Current Affairs Quiz: 1 July 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as youngest-ever Chess Grandmaster, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier and city with world's highest temperature among others. 

Created On: Jul 1, 2021 19:29 ISTModified On: Jul 1, 2021 19:29 IST

1 July 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as youngest-ever Chess Grandmaster, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier and city with world's highest temperature among others. 

1. Who has become the youngest-ever Chess Grandmaster in history?

a) Pratyush Chaudhary

b) Abhimanyu Mishra

c) Stanley Jacob

d) Abhyudey Pandey 

2. What is the name of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, which will be commissioned in 2022?

a) INS Shaurya

b) INS Arjun

c) INS Vikrant 

d) INS Arya

3. Which among the following cities record world's highest temperature?

a) Dhaka

b) Jacobabad 

c) Jaisalmer

d) Islamabad 

4. PM Narendra Modi announced a Credit Guarantee Scheme worth how much to meet the shortfall in health facilities during his address to doctors?

a) Rs 50,000 crores

b) Rs 25,000 crores

c) Rs 30,000 crores

d) Rs 15,000 crores

5. Which among the following vaccine makers has sought emergency use approval from the Indian drugs regulator for its COVID-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D?

a) Zydus Cadila

b) Novavax 

c) Gennova Biopharmaceuticals 

d) Biological E. Limited

6. The DCGI has rejected SII's application to conduct which vaccine's trials on children?

a) Covishield

b) COVOVAX 

c) ZyCoV-D

d) Corbevax

7. When is National Doctor's Day in India?

a) July 1st

b) July 3rd

c) July 4th

d) July 5th

8. When did Van Mahotsav 2021 begin?

a) June 30th

b) June 29th

c) July 1st

d) June 25th

Answers

1. (b) Abhimanyu Mishra

Abhimanyu Mishra, a 12-years old Indian-origin boy, became the youngest ever Grandmaster in Chess on June 30, 2021. Abhimanyu, from New Jersey, broke the record of 12 years and 7 months set by GM Sergey Karjakin in 2002.

2. (c) INS Vikrant

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1) INS Vikrant is expected to be commissioned by 2022 as a tribute to the country’s 75 years of Independence.

3. (b) Jacobabad 

Jacobabad city in Pakistan’s Sindh province records the world's highest temperature, up to almost 52°C (126 Fahrenheit) in midsummers. During mid-summer severe heatwaves, the city that has a population of about 200,000 people is forced to retreat inside. 

4. (a) Rs 50,000 crores

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced during his address to doctors on National Doctor's Day that the centre has decided to launch a Credit Guarantee Scheme worth Rs 50,000 crores to strengthen the health infrastructure in areas, where there is a lack of health facilities.

5. (a) Zydus Cadila

Indian drugmaker Zydus Cadila informed on July 1, 2021 that it has submitted its application at the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use approval of its COVID-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D. The drug manufacturer plans to manufacture up to 120 million doses of the shot annually.

6. (b) COVOVAX 

An expert panel of India’s Central Drug Authority on June 30, 2021, recommended against granting permission to the Serum Institute of India (SII) to conduct the phase 2/3 trials of COVAVAX Covid-19 vaccine on children aged 2-17 years.

7. (a) July 1st

National Doctor's Day is celebrated every year in India on July 1st in the memory of Indian physician BC Roy. The day aims to show gratitude to the doctors who have selflessly helped people in their time of need and tirelessly worked for the health of their patients.

8. (c) July 1st

Van Mahotsav 2021 is a week-long celebration that will be observed across India from July 1st till July 7, 2021. The Van Mahotsav is celebrated every year in the first week of July to raise awareness on tree plantation and forest conservation in the country.

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