Latest Current Affairs Questions and Answers 2023

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Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)?

  • Sanyam Bhardwaj
  • Nidhi Chibber 
  • Manoj Ahuja
  • Vineet Joshi

ANS-Nidhi Chibber

Explanation- Senior IAS officer Nidhi Chibber has been appointed as the chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre. Chibber is a 1994 batch IAS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre and is currently Additional Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries. She has been appointed as chairperson of the CBSE in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to the government of India, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry

Q.NO.- Who has topped the Forbes highest-paid athletes list for 2022?

  • Neymar
  • Lebron James
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Lionel Messi 

ANS-Lionel Messi  

Explanation-Lionel Messi has topped the list of Forbes Highest-Paid Athletes 2022 with an income of 130 Million Dollars, followed by Basketball player Lebron James with 121.2 Million Dollars, while Cristiano Ronaldo was third with 115 Million Dollars. Forbes calculates the estimates based on prize money, salaries and bonuses, and sponsorship deals

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International Day of Light 2022 is observed on _____.

  • 16th May 
  • 12th May
  • 15th May
  • 10th May

ANS-16th May  

Explanation-The International Day of Light is celebrated every year on 16 May, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer Theodore Maiman. This day is a call to strengthen scientific cooperation and harness its potential to foster peace and sustainable development. The laser is a perfect example of how a scientific discovery can yield revolutionary benefits to society in communications, healthcare and many other fields

Who has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Tripura?

  • Dasarath Deb
  • Biplab Kumar Deb
  • Manik Saha 
  • Manik Sarkar

ANS-Manik Saha

Explanation-Rajya Sabha MP and BJP state president Manik Saha is set to take over as the new Chief Minister of Tripura. Manik Saha, the BJP State unit president and lone Rajya Sabha MP from Tripura, was elected as legislature party leader at a meeting held at the Chief Minister’s official residence. The decision was taken at a legislature party meeting following the resignation of CM Biplab Kumar Deb.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was appointed as the President of which country?

  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates 
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iraq

ANS-United Arab Emirates

Explanation-The Supreme Council of the Union has elected Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, as President of the UAE. The Council held a meeting at the Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He has replaced Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who died at the age of 73

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Q.NO.- International Day of Families 2022 is observed on _____?

  • 15th May 
  • 12th May
  • 14th May
  • 10th May

ANS-15th May

Explanation-The International Day of Families is observed every year on 15 May to reflect the importance that the international community attaches to families. The significance of families is highlighted on this day. The United Nations works on topics that are critical to the well-being of families worldwide, like health, children’s rights, education, gender equality, work-family balance, and social inclusion, among others

Vesak Day or Buddha Purnima 2022 is celebrated on _____.?

  • 16th May 
  • 17th May
  • 12th May
  • 10th May

ANS-16th May

Explanation-This year Vesak Day or Buddha Purnima is celebrated on 16 May 2022. “Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Gautama Buddha was born. It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha, in his eightieth year, passed away

Which country won the Thomas Cup title-2022?

  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • South Korea
  • India 


Explanation-India’s men’s badminton team wins the Thomas Cup title for the first time ever with a stunning 3-0 win over powerhouse Indonesia in the final. India took on 14-time winners Indonesia in the final of the Thomas Cup in Bangkok, Thailand and lifted the title, defeating the defending champions by 3-0

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Q.NO.- World Migratory Bird Day 2022 will be observed on _____.

  • 15th May & 22nd December
  • 14th May & 8th October 
  • 10th May & 18th June
  • 12th May & 9th August

ANS-14th May & 8th October

Explanation-World Migratory Bird Day has been observed twice a year since its inauguration in 2006. International Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated on 14 May and 8 October 2022. The day is celebrated with an aim to safeguard migratory birds’ breeding, non-breeding as well as stopover habitats while preserving a healthy bird population. This is important because birds have an important role to play in the environment to maintain the ecological balance

Q.NO.- Which country opened the world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge?

  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam 
  • India


Explanation-World’s Largest Glass Bottom Bridge was opened in Vietnam called Vietnam’s Bach Long pedestrian bridge, which is 632m (2,073ft) long and located 150m (492ft) above a huge jungle

Q.NO.- Tomato Flu’, which was seen in the news recently, is endemic to which state?
  • Odisha
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala 
  • Tamil Nadu

ANS- Kerala

Explanation-After the recent outbreak of ‘Tomato flu’, which was endemic to Kerala, the neighbouring states are ramping up surveillance to prevent the disease. The tomato flu is a rare viral disease, which causes fever, skin irritation, rashes and dehydration. It affects children below five years of age and gets its name from the large red-coloured blisters it causes. There is no specific drug and the infected children are to be isolated, as it is contagious like other flu types

Q. Katalin Novak’ was elected recently as the first female and youngest President of which country?

  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Hungary 
  • Finland


Explanation-The Hungarian Parliament has elected Katalin Novak as the country’s first-ever female president. The 44-year-old Minister is also Hungary’s youngest-ever head of state Novak, who recently served as a minister for family policy. She was known for the government policies including tax breaks and handouts designed to encourage young families to have more children

Which country has been elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024?
  • China
  • USA
  • India
  • Russia

ANS- India

Explanation-India has been unanimously elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024. Commission on Elections, Philippines was the previous chair of AAEA. Currently, 20 Asian Election Management Bodies (EMB) are members of AAEA and Election Commission of India (ECI) is a founder member of the EMB of AAEA. New members include Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Utkarsh Samaroh event was held in which state to celebrate the achievement of four state government schemes?

  • Madhya Pradesh
  • West Bengal
  • Gujarat 
  • Bihar

ANS- Gujarat

Explanation-Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addressed ‘Utkarsh Samaroh’ event held at Bharuch in Gujarat. It was organized to mark the celebration of 100 percent saturation of four key schemes of the state government in the district. Over 12000 beneficiaries were identified across the four schemes, which include Ganga Swaroopa Aarthik Sahay Yojana, Indira Gandhi Vrudh Sahay Yojana, Niradhar Vrudh Aarthik Sahay Yojana and Rashtriya Kutumb Sahay Yojana

When is the ‘International Day of Plant Health (IDPH)’ observed every year?
  • May 12 
  • May 14
  • 18 May
  • May 10

ANS-May 12

Explanation-The United Nations designated 12 May the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) to raise global awareness on protecting the plant health. As per the UN, protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity and the environment, and boost economic development. Plants make up 80% of the food we eat and 98% of the oxygen we breathe.  Up to 40% of food crops are lost due to plant pests and diseases every year

Q.NO.- Which institution has announced to set up ‘YUVA Tourism Clubs’?

  • NITI Aayog
  • ISRO
  • CBSE 
  • UGC


Explanation-The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued instructions to all CBSE affiliated schools regarding formation of Yuva Tourism Clubs. The Ministry of Tourism has initiated ‘YUVA Tourism Clubs’ as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations. It aims to nurture and develop young ambassadors of Indian tourism who would become aware of tourism possibilities in India, understand our rich cultural heritage and develop a passion for tourism.

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