South African city is the BRICS Summit 2023 being held?
b) Cape Town
Q.: Who recently became Thailand’s new Prime Minister?
a) Thaksin Shinawatra
b) Prayut Chan-o-cha
c) Srettha Thavisin
d) Joko Widodo
Q.: Who are the finalists in the Chess World Cup 2023?
a) R Praggnanandhaa and Viswanathan Anand
b) Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana
c) R Praggnanandhaa and Magnus Carlsen
d) Fabiano Caruana and Viswanathan Anand
Q.: Which country recently achieved the historic feat by becoming the first country to successfully land on the South Pole of the lunar surface?
c) United States
Q.: Who has been declared as the National Icon of the Election Commission of India (ECI)?
a) MS Dhoni
b) Aamir Khan
c) Sachin Tendulkar
d) Pankaj Tripathi
Q.: What record did R Praggnanandhaa set during the FIDE World Cup 2023 chess tournament?
a) Youngest player to reach the final.
b) Most wins in a single tournament.
c) Highest rating increase.
d) Most games played in the tournament.
Q.: What is the theme of the 15th BRICS summit held in Pretoria, South Africa?
a) “Emerging Economies Unite”
b) “Global Challenges and Collaborative Solutions”
c) “BRICS: Towards Sustainable Development”
d) ‘BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Multilateralism’
Q.: What does BNCAP stand for?
a) Bureau of New Car Assessment Programme
b) Bharat National Car Approval Protocol
c) Best New Car Assessment Program
d) Bharat New Car Assessment Programme
Question: Which organization is responsible for the Chandrayaan missions ?
B) ESA (European Space Agency)
C) ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)
D) JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Question: Who will be captain of Indian Men’s Cricket team in the upcoming Asia Cup 2023?
A) Shubman Gill
B) Virat Kohli
C) Rohit Sharma
D) KL Rahul
Question: Which naval exercise recently concluded its 27th edition in Sydney, Australia, involving multiple countries’ navies?
A) Operation Trident
B) Exercise Blue Waters
C) Exercise Malabar 2023
D) Operation Pacific Unity
Question: In the 16th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) held in Poland, India secured which rank and how many medals?
A) First rank with four Gold and one Silver Medal
B) Second rank with five Gold and one Silver Medal
C) Second rank with four Gold and one Silver Medal
D) Third rank with three Gold and two Silver Medals
Q.: What is the name of the Russian space agency?
A) RSA (Russian Space Administration)
B) RKA (Russian Cosmonautics Agency)
C) Roscosmos (Russian Federal Space Agency)
D) RFSA (Russian Federal Space Administration)
Q.: Which nation emerged as the champion of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023?
Q.: Who recently achieved the distinction of being the first Indian, following Viswanathan Anand, to advance to the semifinals of the FIDE Chess World Cup?
A) Viswanathan Anand
B) Arjun Erigaisi
C) Magnus Carlsen
D) R Praggnanandhaa