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Tnpsc Current Affairs in English – 28th & 29th May 2023

1. Which country has proposed the ‘G20 High- Level Principles on Hydrogen’?

[A] India

[B] Japan

[C] Sri Lanka

[D] Brazil

Answer: [A] India

The draft “G20 High-Level Principles on Hydrogen” has been proposed by India recently. The discussion on giobal standards for ‘green, clean, and low carbon’ hydrogen was proposed at the G20 Energy Transition Working Group meeting. It aims to set global standards for green, clean and low carbon hydrogen. It moots for an emission limit of up to 2 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent per kg of hydrogen produced.

2. Which institution released the ‘Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water-related hazards’?




[D] World Bank

Answer: [B] WMO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently released the updated data in the Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water-related hazards. It revealed that Bangladesh and India witnessed the highest number of deaths caused by climate-related disasters between 1970 and 2021.

3. Which institution released the report titled “Thriving: Making Cities Green, Resilient, and Inclusive in a Changing Climate”?



[C] World Bank


Answer: [C] World Bank

A report titled “Thriving: Making Cities Green, Resilient, and Inclusive in a Changing Climate” was released recently by the World Bank. The report highlights the critical role of cities in tackling the global climate challenge. It also warned that cities account for about 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The report provided a compass for policymakers to make cities greener, inclusive and more resilient.

4. Which country announced the 12-point development plan for the Pacific Island nations’?

[A] China

[B] Bangladesh

[C] India

[D] Myanmar

Answer: [C] India

As part of the Act East Policy, the Indian government announced a 12-point development plan for the Pacific Island nations at the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit held at Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. The 12- point development agenda is part of the Act East Policy of India. This plan focuses on areas like renewable energy, healthcare and cybersecurity.

5. Colorado River flows through which country?

[A] Argentina


[C] France

[D] Russia

Answer: [B] USA

Seven US states have reached a consensus on conserving the Colorado River. This is a major breakthrough in the region that constantly experiences drought. Funding from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda combined with voluntary commitments will conserve 3- million-acre feet of water through 2026.

6. Which country has recently commissioned the Dangote Refinery?

[A] Russia

[B] Nigeria

[C] South Africa

[D] Sri Lanka

Answer: [B] Nigeria

Dangote Refinery was commissioned recently by Nigeria. It is expected to transform the country into a net exporter of petroleum products. Nigeria spent USD 23.3 billion last year on petroleum product imports and consumes around 33 million litres of petrol a day.

7. India’s first National Centre of Excellence in Green Port & Shipping (NCOEGPS) was inaugurated in which state/UT?

[A] Goa

[B] Maharashtra

[C] Haryana

[D] Andhra Pradesh

Answer: [C] Haryana

Green Tug Transition Programme was launched by the Indian Government to make the country a ‘Global Hub for Green Ship’ building by 2030. India’s first National Centre of Excellence in Green Port & Shipping (NCOEGPS) in Gurugram, Haryana. As part of this initiative, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, VO Chidambaranar Port, Paradip Port, and Deendayal Port, Kandla, will procure two tugs each.

8. Which Article allows the President to promulgate the ordinance during recess of the Parliament?

[A] Article 45

[B] Article 123

[C] Article 245

[D] Article 301

Answer: [B] Article 123

Article 123 of the Indian Constitution allows the President to promulgate the ordinance during recess of the Parliament. The ordinance has the same force and effect as the Act of Parliament. President of India exercised legislative power under Article 123 of the Constitution, during the period Parliament was in recess, to promulgate The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Ordinance, 2023 (Ordinance).

9. The funding for Union Public Service Commission is sourced from which fund?

[A] Consolidated Fund of India

[B] Contingency Fund of India

[C] Public Accounts of India

[D] National Investment Fund

Answer: [A] Consolidated Fund of India

The Union Public Service Commission is a government body responsible for the appointment of services of the Union, framing amendment of recruitment rules for various posts and services under the government, conduct disciplinary cases related to civil services and more. Its funding is sourced from the Consolidated Fund of India.

10. ‘Forum shopping’ is a term used in which field?

[A] Politics

[B] Judiciary

[C] Sports

[D] Finance

Answer: [B] Judiciary

Forum shopping is the practice of litigants or lawyers deliberately moving their cases to a particular judge or a court where they deem the judgement would be more favourable. This practice of Forum shopping was condemned recently by the CJI DY Chandrachud.

11. Which institution is developing ‘Guidelines on Admissions and Quota for Disabled People’?





Answer: [A] NMC

The National Medical Commission (NMC) is currently developing guidelines to assess whether a candidate with disability may enroll in a medical course and whether such candidates should receive quota benefits. The recommendations include restrictions on wheelchair-bound people and those using two crutches.

12. Which country enacted a new law that mandates ‘Warning Labels on Alcoholic Products’?

[A] Italy

[B] Ireland

[C] Israel


Answer: [C] Ireland

Ireland has enacted a new law that mandates all alcoholic products must prominently mention that their consumption is directly linked to liver disease and cancer. It also provides warning against these products’ consumption during pregnancy.

13. The Central Government recently released the biggest-ever bifurcation dues of Rs 10460 crores to which state?

[A] Uttarakhand

[B] Andhra Pradesh

[C] Odisha

[D] Chhattisgarh

Answer: [B] Andhra Pradesh

The Central Government recently released the biggest-ever bifurcation dues for the Andhra Pradesh government, amounting to Rs.10,460 crore. This is the largest compensation since the bifurcation in June 2014. The amount released to Andhra Pradesh till last year was only Rs 4,117.89 crore.

14. Which city hosted the ‘International Conference on Chemicals and Petrochemicals’?

[A] Gandhi Nagar

[B] Mumbai

[C] New Delhi

[D] Hyderabad

Answer: [C] New Delhi

Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals is organizing the ‘International Conference on Chemicals and Petrochemicals’ for the global business community, in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The B20 conference was held in New Delhi to improve the safety and sustainable ecosystem for chemicals and petrochemicals industry across the four pillars of De-carbonization, Circular Economy, Biodiversity and Water Conservation.

15. Which country hosted the ‘Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition 2023’?

[A] Sri Lanka

[B] Malaysia

[C] Singapore

[D] Nepal

Answer: [B] Malaysia

The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2023 will be organized in Malaysia. The 16th edition of the event was held from May 22 to 25. LIMA is one of the largest maritime and aerospace exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific. This year’s edition involves over 600 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, including India.

16. The ‘National Campaign for Updation and Verification of People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR)’ was launched in which state/UT?

[A] Maharshtra

[B] Madhya Pradesh

[C] West Bengal

[D] Goa

Answer: [D] Goa

Recently, the National Campaign for Updation and Verification of People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) was launched in Goa. Its aim is to document and preserve India’s biological diversity. The event was organized by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in association with the Goa State Biodiversity Board, the National Biodiversity Authority, and the Government of Goa.

17. As per a recent report, which power plants top the European Union Emissions Trading System?

[A] Nuclear plants

[B] Coal plants

[C] Solar plants

[D] Hydro-electric plants

Answer: [B] Coal plants

A report titled “Repeat offenders: coal power plants top the EU emitters list” was released recently. According to this report, the top ten largest emitters in the European Union Emissions Trading System in 2022 are all coal plants. The top 10 emitters are responsible for almost a quarter of all power sector emissions in the region. Poland and Germany pumped out 13 per cent of the EU’s total emissions together.

18. ‘Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary’ is located in which state/UT?

[A] West Bengal

[B] Assam

[C] Uttarakhand

[D] Bihar

Answer: Assam

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River in Morigaon district in Assam. The Supreme Court has recently asked the Central Government and the Assam government to respond to a plea seeking directions to declare the area around the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary an eco-sensitive zone.

19. What is ‘Meiogyne arunachalensis’ which was discovered recently?

[A] Snake

[B] Tree

[C] Fish

[D] Turtle

Answer: [B] Tree

Meiogyne arunachalensis is a new species of tree discovered recently in Arunachal Pradesh. The tree, which belongs to Custard Apple Family was discovered in Namdapha National Park and East Siang. This is the first record of Meiogyne genus from Northeast India and the eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot.

20. INDUS-X is a joint initiative of India and which country?


[B] UK

[C] France

[D] Italy

Answer: [A] USA

INDUS-X is a joint initiative of the United States and India. Under this initiative, the two countries will collaborate to co-produce jet engines, infantry vehicles and long-range artillery. It also aims to promote partnerships between the two countries’ defence innovation ecosystems. Some high-technology initiatives are expected to be announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the U.S. in June 2024.

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