18 April 2023 – Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exams

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?

Answer: Guwahati

  • 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?

Answer: India

  • 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?

Ans: SBI

  • 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.
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