Current Affairs Quiz: 13 August 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Independence Day theme 2021, extra vaccine dose and water plus certified city among others. 

Created On: Aug 13, 2021 17:27 ISTModified On: Aug 20, 2021 19:01 IST
Current Affairs Quiz
Current Affairs Quiz

13 August 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz 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 Independence Day theme 2021, extra vaccine dose and water plus certified city among others. 

1. What is the theme for Independence Day 2021?

a) Nation First, Always First

b) Atmanirbhar Bharat

c) Healthcare first

d) India always first

2. Which nation has approved extra COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with weakened immunity?

a) Russia

b) China

c) Australia

d) US

3. Which has become the first ‘Water Plus’ certified city in India?

a) Bhopal

b) Ahmedabad

c) Indore

d) Pune

4. Who was the first woman president of the Indian National Congress?

a) Annie Besant

b) Sarojini Naidu

c) Indira Gandhi 

d) Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee

5. The resolution demanding Poorna Swaraj was passed during which Indian National Congress session?

a) 1929 Lahore Session

b) 1928 Calcutta Session

c) 1927 Madras Session

d) 1931 Karachi Session

6. The Taliban has captured this city, which is the second-largest in Afghanistan.

a) Faizabad

b) Kandahar 

c) Kabul

d) Mazar-e-Sharif

7. What is the current rank of Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra?

a) 3 

b) 2

c) 1

d) 4

Answers

1. (a) Nation First, Always First

The theme of India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations will be ‘Nation First, Always First’. India will celebrate its 75th year of Independence at Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on August 15, 2021.

2. (d) US 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulator on August 12, 2021 granted emergency use authorisation for the third vaccine dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for people with weakened immune systems. 

3. (c) Indore

Indore has been declared as the first ‘Water Plus’ certified city of India under the Swachh Survekshan 2021, said Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on August 11, 2021.

4.(a) Annie Besant 

Annie Besant was the first female president of the Indian National Congress. She had presided over the 1917 Calcutta session of the Congress. 

5. (a) 1929 Lahore Session

The resolution for ‘Poorna Swaraj' was passed during the 1929 Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress. 

6. (b) Kandahar 

Taliban on August 13, 2021 claimed capture of Kandahar, the second-largest city in Afghanistan. Kandahar is the twelfth provincial capital to fall to the Taliban, among the total 34 provincial capitals. 

7. (b) 2

Neeraj Chopra, the Indian Olympic gold medalist in javelin throw, has gained 14 places to become world No. 2 in the latest World Athletics Rankings after his sensational performance in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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