Current Affairs Quiz: 24 December 2021

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as anti-conversion bill, nuclear power plants and National Consumer Rights Day among others. 

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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 anti-conversion bill, nuclear power plants and National Consumer Rights Day among others. 

1. Which state has banned all social gatherings except marriage till January 2, 2022?

a) Delhi

b) Odisha

c) Jharkhand 

d) Kerala

2. Which state has passed the controversial anti-conversion bill?

a) Kerala

b) Punjab

c) Karnataka

d) Telangana

3. Which country has decided to close all of its nuclear power plants by 2025?

a) France

b) Germany 

c) Russia

d) Belgium

4. Which state has imposed a night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am on December 25, 2021?

a) Delhi

b) UP

c) Haryana

d) Punjab 

5. Who was the first Indian bowler to bowl a hat-trick in Test cricket?

a) Anil Kumble 

b) Harbhajan Singh 

c) Ravichandran Ashwin

d) Ravindra Jadeja

6. Which state has announced a night curfew from December 25, 2021?

a) Uttar Pradesh 

b) Delhi 

c) Haryana

d) Kerala

7. When is National Consumer Rights Day observed?

a) December 22nd

b) December 23rd 

c) December 24th

d) December 25th 

Answers

1. (b) Odisha 

Odisha has completely banned all-night celebrations, new year celebrations in hotels, clubs, restaurants, parks, halls, Kalyan mandaps till January 2, 2022. As per the new Odisha guidelines, no celebration other than marriage will be allowed across the state. Even reception would not be allowed.

2. (c) Karnataka

Karnataka legislative assembly passed the controversial anti-conversion bill on December 23, 2021 amid long debates. The bill seeks to curb illegal religious conversions.

3. (d) Belgium 

Belgium has agreed in principle on December 23, 2021, to close all its nuclear power plants by the year 2025. However, the country has left open the possibility of extending the life of two reactors if it will not be able to otherwise ensure the energy supply.

4. (b) UP 

Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has imposed a night curfew in the state from 11 pm to 5 am from December 25, 2021. The night curfew has been imposed in UP as a preventive measure against the new Covid variant- Omicron. 

5. (b) Harbhajan Singh 

Harbhajan Singh was the first Indian bowler to bowl a hat-trick in Test cricket. In his almost two-decade career that began in 1998, the spinner has taken 417 wickets in 103 Tests, 269 wickets in 236 ODIs and 25 wickets in 28 T20Is. He was also a part of the 2011 ODI World Cup-winning team. He was conferred with India's fourth-highest civilian honour- the Padma Shri in 2009. 

6. (a) Uttar Pradesh 

Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has imposed a night curfew in the state from 11 pm to 5 am from December 25, 2021. The night curfew has been imposed in UP as a preventive measure against the new Covid variant- Omicron. 

7. (c) December 24th

National Consumer Rights Day is observed every year on December 24 in India. National Consumer Rights Day 2021 revolves around the principle of ‘Customer is King’ and no one can be more powerful than the consumer who knows their rights. National Consumer Rights Day 2021 signifies not only the rights and responsibilities of the consumers but also condemns the malpractices taking place leading to the financial loss of the customer.

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