Current Affairs Quiz: 11 October 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as International Day of the Girl Child, Economic Sciences Prize and Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan among others. 

Created On: Oct 11, 2021 18:08 ISTModified On: Oct 12, 2021 18:10 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 11 October 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 11 October 2021

Current Affairs Quiz 11 October 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as International Day of the Girl Child, Economic Sciences Prize and Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan among others. 

1. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who passed away recently, was known as the father of which nation's Nuclear Programme?

a) Pakistan

b) Bangladesh 

c) Sri Lanka

d) Iran 

2. When is International Day of the Girl Child observed?

a) October 11th

b) October 10th

c) October 9th 

d) October 8th 

3. The coalition parties of which state announced a state-wide bandh on October 11 to show solidarity with the farmers?

a) Rajasthan

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Maharashtra

d) Kerala

4. India signed four agreements with which nation on October 9, 2021?

a) Sweden

b) Finland

c) Denmark

d) Australia

5. Which year was the Prize in Economic Sciences established?

a) 1901

b) 1968

c) 1945

d) 1957

6. Who was the first woman to be awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences?

a) Elinor Ostrom 

b) Jean Tirole 

c) Angus Deaton

d) Esther Duflo

7. Which nation had held its Parliamentary Elections on October 10, 2021?

a) Iran

b) Iraq

c) Turkey 

d) Germany 

Answers

1. (a) Pakistan 

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who passed away at the age of 85 after a brief illness on October 10, 2021, was known as the father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Programme. The nuclear physicist had faced criticism in 2004 when he was forced to accept the responsibility for nuclear technology proliferation and was forced to live a life of official house arrest.

2. (a) October 11th 

International Girl Child Day is observed every year on October 11. It is an observance day by the United Nations that aims at amplifying the voices of the young girls all around the world as well as increase awareness about the issues that are faced by them. 

3. (c) Maharashtra

The three coalition partners of Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra - Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have called for a state-wide bandh on October 11 in protest against Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh on October 3rd that claimed the lives of at least eight people including 4 farmers. 

4. (c) Denmark 

India and Denmark on October 9, 2021, exchanged four agreements following a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen.

5. (b) 1968

The Prize in Economic Sciences was established by Sweden's central bank, Sveriges Riksbank  in the memory Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize in 1968. It is not a Nobel prize but is awarded according to the same principles for the Nobel Prizes that have been awarded since 1901. 

6. (a) Elinor Ostrom 

Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to be awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in economic sciences for work on human cooperation. She was awarded for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.

7. (b) Iraq 

Iraq Elections 2021: Iraq Parliamentary elections were held on October 10, 2021 after several challenges with the hope of bringing in key reforms. The initial turnout was reported to be around 41 percent, not nearly as low as election officials had earlier feared.

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