27 April 2023 – Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exams

27th April 2023 – Daily Current Affairs Questions for UPSC Prelims Exams

Who has appointed Ananth Maheshwari as the new chairperson recently?


  • Microsoft India President Ananth Maheshwari has been named as the next chairperson of NASSCOM.
  • Krishnan Ramanujam will be replaced by Ananth Maheshwari.
  • Ramanujam is the president of business and technology services at Tata Consultancy Services.
  • The association of software and IT services companies also informed about the appointment of Cognizant India Chairman Rajesh Nambiar as its Vice-Chairperson.
  • One-third of the women members have been given place in the new executive.
  • Maheshwari was till now serving as the Vice Chairperson of NASSCOM.
  • Nasscom has also announced the formation of its new executive body.

Which IIT institute has formed an inquiry committee on the suicide of a research scholar?

Ans: IIT Madras

  • On 31 March 2023, Sachin Kumar Jain committed suicide at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras.
  • Investigation committee has been constituted to investigate the reason behind Sachin Kumar Jain’s suicide.
  • The probe committee will have 5 members and will be headed by former Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) G. Tilakvati will do.
  • The committee will submit a report of its findings detailing the reasons behind Sachin Kumar Jain’s suicide.

Who has been appointed as the new chairman of KVGB recently?

Answer: Srikant Bhandiwad

  • Srikanth M Bhandiwad has been appointed as the new chairman of Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank.
  • Bhandiwad previously served as the head of Patna circle of Canara Bank.
  • He has a postgraduate degree in agriculture.
  • She started off working as an agricultural extension officer in the rural branches of Canara Bank.
  • He worked as a Consultant in Agricultural Consultancy Services, Head Office of Canara Bank.
  • Bhandiwad also served as Deputy Managing Director of Canfin Homes Limited for three years.

Which country has approved abortion pill in a major step for women’s rights?

Answer: Japan

  • Japan’s health ministry panel has approved the country’s first abortion pill.
  • The medicine is a combination of two types of tablets and can be used within nine weeks of conception.
  • The drug Amphizo Pack is manufactured by the Indian pharmaceutical linepharma.
  • In a medical trial in Japan, 93% of participants had a complete abortion within 24 hours.
  • The medicine is a combination of Mifepristone and Misoprostol, listed by the World Health Organisation.
  • It has been shown to be safe and effective for pregnant women.

Which IIT institute will set up its first international campus in Tanzania?

Ans: IIT Madras

  • Strengthening India-Africa ties
  • Reflects India’s growing interest in the African continent
  • demonstrates a commitment to the promotion of education and human resource development in Africa
  • Setting up of the first IIT in Africa will mark significant achievements
  • There will be a great opportunity for a prestigious institution established in the technical and science sector of India
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