Today’s Current Affairs MCQs/ GK Quiz 23th January 2024

1. In which state was the 125 feet high bronze statue of Dr. BR Ambedkar inaugurated?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Bihar
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Rajasthan

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Correct Answer: Andhra Pradesh

In Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the 125 feet tall bronze statue of Dr BR Ambedkar at Swaraj Maidan in Vijayawada. This statue has been named “Statue of Social Justice” and it is dedicated to Dr. It has been installed to remember the contribution of BR Ambedkar. The statue, constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 404 crore, stands on an 81-foot pedestal, making it a 206-feet monument.

2. Which state is hosting the “Khelo India Youth Games” between January 19-31?

  1. Telangana
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Punjab

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Correct Answer: Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is set to host the Khelo India Youth Games, featuring over 5000 young athletes participating in 26 disciplines. The games will unfold in four cities – Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, and Tiruchi, showcasing diverse sporting talents across the state. The Nehru Stadium in Chennai will witness the grand inauguration of the Khelo India Youth Games.

3. Which operation has been launched by the Indian Army to eradicate terrorists in Rajouri and Poonch areas?

  1. Operation Shakti
  2. Operation Sarvashakti
  3. Operation Sagar
  4. Operation Sindhu

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Correct Answer: Operation Sarvashakti

Operation Sarvashakti launched by the Indian Army to eradicate terrorists in Rajouri and Poonch areas. Large-scale operation reminiscent of 2003’s Sarpvinash to counter ambushes on Indian troops. The operation will be conducted by the Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps and Nagrota-based 16 Corps of the Indian Army.

4. Who has been named as Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal?

  1. Daljit Singh Chaudhary
  2. Rajesh Sharma
  3. Anil Singh Chauhan
  4. Nitin Agarwal

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Correct Answer: Daljit Singh Chaudhary

Senior IPS officer Daljit Singh Chaudhary was appointed as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) as per a Personnel Ministry order. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approves Chaudhary’s appointment as the DG, SSB, for a period extending up to November 30, 2025.

5. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador for RuPay Prime Volleyball League (PVL) Season 3?

  1. Shah Rukh Khan
  2. Akshay Kumar
  3. Tiger Shroff
  4. Hrithik Roshan

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Correct Answer: Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan was appointed as the brand ambassador for RuPay Prime Volleyball League (PVL) Season 3. Season 3, featuring nine franchises, is set to commence on February 15, 2024. The collaboration aims to enhance the league’s visibility and appeal by merging sports and entertainment.

6. Who has been named as Balkan athlete of the year for a record eighth time?

  1. Jannik Sinner
  2. Alex de Minaur
  3. Andrey Rublev
  4. Novak Djokovic

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Correct Answer: Novak Djokovic

Djokovic clinches record eighth Balkan Athlete of the Year, surpassing NBA’s Nikola Jokic. The 36-year-old tennis legend earned the accolade after winning three Grand Slam titles in 2023, totaling 24 in his career. The annual poll, celebrating its 50th anniversary, saw participation from 58 athletes, with Serbian basketball player Alexandar Vezenkov securing the third spot.

7. British Petroleum will set up technical centre in which city?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Pune
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Kochi

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Correct Answer: Pune

British Petroleum (BP) announces the establishment of BP Technical Solutions India (BP TSI) in Pune, Maharashtra, to enhance its global technical and engineering capabilities. The BP-owned center will provide high-quality services to both hydrocarbons and new energy businesses worldwide.

8. Which stock exchange has retained its position as the world’s largest exchange in 2023?

  1. Bombay Stock Exchange
  2. London Stock Exchange
  3. National Stock Exchange
  4. Shanghai Stock Exchange

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Correct Answer: National Stock Exchange

National Stock Exchange (NSE) Maintains Global Derivative Exchange Dominance for Fifth Consecutive Year in 2023 Ranked 3rd globally in the equity segment by the number of trades, reinforcing its significant presence. NSE Group, comprising NSE and NSE International Exchange, reaffirms its top position based on statistics from Futures Industry Association (FIA).

9. India has secured which spot in Global Firepower Rankings 2024?

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  4. Fourth

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Correct Answer: Fourth

United States maintains the world’s most powerful military in 2024, followed by Russia and China. India ranks fourth globally in military strength, according to the Global Firepower index evaluating 145 countries. The comprehensive ranking considers factors such as troop numbers, equipment, financial stability, geography, and available resources.

10. Which Indian company has ranked second in world’s most valuable IT services brands?

  1. HCL
  2. Wipro
  3. TCS
  4. Infosys

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Correct Answer: TCS

Brand Finance 2024 report, Accenture maintains its position as the world’s most valuable IT services brand with a value of $40.5 billion. TCS secures the second spot, registering an impressive 11% rise in brand value to reach $19.2 billion

Daily Current Affairs – 23 January 2024 (Notes)

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