Current Affairs Quiz: 2 December 2021
Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as Cyclone Jawad, National Pollution Control Day 2021 and Woman of the Year award among others.
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 Cyclone Jawad, National Pollution Control Day 2021 and Woman of the Year award among others.
1. When is Cyclone Jawad likely to hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha?
a) December 4th
b) December 10th
c) December 15th
d) December 20th
2. When is National Pollution Control Day observed?
a) December 1st
b) December 2nd
c) December 3rd
d) December 4th
3. Home Minister laid the foundation stone of Maa Shakumbhari Vishwavidyalaya in which city?
4. Who has been awarded Woman of the Year by World Athletics?
a) PT Usha
b) Anju Bobby George
c) Dutee Chand
d) Hima Das
5. Which nation's nominal GDP is likely to contract by 20 percent within a year, according to UNDP?
d) North Korea
6. India is scheduled to sign a deal to procure around 7.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles with which nation?
d) United States
7. Women's Tennis Association has suspended all its tournaments in which nation?
b) South Korea
d) South Africa
8. Which among the following players has been released by his franchise?
a) KL Rahul
b) Rishabh Pant
c) Mayank Agarwal
d) Sanju Samson
1. (a) December 4th
A cyclonic storm, named Cyclone Jawad is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal by December 4, 2021. A low-pressure area over central parts of the Andaman Sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm over central parts of the Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours, as per India Meteorological Department.
2. (b) December 2nd
National Pollution Control Day is observed annually in India on December 2 in memory of the people who lost their lives in the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The Bhopal disaster was a gas leak incident at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant on December 2-3, 1984, which killed thousands of people. It is considered among the worst industrial disasters in the world. The National Pollution Prevention Day works towards spreading awareness regarding the pollution caused by industrial processes and industrial disasters.
3. (a) Saharanpur
Union Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of Maa Shakumbhari Vishwavidyalaya on December 2, 2021 in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The news comes just months ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022.
4. (b) Anju Bobby George
World Athletics has awarded sprinter Anju Bobby George as 'Woman of the Year' for her efforts in advancing the sport in India. Anju Bobby George is a former international long jump star, who is still actively involved in the sport.
5. (c) Afghanistan
Afghanistan's nominal GDP is likely to contract by 20 percent from USD 20 billion in 2020 to USD 16 billion within just one year, as per United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on December 1, 2021. The decline may reach 30 percent in the following years if urgent corrective measures are not taken, according to a new socio-economic report.
6. (a) Russia
India and Russia are scheduled to sign a deal on supplying 7.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles on December 6, 2021, during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India. The deal would provide a major boost to India and Russia military ties. All the necessary approvals have already been accorded to the deal including a final go-ahead from the Cabinet Committee on Security.
7. (a) China
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has announced the suspension of all its tournaments in China after concern over Chinese Tennis player Peng Shuai's safety. The WTA has been involved in a tussle with the Chinese government over the player's well-being in the last few weeks after she had posted a sexual assault allegation against a top Chinese government official on November 2nd.
8. (a) KL Rahul
The Punjab Kings retained two players including Mayank Agarwal and uncapped Arshdeep Singh and had to let go of skipper KL Rahul and key players including Chris Gayle during the IPL 2022 Retention. Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble clarified while announcing the names of retained players that they had wanted to retain KL Rahul but he decided to go into the auction and they respect his decision.
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