18th April 2023 – Daily Current Affairs Questions for UPSC Prelims Exams
Who has become the fastest player to take 100 wickets in IPL?
Ans: Kagiso Rabada
- Kagiso Rabada took his 100th wicket in IPL.
- He achieved this feat in the match between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans.
- Rabada achieved this feat in his 64th IPL match.
- Rabada achieved the feat of becoming the fastest bowler, surpassing Lasith Malinga.
- Rabada got the Purple Cap while playing for Delhi Capitals.
- He took 30 wickets in 17 matches that season.
- In the IPL 2022 auction, he was bought for Rs 9.25 crore.
- Last season, Rabada took 23 wickets in 13 matches.
Which city’s Bihu display has created a Guinness World Record?
- Assam creates a new record in the Guinness Book of World Records
- He performed the traditional ‘Bihu’ dance with around 11,000 dancers and drummers
- The performance also included musical instruments like Taal, Dhol, Gogona, Pepa, Toka and Shutuli
- Training sessions were conducted across the state to select the best performers
- The main objective of this event was to present the rich cultural heritage of Assam to the world
- The event was held at Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati
- The event was organized under the auspices of the state government to set a new world record.
America has become the largest trading partner of which country in the financial year 2022-23?
- US becomes India’s largest trading partner
- The trade between the two countries stood at $128.55 billion
- Bilateral trade to grow by 7.65 percent in 2022-23
- Exports between India and the US grew by 2.81 percent
- India’s US imports grew 16 percent
- India-China trade declines by 1.5 percent to $113.83 billion
Who has won the title of Femina Miss India 2023?
Ans: Nandini Gupta
- Nandini Gupta is from Rajasthan.
- She has won Femina Miss India World 2023.
- It was the 59th edition of the beauty pageant.
- The first runner-up was Shreya Poonja from Delhi and the second runner-up was Thounaojam Strela Luvang from Manipur.
- Dazzling actors like Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday also gave scintillating performances at the event.
- Manish Paul and Bhumi Pednekar hosted the event.
- Nandini India will represent the country at the 71st Miss World pageant.
- The Miss World pageant will be held in the United Arab Emirates.
Which bank has relaunched ‘Amrit Kalash’ retail term deposit scheme?
- SBI has announced the revamp of Amrit Kalash Retail Term Deposit Scheme.
- This plan offers a duration of 400 days.
- The scheme will provide an interest rate of 7.6% for senior citizens and 7.1% for others.
- The scheme was launched on February 15, 2023 and was valid till March 31, 2023.
- SBI customers will get the benefit of attractive interest rates by repeating this scheme.