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Tnpsc Current Affairs in English – 6th June 2023

1. Which institution notified ‘Indian Standards Related to AYUSH Herbs and Products’?



[C] AYUSH Ministry


Answer: [B] BIS

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recently notified 31 Indian standards related to Ayush herbs and products. It includes 30 herbs and one product including a stainless steel neti pot. An additional department was earlier established with a dedicated focus on Ayush at BIS.

2. Which institution launched the ‘National Mission for Mentoring’?




[D] NITI Aayog

Answer: [B] NCTE

The National Mission for Mentoring (NMM) is an initiative aimed at creating a pool of outstanding professionals willing to provide mentoring for school teachers and promote their professional development. National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) launched NMM in Pilot mode in selected 30 Central Schools across the country. As part of this initiative, the NCTE organized a capacity building workshop for 60 mentors.

3. Which Union Ministry released the ‘Swachh Jal Se Suraksha Campaign Report’?

[A] Ministry of Jal Shakti

[B] Ministry of MSME

[C] Ministry of Rural Development

[D] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Answer: [A] Ministry of Jal Shakti

Swachh Jal Se Suraksha Campaign Report was released recently under the Jal Jeevan Mission. The campaign was organised from 2nd October, 2022 to 31st March, 2023. Water quality testing has been reported in 5.39 lakh (89.69 %) villages for chemical and in 4.47 lakh (74.46 %) villages for bacteriological contamination.

4. Which Union Ministry launched the ‘Unified Registration Portal For GOBARdhan’?

[A] Ministry of Jal Shakti

[B] Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

[C] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

[D] Ministry of Rural Development

Answer: [A] Ministry of Jal Shakti

Union Minister For Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the Unified Registration Portal For GOBARdhan. It will act as a one stop repository to assess investment and participation in Biogas/CBG sector at the national level. It streamlines the process of setting up CBG/Biogas plants in India. Any government, cooperative or private entity operating or intending to setup a plant in India can obtain a registration number here.

5. Which country signed MoU with India for development of Phukot Karnali Hydro Electric Project?

[A] Bangladesh

[B] Sri Lanka

[C] Nepal

[D] Myanmar

Answer: [C] Nepal

NHPC Limited, a Government of India Enterprise and Vidhyut Utpadan Company Limited (VUCL), Nepal signed an MoU in New Delhi for development of Phukot Karnali Hydro Electric Project in Nepal.This hydroelectric project will flow from Karnali River to generate power and the generated power will be fed into integrated power system of Nepal.

6. NTPC Green Energy Limited signed MoU with which state to collaborate in the development of Renewable Energy projects?

[A] Assam

[B] Uttar Pradesh

[C] Rajasthan

[D] Gujarat

Answer: [B] Uttar Pradesh

An MoU was signed recently by the NTPC Green Energy Limited (NGEL) and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL) to collaborate in the development of Renewable Energy Parks and Projects. This MoU also seeks to facilitate renewable energy transition in India. NTPC is India’s largest Power Utility, with a total installed capacity of about 72 GW.

7. What is the name of the waste water this disposed during the crude oil excavation and processing?

[A] Formation water

[B] Deposit water

[C] Bio water

[D] Processed water

Answer: [A] Formation water

Formation water is the waste water which is disposed during the crude oil excavation and processing. A mixture with plant-based biomaterial, biosurfactant, and NPK fertilizer is found to restore this water. It was discovered by scientists of the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST).

8. 62 Desiccation-Tolerant Vascular Plant Species have been recently discovered in which country?

[A] India

[B] Myanmar

[C] Nepal

[D] Bangladesh

Answer: [A] India

As many as 62 Desiccation-Tolerant Vascular 2023 plant species have been discovered in the

Western Ghats in India. These species have potential applications in agriculture, especially in regions where there is scarcity of water.

9. Which institution released ‘Additional Disclosure Norms for “High-Risk” FPIs’?





Answer: [B] SEBI

Capital Market Regulator- SEBI recently proposed mandatory additional disclosure norms from high-risk foreign portfolio investors (FPIs). This will help increase protection for investors and create trust and transparency in securities market.

10. Which institution submitted its report on the sedition law to the law ministry?

[A] Election Commission

[B] Law Commission

[C] Central Vigilance Commission

[D] Central Bureau of Investigation

Answer: [B] Law Commission

The 22nd Law Commission submitted its report on the sedition law to the law ministry, providing its recommendations on amending section 124A of the Indian Penal Code. Earlier, the 21st Law Commission in August 2018 had published a consultation paper seeking public views on the sedition law.

11. Where is the ‘Mahakal Lok corridor’ located?

[A] Gujarat

[B] Uttarakhand

[C] Madhya Pradesh

[D] Maharashtra

Answer: [C] Madhya Pradesh

Mahakal Lok corridor, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi in 2022, is part of the redevelopment project around the Mahakaleshwar temple, Ujjain. Six out of seven idols of ‘Saptarishis’ installed at the Mahakal Lok corridor have collapsed due to gusty winds. Madhya Pradesh’s Lokayukta has taken suo motu cognisance of the damage that gusty winds caused to six statues installed as part of the Mahakal Lok Corridor Project.

12. Which is the first AIIMS to receive NABH accreditation?

[A] AIIMS New Delhi

[B] AIIMS Nargpur

[C] AIIMS Madurai

[D] AIIMS Jodhpur

Answer: [B] AIIMS Nagpur

AIIMS Nagpur received the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accreditation recently. It is the first of all AIIMS to achieve this feat. The NABH accreditation is recognized globally as a standard for healthcare excellence.

13. Tutankhamun, who was seen in the news, was a king of which country?

[A] Egypt

[B] Greece

[C] Russia

[D] Australia

Answer: [A] Egypt

Research teams from Australia, Italy and Brazil made use of a digital model of Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s mummified skull and managed to recreate the face. A team of researchers including forensic experts and anthropologists have created a novel digital reconstruction of

King Tutankhamun’s face using advanced techniques.

14. ‘Rimegepant’ is the first oral medication recommended for which medical condition?

[A] Anxiety

[B] Migraine

[C] COVID-19

[D] Hypertension

Answer: [B] Migraine

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the regulatory body for medicines, has given its endorsement for rimegepant as the first oral medication recommended for migraine. The new medication by Pfizer, to be available on the NHS, will help thousands of migraine sufferers in England.

15. Which space agency confirmed that an alien signal has been beamed to the Earth from Mars for the first time?





Answer: [B] ESA

European Space Agency (ESA) confirmed that an alien signal has been beamed to Earth from Mars for the first time. The Trace Gas Orbiter, an ESA spacecraft orbiting Mars, transmitted a signal and it was received by the four telescopes/ stations. The transmission is part of “A Sign in Space” project, which is an interdisciplinary project by media artist Daniela de Paulis.

16. What is the name given to a new group of ancient marsupials with distinctive leg and foot characteristics?

[A] Ambulator

[B] Differator

[C] Lingator

[D] Ancient Leggers

Answer: [A] Ambulator

Ambulator is the name given to a new group of ancient marsupials with distinctive leg and foot characteristics. Researchers have recently discovered Australia’s first long-distance walkers that roamed the continent’s parched interior 3.5 million years ago.

17. Training Launch of a Medium-Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-1, was successfully carried out in which state?

[A] Odisha

[B] Maharashtra

[C] Punjab

[D] Goa

Answer: [A] Odisha

A training launch of a Medium-Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-1, was successfully carried out by the Strategic Forces Command from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, in Odisha.In October last year, India successfully fired ‘Agni Prime’ – a new generation of ballistic missiles from off the coast of Odisha.

18. Which Union Ministry implements the ‘PM SVANidhi’ scheme?

[A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

[B] Ministry of MSME

[C] Ministry of Power

[D] Ministry of Rural Development

Answer: [A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched a mobile app for street vendors to ease their loan application process under the PM SVANidhi scheme which completed three years. It is a micro credit scheme which was launched by the Central government in 2020 to provide handholding support to street vendors, to tackle pandemic-induced economic stress.

19. Which Union Ministry notified ‘New Rules for Anti-Tobacco Warnings on OTT platforms’?

[A] Union Health Ministry

[B] Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry

[C] Union Communication Ministry

[D] Union MSME Ministry

Answer: [A] Union Health Ministry

The Central government has recently notified new norms for anti-tobacco warnings on OTT platforms. These rules mandate OTT platforms to carry anti-tobacco warning messages. The Union Health Ministry notification amended the rules under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2004.

20. ‘HMPV’ Virus, which was seen in the news, affects which part of the body?

[A] Liver

[B] Respiratory Tract

[C] Brain

[D] Pancreas

Answer: [B] Respiratory Tract

The human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a pathogen capable of affecting upper and lower respiratory tract. In March, the United States has recorded HMPV, with 11 percent of PCR tests and 20 percent of antigen tests coming out as positive.

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