Current Affairs Quiz: 26 November 2021
Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as Indian Constitution, ITC nasal spray, Australia's new Test captain and National Milk Day 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 Indian Constitution, ITC nasal spray, Australia's new Test captain and National Milk Day among others.
1. Which year was the Indian Constitution adopted?
2. Which Indian company has started clinical trials of a nasal spray to prevent COVID-19?
a) Sun Pharma
c) Aurobindo Pharma
3. Which nation chaired the RIC Foreign Minister's Meeting 2021?
4. Which state government has formed a Yamuna Cleaning Cell?
b) Uttar Pradesh
5. When is National Milk Day celebrated in India?
a) November 25th
b) November 26th
c) November 27th
d) November 28th
6. Who has been appointed as Australia's 47th Test Captain?
a) Josh Hazlewood
b) James Pattinson
c) Pat Cummins
d) Mitchell Starc
7. Which nation has detected a new COVID-19 strain that can be more infectious than the Delta variant?
d) South Africa
8. Which pharma company has developed an enzyme-based mouth spray?
1. (c) 1949
The Indian Constitution was adopted on November 26, 1949 and brought into effect on January 26, 1950. Hence, India commemorates November 26 every year as ‘Constitution Day’.
2. (d) ITC
A diversified Indian company, ITC Limited, confirmed on November 25, 2021 that it has begun clinical trials of a nasal spray that can prevent COVID-19 infection.
3. (b) India
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar chaired the 18th meeting of Foreign Ministers of Russia, India, and China virtually on November 26, 2021. India had taken over the chairmanship of the RIC after the last RIC Foreign Ministers meeting in Moscow in September 2020. The RIC Chairmanship will now pass on to China's Foreign Minister for the next year.
4. (a) Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on November 25, 2021 that a Yamuna Cleaning Cell will be constituted to expedite inter-departmental coordination and execution of projects for cleaning the heavily polluted Yamuna river.
5. (b) November 26th
National Milk Day is celebrated on November 26th to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is also known as the father of the white revolution. National Milk Day 2021 commemorates the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Kurien.
6. (c) Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins has been appointed as Australia's 47th Test captain and former skipper Steve Smith has made a comeback to the leadership role as the Vice-captain. Pat Cummins succeeds Tim Paine who stepped down from the role last week.
7. (d) South Africa
South Africa has detected a new COVID-19 strain which carries an unusually large number of mutations and can be more infectious than Delta.
8. (a) Cadila Healthcare
Cadila Healthcare has developed Viroshield, an enzyme-based mouth spray. The product has not been launched commercially. The enzyme-based mouth spray has been formulated in a way to break viral proteins, creating a protective barrier that will guard the mouth and throat against different viruses.
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