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  • Last Modified 05-04-2023

Daily Current Affairs for Competitive Examinations: April 06, 2023


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Current Affairs:  International

Georgia becomes 1st American State to pass a resolution condemning Hinduphobia

  • The Georgia Assembly has passed a resolution condemning Hinduphobia, making it the first American State to take such a legislative measure.
  • The resolution was introduced by Representatives Lauren McDonald and Todd Jones from Forsyth County in the suburbs of Atlanta, home to one of the largest Hindu and Indian-American diaspora communities in Georgia.
  • It reportedly notes that Hinduism is the world’s largest and oldest religion, encompassing diverse traditions and belief systems with values of acceptance, mutual respect, and peace.
  • According to the Hindu advocacy group Coalition of Hindus of North America (CoHNA), Forsyth County is home to one of the largest Hindu and Indian-American diaspora communities in the State.

Q1.) Which American State became the first to pass a resolution condemning Hinduphobia?

(A) Louisiana

(B) Connecticut

(C) California 

(D) Georgia

Answer: D

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

Current Affairs:  Business  

PhonePe introduces E-Commerce App – “Pincode”

  • PhonePe announced a new E-Commerce initiative called Pincode App. This can be accessed on ONDC Network. 
  • Bangalore becomes the first Indian city to host groceries and other comestibles. This is a shopping app where other cities and categories will be included soon. 
  • It is available for download and usage on both Google PlayStore and AppStore. It is launched to enhance India’s online businesses. 

Q2.) Which online payment app announced a new E-commerce initiative called “Pincode App”?

(A) Mobikwik

(B) Google Pay

(C) PhonePe

(D) Paytm

Answer: C

Current Affairs:  National Interest 

Telangana announces “cool roof” policy to reduce the impact of heat on buildings

  • Telangana announced its “cool roof” policy to reduce the impact of heat on buildings. Cool roof policy is mandatory for all government and non-residential commercial buildings. 
  • It aims to make buildings thermally resilient and reduce their energy consumption. An occupancy certificate would only be given after compliance. 
  • It enumerates three different materials to insulate the roof Paints or liquids with high reflectivity, Prefabricated material like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membranes or bitumen-based sheeting, high albedo, and ceramic mosaic tiles or shingles.

Q3.) Which state announces a ‘cool roof’ policy to reduce the impact of heat on buildings?

(A) Karnataka

(B) Telangana

(C) Andhra Pradesh

(D) Kerala 

Answer: B

Current Affairs:  Awards & Recognitions

Kiran Nadar conferred with France’s highest civilian award

  • Philanthropist and art collector Kiran Nadar was recently conferred “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain.
  • Awarded for contribution to the field of art, her commitment to providing greater access to culture both nationally and internationally, and her leading role in fostering Indo-French cultural ties.

 About Kiran Nadar:

  • Ms Nadar, the chairperson of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) – a philanthropic initiative in art – and a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, has played a vital role in advancing Indo-French cultural ties and artistic cooperation.
  • This exhibition was brought to India as part of “Bonjour India 2022”, a six-month cultural festival organised by France across India as a present for India’s 75th Independence anniversary.

About Chevalier de la Legion of d’Honneur:

  • Legion of Honour is a French order of merit.
  • This honour is presented to people with 20 years of civil achievement in peacetime or to those who showcased extraordinary military bravery during wars.

Q4.) Who recently won France’s highest civilian award? 

(A) Kiran Nadar

(B) Shashi Tharoor 

(C) Swati Piramal

(D) A S Kiran Kumar

Answer: A

Current Affairs:  Trade & Investment

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

  • Recently, Britain agreed to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
  • CPTPP is a trade agreement (FTA) that was agreed upon in 2018 between 11 countries. These include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.     
  • Unlike the European Union, Britain does not have a single market for goods or services.
  • The CPTPP is a separate treaty that incorporates, by reference, the provisions of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, with the exception of a limited number of provisions pertaining mainly to intellectual property and investor-state dispute settlement, which will be suspended once the CPTPP comes into force.
  • CPTPP is helping to create jobs and strengthen economic relations.
  • It is an ambitious and high-standard trade agreement covering virtually all aspects of trade and investment.

Q6.) Which country recently agreed to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)?

(A) Iceland

(B) Pakistan

(C) Britain


Answer: C

Current Affairs:  Defence

Indigenous Anti Tank Guided Missile, Amogha-III, tested successfully

  • Bharat Dynamics (BDL) has recently successfully conducted a field firing test of its latest 3rd generation man-portable Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Amogha-III.
  • The Amogha-III Missile has been developed indigenously under Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
  • It is a third-generation fire-and-forget Anti-Tank Guided Missile.
  • Developed by the Research and Development Division of BDL, the missile also has a dual-mode IIR (Imaging Infra-Red) seeker with a range of 200 to 2500 metres.
  • The missile can be fired in lock-on-before-launch (LOBL) mode, and its anti-armour tandem warhead can penetrate in excess of 650 mm beyond Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA).

Q7.) What is the name of the latest 3rd generation man-portable Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), which was recently successfully tested?

(A) Dhanush

(B) Amogha-III

(C) Prahaar

(D) BrahMos

Answer: B

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

Factbook: 05-April-2023

India and Romania sign the first Defence Cooperation Agreement

  • Romania’s deputy defence minister, Simona Cojocaru, recently met with India’s defence secretary, Giridhar Aramane, in New Delhi, during which the two countries signed their first Defence Cooperation Agreement. 
  • Cojocaru emphasised the significance of the pact, saying that it would provide the basis for expanding their military relationship and offering opportunities to work together in various fields. 
  • She also noted that Romania and India had already collaborated in a multinational environment, such as UN missions, and highlighted their joint contribution to enhancing stability and strengthening peace and security.

China renames places in Arunachal Pradesh

  • China’s ministry released the “standardised” names for 11 places in “Zangnan”, which is Chinese nomenclature for the northeastern state.
  • The named areas included two residential areas, five mountain peaks and two rivers.
  • This is the third batch of names in Chinese characters, Tibetan and pinyin, announced by China.

India-China border disputes

  • Western Sector (2152 km)
  • It is between Jammu and Kashmir and Xinjiang Province of China.
  • In this sector, there is a territorial dispute over Aksai Chin.

Middle Sector (625 km)

  • The states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand touch this border with Tibet (China) in this sector. Both sides do not have much disagreement over borders in this area.

Eastern Sector (1,140 km)

  • The boundary line is called McMahon Line and runs from the eastern limit of Bhutan to a point near the Talu Pass at the trijunction of Tibet, India, and Myanmar.
  • The majority of the territory of Arunachal Pradesh is claimed by China as a part of Southern Tibet.
  • China considers the McMahon Line illegal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to France for the Bastille Day parade

  • Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was invited to France for the Bastille Day parade. 
  • The French military parade, also known as the Bastille Day Military Parade, is also known as the Military Parade of 14 July, which will be performed in Paris on the morning of 14 July. 
  • This day is marked as France’s National Day. It is celebrated with a mixture of solemn military parades and easygoing dancing, and fireworks.

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