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Daily Current Affairs for Competitive Examinations: April 04, 2023


This article covers the GK and Current Affairs quiz with daily MCQs on National Affairs, International Affairs, Economy, Banking Affairs, Polity, Geography, Environment, Sports, etc. for competitive examinations viz. UPSC, SSC, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, IBPS, Railways, Government Jobs, UPPSC, MPSC, and other state exams. This current affairs quiz will help you in the General Awareness section conducted in various Banking, SSC, Insurance, Railways, and other govt job entrance exams. The current affairs quiz will also help you outshine the crowd with all the information you gain from this article.

Current Affairs: Defence

Vice-Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh is the new Vice-Chief of the Navy

  • On 2 April, Vice-Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh assumed the position of Vice-Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) as part of a series of high-level changes in the Indian Navy. 
  • Vice Admiral Singh graduated from the National Defence Academy in Pune and joined the Indian Navy’s executive branch in 1986.
  • Over his 37-year career, he has served on various types of ships and held many leadership roles, including Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (CSNCO), Flag Officer Commanding of the Western Fleet, Commandant Naval War College, and Controller Personnel Services. Prior to his current position as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS), he was Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations).
  • In recognition of his distinguished service, he was awarded the Nao Sena Medal in 2009 and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2020.

Q1.) Who was recently appointed as the new Vice-Chief of the Navy?

(A) Satish Namdeo Ghormade

(B) G. Ashok Kumar

(C) Sanjay Jasjit Singh

(D) Ajit Kumar 

Answer: C

Check out the Highlights of the Economic Survey 2022-23 by clicking on the link given below:
Economic Survey 2022-23

Current Affairs: National Interest

Srinagar-Leh’s Z-Morh tunnel to be inaugurated this month

  • The crucial Z-Morh tunnel that connects Gagangir and Sonamarg on the Srinagar-Leh highway will be inaugurated in April 2023, according to the Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari.
  • Zoji-Morh tunnel is an under-construction tunnel located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It is a 6.5 km long tunnel between Gagangir and Sonamarg on the Srinagar-Leh highway.
  • The tunnel is being constructed at an altitude of 11,578 feet and will provide all-weather connectivity to the Kashmir Valley.
  • The project is being implemented by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL).
  • This tunnel will reduce the travel time between Srinagar and Leh by about four hours.

Q2.) The crucial Z-Morh tunnel that connects Gagangir and _____ will be inaugurated in April 2023

(A) Rohtang

(B) Gulmarg

(C) Sonamarg

(D) Manali

Answer: C

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

Italy banned OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot

  • Italy has become the first western country to block the advanced chatbot ChatGPT.
  • It is the first known instance when a government has blocked an artificial intelligence tool.
  • Millions of people have used ChatGPT since it launched in November 2022.
  • It can answer questions using natural, human-like language, and it can also mimic other writing styles, using the internet as it was in 2021 as its database.
  • Italy’s data protection authority has accused OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, of stealing the data of its users.
  • With this, Italy has become the first country to ban ChatGPT over privacy concerns. Whereas in China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran, OpenAI has deliberately decided to remain inaccessible.

Q3.) Which western country recently became the first to ban OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot?

(A) Norway

(B) Afghanistan

(C) U.K

(D) Italy

Answer: D

Current Affairs: International 

Finland becomes the 31st NATO member after Turkey’s approval

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Turkey’s unanimous vote allowed Finland to become the alliance’s 31st member.
  • Finland will now be formally admitted into Nato at its next summit, taking place in July in Lithuania.
  • Finland is now set to become the seventh Nato country on the Baltic Sea, further isolating Russia’s coastal access at St Petersburg and on its small exclave of Kaliningrad.
  • NATO, or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is an intergovernmental military alliance established in 1949. 
  • It was formed as a collective defence pact between North American and European nations to deter Soviet expansion and protect member states from potential Soviet aggression during the Cold War.
  • The founding members of NATO were the United States, Canada, and ten European nations, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.

Q4.) Which country became the 31st NATO member after Turkey’s approval? 

(A) Albania and Croatia 

(B) Montenegro 

(C) Republic of North Macedonia

(D) Finland

Answer: D

Current Affairs: Person in News

Amit Kshatriya designated as the first head of NASA’s ‘Moon to Mars’ Program

  • Amit Kshatriya, a decorated Indian-American software and robotics engineer, has been appointed as the first head of NASA’s newly-established Moon to Mars Programme that will help the agency ensure a long-term lunar presence needed to prepare for humanity’s next giant leap to the Red Planet.
  • The new office aims to carry out the agency’s human exploration activities on the Moon and Mars for the benefit of humanity.
  • Previously, Kshatriya was the acting deputy associate administrator for the Common Exploration Systems Development Division.

Q5.) Who has been appointed recently as the first head of NASA’s ‘Moon to Mars’ Program?

(A) Ashwin Vasavada

(B) Sunita Williams

(C) Amit Kshatriya

(D) Sharmila Bhattacharya

Answer: C

Check out the Highlights of Union Budget 2023 by clicking on the link given below:
Union Budget 2023-24

Factbook: 03-April-2023

ISRO successfully conducts the landing experiment of the Reusable Launch Vehicle

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 2 April successfully conducted the Reusable Launch Vehicle Autonomous Landing Mission (RLV LEX). 
  • The test was conducted at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga, Karnataka.
  • A Chinook Helicopter of the Indian Air Force carried the launch vehicle to a height of 4.5 km and released it in mid-air. 
  • The RLV took off at 7.10 am and landed at the ATR airstrip at 7.40 am.
  • It is noteworthy that the rocket can be launched again with the help of a reusable launch vehicle.
  • With this, the ISRO has successfully achieved the autonomous precise landing of the space vehicle.

Haryana becomes 1st state in India to have a 100% electrified railway network

  • Indian Railways successfully completed 100% electrification of the railway network in the state of Haryana in March 2023, and with this achievement, Haryana has become the first state in India to have a 100% electrified railway network.
  • The electrification project covers the existing broad gauge network of 1,701 route kilometres in Haryana.
  • The completion of this project will reduce the dependence of Indian Railways on imported crude oil and also save foreign exchange.
  • Indian Railways is working towards achieving 100% electrification of its railway network in the country to increase efficiency, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and promote clean energy sources.
  • Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world and was established in 1853 during British colonial rule.
  • Indian Railways covers a vast network of over 67,000 km, connecting almost every corner of the country.
  • It operates a variety of trains, including local passenger trains, express trains, superfast trains and luxury trains.

Sahitya Akademi winner Sarah Thomas passes away

  • Sarah Thomas was a Malayalam writer who passed away at the age of 89, leaving behind an impressive literary legacy. In her career spanning several decades, she wrote 17 novels and over 100 short stories. She was recognized for her contribution to Malayalam literature, receiving the Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards twice.
  • She won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards in 1979 for her novel ‘Narmadipudava’ and in 2010 for overall contribution to Malayalam literature
  • Sarah Thomas grew up in a conservative household, which made it difficult for her to pursue her passion for writing.
  • Her first work, Jeevitham Oru Nadhi, was published when she was 34 years old.
  • Despite the limitations she faced, Sarah’s writing stood out for its quality and relevance.

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