Current Affairs Quiz: 16 December 2021

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ramanujan Prize 2021 winner among others. 

Current Affairs Quiz: 16 December 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 16 December 2021

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ramanujan Prize 2021 winner among others. 

1. Who has assumed charge as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee?

a) Admiral R. Hari Kumar

b) Army Chief General MM Naravane

c) Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari 

d) Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria

2. When is Vijay Diwas observed?

a) December 14th

b) December 15th

c) December 16th

d) December 17th

3. Which among the following has been inscribed in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity?

a) Durga Puja in Kolkata 

b) Onam in Kerala 

c) Chhath Puja in Bihar 

d) Baisakhi in Punjab 

4. Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to raise the legal marriage age of women from 18 to how many years?

a) 21 years

b) 25 years

c) 23 years

d) 19 years

5. Cabinet has approved a treaty between India and which nation concerning Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters?

a) Poland

b) Sweden

c) Germany

d) Denmark

6. India’s first green hydrogen-based microgrid project is being undertaken in which state?

a) Andhra Pradesh

b) Telangana

c) Madhya Pradesh

d) Kerala

7. Who has become the fourth Indian mathematician to win Ramanujan Prize 2021?

a) Shaily Singh

b) Neena Gupta 

c) Seema Sharma

d) Prerna Sengupta

8. Who wrote the book India wins Freedom?

a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

b) Amrita Pritam

c) Vikram Seth

d) Arundhati Roy

Answers

1. (b) Army Chief General MM Naravane

Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane has been appointed as the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee because of his seniority among the three service Chiefs. The position of head of the Chiefs of Staff Committee fell vacant after the death of the CDS Bipin Rawat in the IAF helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on December 8, 2021.

2. (c) December 16th

Vijay Diwas in India is observed annually in India on December 16 to commemorate the country’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war that led to the formation of Bangladesh. The day pays homage to the soldiers who fought bravely during the war which ultimately helped the Indian Armed Forces in establishing their prowess. 

3. (a) Durga Puja in Kolkata 

Durga Puja in Kolkata has been included by UNESCO in its representative list of 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity'. It is now among the 14 Indian elements on the ICH list.

4. (a) 21 years

Union Cabinet on December 15, 2021 cleared a bill to raise women's legal marriage age from 18 to 21 years after reviewing a proposal from a specially constituted task force. The task force had made its recommendations after holding extensive consultations with experts and young adults, especially young women.

5. (a) Poland

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 15, 2021 approved the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between India and Poland to enhance the capability and effectiveness of both countries in the investigation and prosecution of crimes, including crimes related to terrorism through mutual legal assistance.  

6. (a) Andhra Pradesh 

India’s first green hydrogen-based microgrid project will be undertaken at Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh. The project is in line with PM Modi’s vision of India becoming carbon neutral by 2070. 

7. (b) Neena Gupta 

Indian Mathematician Neena Gupta has been awarded 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from developing countries. She has become the fourth Indian mathematician and third woman to win the coveted award.

8. (a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

India wins freedom, is the story of the Indian freedom movement, written by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who was an Indian independence activist, writer and senior leader of the Indian National Congress. He had become the First Minister of Education in the Indian government.

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