Current Affairs Quiz: 9 December 2021

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as list of at-risk nations, India's new ODI captain and International anti-corruption day among others. 

Current Affairs Quiz
Current Affairs Quiz

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 list of at-risk nations, India's new ODI captain and International anti-corruption day among others. 

1. Which nation has been removed from India's 'at-risk' nations list?

a) Singapore

b) New Zealand 

c) Israel 

d) United Kingdom 

2. Who has become India's new ODI captain?

a) Rohit Sharma

b) Ajinkya Rahane

c) KL Rahul

d) Shikhar Dhawan

3. When is International anti-corruption day?

a) December 7th

b) December 8th

c) December 9th

d) December 10th

4. Who was the most-searched person on Google in India 2021?

a) Neeraj Chopra

b) Aryan Khan 

c) Shehnaaz Gill

d) Elon Musk

5. Which among the following events was trending overall in 2021?

a) IPL 

b) CoWIN

c) ICC T20 World Cup 

d) Tokyo Olympics

6. The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has approved interlinking projects on which two rivers?

a) Satluj-Ravi

b) Indus-Satluj

c) Narmada-Godavari

d) Ken-Betwa

7. Which country's health authority has authorised AstraZeneca’s Evusheld for pre-exposure prevention of COVID-19?

a) UK

b) India

c) Australia 

d) US

Answers

1. (a) Singapore

India has removed Singapore from its list of "at-risk" nations. The countries that are currently in the list include South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Israel, the United Kingdom and China.

2. (a) Rohit Sharma 

Rohit Sharma has been named as the new captain of the Indian ODI and T20I teams. The All-India Senior Selection Committee announced the same on December 8, 2021. He will be succeeding Virat Kohli, who had announced his decision to step down as the T20 captain in September 2021. 

3. (c) December 9th 

The international anti-corruption day is observed annually on December 9 to raise awareness against corruption and the measures that can be implied to fight it. The act of corruption, which exists in all forms of societies, is considered a threat to democracy by the international community. 

4. (a) Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra has topped the list of the most-searched person on Google in India 2021, followed by Aryan Khan. Neeraj Chopra won India's first-ever gold medal in Javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

5. (a) IPL 

As per Google India’s ‘Year in Search 2021’, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has filled the top spot for the trending query overall in 2021. IPL is further followed by CoWIN, ICC T20 World Cup, Tokyo Olympics, and Euro Cup in the overall top trending searches in India. Find the list of top trending searches by Indians in 2021 varying across categories throughout the year.

6. (d) Ken-Betwa

The funding and implementation of the Ken-Betwa River interlinking project have been approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The total cost of the ambitious Ken-Betwa interlinking of river projects has been assessed to be Rs. 44, 605 crores at 2020-21 price levels. The project of river inter-linking will be completed in the period of 8 years.

7. (d) US

The United States health authorities on December 8, 2021, authorized the use of synthetic antibodies that have been developed by AstraZeneca for preventing Coronavirus infections in individuals who react badly to the COVID-19 vaccines. 

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