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2000+ Current Affairs MCQs August 2023 For NDA CDS AFCAT Defence Exams

Immerse yourself in 2000 meticulously crafted Multiple Choice Questions that cover every possible topic you can imagine — politics, international relations, economy, science, technology, and more!

Current Affairs MCQs August 2023: The arena of defence exams in India such as NDA (National Defence Academy), CDS (Combined Defence Services), and AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is incredibly competitive. One of the most critical elements that can make or break your chances in these exams is your grasp over Current Affairs. This subject not only checks your awareness of the world but also gauges your ability to make informed decisions, a crucial skill for anyone aspiring to serve in India’s defence forces.

Recognizing the immense importance of this subject, we have meticulously curated a comprehensive list of 2000 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) based on Current Affairs for the month of August 2023. This exhaustive resource aims to provide aspirants an in-depth understanding of the national and international events that have transpired, thus arming them with the knowledge to face any question that comes their way.

Current Affairs August 2023

In this article, you will find an assortment of questions ranging from politics, economics, and international relations to science, technology, and environmental issues. Every question is designed to challenge your understanding and assess your readiness for the forthcoming exams. With detailed explanations accompanying the answers, this collection serves as both a testing and a learning tool.

So, let’s take the plunge and dive deep into the ocean of Current Affairs. Your journey to cracking the defence exams starts here!

Current Affairs MCQs August 2023

1. Which Indian won the gold medal in the 10m air rifle event at the World University Games?

A. Divyansh Singh Panwar

B. Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar

C. Arjun Babuta

D. Saurabh Chowdhary

Answer: B.  Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar- Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar won the gold medal in the 10-meter air rifle event at the World University Games held in Chengdu, China. Shooters Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Arjun Babuta also won the 10m air rifle men’s team gold medal by defeating China. Indian shooters and archers have won a total of six medals so far.

2. In which city is the Think20 summit being organized under the G20 chairmanship of India?

A. Lucknow

B. Jaipur

C. Mysore

D. Ahmedabad

Answer: C. Mysore – The Think20 Summit is being organized in Mysore under the G20 Presidency of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), India. Relevant policy issues are being discussed in this meeting. Eminent members of seven Think20 task forces from across the world are participating in the three-day conference. Significantly, India is presiding over the G20 group this year.   

3. National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India has tied up with which e-commerce startup?

A. Blinkit

B. Magicpin

C. Flipkart

D. Amazon

Answer: B. Magicpin – Hyperlocal e-commerce startup Magicpin has recently entered into an agreement with the National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF). Under this, tomatoes have been started selling at Rs 70 per kg through selected online platforms registered on government-backed ONDC. NCCF was established on 16 October 1965. NCCF functions under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India.

4. Which is the first Indian city to be a part of the World Cities Culture Forum?

A. Kolkata

B. Mumbai

C. Bangalore

D. Chennai

Answer: C. Bangalore – Bengaluru has become the first Indian city to be a part of the World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF). With this, Bengaluru has joined the league of cities like New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Dubai. The Forum currently consists of 40 cities spread over six continents. It was founded in 2012 by Justin Simmons OBE, Deputy Mayor of London for Culture and the Creative Industries.  

5. What is the annual estimated growth rate of tiger population in India?

A. 5.8 percent

B. 5.9 percent

C. 6.0 percent

D. 6.1 percent

Answer: D. 6.1 percent – The population of tigers in India has been estimated at 3 thousand 925 with an annual growth rate of 6.1% per year. Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwani Kumar has submitted its report. Last year, during the celebration of completion of 50 years of Project Tiger in Mysuru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the minimum population of tigers at 3 thousand 167.

6. Which Indian-American has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the US Finance Agency?

A. Soumya Swaminathan

B. Preeti Tandon

C. Nisha Biswal

D. Geeta Gopinath

Answer:  C. Nisha Biswal – Indian-American policy expert Nisha Biswal has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the US Finance Agency. His appointment was recently confirmed by the US Senate. Biswal will serve as the Deputy CEO of the International Development Finance Corporation of the US. Biswal has an experience of over 30 years. 

7. How many medals did India win in the Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships?

A. 11

B. 12

C. 13

D. 14

Answer: D. 14 – The Indian team won a total of 14 medals including nine gold, four silver and one bronze in the Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships. Indian athletes won six medals on the final day of the competition at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. India’s javelin thrower Kishore Kumar Jena also won gold in the event and was also awarded the best male thrower trophy.  

8. Which company is set to offer multipurpose drones for strategic operations of the Indian Army?

A. Garuda Aerospace
B. Pixel Aerospace
C. Bharat Dynamics Ltd
D. Bharat Electronics Ltd

Answer: A. Garuda Aerospace – Drone start-up Garuda Aerospace is set to offer its multipurpose drones for strategic and tactical operations of the Army.
Indian army has been making efforts to increase the usage of drones in its day-to-day activities. Garuda Aerospace is a Chennai-based aerospace start-up backed by ace cricketer M.S. Dhoni.

9. The New Naval Ensign features the national emblem inside which shape?

A. Green Hexagon
B. Blue Octagon
C. Orange Hexagon
D. White Octagon

Answer: B. Blue Octagon -Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the new Naval Ensign (flag) at Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi The Indian Flag is placed on the top left of the flag, while a blue octagonal shape that encompasses the national emblem sits atop an anchor on the right, which depicts steadfastness. The octagonal shape has been designed to represent eight directions, depicting the multi-directional reach and of the Indian Navy. The twin golden borders surrounding it are inspired from Chhatrapati Shivaji.

10.  What is the name of the third stealth frigate built as part of Project 17A, which was recently launched?

A. Virat
B. Taragiri
C. Mahendragiri
D. Virgiri

Answer: B. Taragiri – Taragiri, the indigenously-designed Nilgiri-class stealth guided-missile frigate was recently launched in Mumbai. Taragiri is the third stealth frigate built as part of Project 17A, constructed by Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The ship is designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house design organisation, the Bureau of Naval Design. Under which Project 17A a series of guided-missile frigates are being constructed for the Navy.

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