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Current Affairs One-Liner : 30th April 2023

Published on April 30, 2023
  • Banking: 
    • Scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) reported a robust credit growth of 15.4% in FY23 as compared to the 9.7% in FY22. The development is driven by growth in personal loans, and loans to services sector, and agriculture and allied activities.
  • Sports: 
    • Barcelona Open finalCarlos Alcaraz retained his title by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in Sunday’s final. It was his third ATP Tour title of the year and the ninth overall for the 19-year-old. Alcaraz now holds a 4-0 record against Tsitsipas, who was chasing his first Barcelona title on his third final appearance.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 30th April 2023
  • Awards and Honours: 
    • Dr M.N. Nandakumara, a UK-based Sanskrit scholar and the Executive Director of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan centre in London, has been awarded an honorary MBE by King Charles III for his services to Indian classical arts in Britain.
  • Appointments:  
    • Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Debadatta Chand and Rajneesh Karnatak as MD & CEO of Bank of Baroda (BoB) and Bank of India (BoI), respectively, for three years.
  • Books and Honours: 
    • Shashi Shekhar Vempati, the former CEO of Prasar Bharati, has released a book titled ‘Collective Spirit, Concrete Actions’ focused on Mann Ki Baat and its impact on India.
  • Important Days: 
    • International Dance Day 2023: It is a day to celebrate the art and culture of dance and to encourage people to participate in it. It is observed on April 29 every year, which is the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet.
    • Administrative Professionals Day 2023 is a day to celebrate and recognize the hard work and contributions of administrative staff in various fields and sectors. It is observed annually on the Wednesday of the last full week of April, which falls on April 26, 2023
  • Pushkaralu festival has returned to the Ganga after a gap of 12 years. The festival is celebrated for 12 days and people take a holy dip in the Ganga river during this festival. In 2023, the Ganga Pushkaram festival started from April 22 and will conclude on May 3.
  • Venkatasamy Jagannathan, the founder and CEO of Star Health and Allied Insurance Company, has retired, after leading the company to record-high profits. He is a veteran in the insurance industry with nearly six decades of experience.


Ques: 1: What is the tenure of the appointment of Debadatta Chand and Rajneesh Karnatak as MD & CEO of Bank of Baroda and Bank of India, respectively?
A) Two years
B) Three years
C) Four years
D) Five years

Ques: 2: What is the name of the UK-based Sanskrit scholar who received an honorary MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)?
A) Dr M.N. Nandakumara
B) Dr M.K. Narayanan
C) Dr M.S. Narasimhan
D) Dr M.R. Nair

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