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Tnpsc Current Affairs in English – 7th June 2023

1. Which country demonstrated Asia’s first performance-based navigation for helicopters?

[A] China

[B] India

[C] Bangladesh

[D] Singapore

Answer: [B] India

GAGAN (GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation) is an Indian satellite-based augmentation system that provides accuracy needed to rely on GPS for flight. Recently, Asia’s first demonstration of performance-based navigation for helicopters was conducted by India using the GAGAN satellite technology.

2. Which country has approved ‘Debt Ceiling Deal’ to raise the government’s borrowing limit?

[A] India

[B] Sri Lanka


[D] Afghanistan

Answer: [C] USA

The US Congress has approved the debt ceiling deal to raise the government’s borrowing limit and thwarting a potentially catastrophic default on US debt repayments. It will allow the federal government to borrow money until after the next presidential election in November 2024. The agreement keeps non-defence spending flat next year, with a 1% rise in 2025.

3. Which Article of the Constitution requires the state governments to present their budget each year before the legislature?

[A] Article 51

[B] Article 101

[C] Article 202

[D] Article 303

Answer: [C] Article 202

Article 202 of the Constitution requires the state governments to present their budget each year before the legislature. A new report by think-tank PRS Legislative Research revealed that, on an average, 20 states discussed budgets for 8 days in 2022. State assemblies across the country met for an average of 21 days in 2022.

4. Kafue National Park (KNP), which was seen in the news, is located in which country?

[A] Zambia

[B] Latvia

[C] Egypt

[D] Chile

Answer: [A] Zambia

Zambia’s Kafue National Park (KNP) is the third largest national park in Africa. New reports reveal that lion and leopard population in this region are rebounding, after 50 years of poaching. Scientists found leopard densities in southern KNP increased threefold – from about 1.5 leopards in 2019 to approximately 4.4 leopards per 100 square kilometres in 2022. This was due to rigorous counter-poaching operations for four years.

5. Which country unveiled the ‘Obstetric Fistula Strategic Plan’?

[A] India

[B] Zambia

[C] Malaysia

[D] Japan

Answer: [B] Zambia

Obstetric fistula is a health condition characterized by the formation of an opening between the passage through which a baby is delivered and the urinary or digestive system. Zamibia recently unveiled the Obstetric Fistula Strategic Plan for the period 2022 to 2026. On May 23, Zambia commemorated International Day for Elimination of Obstetric Fistula with theme “20 years on progress but not enough! Act Now to End Fistula by 2030”. As of 2018, more than 33,000 women and girls were affected in the country.

6. The Helmand River originates in which country?

[A] Afghanistan

[B] Egypt

[C] Israel

[D] Myanmar

Answer: [A] Afghanistan

The Helmand is Afghanistan’s longest river. It originates near Kabul in the western Hindu Kush Mountain range and flows in a south-western direction through desert areas for about 1,150 kilometers before emptying into Lake Hamun, which spans the Afghanistan-Iran border. Clashes broke out between Iran and Afghanistan along the border due to dispute over the sharing of water from the Helmand River. This conflict resulted in killing and wounding of troops.

7. The feasibility of Salt cavern-based oil storage facility in which state is being studied by Engineers India (EIL)?

[A] Punjab

[B] Rajasthan

[C] Gujarat

[D] Sikkim

Answer: [B] Rajasthan

The feasibility and prospects of the salt cavern- based oil storage facility in Rajasthan is being studied by the Government-owned engineering consultancy firm Engineers India (EIL).It will increase India’s strategic oil storage capacity once this facility starts functioning. The country’s three existing strategic oil storage facilities – at Mangaluru and Padur in Karnataka, and

Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh are made up of excavated rock caverns.

8. When was the UGC Act passed in India?

[A] 1948

[B] 1956

[C] 1972

[D] 1984

Answer: [B] 1956

Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan today released the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2023.The UGC Act 1956 provides for Central Government to declare any institution other than a University to a status of Institution Deemed to be University. The New Regulations will encourage universities to focus on quality and excellence, strengthen the research ecosystem and have a long-term impact in transforming higher education landscape.

9. Galleri test, which was seen in the news, is a blood test capable of detecting which disease?

[A] Cancer

[B] COVID 19

[C] Diabetes

[D] Hypertension

Answer: [A] Cancer

Galleri test is a multi-cancer blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer. The test effectively detected tumors in 66.67% of the 5,000 people in England and Wales. In 85% of those positive cases, it also pinpointed the original site of cancer. The Galleri test looks for distinct changes in bits of genetic code that leak from different cancers.

10. Mars Express is a spacecraft launched by which space agency?





Answer: [B] ESA

The Mars Express spacecraft, launched by the European Space Agency in 2003, has exceeded its planned lifespan, offering insights into Mars’ geological and atmospheric characteristics. It also found evidence of water ice on and beneath the surface and was helping with other missions like NASA’s Phoenix and Mars Science Laboratory missions. The Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) affixed to the Mars Express will live stream the happenings on Mars.

11. Which country has significantly enhanced safety of the world’s most powerful explosive-CL-20?

[A] China

[B] India

[C] Russia

[D] Ukraine

Answer: [A] China

CL-20 is the most lethal non-nuclear explosive in existence. A research team in China have recently claimed that they have significantly enhanced the safety of this explosive by designing a five-fold boost to its shock resistance capacity. Recently, Chinese defence researchers, with the help of 24 hypersonic projectiles, sank an entire US aircraft carrier cavalcade in the South China Sea.

12. Which country recently passed the Patriotic Bill that prohibits criticism of the government prior to elections?

[A] India

[B] Zimbabwe

[C] China

[D] North Korea

Answer: [B] Zimbabwe

Aldis Quiz-June 7, 2023 Zimbabwe’s Parliament recently passed the Patriotic Bill that prohibits criticism of the government prior to the presidential and parliamentary elections in August. The violation of this law would mean imprisonment for up to 20 years. It criminalizes speech that harms “the country’s positive image and integrity or reputation

13. Which country approved a Law to Tackle Loneliness and Social Isolation?

[A] Israel

[B] Ukraine

[C] Japan

[D] Germany

Answer: [C] Japan

The Japanese Parliament Diet’s upper chamber recently approved a legislation to tackle loneliness and social isolation. It will come to effect on April 1 next year. In a survey conducted by the government in 2022 for people age 16 or over nationwide, 40.3% of all respondents said that they had felt lonely.

14. Which Union Ministry is implementing ‘Vigyan Jyoti’ Initiative?

[A] Ministry of Education

[B] Ministry of Science and Technology

[C] Ministry of Electronics and IT

[D] Ministry of Power

Answer: [B] Ministry of Science and Technology

The Vigyan Jyoti is a unique week-long programme launched by the Department of Science & Technology to address the underrepresentation of women in different fields of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics participation Maharashtra, (STEM). It witnessed the of 160 girls from rural parts of Bihar and Odisha. Since its launch in 2020, only 30,451 girl students of Class-9-12 inclining towards STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) for higher studies enrolled in the initiative.

15. Which state/UT inaugurated the ‘Shiva Srishti’ theme park?

[A] Uttarakhand

[B] Maharashtra

[C] Madhya Pradesh

[D] Gujarat

Answer: [B] Maharashtra

Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the first phase of ‘Shiv Srishti’, a theme park based on the life of Shivaji Maharaj in Pune, Maharashtra. The Maharashtra government recently announced that it will provide Rs 50 crore for the construction of Shiva Srishti. It will be constructed at the base of Raigad fort.

16. Which institution released the ‘Draft Master Directions on Cyber Resilience and Digital Payment Security Controls for PSOs’?


[B] NITI Aayog



Answer: [C] RBI

The draft Master Directions on Cyber Resilience and Digital Payment Security Controls for PSOS was released recently by the Reserve Bank of India. It is a governance framework that encompasses the processes of identifying, evaluating, overseeing, and controlling cybersecurity risks.

17. Which country has developed new class of 3D-printed alloys that removed the need for aluminium and vanadium?

[A] India

[B] Australia


[D] China

Answer: [B] Australia

Ti-6Al-4V is a titanium alloy that has 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. It accounts for 50 percent of the entire titanium market. Scientists in Australia have created a new class of 3D- printed alloys that removed the need for aluminium and vanadium and makes use of oxygen and iron instead.

18. As per NSO data, what is India’s GDP growth in the January to March 2023 quarter?

[A] 5.8%

[B] 6.1%

[C] 6.5%

[D] 7.2%

Answer: [B] 6.1 %

India’s GDP growth accelerated to 6.1% in the January to March 2023 quarter, according to the provisional national income data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO). This has lifted the economy’s uptick in 2022-23 to 7.2% from the 7% estimated earlier. The Gross Value Added (GVA) in the economy rose to 7% in 2022-23.

19. Which city has successfully tested Medication Delivery via Drones with collision avoidance technology and real-time monitoring?

[A] New York

[B] Dubai

[C] Melbourne

[D] London

Answer: [B] Dubai

Dubai Successfully Trials Medication Delivery via Drones with collision avoidance technology and real-time monitoring. The trial, conducted at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) in partnership with Fakeeh University Hospital. ‘Dubai Programme to Enable Drone Transportation,’ was initiated by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

20. Which state announces free electricity up to 100 units for all households?

[A] Assam

[B] Rajasthan

[C] West Bengal

[D] Odisha

Answer: [B] Rajasthan

Rajasthan chief minister (CM) Ashok Gehlot declared that families will get free electricity for up to 100 units, while a fixed rate for the next 100 units will be provided. The scheme, which will cover all sections of the people, will come into effect from June 1. Last year, the prices of cooking gas were slashed by more than half to provide 12 cylinders a year at Rs 500 each.

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